In Him

by Rachel Abraham

Hey guys, what a privilege to be given space to write to all you lovely people. I have been pondering in my heart and chatting with Papa about what I should write about, I have thought of many topics; family, marriage, children, Revival, Holy Spirit, Love, Rachel bio picMercy and many more. He has brought me back to HIM….Jesus…. my beautiful one, my lover, my friend, my hope, my strength, my all in all, my universe…WOW! He died so that I might LIVE…. He is Creator of the universe and He thought of me, not just “little ‘ol me” like the saying goes but ME, everything about me, my good bits and my bad bits, my mistakes and my bad choices, my good hair days and my bad hair days….Phew!… What good news, Jesus lover of my soul and my hair!

Here’s just a little something about myself…I am a lover of Jesus, lover of my husband and a lover of my 4 wonderful children. I love to see people walking out exactly what is on their scroll and to dream and dream and dream!! I am no Theologian and Papa likes to talk to me in the simple ways. I don’t do complicated! So let’s ponder together…..

Jesus…. Jesus Christ…… Christ in us the Hope of Glory…… Christ in us the Hope of Glory……… Ponder this……… I love the mysteries of God…. Here it is in the Amplified version:

“To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

It pleases God to reveal His mysteries to us. The original greek word for pleases is the’-lō, which means; to will, have in mind, intend, to be resolved or determined, to purpose, to desire, to wish, to love, to like to do a thing, be fond of doing, to take delight in, have pleasure.

God willfully intended and resolved in His mind to wish and desire for us to know His mysteries as it gives Him pleasurable delight. Wow! How amazing and how real! What a Papa we have that he delights in us sharing in His secret mysteries. What a journey…..

God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. (Ephesians 1: 9)

He wanted to reveal to us the secret of The Gospel, Christ in us; within us; and among us……………. IS the hope of Glory. This is so that He can commune with us on such a deeper personal level. He died that we might live in Him and through Him, that our breath would be His breath, that our walk would be His walk that our words would be His words. Living and breathing Jesus every second of every day and night for eternity. Waaaah! I get hit by such joy when I contemplate this.

This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. (Ephesians 5: 32)

How do we practice this everyday? Now everyone’s lives are different, you might work long hours or unsocialable hours, you maybe a career or a stay at home mum. Whatever your situation there are always going to be natural distractions shall we call them……The kids are crying! Washing to do…..Work to get to, demands from bosses, houses to clean!

BUT let’s not get bogged down with this stuff I have learnt to lean into HIM on a daily basis and after continually practising I now find it easy to find His presence in the day to day madness.

This is how I have done it, for example I am washing the dishes, I think on Jesus, I open my heart up to Him and by faith I physically turn my head as if I am relocating myself mentally into Him. I lean my heart and my spirit into His prescence, it’s a bit like placing your face into water, you can feel the difference something is different. I love that feeling when I am busy busy and you stop….relocate yourself and lean into Him….feel the peace, feel the love and the joy. Do you feel it? Practice it? It works… Now as time goes by you’ll find that this gets easier and easier and you no longer have to physically turn your head but the access you have to His prescence is in you…..Christ In you. The source of all your needs.

Lean on Him! Learn how to live your life In Him and through Him and with Him. Living out of the Ruach of Him in you… continual communion with Jesus the Son of the Living God. Ever thought about the word communion….. Comm/ Union. It’s the same, the coming together in unity… fellowship. The original greek word for communion is koi-nō-nē’-ä (don’t know how you pronounce that one!!) which means; fellowship, community, joint participation, the share which one has in anything, participation, intercourse, fellowship, intimacy.

Let’s practice turning into Him, that we might realise that He really does live in us. We are co-crucified with Him, co-buried with Him and co-raised with Him!

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” (Romans 6: 3-6)

So much Joy!! So much Intimacy!! So much Love!! So much Revelation!!

Well, it has been fun sharing with you, I pray that the spirit of revelation would come and open your eyes to new and thrilling doors that He has for you to walk through. That your walk with Papa, Jesus and Holy Spirit would take you to deeper dimensions in Him. You have Creator God living IN you……..no excuse……. lean into Him and dream Big!

