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God is Raising Up…

Many think that when the Apostles and Prophet speaks and say “God is raising up….(a people, or individual) they are speaking a false word or teaching. 

Raise means to promote, lift or move to a higher position, to move from a lower structure to a higher one,  it also means to increase the level, amount or strength of. Just as there are seasons:- Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. So it is that Spiritually there are Seasons. God want us to be at the place to spiritually discern the times and seasons. Unfortunately, many try to refute the prophetic anointing because they don’t understand or flow in it or refuse to seek God for divine revelation. What you don’t understand, as humans our first instinct is criticism.

But, trouble don’t last always. The devil may try or attempt to blind the eyes of God people through trails, bitter storms or seasons. But even in the midst of all this struggle, there is a remnant who will rise. God will lift them higher, increase their level of strength and anointing that would separate them from the mediocrity.

There is a remnant of Apostles and Prophets who have not defiled their garments, who have been at the lower structure as the word “raise” defines, that God has prepared for “greater”/”greatness”!

It is the word of God that speaks profoundly about Joseph life. He had a glimpse of his greatness, and shared it with his brothers who then plot to kill him and throw him into the lower structure of a “PIT”!

Have you been left for dead??? Well you will understanding this, They meant it for evil but God is turning it around for good. Just like Joseph, from pit, prison to palace…God is raising up [lifting to a higher place, promote:- increase the level and amount of strength and anointing], a company of Great Men and Women, oh yes, oh yes…

The Spirit of Apostasy is rampant, and many Christians have become restless due to life changing circumstances. Some have succumb to the pressures and have become mediocre and refuse to obey God. The test and trials are not new, just as the seasons come around yearly. But this winter 2013-2014 is far different from last year, each year marked with a distinct feeling of coldness, winter blizzards etc. But God always prepare those for the raising even when the trials/storms (seasons) intensify or changes. Like Daniel purpose in your heart not to defile yourself with the portion of the King’s meat, nor wine which he drinks.

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the kings meat, nor with the wine which he drank”.

The prophets hear from God and speaks for God. They are leaders with excellence and integrity, not seeking the approval of men, but the Approval of God!

We all are called to various, diverse calling…and God is looking for his harvest some 100 fold, some 60 fold, some 30 fold!!!

Yet, still God raised up Joseph, Daniel, Joshua, David and Elijah/Elisha to name a few as a Greater voice to the Nations to bring transformation and change. They were leaders of leaders!!!

Decree and declare :- My heart is purposed for God. I will not cave in to the pressures, even though I was condemned to the beast because the Lord is preparing me for greater and my GREATER IS NOW… #IamSteppingintomygreatness in Jesus name!

Isaiah 60:1 Airse, shine, for your light has come! And the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you!

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Don’t Mind the Chatter (Part 2)

1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

Psalm 131:1-2

 1 “LORD, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me. 2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

There is a greater level of maturity coming to us as believers which is eternal. Yet as long as we remain in this earthly body as Christians, there is always room for more understanding and spiritual growth as we go from glory to glory.

Been hearing this so often since I became a believer (christian) that “we have too much church” or “why, you go to church too much [often]”. Find it very interesting that, when walking in sin [worldly minded], no one stop you to tell you you party too much, you drink too much, you gossip too much, you too busy in other mans matter…. But as soon as you choose to make a difference and choose a different path from [ungodliness]. Here it goes, “they have church everyday”! 

For example: -Sunday – 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Worship Service; Tuesday: Bible Study, Thursday, Prayer Service! and yes occasionally we gather as believers to empowerment services/conferences or celebration [food and or fellowship] events. All in line with the Book of Acts and the biblical principles found throughout the word of God!

