"Are You Seeing Giants in the Land? Then Get Excited!" Kim Potter, Dayton, TN

It was a Saturday morning, and I was driving to my office to catch up on some work. I had music playing on my media player. As one song came to an end and another began to play, capturing my attention. It was a song I have listened to many times before, but today, God began to show me something in the simple, yet powerful words of this song. The song is called “Giants.”

One part of the song exploded in my spirit. It said, “I see giants in the land … I see promise. I see promise.”

I pulled out my Bible as soon as I got to my office and re-read the story in Numbers 13. God had led His people to their Promised Land. It was time for them to enter in. We all know the story. They did not enter in because they were afraid of the giants in the land. The Bible says they didn’t enter in because of unbelief.

A Promise to Stand On

Numbers 13:1 teaches us that it was GOD who told Moses to send men in to spy out the land. God knew they would see the fruitfulness of the land. He also knew they would see the giants. His hope was that they would believe what He had said more than what they saw. Knowing they would see the giants, why did He send them in to spy out the land? I believe one reason is the promise He made to Moses. We find this promise in Joshua 1:3: “I have given you every place where the sole of your foot will tread, just as I promised to Moses.”

God knew their feet needed to stand upon what He had promised them. Therefore, He sent them in, not to be intimidated by the giants in the land, but so that they would place their feet upon what He said was theirs. If we are not willing to take a stand for it, we may never have it.

That morning, as I listened to the words of the giant song, I realized a profound truth: If we are seeing giants … we are seeing promise. We have come to the borders of our Promised Lands. What we do at this point is up to us. Will we do as the children of Israel did and cry, “Oh, the giants are too big! We can’t fight them, we are no match for them, let’s go back.”

Or, will we be like Joshua and Caleb and declare, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them” (Numbers 1:7a-9).

As some of you may know, I have battled sickness many times in the past few weeks. One person told me, “Perhaps you have a door open to the enemy.” Trust me, I have prayed everything I know to pray. There is no open door to the enemy that I am aware of. And I truly believe God would show me if there was.

Instead, could it be giants in my land? I have purposed in my heart to possess the promise of laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover. I have decided I will walk fully in the Word of God concerning healing and wholeness. Could it be that these are giants in my land? For if I am seeing giants in my land, I AM SEEING PROMISE! That excites me!

Are You Seeing Giants in the Land?

Today, I want to ask you a question: Are you seeing giants in the land? If so, my friend, you are standing within the perimeters of your promise. Refuse to focus on the giants. Do not fear them. Place your eyes on Jesus and your promise. He is well able to cause you to possess your promise – He has already given you the land!

Some see giants. Some see promise. May we be one of those – those who see the promise and possess it.

By the look and tone of the emails and messages I have been receiving lately, it appears many of those around me are seeing giants in their land. They are facing giants. These are not small annoyances – no! They are things like strokes, sickness that keeps them in bed for days and weeks, financial hits unlike anything they have ever known. There are, indeed, giants in the land.

“The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:7a-9)

We see from Scripture that God knew there were giants in the land, yet, He told the children of Israel it was their land, and to go in and possess it. Although we may not see literal giants in our land today, we are still facing a Promised Land filled with giants, so to speak.

Our giants may be sickness, disease, lack, torment of mind, or many other things, but they are still giants. They are hoping we get our eyes on them and off of God and fail to possess our promise.

The Israelites’ promise was literal land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Our land is different. It includes all Jesus paid for at the Cross. Our promises may indeed include land and homes. But our promises also include health, wholeness, healing, wealth, peace of mind, protection and so much more. All our promises in God are yes and amen – yes, and so be it.

If Jesus paid for it at the Cross, it belongs to you. You have a Blood-bought right to possess it. However, when you begin to lay hold of it, you may very well encounter giants in the land. What you do from that point on will determine your outcome.

A Giant or a Promise?

As we know, ten spies were afraid and said they would be devoured by the giants. They never entered the Promised Land. The other two said that they could overcome because God was with them. They did enter their Promised Land. As I said before, some see giants, some see promise. Which will you see?

What did God say when He saw their reaction? Let’s look. Numbers 14:11 says, “Then the Lord said to Moses: ‘How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me …?'”

When we fail to face our giants head on and fight for our promise, God takes it as rejection. He sees it as unbelief. That being said, I know many of us are weary – trust me, I get it. However, GOD IS OUR STRENGTH. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We CAN and must overcome. We cannot stop now, we are too close to our promise … we must press on.

