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Wait, Wait,……WAIT!

Wait, Wait,……WAIT!

The waiting game!  For many of us, life seems to have given us a first class seat in this section of time called “waiting”.  We seem to always think that we are ready to advance to our next place.  We seem to think that we are focused and in the correct lane….we are disciplined and in the correct position ….yet we still haven’t heard the correct sound that signals us to move forward……so we WAIT.

The word “wait” is a word that’s familiar to everyone – across the board.  From the youngest infant to the oldest adult: the rich, the wealthy, the poor, the educated and unlearned – everyone has had their dealings and experiences with this thing called waiting.  

Although we don’t always view it as so, when we are waiting, we are actually saying, “I haven’t given up….. I’m still anticipating that something is going to happen”.

So as we wait in the physical realm; in the realm of the spirit our mindset must remain focused.  Consider the following for the word WAIT.

W - Watchful.  Maintain your attentiveness; stay on the lookout.  Don’t fall asleep! (I Peter 5:8)

A -  Active.  Mark time if you must – but do something! Don’t permit your spirit to become lazy.  (Proverbs 6:6)

I  -   Ideological.  Never allow your creative abilities to cease.  There are still new inventions to be discovered!  Just because you are waiting in            one area doesn’t mean that you can’t progress in other areas.  (I Corinthians 2:9)

T – Truthful.  Uphold your level of integrity in word and in deed.  Don’t begin to lower your standards nor your expectations. (II Corinthians 8:21) 

While waiting, we should be working.  We should be taking advantage of enjoying where we are as we anticipate our future.  Therefore, in my waiting, I am yet progressing.  I’m waiting in one arena; yet prospering in another.   I WILL delight myself in my “now”; as I continue to embrace an expectation and the manifestation of my “Prophetic Goshen”.  

So, against popular belief… the waiting game does have its positive aspects.  However, it’s our decisions and our anticipations (or the lack of them!) that will permit us to make lemonade from the lemons; or to create a new detox from those lemons!....  rather than drink its juice and complain about its tartness! 

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Your Heart Produces Your Words!

Profanity in the Pulpit

 

I was asked the question by a few of my FBF (Facebook friends) if it was okay to use profanity in the pulpit.  They said many Pastors and Ministers are seemingly using that route now as an attention grabber; and it appears to be acceptable.

Well… I always attempt to use the Bible to substantiate any response that I may offer.  So the verse that immediately came to mind was Ephesians 4:29.  In this verse the word corrupt was translated from the Greek word “σαπρός” (sapros).  Profanity could definitely come in alignment with the definition of this word. 

The Amplified Version states this verse as thus: “Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.”  Ephesians 4:29    

I also thought about the amount of prestige or reverence…. (Or should I say the lack of reverence) that we now place upon the presence of the Most High God!  Many standards that we now permit in our churches would not be tolerated by our judicial system, presidential cabinet nor permitted by the Judges in their courtrooms!    Therefore, should we permit the incorporation and the infiltration of such words and phrases to be accepted when we are standing as representatives of the Almighty God?  Should we release with ease into the atmosphere the negative effects and word curses which accompany some profane words?  Have we forgotten that when we stand before the people, we do so as the very orator for such a deity as Our God?    

We must never forget that we are in this world – but we as representatives of God do not have to partake of the measures expressed by the world in an attempt to convey God’s message.  We are in this world – but we must not conform to this world (Romans 12: 1&2).  We must always uphold the level of integrity and self-control that will permit us to never stray from “our ancient land mark”.  (Proverbs 22:28 “Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines staked out long ago by your ancestors.” - The Message Bible)

God has said:

“Experiences are meant to produce maturity.  Your Relationship with Me produces Sensitivity.  Discipline produces Obedience.

My leaders must become more equipped and establish an ear to hear my voice if they are going to win, to triumph and to spoil the strategic plans of the enemy in these last days.  Lowering one’s standards to conform to what is pleasing to the flesh will never be as effective as standing on and trusting in the pure authority of My Word.  When My leaders spend time….the proper time in My presence – they will have a more influential presence of My Spirit. When My leaders permit Me to purify their hearts, their mouths will become pure. Then they will be able to rely on My Spirit within them…. To flow from them…. to attract the people instead of using words that only excite the flesh.”

                 God has spoken; and it is so…. nothing else needs to be said!

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In This Season We Must

“Focus, Fill, & Forget” 

“…………………….the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

 

Today the Lord wants us to know that it doesn’t matter how things may appear, it doesn’t matter the sort of negative or bad news we may get – we must allow the joy that is contained within His Word to be our strength, our support system and our well from which we can draw cool and refreshing water.

Many times we have a way of permitting the cares of this world to weigh us down and weaken us.  Most of the diseases and ailments that we are afflicted with today have occurred as the  result of years of worry and stress.  In many instances, we have even inherited genes which were marred because of past generations where stress and worrying were prevalent. 

However, now the Lord wants us to remember that he has told us to rejoice in Him always – and again, He reminds us to rejoice.  HOW? By allowing our strength to come from the Lord.  HOW? By learning to Focus, Fill and Forget.

  1. Focus more on the Blessings than on the Curses, on the positive more than the negative, on the good rather than the evil. Focus, Focus, FOCUS!!! (Deuteronomy 28)
  2. Fill your mouth with more positive than negative words. (Proverbs 18:21) Fill your territory, your home, your desk, and your car with constant reminders of faith filled words. Replace as many things in your life with items that will build and affirm - not diminish your faith.  Create an atmosphere of being optimistic – wherever you are!  Let praise and “a praise” always be in your mouth. 
  3. Forget yesterday; today is a new day. Forget the arguments, the misunderstandings, the regrets, the childhood rejections, and anything that attempts to steal your peace.  Not one decision that occurred in the past can be amended.  We can only attempt to alter the consequences of those decisions.  So begin each day as a new day, with new opportunities, new strategies, and a new agenda…..  An agenda of forgetting the past and pressing forward.                         (Philippians 3:13)

Many years ago, our youth choir sang a song and it said, “I’ve got the J - O - Y; JOY, Joy of the Holy Ghost…. Don’t Let the Devil steal your joy…. Joy of the Holy Ghost.

Then another song said “Hallelujah Anyhow”.  Never, never let your troubles get you down, when life’s troubles come your way, hold your head up high and say HALLELUJAH ANYHOW!

Our only survival plan for this era and our guaranteed foundation for the future is to: Focus, Fill & Forget….. then we will be in the position, and have the mindset, which will usher us into the place, that will truly allow the joy of the Lord to be our strength.

 

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God is Replenishing… Will You Retain?

