In The Potter’s Hands!!!

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Photo By: Swapnil Dwivedi

 

Jeremiah 18:3-6 (KJV)

3) Then I went down to the potter’s house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

4) And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

5) Then the word of the Lord came to me saying,

6) O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the Lord. Behold as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

In The Potter’s Hands!!!

I was marred by sin, inconsistent, inadequate and incomplete,

though I thought I was winning, I knew no defeat.

I was all caught up in the enemy’s trickery, deception and lies,

I had a different world view, I perceived life naturally; completely closed were my spiritual eyes.

Even then my God had His hands on me,

reshaping, remolding, preparing me.

He is far from done, but my God has wrought a work deep down in my soul,

I have a new sense of purpose, pleasing my God is now my only goal.

Even before the foundation of the Earth was laid; for you, and for me, God had victorious plans,

so, through the sunshine, through the rain,

I will remain

In The Potter’s Hands!!!

A New Thing!!!

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Photo By: Kimson Doan

 

Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

A New Thing

A New Thing

 

I’ve applied all that I know,

but neutralized has been my flow,

stuck here in the wilderness, trying to move forward, and of my own will, trying to let go.

 

What used to work for me in the past, doesn’t work for me anymore,

so it’s this new thing that I now look for,

my God said: even in the wilderness He will provide an exit door.

 

In the midst of the desert, He will provide a river,

but in the meantime; I must walk by faith because the enemy is constantly in my ear saying: on His promises, God will never deliver,

then I tell the enemy all that my God has already done, then he begin to shake and shiver.

 

Then he turn and run away as I begin to gloriously sing,

to the one and only Lord of every Lord, King of every King,

but the enemy always return to me again with his enticing lies, and maybe even a bit of bling,

but even here in the wilderness; in this dry desert; I will not eat off of his plate, because I wait, I seek

A New Thing

A New Thing

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

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Acts 4:13 (KJV)

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 

Psalm 91:1 (KJV))

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

The presence of my God in every area of my life,

the power of His living word flowing freely, from the depths of my spirit, through my lips cutting the enemy deeply, as would a double edge knife.

 

This,

this above all else is my desire,

so, of the daily seeking of more of God’s presence, I will not tire.

 

While the majority continue to go hard after diamonds, gold and a prestigious name,,

I will continue to stand in the minority; unapologetically; and with no shame.

 

Though there’s times when the temptation for me to follow along,

is stronger than strong.

 

But, I know The Light, which is even stronger; and, can provide for me the power to overcome those enticing temptations,

and the ability to use godly wisdom in all situations.

 

And it’s this that I want;

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Because in the presence of God is fullness of joy,

though Satan has a host of demons ready to deploy,

ready to steal, kill and destroy.

 

Thankfully there’s a secret place, and it’s found in the shadow of The Most High,

I’m learning; everything outside of this place is a smokescreen setup by the devil himself, who works nothing but deceit; he’s the father of every lie,

therefore, everything within me that’s hindering me from receiving more; “Must Die”.

 

I desire more of the presence of my God,

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Lamentations 3:21-26 (KJV)

21) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22) It is of The Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed,

because His compassions fail not.

23) They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.

24) The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.

25) The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.

26) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of The Lord.

 

 

 

 

                                      FREEDOM!!!                   20171030_172215.jpg

Eternal freedom was given to us at The Cross on Calvary over two thousand years ago,

but; the journey to full understanding of the power in this freedom is a long, dark and winding road, which at times causes us to forget what we know,

the rains fall, the winds blow,

our enemy is ever present trying to steal freedoms righteous glow,

trying to distract us from moving in freedoms perpetual flow,

though;

 

Freedom is a state of mind,

freedom will cause the eyes to open of those who are blind,

freedom is peace, even when the situations of life are unkind,

while the enemy wants us bound, freedom has the power to unbind.

 

This is a freedom which is not easy to receive,

a freedom which is almost too good to believe,

especially when the devil is constantly in our ear speaking words meant for nothing other than to deceive,

it’s in The Word of our God that this freedom is found, so it’s to The Word of our God is to what we must cleave.