That being said, ““When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

Here is my admonishment:

  • Pride results from overvaluing ourselves above others. You don’t want to admit that it is these very things that kept you over the years when momma and papa took you to church or literally drag you.
  • But your failure to yield and surrender to God now makes you criticise others for doing something you don’t want to do.
  • As a result of this, It leads to restlessness because it makes us dissatisfied with what we have and concerned about what everyone else is doing.
  • It keeps us always hungering for more attention and adoration. So to get everyone to lord you and be in your corner, and make them think you know everything, assiduously,  you have been trying to defame others that are doing good in the kingdom, while you go ….[clubbing, partying, drinking or just sitting on the couch…]
  • By contrast, humility puts others first and allows us to be content with God’s leading in our lives.
  • Word of God says if we seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness then all these things shall be added unto you [paraphrased, Matthew 6:33].
  • For too long even in the church this behavior is rampant where Christians are confroming to how others see them! Instead of allowing Romans 12:1-2 to work in their lives.
  • In world gone mad – Stand your Ground!
  • Know that when your ways please God gives you so much contentment.
  • Such contentment gives us security so that we no longer have to prove ourselves to others.
  • Don’t be distracted, keep on doing the will of the Father!
  • Let humility and trust affect your perspective and give you the strength and freedom to serve God and others.

Oh my, even as I type this to submit:- “There is a topic being discussed on TBN about the same thing…They are discussing people who called those who go to church too often weird.

The panel also mentioned the same thing, yes going to the bar too much is not weird but being a christian is. WOW!

I know I am on point, God sends the witness tonight.

Their encouragement tonight is to be bold and say “I am a follower of Christ”. They further implore you to transfer your trust to God!

Philemon was written for this very reason to encourage the believers to not be swayed by false and heretic people,  but keep their trust on what has been taught in the word of God and let it govern your lives.

 

Finally

Psalm 62 – (Cross Reference)

“1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;  From Him comes my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will you attack a man?  You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.  4 They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth,  But they curse inwardly. 5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,  For my expectation is from Him.  6 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.  7 In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength,  And my refuge, is in God.”

 

Apostle Nadine Manning

Apostolic Voice to the Nations

 

 

Let The Word Work

Prophetic in Warfare has to do with Letting the Word of God work. 

Hebrews 4:12 declares, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”.

When you are bombarded with various trials remember God has not forgotten you, God knows your name. Your trials and tribulation is to prove His character inside of you. The God who created something out of nothing comes to tell you that the same power that spake “Let there be light” and there was light is still here today (Genesis 1:1-3).

St. John 1:1-5 says, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”.

As our own words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent in order to reveal his Father’s mind to the world. Genesis chapter 1 reveals that the beginning of creation (the universe) the WORD was at work. God spoke and it was done. He sent the Son of God in the form of man in order to reveal his Father’s mind to the world.

LET THE WORD OF GOD WORK INSIDE OF YOU. It is the work that quicken you and awake you to your destiny. St. John 1 also says in verse 12 that, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”. My brothers and sisters in Christ Romans 10 says (paraphrased), the word is night you in your mouth and in your heart. When your mind is renewed and transformed by the word of the Lord, then your Spirit man will begin to activate your faith to believe God, to believe in yourself, that you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you. 

Say with me let the word work! Allelujah! What God has for you is for you! I know without a doubt bet the devil he’s gonna (going to) bring you out!

What is it that God has impregnated your spirit with. What is it that you feel within you, as if having birthing pains as in child-birth that as you sleep and is awaken that thing is before your eyes (spiritual eyes).

I dear you to begin to prophecy. Prophetic in Warfare is making prophetic decrees and declaration in the spiritual realm that will activate your faith and release heavens intervention in to earthly situation.

Yes, I know what God says in 2 Chronicles 20,  “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. You need not fight in this battle”. The word is true. The battle is the Lords, it is not a flesh and blood battle it is a spiritual one. The word from the Lord through the Prophet to the people was not for them to stay put and do nothing. No, my friend, it was for them to activate their faith and believe God that this battle is already won in the Spirit.

What he wanted them to do is stand on the word of God and “Let The Word Work”.

As the army of Jehoshaphat position themselves for battle, further instructions came from the Lord saying “Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper”. 

I dare you to believe God regardless of how you feel and what it looks like. If you are watching via YouTube this telecast or reading this article then you are alive on purpose to live on purpose. Awake to your Destiny and release the Faith Factor to walk into your purpose and destiny in this season.

Hebrews 11:1-3 declares, “1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.

Faith always has been the mark of God’s servants, from the beginning of the world. Where the principle of faith is planted by the regenerating Spirit of God, it will cause the truth to be received and as you hope in the Lord, believe “NOW” for what is yet to come there will be a manifestation. The “Faith Factor” is the same things that are the object of our hope.It is a firm persuasion and expectation, that God will perform all he has promised to us in Christ.

