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September 30        Arise, Shine, for thy light is Come

Isa 60:1-3        “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the
darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory
shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
” - KJV

Now is the time to ascend higher into the heavenly realms through worship.  The light of His glory is seen in His
Presence.  It is all about living in His Presence through worship, moving only in Him, having my being in Him, abiding
in Him and being found in Him.  In His Presence is fullness of joy and light.  There is no darkness in Him, for He is
light.  

Go higher in worship and position yourself in the glory of His presence to hear His instructions for your situation;  then
release prophetic decrees accordingly and praise Him for His glory to invade every facet of your life, your family, your
church, your community, your city and country,  and declare His Kingdom rule over it.

Even the unsaved, living in darkness, shall see God’s light of wisdom on you and come and enquire to gain
understanding from you; even leaders shall come to you for counsel, direction and guidance, for they shall see the
glory of God on you as you spend time in communion with Him.

September 29        “The Standard of the Spirit”

Isa 59:19        "So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him
." - KJV

Let us arise in full faith and trust and take our stand as light bearers in the world!  By faith we enter into His grace by
which we STAND!

There is no fear when we walk in the Spirit, because we walk in the fear of the Name of the Lord!  When the enemy of
our souls come in to intimidate us with fear of disaster, we rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit to resist him with the
Word of faith and rejoice in the power of His might and the victory of Calvary!

Be encouraged with the knowing on the inside that the Lord is our Refuge and those who put their trust in Him will
never stand ashamed!  He is our fortress and our Deliverer and under His wings we shall hidden from every onslaught
of the enemy.

Let the Holy Spirit rise up on the inside and resist every onslaught of the enemy with violent praises to the Lord and the
power of  His Word, His Name and His Blood.
All glory to God who gives us the victory every time.

September 28        “Calling Power”

Jer 33:3        "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest
not.
" - KJV

Calling on the Name of the Lord is vitally necessary for us, the believers in Christ to bring down His answer of
revelation into our situation and to give us His wisdom and understanding, giving us “in”sight into the mysteries of the
heavenly realms.

Calling unto Him, is the key to revelatory knowledge, opening up vision into the spiritual realms, to “see” what the Spirit
is saying.

Calling unto Him, calling on His Name, acknowledges Him as the Way into the realm of “unknowing”.

Our dependence on Him opens His showers of grace through the sevenfold Spirit of the Lord to enlarge our
understanding of His mysteries.

The humble earnestness of our “calling on Him” opens the heavens for further discovery of His kind intentions to us.   
These revelations so discovered quickens our understanding and encourages us to deeper prayer for His purposes to
be fulfilled.

Let us be encouraged now to pray into the spiritual realm by calling on His Name!

September 27        "Obedience to Authority Brings Covering"

Matt 23:37        "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee,
how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings,
and ye would not!
" - KJV

Our Father has a mother-hen nature, and when He calls us to Him by His Word in the mouths of His prophets, we
should know that it is only because He wants to protect us under the covering of His wings.  God covers obedience
and submission, not rebellion.

When we do not submit to Him, we become prey to the enemy and he will steal, kill and destroy, but when we submit
to His Voice, as well as to the godly authority which He has put over us in His governmental order, we come under the
shadow of His wings – under the protection of the King where the falcon and the hawk cannot get to us.  He is our
refuge and in Him we put our trust!  

It is in that place under His wings that we come into the intimate communion with Him that He longs for and where He
can nurture us with the revelation of His love.  It is the place of absolute security in Him.

Humble submission is His design that sets us up for blessing.  It is the place of positioning for breakthrough into
promotion.

God will exalt the humble, but bring low the prideful.

