You need to remember that if you’re going to step out & walk into that big God-dream, you’re going to have to be at peace flying alone. Don’t get all shocked & shaken when those closest to you refuse to support you. Understand that most struggle seeing you beyond your past, beyond who they think you are - don’t let their inability to see you hold you back. Even Jesus had to step out of His hometown because those folk couldn’t see Him as anyone beyond “the carpenter’s son”.
“Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.” Mark 6:4-6
Remember, pigeons flock & fight each other; eagles soar.
I also want to say that when you find your Peace & Safety with only God, He loves to give you beautiful gifts. You won’t soar alone for long. He will bring you other “eagles” who will see all the Lord has placed within you, they will help push you higher & push you higher with Joy & Honor. They will fight along side you, they will intercede for you, they will be used to lift you up when you’re weary - they will be your tribe.
If you haven’t found those people yet, settle in your time alone with the Lord & He will bring them at the perfect time. If you go out seeking & trying to create those connections, they will leave you hurting with wounds you were never meant to receive. Trust Him, Trust Him, TRUST HIM!!!
When we make someone or something a priority, we are giving it a place of honor in our lives. There is an appreciation or value we place on participating in an activity or spending time with others. This world provides many distractions and often we completely miss the honor others place in us. We turn down opportunities to spend time with those that make us a priority. We waste time on things that will fall away instead of setting aside time on that which will last an eternity.
I want my priorities to be in line with what God would choose for me. I want to always honor Him and those He places in my path. I want my experiences to align with that of the Kingdom and the eternal life I will have there.
Some of you need to remember the authority you have been gifted from Heaven. Whatever battle you're fighting today, you have authority over it.
Remember, a legion of demons cowered in Jesus' presence & waited to be told what to do & where to go. They couldn't even speak without permission. YOU HAVE THAT AUTHORITY!! Time to start using it!!
“So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.” And at once Jesus gave them permission....”
There have been massive shiftings & movements this past week that have been breaking open long-standing strongholds - ones that have been blockading for YEARS!
I’ve continually heard the words “victory” & “victorious”. Each time I heard those words whispered to me, I felt like you would when you’ve won something or accomplished a great feat. My spirit has sensed this all week over many of you & your current situations.
As I was speaking to the Lord, asking Him about the manifestation of that, I audibly heard Him say, “Declare A Thing!” The Lord is saying, all those prophetic words, dreams, visions & promises - speak it OUT LOUD!!! The Lord wants your declarations specific & full of faith! Trust what He says, it will be (“..here on earth as it is in Heaven..” Mt. 6:10)
Sometimes in our waiting we become silent. Yes, there is a time for that, but right now is not that time. DECLARE A THING!!
“You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28
The Lord reminded me of a dream I had a couple of years ago. As I went back to read over it, I felt such a burden to share it. I'm seeing this more and more in relationships and within the church (individually & corporately). We have all been so distracted and busy with the "doing" that a lot have forgotten to stop and take a drink of The King's Wine. We cannot allow ourselves to be undone from within. These battles are not with flesh and blood, so stop putting flesh on them.
This dream was set in a castle. People were all over the place, carrying on conversations, doing what they needed to.
Then, I saw the outside of the castle. It was surrounded by a much smaller group of people. They were all relaxed, some laying on blankets, others were eating, etc. Then, every once-in-a-while, one of them would toss something up over the castle wall. The thing they threw would then land on someone inside the castle, but they didn't feel it land on them or feel any different than before. They would then begin to do things within their current task that would start disrupting the people around them. Little arguements would breakout, someone would be offended or hurt by something said or done. This whole thing continued on for quite a while. The people outside kept laying around quietly & tossing things up over the walls.
Inside the walls things were getting chaotic. Out of a thirsty impulse, a servant took a drink of wine that was left on the king's dinner table. Suddenly, they saw everything. They saw this black tar being lobbed up over the walls & sticking to the peope within. As this servant continued to drank the wine, they noticed the tar disappearing from their hand and body.
They ran with the wine & began to tell others to take a drink, but a lot of them were too wrapped up in what they were doing to stop & listen. Others were reacting violently to the wine carrier. They were running around desperately trying to get people to drink the wine. Only a few were willing.
As long as the noise from the inside was loud, the people on the outside rested. As soon as it started to quiet down, they would just sit up & throw more tar.
This dream really doesn't need any interpretation, but I also don't believe this dream was for no reason.
We have all personally experienced little battles of offense, judgment, unforgiveness, busyness that has been more of a distraction than effective work, etc. A lot of times It will be something out of nowhere, something that makes no sense whatsoever & yet, you will feel it & battle it.
