This mornings release is about intentionality. When the Lord first said the word I actually had to look it up to see if it was a real word and of course it was. It means – (noun) the fact of being deliberate or purposive.• Philosophy, the quality of mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, desires,hopes) that consists in their being directed toward some object or state of affairs.
As you’ll read later our mental state is critical in whether we win or lose the daily battles we fight.
This is a season to intentionally align ourselves with the Lord’s heart and intent. The Word tells us to ‘choose this day whom you will serve’…
Joshua 24:15 Choose for yourselves this day who you will serve…
Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.
Let it be a wholehearted surrender of all to Him. As we walk further into this season, those who align themselves with God’s heart and intent and work together with Heaven will see more and more faith-initiated miracles happen.
There will be a greater cooperation with Heaven and a working together of men and the angelic realm to see the Kingdom come and God’s will be done. This does not mean a worshipping or a fixation with angels but a scriptural understanding of them and flowing together with them.
(A little aside here – Some Christians are getting upset because of some who are saying angels of breakthrough or angels of provision or healing etc are being assigned to ministries and peoples’ lives. We seem to have no hesitation in believing that there are spirits of jealousy, spirits of deception and other demonic spirits that are assigned to peoples’ lives, and are known by their functional descriptions, yet we struggle to believe that of God’s angelic messengers and helpers. Most of our skepticism is based on the fact that what we don’t understand we don’t accept easily and even draw back from. Just because we don’t understand something does not make it wrong. It just means we need to go to the Holy Spirit and ask for revelation and understanding. We are not to go into our head and try and work it all out logically. God’s Kingdom cannot always be worked out logically.)
Eph 1:17 I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
Be intentional about intimacy with the Lord. Be deliberate in your setting aside time alone with the Lord. Five minutes before you rush out the door to work won’t cut it in this season. The Lord is looking for a loving relationship not a marriage of convenience. Go back and re-read the sections on intimacy and identity and let them sink in and ask Holy Spirit to make them revelation to you.
Intentionally let God deal with the stuff in your life. Be deliberate in your handing over to him the hurts, insecurities and brokenness of your life. Ask Him to make manifest in your life the truth and reality of your salvation – nothing broken, nothing missing, Christ in you and you in Christ.
Eph 4:22 Put off and discard your old unrenewed self which characterized your previous manner of life and… be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind 24 And put on the new nature created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
Intentionally enter the Throne Room for strategy – The Word tells us to boldly come.
Heb 4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in good time for every need.
Intentionally enter the Throne Room for strategy, not just to have a nice experience. Experiences are good and necessary but it is not all just about us, it is also about the covenant being lived out, being blessed to be a blessing.
The Glory – The Glory being released and established in and around our lives is a part of the strategy for this season. We must build the glory around our life – the place where God sits enthroned and where Christ bubbles out of us. It’s not a coming upon, it’s a bubbling forth of rivers of living water.
John 7:38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”
Col 1:27 To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of glory.
We must align ourselves with the Genesis pattern where the Holy Spirit hovered (He is the original glory that covered the earth), God spoke and creation happened. When the glory hovers and we speak what God shows us to speak, creative miracles will happen, things will be released from the eternal realm into this one. Prayers will be answered speedily, healings will more often happen instantly and the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will be seen in the earth.
Be intentional in destroying the works of satan – in your life and the lives of others. You have an assignment from Heaven – to release Heaven into Earth and to destroy the works of the evil one. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and this is your assignment too. Note – it is not your purpose in life but it is your assignment. Purpose means – “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists”. God did not create you to work for Him, to be his servant. He did not create you so that He would have an army of soldiers at his bidding. He created you for one thing and one thing alone – relationship!
Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. 3 To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion–to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit–that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. 4 And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Prophecy – “This year I will cause my Spirit to flow from you in ever greater ways. This is a year to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord, to see the works of darkness overturned and people set free. You will see my power released like never before, but you must stay close to me, it must come out of that place of intimacy.
Be aware that if I am calling you to greater intimacy and greater power that flows from that intimacy, then the devil will do all he can to stop you coming into that secret place with me. One of the biggest battles you will face this year is the battle for the secret place – the inner battle. You know my Word says – submit yourself to me, resist the devil and he will flee from you. I tell you resist him when he comes to draw you away from the secret place.
All battles, are first won in the secret place, by my Spirit, in your heart and mind and then as faith is released the outer circumstances follow. Faith will always triumph and secure my blessings. It’s out of that intimacy that you will do your best warfare, that you will go forth and destroy the works of the devil. I have many to see set free this year, both in the Church and out of it, stay close, listen and obey quickly and you will see victory after victory as you snatch them from the devils hands.
And Lyn, tell them to have fun doing that, I will be.” I had to laugh at that little end bit as the Lord said it. I knew then it wasn’t just a word for me but for you also and was to be included in this release. Fun is part of what’s on His heart this year and what greater fun than to snatch someone from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light and love.
The Lord is doing many wonderful things in this season in our nation and in the nations of the world. Yes, the dark is getting darker but the light is correspondingly shining brighter as the sons and daughters of God allow Him to shine through them.
You are the light of the world so let your light shine – release the Kingdom of Heaven wherever you go and whoever you are with.
Mat 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Spend some time with the Lord and ask Him what His plans and assignments are for you this year. Let Him deal with the stuff that stops your light from shining brighter and the life and reality of Heaven being released fully through you. God has wonderful plans for you and this year He longs to move in and through your life with great love and power. Shine bright, release Heaven wherever you go – and have fun doing it!