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Matthew 28:1-2: Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.
Earthquakes are sudden and occur with little or no warning. However, following a major earthquake, the after-shocks may sometimes indicate the likelihood of a further earthquake. On some occasions, an earthquake may be preceded by less intense tremors or foreshocks. Basic characteristics of an earthquake are:
1. It is not yet possible to predict magnitude, time, and place of an earthquake.
2. The onset is usually sudden.
3. Earthquake-prone areas are generally well identified and well known on the basis of geological features and past occurrences.
4. Major effects arise mainly from ground movement and fractures of rocks underground. The obvious effects include damage (usually very severe) to buildings, infrastructures, and sometimes come with considerable casualties.
When the angel of the Lord came down from heaven to remove the stone from Jesus’ tomb, the scriptures say a great earthquake occurred. Although the guards at the tomb were so terrified that they fainted, the two Women who witnessed it were also overcome with fear–but they were, at the same time, filled with joy! They were in the right place, at the right time to have an encounter with God of miraculous proportions.
The exact spot underneath the surface of the earth at which an earthquake originates is known as “focus” while the point lying on the ground surface vertically above the focus is defined as “epicenter” of the earthquake. Beloved, we are spiritually situated at the central location of a supernatural disturbance! Knowing your position will be crucial to your breakthrough. What will you take authority over during this season of tremors, foreshocks, and aftershocks? God has already prepared us to penetrate infrastructural strongholds, biases, and wickedness that prevails in our society and the World. When the shaking begins, don’t faint! Rather begin to REJOICE knowing that your resurrection is at hand.
Declaring: “Lord, our Land is fractured. Make us now the Living Aftershocks of Calvary, ready to do your bidding.” Amen
MIDNIGHT MEDITATION: 3/20/2017 ~PLANETSHAKERS
Matthew 27:51. After he gave up his spirit, the earth shook, the rocks split, and tombs opened.”
In November 2009, pastors in Haiti had a national meeting. They prayed for revival. They prayed that God would shake their land. They prayed that He would tear down the strongholds in government, the evil forces in the judicial system, the presidency, and the corrupt politicians.
As they prayed, they believed that there was an exchan…ge in the spiritual realm.
When a devastating earthquake happened just two months later, the pastors believed that it was the physical manifestation of a pre-existing spiritual reality. Many believed that it was a direct answer to prayer. When we pray, we’re not in control of how God answers—we just believe that He will. However, we CAN control our actions and reactions.
We can allow the shaking to begin in us, with us, and through us. The physical reverberation of Jesus’ spiritual transaction that took place on Calvary is powerful, active, and available to us now—it’s READY to shift the spiritual atmosphere of communities; ABLE to transfer wealth and riches of the wicked to the righteous; and WILLING to open gateways to healing & breakthroughs beyond your wildest dreams.
Praying: Lord, we release our spirit to you. Consecrate us now for service and mighty exploits in Your Name.
MANIFEST MANNA: Meditate on Genesis 11:6. “The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they imagine will be impossible for them.” The mind has the power to cause us to use our imaginations for good, or for evil. Our minds can magnify mistakes and inflate one’s sense of self and success. We must always be careful to guard and protect our minds because this is the storehouse of information and revelation! It is also the front line of sabotage to every great thing, every great experience, every great relationship, and every great dream we have! This happens because dwelling on anything too long without doing something about it is not only unproductive, it is detrimental to proper and accurate achievement of your desired goals! An irritant to any productive person’s mind is when they encounter individuals who are simply perpetual dreamers. In other words, all talk–no action. Always recommending ideas and critiques, but never offering solid strategies–or just plain ‘help’!
Even though our minds are constantly collecting knowledge, stimuli, and information, our minds are also magnets for foolishness–all of which must be filtered on a second-by second basis! The challenge to a people who want to experience the manifested glory of God is that they must be on ONE ACCORD. In our prayer, in our praise, in our worship, in our serving, in our teaching, in our fellowship–all on the same page, with one agenda: TO SEE JESUS!
