"An Army of Sons and Daughters to Join the Holy Ghost Division!" by Rob Radosti, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

A radical army of sons and daughters are arising who will invade the enemy’s camp undercover without thinking twice! The Lord is releasing strategic blue prints and weapons of warfare to His children that will cripple the enemy in his tracks – even bringing down evil empires!

Just as there are ranks in armies and among angels, there are ranks in the Body of Christ. The purpose of these ranks, however, is not to be greater than another – but to work together to accomplish a specific operation.

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function, so in Christ we who are many are one Body, and each member belongs to one another.” (Romans 12:4-5)

Stay Within Your Rank

One of the easiest ways to fall into defeat and stagnancy is to stay out of your rank – or forget you are on assignment. When you are working together with all of the other ranks, you complete the operation!

The Lord is telling His soldiers to remember their mission, and to stay on assignment. Furthermore, He is recruiting those who are up for special missions and special operations.

I saw a special division of soldier sons and daughters arising known as the “Holy Ghost Division.” This Holy Ghost Division would move into the enemy’s camp swiftly and undercover – nearly undetectable. They are not afraid to be caught, because they enter battle with the authority of the Head of principalities and powers Himself – Jesus!

“And ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:10)

If the enemy can attempt to sneak in to our camp undetected – then we can do the same to him. Are you ready to join the Holy Ghost Division and head into the enemy’s camp undetected to pursue, overtake and recover all?

Recover it All

“And David inquired at the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?’ And he answered him, ‘Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.'” (1 Samuel 30:8)

The Lord is removing the “political ranks” from His divisions, and causing us to work together as a Body again. We, the thriving force of His glory, the Church will overtake and without fail – recover all!

Don’t Forget What You’re Packing

How can a soldier be victorious if he forgets what weapons he possesses?

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Our weapons are divine and our mission is Heaven on earth. Regardless of what the enemy throws at us, our weapons are mighty through God! The enemy has no weapons that are mighty through God, he only has lies. A disarmed army can only yell threats.

Are you ready to join?

“Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. A soldier refrains from entangling himself in civilian affairs, in order to please the One who enlisted him” (2 Timothy 2:3-4). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Rob Radosti
Founder, Kingdom Dwellers International
Email: Admin@Glorybomb.com
Website: www.Glorybomb.com
Rob Radosti is the Founder and Apostolic Leader of the Kingdom Dwellers International based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rob was delivered from satan worship and the occult in 2001, and has a powerful autobiography entitled, “And He Unleashed Me To The World.” Rob and his wife Millie have four children and travel the globe preaching the Good News of Jesus with signs and wonders following.

Rob Radosti’s Itinerary:

May 19-20, 2017 (7pm Nightly)
Manifest Glory Bozeman
Grace Center Bozeman
16530 Brackett Creek Rd. Bozeman, MT 59715

May 26-28, 2017 (7pm Nightly)
Upper Room Glory
Culture House Ministries
5008 48 st. Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 0H8 Canada

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"Free Yourself Up to Minister in this Great Move of God! It’s Happening Now!" by Edie Bayer, Houston, TX

 

The Lord gave me a most encouraging word and He is anxious that I share it with you: “Free yourself up to minister in this great move of God! It’s happening now!”

Recently in prayer one morning, the Lord showed me a front-end loader dumping its bucket of granite into the back of a pickup truck, over and over again. This is what you have been in training for your entire life – to carry “The Rock,” Jesus! It is your “job” to fill up, pour out, and fill up again and again with The Rock! He is the front-end loader, and you are the pickup truck! Let’s get to work!

The Lord says, “I am coming, but not like you expect.”

The Lord gave me two visions of Himself. In one, He was a lion, walking across a rocky mountain top. He had red velvet and gold on His crown. We locked gazes periodically as He made His way across the rugged terrain. I knew that He always knew where I was – I was always in His sight.

In the other vision, Jesus was on a white horse on a bed of clouds. He had on His crown and His sash. His horse was magnificent! Its long mane caught my attention, as it pawed at the ground, first with its left hoof, and then its right. Jesus’ horse was anxious to move!

