There is so much going on in our world today, most of us find ourselves overwhelmed and compassionate fatigue. God wants to change that up to a heart that is “Simply-Significantly UP”. He spoke to me today an exhortation that He will use to bring our souls up from a worldly viewpoint to a kingdom perspective. Clear your mind of all culture clutter and listen up to what God has to say today. Penned by KimberlyMac~ Spoken By God.
“Do not remember the things that have happened before. Do not think about the things of the past. See, I will do a new thing. It will begin happening now. Will you not know about it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The wild animals will honor Me, the wild dogs and the ostriches. For I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.” Isaiah 43:18-20 New Life Version
What the “hell” is going on? Well it is kind of easy to see that hell is going on. The hidden motives of evil are no longer all secreted. Hell is flushing out evil in plain sight, all over our land. Do you see the lawlessness? Are you focused in on everything that our human flesh is fleshing out? Where is your focus in times such as these? I see divine intervention. How about you? Do you see what God is doing. He is doing something very, very new. When you can say: “How is this happening? That never should have happened!” We know at times when you can’t explain what happened, that God has divinely interrupted our human plan. He did it very recently. People said: “That will never happen”. It happened. God has placed people into places of authority over us that they humanly could never have gotten to. God is on the move and we need to learn to #DreamUP with God. The Father God has divinely interrupted the status quo of humanity in a way only He could have thought of. Just like with Jesus, people did not believe He was the Messiah, because they had dreamed of other plans for what the Messiah should look like and be like. Things are not going our way, not going the way we planned for them to go. Will you know what God is purposefully doing? Or will you stay focused on what is seen and continue to try to make human sense out of it? This is the question of our day, the point of our spiritual growth in times such as these is developing a patient endurance with God, a full out trust in His leading, a followship that is Holy Spirit led, that has no common sense in play. In order to get to this place of patient endurance, we must purify our hearts of all things us, all of our plans, hopes and dreams must start to be translated into Kingdom desire. This is how to #DreamUP. Our wants can no longer be about us, we must place all our expectations in God’s hands and #DreamUP! When we dream up, letting go of all things us, putting our priority first in the Kingdom of God, then our need and pursuit of common sense can no longer blockade the powerful purposes of God in play all around us and we become a huge part of His Kingdom plan. Collaborating with God in that #DreamUP kind of way, we lay down our need for common sense and we cling to God in a full out dependence of His leading as we #FollowUP.
I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be liberated, will go in and go out, and will find pastures. The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep in His care. The hired hand is not like the shepherd caring for His own sheep. When a wolf attacks, snatching and scattering the sheep, he runs for his life, leaving them defenseless. The hired hand runs because he works only for wages and does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep, and My sheep know Me. John 10:9-14 The Voice
Patient endurance has many growth points and one of them is staring us right in the face. Followship. Followship begins after common sense dies. God has allowed the common sense of human beings to take a back seat. All of us have said: “This makes no sense. What has happened to our common sense? Where has common sense gone?” God has purposefully allowed the collapse of common sense. It is nowhere to be seen or heard in these times. There is no more common sense. Can you agree with this? Why do you think this is so? Within a culture of the downplay of common sense, we are more apt to be completely dependent upon God, in followship of God, because there is no other understanding available. We can’t make human sense out of the goings on in these times. Followship is the new common sense. #FollowUP! We have to tune up our followship of Jesus in times such as these. There is no better choice for us in this moment than to #RespondUP.
