John 10:10 should totally dispel the belief that God uses sickness, disease, hardship or calamity to bring us closer to Himself. Jesus told us point blank it's the thief stealing, killing and destroying so there's NO reason we should EVER blame God for those circumstances.
The Word of God is powerful enough to break us through any demonic blockage we face if we believe it. Jesus of Nazareth is The Word made flesh so we when speak and believe The Word, we're believing Him and releasing His anointing into our situations. It's time to win, saints!
As I drove across the Blue Bridge today and looked at the Columbia River, I marveled at the beauty of my hometown. And as often happens, one thought is a seed for another and another ... another.
My hometown really is beautiful. When I was a teen I couldn't wait to get out of here, but now I love being here. It's a place of refuge. And because I'm older and wiser in Christ, I know how important it is to bless this place that I love.
Next thought (which was my third, if you're tracking with me) was God doesn't create crappy, junky land. He makes things beautiful. So when we're in neighborhoods and places that are run down, it's because of defilement, and us not caring for His creation. He doesn't create dumps and place His beloved there. With exception.
Think of Adam. He placed Adam in an ideal place and charged him to care for, develop and maintain it. We're responsible for caring for the land God places us on. You may be thinking you don't own anything, you rent ... no matter. You can do your part to maintain it. Even if it's as small as releasing a blessing over the land each day as you come and go. But you can also pick up any trash that you see on the grounds or pull any weeds that spring up.
The exception is that God will place us in rough spots - that humans made rough, btw - to clean them up. To redeem them. We're supposed to bring The Kingdom to those places in the forms of work (I'm not cursing), authority and dominion.
I'm formally inviting you to The Tri-Cities, Wash. I love it here and am blessing the land every chance I get. I'm having a conference October 20, 2018 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patti and I are going to minister as prophet and seer to the human spirit to locate the next piece of deliverance you need to overcome.
I'm also going to teach on the anti-Christ spirit. This is a big one because it's a high-level spirit that rules over Jezebel and Leviathan. We're so distracted by those two lesser demons that we ignore the damage that Christ told us the anti-Christ would cause in Revelation, and is happening right before our eyes in the world.
I'm also going to heal the Psalm 139:16 timeline. Aligning our lives with God's Original Design is crucial. You have to get the book He wrote about your life out of the enemies' hands and open so you can be, do and have what He ordained for you.
I hope you'll come. Big blessings!
I'm back with this. I know some probably think I'm a negative nelly but I am not. I'm a woman who reads The Bible and gets hype about God's shows of power and majesty and then looks at my life and is like ... Dude, what's really going on here?
That causes me to ask Him questions and keep on asking until I get answers. I also go Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek so I get better understanding of what is translated into English. We lose A LOT of what's truly in The Logos through translation. Study is required, folks.
MYTH: We can cancel every demonic attack if we're close to Holy Spirit.
TRUTH: Psalm 34:19, Romans 8:14; 32, 1 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 1 Peter 4:13 ... this is such a ridiculous statement I could list even more verses but I'm gonna stop. I will tell you to take note of Job's discourse, though, because there are several verses consecutively that contradict this myth.
This conversation actually began because they tweeted that nothing can stop God's plans for your life and if you know me, you should know I jumped on that one. I asked what the thoughts behind that statement were because a million different things can stop God's plans for our lives. The big thing being most DO NOT KNOW God's plans for our lives. He doesn't lay out every detail. He gives clues and makes us step out in faith, trying, failing, growing and then going back in for feedback. Over and over again throughout all of our years. I wish He would lay out everything for me so I could stop wondering and stop making mistakes. But The Lord and His creativity loves fixing and solutioning (yes, that's a Zari word) my messes.
The reply made sense. They don't want people focusing on the negative, they want positive thinkers. I totes get that. But even Mandisa came back and corrected in her song Unfinished. It's NOT easy to overcome every attack much less completely block every attack.
How close to Holy Spirit do you have to be so that you can cancel EVERY attack? I prayed in tongues 50 hours a month for three months - that wasn't close enough to stop every attack. How do you get THAT close? What is the process? Name one person who's lived this as reality. I asked the tweeter these things, too. I'm awaiting an answer. Let's go to The Word, which was made flesh in Yeshua.
Yeshua said that He gave us authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing will by any means hurt us (Luke 10:19), right? When I asked Holy Spirit what that meant I learned two things.