Prayer:  Father, we pray that you will open our eyes to the blessing of obedience to Your Word.  Help us to lay down
every form of rebellion and waywardness, which is pride and witchcraft that wants to be in control. Help us to Humble
ourselves under Your mighty hand in worship, and under the authority that You have put over us to protect us under the
covering of Your glory cloud.  We ask it in Jesus’ Name.  Amen

September 26        “Humble Submission Brings Authority in the Spirit Realm”

1 Peter 5:5-6        "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to
another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Humble
yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
" - KJV

Submission to God spells covering under His mighty power.  It is in that place under God’s wings that we come into
the intimate communion with Him that He longs for and where He can nurture us with the revelation of His love and we
return that love in whole-hearted thankfulness for what He has done for us on Calvary.  It is the place of absolute
security in Him and also the place of empowering to be filled with the anointing of His Spirit of Love to set others free
from bondage with God-given authority.  

THE DEGREE OF AUTHORITY THAT WE WILL HAVE IN
THE SPIRIT REALM IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO
THE DEGREE IN WHICH WE SUBMIT IN HUMILITY TO
GOD’S AUTHORITY STRUCTURES OVER US.

Humble submission is His design that sets us up for blessing.  It is the place of positioning for breakthrough into
promotion.

September 25        “Focusing on the Lord”

Ps 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.
” - KJV

What and whom I focus on, will fill my heart and my mouth.  

Let us examine our focus point and we will be surprised at the way our attention can so rapidly switch to the negative.  
When we ponder upon negativities, it will defile and contaminate our heart with bitterness, resentment, anger and the
like and bitter fruit will come out of our mouths.  

Our hearts need to be cleansed of negative memories by forgiveness through the blood of Jesus.  Therefore every
thought has to be taken captive in obedience to Christ and we have to consciously direct our thoughts back to that
which is described in Phil. 4:8 so that our hearts can be found acceptable in the sight of the Lord, glorifying Him in all
thoughts and words.

Phil.4:8        “
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be
any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
” - KJV

Part of holiness is to walk with a pure heart before the Lord.  Let us consciously discipline our minds to focus on Him
alone, being in a constant state of worship and adoration.

September 24        “Becoming A Well”

John 4:14-15        “But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any
more.  But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually]
within him unto (into, for) eternal life.  The woman said to Him, Sir, give me this water, so that I may never get
thirsty nor have to come [continually all the way] here to draw.
"

The prophetic word of encouragement for you today is, that you would always purpose to "pour your life out as a
consecrated 'drink offering'", so others may find His well springing up from your belly unto eternal life.  People around
the world, throughout the depths, the height and the breadth of land, are thirsty for living water.  Allow yourself to be
filled to the brim, then to the overflow with the power, peace and presence of the Living God.  Draw living water from the
Fountain Himself, that you might be the "drink offering" that another might need.  He has called you to be His
ambassador in the Earth, that would meet the needs of a dying mankind.

When we choose by a direct act of our own will to offer ourselves up as living sacrifices, holy and consecrated unto the
Lord, most certainly being led by His Holy Spirit, others will live, others will be revived, others will be renewed, others
will be restored.  Our sacrificial giving of our selves as consecrated "drink offerings", is our reasonable service.  [See
Romans 12:1-3].

We are living in an hour where mature men and women of God must purpose in their hearts with a "bull dog tenacity",
to give and lay down their all on the altar of sacrifice.  

Pour your life out as a consecrated drink offering that others might see, know and perceive that there is a Fountain of
living waters welling up from on the inside of you, offering unto them the eternal life which the Father has provided by
and through the sacrificial shedding of the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Come on TAKE A DRINK from the FOUNTAIN that shall never run dry.  THEN become the DRINK that others need for
deliverance, salvation, healing, breakthrough, restoration, renewal and revival in throughout the land!!! Die to yourself,
then live as unto the Lord

DECLARE: I AM CONTINUOUSLY DRINKING FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE TO BE AN OVERFLOWING GLORY
RIVER SO THAT OTHERS CAN RECEIVE WHAT THEY NEED FROM THE LORD BY HIS SPIRIT.