These giants, they are our bread. They are food for us. In overcoming them, our promise will manifest. And we can overcome each and every one of them. How do I know? Because God is with us! God has said that this promise belongs to us and He is with us. Greater is He that is in us! Through Christ we are more than conquerors. All things are possible to him who believes. With God nothing is impossible. That’s how I know.

It’s time, my friend. Face your giants. Defeat them. Eat of them for they are your bread, and then lay hold of all God has for you.

Kim Potter
A New Thing Ministries

Email: kim@anewthingministries.com
Website: www.anewthingministries.com

Kim Potter is the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to over 10,000 people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances of life and imparts the desire and ability to stand against all odds; to stand for victory. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is.

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"Prophetic Warning: Notre Dame Tragedy May Not Be Last Fire in France" Jennifer LeClaire, Fort Lauderdale, FL

One of France’s most historic and famous houses of worship burned on Monday. The devastating fire in the France’s capital made headlines around the world.

Thankfully, the cathedral’s iconic twin bell towers are visibly intact, according to USA Today, but the horrible sight of the spire collapsing caused people in nations across the globe to gasp.

A communications worker named Philippe told Channel News Asia, “Paris is disfigured. The city will never be like it was before.” And Stephane Seigneurie told the news service, “Politically, intellectually and spiritually, it’s a symbol of France…We have to pray.”

Indeed, we have to pray. I am not convinced this is the last strike the enemy will fire against France.

“France on Fire”

When I stepped into France on March 10, I heard the Lord say: “France on fire.” I had no frame of reference for what that could mean. Initially, I considered the positive side of this expression…being on fire for God. We are in talks to launch an Awakening House of Prayer in France and I hoped this is what God meant, but I knew there was more to it.

As I walked the streets of Paris, round about the area where the Eifel Tower stands in all its majesty, I just could not shake the words, “France on fire.” I sent out an article called France on Fire: Prophecy Warns of Potential Terror to sound the alarm and urge prayer. You can read that article here.

In April 2017, I heard the Lord say:

“The enemy has marked France for destruction because of its spiritual heritage. If My intercessors will rise up and build a spiritual wall around the nation—raise up impenetrable borders around the country through repentance and praise—I Myself will raise up a standard that will stem the tide of this onslaught. I Myself will rise up and cause France’s enemies to be scattered. I Myself will empower the politicians and police with strategies to eradicate terrorists from the land and thwart future attacks. I Myself will do it. So begin to pray now with greater fervor because lives are at stake, economies are at stake, and your spiritual heritage is at stake. Begin to cooperate now with My grace and My agenda and My plan for your nation and I Myself will fight with you and for you.”

We must pray for the enemy’s plans to be thwarted and God’s will to be done in France. There is a heritage of revival in France and this is the kind of fire I am contending for. I am calling for a prophetic intercession phone prayer meeting over France. Will you join me?

Jennifer LeClaire
Founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries

Email: jennifer@jenniferleclaire.org
Website: www.jenniferleclaire.org

Jennifer LeClaire is founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries and director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; co-founder of AwakeningTV.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network; and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan’s Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft.

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"Fire Over France" Chad Taylor, Thomasville, Georgia

(This word was originally released June 20th of 2001. To read click here.)

A Pillar of Holy Fire Over France

I saw a pillar of holy fire over France, and the Lord said, “I will burn with My glory over France. I will remember the words of former prophecies from centuries ago and now they will burn. They will burn like a city upon a hill that cannot be hid. They will burn like a pillar of fire by night and pillar of smoke by day. It will lead My people from captivity – it will cast the rider and the horse into the sea and My people will surely be set free.”

Falling Stars for Harvest

I saw stars falling from the sky and hitting Paris, France and the Lord said, “I will send My messengers and harvesting angels to this city. They will put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe. They will position My Church in this city for harvest and revival. They will upset ancient principalities and open the leaved gates. ‘Thus says the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut…’ (Isaiah 45:1).” (Photo via Unsplash)

A Sea of God’s Glory

I saw the city burning and the sea reflecting its glory, and the Lord said, “I will burn with such an intensity from this place, it will be seen from across the sea and they will be in awe. The lowly and the famous shall come to this place to worship Me. I will be lifted up and then draw all to Myself. And like the sea, I will cover this place with My glory. Kings and those in high places shall now turn and be saved. Those with royal blood, and the blood of those that once conquered, will now bow their knees to Me and be saved. This is the hour that I will light a fire in Paris, France,” says the Lord.

