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The Highest Place (Psalm 91:9 & 10) - 25 January 2018

 

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"Because you have made the Lord who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling." (NKJV)

 

These verses bring to my mind the picture of a little toddler trying to find his way through a crowded place, like a big and busy airport. He is surrounded by a sea of legs and he feels quite confused, lost and alone, as he looks up at people who are all bigger and stronger than him. He is afraid and longs for his parents, and he begins to cry out loudly for his Dad just when his father finds him and picks him up. Suddenly the crowd around him is not scary any more, as his 6 ft 4 father holds him close! He is now looking down on the sea of people around them, seeing the tops of their heads instead of their knees! He feels the strong beating of his father's heart and hears his reassuring voice. The big crowded airport is still noisy and loud, but he is not alone any more. His father is holding him and he feels so secure, so safe! Hear Abba's voice today as He says to you: "I am with you My precious child. You slipped away from me for a moment, as you focused on the turbulence around you. But I am with you here. I hold you close, I hold you high above the storm around you. I cover you, I shield you from the wind and the rain. Know that there is nothing that can hurt you again. Just stay within My presence and you will never be afraid."

Psalm 91 begins with the words "He (or she!) who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty"). All the powerful promises of protection and safety are for anyone living in the presence of the "Most High". He is our refuge and our strength, and our ever present Help in times of need (and other times!). All Christians claim the words of Psalm 91, but not all have chosen to dwell in His secret, sacred presence. There is a high and heavenly place from which we are ruling and reigning with Christ. It is the place of our abode, within the shelter of the Father's presence. It is the highest possible place! So long as we are (like the little toddler) trusting our Father, staying in the higher place and dwelling in His presence, there is nothing that can hurt us, and no weapon formed against us that can prosper. No plague can come near our dwelling when our "dwelling" is in Him, hallelujah! Maybe this year has started off with some challenges, where you felt that your safety, sanity, health, finances or peace were under threat. We need the to live in the powerful promises of Psalm 91, but how?

1) Choose the highest possible place. Psalm 91:9 says "because you have made the Lord your dwelling place." God the Holy Spirit may woo our hearts and draw us deeper into that "secret" place, but we have to choose to go there. We have to want to seek Him and live in His presence. He does not forcibly draw us nearer. He always responds to our hunger and our desire to know Him closer and deeper, and when we choose that better part, (as Mary did when Martha was working hard) and seek Jesus and His Kingdom, we begin to access all the super-abundance of love and power that His presence brings. There will be no lack of anything!

2) Choose Him as your dwelling place. Choose also to stay in that place, through every day and every night, connected to Him, literally "dwelling" in His presence. This is not easy while living and working in the world, but it is possible. It requires a conscious decision to stay connected to Jesus and the Father through the Holy Spirit, to feed on the Word, and to let heaven influence and invade everything you do. It means acknowledging the Lordship of Jesus in the different aspects of our daily lives. It means making a choice to allow the fruit of the Spirit to grow in our lives, and to live and walk in His peace. Of course we may fall out of that cocoon multiple times a day, but we can quickly climb back up, regaining our connection, reaffirming the Lordship of Jesus over us. I always reconnect through worship and by praying in tongues. When it becomes a way of life to practice His presence, there truly is no other way!

3) Make the Lord your refuge, the one you turn to always. Let Jesus be your refuge, the one you run to when you need help or strength, fellowship or wisdom. Acknowledge and confess Him as your Protector, Defender and Guide. Call on His name, before you call on any other. Many children of God turn to Him in prayer only when they have tried other avenues and all else fails! We may turn to friends or prophets for advise and counsel, or turn to the internet when we need wisdom. When faced with a difficulty, we may run first to those who represent the law, when the Lord has promised to be our help and our shield, and receives us with open arms whenever we turn to Him.

God promises us in Psalm 91 that no evil shall befall us, and no plague shall come near our dwelling. While these promises are powerful and they are often prayed over homes, I believe that God is calling us through these words to live our lives in Him. He is our Mighty, powerful, eternal dwelling place! He is beckoning us higher, saying "Come up and see! Make Me your dwelling place, come live in My glory. If you live in My presence, you will walk in your destiny. Fear not, for I cover you, and you have been set apart for Me." Hallelujah!

This year is going to be powerfully filled with the presence of God, as you seek Him deeper, and come up higher. God has so much more for you than you have ever known! Today I declare God's blessing and protection over your going out and your coming in. Choose Him as your highest priority, and live your life in HIM, the Highest Place

 

 

Living This Year As A New Wine Skin (Luke 5:36-38) - 08 January 2018

"Then He spoke a parable to them: "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved." (NKJV)

These are very familiar verses to many of us, and they have been the source of some beautiful messages. Today we are going to see them in the light of the new year because the Holy Spirit is inviting us to see the new and wonderful thing He is doing as we fix our feet firmly into 2018. God is moving in your life and He is birthing something heavenly and new!

