What happens BEFORE breakthrough?

mordecaiThe Lord has had me for a couple of weeks in Esther lately, specifically Esther 7, 8 and 9.  In fact He has given me a Word about this which I will shortly release.  However, this morning He put me in Esther 6, and said to me, “What happened before?”

My mind automatically thought He meant what happened before the banquet, what happened before the king said ‘yes’ to all of Esthers’ requests, that kind of thing.  I was thinking in the natural, as in, what led up to the events at the banquet table that night?  That was my mindset as I opened up my bible to Esther 6 and started to read.

Chapter 6:1-3 (Amp)

On that night the king could not sleep.  He ordered that the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, be brought and they were read before the king. 

And it was found written there how Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s attendants who guarded the door, who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 

And the King said, “What honor or distinction has been given Mordecai for this?”  Then the King’s servants who ministered to him said, Nothing has been done for him.

I find it interesting that the King had a book of chronicles, a book of memorable deeds.  In it he found You.  Yes, You, doing memorable deeds for the king.  He saw your life in front of him, written on the very pages of that book.  He saw your struggles, your minor victories, and all the situations that you have been in, leading up to this very day!  He has seen you just plugging along, doing your thing for the King, and it has all been recorded – every act, every deed, every word, every thought that you have had toward Him and for His people.

As I saw this, I suddenly realized what God was asking me — “WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE BREAKTHROUGH?”

We all know God is a planning God, a God of order and not of chaos.  So it would stand to reason that God would have a PLAN FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH.  Do you want to know what it is?

Esther 6 lays it all out perfectly!  Before the breakthrough with the death of the enemy, before the breakthrough of the victory of the Jews, before the breakthrough of Purim, there was a divine Plan for Breakthrough!

  1. God Remembers You

It’s not as if He ever forgot you, but now He remembers you – it’s Your Turn for BREAKTHROUGH!  I heard a speaker not too long ago define “remember” as an act of doing one a favor, or helping one out, as in God remembered Hannah.  It was her turn for a blessing, for a baby!  He remembered her!

In the same way, Esther’s King remembered Mordecai (and YOU!).  Nothing had as yet been done for him….but God!

Don’t forget, our king who never sleeps and never slumbers (Ps. 21:4), also never takes his eyes off YOU.  He knows your every move, your every action, but the only ones that are written down are the “memorable deeds”!  Not the ugly things we say or think or do.  God chooses to remember only our good deeds.  The rest are washed away under the blood!  Believe it!  Everything you do for the Kingdom of God is recorded for all of eternity in His book of memorable deeds!

It is Your Turn!  He  is remembering you now!

  1. HOW God can bless you

So, you have done memorable deeds for the King, and they are written in His book.  He NOW asks – “What honor or distinction has been given my son or daughter for this?”  The servants, His angels, must honestly answer – “NOTHING!”  This is because breakthrough has only just begun!   God is setting it into motion!  What do you NEED in your life?  It’s on its way!  Aren’t you excited that the Creator of the Universe, of everything that IS, now wants to create something to bless you into breakthrough?  I am!

2.  WHO God is using to bless you

In verse 4, the King now asks, “Who is in the court?”  God is looking for someone to bless you and bring breakthrough to pass in your life!  Who can He use to bless you?  God ALWAYS has a plan and purpose.  Sometimes the one in the court that would be the LEAST OBVIOUS, the LEAST LIKELY, the LAST POSSIBLE CHOICE to bless you is….your enemy.   NOT your friend, NOT your boss, NOT your spouse, NOT your Pastor….your enemy!  That’s crucial information for this season!  This time, for this season, for YOUR BREAKTHROUGH God is using the LEAST LIKELY CANDIDATE to turn your whole existence around!  That means that you probably won’t even see it coming!  Your blessings will come out of seemingly NOWHERE!  Out of the midst of your struggle will come your breakthrough!  Isn’t that encouraging?

Who is your enemy today?  Is it lack?  Is it sickness?  Is it marital problems?  Who is your enemy?  Whoever it is or Whatever it is, God is turning it around from your weakness into your strength!  What the enemy meant for harm God is turning it around for your good!

3.  WHAT God uses to bless You

Verse 6 says, “So Haman came in. And the king said to him, “What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?”   WooHOO!  Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!  When God lets the enemy in, all Heaven is going to break loose!  Because you see, God never lets the enemy in for no reason!  He ALWAYS has a better idea in place for YOU!

