The Treasure Box: There's Healing and Manifest Promises for You
February 17, 2017
In the secret and hidden recesses of your heart, is a treasure box. This box holds the treasures of the spirit and dreams waiting to come to life. Designed with such uniqueness, you are your makers delight. He loves to give you hopes and dreams and fulfill the words that he promised to you.
Jesus is the King of this treasure box and he releases his love songs over you in the night. His promises, went up from within your heart, like a shining star in the night sky. This star gave you a silver lining of hope, to know that there would someday be more than this difficult life. For a very long time you followed the star of his prophetic words, waiting for the words to touch the sunlight.
When you heard of his good promises for your life, you bowed down to worship. He is the King of all days, he is exalted. He stepped down into darkness to help you. Like a special shell on the ocean floor, he picked you up and chose you. He wrote his name upon you, and said “this one will always be mine”. With the deepest love, he writes his name upon you, JESUS CHRIST.
Inside of your treasure box, he has placed his riches. The gold is his Kingship that sets the captive free. The fear that once controlled, is no more with the perfect love of Jesus, healing the heart and soul. The frankincense is his loving intercession for you. Even the palms of your hands are constantly pressed against his heart. The myrrh is his work on the cross that has broken every curse and brings you into his royal inheritance.
In this treasure box there is a healing oil for you. It will heal away the brokenness and bring the beauty of new life. Beauty emits from this box, and it consumes away the ashes of yesterday. Like a stained glass window, his promises shine through the brokenness to give beauty and light. You are more beautiful than you ever realized, as he shines his colors through you. Even the hardest hearts cry out for him, as they see his light shining through you.
He knows the details of your heart, he knows what makes you cry. He knows what dreams dance around in your heart, he knows the plans that you long to live. He knows you’re longing to encounter his love and finally look into his eyes that burn with the flames of pure love.
His deliverance angels have already been working tirelessly to clear the way for you to enter into your promised land. These angels have been like busy bees, taking the fragrant love of Jesus that is hidden in your heart, like nectar from a flower. As a honeycomb holds honey, Jesus holds every promise together, nothing is ever lost, only waiting to be made new. His word of promise is the sweetest honey and he will consume your treasure box with the flames of his intentional love.
“Inside this treasure box, there is an Ark Encounter of his love prepared for you.”
He is the King of Glory and he is rising from the depths of your heart, with healing in his wings. His word is the like the key that opened up the door. His mercy sings over you, as he rises like the sun, to bring the morning light. His anointing will cause your enemies to be like ashes under the soles of your feet. His light is breaking through.
Shooting out of his mouth is the sword of his word and with his breath he destroys the wicked from their place. Just as an Ark rescued his chosen Moses and Noah, his Ark will rescue you. It is the Ark of his presence that is burning up the thorns for you. He has made a way, even before you ever knew. Like a bird, you will fly away from the afflictions and finally come to rest.
As he rises over your life to fulfill his prophetic words, the wicked ways of the enemy become like stubble that is burned up in his magnificent light. He is the King of all days, so highly exalted. Every enemy will bow in his sight.
As Jesus takes over, with his government authority, you will have an encounter with him. He is redeeming the past and giving back what has been lost and stolen. Justice will be done through his redeeming love. He is singing a love song rescue. Like a vehement flame, his love burns, it is so jealous for you. It burns and burns and does not stop. There is no path of understanding to know his great love. It is richer than mere words can be told. He has set his heart to rescue you.
In the ark of his presence, you are seated on his mercy seat. There is a lover and there is a song. He has written this one just for you. He has given you his word as a seed and he has chosen you to blossom and manifest those words. You have been chosen to come near and encounter his ravenous love. He will stand as a banner over you and his resting place is glorious.
The presence of his love swirls around you and he whispers, “do not fear my love. I have plans for you and they are better than you can imagine. I will bring you out from your burdens and rescue you from your afflictions. I have heard your prayers and seen your tears.
I will give you the desires of your heart and carry out the dream that I have given to you. Like superman, I will save the day. I will rescue you, like a lover rescues his bride. I have chosen you to be mine, as my jewel of adornment and beauty. I have seen your suffering and I know your sorrows. When you were alone and you cried, I was with you. Even then, I was singing my plans over you.
I will stretch out my hand and strike your enemies with my wonders. I know it has been dark and at times it was hard to see the hope that was twinkling from my star of promise. When the night was trying to move your heart away, I was holding on to you.
You will enter into my land of promise fulfilled with joy and singing. The beauty of my love will turn your heart to fall and worship me again. In your hand I place the silver spoon of privilege, as you receive the prosperity of my inheritance.
I will cover you in my presence, I will overlay you with the gold of my glory. My testimony will be carried with you of the great and mighty things I have done. This is my love song rescue for you. The milk will flow like abundant riches and the honey will be the sweet love that I bring through the promises that I will perform for you.
I will encounter your steps with my love. In this place, you will know my word, not just in hearing, but in sight. You will break through into freedom from all that opposes you and you will come into encountering the fire of my love for you. Every promise will hold true.
A crown of inheritance I place upon your head. It is covered in the diamonds of my word. I take your hand to bring you into your new life. Sweetly I sing over you, the honey of my word. I am your King and my love is burning up every fear. On your finger I place a ring of my promise, to know that you can always trust in me. I am always good to you.”
Suddenly the sun rises up to bring an end to the affliction of night. The one who wrote the love song is fulfilling each word. Like a sword coming from his mouth, the word blazes forth, to bring the victory from the fight. In this moment you will receive a new testimony. This is a love song rescue that was written in the fire of Jesus. His love is breaking through like a rising Glory Light.
Deep inside your treasure box, the King is rising up, to bring the morning light. In Joy you will be free from all that the night was holding. The pressure only caused the diamonds to come dazzling through. Jesus will lean over to kiss you with a new day, as he grins and says, “Good Morning, I am in love with you”.
Diamonds from the Dust
The Lord has commissioned Dannette Garza to serve the Body of Christ as a spiritual nurse to bring healing to souls through the love of Jesus Christ. Through the shedding of other lovers of her soul from idolatry, Dannette came to know the one true lover of her soul, Jesus Christ. Dannette is a book author and prophetic writer, creating prophetic love letters through the romantic dance with King Jesus. She is the founder of DiamondsfromtheDust.com.
Diamonds represent the Glory of God through his intentional love and manifested words. God turns the dust of suffering and pain into the beauty of glittering diamonds. The passion of this ministry is to search out the treasures of the Father’s heart and share them with those he has chosen. He makes all things beautiful in his time.
Stand Up, Speak Out
February 16, 2017
In college, I began to play chess with a number of students after lunch. There was a particular friend who claimed women couldn’t play chess as well as men. While I was, in fact, terrible at it, I then determined to prove him wrong. So, I played incessantly, learning from him and all who would train me, until I finally bested the very one who had made the claim.
This same friend also liked to debate and took great pride in his debating skills. I, personally, hate debating and wasn’t very good at keeping a clear mind when speaking about things that meant something to me. However, after months of argument with this person, I had transformed into a shrewd, emboldened voice. In the end, this person had developed in me the ability to speak my mind with confidence and clarity. My friend’s constant desire to prove me wrong in various issues actually trained me until he could no longer win against me.
