A Loving Word In Season : Covid-19

“But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Gen 3:9

Family of God, let’s apply some prophetic insight to this hour (remember prophecy is simply Father’s heart revealed).

“No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Tim 2:4

At a time when the Body of Christ could be laying hands on the sick, praying the comfort and peace of Jesus Christ over people, and witnessing with signs following, we are instead navigating too much of our own fear and Satan’s lies to be the Light. There is a military term for this compromise. It’s called becoming “combat ineffective.”

During major recent events this same pattern happened during 9-11, the housing market crash, and the Great Recession as well.

Before we go any further please understand this:

  • This outbreak is meant to bring us to all new heights in our walk, and depths in our intimacy and identity as a Child of God.
  • This season is meant to conform our spirit, soul and body into the next level of Christ-Like ambassadors walking the end-times Earth.
  • Please… Never forget this.

NOTE: Trials are invitations. Trials expose the hidden man of the heart. They reveal the secrets we keep from ourselves, our spouses, our friends, and (in futility) before God.

This Season Peeling it all away
As stated in prior writings and broadcasts, we have already entered into a new Epoch. For the last few years I have conveyed that Father, in His great love and compassion has begun turning up the heat on the Church. Heat purifies. It restores intimacy. It cleanses our soul. It sets us free to walk in deeper fellowship. For the Body of Christ, trials do not define the season we are in. Seasons are defined by what Father’s desires to accomplish. This is a time of Jesus once again becoming our First-Love. Jesus is continuing to peel back what has been hidden in our own hearts. This is loving and safe exposure. This is good!

Centuries Past- Iron & Clay
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock… but everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27

We are all, with the passage of time, reaping little by little, more and more, whatever foundation we are choosing to build. For some, this is increased kingdom blessing and authority. For many others, this is fear and loss. This can change now.

Intimacy, transformation, and sharing the Gospel in power, will always be compromised so long as we attempt to do this while also living for ourselves and our own motives. This compromise will no longer be within the sphere of Father’s permissive blessings as Jesus nears His return.

For centuries, the Church has attempted to find true intimacy with Jesus, while seeking to be validated by this world. Our sense of identity, (link) simply put, is not what we profess, but what our heart truly clings to for our inherent sense of self-value. (do we find validation and worth in titles, money, the world, or even our giftings?) All of this is coming to the surface.

Why do we do the things we do? What is truly motivating our actions and thoughts? When will we stop looking to be stroked and validated by our accomplishments and the opinions of others? Father-God says we are fully pleasing and accepted in His sight.

Question: what is the last thing on our minds before we go to bed? What is the first thing on our heart when we wake up? How does this compare to the way our Savior walked the Earth with His Father? Now… most importantly, what is the root behind this delta? This is where Father wants to minister to us.

God is Love
God is good. God is Love. God is holy. This must be embraced or we will never have a proper spiritual kingdom perspective on anything. Ever. God is love. Whether it’s correction or abundant blessings. God is doing both in this season. He is correcting that which has not been repented of. He is blessing and advancing those who have heard His cry and sought His heart above all things. Both are Love.

A transference is taking place during this outbreak. This is not to say that if one has felt financial or physical loss one is in sin. But wealth is being removed from areas of the Church Body and given to other brothers and sisters who have been counted trustworthy. It is happening right now. Love humbles. Love Corrects. Love blesses. God is love in all of this, and throughout this entire Corona-virus pandemic. 

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13

Is the passion of our heart to pray for those who are scared and have no hope? Are we racing to meet strangers in our community to share the Gospel and speak health and peace over them? Why do we sleep so well at night while we believe family members and neighbors are heading toward perdition? Where is our love for those who need love?

This too, shall pass…
Your Father is faithful and His protection is over you. Always. Always!!! Family, this flu will pass. Covid-19 will fade away. The economy and the Market will rebound this time. This time. This is the not the end of the world. These are birth pains. These are merciful, loving opportunities Father is using to refine our hearts and prepare an end-times bride. Many have been crying “Revival, revival!” Well, are we reviving? Are we turning from the sin of still finding worth in others? Is our heart still bent on the sin of hoarding our wealth and self-preservation?