Jesus TROMPED the enemy at the cross!   He publicly humiliated him!  It was intentional!  God was showing up and showing off, for His own glory!  God is doing it again, this time using YOU!  If it seems like the enemy has been having his way in your life, it may be that God has let the enemy in for the purpose of a humiliating defeat — his!  God is turning it around – ALL THE WAY AROUND!

You will be clothed you in King’s clothes – his royal apparel, riding his royal horse and wearing a royal crown.  The goods will be delivered by the hand of one of the King’s most noble princes, and you will be paraded around the town square, while the enemy MUST proclaim, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the King delights to honor!”

Be sure, this is COMING!  For some of you it could be literal and you will be blessed beyond comprehension to have massive, major breakthrough in the financial realm.  For some of you it could be a spiritual breakthrough, as you ascend to the greatest heavenly heights and intimacy with the Father of your lifetime.  For some it will be familial salvations, coveted, long awaited and diligently interceded.  For others it may be breakthrough in your relationship with your children, as they “return home”, and you are finally esteemed in the manner of Proverbs 31 — your children shall rise up and call you blessed.

But you will know it was the hand of God that brought you the breakthrough!  You will see it with your own eyes in the land of the living!  It will be obvious not only to you, but to others as well!   It will be a public display!  The spotlight will be on what God is doing in your life!

5.  WHY God is Blessing You

Whatever it is, in whatever area you gain breakthrough, it is for God’s glory and for the greater good of the Kingdom!  It will be an intentional, in your face victory!  God is tromping the enemy again, and He is giving you breakthrough!  While the enemy goes home mourning, crying and limping to his house, you will once again return to the King’s gate, ready for the next breakthrough to come!

 

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The Mighty Umbilical Cord of God!

Umbilical.Cord I saw a photograph of a friend’s new born grandbaby, only a few hours old. I was enamored with the little nose and mouth, the shape of the face and from the resemblance to my friend it was obvious this was their offspring.

I was just enjoying this photo and thinking grandma thoughts when I saw the baby’s bellybutton. The baby is so new in this picture that the umbilical cord is still fresh and plump, even though it was clamped by the hospital.

It struck me that we as Christians are fed through our bellies! As I looked at that baby’s umbilical cord I suddenly had a quick vision and saw a RIVER of God’s Power and Provision, Grace and Kingdom Revelation Knowledge flowing through His heavenly umbilical cord into us!

Did that baby do anything at all to receive the Life-Giving nutrients from its mother?

NO!

The baby just was and Life flowed into her! She was simply a RECEIVER!!
In fact, she doesn’t even know she was a receiver of Life, she just took it!

EVERYTHING with God is a picture of Kingdom Life!

This is a WORD for you! God is sending His Grace, Knowledge and Power — along with EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED FOR THIS NEW SEASON — directly to you through His mighty umbilical cord straight into your heart!

There is nothing that you need to DO!!! Just be a Receiver! He is feeding you everything that you need to live and THRIVE in this next season! You need do nothing more!

Simply RECEIVE!

Just TAKE IT! Open up your hands, your eyes, your ears and most of all your HEART and take it all in! Everything that you need is being FED to you by our Lord, with no effort on your part!

Say AMEN and RECEIVE IT!!!

Go Forth! You are Blessed!

“Go Forth! You are Blessed!” — Noah and the New Year

God has had me in Genesis 6 for the last few days. I really haven’t studied out the story of the Ark, so it was interesting. When I realized that God was speaking to me prophetically about what He is doing right now, it took on a whole new meaning!

First of all, looking at the story as a parable, the Lord took the righteous in and covered them. He put them in a safe place and by His own hand, “shut him in and closed [the door] round about him (Gen. 6:16, AMP).”

Now, in the spiritual, you have been protected, and it was by the hand of the Lord. It has been raining, and the flood waters were rising, and there was death all around you, but you were safe and protected by God. Everything around you was changing, but God had his floatation device under you, and his own roof was pitched over you.

It may not have SEEMED like it. Life may have been kind of stressful for the last season. After all, Noah and his wife and his family were in very close quarters for over a year (a year and 10-days the Amplified says in Gen. 8:18!). Being with family for any extended amount of time can create some tension, can’t it? Have you had some family issues in the last season?

Noah and 7 of his closest relatives were living with a BUNCH of animals. Now, I live on a farm, and believe me I know what it’s like to be around a lot of animals. When the wind blows from just the right direction it can certainly get your attention! I have had baby chicks and bunnies running around in my laundry room. It can get very messy with chick feed and water and shavings and everything else. Around our house sometimes you really have to watch where you walk! I am sure that just as my animals are messy, it was the same in Noah’s world. Have you had to deal with a bunch of messes in the last season?

And let’s don’t forget the bible says there was a light. Yes, just one. One window. It was finished “…to a cubit… (Gen. 6:16, AMP.)” The Amplified says that is about 18-inches. I don’t know if that means it was 18-inches by 18-inches, or what that means exactly, but there was ONLY ONE. One window and a WHOLE bunch of animals. Not a lot of ventilation to air the place out. Can you imagine what THAT smelled like? Have you lived through some stink in the last season?

The Ark was covered with pitch inside and out (Gen. 6:14 AMP). Pitch is…well, it’s PITCH. BLACK. Like TAR. It was waterproofing. I have waterproofed foundations before, and it’s usually a very dark color. I know that tar is black, and it sucks in light. With only one window, there wasn’t a lot of natural light, and the pitch blackness of the tar sucked that little bit in. In this last season, have you felt like you have been just floating along in the dark with no sense of direction?

So, Noah and his family and a whole bunch of farm animals lived in close quarters on a three-story ship, covered in black tar inside and out with ONE WINDOW….for an entire YEAR, plus 10-days. DARK. STINKY, living with RELATIVES, and who knows how many times they got sea-sick!

Doesn’t sound like Favor at all to me! Have you felt like maybe God’s favor was NOT on you in this last season?

But IT WAS – and it IS. The Bible says, “But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord.” And so have YOU.

The messy, stinky, awful, dark season that you have been stuck in was because you have found FAVOR in the eyes of the Lord! It may not have seemed like it, but He purposely shut you away and closed the door behind you to keep you safe and protected! From what? I don’t know, but whatever it was, it was for your own good! And you’re still here! He kept you! For good reason, for good purpose, and now….the GOOD NEWS!

God is letting you out! In Genesis 8:15 the Bible says, “And God spoke to Noah, saying, ‘Go forth from the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives with you.’ ”

God is speaking directly to you! He says, GO FORTH! LEAVE THE ARK! LEAVE the PAST behind you! Get out of your mess! Get out of the darkness! Leave the nest! Open the doors and go!

Leave the quarrels with family behind! He is restoring your relationships in this new season!

Forget the darkness! He is revealing your Destiny now!

Even better, in Chapter 9 vs. 1, God pronounced a blessing on Noah and his sons and said to them, “BE FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY and fill the earth!” (emphasis mine)

You are BLESSED! He is COMMANDING you to be FRUITFUL! The word of the Lord NEVER returns back to Him void! It WILL FULFILL its purpose! You will be fruitful!

Freshness and newness of life, open WINDOWS! 5775, this is the YEAR of the open window! Where there was just ONE WINDOW before, God says there will be more, many more! MULTIPLICATION! FRUITFULNESS! It is the command of the Lord, His personal blessing on your life!

Not only is He telling you to go forth into your future, but that you are BLESSED to be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY! Fill the earth with the Glory of the Lord!

Do not be afraid! Go. Hear the Word of the Lord now, today —
“Go Forth! You are BLESSED!”

Acts 17 — AGAIN!

lincoln-memorial-flickr-Acts 17:16-32.  AGAIN, God has had me in Acts 17.  This time, with a different twist.  Read it from God’s point of view, as if instead of Paul, it’s God in the story.  See if you read it the way the Lord described it to me.  My (His) comments are in bold.

Acts 17:16-32

Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 Now while Paul (God) was awaiting them at Athens (substitute AMERICA), his (His) spirit was grieved and roused to anger as he (He) saw that the city was full of idols. (American Idol!)

17 So he (He) reasoned and argued in the synagogue with the Jews and those who worshiped there, and in the marketplace [where assemblies are held] day after day with any who chanced to be there.

(Notice who He is reasoning and arguing with…the JEWS.  That is You and Me.  He is trying to get through to us.  Day after Day.  Every day.  And still….)

18 And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him and began to engage in discussion. And some said, What is this babbler with his scrap-heap learning trying to say? Others said, He seems to be an announcer of foreign deities—because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.  (The Epicureans and the Stoics both had a philosophy of “self-love” through pleasure, although they differed in the method of getting there.  Sounds like us, America.) 

19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the [a]Areopagus [Mars Hill meeting place], saying, May we know what this novel (unheard of and unprecedented) teaching is which you are openly declaring?

