Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Got A Derailed Patience?
What derails our patient endurance with each other and opens the doors to the enemy’s suggestive power? Devaluing others, it begins in our minds. Detesting others, it begins in our minds. Destroying others, it begins in our minds. Where do you think the negative assumptive thoughts about other people begin? I know where they end, they end in making fools of us and destroying our unity with others, they end without civility. Why do we even entertain thoughts that have no proof to them? These presumptions have no common sense to them, yet we accept them readily and allow them to stir up our soul negatively. We cannot patiently endure anything when we buy into the foolishness of an opinion we have formed in our mind that is void of any truth. This is a deceptive tactic of the enemy to kill, steal and destroy our relationship with God and our unity with the people He created. We are stronger together, our civility is powerful, yet when we allow disunity to function in us and through us we as a people will be derailed and destroyed.
Got A Mind Taken Over?
If our mind has been taken over by the voices of the enemy, our mouth will say lead off with these words: “I think” “What if” “Let’s Speculate” “I Presume” “It Is My Opinion” “If” “They said”! When you hear these words in any sentence, you know that truth is not involved. If you want to know what a person truly has said or done, ask them. Don’t speculate, assume, presume, or rationalize in your mind, because these lead your mouth to be used by the enemy of your soul and stir up negative feelings that do not come out tenderly, lovingly, humbly, gently and patiently in the words and actions that follow. In fact, when you let the enemy rule your thought life with assumptive lies, then your life will not resemble God’s characteristics at all, but will be more like a bull in a china shop that destroys everything.
Got An Open Door Policy?
Shut the door of your mind to the enemy of your soul by doing a truth survey when he knocks and slithers in with assumptions. If you don’t “know it” to be true, then you tell the enemy to shut up and get out and you invite the Presence of the Holy Spirit to cleanse your mind and fill it with His truth. If you are saying “I think”, then you don’t truly know, you are buying into the deceiver’s lie. “I think” encompasses the all of assumption, presumption and rationalization and is not relying on God’s discernment and truth. Don’t have an open-door policy to your mind and just let every stray thought dominate your thought life. Be picky about your mind activity, and keep it active in truth and truth alone. How do I know this to be true? Go back to roots of truth. Seek truth instead of settling for less than truth. Speculation is not truth, don’t settle there, it is a dead end.
Got God’s Discernment?
When we shut the door of our mind to the enemy’s suggestions, by opening ourselves to God’s truth first, we shut our mouth valve off to assumptions, presumptions, opinions, speculations, rationalizations and open our lives up to God revealed truth. The less we let the enemy mess with our minds, the more we listen up to God, the most we walk in the discernment of God’s truth, His character and His way. Let’s “Be So” like Jesus, and clothe the all of us with garments sewn and held together with the threads of His truth. May the clothing of our soul be etched in God’s tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. May we wear the name of Christ over our heart and be a show piece of His brand of Christianity.
Got Cultural Say-So Cluttering Your Mind?
We can soak our mind in the “say-so” of our culture, or we can saturate it with the powerful, transforming Word of God. Open your life up to God’s Truth, to His Living Word, make room for it in your life and you will close your mind off to the enemy’s lies. We must take time to get the Word of God in our heart, therefore we won’t be carried off by everything people are saying, but we will stay true to God and stand on the side of His Truth. You can’t stand on an assumption for too long, it won’t stay together, it will disintegrate and take you down with it as it falls. Only God’s truth can stand the test of time. Declutter your mind of cultural-say so and seek after God’s truth. Cleanse your mind, purify it of everything based on the lie of assumption, presumption, speculation and say-so. Truth never clutters our mind chaotically, only lies do this. The truth is this: “say-so” is assumptive, opinionated lies that stir up speculation based on thoughts deceptively propagated by the enemy of our soul. Stop it. Say no to assumption, speculation, presumption and say-so opinions. Say YES to God’s truth. Listen up.
Got A Vital-Vertical Relationship?
Our relationship with God is vital in these days, we should never walk alone, we should never, ever, walk without the Armor of God. We must make room for a personal relationship with God, because the result of not doing this, is God being crowded out by the thousands and thousands of relative voices of our generation and our soul being carried away with their violent cultural current. A soul soaked in God’s truth is a relevant soul, steeped in discernment, flowing in the purposes of God, and supernaturally swaying with God characteristics. There is no better flow of truth, than with the vigorous vitality of God’s love, humility, tenderness, gentleness and patience. God has truly been patient with us. Why? Because He knows in the end, His truth will stand. When you become self-motivated to prove your truth to be the right truth, you need to check your position. The Father God is the Proof, The Holy Spirit Is The Prover Of All Truth, Jesus Is the Proven. Align yourself with Your Triune God, because all He has asked you to do is be found in Him, believing and working out your salvation. It is out of your vital-vertical relationship with God that you reach out to the world with His Voice, His Hands, His Love, His Truth, His Life and His Way.