Read - Deuteronomy 28:1-14

 

As the Lord begins to restore you to your wealthy place it is imperative that you have already made the proper preparations to maintain the same.  Planning, discipline and an open ear are a few of the essential tools that must be implemented.

(As a reminder, wealth is not limited to monetary increase or the gain of possessions in the physical realm.  We’ll discuss the subject of wealth at a late time.)

                                                             L'shanah tovah! (Happy New Year - 5780)

As we are approaching the beginning of Rosh Hashanah – which is the celebration of the Jewish New Year what time could be more appropriate then to begin now to write, amend or develop; (depending upon your individual level of spiritual maturity) an enhanced, strategic maintenance plan.  This plan must incorporate the well-defined vision that the Lord has given to you concerning your destiny.   Your plans must satisfy the required steps which are needed for you to obtain your God given goals.  Statistics have verified that most of the people who are sudden advanced to a higher plateau don’t maintain that status mainly because they didn’t have a written plan that they could use as their guide.  (Refer to Habakkuk 2:2a)

Although some people have very well organized plans – they lack the discipline and the tenacity to adhere to their plans.  In order to change my disciplinary actions, I must change my approach – my mind must be renewed. (Refer to Romans 12:2)  Discipline requires renewal.  Many of us lack the discipline to stick to those tasks that go “against the grain”.  However, we must also realize that some of us would have advanced a little sooner, had we applied just a little more discipline throughout our lives, in the areas that were more significant. 

Lastly we must fine tune our ability to hear the voice of the Lord. (Refer to John 10:27) Our ear must be open only to His guidance and direction.  Break that mold that causes you to think that our God is limited in His access to you.  When you know His voice, you will be able to recognize it without regarding the source from which it is being projected.   When you know His voice, and hear His voice, you must have a submissive spirit that will advance in “instant obedience” to His call.  When you know God’s voice, you must not waste time…Attempting to question His judgment.  An open ear to His voice will enable you to make the proper investments – those which WILL bring a profitable gain.

Yes… God has promised to return the years that: the locust, the canker worm, the caterpillar and the palmerworm have stolen (Refer to Joel 2:25).   This has already begun for many of us! However, as the return is restored to you – how are you going to keep it from being devoured?  One way is by remembering that it has now become your responsibility to be a good steward.  This entails the application of God given strategies.  The application of the same will usher in the assurance of keeping all that has been restored to you and assist you to maintain your position as; the head and not the tail …and above ALWAYS and never, ever beneath…. again!

(Note: By “keeping” we are not implying hoarding, becoming selfish or fear based saving. We must remain focused and use wisdom in the areas of our: time, gifts and talents.  Our ability to remain disciplined will prevent the opening of a door that would permit enemy access!)

           “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”                                Proverbs 19:20   (ESV)

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Did You Know… You’re On

“The Hit List”? 

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one”.    Ephesians 6:16

 

 

 

As I was glancing through an Ebony Magazine, there was a page entitled “Hit List”.  To summarize, this page included items that were considered “must haves” for the season.

Well, as usual – I began to relate that concept to the realm of the spirit.  I wondered, “What would be considered the “must haves” to be on the “Hit List” of our adversary”?  So below I’ve listed the top five requirements that I feel are compulsory.

  1. The acceptance of Christ as your Saviour.

One of the reasons that the enemy is able to gain an upper hand is that we fail to realize when the warfare begins.  As soon as we make an outward declaration to take a stand for Christ - immediately we are thrust into an intense battle ground.  We have made the decision to leave the family of darkness and become a member of the family of light…. the body of Christ.  This alone initially qualifies one to become an open target and earn a place on satan’s list…. On “The Hit List”.

  1. Developing and spending time in the presence of the Lord.

This is the place where we gain our genuine strength, wisdom and discernment.  We can receive encouragement from others.  However there is nothing, nothing that can replace what one will receive from developing a relationship with the Lord.  The enemy is fully aware of this.  That’s the reason that he makes it so difficult for one to spend time alone in the presence of the Lord.  The determination to build such a relationship definitely makes one as a prime candidate for “The Hit List”.

  1. Living a lifestyle that is in obedience to the word of Lord.

This transcends the mere presence that is exhibited in church or in the company of those who know us as being “saved”.  What happens when others can’t see us?  Are we living one type of lifestyle during the week and another on the weekends?  And what about our integrity??? When we’ve committed ourselves to allowing our lives to be an open book for all to see (by fasting, praying, paying tithes, reading our Word, maintaining that temper, not gossiping, living a submitted lifestyle, etc.); and that open book reflects holiness…. We’re on “The Hit List”.

  1. Actively being a Soul winner.

This statement really needs no clarification.  If you are seeking and seizing every opportunity to be a witness for the Lord, and showing the unsaved their road to freedom; you already know – you are on “The Hit List”.

  1. Being a channel for the Holy Spirit and putty in His Hands.

Lord, what will you have me to do?  This is the question we’ve asked in all sincerity. However, when we wholehearted avail ourselves to such; advance from the plateau of focusing on our own desires; and permit God to totally use us –then the enemy really “throws a fit”.   Our commitment (not a mere promise!) to use ALL of who we are for the Lord – definitely earns you a number one position on “The Hit List”.

There are many other items that could be added.   Just realize that you have been targeted.  So don’t become alarmed when you are attacked by the enemy.  Simply rest in the realization that no weapon which he has formed against you has the power nor the authority to prosper!   You may be on the “The Hit List”, however you have been given your angels and your spiritual weapons to strategically and successfully outwit every attack….prior to its onset!  So be encouraged although you’re on “The Hit List”….. REMEMBER! You are still more than a conqueror!!!

 

 

 

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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My Breakthrough Prayer

A Prayer For Breakthrough

“Breakthrough Oh Lord, so that I may break forth”

Yahweh Perazim ”

(The Lord of Breakthrough –II Samu)el 5:20

So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, "As waters break out, the LORD has broken out against my enemies before me……………… (II Samuel 5:20)

 

PRAYER FOR BREAKTHROUGH©

As we enter a new season, Lord I ask you to permit the power of the Holy Ghost to “breakthrough” and to break up any type of residue that is still attempting to linger in my spirit; any lingering mindset that will prevent your power from having its full range in my spirit. Yahweh Perazim, I summit my will to you now, and request that you break through it.  Burst forth as the waters through an overly stretched dam.  Break forth with your explosive, uncontainable power. 