More About Rachel:

Rachel Abraham is married to Justin Abraham and together they run a ministry called Company of Burning Hearts. She is firstly a lover of Jesus, followed by her husband and her 4 children. She loves to see people be free to be who they are supposed to be and being released into exactly what is on their scroll, their destiny! To dream the dream and not let it go. As a ministry Rachel does most of the administration whilst Justin does international itinerant speaking, releasing fresh manna from heaven. Check out their website Company of Burning Hearts

Believing For Succeeding

by Jennifer Martin

What do we as women believe about ourselves? Do I have to listen to the negative thoughts in my head? Can I really choose who I am? Does my destiny depend on my actions? Could who I want to be and God’s desires for me be one in the same?Does culture define who I am? Do my experiences create who I become or do they merely join me on my excursion in life? Must we as women become the product of circumstances that happened to us or can we choose who we want to be? Many of us have given in to the pressure and lie of imminent failure, like we are doomed to tread on a continual negative hamster wheel. We can deceive ourselves into believing that if we have failed time and time again, then imminent failure must be at hand always.

Yet, why put so much faith in our ability to fail rather than faith in out potentiality to succeed? Whichever one we choose takes much preparation mentally. On the one hand we can habitually think negative thoughts about ourself and put all our energy and focus into giving up. On the other hand, we can habitually choose positive thoughts and move forward towards success and freedom. Either way, I am living the same amount of hours, and breathing the same number of breaths. So how do I want to live them? I make a decision. I choose to think positively! I choose to believe! I choose to succeed!

Scientific evidence has proven the link between negative thoughts with failure as well as positive thoughts with success. The Bible says, As he thinks in his heart, so is he. -Proverbs 23:7. Or you could say, As she thinks in her heart, so is she. So are you one who places yourself in the category of desiring success? If so, then let’s begin by eliminating the root of failure, and instead planting the seeds of success.

What is the root of negative thoughts? Some may agree our present circumstances, childhood upbringing or how our parents raised us. Some may say the devil is the root of all negative thoughts. Now, what about God? Is He negative? No. The Bible declares that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17KJV). Therefore, the sources of negative thoughts can come from our life circumstances, the carnal mind or the devil.

Our life’s experiences and our upbringing definitely have a lot of influence over the way we think, but they do not have to define us. If we experience a lot of hurtful things, then we can easily become hopeless and pessimistic over the years if we don’t find our victory in the word of God. We can allow hurts we have endured to cause anger, bitterness, and unbelief. We begin to believe since life has always dealt us a bad hand then it will continue to.

Maybe we learned negative thinking from others that spoke negatively to us. What we hear and see, we can easily learn to copy and allow it to become a habit over time. Maybe it’s true, but can it be changed?

Let’s talk about the carnal nature… The Bible says, the carnal mind is at enmity (opposition) with God (Romans 8:7). The carnal mind is against God and thinks only of itself. It is only concerned with the flesh and the body. But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinth. 2:16 KJV), after we have received Jesus and have been baptized in the Holy Spirit. Now we have the mind of the Spirit. We become thoughtful of spiritual things because we now have a spiritual mind. So now we have two choices of which mind we will take on; either one for the flesh or one for the spirit. Paul said,  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:22-25 KJV).  Who shall deliver us from the body of this death? Jesus Christ! He is our victory!

We don’t have to think the old ways anymore. We can choose to be free by believing, who the Son set free is free indeed. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:31-32, 36 KJV). As you believe, so be it done unto you, Jesus said (Matthew 8:13KJV). The devil has no power to control my mind anymore. I choose to be who I want to be.

Jesus said, And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Matthew 3:10 KJV). Jesus laid the ax to the root of sin when He died on that tree. He cut down the power of sin over us! And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:18-19 KJV). For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2 KJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 KJV)

Let us choose to believe that the blood of Jesus Christ and God’s Word has made us free today. Let us begin to move forward in the thinking that we are not bound by the chains of our past. We are not bound by the chains of our life circumstances. We are not bound by the pattern of negative thinking. No matter how many times we have failed, we can start again. Jesus said, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40 NKJV) Could it be that simple? Yes! From now on, I choose to believe what the Word of God says about me. I choose to think positive thoughts about myself starting right now!

