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“ THE WEIGHT YOU WANT TO GAIN’

“ For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding weight of glory” 2 Corinthians 4:17

There is a weight you want to gain if you are living your life for Jesus Christ.

Trials, temptations, hardships, tests, and various afflictions are a part of the true believers lives. The key is that all we face in this life is working for us a transformation into the Image of Christ. But we must keep the faith that all things are working together to conform us into the image of Christ, even if we don’t feel it or see it at the time. (Romans 8:28-29; 8:18)

The bible says many are the afflictions (pain and suffering) of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver them from them all. (Psalm 34:19) The key here is in spite of all of the hardships in life Holy Spirit will always cause us to triumph in victory when we stay abiding in Jesus. (2 Corinthians 2:14) Jesus completely conquered the revolt; He won all the battles first for us. And now he gives us a chance to own the same triumphant victory by giving us His own empowerment to overcome everything this life has for us. He gave us His authority to release His powerful Victory in everything.

Holy Spirit is doing something valuable and eternal deep within us every time we overcome in life and continue to walk in the victory. We are “gaining the eternal weight” of the very presence of Christ Jesus Himself growing in us. We are gaining glory with every affliction. It is weighty because it is the exceeding (always increasing, progressive) eternal glory of God. However this weight of glory will enable us to see the invisible, to see the eternal value of things, to understand that we have such a great treasure of power in our earthen vessel. Love for Him will cause it to shine outward to give God all the glory and not us.

The glory helps us to live in the Rest of the Lord.’ (Hebrews 4:10) It also makes what we do for the Lord easier because it is His power, His wisdom, and His love that empowers from our inner man outward to whatever assignment we are given. This is why we can count it all joy when hardships and trials come our way for it is working in us the glorious weight of Christ Himself, who is our Glory. I pray many times, “Fill me so full of you, Lord Jesus, that you can do whatever you desire through me; just make me Your clothes.  If Jesus is lifted up and if the Excellency of power moving through us is seen to be God and not us, then many are drawn heavenward to Father God.

This is a weight I want to gain as long as I live on this earth. The glory of God is the Lord Jesus Christ fully alive in you and fully present with you wherever you go and in whatever you do.  It works out of a pure heart of love that causes all you do to follow His way a narrow path but not a grievous or fearful one. This should become our greatest pursuit; it is a process of climbing every single day, and pressing on to reach the Prize of being possessed by the One you love, Christ Jesus our Lord. To know Him who gave His life in your place is the greatest thing in the entire world. So rejoice in Him and gain this weight, the eternal weight of Glory.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with    the glory, which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding weight of glory” 2 Corinth 4:17

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“IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN EVER BE AGAINST US”

God is NEVER against us.  He is NEVER working against us. His dealings with us are always for our Good. It does not matter what the situations or hardships, or prayers delayed, or even in a crisis, God will always work the very best for us in the midst of it all. He will always be there with us in the midst of our trials. He NEVER leaves us or forsakes us. In the good times and in the bad times God is always working in us and for us, but NEVER against us. God is on our side!

When life has given you the darkest hour, when you can’t hear God or feel His presence, or see and understand what is happening then is the time to go deep into Jesus and just KNOW, without doubt, that God is working for you, NOT against you.  We just have to call upon Him and fall utterly dependent into His love and amazing empowerment called GRACE. God is always for you, never against you. Many times my heart is grieved when I hear others blame God for every bad thing that happens in the world or for the hard times’ life brings them. God is the Father of light and the giver of every good gift. He is not the one who steals, kills or destroys, rather He gives life and abundance but it must be found in the person of His Son, The Lord Jesus.

When my 3-year-old son left earth and went to heaven I saw God move for me in marvelous miraculous ways. He touched me so strongly with comfort and revelation of Himself that I came through it knowing our Great God cannot do wrong, He is ALWAYS JUST in all His ways. He is All-Knowing, Righteous and Merciful. He is Comfort and Love beyond our human understanding. He is Faithful and does not show favoritism. It is His Faithfulness every time that gives me access through the door into His presence. This is Who God is. May we “never blame our God” who loves us enough to let His only begotten Son pay the price for all mankind’s fallen sinful state.

