“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…”
1 Corinthians 14:33a
Is this dream really from God? Does your dream line up with the word of God? If you are confused about your dream, it will never come true. You cannot change where you are unless you are sure of where you’re going. Seek God. He has the answers. He knows exactly where this vision, dream, or ministry is going. He knows the next step you should take. God has a plan for that dream, vision, or ministry. Know the plan, then run with it.
Pray and ask God for a clear vision. Ask God to direct your path. God has big plans for you. He knows the plans He has for you. Seek Him for direction. Tune your ear to His still small voice so that you don’t miss the opportunities He has set up for you.
Here are some tools for creating an atmosphere for your dreams to become reality:
Know that He can do anything!
“Is anything too hard for the Lord? God can do anything you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
-Ephesians 3: 20
Dream big! Whatever dream God has given you, that is only the tip of the iceberg. He is capable of bigger. God is will do greater than you can ask or think according to the power that works in you. What is that power? Faith is a key ingredient to making your dream a reality. Abraham was fully persuaded that God would do what He promised. God promised Abraham and Sarah a child. They were considered past the age of having children by the world’s standards. Abraham knew that God could do anything. If God promised it, He will perform it. At the age of 100 and 90 respectively, God made their dream a reality.
Even though God called Abraham and placed a dream in his heart, he was required to obey and walk in faith. It’s the same today. If you want the kind of results Abraham got, then you have to walk by faith like he did. God is going to make that dream come true. It’s just a matter of time. God says that if you don’t get weary and don’t faint, then you will reap in due season.
We need to learn to thank the Lord for closed doors just as much as we do for open doors. The reason God closes doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us.
If he didn't close the wrong door we would never find our way to the right door. Even when we don't realize it, God directs our paths through the closing and opening of doors. When one door closes, it forces us to change our course. Another door closes; it forces us to change our course yet again.
Then finally, we find the open door and walk right into our blessing. But instead of praising God for the closed door (which kept us out of trouble), we get upset because we "judge by the appearances." And in our own arrogance, or ignorance, we insist that we know what is right.
We have a very present help in the time of need who is always standing guard. Because He walks ahead of us, He can see trouble down the road and HE sets up road blocks and detours accordingly. But through our lack of wisdom we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour signs. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying "Lord how could this happen to me?"
We have got to realize that the closed door was a blessing. Didn't He say that "No good thing will He withhold from them that love Him?"
If you get terminated from your job - don't be down, instead thank God for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves - it might be a better job, or an opportunity to go to school. If that man or woman won't return your call - it might not be them, it might be the Lord setting up a roadblock (just let it go).
One time a person had a bank he had been doing business with for many years tell him "NO" for a $10,000 loan. The Lord led him to call another bank. That bank approved a $40,000 loan for him at a lower interest rate than his own bank had advertised.
I'm so grateful, for the many times God has closed doors to me, just to open them in the most unexpected places. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way." (Psalms 37:23) The mountain top is glorious, but it is in the Valley that I will grow!
Always Remember God gives you...
Enough Happiness to keep you Sweet
Enough Trials to keep you Strong
Enough Sorrows to keep you Human
Enough Hope to keep you Happy
Enough Failure to keep you Humble
Enough Success to keep you Eager
Enough Friends to give you Comfort
Enough Wealth to meet your Needs
Enough Enthusiasm to make you look forward
Enough Faith to banish depression, and
Enough Determination to make each day a better day than the last.
Life must be lived forward but can only be understood backwards. Commit to the Lord in whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
If you love God share this. He will continue to open and close doors for you.
There is an old saying that I love. It goes like this: If all else fails, lower your expectations." Now, you may be thinking. . .that expression doesn't apply to me. I always try to do my best. I agree that in the material world, material guys and girls like us work hard to achieve perfection. But when it comes to working for God, most of us try to get by on less.
David was the poster child for raising the bar. When Samuel the prophet went to Bethlehem to anoint a future king, he met up with Jesse and seven of his sons. By all accounts, the seven boys were strapping young men but none of them was the one chosen to be king. The old man found David, the youngest, out in the pasture tending to a flock of sheep. On the spot, a boy was anointed with oil and rushed into stardom. Obviously, that would be enough excitement for a few days, but David found himself in King Saul's court and the king didn't like the young man. While dodging Saul's foul temperament, David agreed to fight a giant who was reported to be nine feet tall. Armed with only a staff, a sling and five stones, David knocked the giant down with a single blow.
