Today's Scripture Verse(s) - Luke 19:13
This word was in my spirit this morning and as soon as I heard 'occupy' this scripture came to mind:
Today's Scripture Verse(s) - "And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come." Luke 19:13. This is what 'occupy' means: to take possession of; to take up space or time, employ, take over, seize, possess. We must look at this word on a natural and on a spiritual basis Child of God. Every single one of us has been given land to take possession of, as a Child of God, what is this land? The land I speak of is our family, our work place, our businesses, our neighborhoods, every place that our feet tread. For many of us the enemy has seized our possessions and we like little babies cry and whine about what the enemy has taken from us instead of standing up in the authority that the Lord Jesus Christ has given to us and snatch back what the thief has stolen. NOW HEAR THIS YOU WHO LOVE THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, YOU WHO SEEK THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, YOU WHO DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART! The enemy can only keep what you allow him to keep. The enemy knows this to be true, he knows. We are the ones who struggle with it because of: a lack of faith. And because of our lack of faith we allow the enemy to tell us what we cannot do and as he whispers his lie in our ears we shake our heads in the affirmative, agreeing with the lie.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:12-15. Child of God it is high time that we stand up in the authority that the Lord has given to us and take back ALL that the enemy has stolen from us. It is high time that we use the name of Jesus for what He intended for us to use His name and advance the Kingdom of God laying claim on the lost souls of our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors being open to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit speak to our hearts to be a witness to 'this one' and to 'that one'. We must be about the Father's business! It is high time for us to step out of the 'Do Me Lord' and step into the 'What Would You Have Me Do Lord'.
Father God in the name of Jesus I give you praise for this another day. Lord I thank you for reaching out this morning and touching me and allowing me to open my eyes to this a brand new day. I thank you Father for your mercy and your grace on my life and the lives of my love ones. I bless you Father for your mercy and your grace on the lives of my brothers and sisters in you. I give you praise Father God for all things. Father today I ask that you forgive me Lord for not truly occupying. I have been slack in taking possession of the land that you have given me. I have been slack in seizing those things that the enemy had stolen from me. Help me Holy Spirit to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Help me Holy Spirit to keep myself girded up with the Armor of the Lord. Help me show me Lord how not to be double minded for your word says that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. I desire to be about your business Father. I desire to fulfill my purpose and destiny in you, Father God. I want my life to bring you glory, honor and praise Father. I want to be a good servant with a clean heart. Remove every hindrance. Remove anything or anyone that would keep me from moving forward in you Lord that would keep me from the purpose and call that you have chosen me for. I thank you for open doors Father, open doors of many opportunities that enable me to forge forward in you to fulfill purpose and destiny advancing your Kingdom. I claim salvation for my unsaved family members, unsaved friends, unsaved co-workers my unsaved neighbors. I claim every single one of them for the kingdom of God in Jesus name. I thank you Father for strength to stand, for a renewed mind, for cleansing my heart and renewing a right spirit within me. I want the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be acceptable in your sight Father. Lord I bless you and praise you and honor and glorify your great name. Thank you for being so good to me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen