Prophetic Promise July/Aug

10382634_10152575737469936_5863747156189488607_nWATCH over LOVE in July/Aug and pick your battles carefully

A PROPHETIC WORD…

“This month God is doing something special in your house. Mobilize prayer with others and watch family and loved ones respond to your prayers. Watch for the opportune moment. When the hour is right, share with them your love and concerns and say what needs to be said and watch God open the door of their heart to hear. Miracles are happening this month in homes, relationships and marriages.”

THE SECRET ACCESS TO THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT

Paul prayed an interesting prayer in Ephesians 3:17-18 that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, “….

Note the four key ideas manifest in four words:

  • Christ
  • Rooted
  • Love
  • Comprehend

1st.
Paul prayed that CHRIST may dwell in your hearts through faith. That’s a powerful statement. Christ Himself, infusing His direct influence into your born-again spirit man.

2nd.
This connects to your being ROOTED and grounded… This power of Christ is enabling us to dig deep into the substance of something that is certain to cause the tree of our life to yield supernatural fruit. You are not rooted into the study of God, or wisdom of God, or faith of God, or revelation of the Word of God…no.

3rd.
We are to dig deep into the LOVE of God. Not Love for God, because we all fall short there. But it’s the love of God who reveals the infinite kindness and goodness we tap into.

Remember Jesus’ prayer in John 17:26?
“I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Jesus was praying – “Father I pray that the love you have for Me may be in them and I in them.” This is a promise few claim but there it is! The love the Father has for the son can be shed abroad into your heart. The holy celestial love-relationship of the Father and the Son has a contagiousness about it and Jesus wants you to catch it!

4th.
Once you step into this LOVE, you have access to a new power of insight and revelation. You have a love helmet on your head and can think like God thinks. You COMPREHEND with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth…”

Get rooted in love and comprehend in greater detail all God has planned for your life. You will know what fight to fight and what fight to skip. Based on Paul’s testimony, we know he said “I have fought a good fight.” He referred to it as a “good fight of faith.”

What’s a good fight? A fight you have faith sufficient to win. That’s the one God will set up for you.

My son took this picture yesterday traveling around Aruba when he came across a mimosa tree and was intrigued by the root system. It spoke prophetically to him as well.

Thinking of you,
Lance

WATCH word on the company you keep

10460175_10152569282184936_294467736982132813_nI ran into a quote saying, “your character determines the company you keep,” and that is true. But then I got to thinking about Paul’s admonition…

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.’”
(1 Cor 15:33)

At the 7mGen youth program last week a young person asked me how to categorize relationships. A great question! Who should I have as friends?

The parable of “The Good Samaritan” came to mind. Right away I realized Jesus had addressed this question when a man shot it to Him from the crowd… “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus turned it back by telling a story about a man who fell among thieves and was dying on the side of the road till the Samaritan passed by. Adding a slight dig to the religious hypocrisy of the day, Jesus had a pious Levite and Priest pass by the poor fellow and cross over to the other side of the street to avoid him. The Samaritan brought the man to a hotel and covered his expenses till he recovered. Then Jesus, ever the master teacher asked – “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” Who was friend to the man who fell among thieves?

The one who showed mercy.

The question may not be “who should be my friend?” but rather, “how does a friend act?”

Here are three levels of RELATIONSHIP to consider:

Level #1 FRIENDSHIP. A believer’s disposition should be friendly toward all. Looking for the one who needs a humane touch, a deposit of mercy. The Samaritan demonstrated he was a “friend” by how he handled someone in need.

Not all people are the same, however and you need to discern their spirits if possible. Dr. Henry Cloud suggests three categories of people in the Bible: the wise, the foolish and the evil.

Level #2. FELLOWSHIP. This is a level higher than friendship where you open up your heart and life. There is a sacred exchange that takes place at this level between hearts and souls. It is at this level that we are refreshed and sharpened, based on the company we keep.

There are many friends, fewer in fellowship and fewest in the third highest level….

Level #3 COVENANT. These are the people who rise out of fellowship to a place where you have a common bond, perhaps an assignment of some sort that ties you together. Jesus shared this level of intensity with a small group. In the crush of all three groups needing something, these people are moved to the top of your list of concerns.

If the company you keep is not moving you forward, they are most likely holding you back. Hard as it may be for some, make the decision to walk only with those who cause you to show up as your best self. These are those who accept you totally and unconditionally on one hand, and on the other, require you to live up to your star potential and confront you when you are playing small.

In any two-party relationship one person is influencing the other. Make sure you know who is influencing whom.

And I deeply appreciate that many of you allow me to enter the sacred space of a writer you read. I steward this trust carefully.

–Pruning is painful sometimes. Remove the branches (relationships) that suck away your strength.

Lance

WATCH WORD – Cast Not Away Your Confidence!

WATCH WORD – Cast Not Away Your Confidence!

Do you ever struggle?