Psalm 34:19 shuts down that stupid statement all together. It's one of my go-tos because it's the story of my life. MANY are the afflictions (definition: something that causes pain or suffering) of the righteous (definition: morally right or justifiable, virtuous; aka close to Holy Spirit) but The Lord delivers them out of them all. It doesn't read, not even in Hebrew, many afflictions hit everyone except those who are close to Holy Spirit. No, dear ones, The Word actually tells us that we're gonna have lots of pain of suffering as people in close relationship with Holy Spirit.
A couple other verses I have listed above reference us being children of God and Him not sparing His own son. If we're sons of God and He doesn't spare us, we can't cancel every instance of hurt and harm. Also, we see in part. So what if Holy Spirit does show us how to cancel EVERY attack (I still need to know the entire life history of anyone who's experienced this as reality) because we only see in part, what if we miss something? Or don't understand an instruction? It happens all the time. I've matured and understand differently and betterer than I did in years past.
We're to share in Christ's sufferings. Hearing and reading about something does not compare to experiencing the same suffering. Yeshua was betrayed and doubted by most of His circle and everyone else just wanted something from Him. Those things hurt Him. He was a man. The Man of Sorrows. But, He had authority, earned authority, and maturity and didn't allow those hurts and harms to wound Him. And He was close to Holy Spirit. His death was a demonic attack, but it was God's plan, God's allowance and He submitted to it.
Paul didn't get everything right. Adam and Eve sure didn't get everything right and I don't know if there were two people ever closer to God than they were. They were in Eden with God physically coming down to chill every evening and they couldn't cancel satan's attack. Moses didn't get it right. David didn't. None of these Bible big names were able to cancel every attack. John got The Revelation of Yeshua and couldn't cancel every attack.
Again, you may be thinking I'm haggling over pennies, but I just want us believers to stop saying stupid stuffs and get real and get delivered so we can advance The Kingdom. Also, there are naive folks out there who repeat and believe that and it's just not true. We're supposed to be people of Truth.
I could go on and on about this but I'm gonna make one last point and close. How do we grow if we cancel every attack and are protected from everything? We can't. If you don't work muscles, they get flabby, soft. Listen ... I've tried to run from several battles in my life so I know what I'm talking about. But the problem with running from them is that they keep coming around again because God's plan requires me to face them head on, and use that experience as earned authority to advance The Kingdom. There are some attacks you can cancel. There are some attacks that God cancels without us even knowing because there's no benefit to The Kingdom if they came. Some attacks are specifically manufactured by God, with the demonic's limited allowance, because God needs warriors with authority in certain realms and He knows which warriors were created for each battlefield. Let's pray:
Heavenly Father, I lift up social media to You for cleansing and sanctification. We ask that You go back to it's inception and cover our sins of ignorance and failing to perform due diligence on our proclamations with Yeshua's Blood. I repent of all the times I presented my immature understanding as truth. I know You're a personal God and deal with us all individually, and if I misjudge someone whom You've given authority to cancel every attack, I repent. I would like that anointing and not have to fight so much myself. Nevertheless, not mine, but Your will be done. I ask this in Yeshua's Name and seal this prayer by Holy Spirit.
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I hope you all realize I hear a super hero soundtrack and onomatopoeias (word sounds like zip, bang, zap!) when I say Myth Buster Bustin' Myths. 😆
Ok, so this is one of the many I've seen lately.
MYTH: The devil trembles when the weakest Christian is on their knees.
TRUTH: James 2:19 and Job 1:6, 2:1. From what I can tell satan is prideful to the very end, was even bold enough to tempt Jesus face-to-face, AND thought he had enough leverage to actually make Yeshua betray The Father.
So, let's unpack the myth. It sounds catchy, as most of our Christian cliches do, but it doesn't really make any sense from a Kingdom perspective.
The only verse in The Written Word about demons - demons, not thee demonic prince, satan himself - trembling tells us they do so because they have revelation of the power and immensity of God (James 2:19). If you're a weak Christian, I have to assume you're a baby who's still drinking milk. You getting on your knees is not going to faze any demon. There are people who pastor churches and good-sized flocks who can't get anything done in prayer because they don't believe it and don't understand it.
If you have enough revelation, understanding, wisdom and earned authority to make the demonic 'tremble,' you won't have to waste time going down on your knees. You could just turn your focus to The Word and they'll discern your countenance changing and leave because they know you're about to unleash The Law against them.
The Word is fire, The Sword of The Spirit and a hammer (scepter) and it thrashes demons when it's wielded by someone who has earned authority (Jeremiah 23:29; Ephesians 6:17). Earned authority is like this: You know how some people declare a scripture and it manifests for them quickly every time? That's earned authority. You know how some folks declare a verse and it manifests some times? That's grace for the moment - a special favor or temporary anointing, etc. When The Word is being released against demons, they're trying to get to Southwest.com (wanna get away).
Now back to the big guy. And by big guy I mean little guy because my GOD is so much BIGGER; just differentiating between satan and his minions. In Job he goes before The Lord boldy. The Logos states, he presented himself to El-ohim along with the other created higher ups. We have to remember that God is the Judge of the Universe and has given His Word not to lay hands on satan again until the next big battle. So satan's not trembling going before The Lord. No, he accuses God of sheltering Job. REMEMBER?!? Folks, he goes in talking much smack - NOT trembling. So where in the world do we get the audacity to say, WE, unfortunately more ignorant regarding The Word than we should be, humans make the devil (oooo, oooo, oooo - those are boogey man sounds, btw) tremble. It's silly.
Now ... you may say I'm just being technical, but how many court cases have been made - for good or bad - by a technicality? Many. But more importantly, this is a part of my spiritual DNA. I'm an RG prophet, manifestation teacher. I want (need in my core) for The BoB (Body of Believers) *who are willing* to eat The Truth so we can obey God by taking dominion, being fruitful and multiplying. And as long as we believe wrong things or partial truths about The Word, we will remain powerless. That's not our inheritance.
And, yes, dear ones ... thinking you're making the devil tremble just by praying is a deception that will cause problems. Believing that is why we don't do more than hold prayer meetings in this current generation of The Church. We claim praying's doing our part so we pray but don't work.
God wasn't joking about taking dominion. I don't know about you, but I'm fed up with all of the unrighteousness I have to live under because The Church refuses to get involved. God's not exactly fed up because He'll just wait us out and keep inviting generations to take up their divine mantles and do what The Word instructs. And what I'm doing about it is attempting to train up children of Christ (myself included) so they can return to The Word. We've def departed from it. Let's pray.
Yeshua, The Word Made Flesh, we repent of departing from Your Word and allowing someone else to feed us their canned milk as food. Father, We ask that You ignite the fire that already exists in our spirits because we come from You and You love The Word. Teach us to read it and chew it and savor it, to not stop there, and to do The Word so we're not deceived. We ask this in Jesus' Name and seal it by Holy Spirit. Amen.
At the bakery
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Tattoos are a pretty controversial issue for believers. Not as high-emotion as homosexuality and such, but you can muster up enough opinions to hold a symposium, I'm sure.
I share my thoughts on the subject in the following video. Watch and let me know where you fall on the 'absolutely no to the more the merrier' spectrum.
Chillin' at home and lovin' it
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This is my Nana. She's got 88 years of service on the earth. The enemy's currently messing with her brain and I'm not really for that. I guess they weren't expecting me to hop on a plane at 5:50am, minister to her spirit and then hop back on at 6:32pm to return home. I'll do it again, too. When I see demonic theft, the fighter in me awakens. Those who intercede for/with me, please release a verbal agreement that she be continually strengthened in mind, body, soul and spirit with all the strength God's Spirit gives. Thanks!
I had a really cool dream earlier this week about three planes. But I'm gonna share some other things before I get into that.
First, the spirit of suicide visited me Tuesday afternoon - during the 2 o'clock hour, I believe. What had happened was … I was entertaining thoughts of despair. That says a mouthful already. But my mind (thoughts) moves so quickly, the spirit of depression doesn’t have much effect on me anymore. Because prophets are prone to depression I’ve learned not to allow my mind to sit on those kinda thoughts for long periods. I already have a Biblical principle that works and overcomes the enemy so my brain automatically kicks it into play. That stinker tried to pop in as fast as he could in an attempt to get a foothold. I listened to his rant (reasons I should just end it and be free) for about three seconds. This is one of those Matrix three seconds ‘cause the spiritual realm doesn’t have time like our dimension, and he was able to get off 2-3 sentences in that amount of time.
I was already transitioning from negative thoughts to Kingdom authority so I didn't even have to directly address the demon, he just left because I paid him no mind. I'm sharing this with you because that's new for me and to encourage you. Demons understand authority, and if you truly have Kingdom authority, you don't have to do a lotta hoopin' and hollin' for low-level demons because they can read you in the spiritual realm. They don't want to get punished so they'll leave on their own, like this itty bitty did, or with a quick legal reminder.