See this year as a new season & a gift from God. The past year may have been a difficult one for you, with many challenges, but you made it through! You are alive and well, and still standing! You are on the brink of the greatest season in your life. There is a heavenly appointing and anointing being released into you for this season and this time, something bigger than you ever planned. God says to you: "This new year is going to be unlike any other you have known. I am pouring out My Spirit and empowering you to set the captives free. I am bringing you into total freedom, and leading you into your destiny. But you cannot build this new year on the foundations of the past or see it through the eyes of disappointment, failures, or worldly things that do not last. Keep your eyes on Me precious child. Let Me pour out My Spirit upon you and fill you with the new Wine. The ever changing, ever moving, ever cleansing power of My Spirit will give you a different perception, new eyes to see. He will captivate your heart and show you My glory. This year, just fill yourself with My love and My Word, and make the daily choice to trust in Me. There is a new thing arising and as you look, you will see."

God is doing a new thing. Isaiah 43 verses 18 & 19 say "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?" There is a new grace, a new ministry, a new glory already released for you in the heavenly realms and we are meant to look for it, expect it and see it manifested in our lives. The more we focus on yesterday and the things that did not go well, the more we keep those things in our lives. (This is why we may be seeing certain challenges recurring year after year.) Today you can choose to disconnect from those things of the past, and to connect to the new thing God wants to bring to you. Stop thinking about them, talking about them, remembering them! As you look upwards and ahead, there is something precious and powerful taking shape. It is the new thing God is doing in and through you.

Live this year as the new wine skin you are! You are the new wine skin Abba God wants to overflow His Spirit through. Maybe you are still waiting to be made into a "new wine skin" to experience the heavenly new wine. But the Word of God tells us that we have already been made new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." There was a divine exchange the moment we received salvation through Jesus and we became everything He is. This is the good news - we are new creatures in Christ! Everything that you struggled with died with Him (Galatians 2:20) and it is time to live a powerful life in Him. He has made all things new! When Holy Spirit fills us, He transforms everything. We become new wine skins filled with new wine, hallelujah! You and I were never meant to live a half baked, tired, mundane life dear friend. We were meant to live as the heavenly citizens we are, releasing God's glory on the earth.

New wine skins walk through life in partnership with God. Take your eyes off the issues of this life and fix them on the One above. This life is meant to be lived in partnership with God, Jesus, and the blessed Holy Spirit. If you could see yourself through the eyes of heaven, you would see a powerful, praise filled house of dynamite, busting up the darkness and exploding glory wherever you go. You are Abba's joy and delight, His chosen treasure, His pearl of great price. He gave everything to make you His own! Now live in the knowledge of your value to Him, and the huge potential He placed in you. God has only good plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11) and open skies where you can fly high, as high and as far as you will trust the Holy Spirit to take you to. This year is going to be good. It is taking shape before you, as you expect the best from God and see it begin to happen before you. Hallelujah! You are a beautiful, glory- filled, powerful wine skin and Abba God is with you and for you!

 

The Power Of The Highest (Luke 1:34-35) - 20 December 2017

 

Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God." (NKJV)

 

Mary's life was turned upside down and everything changed for her in a moment, when she received a visitation from the angel Gabriel! When she was given the news of the imminent birth of Jesus, her heart was filled with questions. She was an innocent young girl, and because she had never "known" a man she asked the angel how this could be possible. Gabriel replied that it would be through the power of the Holy Spirit. Heaven broke into earth and God changed the course of human history when a young girl said "yes" to God and yielded to the moving of the Holy Spirit upon her life.

The Holy Spirit will come upon you. When the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, I believe that the supernatural power of God filled her from head to toe! A miracle began to happen within her, as her virgin womb was filled with the zoe life of God and the Word of God (spoken upon her by Gabriel) became flesh, hallelujah! There are prophetic words spoken over you which are waiting to be fulfilled. There are dreams and visions you are wanting to see manifested in the flesh, and all these become a reality through the power of the Holy Spirit. When Holy Spirit breathes upon the Word of God, it comes alive. When He comes upon the dreams God gave you, they begin to take shape and start to manifest from your spiritual womb. There are so many good things awaiting you, which the precious Holy Spirit is waiting to take you into. Will you allow the Holy Spirit to come upon you? He brings life transformation and fruitfulness when He comes. He changes hearts and minds, and shows us the new and living way. He takes us deeper into Jesus and shows us how to please His heart. He gives us a revelation of our Father's love, and makes us Sons and daughters of God.