The beautiful thing about being on one accord is that it forces our minds to focus; In the life of the worshiper, FOCUS is power! The devil is fully aware of this, thus any possible, available distraction that can be erected WILL BE! However, we must know that when we use our holy imagination and laser focus on God, we have the power to NEUTRALIZE everything that tries to keep us bound and scattered! Today, know that your dreams are giving life to your imagination, BUT the EXECUTION of YOUR dreams are producing your manifested future. AMEN
MANIFEST MANNA: Meditate on Acts 17:28 “In Him we live, we move, and have our being…” One of the primary rules of meditation is to ponder, consider, and reflect before you offer a response. With so many things going on competing with our minds for attention, not everything that is reflected on can be spoken about–nor should it be. Sometimes the best response to chaos is an INWARD one. A godly response to life’s challenges can be our breeding ground for the miraculous! When we find ourselves in atmospheres of adversity; when we find ourselves in a stagnant place; when we find that every hindering spirit imaginable seems to have been unleashed against us; we can take solace that there is available to us, the divine breath of GOD flowing CONTINUOUSLY through our body temples! BREATHING your way through calamity is an art form that can only be mastered through adversity.
If we panic and flip-out at every assault, surely they will keep coming!
But TODAY, God reminds us that we are living and moving IN HIM, WITH HIM, & Through HIM.
MEDITATION requires MENTAL MOVEMENT. BREATHING requires PHYSICAL MOVEMENT. And WORSHIP requires SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT.
Our real breakthrough relies on how effectively these 3 areas converge upon the soul of the True Worshipper, causing a supernatural heart attack of epic proportions! This is the breakthrough! Why then has the enemy tried everything in his arsenal to stop your FLOW? Why has he been so UNSUCCESSFUL thus far? Because no one can hold AIR! Our revelation is that the secret to your success is: JUST KEEP BREATHING. AMEN
Manifest Manna: Meditate on Psalm 8:1-2. “O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. V2. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”
Why Did King David Put Singers & Psalmists Before The Ark? David organized 4000 musicians and 288 singers to minister to God in SHIFTS that continued 24 hours a day! (1 Chr 6:31-33; 15:16-22; 23:4-6). In fact, David financially released them that they might worship and pray as their full time occupation (1 Chr 9:33; 25:7). Being full time, they had the opportunity to develop in skill and grace. David taught that God inhabits or is enthroned upon the praise of His people (Ps 22:3). He understood that the people of God upon the earth through worship would enter into SPIRITUAL AGREEMENT with the heavenly symphony of UNIFIED SOUND around the throne of God. This voluntary agreement (WORSHIP & PRAISE) is the vehicle that God ordains to release His life and power (Ps 8:1-2). He MANIFESTS Himself through the waves of our sincere worship.
Children are able to trust and praise God with little or no doubts and reservations; yet as we get older, many of us find that life’s circumstances make this a little more challenging. When we allow the enemy’s accusations and innuendos against us to become lodged in our hearts and minds, it disconnects us from experiencing the full capacity of His Presence! That’s why daily, and for some of us, HOURLY, we must root out and OPPOSE every demonic accusation with AGREEMENT. That is, we AGREE with who God Is and who WE ARE in God. This agreement is our PRAISE. It transcends and lifts us UP & OUT of selfishness and self-pity INTO His presence. Knowing this, today we can stop viewing praise as some grandiose ego boost for God. Rather we see our Worship & Praise as the weapon which silences the enemy and brings us into ORDER & AGREEMENT with God so that the whole Earth will be filled with His majestic Glory! AMEN
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MANIFEST MANNA: Meditate on Isaiah 58:8-9. “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry out for help, and he will say: Here I am.”
The root of this meditation has to do with the results one can experience when striving to please God. And one of the key ways that we please God is by reaching out to others. Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:5 says that there is a “time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing…” We are living in a time where we must accurately discern what season we are in–both personally and in the Body of Christ. The Spirit of the Lord is guiding us to treat this particular season very wisely–with radical obedience even when the directive makes no sense to us!
God was speaking to and through Isaiah about fasting in its traditional, man-made terms versus the kind of fast that HIS PARTICULAR SEASON called for: that is, to loose the chains of injustice, set free those who were oppressed, and share our resources with those in need. Once we make ourselves open and available to THIS kind of fast, the manifestation process begins! When we strive to live right, our righteousness “goes before us”–in other words, our reputation precedes us! Today, my prayer is that our reputation with God far outshines anything that man could ever attempt to flatter us with! Beloved, we are ANOINTED for THIS time. The light of God radiating through us has the power to heal our situations QUICKLY in ways that we know not. For everything that you have turned and walked away from for righteousness-sake, the GLORY of the Lord will overshadow you and the Holy Spirit will COMPLETELY cover & protect your backside from every dagger being thrown your way!
This is a ‘prophetic preview’ to your certain victory. God only shows us previews of a finished product–but sometimes He has to give it to us in “snippets”. The truth is, it’s already finished. It’s already done. It’s already ALRIGHT! As soon as you mind even thinks to cry out, He reminds us: “HERE I AM.” AMEN.
MANIFEST MANNA: Meditate on Romans 12:6-8 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
The gift God has placed inside of us has been put there to minister directly to our private pain, while at the same time, facilitating someone else’s public breakthrough–so that HE may be glorified. These gifts then become a powerful part of our testimony. Our TESTIMONY is evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something. Yet our FAITH is confidence in the fulfillment of a promise without actual evidence. How then, do we merge the two? One requiring evidence, the other where no evidence is needed–this merger depends on our MOTIVES. Understand that some testimonies are meant to be shared publicly, while some are meant to be shared in a more intimate setting. EXERCISING our gifts with confidence–even when we do not yet SEE the desired result is crucial to the life of every Kingdom citizen! In other words, all of our gifts working together on one accord are designed to both EQUIP and EMPOWER US to serve God’s Church!
Revelation 12:11 says “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and the WORD of their testimony…”
Your testimony, just like your gift can only be activated by YOU in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. No one else can tell your story as accurately and passionately as you can. What are you waiting for? Today Beloved, it’s time to move beyond visions and dreams; beyond expectations or even limitations. Our Gifts have summoned us to CREATE & PRODUCE!
Stop holding onto these vital life-source gifts that were meant for the entire Body of Christ and The World. UNPACK YOUR GIFTS–the LORD has need of you! AMEN
MANIFEST MANNA: Meditate on Romans 8:26-27. “…In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. v27. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” How grateful I am that God does not leave us to our own devises and resources to cope with daily challenges! If that were so, we’d be in a world of trouble. No matter how deep your knowledge of scripture, the extent of your education, or the gravity of your gift–without God, we can do NOTHING. Of course, we may experience a measure of success for a season, and may in fact prosper in the eyes of society. But the power of an intense, effective, passionate PRAYER LIFE is a tried and true weapon against our own imperfections and short-comings!
To be LIBERATED in our approach to prayer and intercession, we must give ourselves away completely–that is to release every inhibition and hang-up we are holding onto that might be keeping us in a state of cold, life-less prayers that repeatedly go unanswered.
Even when WE don’t know the right WORDS to pray, the SPIRIT is ever-present to help us; GROANING in prayer WITH and FOR us! The Holy Spirit cuts through the all the unnecessary garbage: explanations, excuses, eloquent statements; He zero’s in on the heart of the matter: the WILL OF GOD. Today, let God remove the responsibility we carry to ensure that we are covering all bases in our daily prayer lives. Don’t be afraid to come before Him with ALL of your quirks and imperfections! The Spirit ALREADY KNOWS. And He is fully committed to interceding according to the Will of God for your life! YOU. CAN’T. LOSE. AMEN