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The Power Tools

Can you imagine life without tools?

Tools are needed to get the job done. Yet, how many say they live their life for Me, but never ‘receive’ the tools they’ve been given. These tools are given to empower, yet they are despised. That may seem a harsh word and yet you may recount that Esau despised his birthright by selling it for a bowl of pottage. He did not value it–deemed it unimportant, for his flesh cried to be fed.

“Once when Jacob was boiling pottage, Esau came in from the field and he was famished. And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Let me eat some of that red pottage, for I am famished.’ (Therefore his name was called Edom.) Jacob said, ‘First sell me your birthright.’ Esau said, ‘I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?’ Jacob said, ‘Swear to me first.’ so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:29-34

So many despise My Word by not giving it time in their day. How many claim to believe and yet have never even read My Word–they don’t even know what it says?

How many reject prayer in tongues and claim it to be from the devil?

Blasphemy!

“For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.” I Corinthians 14:2

It is My gift to you to build you up on the inside. The gift of the Holy Spirit, praying inside, through you.

“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.” John 14:16-17

“He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.” I Corinthians 14:4

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27

How treasured you are that I would give you this gift; how honored are those who’ve received. Many have received, and in this I AM blessed–glorified, but so many more left Him standing at the door.

Salvation and the Holy Spirit, the two should never part.

It was intended that you receive Him, right from the start.

You take your ease, but then come the pleas, the moment things go wrong. Tears are shed and many are dead for they–

  • don’t know
  • don’t have
  • don’t use

the Power Tools.

“–for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you–” Acts 1:8a

Don’t despise your birthright, as Esau did; for he later sought it with tears, but it was too late…

deception snatched it away.

“When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, ‘Bless me, even me also, O my father!’ But he said, ‘Your brother came with guile, and he has taken away your blessing.'” Genesis 27:34-35

(read of the entire account in Genesis 25-27)

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” I Corinthians 12:4-11

“And he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ And they said, ‘No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ And he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They said, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ And Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Acts 19:2-6

“–And he commanded us to preach to the people; and to testify that he is the one ordained by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that every one who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God.

Then Peter declared, ‘Can any one forbid water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.” Acts 10:42-48a

“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?'” Acts 11:15-17

“‘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 11:13

 

 

Fear Be Gone!

There are those who fear the future–they fear that what they ‘don’t know’ may come, and they are afraid of what that ‘might’ be. Others fear what they know to be, and of what they see.

But what you may not realize is that fear is a spirit.

When one believes something, contrary to My Word, it releases faith for that to come to pass in their life. This release of faith ‘opens a door’ and gives opportunity for you to be tormented by fear.

I do not put fear upon you, Satan does.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7 KJV

“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from evil.” II Thessalonians 3:3

“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I will  help you.'” Isaiah 41:13

But again, he does not have that power over you unless you open the door and invite him, by believing and confessing that which is contrary to My Word.

I have given you authority over all powers of darkness. Nothing shall by any means hurt you.

“The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!’ And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.'” Luke 10:17-20

  • Command fear to leave.

  • Submit to My Word–believe the Truth; resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  • To be ignorant of My Word is to make yourself vulnerable to the unknown.

Commit to My Word, just as you have committed to Me. For when the unknown becomes known, you will not only realize, but utilize the authority I’ve given you and from you the devil will flee!

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, fear not! behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.'” Isaiah 35:3-4

“Behold, I will make of you a threshing sledge, new, sharp, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff; you shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.” Isaiah 41:15-16

“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.

Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:10-18

“–and lo, I am with you always, to the close of this age.” Matthew 28:20b

 

 

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

 

 

You Are Powerful!

Absolute confidence comes from knowing who you are in Christ–the anointing, which is your power. You are not to put your trust in the anointing, but to put your trust in Me; for I AM, and if you find your security in the I AM, the anointing will surely flow.

Knowing who you are and knowing ‘who you are’…

are two different things.

You can know your name, and receive your surname from your family line, but until you dig into generations of family dynamics you know very little of who you are. Dig deeply into who I AM, to find who you are, and then you will know your stature, for it comes from within–it comes from Me.

I AM your core power, the strength within you–no matter what you face in life…

I AM your strength.

I AM your answer.

I AM

You will do well to be prepared and not caught off balance when that strength is needed. Find Me within

I AM Strength, I AM Love, and if I AM your core power, that is who you are–full of power.

You are–

Powerful!

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake. Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” I Peter 1:18-21

“You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God–” I Peter 1:23

“–the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you; as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie, just as it has taught you, abide in him.” I John 2:27

“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.” I Peter 1:3-4

“–I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God. ” Ephesians 3:14-19

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed.” Psalms 28:7-8

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

 

This New Day

Begin this day to think of yourself as renewed, and not defiled in any way. Many come to Me, receiving all I have to offer,

My Blood,

My Power and Authority,

My Name and the Salvation it brings,

and yet, do not leave behind the sin, the memories and all that led them to seek Me. With the same faith it took to apprehend the gospel–that same faith will renew, restore and release you from the cause of shame.

Be an example for My Kingdom, and let go of blame.

That same power I used to raise Lazarus from the dead, I grant to you, that you may do likewise.

And so, begin with you.

For you were dead in your sins, but made alive in Christ Jesus. Therefore, live as if that is so.

Sparkle for My Kingdom like a new penny–though your worth be far greater than rubies or gold or any tangible thing; your worth claimed My Life.

Therefore, do not walk as if you own yesterday. Release it and leave it behind. Behold, today is the day of Salvation–today if you will hear My Voice.

Today!

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 5:21-6:2

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 2:1-2

“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful  lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:23-24

“–God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:5b-7

“So put away all malice and all guile and insincerity and envy and all slander. Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation; for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.” I Peter 2:1-3

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!” Psalms 95:6-7

 

Wise Prayer

Mistakes are often made when one is too eager to get the job done.

You would be wise to be respectful and use caution when advancing into the unknown. When receiving instruction to move forward, it is expected that you will be prayerful about the advance. Enlist wisdom from above. I will provide it liberally, giving direction and encouragement as well.

Enlist Me

I await your invitation. I AM respectful of your time, for it is necessary that you exercise your will in all aspects of the call. I empower you, but I do not overpower or control you.

I AM delighted when My faithful ones are ready and listening for My direction. As long as they are willing and move forward, I continue to lead. But I do not push, nor prod or pull.

It is the willing and obedient that eat the good of the land.

Are you willing?

Will you obey?

Are you hungry?

Let us prepare–Let’s pray!

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:5-8

“Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.'” I Peter 1:13-16

“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. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:3-8

“–we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9-14

“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Isaiah 58:10-11

“If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:19