Monday, September 29, 2014

"The Overshadowing of The Lord Releases Favor and Influence"

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
Life is hectic; there are deadlines to meet, long to-do lists to check off, places to be, problems to solve, and obstacles to overcome. It is easy to get caught up in it all and to become overwhelmed or stressed by our obligations, lack, worry, and challenges. This is not good, because such things can make us feel separated from God, who is our refuge and fortress (see Psalm 91:2). Such feelings will not lead us to victory, will not produce the blessings, and will not help us one iota (please read the entire chapter of Psalm 91). (Photo via Pixabay)
To dwell in the secret place of the Most High is to rest, remain, and stay there. Every moment we are there, God is overshadowing us with His protection and glory. We are, therefore, constantly living under an open Heaven where everything becomes possible, where we are protected from dangerous and destructive circumstance (spiritual and natural), and where spiritual and natural blessings and promises manifest. Whenever we are in that awesome place of abiding relationship with the Lord, we are assured that He is overshadowing us, truly dwelling with us in prolonged habitation.
Overshadowed By the Holy Spirit
In Acts 4:29-31, the Believers gathered in one accord and prayed for more boldness to speak His word and for His hand to heal and perform signs, wonders, and miracles. It says the Holy Spirit came and dwelt in that place, shaking it, and overshadowing Peter, transforming his ministry style so that, wherever he went, the overshadowing of the glory of the Lord followed him. Such a tangible presence of the Lord rested upon him that people brought the sick and laid them in the street so that Peter's shadow would fall on them and they would be healed (see Acts 5:15).
Life Under His Wing
Job knew what it was to live under the shadow of the wing of the Almighty. It was a powerful place of anointing – an incredible place! He walked in favor, immense blessings, and protection, and he even awoke in the friendly counsel of God. In the following passage, we see that the shadow of God's wing is a very powerful, comforting, and fruitful place to be! Those who have been there once will crave to be there again. And those who have never been there will be enticed by this passage to long desperately to experience life under His wing. Hear Job's account of his nesting days: (Photo by Robert Bartow "Wings" via
"Oh, that I were as in the months past, as in the days when God watched over me; when His lamp shone upon my head, and when by His light I walked through darkness; just as I was in the days of my prime, when the friendly counsel of God was over my tent; when the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were around me; when my steps were bathed with cream, and the rock poured out rivers of oil for me!
"When I went to the gate by the city, when I took my seat in the open square, the young men saw me and hid, and the aged arose and stood; the princes refrained from talking, and put their hand on their mouth; the voice of nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouth. When the ear heard, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw, then it approved me; because I delivered the poor who cried out, the fatherless and the one who had no helper. The blessing of a perishing man came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind, and I was feet to the lame. I was a father to the poor, and I searched out the case that I did not know. I broke the fangs of the wicked, and plucked the victim from his teeth" (Job 29:2-17).
Read it again. How would you like to experience life like that? How would you like to cause the widow's heart to sing for joy, to be feet to the lame, to be a father to the poor? How would you like the power to break the fangs of the wicked and actually pluck the victim from the enemy's teeth? How would you like to awaken every morning and receive advice and strategy, formulas and solutions, and revelation into key areas? How would you like to receive answers to mysteries that confound the world?
Mighty Things Ahead
His overshadowing releases fresh favor to walk paths we've never tread and to influence spheres we've never impacted before.Suddenly, we might have opportunity to speak wisdom to a government official, which causes that official to overturn an ungodly decision or action. Or, God may give us the key to inspiring New Agers to seek God. Or, God may use us to release destiny in families in a way that impacts their extended families and their children's children's children's children. Or we may have newfound boldness to literally pluck the innocent out of the fangs of death. I'm sure we would all like that kind of anointing! (Photo via iStock)
I'm going for it! I want to experience more than just a few breakthroughs; I want to see entire families set into the order of divine justice, living not as victims in the fangs of death but as overcomers in the victory of the Lord! I want to see an outpouring of righteousness, of God's justice in the land. I've been blessed to be part of five great outpourings, and I've seen great and marvelous things, but I want more than that! Yes, I want to see His righteousness poured out!
How about you? You were born for this moment! You are alive for such a time as this!
Psalm 91 starts off with a powerful revelation: "He who dwells...." It's not just anybody, not all, but, "He who dwells...shall abide under the shadow of [My wing]." Some have seen His habitation, and they have made a habit out of dwelling in His place. These ones His wings will cover. Upon these ones, His blessings will manifest.
Among us, there are those who prefer to ascend into the hill of the Lord and those who prefer to stand in His holy place (see Psalm 24:3). Some have traveled through the outer temple court, through the inner court, and into the Holy of Holies. They've experienced God, are touched by Him – but thenwhoosh, out they go. These are the ascenders who come for the touch and then leave.
But there are others who won't leave that place for anything. They say, "I'm not leaving this place! I'm staying, abiding, and dwelling, because I have been given the priestly blessing. I wear the garment of salvation for glory and for beauty. I have unlimited access, and I, therefore, will stay right here in the habitation of God's glory!"
As Believers, we wear purified, priestly garments that cover our flesh, garments made "for glory and for beauty" (see Exodus 28:2, 40). We wear the beauty of His holiness upon us! We have that garment! And being fully clothed in it gives us access to the secret place of His presence. Jesus has made us priests and kings in the Kingdom (see Revelation 1:5-6).(Photo by Kevin Moffatt"Heaven's Delight – John's Joy" via
