Help Is on the Way

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I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;  the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. | Psalm 121

As you look to the Lord, He will make a way for you where there would seem to be no way. He, alone, is your present help in time of need. Difficult situations will bow their knee to the Name of Jesus, as you continue to keep your eyes on Him!

The prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective (James 5:16). Your prayers are making a difference in the Kingdom, as I see prayer bowls tipping in heaven! I speak a renewal of strength to weary hearts, and I release the joy of the Lord over you today. I release faith to look beyond what you currently see in the natural. Circumstances are coming into divine alignment, and the Lord is making your crooked places straight. He is going to do what only He can do for you, for our God is a good and faithful Father to His children.

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me (Psalm 18:16-19).

 

A Season of Victory

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You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me. My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes. | Psalm 92:10-11

The Lord is exalting those who have remained humble and have stayed faithful to their calling, even in the times of extreme adversity and testing. Many have been in hiding, and the Lord is about ready to bring those very people to the front lines. The Lord’s favor, promotion, and pleasure will be evident in your life, as you enter into a new season of victory in Christ! Like Joseph, you have been betrayed, thrown into a pit, and have encountered much adversity. Nevertheless, God is using it all for your good, and  you are about ready to see and amazing turn around!

Your character has been developed, as you’ve allowed the Lord to have His way in your life. You have continued to trust Him, even when things didn’t make sense and you could not see how the final picture would play out. Today, the Lord is honoring your faithfulness! He is so very pleased with you and your obedience to His calling on your life.

“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:12).

Get ready for an incredible season of favor, promotion, and increase. God is getting ready to turn everything around, and you will be in awe of the radical demonstration  of the Lord’s love and goodness in your life! “He will give [you] a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord” (Psalm 40:3, NLT). Even your enemies to be at peace with you, because your ways have been pleasing to the Father.

Your season has shifted; prepare to enter into your season of victory!

The Power of Our Decree

“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you” | Job 22:28

The Lord has recently been impressing on me the power decreeing, and how important it is for us to line up our thoughts and our words with His. Yesterday, as I was praying for my family and asking the Lord to bring in extra provisions, I heard Him say to me, “It is time to open up your mouth and decree.” It is written in Proverbs that, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). I truly believe that the Lord is desiring to bring the Bride of Christ into the awareness of the authority that we have in Him. Today, I believe that the Lord would say, “You do not have to beg and grovel for something that I have already made available to you, for all of My promises in Jesus Christ are yes and Amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). See yourself as you are: seated in heavenly places with Me, lacking nothing. Now, open your mouth and decree a thing, and it will be established for you!

I am inviting you to step out in faith, as you open your mouth and decree this prophetic declaration out loud. Truly the Lord’s word will not return void, but it will accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11).


I am a well cared for and highly favored child of the Most High. Everything that I have need for has already been provided for me by my Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. By faith, I receive everything that I am in need of. I decree and declare that I lack nothing, for no good thing will the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

I declare that my roots go down deep, and that I have no fear—even in what would appear to be a season of drought (Jeremiah 17:8). The angel of the Lord encamps around me, and I shall fear no evil (Proverbs 34:7). Finances and resources are flowing into my hands! Wealth and riches are in my house, and I open my hands to help the needy (Proverbs 31:20). I am blessed, so that I can be a blessing in return.  

I am the lender, and not the borrower. I am the head, and not the tail; I am above, and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:12-13). I am seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ, and I have been called to rule and reign with Him (Ephesians 2:6). For all that Jesus has, He has freely made available to me.

I rebuke the devourer in the mighty Name of My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for the Word says that he comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). By faith, I wield my sword, and I take back all that is rightfully mine. The Word of God says that when the thief is caught, he must repay seven fold.

Even now, the Lord is making a way for me where there would seem to be no way (Isaiah 43:16-19). The backbone of lack and poverty has been broken, and I decree that I have more than enough in Jesus Christ! All of my needs are met, in Jesus’ Name.

I thank you in advance, Lord, for the fulfillment of Your promises in my life. Blessed be Your wonderful Name.

Calling Forth the Bride

Let him lead me to the banquet hall,
and let his banner over me be love. | Song of Songs 2:4

Recently, while in worship, the Lord gave me a picture of Jesus and I dancing together. Jesus was overjoyed, and I was overwhelmed by His great love and adoration for me. Then, the picture suddenly changed, and we went from dancing together to standing on a shore. Together, hand and hand, we began to walk out into the deep waters. I saw joy in Jesus’ eyes, even as we left the shore. Though I did not know where He was leading me, I was completely unafraid; I knew that my Savior was by my side, holding my hand. It was then that I knew what the Lord was showing me: It is more safe to be in the deep waters with Jesus than to remain on the shore—confined to our comfort zone—without Him.

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The Lord is Calling Forth His Bride to a Greater Season of Intimacy

As I have been pondering on what the Lord has shown me, I sense that He is not only speaking to me through these pictures, but to the Bride of Christ in her completeness.

I hear the Lord saying, “My Bride, I am calling you forth to arise from your slumber and enter into a time of intimacy with your Bridegroom. Let go of the distractions that so easily entangle you, and come away with Me.”

 “Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.
 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me” (Song of Songs 2:10-13).

Just as I could feel Jesus’ absolute pleasure over me as we were dancing together, I believe that the Lord wants to reveal to His Bride that same pleasure that He has for her. I believe that the Lord is showing me the heart of love that He extends towards His Bride. Song of Songs 4:7 says, “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” This verse so clearly illustrates how your Bridegroom—Jesus Christ—sees you. You have no spot or blemish in His eyes, and He says that you are altogether lovely. Wow! How He is ravished by us! Even in our weakness, this is how the Lord sees us.

I believe that the Lord is wanting His Bride to come into the full revelation of the depth of His great love for her. As it says in Zephaniah 3:17, in His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Do you realize that the God who created the universe sings over you? He is the One who designed the mountains and crafted the seas, and He is the same Lord who was, who is, and who is to come. 

And this same God delights in you.

What an amazing and intimate love that your Bridegroom has for you, His Beloved. Regardless of the season of circumstances that you are facing, His love for you is fierce, steady, unchanging.

I sense that the Lord is awakening weary hearts back to life. Those who have been hard pressed on every side, listen closely: the King is singing His love song over you. His beautiful love is healing hearts, awakening them once again. As we spend time in the secret place, cultivating our intimacy with our Bridegroom, we will truly discover that He, alone, is all that we need.

Walking out into the Deep

It is in the place of abiding in intimacy with the Lord that He will reveal His strategies for breakthrough in our lives. As we take time to be with Him and align our will with His, our God will show us the answers and solutions.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

The Bride of Christ will receive deeper revelation, as He will release the very blueprints of heaven into your spirit. The Lord will show you the steps that you need to take in order to walk into the greatness that He has prepared for you. Just as I had pictured Jesus and I walking into the deep waters without fear, I sense that we as the Bride are about to walk out into the deep unknown with Him. In this season of transition and change, Jesus is beckoning us to leave our comfort zones and, hand in hand, walk out in faith with Him.

The Lord continues to remind me, “Where I lead is the safest and best place to be.” Even as Abraham was told by the Lord to leave what was comfortable and familiar and go to the land that the Lord would reveal to Him, we as the Bride are being called to trust in the guidance of our Bridegroom. Do not fear, for Christ will be faithful, as you obey Him and follow where He leads you.

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land-like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise (Hebrews 11:8-11).

There are exciting adventures and surprises in store, as you continue to follow the Lord’s leading! “‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’—the things God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Awakening to the Fullness of Our Identity

The Lord is rooting out His Bride’s deep fears and insecurities: the very things that have been strongholds in people’s live. Indeed, He is ridding her of any entanglements that have been holding her back. Jesus Christ is jealous for His Bride, and He is bringing her into a new-found place of freedom that she has not previously known or experienced before! Hindrances are being removed, and grave clothes are coming off. Look and see! The beautifully adorned Bride of Christ is arising and coming forth victoriously!

I believe that the Lord is saying,

“For far too long, the enemy has kept My Bride living beneath her true potential. But now, she will arise and come forth as the beautiful, overcoming, fearless warrior that I have designed her to be. My Bride is the head, and not the tail; she is above, and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).”

“It is Time to Unsheathe Your Sword!”

He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
    in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow
    and concealed me in his quiver (Isaiah 49:2)

“My Bride, it is time to arise and unsheathe your sword! You will rise from the very circumstances where the enemy had sought to keep you trapped in defeat. Now, you will come forth, wielding your sword of victory. My Bride is not defeated; she is an overcomer, and I have given her the spirit of a warrior. She will slay giants, and she will take back the ruins of former generations (Isaiah 61:4).

“My Beloved, I am giving you all the spoils; I will give you riches and treasures stored in secret places (Isaiah 45:3). You shall fling wide the ancient doors that have been previously closed off. You will set the captives free, and bind up the brokenhearted (Isaiah 61:1).

“The enemy has tried to plague My Bride with fear and insecurity, in hopes of slowing her down. But do not fear, because he knows that when My Bride comes into the reality of who she in Me, she will be fearless and unstoppable! Even now, her praise will torment the enemy.

“I am now calling forth the Bride of Christ! I am awakening her to the fullness of her identity in Me. She is My radiant, overcoming, warrior-Bride, and she will be a force to be reckoned with.”

I see the glorious Bride of Christ, beautifully arrayed in all of her splendor. She will be found coming up out of the wilderness, leaning on her Beloved (Song of Songs 8:5).

Your wilderness season has not been in vain; it has prepared you for the victory you shall now walk in. It is time to eat the fruits of your harvest!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).

I Am Your Provider

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. | Matthew 6:28-33

My Beloved, I desire to show you how well I can take care of you and how I long to provide for your every need. I am a good and generous Father; if you, My precious child, ask for bread, I will not give you a stone (Matthew 7:9). Know that My eye is on the sparrow; how much more am I watching over you? For I know your request before a word is even formed on your tongue, and I am intimately acquainted with your ways.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrow (Matthew 10:29-31).