 

In this freedom is found the courage to be me,

not the me that others think I should be,

but the me that my God has called, chosen and predestined me to be,

this freedom enables me to see,

not just naturally,

but also the things concerning me spiritually;

not just the here and now, but also those things lasting throughout all eternity.

 

Monetarily, this freedom don’t cost us a thing,

though it does require us, to, on this long road, through it all, to faith tightly cling,

it does require us to leave certain things, that on this road, we just can’t bring,

but it also delivers unto us a self worth that’s wrapped up in God’s purpose; not this world’s riches and bling,

weather rich or poor this freedom enables us, that, to our Lord we continue to gloriously sing.

 

This freedom supplies us with the knowing that “ALL” things are working together for our good,

it assures us, that we won’t miss a blessing for being out of place, for not standing in patient obedience like we should,

this is not a freedom to satisfy our own selfish will, but this freedom empowers us to really do what Jesus would.

 

Unfortunately, this freedom is not manifested over night,

it take time to realize; we don’t have to fight,

the battle is mine says The Lord, and when we wait on The Lord to do it, we can rest assured that it’s done right,

knowing that when we continue to move forward in obedience, we will see freedoms light.

 

But not before, at times; taking a step forward only to take two steps back,

so tenacity,

is a key,

so keep pushing forward believing that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, and His hand is never slack,

remember, this is not a sprint, or a quick lap around the track,

and there’s always something to learn when we must, for a season, suffer lack.

 

Who The Son sets free is free indeed,

and freedom was offered to us all when Jesus laid His life down, when our sins caused Him to bleed,

our Savior has already planted the seed,

now we must be willing to follow His lead.

 

It’s ours already,

but we have a responsibility to walk in obedience, and to walk steady;

and even when we fall short, God’s grace and mercy is there to lift us up and set us back on the road to full manifestation of this eternal,

God given

 

Freedom!!!

 

 

 

Marching Forward!!!

I’ve received my marching orders from “The Most High”,

I’m no longer listening to the enemy who does nothing but lie,

no longer deceived by the trinkets that he strategically place before my eye,

with the purpose of stopping this process, but I’m marching straight down the runway preparing to fly,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

I’ve been through the hottest spots of this fire,

preparation is never fun, never easy but the need is dire,

through it all the spirit of tenacity has been developed within me, so before I obtain, I will not tire,

I’ll be;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Out of darkness, out of confusion,

marching straight past all of Satan’s optical allusions,

guarding my life against his demons unwarranted intrusions.

So I continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

In more truth, with more love and more zeal,

despite how bad the situation may look, despite how I may feel,

obeying that still small voice which I know to be real,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not in any rush, but at a steady pace,

staying in my own lane, running my own race,

daily seeking, not just my God’s hand, but also His face,

and I’m able to continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not allowing my own selfish will to get in God’s way,

but rather allowing my God to continue molding me as a potter does His clay,

while I continue to give Him “ALL” the glory for renewing His mercies in my life day, by day,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Through the valley and over the hill,

courageously moving forward, even when moving is no joy, no thrill,

allowing the enemy to see, that though he may have stolen a lot from me,

my destiny and purpose he “COULD NOT KILL”,

and I’m still,

 

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Something In The Air!!!

20171005_205236.jpgI can sense it deep down within,

something new is taking place in this world of darkness and sin,

The Spirit of God is at the door knocking; waiting for the invitation to come on in.

 

He’s ready to do a new thing,

for He Himself is the antidote for the serpent’s poisoning sting,

so it’s to Himself that He wants us to wholeheartedly cling,

while taking us from glory, to glory, to glory and setting us up on an eagles wing.

 

Our God is preparing the atmosphere for His sheep to soar,

those which need to be closed, He’s closing, and He’s opening every necessary door,

God is presenting new opportunities for those of us who has had our backs on the floor,

for those of us who have been faithful with less, our God is about to give us more.

 

There is about to be a turn-around,

those who have been lost, and seeking, are about to be found,

loosed will be those of us who are, in some way, by the enemy bound,

total victory is about to be given to those who held fast to doctrine that is sound,

a straight path is about to be shown to those who have been at the mountain going round and around.