In Job 29:6, Job recalled the days of his prime when the friendly counsel of God was over his tent. Imagine waking up and seeing He's there! Imagine awakening with God over the tent! This is what happens when we remain in that Holy Place, aligned with Him and His thoughts. This is what it means to walk in the glory of His presence.
The glory doesn't lift but rests and settles upon us, in our wakefulness and in our sleep. It fills us afresh with the fatness of the richness of His oil – to the point that our lips cannot help but speak of His lovingkindness. Just as David did, we will praise God because, even when we are lying down at night, we cannot help but meditate on His glorious ways (see Psalm 63:1-2, 5-6).
Become a Gate
By abiding in the dwelling of the glory, we become gates who have the potential to see multitudes get delivered, healed, and born again. We have the potential to lead thousands upon thousands of people into the inner court. There revelation of the Word as more than simply a good teaching floods their hearts and becomes the very essence of their DNA, causing them to worship because of the vastness of the God they had never known before. Suddenly they understand, as the Illuminator illuminates the truth, ringing it true to their hearts, and they are flooded with praise, saying, "Oh! How majestic are You and Your ways, O Lord! Under the shadow of Your wing, I am protected."
In the abiding place of His presence, deep calls to deep and Spirit calls to spirit, telling of the reality of how big God really is. The impossible floods the heart, mind, and imagination with possibility, with the reality that He knew us before we were born, called us, and fashioned our days for us. Let us all pray,"Teach me Your ways, O Lord. Let me know You and Your ways." Let us purpose in our hearts to be overshadowed and to dwell in the secret place!
Enjoying Our Resurrection Life
This anointing also destroys yokes and removes burdens. When Jesus called Lazarus to come forth in John 11:43, Lazarus was resurrected and alive, but Jesus then followed up by saying to those there, "Loose him." He did this because Lazarus was still bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and until they came off, he could not fully enjoy resurrection life. When we are under the anointing, our grave clothes are loosed! By and by, we no longer see ourselves as other people say we are, but we see ourselves in the revelation of who Christ says we are! Habitually dwelling with Him brings this about! (Photo by Kevin Moffatt "Come Out!" via
Once we are through the gate named Christ and in the Holy of Holies, once we are clothed in righteousness, we don't have to go back to the outer court or the inner court; we can remain in there. Through His Blood, He made the way and made it possible. When He sees us garbed in our priestly garments, He doesn't see the mess; He sees glory and beauty. It's the right place to be! If we enter into a beautiful house but never get past the foyer, we won't ever really enjoy or appreciate the house. In the same way, as we enter the Lord's presence, He will turn on every light in welcome.
In Psalm 85:9, it says the Lord has saved us so His glory may dwell in our land; this means, those who are born again should be spreading and manifesting His glory. We must first experience victory in the Lord ourselves, and this victory happens when He overshadows us with His wings as we abide in Him. In that dwelling place, we experience the Spirit of burning, which releases the spirit of judgment and a canopy of glory, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night (see Isaiah 4:4-5).
Let's pray right now, "God, I give You permission to burn up everything that keeps me from learning to dwell with You." Now confess it often, "My heart is to dwell with You!"
Father God, I thank You for all the people reading this article. I decree and declare over their lives that they are covered by the cloud of glory! Now, Father, I ask for the overshadowing of the glory realm. I decree that they are walking in the strength and stature of Christ in them, that each one carries the weighty presence of the Lord. They are not satisfied just to touch the Holy Presence now and then, not content for a visitation here and there, but are earnestly seeking the habitation of Your glory resting upon them. I ask for all who have ears to hear to know a new and greater degree of Your tangible presence in their lives and in their households. I pray that the beauty of Your glory will even be seen by their children and their children's children.
God, release that fire and help us in every area where we are not making Your presence our habitation; bring us into alignment. Help us to know Your truth in our inward parts so that we may walk in a greater degree of Your glory. Make us beckoners who will see hundreds and hundreds set free in the mighty name of Jesus. (Photo by Jennifer Page "His Flame" via
Friends, I pray that each of you diffuses a greater fragrance of Christ's victory wherever you go and that He would surely overshadow you so that all you come into contact with would encounter His holy presence. I pray that you would become peacemakers and that you would release the priestly blessing everywhere you go. It is a whole new day. We are shucking off shame and condemnation. We are breaking out of doubt and unbelief. We are not just going to touch the glory, but we will abide and dwell in the secret place where nothing can touch us because we are protected under the shadow of His wing.
Let the fragrance of Your holy presence be upon Your people, Lord. Anoint them with fresh, fragrant oil! Wherever they tread, Lord, in coming days, I pray that their thoughts and minds will be with You, that they will tread as gatekeepers in the house of God, that as they open up the gate for the King of glory, it will release a blessing of the spiritual rain of Ezekiel to bring breakthrough, righteousness, peace, and joy. May they bring salvation, the victory of the justice that Jesus delivered at the Cross, and Your victory!
You have an invitation to not only dwell with the Lord and continually experience the magnificence of His presence, His protection, and His many blessings, but to also draw close to His heart and develop a life of communion together. Such a mutually abiding life requires a decision on your part, a resolve and perseverance. I highly recommend memorizing the entire sixteen verses of Psalm 91 for further encouragement. The vastness of God is beyond your understanding. Press into it right now!
Keith and Janet Miller
Stand Firm World Ministries

