Monday, July 20, 2015

Your Mountain is About to Become a Fountain!

Yesterday during worship at church, Holy Spirit brought forth a theme that magnified the authority of Christ. We heard the song of the Lord that declared Jesus Christ as Supreme Authority over all. Then the worship team began to follow along and declare for certain things to 'bow the knee' and submit to the authority of Christ. Joy and laughter instantly bubbled up out of me and I knew God wanted us to follow His lead.

Several people got up and shared what the Lord was showing them, and each time it was confirmation of the Lord's authority to deal with anything we might face. I felt the Spirit of the Lord ask, "I AM the Lord; is anything too difficult for Me? Am I not the God who crushes Satan under your feet, just as I crushed him under Mine?" Then another woman got up and began to declare that Jesus told her that he was taking everything that we struggled with...physical and emotional pain, injustices, and so much more, and He crushes them under our feet just like a bug! Ha! Well, the word came to me also, that He is the God of Romans 16:20, and I knew He wanted us to address the things that have been stubbornly resisting the authority of Christ. 

"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you."

God wants to give us peace, and one of the ways He does that is to elevate our perception and understanding of Him through our worship. Nothing can stand against the authority of God! We should rejoice at the government of God, for every other name must bow to the authority of Jesus Christ. When we declare God's word and the name of Jesus over the situations that trouble us, sooner or later those things must succumb to the power of God's word. They have to, because spiritual laws are written into the code of every word in the scripture, and those spiritual laws govern the world in which we live. Even the most stubborn and resolute, difficult situation must bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? His name is above every other name.

His name is above sickness and disease.
His name is above poverty and lack.
His name is above loneliness.
His name is above our emotions.
His name is above injustice.
His name is above terrorism, greed, disloyalty, fear and every thing you can name as a source of trouble that may come to your heart.

Philippians 2:8-10 declares: "Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,…"

"The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of the whole earth." Psalm 97:5

Some years ago, the Lord awoke us in the middle of the night with the word, "Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion!" Instantly I recognized the verse from Micah 4:13, which encourages us to beat down the things that rise against us. Even though we were tired, we got out the guitar and began to worship and make declarations. As we did, Norm heard the sound of demon bones being crushed under his feet. Now, demons don't have bones, but God gave him the understanding of what was going on spiritually.

Threshing is the act of conquering one’s enemies. God gives His people strength to subdue their enemies. The word ‘horn’ signifies strength and victory; and ‘hoofs as brass’ indicates the act of having your enemies gathered under your feet, similar to oxen that tread on the grain to separate the chaff from the grain.

"Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges; You will thresh the mountains and pulverize them, And will make the hills like chaff." Isaiah 41:15
The mountains in our lives are the things that seem huge, insurmountable, stubborn or resistant. Sometimes those mountains are within us, and other times they come from external sources, like a health issue, a relational issue, financial difficulty or a spiritual attack. Whatever may currently seem like a mountain that is stubbornly resisting the Lordship of God can be moved through the power of praise, worship and declaring God's supreme authority over that situation. You will find that when you do these things, the mountain becomes a fountain.What was once a mountain becomes a fountain of living water. Who are you, O great mountain? Before the Lord Jesus Christ you will become small!
It's time for that mountain in your life to come down!
It's time for rivers of joy to flow into the dry places of your life!
Let every mountain become a fountain of everlasting joy as the God of Peace crushes the enemy under your feet!
Speak to the mountains in your life. Speak to the mountains of pride and stubbornness in the lives of those you've prayed for that are resisting the authority of God in their life. Speak to that illness or financial crisis and command it to bow the knee to the name of Jesus. Speak to injustice, your fears, or whatever it is that you're dealing with. Declare the name of Jesus Christ over every situation that's been stealing your peace and joy. Tell those mountains Jesus Christ is SUPREME AUTHORITY and that it has to bow the knee to the Lord! Below is a song that really enjoy called Love Has Come by Mark Shultz. Let it encourage you today! 

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