BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 727 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Prince of Peace is Jesus and when we are fixed on Him our mind, body and works are equally fixed on peace. 

Wherever we go we can live in peace and release peace and it is immediate our spiritual warfare. It can dominate the atmosphere.

‭‭ “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”

 Just as Jesus returning to His disciples post resurrection entered the house saying ,”Peace be with you” was recognised by it so would we be as it is not just a welcome or treating but is functional to bring peace. 

We carry and manifest the peace of God. 

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

We should be releasing peace into the atmosphere as naturally as we release our breath as we breathe. We emanate light and push back darkness and equally breathe out peace that opposes the chaos of darkness. 

We are peace makers not peace keepers. We displace what is not peace. 

Shalom as a greeting is a blessing over health, contentment, safety, protection, healing and encompasses many facets of peace including an absence of wickedness. 

When we occupy a place of peace we crush satan’s head beneath our feet. 

Our peace is a currency of God and heaven. Fear is the currency of the enemy and hell.

The mystery of God’s intentions throughout history has been through Jesus and His church to bring the wisdom that sets us free.

“so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”

When we are fixed on Jesus we are hidden in peace. 

The illustration shows our heart as a home for peace enabled to carry peace and emanate it into the atmosphere as light that pushes back the darkness.

Four Scriptures that come to mind:

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

‭‭ “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭165‬ ‭ESV‬‬

““Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song            Devil On The Run.              Casting Crowns

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 726 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people),”

Darkness is the absence of Light. Jesus is light. Light is revelation. 

The enemy wants to remain hidden but Jesus was made incarnate and came into the world. Wrong deeds are exposed when the Holy Spirit floods our hearts with light when we welcome Jesus to abide there and continuously reveal the glory of God to us. 

We are fully transformed and have a renewed mind. 

Jesus is the light of the world. 

All private thought and deed is therefore exposed. 

“And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.”

We are continuously being transformed and called to be ‘children of Light’.

There is a path of light that calls us to walk upon it. 

As we walk more is revealed and we discover yet more is still unknown and to be discovered. 

Darkness is where there is no revelation of God. 

“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light]”

In Jesus’ life we see light and we are being clothed in His life and light and so becoming children of light the fruits of which are goodness, righteousness and truth. 

We become more utterly transparent and more reconciled the more we encounter Him.  It says scripturally that then we will shine like stars in the sky.

“For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe,”

The sun shines and equally in so doing sustains life in the world. The photosynthesis energy beginning a food chain as well as temperature and light. 

We are not like a moon that can only reflect a light and life but have our own light to shine, the light of God, and sustain His life and kingdom in the world. 

Abrahams offspring were to be as numerous as the stars in heaven was an image, of our generations to come, in the OT. Our light as stars in the kingdom was also in God’s plan. We carry and generate God’s light. 

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”

What has always been there by revelation becomes more visible  by God’s grace we come to His glory. 

We become lights of the world as we carry Christ and recognise Him. It is our call to hold our lamp high and be a source of light for others too.

We get to participate in the divine nature as we are made one with God. 

We don’t walk with God now as Adam did. Our intimacy is greater because we walk in God. As He is so also are we in this world. 

“By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.”

In Isaiah it does not say ‘Arise and reflect’ bit ‘Arise and shine.’

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”

In Revelation creatures of worship are those with multiple eyes. Totally transparent no darkness hidden. 

“And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!””

Elsewhere referencing that the eye is the window of our soul. 

‭‭ “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

The illustration shows the eye as a lamp of our soul. A transparency where light shines from in the absence of darkness. The emanating light pushes back the darkness.

Nine Scriptures that come to mind:

“And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people),”. Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.” Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light]”Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe,”Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” Revelation‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

““The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭22‬-‭23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song       Eden ( Isn’t It Just Like You. ).          Benjamin William Hastings

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 725 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.”

From heaven’s perspective prayer dismantles the enemy and is therefore epic in our lives. 

