Monday, September 1, 2014

The Time of Testing is About to End. The Best is Yet to Come. (9.1.14)

Beloved,
It is time for a breakthrough!!!! 
Things are about to turn around for you. 
This time has been a time of extreme testing. 

My people have been tested in their relationships, financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. There has been much adversity in the lives of My people and you have been extremely overwhelmed. I have allowed My people to be tested, so that I will see what's in their hearts. This time of testing has brought great growth and new perspectives for many of you in many areas of your life.
  • Even My Son was tested for 40 days in the wilderness, and when the testing was over, He returned to Galilee, in the power of the Holy Spirit. 
  • My servant Job was tested, and tried in every aspect of his life, and his end was better than his beginning. 
  • I allowed Saul to pursue David, and it was the greatest test of his life. 
  • My Son was constantly testing the hearts of His disciples. They would witness one miracle after another, and then when the time came for the next miracle, they would doubt.
Testing is a part of the maturing process,
and with each test and each season of testing
you will grow stronger.
You will come out of the wilderness leaning on Me as never before.
You will come out of your testing period knowing Me more intimately than before.
I want you to come out of your testing period trusting me like never before.

This time of testing is about to end.
The best is yet to come for those who have been obedient to My Word.
My winds of refreshing and renewing will cause you to soar
to the next level of your walk with Me.

Before I bless you with promotions, new jobs and new relationships
there will always be times of testing.

Do not give up on Me, but know that I have been testing you
to prepare you for the blessings I want to bring into your life. 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Open Your Spiritual Eyes, for God has Chosen You to Stand in His Name (8.30.14)

My Child,
Do not worry about those who have come against you. 
Do not worry about those who have seemingly shut you out. 

Open your spiritual eyes and you will see there are more standing with you than there are against you. I have both seen and heard what has been done to you. I am not hindered by their actions, and neither should you be. Do not be envious of what they are doing, for soon they will be cut down. 

You have been chosen to stand in My name, 
and do the work I have called you to do. 
So, stand in My name.

The enemy would like you to think that the door is shut against you, but it is only an illusion. The enemy cannot shut any doors the Lord your God has opened, nor can the enemy open a door that your God has closed. I AM GOD! I have all power! You are to commit all that you are doing unto Me, for as you commit, you will prosper. 

Let Me be concerned about what the enemy is doing, 
I just need you to focus on Me.

Rise up, and begin walking forth once more. 

Do not allow the enemy to hinder the work we have begun. You have only just begun to walk in My Name. You have only begun to see My miracles and the things that I will do as you speak My Word. There is so much you have yet to see. You are anointed and chosen before Me, your God. 

So, stand strong in the authority I have imparted in you 
and defeat the enemy standing in your way. 

Speak to the mountains and go forth, because the door is open. 
I AM with you, and I am always right on time. 

Now rise up, go forth and do what I have instructed you to do.
 

Meditate on Psalm 37


Friday, August 29, 2014

God is Placing a New Victory in Your Hands. Praise Him, Despite Burdens & Strongholds, Today (8.29.14)

Always remember the battle is the Lord's......

When I am persevering in prayer, waiting on the Lord,
I think about what Daniel went through.
He prayed, and his prayer was answered (although he did not know it at the time).
However, Daniel had to wait for the answer to come from the Lord.
While he was waiting, he stayed before the Lord.

We must remember that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in pulling down strongholds. I know singing praises unto the Lord may seem strange when you are going through a hard time; however, praising the Lord is when you get your breakthrough. When praises go up, blessings come down.

The Word says, "In all things give thanks," not for all things, but in all things. Let me ask you this, will complaining about the situation change it? No! So, let us tear down those strongholds with PRAISE!

Destroy those burdens that are binding you with PRAISE UNTO THE LORD.

Why not praise Him in the middle of what you are going through? It is much easier to praise Him, than to be all stressed out. Shout it out! Put on some praise music and dance all over your problems with the Lord.

Make today a day where you PRAISE your way to victory.

Do not try to avoid the place of tests, because we all will have testing times. It does not matter what you are going through. It does not matter what the situation looks like. God wants you to rise up with a testimony! GOD wants you to trust Him to bring you through it! When you begin to praise Him in the midst of your storm, you are saying, "Lord, I know You are in control. I know the victory is mine."

