I was amazed when I came to Christ, especially when the peace of God began to rule and reign within me. I was saturated with peace, overwhelmed by it and immersed in it. Peace really is the promise that God gives to those who turn fully into his desire for their lives.
Peace comes from pursuing God with your entire being. Peace is the joy of every moment feeling free from the things that this world would throw at you. When you are free in Christ, nothing can rise against you, it will not stand. Every single problem, storm or situation will find its answer in the peace of God. The peace of God rules inside of us. It destroys every fear and obstacle opposed to it.
I know that some of you reading this article struggle with many kinds of torments. Whenever I try to encourage the body to believe that God is with them, inevitably there are people who say that they “hope” that what I am saying is true, because they have been living in Christ a long time, but have not yet had the victory. The victory is the peace of God.
Psalm 29:11 says, “The Lord will give strength to his people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” The bottom line is that when we are weak, he is truly strong. In my weakness, he comes and strengthens me. He refreshes me. He drenches me with the dew of heaven, which is the revelation that my problem is nothing.
I have days, just like most of you, where I don’t feel like I’m the greatest person. I see my limitations. I often find myself struggling that I don’t feel like a great husband or father. I see where I lack patience in many ways, and yet God still let’s his peace rule in my heart. We are all in process of becoming something greater than what we are. Every area of failure is a potential place of healing and victory, if we allow him to come into our hearts.
As I yield to him, as I let him have his way in my life, as he leads me down the path of repentance and forgiveness, I become stronger. The strength of a Christian is in their humility. This strength is in their ability to yield daily to the voice of God in their heart, and to then take the steps that he wants for them and their lives.
This is the essence of meekness. Psalm 37:11 says, “But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” When we yield to God’s word, and when we yield to one another loving one another, we enter into a great abiding peace. Those that are meek delight themselves in God’s peace, because he generously gives it to them like gold treasure. His peace is greater than anything else you could ever be offered. Many poor souls have ended their lives because of the torment that comes on them due to disobedience. However, those who abide, rest, and let God rule their lives, will never lack peace.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on you, Because he trusts in you.” One of the keys to remaining in peace, is to let God be your only objective and focus. When you focus on him completely, his peace will rule strongly in your life. He will help you overcome all your anxieties and fears. He will speak to the storms of your life, and these storms will cease. You will overcome the world, because Jesus overcame the world.
Just practice this today. Just sit back and ask God to heal one of your fears. Ask him about the fear. Why it is there? Your fear of death could be linked to many things, and God knows everything about it. Ask him about your fear. He may shed layers of light unto your consciousness that will wash away the fear, and peace will be all that remains.
Heeding to the voice of God is another key to remaining in peace. Isaiah 48:18 says, “Oh that you had heeded my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your Righteousness.” Just do what he says. I wish I could just drive this message “home” to the church. The reason that most people have no peace in their lives is because they have not laboured into God’s rest. They are striving. They have not heeded his voice, because they have not sought his voice. Even today, if you would simply turn and ask him what to do, he would speak to you. And as you do what he says, peace will come to you.
I have had to apologize to people who I would have rather not apologized to many times. I did it because God told me to. Instead of being embarrassed as I thought I would be, his peace came strongly. It gets easier to obey. The more you obey, the more you will obey because the fruit of obedience is abiding peace.
I pray for you today, and ask the Lord to open your heart in a new way, so that you will have the courage to listen and obey. I also pray that his peace will begin to burn more strongly in your heart. Just as Isaiah 9:7, “There will be no end to the increase of His government, and or of his peace,” As long as you are alive you will remain in peace. And you are alive in Christ forevermore, which is longer than anything you can imagine.
1 Corinthians 9:24, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
Philippians 3:14, “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
I know some men and women of God that work hard for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am always amazed by the faithfulness in their lives. I truly love the men and women of God that are focused on daily accomplishing something for Christ. They have laid down their lives, they only see Christ in their gaze; and as a result they have become strength for many others.
Our focus needs to be on our walk in Christ. We must continuously be transformed by his presence. It is his presence inside of us that is the prize. What I want to obtain more than anything else, is the upward call of God in Christ. I want to be saturated by his presence daily. I want to be free from this world and to be a lover of his presence.
I often wrestle with the 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, which says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass and clanging cymbal. and though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains but have no love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”
We can walk in many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit without loving anyone. I am challenged by this all of the time. The more that I do, the more I realize that perhaps the love inside of me is not perfect - and yet to be perfect in Christ is my greatest desire. I don’t want to face the wrath of God with a handful of miracles and prophecies to throw his way and to be told that I never loved anyone.
Truthfully, there are still days that I find myself wrestling with the lack of love in my heart towards the world around me. I find myself disliking the sinners and the saints. They rub me the wrong way and I feel the battle of each moment. My wife has heard one too many a story of my wrestlings with those that I struggle against. Yet in my heart, my zeal is to love more perfectly.
I am in this race. I do move mountains. I do have faith and I do prophesy and see miracles every day; but my goal is Jesus Christ. I want to make it to the heavenly Jerusalem to spend eternity outside of the confines of my current human condition. I know I am being renewed in the here and now, and perhaps I will be renewed in this life to the point of perfection, but my hope is still in heaven. Many want to stay in this world, but I am longing to be clothed in eternity with Christ. I have a long way to go and I keep running the race. I keep struggling. I keep asking the Lord to guide me into all truth. I keep asking for revelation. I keep walking as the gift that God has made me to be to the body. I am still not perfected, and yet I seek perfection.
Others seem to walk the path more efficiently, or more lovingly. Others have more revelation. Others have greater voices. Others are winning thousands to Christ. Others are more giving and more generous. Yes, there are those that seem to be winning this race against me, but I continue to run. I will continue to preach, love and serve in the body of Christ. I will forget everything that was done yesterday and keep moving forward.
I don’t want my success from my last season to be the success of my next. I want to launch into deeper revelation and understandings of God. I want to travel by the Holy Spirit, and see great and mighty things I never knew. I want to fellowship with angels. I want to see the great cloud of witnesses. I want Jesus to hold me and tell me that everything is going to be alright. I want to face my persecutions and trials admirably. I want to be counted worthy of the cost that Christ has paid, and yet none of this could I even hope to do, without his grace burning inside of me.
I will fight to follow. I will fight to overcome. I will fight for every revelation, and I will overcome. This is my statement of destiny, and I pray that you too will come to understand what I am trying to say. The grave will not hold you and neither will any hatred, fear or poverty. You have overcome all things, and I declare that Jesus will recognize this in your life when he comes to judge the living and the dead.
Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” You will never be overcome by darkness. When Christ's light shines inside of you, then you will always have what you need to overcome this world. There is an illusion in the minds of many Christians that they are still bound to this world. It isn’t true. You may feel like you are bound, but truthfully in Christ, you are free.
Recently, I prayed for a woman to be freed from a demon of fear. It was dealt with, but the woman wrote me a couple of days later and asked me to pray for her, because the demon was back. I said, “Why did you let it come back?” She didn’t understand what I meant. In her mind, she was bound to this demon, and she could see no way out. Her expectation was that she would be bound to it for a much longer time. Because this was her expectation, she gave licence to her own torment. Her mind is still bound and has not overcome. The only thing you can do in such a situation is to pray that the Holy Spirit arrests this person, and helps them to come to freedom.
Your feelings should not be trusted. To trust your feelings in the face of God’s truth, is to believe lies. He came to set you free; there is nothing that can bind you any longer. He who has the son has been set free, he is free indeed. Your daily prayer should not be “set me free” because you are free. Your daily prayer should be: “thank you for your freedom, and show me why I have overcome this world.”
Demons come at me from time to time. I just tell them to get lost. I have no time for that nonsense anymore. I am not just saying this either. The enemy is not my equal. Jesus died and set me free from the reign of the enemy, so I am not going to choose to remain in fear. The only place for him is underneath my feet (Romans 16:20).
When you came to Christ, you went on a “cosmic carpet ride” into the glory realm. He lifted you immediately into the same place that he sits with his Father. By his grace you were saved. You don’t have to earn steps to greater glory, you just have to receive the revelation that you are already there.