Wisdom and Strategy for the Greatest Move of God

After these visions, the Lord gave me some very specific instructions for myself, but for all of us, He said:

“I am giving you wisdom and a roadmap, a strategy. You have the skills necessary for this great move. I am tempering your will, and your emotions, to stabilize you throughout. That is why you have been in emotional upheaval, to teach you balance and control.

“I am moving among My people. Some will be pushed into position. Some will be thrust, and some will just POP onto the front as I move. I move and sway among you, and your actual, physical bodies make way for advancement.”

As He spoke, I remembered a movie I saw once. It was of the Holy Spirit moving through a crowd in South America somewhere. As He did He cut a swath, an actual path, through the crowd of people. Human eyes could not see His form, but their bodies sure moved out of the way for Him!

Your Destiny is Guaranteed!

“My hand will be on you, as I push and sift and sort whomever I will – those who will be forerunners for this great move. However, you will all be involved! Maybe not at the very beginning, but you surely will not miss it! You who hear My voice will all be involved to some degree, at a certain level. This will be revealed to you ‘as you go’ (see Luke 17:14).

Your place has been determined. Your position has been determined. Your advancement has been predetermined, and your destiny is guaranteed,” says the Lord God, Jehovah.

“For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].” (Romans 8:29-30)

“Every single thing you have ever done, no matter how small or seemingly meaningless, has given you a skill, or honed one you already had, for the great move. You have been in training. Some have learned patience, others control. Some have learned to keep their wits about them, while others learned skills necessary to help others learn what they needed to know. Some have been used of Me, unbeknownst to them, to help push, shove or sand and mold others into the shape that I desire.”

You Are The Chosen Vessel

“‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?’ says the Lord. ‘Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.'” (Jeremiah 18:6)

“This is one great ‘Potter’s Wheel!’ The oil is the anointing that I use to shape the clay, on the outside and the inside of the vessel. You are the chosen vessel and I have made of you what I will for this current season, for this fragment of time. Every hardship, every joy, has shaped you into what I desire you to be, inside and out. You look marvelous in My eyes.

“I have entrusted you with My greatest treasure – each other. You are shaping and honing each other by the work of My hands. Each act you perform has an effect on every person, and for eternity.

So, if there was any doubt that you are chosen for this move of God, it must be totally gone now! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Be blessed in the Kingdom!

Edie Bayer
Kingdom Promoters

Email: Edie@KingdomPromoters.org
Website: www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie Bayer is co-founder of Kingdom Promoters along with her husband Darryl Bayer. Edie Bayer ministers as a prophetic preacher and is an author, a speaker, and travelling minister. Edie’s primary call is to promote others that are ministering in the Kingdom of God, creating unity instead of a spirit of competition. Edie believes that we are to “complete and not compete!” Edie works diligently to create public and private events and invite other ministers to speak at them, helping to promote them and gain public exposure both for them and their ministries. Edie and Darryl reside on a small homestead north of the Houston area. They raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and have two cats. Edie has two children and three grandchildren.

Edie Bayer’s Itinerary:

May 19, 2017 (7pm)
Southern Gate Church
Jill and Hardy Jones
12053 D’Iberville Blvd, D’Iberville MS
May 21, 2017 (10am)
As One United in Christ Fellowship
Apostle Mike & Susan Barnett
30915 Barnett Lane Denham Springs, LA
Contact: Valerie Voelker 225-933-8558
May 26-28, 2017 (Fri 7pm, Sat 10am/6pm, Sun 10am)
New Beginnings Sanctuary
Apostle Robert & Cynthia Jones
8173 Hwy 21 South Pt Wentworth, GA

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"Speak to the Dry Bones and Prophesy Into Your Future!" Dr. Sandie Freed, Bedford, TX

Recently, I was reminded of an article that I wrote for the Elijah List in 2014 concerning receiving a fresh anointing to speak to the dry bones. I felt strongly that I was to re-submit the article and also add some updated revelation concerning this subject. Though we are experiencing much breakthrough, I have become keenly aware that there are still many who need this word of encouragement. God speaks prophetically in different times and seasons. I believe this word is in due season now.

The Lord is saying again: “It’s time to rise up with the impartation of Ezekiel to prophesy to the dry bones. For what seems impossible to the natural eye is now possible to access through the eye of faith and a fresh anointing. The time to access the unseen is now.”