We walk by faith and not sight but know He is there and where we struggle and see no solution we have conviction that God, has the answer and the power.  

Jesus models the necessity to make the effort to draw aside, climb the mountain, go off alone to be with His Father and from that place of encounter He can walk upon water, kill the struggle surrounding. 

As Faith filled Christians we too can walk upon what others find themselves drowning in. There is an easier way to view our circumstances from the inside out with Jesus as our rock and core that outer circumstances cannot shake.

Looking from the outside in we allow the circumstances or situation to affect our emotions and knock our faith. 

Jesus’ ministry started a church how He wanted it to be.

Now He wants the church how He started it. 

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

There is ease to be in His presence when we take time to draw close. God is always there, we discover, if we are not distracted.

Prayer has to be stirred up from the spirit and the flesh resists. Many of us are driven by comfort and not discipline.

Seeking the will of God always trumps our prayer requests which often represent our own will. 

It is from love not for love that we seek to commune. 

God has more investment in the process and heart and one to one encounter than the multitudes of superficial display of curiosity. 

Compromises of one generation become the opportunities for another. It is key to get to know Him not just of Him.

To be able to carry what is coming we have to go further than the shallow into the deep. Living in the shallow place we deceive one another

What grieves us also grieves God and requires being still in His presence . Revelation leads to impartation and transformation. It comes from a place of knowing God and His word.

We can be prepared for what is to come as well as having wisdom in what exists. 

We should not come from a spirit of despair. We look to God our hope , rock and refuge.

If it is war, famine and poverty. Be those who have His solutions like Joseph

Our decree might be to seek and find God’s strategies and solutions to any crisis we sense arising around us. 

““Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword.”

Prayer has power and brings the horse into the battle to out leap the locust. 

God is our strength and ouster of fear. 

The illustration shows the spiritual strength of prayer dismantling the enemy ploys. Pushing back the darkness.

Three Scriptures that come to mind: 

“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

““Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword.” Job‬ ‭39‬:‭19‬-‭22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song.             Battle Belongs.                 Phil. Wickham 

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 724 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the [most stubborn] rock [in pieces]?”


We surely feel the heat and it is God’s fire burning and therefore with purpose and not to be put out.


Fire can destroy but equally be a place of birthing new.

In the natural there are some seeds that only germinate and disperse in a fire. The Kernel cracks open and the vulnerable part to replicate requires water, oxygen and light. The seed grows without being choked by what existed before.


In the spiritual the hard opens giving access and receives Gods rivers of life, the Holy Spirit and Jesus. The seed can flourish only because what would have choked it has been burnt away.
God’s fire can purify and create an opportune moment to be ceased.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.”

What the world sees only as a crisis time has been known and is within the Planned solution of God’s bigger picture. As the world cries out ‘why?’ Christians can become a solution and provide an answer.

The multitudes in indecision be redeemed in Gods redemptive will.

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision (judgment)! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision [when judgment is executed].”

God can manoeuvre to a critical point and what looks hostile can be the cracking or tipping point required. 

The place where new generations suddenly become those weeping for and caring for His church. 

Beauty from ashes. Choosing better not bitter. 

“to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.”

With God all things are possible and His love endures forever. 

Scripturally God frequently takes the most unlikely to do His calling in the knowledge that it will require surrendering and trust in Him.  

“They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.”

It may be we have missed opportunities because of our preconceived self imposed limitations we have put on ourselves. 

God turns up and uses us in our weaknesses. Resistance comes from the enemy not wanting us to discover our true identity.

We listen to God’s voice and no other to find real and authentic. 

The illustration shows the heat crack the kernel to release the curled new life. Beauty from ashes to emanate light and push back the darkness.

Four Scriptures that come to mind:

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision (judgment)! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision [when judgment is executed].” Joel‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the [most stubborn] rock [in pieces]?” Jeremiah‬ ‭23‬:‭29‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.”Isaiah‬ ‭61‬:‭3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” Isaiah‬ ‭61‬:‭4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song.        People Get Ready.       Lindy Cofer / MattRedman

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 723 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

‭‭  “O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand, there is no one able to take a stand against You.” 

