So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22, NKJV)
Do you sense God is calling you forward into something new? Perhaps the Holy Spirit has been indicating an area of your life in which it is time for change.
If you can relate to this, receive this encouragement from your Father today:
There is a fresh anointing at the gateway to your obedience.
- To say ‘yes’ to obedience is also to say ‘yes’ to the anointing for that obedience.
You can see the trial associated with stepping out of your comfort zone. You feel the vulnerability and discomfort. But know that you are not going alone.
Hear God say, “Don’t look forward and shrink back, but look up and receive. For I am with you”.
There is greater intimacy awaiting you.
You are Being Prepared with a Fresh Anointing
Your Heavenly Father is inviting you to get out of your comfort zone and into the miracle zone, where you are dependent upon Him.
Hear God say, “I am not going to ask you to step into a new place of obedience without empowering you.”
‘But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon; then he blew the trumpet, and the Abiezrites gathered behind him.’ (Judges 6:34, NKJV)
- You are clothed with the Spirit
- You are being prepared with a fresh anointing
Ask, ‘Do I Want More of God?’
‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.’ (Gal 5:1 NIV)
You have complete liberty to follow Jesus. Now, nothing can hold you back.
You can be free of the questions, ‘Do I want to pay the price of that change in my life?’ or ‘Do I want that responsibility?’ Or—’Am I capable of doing this?’
You discover another question altogether. And that is:
‘Do I want more of my God? Do I want Him to have more of me? Do I want more of the Spirit’s anointing?’
Look up and say, “Yes Lord, I want You. I desire the full measure of all You are and have for me!”
Know that His Spirit fills you, and in that freedom, move forward.
Obedience is a Relationship
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. (Matt 14:29, NIV)
Obedience is not a task; it is a relationship. It is following a Person. And where the Person goes, you go.
Because you love Jesus, you want to be with Him.
‘I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.’ (SOS 7:10 NKJV)
The reason you can follow Jesus, is because you have awoken to the fact of His pursuit of you!
You say, ‘Oh Love that wilt not let me go!’
God is healing your view of obedience. It is not duty; it is not drudgery. To obey is to be with your Father in what He is doing now.
He says, “Step towards Me, and you are stepping into My River”.
You can be assured that your Father already occupies your future. Step out and join Him.
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Hi from Down Under
Hi everyone, I am in my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand this week, spending time at a conference and with my family, which is why this post is briefer than usual.
Don’t forget to check out recent updates on the Enliven Prophetic School, which you can find here.
Modules on the School currently include: ‘How to hear God’s voice’,‘How to Begin and Grow in Prophecy’, ‘The Seer Gift: How to Grow in Pictures and Visions’, ‘Prophetic Discernment, ‘Discernment and Prophetic Warnings’ and the ‘Prophetic Guidance Master Class’
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