The Power of the Highest will overshadow you. We have access to the greatest possible power - the power of the Highest! He is the glorious and powerful third person of the Trinity, the blessed Holy Spirit. He says to you today "Will you let Me overshadow you, precious one? Will you let My presence fill you so much that I flow out of every part of you? Will you let yourself be so lost in Me that you begin to walk in your new holy identity? People will look at you and see Jesus smiling through you, loving them and accepting them as He would do. Let Me so cover you that you will be saturated, marinaded and invigorated with My love, My strength, My energy. You will feel the freshness of My presence every moment, and My constant protection over you. Where I am, there is freedom, there is peace, there is glory. Let Me set you apart and baptize you afresh, with the fire of My presence. There is nothing impossible with Me."

Dear friend, God is just about to do something powerful and dramatic in your life. He wants to fill you to overflowing and to release His love and power through you wherever you go. You are going to see the impossible coming to pass right before your eyes because of the mighty moving of the Holy Spirit in your life. Like Mary, you and I can humble ourselves and receive. We can submit ourselves and believe. You can say: "Come upon me, precious Holy Spirit. Overshadow me with your powerful presence and fill me with your healing, freeing heavenly Life. I yield myself to you this day and I ask You to have Your way in me, in Jesus' name, amen!"

Be blessed this Christmas and always, and know that there is always more of God's Presence. The One who gave His only begotten Son will hold nothing back from you, His own precious blood bought child. (He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32) May you walk in the fullness and the power of the glorious Holy Spirit today and every day, in the mighty name of Jesus, amen!

 

 

Faith Vs Fear (Luke 1:29-30) 04 December 2017

"And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." (NKJV)

These verses are taken from Scriptures relating to the birth of Jesus, and they describe Mary's supernatural visitation from the angel Gabriel. This sweet village girl had grown up in a culture and time far removed from where we are today. She did not have the education, experience or knowledge that we have, and her life was very different to anything we could conceive of today. However, she did have something in common with you and me: Almighty God, the Lord over all of creation, the Name above all names, knew her and loved her and had His eye upon her. He knew all her days, from the beginning to the end, and from before she was even a speck in her mother's womb, she was marked, and chosen as an important of God's eternal plan for mankind. The blessed Holy Spirit wants us to read and receive these words with anticipation and expectation today, as He releases light and life into our hearts, hallelujah!

Fear has to go! Dear friend, you are stepping into a whole new season in your life, and the Lord is preparing you for something amazing but He says to you today "Fear has to go"! It is possible that for many of us, fears have kept us from truly "taking off" and flying high into the glorious things God has made ready for us. Like Mary, we are often "troubled" when we see God calling us higher because it may seem like there is too much to overcome, and mountains to climb before we get to that better place. We may also be "troubled" by the many things that rise up around us or within us, which hinder us and make us doubt the good plans of our Father. Decide to say "no" to fear today. There is a healing awaiting you when you say "yes" to faith and no to fear. There is a better employment opportunity and a lucrative business idea the Holy Spirit has shown you. There is a God ordained marriage partner and a fulfilling relationship set apart for you. Rise up, step out, take the hand of the Holy Spirit today and let Him lead you to higher ground. Choose faith. Choose the path of purpose!

Receive the truth that you are blessed! Yes it really is true. God delights in you and His favor is upon you! You are blessed and highly favored and so loved by Father God, but not because of anything you have done or the righteousness of your life. You are richly loved because you belong to Jesus and you are "in Christ", hallelujah! Dear friend, I pray that you have a real revelation of God's favor upon your life, and how very blessed and loved you are. Fear starts to melt away when we experience the truth of our Father's love and favor and we begin to walk in the realm of endless possibilities and an open heaven. You are cherished, you are treasured, you are so deeply loved! There is absolutely nothing you can do to earn the love of God or make Him love you more, just like there is nothing you could do that could make Him love you less. You are just loved!

Rejoice, dear beloved child of God. You are loved, you are blessed, you are highly favored. There is nothing your Father would not do for you. There is no good thing that He would withhold from you (Psalm 84:11) because you are His own child and He loves you. I see your days filled with joy. I see the shackles of fear falling off you, and supernatural answers to prayer breaking through into your life! I see debts cancelled and poverty evicted from you. I see relationships restored and discord broken from your home, from your marriage, all in the mighty name of Jesus, hallelujah! Pray this little prayer with me, if you feel you could: "Lord Jesus, I thank you for making me Yours. Today I repent for every time I have agreed with fear. I renounce fear and cast it out of my life in the name of Jesus. I yield my heart and mind to you and I ask you precious Holy Spirit to fill me and take over every place in me where there was fear. Fill me with my Father's love. I choose to walk in faith. I choose to walk in your love and favor, in Jesus' name, amen".

Do not be troubled, anxious or fearful any more, dear friend. You are so blessed because you truly have found favor with God!

 

Minoli Haththotuwa, 04 December 2017

 

 

 

Chosen By The King (John 15:16) 20 November 2017

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." (NKJV)

When I began to meditate on this Scripture, the Holy Spirit popped another one into my heart:

"The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight." (Esther 2:17) He said to me, 'This is what it means to be chosen'. Out of all the other young women waiting and wanting to be chosen by the powerful king Ahasuerus of Persia, Esther was chosen and she became his queen. She stepped into her new place in his heart and in his life, and she was positioned to intervene on behalf of her people, and change the course of history. This unknown young girl was chosen by the lord of the land, and in this place of favor, she bore fruit which brought blessing to many.

