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Speak Life

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Do you have any areas in your life that are dry or dead? It may be your finances, your health, or even your marriage. In Ezekiel 37: 1-14, you find that God brought Ezekiel out in the Spirit into a vision of the valley of dry bones.

God told Ezekiel to speak (to prophesy) to the dry (dead) bones. In obedience and confidence in God’s Word which has supernatural power, Ezekiel spoke and prophesied as God commanded. The bones came together; muscle, tissue, and skin formed, breath came into them, and they stood upon their feet as an exceedingly great army.

The same way Ezekiel prophesied to those dry bones, God told me to tell you to speak life and prophesy to the dry bones in your life. Speak to your empty storehouses and tell them they shall overflow so that you have more than enough to give back to the Kingdom of God, to fund Kingdom projects, to give back to those in need, to be debt free, and to have money left over.

Speak life into your health and command your body to operate as God designed it to. Speak life over your dead marriage and prophesy that you and your spouse have a newfound love that you have never experienced before. Your words have creative power, there’s life and death in the power of the tongue, all you need to do is speak God’s Word and His promises to you.

Ezekiel 37: 4-6 AMP — 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, ‘Behold, I will make breath enter you so that you may come to life. ~‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin, and I will put breath in you so that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’”

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What Concerns You?

Psalm 138:8 AMP

What are you concerned with today? Do you know that you can release every one of your concerns to the Lord? In this scripture, it says that the Lord will perfect (accomplish, perform) that which concerns you. God is concerned with ALL things that concern you … this includes, but is not limited to, your salvation, your health, your family, your finances, and even the work of your hands.

God’s work in you will be perfect because His mercy (His lovingkindness) lasts forever. Having confidence in this should encourage you to pray fervently (without letting up) until you see what God has promised you. Trust and believe that the Lord will not forsake, abandon, or quit on you.

Psalm 138:8 AMP – “The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me; Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever–Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.”

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When I Am Weak, I am Strong

2 Corinthians 12:10 AMP

If you are like me, there are days that you are weak and feel like you cannot take another step. But as this verse says, when we are weak, we are truly strong in God’s grace. As children of the most high God, we are qualified to receive and experience His supernatural strength. Whatever is making you feel weak today, give it to God and He’ll give you strength. It’s a Holy exchange.

2 Corinthians 12:10 AMP – “So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].”

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Psalm 30:1 AMP

Exalt and Praise the Lord in gratitude and thanksgiving for the great deliverances He has performed for You! Your Father has delivered you and He has not let your enemies rejoice (cheer, be glad, be joyful, or be merry) over you. God is so good!

Even if you are dealing with an unpleasant situation right now, where you are faced with the darts an enemy may be throwing, exalt and praise God anyway. It is a prophetic act showing that God has already delivered you and that you are victorious in the fight. Stay faithful and know that God is moving on your behalf.

PSALM 30:1 AMP – “I will extol and praise You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.“

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God Will Bless You

Psalm 23:5

Unfortunately, in this life we all have enemies, but the great news is … so did Jesus, so you are in great company! Although your enemies don’t want to see you win and they allow the devil to use them to achieve his demonic agenda to kill, to steal, and to destroy (John 10:10), God is making room for you. In fact, He is preparing a table for you specifically! But guess what, it will be in the presence of your enemies. You will sit at the table that God has prepared for you in perfect peace as your enemies watch you be blessed (Psalm 23:5).

So, don’t be moved by what your enemies do. Know that God will show up, shut it down, and show out on your behalf. You don’t have to say one word to your enemies. As you are blessed by God, your enemies will learn how powerful your God is and they’ll be forced to respect you (to fear you) even if they don’t like you (1 Chronicles 14:17). To God be the glory!!!

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Pride Comes, Shame Follows!

Proverbs 11:2

Proverbs 11:2 AMP – “When pride comes [boiling up with an arrogant attitude of self-importance], then come dishonor and shame, But with the humble [the teachable who have been chiseled by trial and who have learned to walk humbly with God] there is wisdom and soundness of mind.”

Have you ever experienced a person that is arrogant and full of pride? I know I have … and if I’m being honest, there are moments when I was prideful myself. When I read this scripture, I could remember instances in my life where I felt like my needs and my feelings were more important than others. To truly call it what it is … I was self-centered. I thank God for His son Jesus and allowing me to be forgiven for all of my sins, and giving me a second chance to grow into a better individual that is now humble and asks for increased wisdom on a daily basis.