Many people will give up and turn away at this time. People will hand over each other. They will hate each other. Many false religious teachers will come. They will fool many people and will turn them to the wrong way. Because of people breaking the laws and sin being everywhere, the love in the hearts of many people will become cold. But the one who stays true to the end will be saved. Matt.24:10-13 NLV
So, what are you tiredly chasing after? You can tell by the expenditure of your emotions. What is the direction of your emotional reactions? Are they aimed at the people who are in your face? Is there mercy? Is there forbearance? Are you emotionally drained? Frustrated? Discouraged? It is very measurable what you are pursuing by the flesh out of your reactions. Have you ever been in disbelief of how you impulsively reacted? Shame saturated soul? Ever Asked Yourself: “Where did that reaction come from?” You can measure your reaction and know the condition of your soul by them. Are you angry at people more often in these days? Do you feel constantly disappointed and disgusted by people? Is your soul just “yucked out”, wrung out emotionally by your reaction to everything going on around you? Feel overwhelmed? A soul that is “yucked out” is a person that has the potential of fleshing out and taking up an offensive reaction against another person. We get that human spirit in full motion and we want to see a win over this evil, we want a win and we want it now. Our hands are usually full of God’s mercy, but in order to pick up an offence, a trap laid out by our enemy to turn our love cold, we must first lay down God’s Mercy. Will we chase after the win in the here and now or chase after “The Winner”, the Victor, Jesus, Who has already won and provided our pathway to the all and forever of eternity through His Mercy? Difficult choice in times such as these. Offended? We are so used to reacting for a now priority, instead of responding for a future promise. It takes patient endurance to #RespondUP with God’s Mercy. We naturally focus on what is in our face. Offense drags us kicking and screaming by our soul emotions into the fights of our world first, before we even have a chance to respond Godly for our God’s Kingdom. Offense is a bad impulsive habit, we need to create a new spiritual habit and #RespondUP. We are all getting caught up in the show of humanity, evil has come out of hiding and is parading in our streets. We are mesmerized by this parade. We naturally react to this unprecedented disrespect and lawlessness we are seeing. We just want it to stop and we think we can fix it, we can stop this. Patient endurance is a learned response, where we lay down our reaction, we turn and fully face our God and pick up His Mercy. We have to look past what we see and look for God. God is here right now and He is working out His purposes in the unseen. The Holy Spirit has God purposes in play right now all around you. How can we see more clearly? We first need to develop the spiritual habit of fasting prayer, re-establish this as the way to fight the good fight of faith. When we fast, we can clearly see the direction God is headed, because it weakens our fleshly reaction and brings forth in us a Godly merciful response, where we supernaturally follow after God, responding out of our vital-vertical relationship with God instead of reacting out of our flesh. Patient endurance is key to keeping our supernatural connection to our God, instead of reacting at a shallow fleshing out of our enemy, we win the spiritual battles as we #FocusUP.
So since we stand surrounded by all those who have gone before, an enormous cloud of witnesses, let us drop every extra weight, every sin that clings to us and slackens our pace, and let us run with endurance the long race set before us. We may feel alone, but we aren’t. We are surrounded by an army of witnesses. They have run the race of faith and finished well. It is now our turn. Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor. Consider the life of the One who endured such personal attacks and hostility from sinners so that you will not grow weary or lose heart. Among you, in your striving against sin, none has resisted the pressure to the point of death, as He did. Hebrews 12:1-4 The Voice
All the hate, lies and incredible mediatic speculation frenzy is just a front for the evil that is behind it. This is a spiritual battle. #FocusUP! We fight on our knees in humble awe of our God, who is totally amid all of this, miraculously so. When all we see is the evil being manifested all around us, we are missing out of the AWE of our God, whose Providential Care is working its way out in every situation we are facing. He is here, alive, active and His purposes are in play for our good and the glory of His Kingdom. God is making us better as we #FocusUP at Him and He will bring amazing glory out of us as we respond upward, instead of react downward. How do we #FocusUP? We turn our soul from human reaction to spiritual response. How? Fast, weaken our flesh, flushing out our human means and ways and truthing in God’s Kingdom power and way. We #PrayItUP.
Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Paul knows that the real battles and dangers we face are not against flesh and blood. The enemies we see are real enough, but they are animated by spiritual forces of darkness that stay strategically hidden from view. These powers often reveal themselves in institutional evils—genocide, terror, tyranny, and oppression—but the weapons needed to combat them are not earthly weapons at all. What is needed, Paul advises, is to stand firm in God’s power and to suit up in the full armor of God. Although the devil and his demon armies are destined for destruction, they are serious threats now and must be resisted and beaten back. For Paul, the best offensive weapons we have are the word of God and prayer. Pray always. Pray in the Spirit. Pray about everything in every way you know how! And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. Eph.6:15-18 The Voice