Dear friend, the Holy Spirit wants to remind you today that you have been sovereignly chosen by Almighty God, the King of all kings. Out of all the people in your family, in your community, or in your place of work, He placed a special mark on you. He said "She is mine, I want her. He is mine, I choose him." He made you His, to know Him and love Him, to enjoy His favor and His grace, to receive and experience His love. He said 'You are My chosen child. I have called you for joy and fruitfulness, in your own life and in the lives of those you touch. Step into your place in My heart and receive My love. I have appointed you and anointed you for such a time as this. Fruitfulness is what you will see when you live your life in Me.'

Think about it for a moment: The mighty Creator God, Lord over everything, the Name above all names has set His eye on you. You have captured His heart! There is something so powerful and special about knowing you were chosen. It reveals the intentionality of God's heart, and that He knew you and loved you eternally, long before you were even born, and planned to make you His own. He saw you, He always knew you! He hears you and sees your heart, and He chose you to be His own. God loves you and wants to see you flourish and bear good fruit. He calls you a tree of life, a river of living waters. He trusts you and has empowered you to release the things of heaven wherever you are, hallelujah! God is calling you deeper today, deeper into His love and into His life. The deeper you abide in Him, the more you will see the fulfillment of your prayers, (John 15:7) not only in your own life but also as you pray and call forth breakthroughs in the lives of others. You are stepping into a season of great fruitfulness. Wherever you go, you will bear fruit, and it shall be lasting fruit, results which will continue to be seen for generations to come, because they are issuing forth from the Spirit and not from the flesh, hallelujah!

Dear friend, you have a position of great favor with the King! You have access to His inner chamber through the precious blood of Jesus. You can reach His heart any time through the doors of worship and praise. He loves you as He loves Jesus (John 17:23). He hears every prayer you pray, and answers them. He has made it easy to bear fruit and to see victory in your life, simply by yielding to the awesomeness of being the King's chosen, and by staying in this place, abiding in His Son (John 15:4). 'I have chosen you and made you mine. Now stay abiding in the Vine. If you daily choose Me as I chose you, then nothing can ever separate you from the fire of My living, breathing love.'

 

 

 

Replenishment & Increase (John 6:11) 1 November 2017

"And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down, and likewise of the fish as much as they wanted." (NKJV)

The verse above has been taken from the account of how Jesus fed more than five thousand people from a few little fish and loaves. It holds keys we all need, to move into the next level of miracle supply.

It is so significant that Jesus lifted up the bread and fish and gave thanks to God. If I was standing in front of thousands of hungry and expectant people holding those five little barley loaves and two small fish in my hands, I probably would have been really feeling the pressure. Not Jesus! He knew exactly where this was going. Faced with what could have been an overwhelming need, He set His eyes on heaven, lifted up that tiny quantity of food, and gave thanks to God. Jesus did not despise that little bit of food and brush it off as insignificant and inadequate (as His disciples did in John 6:8). There was a big need, but He saw this as His seed. He offered it up and thanked God for it! There are needs in all our lives, some really big, and we may be looking for a specific size or kind of answer from God, when He has already provided in His way. It may be in seed form, or in the early stages of growth and may not look like what we are expecting, but it is given to us for the ultimate fulfillment of the need we face. There is something we could begin doing with it: we can begin to value it as a precious gift from God, and begin to be truly thankful (out loud!) to our Father for His provision. Our miracle of increase begins to be released as we allow the Holy Spirit to show us the present and potential value and worth of what is in our hands, and we express our gratitude to God. Jesus valued the little offering that was brought to Him. He knew that those simple little items of food held the potential for infinite, miraculous expansion in His hands and He sincerely thanked His Father.

Once Jesus had given thanks to God for the food in His hands, He began to break pieces off the little loaves of bread and pass them on to His disciples, and He did the same with the fish. It started a miraculous cycle of increase so that whenever a piece was broken off, it did not reduce the existing amount of bread or fish, but increased it, many times over. As He passed a piece to His disciples, and each man broke a further piece and passed it on, the anointing for replenishment flowed, and the miracle progressed. Then, as each person who received began to break a piece and pass it on, the miracle of increase picked up momentum and there was more and more produced. Finally, when all had been fully fed, there was much more bread and fish than when they started out! This message can be summarized in one word: 'Thanksgiving' , which is thanking God, and giving the blessing on to those who need it as much as we do.

It delights the Father when we are grateful, and when we see something we can be thankful for in every situation. It blesses His heart when we have something we badly need but we trust Him enough to release it freely into the life of another. Jesus is all about giving. He gave His life for you and me. He took on humanity's bondage that we might be free!