I see this happening with the formerly silent majority. The more our political opponents poke at us, the stronger we will become. Inevitably, they will not crush us. Rather, they will develop in us not only a louder cry, but also the knowledge of our responsibility to speak up. The silent majority can be silent no longer and the silent majority chose to be silent no longer when we elected President Donald J. Trump.
As conservative Christians, we are daily bombarded with mocking, bashing, finger pointing and taunting – even out and out bullying, both verbally and physically. But many of us, especially in past, find it difficult to speak up. Moreover, it often seems futile, doesn’t it? They won’t hear us; they’ll just continue mocking.
But if we were to go on letting them rant and rave and stood back doing nothing, their voice would only grow louder and their confidence in their abusive tactics greater. I am so often ashamed of what the world must see when they look at our country right now and I would hate for them to think that the majority of us behave in the adolescent, imprudent manner that a great number of Americans have recently displayed.
We must take it upon ourselves to speak up whenever the occasion arises and we must do so with thoughtfulness, maturity and wisdom. In past, my tactic has so often been to abstain from a reply of any kind to those who harass or disagree with me. But we are being called to step out as Jesus himself did when dealing with the Pharisees. Furthermore, we must ask Him to anoint our words and presentation so that we will make a deeper impact, just as He did.
Blatantly honest and unapologetic, Jesus freely exposed the iniquities and injustices of the day. Certainly, there were those who were offended (they did crucify Him), but there were so many more who were either made to second guess themselves or were encouraged and refreshed by the truths that superseded decades of lies. To this day, the words he spoke continue to unveil the tricks the enemy uses to make wickedness appear as goodness and vice versa.
But we must be vigilant to guard our hearts from being consumed with the desire to criticize or to speak from a place of hatred. After all, Jesus spent most of his time loving on those around him, teaching the spiritually hungry, feeding the physically hungry and healing the sick and wounded. This is, first and foremost, the life we are called to and we must not become like those we seek to discredit. However, now He has been raised, we are His mouthpieces on earth and it is our calling to sow truth and love back into this nation.
Cassandra Boyson is author of Amazon bestselling Christian Fantasy series, the Seeker's Trilogy. Through her books, she hopes not only to take readers on exciting fantasy adventures, but to reveal that God is the only One in Whom true power lies and He is the One who loves more deeply than any human ever could.
Cassandra is the daughter of Victoria Boyson, well-known author and speaker, and works with her in her ministry. She is also Co-Founder of Women of Impact Ministries.
Two Kinds of Blessings:
That Which is Bestowed and that Which We Take Hold
February 15, 2017
This is a season of blessing. It is all around us and almost tangible. It is available to all who will walk in it. But some may miss part of that blessing if we don't realize that there are "different kinds" of blessings. There are blessings that pour out from Heaven like rain upon a parched land and then there are blessings that are made available to us—but we must take hold of them. The latter blessings are waiting for us, but we must possess them.
As I was asking the Lord about this and reading back through Deuteronomy 28: 1-14, I sensed the Holy Spirit take me back to verse 1, "Now it shall be if you will diligently obey the Lord your God being careful to do all His commandments which I command..." There it is. The blessings that follow verse 1 require obedience and a diligent endeavor to take hold of them. It requires we "act to possess them."
Since fall of last year, the Lord has been speaking to me over and over again about the process of leaving Egypt (slavery and lack), seasons of the wilderness (just enough), and entering the Promised Land (blessing and inheritance). So it was no surprise to find that same scenario as the Holy Spirit sent me back to Deuteronomy 26 on how to receive the blessings of Deuteronomy 28.
Do you want to receive the blessing of outpouring as well as the blessing of your Promised Land—the dream He has placed in your heart—your seat of authority?
This is what the Lord said, "Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it and live in it..." (Deuteronomy 26:1)
Step 1: We Must Enter the Land.
This requires an action on our part to take hold of that which is in front of us to possess it and then live in it. It's not just enough to possess it. We have to then remain in it and live in it. (Remember the Israelites? They had to drive out the giants in the land to possess it. So possessing our inheritance and the blessing He has in this season isn't always easy, but it is waiting for us.)
"That you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you shall bring in from your land that the Lord your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name." (Deuteronomy 26:2)
Step 2: We Must Take Some of the First Fruits From Our Promised Land Once We Enter Into It and Take It, and Then Offer It Where God Chooses.
This is going to mess with some people's theology, but I sensed the Lord speak to me that this is why some do not walk in their complete inheritance. Although we may have tried to enter into our Promised Land (that place/dream God has spoken into your heart which is your land, your possession, your seat of authority), we must also walk in Step 2 which is to "bring our offering of first fruits to Him" and offer it at the place He chooses.
As you know, the first fruits offering isn't the tithe which is given to the storehouse (the place you are fed), it is an offering of firsts from the best of the new land where you have taken hold of, and then giving it where He chooses. That requires sitting with Him, listening, obeying, giving and releasing.
"And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, 'I declare this day to the Lord my God that I have entered the land which the Lord swore to our father's to give us.'" (Deuteronomy 26:3)
Step 3: We must DECLARE That We Have Entered the Land and Taken Possession of Our Promised Land.
As we give, we also take hold. In this action we are sealing the inheritance He has given us that it will not be stolen. It is coming into agreement with His Promise that it is now ours and we are taking possession of it to walk in it. The land is no longer vacant. There is a sign of ownership in the yard that declares it is yours.
I saw it much like a house that is for sale and has a "For Sale" sign in front until the new owner comes in and takes possession of the house. Then the "For Sale" sign comes down because the house is no longer available. The new resident has not only entered the house, but is living in it and remaining there. They have taken ownership. To possess your Promised Land you must also take ownership of that land.
I also sensed the Lord say that some have taken their Promised Land, but are treating it like a rental property. You have taken the land, but are not yet living in it and remaining in it. In fact, others are living in your property and you can't understand why you aren't walking in the full blessing. It's because it is YOUR POSSESSION. It is not a rental property. It is your property and possession. But you must remain in it.
This is a word to you today to take your Promised Land. You know what that Promised Land is as God has deposited it in your heart. Even now as you read this, the Lord is prompting you, reminding you of that vision He has placed within you, and if you don't know exactly where it is you know what it is. Now ask Him where it is. It is available to you, but you must enter it, possess it, offer the first fruits from it, declare it, and then live in it. It requires action. It requires obedience.
This is a season of blessing. Don't just settle for that which is poured out. Receive all the blessing—that which includes your inheritance of the Promised Land. It is time to enter your Promised Land, possess it, and live in it.
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Karen Hardin is an author, minister and literary agent. She is called to exhort, encourage and help raise up the remnant. She desires to empower those who have grown weary so they can reposition to walk in identity and destiny. Her work has appeared in "USA Today," "World Net Daily," "Outlook Magazine," "Charisma," "CBN.com," and more. Karen has a passion to help others reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams with the message God has given them. She and her husband, Kevin, make their home in Oklahoma along with their three kids.
Get Out of Your Head and Back to Your Heart:
The Path to Joy and Peace Begins There
February 14, 2017
As I woke up this morning I found my mind trying to wrap around a matter of faith and immediately heard the Spirit say, "Get out of your head and back to your heart."
