Sit Down, Take a Seat – Right in the Midst of the Battle

NowTo live in a realm where everything is possible in God, we will confront an opposing realm where people, even those close to us, will tell us that everything we believe is simply impossible to achieve

We’ve all heard them.

You can’t do this.

You will never be able to do this – you’ll never have enough money. You’re not qualified. There are too many people out there better and more connected than you.

Why even bother? Just reach low and if you miss it, then you are not disappointed.

This morning, I felt a surge of something rise up within me. It started in the core of my being. In the spiritual realm, I felt like a warrior dressed for battle, unmovable and unshakeable.

I felt resolute, steadfast, unwavering. Strong. It is all that but, it’s more than that. What to call this?

I call it faith. Faith to enter into all the possibilities that are promised me in Christ while taking a stand against what people say, the world says, or what my circumstances dictate to me on a daily basis.

To enter into God’s possibilities, we must stand strong in the promises of God, believing, despite opposition assaulting us from all sides.

JourneyWe rise above a natural reality and live in the Spirit, which in and of itself confounds the ways of the world. The Holy Spirit directs us into the possibilities of God, which defy man’s wisdom and logic.

God seats us in heavenly places in Christ and that is our reality to be walked out in the earth, right now.

Breakthrough is ours in Christ but we fight doubt, unbelief, condemnation, and worry to believe it and receive it. This is an unending battle. It’s called life. The battle will never end so what to do?

Here’s what God says about living life in the battle, not waiting for the right time or the right circumstances.

Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Psalms 23:4-5

He sets a table for us RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of our enemies and says, “Sit down and eat. Let’s dream together. Nothing is impossible with me. Sit down and focus. Focus on me. Follow Me.”

Breakthrough to enter into His possibilities? What is it? What does it mean? I am not quite sure what it means for you but for me it means crossing into promises He gave to me which fear tried to abort on a daily basis. It means restoration and reconciliation in some relationships, destroyed and beyond repair. It means open doors to travel into nations with a sure word to deliver that brings healing and deliverance into people’s lives, changing and shaking atmospheres within the sound of my voice. It’s time to move out in the Spirit, confident in His strength, resting in His grace.

What do you believe for that goes beyond any ability you have in you to obtain it?

What dream do you see yourself living out in real-time?

Do you believe, really believe that God can override all the negativity, all the pain in your life and all the dead ends and locked doors to break you out into that sweet place of destiny that your heart has longed for all these years?

Only believe and if you can’t believe, ask Him to strengthen your unbelief. Never give up.

Debra

 

Living with Passion and Purpose In Christ.
Debra Westbrook

 

 

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What Is Truth?

cropped-cropped-istock_000026317800medium2.jpgWhat is truth? Great minds have thought about this for thousands of years. Can I make it simple? Jesus is truth. Not ‘a’ truth. Not one truth out of many. Jesus is truth – the person of Christ, the living Word.

Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!” John 14:6-7

Truth is simple. It’s a beautiful door waiting to be opened. Step across the threshold into a new world, a new paradigm where Holy Spirit activates spiritual senses to see and hear. Eyes are opened to see a way that opens up in Christ, challenging us to live beyond the natural chaos. It’s called kingdom and it’s my home, now.

When I look around and see all the chaos, I know that this is not my home. I physically live in this realm but over and over I remind myself that I am seated in heavenly places. In that truth, I move in a new reality in Christ. That is the heart of my message and how I live my life in Christ.

Holy Spirit is with me always, revealing Christ to me in different ways, at different times and in diverse places. Holy Spirit shows me how to navigate the waves that threaten to pull me under into the depths of confusion, fear and worry. I don’t go there. And, if the day starts out less than perfect, I remind myself through prophetic declaration that I live in another reality. I prophesy to myself. I speak life and truth to myself. I prophesy Jesus to ME, through ME and in ME. I don’t forget I am in the world but neither do I forget that I am not of the world.

I feel pain. I face fear. Through it all, my eyes are focused on the temporariness of this life and the eternal reality of my life in Christ. That gives me hope and a future despite what I see and feel around me at any given moment.

The Spirit reveals truth and that truth is Jesus Christ. He’s real and He’s alive. Truth is on the move in every corner of the world. He gives Holy Spirit to me so that I access truth in a world in chaos.

But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. 14 He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. 15 Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’ John 16:13-15

Darkness invades my thought life with so many ‘what ifs’. What if I lose my job? What if I have cancer? Fear surrounds me today on all sides and in every way possible. There are a million ways of attack, seeking to paralyze my life in the now instead of the eternal reality of life in Christ.

breaking chainsHowever darkness chooses to take form, there is truth in Christ.

Meditate on this truth.

Truth confronts darkness. Truth displaces darkness.

Almost daily, insecurity, obscurity, insignificance, terror, worry, anxiety or anger tries to invade the safety of my life. TV, social media, radio. The enemy is active. Jesus Himself said he is like a lion seeking whom he may devour. In Christ Jesus there is life and that life flows in direct contradiction to all evil tries to throw at me – security, hope, peace, and rest.

Truth builds strength within me. Christianity is not weak. It is strong. I lose my life to find my life in Christ.

Truth roots itself in and through my life, building a strong belief system. Weaving its way through my DNA forming an identity that rises above the darkness to live in eternal light. Even the smallest glimmer of light displaces the darkness that tries to encroach on my God ordained identity.

What is truth? The person of Christ Jesus. Not a formula, a doctrine, a belief system. A person – Jesus Christ.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra