This is for the one whose strength is fading at the moment. I thank you, God, that even when our strength is failing, you are mighty to save. We have learned to walk by the Spirit and not our own strength, God, we trust you. 

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2 ESV)

Amen. Bless you, my friend!

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When His Love Seems Miles Away

When His love seems miles away
Come back to the truth
Never enter into holiness
Looking back at what you did
Rely on Heavenly wisdom
That it is finished after all
That what is done, is done
And done on the cross

Why look back, searching for answers
When God is ahead of you, giving you answers
Why look around, to the left and to the right
When nothing can and no one will ever fulfill you
Because God is not enough for you

How do you attain such satisfaction?
How does God become your delight?
When you do it by faith, not by emotions
When you declare that you are His and His only

There is more to life than selfishness
Healing comes in togetherness
So embrace your holy identity as one not belonging to this world
And come back to when He first loved you
Because He always loved you first


Look at the start, the space before time
The presence of love forming you, just you
Bearing you and breathing life into you
Just you

Come on, hear His whisper to return
Hear His heart as He calls you forth
Aspire to know Him above all else
Worship Him, in spirit and truth!

Before you know, you will have changed
No more resisting who your Father is
Do you even know what this means?
It means you’re different, born to a King

Dunamis! I declare dunamis!
Dunamis! Let the wind blow!
Dunamis! Bring your children back
Bring them from the north and from the south
Bring them from the east, and from the west!

Amen



The Choice To Praise & Bless

German🇩🇪 version below!

Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

James 3:4 ESV

Hello, blessed friend! Today I have a message from the Lord about the will of man! The Lord is reminding me of James 3 today and usually, I would interpret this as a sign from Him to watch what I say and yes, it is definitely that – but interestingly, He is making me focus on the last part of verse 4 this morning: “… wherever the will of the pilot directs.” It starts with the will; the will directs the “very small rudder,” the tongue, and the tongue guides the whole ship (i.e. sets the course for our entire lives).

Here is what I hear from the Lord for us this morning: “Submit your will to me. I am working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what is good (Philippians 2:13). If you really seek to be pure in heart, admit that you are selfish and covetous. Do not seek to correct yourself with your own strength, just submit to me. Buy wisdom from above (Proverbs 23:23), a wisdom that is “pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and sincere” (v. 17) and keep it as a treasure! Stop grieving my Spirit with your earthly, unspiritual, and demonic thoughts (v. 15). My child, my love is patient towards you and I am waiting for you.”

This word is for those who have asked the Lord for purification and gone through the testing this (these) past season(s). The Lord will have spoken to you about a specific thing, even warned you through dreams multiple times; He may have struck you with sickness in order to save you (you even asked Him to do that lest you keep rebelling against Him). If this is the case, this is my encouragement for you to surrender more deeply! A change of language starts from within. We can no longer praise God and curse the people who were made in His image at the same time (v. 9), no matter how justified! How can you call yourself free if there is jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart still? You feel like the Lord is too gracious and merciful towards them when you seek justice, right? No, be merciful as the Father is merciful! Seek the narrow path that leads to true freedom! In fact, you are blessed when your heart sincerely desires to release and make peace with those who trigger you, because then, you will be acknowledged by God as His child. We always need to change first before we start “working” on others. The Spirit of the Lord helps us to be free – where He is, there is freedom (2. Corinthians 3:17).

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
(Matthew 5:9)

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
(Luke 6:35)

Remember the Father’s mercy towards you. If you are wise and understanding, by your good conduct show the true sign of wisdom: meekness (v. 13). And to God, thanksgiving.


GERMAN:

DIE WAHL ZU PREISEN UND ZU SEGNEN

Siehe, auch die Schiffe, die so groß und von heftigen Winden getrieben sind, werden durch ein sehr kleines Steuerruder gelenkt, wohin das Trachten des Steuermanns will.

Jakobus 3,4 ELB

Hallo, ihr gesegneten! Heute habe ich eine Message von Gott zum Thema “der Wille des Menschen”. Er erinnert mich heute an Jakobus 3, und normalerweise würde ich es als ein Zeichen von Ihm deuten, dass ich auf meine Worte aufpassen soll. Und ja, das ist es auch, definitiv, aber interessanterweise lenkt Er meine Augen heute auf den letzten Teil von Vers 4: “… wohin das Trachten des Steuermanns will.” Es fängt mit dem Willen an; der Wille steuert das “sehr kleine Steuerruder”, die Zunge, und die Zunge steuert das ganze Schiff (d.h. sie bestimmt, in welche Richtung unser Leben geht).

Das höre ich heute Morgen vom Herrn: “Unterwerft euch mir mit eurem Willen. Ich schenke euch den Willen und die Kraft, ihn auch so auszuführen, wie es gut ist (Philipper 2,13). Wenn ihr wirklich danach strebt, reinen Herzens zu sein, dann übergebt mir eure egoistischen Begierden. Bemüht euch um Weisheit, egal was es kostet (Sprüche 23,23) – eine Weisheit, die aufrichtig ist, den Frieden sucht, freundlich, und bereit ist nachzugeben; eine Weisheit, die sich etwas sagen lässt und Mitleid mit anderen hat und Gutes bewirkt; die unparteiisch, ohne Vorurteile und ungeheuchelt ist (V. 17). Gib diese Weisheit nie auf und bewahre sie wie einen Schatz! Hör auf, meinen Geist mit deinen irdischen, ungeistlichen und teuflischen Gedanken zu betrüben (V. 15). Mein Kind, meine Liebe zu dir ist geduldig. Ich warte auf dich”.