Youth on Fire Like Torches

I saw a generation of youth on fire, like torches, in the Lord’s hand. Then the Lord said, “I will capture the hearts of France’s youth. I will ravish their hearts and take them into the secret place, the holy place. They will take up the sword of My Spirit and win nations. They will cross land and sea for Me to set the captives free. They will be gallant and do exploits. For this is the destiny of the Lord for My seed in France: ‘Before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations, O France. I called you and set you aside (Jeremiah 1:5).'”

Storm of Political Controversy

I saw a storm forming over France with lightning and thunder and the Lord said, “A storm of political controversy is forming over France, but from this storm they will see the Lord upon the water and they will cry out to Me. From this storm of controversy they will cry out to Me and I will hold their hand and lift them up from the storm. I will lift them up and save them. For I remember the covenants I made with their forefathers, and I will surely give them the land that I promised their forefathers. I will surely give them the land,” says the Lord. “I will surely give them back the land.” (Photo via Pixabay)

A Mighty River of Revival

I then saw a mighty river coming out of France, filling the sea, and then the Lord said, “A mighty river of revival will come from this place; a mighty river that will water Africa, that will sustain nations and cities. A river that will rush through America, reminding her of her first love. A river that will bridge the gap between nations and churches, creating an atmosphere for My glory. Out of France’s belly will flow river’s of living water. Out of France’s belly rivers of living water, and the nations will be healed.

“PREPARE YOURSELF, O FRANCE! THE FIRE OF MY GLORY IS UPON YOU AND THE DAY OF THE LORD HAS DRAWN NIGH!”

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Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Ministries

Email: info@consumingfire.com
Website: www.consumingfire.com

Chad Taylor is known around the world for his two critically acclaimed books, Why Revival Still Tarries and The Cry of the Harvest. After 15+ years as a prophetic voice to the nations and a full-time minister on television, radio and conferences, his passion and attention is often found elsewhere; with the broken, bedraggled, and unreached masses that are yet to be touched with the matchless love of Jesus. Chad has been called Prophet, Evangelist and a modern-day Revivalist but you will most likely find Chad under a bridge, a street corner and an inner-city basketball court than the meeting hall and if you’re in his company long enough you will be as well! Chad currently resides in Georgia with his wife and three children.

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Fast From Wrong Thinking: “At This Point, Things May Never Change.”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says: "At this point, things may never change.” We’ve all felt that way at times, when we are not seeing progress.

LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. Think MIRACULOUSLY. God is a God of miracles. (A miracle = A divine interruption of fixed natural laws and natural time.) Psalm 77:14 says, "You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples."

2. God has a timing and due season for everything. Galatians 6:9 says, "In due season, you SHALL REAP.” Things ARE going to change. He makes all things beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

3. Believe God will take whatever the devil can dish out at you and turn it around (Genesis 50:20).God will take what was meant for evil and turn it to good.

4. YOU HAVE “REVERSAL OF FORTUNE” IN YOUR GENES! Esther 9:1(b) says, "In the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, it was turned to the contrary!" That’s your spiritual lineage (Galatians 3:29).

5. Believe that things will not remain as they have been!
(Ezekiel 21:26 AMP) God will right every wrong (Romans 12:19). He is at work in you and through you—at this moment—to transform things in your life.


THINK IT AND SAY IT

I believe in the God of miracles. He will display His power in my life. There is a due season for me, and He will make things beautiful in my life. I expect reversal of fortunes in my favor, and I declare that things will not remain as they have been. They will get better beginning today, in Jesus’ Name!

Source: Fast from wrong thinking

"How to Move from Fear to Love" Anne Ballard, Redding, CA

In this season, there is a shift happening, moving us from fear of those who are different than we are into the loving embrace of unity. From the firm foundation of God’s radical love, you will meet Him and others in a profound way. Authenticity and surrender to the One who created you will open your heart to feel fully known, and taking action to co-labor with Him may be the step of faith you’ve needed to experience breakthrough. Trust-filled generosity is again highlighted, and God has promised to reward your choice to give to those who need it.

