God’s Watchmen, Soldiers of His Grace

The nature of a tried and true soldier of our God’s grace has learned the power and value of a humble, repentant heart.  A humble, repentant heart is a heart open to our God’s Truth, a heart that is correctable and willing to change its course. What an encouragement to know that even when we knowingly choose wrong over right, our God extends His mercy and grace when we repent. Restitution may be required and some suffering experienced; nevertheless, our God always embraces the truly repentant heart.

Being teachable, with the willingness to do our God’s Will, living His truth, and pursuing His character and integrity leads us into, or opens the door to His grace.  When God’s grace (Loving help to be and do the impossible) is upon us, we accomplish the impossible, do the unimaginable, and see the invisible.  But it must be our God’s will, His way. 

Motivated by our God’s love, we must ask ourselves if there is anything in us that wants to show appreciation to the God that delivered us from hell? Is there any compassion in us that would make us reach outside ourselves, our struggles, our fears and comforts to help someone else, not for our own glory or benefit, but simply to further the effect of Jesus The Christ? 

If we understand these things and practice them we are good soldiers of the cause of our God, in Jesus The Christ.

Proverbs 4:20-27

Verses 20-22 We must recognize that the Word of our God is the Source of our lives

(KJV) 20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

(NLT) 20Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. 21Don’t lose sight of my words.  Let them penetrate deep within your heart, 22for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. 

As a single-minded, single-hearted soldier of Jesus The Christ, our first attention, and loyalty is given to the words of our Commander in Chief.  We make it a point to know the mind, will and purpose of our Commander; and faithfully desire to maintain a committed heart to follow His guidance, as we carry out His will. We know this is the place of blessing (John 15:7).

We must honor our God first by doing all things the way He desires, equips, and empowers us to and with the right heart. We must honor Him even above any blessing; then His blessing will automatically be a part of our lives.

Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Verse 23 We must keep our hearts clear of anything that opposes our God’s Word.

(KJV) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 

(NLT) Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.

We must judge all things by the Word of our God, and allow nothing to enter in our hearts, or affect our beliefs that do not agree with our God’s Word.

Verse 24 We must examine the condition of our hearts before we speak

(KJV) Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee

(NLT) Avoid all perverse talk; stay far from corrupt speech.

We must remove all perverted conversation from our speech and vocabulary.  Profanity is not something that Jesus would do.  We must keep check on what we say and the spirit in which we say it. We can say right words in the wrong spirit and come under the judgment of God, and open the door of our hearts to the tactics of the devil.

Matthew 12:43-45 (KJV) 43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

If, after our God has delivered us, we intentionally allow ourselves to go back to anything He has clearly declared sin for us, we give satan inroads to our lives. The true enemy of our souls (minds, will, and emotions) then uses guilt and deception to do all he can do to get us into bondage again.  The deceitful, intruding spirit would have to be cast out; we then need our God’s grace to completely recover.  Soldiers of our God’s grace must operate in His love, as we stand in prayer and faith, as we work with our God to separate humanity from satan’s illegal captivity.  Freedom for all humanity has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus The Christ.  

Verse 25-27 We must keep our focus on our God, His will, and His purposes

(KJV) Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

(NLT) Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.

Jeremiah 29:11-15 (NLT) 11For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you,” says the LORD. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and bring you home again to your own land.

We must trust in our God’s ability to steer our lives.  Keeping our focus single will allow us to truly find out who our God is.  It is in that revelation that the purpose of our lives is revealed and becomes easier, and the blessings flow freely.

Verses 26-27 We must live according to the Truth that our God reveals to us 

(KJV) Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

(NLT) Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. 27Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.

We must watch and pay attention to the way we live.  We cannot afford to live haphazardly; we must live on purpose.  We must consider our ways, in accordance to the Word of God, so that we might enjoy the kingdom of our God.

Matthew 7:14 (KJV) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

This is the life that Jesus spoke of in John 10:10. The Scripture tells us the Word of our God has come to be revealed to all humanity that we all may live His abundant life, (Zoe life; so rich that it enriches others).  Matthew 7:14 tells us that few will pay the cost, and get serious enough with God to tap into it, and walk it out.  Watchmen, we must not be afraid, nor apprehensive; we can trust our God and His grace. 

Remember, our God has always had the best in mind for humanity.

Luke 2:10-14 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Watchmen, we are called to walk in our God’s grace, love, authority and power;     We are soldiers of the Most-High God!

