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Your True Identity

So many of us look at the past and think that is who we are. Do you see yourself through the eyes of betrayal, hurt, rejection, mistakes and pain? If so, you will constantly strive for approval and perfection. That’s the world’s way, not Gods!

Your past does not define you. Wherever you grew up, whatever you did or whatever happened to you is the past and that’s where it needs to stay. Once you became a Child of the Most High, all of your sins and everything that happened in the past goes away. Your true identity lies in Jesus and who He is.

Now when you start seeing Jesus and all of His beautiful attributes, the devil is going to bring up everything in the past to try and make you feel guilty, shameful, hurt, angry and everything else he can try to persuade you that you aren’t worthy. But the devil is a liar!!!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.” 2 Cor. 5:17

You are a new creature in Christ. His strength, power, love, kindness, freedom, holiness, and righteousness became you. You are a child of the Most High. The one and only true God! You are born again by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-6). You are saved by grace as a gift, not because of your performance (Ephesians 2:8).

The right to your new life is a gift from God Almighty! You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14), you will shine like stars in the sky (Philippians 2:15), you are the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13), you are a vessel of God’s divine light (2Cor 4:6).

That is your identity. Jesus died to give us life and life more abundantly, to make us the head and not the tail, above and not below, to be more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Embrace the new you. You are royalty, an heir to the throne, and God’s loving arms are wrapped around you everywhere you go. You are an amazing person. Don’t look back, continuously look forward. God’s grace, love, power, strength, provision and healing power is upon you. Be the light in this dark world and remind the devil that he is a liar. You are special, loved and highly-favored by God Almighty.

 

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Be You

Everyone of us has a purpose in the Kingdom of God. Whether you are called to be a teacher, writer, preacher, a bible study host, singer, scientist, doctor, janitor, a stay-at-home parent, an encourager, someone who smiles, or anything in between, we are all called according to His purpose. We may not know exactly what our calling is but we can rest assured that when God calls upon us, He will have already equipped us to become that special person for the Kingdom.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Each one of us is uniquely made. We are to be special and not like each other. Every single one of us are to become the person God wants us to be. Then together, we all uniquely fit into God’s bigger picture.

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Just because we see someone excelling doesn’t mean we need to try to be like them. We were never to be like someone else. God has given you a special calling and a creative talent that no one else has. When we try to be like someone else, we are actually attempting to be something we are not called to be which only leads to failure and frustration.

Our purpose is the very meaning of our existence and a distinct impact on the world around us. It’s very easy to look at others and think they have what you want, they are making a difference when you feel you don’t, they have a life you would like, they look how you wish you looked, and the list goes on. Never feel like your life doesn’t matter because it does. Say it with me, “MY LIFE MATTERS!”

Whether you realize it or not, your life is making an impact. People are always comparing themselves and watching from a distance. How you react to situations, what you say, how you say it, what you do…all these things impact those around you. Each one of us have a meaningful mission in life. Be yourself and let God’s mighty hand work within you. Be your unique you. There is no other person like you. There is no other person who can do the special mission God has just for you. Reach out and know your maker. He will guide you, help you and lead you on the path only you can take.

Be strong and press on. God’s plans and ways are higher than we can ever imagine. Everything you have gone through will not go to waste. Your testimony of God’s goodness, favor, restoration and healing power just might be the very thing that touches someone’s life and lead them to the one and only true God. As it is written in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Don’t give up now, you are closer to your breakthrough than you think. The smallest acts of kindness can make a huge impact. YOU ARE SPECIAL AND YOUR LIFE MATTERS!

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God’s Blessings

Isn’t it amazing how quickly we can forget the incredible blessings that that God has given us? Once we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we tend to struggle very heavily in our minds. Being bombarded by negative thoughts and doubts; leading us into stress and worry. We think it sounds great in the Bible yet we doubt that it could happen in our lives today. However, God is not a respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34)

Every single day, we need to remind ourselves that if God said it…then, it will be done. There are no “ifs or buts” about it. No matter what we are facing, God gave us the answer. All we need to do is begin believing that whatever He did in the Bible, He can and will do for us in our lives today!

Let’s take a closer look at what God has to say…

God's Benefits

So, when you are feeling down and nothing seems to be going right…REMEMBER, His precious gifts!

What do you need today?

  • You need healing, it’s yours.
  • You need Divine protection, it’s yours.
  • You need favor, it’s yours.
  • You need a miracle, it’s yours.
  • You need forgiveness, it’s yours.

God loves us more than we could ever imagine and He wants us to live a REWARDING and SUCCESSFUL life.