10359534_10152546884754936_2646674151706197228_nI am sometimes surprised by the heaviness that casts its shadow across my mind. I wonder if I am somehow too weak or inadequate for the calling on my life. I linger long, recalling my failures and missed opportunities of the past and wonder, frankly, if I am actually going to live long on this earth. I wonder if I have enough of a prayer shield. I can almost hear the words of the accuser against me.

Then somewhere, as my soul descends down this dark shaft of despair, my descent is stopped and a ray of light breaks forth with this thought…”Where does this dark voice come from?” Is it me, simply seeing the truth? No. This is a distortion of the truth! I groan under a heavy burden. But I am not usually depressed. Is it God? No. It is not His nature to depress.

And then THIS thought comes with liberating force… “The voice that is telling you to quit, stop, give up, admit failure, you’re too weak, it’s too late…” THAT Voice is a harassing devil assigned to you to hinder and block you. It is assigned BECAUSE THE ENEMY FEARS THAT SHOULD YOU PERSIST… YOU WILL SUCCEED. YOU MUST BE DOING DAMAGE TO THE ENEMY or he would not assault your mind so aggressively to discourage you.

Carry on. That voice of doubt and uncertainty is why you know you are on the right track!

You can’t out-argue each critic but you can bury him under a pile of evidence as you “out-fruit” him.

What do you say? Am I alone in my private wrestling?

–stay strong
Lance

Watch Word for July

10351840_10152533327909936_6284407047847530785_nGrowth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as a moment of potential greatness, missed for whatever reason. Time touches eternity every day. Being somewhere you don’t belong feels like you are taking a shower with your socks on. You are getting wet but something doesn’t feel right. The opposite of this is living in the secret place of the most high God…under the shadow of the Almighty.

Work and love are the two essential elements of our adult years. A man named Dag Hammarskjold once said: “The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. Only he who listens can speak.”

Many people would move boldly if they were certain they could hear God’s voice telling them to do so. What if it’s the other way round? What if you need to pay the price to be where you are supposed to be so that you are where He is in your life? Proximity is power. The closer you are to where He is, the more clearly you will hear His voice.

Of course sometimes the real journey is to go into the cocoon right in the midst of an existing circumstance you wish would change. You can’t leave it on the outside but you can enter a transformational process on the inside. If that is where God is calling you, you’ll find His voice in the cocoon.

Don’t go outside – go inside. In fact, if you don’t go within you will go without.

-Lance

 

Midnight WATCH Word…

I am continually impressed with the quality of reader I have on my Facebook page. I wrote a fairly in-depth and challenging post early today and in spite of the strong content 470 people liked it, 117 people gave comments and 158 went on to share it.

I would put you guys up against any group on line.

- Lance

10415689_10152487940169936_7073242406981979154_n

What’s About to Get Restored?

CowsWant a whole new zeal for reading the Bible? Read it knowing that animals, trees, other objects are symbolic language for specific types of people and certain nations. Get the code language and it’s a new book. 

For instance, when 1 Kings 5:6 talks about “cutting down the cedars in Lebanon” it is talking about killing off tribes of Israel.

When Moses told Israel “not to muzzle the ox” while treading grain…(as well as a hundred other ‘glaze over the eyes’ detailed laws for Israel) he was talking in symbolic code language! It all gets a fresh touch on it when you see this.

Paul later told the Corinthians: “Hey – you really think God was talking through Moses about animals?” Those teachings were symbolic. The Oxen were God’s laborers – especially the Levites who taught! He was saying, “Look, your Pastors and Teachers are underpaid. Stop being a knucklehead. You’re prospering from their revelation, start sowing back from your increase!”

….“For it is written in the law of Moses, ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.’ God is not concerned here about oxen, is he?” (1 Cor 9:9)

Hey, here is a really neat one I heard today:
“If a man (or thief) shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. … “ (Exodus 22:1)

The “ox” is connected to business. It is the symbol of the means of productivity for a believer. It represents his money and key employees and contracts. Oxen = business wealth! If the devil stole from you, THIS is the time in your life you can require five times (5x) that amount back!

“Sheep?” They are people, relationships, friends. Have you lost them? How about some of you ministers and Pastors? Any slick Willie come by and steal your sheep? Take them AND their kids and their support? Ouch! I’ve had it happen. Pastoring was the hardest, most under-compensated labor of my life. 

I’m probably writing this because I wrote a hard word yesterday about ministries that always shake down people for money. The other side of that is, most people neglect the hard-working Shepherds but give impulsively to the razzle dazzle ministries that capture their attention with supernatural sizzle. If you don’t have a church that feeds you – find one. If it does, it should get your “first fruits” – not the guy with the sizzling impartation.

So Pastor and all other genuine people lovers – if you lost sheep in the past, Satan is going to pay you back fourfold. Call ‘em in! 4x as many are on their way.

I love giving money and product and gifts and time to good people who don’t expect it. And I love genuine Shepherds of Sheep who keep soldiering on in spite of losses. I am asking God for such levels of increase that I am an offense, a near obscenity to people who hate prosperity and preaching on how to increase and take territory. I want MILLIONS so I can IMPACT MILLIONS…and go gather sheep into arms of good shepherds. I want to surprise multitudes of deserving but overlooked people, with provision, cars, tuitions, jobs, food… you get the idea.

