A review of the resounding revelation brought forth this past week. For those who thought you missed it, you really didn’t. For those who need seconds, here you go! Let the Word of God resonate throughout your being; for we were created from God’s Divinely-loving lips.
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.” – 2 Corinthians 13:5-6
How often do you examine yourself, my brother? How regularly do you take stock in your faith, my sister? This should be a regular exercise!
The Greek word for “examine” as used here is peirazo (pr. pi-rad-zo), which means “to test, endeavor” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Webster’s Dictionary defines “endeavor” as “to achieve or reach.” Whose plans are you reaching for, sons and daughters of the Most Purposeful God? Are you reaching for your own, or are you aligning your will with the perfect Will of your Father? Your Daddy’s plans for you are good plans, and way better than anything you can come up with for yourself! (Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 55:8-9).
Are your thoughts and words making tires flat?
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” – Psalm 127:1-2
I recently had a dream where I was with someone, who I knew but didn’t know, in a car lot. I sensed this was a spiritual facility. The person who I was accompanying began to shoot the tires of these vehicles; thus rendering them flat. He was able to affect two automobiles before I could to stop him.
The Lord spoke to me regarding this “person.” I knew that I knew him; but yet didn’t recognize this fellow. This individual represented old thoughts that had manifested into new patterns and language, which were causing tires to go flat. Bullets, when interpreted symbolically, generally mean words. These can be literal words that we speak to or about others, or they can be wrong spiritual words that we release into the atmosphere.
The locust, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm
“And I [The Lord] will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” – Joel 2:25
Many of us have claimed the promise of this verse, coming into agreement with God restoring the years that were ravaged. And we should. However, how many of us ever focused on the four insects mentioned in this passage? I never have until the Lord put it in my spirit.
I must admit, that after I researched the Hebrew origins of these four critters, I still didn’t see it. I said “Lord, what are you trying to show me for your people on today?” He gave me what I believe is to be released at this time; but I do know there is much more revelation to this that I am not currently seeing. What I do know is that our Lord God Almighty wanted me to press in for this Scripture and impart it to you for this day.
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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Matthew is founder of HMD Ministries, and sits under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Don Lyon of Faith Center Ministries International in Rockford, Illinois, where he serves as an associate pastor.