“It takes a grinding wheel to sharpen a blade, and so one person sharpens the character of another.” (Proverbs 27:17 TPT)

There is a shift within the Body of Christ right now that is moving us from fear into unity. We are moving from surrounding ourselves with only those who are like us into a season of valuing diversity. God created each one of us unique, perfectly designed to fulfill our very own life’s purpose on the earth. The wide range of individuals who God artfully put together highlights how He prizes diversity. The spirit of religion may tell us that we should only gather with those who think, act, and believe like we do, but there are certain things that we can only learn by being around those who are different than we are, by experiencing other cultures and by broadening our world view.

Growth comes when we are challenged by differing beliefs, thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds. We are forced to examine our own core beliefs when we come against a contrasting one. We may discover that beliefs we have held our entire lives are not really true, but were ultimately rooted in fear. When we come face to face with someone who is different from us, we are forced to examine our hearts. Will we choose to hang on to the way things have always been? Will we choose our beliefs over relationship or connection? Will we reject the one who is different from us? (Photo via Unsplash)

This season, as you open your heart to those who are not like you, watch as God gives you opportunities to grow like never before. Your world will become bigger and your heart will become softer as you shift your perspective to allow others in.

Rooted in the Love of Christ

“…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19 NKJV)

Picture a gigantic oak tree with a massively deep root system. When you are anchored in the love of Christ and the fullness of God, you have a firm foundation, just like the oak tree. From this firm foundation, rooted and grounded in love, you are then able to love others deeply, experiencing God within them. In this season, expect God to encounter you with His love. Ask Him to show you what it means to be rooted and grounded in love, and watch what He does.

Run with God

“God, I invite Your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to Your glorious, everlasting ways—the path that brings me back to You.” (Psalm 139:23-24 TPT)

God is calling His people to purity, but achieving it is not as hard as you might have thought. David modeled it well as He cried out for God to search his heart and make him pure. David’s words are evidence of his authenticity and surrender. He longed to be known by God completely and fully, and in that process, he surrendered his way to the Lord. David gave God his anxiety, his brokenness, and his pain, and God blessed his decision to be known by Him. This authenticity and surrender is necessary for where we are going as a Body. When we are able to surrender to God in this way and invite Him into our hearts, revelation becomes available to us that will allow us to see what God is doing in our own lives as well as corporately (Matthew 5:8).

This month, take some time to be still before the Lord, allowing Him to search your heart. Your reward will be greater intimacy with the One who created you, fresh guidance, and peace that comes from being truly known.

True Stewardship

“Jesus gave them this answer: ‘Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. Yes, and He will show Him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.'” (John 5:19-20 NIV) (Photo via Unsplash)

There is an invitation this season to really partner with God, co-laboring together toward a common goal. Try taking a more assertive role in partnering with Him when it comes to your dreams, prophetic words you’ve been given, and in the building of your legacy. The saying goes: “It’s hard to steer a parked car.” One of the ways to steward a prophetic word or to achieve a goal is to prayerfully take a step of faith. In so doing, you give God an opportunity to meet you.

Proverbs 13:22 is a practical example of co-laboring with God in finances. It tells us that “a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” A step of faith in this area could look like putting a certain amount of money in a bank account for each of your grandchildren every month. This would be a very approachable way to take a step toward building your legacy for your family. Perhaps in time, as you are able, the monthly amount will grow. This season, ask God how He wants to partner with you, and take a step of faith to meet Him with action.

Declarations

• I am moving from fear into unity.
• I am rooted and grounded in love.
• I am authentically surrendered to You, God.
• I am actively partnering with God.
• I am demonstrating my faith through my generosity. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Anne Ballard
The Crowning Jewels

Website: www.thecrowningjewels.com
Email: hello@thecrowningjewels.com

Texas born, Anne Ballard worked as a nurse for seventeen years before fully embracing her creative nature. Having grown up believing that God only spoke through the Bible, her life was transformed with the personal knowledge that He still speaks today. As she experienced a revelation of God’s love for her and the power of words to transform and heal, she began designing jewelry, partnering with Holy Spirit to create a tangible way to bring Heaven to Earth. This is where her prophetic jewelry company, The Crowning Jewels, was birthed. Many people recognize her company as a business-ministry hybrid. She is known as a prophetic visionary with the drive to accomplish her dreams. Her mandate is to champion others as they discover their God-given identity and fulfill their divine purpose. She currently resides in Redding, CA.