‭‭United and blessing each other is a prerequisite of our new era.
Standing with and sharing truth restores us because we all need each other’s revelation of the truth of Christ to make up the whole picture of the bride and groom.


If we do not bless others we will not build that habit within us to surf any crisis. We will instead be tempted to take sides politically or nationally instead of being of the kingdom.

Our hearts must be made soft and with no prejudice. Heaven is home to all nations and cultures worshipping God. Our restoration to oneness in Him is mandatory.

“On earth as in heaven”

We reign in Christ and have a global identity. We are one. We bless each other in oneness not aboveness.

We come with humility not elitism. We have one citizenship in the kingdom of God. We do not battle with people but with principalities.

All hostile and antagonistic mindsets are birthed from the enemy not God. 

God will not box us within any separatism.

We can easily slip into becoming an echo chamber of the world view if we do not bless and honour people in all cultures and nations especially those we may struggle with. 

Jesus frequently confronted evidence of divisions on all levels. The Good Samaritan parable being an obvious time.  

There is no clamour for competition just celebration and gratitude for honouring strengths. We cannot receive from those we do not honour. 

We are all gifted and anointed in different ways and measure and we need a share of others portion. As a body we have need of sharing and interdependency.  This has traversed generations. 

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories.”

‭‭Different nations reflect Christ in different ways because they see Him in their way. Those persecuted Mozambican tribes and others, have seen their saviour heal and restore their lives where nothing else could and have a strength that defies suffering that we in the west need to know about to find that aspect of God for ourselves.

“This was so that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grasp for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.”

‭‭Different ones of us have need to learn and there are those excelling in generosity, hospitality, forgiveness, caring, overcoming, love the endless facets and expressions of God’s character.


Where a culture has become flawed in its theology or existence it comes to the end of what it can generate and therefore is in need of a new thought process and regime.

Other nations, churches, cultures can reveal our blind spots. We do not all always have all things right even though we think we have.


Heaven will represent the authentic redemptive identity of every tribe. When we glimpse it that brings us to a new place of understanding in the kingdom.


Where we do not take sides but acknowledge the richness of Christ. When we are one the world may believe.

“that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.”

The illustration shows us united as one with all human beings as Jesus, the Father and the Spirit are one. No divisions or separations in Heaven and the kingdom. Together emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Five Scriptures that come to mind:

“O sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.” Psalms‬ ‭96‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand, there is no one able to take a stand against You.” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭20‬:‭6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories.” Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭26‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“This was so that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grasp for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭27‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.” John‬ ‭17‬:‭21‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The song          Come and Worship Christ The King.             Resound

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 722 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Everyone look! Come and see the breathtaking wonders of our God. For he brings both ruin and revival. He’s the one who makes conflicts end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon of war.”

We have to learn not to speak out with a culture perspective but with that of our wisdom and knowledge of God and the kingdom. 

To rest in peace and assurance in Him.

“God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you.”

To know that our battle is not with flesh and blood but principalities.

“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.”

To know that God is God and that He knowing beginning from end has won the battle and already has victory .

“Surrender your anxiety. Be still and realise that I am God. I am God above all the nations, and I am exalted throughout the whole earth.”

Being led by His spirit brings us the restoration He has planned and blessed. 

Our concern for the future rests in us having none for ourselves but more our family and in so doing being love and fit to become the bride.

Our strong weapon is humility and to lose all need to justify ourselves because our identity is assuredly in God as Father and sons and daughters, co-heirs with Christ.

FAMILY- Forget About Me I Love You.

In the early church the being true to the Holy Spirit was established  as key and God had no tolerance for being lied to. This was exemplified in when Ananias and Sapphira withdrew held money lying to Peter and equally to the Holy Spirit and they both died. 

Those witnessing this were in awe and wonder. The authority and fear of the Lord added to their numbers. People in awe of God’s power would not compromise.