And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?  Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?”Romans 8:30-32  (NLT)

 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and His ways! For who can know the Lords’ thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given Him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever. Amen  Ro.11:33-36                                             Janee                         

“Limited or Unlimited”

“God will be limited in our lives by our will. If we chose to give that will up to Him completely every day then the possibilities in our life will be Limitless!” 

God has given mankind a free will, imparting His likeness only to mankind. We have the life-changing power of choice. In doing this God took a risk in that even our creator would be limited by our choices. The amazing truth is when a believer chooses to give up His own will for God ‘s will then all limitations are off. Then God will move mightily and much faster in a person’s life without limits to perform the purpose or destiny of that believer. Nothing in this life will be as fulfilling as living in your personal destiny, which is your purpose for being on this earth.

This sounds easy but it sometimes takes a lifetime and a lot of trials and tribulations to understand that you still have more of your will to lose to God’s will. Jesus said, “Unless you lose your life you will never find it.” He also said few find it. Surrender is not easy but necessary to live the best life in Jesus, one that is truly full of grace and glory.

I have wondered many times how many destinies have gone to the grave never to be fulfilled. How many lives have been so robbed of their true identity? That identity can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ. He paid a brutal price with His own body and blood to buy mankind back from their fallen state of revolt against God. Now we have a choice to lay our lives down so we can truly find real life that is eternal. I believe the Lord that what He has planned for His own is far beyond our greatest imaginations or thoughts. God is forever and He made us forever. Lord, give us the grace to make our choices count for eternity. 

“God will be limited in our lives by our will. If we chose to give that will up to Him completely every day then the possibilities in our life will be Limitless!”

 Janee

 

 

“WINGS ARE FIRST” Isaiah 40:31

Have you ever noticed the key in this promise from God to empower his people with supernatural strength? I believe it is not a coincidence that Holy Spirit writes how our God never grows weak or weary and then says we have access to the same strength. Here is the key; Holy Spirit writes first“If you will (continually) wait on the Lord until you mount up or soar with Him like an eagle”, spirit to spirit, THEN He will give this strength to you and you may run this race without growing weary; you will walk great distances and never faint. If you will mount up with wings into the realm of God’s presence, you will outrun and out walk even the youth and young men; and might I say regardless of age. In the natural, we would think to walk, then run, then mount up with wings, but that is not how it works. This really reveals to us that our spirit must become stronger than our body or soul.

 I believe the Lord is saying it is “Wings First”.Develop wings first in your spirit man to soar above all your personal struggles and all the matters in this world. Then you will find the pleasures of knowing a dynamic relationship with a Triune God. We soar to know and see a greater revelation of His heavenly kingdom. Remember Jesus said to pray His Kingdom would come to earth, as it is in Heaven so let it be on earth. We have been given every spiritual blessing in heavenly places, not only to enjoy God but also to live in such a way every day that we are releasing the virtue of Jesus on the earth. The Kingdom of God is within you and that is where the power to soar begins. We encounter God as we soar through the Open Door, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Door. He is the only way, the truth, and the life.

Father, in Jesus Name, we want our faith to take wings as we learn to develop strong spirit wings to soar with You. Help us stay fully alive in Your Spirit. We trust, waiting on You that we will never grow weary in running our race. We trust, waiting on you that we can walk through anything without fainting or growing weak. We desire to fulfill our purpose and finish well. We humbly ask for your “amazing enabling grace” to see this promise manifest fully in us for without You we cannot do anything. Help us mount up with  “Wings first” soaring into your presence every day.

. Isaiah 40: 28-31 NLV Have you never heard? Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

NKJ  But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

AMP But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.                                                        Janee

 

GOD IS LOVE “and” TRUTH

We must operate in God’s love for it has great power but not without Gods truth. They walk together! They are married. If you capsule His truth in a spirit of pure love, that alone will make it digestible. It is only in God’s truth wrapped in His love that people can find real freedom to become all they are destined to be.

Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:16) Jesus said in John 8:32 that if we abide in His word we will know the truth and the truth will make us free. Truth is Jesus Christ, all He says and all He reveals through the Holy Scriptures.

 Truth is not the many opinions of any man but rather it is the Bible revealed by Holy Spirit who wrote it. The Bible is absolutely the whole and complete word of God. Truth is a resurrected man, the Lord Jesus Christ. “UNFAILING LOVE AND TRUTH HAVE MET TOGETHER. RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE HAVE KISSED! “PSALM 85:10

Today in the Christian circle, I fear, truth is perverted and mixed with lies, with man’s traditions, and with the” idol of personal opinion.”  The only “eternal absolute” in this world is God’s word, which is revealed by Holy Spirit. Believers must return to seeking God alone and build their relationship with a real Triune God who loves perfectly. The Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit want an intimate relationship with His own. You will first learn to hear the voice of God through seeking Him in the Scriptures. We must never forsake the Bible replacing it for the teachings and writings of men. It is our only safe place. It is the living Word of God.

The greatest move of God on the earth is coming quickly and it will flow mightily where He sees the “Spirit of Holiness”.God is holy and dwells only with the ones in which He sees the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ. As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, Be Holy, for I am holy.”  I Peter 1:15-16                                                           Janee

CITIZENS OF HEAVEN

SOMETHING ON MY HEART:  Just some thoughts to meditate on and pray about. It is what the Lord has been talking to me about. The Lord willing, I will expand on it later.
If the Holy Spirit abides in us then;
We are citizens (first) of HEAVEN, where the Lord Jesus lives …Phil 3:20 NLT 
Above all, you must live as citizens of Heaven, Phil 1:27
 And as members of the church of the Firstborn, all our names have been legally registered as citizens of heaven! Hebrews12:23 TPT
So it seems our main citizenship that is eternal is in Heaven. We have the right to every spiritual blessing in Heavenly places in Christ. Eph.1:3 This is for now.
We are told in Colossians we have been raised with Christ, we sit together with Him so we are to seek “those things” which are above. We are to set (meaning fix unmovable ) our hearts and minds on “those things” which are above, not on the things on the earth.  We are to be learning every day how heaven operates. What is Heaven saying?  The Kingdom of God which is within us wants to connect with Heaven and bring it to earth. This for now. It is Jesus’ plan as He prayed it in Matthew 6. So it seems we are not to discount spiritual encounters with Heaven. They are for the Glory and purposes of God on the earth. They are to teach you to be a good citizen of Heaven.
 HEAVEN It is the home of our King, The Lord Jesus Christ, and our Father. Our names are registered there. It is our eternal citizenship.
Citizenship requires learning about the country and using the language and living the customs of that country. That speaks to me of being very fluent in the language of Holy Spirit and seeking to understand and live the customs and ways of the Kingdom of God. Jesus opened the door to come up for us now. (Rev,4) He is the gate we go through. He is the door we go through. He is our ladder. He is our purpose. His word is our guide into “The Fathers House in Heaven.” We can learn how to bring the power of Heaven to Earth now. We are just aliens in this world. We should not fit. But we should always be looking for His bride to be and living the witness of the Lord Jesus, releasing His fragrance everywhere all the time.  TEACH US HOLY SPIRIT

FIX YOUR THOUGHTS

The Bible tells us “to fix our thoughts”As the dictionary says to fix something is to fasten it securely in one place or position. Many times I have thought it is like setting the thermostat of our homes at a certain temperature so it will remain there steadfast as long as we leave it there. Likewise, we are to fix our eyes and our thoughts upon Jesus daily. It is critical that our thoughts are fixed on His ways, His words, His actions, His nature, and His power. We are to constantly discipline our thoughts. We must practice daily to securely fasten our thoughts to line up with His heart and mind. We must remember constantly what Holy Spirit has taught us through the Word and through the life experiences in our relationship with Jesus.

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received fro me_ everything you heard fro me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. “(Phil 4:8-9)

Another powerful scripture for your thoughts is 2 Corinth 10:5 “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” God’s word is alive and you can experience it not just read it.  “If we believe it we can do the Word and it works. “ The Word is eternal and is the only absolute truth.

Our minds are the battlefield. The devil fights us the most through our thoughts.  Many times thoughts come that may be partially true but contain lies that would hinder us greatly, even change the direction of our lives. Sometimes we have thoughts we don’t know why or where they come from. Take these thoughts into captivity with Jesus and let Him take care of them. Visualize putting them in the Jail where Jesus holds the keys. He will let you know anything you need to know from there. Then rest and trust Him for He is always faithful.

The enemy will always give you thoughts to try to plant some darkness in your heart.  And lies or darkness that plants in your heart will defile your purity and defeat your victory walk in Jesus.Therefore, The word instructs us to “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of springs the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NKJV. “Guard your hearts above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” NLV

 We should always ask Holy Spirit to keep us in His light of revelation and discernment.  It is good to let this scripture be our constant prayer.

