When the Holy Spirit equips you, it's so you can do the impossible.
Many times throughout the Bible, the Lord spoke to His servants saying He would be with them. Sometimes He even described it this way: "The Spirit of the Lord came upon them." I once made a list of every such encounter recorded in Scripture. I found an interesting truth: Whenever the Lord said He would be with someone, it meant he had just been given an impossible assignment.
God gave such a promise to Moses. It was connected to his assignment to lead Israel out of Egypt and out of the cruel control of Pharaoh into the Promised Land. A similar word was given to Joshua, the one who took over when Moses was not allowed into the Promised Land. Joshua was assigned to lead them into their inheritance, in spite of giants and...(more)
If we are to succeed spiritually, among all the other necessary virtues we especially will need perseverance. We will need to learn not only how to fight but how to keep going in the fight until God brings the breakthrough. I am not talking about becoming carnal in our warfare or fleshly in our aggression. I am speaking about a combination of discernment, authority and unwavering faith that needs to live within us, even while other virtues and gifts develop.
It is not enough, you see, to know about God's Kingdom – we are called to possess it. Yes, when we are born again, we are born into God's Kingdom. But the reality of being born of the Spirit means that a whole new realm of possibilities, challenges and obstacles now unfolds before us. In other words, we must overcome many things in order to function as sons...(more)
God Is Raising To Himself a People That He Has Declared Beforehand: YOU
We are living in an important season in human history. God has ordained this hour and this time to reveal unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places: His manifold wisdom through His redeemed sons and daughters.
God became a Man that He might redeem unto Himself a new generation, victorious, born from above to walk above and never beneath. He will never leave us, nor forsake us, but He will come upon His people even stronger in this hour to make His Word alive and impart faith, that we would accept a higher level of performance than we've ever imagined...(more)