Moving in the Greater Levels of Grace

From the View of His Watchman

Colossians 2:12 (KJV) Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.

This Scripture describes the work of our God in Jesus Christ, as He secured our salvation from eternal death and damnation (separation from Him and all He is).  This Scripture describes the operation of our God’s grace (Loving Help to be and do the impossible), working in behalf of all who believe in Jesus Christ, the First of His sons.  

Our God has Raised Us Up!

Ephesians 2:4-6 (KJV) 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.  (Ephesians 1:2-4).

We are indeed risen in Christ Jesus our Lord, Messiah, and coming King.  The Scripture clearly provides our God’s preordained method, given to us to successfully overcome, overthrow, and bring to nothing, the working of the evil and his kingdom (systems of operation):

Revelation 12:9-11 (KJV) Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

We who believe, successfully manifest Jesus The Christ’s already won victory over the works of evil by our confession, declaration, and decree of our God’s Word, character, authority and power, coupled with our faith in the power of Jesus’s shed blood and His Holy Spirit.  We manifest Christ’s victory, as we fearlessly face down satan’s threats of death, murder, theft, and destruction.  We agree and submit to the authority and Truth of our God, as we resist every aspect of the enemy of our souls and he is required by the Word of God, to take up all he has deposited in the lives of God’s people and get out! 

Watchmen all over the world, we must remember that our God has an assigned waiting place for every demon cast out of the lives of His people.  The kingdom of darkness is subject to our King, the Lord Jesus in all things; however, He has given us dominion over the earth and its contents and therefore, will not act until we do. We must not forget that Jesus Christ has unlocked humanity’s authority and power over the kingdom of darkness, as He tells us:

 Matthew 16:18-19 (KJV) 18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

We Must Count the Cost

Luke 14:27-28 (NIV) 27 Whoever does not carry their cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.  28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

There is a cost to breathing the air up there in Christ our King.  The cost is dying to unrighteousness (rebellion against our God, pride and lust); the cost in living in earnest faith in our God, believing He is, has done, and will do all that He has promised. 

Our God would not have us ignorant of satan’s devices

Watchmen, the enemy of our souls does not want us to know the great reward, the great treasure that comes after we pass through our crucifixions, burials, resurrections, and ascensions; evil does not want us to become aware that we are firmly settled, establish, and seated in Christ, with full access to His ways and wisdom. 

1 Peter 5:8-11 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.  10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Watchmen, the enemy of our souls does not want us to know the fullness of our authority and dominion over the earth, its inhabitants, and contents (not other humans); he does not want us to embrace our absolute victory over him and all that has to do with him, as we sit heavenly places in our Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20 (AMPC) 18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, “All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the very close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).

Moving in the Greater Levels of our God’s Grace:

Romans 5:17 (NKJV) For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Before our God manifested humanity’s victory over evil, through Jesus The Christ on Calvary’s cross, satan reigned (ruled) the lives of humanity through the threat of death, theft and destruction.  Before our God restored humanity’s authority in Jesus The Christ, satan reigned (ruled) through deception and manipulation.

Our God sent His Word in human form, Jesus The Christ, to restore all things to His original plan.  Through Jesus, we receive our God’s abundant grace and righteousness to reign (rule) over the earth, its contents, and our lives individually, as we all submit to His guidance and will. 

Watchmen, we must understand our ability to reign (have authority and rule) is given to us by our God’s grace, to be performed according to His righteousness.  The key to moving in greater levels of our God’s grace is just that, depending on His grace, while embracing His righteousness

His Grace + His Righteousness = His Authority and Power

The key that accesses our God’s grace to dwell in Christ and wield His Truth with His authority and power is living with a heart and mind to exemplify His righteousness in the earth.   Our abiding in the Seated Christ is an act of our God’s grace, according to our faith.  Our faith is evidenced by our willing obedience to examine our thinking, speaking, and behavior (our fruit), to determine if we are exemplifying our God or crucifying Christ afresh. 

Faith in the operation of our God’s grace plus a heart and mind to live righteously equals access and use of His authority and power!

Watchmen, let us press into our God’s grace by faith.  Let us depend on His Love, mercy, instruction and guidance.  Let us count the cost to live righteously, so that we make the most of breathing the air up there.  Let us make the most of being seated in heavenly places, rooted and established in the power and authority bestowed upon Jesus The Christ.  Let glorify our God in the earth, as we enforce Christ victory, pulling down the kingdom of darkness with faith, prayer, prayer, obedience, declaration, and decree. 