Say this prayer and confession to help jumpstart you into a life of victory.

“Father, thank you for the freedom through Jesus Christ, your Son. I ask you to help me think the way you want me to think about myself. I am valuable. I am important. I was planned by you. I am loved. I have purpose. No matter how many times I’ve failed in the past I can get back up and start again. I ask for the strength to never ever ever ever give up. I choose to think right thoughts, positive thoughts, and lovely thoughts starting right now. I love you Lord. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.”

A little more about Jenn:

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“If Jennifer Martin were to express her desire, it would be the following: To experience Jesus face to face, to know his heart, and love others like he does. Jennifer Martin is a rising voice in this generation of women leaders in the body of Christ who imparts incredible encouragement wherever she ministers. Jennifer is the cofounder of and has faithfully served alongside Contagious Love International since 2001. She was ordained by Jeff and Jan Jansen of Global Fire Ministires in 2009. She has spoken in conferences with James Goll, Bonnie Jones, Jeff and Jan Jansen, and many more leaders in the body of Christ. She has a strong love for teaching true worship, and she ministers in the Glory realm of God, imparting miracles, healings, and incredible demonstrations of the Supernatural realm of Heaven wherever she goes. She homeschools our two children, graciously lays her life down for the call of God, while at the same time, is hungry for the greatest awakening the world has ever seen. She longs to see the lost know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Her ability to help others cross over from passive Christianity into experiential Christianity is astounding! She has an incredible gift of compassion, ability to interpret dreams, and has an amazing partnership with the angelic realm. She is a Glory carrier! She is a true woman of God and I love her with all my heart.” ~Munday Martin (hubs to Jenn)

www.contagiousloveintl.com

You Can Make It!

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by Janet Mills

Many people often ask me, “How do you do it?” “How do you handle married life?” “How do you deal with raising your children?”  “What about full-time ministry?” “And how are you able to travel the world in ministry and still look that good?” My answer to it all… it’s the GLORY!  Several years ago I found a special little scripture, and I’ve held it very close to my heart ever since:

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.  And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises…” – 2 Peter 1:3-4

I’ve been happily married for almost 16 years and from the very beginning of our marriage my husband, Joshua and I declared, “Where there is Great love, there are always great miracles.”  That statement has become our motto in life. Our marriage and family have been filled with miracles as we aim to walk in the revelation of God’s love for ourselves, eachother and others.  We now have been blessed with three beautiful children.  Our home is filled with one teenager, one toddler and now a newborn baby.  These are our precious treasures that the Lord has entrusted us with and we are devoted to raising them in the glory realm… we believe this to be a direct response to the prayer of Jesus when he prayed “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). We want to create the atmosphere of Heaven in our home and model it for others to experience as well.

I’ve had the privilege of travelling to over fifty nations ministering the love and glory of God all over the world to beautiful people everywhere we go. If we aren’t on the road as a family, I am at home, handling the majority of the administration work of our ministry as well as raising our children. Yes, I am the one that is handling the daily online orders that are placed for our many CDs and books… and I make sure to pray over each package before it is shipped. Yes, when you email our office, I am reading the letters and doing my best to respond to each one. I have always homeschooled Lincoln and now I will be adding another student to our classroom this coming fall as our daughter Liberty begins junior kindergarten.

