Hesitate No Longer – Let Them Go

Hesitate No Longer – Let Them Go

God Still Wants You To Let Go

As indicated in my previous post, I believe God has been speaking to some persons about letting go of the things in their life that no longer carry His Life and sanction.

He wants these things released in order to make room for the new, however instead of letting them go in obedience, some people are seeking to “cut a deal” with God by trying to re-define, re-form, re-structure, re-mold, and re-make them into something “not old” so they can still hold on.

This will not work because in this season, refurbishment is not an option and besides, in God’s view, partial obedience is disobedience.

What old, dry, brittle, lifeless, things are you holding onto that you know in your core that the Lord has told you it’s time to release, yet you continue to hold on to?

A position, friendship, relationship?

A job, career, investment?

A denomination, place of fellowship, ministry function? 

A habit, attitude, way of speaking, thinking, or dressing?

The word of the Lord remains.

“Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18, 19 – NIV

Letting Go Is A Must

Stop trying to give CPR to the things God has declared dead for you.

You must let go of the old in order to embrace the new.

Cut the mental, emotional and relational ties.

Release the invested time, effort, energy, money, and service.

Erase the ideas, visions, and notions.

Loose the memories, accomplishments, and failures.

Refuse to let the fear of being talked about, misunderstood, ridiculed, frowned upon, rejected, condemned, or of suffering people-imposed guilt or not knowing the next step stop you.

Take that God-inspired leap of faith and make way for the new.

You can’t move forward looking back.

You can’t embrace the future holding on to the past.

You can’t hold on to the old with one hand and try to receive the new in the other…not in this season.

Hesitate No Longer

If God says shut it down, let it go, cut it off, put it away, erase it, leave it alone, loose it, walk away, by His Grace do it and position yourself for the new.

Get away from the old things that God is speaking to you about.

Fully abandon them.

According two Jesus, new wine cannot be put into an old wineskins.

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Matthew 9:16-17 (NIV)

New wine can not be placed in old wineskins. The wineskin will burst and be destroyed and the wine will be spilt onto the ground and wasted.

“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. 22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”

Mark 2:21-22 (NLT)

New wine can only be put into new wineskins.

Letting go of the old, lifeless things in your life is crucial, critical, and absolutely necessary in order to walk into the new God has for you, and for Him to position you to be a part of His coming move that is on the horizon in the spirit realm, and that will permeate the stratosphere of every kingdom on the earth.

Hesitate no longer...God is waiting on you.

“Stop dwelling on the past.
    Don’t even remember these former things.
19 I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
    Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
    Don’t you perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness
    and open up flowing streams in the desert. 

(Isaiah 43:18, 19 – TPT)

Your surrender and obedience will end your present inner conflict and replace it with inner peace, and that inner peace will be an anchor to your soul as you trust God to help you navigate whatever lies ahead.

So, inner peace or inner conflict?…Which will you choose?

A Prayer For Us All

Father, help us to let go of the old lifeless things that You have told us to let go of so we can embrace the new. Thank You for giving us new wineskins as we release the old, and make us into new wineskins so we can receive, hold and pour forth Your new wine according to Your will in the season to come. I ask these things In Jesus’ Name…Amen.

“WITHHOLDING NOTHING” – WILLIAM MCDOWELL

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Let Go Of The Dead Things

Let Go Of The Dead Things

Holding On To Dead Things

Can you imagine a tree, covered in old, dry, brittle, lifeless, brown leaves yet refusing to shed them?

A tree, knowing in its core that new, crisp, vibrant, life-filled, green leaves are inside it waiting to burst forth, yet refusing to shed the old, dry brittle lifeless brown ones, perhaps because they’ve been in their place for a long time, and have functioned well and still have their form and still give shade…but they have no life

Can you imagine a tree doing that?

But before you scoff at and criticize the tree, take a look at your own life.

Are you like that tree in any way?

What old, dry, brittle, lifeless, things are you holding onto that you know in your core that the Lord has told you it’s time to release, yet you continue to hold on to?

A position, friendship, relationship?

A job, career, investment?

A denomination, place of fellowship, ministry function?

A habit, attitude, way of speaking, thinking, or dressing?

What old, dry, brittle, lifeless, things are you holding on to that the Lord has told you it’s time to release?

You know that these things no longer carry life.

You know in your heart that they are dead, yet you still continue to give them CPR and to hold on to them.

It’s Time To Let Go

Two things can not occupy the same space.

The old old must go in order for the new to come.

Today the Lord says…

“Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18, 19 – NIV

What are you going to do?

Let this be your moment of change.

By the grace of God stop giving CPR to the dead things in your life…shed those old, dry, brittle, lifeless, brown leaves…loose them and let then go.

God wants to do a new thing in and through you and wants to get new things to you.

So shun fear, pride or whatever may be holding you back.

Trust God and take the leap of faith today.

Release the old things that God has spoken to you about and make room for and position yourself to receive the new.

God is waiting on you.

“Stop dwelling on the past.
    Don’t even remember these former things.
19 I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
    Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
    Don’t you perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness
    and open up flowing streams in the desert.