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Heb 12:11

We will use it to press into Father’s heart and ask the Holy Spirit to change us. Or, we will just batten the hatches and remain unchanged, waiting for the next event that will be of even greater personal cost. There is a Garden planted within our inner being. Where is our soul in relation to this Garden? This event is not about fear, the economy, or elections. This is not about The One-World Order or anything else in this realm.

All things begin from the Throne-room of God. All things originate in the spirit and manifest in the natural realm.  There is something even bigger than all other potential outcomes that manifest in the earthly kingdom.  This event is about the heart of the body of Christ.

This event will pass. When it does, where will Jesus find our hearts?

The New Wineskins: Part 2 –  Fleshing Out This New Season

The New Wineskins: Part 2 -So what does it actually look like?

“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” 1 Cor 14:1

I believe the Holy Spirit is as involved today as He was when He entered inside the living church on the day of Pentecost and began the New Covenant. Because of this conviction,  I encourage the training and equipping of the saints to walk in the heart, mind, and desire that flows from Father’s heart in Heaven. (John 5:19)

There is a lot being said about 2020 and the decade to come. The common consensus across many diverse camps is:

  • A new paradigm has come
  • A transference of wealth is taking place
  • A new generation is rising up
  • John Baptists and Elijahs are coming forth
  • Revival will come to America
  • Sport stadiums will be filled with evangelists

I truly bear witness with all the above declarations. Every one of them, and have often shared in the past several years that this season is coming. It is now upon us. A new epoch has already begun.

BUT…

What I have been struggling to find is how we, the church, the ambassadors and corporate manifestation of Jesus on the earth, are going to bring to pass what Father desires to do.  I am not hearing this yet from any of the camps. 

I am of the firm conviction that is it not because of lack of understanding that these teachings are not being brought forth. I believe we are afraid of speaking the full counsel of God. I believe many of the elders of this generation, across all platforms of influence, are afraid of the backlash that will come if we do speak the Truth in Love and share our part in all this. ( I plan to address this on the next blog).

If we are not being given the blueprint on how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit, how are we going to carry out Father’s plans? This occurs year over year.

It is little wonder why so many Christians are still so hurt and disillusioned. True spiritual discipleship, mentoring and counseling has been watered down to little more than scheduled pep talks. After all, who is willing to risk one’s platform (not to mention our livelihood) if we are too honest?

Father is inviting this generation to more, however. Let’s lean into what Father is doing. What I am offering some small insights on are meant only to encourage us to get into our prayer time to talk with the Lord more. Because of this, I am keeping this kinda short.

Here we go: 2020 and beyond…

A new paradigm has come – what does this look like? For starters, Jesus is requiring the Church to turn from an old religious way of operating as the Church. He desires for us to walk the Earth in power and great love with signs following.  We will have very limited capacity to do this if we are not willing to lay down our emotional and soulish comforts. We must embrace what is uncomfortable.

A transference of wealth is taking place – yes there is. In fact, it has already begun. This transference is being given to those who will steward kingdom resources in order to advance the Gospel. Notice I said “the Gospel” not their personal ministry. While many will be clawing and scraping for money and pleading to support the vision of their newest program, other individuals will be quietly and without fanfare ministering to the poor, the widows, the orphans, the homeless and winning a great harvest into the kingdom. Debt free and mobile.

A new generation is rising up – yes they are! Many will come from the harvest won by those who have been given supernatural provision as mentioned above. Others will be stepping up and stepping forth as they have quietly allowed Jesus to redefine their true identity in Him.  In fact, they will be speaking about a new way of living the resurrected life. They will challenge and convict not only in words but out of the depth of intimacy they have with Jesus. They will intimately know Him.They will look like Him. Dead religious convictions will look very foolish standing in their presence. They will care only about what Jesus wants to do, right here, right now, no matter the corporate or personal cost.

John Baptists and Elijah are coming forth – I’ll camp here on this point a little longer. This is big. Read about the Baptizer. Also go back and re-read starting in 1 Kings 17. An anonymous group of ordinary Christians will begin to speak from unknown fellowships in unknown towns about some very challenging things. Will they move in Love and Power? Ohhhh, yes they will!  The blueprint was for them to be mentored and taught by this present generation, but as a whole, the speaking platform was not willing to be shared with this younger group. God will now begin to do it another way. 

Consider this: Kings records Elisha performing twice as many miracles as Elijah. Elisha’s ministry was marked with reconciliation and forgiveness. He carried out what Elijah failed to do. What Elijah did in anger Elisha got twice as far… in love. So, why aren’t the Elisha’s coming? Because it was Elijah who called for the absolute destruction of every altar, every idol, every false-doctrine and compromised way of doing things. He stood before the religious order of the day and tore it all down to present the way of Love to come. 

LOVING REALITY CHECK:

This camp will address the church, not the lost. 

Have you heard anyone talk about what these Elijahs and Johns will speak on? What will they teach and prophecy to the Body of Christ? What will they have to say about the way we are conducting ourselves; our fear, insecurity and self-centeredness of our assemblies and personal walks? These men and women, will be demanding in the power of Jesus Christ, to tear down every altar and compromise in our own hearts. They will call out our stubbornness and pride. We don’t want to hear this much. This is why there is radio silence on the specifics. Good news is we have the bible and can prepare our hearts ahead of time, and judge ourselves. Then we may even invite them in for a meal or a cigar. Maybe? ( No,no, no… Elijah wouldn’t smoke a cigar!) 

Revival will come to America – Yes it will. The church will eventually grow weary of living in her fears, loneliness and the rat race of this world. She will begin to grow jealous for a relationship like the ones they see in the people coming forth. Eventually, we will want more…nothing but Jesus. Things that comfort the old-man and self-centered living will fade next to the visible walk we are offered in Christ. When that time comes, we as a nation of Christians living in America will repent. Then the Holy Spirit will begin to transform our hearts and thinking. We will begin to dig into the ancient paths of righteousness being offered in the Blood. We will begin to take our thoughts captive and start to live that truth. This is kingdom revival. You cannot pray it down. It comes from within us. Holy Spirit is waiting for us. 

It will be the result of a church that moves in great intimacy and authority. When a stranger comes up to us and says “what is so different about you?” and begins to confess their sins in tears…

Then, it will be declared in heaven, “The bride of Christ is once again moving throughout the land of America.”  The bride… will be moving.

Sport stadiums will be filled with evangelists – I have seen this as well. But this will come alongside a purified and revived church that once again feels the love and joy of our Redeemer so deeply and innocently we will share it with strangers at gas stations, hotels, vacation beaches, grocery stores, the workplace. If we think this “stadium” phenomenon will be an enlarged version of our present Easter Sunday sermons we invite our neighbors to…. think again.

Parting thoughts:

New testament prophecy is to be judged when it is spoken. Not as those without the Holy Spirit were commanded to judge it. Under Mosaic Law no one had the Holy Spirit so it was impossible to rightly divide a prophetic word. They had to wait to see if it came to pass or not. 

Not so under the New Covenant. We all have the kingdom within us now. I invite each and every one of us to judge this word. If it does not bear witness.. Eh, toss it out. I’ll still send ya a Christmas card.  But if it does bear witness, do your part. Pass this along. Pray into it with another believer. Dare to take a stand. What’s the worst that can happen?? I’ll tell you the worst. If you’re a woman you’ll be shamed and disowned by your family. Your father will say you are no longer his daughter. You’ll be cut off financially and tempted to prostitute yourself for food. If you’re a man you’ll be burned alive.

Wait… that is what is happening in the Middle-East, India and Africa. Sorry, wrong regions. In America, you may be uninvited to your favorite bible study.

Or maybe… just maybe… we will start reviving with others in the body. Maybe the ground where we are praying will begin to shake. Two completely different possibilities. The unknown can be scary.  Stare this fear down.

Above all- get into your prayer chambers. Get on our knees and give Jesus permission to begin capturing our hearts in whatever area we need it, to whatever end is necessary.  To whatever end…

There is much our Commander-In-Chief wants to do in 2020 and beyond. We must be made aware of what this looks like and repent whenever needed. Only then will we begin to see the birthing of all the wonderful prophecy that has been shared year after year.  Let it begin now. Let us find Him with all our heart. He already loves us all unconditionally and deeply. Even so, He still deserves all our hearts, and His lost children are dying every day.

God bless you all, my dear Family.

David Murry NY

“All Things Are Permissible…”

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Col 2:16-17

Some traditions are wonderful. Others… not so much. Some things draw us deeper into Christ, and some things… do not.

Lately,  I write, prepare a radio broadcast… and then just delete it. I am struggling a lot. I have been for quite some time now. 