David was far from perfect. His illicit affair with Bethsheba angered God so much that He ordered the death of their only child. David's other children often turned on each other and on their father. Certainly, David did not have a perfect life, but when God called him into battle, he went. He prayed over his failures and his victories, and when he sinned, he admitted it.
David's life would have been totally altered if he had lowered his expectations. He would have refused the kingship out of childish fear; he never could have gone out in battle against a giant; he would have run from Saul; during personal defeats, he would have begged God to end his life instead of pleading with God to restore it.
When God calls you to do battle with injustice, do you stand up or run? When the call goes out to serve with a willing spirit, do you make excuses or start packing? As your life takes a negative turn, do you get better or bitter?
David is not the only giant of God, you know.
There's one on your street and in your house.
Written by Myra Smith
Posted at www.AnchorYourLife.com
New Living Translation
16 Powerful kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. 17 I will exchange your bronze for gold, your iron for silver, your wood for bronze, and your stones for iron. I will make peace your leader and righteousness your ruler. 18 Violence will disappear from your land; the desolation and destruction of war will end. Salvation will surround you like city walls, and praise will be on the lips of all who enter there. 19 “No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 20 Your sun will never set; your moon will not go down. For the Lord will be your everlasting light. Your days of mourning will come to an end. 21 All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with my own hands in order to bring myself glory. 22 The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”
I heard a saying once, "Faith moves mountains but favor caused others to move the mountain for you." You are in a season of unusual favor. You will need to get a journal or a notebook to right down what God is getting ready to do for you. God has been working diligently behind the scenes of your life. When you experience need, God is going to send someone to bless you. God is going to give you peace in ever situation if you trust Him. Those people who persecuted you, lied on you, and planned your downfall are going to disappear. Those people are going to have to apologize and admit what God is doing to you and through you. Your days of why and when are coming to an end. God is sending people into your life to move mountains for you. Don't doubt if what you have doesn't look like much; little is much in the kingdom of God.
Your God has brought you into your wealthy place. Nothing can stop the favor of the Lord. The favor of God super cedes favor with man. Since God is for you, He will make it happen at the right time. God is unleashing things that you never thought of in your wildest dreams. He has given you so much favor, it is ridiculous. Ask for what you need. Call in resources from the North, South, East, and West. Anything that pertains to your life and/or ministry...ask for it now in the name of Jesus.
New International Version
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
God's timing is perfect. You are saying that time is of the essence. You may be in crisis. "God, they are talking about coming to get my car or they want to evict me. " You may be saying,"God, I'm getting old. When will I get married and have children?" Maybe this is your situation, "God,I need a raise.I've been on this job a year and a half already. When can I go back to school?" You may be tired of being sick. You are tired of going to doctor after doctor; being prescribed pill after pill. You need an answer. "God, when will I get better?"
You may be dealing with an issue in ministry. You want to know why the ministry God gave you isn't growing like you think it should. You may say God called me to be a pastor but I only have 50 regular members and only 15 or 20 of the tithe. Or God, you called me to be an evangelist but no one I witness to seems to receive me. Maybe God has given you a vision to start a new ministry to pregnant teens but you can't seem to get support. Maybe God told you or your spouse to start your own business. Finances are shaky at best. The business isn't really making a profit. It doesn't seem to be growing and you want to throw in the towel.
Hold on! Timing is everything. God's timing is sure. He makes everything happen when it is supposed to. He makes everything beautiful in its time, not yours.
19Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,What is the key to an answered prayer? You know God hear your prayer, but you're not sure if He will do what you asked.God says come boldly before the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace to help in a time of need.
It takes boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.What is boldness? Boldness is a wonderful thing. You are commanded to be bold. Boldness is not arrogance. Boldness is assurance that God will give you grace and mercy when you come before His throne. Boldness is unwavering faith. He will honor your request because you entered into the holiest covered by the blood of Jesus and in Jesus' name.
Confidence is key!
|2 Timothy 1:6|
King James Version
6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Are you using the gift God gave you? God has given everyone gifts to use for His glory. Even if you don't use the gift for His glory, He doesn't take it back. Gifts are without repentance. Your gift will make room for you. That gift was given to sustain you. If your gift is sewing, why not start a Christian clothing line? If your gift is helping the sick, why not go into the medical field. There are things that just come naturally to you. No one ever taught you how to do it. Even your job is for God's glory. There are people that you have been sent there to touch.