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STAIRS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CLIMBED BY JESUS PRIOR TO HIS CRUCIFIXION UNVEILED IN ROME

Steve Warren : Apr 15, 2019  CBN News

The steps — reportedly part of Pontius Pilate’s palace – were believed to have been brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the 4th century by Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother. 

(Italy) — [CBN News] Stairs that are believed to be a part of Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and the very same steps that Jesus Christ ascended before he was tried and sentenced to crucifixion by the Roman governor have been restored.(Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

ABC News reports after more than a year of restoration, the 28 steps of the “Scala Sancta” or Holy Stairs, of the Pontifical Shrine in Rome, was unveiled by the Vatican last Thursday.

The stairs have not been seen without their wooden protection for almost 300 years. Their opening comes just in time as thousands of people will visit Rome and the Vatican for Easter.

Housed in a building across from the Basilica of St. John the Lateran in Rome, the stairs were brought from Jerusalem to Rome in the fourth century by the Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena after Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire.

Since the Middle Ages, millions of Believers have climbed the stairs on their knees to pray and meditate on Christ’s passion.

“The newly restored frescoes help the faithful connect with the holy history,” Father Francesco Guerra told ABC.

For the next two months until Pentecost, pilgrims will be able to ascend the bare marble Holy Stairs on their knees. They had been encased in walnut wood for their protection since 1723, according to ABC.

Before the stairs were opened Thursday, restorers working for the Vatican Museum described what it was like to uncover the original stairs, which contain three small bronze crosses embedded in the marble and spots believed to be stained by Jesus’ blood.

The restorers also described finding large furrows running along each step, which they explained were caused by the toes of pilgrims’ shoes as they knelt and rose to move up to the next step over the course of centuries.

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"Two Keys to Reach the Father’s Heart and Heaven’s Courts" Crystal Wade, Hico, Texas

The Father’s Ears

Recently, I was startled by the words spoken by my eldest son. When it dawned on me that he was not talking about himself but his brother, I snapped to full attention.

My son said, “Mom, I think you should get (or allow him to get) this particular system because he has very specific interests, and this one would let him do what he wants.” To which I responded, “Done.” Out popped my reply before my mind had a chance to think.

Shortly after, I walked to the kitchen and heard from the Holy Spirit. The unusual conversation with my son and my quick, decisive response came under the light of the Holy Spirit who gave this understanding to my spirit:

Use your power. You can start today!

“The Father’s ears hurt. His children gripe and complain about their wounds and hurts from their brothers. So much commotion comes up to His ears daily including continual accusations hurled before Him against His children by the ‘accuser of the brothers.’ It’s mainly His oldest Son, Jesus, who stands before Him with something good to say about one of the children. When one of His earthly children will come to the Father, stand with Jesus, and say, ‘Would You do this for my brother because of his interests, dreams, calling, etc.?’ He will immediately listen, and the answer will be soon.”

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate [one who speaks to the Father in our defense] with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” (1 John 2:1 emphasis mine)

The First Key: Be the Father’s Advocate

1. Be the Father’s advocate for brothers and sisters (physical and spiritual) like Jesus. (This can also be applied to our families, states, nations, etc.)

It is an amazing (and unusual) transaction to watch an older brother speak in favor of his younger brother, but this is exactly what our older brother, the Lord Jesus Christ, does every day.

I began to do this. I started going to the Father and advocating for greater grace and specific requests for brothers and sisters with focus and confidence, just as my son did.

Already I’ve seen answers to prayers over advocating for my brothers and sisters—one of the first I saw in just two days. In fact, my own son had the request that his older brother made for him in two days! Some have taken more time, and some have taken less!

Of course, the Father’s timing is not always two days. However, He will listen to your prayers as “the Father’s advocate” for the brothers, in the same vein as Jesus, and He will answer quickly. He will make sure to remember you, too, because of the unselfish, loving heart this shows Him that you have. (Photo via Unsplash)

It is our magnanimous hearts—big, open and giving—that zip past all the red tape and hurdles littering the path (His ancient enemy’s accusations, failures, and people’s unkind reports). This kind of heart-felt prayer moves the Father’s heart and releases answers. Take the time to really connect with your deep thankfulness for that person and then remember them with advocacy to the Father.