I just keep getting this feeling that God’s about to shake up the planet – and it’s for the increase of HIS GOVERNMENT!

5 Reasons This Horse is a Prophetic Sign!

HorseToday “California Chrome” won the second of three races on his way to the Triple Crown! Last horse to do this was called “Affirmed” in 1978. Only 11 horses have won the elusive Triple Crown. The grueling schedule of three races in 5 weeks at longer distances than most have run previously in their careers is probably the most difficult task any horse will face in his racing career.

THE NEXT WINNER WILL BE THE 12TH!
From a prophetic perspective this is huge. I will show you how God is “affirming” riders now who will stay “attached” to the Throne of Grace …YOU are about to win the race of your life.

California is going to host a Great Awakening. There are some “lucky pulpits” out there. Read on and see what I mean….

LOOK AT THE PARENTS
Get this…the thoroughbred’s Father’s Name is “Lucky Pulpit” The Mothers name? “Love of the Chase.” What’s the name of the jockey who is winning? “Victor”!

SEEN IN A DREAM
The owners say this horse represents the “working man”, the “little guy” and was seen in a DREAM before he was born. Owners say this horse represents, as they put it, “The little guy that did big things.” Get it? Small is the new big. It’s little Davids slaying big giants all over again.

California is going to host awakening. Several pulpits are about to get “lucky” as the season of chasing God is yielding to a season of finding Him!

Again, the jockey Victor is dressed in PURPLE and EMERALD.

DIVINE COLORS
What do those colors represent? The “victorious” Royal (purple) Priesthood that has access to the throne of GRACE described as a rainbow of – EMERALD green…

“The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones–like jasper (clear like a diamond) and carnelian (like a ruby). And the glow of an EMERALD circled his THRONE like a rainbow.” (Rev 4:3)

DIVINE NUMBERS
The horses: Number 3? Running in the triple crown? The THIRD stone in the breastplate of the High Priest is guess what?…..EMERALD…and this stone stands for Jacob’s 3rd son LEVI. Levi means “joined” or “attached” to the Lord. As Victor is attached to the winner, YOU are a thoroughbred attached to the Lord!

3 is the number that represents the Godhead. God in three persons is inviting us to the 3rd heaven to come to the throne of Grace because we are joined to Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection. We are now seated in a position at the right hand of the Father. The 3rd Day Church is running. (A day with the Lord is 1000 years. Its 2000 years from Christ till now….2 days passing….we are entering the 3rd day)

God speaking in various and sundry ways….

God Sees Something in You!

You

Paul said, “Christ in you” is “the hope of glory.” (Col 2:2) This means more than “Christ in you is the hope of going to heaven.” It means that the Christ who died FOR you is the Christ who died AS you so that when He died – you died. 

There is a “glory” in you that you may be missing. Your old man is dead and buried but you have a “new” man inside. In your spirit. Your born-again spirit has the nature of Christ – the very glory of God is woven into your new nature. Believers are “partakers of the divine nature.” 

Inside you are different than you think you are. David saw it when he said: “The king’s daughter is all glorious within.” (Ps 45:13)

When we judge ourselves rightly, we are agreeing with what God says. He says that you are dead and buried. He says that in Christ you are a “new” creature. Not in some abstract way, but in a literal way – your spirit man is remade by the breath of God into a divine substance. You are “born from above” in your spirit. Your mind, memory, thinking, feelings, habits may still be in the process of renewal BUT God sees who you really are. 

A “Christ”-ian. Dare I say what the first century understood by the term Christian…“a little Christ.” You may be mature or adolescent but He sees you as His own seed. Partakers of Christ…His nature. 

Morpheus told Neo “I’m trying to FREE YOUR MIND” as he trained him to discover his actual identity as “the one” who would challenge the “matrix”, the “agents” and the programmers….changing everything for his generation.

Morpheus, like the Holy Spirit, represents the one who knows your real identity. See yourself with Heaven’s eyes and you will see that Christ in YOU wants to become Christ manifesting THROUGH you.

There will be an End Time company that does this very thing. Nature itself awaits the manifestation of the sons of God. A company of those who grow up into Him. The potential is in us now. The latter rain will cause the seed to mature quickly.

Who do you see when you look in the mirror?

What do you see about your identity in His Words?

How can we get our souls and bodies to line up with this new reality?

2 Clarifying Questions for Making Big Decisions

10307366_10152420524239936_4651492453809953958_nThe quality of life is the quality of the decisions you make.

Here are two of the most powerfully clarifying questions you can ask when BIG decisions are hanging in the air:

1. How would the person you most want to be act in this situation?

2. What will be the impact of this decision in 90 days? 3 years from now? 10 years from now? Looking back from the future…did your decision help or hinder your ultimate vision?

These are powerful questions.

Hope this helps.