Friday, July 6, 2018

Heartbeat of God for You

But what would it mean for you and your loved ones to receive the promises He has placed in your heart such as specific goals, revival in your life, your family protected, and God using you mightily for His glory?
How often do we pray and ask the Lord for something to happen in our lives, yet we stop there, ignoring the fact that the time comes when we have to take action? This can change now!
His promises are consistent. They are a covenant with us. Therefore, it is important to be very careful about what we declare.

I was stunned when I heard God’s direct instructions to me: “Go around your neighborhood and declare that the problem is over!”
We had put up with a specific problem for nearly four years, with the situation going from bad to worse. But I knew I had heard clearly from the Lord.
I did just as God said. I went around the neighborhood again and again, declaring that the problem was solved. And within only a couple of days, it was over! Once again, God reminded us both that there are times for praying and seeking God for answers, but there are also times for us to act, declaring in faith.

Now the Lord has placed it on my heart to share with you the importance of declaring His promises for your life. I want to minister God’s Word to you and to pray with you for His miracles in your life, in your home, and for your loved ones.
During my neighborhood challenge, as with many trials in the past, I’ve been reminded of the time Moses sent spies to check out the Promised Land (Numbers 13-14). The spies came back with the fearful report of giants. When God heard the fear sweeping through the people, He thundered:
How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you. (Numbers 14:27-28)
The New Living Translation of verse 28 says it this way: “As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very things I heard you say.”
The promises of God are yea and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). His promises are consistent. They are a covenant with us. Therefore, it is important to be careful about what we declare.
How often do we pray and ask the Lord for something to happen in our lives, yet we stop there, ignoring the fact that the time comes when we must take action?

The Time Has Come to Declare!

ShofarWhen Moses stood on the banks of the Red Sea (Exodus 14), he was caught in the maelstrom of a huge, pressure-packed challenge. According to Exodus 12, he was joined by 600,000 adult male Israelites, in addition to approximately the same number of adult females and possibly 2.5 million or more children. Counting the non-Jewish followers, there were an estimated four to five million people.
At the same time, Moses and the children of Israel were being pursued by a fearsome force of Egyptian horsemen and chariots.
We can only imagine what was going through Moses’ heart. Regardless, the time came to declare:
Moses said to the people:
“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:13-14, NKJV)
The call to trust God was great, but it came time to declare and act:
The LORD said to Moses:
“Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. (Exodus 14:15-16, NKJV)
And that’s exactly what happened. Prayers are wonderful. Encouragement is crucial. But declaration and action move far beyond mere words.
Later in Scripture when Joshua fought against Ai, God told him:
“Stretch out the spear that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand.” And Joshua stretched out the spear that was in his hand toward the city. (Joshua 8:18, NKJV)
It was a declaration, and it led to a massive victory.
There are times when we must declare the victory, declare the promises of God, and then act!
Jesus told His followers:
“If ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done” (Matthew 21:21).

It works!

PraisingA godly woman in South Africa, Nellie Roberts, the wife of the late Fred Roberts, has shared her story many times. They were serving the Lord faithfully at Durban Christian Center, but their son, Llewellyn, was living a life that was not pleasing to God. His mother prayed and prayed, then finally began to declare over him, “You’re a man of God!” He would still say things that were unkind, but she persisted. Today, he is a wonderful man of God in Durban, where he and his wife, Sylvia, serve a large church.
We have to declare in faith, even when the situation looks bleak. Prayer is great. Fasting is effective. But there comes a time when we must declare it.
So today, declare the things God has placed on your heart, and declare with details!
State the names of your children, then declare in faith over them.
When you plead the blood of Jesus over your home, you are declaring the power of the blood over your loved ones and possessions. You’re declaring the power of the blood to protect. Under the Old Covenant, they would declare by sprinkling blood using a hyssop plant. Today we declare with our speaking. We speak it in the name of Jesus.

Our Lord Jesus did not cast out demons by thinking. He did it by speaking, by His word. He declared, “Come out!” “Rise up and walk!” “Get up and move!” “Go and sin no more!”
That’s why, in the recent problem in my neighborhood, when the Lord said to me, “Go and declare this problem is over,” I did it with full faith in my heart. I truly believed that what I declared would come to pass. I was just surprised that it happened so fast. And right now, my heart is filled with faith for you. I’m believing with you right now that what you declare will happen quickly.

Why Would I Pray for Things to Happen Quickly?

Things are moving so fast in Israel and the Middle East, and I sincerely believe that the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will happen soon. We are living in urgently prophetic times because of three things happening right now:

#1 Israel
What’s happening in Israel is so exciting. Who would have thought that the U.S. Embassy would actually move to Jerusalem? And imagine Israel’s Prime Minister hiring a born-again Messianic Jew to be the new deputy social media advisor! In addition, according to insiders, 21 percent of young people in Israel believe that Jesus is the Messiah. An amazing number of rabbis are getting saved.
The technological advancements in Israel are changing the face of the world. As they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the modern State of Israel, there is a revival within the country, as well as a great outpouring of prosperity throughout that land. In seven decades, that nation has gone from being a desolate desert to a land teeming with lush forests, plentiful crops, and ingenious inventors. This small nation, surrounded by its enemies, is changing the entire globe. It’s happening now.

#2 The Church

Inside the church, young people are coming alive, wanting Gospel power. Many who have been going to seeker-friendly churches and listening to self-help teachings are saying, “We’ve had enough of this. We want to go back to the faith of our grandparents, and we want to experience God’s power in our lives that we’ve heard about.”
There is a reawakening of young people wanting the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit, and that desire is even spreading to older people.

#3 The World
We are quickly moving toward a showdown in the Middle East. The recent action by Israel in Syria against Iranian-supported installations should be a massive wake-up call. The Jordanian government revoked the citizenships of the Palestinian leaders, which is staggering, for it opens the way for the fulfillment of Isaiah 16. Thus far, we’ve mostly heard the rattling of swords, but what is happening in the Holy Land in relation to Israel, Syria, and Iran is prophetic as the sides are lining up for what Ezekiel prophesied during the last days. It’s happening now, this very minute.
At the same time throughout the world, we are seeing tremendous changes in technology—artificial intelligence, surgical robotics, communication advancements, and so much more.
I’m telling you, it’s time to believe God for miracles in your life. Declare it done. Declare the problem gone. Declare your miracle. Declare blessings on your finances. Declare what God has spoken!
In the name of Jesus, I agree with you that everything you declare today will happen. Your miracle isn’t just coming, but it’s happening now. That is my prayer for you.

Your Step of Faith

And as you take a step by declaring the promises God has placed on your heart, I also encourage you to take a step of faith by planting a seed-gift today to reach to the lost and needy around the globe.

We know that the God we serve:
“Is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
This is another sure promise you can declare in faith!

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