Proper Alignment

This is a repost but still relevant and timely.

Three words kept repeating themselves as I drove to work this morning. Power. Position. Presence. Over and over, realigning as they repeated until they were in this order:

Presence-Position-Power.

The Lord is speaking something quite amazing and simple. When we seek His PRESENCE – to come up higher, dive deeper, dwell with Him, commune intimately with Him – then He POSITIONS us. Like a master chess player, He puts us right where He purposes us to be. What this looks like is not the same for every person – remember, we are a unique portion of a whole, but we each have a specific POSITION. It is in this position where we are given POWER. Power does not look the same for each person either, we are not clones of each other, but different facets of our Father. We are made in His likeness, in His image, but we are not cloned.

Because the words kept realigning themselves as I listened, I realized that many of us are out of alignment with God. Many of us search for position first. This is because we’ve been taught that we must be in the right place to receive power or Presence. Oh, how we have strayed by believing this! Position does not guarantee the presence or power of God, nor does it make us more effective in our purpose.

Some of us seek power first. We believe power gives us the ability to do what we think we should be doing. This is why there are so many “uncalled” leaders and people in the wrong ministry area. Ooh, did I just say that? Yes, I did. Throughout the Body, there are many trying to function in places they are NOT called to be in. This is one of the reasons for weak or failed ministries and why we often see religious tyranny within ministries.

There are some who seek the Presence first, but want power before position and lose sight of the journey. This is a dangerous place, and one that often breeds a hard heart toward the things of God.

Church, we must come back into proper alignment. Scripture gives examples. Joseph was intimately acquainted with the Lord, yet he was sold into slavery and ended up a servant in Egypt. Yet, everywhere he wound up, he was giving a position of power. God’s Presence in Joseph’s life Positioned him to be Powerful and ultimately led to the growth of the Israelite people. Had God not positioned Joseph in Egypt the way He did, the Israelites would have compromised themselves in Canaan and not become the people God desired them to be.

David was another. He was described as a man after God’s own heart, and he was continuously in the Presence of the Lord. Because of this, he was anointed as King. However, it was years of Positioning before he stepped into Power.

Christ, who ultimately is the One we should strive to be like, came from the Presence of the Lord and walked among us. Even while He walked the earth, He was in constant communion with our Heavenly Father. While we do not know the details of His childhood, I believe this was His Positioning period and when He was in Position, we know He walked with Power!

Wake up, stand up, get into alignment with what God is doing! Seek His PRESENCE, let Him POSITION you and walk in POWER!

Shalom 🙂

9/10/21 Vision

Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 19:15-16 NKJV).

In a vision I saw myself as a giant, walking across the earth, stomping and crushing various people and places. I have often seen myself as this same giant with a megaphone speaking and declaring life and Papa’s word into the earth and I walk across the earth. I know this is how we are perceived in the Spirit realm and this is where our battle is won.

As I watched the vision unfold before me this morning, I heard the Lord say ” treading the winepress of His Wrath” and then I heard “this does not come out except by prayer and fasting”.

As we see things get worse in the natural, be assured we are taking ground in the Spirit. Remain steadfast and hold true to the word. Fast and pray, decree the word of God, He has plenty to say about the wicked and the righteous.

Jesus is coming, are we ready?

Stay the Course

Stay the Course

I wondered today if Abraham, while waiting for the promised son, ever thought “Okay, how much longer do I have to wait? This is taking too long?” This thought came to mind as I was thinking about our current state of affairs and what things look like right now. Our nation is covered in prayer every day, gatherings have stood in repentance and worship, intercessors have wailed and prophesied Papa’s mercy and justice among other things. Scripture tells us that when Abraham asked God if he would spare the city of He found certain numbers of righteous within, He said He would.

And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it. ” And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place (Genesis 18:23-33 NKJV).
So as I pondered this question, I heard the Holy Spirit say “Stay the course.”

I do not believe that God has ignored our prayer. In fact, I know He has heard. We have to remember Papa is outside of time, seeing every end from its beginning. His word does not return void.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV).
Many of us are biting our nails and hoping that something changes or gives, we fear what we hear from the news and we may even think Papa has forgotten us. SHUT THAT DOWN! Stay the course.

When Papa gave Abraham the promise, Abraham did not question Him on when, where or even how! He did what he had been doing, moving forward in faith and trusting Papa for the promise.

This is our time to exercise faith and do what we have been given to do. Move forward in our callings, gifting and pursuit of God. To keep going, steadfast, unwavering, standing on our firm foundation. “Stay the course” is what the Holy Spirit says, another way of saying “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” and “be still and know that I am God”. This is not the time to second guess our spiritual temperature and course; it is to know that our outcome is not dependent upon a man, but upon our faith and trust in the One who created man.

God is not a man that He should lie. The prophetic as a whole were not wrong. God is up to something and we are to be a faithful and expectant remnant trusting the outcome to Him.