My heart trusts God! There is no wavering, no figuring it out, no wondering or even doubting...just pure childlike trust. My heart sings continually that He is a good, good Father! My heart finds rest in the place of surrender and abandoned assurance in who He is and in His promises.
On the other hand my head will try to filter faith through circumstances and natural things. My head will always usurp faith with natural reasoning which will quickly rob me of my peace. And last my head will try to understand what my heart is sure of so why not just remain in my heart?
Of course God gave us a mind and gives us wisdom and understanding of how to walk forward, decisions to be made and actions to be taken. But our trust in God, our rest and our peace that surpasses understanding resides in our hearts and not our heads.
When your thoughts are leading you on paths that rob you of peace and trust then you can know that the enemy is alluring you down a path where he intends to kill, steal or destroy your peace, rest and trust. Once he does this he replaces it with anxiety, panic, doubt, unbelief and fear. You will always know that you are being persuaded to leave the secret place of trust when your thoughts begin to rob you of peace.
As God's people we need to quickly learn to train our minds to submit to our hearts (our spirit) when it is going down paths that do not honor truth. Wondering minds that stray from truth need to be bridled and brought back to the assurance of faith.
I recently was telling my husband this statement,"I refuse to show compassion to the flesh when it spews unbelief because it breathes death upon the faith that dwells in the spirit, giving life and breath."
I am becoming ruthless with training my flesh and mind to come into constant alignment with trust and truth. I am a VERY compassionate person which is a quality that God placed within me but when that compassion begins to align with unbelief it merely creates a an atmosphere of being a victim, doubting and self-pity. I will not wrongly use a gift that God has placed in me to promote the flesh or any lie. My flesh must align with my heart!
I recently heard a quote by Bill Johnson that was so revelatory. He said, "Questions raised in the atmosphere of trust release revelation but questions raised in the atmosphere of distrust release unbelief."
We can have questions but they must be question from the heart of trust rather than from the place of distrust. Our minds must be submitting to truth and trained (even bridled in necessary) to let our hearts (spirits) create a continual atmosphere of trust. Then revelation, wisdom and peace will flood in and make a path that is filled with joy.
Our God is good! His faithfulness is sure and unchanging from generation to generation. If your mind is not creating an atmosphere filled with the truth of His goodness and faithfulness then go back to your heart. Your spirit will lead you back to truth and to the paths that lead you forth in joy! And peace!
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever. Isaiah 55:8-13.
Jeffrey and Kathi Pelton understand our culture's need for encouragement and hope. Through writing and speaking, they escort individuals into awareness of God's profound compassion and mercy that heals brokenness, and they have a unique ability to help anyone seeking pathways into His kind embrace. For several years, Jeffrey and Kathi led a house of prayer located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Currently, they travel extensively, working with prayer and prophetic movements. Recently, Jeffrey and Kathi, their grown children, and their one grandson relocated from Northern California to Eugene, Oregon. They continue to travel and have begun networking with prayer ministries in the Pacific Northwest. They are also part of a development team for Kairos Ministries, a local church plant.
A Season of Fresh Grace to Reveal the Sons and Daughters of God
February 13, 2017
As I was preparing a New Year's message for our church in Hurst, Texas, I clearly heard the Lord speak more to me about this year, 2017. It was made clearer than ever before that we, the Church, become more diligent in fulfilling His mandate to demonstrate His Kingdom on the earth.
I know what you're probably saying (because I responded the same way!), "We've been talking about the need to demonstrate God's Kingdom on earth for at least a decade now!" Well, yes, we are both right...God has been speaking about demonstrating Kingdom authority for quite some time now. But I have realized that I, and maybe some of you reading this article, have not pressed into the abundant grace that God has offered. In other words, we have been striving to demonstrate rather than "thrive" in His grace to demonstrate His Kingdom. Listen up...I believe this article might empower all of us!
I've been crying out to witness and demonstrate God's raw power for a very long time. However, God is breathing afresh on revelation concerning our sonship (which is both women and men). Keep in mind while reading this article, we won't see the full manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth until we walk in our sonship! But as we understand more of our sonship, we need to also consider the grace that is given to walk in it! Sonship, as you will read, involves a royal inheritance, but it also releases godly authority. An interesting thought is this: Romans 5:17 states, "Those who receive the abundance of grace... will reign in life..."
All of Creation Waits
Did you know that the entire creation is waiting for us to manifest as God's sons?
Rom 8:19 says: "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed." Yes, the earth is eager for us to bring to fruition our godly identities! The word "revealed" in this passage means that the earth awaits our manifesting as God's sons! And yet it also implies that we become "uncovered" and disclose ourselves as "who" we actually are in Christ!
We are no longer to be hindered by a sin-mentality. No! We are to receive His grace, the unmerited favor of God and His empowerment, to demonstrate His Kingdom on this earth! We are to be revealed as those who are engulfed with His light and that we walk in the maturity of our sonship. It is our season to manifest—in a godly way!
Ecc. 3:1 in the NIV says this about "seasons" and "time": "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven." And interestingly, if you read this in the Message Bible it says this: "There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth."
Did you notice in the Message Bible it talks about an "opportune" time and a "right" time? An opportune time is a time of opportunity that has opened up for us. It's as if a door or gate has been opened to us and that we are to lock our faith into what God is speaking and begin to move forward and fulfill our mandates in God. These opportunities from God will always be coupled with divine grace to begin to take proper steps. It also involves God's grace to let go of the old and embrace the new. It involves leaving what is familiar behind us and becoming courageous to embrace a new horizon. Grace, as many have taught, is undeserved favor.
Still, bottom line, times and seasons are in His hands. He is the God of time, but not limited to time. God is God. Times and seasons are expansive and flexible according to His desires. However, in keeping the main thing the main thing during a time and season, we must position our hearts toward fulfilling the revelation given to implement a mandate. Though it may take some of us a while to see fulfillment, at least we made a determined shift to lock into the specific plans and purposes of God at that time.
Letting Go of the Orphan Spirit
At the beginning of this year, I wrote specifically concerning the need for the Elijahs to rise up and mentor the Elishas. It is an anointed season for spiritual fathers and mothers to mentor spiritual sons and daughters. This is absolutely necessary to deliver the Church from an orphan spirit. And, as you will read about more, having an orphan mentality robs us of walking in our full godly inheritance—which includes our spiritual authority!
Far too many of us have not had fathers, both naturally and spiritually, who have sown properly into our lives. I know for me personally, my natural father could only give out of the love tank from which he had to draw. Being rejected as a child himself, he never knew how to love unconditionally. And I, as a person who has always enjoyed attention, needed so much more love shown than I received from him. I'll just bet that you can relate also to some degree.
Some of us may not have been parented by loving, caring parents. And, as you may know, this has negatively affected our relationship with Father God. Actually, we have been hindered in walking in full "sonship" (there is no gender attached to this, women are also considered "sons" Biblically) and are, therefore, not taking our rightful positions of authority in the Kingdom.
