I specifically heard this word from the Lord during an open vision. He said, "It is time to access not only what has been held up, but also what is promised you for now and in the future." As I have been spending more time in His presence, it is becoming even more clear that we cannot look only at all that is occurring in the natural we must begin to believe that what is unseen is more real than what is seen with our natural vision.
Please take a moment and examine your present circumstances. Are you satisfied with the level of breakthroughs you have experienced? Have you been witnessing the promises that God has spoken to you?
I have decided that I am pressing into His Word, determined to draw even closer to His presence and activate my faith to new levels! I am certain that you will also as you continue to read. After all, accessing what is in heaven and experiencing it upon the earth are directly connected to the way Jesus taught His disciples to pray:·"Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" (Matt. 6:10, emphasis added).
For Such a Time as This!
This is an anointed season to access what is in heaven and bring it into earth. Just as Esther was born at a specific time to save an entire nation and be used to change written decrees, so it is with each of us. The enemy has decreed our destruction; the accuser of the brethren is attempting to negate all that God has declared concerning our prosperity and lives.
In my book, Silencing the Accuser: Eight Lies Satan Uses Against Christians, I point out how to negate and reverse demonic decrees made against us. While I was in the Bahamas, I directly confronted a spirit of mammon that had held the people captive. Words of knowledge began to come forth concerning people's homes, vehicles and families. My husband and I spoke to the lies of the enemy, demanding that he loose his stronghold from the people. Before leaving the area, testimonies were sent to my email confirming immediate turnarounds.
Dear one, the enemy is a liar. All things are possible to those who "believe." I am certain that when we joined our faith to those in the congregation that God's Word was confirmed. Remember, God says in Matthew 18:19-20 (AMP) that, "if two of you on earth agree ... about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I am in the midst of them."
Precious believers, let's not forget the power of joining together with others and praying and believing God's Word that also says that one Believer can put one thousand to flight, but two are empowered to put 10,000 to flight! (Deuteronomy 32:30.) Dear one, call a strong prayer warrior right now and believe for His Word to manifest today! Two people praying God's Word is powerful!
Seeing Beyond the Natural
I have been in a season where the Lord has challenged me not to look at what I see in the natural but possess by His Spirit what He is speaking in the supernatural. So, I have made it my mission to press beyond what I see with my natural vision, and press to see beyond a veil that the enemy attempts to place before my eyes, and to see beyond with the eyes of God.
Because I have yielded to my commissioning as a prophet, I put my complete trust into what God has allowed me to see and, therefore, speak. However, precious believer, the ability to see and experience the supernatural is not limited to a prophet! All believers can access heaven and bring heaven to earth! Besides, I believe that we are not all prophets but yet are definitely prophetic people—those who hear God's voice, move with His voice, and know His voice.
Whenever we realize the power we have as believers, the enemy does not stand a chance! Even science has proven that when someone simply "believes" the medicine they are taking can heal them, it has an immediate positive impact upon their cellular structure. Believers, let's agree together today in what God has spoken over our lives and believe that what He has declared is possible! In fact, make this bold statement now: I believe that I am about to receive all that God has promised me. I open my spiritual eyes and see my breakthrough coming!
Times and Seasons
I believe in anointed times and seasons. In John 16:12 Jesus said this: "I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now." This is an amazing passage. It explains why we receive revelation at specific times. Maybe it is possible that if we had attempted to fully access what is laid up for us at the wrong time, we would not have been ready for the counterattack of the enemy!
Over the last decade much has been written concerning our rightful inheritance and confirming our identity in Christ. Knowing who we are as "King's kids" confirms that what belongs to royalty also belongs to us! Trying to possess what is rightfully ours from the enemy will always result in warfare—but we've got the King and His army on our side. Dear one, we absolutely cannot lose! However, we must always remember that when God gives us a promise, we have to "take it" through spiritual warfare.
God gave Israel their Promised Land, but they had to drive out the previous tenants on that land. Access for victory is available as long as we are allowing God to lead and we are remaining obedient to follow. Keep in mind that I truly believe that if I am seeking relationship with Him, I will desire with my whole heart to fully follow what He desires—that, in my opinion, is what obedience is. Being removed from a servant to a friend of God is what obedience involves. (Another article later on that topic!)
The word access is derived from the Greek word presago, which means "to lead towards, to conduct near and to approach." From studying this, we realize that God is "leading" us to come near to Him so that we become empowered to access what is ours. We are not desiring to possess what is rightfully ours out of a soulish nature. No! Not at all! We are being "led" to Him so that He can lead us and empower us to access what is rightfully ours!
I love the book of Zechariah, Chapter 3. In fact, I mention this passage in my book Silencing the Accuser, where Satan, the accuser, stands next to the priesthood to falsely accuse him. However, notice that the Lord Himself rebukes the accuser! Read the passage below from Zechariah 3:1-5 (NIV) and observe that not only does the Lord rebuke the accuser, He then reclothed the priesthood!
"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, 'The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?'
"Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, 'Take off his filthy clothes.' Then he said to Joshua, 'See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you.'
"Then I said, 'Put a clean turban on his head.' So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by."
Reclothing Us for Access Into His Presence
Believer, God is also reclothing us in this season. Just take a moment and imagine yourself receiving a new mantle from the Lord—right now! Yes, we are being mantled with His divine nature and authority to possess our inheritance. But, dear one, let's look further ... God also granted "access!"
"And the Angel of the Lord [solemnly and earnestly] protested and affirmed to Joshua, saying, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here" (Zech. 3:6-7, AMP, emphasis added).
Precious one, there is still one more very important thing I must tell you concerning accessing what is ours. We must exercise faith and grace at this time. We need faith to receive His grace to access all that He has for us.
Romans 5:1-4 speaks of our being justified through our faith and that through Christ we have immediate "access" into His grace that empowers us to stand.·
"Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
"Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God's favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God" (Romans 5:1-2, emphasis added).
Believers, it is time to realize (experientially!) that we have direct access to God because of what Christ accomplished at the Cross and that we need to use our faith for the grace of God to empower us to stand firmly and enjoy and experience the glory of God upon our lives!
It is our time and season to access! For those of you who feel bound by a spirit of poverty and cannot break loose of the lies connected to mammon, I encourage you to also read my book Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty. The accuser is directly tied to a spirit of greed and poverty with the main stronghold being mammon. By reading this book, you will dethrone mammon and the false identity of poverty. This is our season to access riches laid up for the righteous!
This is what God says about us accessing what is rightfully ours:
"A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous" (Prov. 13:22, NIV, emphasis added).
Always remember, I am forever praying for you, the body of Christ, and seeking ways to empower you to victory. Please allow me to pray for you:
"Father God, I pray for each reader, and I pray especially for the eyes of their hearts to be opened to know and understand that it is his/her season to begin to access what is rightfully theirs as a believer. We have each been born for such a time as this, and it is our season to reverse ungodly decrees made by the accuser and to experience Heaven on earth. Lord, there is no poverty in heaven and therefore there should be no poverty on earth. I rebuke the spirit of greed and poverty that has attempted to remain as a stronghold in the lives of your precious children. I pray for the wealth that has been held up to be released to every Believer. Thank You, Father, for Your faithfulness and ever-enduring love for each of us. In the name of Jesus, our Lord, Amen.
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