 

So now is the time to awake and arise, be vigilant, be aware,

expect God’s favor which some will say is not fair,

begin to claim it even now; if you dare,

use the eyes of your faith to see past this present situation, this present snare.

 

I can sense it deep down within; there’s,

 

Something In The Air!!!

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

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Letting go of those things in which we love is never easy, but sometimes there is great power therein, see, without the Word and Spirit of God being saturated within, our hearts are most deceptive and will lead us into all sorts of sin.

Arrogance, selfishness and pride just to name a few, it takes the Word and Spirit of God to show us, about us, that which is ugly, that which is true.

So many of us miss out on God’s best for fear of giving up on our own dreams, our own will, our own way, so we move full speed ahead not seeking at all God’s face, nor listening at all to what He is trying to say, and it’s “only” when we find ourselves in that dark place that we choose to pray, when God wants continual, perpetual fellowship with His children in every situation, every circumstance, every hour, every minute, every second of each and every day.

Total surrender, total submission, letting go of our own desires, letting go of our own selfish ambition.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has a prosperous plan for each of us, yet, we refuse to believe, we refuse to trust, when, to walk in God’s will, faith and trust is a must.

I’m not saying that to walk in God’s will is to walk trial and tribulation free, but through the storms we have an inner joy and peace, and spiritual eyes to clearly see.

We see that at the end of the tunnel there is a light, we see that our faith muscles are getting bigger and stronger with every fight, we see that despite all the opposition it’s still God’s will that true, God’s will that’s right.

We also see that it’s complete brokenness that propels God to show, we see that faithfulness to God’s will is what gives us that righteous glow, and of our own selves, we see,

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

(Note: Artwork by Annie Bissett)

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES!!!

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Ephesians 6:12 (K.J.V.)

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES!!!

We were lured to sleep by the powers at be, by way of deception and plenty of trickery, imputing demonic messages into that in which they provide for our ears to hear and our eyes to see, our media is one of the biggest components to this wicked entity.

We’ve been asleep for far too long, the power of the enemy’s hypnosis was very strong, but it’s now time for us to awake and rise to that place of purpose, right where we belong.

The wickedness that we have witnessed has descended from high places, but we can rise higher than that when we seek wisdom and direction from those Heavenly Angelic faces.

The enemy know that he has already lost this war, but that don’t stop him from trying to destroy, kill and steal from you and I, all that our God has in store, and yes, he has his demons all over the world with their feet planted firmly on the floor.

Wreaking havoc, from our homes, to our highest earthly thrones, and all points in between, while his physical presents goes completely unseen.

Our true enemy is not flesh and blood at all, but rather that slithery serpent which led mankind into a perpetual fall, in which we remain in until we decide to heed to God’s glorious call.

Which so many are refusing to do, the number of those who, to God’s word strive to remain true, in this day and hour is indeed very few.

But God’s love for us all, still remain the same, He’s chasing after us while we’re busy chasing riches and fame, forgetting that we have all that we need when we surrender and submit to the power which is in Jesus name.

Yes, there is;

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES!!!

They’re working diligently to bring about a new world order, with one man sitting on the throne holding all power, with no limits and no border, but first there need to be a movement that they have named: population control, meaning, downsizing the earth so there will be less spiritual opposition and easier for the enemy to still your soul.

They’re working even now to implement the mark of the beast, without it, one won’t be able to buy nor sell, making it very hard to resist joining this hellish feast.

They’re trying to evict God from His own land, not willing to believe and receive that mightier than mighty is still God’s hand, it’s not on the solid rock of His word, but on quicksand that they choose to stand.

Their deceptive demonic lies can look and sound very convincing when we don’t know truth, this is why they’re concentrating on poisoning the minds of our youth.

Those things which everyone once knew to be wrong, now the majority believes to be right, they have tried removing the shining of “THE SON” and tried replacing Him with a false light.

The falsehood that they have fed us, we have greedily eaten, now we walk around with scars and wounds as someone who was brutally beaten.

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES, IN HIGH PLACES!!!

It’s like the walking dead, by the mirage of riches, mansions and yachts we have been greatly misled, forgetting all about what the word of God has said.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and it’s righteousness, THEN, all that you “NEED” will be added unto you, note: it’s providing for our need not our greed that our God has promised to do, but it’s by the falsehood of greed that we have been greatly enticed, while truth has been sliced and diced,

Yes, it’s;

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES!!!

