God Values Freedom

There is a joyful perfecting taking place as God lifts us from an Isaac assignment to one of Boaz. He is shifting many from His revealed promise (Isaac) to His unexpected promise (Boaz). 

This is the manifest fruit of Psalm 34:22 TPT, which says, “But the Lord has paid for the freedom of his servants, and he will freely pardon those who love him. He will declare them free and innocent when they turn to hide themselves in him.”

Friends, God is ridding us of binding agreements that are no longer useful for His purposes. He is cleaning up thorns and brambles (messes) and delivering us into greater freedom as He releases more outward Heavenly provision to us.

It’s all about His Kingdom expansion. And His way is honor. Therefore, we must honor Him by continuing to obey Him.

We must be disciplined to keep all in His perspective and do it His way for Him to get the glory. Our co-glory place is one of submission to Him. Therefore, we must humble ourselves, even though we may feel like sprinting into more of our future. 

So, as we see the finish line before us, we must be careful to not run out ahead of Him. We are to continue to walk with Him as a faithful Ruth and run to Him only for our greatest intimacy in order to soar with Him in holiness. 

We must trust, deep in our souls, that God will prove faithful.

Our Lord is about to manifest His Exodus plan in our lives. We will witness awesome wonder in a “Be still and know that I Am God” shift that will set us free into His purposed expanse (Ps 46:10). 

The scripture for this is Exodus 14:13 AMPC, where “Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.”

Our pasts are about to be far behind us, and this scripture is the key that will open the door to our best, divinely orchestrated futures. As God lifts us, He will be exalted.

The enemy of our souls, who attacked our worth with hopelessness, has been overcome with the resurrection life of Jesus as we continue to abide in our Lord (Ma 7:17). We can expect what feels like a new life before us as He, who is worthy, unfurls our worth in a grand way (Rev 5:5).

We must remember that we are “on the side of angels.” A song by this title, sung by LeAnn Rimes, has been on repeat in my head for days. It’s God’s way of reminding me that The God of Angel Armies will fight for us and that we need only to be still as we experience Him working on our behalves.

Exodus 14:14 AMPC says, “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.”

This kind of trust is active. It is our stance for the shifts that are about to take place. It is movement we may not fully see yet, but it will fully come into place by His Spirit. God will have us enter in strong, favored and well-equipped with a continuance of reward as we travel in faith with Him and align to honor and glorify Him all the way to fruition.

He spoke to my heart a couple of weeks ago, saying:

Just let Me have My way in this. Lean upon Me and rest. You will see My justice that has been stored up for you for what feels like a long time. It’s time for you to see the evidence of me fighting your battle on your behalf. I will establish your freedom in a way that you will never feel like you have to go back there. I am resetting you to be elevated, to go higher and farther forward in double portion promises that you have held in your heart as you have longed for more of Me. Your days of long-suffering are over. So, stand and watch what My glory does for you, my beloved daughter, my princess, my queen.

He reminded me of Psalm 89:14 AMP, which says that “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.”

Friends, this Word is not just for me. It’s for you. It is certain, and you can claim it as your own. 

God will clarify His plan, revealing details on what to do as we seek Him and move forward. This is a “seek Him and the door will open” time of empowerment. A glorious, intimate opportunity to see through the eyes of Love and to praise God for it all.

Those who have longed for God in many areas will find Him now in new places, beginning with new mind-sets and even moments of fresh revelation as to how He is working in our favor. 

As we continue to lay down our Isaacs, our vices and false comforts and surrender all to Jesus, He will continue to bless us and will even rescue us in advance. 

In other words, He is working right now to make our futures better. He is going there ahead of us and cleaning up messes to make a more efficient and comfortable place for us. He is even inviting us to participate by rejoicing and praying key points that He reveals to us in advance as He trusts us. This is especially poignant in situations where He circles us around to something familiar but now in higher (Godlier) form.

These beautiful glimpses of God at work invite us to praise Him for what will surely come to pass. He may even include us in specifics so that we can pray with eyes wide open for these new alignments as He reveals them to us and continues to align us. In this way, He will position us to build our futures with Him, which includes building others, in advance. 

To God be the glory.

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Surrounding Wisdom – Part 1

The Lord revealed to me that He is bringing His people into a new light, free from last season strongholds that blocked them from receiving greater revelations of God and once twisted communication with others. 

God has opened a portal of breakthrough, and this is a new beginning for them. 

Where there has been an appreciation of The Spirit of Wisdom, The Lord is delivering His beloved from their long-suffering into a “surrounding wisdom.”

Those who have come into God’s truth and made Him their center, will now be favorably highlighted on centerstage in their divinely-assigned areas of influence.

To be light.

To share the same revival we have received.

We must remember that we are blessed to be a blessing (Ps 72:17). 

Saved to experience God and do good works as led by His Spirit of Wisdom (Ex 31:1-11).

Deuteronomy 4:6-8 NLT remind us that God will sustain His beloved people before nations as a shining witness to His Great Name and Kingdom, as we continue to carefully obey His commands in this promised land. These verses say:

Obey them completely, and you will display your wisdom and intelligence among the surrounding nations. When they hear all these decrees, they will exclaim, ‘How wise and prudent are the people of this great nation!’ For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him? And what great nation has decrees and regulations as righteous and fair as this body of instructions that I am giving you today?

As The Lord delivered our hearts from strongholds of false pride, He postured us to receive His clarity and intelligent understanding on a new level with an outward purpose: to draw others to Him.

King Solomon understood this Kingdom-building effect.

1 Kings 4:29 MSG tells us that “God gave Solomon wisdom—the deepest of understanding and the largest of hearts. There was nothing beyond him, nothing he couldn’t handle…He became famous among all the surrounding nations…Sent by kings from all over the earth who had heard of his reputation, people came from far and near to listen to the wisdom of Solomon.”

The wisdom that God gave Solomon showcased God. It “outclassed the vaunted wisdom of wise men of the East, outshone the famous wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone…He created 3,000 proverbs; his songs added up to 1,005. He knew all about plants, from the huge cedar that grows in Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows in the cracks of a wall. He understood everything about animals and birds, reptiles and fish” (1 Ki 4:29 MSG).

God’s wisdom is a gift that gives His people—the ones who will steward it well—a favorable advantage.

Proverbs 12:28 TPT tells us that “Abundant life is discovered by walking in righteousness.”

The Spirit of Wisdom leads us into abundant life, drawing us closer to our resurrected Lord and His ways.

God alone made Solomon’s heart righteous, famous and wealthy to expand His Kingdom on earth by drawing others to Him.

Jesus was our perfect example. 

Isaiah 11:1-3 AMPC say, “AND THERE shall come forth a Shoot out of the stock of Jesse [David’s father], and a Branch out of his roots shall grow and bear fruit. [Isa. 4:2; Matt. 2:23; Rev. 5:5; 22:16.] And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him–the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord–And shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord…”

Moses and Joshua received and operated in this same Spirit of Wisdom.

Deuteronomy 34:9 AMPC tells us, “And Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; so the Israelites listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.”

So, we see here that the Spirit of Wisdom is linked with obedience for all followers, including leaders. Godly wisdom is what holds an obedient army together as we enter into and occupy our promised land by His dominant Spirit.

So, friends, my prayer for you is Ephesians 1:17-19 AMPC, which say, “[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength.”

To God be the glory.

Join me next week for Part 2 of Surrounding Wisdom.

This video-devo was graciously re-posted by the Salem Web Network, which includes iBelieve.com.