September 23        “Exceeding Abundantly Above…”

Eph 3:20-4:1        “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to
the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
” Amen - KJV

“REJOICE IN MY GRACE and my working behind the scenes.  Yes, I am working things out far beyond what you can
pray or think according to My glorious Spirit’s working in you and yours.  Rejoice in it now.  Rejoice that I have wrought
the victory for you through My precious blood on Calvary and nothing can reverse it.   Stand on that accomplished work
in great rejoicing and you will SEE WITH YOUR VERY OWN EYES THE MANIFESTATION OF MY GLORY !
Be assured of it, I say!”
Amen!

September 22        “Seeing By The Eyes Of Faith”

Rom 4:17        "...and calleth those things which be not as though they were." - KJV

In Abraham we have the example of walking in faith on the things God has promised us.  God has given him His word
and showed him the multiplication of his seed prophetically in the symbolism of the stars and the sand, but until he
came in agreement with that Word and vision, nothing could be manifested.

Many of us have received prophecies over the years and may have left them on the shelf, but God has not forgotten
about His own dreams for us.  We have to come in alignment and agreement with those promises by faith and identify
with it.

When we come to the place where we can “see” it by the eyes of faith and envision God’s promises for us, and start
calling it just as though it were, we position ourselves for the manifestation of the promise.

Prayer:  Father, we pray that you give us the grace to come in agreement with Your Word.  Help us to “see” it already by
the eyes of faith and to call it as though it were, in Jesus’ Name.  Amen

September 21

Luke 1:38        “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” - KJV

Zeharias did not believe the angel, and was struck dumb as a sign. Mary believed and came in agreement with God’s
Word and will for her life. Mary’s humility and purity of heart gave her favor.  The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and a  
radical impartation of the fiery seed of the Father pierced her womb and impregnated her with Jesus.
In the same way, when we became born again, the Holy seed of the Christ-life was deposited in our spirits so that we
can grow up into the full stature of Christ within by losing the self and all soul powers IN HIM.
She simply said, "Yes, Lord, let it be done unto me, according to Your word," and it changed her life forever. That's why
we can all be like Mary.
Her life was a tapestry of prayer, purity and humility, just following His blueprint for her life in agreement with the Word
of the Lord.   

Prayer: Lord, I, like Mary, want to be radically overshadowed by Your Spirit and impregnated with Your purposes. No
matter what the cost, no matter what others think, I say to You, "Let it be done unto me” according to Your will and plan
for my life  in Jesus’ Name!

September 20        “Giving Him Glory”

Ps 96:9       "O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth." - KJV

Do not let your mind go on anything negative.  Do not fear, do not worry.  Be watchful and alert, for the devil is walking
about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour you.  Take every thought captive in obedience to Christ and WORSHIP HIM!
“Focus on the glory – giving Me glory – building the glory cloud with your worship.  It is as you worship Me that the cloud
of My Presence is accumulating to overflow over you in My timing, to then flow through you in power and might.  Set
yourself now to worship without stops in between.  Let a continuous flow of worship go forth from you – looking into the
Holies of holies, worshiping Me in the beauty of holiness.”
Worship releases God’s power to come into every situation and brings it in alignment with His will and purposes.  
Worship Him in the midst of your difficulty and He will deliver you and make the mountains melt like wax in His
Presence!  It is in the glory zone that all your needs are met while you worship.

September 19        “Seek His Face”

1 Chron 22:19        "Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God" - KJV
Heb 11:6        "
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe
that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
" - NIV
2 Chron 15:2        "
The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye
forsake him, he will forsake you.
" - KJV

Set your heart and soul to seek God, place your happiness in his favor, and keep your eye upon his glory. Seek him as
your chief good and highest end, with ALL your heart and soul, strength and mind.

Make time alone with Him, bringing Him the glory in your whole-hearted worship and wait on Him to bless you with His
intimate “rhema” Word in His Presence.  That Word will propel you forward and be the light upon your path and the
lamp for your feet to guide you and show you the way.  Wait and listen for it before you move!