Focus on the Lord today and ask Him to minister a new song in your heart. GOD wants you to be victorious. He is placing a new victory in your hands.

So, open your mouth and begin to praise the Lord!

Praise Him right now!

Come on let us praise Him in the middle of what we are going through.

Go and get your joy back!

Bless & Be a Blessing,
 - Marilyn
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2 Chronicles 20:15 - And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but GOD's.

1 Thessolonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in Christ Jesus concerning you.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Right Now, Take Your Stand in Faith & Acknowledge God's Word (8.28.14)

My Child,
Although the enemy is throwing storms at you,
I will not let them overcome you.

I have you in the palm of My hand.

Therefore, rest in Me and the promises of My Word;
for I will never leave you or forsake you.
Neither will I allow you to be tested above what you are able to bear.

The time has come for you to see without your natural eyes.
I want you to see what I see,
and the only way to do that is to see through the eyes of faith.
You must take hold of My word and My word only;
for My word will take you through every storm you will face.

Please stop trying to fight the enemy in your own strength.
You will not overcome him that way.
Lean on Me, and you will overcome,
by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.

You must stand on My Word and confess what I say concerning you;
not what you feel, or what others are saying.

Take your stand in faith right now.
Read the Word, filled with My promises,
and continue to confess them as the true living word of GOD.
Do not allow negative thoughts or pictures to fill your mind.

See positive pictures in your mind; pictures of things you desire.
Picture what My Word says about you.
See the picture of yourself as you will be,
and let the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart
come into agreement with this picture.

Then refuse to acknowledge the lying symptoms that the enemy will try to bring upon you. Acknowledge My Word and My Word only.

Apply the principles of faith, hope and love;
and you will begin to see the results you desire.

Do not let this picture leave your mind,
and do not stop confessing My Word.

Continue to see it through the eyes of faith,
and confess it daily until it becomes a reality.

Once you have learned to do this, teach these principles to others,
and show them how to break free from the strongholds of the enemy.

Tell them, the picture I see for My people is life more abundantly.

Now, can you see what the Lord your God sees?
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Psalm 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

John 20:28-29 - And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my GOD.  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Revelations 12:11 - And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When You Pray, Expect & Be Willing for God to Use You (8.27.14)

And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father - John 14:13

Praying just for the sake of making a religious noise is not GOD’s intent for prayer. 
Praying to get something from GOD is also not GOD’s plan. 
Studying the Word and paying attention to the world around you is key. 
It allows us to see what GOD is busy doing and what He desires us to do as His people. 
As we pray those things that are close to His heart, He is pleased to answer! 

We know He wants us to love Him with all of our hearts; 
and to love others as we love ourselves. 
He also want us to pray for the lost. 

Humbly expect and be willing for GOD to use you to be 
the answer to your prayers.  
For if your heart never expects GOD to answer, 
there is literally no point in praying. 

James states, “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man [or woman, or child] should not think he will receive anything from the Lord…” - James 1:6-7

When you pray in the Name of Jesus, 
believing that He has heard and will answer, 
you will see Him do amazing things – sometimes in and through you! 

Always remember that the ultimate goal of answered prayer is to bring glory to the Lord: “And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father” - John 14:13.

 ~ A Power-ful Prayer ~
Lord Jesus, 
Prayer is sometimes a complete mystery to me, 
especially when You work through me to be the answer! 

I am awed by Your power that You so freely give to Your people. 

Give me a heart that is able to believe and not doubt…
and help me to live in Your perfect presence, 
expecting You to move in, through and around my life continually.


Amen


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Give God Your Burdens, for No Problem is too Great for God (8.26.14)

Beloved,
Please do not hinder My work. 
I am working things out for your good. 
Oh, what peace you give up every day, 
when all you have to do is bring all of your burdens 
to Me in prayer. 

I am the only one that can do anything about your problems. 

I have all power over every situation 
and there is nothing too great for me to handle. 

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. 
Let Me remind you once again; bring your burdens to Me. 

Leave them with Me, because this battle is Mine. Not yours. 
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Meditate on God's Word: 
2 Chronicles 20:15 - Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but GOD’s.

