PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU – for THIS season!

I was working on a special project for the Lord and taking many breaks for prayer and meditation. I was reflecting on him and had been specifically praying and crying out to the Lord how I could best serve his people and how I could love them and impact them. I heard him say people don’t want to cut loose relationships and dead situations in their lives because it is the Christmas season, but that they can no longer hold onto and try to resurrect things that I no longer have planned for their lives. The time with him proceeded forth and I received this prophetic revelation from the Lord.

You have to discern when it is enemy resistance versus when it is no longer God’s will and he has lifted his hand from that assignment or relationship. You are hanging onto something or someone you no longer should be hanging onto. You think you belong together with a specific person or that this is your assignment, but you have missed the timing or the enemy released destroying powers into that path, (“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” John 10:10).

What you are attempting to resurrect no longer has the Lord’s hand of blessing on, what you are praying for, decreeing with all diligence, hoping and expecting for is simply tiring you out and wearing you down. You don’t see the truth of the situation, because you don’t want to. Your time to move on is now. The thing you are hoping for is in the past. No longer can you speak resurrection life into it. You don’t want to lose your dream, break your heart or hurt, but you are already hurting and stressed out by something that is not his will. Cut it loose and let it go. It’s not meant for you and he has much better in store. You can’t see the better because you are living by sight and not by faith, but we should, live by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7).

Restoration is in your future, just not in your present situation. Restoration comes in building something new, not restoring something that you are hoping for that is already lost. It’s a new season, a new year is approaching, cut your losses, heal your heart, expect more, and move on towards the goal (1 Cor. 9:24), the prize which is in Christ Jesus (Php 3:14) and when you are in Christ Jesus new things appear. Everything is possible. There are no probably’s with Christ, but assurities that all things are possible with him (Phil 4:13).

Don’t have expectations of anything less, than him embarking you on a new prosperous journey filled with hope, healing, expectation; that the last is going to be greater than the former (Hag 2:9). Get renewed hope by being with him and being obedient to his plan for your life; trust him. Many of you don’t trust him because you aren’t letting go of the very thing you are holding onto that you shouldn’t be. Trust him, repent of not believing by faith that he can improve and change your situation.

Take it to the throne of God and seek his grace and mercy in the time of need (Heb. 4:16). Allow him to be your healer. Allow him to be your friend and your sustainer. He is the sustainer and giver of life; even while you are feeling something in your life needs to be resurrected, that thing is dead. The very thing you are hanging on to so tightly is dead. Allow him to grow new life into your situation. Give him the very thing you hold most dearly; that relationship, job, or situation, that you seem to not be able to let go.

You keep pressing in and persevering in the very thing he has released you from. You haven’t stopped to pray and seek his advice on whether to keep moving forward. He disconnected you from it, but you didn’t see it, because you didn’t stop to look, listen, pray and seek his face. If you would have waited and rested in him you would have seen. But now he is giving you instruction, heed his warnings.

You will go around in circles and see the same negative happenings if you do not cut those things off that are dead. Just like he cuts the dead off the vine (John 15), you need to cut the dead off your life. There is hope and expectation of greater, but right now your focus is stagnant and passive and you can’t see the bright tomorrow he has planned for you while you are living in the past. Renew your focus and trust him to see the unknown.

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A Prophetic Word For Leaders; God wants to propel you!

I felt the Lord drawing me in to His presence. Then an unction came upon me to pray specifically for His servants, leaders and ministers in His kingdom.

I could feel His heart for you; His desire for a refreshing of your spirit and soul and that He would break your heart for what breaks His heart. I felt that your heart would unite with His and that you would come into spiritual alignment with His will and calling on your life. I felt that you would be refreshed and renewed in Him, have abundant life, health, prosperity and that you would not grow weary in your calling.

I transitioned to praying in the Spirit for God’s servants, and He gave me the interpretation. God wants your heart to be united with his heart. He wants to give you an outpouring of his love for His people. He wants you to burn with love for His people. He wants to invigorate you.

He desires to sustain you. He sustains you through his love, because when you have an overflowing vessel of His love, it can’t help but continually sustain you. You are always filled.

He wants to refresh you with His living waters, pour out new wine on you, he wants to fill you with revelation of His scriptures and pour out an everlasting abundance of knowledge. He desires to you use in greater measures.

I hear the word propelling right now in the spirit realm. He wants to propel you in new places, new spheres of influence and new places in the Spirit. He wants to increase your prayer life. He wants to lavish His abundant love upon you. He wants to renew your strength as an eagle.

God says now is not the time for weariness and heaviness; they must go. They have no place in the kingdom. He says, “You are victorious; you have the victory; you are victorious.”  Victorious because of His great love and nothing cannot be conquered when you have His love. His love will propel you into new places, new assignments and new anointings.

He said, “I am going deeper because the time is here that My kingdom must manifest. I desire to come in like a fresh morning rain. I love you with an everlasting love. I have anointed you, appointed you, chosen you. I desire to fellowship with you and renew your strength.”

There are great things coming. “Get ready, My people,” He says, “Get ready. Abundance! Outpouring! Refreshing! Renewal! Now is the time for prosperity in your soul, growth, abundance and transition. Yes, it is a time of transition, but good transition. You will be learning new things, abundant things about My kingdom. My Kingdom will prevail. Get equipped. Get ready! I am going to release the increase you need to advance My kingdom. My kingdom shall prevail. No weapon formed against it shall prosper, and no weapon formed against you shall prosper when you are equipped, prepared, ready and armed for battle. Yes, get yourself armed for battle. Get yourself armed in My Word. Permeate yourself in My Word, permeate yourself and saturate yourself in the revelation of My Scripture.”

Allow the Holy Spirit to be your teacher and instructor. Seek Him for guidance into my Scripture that is life and abundant health to your soul. Your soul is not perishing; it is renewed daily when you feed it my Word. Your mind, will and emotions need my Word, which I have brought forth. It is abundant life and light. It is refreshing, renewing and everlasting.

Bury yourself in My word. Allow it to come forth and birth new sprouts in you. Water those sprouts with My love. In the word, there is love and power that will spring forth and cause new things to grow in you. As you bring those things forth out of the depths of My Word, you will bring forth the change the world longs to see.

 

A prophetic word and declaration

I call forth the abundant flow of heaven to open on your behalf!

I say your year, your season, will change to benefit you and the Kingdom!
I proclaim this will be a year of the manifestation of your promises.
I release angels on assignment to carry out their orders for your family and ministry.
I call forth the establishment of every good and perfect working from within to manifest out of you.
I say you will arise and take your rightful place and position in the Kingdom!
I command no more lack and victim mentality!
I call forth your release from familiar spirits and seasons and cycles of depression!
I say blessings and favor are your portion!
The King (King Jesus) is exalted through you!
I say, your lips and mouth glorify the name of the Lord and speak edification!
Your promises, your destiny is coming to pass!
Things in your life aren’t going to be the same because the word of God is releasing over your life!

I prophesy to your life and command joy, prosperity, newness, to come forth!
You have the abundance of heaven and I call forth its full manifestation on your behalf!
Lift up your heads, the Lord is the glory about you, the shield around you, and the joy bursting from within you! Give reason to praise and celebrate! Thank him in advance for what is going to materialize on your behalf! He is for you! Receive it! Believe it! Have faith! Declare it! He has every good and perfect gift available to you, the resources, and abundant flow of Heaven! All your dreams and desires to serve Him are pleasing to Him. Believe your situation is going to change because we serve the greatest change agent; JESUS CHRIST, THE KING OF GLORY, THE EVERLASTING GOD, THE GREAT MESSIAH, YAHWEH, YESHUA, ALMIGHTY! He is bigger than your problem, than your circumstance. He knew your circumstance before it even released. He has the answer before the problem existed. TRUST HIM! Go to Him; release it to Him. He cares! He listens! He created you and formed you in your mother’s womb. He knows what concerns you, He knows your desire. Get in your secret place and release to Him the hurts and pains. He is big enough to take it! He has a might right hand to defend you, protect you and great arms to comfort you. He is for you! Who can be against you, what can you not conquer when you have him on your side and HE IS ON YOUR SIDE. Go out and rejoice, move forward, no more looking back, get excited for the great things He has done. Remember what He did in the past for you he can do in the future. BELIEVE AND RECEIVE. The glory of the Lord is about you! Be Blessed and Receive this prophetic declaration! Hallelujah! Glory to Jesus!

Prophetic Evangelism

Street evangelism?  People run when they hear the words street evangelist.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the words, “But I’m not an evangelist.”  Yes, most of us are not born and raised to be evangelist. However, in Timothy it says, “But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry,” (2 Tim. 4:5).  Do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  It doesn’t say do the work of a pastor, prophet or the other offices.  It says, “Do the work of an evangelist.”  Yes, those who are able should do the work of the other offices they are appointed with, but we can all be evangelists.

When I first started being called to the streets it was an act of obedience to the Lord.  As I felt Him leading my team and I to take prophetic love tours where we solely had to rely and trust upon the direction of the Holy Spirit it was a stretch of faith.  Who wouldn’t be stretched getting in a vehicle and being told turn left, turn right, go down that street, and stop at that restaurant to eat, or stop at the rest area when you don’t even have to use the bathroom?  It was a prophetic journey.  However, those prophetic journeys have now turned into love journeys where many lives are changed.

What started out as us being stretched in our faith and coming out of our comfort zone has now been released into people on the streets, in the stores, cashiers, waitresses and people working and shopping being changed and renewed with the love of Jesus.  Let’s face it people aren’t used to other people being nice!  We live in a world where we simply need to be nice, be love and be more.  When we will adjust our thinking to the other person is more important than ourselves we can be nice, be love and be more.

This was not always an easy concept for us to embrace.  We had to change a lot of things we were doing, such as driving to get that parking space first, reaching in to grab something in front of someone else at the store and walking extra fast to get in the restaurant to get the table first before the other people in the parking lot.  Evangelism is being nice, being love and being more in whatever way that looks like.  Our actions sometimes speak louder than words.  However, when our actions reflect the love of Christ and the importance of the other person, it will leave opportunities for our words to speak and witness the love of Christ.

We all have words we want to speak; we choose to speak to others.  The challenge is that we don’t speak them.  In the Bible, it states when they prayed for boldness that God answered their request, (Acts. 4:31).  He will answer yours too when you cry out for it.

Evangelism and love is putting ourselves aside, our agendas and releasing the love and power of God as directed by the Holy Spirit.  It is dependency on the Holy Spirit for Him to direct and lead and guide your path.  When we can trust Him for other things in our lives such as finances, housing, provision, jobs and ministry we need to rely on that same Holy Spirit to give us the words of wisdom to testify in a situation.

There are people who are never going to get in the church until we get outside of the church.  There are so many people waiting and desiring to have a pulpit.  You have a pulpit every day.  You have a voice and a love of God and when you speak out of the love and empowerment of God people will listen and that will be your pulpit, whether you are in a store, sitting for a meal at a restaurant or the Holy Spirit quickens you to go in somewhere because there is someone to speak to.  The Holy Spirit will highlight the person and unction your spirit to approach them.  Be obedient, listen to His unction, have faith and release the blessing of words He has given you to speak into a person’s life and do the work of an evangelist!

As my team and I have gone out in obedience we have been the one’s changed.  Learning to love those who are less desirable to the world or that people could criticize and judge.  We have learned through walking the streets of Vegas and loving on show girls they are just trying to make a living.  We have learned through loving on a transvestite that He is just a person trying to make people laugh.  As we have walked the streets loving on people we have learned that every homeless person has a story, that their families kicked them out, medical bills piled up, trauma attacked them after a war, the stock market crashed, retirement pensions haven’t taken in effect yet.  We have learned homeless people want someone to talk to, to not just put money in their jars, but people to invest in them and see the value they contain.  Every person has value, because every person is a son or daughter of God.

Through each prophetic love tour and evangelism journey we go on we teach and educate people on social media to do the same, to reach out, be nice, be love and be more.  It is not enough for us to simply make a difference.  We desire to teach other people that what we do they can do also.  What we were hesitant and felt unequipped to do they can do.  We are equipped when we have the Holy Spirit inside of us.

We were created to love God and love people, to serve God and serve people.  When we connect with God vertically and allow Him to pour in us from above it is then and only then that we can pour out horizontally to people with the love, power, passion and compassion of Christ.  People need God.  People need people.  You are the God people need.  Some may never think they can hear from God, but when you approach them with the love of God or a prophetic word from God they cannot deny a God exists.

Get past yourself, the inadequacies, the unfamiliarity’s of evangelism.   It is uncomfortable at first.  It does take a step of faith, but through Him and in Him all things are possible to those who believe, (Mark 9:23).  Are you going to believe the lie of the devil that you can’t do it or that you aren’t equipped or are you going to lean on and stand upon what the word of God says, that all things are possible to those who believe?

Prophetic Word for 2015!

There is a spiritual shift in the atmosphere.  God is getting ready to release destinies.  This is a year of IMPACT, EXPANSION AND GREATER.  He is going to propel you forward into your destiny; this is the year of launch. There is a spiritual shift taking place.  Things that were once hindered and delayed will no longer be dormant from your assignment.  God is getting ready to release new assignments of ministry for you this year.  Those new assignments begin with removing the things from your flesh that don’t belong.