Satan has deceived many into thinking that when God kicked him out of Heaven, he was unjustly done, now it’s away from God and straight into the arms of the devil that they choose to run, believing they have a third all seeing eye, but if that were true they would see that the devil is a lie.

Despite how it may seem, our God is still on His Throne, if you don’t believe, just watch and wait, it will soon be shown, because bowing to the name of Jesus will be every knee, so why not bow down now, repent, and be set free.

Free from the penalty of sin, free to walk out of defeat and shout: THROUGH THE MIGHTY BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, I WIN, I WIN, I WIN…

Free to walk by faith, without the fear of man and the nasty looks upon their faces, free to operate under the power of the Holy Spirit, fruitful and effective, despite the;

SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES,

In High Places!!!

 

 

FAITH!!!

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Faith is a peace, a calm down on the inside, when the storms of life arise, it’s on eagles wings that faith will propel one to ride, surfing the tide, knowing, that this to must be God’s will and in God’s will choosing to abide.

Faith is glorifying our Lord more and more and self, less and less, it’s the ability to look for nuggets in the midst of life’s mess, instead of allowing fear to cause us to hesitate or plainly say no, faith will cause us, in spite of fear, to shout YES LORD YES.

FAITH!!!

Faith can’t be applied without a test, designed, not for us to fail, but to bring out our very best, to reveal to us that it’s only in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit that we are able to find complete rest, knowing, that past, present and future sins, from “God’s” eyes have been cast as far as the east is from the west.

This, the Bible says God has delivered unto each man a measure thereof, so walk by: faith, in: peace and joy, and with: a whole lot of love.

I’m not talking about that fake humanistic love that we’re used too, but that love which is true, agape love from above which is less about what we say and more about what we do.

Step by step moving from glory to glory, from place to place, you can do it; you can finish this race, by continuing to seek God’s face, and by continuing to walk, not by what you see, but…by,

FAITH!!!

 

 

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

Screenshot 2016-04-11 at 11.32.20 PMStorms are a part of life, but not sent to destroy,rather to usher us into total surrender, submission and ultimately a place where peace passes all human understanding, and unspeakable joy.

Storms are sent to strengthen our faith and develop godly character and integrity, but we must keep our eyes on the Trinity, while being led into total serenity.

And this is how we fly,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

In the midst of the bitter and cold, this is how we stay warm, by staying focused on Him who gives us grace when within our flesh lies a great thorn.

The mighty hand of God is upon you and I, He’s perpetually preparing us for when it’s above the storm that we must fly.

These storms are not meant to kill us in the midst thereof, but to teach us how to soar like an eagle by remaining focused on our Lord  who looks low but is seated at the right hand of The Father, who is seated high above,

in Heavenly places, where our spirit can also dwell, being captivated by angelic faces.

All while being surrounded by the demons that the storm has brought in, sent to steal, kill and destroy by offering us a deceptive way to win, they would have us to focus on the storm, causing fear and a greater temptation to sin.

But it’s,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

This is where we were created to soar, defeating the enemy in his game of war.

Boldly professing God’s word, but God’s word can only be professed when God’s word is heard.

We must study to show ourselves approved, we must stand as the tree that’s planted by the water of the river and not be moved.

Victory is yours, victory is mine, “this” we must stand on right in the middle of the storm where the sun does not shine, but the Power of the Son is ever so strategic, ever so divine.

It’s His Holy Spirit that will lead us every step of the way, our part is to trust and obey, listening diligently to the words that the Holy Spirit say.

If you can’t hear His voice at this particular time, then stand still on what He has already said, knowing that His promises to you are not dead,

but fully alive indeed, and the storms bring water and nutrition to your planted seed, the storms are not at all comfortable, but for the storms, there is a need.

These storms we must go through, I believe these are to see if it’s to our faith that we’re willing to remain true, if we are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us through.

It’s the witnessing of our Heavenly Father bringing us through the storms that builds muscle to our faith, and character to our spiritual form, it’s then that we are ready to soar like an eagle,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!