2 Chronicles 20:17 - Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you; fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
 



Monday, August 25, 2014

Take the Time and Learn to Distinguish the Voice of the Shepherd (8.25.14)

Faith Believers,
It is important to spend time being quiet before the Lord.
If we are doing all of the talking, we won’t be able to hear Him speak.

“Be still, and know that I am GOD; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10)
.

I wonder how many instructions and promptings we miss,
because we don’t take the time to learn to distinguish the voice of the Shepherd!

“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).


When you sense that you have a word from the Lord,
and it agrees with the Bible, act upon it.

GOD is not going to give us more than we can handle
and He will likely start us out slowly.
As you are faithful in the small things,
He will trust you with bigger issues.
Maybe He will impress upon your heart to write a note to someone,
or to make an encouraging phone call.

If you didn’t actually hear directly from the Lord,
you are still doing something that is like the character of Jesus living within you.

Bless & Be Blessed
  - Marilyn

 ~ A Listening Heart Prayer ~
Lord Jesus,
Sometimes I long to do the big splashy deeds
 that make You known widely.

But then, You quietly remind me that the smallest touch,
a quiet encouragement or act of mercy
is living out faithful obedience within Your kingdom!

Help me to be a servant that does not need
to live my life to be seen by men.

Give me a listening heart
to obey even the smallest task
You choose to give me.


In Your name, Christ Jesus,
Amen



Sunday, August 24, 2014

You May Be Deeply Troubled, But You Must Trust God Through Your Trials (8.24.14)

Faith Believer,
Something is disturbing your soul. 
You are deeply troubled about something that you have no control over. 

The conflict in your soul is causing you to withdraw from others.  
You are wondering why there never seem to be peace within your soul. 
Why are you allowing this thing to consume you? 

Don't you know that GOD would never allow anything to harm you?  

Yes, people are scheming and planning to dig a hole for you to fall in; 
but don't you know GOD see and hear everything they are doing? 
When they hold their back room meetings, 
GOD is right behind that door - listening to everything they are planning 
and he will undo all of their plans, causing it to work out for your good. 

The Lord despises the evil doer, and His Word says that He will repay them 
for their evil at the appointed time of His choosing. 

So trust GOD through all of this and know that our ways are not his ways. 
His ways are higher than our ways. 

JESUS has promised to be with you through your trials,
so trust in Him; and regardless of what you see with your natural eyes, 
the enemy does not have the power to harm you 
if you believe and trust in GOD. 
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May God's peace be with us,
- Marilyn Chaney



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Be Faithful to the Call & the Lord will Reward Us with Blessings Untold (8.23.14)

My Beloveds,
You cannot lose hope now. 
What has happened in your life to make you think 
that I cannot bring you out of this situation? 
I can, and I will bring you out of this. 
I will take what seems like an impossible situation and cause you to say, 
“Only Jesus could have worked this out.”

You do not have time to be discouraged, 
nor to give up hope. 
I am going before you right now putting things in order. 
Nothing will be able to touch you, or throw you off guard, 
for I am doing a complete work within you. 
I see your struggles. I see what you are going through.  
Please do not lose hope. 
Do not believe the lies of the enemy. 

Instead, cling to the promises I have given to you. 
Then, when the storms are over, you will get up changed, made new, 
and walk into the fullness of your calling.

Do not back down; suit up in the armour I have provided for you, 
and move forward. 

Those who try to slow you down will not be successful. 
No longer will they be a hindrance in your walk. 
I want you to set your sights on things above, 
and do not be thrown off guard by the so-called successes of men trying to deceive you. 
They are in My hands. 

I want you to stay focused on Me with your whole being.

So, please do not give up.  
Others are depending upon you.

Be faithful to the call, and you shall be rewarded with blessings untold. 
Trust Me to provide for your every need. 
Trust Me to lift you up, out of despair, and into heavenly blessings. 
I say unto you, do not be discouraged. 

I have not forsaken you.
Meditate on God's Word -   We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by GOD. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:8 -9; 16-18 (NLT)
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Faith Believers,
That is why we never give up. 
Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. 
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; 
rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. 

For the things we see now will soon be gone, 
but the things we cannot see will last forever.

Bless & Be Blessed,
- Marilyn