As you broke through and rescued David from his enemies, breakthrough the plans and devices that my enemy, the master deceiver, has concocted for my demise and destruction.   Break through every shackle that is still attached to my feet, thus attempting to prevent me from being in my “appointed place” at the correct time. Break through the thorns and thistles in the realm of spirit, which produce the “snags” that permit me to misuse or waste valuable time.  Break through unhealthy, nonproductive relationships.  Break through every barrier and “smoke screen” that is hindering and blocking my vision - still preventing me from aggressively and confidently advancing.  Break through every negative spirit that the traditions of man have instilled in me, which are hindering the effectiveness of my warfare on a daily basis.  Yahweh Perazim, search my entire being, layer by layer.  Whatever concepts, precepts, ideologies, methodologies and the like, that are contrary to yours – break them up, move them out, replace them with your wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

And now Yahweh Perazim, as you break through, may I daily begin to perceive and receive the results and operate in the freedom which is being produced from my enhanced position of power and authority.  May I begin to break forth into one who is: feared, detested, hated, envied and begrudged by the kingdom of darkness.  Now, I have been freed.  Now, I AM free,…. to be moldable clay in your hands.  As you use me mightily, may I always remain cognizant and grateful to you, Yahweh Perazim - for your prodigious “break -through” anointing.  May I never become arrogant, conceited or heady – only more confident as I walk and rest in the freedom that only you have the ability to provide. 

…..And it is so!

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Did You Know….It’s Your Temple…. It’s Your Responsibility?

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”  I Corinthians 9:16

 

Sometimes we seem to forget that because our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, that we must be careful what we permit to enter this temple on every level.  Usually, we are cautious in regards to our spiritual intake.  However, we must also make certain that our spiritual diet is rich in content and that we filter out everything that we feel would attempt to hinder our spiritual growth or stamina.

We have the spiritual aspect pretty well covered.  However, what about in the natural?   Are you doing your part to maintain your physical health as well?  We sometimes forget that the maintenance of our temples IS our responsibility.  While we can quote our confessions concerning divine healing and walking in good health – if we are not partaking of the proper food into our bodies – we are simply working against our confessions.  Many people think that if they are thin that they are healthy – not necessarily so.  Only your physician can advise your concerns in that area. 

Here in the USA we are about to enter what some are calling the flu season.  As with the recession; I have chosen not to participate!  However, I will move in wisdom to assure that I maintain a healthy diet - as to not give the enemy any access in the natural.  

Some of you might remember the list below which will be beneficial in the boosting of your immune system.  This year, especially with the onset of the coronavirus, we must enhance our line of defense concerning our immune system.  Remember your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost – therefore God expects YOU to keep it healthy.

7 Flu – Fighting Foods (by Niss Simon) 

Tomatoes – Vitamin C rich.  Boost the body’s natural defense system in the same way as their citrusy relatives do.  One medium produces 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement.

Almonds- Rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E which helps to ward of viral infections.  To maximize absorption opt for chopped almonds, almond butter or almond oil.

Mushrooms – Heighten the body’s resistance to viral infections by increasing the natural killer cells.  Rich in selenium; low levels of this element have been linked with an increased risk of developing a more severe flu.

Tea – Green, black and oolong all contain naturally occurring compounds that reduce the risk of the flu.  They contain quercetin – a powerful antioxidant, and L-threonine, an amino acid found naturally only in tea.  Decaffeinated teas also contain the amino acid, but most herbal teas do not.

Carrots – rich in beta-carotene; which the body uses to ward off respiratory infections.  Other good sources are dark green vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and winter squash.

Black –Eyed Peas – Rich in zinc. Pinto beans, peanuts, roasted pumpkin seeds and wheat germ are other good choices.

Yogurt – Probiotics, found in yogurt and other fermented foods strengthens the immune system.  Cottage cheese, kimchi, and sauerkraut will have the same affect.

Seven Healing Herbs and Spices to Boost the Immune System (by Kendra Lady)

Echinacea, Ginger, Turmeric, Elderberry, Garlic, Ginseng, Cinnamon

SOOOO...... Let’s be more determine as we prepare for the upcoming winter season to truly live life from the inside out; and become more conscience concerning the total maintenance of our temple – Spiritually as well as Physically.

   Remember…It’s Your Temple and its ENTIRE upkeep is YOUR responsibility!!!! 

                              “But I discipline my body and keep it under control,……….”  I Corinthians 9:27

 

Yours in Kingdom Authority & Power,

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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What’s YOUR Smell?

What’s YOUR Smell?


“Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.”   James 3:12

 

Whenever someone has spent some time in a room where there is a concentration of a certain type of smoke, when they leave that place  – it will be very evident to everyone else that they have spent some time in a certain atmosphere.  For example, you may enter a place where there is cigarette smoke.  Even though you may not have smoked – just because you were in that environment, the smell of the cigarette will infiltrate your clothing.  Or, if you are in a room where there is food cooking or incense burning – the effect will be the same.

Wherever there is a fire burning, and that fire comes in contact with another substance, there will be a release from the object which is being burned.  This released vapor – “smoke” – is the evidence that something was or is burning.  The more intense the fire, the greater the lingering smell of the smoke.  

That brings us to our questions for today, “What do you smell like”?   “What is really burning on the inside of you”?  Is the time that you spend in the presence of the Lord potent enough to have a lingering, lasting, and even a transforming effect?  Whatever is on the inside – will when it is ignited, begin to burn and emit a scent.  

Whatever is burning on the inside of you, will become evident when your flame is ignited!  For example, what happens when you are waiting in a long line at the market, bank or the mall (For those who don’t use cyberspace for everything)?   Or what about when another driver is driving too slowly in front of you – and you are late?!  How about when you are given too much change by a salesclerk….  or the waitress gets your order incorrect – again?!  What type of fragrance does your smoke produce during these times?

Let’s be more determined, by making a conscience decision; that we will be certain; to keep the fire of the Holy Ghost burning within us. This is only achieved by spending more time in His presence.    It is only when we have allowed His fire to burn up everything in us that is not like Him; that His presence will have the full reign to burn within us.  Then the smell of our “smoke” will have the fragrance of the fruit (not fruits) of the Spirit – and the lingering scent emitted from us will be Him.   The Holy Spirit will flow through us and from us; infiltrating the atmosphere where we are …. and will positively be displayed daily, as we operate in the gifts of the Spirit.

“……….. but be filled with the Spirit;” Ephesians 5:18

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It’s Time To Move Your Anchor….Again!!! (Request Repost)

………… Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Luke 5:4

 

The word for today is one of encouragement and congratulations.  For the Lord has said that it doesn’t matter who you are; if you’ve committed yourself to advancing your walk with him - you are to be commended.  You’ve successfully conquered all that the enemy has thrown upon you.  You’ve excelled on your current level and within your current dimension.  The time has now come for you to take your spiritual walk into your uncharted waters.  However, bear in mind that promotion is a double sided coin.  While we ascend to the highest plateau in one dimension; upon reaching the next, you are once again at the ground level.  