My main point is this: We must embrace the truth that we are the sons and daughters of God and, as such, we will begin to demonstrate the Kingdom of God on the earth. What's holding us back from doing this? One of the main obstacles, which blocks our paths leading to establishing God's Kingdom, is this aforementioned orphan spirit. We just really don't know who we are in God! And, we don't know how to fully receive His divine grace and approval to be who we are—His sons and daughters! I've said this many times and it bears repeating...When we really know who we are, we will never go back to who we were! We are not orphans; we are God's sons and daughters with a royal inheritance.
The Scripture is clear that we are adopted, by the Father, and become sons and daughters and are, therefore, no longer orphans. In fact, we are heirs:
Gal. 4:3-7, "So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."
I have come to realize that so many of us have suffered with a performance driven mentality because we were not brought up to "trust." And, precious Believer, I did not understand that I was already in right-standing with God because I had been made righteous because of all that Christ suffered and paid for at the Cross!
Righteousness is directly connected to our sonship also! We must continually keep in mind that it is through Christ that we are made righteous which, therefore, also empowers us with the grace to be true sons! (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).
I struggle often myself with "resting" in God and believe that I have to make things happen myself! Yes, this is the performance mentality I'm pointing out and, again, this is strongly attached to an orphan spirit. How? Well, an orphan believes that they never "fit in" and that they are "unworthy." Therefore, there is a constant need to compete, measure up and is an underlying chronic dissatisfaction.
Here are some of the symptoms of an orphan spirit:
• Mistrust of leaders and authority figures
• Never measuring up
• Issues of "belonging"
• Betrayal and betraying others
• Poverty thinking
• Religious mind sets
• Man-made doctrines
• Divine identity
Again, it's important to identify these symptoms because the orphan mentality hinders you from fully manifesting your true identity as a son of God! When you realize you are a son, you also realize you have divine authority and a divine inheritance! A poverty spirit is broken when you walk in full sonship! If you struggle with a poverty mentality, it's time to repent from believing lies concerning yourself and then walk in your full godly sonship!
The Fullness of Our Sonship
2 Cor 6:18, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
The Greek word for sonship is the word Huiothesia, which means "Son Placement." This indicates the time and season that a male child reached maturity (some scholars say this is around the age of 30). At that time, the father of the young male would place his hand on the head of his son and declare a blessing. In essence, the father would be saying, "This is my son. I love my son. I am pleased with him and, therefore, I bestow all of my riches and power and authority upon him so that he might act on my behalf."
You probably noticed it is very similar to what the Father spoke over Jesus at the time of His baptism! But, Jewish tradition declares that a very similar blessing was given to the male child from his natural father. What does this mean for us? It means that as sons (again, no gender,) we are given the riches of the Kingdom and the authority to rule and reign on earth! Yes, we are anointed to bring Heaven to earth and demonstrate what is in Heaven upon this earth. Just as when Jesus was upon the earth, He ministered to other Jewish people as a Son carrying our His Father's business, we are being commissioned to do the same! However, to fully demonstrate the Kingdom we must break free from the orphan stronghold/mentality.
I have written several books that will empower you to let go of your limitations. One book, which I highly recommend is Silencing the Accuser: Eight Lies Satan Uses against Christians. This book empowers you to recognize the lies with which you have made agreement and then teaches how to replace every lie with God's truths. The other book I recommend is Letting Go of Your Limitations: Experiencing God's Transforming Power. Because an orphan spirit latches onto religious mind sets and is performance-based, this book will truly empower you to let go of your past and experience true godly transformation.
Lastly, the book Faith after Failure: Reconnecting with Your Destiny helps someone who has a "failure mentality" to fully forgive themselves and embrace their true God-given identity. This book also teaches one to live more freely than any religious minds et allows!
Dear one, I want you free! So I pray that you are able to take advantage of what I have learned concerning walking in freedom and embracing who you are in Christ!
For now, I will leave you with a few keys to break free from an orphan stronghold:
• Repent for believing the lie that you are unworthy to be a son of God. Repentance means change the way you think! Don't see yourself as a sinner any longer. See yourself as God sees you—as a son! God is extending abundant grace for you to rule and reign as a son today. Write down this Scripture and remind yourself of this everyday:
Those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life. (Romans 5:17 NASB)
• Remind yourself that you are righteous and that you have been given authority to rule and reign! You receive righteousness by faith. Use your faith now and see the Lord releasing new measures of grace and authority to you.
• Bless your fathers and mothers (spiritual ones also).
• Ask for a blessing from your parents. If deceased, ask someone in spiritual authority to speak a blessing over your life.
• Rise up and make a bold declaration that you are blessed; you are a son and daughter, and you choose today to walk in the fullness of Sonship. Today, all poverty is broken off of your life and your eyes have been opened to see yourself as God sees you!
I am praying for you to experience God's very best in this season!
Dr. Sandie Freed co-labors with her husband, Mickey Freed, doing the work of the Lord as a ministry team. In addition, they are the founders of Zion Ministries Training Center in Bedford, Texas, and Lifegate Church International. Sandie has traveled nationally and internationally teaching dreams and visions seminars and on spiritual discernment. Her ability to adequately prophesy and discern spiritual strongholds over regions has released numerous breakthroughs for individuals and ministries. Sandie has authored Dream On, and eleven other books, most of which are in several different languages. Dr. Sandie and Apostle/Pastor Mickey are ordained with Christian International Ministries, serving on their Board of Governors. They have been married since 1973, and have one daughter, Kimberly.
Angels Are on Assignment: A Call To Awaken and Partner With the Angelic Realm Around Us - Ella Onakoya
Angels Are on Assignment: A Call To Awaken and Partner
With the Angelic Realm Around Us
February 12, 2017
God is releasing angelic reinforcements on the earth to break through demonic barriers hindering us so we can be ushered into His purpose for our lives.
In the bible, there were many amazing stories of supernatural intervention in the lives of individuals and nations as angels brought revelations from Heaven, helped to win battles, brought deliverance and helped to bring atmospheres for healings to take place. Today these angelic beings are very much active in our midst.
I sense strongly in my Spirit the Lord’s desire to awaken us to the powerful angelic realm we are surrounded with. Partnering with the angelic realm helps us to enter into the divine inheritance the Lord has for us. After all Hebrews 1:14 says Angels are ministering Spirits sent to serve those who are to be heirs of salvations. Hebrews 12:22 shares about how heaven is filled with these myriad of angelic beings. There is a clarion call from heaven for us to abide in this heavenly realm. As we become aware of the angelic realm and learn how to pray and release their activities in our daily lives, the miraculous realm that was experienced by the saints of old becomes our realities too.
I believe the Lord would have me share on specific assignments and functions of the angelic beings that are being released on the earth today and how we can partner with them to see them succeed in what heaven is releasing them to do in our lives and communities.
1. Angels that brings atmospheres of breakthrough for healing
In John 5:4, an angel stirred the pool of Bethesda at certain times. Whoever got into the pool first would receive their healing. These were angelic beings released in Israel at that time to help many receive their healing. I believe these angels are present today when we pray for the sick to be healed.
