Any time we decide to take possession of a promise of God, when the enemy becomes aware of it, they come with an attack attempt to steal our victory. That's a Kingdom key right there - they come to ATTEMPT steal our victory because we're already guaranteed to win and get what we want because of Christ. Don't miss this now, this is good teaching ... you will have your promise if you don't quit. All promises are yes and amen in Christ. The enemy coming against you is just an ATTEMPT to cause you faint, and if you know who you are and what the written Word says you have no reason to grow weary.
We see this happening with Abraham all the way back in Genesis (nothing new under the sun) when Father identified the land he and his offspring would possess. Abraham wasn't able to just take any promise without some time type of test or trial from God or war from an enemy. That's another imporant piece of wisdom right there, don't miss it - tests and trials of faith come from the Lord (for example, sacrificing Isaac) and warfare comes from the enemy (for example, Abaraham having to fight five kings to save Lot). Don't ever accuse Father of bringing you warfare; what He does is offer a reward if you can believe beyond natural circumstances - that's a test of faith. Warfare requires an enemy and if you belong to and love Jehovah, you're not His enemy and He's not fighting against you.
Jesus also told us that the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. The enemy isn't going to just sit by and allow the activation of a promise to manifest in your life. They come violently to stop God's will from being done on earth as it is in heaven. Enemy attempts to stop us from receiving what's ours by divine covenant right always has and always will be something we face. And, that's fine because we win through Christ if we're willing to suit up and fight the good fight of faith.
This war for our individual promised lands is why we need our spiritual/prophetic gifts working. If we're not using our prophetic gifts we can't walk into the fullness of our divine destinies. Without prophetic gifts activated all we can see is the natural, and there's too much information missing in the natural to keep us going, to keep us hoping, to keep us believing.
Dreams are prophetic gifts from Father. Yesterday I dreamed that I was out with three friends and a thug-looking teenager dressed in red and black pulled out a gun. Everyone ran, including myself and one of my friends. We ran and hid behind a car and I realized that I was being targeted by the shooter. He was shooting at me from 100+ yards away. He shot my friend and then came after me. I ran and ran and ran to get away from him and I finally did. Then I was separated from my friends so I was trying to find a way to get home. There was a group of people walking across the street toward a bus transit center. One of the men in the group started harassing me and was trying to steal the money I had to get on the bus. At this point I woke myself up out of the dream because it was irritating me, I was breathing hard in real life and I wasn't going to take anymore. I knew what the dream was about so I put a stop to it abruptly.
Who comes to kill and steal? The enemy. They became aware of a promise Father is delivering in my life and they set the battlefield and tried to come at me with fear and worry through dreams. Someone who is less spiritually mature would have that dream and come into agreement with the spirits of fear, death/early death, paranoia and worry over finances. Their coming at me with war means I'm absolutely going to get what God said I could have. If wasn't going to happen they wouldn't care and wouldn't bother me. I needed prophetic insight to understand what that dream meant otherwise I could easily be taken off my path.
Have you ever had a dream that seemed "so real?" Well, that's the kind of dream this was. Dreams seem "so real" because the spiritual realm is real; it's realer than this natural realm. Things that are seen are temporary, things that are unseen are eternal. Everything happens in the spiritual realm first, and then manifests in the natural. That's how prayer can work for those who have faith - you make it happen in the spiritual so that it comes to pass in the natural.
This is what living Bible life is all about. God sets me up for success, the enemy wants to fight me because they're at war with Him and I have supernatural wisdom, understanding and authority that allows me to triumph in all things. I'm exceedingly joyful over the path I'm walking on now and the destiny Father is leading me into. Both my path and my destiny were revealed to me through activated prophetic gifts. I've said this before and I will say it again:
There's no reason for us not to be successful in whatever we choose to do
because God gives us everything we need from promises to provision to
protection so that we can be excellent.
For those who have covenanted with me for #90DaystoChange 2014: God is going to bless your socks off! I know because He's doing that for me and you can take my testimonies as your prophecies of what He will do (and more) in your life.
Everyone connected to me is getting breakthrough in this season. It's so exciting to witness. I was thinking a couple days ago that God didn't announce this season of such harvest and increase but after flipping through my journal I realized He did - at Pentecost! Pentecost is all about the start of a season of harvest and bringing in. In the Bible, for Pentecost firstfruits offerings were brought to the Lord BEFORE they went out to see what their crops had produced and with that show of honor and faith God exploded their harvests. That's what's happening for me! Don't you just LOVE how He works?!?! [I wish I had believed the whole Bible my whole life. I'be be a billionaire already.]
I had such joy last week after all the tesitmonies and displays of His favor that I got NO work done and I couldn't sleep. Can you believe that?! Ha! Most people can't sleep because of worry and I couldn't sleep because of joy!! I'm thankful it was a holiday week. Patti even started calling me spoiled by God after last week's harvest began rolling in. And, she's spoiled and has been for a long time, so to have her call me spoiled God was really showing out. We were praying for the same things separately last week and getting answers some times within minutes and others in less than a day. God was pouring out favor because of our agreement and covenant. She said people are going to think we get whatever we want from God. Well ... there is a verse in John (chapter 15 methinks) that promises if we abide in Him we can ask whatever we want and receive it.
I pray in Jesus' name that you give Him the opportunity to show out for you so that you feel spoiled and get whatever you want as well. If it happens for me it can happen for you!
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