Most Beloved Heavenly Father,

Our prayer is simple; help us to count and pray the cost.  You have given us the victory; thank You for the grace to walk it out.  In Jesus name; amen and amen!

THE RETURN OF THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, GOD’S PRODIGAL SON

Luke 15:11-32 (Nothing New Under the Sun)

Because sincere hearts are diligently seeking our God, His Holy Spirit is uncovering long hidden treasures through His Word, blessings that run His believers down and overtake our lives. Truly there is nothing new under the sun. Earlier this year, as I sat in our God’s presence, looking over the condition of the Body of Christ, I saw something beautiful in its making. I share what I saw and heard afresh:

In Luke 15:14-32, Jesus shares the parable of the prodigal son. This younger of two sons makes the request and receives his inheritance early. Motivated by his sense of entitlement and immature stubbornness, he leaves home, only to squander his fortune among people who had no covenant connection to his father or family. Only after suffering miserably under the weight of his foolish decisions, this wayward son comes to himself (acknowledges his foolishness and its effects on his life), and returns to the love, safety, and provision of his father.

This is wayward son is a type and shadow of the condition of believers today. Though we are God’s people, called to follow the guidance of His Word (Scripture/Jesus) and Holy Spirit, we find ourselves struggling under that weight of our own self-willed decisions, made with limited human understanding, which is affected by lust and pride (1 John 2:16).

May believers all over the world, come to understand that the Church IS the prodigal son of God, that He is returning to Himself; Hallelujah!

OUR STRATEGIC GOD ALWAYS HAS A PLAN

Watchmen all over the world, we must not be moved by what we see or hear. We must only be moved by the character, nature, Love, Truth, power and authority of our God! Our God has an already completed plan and a method; neither of which can be altered nor terminated. It was indeed finished at Calvary, even before the laying of the foundation of the earth! I share afresh what our Lord spoke to me:

My people enjoyed several years of unprecedented prosperity, which I allowed. I allowed it because the prosperity message got bigger than the Message of the Cross. It got bigger than the Message of the Blood of Jesus. It got bigger than the Message of the Name of Jesus. It got bigger than the Message of Crucifixion of the flesh, and the need to walk in My Love, and live My Word.

My people’s much-pleaded request for prosperity was granted; however, it brought leanness to the souls of many. As it is written, the cares of life and the deception of riches choked out the voice and faith of My Word. Because faith in Me comes by the heart hearing of My Word, My people abandoned their faith in Me, and began to depend on their own persons, abilities, resources, and accomplishments.

During this time of great prosperity, the structure of the Church was predominately pastorally led. As I return the Church to Myself, I change the structural flow of the church. I am raising up My apostolic, prophetic church. I raise up apostles (My sons who are fathers, builders, spiritual architects), prophets (My sons who speak My heart and declare My will, establishing order), evangelists (My sons who spread My Message of Salvation, healing and deliverance), pastors (My sons who shepherd My people), and teachers (My sons who lay and build solid faith with My Truth). I anoint them to work together, as I turn the hearts of My people back to Myself.

Spiritual transition is likened to moving from one house to another, wherein things hidden are exposed. So it is with this change. Like the children of Israel, My people had to discover what was in their own hearts. My people have discovered they are liars, manipulators, cheats, fornicators, adulterers and idolators without Me, they have discovered they cannot accomplish My will, or do any true good, without Me. I am not angry, knowing they are no match for satan. I have made all provision for My people to walk as more than conquerors in Jesus The Christ, if they will humble themselves, repent and follow Him.

Spiritual transition is likened to moving from one house to another, wherein things thought lost or stolen, begin to resurface. So it is with this change. Gifts, talents, and resources, once thought lost are being restored to the lives of My people. These things were not lost or stolen; I allowed them to be hidden in darkness, buried as seeds to produce the harvest that is to come, at its appointed time. Now is the time to return to Me; prepare for My Holy Visitation. There is much to be done.

THE FATHER IS CALLING HIS SONS BACK TO HIMSELF!

Once again, our God is raising up apostolic/prophetic gifts anointed to call His people back to Himself. He is restoring His fatherly spirit in the hearts of His leaders to be fit coverings for His people, leaders who love and teach His people, His will, His way, with His heart and character. His sons/fathers (apostolic/prophetic gifts) sow and plant with His heart and commitment turning the disobedient to the righteous, the rebellious to the submitted, the spiritually immature to pillars, and the morally destitute to Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus The Christ (Luke 1:17).