This will be a year of crucifying the flesh, a year of no flesh, a year that you allow the Holy Spirit to remove from your flesh what doesn’t belong.  A year of impact, expansion and greater begins with the Holy Spirit impacting you with fresh ideas, new revelation and imparting and activating in you what was there from long ago, but never released.  Timothy says to stir up the gifts.  The gifts have been there.   The impartation the Holy Spirit gave you a long time ago needs to be released, must be released.

God is getting ready to do mighty things on your behalf and on behalf of the body of Christ.  He is getting ready to release some things that have been held up and delayed in the spiritual realm.  Things you have been waiting for will no longer be delayed.  He is removing distractions from your path.  Distractions in your life and distractions in your assignment.  God has a new assignment for many of you.  An assignment of peace, and no more wavering in your faith.  However, it begins with you.  It begins with you releasing your flesh, your wants and your desires for His desires.

God is getting ready to expand your territory, your sphere of influence, but that too first comes with an internal purging of the uncleanliness and things that are not according to His plan.  He wants you to seek Him for this purging and cleansing, to get rid of the flesh, anything that is unproductive and unfruitful.  He is calling us to sacrifice our flesh and surrender to Him those things we hold dear so we can be used effectively for His glory.

The Lord is coming in.  Greater measures are coming our way.  Greater influx of revelation of His scriptures.  He desires those who seek an earnest pursuit of Him.  When we earnestly pursue Him we will seek His treasuries and He will release the greater in our lives.  Expansion is coming our way.  God is getting ready to release.  He is getting ready to release the prophetic in greater measures.  His desire is for us to be releasing the prophetic, equipping people to be prophetic and pursuing the prophetic.

People have run from the prophetic, because the prophetic has been distorted and misused.  God wants us to bring balance back into the prophetic, to train people and release the prophetic.  God is looking for a prophetic movement.  He wants us to equip our youth to be prophetic, to have prophetic encounters.  He wants our churches to be open to a prophetic move from God.  He wants the prophetic released.  I hear the Lord say, “This is to be a year of prophetic movement, impartation, activation and release.”  He wants us to teach people about the prophetic, release the prophetic and move in the prophetic.

He desires more for us.  He longs to give us more as we continue forward into this year.  This is going to be a year of prophetic expansion, a year of releasing destinies, and a year of greater revelation.  Are you ready to seek an earnest pursuit of Him and allow the Holy Spirit to deal with your flesh so you can walk into the destiny He has prepared for you?

-Kathy DeGraw, founder of DeGraw Ministries  www.degrawministries.org

Sharing God’s love and being love

Love – What is love and how do we truly exhibit love?  I think we all go on these love craves where we desire to show God’s love as much as we can.  We have an encounter with love and want to pour out love every second we get and then…Yes then…I think we then don’t pour out His love as well as we should.  I believe God’s love becomes a fad like a W.W.J.D. bracelet.  They were a hot item for a while and probably made the creator a lot of money; however then they wore out naturally and spiritually.

Aren’t we supposed to be all about God’s love?  First of all I believe this should be in the home.  How can we show God’s love in the world if we are not showing it in our own home?  What does this mean?  Spending time with your loved ones.  In the day and age of modern technology we are in the room with each other, but are we with each other?  No.  We all have our laptops on, phones within reach and perhaps a movie in the T.V. or a video game on the TV screen.  How is this showing love?

What about getting irritated with our family members?  Should we snap, get angry, have sharp tones and comments and get irritated with what another person said?  Is that truly showing God’s love?  I think that is where the WWJD bracelets come in.  How would Jesus react to another family member?  With love.

What about those people who sometimes “drive us nuts” “we can’t stand to be around” or “drain us emotionally.”  Why do we even feel that way about “those” people?  Seriously, I asked the Lord recently and was talking to him about it.  You know those people who don’t want to do anything for themselves or ask you to pray for them all the time.  How many times do you want to shout back at them PRAY FOR YOURSELF—YOU HAVE TWO LIPS AND A TONGUE!!!  In all seriousness, why do we get irritated with them?  Because we do not love enough. Because we do not love like Jesus loves.

When will we get back to the place of compassion and love?  Of pouring ourselves out on people and TRULY serving them and being a channel of love.  When will we do it right? When will we love like Jesus loved? When will we be a stream of constant love?

You know why those people do the things they do to us above?  Because they need love.  Because they are hurting, lonely, rejected, insecure, inferior, and they need love.  They need someone to pour into them.  They need someone to invest in them; to say, “You know what you are valued, loved and you are important to me.”  Sure they are important to you…because they are God’s children!!!  Aren’t you supposed to love like He loves?