The dumbing down of the gospel has arguably been our failing in that the fear, respect, awe has equally been dumbed down.

What we tolerate is also what we ultimately have to endure.

Statistics show that those establishments that have not compromised are growing and the others with progressive ideology have been loosing their numbers. 

God habituates and abides where He has respect and is glorified. We pray that Christ may feel at home in our hearts.

“Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.”

The illustration shows Jesus finding a home in our heart as we forget about ourselves and love the other more. Light emanating to push back the darkness

Five Scriptures that come to mind:

“Everyone look! Come and see the breathtaking wonders of our God. For he brings both ruin and revival. He’s the one who makes conflicts end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon of war.”Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭8‬-‭9 TPT

“God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you.” Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭1‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.” Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Surrender your anxiety. Be still and realize that I am God. I am God above all the nations, and I am exalted throughout the whole earth.”Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

‭ “Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.” Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ‭TPT‬‬

The song             How Good Is He.              Vertical Worship. 

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 721 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“The One whom God has sent to represent him will speak the words of God, because God has poured out upon him the fullness of the Holy Spirit without limitation.”

The majesty glory of the Lord is the answer to prayer of “thy kingdom come thy will be done “ God’s pouring out of His Spirit through us that we might speak His heart.

That degree of authority comes with great responsibilities and only with a clean and with one accord heart and hosting no compromise. There is sobriety in God’s glory. The advent of the Spirit without measure to the people without mixture. 

We are wired and called to be different and also to be part of the wheels of justice. 

“Above all we must be those who never need to verify our speech as truthful by swearing by the heavens or the earth or any other oath. But instead we must be so full of integrity that our “Yes” or “No” is convincing enough and we do not stumble into hypocrisy.”

The fullness of God’s glory is weighty. We get all, we don’t get to pick and choose. When we receive and host Jesus there has to be loss along with the gain. 

We have to let go of who we have created ourselves to be in our own image to become who God has created us to be in His image. 

It brings death and life simultaneously. 

What we may have become attached to previously may have to be loosed to become part of the greater of what is ahead rather than behind.

We may have been in error over some of our thinking and judgement. 

“Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another to be instantly healed, for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!”

Glory moves from more to more. Our call has been ok but there is more to come.

The hand of God comes with us needing to be more open handed and releasing. 

The only means to this is to look only into Jesus’ eyes and allow Him to pierce our hearts. “Enduring for the joy set before us.”

“We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!”

We speak the name of Jesus where nothing else will succeed. 

Speak the kingdom into being as we seek discernment of God’s will.

The illustration shows Jesus the king of glory emerging fully into His kingdom. 

His light emanating to push back the darkness.

Four Scriptures that come to mind:

““The One whom God has sent to represent him will speak the words of God, because God has poured out upon him the fullness of the Holy Spirit without limitation.” John‬ ‭3‬:‭34‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Above all we must be those who never need to verify our speech as truthful by swearing by the heavens or the earth or any other oath. But instead we must be so full of integrity that our “Yes” or “No” is convincing enough and we do not stumble into hypocrisy.” James (Jacob)‬ ‭5‬:‭12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another to be instantly healed, for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!”James (Jacob)‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!” Hebrews‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

The song         Oh Lord You’re Beautiful.                        Keith Green

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 720 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified and honoured by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples.”

God is allowing us an opportunity in the arrest of crisis that we may be finding ourselves in.

 A moment as to know what our role as the church and Christian body is.

It is as if we are in a fully functioning car on a destination but sitting at a wheel that we have no idea as to how to turn and steer because we are going blind with no open or clear windows to look through. 

The sensible in the natural of that situation is to sit still. 

Look forwards with expectation that as soon as there is visibility it will be safe to navigate and move on without damage to anyone and to progress along the right journey again. 

In the spiritual this holds true too. The only open windows will allow light, hope and clarity in on our journey. Our destination will be unlocked, unblocked. 