Our life in Christ is all about learning this truth. But there are distractions: all the difficult thoughts that we have about our lives; and all the concerns about the sin that reigns in our members. This is just the enemy trying to sidetrack you. If he can keep you down he feels he “has” you. The truth is he doesn’t have you. God has you, and you are daily being enfolded into his arms. You are being moulded into the image of Christ. He is changing you from glory to glory.
This isn’t about climbing a ladder, it is more about receiving the revelation of who you already are. You don’t need to earn the way deeper into the heart of God; you just receive it.
Isaiah 60:1-3 says, “Arise, shine, For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And HIs glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And Kingdoms to the brightness of your dawning.
Just begin to accept the idea that you shine. You received Christ, so your spirit is shining. You may not feel like it, or you may not realize it, but Christ is living inside of you. He is glowing for everyone to see. You may have good days, and you may have bad days, but Jesus loves you, and he is transforming you into his glorious light. Your mind is being healed and you shall overcome, simply because you confessed his name and asked him to become real in your life.
Matthew 4:16 says, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” That is you and that is me. You may feel dead in every area of your life, but the light of Jesus is dawning. You may not feel that anything good can come out of your life, but the light of Jesus is dawning. The power of death is destroyed, and you will overcome. Jesus light is life, and brings peace to everyone who enters into it.
I declare over you today that you are entering into the fires of God. You are entering into the baptism of Fire by the Holy Spirit, and your righteousness is about to shine in ways you never imagined. Jesus is going to be zealous in your heart and you are going to be bold like a lion. The next season is going to be a great season for you. Your little light is going to shine.
There are times that I feel stumped spiritually. There are times that I wrestle with heaviness. In these times, I don’t give up on the Lord, but I look to him. I call out to him; I ask him to bring me to the new place in him that is higher than where I am.
Some of you reading this can identify with me. You too have faced great battles in the spirit. There have been trials that have come against you that heavily weigh on you. There are times that you feel alone against the battles of life. There are times that depression tries to call you friend, and loneliness wants to make you its victim. There are times that you wonder if anyone knows who you are, and there are times that you wonder if you have any friends.
Prayer becomes the place of our refuge. When we pray to God, asking him to break the yoke of despondency from our lives, he is faithful and good, and does exactly what we ask. I love the passage in Matthew 7:11 which says, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
The greatest gift that God can give us is peace of mind. It is his very presence inside of us that rescues us from every oppression and depression. God inside of us, is greater than any gift we can receive in our lives. I could have everything a man desires, but if I don’t have peace of mind, I have nothing worth having. Jesus is the peace that stills every storm.
I love the mountain tops. I love when I have great moments in his presence. There have been dreams and visions that have brought me to the mountaintops spiritually. Every time I taste of heaven it breaks the yoke in my life, but I don’t always live from the mountaintop.
There are times that you and I will live from the place of the valley. It is then that we need to recall all that the Lord has said to us in these times, so we can overcome the world. We don’t always live in ecstasy, although a part of me wishes that we did. We don’t always live from the place of adrenaline. There are times we must just rest and wait upon the Lord so that our strength is renewed like the eagles.
If you are like me, the idea of living in rest is not always easy. But it is from this place that we hear the voice of God. His voice is rest. When we hear it, it refreshes us and renews us. It helps us to overcome the world.
HIs voice is refreshing. Inside his voice, there is hope for every trial you will face. Don’t give up when you face challenges, but rather seek him in these moments for greater clarity and breakthrough. This really is a promise. The word says, “Seek First the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added on to you (Matt 6:33).”
The place of seeking him is really the place of refuge. When we seek him in every trial, we learn to hear his voice in the trial. He then becomes to us the God in the midst of the trial; he reverses every evil that was meant to take us out. In the midst of the storm, we learn that he is the God that helps us to overcome the storm. When we are sick, we learn that he is healer. When we struggle with sadness, we learn that he is joy. When we struggle with fear and anxiety, we learn that he is hope and peace.
Recently a woman I know told me a story. She said about six months ago her father died. A week later she met me and I prophesied over her that she would see her dad again in a dream. She was a young woman who lost her dad when he was in his 50’s. He was far too young to die.