In the natural, we can usually realize our growth and know when we made the necessary accomplishments which are required for advancement.  However, far too often in the realm of the Spirit we don’t recognize the signs.   

As you continue to progress into this new season, move your anchor into deeper waters.  The deeper waters will produce those boisterous waves and the unpredictable undercurrents.   But you are now ready to ride out the waves and maintain your focus in the midst of every storm.   Navigating through the deep waters will prove to be very advantageous.   Launch out in the deep.  Stretch your faith!  One will never receive mountain moving faith or produce “a prison door releasing praise”, while routing a course through shallow waters.

Leaders! (and potential leaders) Don’t permit the spirit of passivity to become a comfort zone.  This spirit has begun to occupy the seats in our churches simply because WE are not moving our anchors. WE must continue to take the proper measures to advance ourselves, if we are to lead those whom have been entrusted to us, to the next level and the next dimension. 

Consider this:

Have your church services become so “routine” that they fail to permit the move of the Holy Ghost?  

Then it's time to move your anchor!

Are souls that you encounter no longer receiving the conviction of the Holy Ghost?  

Then it's time to move your anchor!

Are people coming in and leaving the services, still unbroken under the anointing of the Holy Ghost?  

Then it's time to move your anchor. 

Lastly, the deep waters are not heavily populated.  Don’t become overly concerned about those who are not ready to accompany you.   Jehovah Shamah will alway (no “s”) and always be there!

Therefore:

  1. Seek the face of God in fasting and prayer for divine revelations, wisdom and power. 
  2. Then... Pick up your anchor.  Uproot, asking the Holy Spirit for the wisdom and strategy needed, to weed out every hindering spirit.
  3. Launch out into the deeper waters. Move forward cautiously but not fearfully.
  4. Watch the manifestation of God’s promises become a part of your daily walk.

Saints! Move your anchor and allow God to prove himself faithful to you and the ministry.  (Even if you are not the Pastor or one of the ministry leaders – if you move your anchor and begin to launch your spiritual walk into deeper waters – you will glean the ability to greatly impact your entire church or ministry!)

 

Yours in Kingdom Authority and Power,

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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Ready or Not - Prepared or Unprepared….

It’s Imminent ….Are You Ready?

But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.  I Peter 4:7

 

I read an article a while ago in which the author was sounding an alarming alert.  He was warning us of an attack of an insect called the Cicadas which was expected to make their appearance before the end of that month.  The problem that these insects were posing was the fact that billions of them had been “festering” underground for about 17 years and would now make their appearance. 

As I continued to read the article – I began to correlate this attack in the natural as a revelation to what is also occurring in the realm of the spirit.  We can’t ever forget that the enemy hasn’t played his “trump card” yet.  He also has “weapons of mass destruction” that have been previously hidden – but which will soon emerge.

Although his attack is imminent – you don’t have to be victimized by it.  Are you ready for these attacks?  Have you renewed your mind and thought patterns to those of a kingdom warrior?  Have your disciplined yourself physically and emotionally to the extent that you have the ability to maintain your focus in the midst of extreme adverse situations and conditions?   Will your stamina, allegiance and commitment to the Lord remain that unshaken foundation - regardless?

In the same fashion that we had been warned about the onset and destructive ability of these cicadas – the Lord has given to us a warning through His prophets about our future.  Many have not even realized that this Coronavirus pandemic was already referenced in the Bible!  (Do a little research!!) Have you correlated the recent attacks of violence, the occurrences which have been directed towards various modes of transportation, extreme weather conditions and mass killings to the release of an endtime spirit and strategy of the enemy?  Or have you not even been aware of the current increase of “accidents” which have not been publicized?   Several have involved: cruise liners (attacks in the water); airplane crashes and disappearances (attacks in the air); devastating train wrecks, overwhelmingly deadly tractor trailer, automobile, and school bus accidents (attacks on the land)? …(and the school bus assaults represented a dual attack; an attempt to destroy our seed and impose a spirit of fear concerning our children!) 

Therefore, if we take heed to these warnings – we will have the advantage and the ability to be prepared for every attack.  Now is the time to make the proper preparations.  If your mind is properly prepared – you will go through the fire and emerge not even having a hair on your head singed; nor having the smell of smoke.

Be determined that you will begin today to aggressively seek the Lord for the wisdom to implement a strategic plan of endurance.  Gird up the loins of your mind NOW! Daily proclaim: “I have the mind of Christ”.  Be determined that you will not be distracted by what you see in the realm of the spirit or hear or by what you see - physically.   Too many Saints are saying that they don’t listen to the news because it’s depressing.   Well….Get a grip and grow up!  It’s time to become more mature, face the enemy and not be swayed by what he is attempting to do.  We have no need to fear – only to be prepared.  We must also remember that the ultimate battle has already been won –  we simply have to know how to walk in that victorious state of PEACE.

Yes,… another, more sever attack is imminent…. ARE YOU READY?

“So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.”   I Peter 1:13 AMP

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I Will Not Panic!!

OH NO! Not This Time!!!

“Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore, get wisdom; and in all thy getting, get  understanding”. Proverbs 4:7

 

It’s Labor Day!! Today, as America focuses on those who have made contributions to the prosperity and economic strength of our nation; we should also remember those who have impacted and worked diligently within our lives in the realm of the Spirit.   Those Spiritual warriors who have laid the groundwork and foundation for our Spiritual stability.  They have taught us Not to Panic!  They have taught us to not fear the works of the enemy.  They have taught us that when adversity arises, to open our mouths, and declare…OH NO! Not This Time!!

One of the concepts the applies to many of  us in the body of Christ is that we  appear to be forever learning – but never gleaning the proper understanding.  The Lord desires for us to remember and to understand three things;

  1. WHO He is
  2. WHAT He is doing
  3. WHY He is allowing us to encounter certain situations and circumstances.

Knowledge gives FACTS, but UNDERSTANDING permits me to properly apply the meanings of the facts that I’ve learned.  (…And all facts are not TRUTH!)  Many times we are experiencing the same situations over and over again.  This is usually because we haven’t gleaned the wisdom that’s necessary to understand WHO God is; WHAT He is doing and the WHY of His actions.  Therefore, when circumstances unexpectedly become adverse; we become frustrated, anxious, angry and/or discouraged…. Instead of resting in the confidence of His Word.

Knowledge gives us Information but Understanding yields Principles; Knowledge impacts our memory but Understanding impacts our Reasoning; Knowledge builds scholars but Understanding creates Teachers. 

