Intimidation

Rest in Him and rest assured. The enemy wants to intimidate you. To scare and fill you with fear and make you worry. Jesus wants to show you what love looks like and who is ultimately in control. He is able to create peace and joy in the most challenging and seemingly hopeless situations. The key is rest, trust and putting your faith in Him. He wants you to enjoy Him. To be completely free and live in real freedom.

You are the apple of His eye. Did you know that? He has chosen you to bring very good news to this world. You are the message and in you He will demonstrate that good news. So align yourself with the truth.

In life you will face many challenges. Every challenge requires a response. What has been your response to difficult situations? Do what you know to do? He will show you if you have any doubts. Do not let anything overcome you except sincere love. Remember, at all times He is with you and for you. This is true right now as you read this. He is completely for you. He cannot help Himself, He is passionately in love with you. With your co-operation He will use you to fulfil His plans and purposes.

Don’t allow fear and worry free reign. Recognise it for what it is. A pack of lies. Use your authority. Better still use His. You will see His power. You are an overcomer. What you feel is not a true reflection. Listen to His words about you. Just listen to Him. He speaks life to you. Whereas the enemy speaks fear, worry and death.

2018-01-05T13:31:58+00:00 Friday, January 5th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

What is your answer?

Matthew 10: 1 (TPT)
Jesus gathered his twelve a disciples and imparted to them authority to cast out demons and to heal every sickness (the Aramaic is ‘ailment’ or ‘afliction’) and every disease.”

The question is has He anointed (imparted to) you to do the same and note it says ‘every sickness and disease’.

2018-01-03T10:37:01+00:00 Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

The Church Mouse

Don’t be wowed by charismatic personalities but be in awe of His Presence. You may see yourself as an inconsequential church mouse. That is not healthy nor correct. No matter what your personality type, you are never inconsequential and neither are you too important. Be humble but not false humility. He searches everywhere looking for those He can work through. Those who are humble, which is a characteristic not a personality. There is nothing wrong with having a charismatic or introvert personality. It is what you do with it that matters. In the end it is the heart that really matters. It is always a heart issue first.

Do not disqualify yourself on any level just because you are quiet and reflective. You can still be a burning fire for Him. You are called to rise and shine. Your personality must not become a stumbling block. It doesn’t define you. He has made you the way you are. But the circumstances of life may have reshaped you. Let what He created you to be shine. That means you will have to believe in Him and in yourself.

Promote Him not you. Be humble but do not put yourself down. Be confident but do not exalt yourself. You are never too inconsequential to be of any use. Are you willing to do whatever He asks of you? He is looking for those who are humble in heart but fearless in speech. More power is given to those who use it wisely. Humble yourself under His mighty hand and let Him show you what you are made of.

2018-01-02T08:25:20+00:00 Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Believe in your prayers

Believe that the words that you speak will have effect. Don’t think that they won’t. Don’t even consider that possibility. Don’t let your feelings be in control. Master them. Make a choice to believe that there is power in your words. Don’t let doubt be a barrier. Barriers are there to get over. There is always a solution and with God it is an elegant one.

2017-12-31T08:29:37+00:00 Sunday, December 31st, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

Think Differently

Do you believe that you can you bring significant change? The world says if you believe in yourself then anything is possible. What we say is that if you believe in God anything is possible. That way it is not dependant on you. God believes in you. You have a clear choice every day. To believe what God says about you or to believe lies about yourself. How do you know the difference? Simple. What God says about you is true, everything is either a lie or at best a distortion. So, in an indirect way you too should believe in yourself, at least the you He describes.

Unless you believe you won’t persevere. Don’t live your life through someone else. Don’t compare yourself, He didn’t make two of you. Don’t be a copy, the original you is good enough for Him. The world is waiting to see the real ‘you’ show up. He created you for the benefit of this world. To make it a better place. Now is the time to believe in Him and believe in all that He created you to be. For it was His good pleasure to create you. He doesn’t (and didn’t) do a bad job. Neither does He do a half finished job.

If you have believed lies about yourself you are very much not alone. You may believe that you have little or much to offer. He thinks you were worth dying for and your words are worth listening to. He listens to you.

2017-12-30T16:22:03+00:00 Saturday, December 30th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

Healing and forgiveness

He says you are forgiven, forgive yourself!

If you are in need of healing in your body you may need to forgive yourself. In Matthew chapter 9 Jesus forgave a paralytic man brought on a bed. He wasn’t healed at that moment not until He told him to get up. The man needed to know he was forgiven before he was healed. It was most likely that he believed that his condition was linked to sin either his or down the generations. Jesus dealt with that issue first. This doesn’t mean that sickness is always linked to sin but our thoughts can interrupt our healing especially if we don’t think we deserve it.

Matthew chapter 9 (TPT)

1 Jesus got into the boat and returned to what was considered his hometown, Capernaum. 2 Just then some people brought a paraplegic man to him, lying on a sleeping mat. When Jesus perceived the strong faith within their hearts, he said to the paralyzed man, “My son, be encouraged, for your sins have been forgiven.” 3 These words prompted some of the religious scholars who were present to think, “Why, that’s nothing but blasphemy!” 4 Jesus supernaturally perceived their thoughts, and said to them, “Why do you carry such evil in your hearts? 5 Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or, ‘Stand up and walk!’? 6 But now, to convince you that the Son of Man has been given authority to forgive sins, I say to this man, ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk home.’” 7 Immediately the man sprang to his feet and left for home. 8 When the crowds witnessed this miracle, they were awestruck. They shouted praises to God because he had given such authority to human beings.”

2017-12-29T10:49:29+00:00 Friday, December 29th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

The door of grace

He wants you to know how much He loves you. What He has is yours. Believe in His generosity. He won’t ever let you down. He won’t disappoint you. You aren’t a disappointment to Him.