Though the Church has walked away from our Father’s House and squandered our inheritance on temporal worldly things that pass away with time and use, our faithful, loving God is calling us all, His sons back home. We will watch as the sons of God, members comprising the Body of Christ rise up together in His faith, anointing, authority and power. It is written, and it shall come to pass, in Jesus name (Ephesians 4)! WE AGREE WITH OUR GOD!

ZION IS AWAKING!

Watchmen all over the world, our strategic God is awaking His people. The eyes of the understanding of the multitudes are being opened to His Truth. Sudden outpourings of His revelation knowledge is filling the hearts and minds of His people; the Church of Jesus The Christ is shaking off the graveclothes of the ways of the world.

Let us praise our God as we discover individually and corporately His Truth that “no good thing dwells in the flesh.” We are discovering the Truth that “apart from our God, we can accomplish no good thing!” We are discovering the Truth that “every Word our God has uttered is pure, undefiled Truth.” We are discovering the Truth that “we truly are more than conquerors in Jesus The Christ, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King!”

Watchmen all over the world, let us be diligent to stand, decreeing and declaring the will of our God. Let us join in with the Holy Spirit and the heavenly host as we call out to Zion, “AWAKE, AWAKE TO OUR GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS AND BE RESTORED IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR GOD!”

The Church of Jesus The Christ is a sincere prayer of repentance away from the greatest outpouring of our God’s grace to date! Watchmen all over the world, let us pray that our God’s Holy Spirit pour out His loving conviction in ways that cannot be resisted, in Jesus name.

MOST BELOVED FATHER GOD,

We thank You for breathing on us afresh and opening Your Word to us the more. Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun. Thank You for deeper truths, revelation knowledge, and spiritual understanding of how to accomplish Your will, Your way. Thank You for forgiving us for walking away from You and being satisfied with so little, when You have provided us with everything that pertains to life and godliness. You have commanded that we be blessed. Thank You for allowing us to suffer under our own foolishness, that we may learn to be led of Your Word and Your Holy Spirit of Love and Truth.

Father, You have said that You give us wisdom, power and authority to get wealth, so that we can do our part to assure all understand Your covenant to protect and provide for Your people. Thank You for exposing the traps that lead us to love money, influence, other people, and the trappings of the world, above You. Thank You that we are coming to ourselves and returning to You and to Your Word.

Thank You Father for awaking Your sleeping Giant, the Church of Jesus The Christ. Thank You for revealing all we need to know, by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You that we see the Body of Christ coming together, in Your Love, Truth, authority, and power. Thank You that we will see mass repentance and conversions. Thank You that our children are being used to heal, deliver and set others free. Thank You for transforming, conforming, and restoring our lives, for the revelation knowledge that we are Your sons.  We are the BODY of The Christ, working in the earth!

Father, we join the Holy Spirit and the Bride, declaring, “Manifest, sons of the Most-High God, manifest! Even so come Lord Jesus!” Father God, we love You so dearly. We watch with great expectation, to see Your hand moving in the land of the living. Do all that is in Your heart, today and every day. We will be faithful to give You the glory, honor, and praise. In Jesus name, we pray.

Amen, amen, and it is so!

 

 

Give Us Fresh Hunger for Your Righteousness.

Beloved Heavenly Father,

Your Word warns us of times when the hearts of many would grow cold and loveless, having no natural or genuine affection; we are in those times. Your Word warns us of times when many would have no respect for authority, no accountability, and will therefore, go about doing what is right in their own eyes (what feels good at the time); we are in those times.  We, Your watchmen, embrace the revelation Truth that our own righteousness is as filthy rags, fit only for the trash or burning.  Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

Father, we trust and agree with You and Your plan to manifest the deliverance You completed in Jesus The Christ.  We free Your hand in the earth to do whatever You deem necessary to awake the consciousness of every prodigal son.  Your ways are perfect; You are omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent; You are Love.  Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

Without fear, doubt, or hesitation we call for Your intervention in the lives of humanity.  We repent for all waywardness, as we embrace the revelation Truth that apart from You we can do nothing good, nothing truly pure and righteous. Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