20 For you set forth some startling things, foreign and strange to our ears; we wish to know therefore just what these things mean—

21 For the Athenians (Americans), all of them (and by extension, all of us), and the foreign residents (strangers in a strange land, in this world but not OF it) and visitors among them spent all their leisure time in nothing except telling or hearing something newer than the last— (TV.  Movies.  Video Games.  Tabloids.  Gossip.  Adultery.  Fornication.  Etc.  In a quick vision I saw people gossiping standing in church.  Hello!  This is US!)

22 So Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus [Mars Hill meeting place], said: Men of Athens (America), I perceive in every way [on every hand and with every turn I make] that you are most religious or very reverent to demons. (DEMONS!  Idol worship is satanic.)

23 For as I passed along and carefully observed YOUR objects of worship (God KNOWS what Our idols are, what we worship instead of Him), I came also upon an altar with this inscription, To the unknown god. (I AM UNKNOWN to this people.)  Now what you are already worshiping as unknown, this I set forth to you.

(God goes on to describe Himself! This is truly awesome!)

24 The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines.

25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people].  (He doesn’t NEED us.  We NEED Him.)

26 And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes),

27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.

28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented.

(This is where it gets heavy!)

30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now (NOW!) He charges all people everywhere to repent ([b]to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins), (This is where we still are, for the moment, but we are headed into the next paragraph QUICKLY!)

31 Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead.  (God talking about Himself!!)

32 Now when they had heard [that there had been] a resurrection from the dead, some scoffed (like always); but others said, We will hear you again about this matter (and joined with us, sided with us and joined our team).

Thank you Lord for revealing Yourself to us through Your Word.   Thank you Lord for opening our eyes and our ears.  We long to be closer to you, draw near to

Amen!

Lift up your heads, all ye …. SALT SHAKERS????

You are a Salt Shaker!Well, God is in the Answered-Prayer-Dreams-Coming-True place now.  This is a NOW season, a NEW season of favor.  Those things that God has put in your heart ARE coming true.  I don’t believe that it is a “maybe-someday-it-will-happen” time.  It is a NOW time.  NOW JERICHO.  NOW the walls come down. (Joshua 6)

Because of your obedience, God just reminded me.

In Psalm 91, the Lord tells us

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, And show him my salvation.

Last night I was formally presented to the body of Christ as a PROPHETESS.  It was completely unexpected and took me by surprise.  A gift from Abba Father, the One I love.

My anointed, professional trumpet-playing husband was asked to minister from his soaking CD at a local ministry meeting here in the area.  I went with him, mostly to enjoy the teaching by the Pastor, but also to work the CD table for my husband.

Once we arrived, we hugged the Pastor’s neck.  I set up the CD table and was fellowshipping with those people that I know (and love!) when the Pastor approached me.  She spoke quietly to me, and said that her spiritual Mom would be prophesying and praying over the people in the room at the end of the meeting.  She went on to say that if I felt led to come up.

I was STUNNED!  This was an answered prayer!  I had only dreamed of being acknowledged as a Prophet in this place.  I had longed for it, actually … to be recognized as a Prophet of God.   I know it sounds selfish, but it’s God’s desire, too, to give us the desire of our hearts.  In fact, the Bible speaks about the earth groaning, waiting for the revealing of the Sons of God.

Initially, I wasn’t sure that I had heard her properly, because we all have a filter, and maybe my filter was set to “ALL ABOUT ME”.  But later, after she had brought the Word, she called me up to join the company of prophets at the front of the room.   We were to prophesy over the Pastor.

I was really nervous, as I stood in front of this room of Godly people, when the first prophet stepped up to the Pastor and started to speak.  The Word that this prophet brought was so timely, and it came in RHYME!  My jaw dropped.  How could I possibly follow THAT???

Then the second prophet took the microphone, the Pastor’s own spiritual MOTHER, and proceeded to prophesy over the Pastor.  I realized I had NOTHING.  No Word.  NOTHING.

Now I was REALLY on the spot!  I started praying – HARD!  “God, you better have something GOOD!”

This prophet kept going and I was praying fervently, when the Lord dropped into my spirit a Word that I had given about my eyeglasses that had gone missing, and I found them again later under the chicken coop.  I said, “Oh, that’s good, Lord!!  VISION!”  At least I had SOMETHING!