Meanwhile in dormancy deep works and pruning can be undertaken to recalibrate the plan God is working out. The crisis is therefore not a disaster but a route and means to an end. 

We have to allow ourselves to come under The Pruner’s hook. 

To being re-engineered to a new pattern of functioning and expression.

We have belief in being re-equipped to refit after being displaced. 

Those who may have felt misfits may discover their place and space. 

Ancient paths may be the provision for the new vehicle to carry the gospel into the new generation and culture that God attempts to keep us up to speed with. 

The river of God starts at the temple and flows out into the land increasing in size the further away it travels. The power of God is released more as the distance increases from  base. 

“Again he measured a thousand [cubits]; and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be crossed [by wading].”

Empowering in richness and fullness because of being taken further the place where it is meant to be. Not behind a fortress with the security of the draw bridge up. 

“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.””

Breakout wide and far from being activated and sent out. From no longer driving blind but with visibility and new clarity, new seeds, new harvests.

The illustration shows the vehicle stopped because the windows are blacked out and there is no visibility to know how safely to move forward and the widening depth and expanse awaits to be discerned. Emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Three Scriptures that come to mind:

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified and honoured by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples.” John‬ ‭15‬:‭7‬-‭8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Again he measured a thousand [cubits]; and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be crossed [by wading].” Ezekiel‬ ‭47‬:‭5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel‬ ‭47‬:‭12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The song    Let My Life Be Worship.                Jenn Johnson 

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 719 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And the light [of God’s favour] will shine upon your ways.”

God’s decrees are sovereign and unchangeable. 

He can in a moment bring it into being and yet He has chosen to draw us in to partner with Him as He procreates the future and determines it. 

Some things don’t shift and change because we have not come to the place of partnering with God and this is how He has intended it to be.

How we mature and develop along our journey has multiple significance in how we pray and what faith we have in our prayer being powerfully answered. 

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].”

 God is strengthening us into a place of fearlessness. Those in the world who are not prepared to be phased, overwhelmed or subjected to what the media bombards daily as fear but those excited to see what God is about to do. 

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”

Those rising up in faith to see God’s glory happen.

We humble ourselves ready to receive. God opposes the proud who believe they have power to solve. Humility is freedom. Our decree spoken out loud is that:

“We are more than conquerors. “

“We have a spirit of power and love.”

The promise is that those words will not come back empty or void. They are our spiritual missiles.

We are not looking for praise and reward it is Jesus face we seek not the crown He bestows. 

There is a difference between the prayer of our salvation to get us to heaven and the prayer to bring heaven here. 

When we live in our decrees we establish them to become our being.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

The illustration shows our decrees spoken out from God’s word are our spiritual missiles to combat the enemy. Light emanating to push back the darkness.

Four Scriptures that come to mind:

“You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And the light [of God’s favour] will shine upon your ways.” Job‬ ‭22‬:‭28‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].” Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭37‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” 2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song           Nothing Else.                  Cody Carne

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 718 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.”

Where God is taking us changes our prayer. 

Scripturally we see cycle after cycle of God’s people going into exile, being in exile, coming out of exile, and free.

In exile God protects His people but exposes the fullness of sin and the need for God to step in. 

In Egypt His people were in Goshen a place of safety, security and imminent solution and therefore a place to run to and a place of drawing near to.  

This is a time to sacrifice and come into God’s glory and place of security. 

The Hebrews safety was in smearing their sacrificial lambs blood on their door post so that death passed over and they were spared. 

The fresh sacrifice brings fresh fire and therefore we should be living lives of consistent sacrifice. 

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

There is perhaps a new urgency and reminder that we may have become too comfortable. In building up our own needs and negligent in building up the kingdom.

We may be aware of Jesus sacrifice and forgetful that our core is to be like Him and called to lay down our lives perpetually.

When we examine what we sacrifice we probably are immediately challenged by not giving enough in time, money, thought for others above self and our mindset of easy offence and quickness to assuming our rights and even that we are always right and never wrong. 

Kingdom economy does not even rely on us having first in order to give. 