"My child, today I release my kiss of joy into your heart, a new joy to help you through this season in your life. You have faced many challenges well, and I am so pleased with you. Now I am enabling you to rejoice and to be thankful in every situation. I am enabling you to truly trust in Me, and to release every care and burden on to Me. I sometimes let you face big needs so that you will learn to lean on Me but always remember that your provision comes from Me. Today I have given you keys to bring you into your miracle and keep you free. There is an anointing for replenishment and increase which is beginning to flow. There is exceeding abundance and a season of radical 'more than enough' awaiting you as you praise and thank Me, and release it all to Me. I am making it easy! I am with you and I will never leave you, you will see."

Be blessed dear friend, and get ready for a new and abundant season. Offer up your "little" to Jesus with a thankful heart, and see Him give it back to you multiplied and running over. You are loved and highly favored!

Jesus spoke these words when His disciples all marveled that a fruitless fig tree withered away at the word of Jesus. He is speaking the same to us today as He calls each of us to look at our lives and take decisive steps towards the fulfillment of His promises.

 

 

 

A Tree Of Life (Matthew 21:21-22) 6 October 2017

And Jesus answered and said to them "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, '�Be removed and be cast into the sea'� it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive �." (NKJV)

Jesus spoke these words when His disciples all marveled that a fruitless fig tree withered away at the word of Jesus. He is speaking the same to us today as He calls each of us to look at our lives and take decisive steps towards the fulfillment of His promises. Proverbs 13:12 says �"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."� (NIV). There is a tree of Life which God has already given to each of us. It is a tree of desires fulfilled and answered promises. It is the place we are meant to be living in, a place of overcoming, a state of walking in the fullness of God's desires for us. However, many of us may be discouraged and sick at heart, living in varying degrees of disillusionment with God and man, because our hopes have been �deferred� repeatedly. Many of us may be awaiting our breakthrough and getting weary of postponements, but there are fruitless fig trees and mountains standing in the way. Dear friend, God wants us to know that not everything currently in our life is meant to be there, and not everything in our life has been placed by Him. That is why Jesus said in Matthew 15:13 that whatever His Father had not planted would be rooted up. Trees are meant to serve a purpose � to provide fruit, flowers, shade etc, and similarly, there should be good fruit that comes from everything God has placed in our lives. There may be things in our lives which were good for a season, but it may be that we are not meant to cling to it now. It could be standing in the way of a breakthrough. Mountains may be those specific and overt things that have been placed in our path because the enemy tries to hinder us stepping into the fullness of the blessing God has decreed for us. How do we deal with these? With the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. During the past months, the Holy Spirit has helped me to take a realistic assessment of everything in my life and ministry. He has been showing me many �fruitless� things � relationships, activities which were not in the heart of the Father for me � and which are not fulfilling any Divine purpose. These fruitless fig trees can become mountains that stand in our way. They can become idols which we continue to pour ourselves into, trying to make them prosper, when they are not meant to be there at all! Invite the Holy Spirit to walk with you through each situation of your life, and allow Him to show you what you need to do. He gave me two strategies � to call forth life and fruit from things that had none, or to uproot them and remove them from my life in the mighty name of Jesus. I agree with God that every �mountain� that stands in my way has to be somewhere else � in the bottom of the sea!

Jesus said �if you have faith and do not doubt�. First of all, He is inviting us to come back to a place of faith � faith in Him and all that He has promised in His Word. Doubt is like a snowball which grows as it rolls. Each time we face a disappointment and our hope gets �deferred�, that snowball grows, and it becomes a cycle when we agree with it and expect it to function. Break every agreement with doubt and disappointment and declare that it stops and dissolves today! A cycle of disappointment breaks today in Jesus' name. God has a bountiful harvest of answered prayer for you!

Secondly, Jesus asks us to believe as we pray. God has already decreed that we are a fruitful tree of life. His power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness (2 Peter 1:3). He is telling us that prayers are answered when they are prayed from a place of belief. He is telling us that there are always two trees we can choose from � the tree of life, and also the fruitless fig tree (the tree of death). Some of us may be believing that we are meant to be struggling with fruitless fig trees or mountains that stand in our way and this may be the biggest mountain! God has given us the power to remove what is not meant to be there, and to call forth fruit from the trees that are. Believe today that the desires God gave you are meant to be fulfilled, and that He has called you to a powerful place of answered prayer. The fact that you want what you want is the beginning of your miracle. It is the beginning of a process that is meant to end in fruitfulness. This Godly longing was meant to be fulfilled, because God has already given you everything you need to live under the tree of life!