September 18        "All For His Glory"

1 Peter 5:6-7        "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time." -
KJV

If we want to see His glory, there is no other way than to be broken at the cross.  All of our self-righteousness, self-will,
self-defense, yes in short all of our self-life has to come to an end on the cross, so that we can rise up in the
resurrection life of the Holy Spirit.
As God calls us to pray without ceasing, let us humble ourselves before His throne of Grace, repent and turn from our
selfish, wicked ways and allow the Holy Spirit in His convicting power to deal with all that stands in the way of the glory
of the Lord.  Then He will show His mercy, heal us and raise us up in the victory of an overcoming life in the Spirit – ALL
FOR HIS GLORY – TO BECOME GLORY DISPENSERS for Him everywhere we go.

September 17

3 John 2        “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul
prospereth.
” - KJV

The prospering of our souls determines our prospering in all things, as well as the state of our health.  Thus, my
prosperity is determined by what I choose (my will),  by what I think (the activity of my mind) and by the emotions that
result from the former.
Again I realize that what I think determine the outcome of my life – whether I will prosper or not.  My responsibility is
therefore to align my thoughts in order to have the desired results.  

September 16        "Arise Sine"

Isa 60:1-2        “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the
darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:  but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory
shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
” - KJV

Arise now in the glory of the Lord and shine with the joy and light of His Presence.  Rise up now into higher places in
the glory, above the situations that have kept you back and kept you down.  
Intense darkness is coming to cover the earth and oppress the people, but in the secret place of His Presence, His
glory shall enlighten you and even the gentiles shall see His Light shining over you and come to you; even kings shall
come to enquire from you to hear what the Word of the Lord is for the season.  Set your mind on things above and
position yourself now to LISTEN FOR HIS WORD LIKE NEVER BEFORE.  It will heal the oppressed and set the
captives free and give direction to those who wander around in confusion.  LISTEN FOR HIS WORD AND YOU SHALL
WALK IN VICTORY in the midst of confusion.

September 15        "Established Thoughts"

Prov. 16:3        "Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established." - NKJV

When you hand over your plans to the Lord, He acknowledges your dependence on Him by establishing your thoughts
in His ways and leads you into a place of surety and a peaceful knowing that you are in His perfect will.  


September 14        "Perfect Peace"

Is. 26:3        "You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." - NKJV

Here is the secret for perfect peace:  stay with all your thoughts fixed on the Lord.  Refer everything that comes as a
disturbance of your peace to Him and put your trust in Him to lead you, guide you and direct your path.  He will surely
be the keeper of your peace.

September 13        "Thinking on the Good Things"

Phil. 4: 8        "Finally, bretheren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue
and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things
."  NKJV

If we would discipline our mind not to receive any negative report, but to focus our minds on the above things, and then
meditate on it, it will keep us from entertaining unprofitable thoughts and our hearts will be at peace.  Consequently
our emotions will be stable and our words will bring grace to the hearer; our actions will glorify God.

September 12    "What you Think Determines Who You Are"

Prov. 23:9        "For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he"

Our thoughts determine the state of our being and the quality of our lives.  Taking stock of the contents of our
predominant thoughts, will tell us why we feel the way we do, say the things we say, act the way we act and experience
life the way we do.  We could thus change the whole chain of effect by changing the way we think.  

What I choose to think is entirely my own decision and a choice of my own free will.  Choose life and blessing.  It will
surely have a blessed outcome.

September 11

Phil. 4:4        "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice."

Take back your joy and rejoice over the many blessings of the Lord in your life!  As you practice gratefulness and
rejoice in Your Maker in worship, His presence will manifest and your joy will be full!

September 10        "No Compromise"

1 Cor 2:5        “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” - KJV  

The world is calling out to us to compromise.  It is continually giving us all kinds of things to base our beliefs on.  All of
it sounds so good but no matter how enticing it can be, don’t allow compromise.  Don’t allow your faith to stand in the
wisdom of men because there is no power in it.  Base your faith off the Word of God because “faith comes by hearing
and hearing by the Word of God.”  -  (Rom 10:17)  Faith does not come by hearing the call of compromise.  Continue to
be obedient to the still small voice of God that is continually calling you to come up higher.  Don’t compromise, but go
higher!  

