9 Days for you to Make the Shift that God is Requiring NOW in our Lives at the Crossroads of History and the Blending of the Generations:
Day 1: Develop His MIND! Read Philippians 2 and Romans 8. Don’t lean on your own understanding. You will never make the right choice with your limited knowledge. Philippians 2:5-8 says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. who made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant . He humbled Himself and became obedient.” Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Don’t let Satan’s scheme fashion you into one who thinks like the world. Don’t let outward appearances deceive you, causing you to miss what God is doing. We must prove the voice of God, and practice in everyday life what God’s will from heaven is declaring to us. Romans 8:7 says, “The carnal mind is in enmity with God”. Declare that the Lord will put His finger on every area of carnality in your thinking.
Day 2: Learn to express His heart! Memorize and Mediate on Proverbs 29:18 and 2 Chronicles 20:20. Prophecy is expressing the mind and heart of God. Let the Lord deal with your emotions. Invite the Spirit of God to subdue your emotions so His heartbeat can be heard. Declare that all self pity and hope deferred is being removed from you. Command bitterness and unforgiveness to leave your soul. Express the heart of God in your thinking. Don’t let inordinate affections cause inappropriate alignments in your life. The heart can have weights or attachments. I declare a “free” heart over you. Without correct prophetic revelation we perish.
Day 3: Change your atmosphere! Read Matthew 13. Speak faith!! Jesus could do very little in Nazareth because the atmosphere was so filled with unbelief. Jesus was the all-powerful God walking the earth, capable of signs and wonders, yet the atmosphere in Nazareth created a barrier for His intervention. Break the negative atmospheric presence around you by prophetic declarations of victory!
Day 4: Do exploits! Optimize resources! Memorize Daniel 11:32 which says “the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and do exploits for God!” Remember to “optimize.” That means to see things from a positive standpoint. To do exploits means to take the resources you have and create new resources or bring them into a new level of fullness. This is one of the things that God means when He says to optimize resources. Read Psalm 30 and Genesis 1 and 2. In a Mudslinging Year (9, the Hebraic character Tet, means Mud and Mire), take all the mud that is being slung and be creative. The Lord was creative with mud. He made us from it!
Day 5: Watch for the “suddenlies!” Read 2 Chronicles 29:20-36. We’ve heard about the suddenlies happening, but now they manifest. If hope deferred and weariness is ruling you, you will miss the time when our Lord moves on your behalf. If fear is influencing you, you won’t understand when God starts breaking through on your behalf. The process that you’ve been going through is moving toward a SUDDENLY!
Day 6: Learn the process of going “OVER”! Read Isaiah 54 and memorize verse 17. We must have an “over” mentality. Overtake or be overtaken. Overthrow or be overthrown. Overturn or be overturned. Overcome or be overcome. Be sure you are being overseen. Also, define the sphere that you are overseeing!
Day 7: Develop a Kingdom mentality! Read Mathew 11, 13 and Luke 9, 13. The Kingdom of God is within you. We build the Church, but we get keys to the Kingdom. Study the Kingdom. Matthew 11:12 says, “.. now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” The Kingdom advances in victory. This occurs through violent spiritual conflict and warfare. Fear not! The Church is God’s warring agent. Worship and war! The Kingdom increases. Understand the sword and the fire because they are both important in the battle ahead.
Day 8: Find your new river of JOY! Psalm 30, Psalm 46 and John 11-12. Do not let the RIFT ahead stop you from standing. Praise causes Him to enthrone Himself in our midst. Jesus’ display of glory to raise Lazarus from the dead created a rift. Do not let upcoming manifestations create a rift that keeps you from experiencing God’s Kingdom plan.
Day 9: Experience a SHIFT in the Rift! Read Genesis 13 and 14. For God’s covenant plan to make the next shift, there came a rift between Abraham and Lot. This was really over provision and worldly choice. A “shift” is a change of place, position or direction. A shift also includes an exchange or replacement of one thing for another. A shift is a change of gear so you can accelerate. A shift can also be an underhanded or deceitful scheme. Therefore, in our shift we must recognize that the enemy is plotting to stop it. A shift also entails a scheduled time. Shaking occurs during a shift. Think of a fault line. A rift is the place of dividing. God has a time where division is necessary for His covenant to come forth in a new way. Jesus said it this way: “I didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword!” Let’s just be sure that we, in God’s Kingdom, don’t use the sword on each other.