Dear friend, get ready for a powerful transition and a whole new season of fruitfulness. God loves you and is with you, and He is already shifting things around, as you receive His Word today in faith. He is showing us the power of our declaration, and the power of our faith filled prayers, hallelujah. Embrace this Word and step into your upgrade. I bind every hindrance that stands between you and your breakthrough, and I command that mountain to be removed and cast into the sea, in the mighty name of Jesus. I declare no weapon formed against you shall prosper, no tongue that rises against you shall stand. You have a glorious and heavenly inheritance and it is already yours! Be blessed and rejoice, in Jesus' name, amen!

 

 

 

Thought Replacement Therapy! (Psalm 19:14) 15 September 2017

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." (NKJV)

"My precious child, I want to remind you that I love you and that I am with you always. I am calling you this day into a higher level of thinking. I am calling your thoughts into agreement with Mine. There are things I have already decreed and established in the heavenly realms especially for you, but unless you align your thoughts with Mine and let Me guide you in the things you say, you will not see the fullness of all that is already yours. Thoughts are important because they become the basis for your words, and when words are spoken, they create. Atmospheres, careers, marriages, health, even the futures of your children � they are all influenced by the power of your words. This is the power I have placed within you, because I want you to speak life into the things which are meant to prosper, and to inhibit and dissolve those things that are not. When I created the world, I spoke it forth from the depths of My heart. I called forth all the beauty I had already thought about and meditated on - colors, shades, textures, mixtures of light, of scents and sounds. It all existed in the invisible realms before it came to be. This is what happens when you focus on negativity and repeatedly speak it out � it comes to be! Many of My dear children are struggling needlessly � only because they anticipate evil and meditate upon it. Then, that is what they end up seeing.

Today I am calling you to partner with Me in the realm of your thoughts. I want to remind you that I hear and see all your thoughts, even the most fleeting ones, and I see the way the enemy plants live seeds within your mind which disturb and torment, and bring captivity. The more you accept and flow with it, the more you grow with it; you speak it out a few times, and then there is unwanted physical evidence for all to see! Today, I am enabling you to break free. Submit your thoughts to Me. Consecrate your mind to Me, and let Me fill it with My Word. There is so much you are waiting to see fulfilled in your life, and this will be the beginning � when you start to see. Here's how you do it precious one. When you feel fear arising in your heart and your strength begins to fail, simply turn your thoughts to Me. Recall the prophecies, the words of life, that you have received. Speak My Word into your situation. Encourage and strengthen yourself in Me, and let My life flow through your heart and through your mouth to change the very atmosphere, and set your heart free. Let My good and powerful, heavenly thoughts replace the old ones, and let them be the ones you declare and speak. My thoughts become your thoughts and these are the words which will call forth your destiny. I call this �thought replacement therapy�!

And when the going feels like it's getting tough My child, and you feel like you can't do it, all you have to do is call out to Me. I am with you every moment through My Spirit. Listen to My voice within your heart and let Me break off all the fear. The world speaks death and disease, destruction and war, but if you listen to My voice, you will feel strength released within your heart. You are subject to Heaven's order, and if you step out of agreement with the voice of the world, and align your thoughts and words to mine, you will see power and peace, and strength divine. You will see My healing and joy flowing like new wine. I am your Lord, your strength and your Redeemer, and you are truly Mine!�"

The Holy Spirit with Minoli Haththotuwa, 15 September 2017

 

 

 

All Who Are Thirsty (Psalm 42:1-3) 16 August 2017

"As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, �Where is your God?" NKJV

There is a deep place inside each of our hearts which is longing to be filled. It is a need for God which cannot be satisfied by anyone or anything else, a thirst that happens in the invisible realm of the soul and the spirit. Here, the psalmist gives us the picture of a thirsty deer, panting in desperation as it seeks a place to drink. He says �So pants my soul for You O God.� This may be a feeling that you have experienced � this deep, insatiable thirsting for the presence of God and the things of heaven. Think of a time you were nearing the end of a long journey and literally gasping for a drink of water, and you will be identifying with what David expressed in this psalm. That deer was not looking for coffee, juice, or any other beverage. It needed water to satisfy the dryness in its being. A sip of cool water tastes so amazing, when you have been longing for it and needing it for a while. In the same way, David says �My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.� There are multiple pools the world chooses to drink from, but only one that can truly satisfy. There are multiple different perceptions of �God� and how to experience Him, but only the presence of the living God can touch us deep down, and fulfil. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse, restore and heal. Only His presence can fill us up and make us whole again. The thirsty deer finds water, and drinks until it is satisfied. We have the capacity to do the same � to drink and be full, until we thirst again. There are three things God wants all you thirsty �deer� to know today:

God wants you to know that He is not far away from you. This psalm was written when David was going through a difficult time, living as a fugitive, and far away from the temple of God. He wept at the thought of the house of God, and his inability to enter and worship His King. People taunted him saying �where is your God?� but he knew that it would not be long before he was back in the house of the Lord. Dear friend, there is nothing that can keep you away from the love of God. There is nothing that can stop you coming into His presence. The blood of Jesus already opened the way for you and me. He removed the hindrances and blocks that came from sin, from spiritual blindness, from the inability to hear His voice. You may have been going through a painful situation which has made you weep night and day, or maybe you have been experiencing a time of discouragement and depression. Perhaps you have had people taunting you and saying �so, where is your God?� because of what is happening in your life. Today the Holy Spirit would have you know that there is no distance too wide for Him to bridge. There is no sin that cannot be forgiven and cleansed by the power of the blood of Jesus. The world around you will see the very real presence of God upon your life as you step into your breakthrough and see God moving on your behalf. God loves you. He is with you!

