My son, give attention to My Words; incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Proverbs 4:20-22.
Today you LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
A life of renewed youth is a simplified, streamlined and sanctified life.
And I am not talking about actions taken on the outside, although if you give attention to what I am telling you today that will follow, but I am talking about the inside, the inner man. I am talking about your thoughts, that is, what you are giving your attention to, what you are thinking about, what is going on underneath even when you are praying to Me.
Where are you focused? What are you thinking about more than My Word? Are you seeing as I see? Or as the evil one sees?
Your rule for your mind, that is, for what you are going to permit yourself to think upon, is that you will only think in line with My Words and you absolutely will not allow your mind to dwell on anything I have told you not to think upon. And this will simplify, streamline, and sanctify your mind, and, consequently, every area of your life, both inside and outside.
It will give you rest from torment, freedom from worry, and immunity to fear. This will make you an overcomer, more than a conqueror, and a person of peace.
But this requires firm purpose and diligence. But the fruit of it is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, which is the flow of the Kingdom of Heaven. It will put you in the heavenly flow even now and there you can receive good things.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:7-11.
All I see is victory. If you are seeing defeat you are not thinking the right thoughts or seeing the right things.
When I look at you I see a champion, I see victory, I see a masterpiece, and I see glory.
Consider Gideon. When I first spoke with him, he saw only defeat and a future without hope. He saw lack and he saw weakness. He saw a huge enemy force and no way to take it down. But I called him a hero with the strength of an entire army that would take down the enemy as one man. He asked how that could happen. The answer was simple, I would be with him.
When I am with you, who can be against you. I am the Most High.
And after Gideon spent time with Me and took in My way of thinking and speaking he began to see as I saw and speak as I spoke. And finally, all he saw was victory. And the impossible became possible.
My Word makes the impossible possible. But you have to get it into your thoughts until My Word becomes your thought and into your mouth until it becomes your word.
David spent time with Me and he got his mind off circumstances up to My way of seeing things by singing praise to free him to higher realms. And when he saw Goliath and heard his threats, he saw nothing but victory.
When I first told Moses My plans for redemption and blessing for My covenant people, he did not see as I saw and argued against Me. But as he learned My ways, heard and wrote My Words, and saw the results that obedience to My Words produced in making the impossible possible he took up My thoughts and My Words and saw nothing but victory, nothing but wonders, and nothing but salvation. And what did he sing?
The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will extol Him. The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is His name. Exodus 15:2-3.
Jehoshaphat first feared when he heard the report that three armies had joined together and were marching towards Jerusalem to take the city and they were relentless, sure they could outnumber and overpower My people and take the city and land I had given them. But Jehoshaphat got his and all the people’s attention off the large enemy and put their attention on Me, their Almighty LORD and God and My promises. They did not know what to do, but their eyes were on Me to tell them. And I did. They received the Word of the prophet and ran with it with joy. In fact, they raised up their thoughts to Me by shouting and singing praise immediately, even before the circumstances had changed. They had changed their thoughts, their attention was off the huge enemy and certain defeat onto Me and certain victory. They shut out the fear and took up the Word and the fear turned to faith. They saw nothing but victory and the impossible became possible.
Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.” 2 Chronicles 20:20.
And think of Jesus and His disciples on the hillside with a large crowd that had stayed listening to His Words for three days and had no food to eat. There were just five loaves and two fish that one boy had with him. The disciples saw lack and impossibility to feed the crowd. Jesus saw victory because He raised His thoughts to My thoughts. I had already multiplied bread for the prophet Elisha in times past.
Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God [Elisha] bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat.” His attendant said, “What, will I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. 2 Kings 4:42-44.
Elisha spent time with Me. He had taken My thoughts and words as his own and he lived a victorious life despite all the chaos and attacks around him.
So Jesus thanked Me for provision and blessed the five loaves and two fish, thus transferring them to My Kingdom and the few became many of greater quantity and better quality. And all that crowd ate until they were satisfied and there were twelve baskets full left over.
If you know My Word, you know what to think and what to do.
I don’t see lack. I see provision. I have given you a great good Shepherd, there is nothing you shall lack. Get your thoughts off lack and put them on provision and I will show you how to acquire what is needed.
Remember the widow who had to pay off her husband’s creditors? I gave her a solution and when she followed the prophetic word of Elisha, the impossible became possible. 2 Kings 4:1-7.