Believer, there is a fresh anointing—a fresh mantle—for each of us to receive from Heaven. This anointing will release life to every area that appears desolate, dry and dead. This anointing is also coupled with resurrection power! Saints of God, it’s time to begin to access the unseen with a fresh strength, focus and empowerment!

The Same Power Lives in You

Imagine life coming into your very own situations which appear dead and desolate. God is breathing life into every area of hope deferred right now!

Allow me to encourage you today. Take a moment, right now, to pause and reflect on the truth that God is empowering you. He is placing a fresh mantle upon you so that you can begin to prophesy and speak to what appears dead, hopeless and cut-off so as to witness fruitfulness and fulfillment once again. Rom 8:10-11 tells us that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is also in us because He lives in us. I believe this means that certainly we will also be resurrected from the dead, as Christ Himself was, but also we have a divine power within us to resurrect dead situations or promises that appear completely cut-off and separated from us.

“But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.” Romans 8:10-11 (NIV)

When God points out any area which we are to begin to prophesy into, He gives us the power (as we speak His perfect will) to shift what appears impossible. Many Believers have felt “cut-off” from their future. How is that? How can we be cut-off or separated from fulfilling destiny? Dear ones, the answer lies within the revelation we receive as we do a careful study of God’s now time while also studying Ezekiel 37. Let’s delve into that together. Allow me to continue to write more about being “cut-off” from destiny. Precious Believer, let me assure you: It’s time to possess your prophetic promises!

The Time is Now

Hebrews 4 is one of my favorite chapters. In this particular chapter, we are encouraged to mix our faith with the word of the Lord and enter into our Promised Land. This Promised Land is a land full of promises as well as a place of rest. We know today that as New Covenant Believers, this land is not a simple piece of real estate. Jesus Christ is our Promised Land of rest. We rest in Him and the finished work at the Cross.

Just as Israel had to go to war for its Promised Land, we also face an enemy in our territory! The Lord also spoke to me very clearly that in this season we will contend against the foreboder. Be on guard! The foreboding spirit is a lying demonic spirit that falsely prophesies to us! It speaks totally opposite of what God speaks concerning us and our destiny. It is a stronghold that is directly connected to the occult. The enemy will attempt to distract your focus from expecting breakthrough to an expectation of bleak hopelessness. (Photo via Max Pixel)

We are encouraged that our time is now, or today, and that while it is still today, we are to possess what God has given to us! (See Hebrews 4:1-6.) God is mantling you to speak your future into existence—to speak to what appears cut-off and lost—and possess what is rightfully yours as a son or daughter of the King of kings! How do we do that together?

Prophesy into Your Future

Ezekiel was an example of someone who was mantled with authority to speak into a situation with the purpose of witnessing God’s will come forth. In Ezekiel 36:21-24, we read where Israel had been scattered and it was God’s will to bring them back together and bring them into their own land. Then, in Ezekiel 37:1-8, we read how God instructed Ezekiel to speak into a desolate situation.

Please take some time and read these passages. As you meditate over the spiritual significance of this Scriptural passage, you will notice that there are several dimensions of divine prophetic fulfillment to which we also can attach our faith and witness the resurrection of what was once dead, lost or cut-off from destiny.

When God instructs us to prophesy the word of the Lord, the future and destiny begin to come together in order to become fulfilled. Can you just stop a moment and use your imagination? When Ezekiel prophesied God’s will over those bones, the bones began to come together. Imagine dry, dead bones being resurrected by the word of the Lord and coming together for completion!

Now, imagine your scattered prophecies—unfulfilled and being resurrected and coming together once again. Prophecy by prophecy, word by word, rising up with life and coming together to bring you into fulfillment! Wow! How awesome is that?

God “lifed” the words which were spoken! Yes, God put His very breath into those bones to which Ezekiel was prophesying. Imagine life coming into your very own situations which appear dead and desolate. God is breathing life into every area of hope deferred right now! Today!

It’s time to possess your prophetic promises!

There was resurrection power released into those dry bones! Dear ones, once again, let me remind you that as you prophesy into your destiny, the same power which resurrected Christ is also alive in you. Expect breakthrough!

You will stand! We will not be defeated in this season. He intends for us to stand in the victory that was already won at the Cross! This means that we need to attach our faith to what He is promising today and stand in that promise. You are no longer “cut-off” from being completed—in every area! He is promising to bring the details of your fulfillment together.