Father, we loose the authority and power of Your Holy Spirit of adoption to move freely in the earth, rescuing those who are fatherless and motherless in the Gospel; those who are ignorant of all that has to do with Your Christ, our Savior,  Lord, and coming King, The Messiah Jesus.  Thank You for the fulfillment of Your promises, that You are pouring out Your Spirit through those who know You, as well as on and into those who do not.  Thank You that all will perceive Your Truth and be brought to the valley of decision; thank You for more grace so that we continually choose life.  Do all that is in Your heart; Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

Father, thank You for the revelation Truth that we are Your authorities in the earth, that You have deputized us with the authority ad power that You bestowed upon Jesus The Christ.  We thank You for the authority and power that backs His shed blood and name, when we wield them in faith.  Do all that is in Your heart. Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

Beloved Father, purify our hearts; create right spirits in all who seek Your face.  Send strong, irresistible conviction to all who breathe.  Call us back to You.  Do all that is in Your heart. Your ways are perfect, mature, morally excellent and right; give us a fresh hunger for Your righteousness.

We pray this prayer in accordance to Your Word and Your will.  We are confident that You hear us; therefore, we know we have that which we request. We thank You for eyes to see, ears to hear, and the will to do all You desire, with cheerful righteous hearts. You alone have made this possible.  We thank You and believe we receive; therefore, it is so!

In Jesus’s name we pray, believe and receive; Amen and amen!

 

 

Thank You for making us One! 

Most Beloved Heavenly Father,

We trust the guidance of Your Holy Spirit and are full of faith that You are uniting Your watchmen from all over the world in prayer.  We take this time to lay all that is good that can be said about us at Your feet.  We lay the faith You have given us at Your feet, knowing that our faith is the substance, and Your Character and Word are the catalysts that manifest what we pray for and all we need. 

Father, we thank You for teaching us to depend on You. All over the world, we lift our hearts and voices in agreement with our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King.  We offer all we are and all we steward to You with thanksgiving on our lips.  It is our reasonable service, when we understand that You have and are making us One with You and one another.  We know You have already fully honored the faith and prayer of the Champion You have given us; Jesus asked You to make us One; therefore, we know it is already done.  We thank You for the manifestation of this Truth in our lives, for all the world to see. 

Father, thank You for raising, equipping, and empowering apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching disciples. We thank You for leaders who understand their role as dispensers of Your great grace.   We thank You for the revelation knowledge that the Body of Christ is being built as we believe and apply Your Truth.  Thank You that we understand it is not our doing, but the working of Your Holy Spirit of grace.  Thank You that we know it is You working in, for and through us, on our behalf; it is You teaching, equipping, and empowering us to will and do of Your good pleasure.  Thank You that we know it is Your grace, Your Loving help to be and do the impossible that enables us to perform anything good.  You are the Vine; we are Your branches and we count it a privilege and honor to serve You and Your people.

Thank You Father, for making us One.  We are Your Ecclesia, Your Called Out Ones; we are the Body of Christ. We are heaven’s eyes, ears, lips, hands, feet, heart… in the earth.  We are of Your Spirit and have the mind of Your Christ.  You have made us One.  We are flames of Your Consuming Fire; You have made us One.  We are kings, with Your King; You have made us One.  We are lords, with Your Lord; You have made us One.  Thank You for manifesting this Truth for all to see. Do all that is in Your heart through us; make Your Presence known among all who breathe. 

Father, we Your watchmen cast off all fear and doubt.  Together, we stand in Christ, as the manifested sons of the Most-High God.  United we stand, declaring to all creation,

“We are the Offspring of the Most-High God.  Jesus Christ is our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King; we stand, secured in Him and armed with His Holy Spirit and Truth.  He has graced us with His Holy Spirit power and filled our hearts with faith; we are well able to interpret, explain, and demonstrate His Truth.  Our God has chosen us to spread the Good News of His deliverance and restoration for all who suffer from satan’s thieving, murdering, and destroying.  He has anointed us to end satan’s oppression and restore His hope, faith, and destiny for humanity.  

Our God has anointed us with His authority and power, equipping and backing us as we manifest His liberty in the lives of those held captive by sin.  He has anointed us to restore light and sight to those who physically and spiritually blinded by satan’s deception.  He has anointed us with His Holy Spirit and power, equipping and empowering us to separate His people (spirit, soul, and body) from the oppression of the kingdom of darkness.  He has anointed us to tell His people that He is not angry with humanity, that Jesus His Christ has paid the debt of sin, once and for all times; He has conquered evil, sin, death, hell, and the grave, once and for all times; He has graced us with the power to live holy and victoriously, in Jesus name! Hallelujah!”