Then the Lord reminded me of the vision He had given me during praise and worship, of Christ on the Cross.  I only saw His spike-pierced hand and the blood running down His arm, with His arm nailed to the wood in the vision.  I felt, rather than heard, that Jesus was a carpenter.  He worked with wood and nails.  The Lord spoke to me in the vision that the enemy has a warped sense of irony.  He is so hateful, that he had used the very tools of Jesus’ trade to impale His hands and feet with nails to the wood.  But the Lord assured me in my vision that He could take THE most devastating hurts and turn them into something good, for His Glory.  After all, Jesus is still Lord, and He is STILL turning things around and saving souls.

I KNEW that was a Word for the Pastor.   Now I had TWO things!  I felt better.

So, when it was my turn to prophesy, the Pastor turned to me and asked if she could sit down!  I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be giving her the Word the Lord gave me, but to honor her, I said, “Of course!” and reached out to touch her arm, to help her to her seat.  But, it was when I TOUCHED her….

I KNEW in my spirit I absolutely had to give the Word the Lord had spoken.  So, I started to speak about VISION with my eyeglasses, vision being lost and then found.  Next, the vision of the Lord and the wood and the nails, and how God would take your most hurtfulest (that was the way He said it, HURTFUL-EST) pain and use it to turn it for His glory.

But the last one, the Lord waited until I had touched her to give me.  I looked at her, and I said, “Why do you think your name is Kari (carry)?”  I moved away from the microphone as I hugged her, and held onto her, and said quietly, in her ear, “Because you have to carry so many people with you.”

As I walked away to my seat, the Pastor spoke into her microphone and said, “Did you hear what she said?”  She repeated the last phrase, but she said, “Because I carry so many people.”

She received it.

I was so amazed that God had spoken to her, on such a personal, deep level, and had used me.  It was so profound, but with something seemingly as simple as her name.

In hindsight, really, what is closer to a person than his own name?  Doesn’t everyone wonder why they were named the name they have?  I know I have.  That is why there are so many books on the “meanings of names”.  But I believe that God is a picture God.  He speaks in pictures.  The Hebrew language is a pictorial language, something akin to hieroglyphics.  The Bible is a series of picture stories.  I believe that your name is a picture of something that He intends for your life.

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I am in my prayer time this morning, and had just read a message by Theresa Phillips (http://elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=12505)

I felt the weight of my mantle fall on me, the prophetic mantle, pressing down, the weightiness of it pouring over me like hot wax, filling and fitting every contour, down my head, onto my shoulders and down my arms.  A new skin, a second skin.  It made my ears hum, and my eyes blink.  The top of my head is still tingling, and my arms are a little chilled.

I was aware of angels in the room, on my left, in a semicircle in front of me, big angels.  No — BIG angels.  Think REALLY BIG ANGELS.  It is a BIG Assignment, I need BIG ANGELS.   And He has sent them to assist.  They are ministering servants.

“Lord”, I say, “I need to know.  You told me to command my angels.  I need to know, do I speak directly to them, or do I quote Your Word to them so that they act?”

“BOTH,” says the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Armies.  “Both.  Because one without the other is purposeless, useless.  They perform MY good will, MY good pleasure.  And I wish to give you the Kingdom.  They are here to perform that task, to help you obtain — to apprehend — the Kingdom.  So that you may pour it out as salt out of a salt shaker.    You are a salt shaker…as each salt shaker is different, some flow more freely than others, and some sprinkle just a little bit at a time, so are YOU (the generation of mankind).  You sprinkle salt on the earth in proportion to the amount of HOLES I give you.  More holes = more salt (flow).  My son was pierced through, and He is still pouring salt on the world.  So embrace your holes, for they allow my salt to pass through.  If you are clogged up, my Holy Spirit will clean you out.  He will clean up the clog so you may flow freely once more.”

I suddenly found myself become comfortable in the calling.  I realized I am exactly where I am supposed to be, that God will make all things possible, because His Will be done.  HIS WILL WILL be done.  It’s a not a question mark anymore, not a request.  It suddenly hit me that it WILL happen, and it’s HIS will.  He planned it.

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, Colleen Bass.  In the course of the conversation, she said that “God reads my mail.”

I laughed, and said, “Reads it?  He WROTE IT!!!”

And He wrote YOUR mail, too.  So open up the love letter from God.  Read it, enjoy it.  You’re only getting one.

Amen!

NOW Jericho! (Another prophetic Word)

Jericho_wall_diagram4Joshua 6, Amplified Bible. Now is the time, now is the season!  The high walls that have kept you out in the past, that impenetrable fortress, sealed up tight — where you couldn’t get in, and absolutely no blessings were coming out — God assures you that they are coming down!  God says, “SEE – I have given Jericho, its king and mighty men of valor, into your hands!”  God is giving you GOOD things, the very best, those MIGHTY things you have sought, both personally and for the sake of the Kingdom!  But you must be obedient unto death, doing whatever He tells you to do, even if it doesn’t make sense.