How to Start a Circle

Think of someone who has impacted you, and remember their love and faithfulness to the Father. Ask Him to bless and multiply the harvests and rewards on their righteous seeds sown. Ask Him to release to them what He wants them to have—and what they have truly wanted.

What if there is no one to do this for you? My dad always told me, “If you get to feeling sorry for yourself, look around, there’s always someone in a lot worse shape than you. Be thankful.”

Ask your Father for someone you can invest in who is in worse shape than you. Pray for them. Offer friendship. Be kind, etc. Do all the good you can. Give. Do it because you are grateful that you have the ability to give and you want to sow good seed.

Then, this wonderful thing happens: you open the circle of giving and receiving. When you graciously and unselfishly pour out for another person like this, especially if they are going through a hard time, then their heart goes out to you in prayer as they give thanks for you, and the Father hears and responds to you, and the circle continues (2 Corinthians 9:12-14).

The Second Key: Be a Good Reporter

2. Be a good court reporter!

It is our magnanimous hearts—big, open and giving—that zip past all the red tape and hurdles littering the path …

In Luke 16:1-13, a rich employer’s manager was accused of being wasteful. The employer called him in because of the “report” he’d heard. The shrewd manager adjusted his response to people quickly and ended up with a commendation from the employer and accommodations from his new friends.

In Matthew 18:23-34, a king who’d started settling accounts with servants extended extravagant debt forgiveness to a man instead of selling him into slavery. Afterward, it was the king’s servants who brought back a report to the king that this same man had thrown a debtor of his into prison, and his previous benevolence was reversed.

Reports go up to the Father in the heavenly courts from:

1. His ancient enemy (Revelation 12:10).
2. People – the servants (Matthew 18:30-31).

Everyone is in some kind of battle or trouble now, or they have been, or they will go through one. Our reports can help or hurt. Please note that processing the trouble a brother or sister caused with a trusted one to get to the point of healing and forgiveness is healthy. However, discussing matters with other people at large about a brother or sister causes negative reports to go up to our Father. Words and who we discuss them with are super important and powerful, for bad or good.

Reports spread about Jesus because He was doing good (Acts 10:38).

How to Be a Good Court Reporter

First, by the grace of God, entrust yourself and your mouth to the Lord Jesus Christ that you won’t release bad reports. (Resolving issues between persons is not the same as releasing bad reports.)

Second, by the grace of God, entrust yourself and your mouth to the Lord Jesus Christ that you will release good reports.

Over the years, I’ve been led by the Spirit to pray in many different ways. It surprised me when He first asked me to bring a good report to Heaven’s court. I’d been asked to pray into an issue. The team I was praying for lived thousands of miles away, so there wasn’t a joint prayer meeting. I knew the importance of the situation, and was unsure what value I would have to bring. When I asked the Lord how to pray, He directed me to “bring testimony as an expert witness.”

Immediately, it clicked together. Here is how I brought my testimony as an expert witness: (Photo via Unsplash)

1. I prepared the good incidents and commendation which I’d been collecting, without knowing why, for years.
2. I asked to be allowed entrance into Heaven’s court.
3. I presented my good “court reporting.”
4. Furthermore, I stood with them in faith regarding the justice of the team’s case.

In conclusion, the team did win the answer from the Father that they’d been contending for.

Use Your Power Today!

Oftentimes, we may feel that powerless or helpless feeling when we view our own lives, or the plight of those we love, or current events. However, I’m here with the encouragement that you have practical power and these two keys which are highly effective with your heavenly Father, and in Heaven’s courts. Use your power. You can start today! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Crystal Wade
Hope Streams

Email: contact@hopestreams.net
Website: www.hopestreams.net

Crystal Wade writes to throw out a lifeline of hope for people to receive connectivity to trust the Father and be internally aligned to relate to Him, and thus receive His relationship and the blessings that naturally flow from Him. She is managing editor of Hope Streams.net. Crystal and her husband Stephen received a commission from the Father to connect the generations to Him and to each other so that they can: Start well. Live well. Recover well. Build well. Finish well. As part of that commission, they release materials to assist people of all ages in connecting to The Perfect Parent. The couple carries the Father’s passion to position the next generation to be grounded in His truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. To that end, their family launched Let’s Wade In, a media portal, which is both a community for children, tweens and teens and a tool for parents, grandparents and caregivers to anchor students in truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. They have three wonderful sons.

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