The army of Jehoshaphat heard that the people whom they did not fight with when they passed through has now plotted to invade them and take their blessings. Jehoshaphat and the people sought the Lord in prayer and fasting and brought God’s word back to Him in remembrance of His promises saying in 2 Chronicles 20:10-11 “And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; 11. Moreover, Jehoshaphat declared in prayer,  “Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit”. 

They recognized that worship was essential to release that word of faith, so Jehoshaphat says, “and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? 7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, 9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help”(2 Chronicles 20:6b – 9).

He is establishing the fact that we have placed you first in all things,. We have built a sanctuary in your name to worship you. He is allowing the Word of God work as he establish in the realm of the spirit by his declaration that God is obligated to act because we have created an atmosphere for Him to come. 

Have you created a place and an atmosphere through worship for the manifestation of His glory. It is the word of God in you that ignites you to be “Awakened to Your Destiny”!

Stay tune for Part 2 of this pungent Word from the Lord “Awake to Your Destiny”.

Prophetic Declaration Prayer

I decree and declare that every cycle of frustration and fear of failure is broken over your life and ministry. I decree and declare that in this season you will arise and shine for the light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. I call you forth to COME OUT! in the name of Jesus! I release you in a new place of seeking and hungering and thirsting after God like never before that you will position yourself in Worship and Let the Word work in Jesus name.

 

Apostolic Voice

Apostle Nadine Manning

Prophetic in Warfare: Don’t Be Afraid of the Giants – Part 1

2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

God spoke to me so clearly last week while in the hospital for two (2) days with a mysteriously swollen face that “fear is the enemy of faith”.

I heard the Lord spoke to me the morning of Monday, June 03, 2013 after praying and getting up to help my husband get the children ready. He said get back into my presence.

So I moved in obedience and went into my prayer closet. My husband wasn’t feeling well, but I allow my faith to propel me to move in obedience to the voice of God.

I spent another hour and forty five minutes travailing and worshiping, weeping and standing in the gap for souls, healing for my husband and breakthrough for whoever came before and also our ministry.

When I cam out my face was enlarged two and a half times its normal size.

But don’t you know even in the presence of the Lord satan comes the accuser to challenge God concerning your faith…

Ask me how I know: Job chapter 1:6- record Jobs 1 test saying “Job’s First Test
6 One day the members of the heavenly court* came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,* came with them. 7 “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” 8 Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.” 9 Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

And God says alright you may test Him. Understand this that when you are walking uprightly with the Lord, Satan the accuser cannot touch you without permission…
When you think all hell is breaking loose against you, it is God POSITIONING YOU FOR PURPOSE.

I dare you to say with me “My pain has a purpose”. I m not telling you to claim sickness, diseases or anything because it is from the devil. What I am simply saying is “Don’t be afraid of the giants”.

It was during that time of intercession and worship that this blog was completely “Birthed out” after contemplating and setting up several sites and never actually complete the process of launching it. It was this faithful morning that God spoke few things into my spirit and I was getting ready to “ACTVATE” them.

I was no where near afraid… I went about my daily chores and fulfilled even a 5’O’Clock appointment. After which the Lord said check yourself in the hospital. By then it was around seven. The doctor came told me a story how I am have an allergic reaction to a prescription drug I have been taking for over 4 yrs. after having my last child Joshua.

The doctor left the room and then I heard the Lord said, I am going to let them admit you in the hospital because you have an assignment. The scripture Romans 8:28 came alive immediately, I smiled and said yes Lord. My assignment was to be brief, minister to the Nurses Aid (CNA) who has been backslidden over 5 years. She came into my room from the time I was admitted at 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.. As she shared her life and her heart, God allowed me to minister and speak life to her. As I write these lines.. she texted me this morning coming to a place where she said it in her own words “It time…I need help, I want to give my life back to Christ.

God has a plan for your life. The devil knows that there is power in you. The question is how do you see yourself? As the Giant or as a Grasshopper!

Well I am here to declare to you that the greater one lives inside of you, Jesus Christ…

Whom God calls, he equips (Jeremiah 1:1-7). It was already predetermined that you are victorious. God has it in His plan even the details for you to possess your possession. He already know that you will be undefeated. All God is looking for is your obedience.

What are thoughts….?