I've admitted that praying in the early morning was not always easy for me. I've never set an alarm to do it, God wakes me and it's happening more often. Almost every morning these days but all resistance is gone because the gifts in it are next level.
In my morning prayers, when it's still dark outside and the house is still, things open up.
This morning I began by praying over my family as I always do. As parents, as mothers, we have been given sight when it comes to our kids. We know when something's off, we can feel things.
So I start there, with anything I'm sensing or worried about and as I was praying about something I was seeing in one of my children I heard God say, "Curse it."
He wanted me to not just tell Him and ask for help, but to curse the problem I saw at the root, the under the surface part of it, what was feeding and anchoring it. So I did. I cursed it, not passively, but with full belief and a power. I looked at it in the spirit, saw my child and saw what wasn't for them, or serving them and cursed it in Jesus's name.
Every prayer I pray in Jesus' name because it's the one above them all.
As I did so, I reminded of a verse in Romans 8:11 that says, "The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you."
The same Spirit. Isn't that a wild thing to wrap your mind around? The same Spirit that raised the Son of God from the grave lives in us. While we drive carpool, make breakfast, fold laundry, work, look for socks, buy cereal and ground beef...while doing all of this regular stuff, the same Spirit that trampled death, brought life into this world, lives in us 24 hours a day.
I kept praying. I kept cursing, not like I used to swear, but cursing at the root everything and anything I did not want in my life. Anything not of God. Any issue, any hinderance, any trespassing of sickness, lack...anything that did not reflect that I am a child of God, a royal priesthood, who is seated in heavenly places, anything that did not reflect who I am because of who my Father is, I cursed.
I saw two things. The first was a mountain, like a pile of substance, it reminded me of the type of honey called royal jelly but a bit darker in color and solid enough to form a mountain with a soft peak. There was a mountain of it and then around 15 feet from it, there was a very small amount of it, maybe half a cup, 4-6 ounces, smeared on the floor.
I knew what I was seeing was unused authority. I knew I was watching a person viewing the authority they had used or were using on earth versus the authority that was available to them and all who have claimed the banner of and given their lives to Jesus Christ.
There is authority for the believer.
There are many who are living among snakes and scorpions, attempting to make peace with, charm or otherwise deal with thing that they're meant to curse and step on.
I then saw myself sitting in a living room on a couch, watching as a thief stole things from my house. I was watching this cartoonish burglar calmly carry out a television was sitting on a couch watching, also calmly, but not doing anything.
For me, I know sometime in my life, I did get used to loss, to losing things and knew that God was telling me I'd accepted it in a way I did not have to. That I have authority and it's up to me whether I use it or not.
I like to fight in real life and used to get into altercations. I know in fighting you may take an occasional hit, but to make a lifestyle out of getting pummeled on the floor while you do nothing is how you die. You have to stand up. In the spiritual, it's not fists or physical weapons used, but spiritual ones. It's our words backed by authority given to us through Jesus.
This authority is accessed by faith, but it's impossible to have faith in something you have no knowledge of.
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." - Luke 10:19
The serpents and scorpions here aren't talking about dancing with cobras, but having the means to destroy anything coming against your life through your authority as a believer and follower of Jesus. He gave us that.
Jesus said with His own mouth that the things we would do would be greater than the miracles He did.
"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12
He doesn't lie. Ever. It's not who He is. There's no untruth in Him.
Yesterday I wrote on Instagram about how God was speaking to me about people not knowing who they were and that being an intentional method of the enemy because if don't know who you are, you can kept captive. It's the same with God: if you think He's evil or doesn't care about people or not even there, you'll never pursue a relationship with Him. There's only one entity in the world who wants that for you and it's not out of love for your soul.
I keep thinking about that mountain, that huge pile of unused authority. I know He wants people to use it. It's like an inheritance sitting in a bank account, untouched.
"Curse it," was what He said.
Still in prayer, He reminded me of how He made the world.
Afterward, I went back and read Genesis 1 again.
"Then God said, 'Let there be light, and there was light."
"Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place..."
"Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind..."
"Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
He showed me how He spoke this whole world into being with His words. He wasn't running around, hectic and busy making all of the the amazing and beautiful things we see. He wasn't swamped or exhausted beyond belief, stressed, and juggling. He spoke every bird and every tree, and every star into being with His words.
It was only when it was time to make people that He things were different.
"Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness....So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them..."
Unlike the animals of the earth and creatures of the sea, we were made in the image of God. Crafted. I find it interesting that He didn't say, "Let there be man." We were made differently.
And then, not only did He give us His likeness, but through Jesus, He gave us His Spirit, and power to use our words to speak life or death like He did.
Proverbs 18:21 says, "Life and death are in the power of the tongue."
He's given us so much. And there's so much He wants us to step into and use. Like a Father helping a child learn to ride a two wheeler bicycle, He does it with care and love.
It does require letting go of false beliefs.
Hosea 4:6 says, "My people perish from a lack of knowledge."
It's possible to be so in the dark about who you are and what is yours, that you can die from it. Imagine being underwater with a oxygen tank but not knowing it's there or how to use it.
If there are only a couple of things to take with you from all of this, let it be the knowledge of who you are in Jesus, where you are seated (heavenly places), the promise of authority, and knowing it's faith and belief that are the gunpowder behind each shot you take, each word you speak into being.
That's more than a couple things.
People get caught up with thinking this is about religion, it's not. It's about a very real God, a real world with people who get caught up with the wrong things, Him making a way not only out but back to Him as children for whoever wants it.
Children of royalty are called heirs.
We have an inheritance that is for today and it's authority and power in the name of the one called Yeshua.
It's your present, so open it and use it like I will. Nothing in your life can stand against the name of Jesus.
“Don’t you know?” the angel asked.
'No, my lord,' I replied.
Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him. And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’"
The promises of God begin and end with Yeshua because He is the reconciliation. If you've been walking through life on your own and want to walk with a Shepherd who will never let go of your hand, here's how to start.