I am the God of abundance. Is there anything two difficult for me? I, alone, am your source; I own the cattle on a thousand hills, and My supply will never run dry. Take heart, for I am lovingly watching over you, providing for your every need.

My child, do not fear during these times of transition, nor put your security in anything other than Me. While people and circumstances may change, I am the God who changes not (Malachi 3:6). Ask big of Me, for I am ready and willing to help you in your time of need. Let Me reveal Myself to you as Jehovah Jireh: the God who provides.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).

Fear not, for fear has to do with punishment, but My perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18). My peace will be your portion, as you look to Me and continue to trust in My goodness. Do not worry about the future; I have already gone ahead of you and have prepared the way for you. Even as Ruth received My favor (as I led Boaz to instruct his workers to provide for her physical needs), I will also cause My favor and goodness to manifest in your life. Indeed, I will open up My provision for you in such a way that you will not have to strive to attain it. Continue to make Me your heart’s highest delight and your number one priority. Seek first My Kingdom above all else, and all these other things that you are in need of shall be added unto you, as well (Matthew 6:33).

This is a time to cease from your striving and enter into My rest. Know and have confident assurance that your Father has everything under control. Nothing escapes My notice. I am meeting all of your needs (both big and small, alike), as I am working all things together for your good (Romans 8:28). Continue to look to Me; put your trust in the Lord! I am your provider, and I am faithful.

He Is Turning Things Around!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. | Romans 8:28

Many have felt as though they are on the verge of giving up, but the Lord would say today, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). For indeed, He is causing your feet to walk on the high places (Psalm 18:33), and He is training your hands to war (Psalm 144:1).

God sees the beginning to the end. You are coming through with the high praises of God in your mouth, and a sword of victory in your hand (Psalm 149:6). The Lord wants you to know that your story is far from over. He is turning things around, working all things for your good!

The tears have been many, and the process has been intense. Yet, even as you have given the Lord your all—choosing to trust Him, even when you haven’t understood the process—He is going to step in. Watch, as your heavenly Father raises you from the very ashes of your despair!

He raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap (Psalm 113:7).

‘Let go and let God,’ for He is going to do what only He can do for you. “It is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord! (Zechariah 4:6).

As you surrender the very burdens that have been weighing you down into the hands of the Lord, you will experience His peace that passes your natural understanding (Philippians 4:7).

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Beloved, take heart! Your Bridegroom is rewriting your story, and He is giving you a new song to sing. Watch, as He brings beauty from your former ashes. The things that once caused you the most concern are about to become your greatest testimony.

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing (Psalm 30:11).

Hold on to Hope

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. | Proverbs 13:12

Hope. It is a single word that holds so much power; a key that has the potential to unlock heavenly revelation and grow our faith. I truly believe that the Lord is highlighting hope in this season. We are told in Romans 5:5 that hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts. As the Bride of Christ, it is important that we hold on to this hope and stay anchored in truth.

We have truly entered into a season where we are going to see hearts’ longings and desires fulfilled, as it says in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Be encouraged, as this will bring you much rejoicing and refreshing after a long season of wilderness and preparation.

I believe that the Lord is saying, “Beloved, do not lose hope, nor cast away your confidence, despite what is happening in the natural realm. Keep your heart anchored to My truth, and refuse to look to the left or to the right (Proverbs 4:27).”

Breakthrough is happening even now! It is not something that is coming; it is HERE!

There have been many in the body of Christ who have been experiencing attacks and setbacks, as they have encountered multiple distractions and hard circumstances throughout previous seasons. The enemy would seek for you to come into agreement with his lies by causing you to to focus on the distractions that you see in the natural. However, this is just a smokescreen! The lies that the enemy throws your way are not true reality.

What, then, is true reality? The reality is that you are taking ground. You are not going backwards. In fact, the Lord is propelling you forward! You are being catapulted into your destiny, and breakthrough is eminent.

I believe that in this hour the Lord is releasing the eyesight and tenacity of Joshua and Caleb. These men were not daunted by the giants in the land, rather they said, “We can take on the land,” and they knew that the Lord was with them. God is calling us to be strong and courageous in this hour, for everywhere our feet tread, He will give us the land (Joshua 1:3). I speak and declare that you are strong and courageous! I release the vision of Joshua and Caleb over you; like them, you will see that there are more for you than against you. Thank you, Lord, for the transformation work that You are doing in Your people!

Zechariah 9:12 says, “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” We have truly entered into “a season of double.” God is bringing His order to circumstances that were previously chaotic. Like Joseph—who went from the pit to the palace—the Lord is giving you double for your trouble! I also see relationships coming into divine alignment, and I see finances being restored. God is giving us back all of what the enemy had plundered, for when the thief is caught, he must repay seven fold (Proverbs 6:31).

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
    to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
    wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed (Isaiah 50:4).

I speak and release renewed hope and strength to weary hearts! May you see the reality of heaven, that more are for you than against you. Your best days are at hand! Begin to rejoice in the Lord, and praise Him for the victory that is already yours.