Diese Ermahnung und Ermutigung ist für diejenigen, die Gott um Heiligung gebeten haben und eine längere Prüfungszeit hinter sich haben. Gott wird über etwas bestimmtes mit dir gesprochen haben und Er hat dich vielleicht sogar mehrfach durch Träume gewarnt. Vielleicht hat er bestimmte Krankheiten in deinem Leben erlaubt, um dich zu retten (Hiob 33). (Du hast Ihn vielleicht sogar darum gebeten es zu tun, solange du nicht immer weiter machst mit einer bestimmten Sünde). Wenn das der Fall ist, dann ist das meine Ermutigung an dich, dich tiefer im Herzen und in den Gedanken Gott unterzuordnen! Die Worte, die du aussprichst, werden sich erst ändern, wenn dein Inneres sich verändert. Du kannst nicht immer weiter Gott loben und gleichzeitig verfluchendes über Menschen aussprechen, die nach seinem Ebenbild geschaffen wurden (V. 9), egal wie gerechtfertigt das ist! Wie kannst du dich als “frei” bezeichnen, wenn in deinem Herzen noch Eifersucht und selbstsüchtiger Ehrgeiz vorhanden sind? Du hast vielleicht das Gefühl, dass der Herr einem bestimmten Menschen gegenüber zu gnädig und barmherzig ist, wenn es doch nicht gerecht oder fair ist, nicht wahr? Nein, sei barmherzig, wie der Vater barmherzig ist! Geh den schmalen Weg, der zur wahren Freiheit führt! Die Bibel sagt, du bist gesegnet, wenn dein Herz aufrichtig den Wunsch hat, Frieden mit denen zu schließen, die dich auf einer gewissen Art und Weise negativ triggern (siehe Bibelvers unten). Denn dann wirst du von Gott als sein Kind anerkannt. Wir müssen uns immer zuerst verändern, bevor wir versuchen, jemand anders zu verändern. Der Geist des Herrn hilft uns, frei zu sein – wo Er ist, da ist Freiheit (2. Korinther 3,17).

Glücklich sind, die Frieden stiften, denn Gott wird sie seine Kinder nennen.
(Matthäus 5,9)

Ihr aber sollt eure Feinde lieben und den Menschen Gutes tun. Ihr sollt anderen etwas leihen, ohne es zurückzuerwarten. Dann werdet ihr reich belohnt werden: Ihr werdet Kinder des Höchsten sein. Denn auch er ist gütig zu Undankbaren und Bösen.
(Lukas 6,35)

Vergiss nicht, wie barmherzig der Vater zu dir ist. Wenn du weise und verständig bist, dann zeige mit deinem Leben die wahren Kennzeichen der Weisheit: Freundlichkeit und Güte (V. 13). Und Gott gegenüber Dankbarkeit.

The Patient Love of God

It takes time for faith to grow. Some things just are not made right until we believe. Sometimes we have to go through a season of intense endurance to finally prove that faith. Without patience, it does not work.

Recently I had a brief moment with the Lord. I was lying down on a bench on a mountaintop – that is where we usually meet. I was just enjoying the breeze and the sun. I waited for Him to speak because His words always comfort me.

“Patience, my love,” He said.

It was that simple. He had promised me something and I would be blessed when I believed (Luke 1:45). He was reminding me that I needed to remain patient. If I really trusted Him, I would wait. That is, I would rest in His love, enjoying every day with thanksgiving, staying close to Him and always keeping an eye out for His ways to speak. If so, I would know when the moment comes. I would recognize His voice. I would know that it was God.

My friend, I bless your faith in this hour. I pray that you will let go of any striving. I pray that no matter how often you feel let down by God, that somehow your heart would be protected by Him. For the Holy Spirit is the one who works faith in us. It means everything to Him when we love Him patiently like Jesus did.

To close this up, I want to share some elementary verses about faith from the book of Romans. God bless you, my brave sister and brother in Christ! You are almost there!

“But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” (Romans 3:21-28 NLT)

Prayer for the People of God in this Hour (Ukraine & Russia)

Lord Jesus,

we lift up your name as a banner over the world right now. You are worthy to be praised. You reign. The blood you shed on the cross speaks louder than the hatred of men in this hour. You have shown us the love of the Father. We repent of mercilessness  in this world and ask that you give us another chance to make your love and mercy abound. May the people of God shine ever brightly as they choose to forgive and bless and they shall be proven your children of light. They shall stand the test in this hour.

Lord, you were raised from the dead and you have defeated the sting of death once and for all. The grave is empty and so shall the many graves the enemy has prepared long before this war has started. Let them be used against him like Haman was hung on the pole he himself had prepared for the Israelites in the time of Esther.

O Lord, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel (“the brother of folly”) into foolishness. Let the Ahithophels who have partnered with evil watch their counsel turned into foolishness like you did in the time of David. Place the Hushais (“Lord, hurry”) close to the Ahithophels to defeat their counsel.  Hide them, Father, and let your voice thunder and cause panic in the enemy’s camp at this hour. We declare confusion in their communication channels in the mighty name of Jesus!

We declare Psalm 36 over the nations that your steadfast love continues to those who know you and your righteousness to the upright of heart. “The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.”  The arrogant and proud are thrust down, unable to rise!

O Lord, let the spirit of repentance come over all the nations so that all transgressions are forgiven and new ways prepared for your coming. Come, Lord Jesus! Bring into order all that is lying in chaos, Abba, let us live and praise your name all our days. Great is your faithfulness! Your love endures forever!

Amen. Hallelujah. Worthy to be praised. Forever seated on the throne. We give all glory and honor and power to you. We surrender to you, Lord.