Keith and Janet Miller minister throughout the U.S. and internationally, across denominational boundaries, with a vibrant teaching, preaching, and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, seeing entire cities and regions impacted by the glory of the LORD! Keith and Janet have founded and pastored a church. Keith is also a conference speaker, and he and Janet are regular guests on Christian television. They have put together Apostolic Revival Teams to see entire regions powerfully impacted with a fresh anointing, fresh oil, and an increase of a deeper passion for JESUS. Keith and Janet's hearts are to see God's people released and walking in their destiny for the LORD, to see the advancement of the Kingdom of God through each person's life, and the effective working of HIS mighty power through the Believer's life.

Friday, September 26, 2014

"We Are Entering the Jewish New Year 5775 – Promises Await You"

Prophetic Declarations and Insights: Fulfillment of His Promises!
As I have been praying and studying in recent weeks. The Holy Spirit has impressed on my soul much about what we will enter into this Jewish new year. The Hebrew calendar for this year is 5775. It is very prophetic as we study and start to understand the meaning of the Hebrew numbers.
The Hebrew calendar began the 24-26th of September, with the 2-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the new year and it means literally "head of the year" in Hebrew. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination, and repentance ending with Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement.
This festival is always celebrated with apples, pomegranates, and honey. This is a prophetic declaration that we will have a sweet new year and see the fulfillment of His promises!
Let me start with leading up to this word with a vision my wife, Jessa, had 2 days ago in Ohio. We were in worship and she saw angels with gold trumpets. They were blowing the trumpets and out of the trumpets came scrolls which were the mysteries, revelation, knowledge and wisdom of the Kingdom of God.
I know as we prepare to move into this new year, God is releasing the true treasures of wisdom, knowledge and understanding so we can get breakthrough and advance His Kingdom. Those scrolls were impartations and blueprints for Kingdom building.
Prophetic Insights for 5775
Below are seven declarations with prophetic insights about the Hebrew number 5775. Be prayerful over each one.
1. When we see in the Spirit with the revelation of this Jewish new year 5775, we now see that this will be a year of the double portion. It is a season of great overflow, blessing, and provision. It is the number for completion, rest, wholeness, and blessing for this new year.
2. It is the time for the Lord to enter into the house of the open door.It is also a time of nourishment, food, and
the sword (in the natural and spiritual) with the Sword of the Spirit (His Word) being triumphant. There is a cutting away of every resistance to His provision.
3. It is also the year of the Crowned King: An apostolic year of Christ and his Sword with a focus on the 5-fold gifts and apostolic ministry.The Hebrew letter for 5 is "Grace" which also speaks of the 5-fold ministry in the Church. Expect a new release and focus on the gifts of the Spirit because there are two 5's in the 5775 causing this year to be double or double grace.
4. "Watch and see" the Lord entering the open doors of our lives and fill the open doors of His house and His people. He is also watching over His word to perform it. This year is represented with an eye (seer) meaning: watching to see, discerning, understanding and knowing. It's a time for renewed watching and seeing.
5. The Year 2015 is over also overlapping with the Hebrew calendar year 5775. It is also a year of resting in the Lord and resting in the promise.This is the time to enter into the land and possess the promises. Taking back the land is a big part of this year's grace. The unique thing about the year 5775 is this is also called the Sabbatical Year where we rest from all of our works and warfare.
6. This is the year where the Lord enters into us, our hearts, our lives, and His house in a new and fresh way. The Lord will overflow in us.
7. God is entering in to the open doors of our heart and life, and those who open their churches and businesses to Him. It is a time of fresh creative miracles and prophetic overflow! 5774 was the year of the Open Door, and now 5775 is the year of "Entering into" the Open Doors. The Lord will step with you through the doors that have been open. (Photo via geograph)
It will be an amazing season where the double portion of God will come from Him entering into the hearts with an open door and heart to Him. He is bringing the overflow, nourishment, food, rest, and transformation. The Apostolic release will be manifested in a greater way this year and we will take the sword and contend for our inheritances and will see great victories.
Todd Bentley
Fresh Fire USA

Todd Bentley: Healing evangelist, revivalist, and author, Todd Bentley is the founder of Fresh Fire USA. As a teenager, Todd, an alcoholic and drug addict, had a dramatic life-changing encounter with the saving, delivering power of God. Today, Todd and his Fresh Fire team travel the world to lead the lost into the miraculous, delivered and set free, and launched into the reality of intimate relationship with Jesus. The passion of Todd's life and ministry to the nations is souls and to see others experience the transferable, tangible anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Are You Ready To Give Birth To Your Destiny?

"Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle." –Erma Bombeck

You may be asking yourself, "What does pregnancy have to do with my life?" Well, a great deal – especially when used in a metaphorical sense. We all know pregnancy can be uncomfortable. The nausea, aching joints, and back pain prove that it's not for the faint of heart!
But for the expectant mother, embracing the challenges is just as important as embracing the dreams for an amazing future of the child yet unborn to time. Will he or she have the grace of Maya Angelou, the courage of Mahatma Gandhi, the conviction of Martin Luther, or the imagination of Steve Jobs?

Just as expectant parents dream of their child's future potential, your heavenly Father dreams of the great potential born within you. He is expectant!

Before you were even conceived, God prepared an assignment for you to accomplish and a purpose for you to fulfill (see Jeremiah 1:5).
Seasons of Struggle Lead to Your Purpose
There are four things I want to remind you of and encourage you with today:
1. You have been endowed with a unique gift – a representation of Christ that once formed in you can be uniquely revealed through you (see Galatians 4:19).
Jennifer Page2. You have been placed on the earth at this time in history, in this generation, "For such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).
3. You are not a mistake; you are in the right place at the right time, having been chosen and called by God, "Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world" (Ephesians 1:4).
4. You are God's champion in whatever arena He has placed you (see 1 Timothy 6:12). (Photo by Donna Smallenberg "For Such a Time as This" via
However, like King David, you must endure seasons of struggle and stand up to your Goliath-sized challenges before the champion in you is unveiled.
There will be a season when your potential is hidden, another when it is called out. There will be a season of preparation, a season of testing, and finally, a season when it is revealed and refined. You must learn to be patient in the process as God completes the good work He has begun in you according to Philippians 1:6. You must "let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing" (James 1:4).
Delivery Day Will Come: Push
One of the challenges of pregnancy is waiting for the delivery day to arrive. Especially in the last trimester when the weight of the child is felt on every level, a heaviness sets in that may seem unbearable, yet there is nothing to do but wait. Yet even in the waiting, you know delivery day will come.
The Rev. Faisal Malick offers the following advice for such a season: "If you are pregnant with a baby, with a ministry, with a task, you have to give birth to it. If you have not felt new life stir within you for a while, allow the presence and the glory of God to revive it, and then pray for wisdom to carry it."

I decree that whatever it is you are carrying for God will not be miscarried!
I challenge you to turn a season of waiting into a season of prayer. My newest release PUSH: Persevere Until Success Happens through prayer provides the motivation you need to purposefully wait on the Lord. As you ask God to reveal His glory through you, I challenge you to pray for:
• Strength – to carry the weight of the gifts, calling, and assignment God has given you;
• Support – for co-laborers and prophetic midwives who will help you birth your dreams;
• Insight – to recognize God's provision as it is revealed;
• Discernment – to know when your season for birthing has come.
May God empower and inspire you as you give birth to His purposes in your life!
Dr. Cindy Trimm
Cindy Trimm International

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A best-selling author, high impact teacher, and former senator, Dr. Trimm is a sought-after empowerment specialist, revolutionary thinker, and transformational leader. She has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst for change and voice of hope to the nations. Dr. Trimm combines her wealth of leadership expertise with her depth of spiritual understanding to reveal life-transforming messages that empower and inspire. Seasoned with humor, compassion, revelatory insight, and personal candor, Dr. Trimm opens minds and touches hearts with Biblically-based principles of inner healing and personal empowerment. Pulling on her background in government, education, psychology, and human development, Dr. Trimm translates hard-hitting spiritual insights into everyday language that empower individuals to transform their lives—helping change the path people take in search of meaning, dignity, purpose, and hope.