 Psalm 19:14

AMP: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight,
O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer. “

TPT: “So may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts,
and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing,
acceptable before your eyes, my only Redeemer, my Protector-God.

Janee Hawks

 

“GRACE AND GLORY at the DOOR”

I saw Great Grace and Abiding Glory standing at the door of 2019.

Early in January of this year, as I was praying, the Lord spoke to me this Statement; “Grace and Glory are standing at the door of 2019 ready to walk with those whose hearts fear the Lord and are seeking His will to be done on earth.”

Then as I prayed I saw like an allegory type vision: It was a heavenly scene and Jesus entered the scene dressed in brilliant light. I knew Holy Spirit was present as well for He was holding a scroll. It was the beginning of a Heavenly ceremony.  It is difficult to describe this but it seemed that out from the Holy Spirit came Grace standing personified. Then came glory in the same manner and they stood together side by side. Then the ceremony continued and a scroll was opened. Grace and Glory were being commissioned into a covenant union for the purpose of a great manifestation of God’s Kingdom on the earth in presence and power through the body of Christ. I could see that Grace was carrying the fire of God and Glory was carrying the presence and heart of God. Wherever Grace went Glory would be there too. They walked and moved together, a union of covenant power sent out from Holy Spirit to the body of Christ. I knew this was something Father God was orchestrating. It was for us to take hold of and appropriate into our lives this year.

Grace is the unmerited Blessing and favor of God in us and on us. His grace enables us to be more than we are; His grace anoints us for our assignments and missions, and teaches us to move in the supernatural. His grace trains us how to live godly in this world (Titus 2: 11-12), His grace enlightens us, illuminates us, strengthens us, enables His gifts to move through us. His grace reveals truth and mysteries of God to us.

His grace is sufficientfor all that we might face in this life. We carry his grace and it supplies God’s ability when we need it. His grace is sufficient to perform all the will of God through any difficulties. We are to glory in our infirmities and difficulties for in them His power will rest on us. (2 Corinthians 12:8-10.)                                                                                                                       “And God is able to make ALL grace abound toward you, that you, ALWAYS, having ALL sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance for EVERY good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 “WOW ! More grace is given to us every time we humble ourselves before the Almighty God (2 Peter 5:5-6) for we know that without Him we can do nothing of eternal value.

Glory is the manifested presence of the Lord Jesus. Jesus present “with us” is Glory. He is always in us as we are in Him, but His abiding glory is when His presence is manifested in habitation with us not just visitation. In His habitation Glory we can operate in His ease, His rest, at all times, practicing to stay in this place in all we do.

When we can live in His glory it means He will be the one moving in us, through us and with us, performing His way, and uniquely drawing others to Himself like a magnet. We step aside and let Him move as He breathes on people around us and manifests His power. We are just being His clothes. Selah

His glory presence is like a cloud we can live in, ascend into heavenly places, which bypasses time to encase the past, present and future. It is gained or acquired in the your intimate private tent of meeting with the Lord. Exodus 33 is the best scripture story to teach us. Read the chapter carefully. Moses was a friend of God; He went aside to his tent of meeting away from the camp to meet with God. Every time the cloud of glory would come over the tent, others would see it and be drawn into worship.

God spoke to Moses face to face. Moses was to lead the millions of people on to the Promised Land. Moses says to God, “Who are you sending with me Lord for You have said I have found GRACE in you sight?” And the Lord says, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest” Then Moses says what we all need to say, Lord if your Presence does not go with us then let us not go, for how will others know that You are with us, that we are your people, that have found GRACE in you sight. Lord, show us Your GLORY. The Lord promised Moses to let His goodness (JESUS) pass by him and to hide him in the cleft of the Rock which He passed by. This is a great picture of His Grace & Glory working together. God is ready to do this again in a fresh powerful way for His people.

We are to take hold of this truth and pursue the Lord for this union of a powerful new impartation of His Grace & Glory for 2019 and I would advise that we are to receive it first thing every morning before we rise for the day. I pray all who take time to read this will receive this word by faith and experience the manifestation in real life.