Evil used to be so hidden and secreted, BUT GOD has brought it to the surface in His revelatory light. We all see it now, how could we miss it, it is fully fleshing out. We see much clearer the fight between good and evil. Our current President of our country, is a miracle of God’s placement that has shaken out the evil from hidden places to right out in the open. We can see how ugly it is, this evil which has been hidden and now is flushed out. Now, it is so easier to choose Christ, to be like Jesus, to lean into His Sovereign Sway because of the clearly present danger that we knew was there, but never saw it so visibly as we do now. Prayer is key at this time in the history of humanity, like no other time before. Prayer is totally a necessity to being a person of patient endurance. #PrayitUP has always has been our line of defense, but now it must be both offensive and defensive. We have never seen this need so undoubtedly as we see it now, the need to be on our face humbly before our God. We can’t fight on our own in these times, with this flesh manifested evil that is so in our face, this is way more than any human being can begin handle without being wounded by offence. It is a dangerous occupation to be a human fixer in times such as these. We need God and we need to fully engage our spirit in Christ Jesus. To try to fix this on our own, we risk the love of our soul growing cold. Independence is a dangerous habit in times such as these. #PrayItUP be fully dependent on God and #FightUp
Things God Gives the Christian to Fight With: This is the last thing I want to say: Be strong with the Lord’s strength. Put on the things God gives you to fight with. Then you will not fall into the traps of the devil. Our fight is not with people. It is against the leaders and the powers and the spirits of darkness in this world. It is against the demon world that works in the heavens. Because of this, put on all the things God gives you to fight with. Then you will be able to stand in that sinful day. When it is all over, you will still be standing. Ephesians 6:10-13 New Life Version
Is your fight with human beings? Evil is being fleshed out of humanity at such an alarming rate, we can’t keep up with it, nor fight it by ourselves. We need to become engaged in prayer, putting on the Armor of our God and being His Army of prayer. Will you join with me? I have joined God’s Army of Intercessors. Let’s link our shields together and #FightUP. Spiritual warfare, the being of good during the manifestation of evil, this is our war cry. #RespondUP in the Spirit, respond to God first in followship of Him. This is such Godly wisdom in times such as these. Do not take up offence against people, fight the good fight of faith with God, #FightUP. We respond with God’s way, truth and life in the face of unbelievable evil. How? Because we have a vital-vertical relationship with God and see through Kingdom eyes, not through worldly viewpoints. Our wisdom is God truth based and is not founded on speculation, assumption or presumption, these are lies. In order to survive this evil firestorm without our love growing cold, we must lay down our worldly viewpoint and pick up the mantel of Kingdom perspective intercession. #PrayItUP, pray up God’s Truth. We can see the evil out in the open, it has been and is being flushed out and fleshed out so clearly, so #PrayItUP, pray to Jesus for those people whose desperately wicked hearts are fleshing out the cruel intentions of the enemy of our soul. Call their names out to God, pray their faces up to God. We can’t pray for others when all we can think about is the horrible things they are saying and doing. Our the focus of our thinking starts with the action of our thoughts being #MindUP.
You have been raised to life with Christ. Now set your heart on what is in heaven, where Christ rules at God’s right side. Think about what is up there, not about what is here on earth. You died, which means that your life is hidden with Christ, who sits beside God. Christ gives meaning to your life, and when he appears, you will also appear with him in glory. Don’t be controlled by your body. Kill every desire for the wrong kind of sex. Don’t be immoral or indecent or have evil thoughts. Don’t be greedy, which is the same as worshiping idols. God is angry with people who disobey him by doing these things. And that is exactly what you did, when you lived among people who behaved in this way. But now you must stop doing such things. You must quit being angry, hateful, and evil. You must no longer say insulting or cruel things about others. And stop lying to each other. You have given up your old way of life with its habits. Each of you is now a new person. You are becoming more and more like your Creator, and you will understand him better. Colossians 3:1-10 CEV
Our mind must be set to the up position. We must think up by renewing our mind in God’s Word, hiding it in our heart. We don’t patiently endure very well without the power of God’s Word alive in our hearts. It is our heart that determines how the issues of our life play out. When our #MindUp position is constantly feeding our heart with the hope of the truth of God, the promises of God will be the standard that our heart is driven by. Our mind must stay up as it stands up on the side of truth. Side to side our mind must be covered with God’s truth. Our enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy and to be used by the enemy to devalue each other, it all begins with a mind that is deceived. Submit your mind to God and let it be renewed daily in His Powerful Word. Pray for the people the enemy has mind gripped through deception, that GOD WILL “truth in” the empty places after they have fleshed out their dysfunctional humanity. It hurts, it really does, this civility of our country run amuck. We can’t let our mind focus on the offence of hurt. We must learn a side of patient endurance that is not natural, we must lean into the miraculous edge of patient endurance and love like we have never been hurt. #LoveUP.
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Where there is dysfunction there is a root of pain and we should feel compassion instead of anger towards these people. They are being used because they are broken by the sickness of sin. We know the ONE Who can heal them, put them together and give them eternal life. Jesus is the name above all names. Evil is full out against God’s people, it is an all-out war, one we can’t win, only God can. Fully face God and set Your mind, heart, will, soul and spirit in His truth. This fight that seems to be manifesting in our current life time, it is not about now, it is about eternity. This “flush out” of evil, it is fight for the soul of others, not a fight for our country, it is all about a full out attack on the Kingdom of God, not a personal attack against us. Our enemy wants to keep our eyes focused on here, but we all so need to get a “Kingdom Perspective” and this is how we #LiveUP.