September 9        "You can be Holy"

Peter 1:16        "Because it is written, Be holy; for I am holy." - KJV

God will not require you to do something that you cannot do.  God is holy and He has created you in His image.  He
has made the way possible for you to live a holy life and to be holy as He is holy.  He has called you (verse 15) to be
holy and he has called you do His work.  God does not require you to make it work all on your own, but to 'be holy'
requires action on your part.  Therefore choose to throw off the things that are keeping you from stepping into your
calling.

September 8        "The Vision of Your Future"

Jer 29:11        "For I know the plans thoughts that I think toward you" says the Lord, "thoughts of peace, and not of
evil, to give you an expected end
." - KJV

The vision of your future is Jesus.  The vision of who you are becoming is Jesus.  What you are going through is so
that you can become the person who Jesus wants you to be.  Allow Him to form in you all you need to be.  You don't
have to be what others expect of you.  Be only what Jesus wants you to be.  He will show you when you put your trust in
Him.

September 7        "The Knowledge of the Glory Brings Light"

2 Cor. 4:6        “For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the
light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


The light of the knowledge of the glory of God illuminates our minds and shines in our hearts while we seek His face
in worship and we receive insight and understanding, clarity and direction in the glory light.

So let us commit ourselves to seek Him more and spend time in His Presence to gain wisdom and understanding
from the Spirit of revelation in the glory realm.

September 6        "...filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord"

Hab. 2:14        “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

As we seek His face in worship, He gradually reveals more and more of His glory to us, and as we connect with other
glory-“carriers", talking about His glory and joining in worship, the knowledge of His glory spreads gradually over all the
earth, filling the airways, until eventually all the earth will be filled with His glory.
Let us be bold, asking Him continually for more revelation of Himself and filling our minds with the glory, becoming a
house of worship, giving Him glory continuously.

September 5        "Restore to Glory."

1 John 2:10        “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.” -
KJV

It is such a privilege to restore a brother to the Lord, leading him through repentance and then ministering the Love of
our forgiving Father to Him, bringing him back to the glory of His Presence where he belongs.
When you see a brother sin, ask for life for him (1 John 5:16), do not see scandal (1 John 2:10),  and go restore
(Galatians 5:14-26; 6:1-10).

September 4        "Beholding Him"

2 Cor. 3:18        "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed
into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord
" - NKJV

What a glorious way to live!  We have nothing to hide because we know His love for us.  Just beholding Him, and
keeping our mind's-eyes constantly fixed on Him.....!  As we see His beauty and looking into the holiness of His
countenance, the Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin and righteousness and judgment and we lay down the ugly old
ways of the flesh.  So we are transformed by looking into His glory, to more of His glory.

September 3        "Abiding in His Love"

John 15:9-11        "....Abide in My love.  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love..... These things I
have spoken to you that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
"

Abiding in Him, in His Words and in His love brings the fullness of joy that remains.  All it takes is surrender of my will
to the Holy Spirit and obedience to His commandments.  This is Kingdom law and brings Kingdom fruit that causes
Him to rejoice over us with singing!  This is the means to obtain the abiding presence of the Lord, enjoying Him as He
lives His life through us for His glory!

September 2        "Abiding in His Word"

John 15:7        "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
"

Often we want to make the gospel complicated, but it is so simple that even a child can understand it.  And therefore
we need to become as little children, just taking Him at His Word.  Abide with your whole being IN HIM.  In other words,
abide in the Spirit and not in the power and wisdom of the flesh and the world.  Then, have your ear constantly tuned to
His Voice and His Words that He has spoken to your spirit and let it come alive in you.  Knowing His will, will have you
ask according to His perfect will and it shall be done for you.  Glory to God!

September 1        "Abiding Fruit"

John 15:5        "I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without
Me you can do nothing
"

This is the life in the Spirit, abiding in the nearness of His whispers where I am totally dependent on Him and the
direction of His Voice.  Here I am led by the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit flourish through His life in me.  This is
Kingdom-living for His glory!
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