We love to celebrate, so we are constantly hosting people in our home for all sorts of occasions.  Everything from birthdays to Christmas to Cinco de Mayo (even though we’re not Hispanic) to Summer parties are celebrated in our home.  We have purposely created an atmosphere of celebration… where we will celebrate even the smallest holidays that most people neglect, because the Glory realm is filled with festive rejoicing and unstoppable joy (Isaiah 61:3).  We serve a God, who sits in the Heavens and laughs (Psalm 2:4).  We love to have fun in the presence of the Lord as a family. We revel in God’s presence in the meetings and experience His miracles, signs and wonders with great delight and then we go out as a family and experience the same things. I will never forget visiting King’s Dominion theme-park near Ashland, Virginia one summer. We were there with another ministry family and as we were waiting in line for the Antique Car Ride God’s glory just dropped on us right there in the park. God loves family and he loves when we enjoy each other. We stood in that line, and all of us were covered in the manifestation of visible glory that shone as golden specks upon our skin and clothing.  It was so beautiful.  My husband, Joshua, always says that “one of the most spiritual things you can do is spend time with your family and take care of the ones that God has given to you.”  We have learned that our family is our first ministry.  Everything else flows when you get your spiritual priorities in line.

How do I do it? I daily put my trust in Jesus Christ, leaning on Him and not my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).  I have discovered that I cannot do anything apart from God. His ways are so much better than mine and He truly has my best interest at heart. Every decision I make is with Him, and I must have His peace before I can make any major decisions. I trust Him for everything…as a family we walk by faith every single day, believing for God’s supernatural provision to meet every one of our needs. He has never failed us…time and time again He has come through with the most amazing miracles.  As we have lived a life surrendered to Him we have discovered that His Glory is surrendered to us… in other words… as we put our eyes on Him we realize that He is already focused upon us and that heaven is accessible to us at any moment.

I choose to walk in the freedom that has been so graciously given to me (2 Corinthians 3:17, 18).  I choose to believe His divinely inspired Word on purpose (Luke 1:45). His Word brings life and light to me. His Word brings illumination to any dark areas shining with wisdom to “know how” and “know when.”  I choose to be moved by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)… led and directed by Him in all things.  I’ve discovered that there is spontaneity in the Glory… and it is important to be surrendered to Him completely in this.  I choose to put on the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5) and silence any voices that are not in line with the voice of God.  I must daily recognize that I can do all things through Christ and I receive the supernatural strength that He constantly imparts to my spirit, soul and physical body (Philippians 4:13).  This is how I choose to live in the Glory.

I invite you to join me in this discovery of living a life in God’s Glory on a daily basis.  It brings so much excitement and fulfilment to live in this way.  This is truly the only way you can do everything that God has called you to do… and be everything that He has created you to be.  In the Glory you will find divine success that will enable you to make it.

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New Wine International

©2015 Janet Mills.

Women Of The Word

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The past 3 months have been a whirlwind, a blurry-glorious haze of travel, ministry, exploration, friendships birthed, miracles, and transformation. As I sit in the London-Heathrow airport all seems to come to a screeching halt. I look back over my time spent in England and know that it is only the beginning of a life-altering season.

You see, in March I began to systematically “shut down” and “tie up loose ends” here in America as our family prepared for a journey like no other. Honestly, I could write a book on all the adventures we have had, and the mighty things God has done… and knowing me, I probably will. So we packed up the two kids along with my preacher-man hubs and traversed through air and land to arrive at our final destination. While there, it was non-stop… “Go, Go, Go” as a dear woman said while praying over us before we left. “Your feet will hit the ground running and the glory of God will spread wherever you are”… and this was truly the case.

Yet, one day while cooking some home-made chili in the lovely kitchen, nestled cozily in the English countryside. A thought dropped into my spirit… splash!

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)

Who is this woman?

This Proverbs 31 Woman, that everyone who has ever gone to Church, Bible College, Sunday School, Small Group, Cell Group, “Doing-Life” Group or any other kinda group has somewhat idolized, visualizing as a woman they should aspire to become and for the men- someone he should marry.

But who is she, really?

Put the measuring stick away, ladies. Pull down the lofty dreams that are just out of reach and if only you could do this or that, you’d be her. No. You ARE her! You are the one God has created in His image and likeness (Genesis 1). You have been uniquely, hand-crafted by the Father with specific gifts, abilities and a purpose. You are valuable, irreplaceable, and glorious. You are a Woman of the Word!

Join me over the next 12 weeks, as I will be sharing from my heart and have asked other mighty women to share on the topics of; marriage, life, vision, prophetic destiny, worship, testimony and so much more. This month celebrate with me the third year of Diary Of A Preacher’s Wife, as I choose to celebrate you! Look for a new article each Wednesday from various authors, and click the follow button to the right of the screen to get the latest post emailed directly to you.

