NOTHING IS HIDDEN BEFORE GOD
“And there is no creature hidden from His sight” (Hebrew )
A.E Brooks said; “The test of progress is obedience.” Jesus symbolised obedience in that He lived a life of perfect obedience; died on the cross for the sins of the world and was raised from the dead. He was found worthy for the noble act of opening the scroll. Jesus alone having been tried and tested but found without fault could be trusted to break the seals, open the scroll, to look in it and protect the future events in the world entrusted to him. Beloved, your life and future has been written on a scroll and sealed with the blood of Jesus Christ. As such there is nothing about your life that is hidden before God. He is the Author and Finisher of your faith. There ought not to be any mysterious, sinister surprises tagging on to your life or lies being told about your future by the devil. Jesus Christ is speaking to you today to reveal that His plans for you are to give you an expected end. You need to carefully consider the facts that are emerging from this deep yet potent revelation that your life is laid bare before God who knows the beginning from the end. Even when you go through turbulent times, those experiences are within God’s predetermined counsel. Do not then allow Satan and his cohorts convince you that you deserve to suffer, gnash your teeth and bite your tongue in trepidation because of demonic oppression. The scroll had seven seals around it. The number seven symbolises divine perfection, so God has a perfect plan for the future of mankind. Psalm 119:89 says; “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.” In the midst of the heavenly team John saw; “a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth” (Revelation 5:6). Jesus has been given all authority and dominion by His Father, and the same He vested in those who would believe in His name. You are carrying the authority of God’s kingdom inside of you, but now you need to express it wherever you go. Jesus is the one who was found capable and qualified to execute God’s plans on the earth, and He has your life in His able hand.
Jeremiah 29:11-14, Matthew 28:18-19, Luke 17:2, Reading
A TIME OF PROPHETIC ENGAGEMENT
“That which I have heard from the Lord of hosts, The God of Israel, I have declared to you” (Isaiah 21:10)
As you continue in the transition to the life God promised you for now, it is important for you to know that prophetically you have entered into a pathway to being birthed (manifesting) into that hope you have carried. When a baby begins his or her journey to the world, it gets to a point where its head ‘engages’ in the birth canal. What this means is that the baby takes a position that means and says; “I’m coming out!” Once a baby’s head engages birth experts or older women can usually tell from the shape of the pregnant woman’s belly. I recently went through a couple of weeks of severe illness that really upset me. It felt like I was carrying every known symptom of minor illnesses on my physical body. It did not help either that every news channel reporting outbreak of a virus seemed to describe just how I felt at the time. I knew I was in a battle with the serpent of old,the deceiver that subtly asked of Eve; “Has God indeed said?” This is the voice that not only challenges the voice of God you have heard but challenges its authenticity, making you feel like you never heard the Lord at all. Some prophetic friends interpreted my condition as a sign but, who wants to bear the sign of an ailing church or nation? So, I was not particularly pleased to receive that interpretation of my discomfort. My concern was particularly for a women’s conference I was booked to speak at. I did make it to the conference but it was not until I stood up to speak that I came engaged with the fact that I was indeed going through a time of preparation for my birthing into the dimension of apostolic authority I desired in my ministry, to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 4:20). I was going through a time of prophetic engagement. My destiny had entered into a narrow place in God’s spiritual birth canal and the implication was impacting my physiology. My body was reacting to rumblings in the spiritual realm orchestrated by God to get me where I had to be today, in the natural realm. That conference where the Holy Spirit’s call for ‘women reformers’ was loud and clear became the delivery suite for my ‘now’ time to come forth. You too may be going through spiritual preparation that is impacting on your life in the natural. The Holy Spirit wants you to know today that “its all good!” Be blessed!
Further Scripture Reading: Proverbs 1:1-7, Proverbs 2, Psalm 12:6-7
Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit. You are indeed the Spirit of truth. I receive truth into my life today, Amen.