How exactly are we to mutually edify one another toward the “high calling” of Jesus without challenging the “status quo?” 

We cry out to be encouraged… but yet not experience conviction. We want to be told our inner man of the heart is adorned, but we don’t want the Word to be our mirror.

I can understand. It is very sharp, and it certainly does divide.

So how exactly do we spurn one another on with such a lopsided mindset? Could this be why so many of us feel dejected, disappointed and hurt by God?  Maybe. But, I am struggling. Forgive me. Please pray for me.

This blog is purposely a “day” late.  This year in particular, I was asked quite a bit about my thoughts on Halloween. I’ve backed off on this topic for a very long time. This year, for reasons I won’t get into, it has once again pierced my heart. So, I’ll share a little bit and if it’s worth consideration to some, awesome!  If not, let’s remember to unconditionally love one another and continue to support one another.  Deal?

Hallowe’en.  From a holistic, humanistic approach we can argue both for and against participation. Some wonderful ideas and ideals; pure in heart on both sides of the camp. I’ll cut through the current (as well as old) theological debates by pointing out the following reality: 

Satanists do no go trick-or-treating. 

They spend the night in prayer.

Now, I am not referring to the tree hugging “white witches,” New Age occultists or those who think it’s cool to be labeled a “satanist.” That’s child’s play. Truly.  I am referring to those who are 100% sold out for Satan, and have devoted their entire life to doing his will. This is a group known as The Brotherhood.

You will never read about them, see them publicly confess their beliefs, or perceive any outward signs of their allegiance to Satan. They are well attuned to the spirit realm and openly, knowingly cooperate with demons in much more open and common practice than many of our encounters with the spirit realm. While the church is looking to “experience” the realm of the spirit, they live in this realm. They also operate in very high positions of influence and affluence. All their thought and intention is aimed at how to channel fallen angels to rob, steal and destroy every single one of God’s created beings.

Brothers and sisters, whom I love, this holiday is devoutly engaged in by this brotherhood  to curse both the lost and the Church. They curse our children and they curse our land. While they live in their darkened spirit realm, we are discussing carnal theology and rhetoric.

Forget for a moment, this was a day created to worship Satan and was expressed with acts of murder, rape and child sacrifice. Today, at present, it is an active satanic night of intense prayer and fasting. 

Family, we often choose to be ignorant of spiritual laws, but this does not remove the law any more than me choosing to ignore the posted speed limit. Every wonder why blood is so important in our history? Every wonder why all the occult and demonic religions offered blood sacrifices? There is power in a blood covenant. I won’t get into it here, but blood covenants have legal impacts in the courts of heaven and the spirit realm.

Every year, children are abducted and sacrificed to Satan on this night. Every Halloween, pastors are kidnapped and tortured. The only other holiday that has this much brotherhood activity is the Black Sabbath (but that’s another story). They release curses that all too often find an unseen foothold in our lives for various reasons.   

While Christians are walking the streets with their children, or substituting the night with a bait-and-switch, christian white-washed version, witches and warlocks are engaged in high spiritual warfare through the blood of other parents’ children. 

Have we lost the stomach for this reality? Is that too much to hear? It is real whether we acknowledge it or not.  

I am not judging us. I am bringing to light our actions.  I love you all. I love the Church. I love all our differences and opposing viewpoints. We are beautiful. But, Father hates anything that has to do with that which robs, steals and destroys. I am only bringing back into focus something that never should have gotten blurred in our convictions.

Do we really, absolutely, have to acknowledge this demonic holiday? Is it profitable to come up with some form of it to prevent our children from feeling the sting Jesus told us we would feel in this world? Is it truly in our children’s best interest, spiritually, emotionally and physically to keep them from feeling the loss of being the light and salt of the world? 

Should those who are presently deceived and in need of the True Gospel, be more devout in their gods than we are in the One True God?

In the United States, Heavenly-Father is not yet asking us to die for Him. This honor is being reserved for nations presently more honorable than ours. 

With great purpose I chose not to inject scripture in this post. None of us need verses only to conform them to the stubbornness of our soul. But, I will appeal to our spirit which bears witness with the Holy Spirit within us. 🙂

He is asking the Body Of Christ in America not to die, but simply live… for Him.

I love you all.