In the dream, her father came to her and hugged her; and he told her that he was fine. He came from heaven to her to assure her of this. This was a God-ordained moment that brought peace to her. This is the kind of God we serve; who can bring hope even in the face of death.
I pray for you today, that God will speak to you afresh. I pray that all hopelessness and fear breaks off of you, because his voice within you becomes stronger. He is with you in whatever you are going through.
My family and I are currently driving through the United States on a 10,000 km missionary journey. These trips can be very challenging; and yet I have seen some of the wildest miracles. I say it’s challenging, because travelling with five small children for 5-6 hours a day is difficult. They don’t like being inside all that time. It is hard to find good food on the road, and it is hard to find decent accommodation without spending a lot of money. Because of the size of our family we have to get bigger rooms which adds to the cost. Although there are challenges God has always provided.
If I didn’t take the children with me, then I wouldn’t spend a lot of time with them and they deserve to be with their father. Moreover, they are learning things about the world that I never had the opportunity to learn. They have so far, been on three major trips to Texas from our home in Canada. They have seen Florida and Australia. My sons have seen miracles that most people have not seen. Miracles are common for them.
My boys spend a lot of time drawing maps and flags of other nations. It amazes me to watch them. One of my sons goes on Google Earth and studies the streets of cities in different places in the world. He knows things that I would have never known at his age. I often find myself thinking about what they might become when they reach my age.
It is the Lord that leads and guides us. The things that we experience in our early lives help shape the persons we become in our later lives. My parents often traveled across Canada when I was a young boy. I drove across country a number of times. I don’t remember the first time that I was on a plane. I do remember that I loved being on planes from a young age. What I did when I was young, I now do at 44.
I am not really trying to teach you anything in this post. I am just philosophizing about how we become who we are. It would be hard for me to sit still in one place. I have never done that. I have always imagined far off places that I wanted to go see. This must have been placed inside of me by the Lord. It is a part of my spiritual DNA.
When I was young, I loved studying maps of the world. I also liked movies and TV shows about countries I had never been to, especially Middle Eastern nations. I loved the culture of the Middle East even though I don’t share its religion. I loved the desert of Arabia and the thought of drifting by camel across the Sahara in search of an oasis to drink from.
I loved adventure. Books that carried me off to far-away places, and to exotic cities always drew me in. I read many books about the cold war and Eastern Europe and Russia. I loved reading about the Coptic and Eastern Orthodox churches. Stories of saints that lived in the deserts fascinated me. Reading about the Saints of the Catholic Church who lived all over Europe always had a way of stirring me to pilgrimage.
When I was in my teens, I would look at the maps of Paul’s missionary journeys. He very rarely stayed in one place for long. I remember studying the maps of his three missionary journeys as they are outlined in the Book of Acts. I was with him on the ships, and on the highways and byways. I was with him in Macedonia and Corinth. I preached with him in Athens, and I suffered with him in Jerusalem and on his journey to Rome. I wondered if he had ever made it as far as Spain as it seemed that was what he wished to do. He was driven to go. I also am driven to go.
I would like this sentence to read that it is easy to do what I do, but it isn’t. The truth is I know what it is like to be dreadfully alone. I know what is like to miss my family and wish I was home. I know what it is like to see miracles burst before people’s eyes, and see Christ birthed inside of people because of the wonder of divine moments. I keep going because they keep getting touched. There are times I need to slow down. There are times I need to rest, but I continue on.
In the next season, I may start an apostolic base back in Canada, but I think I will continue to press into the earth. This year Asia is calling me. Next year, I want to go to China and South America. Eventually I will have to get to Africa. The world is out there, and I know I will see it. Pray for me that I will be strengthened to accomplish the task that the Lord has called me to do.
One of the calls given to today’s revival people is to break open regions for the Glory of the Lord. This is not a new calling. This is an ancient calling. There is a power that follows the preaching of the gospel when people who are led by Jesus enter into places where the gospel needs to be released.