Father, thank You for anointing us to stand with Your Glorious Bride and Holy Spirit, as we declare, “Come; let everyone who hears say, “Come!” Let everyone who is thirsty for our God’s abundant and eternal life and love come.  Let everyone who desires and is willing, take the gift of the water of life, without cost.  Come, all who are burdened and heavy-laden; come!”

Father, Your Word declares You have given all (male, female, young, old, every culture, all ethnicities, every group) the privilege, the authority, and power to become Your sons, if we only believe and apply Your Truth.  We stand as Your watchmen, calling the hearts of the sons back to You.           

We believe You are writing Your Truth in our hearts and minds, and all will know You.  We thank You for bringing us all to our personally designed valleys of decision; we ask for more grace that all may choose life, eternal life with Christ, that we may abide with You and our King, Your Christ, forever more.  Thank You for making us One! 

Thine kingdom come; Thine will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Do all that is in Your heart! Thank You for making us One! 

In Jesus name; Amen and amen!  IT IS SO!

Our God Builds by His Grace

Our God works (operates) in and through our lives by His grace (His Loving help to be and do the impossible).

Our God’s Grace for ALL Believers, in All Things, and All Places

Ephesians 4:4-10 (NIV) 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us GRACE has been given as Christ apportioned it.  8 This is why it says: “When He ascended on high, He took many captives and gave gifts to His people.” 9 (What does “He ascended” mean except that He also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very One who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)

The Holy Spirit of our God, through our Apostle Paul, emphasizes the reality that we are One in and with Him through Christ Jesus.  He highlights the predetermined will of our God, and His plan to manifest the Truth that we are each part of the same Body, with one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one Sovereign God and Father. 

The Holy Spirit inspires His apostle to highlight the Truth that each believer has been given grace (our God’s loving help to do the impossible), according to our assignment from His Anointed One.  In other words, every gift in our lives exists because of the grace of our God, because of His Love and will alone; we benefit from His grace; however, it is given for HIS purposes and goals.        

The Purpose of Jesus’s Ascension (above all) Grace

The testimony of the Gospel of our God and His Christ is that His sovereign (above all) grace worked in, through, and on Jesus’s behalf,  equipping and empowering Him to sojourn through the earthly life, embrace the sting of death, and travel into the depths and heights of all creation, returning in full victory over evil (Philippians 2:5-11) .  He is our God-appointed Lord of all lords and King of all kings; through Him, believers are has granted access to all our Heavenly Father and all that He preordained for us.  We are restored, transformed and conformed into His image and sent (apostolic) into the world to enforce all He has accomplished.  By our God’s grace, we work to establish the kingdom of our God in the hearts of humanity; in doing so, we build the Body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:11-13 11 So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up 13 until WE ALL reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Matthew 28:18b-20 All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.     

Our God’s purpose and goal in depositing and working His ascension grace in the lives of believers (as exemplified in Jesus The Christ) is so that we understand He uses OUR minds, mouths, hands, and feet to lay HIS foundation and build believers in HIS Truth, faith and love, that we may walk in HIS righteousness, that we make full use of HIS processes of repentance, regeneration, resurrection, transformation, and conformity.  By and through His grace, it is every Christian leader’s responsibility to train HIS people to hear HIS Voice, as WE ALL walk by His Word, in His Holy Spirit.  In this the sons of the Most-High God manifest in His Holy Spirit of Unity, Truth, and Love and the Body is built up together, conforming to the life and ministry, the express image of Jesus The Christ.  This is our God’s kingdom revealed.

The Result of the Working (Operation) of our God’s Grace

Ephesians 4:14-16 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Understanding of the working and application of our God’s grace, by faith, and according His plans and purposes brings the believer into maturity.  We come to know our God’s Presence, His character, nature, heart, mind, and will.  Unbelievers recognize we are disciples, followers of Jesus Christ because of the charity (giving Love) that flows from and among us.  We become a part of maturing and building process as we speak the Truth in Love, supporting one another with hearts that desire ALL mature and succeed.

Our God’s Grace for ALL who Believe

Ephesians 2:8 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.  

Romans 6:1-4 (NIV) What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Our God’s Loving help did that which was impossible for us, as He rescued our lives from destruction through His operations in the life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and seating of Jesus The Christ, our Savior and Lord. His will is that believers enforce the full manifestation of humanity’s rescue from deception and restoration by His sovereign grace, just as He revealed in Jesus The Christ (1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 4:18-19; Acts 10:38)). 