SO, this time when I’m confronted with the same situations….again… my response will reflect that I’m truly in a different place.  Since I don’t just have information but I now have REVELATION!  And because Revelation has birthed an understanding of WHO, WHAT and WHY….I will emerge from every situation as “more than a conqueror”.  No matter what the opposition – I can tell the enemy..... OH NO – Not This Time!

In Mark 13:7 in the amplified version

7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not get alarmed (troubled and frightened); it is necessary [that these things] take place, but the end is not yet.”8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines and calamities. This is but the beginning of the [a]intolerable anguish and suffering [only the first of the [b]birth pangs].

 So when the next major global pandemic surfaces as this Corona virus did; the next calamity comes that shook us like “9 -11” did; when the next hurricane comes and wipes another island out to seas; when the next Richter scale shattering earthquake surfaces;….our response will not be one of fear and frustration.  We will maintain our focus – and tell the enemy…OH NO – Not This Time!  My response and my reactions will declare to the enemy that I now understand the Who, What and the Why of God.

 

When sickness comes to visit again….because I now understand Isaiah 53:5 – I will stand and declare, OH NO.. Not This Time!

If finances become questionable, because I’m a tither and understand Malachi 3:11 - I can say OH NO.. No This Time.

When Loneliness knocks at my door – I can open the door with Deuteronomy 31:6 - And proclaim, OH NO... Not This Time.

When disappointments and tribulations arise… Romans 8:38 & 39 will be response

And Whatever the enemy may throw my way, because I now have the proper understanding….I will use my God given authority, which is always based in His Word; and boldly proclaim …OH NO.. Not This Time!

Someone summarized it this way:

One day heartaches will be over -  But Today we have God’s COMFORT,

One day pain will be no more, TODAY God is saying My GRACE is sufficient,

One day there will be no more burdens, but TODAY we have His Strength,

One day I will possess everything that I need, but TODAY Live by Faith,

One day I will understand EVERYTHING… BUT TODAY I TRUST His actions!

                                                                                                           (Author Unknown)

 Yes.. Prayer is the KEY…FAITH unlocks the door….But a proper UNDERSTANDING will give me the ACCESS and the WISDOM to OPEN that door and allow me to tell the enemy… I WILL NOT PANIC……OH NO, NOT THIS TIME!

 

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Forgiveness is a decision!

My Ultimate Forgiver

Lord, May I remain cognizant that forgiveness is a decision!

“El NORE”

(God that forgave - Psalm 99:8)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Read – Matthew 18:21-35

 

Without getting an in-depth comprehension of God’s love for us, we cannot even initiate a conversation on His forgiveness. We are unfortunately identified with the ungrateful servant in Matthew 18.   

Although we don’t usually envision it to be so, the concept of forgiveness is birthed from a seed of love.  Inevitably, when we increase and engulf an awareness of God’s love—then the decision to forgive one another will become as natural to us as breathing.

For far too long we have been deceived into thinking that forgiveness must involve forgetting as well.  Forgiveness is a decision not a feeling.  Forgiveness is not reliant upon the acceptance nor the initiation of the offender.  

Forgiveness is a principle that was established by God because of His love for mankind; and He knew that man would sin. He also knew that (1) sin would separate man from Himself and (2) His love for man was so great that He didn’t want to be separated from him.   Hence He has given to us His most precious gift in the person of His son Jesus to atone for our sin, thus bridging the gap caused by sin.

Therefore, whatever “traps” that I become ensnared in that will cause me to commit a sin - because of God’s unconditional love for me - the blood of Jesus has already made atonement for them. I must now learn how to receive God’s forgiveness for myself and apply it to others who may: offend, attempt to misuse, or abuse me.  I must also realize that to walk in unforgiveness is only a deceptive tactic which has been released from the kingdom of darkness in an attempt to paralyze the body of Christ.  Unforgiveness mandates that I will never fulfill God’s destiny for my life. 

In contrast to the concept that many people have….What a blessing it is to forgive and not forget – but REMEMBER! To remember the offenses that have scarred me – yet, to have finally reached a plateau of spiritual maturity in the Lord, where I now possess the ability to decide that I will administer true forgiveness to my offenders!

Reveal to me Father, any areas of unforgiveness that are still lying dormant within my subconscious arena.  Peel back the layers of my mind to expose every crevice where unforgiveness is yet hiding.  Free me from every band of unforgiveness.  Then Lord, may I daily embrace and extend to others the true forgiveness that you have extended to me. 

 Yours in Kingdom Authority & Power,

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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Be Confident In Whom You Are!!!

No More “Cubic Zirconia” Gems

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” ….. Psalm 139:14

 

God has not designed, nor produced anything that is not authentic.  However, far too often we in the body of Christ have been “hoodwinked” into thinking that we must pattern, copy and mimic the actions of others.  We fail to realize that God has created each of us uniquely different.  It is His desire that we examine the life of Christ in every aspect; and configure our lives according to the example that He has displayed and not the lives of one another.

I am reminded of the time when I was looking through one of my copies of Vogue magazine.  One thing that was very prevalent was this - each designer displayed their own unique style.  Their creativity was boldly exhibited as they dared to be different.  Not one of the designers attempted to copy or to mirror the ideas or handiwork of their fellow artists.  Something else that was very obvious was the fact that it didn’t matter who did or didn’t appreciate, applaud or accept their creations – they still dared to be that original designer; and they used their creative ability to the fullest!

We must remember that God has not created any cubic zirconia gems!  What is a spiritual cubic zirconia gem?

  • It is an imposter, an imitator and an impressionist in the realm of the spirit.
  • It is one who pretends to be something that they are not.
  • It is one who thinks that they must walk, talk, shout, preach, etc. - exactly like someone else.
  • It is one who has failed to realize that God has created them to be an original…designed just for Him – and not the carbon copy of another.
  • It is one who has permitted the enemy to convince them to participate in actions of “self – sabotage”; therefore, making themselves of no threat to his kingdom!

So.... I challenge you to dare to be unique!  Not arrogant, boastful, or heady; but boldly confident in whom God has created you to be.  We must always adhere and conform to EVERYTHING that God has spoken and had recorded in our Bible.  If we are going to be successful as endtime warriors – we must decide to give the Holy Spirit permission to use our creative ability.   Why settle for being a cheap copy – when you can be a costly original? Come from behind that mask and refuse to be hindered any longer in those areas where you sense insecurity!  God is waiting for you to begin to display what He has placed in you.

No one can beat you at being you.  The world needs what the Lord has placed inside of you.  Be determine to an authentic diamond (maybe still needing to be refined – but that’s okay!) and not a cubic zirconia gem.  Remember….The time is now….. and the person is YOU!  Come out of your box… and dare to be authentically you!