It is to do it anyway, even in our lack, to become a catalyst where we cannot out give God.

By giving beyond we fire up faith and push into God’s resources and His release. 

We have to sacrifice first internally. Saying “yes” and surrendering .

Yielding to death of self. To circumcision cleansing as Joshua had all the children of God submitted to before entry into the promised land. 

Sacrifice speaks powerfully into the spiritual realm. It weaponises our prayer life, it disempowers the enemy realm. Therefore it is a place of joy and expectation to receive. 

God moves from the inside out. 

He is pulling us into another rhythm. One of joy and trustworthiness. 

Sacrifice is not in a moment it is a lifetime. 

It starts in the one and spreads into the body exposing a kingdom where it is not what I get but what the kingdom receives. We do not give to get but to expand the kingdom. Manifest His character and actions. 

His kingdom must increase. 

We don’t want more of the same but more of Him. God’s desire is for His glory to come so as our cry is for Him to rend the heavens His cry to us is for us to rend our hearts. 

We let Him become God when we are over ourselves becoming us. 

We are the sacrifice. He is the fire. Heaven is out poured. 

“Just as it is written and forever remains written, “For Your sake we are put to death all day long; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.””

The illustration shows us as a sacrifice in the fire where we bear our cross dying to self and becoming spiritually alive and free in Christ, reflecting His light to push back the darkness.

Three Scriptures that come to mind:

“You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭45‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Just as it is written and forever remains written, “For Your sake we are put to death all day long; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.””Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭36‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The song          Rescue.                         Lauren Daigle

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 717 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

It is Christ’s will that we are open to the divine encounters and essence of who He is so that we may be with Him where he is now. 

Our one to one worship can paint the picture in the spirit of where we can focus upon Him and what He wants to impart and share. The sharing brings the anointing and authenticity and frames us into the presence and we too sense being painted into the same picture in exactly the place He wants us to be experiencing the union of love in our reality as they merge to one. 

The picture is fluid and flexible and as it evolves it merges more so that the landscape is created for us to step into intimately with Him. 

It is a faith picture seen by our spiritual eye but equally within our temporal circumstances. 

A veil peeled back inviting us to be part of heaven. Responding to His voice saying “come up here “ in our journey. The reality of the pressure in our temporal life can be taken to be reset in the heavenly realm where God is unshakeable and steadfast. 

The place where the life time of words that have gone in and are not returning empty or void because they have sensitised the spirit to recall and be made aware of.

“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

The spirit of the Lord is our guide. 

We walk in the light of the amount that we can see.

God shows us what we require and merges out the detours and dead ends in our need. He illuminates our feet so that we don’t stumble and we can focus and concentrate on that which is necessary in the picture we have stepped into with Him. 

We cannot separate ourselves from our journey and the purpose we have in it. 

We merge and are connected into it by the spirit stopped at some places and redirected at others until the vision resembles truth. 

Much as when Paul was called to Macedonia.

“And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.”

Now is our time for clarity, to listen out for and see our instructions as we come out from the dark delay and uncertainty and into the places we are called to. 

Hold loosely some of what we have been connected to as we take hold and perceive that which we are being led to but have found it hard to plan forwards to for lack of sight. 

The illustration shows us stepping into the picture framed in the spirit and guided by the Lord’s steps to be led forwards in His purpose. Emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Three Scriptures that come to mind:

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” John‬ ‭17‬:‭24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah‬ ‭55‬:‭11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.” Acts‬ ‭16‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song           God Turn It Around.                John Reddick

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 716 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

Tumultuous and treacherous waters challenge us to navigate differently. 

Warnings and dangers give opportunities to become strengthened in togetherness.

God puts value in the journey as He reorders and reforms. Disorientation is the opportunity to orientate. 

The disciples had a glimpse of Jesus as king when He commanded the storm to still in the boat where he rested.

Dependency on His Father was His starting point.

The man lowered through a roof was totally dependent upon friends and Jesus received his healing while the aloof and critical Pharisees in the room received nothing.  

