I have been out of the loop for the last couple of days; being on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean will do that to you! My heart is quiet and in bliss of what I experienced in Hawaii this weekend, so so thankful for the opportunity to have been at the Devoted Women’s Conference. However, my heart is also heavy. Weighed down by the pain of what happened in Texas a few days ago, and to be honest (and this is rare of me, so don’t be alarmed), a little angry. Actually a lot angry.
I’m not mad at those who committed this gut wrenching act. I’m not mad at the American church either, if that’s what you were thinking. This anger is not necessarily directed towards anyone in specific, rather it is more of a brewing volcano. (Island reference!) What happened last week hurt me, it was personal. I did not know any of the victims personally, or have a relationship with the families grieving, it didn’t even happen in my state, but I was hurt. The shots fired wounded me as a Believer, as an American, and as a Warrior. It’s easy to want to sit in this anger and let fear comfort me as it works to paralyze me. But that’s not an option anymore. I am going to let this feeling stir up some passion, I’m going to give it permission to run through me and strengthen my bones. I will get up and fight because the enemy can’t have one more!!
Friends, oh that we would rise up and take possession of what’s already ours!! That Jesus, the Prince of Peace would not just be enthroned in our hearts individually (cause that’s where it starts), but that He would be the Prince of our dinner tables, our classrooms, our government courthouses. I think we’ve heard this all before, but it’s quickly becoming my focus. America needs Jesus. And if you and I truly are believers, then America already has Jesus. But it’s time to bring Him out from our bookshelves, our jewelry, our cute bumper stickers and take Jesus to the streets. This is beyond acts of kindness and love, which are good and important, but this is war. It’s relentless, violent, restless and exciting!
Are you aware that you are walking weaponry of the Kingdom? We are jars of clay designed, cleansed and perfected to carry something. That something is the revelation of the blood of Jesus. Everywhere we go, we are God’s paintbrushes, painting our cities red. Blood was already shed, more than 2000 years ago to be exact, there’s no reason the enemy should have more. Jesus paid the price in full. What are you doing with it?
I had a vision a few months ago, and I’d like open up my heart to you and share the main theme.
- We need to make the Father’s heart glad again through our worship, our prayer, and adding to the population of Heaven.
- If I turn to Jesus in prayer and away from the world in fasting, my nation turns to Jesus and away from everything else. It starts with just one, that one could be me.
- The Cross is the answer. It is the light, the healing, the peace, the hope that our nation has so desperately attempted to fabricate.
- We are carriers of revival. In this vision, I saw the youth of my church (G12 Church) walking into restaurants, onto campuses, into malls, driving on the streets and simply because we, as citizens and chunks of the Kingdom are physically there, evil spirits left, chains broke, and the land came under new management.
We need to walk, live and act knowing that when we are in a place; the grocery store, nail salon, school, church, God’s Kingdom is there. Moms, when you pick up your kids from school, God’s Kingdom is there. Girls, the two hours you spend in Target, God’s Kingdom is there. Guys, when you’re scoring goals at the park, God’s Kingdom is there. It is a Kingdom of peace, protected by His blood, so the enemy has no reason to make an appearance. I firmly believe that we need to love, witness, be kind, smile and show Jesus. But first, let us understand the spirituality of it, without getting religious. Because I am here, there is freedom and the enemy won’t dare come close. Not because of me; “Who is man that You are mindful of him?”. But because of what the blood of Jesus has done for us; “Do not be afraid, for I have conquered the world”.
I lalalalalove that! He has already conquered. Sigh of relief right!? Let us go and take possession of what is ours!
“but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding”. John 16:33 AMP