Sons and daughters, this is your time to let go of all doubt and unbelief. Let go of religious mindsets that would cause you to believe that God has to do something according to your personal expectations. God will breathe into your situations, yes; but His ways of bringing things together might challenge your mindsets.

In my book, Letting Go of Your Limitations: Experiencing God’s Transforming Power, I discuss at great length areas that might be holding you back from experiencing and demonstrating the power of God. I write about the need to let go of:

• Pressure to achieve results (due to religious performance)
• Pride
• Reliance on yourself
• Efforts to please God on your own
• Defeatist attitudes
• Squelched passions
• Hardened hearts
• Disappointments and much more!
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God has so much for you to accomplish through His strength. When the bones came together as Ezekiel prophesied, it was GOD who brought the completeness—not Ezekiel! Ezekiel’s responsibility was to be obedient to the directives of the Lord. I’m confident that you, precious one, desire to be obedient! So, speak to every dry area and believe!

Know that I’m standing with each of you for your breakthroughs! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

In Christ,

Sandie Freed
Sandie Freed Ministries

Email: zionministries1@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.lifegatechurch.org/www.freedrevolution.com

Dr. Sandie Freed co-labors with her husband, Mickey Freed, doing the work of the Lord as a ministry team. In addition, they are the founders of Zion Ministries Training Center in Bedford, Texas, and Lifegate Church International. Sandie has traveled nationally and internationally teaching dreams and visions seminars and on spiritual discernment. Her ability to adequately prophesy and discern spiritual strongholds over regions has released numerous breakthroughs for individuals and ministries. Sandie has authored Dream On, and eleven other books, most of which are in several different languages. Dr. Sandie and Apostle/Pastor Mickey are ordained with Christian International Ministries, serving on their Board of Governors. They have been married since 1973, and have one daughter, Kimberly.

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"Ride the Wind: A Prophetic Word About Turning the Tables" by Jennifer LeClaire, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

The adverse winds against you may be so strong that you could find yourself back on the emotional roller coaster later today or next week.

“Ride the wind!” When I heard the Holy Spirit speak those three words I set out on a journey to discern the fullness of what He was saying in this season.

As I meditated on these words, He showed me very clearly how we can ride the wind of the Spirit—but also how we can ride the wind of adversity.

See, the devil’s adversity coming against you is no match for the God on the inside of you. The battle in your mind may be raging, but the Lion of the Tribe of Judah on the inside of you roars louder than the roaring lion that’s after you.

That might make you shout, but the adverse winds against you may be so strong that you could find yourself back on the emotional roller coaster later today or next week. I’ve discovered that in this season, many peoples’ emotions are going wild.

I heard the Lord say: “Be still and know that I am God. The battle belongs to Me. I am your victory banner. I am the captain of the hosts. I am the lifter of your head. I am your defender. I am your vindicator. I am your provider. I will set a table before you in the presence of your adversaries, and they will bow before the Christ in you. You will win if you do not faint. You will gather the spoils if you determine in your heart that you will not withdraw from the battle. You will do this for My glory.”

Eight Straight Days of Hellish Warfare

Earlier this year, I went through eight days of Hell—eight days of massive adversity that left me dazed and confused … eight days of spiritual attack that had my head spinning—at least temporarily. It was a sheer blindside from multiple directions.

A psychotic stalker rose up against me. A coven of witches launched a coordinated attack on my life. A woman with a strong Jezebel spirit started making moves against my ministry. I experienced major retaliation for standing in the gap for a close friend who was in a major spiritual battle. Misunderstandings and division were manifesting left and right. I had major flu-like symptoms the likes of which I haven’t had in years. My mind was under heavy enemy fire. I could go on, but I’ll stop there.

Things lightened up for about a day and then a new wave of attacks came against me. In total, it was four months of massive warfare in almost every area of my life and ministry. There were two choices: let the wind of adversity blow me down, or learn how to ride the wind.

During that time, I heard the Lord say: “What the enemy meant for your harm, I will turn around for your good as you stay prayerful, stay in My presence, seek My face and stand in the reality of who you are. Don’t let the wicked one move you with the winds and hailstorms. Ride the wind of adversity and use the storm to your advantage. Rejoice in the tribulation knowing that your character will become more Christ-like as you press into the work of the Cross.”