Got A Stirred-Up Soul Emotion?
The Voice of God leads us powerfully, listen up to it daily, be led by the Holy Spirit in times such as these, this is what is vital for our soul health. Our emotions are easily stirred up by all the rhetoric of this world and many times we find ourselves chasing after fake assumptions and being dead ended in discouragement. I call that the crash and burn syndrome and our enemy loves to use it on us. He makes fools out of us, this is where he gets his pleasure. If we are going to be used by anyone, let it be, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. When we are slapped with the assumptive lies of others, let us fight back with prayer. We can’t lead our fight with our mouths, because we are just as human as they are, just as susceptible to be used by the enemy. There is no difference, we are all human and our soul is vulnerable to the influence of the enemy, in this we are alike. We are all tempted in the same way and we must guard our hearts diligently, because out of our all of our hearts our actions flow.
Got A False Reality?
The only Voice of Truth is God’s Voice. This is the Voice we need to pursue, pray up and speak up with. When you clobbered by the enemy with fake news, false reality, deceptive words, our reaction is not normally kindness, our reaction is naturally retaliation. Truth was never meant to be dished out through retribution. We must stop the proving, the wanting to win the war rage and we must start praying it up. Prayer is the key, because a person you are praying for is a person you will not be mad with. No doubt about this. Been there and experienced it. Prayer shuts the door to our worldly viewpoint and opens the door to a Kingdom perspective. We can see better that the person who is speaking foolish deception, is not really the responsible party, they are being used by evil principalities and powers for a greater scheme. To kill, steal and destroy is the main aim of the enemy of our souls. Prayer helps us look deeper, past the people to the real problem and helps us to get real help that can change things up. Only God can change a person’s heart, we, without God cannot. What we say on our own has no power, but what we say directed by the Holy Spirit can change things up. The voice of God’s truth, purposefully and intentionally spoken out of God direction is a Voice of truth that will stand undefeated.
Got An Ear Towards God?
If you are going to chase anything, then pursue God first and let Him direct Your ways by the wisdom, discernment, characteristics of the Kingdom of God. God’s will, God’s way. We can patiently endure and even “grow through” the smears, the fake reports, the lies, the assumptions, the presumptions, the false opinions, the irrational rationalizations, the lack of common sense, the all of the everything of foolishness of this generation’s voice, if we become one in spirit with our God and cloth ourselves with all things Him. Why do we lack faith? Why do we not believe? Because we do not listen up to God. God is speaking the truth every single moment. Do we know it? Are we listening? Are we following after God or after human say-so? What or Who we follow after, we become more like. Followship is key to being like Jesus, to wearing His characteristics on our life.
Got An Active Prayer Life?
Revealing the truth of God through our lives, this is our first cause. Our lives are not to be aligned to a political party, to a personal cause or to self promotion, but wholly-holy aligned to God first. We don’t believe in ourselves, we don’t chase our interest first, but we believe in Jesus Christ and His power working in us and through us for the glory of His Kingdom. It is our responsibility to be strengthened in the power of God’s might and let Him be the first purpose of our lives. We must in times such as these, keep our prayer lives active from every thought to every word, from every evil accusation, to every action and from every moment to every choice. Our lives should be all for Jesus, through Jesus and unto His Kingdom. Pray it up! Our voice, our say-so matters not, simply-significantly unless it is a voice lifted up in prayer, then it matters, eternally so. Only out of prayer is there a reveal of truth that matters. The only truth that matters is God’s truth, because it is the only truth that has stood and will stand the test of time. Prayer matters because God’s truth is the result and this outcome stands forever.
Got A Life Wholly-Holy For Jesus?
Let your life be wholly-holy for Jesus in these times. Let go of every other affiliation that distracts you from being holy aligned with God’s Kingdom. We are not from here, we will not stay here. Have we forgotten Whose we are and Where we belong? We belong to Jesus, we belong to His Kingdom. Be found in the glory of God’s strength, clothed in His characteristics, standing on the side of His Kingdom truth. God’s truth matters and to get to the truth of the matter, we must pray, ask and receive the discernment of God. Discernment is so lacking in this generation so let’s flip flop deception, so truth is on the top and deceit is on the bottom. How? By prayer, by depending on God, Who is the only true source of wisdom that stands on the side of Kingdom Truth.
“When you find yourself irritated by a fake report, a false accusation, a mocking liar, foolishness, and opinions that lack common sense, turn to God, submit yourself to God and listen up on how to pray and purposefully proceed. God will use you to pray for the people involved, to speak truth powerfully by the power of His love, humility, kindness, and gentleness. By God’s patient endurance you will be able to undergo any deceptive situation until He changes it up to truth, in that incredibly way only He can.” KimberlyMac
John 10:25-28 The Voice
Jesus: 25 I have told you, and you do not believe. The works I am doing in My Father’s name tell the truth about Me. You do not listen; 26 you lack faith because you are not My sheep. 27 My sheep respond as they hear My voice; I know them intimately, and they follow Me. 28 I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand. The Voice
Jesus, may we know You, intimately, hearing Your voice that leads us all to eternal life. May we all have a life where death is not the final say, and where we are held by You from here to there unto forever.