God is calling you back home. There is someone reading this message who decided to distance themselves from the house of God, because of something that happened in the past, but the Holy Spirit is calling you back. There has been a sadness and a loneliness in your heart, which only the presence of God can heal, hurts which are calling for your wholehearted forgiveness. The enemy has been whispering to you �so, where is your God?� but you can turn around and say aloud that God is indeed with you, His presence surrounds you, and you are at peace with Jesus and His body the church. There is an amazing time of healing and health that is coming into every aspect of your life, including your finances and relationships, as you receive this word and act upon it! I declare the power of God is coming upon your heart. You are beginning to experience the presence of God in a whole new way, in the mighty name of Jesus!

God is inviting you to come and drink from the Pool that never runs dry! There is a river of glory, a river that flows from the throne of God (Revelations 22:1). It is a river of life, which brings peace and healing, and ends all strife. If you acknowledge your need for the presence of God and ask Him to fill you, you will be filled today to overflowing. Jesus said (in John 7:37) �If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. David knew that only the Living God could give Him the living water. You may have been to many places seeking the real presence of God when all you have to do is just lift your hands to Him in surrender and say �precious Holy Spirit, would you fill me?� He will! Maybe you have never thirsted for the Presence of God but that may be because you have never really felt or experienced it. It is time to taste and see that He is so good! (Psalm 34:8). The more you drink of Him, the more you need, and there is always more of Him to fill you up, hallelujah!

Be blessed today, and know that God is with you and you can have as much of Him as your heart desires. He can fill your need!

 

Minoli Haththotuwa, 16 August 2017

 

 

 

 

Higher Ground (Revelations 4:1-2) - 03 August 2017

"After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, �Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this". (NKJV)

When John the beloved disciple experienced the revelations of Jesus, he was transported into another realm where he saw and heard the things of heaven. God took him into the eternal dimension, and showed him things which were to come. I really believe that John was never the same after that experience. When we encounter Jesus face to face, we are renewed, reconstructed, transformed! Life can never be the same again!

Today, the Holy Spirit invites us to higher ground. He calls us closer, to step up into the heavenly plain. There was a time when the things of God were shrouded in mystery, and it was believed to be impossible for people to access His presence or the glorious things of heaven. But Jesus tore the veil apart. (Matthew 27:51). There is nothing to stop us getting closer, if we desire to. Through the precious blood of Jesus we can enter into His presence (Hebrews 9:12), and enjoy every heavenly thing His presence brings. We have access to the glory of God, to the heavenly realm. But how do we begin to step into that higher place? By doing what John did.

•  Look and behold! I spent most of my Christian life, unaware of the parallel reality of the spiritual realm, except for some glimpses into the dark side, which may be the story of many of us. However, the more I read the Word, the more I wanted everything it talks about. The more I felt the presence of the Lord and heard His voice, the more I felt Him call me deeper. I began to look for supernatural messages, in my natural world and to expect divine dreams and visitations. I so longed for the reality of heavenly things that my heart was constantly preparing to see and recognize the �more� that God had for me. It was only a matter of time before I was aware of the awakening of my spiritual senses. When you look, you see. When you knock, the door is opened. When you seek you surely find what you are looking for, hallelujah! God has opened my eyes and ears, and taken me deeper than I ever knew I could go!

•  There is a door standing open in heaven. There is an invitation from the Lord which is issuing from the eternal realm. God invites His sons and daughters to come and sup with Him, to experience His abode and to see and know the things of heaven. He says �Come up here and see�. Know that God wants your spiritual eyes and ears to be opened. He wants you to know the eternal things that are a part of our inheritance in Jesus. Many people are wary of the spiritual realm only because they believe that it is not for them to experience, or that they cannot see these things until their lives on earth are over; but the Lord Jesus says �Come up here�. He says �Everything I have is yours. You are co-heirs with Me�! �Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.� (Ephesians 1:3). We are indeed blessed, and you and I can experience the wonder of those blessings in heavenly places because we are sons and daughters, and citizens of the heavenly realm. A door is symbolic of transition. On this side of the door is the physical realm, with all its limitations, while on the other side is the infinite amazement of Abba's house, the heavenly realm. He is calling us through. Just say �Yes�, and taste and see, and know that His world is good!