Use #WomenOfTheWord or #WOW on your social media to share your own stories and testimonies!

With Love,

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Singles, Sex & Soul Ties

I’m sitting here, nestled snugly in the coziest living room ever, with the backdrop of the glorious English countryside in view. Our family has been here since the beginning of April and we are now entering June… Day 62, to be exact. Last weekend I shared my heart on Marriage with a wonderful group here… (click on the pic for the podcast of the service)DSC_5979

Days before this, I shared on all things “pre-wedding” or “pre-marriage”… Well, not all things exactly, but a few things I wish I had known in my single days, some nine-odd years ago. It goes like this;

Dear Singles,

Please PURSUE PURPOSE, you are an amazing individual with unique qualities that can only be attributed to you. So be you. Find out what you were created for. What is the destiny God has for you? Right now is such a distinct time to cultivate your relationship with Jesus. It is a time where you can search your own heart and find out who you truly are in God and what he has made you passionate about.

Psalm 37:4 in the Amplified Bible says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.”

Another way to look at that verse is that it’s God who put the desires in your heart to begin with. So when you are walking as a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), those desires are sanctified and from Him and therefore He will grant them.

God wants you to know and understand the blueprint he has for your individual life. He wants you to walk in the strategic implementation of His specific design for your life. Think about it,  as an un-married or single person, you have the most “alone time” you will ever have!  There is no other time in your life when you will only be responsible for yourself, aside from right now. Eventually you will find Mr. Right or Miss Right and become married, then have children, maybe a dog or a goldfish… who knows what else. No longer will you have the quantity of alone time as you have now. So use it to your advantage and discover who you truly are!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand-” Psalm 139:13-18 (KJV)

This passage of scripture, especially verse 16, clearly shows that each person has a destiny, a divine purpose… and it is essential to discover this before entering a covenant relationship in marriage.

Psalm 37:23 in the New Living Translation says, “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” or the translation we may be more familiar with is … The steps of a RIGHTEOUS man are ordered of the Lord. The Amplified Bible reads…  “The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].”

That scripture in an important reminder that God’s got your back! He’s into the details and so should you be. Especially, that tiny detail of~ who you date. Which leads me to my next point… BE INTENTIONAL.

Be intentional in the relationships you start and cultivate. You don’t want to start flippant relationships out of loneliness or your desire to be loved. You must come to a place in your life where you are complete in God, I didn’t say perfect, I said complete. This is often hard, as we have all been created with a desire to love, have fellowship and create a bond with someone. Remember, this isn’t a waiting game. You are not “less than” or “half of a person” who is just waiting around for Mr. Right or Mrs. Right to show up and until that moment you’ll just kind of make it by in life. No way!! Like we mentioned before, God states in his Word, the steps of the Righteous are ordered by the Lord… as you walk out the clear purposes and intentions He has mapped out for you, the spouse he has intended will come along side in a parallel path. It’s not like a fork in the road, but rather like an on-ramp to the highway. There’s no change of direction or slowing in speed, if anything, there is acceleration when the unity begins and you join in stride with one another.

Maybe at this point in your life, you have your purpose figured out or some sort of direction on your destiny and feel ready for your soul-mate. You know it’s your time for marriage and pursuing a covenant relationship. Let me remind you, not everyone that comes along is the right one. They may look like it, may act like it, and their family may even like you… but if you have a check on the inside or sense some red-flags, as they say, then you need to follow the Holy Spirit. He is trying to send out a warning signal! Like blinking lights saying, please proceed with caution…

Don’t try to fulfill those godly desires for a marriage relationship pre-maturely, it will only end in heart break and soul-ties that will need to be dealt with. Which leads me to exactly that, because if you are anything like me… you have had one or two relationships before you met the one that really makes your heart skip a beat. So what do you do if you’ve been there and how do you walk in freedom now?