Here is a powerful testimony on how the presence of angelic beings created an atmosphere of breakthrough to bring much needed healing. Two years ago while I was visiting in Norway to speak at a conference, I heard a report of a man who was extremely sick in hospital with a damaged kidney. His condition worsened and he became totally deaf. He had high blood pressure which doctors feared could give him a heart attack and he was bleeding internally under his skin. I visited him in hospital to pray for him. As I was about to start praying for him, I heard the lord told me not to pray yet but worship Him with the song hallelujah. As I worshiped,his body jerked and he cried out that he could hear the voices of many angels..Although he was still deaf, he could hear them through the machine attached to his ears to help him hear. I believe angels live in an atmosphere of light, love and joy in heaven. The worship in the hospital created an atmosphere of joy which released angelic presence in the room as they came to break through demonic resistance in the room so the man could receive his healing.
Filled with faith, I commanded both ears to open and be healed, for his blood pressure to become normal and for his body to be healed. Before I left the hospital, he reported that the hearing in one of his ears had been restored. I told him to keep confessing by faith his total healing. A day later, his wife reported that her husband had called her to testify about the voices of angels he heard in that hospital visit and how his hearing was 80% restored and his blood pressure had become normal.By the second day the wife reported both ears hundred percent healed. Within a few days he was discharged from hospital and sent home! What seemed to be a valley of the shadow of death in that hospital had become a place of breakthrough because of the angelic assignment that were sent in! Worship was the key to partnering with heaven for the angels to be released.
2. Angels of Harvest
”Are not all angels ministering Spirit sent to serve those who are to obtain salvation” Hebrews 1:14
I have had dreams where mighty angelic beings were present in places and meetings where a huge number of souls are about to be harvested into the kingdom. These angelic beings are not only present in evangelistic crusades and meetings but are present wherever the unsaved are.The Lord is stirring up harvesters of souls throughout the four corners of the earth to bring in Souls as we preach the gospel in love and power. We partner with these angels connected to the Harvest whenever we obey the Lord to preach the gospel. As the Lord sharpens our discernment, we will sense activities especially around people or places that are ripe for harvest.
One of the most heartrending but joyful testimony of when I sensed angels of harvests at work was several years ago when I was on the way to have my hair done in London. I became hungry and walked into a restaurant to eat. I did not hear a voice to go in but later on realized I was nudged to enter that restaurant. I believe an angel of Harvest was present with me that day. Suddenly I felt a sense of urgency as I looked at one of the waitresses in the restaurant. I felt I needed to share the gospel with her and asked her politely if I could have a moment to talk with her seeing as she was busy.She obliged and sat with me. I shared the gospel with her and asked her if anyone else had ever shared the gospel with her. She said several had but she had done nothing about it. I told her I felt she could not afford to put her decision forward much longer and asked her if she would like to receive the lord as her savior. She said yes and in prayer received Jesus as her lord and savior.
A few months later, I visited the same restaurant and asked after her. To my shock, I was told she was no longer there as she had recently died through a sudden sickness. Though I knew she was with God as she had responded to the call for salvation, I was saddened at her death but remembered how I entered that restaurant and was specifically led to speak with her. I believe angelic activities were very active around the lady as they must surely have known that her time was near and gave me that timely nudge to enter into that restaurant so I could share the gospel with her. Her salvation was of prime importance to God and so are many others salvation!
3. Warrior angels
The lord shared key revelations with me about key functions within this angelic ranking that are sent to war on our behalf:
Sentinels: As I waited on the Lord with a group in 2014 at a prayer meeting I hosted in my home, I heard the Lord say He was releasing sentinel angels into the UK to guard against ISIS attacks. I did not know what the word Sentinel meant and asked my group what the word meant. They told me it is was someone who watches and guards. Immediately I led the group to release prophetic decrees activating and releasing these angels into all the cities in the UK. We partnered with that word to pray it through and till date I still pray with that specific word as I am aware of the need to stay watchful in the times we live in. From that date every terrorist plot in the UK had been discovered. Many have commended the intelligence activities in the UK on how they have been effective against terrorism but although I agree that the UK has wonderful intelligence agents, I believe we need to thank the Lord even more for sending these angels to guard our cities. According to Psalm 127:1, unless the lord watches over the city, in vain do the watchmen watch. I believe we can take this word and pray through a release of guardian warrior angels to watch over our cities and nations.
Angels who encamp around believers to bring protection.
”The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them” Psalm 34:7
One example where these angels were actively present was In 2 Kings: 6 15-17 when the Lord opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant to see an army of angelic hosts who surrounded them to protect them from an invading army. Whether we see them or not, they are very much present with us but the Lord can choose to open our eyes to see these angelic beings to stir up our faith in Him.
Once, I was on a ministry trip in France when I suddenly faced an intense spiritual battle in an area of ministry. As a lay in bed that night, the lord open my eyes to see huge flashing swords in my room that cut through the air continuously.The Lord told me those were my warrior angels. My heart became completely filled with peace and I slept without any worry. These warrior angels are not only with us daily to protect us but would accompany those who are on dangerous mission trips. All we need to do to activate these angels in our lives is to ask God to release them on our behalf.
Warrior angels defeat demonic resistance hindering answers to prayers.
In Daniel 10: 12-13, the angel that brought the revelation to Daniel explained to him that from the first moment he prayed, he was heard but a principality tried to withstand him as he was sent to bring revelation from God in answer to his prayers. Michael the chief warrior angel was able to defeat this principality so the angel could bring the revelation to Daniel.
Have you ever been in prayer and felt resistance?. The truth is most certainly that heaven heard you the first time you prayed but a demonic entity was trying to hinder the manifestation of the answer to your prayer. I shared this truth with a lady (an asylum seeker) I was mentoring in London who had been praying to have the right to stay in the UK . She was then led to fast and pray to break through demonic resistance to her prayers. I believe her fasting empowered the angels to be released on her behalf. Relatively soon after she prayed and fasted, she received the answer from the UK authorities to stay in the UK! Adding fasting to our prayers is certainly one of the ways we can partner with Heaven to release the angelic beings to release breakthroughs to us.
4. Angels who appear in human form
Although angels are Spirit beings, they can appear in human form in visitations on the earth to fulfill heaven’s purpose. In fact, Hebrews 13:2 warns us not to forbear in entertaining strangers as in so doing some have entertained angels. Several years ago I had a situation where I was unjustly treated with eviction from a flat I lived at in London though I had done no wrong and paid my rent promptly. I then sought legal advice from a law office.The law office assured me the landlord would be acting illegally to evict me in that manner but that I needed to pay them a fee so they could act on my behalf. I had no budget to pay them so the law office said they could not represent me. The threats of eviction became worse and I decided to start looking for a new place to live. Shortly after, the representative for the landlord called me sounding agitated and fearful. He told me he had just been visited by two men who scolded him for treating me in a harsh and illegal fashion. I called the law office I visited to thank them for sending representatives from their office to speak on my behalf to the landlord’s representative.They checked their records and told me they did not send anyone from their office to represent me as I had not paid them. They told me to thank my guardian angels! How amazing that there is a court in heaven where the righteous judge can rule in fairness on our behalf. I believe these were angels that came in what seemed like human form to legislate on my behalf.
Friends, don’t be weary…Angelic reinforcements are being released on the earth today. God is releasing a timely intervention to help you enter your destiny. We are living in exciting times where these angelic intervention are being sent to bring sudden breakthroughs on the earth.