Whether you realize it or not, you have been marching to God’s orders.  It’s been His will this whole time that you marched round and round and round Jericho (your city He has ordained for you!).   He said, “…6-days shall you do this!”  You have marched around, waging war, railing against the “wall” that has kept you out, pounding your fist on the judge’s stand, contending, praying mightily, 6-days you have done this.  For 6-days you have knocked and knocked, seemingly with no answer!  6-days you have tried to go around this city, in the flesh, waging war in your flesh.   It has NOT all been for naught!

BUT GOD….His will be done!   The 7th time around the city, on the 7th day, when the time is right (NOW) 7-priests shall bear 7-trumpets, sounding “Oh, when the saints come marching in!!” God will accomplish more in one day than you have in all the many times that you have gone around and around and around in your 6-day march!  7-speaks to Divine Perfection, Completion, “it is finished!”  7- is the perfect will of the Lord, and on the 7th day, in His perfect timing, NOW JERICHO …. all men will go over the wall right STRAIGHT in front of him!  That means you must be in position and you are!  God has supernaturally positioned you, for His Glory!  Think of musical chairs, and when that last note of the song sounds, you must find a seat.  God wants to seat you in places of authority, so He has positioned you where He wants you to be!

God told Joshua to circle the town and blow trumpets and shout loudly.  In the natural this couldn’t possibly tear down walls.  However, the walls that keep us out are supernatural, spiritual barriers, with Angels posted as sentries holding flaming swords.  This doesn’t seem possible in the natural, but with God all things are possible!    Joshua was obedient, and God MOVED on behalf of His children!

He is speaking to you today, to tell you that the obedience that you have exhibited and manifested to give Him glory, this obedience is what is bringing the walls down!  Without God they wouldn’t budge.  But because you have been obedient, the Lord is tearing the walls down FOR you – and you will be WELL rewarded for all your hard work and contending!  This is His mandate, and He will personally go before you and tear down the walls that have kept you out.

Look for it to happen NOW, JERICHO!!

Amen.

And [Edie Bayer…

And (Edie Bayer) shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth that hear of all the good I do for her, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace, prosperity, security and stability I provide for her.—Jeremiah 33:9, (Amp)

Now, take out my name…insert YOUR name, DECREE it aloud and thrive!

The Blessing, The Spreadsheet and those First Few Contacts

Have you told anyone yet?  Have you divulged your secrets?  Have you taken the plunge and told anyone that you are working on your witty inventions, brilliant ideas, secret sauce?

whisperI did!  I told my brother.  He was so blessed and encouraged.  That is yet another unforeseen component of this inventions project.  I never thought about blessing other people and encouraging them just by bringing them up to date!  You should try it!  Tell someone what you are doing and lean back and enjoy the response!

That is….IF they are an inventor at heart.  My Mother just kind of looked at me funny.

I was catching up with my brother via email, and decided to give him both my Facebook and my Blog address.  He was really excited, and it got him stirred up too!  Come to find out, he’s got some inventions already in his head, some that he has written down, but some not.  He backed up our plan to write it all down (and mail it to ourselves) with Habakkuk 2:2 in the King James Bible  ‘And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.’

“To be quite frank,” he continued, “it [the blog] was very enlightening. I liked it! Yes, I mentioned earlier that I didn’t have any inventions I was working on presently. But as I continued to read, I realized I was working on a number of inventions already…actually have been over the years. Mostly Green related. I’ve written business proposals on most of them and already done the market research and such. So, to say I was intrigued, would be an understatement. Liked your notes on writing it all down and mailing it to yourself. Good idea!  So I write down most (not all :/ ) of the witty ideas and inventions God shows me. But have never mailed them to myself. I need to start. Thanks. I did save your notes, because they are a confirmation and an answer to prayer. Really. Thanks for your faithfulness in writing those notes. What a blessing.”

So, that’s the good news, we’re blessing people without even realizing it!  That ought to give you warm and fuzzies!

The not-so-good news is that I am still in the spreadsheet process.  I have contacted three manufacturer/distributors, and only gotten through to the receptionist so far with one.  I was able to both leave a voicemail and send an email to the Vice-President of one company, my first call (!) so that was exciting.  Two other companies I have only sent an inquiry email, and another one I had to leave a voicemail with the (operator).  Sigh.

