Friday, June 22, 2012

“I Am Yet Holding On!” (Part 2)

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"I Am Yet Holding On!"  (Pt.2)
1 Kings 18:41-46
41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain." 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, 43 and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea."So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'"45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
 
Because of what Elijah heard, it prompted him to believe he would see it. He Heard rain, but went higher to See it. He not only heard rain, but the Abundance of rain! He Heard Abundance! Do you hear your abundance? Your abundance of peace, joy, wisdom, wealth, love, blessings, and deliverance!
 
God is allowing you to hear on one level, but in order to See "it" happen, you must go Higher! You must elevate to see what you have heard.
 
How do you go from the one level of hearing to the higher level of seeing it? The shift comes when you Believe! Yes, when you believe then you connect what you heard to seeing the manifestation!
 
You have heard what God has spoken over your life, and now is the season when you will see it. You cannot doubt what you are hearing the Lord saying in this season no matter how crazy it sounds, and no matter who doesn't believe it with you! Your hearing ability is about to be the launching pad to seeing your destiny come full circle in this year.
 
Your greatest asset right now is your hearing. If you can still hear, then you can still believe… and if you can still believe, then you can still See "it" come to pass!
 
 
The Steps to Hearing, Believing, and Seeing:
1.      Listen for the Abundance! (v.41)
2.      Go higher! Go after God more! (v.41)
3.      Get in the position of Emergency! Pray! (v.42)
4.      Don't receive the "there is nothing" report! (v.43)
5.      Don't be afraid to keep going back! (v.43)
6.      Have the right people with you… they have to be able to see what you see… It is all about vision! (v.44)
7.      Trust what you see, the first sign of manifestation, even if it is small! (v.44)
8.      Clouds don't always mean storms, but sometimes blessings… this is the season of unusual blessing sand resources of how they will manifestation! (v.44-45)
9.      Run with the vision God has given you! (v.45-46)
 
 
"Say what you Heard, so you can See what you heard in Abundance!"

Friday, June 1, 2012

“I Am Yet Holding On!”

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1 Kings 18:41-46
41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain." 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, 43 and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea."So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'"45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
As a young girl growing up in a traditional southern "Black Baptist Church," the expression, "I Am Yet Holding On" was given as a response as to how a person was doing. Many times in life, we are only able to give the expression- "I Am Yet Holding On" as an answer when we have come to the end of ourselves and our strength. However, the end of us and our strength is the beginning of God.
This month marks the halfway point of this year… this year of divine promise, dominion, position, governmental order, and destiny…. Much like many of you, I am still waiting with anticipation for this year to manifest in its grandeur! I have come to realize that the trouble that has plagued most of us was the promise, was the prosperity, was the lesson, and was the shifting that we thought would come in grandeur. Instead, the process was and has been pain/trouble in order for the dominion of greatness to come out of us. God is not looking for grandeur, but for greatness and glory that goes back to Him.
"God Gives Us Grace, So We Can Give Him Glory!
As a control freak over my life, I have come to the end of myself and strength in many areas, and I have realized that is when God steps up and says, "now I can do what I need to do since you have stop trying to be me!" You have to let go in the "second-quarter" of this year, and let God have His way! The reason this year has been so hard is because we have been more focused on a plan and not on the Purpose of God!
Proverbs 19:21
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is God's Purpose that will Prevail!"
You have to hold on through see nothing days, and declare by the power of God, "I Am Yet Holding On!" I am Yet Holding on to my faith, my promises, my word, my victory, my deliverance, my marriage, my children, my ministry, and my destiny! This year has been about trusting God for what you could not see… basically this is the year of Great Faith! No Great Faith, then no great manifestation and no fruition!
A Suddenly is about to break-forth in the "second-quarter" because you have yet held on when it was hard to believe, when everyone else doubted you, and when you lost all that you had. When you yet hold on, God will not hold out on you!
God is going to redeem the time over your life, and accelerate you… one day of favor can make up and exceed all the days, months, and years of trouble that you have seen. Keep looking and expecting the impossible to happen in your life. It is not what you are holding on to see, but rather it is the Who you are holding on to (God) that makes the difference!
Hold On Through See Nothing Days… Decree every day, "I Am Yet Holding On!"