Thursday, August 12, 2010

A quick note on TRANSITION




Words that hold meaning, but only in time and time comes through transition. So I want to tell you, if you're out there, keep holding on - HIS WORD WILL COME TO PASS

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

More to come...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


For the last few days I have gotten bits of scripture, wisdom for the soul.

Proverbs 18

1 Unfriendly people care only about themselves;
they lash out at common sense.

2 Fools have no interest in understanding;
they only want to air their own opinions.

3 Doing wrong leads to disgrace,
and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

4 Wise words are like deep waters;
wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.
1 Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;
honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
2 Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
The God of glory thunders.
The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
with bolts of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks
and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

10 The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
The Lord reigns as king forever.
11 The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.

On to me, I was sitting on the back porch today looking at all the green trees in bloom, stems and shoots pushing forth and it hit me. I couldn't even really remember what it looked like before. There was so much life in bloom, how could I keep focus on the dry and barren any longer.

Then I heard, "All things new." In an instant, I saw the seasons pass again. The joy of life and Summer, the sadness of Fall, the coldness of Winter, and I thought, "Why do we become so saddened in the process of life?" I cried inside. For I feel pain, I feel sadness, I feel those who can't go on. I feel the hurt of a generation, locked in the lies of their own soul. I can see Jesus, spit on by the very people he was sent to serve.

As I go through the agony of this hour, I recognize the purposes yet to be fulfilled. The beauty of His Holiness. The splendor of His Majesty. Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rock And A Hard Place

Sounds like the name for a stage in a video game, but that's where I'm at. Surveying the future forecast and wondering if I'm playing this hand right. It's like wondering in the wilderness without a guide. lol, well sort of. I've laid down my compass and emptied my canteen, entering the desert. Why? I ask myself the same question everyday, but I think I've almost got the answer. Things are about to happen very quickly.

As I understand, this is preparation for something much greater. So I'd say I'm investing in the future. Honestly, I guess I'm having a hard time accepting love. This force that humbles you and removes your defenses. I lose me but gain so much more. I tear up when I think about this, cause I get along with me just fine; so why complicate the equation. Why? Because teams are more effective than individuals. More resources, insight, anointing. In essence, they accomplish the goal with more efficiency and less cost. So in dealing with my difficulty in partnering with others, I had a vision.

In the vision, there was a group of people mining. There were five in a row horizontally. Each was drilling vertically to reach a horizontal line that represented a breakthrough of provision. The drilling process had 5 parts, like trials; drilling skill, power generation, oil, water and mechanical maintenance.

The drill worked like this - You needed water to be applied properly to cool the bit so it wouldn't overheat, seize and stop the drill. Oil also needed to be applied to the moving internal parts to prevent mechanical failure. The power generator needed to provide consistent power to fuel the drill, as the operator needed skill to keep the dill on track. The drill would occasionally break down, so maintenance was also important in keeping the operation productive.

Each person was gifted in a specific area, similar to strengths and weaknesses. The skills were often not complementary, two separate areas that did not benefit one another. One person was a skilled drill operation and would cover much ground in a day, yet would not adequately apply oil and water. This would result in breakdown, which though skilled in maintenance, required downtime, which reduced effectiveness.

Another applied oil and water well, yet did not have the power or drive to accurately position the drill and would often go off track. Another had a great source of power, and though skilled in maintenance could not drill accurately. As I watched this scene, it became quickly evident to me that if the drillers would lay down their need to achieve individually, they could quickly achieve success corporately.

Almost on command, the understanding was released that brought each into alignment; leaving individual pursuits to fill the billet they were created for. Water to water, oil to oil, harmony was achieved and the breakthrough came quickly. It was no longer mine or yours, but ours. So let's tap in and win! - 3/22/10

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Just a quick note here to keep the momentum.

WOW - that's all I can really say. This weekend was absolutely off the hook. Where to start... I think it started midweek. God just came and absolutely rearranged my horizon. Maybe it's just me, but I doubt it. I see the echoes resounding through the people across the country. I'll share a vision with you.

The other night we were praying and I saw dry bones. I saw them begin to stir, but it wasn't some all at once kinda thing. I saw bones shake and one arose, the spirit fell heavily on that one and fire came from his bones. Then in time another, and another, and another. I knew in time an army would be formed, but for now, as the story states - So the last will be first, and the first will be last.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Dream is Bigger Than I

"...Like color-blind ospreys searching for rainbows,
We search for the divine strength alone.
Covered with wasps we walk in God's shadow.
If we die with a smile we journey home."

"In order to comprehend the truth
we need to see the road it travels.
In order to trust the truth
we need to remove from its road
the speed limit."