(Isaiah 43:18, 19 – TPT)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Peace! – Jehovah Sees And Knows

Peace! – Jehovah Sees And Knows

Peace! – Jehovah Sees And Knows

“PEACE! – GOD IS WITH YOU”

Lord,

This is hard.

This is so, so hard.

I don’t think I can handle this?

Why aren’t you changing this situation?

Do you not see what is happening to me?

Do you not know what I am dealing with?

Lord, do you see? 

Lord, do you know?

Is this you today?

Are you dealing with a situation that is so intense or so prolonged that at times you wonder if God really sees and really knows what is going on concerning you?

Maybe somewhere deep down inside you expected your journey with the Lord to be easier and you feel disappointed, disillusioned and abandoned because of the difficulties that you presently face.

Although you may not understand what is happening, or why it is happening, Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One sees and knows exactly what you are dealing with.

Yes the situation is hard, yes you are suffering, and no, you did not expect to be dealing with it at this point in your life.

The questions run deep, they swirl around your mind like a whirlwind, tumbling over all that was once so settled, so stable,  so secure, so planned.

Although you may not understand what is happening, or why it is happening, Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One sees and knows exactly what you are dealing with.

As Believers, many times we don’t want to embrace the fact that during our walk with Christ in this world, we will have trials and tribulations, yet the Word is clear on this issue.

Psalms 34:19 states:-

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (NKJV)

In John 16:33 Jesus states:-

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart,  because I have overcome the world.” (NLT)

James 1:2-4 states:-

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (NLT)

In John 15:18-20, Jesus states:-

“If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.

If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of  the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.

Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours.” (Amplified Bible)

God sees and knows what you are walking through.

From before the foundation of the world was laid He knew this season of your life would arise and He has already put in you, around you and prepared for you all that you need to come out as pure gold.

Do you believe that today?

In Matthew 28:20, the Lord promises that He will always be with us, even to the end of the age, in Hebrews 13:5 He promises never to leave us nor forsake us and in I Corinthians 6:19 and II Timothy 1:14 we are told that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and He dwells in us.

This means that God is right there with you in your situation whether you perceive Him or not and since He is there, He must see and must know exactly what you are dealing with.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us to everything there is a season and a time to a every purpose under the heavens

To everything there is a season.

To everything there is a set determined time with a beginning and an ending.

Praise God that “everything“ includes your present situation.

God sees and knows what you are walking through.

Psalms 30:5 tells us that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning……..after the night season comes the morning season and with that morning season will come your joy.

Romans 8:28 states, “We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.” (The Voice Bible)

Do you believe these scriptures?

Settle the matter once and for all.

Although you may not understand what is happening, or why it is happening, Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One sees and knows exactly what you are dealing with and is with you to help you come through.

I found this song by Lionel Peterson called “Peace” which I believe will bless you as you set your mind to, by God’s Grace, come through.

PEACE! JEHOVAH SEES AND KNOWS AND HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU.

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Fear Not!

Fear Not!

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Fear Threatens

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

Globally, there’s heightened unrest, turmoil, and instability in almost every sphere of our human existence.

Natural disasters, wars, terrorism, violence, crime, persecution, social unrest, unemployment, economic uncertainty, political instability, climate change, famine, sickness, disease and on top of all of that, now there’s the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) taking its toll, especially in China…no more needs to be said.

In the midst of the swirling chaos and threatening angst, the Lord has a message for us, His people.

It’s the same message He has always given throughout the ages when life’s challenges came crashing in upon us like a flood and coldly stare us in the face up close and personal without blinking.

That message is, “Fear not!”.

Fear Not

You may be thinking, “Be for real!…How in the world can I not fear?…Don’t you see what’s going on in my country and around the globe?…I mean, just look at the reality and the dark looming threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)…How can I not fear?…How?

Listen, fear is not just an emotion resulting from a belief that someone or something poses a threat to us.

The scripture tells us that it is a spirit, and it is not from God.

II Timothy 1:7 states, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)

The Amplified Bible puts it this way…

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” (AMP)

Fear Is A Spirit

Fear is a spirit.

It’s a spirit that seeks to cause us to take our eyes off of God and the truth of His Word and keep them on the complexity of our circumstances.

It’s a spirit that seeks to throw us into a panic mode, casting off sound judgment, discipline, self-control and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit and thus be equipped to make wise decisions.

It’s a spirit that seeks to weaken our resolve and make us cower and shrink back from challenges, situations and assignments thereby preventing us from being and doing what God has called us to be and do.

It’s a spirit that seeks to sell us the lie that God is not enoughHe’s not big enough, powerful enough, knowledgeable enough, wise enough, loving enough or concerned enough to see us through...therefore we can not trust Him and we are on our ownTHAT IS A LIE!

It’s a spirit that seeks to place us in bondage and torment, to grip us in its tentacles, paralyze us, and to try to squeeze the very life out of us.

Fear is a spirit and it is not of God.

We Are Empowered Not To Fear

Just considering the above, it’s easy to see why throughout the scriptures, God instructs, admonishes, and even commands us not to fear.

