Daily Devotional – 8/12/19 “Open your mouth, mane!”

There may come a time when the thing God gave you instruction to do, doesn’t produce like it should. There may come a time when the place He sent you, looks deserted, dry and desolate. There may come a time, when the assignment feels more like punishment instead of purpose. A time, when you keep looking at yourself, trying to figure out, exactly what God is doing. Here’s what I’m learning, as I journey this thang called purpose. God gives us power to restore life to the dry bones. When Ezekiel was in the valley of dry bones, God asked him, in Ezekiel 37:3, “Son of man, can these bones live?” To which Ezekiel replied, “O Lord GOD, You know.” He was placing the matter back into God’s hands but then God tells Ezekiel, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” Ezekiel says in 37:7-8, “So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.” God said, “Prophesy to the breath.” To which Ezekiel says, “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.”

What am I saying? Mane, if you don’t open your mouth and prophesy to the dry areas of your life. Understand something, Ezekiel prophesied to things that once had life and not to dirt and created life. So, don’t start speaking to an empty building and expecting it to burst forth as your business and then get mad at me. This isn’t what I mean. However, if you know God has purposed your marriage, ministry, business, book, conference and etc. and at this moment, it seems to be dying or dead; open your mouth and prophesy to those dry bones by faith and God’s word. Prophesy for the body to be restored and then prophesy for the breath (life). Stop doing that thing where you doubt yourself. Stop downplaying the power God has equipped you with. You have the power to prophesy but you’ve got to open your mouth. God has prepared you and all you have to do is open your mouth. Open your mouth and prophesy WITH FAITH AND GOD’S WORD and watch those things live and be profitable again. And when someone asks, how you did it. Tell them, So, I prophesied…

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Daily Devotional – 7/9/19 “And these signs shall follow them that believe!”

I don’t know why this is heavy on me, but I need to tell somebody, again, you got the power. Mane, some of y’all got power to cast out demons, shake the foundation of hell, walk among vipers and not be harm and be lied on and not moved. Mane, some of you have the power of intercessory and prophesy but because some badly taught man said you couldn’t work in that vein, you’ve shut your mouth. Some of you are fearful of walking in your calling because you’re fearful of being judged by your past. Some of you possess the power lay hands and folk will be healed but you’re afraid. Well, in the words of Pastor Kia Moore, “Tell me why we are afraid to HANDLE something we have DOMINION over & why we are often willfully forfeiting our destiny by engaging something that we should be OVERPOWERING?”

Again, God’s word says in Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” You won’t know this unless you take up the serpent, drink of anything deadly or open your mouth and flow. Now, hold up, before you go and take a shot of poison, stick your hand in the cage of a snake or lay hands; you need to know the word says, “AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE; IN MY NAME SHALL …”

In other words, this isn’t for those of you who boast and brag. This isn’t for those of you who are trying to prove to folk you are as holy as you lie to be. This isn’t for those of you who are in a season of rebellion. Neither is this for those who want to ‘one up’ somebody else. This is for those who believe, those who have been called according to God’s purpose, for those whose destiny is keeping them up, for those who have been silent too long, for those whose belly is burning from the fire of the spirit and for those who are tired of running from what God has commanded you to do. Here’s what you do. Pick up the serpent. Open your mouth and prophesy. Stop standing on the wrong side of the altar, getting prayer when you know God has called you to offer prayer. Stop hiding all those sermons you’ve written. Stop acting like God isn’t speaking in your ear. For if you believe, you’ll be able, by the power of God, to do like Paul did, on the island of Malta when a poisonous snake fastened himself to Paul’s arm. You’ll shake the snake into the fire and be unharmed (Acts 28:5).