How can I help?

Romans 15:1‭-‬5 MSG
Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it.

Wow! What a time to be stepping up and asking God, “How can I help? Lord, who will you put on my heart today that needs assistance in these current uncertain times?”

If we will listen to the prompting of the Spirit of God, we can be led right toward those who need our help, finding that God has given us exactly what is needed to serve them.

Ask neighbours, friends and strangers how you can help them too. It may be something practical like groceries or a phone call, or it might be reassurance and prayer, healing or whatever else their particular situation requires.

Jesus went out of His way to assist us so we should continue to do the same. Look for opportunities. Expect God to do miracles wherever He sends you. Keep planting in this time and later on you will reap such a great harvest for the Kingdom of God!

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

After being troubled by what I had been hearing through media reports, the voice of the Lord came to me: “who are you listening to?”

My eyes were open to the enemy’s tactic at this time to try and throw us off course, to divert or postpone the work of the Lord.

He intends to get us flustered and double minded in our decisions, even tempting us to abort promises and major life defining trips He has been preparing us for.

I believe God is encouraging us to keep going forward despite the threats thrown at us. We must come together in prayer to conquer diseases of all types, as well as overcoming anxiety and fear by being strategic and prayerful about what voices and thoughts we allow into our hearts.

‘So then, banish anxiety from your heart’ (Ecclesiastes 11:10a NIV)

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
(Luke 10:19 NIV)

Release your gifts!

What are your gifts? What’s been put within you that leaves others uplifted?

Now is the time to stir up your gifts and fan them into flame! (2 Timothy 1:6) Be bold and courageous and put them into practice.

Allow God to move in you and through you to motivate, help and bless those around you.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6‭-‬8 (NIV)

Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale.
1 Corinthians 1:7 (MSG)

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: The power to decree

Yesterday I saw in the spirit believers walking around with signet rings. They were given the power to overturn demonic forces but very few of them were actually using them.

Their heads were downcast, overcome with defeat and oppression but as they began to open their mouths and prophesy victory and tear down these forces of darkness, things began to shift. They were putting a seal on their words.

They replaced lies spoken over them with the truth. They identified strong principalities and powers over regions and brought them down by using the very tools God had given them to overcome.

It was a contagious event. As one began to speak out, others followed. There was a surge of positive declarations across borders and a great unity of declarations intensified to conquer battles that had been raging across governments for decades.

As we also begin to take our authority over the darkness we encounter, we will see a great and mighty move of the Spirit upon our regions and nations for Jesus.

Your order has the authority of The King. It’s a weighty responsibility but one that must be taken up.

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: Rise up “no names”

The strangest thing happened yesterday. I received an important letter in the mail that I’d been waiting on addressed to…get this: “No Name”! 😆

Was this some sort of joke? I actually stood at the mail box looking at the typed up letter and having a good ol’ chuckle to myself!

Then God revealed to me that He is raising up and calling forth the “no names”. They are those that have no title nor honourary position, but are hidden and are quietly going about their work with the Lord.

There were some names that He brought to my mind of such people, but there are many I’m yet to be shown due to their “hiddenness”.

They are intimate in prayer, sitting at the Masters feet gleaning from Him, eager to receive their next step. They are not concerned with seeking recognition or fame.

Recently I watched the movie “Hidden Figures” which reveals the mathematitians behind the astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. They were unseen, unrecognised women that changed history. Another confirmation.

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:10 (ESV)

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: The power to gain wealth

I sense the Lord bringing a great harvest of abundance to His people. There is a transfer of resources appearing as His children focus their attention on the Giver and are obediantly pursuing the mission, project or assignment He has spoken.

This finance is coming from unusual places as well as a result of strategies He has previously impressed upon us. What looks like small amounts are accumulating to accomplish projects that have sat on the shelf for a long time.

“No more procrastinating”, says the Lord. “You will gather all you need and beyond, so now is the time”.

But remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your fathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:‬18 CSB)

2020 A year of NEW WINE!

After seeking the Lord regarding this new year I heard the words “new wine”.

2020 will be a time of fresh advancements, new strategies and ideas as well as new investments (time and money).

The successes we encounted last year grew up alongside strong trials and opposition. But as this new wine begins flowing by prayer and intercession we will have the upper hand over these adversities and spiritual battles.

But for us to be vessels for this new wine we must discard our old wineskins. Old ideas, old habits, things that are no longer fruitful or time wasters must all be left behind as we advance into this era.

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17 NLT)

Don’t burst under pressure from the new wine He’s giving you, be a NEW wine skin and stretch and mould to whatever the Holy Spirit wants to do through you and in you in 2020!

The greatest Gift

As you give and receive gifts this Christmas RECEIVE HIM!

Receive Him as you prepare food. Receive Him as you listen to worship music. Receive Him as you watch children playing. Receive Him as you meditate on His birth.

Breathe Him in and receive fullness of life. Receive JOY, receive HEALTH, receive FAVOUR, receive LOVE.

And praise Him for all you’ve received!

May you be overwhelmed with His presence and consumed with His love this Christmas!

Now is your time to arise and shine!

Psalms 96:2‭-‬3 (TPT)
Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous! Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is. Give them the good news of our great Savior. Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation. Tell them about all the amazing things he has done.

We need to take every opportunity this Christmas to declare the wonderful news of Jesus.

There are a lot of people who don’t know the full meaning of Christmas and there’s no better time than now to share the GOOD NEWS!

Don’t hold back when opportunities arise.
People are open and ready. So bring in the harvest and see lives transformed.

Arise and shine for your light has come! You are the light this world is looking for!