Romans 10:16-19 Common English Bible
But everyone hasn’t obeyed the good news. As Isaiah says, Lord, who has had faith in our message? 17 So, faith comes from listening, but it’s listening by means of Christ’s message. 18 But I ask you, didn’t they hear it? Definitely! Their voice has gone out into the entire earth, and their message has gone out to the corners of the inhabited world.
Jesus, I pray Your Truth does not return void. Open our ears, our hearts, our spirits to it. Change us up as we hear Your Word in that powerful way only You can. Send forth Your Word throughout our world and transform us by its power and light.
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 Amplified Bible
But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters]. 15 But the spiritual man [the spiritually mature Christian] judges all things [questions, examines and applies what the Holy Spirit reveals], yet is himself judged by no one [the unbeliever cannot judge and understand the believer’s spiritual nature]. 16 For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].
Jesus, saturate our world with Your discernment, let it take over all the people and be our first response. Teach us Holy Spirit to spiritually discern first before we think on things or act out of say-so. We pray to know Your mind and purposes. Cause everyone to fully face Your revelation and etch it in our soul.
Philippians 3:8-11 Amplified Bible
But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; 11 [a]so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.
Jesus, name above all cultural say-so, we pray our lives to be pointed up in the direction of You, to be wholly-holy for You and Your Kingdom. May we put You first, know You first, listen to You first, and live for you first. Teach us Holy Spirit, from every moment to every choice the sweet and powerful fellowship of followship. Help us to be found in Jesus, being about His Kingdom business in the all of our everything.
Colossians 2:8 The Voice
Make sure no predator makes you his prey through some misleading philosophy and empty deception based on traditions fabricated by mere mortals. These are sourced in the elementary principles originating in this world and not in the Anointed One (so don’t let their talks capture you).
Jesus, we have been captured by a misleading media. Cleanse our mind, soul, spirit of all falsity, of the things fabricated by people because of evil motives. Keep us from being trapped by a made-up reality that has deception at its core. Break down the walls of false realities and unblind the eyes of those who are spreading them by Your powerful light of truth. Jesus, we pray to have the discernment of Your Holy Spirit so no worldly say-so ever captures our focus. Keep us thinking what is in Your Mind and walking out the true passions of Your Heart we pray.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Amplified Bible
We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,
Jesus, cause each one of us to flow in the thought patterns of Kingdom truth. Rise us up to be destroyers of everything thought that exalts itself above Your truth and wisdom. May the knowledge of God flood us as we know Him better, love Him more and trust Him most. Jesus may every thought be bound by obedience to You and Your truth. Speak what is true to us, cause Your people to loudly hear truth above all the ruckus of society’s false voices.
2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Jesus, call us to You, to the power of Your name, to the cause of Your Kingdom. The Spirit and the Bride say come. Awaken us to prayer as our first fight of faith. Hear our prayers and cleanse our land from deception and heal our land from its effects. Cause us Holy Spirit to arise and obey, and pray it up to You, the Only real live and truth giver.
Philippians 2:3-8Amplified Bible
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. 4 Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility], 6 who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; 7 but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. 8 After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross. Amplified Bible
Jesus, I pray the nature of Your deity would transform our human condition. Make us servants, like You, Jesus. Holy Spirit, cleanse us of all things us and cause the shape of selflessness to be molded in our mind sets, in our words and through our actions, let it be so. Let humility step on the pride in our human spirit and crush it. Empty us of all things us and fill us with the power of Your Holy Spirit that causes us to obey forward, becoming selfless and full of God’s way, truth and life.
Ephesians 6:10-13 New Living Translation
The Whole Armor of God 10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Jesus, I pray You deploy us into this world as light and truth. Help us Father God, to suit up in the God Armor, you have so graciously provided. Holy Spirit, stand with us, so we do not waiver or lose our way. Give us the discernment we need to see with spiritual eyes so we do not take up an offense against people, but we get offensive against the real enemy of our souls. Father God send forth Your warring angels to fight against the principalities and powers of deceit, to destroy, thwart and keep them at bay. Light Up the truth by the power of Your Holy Spirit, Jesus, and unearth every hidden secreted thing that deceptively sways our humanity. We pray for a keen discernment in times such as these, so we can resist deception, resist offense and stand firm on the side of truth. Let it be so.
Reveal God. Reveal God’s Truth. Reveal God’s Love, Spirit And Truth. Know God Personally. Be Found In God. Be Found Standing On The Side Of God’s Truth. Pray It Up! Be Wholly-Holy Aligned With God And His Kingdom. This Is Who We Are Found Being In, Jesus Christ. This Is Our Cause, The Kingdom Of God. Be So. KimberlyMac
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