 

 

Your In Kingdom Authority and Power,

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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Winds of “Turbulence” Onboard?? ... Adjust your Altitude!

 “Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”  Romans 5:3-5 AMP

 

Simply because God has called us to walk in and to live by a lifestyle that is governed by His statues, promises and provision; our walk should be quite different from the walk of most of the people whom we encounter on a daily basis.   Our walk should be different because we have learned the art of how to handle those unexpected, yet expected bumps in the road.  Our walk should be different because we have learned that every situation in our lives has been preordained by our Master Pilot – who is always on board.  Therefore, when any type of “turbulence” arises – we only need to adjust our altitude to the higher degree that will bring us back to stabilization!

 

There are various types of turbulence which may occur at any given time.  Certain types are only typical to specific elements and environments.  Therefore because we are all different, we will all experience various elements which have been individualized just for us.  The degree of turbulence is dependent upon various factors.  However, it doesn’t matter… whatever the level or type of turbulence that may appear –again; I reiterate:  we only need to adjust our altitude to the degree that will bring us back to stabilization.

 

Sometimes we can experience turbulence because we are “flying to low”.  In other words we have become too comfortable in our spiritual walk.  We are not advancing… we are simply standing in the same place, in the realm of the spirit.  Therefore God has to “upset our apple cart”.  He has to permit some type of contrary wind to blow that will force us out of our comfort zone. .. and cause us to progress or advance in our ministry, calling or giftings.

 

Then there may be times when we experience turbulence because we are flying in the wrong direction.  We have become like Jonah and decided that WE know what’s best… and that God really doesn’t have a clue in this day and age what’s of value!  So He (God) has to permit a little turbulence to get us back on course.  Or we may be flying in the wrong direction because we are not spiritually alert and have not noticed that the winds have shifted in the realm of the spirit.  Our spiritual radars have become out of sync and are not detecting the diabolical plots, plans and schemes correctly…. Therefore we are flying in the wrong direction AND can’t even detect it!

 

Then, there may be times when we are moving at the correct speed.  The conditions are “A- one”, and a turbulent wind comes for no apparent reason.  During these times our Master Pilot is simply testing us.  Not to see what we will do – for He is omniscient.. and  already knows all things.  His testing is permitting us and our adversary to see the advancements that we have made.  God is giving satan permission to try us as He gave him the permission to try Job.  (Although Job still had a lot of issues!) Yes, sometimes God is permitting us to be placed on an open display for others to see His handiwork in us!

 

God wants us to be so totally dependent upon His love for us; that we will experience EVERY turbulent situation without even knowing or negatively acknowledging that it has occurred!

 

We’ve often heard the statement, “Mind Over Matter”.  Although not a biblical statement – it can have biblical implications.  There are various scriptures that refer to “the mind”.  When we learn the process of mind renewal; and when we learn to let the mind of Christ govern us – then… whatever turbulent winds may arise – we will quickly and automatically adjust our altitude …. And continue to soar as an eagle. 

 

In this season let’s be more focused on our spiritual radars.   Ask God for the manifestation of a sharper and keener degree of discernment on today than that of yesterday.    Be determined that as you advance in this season, you will do so….so absorbed in who God is, that whatever occurs, and whenever it occurs, you will peacefully and calmly ride through your turbulent winds. 

 

Stay so in tuned with God your Master Pilot and His love for you that any negative or turbulent wind will not cause you to fret or become overly concerned….. You will simply adjust your altitude to the degree, that will bring you back to stabilization and you will continue to journey on!

 

So, whenever the turbulent winds occur always adjust your altitude.  Remember that the first rule of thumb is to remain calm.  Stay so connected to the Lord that nothing will totally “catch” you off guard.   Next, know that the endurance of turbulent winds is only temporary.   Refuse to worry.  Stand firmly on the Word of God who is always our very PRESENT help in the time of every storm.  Lastly, learn from every storm and turbulent condition how to progress through the next turbulent occurrence (because it will arise!)

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Postured In The Assurance Of Our God 

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”  Hebrews 10:22

 

We must always strive to excel in every area of our lives.  This is possible once we become certain and assured of who God really is.  Sometimes we seem to forget that when we are assured of our status with God – we can’t fail in anything that we endeavor to accomplish.  Why do I state that we can’t fail?  Well, we may not have achieved our expected results in a given situation, however, since we’ve learned at least one thing during the process – we’ve been increased – and failure has not occurred!  Our minds must be reconditioned to the concept that we can’t fail according to Romans 8:28.  Once we are postured in alignment WITH, and assured of WHOM God really is…. True ASSURANCE will occur.  Then and only then will we realize WHO we are in Him …we will understand that we simply can not fail!!! 

This prayer of Assurance can assist us to affirm and acknowledge our dependency on the Lord; and sustain our confidence in Him.

Prayer of Assurance ©2003

Lord God, I thank you for the Spirit of Assurance.  Your word verifies that true assurance in you is the attribute that will permit me to overcome every obstacle in these last days.

A full blessed assurance in you Lord, validates the fact that because of your sovereign love for me - nothing, nothing, No Thing - that occurs today in my life will cause a detour in your divine will for me.  My assurance, my firm conviction in you mandates that I exercise my blood bought authority this day, to walk above the circumstances of life.  I will never again release from my mouth that I am under, beneath or a victim to my present conditions nor the world’s systems.  

Your word assures me and reveals to me who you are, your very nature.  Your word   reveals to me that the things seen are temporal; moveable, mutable, unable to withstand, and subject to environmental conformation.  Therefore, I am assured, that as I absorb, soak up and permit only your word to infiltrate my spirit - then and then only will I have the ability to rise above and remain above my circumstances. 

 My assurance in you decrees that I will not leave this life prematurely.  My assurance in you decrees that I have the ability now to stand in the midst of adversity and command your presence to prevail. 

I thank you for your assurance that I AM a “King’s Kid”; an heir, a joint heir with Christ.  I am of a royal priesthood, divinely anointed and appointed for this time - groomed and adorned by you, Lord God; totally for you Lord.

Again, I reiterate ….  I am assured that I can only excel! Therefore, it is because of this assurance, that I KNOW I can never, never, never be defeated!

Hallelujah!!  Thank You Lord!!!     

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We’re Experiencing An “Identity Crisis”!

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  I Peter 2:9 AMP

 

 

There in the United States, most people are aware of an upcoming election.  Today, our minds are going to focus on a different type of poll.  What type of results would we achieve if we were to screen people concerning their relationship with the Lord? Sadly to say, we would discover that far too many people who profess to believe the Bible to be God’s unadulterated Word; don’t fully comprehend its total message.   Therefore as a result, the entire world is suffering and operating at a level which is inferior or subordinate to its ultimate ability.