God will never ask or tell us to do anything that He has not already given us the capacity or made a way for us to do, so the fact that He tells us not to fear means that by His Grace and Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to resist, bind and cast out fear...we are empowered not to fear.

No matter the situation or circumstance, by God’s grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we do not have to fear.

God wants us to trust Him and not fear.

He wants us to stand on the Truth of His Word and not fear.

He wants us to cast our cares upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to not worry about anything but to pray about everything and not fear.

He wants us to rest in His everlasting, immeasurable unconditional love and not fear.

He wants us to keep our eyes, hearts and minds stayed and fixed upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty and not fear.

God has not given us a spirit of fear and by His grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we can conquer fear.

“Fear not!”.

How To Combat Fear

Prayer, meditation on the Word and declarations in alignment with the Word are powerful ways to combat fear.

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries overseen by Dr. D. K. Olukoya has some very powerful prayers and prayer points relative to fear on their website.

For copyright reasons, I can not replicate them in this post, but you can access them by clicking the link below.

https://www.dkolukoya.com/prayer-points/item/38-prayers-against-fear

10 Bible Verses That Remind Us We Do Not Have To Fear

in addition to prayer, meditating on God’s Word is very important to combat fear.

Below are some scriptures that we can meditate on that will help us not to fear.

Be encouraged to read them and say them over and over until they become engrained in your mind and spirit, overpowering and uprooting every contrary thought and force.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

(II Timothy 1:7 – NKJV)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

(Psalms 27:1 – NKJV)

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”

(Isaiah 41:10 – NKJV)

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah””

(Psalms 46:1-3 – NKJV)

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

(Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV)

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

(Psalm 23:4 – NKJV)

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

(Psalms 34:4 – NKJV)

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

(1 John 4:18 – NKJV)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

(John 14:27 – NKJV)

Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?”

(Psalms 56:3-4 – NKJV)

Fear Not

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

In the midst of the swirling chaos and the threatening angst, the Lord’s message to us is ‘Fear not!”.

Shalom,

Kim

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Bang!…And Miraculously, Randomly…There It Is!

Bang!…And Miraculously, Randomly…There It Is!

Take a look at the books in the photo above.

Supposed I told you that in a simplified nutshell, this is how each book in the photo came into existence.

A Viable Theory?

In the beginning there was a bang!

Then out of nowhere, letters miraculously randomly appeared.

Then out of nowhere, paper miraculously randomly appeared.

Then the letters that appeared miraculously randomly placed themselves on the paper that miraculously, randomly appeared and formed correctly spelt words….

Then these miraculously randomly formed correctly spelt words miraculously randomly formed complete sentences…

Then these miraculously randomly formed complete sentences miraculously randomly formed comprehensive paragraphs…

Then these miraculously randomly formed comprehensive paragraphs miraculously randomly formed cohesive chapters…

Then these miraculously randomly formed cohesive chapters miraculously randomly came into perfect order.

Then a book cover miraculously randomly appeared out of nowhere..and designs and more letters that became words began to miraculously randomly form on it…

Then the book cover miraculously randomly opened and the paper with the words and sentences and paragraphs and chapters miraculously randomly jumped into the center of the open cover and became miraculously bound….

And poof!…there was the book!

That’s it!

There was no inspired author…just a bang and all of this miraculously, randomly happened and a book was the end result.

Would you believe me?

Of course not.

If it can’t happen for a simple book, do you think it can happen for an entire universe and every living and non-living thing in it?

Selah!

Women of God, let’s be wary of all the theories and philosophies out there that conflict with or seek to undermine or invalidate, as opposed to complement and further enlighten what God has told us in His Word about creation.

The Real Deal

Genesis 1:1 states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The rest of that chapter and chapter 2 expands on the process and Psalm 104 and Job 38-42 gives further insight.

“SO WILL I (100 BILLION X) – HILLSONG UNITED

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

John 1:1-3 – NIV

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”

Colossians 1:16 – NKJV

Be encouraged today to hold fast to God’s account of how the universe and all creation came into existence, to teach it to your children, and to share it with others.

Peace and blessings,

Kim

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My Daughter Remember…

My Daughter Remember…

My daughter remember…

Remember you are My child.

Remember I am with you.

Remember I have made you and will sustain you.

Remember I am carrying you and have carried you from birth and will carry you through old age.

Remember I declare the end from the beginning.

Remember when I decree a thing it is so.

Remember what I purpose none can stop.

Remember what I have spoken, I shall bring to pass.

Remember My counsel shall stand and I shall do my good pleasure.

Remember there is none like Me.

Remember I love you.

Remember to rest in My Truth.

My daughter remember.

Selah!

Be encouraged!

Kim 

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Christ Alone Is My Cornerstone

Christ Alone Is My Cornerstone

I woke up with the song “Cornerstone” sung by Hillsong in my spirit this morning and it blessed me so much I thought I’d share it.

Sing along!

Worship!

Be strengthened!

Father I thank you that Christ is my immovable cornerstone who strengthens me in every time and season of my life…Praise Your Name!

May Christ also be your immovable cornerstone today and always.

Be encouaged,

Kim

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