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A thousand reasons why

Today's a whole new kinda funk! What a beautiful way to start off the week, my week at least. =D

I had a revelation last night, a breakthrough even. I saw this movie, Family Man with Nick Cage. It's about this dude who has a bomb job as the president of a company in NYC. He's got the Ferrari, pad and play. How he got there, was an internship across the pond in England, with Barclays bank. (PS I miss the UK)

He was dating a girl when he was leaving for a year. They planned to catch up and get married, however, he never returned and here it is 13 years later and he's about to close the deal of his life. In many ways that feels like me. I have lived this long alone and been very happy. Granted, most of my happiness came from self-centered selfish thinking that keep me one step ahead of loneliness. (I was so active I didn't stop to think)

So in this time of transition, I was forced to think about the pursuit I gave up for this hope that I hold; that of raising a family and releasing life in the earth. Why? That's where it gets challenging. I guess because the wine no longer held it's flavor and playful company began to wear thin. I wanted something more than expensive dinners, fine hotels and wild parties. I wanted something real. Something that would last, stand the test of time. In business, when you know something no longer holds meaning or value, a wise man is quick to let go.

So here I am, suspended between two opinions. A chasm below and stretched so wide. Which way to travel? How far and how high? Where do I want to go? Where do I see myself being? Certainly not a standard life, much more than that! But how do we fold the edges together, and what does it all mean?

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Truth

Sometimes you stumble upon things, sometimes they hit you in the face. Either way, LOVE.

by Graham Cooke
April 2009

This is a great moment for you. This is about favor and it’s about vengeance. Lets just wait for a moment.

Father, I thank You. Holy Spirit, You are such a genius at life, and I know right now You are rubbing your hands with glee. I want to say to all who hear this word, this is your moment to turn the tables on the enemy, to live the life of instead. So, Father, we just wait.

I want you to sense the Holy Spirit brooding over you. Is this too good to be true? You betcha, it’s the good news. Does He border on fantasy? You betcha, it’s the gospel. Glad tidings of great joy, heaven has come instead of hell, Jesus has come instead of the devil. You can have the life you always wanted, instead of the life you have always had–instead. That is possible because of the absolute, incredible, incomparable favor of God.

So I declare to you in Jesus’ name, you have entered this evening. I am not prophesying something that is to come, but something that is here and now present. You are in it. God has created an atmosphere in your heart, in your life, where now the favor of God lives as a tangible reality. You are going to discover in these next days, weeks, months and years,=2 0the power of that favor. The power of moving in the opposite Spirit, that God grants you things instead of what the enemy would purpose. God is an alternative for you to have instead. And it is rooted in the favor of God.

And so I declare to you in the name of Jesus by the authority that God has given me as a prophet in the kingdom, I declare to you, this day marks the beginning of a life of unprecedented, unparalleled favor of God. That the favor of God is upon you right now, even as I speak. That you are going to learn to bask in that favor, to think in that favor, to live in that favor, to see from that place of favor, to move out in that place of favor, to proclaim rather than to pray. To proclaim favor upon yourself, favor in your circumstances.

You are going to learn how to fight in favor so that you may get vengeance. You are going to learn how to overcome, you are going to learn how to be more than a conqueror. You are going to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, you are going to see the goodness of God in such ways that are unprecedented, unparalleled, that everyone around you will notice there is something different about you, there is something on you, there is something happening. What happened to you? What changed in you?

And you are going to say, I have learned an alternative lifestyle instead of the one I had, I have learned an alternative lifestyle, I am a different person. I am not living that life, I am living a different one, I have the favor of the Lord. So I declare to you in Jesus’ name, this is a time and a season of unprecedented, unparalleled favor of God that has come upon you.

God’s favor will stay with you and will remain with you all the days of your life. You will abide in this favor because I have sent My Holy Spirit to teach you how to stay, to teach you how to dwell, to teach you how to remain, to teach you how to focus, to teach you how to pray, to teach you how to see, to teach you how to speak, to teach you how to walk and how to move, and how to live and how to have your being in My Son.

This is the favor of God upon your life and it will never go away. It is eternal, it is everlasting to everlasting, it is an eternal favor, it has no time-frame on it, it has no time-frame on it, it has no time-frame on it. It has begun now, and it will stay with you forever and ever and ever because it is everlasting, because I am your favor, I am your favor.

It's Me, it’s Me, says the Lord. I am your favor, I have always been your favor, I will always be your favor, I am the instead, I am your instead, I am your promise, I am your prophesy, I am your blessing, I am instead, I am your instead. I am, I am your instead. I am, I am, My presence shall go with you.

I am with you, I will never leave you nor forsake you and My favor is wrapped around you like a cloak. It is in your breath, it is in your lungs, it is in your heart. Every thought you have will be wrapped in favor. Every word you speak will bring favor to somebody. You will be favorable because you are highly favored. The favor of God is on you and it will never leave you.

So I say to you, says the Lord, trade on My favor, trade on My favor. Do not look at Me as though I am reluctant to bless you. I am extravagant, test Me, I am extravagant, and I am teaching you how to move from measure to fullness, how to live in abundance. I will teach you how to live in a place of abundance that’s beyond your ability to think. You will need to dream, you will need to use your imagination, just to keep on conceiving about the goodness of the Lord and how strong it is and how powerful it is.