1 Timothy 4:14
New International Version
14Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
You may have a word spoken to you in regard to ministry. You may have been trying to run from the call. You may have answered the call, but you are holding back because you are worried about what people will say. Stir the pot. Wake up the ministry that has been lying dormant in you. You don't need a title to do the work. Do the work and the title come in due season. If God called you to be a worship leader, you better sing. Sing in the church, the shower, the car, wherever. If you are called to evangelize, tell people about Jesus everywhere you go.Talk about Him in the grocery store, barber shop, at the doctor's office.
Don't die on the vine.Stir up that gift, stir up that ministry, stir up that business. It's not dead, it's asleep.
John 15:16 King James Version
16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Psalm 139:17-18 King James Version
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Zechariah 2:8 King James Version
8For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Zephaniah 3:17 King James Version
17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
God is a choosy lover. Aren't you glad He chose you. He could have chosen anyone but He chose you. He ordained you to bring forth fruit. He said ask for..whatever it is. Ask for it in His name and He'll give it to you. He sent His Son to die for you. It wasn't the nails that kept Him on the cross, it was you...His love for you. You are the apple of His eye. Anyone that messes with you will feel His wrath.
God is choosy. He chose you. He is always thinking about you. His thoughts about you are innumerable. What manner of love is this? There is no love like the love of God. His love is perfect. His love asks for nothing in return. Love is who He is. He is always there. He always answers your call. Rest in His love. He rejoices over you. He is so in love with you that it causes Him to sing. Who wouldn't love a God like that? Who wouldn't serve a God like that?
He is singing a love song for you right now. Do you hear it? He will quiet you with His love. If no one tells you today, you are loved. You are loved with a perfect love.
24-26Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o'clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. "A ghost!" they said, crying out in terror.
27But Jesus was quick to comfort them. "Courage, it's me. Don't be afraid."
28Peter, suddenly bold, said, "Master, if it's really you, call me to come to you on the water."
29-30He said, "Come ahead."
Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, "Master, save me!"
If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat! Now is the time for change. Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunities God has given you. God has set up divine appointments and connections. Do not miss out on what God is doing. It takes faith and courage to do something new. Embrace change. Change is inevitable. God never changes but you must. God does not put new wine in old skins.
Peter was not afraid to get out of the boat. Peter was bold. He jumped out of the boat. He had the faith to do the impossible. He walked on water with Jesus. It is impossible to walk on water on your own. Jesus is calling you out of the boat. Peter lost his nerve and began to sink. He cried out to Jesus and He saved him. There will be times when you lost your nerve and begin to sink. You keep walking. If you start to sink, call on Jesus...He is mighty to save. There may be a storm raging around you, keep walking.
Get out of the boat!
* This morning as I was in prayer and mediation, God gave me Joshua 1:3. He told me to tell you that everywhere your foot touches, He is going to give you.
New Living Translation
A psalm of David
1 Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.
A promotion is coming. Right now, you are in boot camp. You are in the midst of a battle. "I know it's hard", says the Lord. You are not in the fight alone. Jesus is fighting along side. The angels have your back. The fight is fixed. You have already won the battle. Then what is the purpose of the fight?, you might be asking. You are becoming a skillful warrior. You are a threat to Satan's kingdom. He is trying to kill you. He has failed.
The more you fight, the better at it you become. How do you become great at anything? You practice. Some of the battles you face are not your battles. You have to help your brothers and sisters fight too. Sometimes, you have to help your brother fight sickness or help your sister fight depression. Like Nehemiah, you cannot come down off the wall. You are commanded to fight and work, work and fight. There will have times of rest but stay alert. Celebrate your victories. After every victory comes another battle. Don't be caught off guard.
God is not punishing you. He is not angry with you. On the contrary, He is pleased with you. He is training you, training you for greatness. This is preparation for a promotion.
A Pilgrim Song of David 1-3
How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along! It's like costly anointing oil flowing down head and beard, Flowing down Aaron's beard, flowing down the collar of his priestly robes. It's like the dew on Mount Hermon flowing down the slopes of Zion. Yes, that's where God commands the blessing, ordains eternal life.
It is a beautiful thing to fellowship with your family. If you are a child of God, you have an extended family like no other. Wonderful things happen when you fellowship with other Christians. It is easy to make excuses not to, because one of the places that warfare occurs is in the church. You may have thought or said that Sis. So and SO gets on your nerves or Bro. You-know-who is annoying. But what does the Word say about it?
The Bible says don't forsake the fellowship. Jesus teaches that your brothers and sisters are those who do the will of your Father. There is a special blessing, a special anointing poured out when God's children get together. He commands a blessing. Not only do two put ten thousand demons to flight, put that brother or sister may have a word from God for you. Or, he or she may be one of the funniest people you will ever meet. They may have information about a house, car, job, a doctor, etc. But it will be what you need at the time. You might find out that you had a lot in common. Bonds are formed in fellowship.