The New Wineskins: Part 1 – Paradigm Shift

The New Wineskins: Part 1 –  A paradigm shift is in order.

And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22

The “new wine” is coming.  In fact, it has already begun being offered to the Church.

Father has saved the best for last!! I believe a great awakening is coming upon this land, and with it, a generation of Christians that not only follow Jesus, but walk in a depth of intimacy that has not been seen en-masse since the first century.

Long before the advent of social media; some 30 years ago,  Father began showing me pictures of a tattered, torn and fearful America and Church. Many of the things I saw have already been fulfilled, but there is more coming. In the midst of these encounters, Father also showed me Christians springing up all across the nation and connecting without being constrained by any religious leaders stifling their words or giftings. I saw forms of communication and interrelationships that I had no grid for. I could not understand how this would be accomplished at the time. Now, with the internet, most of the Damascus highways have been built  (but there is still more to come).

The majority who are often spectators to a religious and often well-intentioned service have grown weary of being sheep. Many want to mature and become shepherds to the next generation.  Above all perhaps, pure prophetic vision, which is VITAL to every generation, was (and still is) being stifled from the pulpit across many fellowships in this land.

As a result, many have chosen to seek gatherings where the Holy Spirit is permitted to flow through all the members of the Body as He desires. It’s been a messy journey for many, but it’s been with liberty. It’s also been fun. But now, of our own free will, we withhold the same words that burn within our spirit. We willingly do not speak His full counsel. Counsel that would light the pathway for others to walk in deeper and more fulfilling intimacy with Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Counsel that would equip others to reap a harvest.

The Body of Christ has been set free to speak openly as the Holy Spirit sees fit to bring things to the forefront. 500 hundred years of religious systems have been side-stepped in order to allow the Church to begin preparing for the Final Days. Room has been made for those who are willing. There is a reason why the door of institutional bondage has been unlocked and yet we are still standing at the gate on our own volition.

What I am now seeing is an increasing intensity on Father’s heart to address the growing lack of willingness within the prophetic call to bring forth direction, correction, and fresh vision to further align us with His plans for this hour. 

NOTE: For my conservative brothers and sisters please remember my definition of “prophecy” is simply to share a small piece of what is on Father’s heart. I do NOT subscribe to the nonsense all around us.

New Testament prophetic insights were, and still are fully welcomed under the formal religious system to speak before, after, or even during service so long as it is not a challenging word.

Today, even though no one can withhold the microphone or shame us from standing up in fellowship to share Father’s heart, we are still silent of our own volition.

We are afraid.

We have an identity issue. 

It is slowly and systematically strangling the power of the Resurrection in this generation and the generation that is being brought to Christ in this hour. We are still attempting, by and large, to welcome the liberty of the Holy Spirit and new Church life under an old system where our self-worth comes from our popularity. Our fear of being rejected is crippling us.

Our desire to “build” our own following has replaced what was once pure desire to walk in pure fellowship. 

The founding fathers of this nation had to learn and grow into a new system of government, when they cast off England’s. In a similar fashion, this end times Church is being called to walk in God’s system of government. This is not about a physical location. It is not about a building or a living room gathering.

This is about the Kingdom’s government apprehended by a change in perspective, interaction and above all, mindset and belief system.  It’s a complete paradigm shift.

 New wine in new wineskins.

This introduction begins a series designed to be a mirror for our hearts. Where are we excelling? What things are we absolutely hitting out of the park? Where do we need to clean up some stuff? Where are we in some outright rebellion and need to repent? 

In love and obedience,  I’ll share a small but integral part. I invite us all into some fellowship and Koinonia.  More to follow in the weeks to come.

Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” John 2:10

Be blessed, Family! His best for us is yet to come. 🙂

Business Trips & Elevators

“But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.” Luke 5:16

It was the third day of a week long business trip and I was tired. As many executives can attest, the real business negotiations are hammered out after hours around elaborate fire-pits, 4 star restaurants and the bountiful watering holes that are all attached to the hotel main lobby. It was very late. I was tired, and a bit weary of the atmosphere to be completely honest. Three days to go…

The thought that I should not get so drained at these professional trips was gnawing at me. Still so much for Jesus to teach me.  Still so many principles I have yet to apply. I could think of nothing more than to get alone with Father for a few minutes before sleep overtook me.