This past week, I began doing something in my quiet time that I had stopped doing - I started taking communion again. This quiet worship shifts hearts & atmospheres.
I encourage you to keep drinking our King's wine! We have to be the wine carriers so the Church is not undone from within.
I’ve been hearing several words for this month that have a feeling of massive movement with them.
I hear “Justice”. So many unjust things that have taken place in & around God’s children are going to be made just & when that happens, you will begin to see recompense & restoration come with it.
Transition to Birth. Your transition has been longer than most, but you are birthing that thing, that dream, that promise. Fight off the doubt that will assuredly attempt you to slow you down because in this last push, there is an acceleration attached that will move you forward at an exponential pace.
You are transitioning into this next promise and part of that transition for a lot of us is relocation. A relocation on many levels. For some it is an actual relocation to a new area, most of you are relocating to a much deeper & higher level in your walk with God, deeper understanding, higher vision of all He has laid out before you.
Long-standing mountains will crumble. That massive thing that has been a constant in your view, seemingly blocking that next step forward, will suddenly be gone. Keep speaking to it with the authority given you from Heaven & it will do what you command. Expectation of the miraculous will crumble those things!
This month will be one that will be a significant mark for you; that when you look back at all God has done, you will see this month as one of shift & change.
“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” Zechariah 4:6-7
“And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”
When we step into each day with the purpose of accomplishing things, we must remember that nothing worthy will be accomplished without the Lord. Allow His words to be your focus...
"My desire is that your focus resides in My presence. There is nothing you can accomplish in your day that will last without My spirit being woven through it. This world is fading away, only what is built in My name will remain. It is impossible to build upon anything except what is built on My truth and a relationship with Me. When you come to Me, I am able to pour into you all that you will need to accomplish your heart's desire. Without Me, there will be no fruit from your labor. With Me, there will be an abundant overflow of blessing. Remain in My presence and allow Me to work through you today."
As I’m sitting here in the quiet, closing out this month, I asked the Lord about this next month.
He simply said, “Keep your Hope up”.
Hope is the key that will keep you locked on God & all He has laid out before you.
Zechariah 9:12 “Return to your Stronghold, you prisoners of Hope...”
In a vision recently, I was in a deep, dark, thick forest. Then ahead of me in the distance I watched a giant door open up & a bright light poured out from it. The light began to illuminate what looked like a possible path. As the light hit my feet, suddenly a thick, heavy fog poured in. It was so dense, I could no longer see the door, its light, my hand in front of me or my feet on the ground. As I looked around, I heard the voice of the Lord ask, “Do you trust me to lead you?”
Do you trust Him to lead you on the next step that you may not see in front of you? If you are praying & asking Him to reside in His presence & miraculous manifestations, you’re going to have to strengthen those trust, faith & hope “muscles”. We really are moving in some unprecedented & amazing times of manifesting Heaven & harvest, but each movement forward requires obedience & trust. Trust that no matter what your surroundings look like, in faith, you see that open door just ahead that you WILL walk into!!
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance (a confident expectation) about what we do not see.”
Lord, I come to you today open handed and open hearted to receive freely from you with no hinderances of thoughts from the enemy. Lord, refresh my spirit so that I can once again feel your powerful, healing love. Open my eyes to any actions or inactions that I may have taken that do not align with your heart.
Lord, thank you that you correct me and fill my heart with your love and my mind with your thoughts. When others hurt me, I will realize that they know not what they do, because they too experience the same attacks of the enemy. The enemy is known for doing his best to create strife amongst us, making us believe that others are against us. Although they may be unable to see their own transgressions, their heart remains pure beneath their own deep wounds and scars.
Allow us all to move from the past and step forward - whether in a marriage, our families, friendships, the workplace or even in the body of Christ. Help us to focus on lifting one another above the wrongs that you have gone ahead of us and righted.
Lord, bless each one of us with the ability to see past any hurt from previous seasons. Help us to move past our own pride, laying down hurt feelings and emotions at your feet. May we all stand as one - blossoming in a relationship that you bless in order to advance in our purpose for your kingdom.
Many of us pray similar words multiple times throughout our lives. Relationships are constantly changing as we walk through both the difficulties and the celebrations of life. Often we tend to hang onto hurt and bitterness, allowing them to occupy our thoughts and hinder us from receiving God’s best for us. Letting go of our feelings of the past does not mean we should suppress them. Suppression causes bitterness, which in turn becomes a toxic poison to us. We need to go to the Lord and ask him to specifically remove each feeling and replace them with his endless peace and love. He will remove them one layer at a time until finally we realize we are free. Free to live as He did, growing more in his likeness everyday.