SPIRITUAL SHIFTS IMPACT THE NATURAL
“Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praises from the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 42:10)
Yesterday we looked at natural impact of spiritual shifts in a time when you are ‘emerging’ into a new person. In the case of Samson, it is said that the Spirit of God came mightily upon him, and he tore a lion apart with his bare hands as one would have torn apart a young goat (Judges 14:6). The natural impact of the Holy Spirit upon Samson’s life in a ‘now’ time manifested in unusual boldness to act. In my case as shared yesterday, my destiny shaped suddenly into the new design prepared by the Lord Himself for my “now” season. The natural manifestation was unusual boldness to speak audaciously for the Lord as His servant. I knew I had stepped out of a season, and stepped into something that is yet to unfold. Today is a day for you to sit back, relax and ask the Holy Spirit to be with you wholly as you go through a tight but narrow place in the weeks ahead and to help you get to the ‘prepared’ place for you in this prophetic month. When you get there it will be obvious by the amount of boldness that will begin to manifest in your life. Are you ready for what God has in store for you in this season to enable you become more effective as His disciple? It became evident to me and my team that what we saw as severe illness was actually severe sign of the effect of going through a narrow place in the journey to the place the Lord had prepared for me in His prophetic plan for now. Beloved, the new ‘you’ and the hope you have harboured in the womb of your spirit has engaged in the Spirit’s birth canal. Your present discomfort, even illness may be mere signs of the fact that you are in a spiritually ‘tight’ but safe hiding place in God from where you shall emerge as the ‘you’ that has been made ready for a now time. There is no going back to life as it used to be or defeat as you accepted or expected in the past. Whatever you have been carrying in the womb of your spirit that is truly from the holy God is now in a three month window of time to ‘engage’ and then to “manifest, emerge, come out and to shine,” to the glory of God. There cannot be a ‘birthing’ without an ‘engaging.’
Further Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1, John 10:10, Revelation 12:12
Prayer: I receive fresh anointing to go through the valley of the shadow of death in Jesus name, Amen
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;” (Isaiah 43:2)
David prayed; “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4). David testified to ‘walking through’ and not sitting tight in the valley of shadow of death. There are times in your life’s experiences when everything you are seeing and hearing spell doom and gloom but remember David’s prayer confession today; “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” His declaration presupposes temporary rather than permanent temptation; revealing also a determination to overcome. David recognised the importance of God’s presence when going through temptation, and declares fearlessness in the face of evil. The Spirit of the Lord is illuminating an important truth to you today that you are going through a narrow path in the transition of life. This is the time for you to arrive at God’s preordained destination for you. When Job got to the end of a difficult time, his confession changed. He said of God; “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eyes sees You” (Job 42:5). When you go ‘through’ a circumstances that make absolutely no sense against the word of God, remember today that you will surely come out on the other side of that same experience with a testimony. You will never fail once you recognise God’s presence with you and that His rod and staff are also with you. A narrow place explains the feeling of pressure, lack of room for expression and perhaps even lack of language expression you are experiencing at present. You may be feeling like you have so many ideas but you just don’t quite know how to put them together, who to take them to and even how to make money out of them. You may be feeling uncomfortable with the state of affairs around you, with sluggish nature of people who ought to be helping you get to where you are going in God. In other words, you just may be going through a ‘fed up’ time. This is an indication that you are in a narrow place leading to a broad place in God. The force of your discomfort, discontentment or fed up-ness is just what you need to be pushed out of where you are now (emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually) to push you out (birthing) and into a whole new world of change (manifestation). Are you ready?
Further Scripture Reading: Psalm 66:12, Psalm 91:3, Jeremiah 30:11, Daniel 3:25
Prayer: Thank you Lord for my time of prophetic engagement. I surrender all to you Lord as I go ‘through’ with hope, Amen.
THERE IS ONE WORTHY
“Who is worthy to open the scroll, or to look at it” (Revelation 5:4)
John, the revelator gave an account of a profound vision he had. He said; “And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals” (Revelation 5:1). He then saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice; “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. Can you imagine a scenario where there was work to be done on behalf of the whole world but no one was found worthy to do that work? John said he then wept with obvious heaviness of the heart because no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. John wept because no one stood upright enough and perfect enough to be trusted with information on the future of the world. But one of the elders consoled and assured him there was One worthy to perform that divine assignment. He said to John; “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals” (Revelation 5:5). The scroll John saw here contains the full account of what God has in store for the entire world. It contains God’s plans for your life too. The seven seals signify the importance of the contents as they had to be sealed seven times, establishing seven levels or foundations. It gives the impression that as each seal is opened and its contents revealed, another set of divinely classified information is revealed also to be broken. It is important for you to understand today that the plans God has for your life are unfolding, and are indeed higher and superior to that of any man alive. Your life goes through processes rather than at a standstill as the devil would have you believe. The trouble you see today will be a thing of the past tomorrow if you apply the wisdom of God to it and appreciate the fact that your life is on God’s windmill (Exodus 14:14).
