A YEAR IN THE NOW

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July 14: KINGDOM REVOLUTION!

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“I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up
— how I long for it to be finished!”

(Luke 12:50 – The Message)

 

1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because Jesus, the King, is reigning in and with and through me, changing me from the inside out – in my mind, in my heart, and in my faith – so that I can change the world around me, and make it a better place in which to live for future generations. I am changing my mind today – learning to think in a new way – so that I can enter the Kingdom, and bring necessary revolution through the revelation of repentance from my present reality into the realm of righteous rebirth! There is a new world coming, and Christ is already reigning from there.

2. Today I will disassociate myself from demonic strongholds that are resistant to authority and to change. I will do what I can to expose the death that is religion.

3. Today I will make room for the new thing that God is doing in my interior world. I will throw out the non-essential numbers that usually define me, including age, weight, and height, and will adopt a new way of seeing myself (then we shall know even as also we are known – I Corinthians 13:12). A new definition of my personhood is being written on my heart and in my imagination. The Kingdom within is causing changes without, and is creating within me a vision for real revolution!

4. Today I will preserve what is good in my world, and will change what needs improvement. If what needs to be changed is beyond my ability to improve it, I will get help, knowing that revolution requires a responsible team effort.

5. Today I will embrace the excitement and adventure of transition, even the frightening kind, knowing that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away! The violent take the Kingdom by force, and today I will welcome the shaking of God in my life, not fearing the violence around me. In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me!

6. Today I will overcome the seduction of staying with the familiar and the temptation to let tradition go unchallenged and unchecked. I will outgrow my comfort zone today, and will move into the next chapter of the book of my life, knowing that the ending of the story will be a portrayal of my personal triumph!

7. Today I will run with the vision that is written on my heart by Jesus, the Revolutionary, and I will be changed for the better because of it. Today is the day for my miracle, and today I will live in the now!

 
Father, let Your Kingdom come, and revolutionize my life today! In Jesus’ name, amen.
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April 17: JESUS REIGNS!

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The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;

the Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength.

Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.  (Psalm 93:1)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I have the authority of Jesus the King—His own stamp of approval and favor—producing in me the ability to reign as a king in this life.  I am an overcomer, and overcomers have been invited to sit with Him on His throne.  Today I will accept that invitation and successfully rule the circumstances of my life with His oversight and cooperation.

 

2.       Today I will walk in the dominion that God desires for His covenant people to experience on this planet through Christ.  Sickness, disease, defeat, depression, destruction and failure are under His feet and, as a member of His body, they are under me as well.  I am above only and not beneath.

 

3.       Today I will worship the King in spirit and in truth, not just with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, but with words of victory, acts of valor and a lifestyle that intimidates demons and impresses the heathen.  My demeanor and carriage today will reflect to all who see me that I know who I am…and Whose I am!

 

4.       Today I will remember that I am a joint heir with the One Who has been given all authority and power in heaven and on earth.  I will decree, declare, prophesy, intercede and confess my way into vital oneness with Him, living in the God-class, producing Kingdom results in this dimension.

 

5.       Today I will direct all of my efforts toward helping to make the kingdoms of this world the Kingdoms of our God and of His Christ.  The Holy Spirit will be my guide and instructor in following Jesus as my example of authority and righteous self-confidence.  I will turn negative situations around for the good in His Name, refusing to be victimized in any way because I am more than a conqueror!

 

6.       Today I will let God use me to help make His enemies to be made His footstool.  I will not have to wrestle with flesh and blood, but will use my energy, instead, to accomplish the awesome and to exemplify the extraordinary in the spirit!

 

7.       Today I will be aware that I am crowned with glory and honor and am made just a little lower than Elohim (God) Himself.  Loving-kindness and tender mercies crown all of my efforts, enabling me to overcome today, knowing that I shall not be moved, because my world is established.  Jesus will reign today and so will I, and today I will live in the now!

 

Be exalted O God, above the heavens…let Your glory be above the clouds!

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