What about yourself?  Are you loving yourself?  Can you look in the mirror and say, ‘I LOVE MYSELF.’  If you can’t ask the Holy Spirit why and start working through those issues.  For those of you who can look in the mirror and  say I LOVE MYSELF…great—now do it with your clothes off!!!  Yes, you heard me!!!  Can you love yourself with your clothes off, with bare naked you, with no makeup for the women, no clothes to make you look nice, no hairstyle and for the women those stretch marks on your belly.  For all of you the wrinkles, sags and things falling down in the places they shouldn’t?  Can you love yourself for bare naked you?  Because love is not defined as skin and flesh, it is the inner man, the inner person you should be in love with.  At the end of the day, at the end of this life, it’s all we have inside that will live on forever; therefore, it would be helpful to love the spirit, to love the soul inside yourself.  If you can’t love yourself, how can you truly be love to others?  And if you can’t love your flesh how can you truly love another person with no prejudices, racism, judgment or criticism of what they look like in the flesh?

So I challenge you…I want you to do this…You know who that person is that maybe you would rather have not bug you so much, perhaps you would be happy if they were not in your life…I want you to love them like CRAZY!!!  I want you to make them your love mission assignment.  Think about how much you are loved and I want you to pour that much love out that you out love the next person who loved on you.  Yes, a love mission!  Yes—learn to out love the next person.  Learn to be love.  And when you think you accomplished your mission, when you think you have achieved love…ask the Holy Spirit and guess what….LOVE SOME MORE…Love Jesus more and love the world some more…cuz it’s all about L-O-V-E!!!

Prophetess Kathy DeGraw is the founder of DeGraw Ministries – A Deliverance and discipleship ministry.  If you need inner healing or assistance walking through some of the issues listed in the above article check out her online courses, books, youtube video’s (under Kathy DeGraw) or schedule a prayer session at www.degrawministries.org

Generational Curses need more than simple prayer

An excerpt from my book TIME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE

As a body of believers we have been too complacent and not informed enough of the severity of generational curses.  I have been around many spirit filled tongue talking Christians who operate in a healing anointing, working and ministering in healing ministries that are trying to take their authority over these curses and the people are not experiencing true freedom in Christ.  How do I know?  Because these are the very people that have been sent into my ministry.  People who truly can’t get free, whose demons are following them.  People who are crying out to me how desperate they are to be free of how their parents created them to be or raised them.  We ask people coming into our ministry if they have ever received deliverance prayer before and over half of them say yes.  When I ask about getting prayer for generational curses I find myself getting the same response.  Yes, they were broken and then I proceed to ask if they are free. I ask if they are still fighting the same demons and they are, and not only them, but their children.  It excites me so much when I can deliver both a father and mother and then they bring their children in for deliverance.  Nothing brings me greater joy than to start a new family line for people free of generational curses and filled with blessings!  Glory to God!

 

In order to break ourselves from the generational curses that plague us we first have to realize what generational curses are at work in our lives.  For this I ask people to do a family tree.  I ask them to go back to their grandparents or great grandparents whoever they have knowledge of and write down the facts.  I ask them to also list their siblings and their children on the tree.  Under each person’s name I have them list all their emotional and physical challenges and struggles.  Under the persons name for emotional issues they would list items such as depression, bipolar, fear and other emotional imbalances.  For physical challenges I am looking for inherited medical diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and other physical ailments. 

 

By listing out this family tree we can usually find the entry point.  In certain circumstances where we have a stronghold we are trying to break we want to see who committed the sin that allowed these curses to enter and repent on their behalf.  We can break these curses at the entry point so they don’t affect the person we are ministering to. 

 

We also find by listing the generational curses where the strongholds are.  An emotional response of bitterness is usually linked to cancer, fear can be related to asthma and allergies.  If we can tag the emotional response and link it to the physical cause it will give us more discernment into breaking the spiritual stronghold and generational curse.

 

We don’t understand why some are healed instantly and some are healed as they go I believe some curses go instantly and some of them, like our healing and deliverance, we have to go to the root of the problem. By researching our family tree we can get to the root of the problem.

 

We need to realize that a curse is at work in our lives.  We need to study our past and discern what has come down through the generations and is affecting us today. Make a list of what is in your past.  You are not claiming it is in your family or calling it forth.  You are educating yourself in order for the Lord to work in your life.  In order for Him to refine you and purify you.

Make sure the items in your past are cut off, broken and not going to affect you, your family or those you love. Break things off such as divorce, alcohol, heart attacks, glaucoma, depression and control.

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