First, let’s talk about what a Soul Tie is! A soul tie is a linkage or link between two individuals with either positive or negative benefits. It is in both the soul realm which consists of our MIND, WILL and EMOTIONS and the spiritual realm. When in the context of a healthy marriage, a soul tie brings the benefits of unity and oneness; the art of agreement. However, soul ties that exist from “un-holy” or “un-sanctified” relationships will lead to demonic perversion or a twist to what a true relationship is.

f717cd8193a84c0cc8e9482e5183ba18A few ways these unhealthy soul ties can form are:

  • Abusive relationships (physically, sexually, emotionally, verbally)
  • Controlling dating relationships and even friendships
  • Adulterous affairs
  • Sex before marriage
  • Obsessive entanglements with a person (giving them more authority in your life than you give to God)

Often times, if a person has had many past dating relationships they will find it hard to connect in a trusting godly relationship until the soul ties are broken. The most common reference to soul ties is related to sex before marriage. Microchimerism, in the scientific world, is known as when a woman carries the DNA belonging to a man or the presence of a Y chromosome is detected in the woman. The DNA can exist inside a woman’s cells for decades! A woman will absorb and carry living DNA from every man that she has unprotected sex with. That is insane to think about! This is why it is so important to protect your purity, ladies, and remember that you are worth waiting for. There is honor in your virginity and purity. Not only spiritually, but physically as well. If you are having sex with someone outside of marriage, you are entering into a covenant with them whether you know it our not. Your Spirit, Soul and Body are all involved in this beautiful act of love and it should be reserved for the Marriage bed. Song of Solomon 8:4 declares, “Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.” 

Yet, soul ties are not limited to sexual relationships, but can also be between two close friends. For Example, do you know someone in your life that you constantly feel the need to tell everything to? Yet afterward you feel a strange guilt or unhealthy weight, instead of feeling lighter… you almost ask yourself, why did i just tell them this? Those are unhealthy soul ties used for control and manipulation.

Soul ties can also be formed by any agreement, vow, contract or covenant made between two individuals. The main example being marriage, as you are literally making a vow during the ceremony. (Ephesians 5:31) So if you have discovered that you have soul ties that need to be broken off of you, how do you break them?

First step is recognizing they are there. Once you recognize the soul ties in your own life, you now have the authority by Christ Jesus to break them. First, repent of any sins that may have caused the soul tie to be created in the first place. (Acts 3:19) Apply the blood of Jesus to that situation. Just like a paint brush, picture that person or situation and paint right over it with the blood of the Lamb! Next, throw away or rid yourselves of anything symbolic of that relationship that is now cut off. Severe it at it’s root! I personally burned up anything from my past relationships or anything linking me to an unhealthy friendship that had a soul tie. That may seem extreme, but when you take your covenant with God serious… there is no measure that is ‘too great’ to take to be free!

After repentance, verbally renounce and break the soul ties that were created. Do it out loud so your own ears can hear what you are saying. In Jesus name, severe all the ties by the authority Christ has given you. Then take that step to walk out forgiveness. Forgiveness is the key to your freedom! If you don’t learn to forgive yourself first you will not be able to forgive the other person and walk in complete Freedom.

Who the Son sets free, is free indeed! “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17 NLT)

Keys For Heavenly Marriage

Below is a post I was honored to share on Kelsey & Kendell’s blog (www.theradiantlifeblog.com) a few weeks ago about something so near and dear to my heart… Marriage! If you haven’t seen their site, I encourage you to follow them and I know you will find their posts encouraging. I simply wanted to re-share what I had to say, here. Enjoy!

Charlie and Brynn

I spent the better half of my teenage years reading things like, I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris and Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot along with several other Christian “marriage-prep” books (try to find that section in Barnes & Nobles). Which helped a ton, and I am a firm believer of reading these types of books as they will bring you insight, however they don’t totally prepare you for the major changes about to happen!

I married Charlie, my amazing preacher-man hubs, shortly after graduating from the Bible College we met at. This year I will be celebrating ten years of marriage and thirteen years of glorious friendship. I always like to point out the friendship key, especially for all the single ladies that are waiting for their Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet, he IS out there… and he is probably your best friend.