 

We, the body of Christ, appear to be impaired by not knowing the power nor the authority that we possess. We have been limited in our abilities simply because we don’t know who we really are.  In others words, we have been constrained by an “Identity Crisis”.

 

An identity crisis can occur when a person, or a group of people fail to recognize the relevancy of their innate characteristics and proceed to function from a position of their mental comprehension.  Their lives are governed from the sensory ream instead of the spiritual ream. Thus, those people who are supposed to be displaying the superior characteristics of being the head; are exhibiting the inferior features of the tail.  Those who are called to be that light which shines so brightly in EVERY situation or circumstance; attempt to blend into this world and its customs, ideologies, and methodologies.  Therefore, WE have hindered ourselves simply because …as Hosea expresses; we have a lack of the knowledge of who we are…. And we are being destroyed!

 

I would like to challenge you today to think, walk and talk “outside of your box”.  God has begun to catapult us into our wealthy places.  He has begun to permit the return… with interest… of all that we have lost.  However, unless we break this mold of the “Identity Crisis”; we will not have the ability to maintain our returns.  Refuse to walk in the footprints of yesterday.  Be determined to advance your current status daily.   Change something, enhance your vocabulary and increase yourself in some capacity daily.  Seek the wisdom of the Holy Ghost for guidance.  Remember, God has a great work for YOU to accomplish. However, you must begin to suffer no longer from the effects of an Identity Crisis; but to walk as God’s authoritative voice in and on the earth…. Knowing who you are, whose you are and the person that God has created you to be!

 

“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,”                                                            Psalm 139:14-16 The Message Bible

 

 

Yours In Kingdom Power & Authority

Apostle Claudia Boatwright

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Listen!!! No More Free Rides!!!

Listen!!! No More Free Rides!!!

Although many of you have read this prayer on other occasions, however, simply because we are now in a new place, it is necessary to address this spirit of fear in relationship to our current stature.  We can no longer permit this spirit to enjoy free rides and unlimited access to us.   We must never become overly confident concerning the influence of this spirit.  Seek the face of God; asking Him to reveal any residue that might yet remain.  Also, ask Him to reveal to you an enhanced dimension of this spirit that you have not previously experienced, but are now equipped to conquer!

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                                                                                               FEAR BE GONE!!! ©2003

 

 Father God in the name of Jesus, I denounce the spirit of fear in my life.  As of this day, I forbid the spirit of fear to dominate, reign or sit passively in any area of my life.

 

Holy Spirit, I surrender right now to you my entire being.  I ask that you reveal to me now every area of my life where ungodly fear is present.  Every area in my conscience or sub-conscience arena where fear may have a stronghold.  Any area from my past where fear has been the comfort zone.  Reveal every open door that satan has used to bring fear into my life.

 

Lord God, your word declares that your perfect love will cast out, drive away, eradicate and will replace fear.  So Father, I come to you now and ask that you reveal to me your perfect love in every area of my being.  Your love that will not fail.  Your love that is unconditional.  Your love that is incomprehensive to my natural man, - but is conceivable in the spirit realm.

 

Father, as I have asked the Holy Spirit to reveal the entrances where fear has entered, I ask you for the wisdom needed to close every open door. I decree those doors closed, shut, sealed - never to be opened again. 

I will now begin the process to renew my mind – daily.  I will develop a new appetite which desires your decreed will for my life – freed from every diabolical hindrance.

 

I thank you Father God for my new found freedom in you now that the weight of fear is gone. Hallelujah!

 

 In Jesus’ Name.  Amen!

 

Scripture References

 

Genesis 26:24

And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake."

 

Exodus 14:13

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.

 

Psalm 56:4

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

 

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

 

Romans 8:13

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

 

I John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

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Your Axe-head Will Float Again

(Read: II Kings 6:1-7)

 

This story as recorded in II Kings has always been among one of my favorites.  Today we will not even be able to “scratch the surface” to reveal all that can be gleaned from the examples and principles provided in this story.  However, we’ll probably come back to it at a later date.

 

The focus for this meditation is the servant who was experiencing a problematic situation.  He was: working, in the right place, doing what he was instructed to do, using the proper tool and appearing to be accomplishing the task that was required of him.  However, all of a sudden – he was faced with a dilemma.  The very tool that he was using for advancement – which wasn’t even his, (he had borrowed it) – had vanished into the river – never to return again…. So he thought.

 

When you are faced with a dilemma – who/what is your first line of defense?  Many times we turn to a spouse, friend, colleague or family member.  Our servant in this story cried to his master.  He cried to someone who had the wisdom, faith and the solution to recover for him what he had lost. Therefore, our first lesson learned from this servant is this: my first line of defense should be my Master…. prayerfully that would be our Lord.  When faced with a situation which is beyond your control – to whom do you turn… FIRST???? (Think about that for a second!)

 

As we proceed through the story we reference the axehead.  This tool can represent any tool (or weapon), that’s necessary for me to be effective as I attempt to advance. It can be any tool (or weapon) used to bring down, cut down or cut through diabolical plans or natural road blocks.  The servant had temporarily lost sight of his weapon.  However with the proper guidance, and instruction, he was able to see the return of his valuable tool.  So, just remember that your situation isn’t hopeless; no matter how it may appear to you.  You always have the ability to regain and recover all that you have lost or no longer have within your view. 

 

Recovery is possible, however there are some prerequisites.  It is only when we are in the proper place; receiving the proper supervision; anchored by the proper support and obeying the instructions which are given to us - that we will be able to cause our “axehead” to float again.

 

The servant had to DO something.  He didn’t just sit and weep about his situation.  He didn’t just tell his friends or colleagues. He told his MASTER! He told someone who had the wisdom to correct the dilemma, and the power to bring about the recovery of want he had lost.  The servant may have had faith, however “Faith” without corresponding actions – is dead.   Faith w/o a corresponding action will not bring anything into manifestation! 

 

As we are in this season of recovery; expect your axehead to float again.  Expect every weapon that is needed for your advancement in this season to be recovered.  Expect the outcome of every situation that appears to be impossible, to receive an immediate reversal.

 

 So go now and recover your axehead – but don’t do it your way (leaning to your own understanding!). You must listen to and adhere to the voice of your Master!  You must listen to the voice of wisdom….which may be delivered to you by God directly through His word or by someone who is sent by Him to provide you with the careful and watchful guidance. 