Our God’s grace IS NOT is not a cloak nor license to sin and escape its cost or punishment; to believe this is to be self-deceived (Romans 6:1-2; 14-15).  Our God is gracious, knowing we are no match for satan and the kingdom of darkness without Him. He desires that none, not one perish, and has given His very best in providing our way of escape from the deception of satan, the flesh (sin nature), and the lasciviousness of this world, through Christ Jesus (2 Peter 1:2-8).

The purpose of our God’s grace working in human lives is to rescue, protect, provide for, and unite those who believe in Him and His work in Jesus Christ, the Head of the Ecclesia.  Our God’s grace IS sufficient, IS more than enough for us all.

May We Never Abuse our God’s Grace

Galatians 2:19-21 (NKJV) 19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

We must never neglect nor abuse our God’s grace, to do so is to toy with the wrath of our God.  Consider this as we read Jude 3-5 (KJV):

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

These verses tell us plainly that our God delivered His people from Egypt, yet had to destroy those who lived in rebellion because of the absence of faith in Him.  They displeased God, and their unbelief would be as a ravenous disease among the people.  This Scripture lets us know that judgment is assured for those who abuse and misuse our God’s grace.  Let us not be named among those who abuse our God’s grace, and be quick to repent when He convicts us for doing so.

May We Make Full Use of Our God’s Grace and Gift of Righteousness

Romans 5:15-17 (NIV) 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Understand, death has no claim or rule in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Our God, by His Loving Help, doing the impossible through us and on our behalf conquered sin, death, hell, and the grave IN Jesus Christ! In the eyes of our God, each believer in all He has done took the beating IN CHRIST, was hung on the cross IN CHRIST, died and was buried IN CHRIST, arose and ascended IN CHRIST, and is now seated in heavenly places, as the Right -Hand authority of our God, IN CHRIST (1 Corinthians 15:54; Colossians 2:15; Romans 6:4-10)

Manifest sons of God, manifest.  Make full use of the loving help of our God, accomplishing the impossible through us, and on our behalf.  Hallelujah! Rise up with the Loving help, by the grace of our God.  We must ask for and expect our God for wisdom and knowledge of His purposes and plans for our lives and walk in the Light that He shines upon our steps and paths (James 1:5; Psalm 119:105).

BELOVED FATHER GOD,

We love You and so appreciative for loving help, for Your grace to do, receive and give that which is impossible for us alone.  We are grateful for every gift, talent, and ability.  Thank You for the diversity of the working of Your grace and that we have all sufficiency because You love us so. 

Thank You for strong, relentless conviction when we neglect, abuse, and frustrate the grace upon our lives.  Thank You for teaching us the operation of Your grace in our lives.  Our confession of faith is, “We understand the working of our God’s grace in the lives of humanity and life around us.” 

Thank You for the ability to discern Your heart, mind, and purposes, and for Your equipping and allowing us to join in with You and one another as we build the Body of Christ together.  Thank You that each part is supplying its portion at optimum levels.  The working of Your grace tells us that nothing spirit nor flesh can stand before us, because our lives are hidden in Your Christ, our Lord, Jesus.  Thank You for Your ascension, above all, sovereign grace working in, through, and on our behalf, as root up, pluck up, tear down and destroy the strongholds of darkness, and build Your kingdom in the hearts of humanity.  Thank You for the grace to take the kingdoms of this world for and by Your Christ.

Do all that is in Your heart, today and every day.  We open wide doors, windows, portals, and gates for the entrance of Your glory.  Show Your Arm, oh God.  Grace us with Your Presence.  We look with earnest hope to see Your hand moving in the land of the living.  We know our hope will not be disappointed. 

In Jesus The Christ name, we pray.  Amen and amen.

The Grace to Face Down Death

1 Corinthians 15:54b-58 (NIV) 54b“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”  55 “Where, O death, is your victory?     Where, O death, is your sting?”  56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Watchmen all over the world, once we truly engage in spiritual warfare, we soon realize we must face down death.  Our God IS Life, who sent Jesus The Christ to restore His progressively abundant life to humanity.  In stark contrast, satan is death, whose operations are murder, theft, and destruction; all of which are the fruit and manifestations of loss in some form.  The focus of his operations is murder, theft, and destruction of destinies, as he and his cohorts work feverishly to prevent humans from coming into the revelation knowledge of our God; hell is terrified of manifested sons of the Most-High God.