Only see what I see but the only way you do that is by thinking only My thoughts which are in My Words.
By refusing to think on anything but My Words your mind will be sanctified and consecrated by truth, for My Word is truth. You will be set apart from the worries and cares of the world. You will be in the world but not of the world, physically in the world but of another realm in the spirit, the Kingdom of Heaven.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. John 17:16.
So how do you do this with your mind?
- You must know My Word. You have a whole book of them called the Bible. Read it, meditate on it, speak it, hear it, study it, breathe it, eat it, sleep it. And My Word will give you life. It will give you peace. It will give you confidence. It will give you joy. It will give you comfort. And it will make you know and believe in the love I have for you. And as you get full of My Word and give attention to it and take your attention off contrary thoughts you will renew your mind to right thinking, which leads to right believing, which leads to right receiving, and leads to right doing. You embrace what your attention is on. Get it off the problem and onto Me, your problem solver.
- You must spend time with Me in prayer where I can impart to you by My Spirit answers from My Word so that you find the Word that fits your need of the moment. And when you find that Word it will enliven you and give health to you. Let Me give you direction and teach you to profit. There is a way that seems right to man but ends in death. Adam and Eve took the way that seemed right to them but it ended in death. If only they had paid attention to My Words it would have saved them and all of you from the curse that Adam released in the earth by thinking and obeying a lie. Be careful what you hear and what you allow your mind to ponder, guard your heart for from it flow the issues of life. Protect your mind from tormentors such as worry and fear, remorse and shame. See only victory in Me.
Prayer is where you come into relationship with Me through My Son and that is eternal life. You will walk with Me and two cannot walk together unless they agree. You cannot receive from Me if your thoughts are against Mine.
Let the wicked forsake his thoughts and think like Me and he will be transformed.
- You must give voice to thanksgiving and praise before the victory manifests. You must give the joyful shout before the walls will fall. You must sing in the valley of trouble and it will become a door of hope. And from there I can give you vineyards! I can prosper you. Why? When you start to sing thanksgiving and praise using My Words that answer your problem the whole atmosphere changes from the realm of darkness to the realm of light and you can get your mind off the thoughts of defeat and the dreaded outcome (the worst possible scenario) onto My thoughts of victory and good things! I come down to fight for you, just like I did for Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah as they marched out against the enemies singing praise and thanksgiving to My kindness, goodness, love, and mercy. Their celebration produced a great manifestation.
The voice of thanksgiving brings wonders.
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving and declare all Your wonders. Psalm 26:7.
Whenever the worry starts to rise and fear starts up in the pit of your stomach, grab hold of your mind. Tell that thought, “Oh, no, I am past that, I am not going back there!” And then speak the victory to the dread and cast it out by thinking on it no more by putting your attention on the verst that fits your need. Start to smile and rejoice in Me, in who I am and in your victory and things will shift within you and you will go from fretting to peace. And just keep doing that until it clicks in place.
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17.
You notice in that passage that it is YOU that must condemn every thought that accuses you in judgment and then I will vindicate you. By your words you are acquitted and by your words you are condemned. Speak My Words and not the devil’s.
Simplify, streamline, and sanctify your thoughts. Do not permit yourself to think upon and give your attention to anything but what I think and what I see. Stay anchored to My Word. Do not let your and anyone else’s emotions lead you, emotions are not qualified to do so.
You cannot serve two masters. You cannot be double minded and expect to receive anything. Where your attention is, there your source is.
And just giving My Word lip service by saying healing, victory, or prosperity scriptures will not change things and give you peace if while you are saying them underneath you are fearing and focused on your problem, on your pain, on your body, on your disease, on your challenge in court, on what another has done to you that you cannot forgive, on your bitterness, on the threat of your enemy, on your mistakes, on what you did wrong, or any other worry or fear. If you are rehearsing it and nursing it you will nurture it and grow it larger. Guard your heart! You must be serious about this and cast those thoughts down and put your attention higher where I have seated you with Christ at My right hand. Learn to say “No,” to yourself with respect to godless thoughts.
I love you and that is why I am telling you this. But it is not new. I already explained it to Abraham, to Moses, to Joshua, to David, to Solomon, and all the people of My Covenant.
Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:7-8.