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Our Most Powerful Weapon

Our most powerful weapon is love.

For those who carry love, now is the time for its release.

This weapon of love is strategic. It does not operate as a one-size-fits-all solution, but adapts to the needs of every situation. It is the love of God which has been poured into our hearts (Rom. 5:5).

We cannot understand all the workings of this love; we didn’t create it. Our trust in its creator determines the degree to which we trust this love. It operates through creative mystery. It carries wisdom and foreknowledge which already address the strengths and weaknesses of every foe. We need never fear that our arsenal is insufficient.

Love is also the safest weapon; it only overcomes its opposition. All else, love enriches, so allowing it to freely flow does no harm.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”  (Eph 6:12 ESV)

Jesus told His disciples, “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Mat. 10:16 ESV)

This is kingdom warfare.

I  love this life.


12-5-2018 addendum
Today I saw love as the water Dorothy threw at the wicked witch (The Wizard of Oz). Water is typically a life-giving blessing, but it caused wickedness to melt and disappear.


 

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A Hissing Tongue

Tonight I read about protests occurring in France and asked the Lord what he wanted to show me about what was happening there. I saw a long snake tongue. It was so wide and long that I thought the snake must be huge, but I saw no snake body. I didn’t even see a snake mouth, just a long hissing tongue. With no body to back it up, no strength was available to this tongue.

The tongue was hissing lies. The tongue was wide and long so its lies appeared powerful, but they were just lies.

I saw the tongue mimic a boa constrictor, trying to wrap around people and choke out their life, but it couldn’t. It was just a tongue after all, just hissing lies.

Seeing it energizes and targets my prayer.

I love this life.

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Knowing Hearts

I sometimes walk on a track near my home. One woman I always bid hello as we pass is a woman who wears a scarf.

Once she held a new grandchild as she walked. She proudly showed him to me as I neared her. I stopped to share her joy and show her a picture of my daughter who was 8  months pregnant.

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. I decided to walk the track after arriving home from our day’s outing. I sat down for a moment and when I looked up, there was my friend. She reached out her hand to take mine in greeting. We haven’t seen each other in over three months. We hugged, and I showed her a short phone video of my first grandchild. She kissed her finger and placed it on my phone’s screen.

She looked at me and said, “Farsi, no English.” But she could say, “Walk.” So we walked together silently, as chums can. There is something about this woman that draws me. We reached the path to my home, I said good-bye, and we shared another hug.

I just realized that we have not exchanged names.

Next time we will. I’ll learn how to introduce myself in Farsi.

I love this life.

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You See Weakness?

I had an experience (a vision?  a translation? I’m not sure.) with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. In this experience, I prophesied and prayed over him, and then had the thought that I should speak regarding his humility (or lack thereof – yes, I was being judgmental). I placed my hands on his shoulders, and I was overcome by the humility I felt in this man.

That experience was 8 months ago, and it came to mind again today. I knew I had sensed only a drop of the humility that was present. It was larger than President Trump. I was sensing a drop of God’s unlimited humility. God’s love had released the power of His humility in the president.

“So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love.” (Rom. 8:38a TPT)  “It is through Him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said, ‘Our lineage comes from Him.'” (Acts 17:28 TPT)

Whatever dwells in God’s love belongs to us. His love is a gift. Though I may judge others and myself as being weak in areas, God’s truth is that where we are weak, He is strong. We carry His strength because it dwells in His love.

God was showing me this truth regarding President Trump while reminding me it is also true regarding me. There are times I agree with messages declaring my weakness. Such messages are meant to blind me to God’s power in me. Wisdom agrees with His love.

The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he answered me, ‘My grace is always more than enough for you, and My power finds its full expression through your weakness.’ So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.” (TPT)

I love this life.

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Government Leaders – Kingdom Thinking

“Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God.” (Rom. 13:1 TPT)

“And pray for every political leader and representative, so that we would be able to live tranquil, undisturbed lives…”  (1 Tim. 2:2 TPT)

God set up earthly authorities and  directed us to pray for them. My prayers were transformed when I applied a truth found in 1 Corinthians 13. I can do a good thing — such as praying for my leaders — but without love, it profits me nothing (1 Cor. 13:3). As I learned how to apply sincere, unconditional love to my prayers, I felt their power increase.

“…tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!”  (Jam. 5:16 TPT)

Love grows for my leaders as I pray. God loves every person he creates, which includes my leaders. Through the Holy Spirit, God’s endless love has been poured into my heart (Rom. 5:5). Therefore, His love for my leaders is in my heart; I just need to let it flow.

Love, compassion and mercy flow more readily as I remember that people are not my enemies.

“Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms.”  (Eph. 6:11-12 TPT)

No person is my enemy, but Jesus gave me authority over the real enemies.

“Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.”  (Luke 10:19 TPT)

My leaders are not my enemy, and I am never helpless under their authority. I can pray for my leaders  and exercise authority over my enemies. This is kingdom living.

“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make.” (Pro. 3:5 TPT)

I love this life.

 

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A Warfare Strategy

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A person is never our problem. “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”  (Eph. 6:12 ESV)

If we believe people are our problem, we can be used as weapons in spiritual warfare. One of the enemy’s strategies is to set us against one another. The strategy’s goal is to set us in opposition to God’s heart of unconditional love.

This strategy depends on each of us being deceived into believing and speaking fear and anger. As we plant these word-seeds, we reap a harvest that continues the cycle (Mat. 13). Our ongoing participation of sowing and reaping is key to this strategy’s success. In other words, we take over and work the strategy formed against God and against us. The strategy is effective because it is a perversion of God’s plan for peace on earth, goodwill toward men.

“Beloved, let us love one another.” (1 John 4:7 ESV)

 

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Kingdom Opportunities

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“From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the realm of heaven’s kingdom is bursting forth, and passionate people have taken hold of its power.” (Mat. 11:12 TPT)

I am studying this verse today, reviewing each word with my concordance. As I meditate on these words, I see the kingdom of heaven pressing in to manifest itself on earth. Likewise, I see believers pressing in to seize kingdom truth and love.

I’m inspired.

As I meditate, the story of Joshua comes to mind. I hear God’s recurring message to Joshua as an invitation to me – Be strong and courageous for you have been given this land (Joshua 1).

God’s assignment for the master craftsman Bezaleel also comes to mind (Exo. 31:1-6). Kingdom life is creative. Bezaleel means –  In the shadow of God; God hovered over Bezaleel releasing creative understanding. I know God releases creative understanding to me too.

I have much to learn and much to do. Jesus said, “Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”  (Mat. 11:29-30 TPT)

“Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.” (Eph. 6:10 TPT).

I love this life.

 

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