When it counts, I want to be found belonging to Him, not clinging to my own righteousness based on law, but actively relying on the faithfulness of the Anointed One. This is true righteousness, supplied by God, acquired by faith. I want to know Him inside and out. I want to experience the power of His resurrection and join in His suffering, shaped by His death, so that I may arrive safely at the resurrection from the dead. The crucified and risen Jesus is the model that Paul desires to embody by walking deep in His pathway of death and life—suffering and resurrection. I’m not there yet, nor have I become perfect; but I am charging on to gain anything and everything the Anointed One, Jesus, has in store for me—and nothing will stand in my way because He has grabbed me and won’t let me go. Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission. I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed. Philippians 3:9-14 The Voice
We can actually see in plain view, the fleshing out of wickedness. We need to learn a very important characteristic of patient endurance and this is self-control, a fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. People are fleshing out violently in such incredible ways that just leave you with that jaw dropping look. We are in shock of it all, day after day, when we should be in AWE of what God is doing instead of what the enemy is about. AWE-GOD is doing something new, it is an unprecedented move of God to flush out evil and defeat it by turning its own foolish demonstration into God purposeful strategy for the glory of His Kingdom. Today, we see God’s Providential care right up on the front stage of our humanity. He is working for our good and for the glory of His Kingdom. The two-fold purpose of God’s Providential care is happening before our eyes. It is exciting to see it. God is on the move. Let’s join in and collaborate with God and His Kingdom. Let’s #LiveUP by putting on the purity of righteousness, keeping our hearts unadulterated before our God, even as we wrestle through times that will evoke emotional upheaval in us. We can choose patient endurance and we can decide to #FollowUP by tapping into the resurrection power of God, being self-controlled by the Holy Spirit. AWE-GOD. There is nothing so beautiful as the purity of our God rising up above the evil that is fully flushing out in plain sight. The hidden agenda of evil has come to the LIGHT of God in unprecedented ways. Secreted evil is now fleshing out in plain sight. We can see the target of God’s light and He is purposefully drawing out evil to crush it, shatter the darkness by His powerful light that no man or evil principality can ever put out. #LightItUP
Heaven and earth will cease to exist before My words ever fail. So be careful. Guard your hearts. They can be made heavy with moral laxity, with drunkenness, with the hassles of daily life. Then the day I’ve been telling you about might catch you unaware and trap you. Because it’s coming-nobody on earth will escape it. So you have to stay alert, praying that you’ll be able to escape the coming trials so you can stand tall in the presence of the Son of Man.Lk 21:32-38 The Voice
Will you be the one that God can use to be a beacon of His Light that points the way of darkness to Jesus? Don’t despair with your eyes down not wanting to see what is up. #DreamUP as you follow after Jesus first, knowing He is in complete control. When you #FollowUP by responding to God first instead of reacting to the flesh out all around you, the Light of God is seen so clearly. #RespondUP by focusing first on God, taking your gaze off of the incredulous display of evil that is in your face and fully face God. #FocusUP through that personal edgy prayer, developing a prayer life of dependence on relationship with God, a vital-vertical connection with God that no evil can get in the face of, nothing can break the flow of love between you and your God. #PrayItUp continuously calling out the name of Jesus in the face of the continuous flush out of the enemy through the flesh out of a sin sick humanity. #FightUP with compassionate love for the lost, never give up on God reaching them as you fight for them in prayer and fast to keep your heart pure. Out of a pure heart the power of God flows and you are able to #LoveUP, to love even though you have been hurt, betrayed, lied about, pushed and shoved by evil. The love of God conquered death itself, the vicious betrayal of the lies of the enemy has not prevailed and truth will stand. Stand on the side of God’s truth and #LiveUP fully armored in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and yield the sword of His Holy Spirit. Purity matters, therefore there is no room for human reaction, we must be carriers of the pure light of God into this darkened world. God has promised us that no matter what evil we are patiently enduring through that no evil force will ever put out the Light of God. God’s Light and Truth has prevailed through everything evil has thrown against it and it will never be extinguished. We can patiently endure and grow through this evil firestorm in our generation and we can by the power of Christ in us #LIGHTitUP, His Kingdom for all to see.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 New Living Translation
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! 20 You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This[a] is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 New Living Translation
#DreamUP About God’s Kingdom
#FollowUP King Jesus
#RespondUP To-Through The Holy Spirit
#FocusUP By Fasting-Fleshing Out-Truth In
#PrayItUP To Almighty God
#MindUP Armored In God Truth
#FightUP Unto The Kingdom Of God
#LoveUP Through Resurrection Power
#LiveUP By God-Powered Patient Endurane
#LightItUP With God’s Eternal Life
The Bridegroom’s Café is stepping UP to be a place where our souls are nourished and made ready for times such as these. The menu on the Servant Warrior Table today is amazing: Simply-Significantly UP. Up is where we need to be in all areas of our walk with God. We will be praying it up and adding to our Prayer Mentor Table a new menu of Potus Prayer. We will be calling out intercessors to pray for our world, to pray for our President and his leadership cabinet. I pray that You would join us in this new God Adventure. Please share this with others and let us raise up a strong Army Of Servant Warriors, who are Praying It Up.