There is little to prepare you for what is coming. You will just have to trust Him that He knows what He is doing. It will mean surrendering everything. This is not terminal even though surrendering everything feels like that. Neither are you going to collapse under the pressure. However, the enemy is determined to stop you. If he can’t he is going to make it as difficult as possible. You become a target. You will need Him to help you. This is a battle that is not an earthly one, it is a spiritual battle taking place here and now. It requires spiritual insight and understanding. He has given you a spirit and the help of the Holy Spirit to ensure you have everything you need.

You may have been taught to fight your own battles but in this case He is your advocate. He has fought for you already and won. He has done it all. It is Him that sustains and protects you. He has done all that is necessary to set you free. All you have to do is walk in that freedom. Believing the outrageous things He has said about you. Believe them because He has said them. He doesn’t lie nor exaggerate. The world didn’t believe Him and they won’t believe you. Even you may have doubts.

He is encouraging you to believe what you have heard from Him. That there is hope for the world and through you that message of hope comes. No matter how far from that reality you feel. No matter how discouraged you feel. That reality has not dimmed at all. You need to walk in it though. Your feelings will go up and down. His gospel is not based on how you feel. Decide what you are going to do about these feelings of doubt and uncertainty. They won’t just go away. You have a choice believe your feelings or believe Him.

He can see you clearly. He knows what is happening to you. Turn to Him and access His grace. Grace means you get what you do not deserve and don’t get what you do deserve.

You have no idea how good, how kind and generous He is. It will scare you to see it all. Dare to believe He is that good. Better than your wildest imagination. The people who have entered fully into His grace are those who have believed wholeheartedly and with humility.

2017-12-27T09:35:54+00:00 Wednesday, December 27th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

No holding back

Do you think He holds back from His children on purpose? It may feel like that but He does not. He makes it all available to you. You were designed to have a heart after His own heart and that is what He is doing. Search for Him in all the right places. This is not a game of hide and seek. He is not trying to be not found. He is hiding in plain sight. He has plans for you based on His dreams for this world. He dreams of you part of His kingdom. There is nothing that is going to be too difficult or too challenging. You will see Him as your source and your strength.

There is a coming time when you will make bold declarations and decrees. They may well laugh at you. God isn’t laughing. They may hope you fall flat on your face. But in Him you cannot fail. They may call you arrogant and expect Him to teach you a lesson. Instead His favour will rest on you. Your confidence will be in Him and in Him alone. He is faithful to you. Together with Him you will show others what they can have and what is possible. Let yourself submit fully to Him. Allow for the full force of His grace at work in you. It is greater and more compelling than you can imagine.

They will be astounded at the miracles you will perform. There will be ordinary miracles and extra-ordinary ones. There will be signs and wonders. Some people will encourage you and some will hinder you, either way leave that to Him. Your job is to rejoice in Him, love others deeply and forgive constantly. His desire is that they get the blessings that fall off you. Like water cascading off a rock. If people let you down, He will not.

He is permanently faithful. He will never forget you. He will raise you up. In Him you will never be disheartened because His heart is full. He is to be the love of your life. Everything will work out in perfect harmony. There will be perfect unity around Him at the centre. There is room enough for everyone. Everyone has a beautiful function and purpose. They will add diversity and infinite majesty of His glory. Through others you will see more wonderful facets of His Presence. Experiencing more of His joy and more of His peace. Your heart will beat along with the heartbeat of God.

2017-12-26T10:22:39+00:00 Tuesday, December 26th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

There is no limit

There is no limit to His kindness. If you believe you will see it. So believe in Him. Trust in Him and accept that He is the living God. He is The Creator. He is not a figment of your imagination. He is not an explanation for the universe but neither does anything make sense without Him.

So many have spoken faith and not believed in their hearts. A culture of unbelief is created. Accepting that to talk about it is one thing to act on it and believe it is another. That is the accepted norm. That is the challenge you face. People caution moderation. There is so much teaching. Who is going to demonstrate? How can you teach something you have not experienced. How can you show someone the way if you have not been there yourself.

You can get information about a foreign country simply by reading about it. You can even seem very knowledgeable, sound like an expert. Yet if you have never been there you are lacking first hand experience. God wants you to experience His kingdom first hand. The sights, the smells and the sounds. Your relationship is with the living God not a book. He is more than words. He wants you to experience Him.

He does not want you just to know about His goodness but experience it. To share the experience with others. To encourage people to experience it for themselves. To breathe in the atmosphere of heaven. To drink in His glory. To have your nose assaulted by the smell of His aroma. To taste of His goodness and listen to the sounds of His voice. There is no discord in heaven. The music is beautiful. You can eat of the fruit of heaven. The taste is beyond your wildest imaginations.

2017-12-25T08:14:52+00:00 Monday, December 25th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|

Miraculous Verification

There is a tendency to see the miraculous as a sign of approval, it is nothing of the sort. Signs and wonders are meant to draw you closer to Him. The impact of seeing a miracle, sign or wonder is demonstrating His desire for you to seek Him. He is drawing people to Him not a book. It is for those who seek Him out of pure heart. Not miracle chasers. Not seeking the gifts themselves. Not even the ministry. Just to be near Him.

You may never stand in a pulpit. You may never be a conference speaker or stand on a platform. But He will know you and you will be known by Him. You will have the honour and joy of knowing Him. You will do great exploits with Him. His disciples did signs, wonders and miracles in His name. They didn’t do them standing behind a pulpit. They demonstrated His powerful love in the streets. Be prepared to take His love into the marketplace. You may not feel it is time yet to do that. All the same, let the preparations begins.

2017-12-24T09:00:14+00:00 Sunday, December 24th, 2017|Heaven's Culture|