Acts 16 records the dream that gave Paul’s call to Macedonia. To be led in such a way is marvellous. This has happened to me, many times. When Paul entered into Philippi he encountered the young girl who prophesied by a foul spirit. After a couple of days, something rose up inside of Paul and he cast out the demon inside of her. This was a power display that had consequences. Although the girl was set free, Paul and Silas ended up in prison because her owners were upset that she could no longer read people's futures. However, while singing and worshipping the Lord in prison, an earthquake occurred; and all the prisoners had opportunity to escape. The Prison keeper was going to kill himself because of what occurred, but Paul called out and told him not to because they were all still in the jail.
This man and his household came to Christ. This story reminded me of another one that I recently heard of St. Valentine. This is the saint whose namesake is given to the popular holiday in February. It isn’t certain if the story of Valentine depicts the acts of one or two persons, but the story follows that there was a time that Rome was persecuting Christians and not allowing them to marry. Valentine performed Christian ceremonies regardless of what Rome ordered, but this got him in some trouble. He ended up in prison for this treason to Rome but while in prison received a challenge from the Prison keeper, who had a blind daughter. Valentine was told that if he laid hands on this girl and if she received her sight then he would be set free from his cell, so the saint did as he was told; and when he prayed the young girl’s sight was restored to her. Because he was so thankful, the prison guard released Valentine and forty-four other prisoners. He and his entire household came to Christ. This is what I would call a breaker anointing. God releases miracles through our lives in order to break open regions for the gospel.
In my own family, such a breaking occurred in the life of my Grandmother Canning. When she was about 41 years old, she almost died of bowel cancer. She struggled with this disease and the doctors even performed surgeries to try to save her. The story goes that during one of these operations, the cancer had spread so much that the doctor had to cut out most of her intestines. There wasn’t enough left to sew together so that the bowels would operate normally again. As a result, my grandmother was sent home to convalesce. They thought she would die.
But my grandmother was a woman of faith. Her father was a missionary that came from England to live on the Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. There was another missionary up there in those days named Sir Wilfred Grenfeld. The legend goes that Grenfeld took dogsled teams across the fjords so he could minister to the Northern people of Newfoundland’s coastlines. My grandmother was baptized by this missionary.
When she was sent home to die, she would listen to Oral Roberts on the radio. One time as she was listening, she heard the Lord’s voice speak to her; and she knew that if she went up to the church in our village she would be healed.
My grandfather carried her to the car and got her to the church. When she got prayed for, she knew she was healed.
She decided to test whether her bowels were healed, so she went home to where my aunt was preparing a Newfoundland “jigs” dinner. Now for those of you unacquainted with this delicacy, it really is a pot filled with every gassy food you can imagine. There is cabbage and spit pea pudding in that pot, along with salt meat, potatoes, carrots and turnip. When my grandmother told everyone she was going to eat this meal, they became upset with her, but she ate it anyway. The next day her bowels moved normally.
After the major surgery, my grandmother lost a lot of weight. She was always a small woman, but some say she went down to about 80 - 85 pounds in weight. After her healing, she gained back her weight. A few months later she went back to the doctor. They say that when the doctor saw my grandmother he fell down into his chair because he thought he was seeing a ghost.
My grandmother’s story haunted me when I was running from Jesus. I couldn’t escape it. I knew in my heart the truth of what she went through. I knew she was a woman who told the truth and I knew that God had healed her.
My grandmother is still alive, and is now almost 92 years old. She is the only grandparent that I have left alive and she should have died over 50 years ago. God is still speaking through this testimony all these years later.
These type of miracles are breaker miracles. They break open families for Christ. Jesus still moves this way today. I have met people with similar testimonies and I have prayed for people who have received miracles such as these, and entire regions have been opened to revival as a result.
I pray today that you will receive a new anointing to break open families and towns for Christ. I pray that you will remain faithful to your calling, and that God would give you revelation to enter into your greatest fruitfulness yet.
I feel that we are about to see a great revival in North America, and around the world. My prayer is that I will be in the middle of this and be able to see it. I pray for the same blessing to come upon your own life. I pray that God blesses you with stories like my grandmother’s, so that if Christ’s return should be many generations off, then your family will have heard of the moving of the Holy Spirit in this generation and will be found faithful to the Lord in their generations.
There are times when you walk in faith that you are carried into places that seem like madness. There are times when you hear the voice of God, and when you step out, the next thing you know you are in a place that looks like the worst place you have ever been - and yet it was God’s voice who directed you there. Just give it a little time, things will turn around.