Have you ever stood in the ocean, out past where the waves break? Maybe talking with a friend or spouse as the waves come against you - sometimes lifting you just a bit off the sandy bottom? When you take the time to glance back at the shore you are suddenly looking at unfamiliar territory. While the waves visibly came against you, an unseen current pulled you from the place you once stood.
In life we sometimes feel anchored in a place that we want to move from, yet do not know how we are to arrive at the destination we desire. On occasion we may even try to force it, much like trying to go against the breaking point of the waves just to arrive sooner. One after the other, they pound against us relentlessly... every step forward costing us several steps back.
We need to be able to take our focus off of where we think we should be - allowing ourselves to engage with those around us and possibly even help them get past the battle against the waves as well. In God's timing, we will look around and suddenly see that our surroundings have in fact changed and we are in a new place, a place we have longed to walk into.
Allow God to move you... step into the current of His living water, ride the waves as His power allows you to move effortlessly... He promises to deliver you safely to a place where you can firmly plant your feet and stand in the destiny of your dreams.
Last year the Lord gave me a vision of His people being moved to a destination further up the shoreline - not by their own efforts, but by His power alone. I am also sharing from personal experience as well. My husband, Marty, and I have always longed to reach the destination of our dreams and desires. The more we have tried to get there, the harder we fought against the many obstacles that came against us. It was only when we finally let go of our need to control the when, where and how - and allowed God to move us, in His timing, His direction and His specific way, that we effortlessly arrived. We are now standing in new territory, a land full of promise and we are enjoying the blessings of the place we now stand.
Our journey is continuous - we know eventually we will move further in the direction He has chosen for us, but we have surrendered ourselves to His power to get us from where we are to where we eventually need to be. Rest in Him, ride the wave, allow His power to move you.
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power” Ephesians 1:19 NLT
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NLT
“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. Which do you choose?" 1 Corinthians 4:20-21 NLT
- Anne Marie
When we invite God into our lives, surrendering all power to Him in our circumstances... He will always bring VICTORY to us. He promises to turn every situation that comes against us into something good and beneficial in our lives. Think about the many areas of your life that you could invite God into... your finances, your health, your marriage. Have faith as you turn each one over to Him that YOU WILL HAVE VICTORY in all things.
Allow God's hand to work on your behalf and know that His way & His timing is best for you. Continue to speak truth and life into your areas of need... then be still and allow God to fight for you.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.””
Exodus 14:14 NIV
- Anne Marie
I recently had a vision of being in labor and delivery. There was a sense of exhaustion, they were wanting to give up and asking for a different way to get the baby. But the doctor kept saying, “It’s push time! Push! Push! PUSH!!!!!”
You HAVE to go through the Push!
There have been a lot of difficult things you have dealt with, but your promise is after this difficult push! Don’t quit now! You’ve come so far! Speak to that doubt and tell it to flee!
You will never forget this difficult push but you will be so overwhelmed by the holding of that promise, all the pain from the past will no longer feel painful, but covered over and filled with gratitude.
“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?" says the LORD. "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God.” (Isaiah 66:9)
The enemy’s attempts to tip the scales of justice in his favor has been and will be unsuccessful. I decree and declare that the gavel of Justice fall in favor of all that have been contending and battling in unfavorable circumstances. All wrongs will be righted. Payback is coming! Payback for all the worry, hurt, tears and lost time! Payback for unjust disbursements and unjust possessions. A divine reversal is coming! Expect the unexpected miracles to turn it ALL into your favor, Child of God!
You’ve been wondering why life has been so hard on you. I’m here to tell you the purpose on your life is so well known in the enemy’s camp, they have been unleashing hell against you since you took your first breath. They know what’s coming now that you have stepped into your identity. Every attack, every attempt to trip you up - take them as solid confirmations of the new level Heaven has you walking in.
It is in our darkest hour that our purpose is birthed. Yet our pre-destined purpose has nothing to do with us; but everything to do with giving glory to God as we display His hand on our lives. We do this so that others may see His light, which in turn ignites a fire within them to carry a torch that ultimately leads others out of darkness.
- Anne Marie
I felt pressed to encourage those frustrated in the process.
Remember that our “Suddenlies” here on Earth are the manifestations of Heavenly Processes. Welcome with gratitude the processes just as you would the gifts. We have to go through the processes so that when we receive, we are proper stewards of them. We cannot mishandle or misrepresent Heaven here on this earth. We are called to heal not hurt, lift up not tear down, bring in not push out. He has you in His hands. Let Him & His purpose unfold.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven......He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecc. 3:1, 11