Simply ASK – TRUST – and BELIEVE! God will provide anything you need! Now, it may not happen when you want it to or in the way you would like. However, God will provide in His perfect timing and in His perfect way! So take the limitations off God and let Him be your source in every area of your life. Stand firm, keep believing, and it will be done. We serve a very BIG GOD and He will not disappoint you!

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When It Just Doesn’t Make Sense

“On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, ‘Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!'” (Joshua 6:15-16)

As Joshua rounded the walls for the seventh time on the seventh day, it’s hard to imagine the nervousness he felt — and perhaps even the confusion. He had spent seven days walking around a city wall leading an entire nation of people. And if that wasn’t enough, the final instructions for obtaining victory was for his people to blow trumpets and give a loud shout.

Why did they have to walk around a city wall? Why seven laps? Why seven days? And how was shouting supposed to cause a structurally sound wall to collapse?

A lot of it didn’t make sense, but when it comes to faith — that isn’t that unusual. In fact, rarely are the instructions of faith perfectly logical and comfortable.

Faith will tell you to have patience when everything else is telling you to panic.
Faith will tell you to hold on when everything else is telling you to let go.
Faith will tell you to push forward when everything else is telling you to pull back.

You may not be facing a monstrous wall like Joshua was, but you are facing something. And even if the way forward doesn’t make sense, the good news is it doesn’t have to. Having faith isn’t about making sense; it’s about moving forward, no matter what.

God will break every curse, every sickness, every lack, and everything that is coming against you. Shout for joy and keep moving forward no matter what. God will provide you the victory!

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Excerpt by Steven Furtick

 

God’s Miracles

locustWhat have you lost during the course of your life? Maybe you lost your job, business, home, car, finances or maybe you’ve lost your health, time, family members, friends, relationships or even dreams. Maybe you even have the mindset that it will never get better or you just simply can’t see a way out.

If that’s you, then you’re going to love the great news today…

OUR GOD IS A MIRACLE WORKING GOD!
OUR GOD IS A GOD OF RESTORATION!
OUR GOD WILL MAKE THE DEVIL REPAY 7 TIMES WHAT WAS LOST!

Every tear you’ve shed, God took notice. For every pain, defeat or loss that seemed to get the best of you, God took notice. Everything you found yourself going through has been recorded and while you were struggling to hold onto your faith and struggling to hold onto your dreams…God already had a solution in mind. He loves you so much that He made sure there was a solution heading your direction even though you might not have seen it yet.

Nothing surprises our Heavenly Father. Nothing can slip by without Him noticing. Whatever pain has been caused during all the losses or defeats, have simply been setting you up for restoration. Restoration is an amazing way for God’s glory to shine in your life. You might not see a way out, but God has one. You might not see how anything could change in your life, but God already has a miracle in mind.

God is merciful! He knows what you’ve endured, what has been lost and He also knows what dreams He has for you and how to bring them to pass.  All you need to do is have the mindset that God is all powerful, all knowing and all loving.  Continue to hold onto your hope and faith; knowing that when God is in charge, all things will work out for your good.

It truly doesn't matter what we can see in the natural. (Hebrews 11:1)
It doesn't matter what your bank account looks like or the economy.
It simply doesn't matter.
When God is in charge...all things are possible!  (Luke 1:37)

Wake up every morning and thank God for His restoration and miraculous solutions. Thank Him for restoring the lost years, opportunities, relationships, finances, love, promotions, health, dreams, sound mind, passions, strength, joy, peace, and everything else in between.

God is never limited by our thinking or by our resources. He owns the entire universe and there is absolutely nothing He won’t do for you. Keep standing in faith. Keep trusting and believing. God has you in the palm of His hand and you will receive your divine inheritance through Jesus Christ. Jesus made us joint-heirs which makes you loved and very special. Hold onto Him in the midst of your chaos, your restoration has been coming for a long time and nothing AND I DO MEAN NOTHING will ever keep it from happening.

Today, I believe and declare that God is breaking all strongholds and everything is being restored that belongs to each of you. Today is a New Day! Believe in the unseen…build your Faith….Rise Up for God’s Favor is upon you!

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Your future will be much greater than your past!

Praise God that your restoration is here!

Additional Referenced Scriptures
Joel 2:25-26
Isaiah 61:7
Job 42:10
Zechariah 9:12
Jeremiah 29:11
Psalm 103: 1-5
Jeremiah 32-27
Deuteronomy 30:1-10

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Don’t Let Go

Do you remember the story of Jacob? He was a man whose very name meant “deceiver” and “grabber”. You could say Jacob was a con artist, a liar, and a manipulator. Everything he did was by trickery of some sort. He lived his life relying on himself and things. He found his life filled with struggles, fears, fleeing and pure exhaustion.