Further Scripture Reading: Proverbs 14:26, John 10:1-10, Revelation 5
Prayer: Thank you Father for such an awesome heavenly download to affect and impact my life today. To you be the glory, Amen
JESUS IS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
“The Lord roars from Zion, and utters His voice from Jerusalem” (Amos 1:2)
Amos 3:8 says; “A lion has roared who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Lord is speaking special words to you today and in this month when you shall experience the hand of God upon your life in a mighty way if you care to heed the word of the Lord. When the Lord speaks concerning your life it is important that you believe it but beyond believing, that you start to prophesy the same to yourself. It is not enough to say; “I believe,” or “I have faith.” Beloved, you are in a day to prophesy to yourself what must be. You are in a time to recreate circumstances and situations with your mouth. Job 22:28 says; “You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you.” The time has come for you to be the last voice of opinion you hear rather than everybody else around you. The time has come for you to take yourself seriously and to take responsibilities for wrong decisions you make yourself take. Yes, the time has come to take some risks. You are God’s prophetic bride, and He desires to lead you day by day by His voice. You must believe that you can hear His voice and be humble enough to test your hearing in line with God’s word. Amos declared at the beginning of his prophecy; “The Lord roars from Zion, and utters His voice from Jerusalem” (Amos 1:2). God made His intention to dwell with, and amongst His people clear in scripture so, it is not a surprise when Amos would prophesy; “The Lion roars from Zion…” Jesus said His sheep know His voice. His voice is like the sound of many waters (Revelation 1:15). The Lord speaks from amongst His people and to His people so that they can continue in their destiny of ruling and reigning on earth. The Lord speaks to His disciples to direct and guide them on their path to fulfilling the Great Commission.
Further Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 1:17-24, Mark 16:15-20, John 10:4, Revelation 3:20
Prayer: The Lord is greatly and greatly to be praised. Thank you Lord; for your voice that is roaring through this message today. I receive it all in Jesus name, Amen
THE LION IS ROARING OVER YOUR LIFE
“I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job )
The bible says no one in heaven or on the earth was qualified to open the scroll, to look at it except the Lion of the tribe of
. Imagine not one human nor
any other creature could stand righteous enough to perform the sacred duty of
receiving, and interpreting future world events? No one could be trusted to
receive understanding of future occurrences in lives of people in the world and
creatures under the earth and above the earth. The implications of what John
the revelator saw are phenomenal if you sit back and hear what the Holy Spirit
is ministering to you today. If no one was found worthy to handle sacred
information about your past, present and future even before you were formed in
your mother’s womb it then means that you have to come to terms with the fact
that only the Lord Jesus knows your beginning to your end. As such where and
who you should be turning to in times of confusion, desperation and general
stress is important. If only the Lion of the Tribe of Judah was found worthy to
receive details of your going out and your coming in, then beloved, your focus
in solution seeking must turn today from man to the Lord. It means that the
times when people interpret your life’s circles and give you advise that sound
like death itself, they are doing so outside of divine knowledge. They were
speaking outside of the word and will of God for your life. If such people were
to know everything about you, they would have been the ones opening the scroll,
and looking in it. I have had many experiences when well meaning believers come
to share with me what they believe God is telling them about me. But whenever I
have been given any word that is contrary to God’s written word and His
inspired knowledge for my life, I would usually politely reject such. In John’s
days books were written on scrolls which were pieces of papyrus, rolled up and
sealed with clay or wax. Beloved, only the Lion of the tribe of Judah was found
worthy to break the seals, and open the scroll. May the divine perfection of
God visit every aspect of your life today and always. Judah
Genesis 49:9, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 3:21, Revelation 5:1-5 Reading
Prayer: Thank you Father, for you are worthy to oversee the affairs of the earth. My life is in your hands Lord, Amen.