The devil's plan is to keep us divided so he can conquer. But he is a liar! Don't forsake the fellowship, there is a guaranteed blessing.
New American Standard Bible
4Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;
Did God really say that? You are asking yourself why God, why? You may be asking when God, when? You are questioning if this was God at all. The hardest thing to do when God promises you something is to wait. God says, " Yes, it was Me". Don't leave where you are.You are in place for the fulfillment of the promise.
God is pulling you out of that microwave mentality. You live in a time where everything is almost instant. You don't have to wait until you get home to make a phone call. You can get a full meal in a few minutes. You can access information on any subject via the Internet in seconds. You don't have to stop and pay a toll, you can use E-Z Pass. You live in an "I want it now" time. God is moving in your behalf even though you don't see it. Rest assured, you heard God correctly. Yes, it's yours. Wait on the Lord.
22In his right hand is the lot marked for Jerusalem: to set battering rams, to open the mouth calling for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a war cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up siege mounds, and to build siege towers.
This is a war cry! Pick up your weapons, it's time to fight! The Commander-In-Chief says,"Sound the alarm". It is time to knock down some walls. Grab hold of the battering ram. There is no time for a pity party. Cry later, it is time to fight. Your adversary is lurking. What is his mission? To devour you. He exists to kill you, steal from you and to destroy you. He takes his assignment seriously. He has taken it up a notch. All of hell has swelled against you.
God is calling forth His army. It is time for the foot soldiers to be promoted to front line soldiers. God is training snipers in the spirit. Fast, pray, sow seeds,worship and praise like never before. You must know your target and hit bull's eye every time. This is a war cry to all of the warriors. Snipers, are commanded to come forth. A sniper is an infantry soldier who specializes in shooting from a concealed position over longer ranges than regular infantry, often with a specially designed or adapted sniper rifle. It requires skill in marksmanship, camouflage and field craft. Front line soldiers are commanded to come forth. A front line soldier is a person who contends or serves in any cause. A front line soldier lays down their life for the cause. He or she knows they are sent to die.
Sound the alarm. This is a war cry! Jesus is leading the charge. The kingdom suffers violence, and the violent take it by force!
30He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]
There is a blessing in brokenness. You are emptied out so that God can pour Himself into you. You have to be broken so that He can fix you for His purpose. God matures you in the breaking. He teaches you to lean on Him. He is able to fix character flaws. You must decrease so He can increase.
God's love is so great that He will remove the parts He can't use. He will use a high pressure situation to do it. You usually don't see it coming. Those things the enemy uses to try to destroy you, actually is a golden opportunity. If you really give it to God , you'll see the blessing in the brokenness. God wastes nothing. He uses it to change you into something else. Without warning, God will allow a situation to come suddenly or violently. If you are obedient in the midst of the storm to everything God says, you get the blessing that He intended for you.
At the end of the breaking, a radical change occurs. Your walk, talk, the way you relate to people and God is revolutionized. The person you were is gone. People are going to mourn the old you. You may long for the old you at times. But God and Heaven are rejoicing over the new you.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
7 But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ. 8 More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ —the righteousness from God based on faith. 10 [My goal] is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.
You are in a wonderful place, a place of risk. To be fully satisfied in your walk with Christ, you must be willing to risk everything. In order to gain, you must lose. You have to be willing to risk abandonment, your reputation, your car, house, job, family, friends, money, health...everything. But nothing compares to the reward of losing for the sake of Christ. I know that sounds strange. All your accomplishments, all your righteousness is as filth to God.
A place of risk is complete surrender to the will of God. It is a process and the process is not easy. It is a faith walk. In this walk you will suffer some loss. What's the reward? Eternal life is your reward. Your reward is to know Jesus intimately. You have to know Jesus in the fellowship of His suffering. He gave His life for you. You gain a more abundant life. Must Jesus bare the cross alone and the rest of us go free? No. Your life is hidden in Christ. There is no better place to be.
You are experiencing an extreme makeover. Jesus is the master of the makeover. He makes you beautiful and acceptable to the Father. Count it all joy, because you have put yourself in a place of risk, you will reign with Jesus in the end.
English Standard Version
3They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.
Finish the assignment. You have come too far to stop. You have come too far to turn around. I know it's painful. I know it's uncomfortable.There are times when you are not even sure this "baby" is still alive because there has been no movement. You are going through changes that you don't understand.