Harvest of the Nations
Ella Onakoya is the founder of Harvest of the Nations. She is a full-time itinerant minister and author based in the UK who has been traveling for several years to preach a message of revival and awakening to Believers in churches; she also preaches the Gospel to the lost and unsaved in many parts of the world. The ministry also aims to equip, activate, and disciple Believers in their calling to do the works that Jesus did. As an evangelist and prophetic revivalist, Ella Onakoya travels and ministers extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe, the UK, and in America with God fulfilling His words with signs and wonders as she speaks at crusades, conferences, church revival meetings, and equipping schools.
You Shall Declare that You Have Stepped Into MY Promises
Anne Marie Molster
February 11, 2017
After worship earlier today I went into a period of just soaking in the Lord’s presence. I wanted to silence my mind as it has been stirred up in this period of waiting. Waiting for an awakening of a new tomorrow, a fresh wind, a time of triumph and victory for all who have remained in hope and continue to stand strong in faith. As I stayed in His overwhelming presence I found myself in a vision, standing next to Jesus. He drew me closer telling me to watch as He called forth and released His angels on assignment to the Earth. The trumpets sounded and one angel after another appeared next to Him as I watched. He spoke briefly with them, handing them each several things, some were heavily-laden with leather pouches and cases. Each received a scroll and Jesus briefed each angel on the contents. When He finished, the angel would take flight and fly toward our country in great haste. I stood there in an open area in the midst of a tree covered mountaintop, watching one angel after another step forward. The scenery around me was brilliant, but I could not take my eyes from Jesus and these magnificent angels. This continued for quite awhile without any pause in their disbursement. Jesus turned to me seeing the curious look I must have had and He explained what was transpiring.
“I am releasing angels assigned to each of my children, my chosen ones. I am sending angels of breakthrough. I have given each of them what is needed to open doors and accelerate what is coming. They know specifically what is about to happen in each of you, around you and for you. They are dressed for battle as I know the enemy is wreaking havoc on all my children. He has tried to place barricades and blockages all around like a minefield. What he fails to see is that they are unstable and fall easily when my people come against them. He is taunting each of you to convince you to forget My promises and move forward in his false ones. He is unaware of the strength I have empowered you with in recent days, months and years. As you have incubated your faith while waiting to burst forth into a new season, you have become stronger and mightier than anything that can come against you. Continue to stand boldly in my truth, my army of angels are on their way! They will not be stopped in the deliverance of all you have waited for expectantly and more! With these gifts comes strategy in regards to where you will go in this new journey and who you will go with. You will also acquire the resources needed to assist you as you step forward to move in my new assignment for you. All of what I am speaking of will be perfectly executed just as carefully as it has been planned.
"It is not to your disadvantage that you are feeling weary and worn down from the many things that seem to be hindering you from your promotion. This state is a perfect decoy to take the enemy by surprise. What he doesn’t see is your undying will to pursue your destiny. You have remained strong and for that I am grateful, for that I shall reward you.
"Take heart in these final days of intense fatigue and exhaustion. For I am your strength. I will nourish you with new hope, so that you may take the final steps in this battle. You shall declare that you have stepped into My promises and My blessings shall pour forth from Heaven in abundance. There won’t be a head that does not turn in utter amazement and wonder of all the things I have done.
"We are entering a grand time when I will shower my favor upon you as you celebrate your renewed life. I promised restoration and that is what you will have, but not merely what has been taken, but tenfold so that you may live life to the full and give to others abundantly.
"My angels are charging from the heavens on assignment for each of you, delivering exactly what is needed, your means to an end, an end to your past life, but the means to begin anew! Stand watch for them, do not let your guard down in any situation. Be ready to receive all that I have stored up just for you!”
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,” Ephesians 3:16 NIV
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10 NLT
“There your people finally settled, and with a bountiful harvest, O God, you provided for your people in need.” Psalms 68:10 NLT
“He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.” Romans 4:21 NLT
Anne Marie Molster
Anne Marie Molster is a prophetic writer who desires to share the heart of the Lord while encouraging others to step into the secret place that He has reserved just for them. She carries the gift of a seer who is given visions and dreams that speak into her life as well as the lives of others. By stepping into His presence she is able to hear of His love for His children and His great plans for them, which she then shares through a written word. By sharing her encounters she desires to bring others into a deeper relationship with the Lord, so that they understand that they too can hear His voice and experience a relationship that surpasses all others.
Anne Marie has stood strong in her faith through many seasons that could have easily defeated her. Her passion is to give HOPE to others by showing His deep compassion for His children while instilling the belief that they can do anything through Christ who strengthens them. She prays that they will find great FAITH in what is unseen, rather than what is seen in the natural. God is constantly working on their behalf, working all things for the good of those that love Him.
How to Break Unholy Soul-ties
February 10, 2017
Have you ever tried to stop thinking about someone or something, but you just haven’t been able to? Have you tried and tried to forget about that ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-husband, ex-wife, or the friend who did you wrong … to no avail? Have you ever gotten frustrated with yourself because you haven’t been able to just move on … even though you’ve tried so hard?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may have a soul tie.
What is a soul tie?
A soul tie is a spiritual phenomena that happens when your soul (your mind, will, and emotions) become linked to another person. Some soul ties are good. For example: The loving bond between a godly parent and a child is a holy soul tie. God designed the family so that mothers and fathers and children would be connected to each other in love.
Another holy soul tie is the relationship between a husband and his wife–one man and one woman, bound together in holy matrimony. When a man and a woman get married, the Bible says that God has joined them together. The two become one flesh, and they are simply two halves of one whole. Husband and wife become one.
Another example of a godly soul tie could be a godly relationship between a parishioner and his or her pastor. The parishioner can love, honor, and serve the pastor as his/her spiritual leader (always making sure that everything lines up with God’s Word first, of course).
In that situation, with the pastor and his/her sheep, the parishioner can have a real fondness or even brotherly love for the pastor, and the pastor appreciates the parishioner and has a fatherly love for that person. That kind of relationship is a good thing. God’s Word tells us to love and honor our pastors.
In all these situations, the bond that forms between the people in these holy relationships is a godly thing. It edifies, encourages, and lifts up both people who have the connection with one another.
But some soul ties are unholy. Instead of being based on a holy relationship, they are based on unholy relationships–or based on situations that keep you in chains.
And what started off badly–the relationship–doesn’t get any better just because a bond forms.
For example, let’s say you dated someone who abused you. You really loved them, but they weren’t willing to change, so you found the courage to end the relationship. You try to move on, but you just can’t get that person out of your mind.
Or maybe …
You used to be married, but your spouse cheated on you and left years ago. You’ve forgiven them, and you really meant it when you did. You don’t harbor any animosity toward your ex. However, you still can’t stop thinking about them. You haven’t been able to get free from the memories of what they did, even though you’ve tried.
Or maybe …
You used to be bullied a lot when you were growing up. In the adult world, people no longer bully you; but you still catch yourself shying away from people, thinking that they will. You feel like the bullying happened just yesterday, even though it was years ago. And like the situation above, you may have even forgiven them–but you still suffer from the damage inflicted on you.
