Warrior Bride


DSCN2616I saw 7 Warrior Brides in a circle. Each Bride was wielding a jewel-encrusted sword in one hand and in the other they each held something different.
One Bride held a church.
One Bride held a group of people.
One Bride held a scroll.
One Bride held a shepherd.
One Bride held chalk.
One Bride held a cage filled with shackled demons.
One Bride held a lamp filled with oil.

As I looked at the Brides, I noticed they were identical. Each Bride lifted the items in their hands high and sang praises to God. Their voices were ethereally beautiful and though I couldn’t understand the language, I understood that they were celebrating the holiness of God and the strength of His might, they were calling for the Bridegroom and singing of His worthiness. As I watched, I understood the significance of each item in their hands, as well as who they are.

The church stands for the Apostolic Ministry.
The group of people stands for the Evangelistic Ministry.
The scroll stands for the Prophetic Ministry.
The shepherd stands for the Pastoral Ministry.
The chalk stands for the Teaching Ministry.
The cage filled with shackled demons stands for the authority we have over them.
The lamp filled with oil stands for our preparedness for when our Bridegroom comes.

Church, we are the Bride. Christ is calling for His Church to rise up and walk in the gifted callings we have. We are to be warriors on our knees and servants in the Kingdom, each of us with a place. We are to work together and partner with each other, and the Lord is raising up the Five-Fold ministry. Church – church as we have always known it is changing. Christ is our example and we are His representatives here on earth. We are to begin walking in our authority, we are to begin to take back the ground we have so complacently allowed the enemy to tread upon and we are be bold, fierce and courageous. Our strength comes from the Lord, not in ourselves.

In the story of the ten young virgins, five of them were wise, five were foolish. Five is the number of grace and the five-fold ministry contains five specific giftings. God is giving abundant grace to the five-fold ministry in this season, and we must allow it to operate. We must not hold back those who have been truly called, but celebrate with them and partner with them to walk it out and be the vessel God chooses to work through. We must be vessels of grace in this hour- and we must be ready, willing and available to battle on our knees for the advancement of the Kingdom.

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV).

Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps (Matthew 24: 2-4).

Shalom!

Today’s Declaration 10/31/14


Today’s Declaration:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I trust. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I dwell in the secret place of the Most High to abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I can say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.””

Walk in trust of the Lord today!

Shalom :)

Today’s Declaration 10/30/14


Today’s Declaration:

“I am an an ambassador of Christ and walk in authority and represent heaven. I have dominion over every creeping thing and I use what God has given me for His glory. God has given me the authority to bind and loose things here on earth and I know whatever is bound on earth is bound in heaven, and whatever is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven.”

Walk in your God-given authority.

Shalom!

Kingdom Come


Kingdom Come.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10 NKJV).

The Lord has been speaking to me about the Kingdom. His Kingdom. The Kingdom of Heaven. As a prophetic people, we have the ability and the authority to usher heaven into the earth. Every word we speak is prophetic and we constantly prophesy over ourselves when we open our mouths.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Genesis 1:26).

We are made in the image of God, according to His likeness. Going back to the beginning, we read “God said…God saw” when He created the earth. Note – God SAID – He spoke the world into existence. His words were powerful enough to create! Next He SAW – He looked at what His words created and determined it was GOOD. God did not make anything bad, or junky, or useless. God SPOKE GOOD things into being!

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7)

God spoke the world into existence, but He fashioned man from the dust of the ground His spoken word created; He BREATHED his BREATH into his nostrils! He carefully crafted us in His image and because His breath brought us to life, we were giving dominion over the earth!

Church, our words have always been powerful, but we have long ago forgotten the authority we have in prophecy. We have the ability to speak life into people, into places and into every area of our lives. We have too long been speaking words of condemnation and judgement over each other, we have spoken words of criticism and loathing. It is no wonder the world has become desensitized to the word of God and His authority. We have allowed it!

Church, the Kingdom of God is within our grasp! All we have to do is speak it into the earth! Imagine if we all spoke words of love and encouragement, not only to those in our churches, but to the lost, to those unsavory places in our cities, to those places of hurt in our bodies. To speak GOOD things and SEE those good things come to pass!

We must be willing to let the Light of His love color the dictionary of our hearts, bringing forth fruit that this abundant and juicy. We must be willing to put ourselves aside and open our mouths to usher in the Kingdom of Heaven with words of love, words of life, words of healing, words of encouragement, words that edify and build up, and words that open the doors of heaven!

In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:9-13)

Let heaven come!

Shalom :)