You don't have any strength left. You are tired of being pregnant. You have been down this road before. You get to the same place and stop.The decision is yours. You can abort the spiritual baby that you are carrying. Or,you can bring the baby forth. Pray for strength. Are you going to continue to get here and stop?
You are at the point of birth, PUSH! Pray until something happens. Praise until something happens. You were given the assignment for a reason. You were born for this. No one else can complete it. This assignment is yours. What God has given you to do, is for you to do. Take nothing for the journey. Stop trying to drag other people along. Wipe away the sweat and tears. Put the doubt out of your mind. Don't focus the fact that you haven't felt it kick in a while. That thing is not dead. If you think it's dead speak to it. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead also lives in you(Rom.8:11). Do whatever you have to do but, Finish The Assignment!
New International Version
8 Then the word of the LORD came to him: 9 "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food." 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?" 11 As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread." 12 "As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die." 13 Elijah said to her,"Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' " 15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
"But God, all I have is..." God told you what He requires of you. Yet,everyday you are faced with your limitations and inadequacies. God knows the beginning and the end. But here you are in the middle trying to understand how you are going to make it to the end. Let's examine Elijah and the widow. Elijah had to trust God for what he needed. God sent him to this widow. This widow did not have enough to sustain herself and her son, let alone Elijah.
God will require you to do what you cannot do in your own strength. The widow was prepared to make the "last supper" for herself and her son. Then, Jehovah Jireh steps on the scene. Elijah asked the woman for some food. Like you, she thought about the limitations. She did have adequate means to honor his request. Or so she thought. She said," all I have is this little bit of flour and a little bit of oil. But, she surrendered what little she had. In the middle of a drought...God gave her a life sustaining blessing.
"Give me what you have, I will turn little into much. Don't hold anything back from Me", says the Lord. In your dry place, give God what little you have. He will give you a life sustaining blessing.
New Life Version
17 Iron is made sharp with iron, and one man is made sharp by a friend.
Take inventory of your life. Are you drained? Do you feel like you are running on empty? Consider the company you keep. When you are going through you need people around to give you a push. You should have friends on many levels. You are supposed to have some people around you that you pull up higher. There should also be people around that you are responsible for pulling you up. There should be people around who are where you are. They run along side you and encourage you to stay in the race. Get around people that are not jealous of your anointing. Surround yourself with people who know who they are in God.
You are a person of destiny. You have ground to take for God. Lay aside dead weight. You don't owe it to anyone to stay around if they are pulling you down. God does not obligate you to hold yourself back to please people. Embrace the greatness that God has placed in you. Here's how you know who should go,(1) are they always negative?, (2) are they trying to grow strong in the Lord and the power of His Might? ,(3)do they recognize their own potential as well as yours?, (4) do they continuously betray you?, (5) are you usually drained when you leave them? (6) is every conversation about their drama? (7) do they ask how you are and really listen to the response?,(8) are they sensitive to you and pick up on your non-verbal cues?
Look for these people and keep them around. (1)Do they tell you the truth in love even when you don't want to hear it? ,(2) Do they encourage you to keep going when you are weary?, (3)Do they celebrate your accomplishments?,(4)Do they hurt when you hurt?,(5)are they sensitive to you and pick up on non-verbal cues?,(6) will them go to war with you?, (7)do you feel strengthened when you leave them?, (8) do they challenge and/or inspire you to be better?
Love the Lord. Love your friends, treat them well. Love yourself enough to free yourself from dead weight.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
13 One who breaks open [the way]
will advance before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate,
and leave by it.
Their King will pass through before them,
the LORD as their leader.
Pardon the Interruption... An invasion is coming. You are about to experience a visitation of God like never before. The Breaker is here. Your God breaks through all hindrances and obstacles. God is about to turn your life upside down. Heaven is going to invade earth. Fresh Anointing...Breaker anointing is coming. It is the anointing is what destroys every yoke. God is the Breaker.
The Breaker is coming to invade your relationships, your ministries, your health, your finances, your jobs, your homes. Jesus invaded hell and death for your anointing. Jesus broke through victorious. God says, you are about to break out. You will pass through the gate. In other words, anything that has held you back is now destroyed!
If a person has held you back, get ready. That relationship is about to be destroyed. That person may not leave your life, but the way you were is shattered. If your health has held you back, get ready. That condition is destroyed. If financial issues have held you back, get ready. They are destroyed. If your supervisor at work has held you back, get ready. Whatever, has held you back... your attitude, your pride, your doubt, your discouragement, your weariness....IT IS DESTROYED IN THE NAME OF JESUS!