In all these situations, chances are that you have a soul tie.
A soul tie simply is a soul-based attachment to another person.
Soul ties can be formed with people you like, but they can also be formed with people you don’t like–or people who have abused you, done you wrong, or left you. The circumstances of your current relationship don’t matter. What matters is that the soul tie exists, and it will remain unless you break it.
And soul ties keep you attached, whether you want to be attached or not.
A soul tie keeps you thinking about that person all the time, and it keeps them thinking about you. It keeps you from moving on, even if you want really badly to be free.
But you can break soul ties. You don’t need to break the holy ones–like the ones with your husband or wife, or any other godly (repeat: godly!) relationship in the Body of Christ. But you definitely want to break the unholy soul ties.
So how do you break soul ties?
You break soul ties with the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus cleanses us and washes us from all evil things. Jesus’ blood is the most powerful force in the universe, and NOTHING can stand up to it.
Not even an ungodly soul tie.
So what do you do? You pray. I’ve placed a sample prayer below. If you’d like to break ungodly soul ties off your life, pray this prayer OUT LOUD.
Important: In the place where the prayer below says “I break every unholy soul tie right now,” and when you say the word “BREAK,” I want you to clap once when you say that word, okay? I learned from the Bethel Sozo training that the physical sound of the clap actually startles your brain out of its old thought pattern and into a new thought pattern. It’s a very cool thing proven by scientists (listen to Bethel Sozo training for more on that), and you can actually feel the old pattern breaking.
So pray this prayer to break soul ties that you don’t want off of your life: “Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name. Thank You for buying me back from sin with the blood of Jesus. Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for me–and thank You for being resurrected to life again so that I could live a victorious, powerful life in You.
Dear Jesus, You paid the price with Your own blood for me to be free in every way. So, I receive Your gift of freedom. I choose to be completely free today.
Jesus, it is Your name and Your blood that make me free, and I thank You for that. You said that he/she whom the Son sets free shall be free indeed. So thank You that You’re doing the work as I agree with Your Word and obey You.
So Father God, in the name of Jesus, I plead the blood of Jesus over every unholy soul tie that is attached to or from me to any other person. And in the name of Jesus, with His blood, I BREAK every unholy soul tie right now.
In the name of Jesus, let every part of me that has been attached to someone else return to me, washed clean with the blood of Jesus, right now. And let every part of anyone else that has been attached to me be broken off and return to them, right now, in the name of Jesus.
Jesus, thank You for setting me free. I plead Your blood over my body, spirit, soul, mind, will, and emotions. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit afresh and anew. Please help me not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of my mind in Your Word. Help me to wash my mind in Your Word every day, Jesus, and help me receive Your truth in all things.
Thank You, Father God. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Thank You, Holy Spirit. I love You, and I give You all the praise. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you prayed that prayer, then Jesus just broke the unholy soul ties off of your life.
You are very likely to feel different after praying that prayer. I often have had people tell me they can sense their freedom–that they suddenly feel disassociated (in a good way) from the people who have hurt them.
If you feel suddenly disassociated from those people, that is a VERY good thing! That is what freedom feels like, beloved. It feels whole and healthy just between you and Jesus–no other people needed. That is as it should be; you should feel whole and complete in Jesus alone. You want to be able to leave those people behind.
And you will find that, without the soul tie, you will be able to move on and stop thinking about that person.
However, here’s a spiritual warfare tip you’ll need to know:
If you prayed this prayer to break soul ties, be forewarned that the person with whom you had the ungodly soul tie will also feel the difference. They will suddenly sense that you are free from them; that you have broken free from their control or influence.
And they may not like it.
If the person abused or hurt you on purpose, they might not like it that you are suddenly free. It is very possible that they will (even out of nowhere) try to strike up a connection with you again.
True story. Beloved, BE WARNED that they may try to connect with you again. And if that happens, and they do try to connect with you again, be very careful. That connection wasn’t godly before, and it’s not going to be godly now. It is a trick of the enemy to try to pull you back into bondage.
In other words, if I were in your shoes, I would run not walk to say a polite “no thanks” to their efforts; and I would stay far, far away from them. Just a word to the wise on that.
Soul ties can be good, and they can be bad. It just depends on the type of relationship and the fruit that relationship produces.
But if you have unholy soul ties, you can break them easily and quickly with the blood of Jesus. Pray the prayer above. Apply the blood of Jesus and sever those unholy soul ties.
Then do what it takes to maintain your freedom. Wash your mind in God’s Word. Stay away from ungodly relationships, even if they try to take root in your life again. Seek after God with all your heart … and you will stay free.
From His Presence
Jamie Rohrbaugh is an author, speaker, and presence-seeker whose heart is for the local church. Called to intercession and prophetic ministry, her passion is to see sons and daughters transformed by the love of Abba Father. Jamie blogs for a global readership at FromHisPresence.com, where she writes about prayer, personal revival, and the supernatural lifestyle and she has written for various ministry outlets. She holds a Master's in Biblical Studies from Berea Seminary and is a grateful member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Jamie serves as a domestic missionary in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Treasure Hunter
February 9, 2017
As an apostolic generation emerges, we should see in them a people who are driven to recover and release the destiny of others. They will look past obvious weaknesses in those they discover to find priceless treasures.
The apostolic man or woman tirelessly searches through the refuse of the devil to discover those the enemy has abused and entangled in sin, the hidden treasures awaiting him. He possesses the heart and mind of Christ and views people through the eyes of redemption. He is a treasure hunter and he views the world quite differently than most. He does not look for his treasure in the storehouses of palaces, but in those who have been discarded and abandoned by the enemy.
Fields of Treasure
True treasure, in his eyes, is that which is discovered in the forgotten fields, where the unkempt grass has grown and masks the treasures hidden in it. Others, who were more concerned with getting to their destination than helping their brothers, have passed by this forgotten field without giving it a second glance. They have inevitably missed some of the greatest treasures God could have bestowed upon the body of Christ.
Seeking to become the embodiment of Christ, the treasure hunter looks for the great among the lowly and meek. It is the greatness of Christ in him that enables him to recognize the greatness in others. With patience unmatched, he listens to one heart-wrenching story of neglect and abuse after another, each more disparaging than the last. With the precision of a diamond cutter, he dissolves the wounds of the past with the compassion of the cross.
One after another these forgotten treasures are restored, given dignity and a position in the family of God. The treasure hunter's esteem for them, gives them a sense of value that they have not know before. Able now, through the esteem of the treasure hunter, to receive the love and forgiveness of a heavenly Father they had not known, they gladly become loyal servants to the Lamb.
Through his gift of appreciation, the treasure hunter has revealed their value. Now others, who before did not understand them, give way to the estimation of the treasure hunter. They open their hearts and receive the hunter's newly found treasure and welcome them into their trust, as they themselves were once the object of his search.
With his God-given authority, the treasure hunter has raised the value of his brother. This once forgotten treasure can now take up his rightful position in the army of the Lamb.
The Army of the Lamb
A deeper look into the life of the treasure hunter shows us he has surrounded himself with treasures that others have deemed unworthy. Yet, these unworthy, broken people have banded together under the guidance of the hunter to form a powerful army.