I knew a man who had invented some software ideas to plug into laptops and notepads.  It was a great idea, a wonderful marketing tool for marketers.  He got derailed trying to get his computers (laptops and notepads) from China.  It takes a long time to get stuff ordered and shipped, and costs LOTS of money.

That is why we are opting for licensing and our intent is to leave the manufacturing process to those who have the time and money to do it.  However… I am contemplating hanging onto one of my products and even if I outsource the production of it, it would be a tremendous way to travel the country (dare I say the WORLD!) and market it at shows and conventions.  I MIGHT, but I am not sure.  The reason this is even pertinent is because it seems that most of the items in this line of accessories that I am trying to invent are made in China.  The bulk of my “manufacturers” are truly importers and distributors…marketers.  So, I will truly be selling an IDEA, not the actual product or the manufacturing of it, but rather the re-sale of it.

However, I’m moving forward!  I am pursuing the dream!  I am pursuing witty inventions.  I know that With God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!  All it takes is one blessing from the Lord, which will maketh one (THIS ONE!) truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it!  I am sooooooo ready for that blessing, that the Lord will CAUSE the blessing to come upon me and my household.   Lord bless the work of my hands!

So, what would you have done differently?  Please take the poll and let me know!

 

Free Advice from a TRUE INVENTOR with a patent!!

WOW!  This will bless you!  Free Advice from a true inventor who holds a patent! My lifelong friend, spiritual mother and INVENTOR mentor — with a patent to her credit! —  Gail Falzon, has agreed to allow me to post her comment from the third post in this series, “Moving Forward”.

I believe you will find  it informative, and extremely helpful in your quest to get your inventions and ideas into the marketplace!

Not only that, Gail has become a national speaker for the very company that bought her idea and manufactured it!  So, this is an exciting development in our thought process.  You could become the spokesperson for the company that buys your ideas!   She says they pay her expenses to send her out to speak!

BRILLIANT!!

Please comment here, this is too awesome!

Thank you Gail!  I love you, my friend!  Blessings on your head!

More about Gail:  www.TMJPainSolutions.com Search on Facebook, too!

Gail.FalzonHaving licensed several products and starting one idea totally from scratch, my vote is to license! I have the grit and determination to make things happen, but that whole business from A-Z is WAY more than I bargained for. Praise God that I was able to sell it at a later date and still get paid to travel and teach. Now they do the work and I get royalty. No…its not as much as I would have gotten myself, but there comes a point when your mental health and well-being out-weighs monetary gain.
Another word of advice. Standard royalty is usually 5% of “retail” but some will only give you 2% if you have not at least filed a provisional patent. Buy the book entitled, “Patent it Yourself”. I was able to patent my first invention by myself-no attorney-and it passed. This saved me a ton of money. The company I approached liked the idea so much, they made the tooling mold for me at no cost so they could run with it. Unfortunately, they opted to veer from my market and left me with the tooling. I found a suitable company in this market who took the idea. BUT…because I OWN the tooling, my royalty is 15%. So…never feel you can’t negotiate.
One product needed no patent as there were just too many ways to change it up. Funny that this one is the most profitable!
The lucky ones who come up with a MASS market idea are the ones who will get rich “IF” they play their cards right. Is it QVC material, infomercial material? Knowing your market is crucial!! Then…look for the best in the business, and go find them!

In addition to the non-disclosure, I had the president initial each of the drawings I presented. He loved the one, I made two prototypes…and soon…money in the mail!
WARNING…inventing is addictive once you’ve figured it out. Best of luck!
Gail

A Prequel — Chambers in the House of God

We all know what a “Prequel” is…a “sequel” to a movie or a book, but the story in the Prequel chronologically starts BEFORE the story we already know.  The new Wizard of Oz movie is one example.  The best known is the Star Wars prequel series.  In fact, I think that is when the word was actually birthed.

I just discovered there is a Prequel in Nehemiah.  And it’s the prequel to your life.

In Chapter 13, Nehemiah has returned to Jerusalem from Babylon, where he went to serve Artaxerxes, the Persian king.  It is not stated how long he was gone; however, when the cat’s away the mice will play….and the devil had a field day.  In fact, he moved right in.

Neh.  13:7, “Then I discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah in preparing him (an adversary) a chamber in the courts of the house of God!”