Father we say, who are you sending with us this year? We ask that Grace and Glory would go with us in 2019 and walk with us daily, abiding in us and with us as we stay in intimate communion with You, Holy Spirit. Grace and Glory abide with us as we live face to face with Jesus. Let our eyes, ears, and heart be covered with the light of Your presence that we my Know, see and speak as you direct bringing the manifestation of the kingdom of God in our world. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord we pray and believe.                 Janee Hawks 1/8/19

 

SHUT THE DOOR

Many come in to the Secret Place with the Lord, but forget to shut the door. We may miss what is most important for us. We need to remember to shut the door. Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private.”

I believe that some of shutting the door is just a constant consciousness effort each time we pray of closing all the cares of life out of your mind and determining not to let anything or anyone distract you from your special time with the Lord no matter how long it is or short. Always it is the quality not necessarily the quantity.
I will just share some practical and simple things that might be helpful reminders of how to shut the door. Sometimes we know these things but just need reminded. I know I do.
So first of all you may want to shut off your phone. If you open your technology and connect with social media it might steal from the time you want to give Jesus. Just work it out so you don’t miss the time with your Creator. You also may need to get up a little earlier or stay up at night for the time. There are days I will skip the noon meal, find a quiet place and pray. If you are home get comfortable place to pray and even shut a real door if possible. Have just your bible and a pen and paper with you. Set this time as best you can when you can be alert and are least apt to be needed or interrupted.
Whenever and wherever you pray He is there with you because He is always faithful. The Lord loves to hear your voice so sing or just thank and praise, as He is as close as the breath you breathe. Romans 10:8 “The message is very close at hand; It is on your lips and in your heart.” Practice and perfect the art of being still in His presence and tune your ears into His voice. Ask Him to show you what is on His heart and mind. Ask Him who and what you need to bring before Him, because if you are like me there are too many and too much to remember. Write things down. Every day ask and trust faithful Holy Spirit to speak to you about the prayer needs of the day and for the grace to love and be obedient. This way His burden is light and His yoke easy because you will be moving with Holy Spirit. When I quit striving to do things right and just lean into Holy Spirit it is like the EASE of moving in water.
Lastly, when we pray we must pray IN FAITH and WITH FATIH. That is praying what God says and thinks and then believing it.                                                       Janee Hawks

MOTHERS

MOTHERS

Another name to call Mothers could well be “Grace & Mercy”

Woman is meant to be the image of the female side of God for sure. She reveals the heart of God as not only a Father but as a Mother.

God is Grace and God is Mercy. Grace and Mercy are the warm arms of God that hold us secure and wrap around us with love throughout our lives. His arms pick us up and give us a push forward and upward to our purpose.

When God took that rib from Adam and made a woman He mixed the golden threads of Grace and Mercy together and knitted it into the heart of the woman to be a Mother.

God graces a Mother with a tender heart toward all those she has birthed and nurtured; some are natural children, some may be adopted and some spiritual children. She empowers her children to become all they were meant to be. She is gentle but strong, She is forgiving but wise, She is patient, but progressive. She is kind but firm. She is sometimes true friend but foe. She has played the role in her child’s life of whatever they needed at the time, be it playmate, nurse, trainer, teacher, guide, counselor,, friend, or best cheerleader. Her heart knows great love, but great pain. She carries but releases. She gives her children security but wings. She holds on tight but lets go freely.

Whether she is a new mother, young mother, busy mother, lonely mother, unhealthy or older mother she is always a MOTHER. She is always in Her role.

Respect and Honor should always go to all MOTHERS!                                                          MOTHERS are an image of the arms of God, Grace and Mercy.

A Tribute to my 3 Daughters and Daughter in Love; Ronda, Robin, Ranee and Melody.

They all so gracefully and wonderfully fit the role of a God fearing mother. Their lives are decorated with the blessing of sacrifice and kindness. They effortlessly give and forgive, persevering, trusting, and loving their children unconditionally. They guide with patience, hopeful and believing the best. They see beyond the natural to help win the battles for their children. As wise mothers they have seen beyond the outward to the inward, and have been the greatest encouragement for all their children to find the treasure within. They all four give of themselves endlessly without considering their own needs first. They take their role as Mothers seriously before God and I am so thankful today that they have never given up trying to be the kind of Mother their children each need. I thank God for them today and for the 12 Grand’s I have because of their grit, courage and faithfulness.                                                             Janee Hawks