RELEASE YOUR PRAISE!

As I am alone in my house, praise music is blasting; my tambourine is ringing; my feet are dancing; my voice is lifted up unto the King of kings and Lord of lords!  And all of a sudden my Apple Watch vibrates. I look down and I see the words “Loud environment” with a warning. 

LOL!!  I would say to you, Brothers & Sisters, that sometimes we need to fill our environment with LOUD praise, worship, declarations, and joy!!  Not only is God worthy of our praise, but our praise changes the atmosphere of where we are and it changes us!   It is the ultimate warfare against the enemy of our souls.  Isn’t it wonderful that as we lift up our love, adoration, and praise to God Almighty, the overflow of our praise floods our lives, circumstances, and surroundings with God’s presence, power, healing, and victory!!  HALLELUJAH!!

Brothers & Sisters!!  Don’t hold back your praise and worship!  If we do, the stones will have to do it for us!!

“When he [Jesus] came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:37-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬. (Brackets and emphasis added by me)

RELEASE YOUR PRAISE, WORSHIP WARRIORS!

Weapons Of Our Warfare

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Ahhhh, Brothers and Sisters!  Our minds are a battlefield!!  This Scripture is so powerful!  It reminds us that our weapons are divine weapons…spiritual weapons…and not weapons of our flesh.

It reminds us that we are to “destroy” those thoughts that are raised up against the knowledge of God.  Our knowledge of God is what we have learned through the Holy Scriptures…the revelation knowledge of His Truth that has been revealed to us by His Holy Spirit.

ANY thoughts that go against His promises…His will for us…or His Truth, should be taken captive and destroyed!  Our thoughts are like fortresses.  They can either imprison us in false thinking and not allow us to be free in Christ Jesus…

or they can be fortresses that protect us from the enemy because we have built a “wall of truth” of God’s Word around our minds, souls, and spirits.

Are there any “fortresses” of wrong thinking that are imprisoning you today? Please know that FREEDOM is here for you NOW!! Take God’s Truth and use it confidently and boldly to bring down all those thoughts that go against who God is and who you are in Christ Jesus!! Look in His Word for those “weapons” –words of truth and power – that WILL accomplish for you what you have been unable to do on your own.

I speak and decree FREEDOM for you today!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus, AMEN!! ~Tina K. Roach

Revelation and Relationship

“I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.” ~A.W. Tozer

As I read this quote, it reminded me of the necessity of not only learning about God…but to actually receive a personal revelation of who God is.  This revelation (deep spiritual knowing) can only happen in and through the Holy Spirit. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be satisfied with only head knowledge about the Lord. I want to have an encounter with Him, to speak with Him, and to hear Him speak to me. I desire for the Holy Spirit to reveal the deep things of God. I desire to have such a hunger and thirst for the Lord, nothing else will satisfy!

I am thankful for the encounters and revelations that I have already received.  Thank You, Lord!!  But, I know that a relationship is ongoing and it grows over time. And our relationship with Jesus is one of the most important ones we will have in our lifetime. 

I see that relationship as a rose. At the beginning, it is just a bud waiting to open up to its full potential and beauty. As we engage in worship, prayer, and study – as we seek the Lord and draw near to Him – the bud begins to open up and display the full beauty of its divine purpose. As our relationship with Almighty God grows, we are able to display His beauty to all those around us!! Hallelujah!!

Will you join me in growing in the revelation of who God is? 

Lord, may we open up fully to receive a deeper spiritual understanding of who You are. May our relationship with You, O God, bloom inwardly and outwardly to display Your glory!!   In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!

~Tina K. Roach

Raise Us Up, O Lord!!

As I was sitting on the porch in the quiet of the morning and the coolness of the gentle breeze flowing over me, I drew near to the Lord and rested in His presence. 

I began seeking Him for His word for the new year 2021.  A scripture flowed through my mind but did not stay. Then the scripture above settled and I began to meditate on it. 

The New Year is a time of making new resolutions and new plans. We begin to list all of the things we want to change, make better, or simply add to our lives. Usually, they are good and healthy things. Some things we may want to get rid of altogether.

There is nothing wrong with doing a “life check” and judging where we are and where we need to be.  But, it is important to let God be a part of our “life check.”

We tend to have our own ideas, thoughts, and plans and never realize that the Lord has even BETTER ideas, thoughts, and plans for our lives!

I believe this new year will be a time of the unexpected. What WE think will happen and how it will be accomplished is thinking at a level far below that of the Lord.  

Do we truly trust our God?  May 2021 be a time of maturing – in our faith, in our hope, and in our love. May we SPEAK our trust and belief!  May our words align with the heart and will of God!  May our ways and thoughts be raised to God’s level and may we not try and bring His down to our level.  

RAISE US UP, O GOD!!

I’m entering 2021 with high expectations of God and in His ability to do more than we can even ask or think!!  

~Tina Roach