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Christianity · Prayer · Prophetic · Reflections · Thinking on paper

Trust Is Power


The other night I was listening to the TV before falling asleep. The Duracell commercial was playing as I closed my eyes so I wasn’t paying much attention, until the tag line. “Trust is power.” It gripped me in that moment; I have not been able to let it go.

I’ve been in a season for a bit now where the highs and lows have been extreme. There has been a lot of tears, discouragement and disappointment, yet also laughter, joy and a realization that I’m not all alone. I would be lying if I said I have enjoyed every moment. A lot of it has sucked and sucked to the point where I’ve wanted to drive very far away and never come back. I have felt forgotten at times, overwhelmed, unappreciated, used, etc. But…trust is power.

You see, people will fail, disappoint, overwhelm, use, abuse, and ignore me. But God never fails. He always knows right where I am and what I need, and I find then that I’m not alone.

Trust is power. The enemy has been wreaking havoc lately and, frankly, I have let him. I lost sight of who I trusted in the moment of human weakness, but that one tag line from a battery commercial was the thing I most needed to refocus and recenter.

Trust truly is power. We are children of God! We are more powerful because of our trust in Him for He never fails, never forsakes and never leaves us on our own. He has our back and He knows what our future holds. The devil knows this, so he will do his best to cause us to question our trust in God and waver in our walk.

Not today, Satan. Not today.

Trust is power.

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:10 NKJV)

But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” (Psalm 31:14)

Christianity · Prayer · Praying for the Nation · Prophetic

SHARING: Prophetic Word Regarding President Trump & Intercessors – A Word by Joe Joe Dawson


When the Lord first told me to pray for this nation over jars of dirt almost two years ago, the main point was to bless and not curse. At all times. For all prayers. How I long for God’s people to fully grasp the power we have in our words. We may not agree with the person, but we must respect the office. It doesn’t matter who is in the office, it is a person who needs prayer. And the prayers we pray must be prayers of blessing, encouragement, to build up, to plant, to edify, to prophesy. Scripture tells us to pray for “all who are in authority…that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV).

The below word just continues to reinforce the mandate I was given and I passed on to those of you who interceded along with me. Keep praying, keep blessing, keep moving forward.

I love you all!

Prophetic Word Regarding President Trump & Intercessors – A Word by Joe Dawson

Recently, I had a very powerful and profound prophetic dream about the United States of America’s President Donald Trump. As soon as I awakened from this dream, I felt an urgency in my spirit to release this dream to the American people. As soon as I woke up, I asked God to speak to me at a deeper level to give me clear insight on what I saw in the dream.

In the dream, it was as though I was seeing things from a heavenly realm and a higher perspective. The Lord showed me a live vision of President Trump and a number of our national leaders. The national leaders were leaders of many different divisions and departments of America as well as the Senators and Governors from numerous states, Republicans and Democrats alike. There was a hedge of protection around President Trump and the key leaders of America. It was as if an angelic host had created a sphere-like barrier around President Trump and the national leaders. Even though there was a huge demonic attack and presence surrounding these national leaders from every side and covering them, the hedge of protection was all around them and above them. They were completely protected from this demonic attack. It was as if they were enveloped in huge bubble of divine protection.

In the vision, the enemy was trying to find a way to penetrate the covering and the hedge of protection was getting smaller and weaker by the minute. The attacks, schemes and tricks of the enemy were getting closer and closer to our president and the national leaders. As these attacks were getting stronger and closer to President Trump and the different national leaders I could tell that the enemy was strategically trying to block out their clarity in decision-making and strike fear into the hearts of the leaders.

Then as I came out of the dream and began to wake up, the Lord showed me very plainly the plan that He has. The Lord said, “If the intercessors of America will arise in this hour the hedge of protection will become stronger. It will push back the resistance of the enemy.” The Lord spoke to me about telling the Christians to start praying like never before for a hedge of protection to grow around our president and the key leaders of America. We must pray that the Lord will release His angel armies to be dispatched to guard President Trump and our other national leaders. The Lord showed me that the stronger the hedge of protection is around our leaders, the farther away we can drive back the attacks of the enemy. The more wisdom and clarity our leaders have the more key decisions will be made. The enemy is trying to cloud and confuse their decision-making process but as we pray, the enemy will be defeated!

So many people in America are speaking word curses over our nation, our president, our senators, governors, officers, and other leaders. The Lord spoke to me to warn and teach people that these word curses are used mightily of the enemy. This is why the Lord said we must speak blessings out of our mouth over our nation. This is the season that the children of God through their declarations and prayers can bring change and a huge shift to America. Let no negative word come from your mouth over anybody in a governmental position. We must declare the kingdom of God to come forth in our nation, in this hour. The next 90 days will shape the rest of President Trump’s presidency. The next 90 days will be shaped by the intercessors and prayer warriors who are declaring and praying this hedge of protection and angelic host around our nation’s leaders. We must pray for America and our president. The next 90 days will help shape America for the next 30 to 40 years. I encourage everyone to fast and pray for America and our government leaders, as well of the leaders of the church of America, like never before!