The enemy has us fake that we are alright instead of our honesty to admit our vulnerability, the posture to receive a miracle. 

We will make the enemy nervous when we share our needs without shame and open a door to show God’s power. 

Me in my weakness and brokenness has the capacity to reveal reality and God’s glory to manifest.

We receive the fullness of what we need when we stop faking being full already. 

We can become the dwelling place of God in the submission of coming to the end of ourselves. 

Confession is a birthplace. 

Being guarded behind a wall or mask is death. Life is being open. 

Come with honesty, vulnerability and love not with critique, judgement and hard hearts. 

We choose belonging to one another with its intimacy and mess and untidiness as well as its bonding and beauty. From ashes to beauty. 

Failure and things not working out can become our gift to become dependent upon God.  Therefore failure is not final but formative. Preventative of settling in complacency instead of going further. 

“Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.”

Where there is grief and loss and a sense of failure God has a purpose to reveal love never fails in the bigger picture. 

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Jesus on the cross demonstrated what looked like failure in the moment but in the bigger picture was the biggest victory. 

Often what we see is not what God sees. Some level of pain in our journey may  be our sacrifice. 

The illustration shows God seeing the sacrifice of our pain as we navigate the tumultuous waters and the victory within our journey emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Three Scriptures that come to mind: 

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.” ‭‭Hosea‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song       Perfect Grace.                       Philippa Hanna

BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 715 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

“Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,”

God is now bringing forth those who have wisdom from their close walk and sitting with Him. 

The so called wise men and women. 

The sages are coming up to speed and recognising their call and purpose is coming into action and necessary. 

The time of great discord and chaos in the world screams out louder to us a triad of questions that answered renew the clarity needed to hear the harmony created by them. 

Each note plucked calls out:  Who am l?   Who are You?  What is the course? 

The triad of hearing and knowing these wisdoms is the harmony chord stilling the chaos and discord. 

We now make room for the Sages to be brought forth carrying that clarity and wisdom. Music to the ears of those  frustrated with what is dysfunctional. 

Those with wisdom have much to bring, from God, to those seeking wisdom.  

“for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

Church and Christians can embrace more of those who God has appointed in science, philosophy, archaeology and more and can welcome different voices.

Voices that clarify which way to walk, that renew the mind, transform us as more is unfolded.  

God has so much more than shallow and confusion. God has clarity and depth in His wisdom for generations still to come.

Sages have much to pour out and shed light upon for reformation, healing and enlightenment. 

“if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”

“And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.”

His desire is for His children to no longer be tossed here and there but to be lead by the maturity of those who discern with clarity. 

“so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”

We have a wisdom and fear of the Lord and are no longer slaves but know our identity as heirs, sons and daughters and free. 

“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

‭‭ So much points to His glory and it can be felt and seen in life in multiple aspects of science, art, good economy and finance ethics, the market place. 

God is not only limited to church and religious domains but in much more.

Places where we can stand apart and know this is God. 

Sages being brought forth now are those who are seasoned, faithful friends of God who have chosen or called to walk close and seeking out His heart are bearers of His wisdom. 

Their’s is not a walk of sensationalism and platform but more to be recognised and drawn out. They hold a calm sustainable reality coming from a place of rest and being in covenant. Satisfied with the pearls discovered in the mundane, ordinary and regular rather than in the need for celebrity status. 

Striving clads us in a second skin of latex masked and seeking approval in our serving 

We rest content in our nakedness as we serve unknowingly as sons and daughters settled into our place and purpose.  

The name of Jesus is what and who it is all about. He alone is honoured and celebrated. No other. 

The illustration shows the triad chord plucked into the discordant clamour of sound and bringing harmony and delight to our ears. Emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Six Scriptures that come to mind:

“Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,”. Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭34‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬-‭5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.” Isaiah‬ ‭58‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.” Isaiah‬ ‭58‬:‭12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” Galatians‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song       What A Beautiful Name.         Nicole Henry