A Prophetic Lesson From the Eagles

In times of adversity, we should take a lesson from the eagles. The late Dr. Myles Munroe taught me this:

“Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagles uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.”

The Word and the Spirit are the wind beneath your wings. When you declare the Word over your life, you can ride the wind. When we wait upon the Lord, we can ride His wind, even in adversity. Keep this Scripture in your heart in times of adversity: “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint” (Is. 40:31). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Article used by permission via Charisma News.

Jennifer LeClaire
News Editor at Charisma Media,
Founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries

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

Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also 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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"Bark Less and Wag Your Tail" Kathie Walters, Macon, GA

 

“Bark Less and Wag Your Tail”

A friend of mine, Glendon, sent me this sentence and I thought about it for some time. Her dog was barking at her horse and she told the dog, “Don’t bark, wag your tail.” To her surprise it worked. It got me thinking how that translates into our lives. “Barking” could be like our complaining while “wagging our tails” could be equivalent to praising. Maybe praising the Lord rather than barking is a good idea.

I started wondering about the things I was “barking” at. There were a number of things, quite a few actually. Then I thought, “It’s because those things get my attention. That’s why the enemy sends more than one missile. Especially if I’m already barking.” Maybe you bark because you’ve forgotten that your job is to stay in the Spirit and do what God tells you to do. When negative things happen, it’s better to wag your tail right away. When you praise the Lord (wag your tail) you stay in touch with Jesus and then you can hear what to do.

Maybe you are to do some warfare, but it’s better to do that from a tail wagging position rather than a barking position. When things happen that aren’t so good listen to the Holy Spirit. He knows what to do. Maybe pray in the spirit, maybe prophesy, maybe sing, maybe dance – perhaps laugh. “God looks on His enemies and laughs…” (see Psalm 2:4 and 37:13) remember?

Remember Who Has the Last Word

Maybe you bark because you are fearful. Our first reaction sometimes is prompted by what is seen and heard. But what you see and hear in the natural is not the last word, is it? Who has the last word? God does! Because all power begins and ends in Him.

Do you know how much power there is in suggestion? Someone can throw out a suggestion and before you know it, you give it a thought and then – bam – that thought is now in your head, going round and round. Jesus said to the disciples, “Take no thought…” Why did Jesus say that? Because there are all kinds of thoughts out there; a lot of them coming from unbelief, fear or anxiety. Jesus said essentially, “Don’t take the thought.” If you went to a restaurant and they gave you a steak with worms, or was moldy would you just eat it? No of course not! Why then do we accept any old thought that comes our way and then have to deal with it because it’s now inside our heads?

A few years ago I remember getting a rash down the left side of my face. It hurt and the next day it had spread down to my neck. I was about to go to Hawaii where it was hot and humid. David said to me, “Go to the doctor and find out what it is.”

So I did. The doctor examined me and said, “You have shingles.”

“No, I don’t,” I said.

He replied, “You do.” To me it was a suggestion because God hadn’t said that. The doctor (meaning well) said, “You will be in pain for about five months.”

“I wont,” I replied.

” Yes you will, I will give you something for it.”

“I already have something for it,” I said.

I was mad that the devil had tried to put that on me. The next day, I was on the plane for Hawaii. It’s a ten hour flight from Atlanta. I did have some oil that I put on the rash to calm it down, but I was mad that the enemy had tried to suggest I would be in pain for 5 months. I was so mad I prayed in tongues all the way to Hawaii. I mean fighting tongues. The flight attendants kept trying to give me glasses of wine. I think they had the opinion that I might do something disruptive…like I said, I was mad. However, when I got to Hawaii I didn’t have shingles!

Refusing to Accept a Bad Diagnosis

I had a funny experience with my sweet eye doctor. I have glasses for reading and working on the computer. But I decided that was it. My eyes aren’t going to change anymore. So, I was in the optician’s showroom getting some new frames because mine were broken and the eye doctor suddenly saw me and called across the room.

“Hi Mrs. Walters, I haven’t checked your eyes for three years, come over here in my office.” Well, I didn’t want to be disrespectful, so I hopped over and sat down.

