YOU ARE DAILY PRAYING FOR MY “WILL” IN YOUR LIFE AND THAT IS GOOD! SOME OF YOU, HOWEVER, DESIRE A DEEPER SPIRITUAL WALK WITH ME THAT WILL LEAD YOU TO “HIGHER HEIGHTS” AND NEARER TO MY HIGHEST CALLING FOR YOUR LIFE. THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID: “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). PAUL NEVER TOOK HIS HEART OR HIS EYES OFF THAT GOAL. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR THE LORD’S “CALLING” AND A CLOSER AND HIGHER WALK WITH ME, IT WILL REQUIRE YOU TO EARNESTLY SEEK ME UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS. DON’T OCCASIONALLY ASK ME FOR MY HIGHEST PLANS AND PURPOSES FOR YOU AND THEN FOLD YOUR HANDS AND RETURN TO YOUR LIFE AS USUAL. I MUST BE FIRST IN YOUR LIFE! ALL ELSE IS SECONDARY. “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:30).
YOU MUST HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BECOME “FILLED”! IF YOU HAVE A HUNGER FOR MORE OF ME AND MY SPIRIT, SEEK MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ASK ME TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. CRY OUT FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL AND ASK ME TO SEND THE ANOINTING OF MY SPIRIT UPON YOU. IT IS YOUR RIGHT, AS MY CHILD, TO HAVE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE PROMISED YOU, BUT YOU MUST SEEK AND KNOCK UNTIL YOU RECEIVE MY FULNESS WITHIN YOU. I KNOW THE DEPTH OF YOUR LOVE AND HUNGER FOR ME BY YOUR OBEDIENCE AND YOUR DESIRE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. WILL YOU HUNGER AND THIRST UNTIL YOU ARE FILLED WITH MY SPIRIT AND GIFTS TO HELP YOU OVERCOME SATAN? “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem (IN PRAYER) until you are endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
YOUR DESIRE FOR MORE OF ME MUST BE FANNED BY THE FIRES OF YOUR EVER-INCREASING LOVE FOR CHRIST AND ME. SEEK ME UNTIL YOU POSSESS MY FULNESS AND POWER WITHIN YOU. NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERY CHILD OF GOD TO ENTER THE CLOSING BATTLE FOR GOD’S KINGDOM ON EARTH. YOU WILL NOT STOP THE FLOW OF EVIL IF YOU DO NOT LIFT UP GOD’S STANDARD (A FLAG INDICATING THE PRESENCE OF A SOVEREIGN) AGAINT SATAN. WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH MY POWER, YOU ARE MORE THAN A MATCH FOR YOUR ENEMIES’ DESTRUCTIONS! EVEN A SLING SHOT WILL DEFEAT EVERY GOLIATH (PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS OF SATAN) WHEN AIMED AND ARMED BY GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SATAN TO BREAK “MY WILL AND POWER” OR “OVERTURN MY PURPOSES.” THE ONLY WEAKNESS IN MY ARMY AND BATTLE PLANS WILL BE MY CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN TOO LAZY OR CARELESS TO ASK AND SEEK FOR THE FULNESS OF MY SPIRIT WITHIN THEM OR HAVE BECOME WEAK THROUGH SIN. AGAIN, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS “ASK”. I AM WAITING FOR MY CHILDREN TO ARM THEMSELVES THROUGH MY SPIRIT AND POWER. “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover’” (Mark 16:15-18). YOU WILL NEED TO ASK ME TO ENLARGE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH.
I MUST BE YOUR “FIRST LOVE!” YOUR VISION OF YOUR LIFE MUST BE TO FULFILL MY WILL AND CALLING. AT THE SAME TIME YOU MUST PLACE YOUR TOTAL FAITH IN ME AS YOUR SOURCE OF LIFE. DOUBTS AND FEARS WOULD BE A COSTLY SIN AND A GREAT HINDRANCE IN ANY KIND OF WORK OR MINSTRY FOR ME. “ But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12).
EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE INVITED CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE, MANY OF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH A LIFE THAT SATISFIES YOUR FLESH. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:12-13). IT IS THROUGH GOD’S SPIRIT WITHIN YOU THAT YOU COMMUNE WITH GOD, GROW INTO HIS IMAGE, AND SERVE AND OBEY HIM. “And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness” (Romans 8:10).
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends!” (John 15:13). WHEN YOU HAVE REACHED THE PLACE THAT YOU FEEL LIKE WEEPING BECAUSE OF SIN’S DESTRUCTION OF THE LIVES AND SOULS OF MEN, THEN YOU ARE BEGINNING TO LOVE ENOUGH TO “LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR OTHERS. I AM YOUR ONLY SOURCE OF “OVERCOMING POWER, TRUTH THAT SETS FREE, AND SALVATION FOR ALL MANKIND. CRY OUT FOR HIGHER GROUND SO YOU CAN MEET THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE WORLD. YOUR CRY SHOULD BE: “I WILL SEEK GOD” FOR A HIGHER WALK WITH HIM! ORDINARY DEDICATION AND LOVE FOR ME BRINGS ORDINARY BLESSINGS AND REWARDS, BUT DEEPER SPIRITUAL GROWTH BRINGS GREAT REWARDS FOR NOW AND ALL ETERNITY. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). YOUR HEART AND SPIRIT MUST “REACH UP” TO UNDERSTAND MY WAYS AND THOUGHTS AND MY GREATER ASPIRATIONS FOR YOUR LIFE.
IT IS THROUGH YOUR CONSTANT EXPRESSED FAITH IN GOD (BY WORDS AND DEEDS) THAT YOU GIVE AN EFFECTIVE TESTIMONY TO THE WORLD. YOUR FAITH SHOULD BE EVER INCREASING AS THE SPIRIT OF GOD INCREASES HIS WORK IN YOU. THE FAITH, WORKS, AND POWER WITHIN YOU WILL SPEAK AND AWAKEN THE WORLD TO THE REALITY OF GOD. THE SIGNS AND WONDERS OF GOD ARE ACCOMPLISHED BY FAITH AND SEEKING ME FOR A GREATER WORK. YOUR WORKS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EVER-INCREASING LOVE FOR GOD AND KEEPING MY COMMANDMENTS. “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens” (Hebrews 11:33-34).
MY CHILDREN, WHEN YOU DEDICATE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR ALL TO ME, MIRACLES WILL BEGIN TO HAPPEN. “Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived” (1 Kings 17:22). ELIJAH WAS FAITHFUL TO MY CALL, AND HE SOUGHT ME FOR ALL THE ANSWERS TO THE PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN HIS LIFE. HIS LIFE WAS TOTALLY SURRENDERED TO ME FOR MY GLORY. THE WORLD KNEW HE WAS “MY MAN,” AND HE SERVED ME THROUGH HIS WORDS, ACTIONS, AND WORKS. I AM CALLING YOU, MY CHILDREN, TO SURRENDER “ALL” TO ME AND HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. SOMETIMES YOUR GODS ARE HUMAN OR THINGS. THE PATH TO TOTAL VICTORY OVER ALL THINGS IS TOTAL “SURRENDER” TO ME.
My prayer: Dearest Father God, I come to You in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus. You have called me to overcome satan and have given me the “keys” to Your kingdom, teach me to overcome satan wherever he is waging war in my life. Make me strong in Your Spirit. May I not overlook anything You are trying to teach me. May my faith begin to move mountains and set the captives free. “For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain!” May I please You in all things. Give me a deep burden for the needs of others. By my words and actions, may the world know that I walk with You. Build up my faith and strengthen the churches and the faith of Your children. May I not fail You in any regard. Convict me of all sin, and give me an ever-increasing love for You. Amen.