A few of the keys to unlocking true intimacy and creating a union so strong that no fiery tempest can abate it’s bond, are quite simple that you may have even overlooked them.

1. Friendship: As I mentioned before, my main-man was my friend first and from  there it blossomed into an ever-growing love. Cultivate this! You should still be best friends, even after you’re married.

2. Communication: I would hi-lite the computer screen on this point, that’s how important it is. Ladies, if you don’t tell him, he is not going to know. Also, let go of the manipulation you may have inherited from your Mama (or your Auntie… we aren’t pointing any fingers here). I learned the hard way, early on in my marriage that if you want something, need something, whatever something, you go straight to your husband… don’t try to butter him up or coerce the situation. It may seem little, but in the long run you will lose respect for your husband because you have been slowly undermining his authority as the head of your home. Like in the bedrock of a stream, over time corrosion will take place in your marriage. Remember to deliberately choose honor which will then create and environment for him to love you as Christ loves the church.

Ephesians 5: 22-28 (MSG) says it so beautifully, “Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage.”

3. Teamwork: You are now a united force, no longer two single units operating on parallel planes. You have become one and it’s your job to act like it. Protect your unity!

Last, I will leave you with my definition of what marriage is…

Marriage in its truest union is when you can look beyond yourself, past the fog of selfish desires, peering deep into another’s soul. Find the spark that ignites their destiny dreams and be the one who holds the match that creates the flame.

A New Chapter

Tomorrow I start a new chapter in life. A journey to an unfamiliar place… packing up my world for a few months and heading to the UK & Europe. Some of the countries we will be visiting are England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and France. What was only a dream is now reality and I’m gonna write all about it!!

I can’t wait to start this adventure with my hubs and 2 lovely kiddos. It hasn’t been easy, but there has been an ease to the planning and preparing for this special time.  This is something I have learned over the past several years serving God, if HE is in it, there is an ease to it and there’s no striving involved. So I rest in Him, knowing that we can plan as much as we want, but when His hand is on it- there’s no need for mine.

Last April, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel with Charlie to England for what was my first trip. Although he had been there several times before, this was the first time I felt it was imperative that I join him. I was there April 17- 22, 2014. On a Saturday afternoon, as we ministered in a place called Jacob’s Well I saw a vision during worship. What I saw was a great shaking in England and the blood of the martyrs (the revivalists and believers that have gone before us and laid down their lives for the Gospel) rising from the ground. As it rose, the rains from Heaven began to pour with the weight of God’s presence. Mid-air the droplets of blood and water collided, instantly transforming into golden drops. These liquid drops of golden glory fell back to the Earth, covering the ground- saturating the land. It was a declaration and confirmation that God’s glory was about to cover the Earth, but first a shaking was going to take place.

Later that evening when I returned to the hotel room, I had the image below with a news link on my Facebook page, asking if we were alright. Unbeknownst to me there had been a double earthquake in England during the time we were there! God was truly speaking about what would surely take place.

Earthquake England

So as we embark on this journey over the next few months, we tuck deep into the folds of our heart the promises of God. Intercessors in both England and America have been praying and paving a way in the spirit for our family and team members who are going with us. Not only that, but there has been years of intercession over this land for another great awakening and revival of God’s presence. We are believing for just that and are honored to be a part of what God is already doing there.

On both March 21 & 22, 2015 well-known Prophet Kim Clement released a word from London, England. (click image for full word posted to www.kimclement.com) Here is a hi-light:

Kim clement“Can Britain be great again is the question that has come before Me, says the Lord. Can I flame Europe once again with a flame of delight for My son? Yes is the answer…. Something is happening NOW and so as a prophet I pray and Lord I tear down the powers of hell and darkness that have come against this nation, against your people. So Father I pray present this to your people tomorrow and let Iran not stand and Lord let your people stand and let the blood of those that have been martyred cry out, Victory, to cry out of better things than that of Abel.

It truly is an incredible time to walk out God’s perfectly ordained steps for our family…

Yet above all, let it be known that everything we do in life, we do it for Love. For God is Love.

Love

 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

“This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.”

John 3:16-21