I have written many times about Isaiah 54:2-3. I believe that this is the season we are in now. Perhaps, it is the season we are supposed to live in - at all times.
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities. (Isaiah 54: 2-3)
There are seasons that I have been in where I mastered the faith that I needed for that season. In those moments it would be a temptation to stay in that place, but God calls us to greater faith.
I remember hearing Kenneth Copeland teach about faith. I remember him saying that at one time it was faith for him to believe for a little and now it was faith for him to believe for a lot. This is truth.
Before you can believe God for tens of thousands, you have to believe him for hundreds. When I first started learning faith, I lived about 30 minutes from my church. In those days I didn’t have much money at all. I remember the Lord said to me “You will never have to worry about gas money.” It is one thing to hear such a word, but another thing entirely to live in the realm of that word.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When we pursue God by faith, we will often make decisions based on a mere word that he has spoken to us. People will judge you, and you will judge yourself, because the word will not match the reality of the situation that you are currently in.
When God said to me that I would not have to worry about gas I believed him, but my bank account gave a hearty laugh. I began to live as if this word were truth. I went to church twice a week which was about 2 hours of driving. There were times when I got to church that someone would come up to me and give me $30.00 for gas. This happened over and over again. I learned to trust God when he spoke and he never spoke anything that he wouldn’t do.
I remember one time I was driving home after church. I stopped at the gas station to pump gas into my vehicle. There was a man at the next pump who came to our church on Friday nights. He said, “I want to pay for your gas tonight. Is that ok?”
Luke 1:37 (NIV) says, “For no word from God will ever fail.” The key is to hear from God and to live according to what he says.
When Abraham left his homeland (to enter into the land that would become Israel), he did so merely on a word from the Lord. He never saw the fulfillment of that word. His sons didn’t see the fulfillment of that word. In fact it was hundreds of years later that this word came to pass and yet Abraham did not waiver in unbelief, but pursued that word his entire life.
I want that kind of faith. I want to believe in the face of all the obstacles. I want to be known as a man of faith who inspires others to live by faith.
For the last two years I have practiced living by faith. This is only partly true. I have been living by faith since I have become a Christian. Sometimes, God has led me to take a job to take care of my family. Now he has me on the road preaching the gospel all over the world. In the last two years, I have not had a regular paycheque. The Lord spoke to me clearly and told me to do what I am doing.
My family and I have lived well. I feel healthier than I have ever been in my life. We have prospered and we have seen God's creation in many nations. Moreover, God has provided vehicles and houses for us to live in. Today, we need a bigger house and he is providing that.
I am writing this because even now, I am facing some challenges. God has stretched me to a place that I never thought I would be. Last year this time I crossed a mountain peak. Last year I spoke to my mountain, and it went crashing into the sea. However this year, I have crossed into a new land, and the mountains are twice as high. I have no evidence that these mountains will be crossed. I have no evidence that they too will come crashing into the sea. In this new realm, I simply remind myself of all the times that mountains came crashing down before, and I continue to believe in the face of the obstacles that God will do it again.
When Joshua and Caleb entered into the Promised Land, they only had a word from the Lord. He told them, “You will possess the land.” They believed him, and so crossed the Jordan into a land that they had never known. There were giants in that land and walled cities. They not only conquered that land but their offspring possessed that land after them.
I am very aware that the things that I inherit in Christ are for me, my children and their children. I want to possess all that is possible to possess in Christ. I want to have a wide open field as my inheritance. I decree and declare this over my life daily. I am always aware that God has more for me, and I have chosen to enter into it no matter how hard it is.
I know my God is faithful. I know that the battle is the Lord’s. He was with me when I needed thirty dollars for gas, and he is with me now when I need much more.
I pray for you today, and I ask the Lord to strengthen you. I pray that he speaks a strong word into your heart, and convinces you that he is going to bless you and increase you. I pray that you will step out into his voice even when the risks seem impossible. I pray that you will be remembered as a person of great strength - who will inspire many others into a lifestyle of giving and faith.
This blog is dedicated to the prophetic writings of Darren Canning