There is no place of despair because you live in the land of blessing, you live in the land of goodness–it is your inheritance. I am your inheritance, I am your territory, I am your promised land, I am your Canaan . I will give you houses you didn’t build, I will give you vineyards you did not plant, to drink from wells you never had to dig. I am your inheritance, this is your day, this is your time. But you must take advantage of the goodness of God.

Beloved, this is not a concept, it is a tangible reality and you must now step into that place. You must cross that Jordan , you must enter into this space, you must occupy this place of favor until I come, because this is never-ending. And so says the Lord, I challenge you, I challenge you. I challenge you to believe, I challenge you to live, I challenge you to face everything in favor. I challenge you to position yourself before Me in every situation, in every circumstance.

There is always an instead, there is always an instead. And I am teaching you a life that is lived from heaven rather than from earth, instead. I am your instead and you have entered this place and now I am teaching you the joy of staying, dwelling, abiding.

Every problem, every bill, every situation, every circumstance, there is an alternative, instead. Beloved, it is important for Me, says the Lord, that you learn to live in My fullness, because the more fullness you draw from Me—the more fullness I will have to give you, because what works for you, it works for you because it works for Me. I give and it is given back to Me. It works for you because it works for Me.

Pull favor out of Me and more favor will come. Pull favor out of Me and glory will come back to Me. So I challenge you, pull favor out of Me, pull favor down into your circumstances. I touch your eyes this evening and I give you a prophetic ability to see in the Spirit to see the opposite, to move in the opposite, to turn your problem into a prophesy, to turn your passivity into a promise. I give you an anointing to see the way I see and to speak the way I speak.

And beloved, I am so challenging you. Come after Me, come after Me, bankrupt Me if you can. Listen, I need, I need My people living in abundance, I need it, I need it. I don’t have a budget. The enemy has a budget, I have abundance. I need you to flow in the abundance of heaven. It is critical to what we are doing on the earth. It is critical that you become a people of abundance, of fullness, of favor, that you know how to get revenge, so you will learn to be more than conquerors, you will learn to be overcomers.

There are high places available here, beloved, come up, come up, come up. This is the year of your rising, this is the year of your rising. This is the year when you become untethered and unfettered. This is the year when impossible things will begin to occur around you because you are living in the power of instead. So I say to you, make a covenant with Me even as I have made a covenant with you. Make a covenant with Me, that you will follow through and partner with My Holy Spirit in these days. That you and I would have the pleasure together of working through your list. And know that we shall enjoy ourselves with you as we teach you to be unfettered, unbound, untethered, and you shall have your freedom.

You shall rejoice and you shall become worshipers. Your very life, your very breath will glorify Me. This is My will. My will is your instead, I am your instead. Make a covenant with Me even as I make a covenant with you for your good, to do you good, to do you good. That you would live in the goodness of the Lord, that you would overcome evil with all the good that I intend instead. And that you, beloved, shall live in a place of high favor and high renown and that you should have your vengeance, you should have your vengeance.

Father, we pray, we say amen, we say yes to You, Lord. I am in, I am in, I am tired of this life, I want another one instead. I am in, Lord, for Jesus’ sake and for His honor, that He may look back on the travail of His soul and be satisfied. This is what He saw, this was the joy that was set before Him. His people, living in a difference place, instead. So, Father, we say yes to You, for the sake of Jesus and for His honor and glory. Amen.

Flow like Rivers

Words flow like rivers,
upwards current pushing,
logs lean sideways, blocking paths;
undeterred water surges,
swirling darkly,
'til light be revealed in the inner man.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A short story

So here's what I'm thinking. In an effort to clear my mind and process my feelings, I have decided to write. It's been a long journey for me to finally share what's going on inside. Tinker Toy thoughts build Colossal Colosseums, Kingdoms of Creation, Fit for a King; but where to start with me?

So, today for instance.

"Without You"

I was on the phone with AT&T because I had just switched my plan. When I did, they told me I would have the 9,000 minutes or so transfered over to my new account. My latest bill showed they deleted both the rollover accounts. I called and spoke with Henry, a cool guy originally from Albany, GA.

He tried to get my minutes straightened out, but could only credit 1,000 back because you typically loose your rollover minutes changing to a lower price plan. I told him as part of our negotiation, was to keep the larger portion of minutes from the two accounts and transfer it over. He spoke with his manager and came back, "2,000 is the best I can do." I was cool and level like, "That's no good, I was promised the full amount transfered, and instead they deleted it."

"Hang on," he said. After a long hold, the response came, "I have to file a form, but we are going to give you the full 12,000 minutes back."

I'm thinking like, "WHAT!? I just wanted what was promised..." Kinda caught off guard, I answered the rest of his questions and knew this was God.

Here's the meat of the story:

I get off the phone and walk inside and the Lord speaks to me, "Nothing that is yours can ever be taken away." Meaning, John 3:27

Now that's what He's been saying for the last week or so; really driving at this root of self preservation and fear. Like what are we so afraid of? He promises this time won't be like last time. Why? Because He says so... HA, Imagine that!

So, with that I leave you, to ponder and pry, deeper into His heart. LOVE