What a frightful sight they have suddenly become to the enemy. Those he has beaten and abused - those he has thrown out and treated with contempt - have come back to haunt him. Before him he sees an unstoppable force made up of his discarded refuse.
He thought he had destroyed them, reducing their value through bondage to sin. But now he sees them standing before him, bold and stouthearted, undergirded by the evaluation of the treasure hunter and the love of heaven.
This army is consumed by their goal: to alight upon their enemy and dismantle the kingdoms of darkness, to retrieve those caught in his webs of delusion.
This great army is outfitted with weapons made from Satan's own handiwork. Every bondage and bruise he has inflicted on them, every episode of painful rejection and humiliation, has been turned into a powerful weapon aimed at his chest.
The enemy anguishes when he realizes what he has done. He has not reduced this treasure to trash, but he himself, through his evil efforts to rob, kill and destroy, has created his own worst nightmare - redeemed souls bent on his destruction.
One by one he looks at their familiar faces and he sees the broken marriages, the deaths, the lost dreams, the defeats of sexual immorality. The weapons he used to inflict pain on them in an attempt to destroy their destiny have been turned on him (Rom 8:28). These weapons are even more powerful than before, because they have become a part of their destiny and have been enveloped by the mercy of the Lamb.
He knows that these "enemy seeking warriors" are not naive as they once were, but now they know how he operates. They have learned a lot from their failures and he knows they will use that knowledge to destroy him.
These great warriors will not be beguiled by selfish ambition and pride. They have walked through the fire of affliction and shine with the radiance of heaven. Their strength lies not in themselves, but in their love for one another. They esteem their brothers as better than themselves and would surrender their lives for them if necessary.
They are fearless, because they have suffered all that hell has thrown at them, yet they have endured it. Furthermore, they live not for themselves, but for the kingdom of heaven and the Lamb. They are passionately devoted to their King and will give their all to build up His kingdom.
In one glance, Satan has seen that those he had tried to destroy...will destroy him.
He cannot convince them to hate themselves anymore as he once did, because they have received their righteousness through the life-giving blood of the Lamb. He has nothing left to throw at them, because these warriors have become familiar with his ways and will use that knowledge against him...he is terrified.
He recognizes that his time is close - that these whom he has tried to destroy have now been raised up and given a higher level of authority in the spirit, because of the abuse they have endured. By his own enticement he has trained them. With his own destruction and rejection he has armed them.
He knows better than anyone else, as he looks into an endless sea of faces of people he has tried to devour that, as he sought to dethrone the beloved of the Father from their place in His heart - as he sought, with hateful jealousy, the destruction of the apple of God's eye - he has sealed his own fate.
The souls he yearned to destroy have now become unstoppable warriors!
United in Christ
This mighty army of warriors is the united body of Christ. Armored in selfless love for one another, they no longer stumble over each other as they once did - they refuse to "break rank." They esteem the leadership of the treasure hunter and wait for instructions from him. They look to him in anticipation for the command to attack - to be released to fulfill their destiny.
As the treasure hunter leads an army of unwanted, unvalued, yet priceless treasure rescued from the rubble, he lowers his sword and points it directly at the enemy and unleashes what hell has feared. With one word they are dispatched to plunder the kingdoms of darkness.
As they invade the realms of darkness, they retrieve countless souls once deemed as useless and as hopeless as they themselves were once thought to be. They trample the enemy under foot, overwhelming him. He can give little defense.
The enemy of the Lamb crumbles in defeat; the work of his life is stolen in a moment. The kingdom of darkness is raided and more hidden treasure is recovered and sent to the fields of grace...heaven on earth...the church, where newly trained treasure hunters await their arrival.
Having defeated their fallen foe, they stand and look towards heaven and in unison they cry, "FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND THE LAMB!"
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VICTORIA BOYSON is a powerful and genuine prophetic voice. She is the founder of Victoria Boyson Ministries and Women of Impact Ministries, a ministry dedicated to raising up an army of women who will impact and revolutionize their world. She is a passionate speaker, operating in extraordinary authority to awaken the church to their victorious reality. Through revelations of the Holy Spirit and the Word, Victoria is breaking down strongholds which have kept the church from fully realizing the great commission.
Based out of the Houston, Texas area, she is called to awaken and prepare the bride of Christ for the end-time harvest and compel His church to embrace a passionate relationship with their heavenly Father. She is the author of REVOLUTION: The White Horse Rider, God's Magnum Opus: The Value of a Women, AWAKENING: The Deep Sleep, His Passionate Pursuit and The Birth of Your Destiny.
A Season of Abundance
February 8, 2017
The Lord replied to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations” … Surely He has done great things! (Joel 2:19-20)
I believe we have entered into a great, new shift. The heavens have been opened, and the Lord is releasing His abundance in this very hour. Poverty and lack will no longer rule the land, but as it says in Joel, “[The Lord is] sending you grain, new wine, and oil.” The favor of God is being extended, and there is going to be an increase in areas where the people of God have formerly experienced lack.
I sense the Lord is saying that He is breaking the spirit of poverty off of the United States. He is saying to this country, “You will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come” (Isaiah 60:5).
“‘Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left …’(Isaiah 54:2-3). I say to you, those whom have been faithful stewarding little are about to be entrusted with much. The fields are ripe unto harvest; where are My laborers?”
As the Lord’s people cry out in response, “Here am I Lord, send Me,” He listens and knows the posture of their hearts. He sees those who have been hidden and prepared in the secret place; they are the ones who are about to be called out by Him and come forth into a new season.
The Bible tells us that God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise (see 1 Corinthians 1:27). Some of the Lord’s greatest warriors are the ones the world may call uneducated, unprepared, and unqualified. However, man looks at one’s outward appearance, and God looks at the heart (see 1 Samuel 16:7). Some may say that you’re ‘unqualified,’ but the Lord is saying that He, alone, is the One who qualifies you.
“Know that I am your exceedingly great reward (see Genesis 15:1). While you have been faithful to build My house, watch now, as I build yours! Surely you will spread out to the right and to the left. I am the Lord of the harvest, and I am going to bring the increase! Your season has shifted, and you have entered into a season of harvest and plenty. You will be one to help finance My Kingdom. You will be the lender and not the borrower. I am breaking backbone of poverty, lack, and all that has hindered you from moving into all I have called you to do.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what I have prepared for those who love Me (see 1 Corinthians 2:9). I am commissioning you, sending you forth to go out and minister to this lost and dying world. You have the Light and the Answer living inside of you. I have heard the ‘yes’ of your heart, and you are being released and sent out in My Name. Feed the hungry, heal the sick, bind up the broken hearted, and proclaim freedom to the captives for My glory! You are My chosen spokesperson. Yes, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations (see Jeremiah 1:5). You are My mouthpiece, My mandate and stamp of approval rests upon you,” declares the Lord!
Angie Stolba has a heart to see people walking in compete freedom and restoration. She shares her testimony at conferences and women's events. Angie enjoys co-laboring with her husband, Jeff, in ministry, as well as pouring into their three daughters. Angie has a genuine passion for God's Word and intercessory prayer. She is the author of the book, "Dealing With the Root of Rejection."
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