As you read this, you may recall similar instances in your own life. Digging into this, I found that not only is pride a sin, but God resists the proud (James 4:6 KJV). Proverbs 8:13 KJV says, “The fear of the Lord is to HATE evil: PRIDE, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” Isaiah 2:11 AMP says, “The proud look of man will be degraded And the arrogance of men will be humbled, And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.”

If you are currently dealing with the spirit of pride, take a moment to repent and ask God to be delivered from this sin. There is no way you can really come into a real relationship with God and still be proud. I pray this blesses you to make a change for the better.

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The Lord Will Give Strength

Psalm 29:11

Do you currently feel weak or tired of struggling through your circumstances? God says that He will give you strength and He will bless you with peace (Psalm 29:11).

STRENGTH: When I looked up the word strength, it was defined as boldness and power. So, when God says He will give you strength, it is a defense to protect you against evil attacks and to provide what is needed or to equip you for every good work. Out of weakness you will be make strong because his grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

PEACE: When I looked up the word peace, it was defined as health, prosperity, rest, and safety. There is nothing like supernatural peace that surpasses all understanding. His peace will guard your heart and your mind as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

Don’t get caught up in the challenges you currently face today. Instead, choose to rest in His peace today and operate in the strength God has given you. It is available to you right now. Will you accept it?

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1 Samuel 15:22-23

Have you ever heard the phrase … “Obedience is better than sacrifice!” Well, this is not just a phrase as we commonly hear in the world, it is a biblical principal found in 1 Samuel 15:22-23. Take a moment to reflect on things that God has told you to do. Are you procrastinating? Or, are you simply ignoring his instructions? While it is easy to fall into one of the two categories, it is better for you to trust what God is saying. In Jeremiah 29:11, God says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Disobedience not only hinders you from what God is calling you to do, but it also blocks your blessings. And here’s the biggie … according to 1 Samuel 15:23, disobedience is a form of rebelling against God and this is as serious as the sin of witchcraft. ? It also says that stubbornness is as serious as false religion and idolatry. ? Ultimately, disobedience is rejecting the Word of the Lord. ? If this message is touching you right now, take a moment to repent and ask God for forgiveness … and then, do what God has instructed you to do.

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God Will Defend You

Psalm 21:8-13

GOD will defend you and take care of your enemies! — God says that you should never pay back evil for evil, He declares that vengeance belongs to Him (not to you), and He advised that you should live in peace with everyone including your enemies (Romans 12:17-21). While this biblical principal may seem like a difficult one for you, like it was for me, it is the best way to stay in alignment with God. The Word says to forgive your enemies (Ephesians 4:32), pray a blessing over them (Matthew 5:44), and release them at the feet of Jesus to be judged. Be confident in this … the Lord will swallow them up in his wrath and devour them with fire (Psalm 21:9).

Although your enemies may plot evil against you, they will never succeed. Why? Because they are intentionally attacking you (a child of the most high God), which means they are rebelling against God. The Word says, they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them (Psalm 21:12). In other words, the attack will be returned back to the sender! ? HALLELUJAH Father! ?

So, praise God for Victory!!! God sees all and He knows all. He sees their evil plans. It hasn’t gone unnoticed. Pray for them that persecute you because they know not what they do. Whoever comes to mind, stop, forgive them with all your heart, and pray for them now. God is watching you as well.

PSALM 21: 8-13 NLT

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The Spirit Of The Lord

Luke 4:18-21

In this passage, we see Jesus’ public ministry as He enters the synagogue on the Sabbath to preach. Jesus is speaking here and He reveals how He was qualified to do his great work with His words, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.” Jesus also reveals how He was commissioned with his words, “Because He hath anointed me.”

Like Jesus, anything God calls us to do, He qualifies us by filling us with the Spirit of the Lord and He commissions us by anointing us. No matter how large or small our assignment or our purpose may be, we never have to fear completing His great work because He prepares us to operate through Him. With the power He gives us, we never have do it alone in our own strength. Hebrews 13:21 says that God will “make you perfect in every good work to do his will.”

Also in this passage, Jesus says the He came to:
(1) Preach the gospel to the poor.
(2) Heal the brokenhearted.
(3) Preach deliverance to the captives (enslaved by sin).
(4) Recover the sight of the blind (spiritual and moral).
(5) Set at liberty them that are abused (oppressed by sin).

As Jesus said in verse 21, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” So, walk in victory today! It is yours.

Luke 4:18-21