Joe Joe Dawson

Christianity · Prophetic

Word for Today


I heard the Lord speaking today to those on the fringe whom have been wounded, hurt, betrayed, abused, even those who have been mistreated by His people.
 
Genesis 16 tells the story of Hagar. God promised Abram to multiply his descendants, but Abram and Sarai were childless and past childbearing age. Sarai had the brilliant idea to help God, so she offered her Egyptian servant, Hagar, to Abram. When Hagar conceived, Scripture tells us she became quite contemptuous towards Sarai, so Sarai returned the harsh attitude and Hagar finally ran away. Hagar was found by the angel of the Lord near a spring of water. He asked her where she came from and where she was going. Hagar explained she was running away. The angel told her to return and submit to her mistress, among a few other things. After this exchange, Hagar said “You are the God who sees me” or “El Roi” and named the place “Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”).
 
I hear the Lord say, “I SEE you. I see YOU. I know every situation, every heart ache, every wound, every fall, every abuse, every word, every THING that has happened in your life. I know where you have been and I know where you are headed. I AM not here to mislead or misdirect you; I AM here to lead and direct you into the place of My Love and the chamber of My Heart. I know there have been wounds from others, including some by My Children, but I AM here to bind them up and bring you to wholeness and healing. I SEE the hurt that has been afflicted upon you and I want you to know that I AM working on your behalf. I AM at work in the background, underground, behind you and above you; you may not see, nor understand what I AM doing, but know that I AM working. My Child, I love YOU so much, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you. Would you let go of the hurt? Would you forgive those who hurt you? Would you look again for Me with fresh eyes? I know your heart, I know the longing to be loved and the yearning for acceptance. Come to Me. I have already loved you with an everlasting love, deeper than any ocean, higher than any mountain. Come to Me. Release the need to be an avenger and for revenge against those who hurt you. Forgiveness is freeing in ways you may not understand right now, but each step allows you to heal. Release yourself to My tender mercy and delicate hand. You no longer have to run away. In My Name is the shelter, refuge, acceptance and love your heart seeks. I have known you since before you were born and I lovingly crafted you with My hands. Come to Me in your storm. Come to Me in your fear. Come to Me in your weakness. Come to Me in your uncertainty. Come to Me and know that I SEE YOU and I LOVE YOU.”
Christianity · Reflections · Thinking on paper

Believing Our Words


06716d14a5e50e76ff84a12b669ad104-prayer-request-so-true.jpg I’ve had a recurring thought pop through my head lately, to which I’ve become more attuned and attentive. It has taken a few different shapes and gone through many iterations, yet, it has the same base. Do I truly believe the words I sing in praise/worship songs and those I confess from Scripture? Do I have them so ingrained in my heart that when I open my mouth I know those words are true and faithful? Scripture is filled with examples of the power our words hold, as well as admonitions and teachings on how best to use our words.

In the beginning Papa created the world by speaking it into existence. He spoke. He saw. power of wordsHe declared it was good. He created man in His image and His likeness, which means we also have the power to create with our words. Proverbs 18: 21 tells us death and life are in the power of the tongue and we will eat the fruit of it. It is very important we understand the words we choose are the words which shape our very atmosphere.

I am not writing about our word choices. What has so captivated my attention is my belief, or unbelief, in what I am declaring. My faith in God and His word. Words are declarations and decrees. Praise and worship songs, prayer, regular conversations, secular songs – all are declaration and decrees. What is it I truly believe when I lift my voice and sing?

tumblr_n0bxmuL9fb1swm1iso1_400As a church, when gathered in worship or when alone, do we believe the words we are singing? Are they making an impact in our hearts and lives? For example, when we sing “Nothing shall be impossible
Your kingdom reigns unstoppable
We’ll shout Your praise forevermore
Jesus our God unstoppable” (Unstoppable God, Elevation Church) are we actually grasping how unstoppable He is? Do we fully know that nothing is impossible with Him? Or, are we simply singing along because the words are in front of us and we aren’t really paying attention to what it says? Another example is Break Every Chain. In this one, we are declaring the power in the name of Jesus to break every chain. Are we understanding the depth in these few simple words? It is easy to become caught up in the snappy beat, or the heart-tugging melody, yet miss the richness and power of the lyrics. The opposite is also true, we may not care for the melody or beat and therefore, completely miss the powerful message of the words.

What I’ve been thinking about recently has been convicting. The Holy Spirit pointed out my deafness to my confession through song because of familiarity. The same of prayer. Don’t ever discount those dry places and seasons – they teach a lot! I lost the beauty and vision of God when I stopped paying attention and simply put myself on auto-pilot. I had a crises of faith, I suppose you could say. Since He spoke so sweetly to my heart about this, I have had a renewed interest in what comes out of my mouth and my attentiveness to it. Do I still have fails? Yes. I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly human and divinely loved. I pay closer attention to the words I sing; and I believe He is who He says He is, He does what He says He will do and His Word is living and powerful and never returns void. I believe what I am declaring through song, through Scripture and through my word choices.

Do you believe?