 

Your axehead will float again.  However you must be in the proper place, listening to the voice of your Master and doing only that which is relevant in this season for your recovery.  

 

  “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.” 

                                                                                                                       Proverbs 18:15 (MSG)

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RECOVERY TME

Your Axe-head Will Float Again!

(Read: II Kings 6:1-7)

 

This story as recorded in II Kings has always been among one of my favorites.  Today we will not even be able to “scratch the surface” to reveal all that can be gleaned from the examples and principles provided in this story.  However, we’ll probably come back to it at a later date.

 

The focus for this meditation is the servant who was experiencing a problematic situation.  He was: working, in the right place, doing what he was instructed to do, using the proper tool and appearing to be accomplishing the task that was required of him.  However, all of a sudden – he was faced with a dilemma.  The very tool that he was using for advancement – which wasn’t even his, (he had borrowed it) – had vanished into the river – never to return again…. So he thought.

 

When you are faced with a dilemma – who or what is your first line of defense?  Many times we turn to a spouse, friend, colleague or family member.  Our servant in this story cried to “his master”.  He cried to someone who had the wisdom, faith and the solution to recover for him what he had lost. Therefore, our first lesson learned from this servant is this: my first line of defense should be my Master…. prayerfully that would be our Lord.  When faced with a situation which is beyond your control – to whom do you turn… FIRST???? (Think about that for a second!)

 

As we proceed through the story we reference the axehead.  This tool can represent any tool (or weapon), that’s necessary for me to be effective as I attempt to advance. It can be any tool (or weapon) used to bring down, cut down or cut through diabolical plans or natural road blocks.  The servant had temporarily lost sight of his weapon.  However with the proper guidance, and instruction, he was able to see the return of his valuable tool.  So, just remember that your situation isn’t hopeless; no matter how it may appear to you.  You always have the ability to regain and recover all that you have lost or no longer have within your view. 

 

Recovery is possible, however there are some prerequisites.  It is only when we are in the proper place; receiving the proper supervision; anchored by the proper support and obeying the instructions which are given to us - that we will be able to cause our “axehead” to float again.

 

The servant had to DO something.  He didn’t just sit and weep about his situation.  He didn’t just tell his friends or colleagues. He told his MASTER! He told someone who had the wisdom to correct the dilemma, and the power to bring about the recovery of want he had lost.  The servant may have had faith, however “Faith” without corresponding actions – is dead.   Faith w/o a corresponding action will not bring anything into manifestation! 

 

As we are in this season of recovery; expect your axehead to float again.  Expect every weapon that is needed for your advancement in this season to be recovered.  Expect the outcome of every situation that appears to be impossible, to receive an immediate reversal.

 

 So go now and recover your axehead – but don’t do it your way (leaning to your own understanding!). You must listen to and adhere to the voice of your Master!  You must listen to the voice of wisdom….which may be delivered to you by God directly through His word or by someone who is sent by Him to provide you with the careful and watchful guidance. 

 

Your axehead will float again.  However you must be in the proper place, listening to the voice of your Master and doing only that which is relevant in this season for your recovery.  

 

  “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.”   Proverbs 18:15 (MSG)

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                                                                       The Lost Generation…..Where Are They?????

“If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.”  II Chronicles 7:13 & 14(NIV)

 

Today we are faced with a tragic situation.  Sadly to say, many people with whom we communicate on a daily basis are totally ignorant to, and unaware that this state even exists.  The bottom line is this: We now, daily, have to overcome the devastating results of a generation which no longer exist.  We are confronted with economic, social and spiritual “abnormalities” which have been produced …. Or have been cloned from a distorted mold.  We are daily confronted with and bombarded with the opinions and the like which are the results of a lost generation.  And to make matters worst; we can be compared to a flock of uninformed sheep who are being lead to a slaughter.  We walk blindly – daily.  We have sat silently and permitted our government to alter and completely abolish the authenticity of our God given standards.  We have as of yet, not opened our mouths; and I reiterate, have been led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, still we have not opened our mouths (Paraphrased from Isaiah 53:7).   

 

I could continue with the comparisons and analogies.  However, to get to the point, I’ll state that the “lost generation” referenced is that generation of God’s people who were totally “sold out” for Him.   That generation who may have still encountered its own challenges – but were militant and radically allegiant in their reverence for and to the Lord. 

 

We have lost that generation of people who sacrificed themselves, their possessions and whatever it took to remain in the correct relationship with the Lord.  We have lost a generation of people who may not have known; …..correction….  who DID NOT know the Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic dialect of the Bible; but who knew how to get the attention of God!  We have lost a generation of people who were WILLING to serve God – at the risk of being ridiculed or harassed. We have lost a generation of people who loved God more than they loved themselves. We have lost that generation who was willing to actually bring their flesh under subjection and seek the presence of God during all night prayer services.  (I’ve attended what many have called all night prayer services – only to discover that no one really PRAYED all night!)  We have lost that generation whom, although they may not have totally understood what God was doing in a given situation – they totally trusted Him. We have lost that generation who didn’t just sing about the Lord; but their song resonated from the Holy Spirit within them. They truly sought His face prior to seeking His hand.  Therefore in seeking his face; He freely opened His Hand to them.   

 

I can remember my grandmother’s response to sooo many of my questions.  (Although I was also told that I ask too many questions!) She would simply say, “Well, girlie, that’s the Lord’s business, and when He’s ready, He’ll tend to it.”  She would also say, “If you trust in the Lord, ....Everything will be alright”.  (And I’ve learned that her responses were very accurate.)

 

Nevertheless, although we have lost that generation – God has given to us the remedy and the principles to re-establish our current generation.  If we who are still here, would live in obedience to II Chronicles 7:14; then God would hear us and respond by giving to us the wisdom that we need to uproot and cancel every diabolical plot, plan and scheme.  Then we would have the ability to bring an awareness to this generation that our God is still the omnipotent, omniscient, loving God that we proclaim Him to be.

 

We have lost one generation – let’s not lose another.  It is our responsibility to begin as of today to make a conscientious decision to amend our focus.  It is high time that we truly begin to make the Lord, the true LORD of our lives.   It is time for us to love the Lord with ALL of our heart and to Love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  (First,  some need to learn to love themselves and appreciate who God has created them to be.) 

 

When we begin to truly Love the Lord, more than we love anything else; then we will begin to regain the power and the authority of that lost generation.    We must come to an awareness that our every thought, motive, deed and action MUST receive the approval of our loving Father; and that our accountability is to our “Yahweh Hashopet”.

 

Let’s all become more responsible and live in obedience to I Corinthians 10:13 which states:

 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

 

If we simply obey this one verse… the Lost Generation will be lost no more!

 

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