“By now you are sure to have some glaucoma,” he said. I didn’t really know what that was but I didn’t like the sound of it.

“I don’t,” I said.

“You do,” he replied, “I’ll give you a test.” He reached out and got some drops or something. He did the drops and said, “No, you don’t have any glaucoma.” He was a bit puzzled.

Then he said, “But at your age, you’re bound to have some cataracts.” Well I was slightly put off by his expression “at your age” so I abruptly replied and said, “I don’t have any cataracts.”

Then he said, “I think you do.”

Well, I gave my usual reply, “I don’t.”

It didn’t prevent him from grabbing some other drops. He put them in my eyes and looked (I can’t remember the exact procedure) but he said, “No, you don’t have any cataracts, in fact your eyes are very healthy.”

“I told you that when I came in.” I smiled because he was a sweet young guy and he meant well.

The Power of “I Don’t”

Then the assistant came in and looked at me and said, “You have green eyes.”

“I don’t,” I said.

My optometrist explained to him, “She has blue eyes and I put yellow drops in them; yellow and blue make green.” He asked me if I used any eye drops. I told him I had good eye drops from Japan and I asked if we were done and if I could please leave.

Its funny sometimes how you get a word or a prophecy and you are excited, but it seems like almost instantly someone or some circumstance throws cold water on it. So you bark because you’re listening to the wrong voice. The devil’s ministry has never changed has it? He has always had a, “Hath God said?” ministry. He throws a suggestion to make you doubt what God has said.

I can’t say that I catch the suggestions line every time (wish I did) because sometimes I’m caught unawares. But I believe as we learn to “snuggle not struggle” it allows our spirit to rise up right away to put up a barrier against those suggestions and negative words and “Hath God said,” questions.

God Always Has the Final Word. Just Remember to Ask Him What It Is

God sees the real you – there is only one of you, by the way. He doesn’t have a spare you in case you don’t work properly. He is always watching out for you. He always has you on His mind. Your name is written on the palm of His hand and He will never leave you. Even when you are at your lowest He calls you His beloved. Before you were born He knew you.

Remember Gideon? He was hiding the wheat because he was afraid of the Midianites…because he was scared. The Angel showed up under a tree and said “Gideon, you mighty man of valor…” (see Judges 6:12). That was the opposite of everything Gideon thought about himself. See, he was accepting suggestions from the enemy and not getting his information from God; because of this he had to continually ask God for confirmations of everything God said to him.

You didn’t earn anything or qualify for anything so God isn’t disappointed in you. He made all that provision in Christ. He (Jesus) is going to, “Present you faultless before His the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,” (Jude 24).

So, my friend, bark less and wag your tail. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Kathie Walters
Good News Ministries

Email: kathiewalters@mindspring.com
Website: www.kathiewaltersministry.com

Kathie Walters is an international speaker who brings freedom to those who feel they have to “qualify.” She also ministers in the supernatural and believes that the supernatural realm is for everyone.

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"What To Do When Your Calling Goes Unnoticed" by Amber Picota, Winchester, VA

 

Once upon a time, I would go to prophetic conferences and wish that the big-time, anointed preacher would notice me and call me out for a prophetic word from God that would somehow “show everyone there exactly how special and anointed I was”. It was supposed to confirm what I already felt on the inside and give me a little more respect in my life from the people around me. (Can you relate?)

Looking for Validation in All the Wrong Places

The problem was that I was looking for approval and validation from the wrong place. This was a long, slow process, but God began to show me that approval from man wasn’t coming. There was no green light from man that I would receive before I could get started “in ministry” as a leader.

I would have to begin to walk into my calling without any fanfare.

God showed me that I would just have to begin serving and loving people, and ministering to them without a great big hoopla. We’re talking a whole lot of washing toilets, and very rarely ever getting to preach or do anything remotely “ministry-like” (as in, on a stage in front of people).

The True Life of Living in Ministry

I realized that being in ministry or leadership wasn’t about being the big-time, anointed preacher on stage with a mic. It was about crying with those who are mourning. Having dinner with someone lonely. Making sad people laugh, sometimes. It was about holding a dear friend as she cries on my shoulder. Showing up early and praying. Quieting myself before God so He can refresh me. Washing a lot of feet. Serving people. Equipping and edifying people. Loving the one person in front of me.