Stepping into the elevator, I prayed for a speedy ascent. Instead, I was joined by two others who snagged the door just as it was closing (note to self: press that button faster next time!) I could tell the two were business associates of some sort; him in a nice suit and she in a smart-looking tailored outfit. I liked his shoes. I liked his hair more. Mostly because he had some. They were in their late 30s to early 40s. Both of them easy on the eyes and they knew it.

Let me pause for a moment. I am often asked how I can tell if a stranger is a Christian. First let me say it is not a gift. It is a fruit of communion and available to every child of God.

As we continue to spend time with Jesus, He will ask us for permission to take our fears and the lies that they are rooted in. Leonard Ravenhill would call this the “die, wait, and get alone” practice. Sounds ominous to be sure, but in reality it’s filled with kingdom Life, deliverance and joy, if not mingled with some equal portions of pain and tears during the process. Oh, but the reward!! One of the by-products is that we will begin to feel His heart more and more intensely. We will also become more keenly aware of His kingdom, which of course, is rooted and established in Love. The more we allow Him to change us, the more deeply we get to abide in Him.

This is how we begin to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God to varying degrees around us. Spirit calls to spirit. Always. The most back-slidden and hurting child of God has Father’s love inside them, even if its trapped in their spirit-man, waiting to flood their own soul with that same Life and Joy.

Now, back to the elevator and my poor reflexes…

I gazed at the woman and saw that warm glow of Jesus that abides in every believer, as well as a tenderness that weaved so beautifully with how Father designed her. She was a gentle soul. She had a special gift to impart peace and comfort to others.

“David, was this word of knowledge?” Not at all. I simply felt her giftings silently ministering to me. Just being in that elevator I felt the drain of the lobby begin to wash away from me… and she had no idea.

So, I asked Father for anything that might bless her. Was there something He has been trying to speak to her about in her own prayer time that wasn’t breaking through to her? Was there something in this season of her life that was time to be looked at?

There was.

“Excuse me, guys. This is going to sound really weird to you, sir, but not at all to you, miss.”

I continued with a smile. In fact, I felt so honored to share I must have looked a bit crazed as I turned with bloodshot eyes to speak directly to her.

“You have been given great grace to speak into peoples’ lives that are hurting, hungry and seeking Truth. They will listen to you. Father has given you that grace. Stop being afraid to step out.

“You don’t need to be afraid. There is nothing you need from man. You are deeply loved by your Heavenly-Father. You are complete in His love. Stop caring what others think and begin to accept how much He loves you.”

Her mouth hung open a bit and her eyes filled with tears. She just stared at me. I let her stare. I smiled back in silence. None of us so much as twitched. Eventually, the elevator stopped at my floor and I paused between the doors.

“We all have our part to play. I did mine. Now… you are going to have to explain to this young man how I knew you are a born-again christian. Have a great night, you two!”

Neither moved or uttered a word, and I often think on how that conversation went after the doors closed behind me. I had my hopes, and she had my prayers.

Family, we live in a lost generation that is pleading for God to make Himself known to them. They want to see real power from children of the Living God. We are moving away from religion in this hour. It is part of what Father is doing in this season of grace. Are we moving though, into Him? Are we allowing Him to deal with our thoughts of shame, pride and self-preservation?

“Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.” Heb 5:13

There is a kingdom living inside us that is an open portal to the throne room. Anyone who says its not work, or more criminal still, refuses to discuss our part in this covenant, is selling something else.

It is work, for sure. But it’s also pretty tiring to be fearful and hurting. Fear attempts to grip us at every encounter of every day. It is all rooted in the subtle lie the church has yet to reject at our core. That lie is that our worth is determined by things we do or don’t do, and the approval or rejection of others.

Righteousness is the doctrine that we are holy, blameless, and fully loved by our Father, our Redeemer and our Great Counselor. (scriptures here- you are LOVED!)

Step into that place of solitude with Father. It was good enough for Jesus. It’s good enough for us as well.

Here is a vital key:

We can only come away with an increased portion of the Kingdom

equal to the amount of this world we give Him in that time of intimacy.

Next time we enter in with Him, let us each consider asking Him to show us something He wants from within our soul.

He will, in exchange, begin to pour into us more of His Love and glory. Eventually, we will stop praying for revival. We will be the revival.

Love to you all.