In Nehemiah 13:1 the book of Moses was read publicly.  The Law stated back then that the Jews weren’t supposed to allow the Ammonites or the Moabites to come into the temple because these particular groups had not only NOT taken care of the Jews as they made their way to the promised land by not giving them any water, but in fact impeded their progress AND hired Balaam to curse them!  However, somehow over time these groups had slipped into the house of God’s assembly and intermingled with the Jews in the temple —  and in their lives.   When the Law was read publicly (declared) over all the Jews, it so convicted them the Amplified says, “…they separated from Israel all who were of foreign descent.”  (Neh. 13:3) That means they gave them an eviction notice.  Kicked them out.

This is where the prequel begins!

In verse 4, the Amplified says, “Now BEFORE THIS (emphasis mine), Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, and was related [by marriage] to Tobiah [our adversary],

Prepared for Tobiah a large chamber where previously they had put the cereal offerings, the frankincense, the vessels, and the tithes of grain, new wine, and oil which were given by commandment to the Levites, the singers, and gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.”

God is really big on NAMES.  The name Tobiah means, “YAHWEH is good”, and He is.  However, our friend Tobiah is an Ammonite, an adversary — the enemy, “an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14).  He is not supposed to be hanging out with the Jews.  He isn’t supposed to be in the temple, and he DEFINITELY is not supposed to be living there!

In this story, Eliashib the priest was related to the enemy by marriage.  This is because the Jews had allowed the Ammonites and the Moabites to intermingle with them, married them, and had them as  concubines and half-breed children grew up in their midst.  This is how Tobiah came into the story.

He must have been somebody important, perhaps persuasive, perhaps manipulative, perhaps threatening — because the priest over the House of God moved all of God’s stuff OUT and moved Tobiah IN.  Even the Levites and the singers weren’t being fed or paid.  They had to go back to work in the fields to have something to eat.  That’s because Tobiah the enemy had taken their place, had taken the place of the Lord’s worship and His Word in importance in the temple.  The enemy had moved right in, slipped in almost unnoticed.  Eliashib was deceived, forced, coerced, manipulated….whatever the reason, it happened.

Does that sound like your story?  It was mine!  Here you are, honoring God and worshiping Him, living your life for the Lord.  Then along comes the cares and the tares of life and you find yourself after a period of time with the furnishings of the enemy in the places that once were reserved for God alone.   Maybe you no longer have time, or as much time, to read the Bible, or soak in His presence.  Maybe you haven’t been giving as much in the offering because you simply don’t have as much to give right now.  Maybe you haven’t been serving at your church, or maybe even skip church because you have to work, or even just for rest.  Maybe you don’t spend as much time in prayer as you once did.

Whatever the reason, it happened.

But that’s not really your story.  Here is where your prequel REALLY starts — in verse 7, God’s favorite number!  In Verse 7, Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem and set it all right again.  He ousted Tobiah, moved all his furnishings out of the courts of the House of the Lord, and moved God’s treasures back into their rightful place.  Nehemiah gathered the Levites and the Singers and set them back into position.  He put God back as the main priority in the lives of the Jews.  He put everything back in order, back into its proper place.

I feel Holy Spirit saying right now, “This is what I am doing now, moving the enemy out and moving God’s treasures back into their rightful places.”  

His treasures are US!

Yesterday’s blog http://wp.me/p3NRF3-2 was about resting in God and letting Him do the work, allowing His favor to work on your behalf.  I want you to know that Jesus has come in Power to restore everything that has been stolen from you.  He is ousting the enemy!  All of his junk has to go!  Maybe for a season the Lord took a back-seat in your life, but no more!  Maybe for a season the things and the cares of the world took your attention, but no more!  God has said, “‘This far you may come and no farther!”  (Job 38:11)  God is moving heaven and earth to ensure you meet your destiny head on.  He is setting it all right.  He is moving YOU into your rightful place, as His heir.  He has big plans for you, more than you can ask think or imagine!  He is moving YOU into position.  He is showering you with Favor to make sure those things come to pass.

“This is what I am doing now, moving the enemy out and moving God’s treasures back into their rightful places.”  

Just as Nehemiah did, allow Jesus to move all the “things” of the enemy out of your life, and His “THINGS” back in!

Re-read the Word from the Holy Spirit above, it’s anointed!

Pray…”Father, come into my heart, into the chambers of my heart, and remove all the furnishings of the enemy.  Restore your order in my life.  Restore your treasures back into their rightful places in my heart.  Cause me to be restored in every area of my life.  Thank you Jesus!  Amen.”