The Inner Man

“That He [God, the Father] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,”

Ephesians 3:16

Father God, we’re sorry for using worldly, psycho babble to explain our childish hearts saying “inner child.” We take full responsibility for our actions and repent of our sins toward You, Lord, and we forgive all those who hurt us.

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Rejoice With Me

“…for I have found the piece which I lost” Jesus in Luke 15:9

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls –

“Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

“The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”

To the Chief musician. With my stringed instruments.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

 

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It’s an Oppression

Almost awake, felt a heaviness on my breath.  Heard in my spirit, “it’s an oppression.” I rebuked the oppression in Jesus’ name & felt immediately normal.

Isaiah 61:3, “…To give them…the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”

Derek Prince taught that depression or heaviness is an evil spirit.  Nearly 2 years ago, a similar thing happened – I prayed against it.  The following day, I heard a friend’s baby had shortness of breath at the same time as me.

When a sudden illness comes upon you, pray against it for yourself and anyone else who may have it, whether friend or stranger.  This is how God heals through people like Randy Clark, Founder of Global Awakening – https://globalawakening.com/ .

 

“I Gave”

…God said in the spirit when I questioned Him about what would happen next, how would things work out. I switched to praising and thanking Him!

Jesus

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”   John 3:16

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”   Matthew 7:11

Acts 17:25, “Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”

“I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah.  And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more””             2 Samuel 12:8

 

It’s Over

…A friend exclaimed, after listing all his broken plans being why he’s moving back to his home state.

“All is not lost,” God’s says.  And the lessons we learn are priceless. Come home where God has a plan for you. Cut your losses and He will give you so much more.

Proverbs 16:1, “The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.”

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Matt 6:8 (NIV)

 

Let God’s Fire Fall

Acts 2:1, 3, 4, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

Luke 4:1, “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

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Fr. Michael Scanlan, of the Franciscan Order, Let the Fire Fall, 1986, is a good read. God’s no respecter of persons.

Let me be an instrument of Your peace O Lord.

 

Prophetic Act – Expelling the Bitter Root

Killing the vines that are killing the trees, so the trees can live

“Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;” Hebrews 12:15

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30

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Isaiah 61:3, “Be called trees of righteousness”

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Psalm 92:12

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The Threshing Floor

Luke 22:23, “Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.”  (betrayal of Jesus)

John 4:39 “He told me all that I ever did.”

(Samaritan woman at the well)

“I’ve made mistakes” a minister friend told me once. When you have humbled yourself on the threshing floor, you know the pain, sorrow, redemption, forgiveness, revelation, then joy that’s behind that simple statement.

Boast in the Lord

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 34:1-3

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Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You’re always near, always true, always honest, always think the best way for us.  I’ve been prideful and humbled, and bless Your name O God, nothing surprises You, but You want us to need You, to come to You and seek Your forgiveness, Your Spirit, Your Presence.  Bless You, dear God and peace to You. Amen