I know some of you have walked through the wilderness for a long, long time. You've been faced with challenge after challenge along the way.
But through it all, we are growing and learning what God wants us to...in preparation for our future.
Barbie Breathitt shares an excellent word about Jesus, the the Everlasting Door, and our season:
Be encouraged to "open the door" set before you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
The Eternal Realm through Jesus Christ
We are able to access the eternal spiritual realm through the Holy Spirit who connects us to Jesus. He is the living Word of God. Jesus Christ is the only God-given door that we enter into through prayer, meditation, praise and worship, dreams and vision.
Jesus was raised from the slumber of death, becoming the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep or died. We know that death entered the world through the physical body of Adam when he sinned, so it took the spiritual body of the perfect man Jesus, to make the resurrection of the dead a reality for us. Adam introduced death to mankind; but Jesus brought forth eternal life for everyone who believes on Him. The weak, fleshly, naturally animated physical body that is planted in the earth decays. The spiritually animated splendor and power of the body raised from the earth cannot decay.
"Jesus Christ alone is the only true doorway that gives the Believer access to the highest spiritually abundant, eternal life."
The first man, Adam, came from the dust of the earth, so he shared an earthly nature with mankind and became a living soul. The last Adam, Jesus, came from Heaven so He shared His heavenly nature with those destined for Heaven and became a life-giving Spirit. There is a Kingdom order. The body is not enlivened first by the spiritual but by the physical. Then after our rebirth into salvation, the Holy Spirit becomes our life-giving force. We will not all sleep in death, but we will all be instantly changed and transformed.
Overcome Your Past in the Wilderness
Hell wants to keep you bound to the past through doubt and unbelief. Betrayal overwhelms. Rejection and abandonment make you feel fatherless, so that hopelessness can establish iniquitous patterns in your generational bloodlines that block the measure in which the Holy Spirit can move. The enemy develops strategies to compound your distractions, to plunder your losses by creating captivity, so that you never have vision to harvest your field.
Learn to bring your first fruits to God to recover loss and to be restored. God's grace causes us to gain momentum that Hell can't stop in order to advance God's Kingdom. We must learn to face off our enemies in the wilderness or they will attack to overtake, and try to captivate us until we lose vision. Satan wants us to die in the wilderness (Matthew Chapters 3 and 4).
To overcome, we must be led by the Spirit into the wilderness to face off the enemy of our future (Luke 4). To overcome, resist the temptation of demanding your physical material needs be met now (Luke 4:3-4, Deuteronomy 8:3, Exodus 7). Battle the temptation of desiring a greater glory and dominion than your true sphere of authority can sustain. Credit and praise God for your abilities (Luke 4:5-8, Deuteronomy 6:13).
Those who went before us did not overcome their demons, so we must not only conquer our demons but also the previous generation's demons to insure the success of the next generation. The wilderness will war against your new identity. We need to put our emotional, carnal desires to death or satan's lies will try to control and rule our future. No more fear! Be bold to break into a new realm of empowerment. It is time to leave the old behind and transition into a time of activation that will propagate what will manifest in the future. (Photo via Unsplash)
Dismantle the Enemy in Your Life!
Demand the enemy to leave your presence and divine alignments, but carefully watch his movement and learn his patterns in the wilderness (Luke 4:13). Remember, presumption gets you out of proper timing and you will miss the access to your promise. Don't let rejection stop you (Luke 4:16-30; Matthew 13:53).
Remember your purpose and call (Luke 4:8-12, Psalm 91:11-12). If you have a religious spirit, the enemy will use the Word of God against you. Learn to discern the spirit of truth. Jesus prayed for Peter to overcome so he could exit the wilderness without his emotional weaknesses, to obtain the grandeur of his future, hope and promised destiny.
Dismantle the trip wires and explosive land mines that Leviathan has set over the threshold. Judah's praise goes through the door first, to release the wind of grace for breakthrough. Decree: "No snake or dragon is going to keep me from going through the door!" Put the python spirit under your feet and crush his head. This will cause him to release his coiled constrictions so you are free to walk through the door. The struggle through the dark night of the soul ends when we agree with God's process, repent and stop resisting change.
Exit the Wilderness Through the Everlasting Door
Jesus Christ alone is the only true doorway that gives the Believer access to the highest spiritually abundant, eternal life. To enter and exit the wilderness we must go through Jesus, the everlasting door.
There are many false doors into the realm of spiritual darkness. Sadly, those who force their way past Jesus to enter through these counterfeit doors are led to spiritual death. Some of these false doors include but are not limited to drugs, hypnotic trances, chanting, focusing or meditating on nothingness, witchcraft, casting spells, incantations, soul travel, astral-projection, and channeling demonic spirits. All of these false doors lead to poverty, failure, depression, the despair of disease, and finally physical and spiritual death.
"Learn to bring your first fruits to God to recover loss and to be restored. "
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door (Jesus), but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door (Jesus) is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. And when He brings out His own sheep, He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers" (John 10:1-17 emphasis mine).
Get in touch with what causes you anxiety and fear, then roll your cares upon the Lord, for He cares for you. God and His angelic army split the Red Sea so we can walk right through it on dry land.
2018 began the year of the door. "For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries," (1 Corinthians 16:9). Believers are able to discern the lion behind the door, and the lion that stands before the door as we are often caught between two roars.
The Lion of Judah roars, "Do not fear, open the door, gain energy and momentum to run into your inheritance to occupy and advance, for I am with you! War forward against your enemies to unlock your financial fullness of provision for the next season." The other roar is the enemy. His lying voice tries to stop us in our path, to devour through fear, intimidation and accusation. (Photo via Pixabay)
A new spiritual perspective will remove the scales from our eyes so we are able to see new contacts, doors and resources that are within our ability to reach, develop, patent, copyright, market and obtain their wealth. When our spiritual eyes are opened to see God's unseen Kingdom, we come into the realization that God is omnipresent. His angels and a great cloud of witnesses have always been around us. God has gifted His seers, prophets and millions of Believers to view, hear, and participate in this invisible realm while we live on earth.
Learn to utilize time to your benefit in order to accomplish God's will, or destiny will be postponed for another generation. God is paving the way. It is time to catch up with what is already waiting for us on the other side to obtain and fulfill our destinies. The promises of God are on the move, so align to move with His promises.
Let the Holy Spirit's wind continue to blow you through the door of vision into a brighter future. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Dr. Barbie L. Breathitt
President, Breath of the Spirit Ministries
Barbie Breathitt is the author of Dream Encounters: Seeing Your Destiny From God's Perspective, and Gateway to the Seer Realm: Look Again to See Beyond the Natural. She is an ordained minister, dedicated educator, and respected teacher of the supernatural manifestations of God. Barbie's dynamic teaching skills, intelligence, and quick wit keep her a favorite with audiences everywhere. Barbie has become a recognized leader in dream interpretation, traveling to more than forty nations. Her prophetic gifting and deep spiritual insight have helped thousands of people understand the supernatural ways God speaks to us today.
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