As our God’s watchmen, we face down death by confronting and addressing the threats of his agents, the spirits of doubt, fear and intimidation, with The Truth of His Word, backed by His Holy Spirit and heavenly host!  Hallelujah!  As our God’s submitted servant warriors, we do not take no for answer:

James 4:7 (KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Watchmen, we have each experienced deceptive thoughts, thoughts diabolically opposed to the Person, character, nature, and promises of our God.  These thoughts are sent by the contrary one; his strategy is to bombard us with threats against our well-being, our future, or someone/something we truly care for; his goal us to push us to yield and accept his lies as truth. This is then our undoing; therefore, we must stand strong, advancing by bombarding the kingdom of darkness with what we know about our God. Our God’s Word carries sovereign weight (authority and power).

Watchmen, we confront and conquer these spirits and their attempts to influence and control our thinking, believing and decision- making, by obeying the Word of our God:

 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (AMPC) 5 Inasmuch as we refute arguments and theories, and reasonings, and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 6 Being in readiness to punish every insubordinate for his disobedience, when your own submission and obedience (as a church) are fully secured and complete.

 This is powerful Word for God’s watchmen!  We must understand and fully embrace the power, and authority available for our use; we must responsibly and fully commit to align our thoughts, speech, and behavior with our Great Example and Standard, Jesus The Christ (by His grace and mercy).  We stay in the press; trusting in our God’s love, and rejecting excuses.  We reject the lies and smokescreens of satan; we trust our God (The Only Righteous Judge) to settle all disputes, as we wage war in the spirit realm.  Nothing is hidden from, nor out of reach for our God (Hebrews 4:13; Isaiah 59:1).

 It IS Finished!

Ephesians 1:19-23 (NLT) 19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.

Our Christ has fully faced down and conquered death; He has shone the marvelous, irresistible Light of our God’s Truth into the utter depths of darkness and deception.  The rulers of darkness, no matter the level, have no other recourse, but to bow when we speak our God’s Word in faith, sealed with the signet ring of Jesus’s name.

Our Christ has fully redeemed humanity, restoring our position, authority, power and all that was stolen by satan.  We are anointed to take it all back, with our God’s Word and the signet right of Jesus’s name.

Our Christ is the walking, talking, Living Tutorial of the fully restored life and faith of the offspring of the Most-High God.  Our lives are hidden in Him and He lives through us, in alignment with and by the power of our God’s Word and Holy Spirit.

 2 Corinthians 2:14 (CJB) Thanks be to God, who in the Messiah constantly leads us in a triumphal procession and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of what it means to know Him!

Our victory over death is fully revealed in the Gospel of our God and His Christ.  Our God’s grace (loving help to be and do the impossible) is already available in Christ, by His name, and backed by our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit and heavenly host. Hallelujah!

THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST

The believer’s victory over death is clearly documented.  1 Corinthians, chapter 15 speaks of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, of the promised resurrection of believers who have gone before us, and of the transformation of believers who are here when He returns.  Our Apostle Paul prophesies to us by our God’s Holy Spirit, making clear that the same wonderful Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead, shall do the same for all who believe (Romans 8:10-11).   This is the Gospel of our God and His Christ; this is the power of God unto salvation, deliverance, healing, provision, and every good thing… for all who believe. Hallelujah!

WE ARE THE OFFSPRING OF THE CONSUMING FIRE

Deuteronomy 9:3 (NKJV) Therefore understand today that the Lord your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you.

 Psalm 104:1-5 (AMP) Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 You are the One who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretches out the heavens like a tent curtain, 3 Who lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters. above the firmament, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, 4 Who makes winds His messengers, Flames of fire His ministers. 5 He established the earth on its foundations, so that it will not be moved forever and ever.

Watchmen all over the world, we are the manifested offspring of the Most-High God.  We have already been graced by our God and His Christ to confront and face down death and the kingdom of darkness, just as Jesus did as He walked the earth. 

Death is the servant of our God who ushers all who believe into the present of our God and His Christ when our spirits leave these earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 5:8).  We must know that death cannot take us, except our God allow; until then we must face down death, graced with His Truth (Scripture and Jesus), His Holy Spirit and the heavenly host. 

 WATCHMEN, WE WIN!