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Word Whispers – 1 Kings 19:12

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” – 1 Kings 19:12

What does God have to do to get our attention?

This fascinating passage from the life of Elijah certainly speaks volumes into our perspective of the workings of God.  Elijah fleeing from the threats of death on his life seeks refuge in the safety of the wilderness, but God tells him to go to the mountain. And there on the mountain, God sends the wind, an earthquake and fire but that was just a prelude, God actually revealed himself in the silence of a whisper.

We may flee to the wilderness but God calls us to the mountain, for it is at the mountain where provision is found. The wilderness is full of wandering, crying out and waiting, but the mountain is the place of revelation, and in Elijah’s experience commission.

The mountain was Mount Sinai, the birth place of the Old Covenant, the place where Moses met God.  This mountain was the revelation of God’s Covenant with his people, and with his prophet Elijah.  But now for us the mountain in the New Covenant is Jesus Christ. All our life is found in the finished work of the Cross, when we come to Christ we rest in his revelation alive inside us.

And how does that revelation come?

It comes in the intimacy of our relationship with Christ, not in loud noise, earth shattering events or seeking words that tickle our ears but listening to that quiet whisper of love which motivates us to trust.

Elijah had to learn the hard way, he didn’t have Christ living inside him, he only partially knew the presence of God, but we who are born into the glory of God have the Holy Spirit interceding for us, speaking to us and alive within us.

Today, take time and cultivate listening to the whisper of God, it is more real and more powerful than any external source and it will bring you into a deeper, closer, more intimate relationship with God.

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GOD IS DOING SO MUCH WHILE YOU SLEEP…

I believe that God is giving us dreams and visions in our sleep, but more importantly is healing us whilst we sleep. I think that the Holy Spirit actively heals our emotions and our thought processes as we sleep.

That is why the enemy comes to disrupt and destroy our sleep. Not being able to sleep soundly at night is a weapon of the enemy to stop the Holy Spirit working in our mind and emotions and it comes against the healing power of Christ alive in our bodies.

So today, agree with me that from this moment on that sleep will be a rejuvenation of all Christ accomplished at the cross.

Do not accept sleeplessness or sleepless nights as normal, or just part of life. They are a weapon of the enemy and this weapon has been defeated at the cross and you are guaranteed good, sleep filled nights in Christ.

Go to bed at night expecting a good nights sleep and the Holy Spirit to work in you, healing and setting you free.

God wants you restored and whole in Christ.

This word below posted on facebook by Lana Vawser is very significant and important to get a grip of.

GOD IS DOING SO MUCH WHILE YOU SLEEP… OVERNIGHT MIRACLES!!! By Lana Vawser

I had a dream a few weeks ago and the Lord spoke to me that sleep is KEY right now! Since that dream I have seen sensing the Lord is doing a deep work in the hearts, souls and minds of His people as they sleep. He is reaching the deepest depths of hearts and souls with His love and bringing deep refreshing, healing and restoration. Many deep roots that have plagued, tormented and caused God’s people pain and anguish will be removed by His love as they go to bed at night and sleep!

I had a vision where I saw Jesus working on the minds of His people like a brain surgeon while they were sleeping. He was removing trauma, healing past memories, and the Word of God that had been stored into their hearts and used to renew their minds during the day, I saw the Lord breathing upon as they slept and it brought freedom, clarity and mental ease and peace, rather than torment. Many were going to bed one night sick, waking up the next morning – HEALED! MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING IN THE NIGHT!!!!

As the Lord was doing the deep works in the depths of His people as they slept, I saw chains breaking through the night. When they awoke in the morning, they felt so free, such joy, a great shift had taken place that filled them with the sense that “something changed overnight”.

This is the season where things are LITERALLY CHANGING OVERNIGHT! Things you have been contending for and contending for to see them shift and break open, will be released OVERNIGHT! God is releasing OVERNIGHT MIRACLES!

Everywhere I have been ministering lately, the Lord has had me call out sleep issues, insomnia, night terrors, sleep apnea… anything attacking the sleep of His people and God has been bringing healing and deliverance. The Lord is breaking the chains that have stolen sleep and in its place there is and will continue to be an increase of prophetic dreams.

Prophetic dreams are going to continue to increase in this season in ways we have never seen. The Lord is and will continue to heal, deliver, restore and renew His people in significant ways as they sleep. Things that have held His people for decades; will suddenly be broken.

God is doing more while you sleep than you realise. Clarity, insight, direction and breakthrough is being released especially through prophetic dreams.

I prophesy over you today that some HUGE breakthroughs are happening and will continue to manifest in your life AS YOU SLEEP! I decree all sleep issues and anything attacking your sleep is being broken off and healed in Jesus name. I declare over you that God is doing MORE in you and for you than you realise, while you sleep. I decree an INCREASE of prophetic dreams and awareness of what Jesus is doing in and for you while you sleep in Jesus name. I decree over you a season of OVERNIGHT MIRACLES in Jesus name!!!!

I encourage you, get an early night 

Bold as a Lion

“The wicked flee when no one is pursing, but the righteous are bold as a lion” – Proverbs 28:1

The promise of Christ is that we would be filled with the glory of God.

Our new creation spirit is totally new, it is full of Christ, full of His righteousness, love, joy, power and as we awaken to this new life inside us, our thoughts and feelings release the life of Christ inside.

This amazing transformation means we are NEW. God did not make us better; he created us NEW in Christ. We were re-birthed into the fullness of Christ.

We receive the boldness of Christ and the promise that we would do greater works than he did is now our reality.

Now we may not feel it, we might be only experiencing a little of this promise but every promise of God is ours in Christ.  Our life is now hidden with Christ in God.

In Christ there are no hopeless situations, every circumstance is an opportunity to let the grace and power of God flourish in our lives. He places a table of his delights in the presence of our enemies, for Christ invites us to feast on all he has provided.

For confidence and boldness have been implanted into our nature.

Awaken your thoughts and mind to your new creation spirit and let the life of Christ fill your soul.

Christ Raises Our Head.

“The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous” – Psalm 146:8

You are loved.

God loves you with an everlasting love.

God sees you righteous in Christ, he sees you in his son, he sees you healed, holy, perfect forever. For In Christ we have been given the free gift of righteousness, and that means a vibrant, unhindered, perfect fellowship and union with God. A heart that is no longer guilty, condemned, feeling shameful or tormented with doubt, but is secure in God’s love, is peaceful and is in harmony with the presence of God.

When those thoughts of rejection and feelings of being bowed down arise in our souls, remember that these are lies. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. His tactics are always the same, make you feel separated; feel alone, unvalued and unworthy.

The life of Christ in your spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit in your soul are the manifestation of the power of God to raise you up and see yourself seated in heavenly places in Christ.

Let Christ lift your head, raise your eyes and look into the glory of God, look into the eyes of Jesus and delight in his finished work.

Encourage Each Other

“She looks well to the ways of her household…..her children rise up and bless her, her husband also” – Proverbs  31:27-28.

God loves families; we were never designed and created to be alone. He created in us emotions and desires to give and receive love, to connect and uphold each other.

God’s desire within us is expressed in our love and encouragement of each other. To build each other up, serve each other, to support, to think of others before ourselves.

To share God’s heart is to see Christ in each other and build each other up into the fullness of Christ.

Jesus Christ has torn down the way of separation that existed in our minds and has united us to the Father. Likewise, he also has torn down the wall between Jew and Gentile so that everyone can receive the fullness of the Kingdom.

We are united with Christ into God and into each other. We are living stones in the living, breathing temple of God.

How we look after each other is a demonstration of the love of God and the reconciliation of all things in Christ.

Therefore, encourage each other, help each other, serve each other and let God who is alive inside you demonstrate his love through your love for each other.

God’s Plans for You.

“For I know the plans I have for you…..plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Sometimes it can seem that things are just not working out. Our expectations don’t match the reality of life. It can even feel like that God does not care, that God is not interested in our struggles, our circumstances.

God understands the depths of our souls; he knew exactly the thoughts and feelings of Israel as they faced captivity and exile, so he used the prophet Jeremiah to reaffirm his love, mercy and compassion to his children.

God’s word is the reassurance of his commitment to them. His word is an anchor of hope to their souls and that their future is one of prosperity not one of despair.

The future day they were encouraged to look towards is the day of Christ. For it was in Jesus Christ that the plans and purposes of God were fulfilled.

Everything we need has been provided for us in the finished work of Christ. Our hearts have been filled with the hope of eternity and the assurance of a future secure in our Father’s arms.

God in Christ, is working out our destiny and has worked out our glorification, the power of the Holy Spirit alive in our hearts is our assurance of his everlasting embrace.

We can now live assured that He will never leave us, never forsake us and will work in us to transform us from one degree of glory to another.

The Rock of God’s Love.

“Hatred stirs up strife but love covers all transgression”– Proverbs 10:12

God’s love stands firm against all the storms of life, it is a constant affirmation of the Father’s passion for his children.

It is a love embraced before time, given in time and thriving beyond time.

It is the love that stays until the very end and accomplishes all that it was planned and purposed to do.

For the love of God, given to us in Christ, bears all things, hopes all things, protects, trusts, is patient, is kind and it will never fail.

This love accepts us as we are, believes in our value, cares for us even when we do not care for ourselves, desires only the best for us, desires to do us good and has forgiven and erased all our sins.

For God’s love is tough love, it is robust love; it is ravished love that consumes our transgressions, makes us new and works in and through us.

Whilst all around us is shifting sand, changing ideas, doubt, unbelief, God’s love is a sure foundation, a rock of assurance, it is his eternal commitment and passion for you and me.

Advent Promise – The Promise of To Sing!

“Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord”. – Isaiah 54:1

The promise of Christ is the release of thanksgiving, the celebration of heaven, the joyous freedom to sing!

The Angels sang praises in a Judea sky, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased.” Their song was a heralding of the passion and desire of God.

The song of heaven is the anthem of reconciliation, the hymn of Gods favour.

The New Covenant is the Covenant of God’s unconditional grace, it is the eternal season of God’s perpetual favour. No longer do we have to search, pray, seek and wait for favour from God, for God’s favour now resides inside each believer.

Emmanuel, God with us, is the song of our hearts, the words of thanksgiving from our lips, we are the chosen delight of our father.

The child born in Bethlehem is the eternal song of love, the heart of divine delight and the glorious symphony of heaven.

God’s song alive in your heart is heaven’s joy singing through your life.

To everyone a Merry Christmas, a joyous and prosperous New Year, and let the song of heaven sing in your heart.

Advent Promise – The Promise of Love, Kindness, Peace, Completeness and Compassion.

“For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10 

This remarkable verse is the promise of the reign of the coming King. The establishment of a Kingdom Covenant that would surpass creation and time.

The apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans declared exactly the same message when he wrote, “I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It is an unconditional covenant, a covenant founded and kept by the finished work of Christ.  A covenant birthed by the desire and passion of God. A covenant created before the foundations of the world and ignited by the Cross.

For in Jesus Christ is the fullness of God and all God’s love, kindness, peace, completeness and compassion is in Christ.

The promise of the King is now the Kingdom alive inside you. For all God is and all Christ is, is contained in the Kingdom Covenant alive in you.

The unconditional declaration of Christ over you is that He is the eternal promise of God, given to release you into the fullness of God. God’s gift, freely given and all you do is receive him and live in its fullness.

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