It’s been many years now since that realization. I quit waiting for some flashy approval and just started “doing the work”. Somewhere along the way, people noticed; but God showed me that even then, the main thing that mattered was that I was His girl and He was proud of me. Once I quit waiting on others to approve of me, I began to write (eventually I got a book published), I ministered to people and prayed for them. I gave people prophetic words, I loved and served people. We planted a church, I wrote a book, and I finished Bible school.

You see, little things turned into bigger things. Now, I’m tremendously fulfilled and completely blessed to be that preacher who gets to preach on stage. What an honor. But I’m still also that lady who loves to laugh and have coffee with people, and do life with them. I will always be that lady who is willing to just love the one in front of her, because I know that’s what ministry is really about.

If God called you, get started. Recognition not required. Just start stepping into it. This process doesn’t always happen in a loud, obvious moment with fanfare and applause. You just start doing the stuff day-by-day and then one day, as a result of a series of little steps over the stretch of sometimes years, somewhere along the way, it turns into something credible.

What Does That Look Like For You?

Has God called you as a missionary but you’re in a season where you’re not able to travel to where you feel led yet? Begin to love your neighborhood as if it were the mission field you’re called to. Has God called you as a pastor but you are home all day raising your children? Enjoy the season you’re in. Relish their giggles. Encourage your children and teach them to pray. Pastor your babies.

Listen, I know what it’s like to feel called to something enormous, to not know where to start, and to not have anyone in your life who believes in you. What matters is that God has called you and that your heart stays in the right place.

Don’t get bitter when a leader doesn’t recognize you. Stay humble and just serve where you can in that season. Just because God has called you to a certain thing, doesn’t mean it’s the season to fully step into that calling.

Rest assured that one day you will, but in the meanwhile, everything you decide to do is a service unto the Lord. You can have tremendous impact just loving the people God puts in your path.

Keep serving others and doing small things daily to work towards that big calling that God has called you to do. Years from now you’ll see progress, and even months from now you’ll see that you’re much closer to your goal, simply because you took practical steps daily. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Be blessed!

Amber Picota
Co-Pastor Streams of Life Church
Email: amazingamberpicota@gmail.com
Website: www.amberpicota.com

Amber Picota is an anointed minister and preacher, as well as teacher, who inspires and lights up the room. Whenever Amber goes anywhere to preach, teach, minister or speak, you will often find her moving the congregation to laugh, cry, take notes and be deeply stirred up in their spirits.

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"Shake Off the Spirit of Python into the Fire" Christy Johnston, Gold Coast, Australia

Have you felt as though you have been easily distracted from your purpose and vision? Have you felt worn out and beaten down in recent months? You started off the year strong, but somewhere along the way it felt as though the wind was knocked from you—either through circumstances or just feeling weary and exhausted with no explanation of why?

This accurately describes our own (mine and Nate’s) experience in the past few months. I believe the Holy Spirit led me to the story in Acts 16:16-40 to give me the right tools for the opposition that has come against us and I want to share them with you. I believe that many in the Body of Christ have been facing resistance from the spirit of Python. Acts 16:16 in TPT tells it like this: “One day, as we were going to the house of prayer, we encountered a young slave girl who had an evil spirit of divination, the spirit of Python. She had earned great profits for her owners by being a fortune-teller.”

Prayer literally shakes off the attacks from your life and drops the snake into the fires of God.

This verse, and those to follow, tell us a lot about the effects of Python. I want to give you a brief outline of what Python is; but the emphasis of this word is not on Python itself, but on the supernatural tools and strategies from these verses that God has given us to overcome and break-free from this demonic oppression.

About Python

Paul and Silas were on their way to the house of prayer but were sidetracked in their path by this slave girl. The spirit of Python seeks to distract and then enslave. Its objective is to distract those on their way to prayer; those who are on their way to their calling. It wants to keep you out of the secret place through annoyances and disturbances. It will throw circumstances and diversions your way to have you focused on the “noise” and in turn draw you away from going to the Father in prayer. Python operates through false prophecy and counterfeits. Verse 18 says: “She kept following us, shouting, ‘These men are servants of the Great High God, and they’re telling us how to be saved!'”

