Updated: May 11, 2020
Terry Casales - February 27, 2020
It is time for all of us in the body of Christ to align ourselves with the Word of God, tune into His frequency with Holy Spirit and declare what He says! It is time for us to stop seeing like the world, thinking like the world, acting like the world and agreeing with the world.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? - Matthew 16:26 (NKJV)
It is time to reset our thinking and our speech! For far too long we have allowed what men have said to us our entire lives to rule! It is time to begin agreeing with and speaking what God says about the matter!
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. - Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. - James 1:5 (NKJV)
We have been giving audience to the voice of the enemy our entire lives. We can no longer keep buying into the lie of the enemy’s narrative. As long as we continue to allow the enemy’s words to lull us to sleep, we will never be able to wake up and move forward into our destiny with God and living out of our true identity In Jesus.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. - Romans 13:11 (NKJV)
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? - Numbers 23:19 (NKJV)
As long as we keep attending the enemy’s pity parties of complaining, frustration, depression and hopelessness, speaking those things out, we will stay stuck in the hamster wheel of the narcissistic world of self that the enemy has established. We need to get to the end of ourselves and look to Jesus! It is important for us to know that the enemy wants us to stay down at his level, unable to see the big picture. He wants to limit our vision and keep us small-minded and roaming with the chickens! The enemy wants to keep trying to convince us that we are limited and that our experiences on earth are what define us.
The enemy wants to keep us stuck in the status quo. He wants us to agree with and stay in the world mindset of, “it is what it is”, “I guess this is my lot in life”, “things are never going to change”, “my turn will never come.” The devil is a liar! The last thing the enemy wants us to do is to dream with God. The last thing the enemy wants is for us to operate out of the Kingdom realm and in our Kingdom purpose. The enemy does not want us to know that we have dominion right now over the earth and everything in it — that we were created to rule and to reign with Jesus! We have creative power in our speech:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words. - Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)
We must cut the chord of communication to the enemy! We must switch off our soul receiver to the enemy’s narrative! He wants us to stay lazy and be couch potatoes and be trapped in our souls (mind, will and emotion)! He does not want us to challenge what he continues to bombard us with. He wants to keep us oppressed, stressed and without peace, just like him, because he knows that is his eternal destiny! He tries to torment us and put fear on us because he himself is tormented and lives in fear!
It is time for us to emerge out of our “comfort” zone! It is time for us to step out of the boat and walk on the water with the Lord! The Lord does not want us to believe we are sheep wandering aimlessly in the wilderness of the world without a shepherd anymore! The truth is we already have the Perfect Shepherd — the Good Shepherd, Jesus!! When we stay tuned into Him, we can hear His voice and we will stay on course!
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a [a]hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. - John 10:11-16 (NKJV)
We must turn away from drinking the comfortable milk of religion, remaining babies, keeping us spiritually illiterate and ineffective for the Kingdom of God. We need to change our spiritual diet to feasting on the meat of the Word of God! There is a saying that we are all familiar with — “monkey see, monkey do.” We have been seeing what others around us do, comparing ourselves with them, instead of being comfortable with who we are in Christ, being who God created us to be, stepping into our Kingdom assignment, not out of works, but out of our relationship with Jesus!
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. - Matthew 7:13 (NKJV)
There is an old saying which says, “who you surround yourself with, so will you become.”
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” - 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NKJV)
Do not be like the children in the village who followed the Pied Piper blindly and were destroyed! Follow the voice of God —Jesus, your Good Shepherd!
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. - John 10:27 (NKJV)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. - Hosea 4:6 (NKJV)
Do not allow yourself to stay comfortable in a gilded cage! Allow the Lord to remove the Egypt mindset of wanting to go back into slavery and into familiarity out of fear of the unknown! The enemy has kept you locked up long enough and it is now time to worship your way out and step into all that God has for you! Get rid of that “wilderness” mentality once and for all dearest ones!
It is time to stop craving what others have and do and, instead, follow the dreams God has placed inside of you! We must remind ourselves that we are each a unique expression of God! When we allow this truth to infuse us, the spirit of comparison is completely taken out of the equation.
The world system will say to you, “if a person succeeds it means that the other person has to fail.” The world teaches that success is a zero sum gain! The devil is a liar!
There is plenty of room for everyone in the body of Christ to live a life of excellence and good success! God wants us to enjoy the things that pertain to life and godliness as His sons and daughters! Because we are each a unique expression of God, when all of the parts in the body of Christ function as they were created and designed to function, together in concert, it becomes a well-oiled machine!
Refuse to believe the lie that you are an orphan and that you are not accepted by God! The culture of the Kingdom of God is diametrically opposed to the cultures of the kingdoms of this world!
Begin to speak and declare the Truth of what the Word of God has to say about you and about your life and you will see everything change! Speak to your current circumstances declaring what God says! Partner with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to renew your mind and help you get in alignment with the heart and the nature of God!
The more you cultivate your relationship with God, the more you will see, speak and operate like Him. Remember that, as Jesus was on earth, so are you! You have the creative power of God living inside of you and the authority In Christ to call forth those things which are not as though they are! Ask the Lord to give you His boldness to speak what He says! Speak the opposite of what the enemy is telling you! Stop agreeing with and stop regurgitating the enemy’s false narrative! The enemy does not define who you are!
The enemy wants to steal your voice because he comes to steal, kill and destroy everything in your life! Close the door on the enemy and open up the Word of God and open your voice and speak it out into the atmosphere, roaring with boldness dearest ones!!
Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, - Acts 4:29 (NKJV)
for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. - Matthew 10:20 (NKJV)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. - John 6:63 (NKJV)
5 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. - Ephesians 5:1 (NKJV)
Tune into what God says, align yourself with it and speak it out in Jesus’ Name!!