Acts 2:3 (TPT) Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them.
Beloved, be engulfed in My flame, for the fire of My love – of My Spirit – is mighty and life-changing. Yield to its power. Allow yourself to be overtaken by My passion, and allow My passion to become your own. Embrace the flame, and burn with zeal.
Choose to be one who burns with zeal. And know that fiery passion doesn’t always manifest boldly from a human perspective. Sometimes that zeal manifests as a tenacious quiet – a steadfastness of faith. So whether you’re zeal manifests loudly or softly, let your passion for Me burn brightly for all to see.
Acts 4:13 (TPT) The council members were astonished as they witnessed the bold courage of Peter and John, especially when they discovered that they were just ordinary men who had never had religious training. Then they began to understand the effect Jesus had on them simply by spending time with him.
Beloved, boldness doesn’t have to come from training or education. Boldness can come from firm and unwavering belief. True faith doesn’t come from unquestionable physical evidence, for where would faith be in simple fact? To exercise faith is to be confident in what is understood through less tangible means.
So rather than waiting for irrefutable evidence or certain levels of education, instead allow yourself to be bold in the Holy Spirit. Allow Me to lead and direct you – often in ways you’d never expect, and see how I move in and through you for My glory. That, beloved, is true faith – being wholly yielded to Me. Continue reading “Be Bold in the Holy Spirit”
Acts 4:31 (AMP) And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage.
Beloved, boldness is birthed in the quiet place. Godly boldness doesn’t come from being brash or needing to be the center of attention. It is birthed in a place of yielded humility – one of beautiful intimacy with Me.
In intimacy, My nature is increasingly revealed. And as I’m known, faith in Me is the result. And from that firm foundation of faith, grows a holy boldness that is earth-shaking. When I meet with My children, they cannot help but be changed. And those who have been radically changed cannot keep it to themselves because such truth is too beautiful not to share.
So meet with Me. Yield in humility. Allow Me to shake you – to realign you and empower you for My good work. Then watch what I will do through you as we change the world together. Continue reading “Boldness Birthed in the Quiet Place”
Acts 2:21 (NLT) But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Beloved, call to Me and I will answer. I will not ignore the one who calls upon My name – the one who knows My character and calls upon My integrity, who looks to Me in times of trouble. I will be faithful to respond.
For I AM called faithful – I AM El Aman, the Faithful God. I AM YHVH Misgab, the Lord your Strong Tower and El Tsur, God your Strength. I AM your protection and your sustainer – your very present help in times of trial. So call upon My name, and trust Me to respond.
Acts 3:6 (VOICE) Peter: I want to give you something, but I don’t have any silver or gold. Here’s what I can offer you: stand up and walk in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Anointed One.
Beloved, My desire is that you should prosper. But resist the urge to define prosperity simply in monetary terms because that limited view hardly scratches the surface of what I desire for you.
I desire to see you whole and set free – shining in the brilliance and beauty of all I’ve created you to be. Receive, beloved. As I swing wide the gates of healing, receive wholeness and prosperity in every area of your life.
Acts 3:9-10 (TPT) When all the people saw him jumping up and down and heard him glorifying God, they realized it was the crippled beggar they had passed by in front of the Beautiful Gate. Astonishment swept over the crowd, for they were amazed over what had happened to him.
Beloved, don’t forget to be amazed. Have eyes to see My touch when I move and stand in awe. For I AM God and I AM able. Rejoice and glorify My name.
Be expectant and wait on Me. Look to Me first. And recognize the miraculous when I move. For I AM supernatural – I can move far beyond what your natural expectations may be, so increase your faith and swing wide the gates of healing.
Acts 4:31 (VOICE) They finished their prayer, and immediately the whole place where they had gathered began to shake. All the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began speaking God’s message with courageous confidence.
Beloved, you have been filled and empowered by My Holy Spirit. Walk the victory My Spirit brings. With courageous confidence declare My Word and in unwavering expectation watch for My promises to unfold. I AM faithful and you are mighty in Me.
You are equipped, beloved. Protected in the armor of God with My heavenly hosts at the ready beside. Never doubt our strength or give in to the temptation to fear. I AM steadfast and I AM sure. Prophesy, beloved. Declare My Word into all the earth. For I AM good and greatly to be praised.
Acts 18:9 (TLB) One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t quit!
Beloved, refuse to shrink back. Refuse to be cowed. No ploy of the enemy or criticism of man is worth bowing to fear. I AM with you. My grace sustains you. You are worthy and beloved by Me – not for what you do, but for who you are. And yet stand fast, refuse to be moved. Refuse to allow your testimony to be tarnished or stolen. You are able to withstand. My grace is sufficient.
For I, even I, have put the words in your mouth. So let them flow forth – allowing them to flow unhindered – planting seeds and watering each in their season. And watch beloved, for I will surely plant them in fertile ground and that will yield beautiful fruit. Rich is the reward.
Genesis 37:5 (VOICE) One day Joseph had a dream. When he told the dream to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Beloved, refuse to mock or belittle the dreams of others. Simply because you can catch their vision doesn’t make it ridiculous or beyond possibility. In the same way you wouldn’t want to have someone judge or crush your dreams, refuse to be the one who does that to someone else. Time will show whether it is a God-given desire or simply a soulful hope.
But regardless of which it may be, Hold the dreams with respect knowing it is a beautiful thing for someone to dream with Me for I AM a big God, the author of the impossible – a miracle-working God. You never want to find yourself in opposition to My thought and plans simply because you didn’t understand them or they offended your sensibilities. Always encourage dreaming with Me. Continue reading “Always Encourage Dreaming with Me”
Acts 2:3 (AMP) There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit].
Beloved, let the flame of My Spirit ignite your life and your walk. Operate in the heat of My love, and warm those around by radiating it outward. You are a conduit of Me – of My Spirit – and you are surrounded by people who are in desperate need of a touch from heaven. Be My hands, beloved, and be My touch in the lives around you.
Be ready for divine appointments. Be ready for Me to interrupt your schedule with My agenda. Be ready in season and out. Be ready, beloved. Be ready.