Can you relate to Jacob’s story? Is your life filled with anxiety, stress, worry, sickness, and struggles? Are you trying to find the answers by yourself? Are you trying to use your resources which aren’t enough? Are you finding yourself battling the enemy that comes to steal, kill and destroy? Are you losing your grip and feeling defeated?

Change course! Jesus defeated everything that could come against you. He came to give you life and life more abundantly. And you can be victorious. (John 10:10)

Think of Jacob’s situation. He had fled his father-in-law for all the wrongdoing he did towards Jacob only to find himself having to face his brother Esau who had vowed to kill him. He was in a no win situation and his first instinct was to run again. However, God had a different plan. It was time for Jacob to face his fears and stand his ground.

Jacob sent all of his possessions and family across the ford of Jabbok which left him all alone. He ended up wrestling with a man till daybreak. All night long, he wrestled until the man saw he could not overpower him. Jacob was holding on for dear life. He was determined not to let go until the man blessed him. In the end, Jacob received his blessing in the morning and realized he had come face to face with God Himself! (Genesis 32:26-30)

What are you struggling with? What are your fears? What is coming against you?

Keep fighting the good fight of faith. Keep speaking God’s word over you and your family. Keep believing that God will turn your circumstances around. Keep talking with God about your fears and desires. Just don’t let go of God! He is your source and you are extremely close to your breakthrough! Blessings are on their way! Your current circumstances are being turned upside down! He will make a way when you don’t see one. He will give you double for your trouble.

Just like Jacob, God will see you holding on and will realize you are not willing to let go until He releases blessings into your life!

Are you ready for more than enough? Are you ready for God to touch every area of your life? Stand your ground and Don’t let go of Him!

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Opened Windows

Over the last 8 years, many have lost or suffered in numerous ways. Whether it was health, family, friends, employment or finances; it seemed like the harder we worked, the tougher it got. But not anymore! Those that understand the times we are living in and God’s calendar, it is NOW the most incredible time to be living in.

With us just going through Purim and now heading into Passover (The Last Supper), First Fruits and Easter (Resurrection Sunday), we are all ripe for God’s picking. This is a time where the windows of Heaven burst open over our lives and provide in ways we never expected. It’s a time where what once looked like defeat is reversing course into incredible victories.

Have you started to see a difference in your life? Have you noticed things that were coming against you are now coming into your favor? What Heavenly windows have already begun opening for you?

This is your time to shine. The windows of Heaven have opened. You will begin to see Heavenly touches that create wonderful and peaceful opportunities. It may look different than you expected. It may lead you on a course you didn’t think possible. But don’t be afraid of the change. God’s ways are much higher than our own. (Isaiah 55:8-9) He knows the opportunities that will align you to complete His will for your life. You may have never dreamed about the course He will lead you on, but if you let it happen the way God wants it to, it will become the most amazing journey in your life. He will bring you the opportunities, the resources, the finances, and everything else you need in order to make it all happen.

You’ve held on through the difficult times and God has noticed. Your time has NOW come that all your difficult situations are being turned upside down into your favor. Let go of what is no longer needed. You don’t have to struggle anymore. God knows exactly how to bring unexpected surprises to you and your world is about to change into something more incredible than ever imagined. You’re about to break out as the “Double Jubilee” comes to fruition in your life!

Expect the unexpected and unpredictable! Expect the most incredible, loving, and prosperous days ahead. They will be filled with health, happiness, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, and everything in between.

The windows of Heaven are opened and God is closer to you than ever before. Your time to prosper in every area of life is upon you! Seek first the kingdom of God and He will add the possible into your impossible situation. Whatever has been stolen from your life will now return to you far greater than the loss itself.

It’s time of celebration and remembrance that God is the one

bringing you out of the captivity and slave mentality! (Exodus 13:3)

Get ready for your time is NOW! Your amazing transformation is here! Step out as He guides and see the impossible become your new beginnings! This truly is the most amazing time to see God’s goodness come into a whole new level of greatness!

In the upcoming weeks, there’s no doubt that God is going to move in the most amazing ways in your life. I would love to post your incredible testimonies to help others continue on their journey with high expectations. Send them to phyliss.todd@gmail.com or complete the contact form found on our website. THANK YOU for sharing God’s mighty works!

It’s the truth you know that sets you free. Take time to understand the times we are living in. To learn more about this coming Passover and Double Jubilee/Blessing, please watch the following March 20th Passover First Fruits Episode 2 Teaching from Pastor Larry and Tiz Huch. It will provide you in depth knowledge that you need to know. Take that first step and watch what God will do in your life.

https://larryhuchministries.com/tv_broadcast

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