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What’s On Your Mind?

I AM in all you do, you can’t extricate Me. I have a function in every season of your life.

Think on that.

“-If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23

“Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17

Man thinks on Me as only good and not evil; I AM good, but though I don’t create evil in your life, I amplify any evil in your heart for I AM good. Like oil and water the two will separate and you must choose.

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.” James 1:13-15

Like water and oil is shaken to combine, it may seem as though it works for a time, but this is an illusion that soon separates.

And like oil and water, evil separates from Me.

“Because sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him; but it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.” Ecclesiastes 8:11-13

An evil thought divides a heart if allowed to remain.

Friends go separate ways. Families split apart–You must not start!

“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be so.” James 3:10

Thoughts must remain, steadfast and pure, for your footing to be sure.

“Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:19-21

It all begins in the mind.

“For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” II Corinthians 10:5-6

Think on these things.

Keep your mind pure.

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:1-4

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Seek Willing

Direction is highly sought after–so many prayers, “Show me the way to go.” “I don’t know what to do–please!”

These are pleas that I hear continually. But they don’t stop to think; they are too desperate for a ‘new’ answer, to hear.

I have shown each of you the way–laid down every step in My Word.

But the path is revealed through the steps taken. As you walk out each step, more is revealed. Your path is unveiled through obedience.

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.” Proverbs 19:20-21

If you skim My Word, you’re missing the Truth.

The man who has ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear’ is willing to change. He looks deeper into the message, for he is ‘scouring’ the Word for hidden meaning.

Those unwilling are blinded–won’t see. They have a pretense of wanting to learn, but turn their face–won’t discern; when given a task that they perceive is too hard for them to do.

Make a decision.

Decide to be willing and step forth, announcing–here am I! Then, dig deep into My Word–not simply read, but dig; with the heart attitude of, ‘I am willing to do what I see.’

And you will see more, for I will open the door–

when you seek Me–willing.

“‘And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever.” I Chronicles 28:9

“A man’s steps are ordered by the Lord; how then can man understand the way?” Proverbs 20:24

“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.’ God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches every thing, even the depths of God.

For what person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.

The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” I Corinthians 2:9-14

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

“‘And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!'” Luke 11:9-13

“I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8

 

 

 

Super-Naturally

Frustrations come when one attempts to ‘work’ with his own might. Man has been given strength to function in day-to-day tasks but, beyond daily living, the strength needed must come from above.

Supernatural strength is given, not earned

Good works are the fruit of obedience, but unlike mans’ ways, I do not award ‘points’ for being good. Every man begins a supernatural life by receiving My shed Blood. Your repentance releases your hold on the old. My Blood washes it all away–I never see it again, and neither should you.

A relinquished life has no hold on you

and you should no longer lay hold of it. Now, see what I see–

  • A man that is brand new
  • Never has sinned
  • He has no faults

Complete in every way–simply by My Blood

So why would you need to earn points? No, rather, supernatural strength is given when the need for it arises. When you use what you have, more will be given. As you grow, so increases the requirement. Much like body building, but this My son, My daughter, is supernatural power!

You can fight a battle in the heavenlies without leaving your room–now that is power! And that is only the beginning. The ‘point’ therefore, I AM making is this–

Work with Me, not for Me

If you are working ‘for’ Me, you will earn wages for a job complete. Work ‘with’ Me, and you as a son I treat. I will teach you to walk as a king, to battle as a warrior–salvation it will bring to those you meet.

The devil I did defeat, but a war continues for each soul.

It is My desire that all would know the Truth, receive My Love, and therefore repent and be saved–as did you. You are now My warrior–empowered.

Super-Naturally

“–we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all. And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. but when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, then to wait until his enemies should be made a stool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,’ then he adds, ‘I will remember their sins and their misdeeds no more.'” Hebrews 10:10b-17

“–thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.” II Peter 1:3-4

“–God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.” Galatians 4:4b-7

“–The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:28-31

“Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. you shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.'” Isaiah 41:10-13

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; my rock and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues the peoples under him.” Psalms 144:1-2

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12

 

 

A Days Journey

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9

Listen

Do you hear the sound of horse hooves? They get louder as they draw near. They are the horses I have trained for the end of times.

  • Each is unique
  • Each has a vision
  • Each will complete a mission for you

A horse represents power, strength, obedience.

For each task or mission I call you to in life–

  • I empower you
  • I give you strength
  • I require obedience

This will carry you through, but each mission is unique and requires new and sometimes greater power. Strength will vary with requirement. With each new task, envision that you have been given a new horse, complete with provision for the journey.

I find that many attempt a new mission with all that they ‘knew–not seeking Me for what they will need. And when they stumble, for lack of preparation, they wonder if they’ve missed it.

  • Was I mistaken?
  • Is this not the right timing?
  • Did I fail God?
  • Where did I go wrong?

I often hear this as questions, in tearful pleas.

Peace, Be still. Listen with your heart–

My child, you have not failed Me. For a willing heart cannot fail. Does a child fail when he tries to walk and stumbles? Does a loving parent scold him when he lands on his hands in the dirt? No. He smiles softly and lifts him up, brushes him off and urges him along–encouraging him all the way.

You are learning a new task–do not rely on old tools.

I will lift you up to a new height, and empower you with all that you need–a brand new steed, trained for the day. As each new day unfolds before you, seek Me for guidance for that day.

Yesterday is wisdom, but not food.

Wisdom is muscle–strength. Muscle must be fed or you will lose the strength you have.

Are you ready?

Come

Let Me hand you up–your ride is here. I have all you need for today,

and every day you seek Me…

For the journey

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16

“Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4

“For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, ‘Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.'” I Corinthians 1:26-31

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.” II Peter 1:3-5

“”Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19

 

 

My Delight

I took delight on the day My Son was bruised. Not because it pleased Me to see Him abused, broken, but that His meek obedience satisfied the payment required for you to be grafted in. A price so high could only be paid by the pure sacrifice of Holiness, the shed Blood of a sinless Man.

It satisfied Me.

You are that important to Me!

Do you stop and consider that? Really own it in your heart, how very valuable and priceless that you are to Me, that I could watch My one and only Son be

brutally beaten,

spit upon,

tortured,

hung and left to die,

nails run through his hands and feet.

One born for Victory, but never defeat!

How precious is your life that He, gave his own life that you’d be made free. You have only to believe, in order to receive, that priceless Blood.

No greater value has been found.

No greater love been given…

Than the day I turned My face from My Son.

My prize was you–to be won!

I saw My Son, so priceless…

but, for a moment, turned away.

Looking back I saw you…

through the Blood I saw you!

I took delight on the day that My son was bruised…

and that delight, My child, was YOU!

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?

And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand; he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:3-12

“–he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:26b-28