Thousands of years ago, Jacob had a supernatural dream when he laid his head down to sleep one night in the middle of the desert. (Genesis 28). He dreamed of angels going up and down on a ladder between heaven and earth. God was showing him a new possibility, the reality that can be ours. It was a revelation that there is a constant communication and connection between heaven and the earth through the sons and daughters of God. As we go through that door into a new level in God, and as we begin to experience what heaven holds, we can become a doorway, a ladder, a channel for heaven to be released on the earth. This is our mandate and our calling � to say what Jesus said to the Father: �Let Your Kingdom come, let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.� Everything in your life can change, if you choose to accept the invitation of the Holy Spirit today and you decide to step in and see what He wants to show you.

Dear friend, all these glorious revelations were given to John when he was �in the Spirit on the Lord's day� (Revelations 1: 10). It is clear that communing with our Lord in the language of the Spirit takes us deeper into Him and into all the heavenly revelations which we can only know through the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is because the things of the Spirit can only be discerned spiritually, and cannot be figured out with the mind or through our understanding. (1 Corinthians 2:14). Wherever you are in your walk with God, there is more for you than you have ever known before. What a prospect! There are doors within doors, wheels within wheels, and the infinite abundance of our glorious God to seek and receive! If you choose to step forward through this door of revelation trusting the blessed Holy Spirit, He will take your hand and lead you higher, and your life will never be the same again! All glory and honor to Jesus!

Minoli Haththotuwa, 03 August 2017

 

 

 

Suddenly! (Acts 16:25-26 ) 20 July 2017

"But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed." (NKJV)

This is a breakthrough Word for many of Abba's kids who have been waiting for answers. God has something amazing awaiting you. He is causing a shift in your life and it is going to happen suddenly!

Here we see Paul and Silas locked up and in chains in the depths of a very nasty jail. They had been unfairly arrested and beaten mercilessly from head to toe. Their feet were in stocks, and they were unable to even move in a dark, slimy, rat infested prison cell. However, at the darkest hour of the night, when they were thirsty and hot, and their wounds felt unbearably painful, they turned their hearts to Jesus and they lifted up their praise! They did not ask �why Lord?� and they did not pray for the situation to change. They did not regret their own act of kindness that brought them there, and they did not blame themselves or God. Instead, they opened their mouths and gave God glory, honor and praise. They knew that omnipotent, Yahweh God could change their situation in a moment, and they acknowledged His Lordship over their lives, as they worshiped Jesus just because He is worthy.

Dear friend, there is a miracle just waiting to happen for you and it is going to be activated by your praise. Maybe you have been feeling hemmed in from every side, blocked from your vision, and feeling helpless and out of control, BUT GOD! Perhaps people have maligned you and misunderstood you and not seen the gifting in you, BUT GOD. Perhaps you are in need of a heavenly healing miracle in your body, BUT GOD. You may have been waiting a very long time to see something change and you may be crying out for help and strength, wondering how much longer, BUT GOD! Dear friend, everything can change today. It is just when you feel things are darkest that you need to offer up some radical praise. This will bring breakthrough on multiple levels, not only for you, but also for people around you who will be affected by you pressing in to heaven. Your worship is going to shake and shatter some old foundations and set the captives free. Your miracle is in your mouth, it is in your heart! Stop focusing on what could have or should have happened and start to thank the Lord for the good thing that has already been seen. Praise Him for who He is. He is amazing, almighty, magnificent El Shaddai, the Ancient of Days, who is and who was and who is to come! He is Jesus the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, the Lion of Judah who roars over you with a fiery love, and still delights over you tenderly with singing. There is no name higher, no love greater. God is releasing a spirit of breakthrough to you even as you read this, as you decide to lift up your voice and worship the King of kings. Try it right now � just lift up your hands and thank Jesus loudly for a few minutes for what He has done! He is causing a rumbling and a rolling in the spiritual realm. He is bringing forth a shifting and a shaking. The discouragement is lifting, you can see the light breaking into the darkness. He has heard your prayers and seen your tears, and as fill your atmosphere with worship, there is an activation in the supernatural realm. Your world is aligning with His. Your miracle is here!

As you finish reading this message, I believe the Holy Spirit would have you remember two things to take away: 1) �But God� and 2) �Suddenly�. There is no situation so bad or so firmly set in stone that it cannot change in the twinkling of an eye, from its very foundations. We serve the omnipotent God for whom nothing is impossible. To live in Him is to live in the realm of miracles and all possibility, the realm of the �suddenly�. The breakthrough you are going to see is something lasting and permanent, something He is laying down into the very depths of your life, as Holy Spirit replaces bad foundations with strong, good ones. If you find it difficult to worship because of what you are currently going through, begin to think of all that God has done for you, and how He always came through for you. You will be amazed and unable to stop yourself giving thanks and praising Him for His unfailing love for you!

Abba loves you so much, friend. Expect your �suddenly�. But God�!

 

Minoli Haththotuwa, 20 July 2017

 

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