At first glance, this statement seems a little confusing because it appears to be truth, but let’s be clear: the enemy will contort the Word of God for his own purposes, to mock and taunt, which is exactly what was happening here. The ambitions of Python are to wear you down through mockery. It will scorn you personally, it will mock the call of God on your life, and have you question if the dreams in your heart are possible. It will shout over you relentlessly until, just like Paul, you become weary and greatly frustrated. It will accuse you in the public forum and it will have people surround you with lies and judgments.

Python will also seek to expose you, strip you and beat you until you are raw (see Acts 16:22). Its intention is to rob you and divert you from your destiny; coiling its lies around your heart until finally you are enslaved in its chains. But you do not need to fear! For greater is He within you than he who is in this world (see 1 John 4:4). (Photo via Pixabay)

Keys to Victory Over Python

#1. Speak Your Authority

Many of us, when faced with opposition, have a tendency to run from confrontation rather than face the fear head on. Refrain from speaking negatively about the circumstances around you. Don’t be distracted by the noise of it. This only weakens you. Instead, focus on who you are in Christ and declare your victory through His name. Paul showed us how to firmly turn towards the attack (see Acts 16:18) and ultimately away from the distraction; commanding it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:11 says, “They triumphed over him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” (emphasis mine). One of your greatest weapons is the word of your testimony. By declaring the name of Jesus, His Blood makes you (as a son or daughter of the Most High God) inherently victorious over the enemy every single time, but you need to speak your authority.

#2. Lift Up Your Victory Song!

If you have been beaten down and the coils of despair have been strangling the life out of your dreams and hopes, then it is time to sing. Despite what circumstances have come against you, your song of worship to the Father is a warfare tool of Heaven to burst through the atmosphere of heaviness.

In Acts 16:24, we see Paul and Silas in the after-throws of their battle with Python, bound by their hands and feet in prison. Yet TPT (The Passion Translation) says they were “undaunted”. They began to sing and it was their songs of worship that captivated an entire jail of prisoners. In verse 26, it tells us: “Suddenly, a great earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. All at once every prison door flung open and all the chains of all the prisoners came loose.”

The spirit of Python seeks to distract and then enslave. Its objective is to distract those on their way to prayer; those who are on their way to their calling.

Your song of victory before the breakthrough comes literally shakes the foundations of the ground and sky; causing every chain that has restrained you to come unstuck and every door that has confined you to come unlocked. Psalm 108:2 (TPT) says, “Awake, O my soul, with the music of His splendor. Arise my soul and sing His praises! I will awaken the dawn with my worship, greeting the daybreak with my songs of light!” Your song will cause the light to burst through the night.

#3. Shake it Off

I believe the earthquake was a supernatural sign of shaking off the spirit of Python. In Acts 28:3, Paul encounters another snake, but this time a physical one. As he was gathering a pile of brushwood for the fire, a venomous snake latched onto his hand. In verse 5 it says, “But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed.”

Among the very few natural predators of a python is an eagle. They have distinct ways of attacking the snake—especially if it is in pursuit of eaglets in their nest. They will shake it vehemently or drop it from a great height. They show the snake no mercy—and neither should you!

The question is, how do you shake it off? Do you recall Paul and Silas were on their way to pray before they encountered this opposition? Acts 4:31 gives us an amazing account of the manifestations of what prayer can do: “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (emphasis mine). Prayer literally shakes off the attacks from your life and drops the snake into the fires of God.(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Lastly, let’s not forget the incredible miracle breakthroughs that are promised to you on the other side of this opposition. All of the prisoners that were with Paul and Silas that day were set free; along with the jailer and his entire family who gave their hearts to Jesus. Your breakthrough is not just for you, but for others. Those around you who have been in captivity and are lost are meant to be freed through your breakthrough as well.

Mighty ones, it is time to speak to the problem, turn your affections towards the Father and command Python to leave in the name of Jesus! As you pray and lift your songs of worship, you will see a breaking through of the night season and the shaking off of all that has been opposing you. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Nate and Christy Johnston
Everyday Revivalists

Email: nateandchristy@everydayrevivalists.com
Website: www.everydayrevivalists.com

Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into God’s sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in grace and freedom through our identity in Christ. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.

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