Oh, yeah, I passed 70 hours of tongues, too. That's probably why I had the Three Planes dream.
One more thing before I get to the dream. I was up praying this morning sometime before 3 a.m. and The Lord gave me some wisdom for Zayne. When I received the message it was an eloquent, little statement. I've forgotten the exact words but I have the gist and I'm sharing it for those of you who have children you're raising to honor God.
Don't get in the habit or practice of allowing others to convince you to do things. The enemy sees that agreement and writes a contract in the spiritual realm.
Actions and decisions have consequences - natural and spiritual - and the spiritual consequences are multiplied. Think before you act, and think about what you're thinking.
And this led me to pray:
Lord, don't let him re-empower any demonic stronghold or curse I've already fought to break.
Finally to the dream. A few nights ago I couldn't sleep so I was thanking God for my Psalm 139:16 timeline and book in heaven and for helping me to discover what's ordained for me. Then I dreamed the following:
I was in a small airplane. Not Cessna small, more like a Canadair Regional Jet (seats 50 or fewer). There were a few others in the plane, too, and it began to crash into the side of a mountain area that was absolutely beautiful, had a waterfall and a pinky-gold hue like the scenes when they're with the elves in LOTR FOTR - Rivendell. I said, "Oh, no ... we're gonna crash. Lord, are we gonna crash?" And we crashed. There was no blood or guts, it just crashed and switched to being inside the airport waiting for another plane. While in the airport I was looking for food (of course) and met the singers Ginuwine and Kelly Rowland (her, I have met IRL earlier in 2018).
Now a different group of people were with me and we were in a bigger plane. That one crashed, too. Not into a mountain, just on land, and again, there was no blood, guts or major panic. For the second time we were in the airport again waiting for another plane to take us to our destination. This time I met President Donald J. Trump, and I had a boyfriend with me.
We get on the third plane and it's huge (like a freighter) and had a stand-up observation cab in the back of the plane where the lavatories actually are. This time the group of people with me included family members. Before the plane took off I prayed and blessed it and it took off, soared and we were on our way.
Planes represent ministry or career and these different planes represent different seasons/cycles in my life; airports represent transition. The first small plane was my 8 years in public ed (2001-2009). That crashed into something wonderful because even though I was laid off, I went into business, ministry and homeschooled and The Lord sustained me.
The second and bigger plane were the foundational years of my maturing and ministry - the beautiful mess that God crafted with me from 2010-2017. The second crash wasn't as glamorous, though, because I'm no longer a (spiritual) child. It was a hard drop on land after success (flying high) with The Spirit because I needed an abrupt wake-up call (slap in the face if we're being honest, and we are) to suit up as a Kingdom Warrior and serve The King.
The last, big-big plane is the current cycle that I'm in. I took off and am flying high in safety because of the hours I've invested in The Kingdom praying in tongues and being matured in spirit so that I'm gaining the authority needed to establish this new business and ministry He's entrusted to me. And this time I have favor with family members who have faith in me coming alongside me that didn't in seasons past. That's fantastic on so many levels.
I give God praise, honor and glory for this new start to this new season, and I'm moving forward with legitimate earned authority and faith to live a life that proves He is Who He says He is. Ha'shem Yeshua!
P.S. As always I welcome your comments below. Blessings!
P.P.S. I just looked at my ordination certificate and giggled because of a convo I had with Sharon afterward. She asked how was it [to be ordained] and I answered I'm not doing anything differently than before. She answered:
"Now you can bury 'em and marry 'em ... and charge. That's different." 🤣😂🤣
From Oakland International Airport at gate 17 up 'til the suicide part; then from the prophet's room WS.
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In Psalm 139:16 David teaches us that all of our days are written in God's book of us before a single day passes.
It's true, Dad wrote out a glorious destiny for every single person He would ever create. But those events and blessings and prunings aren't set in stone. We have to submit to Him, learn through intimacy and choose by our will to live out what He imagined for us.
What He has is always for our great so don't ever be afraid to give up your best human efforts for His spectacular, supernatural abundance.
Deuteronomy 29:2-6 gives us insight into how God works in our lives. We can ask for and receive understanding about our circumstances and use the wisdom as a testimony and witness to others in times of need.
If you can remember The Dominion Principle, you'll walk differently as you move through life. Witness.