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On Monday night we had our weekly prayer gathering at Alife and I heard God say some things in regard to this present season in the earth. I feel that is very key to who we are as the people of God and key to how we lead those within our spheres of influence in this hour.
I heard God say that He is the anchor of our soul and in this season you are going to see that things are going to be more anchored in Me, God says. More anchored in who I am. Anchored in the stronghold of My heart. You are going to see that as you are anchored in Me, as my people are anchored in Me, there are things that have been anchored in the earth that will have to set sail and leave. For I have declared that signs shall follow. You shall take serpents and they shall by no means harm you. You shall take them up! You will literally lift their anchor and cause them to set sail, but it’s not because of your aggression towards the enemy; it’s because I am your hope, says God. And as your soul is anchored in Me, you will find there is a new anchor in Me that is going to cause there to be a strength that is beyond what you have known before. Not a strength of the flesh, but a strength of My Spirit. You will see that things that have held people captive, things that have twisted and deceived, will have to lift their anchor and set sail because you have put your anchor in Me. So, don’t look to set the sails of the enemy, but look to your heart and let your heart be anchored in Me. For I have set a hope that is beyond the veil and that hope that is beyond the veil is even now coming . For I have declared that you would be a blessing and I have declared that you would multiply. I swore it by Myself, says God. And this is the day that I shall cause there to be a greater anchoring in Me. Let not your heart be troubled, but let your souls be encouraged; for the anchor of your hope is in Me, says God.
This prophetic word is true to the promise of Abraham as found in the book of Hebrews:
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
As leaders we must embrace the covenant of faith. We must embrace the covenant of Abraham and not be distracted by the shaking things in this world. The world is shaking as deceptions, deceptive ways, lies, and pretenses of many kinds are being exposed as the mountain of Lord increases in the nations. The covenant of Abraham was that in blessing, God will bless us, in multiplying He will multiply us, our descendants will possess the gates of the enemy, and through our seed all the families of the earth will be blessed. This is not about us being blessed. It is about the people of God being the blessing of God to the nations and the generations of men. It is about an expansion of the life-influencing power of the kingdom of God in and through us as salt and light in the kingdoms of this world. We must keep our focus on faith. Faith comes by hearing God in our hearts, it is not an adherence to what we know, but a journey of walking forward with the life of the One we know.
The good news that God gave Abraham was not that He would merely bless him. It was that in blessing He would bless him. The Hebrew expression for blessing is placed in a double. It is the word blessing repeated twice. It can mean great blessing, but it more clearly states that in blessing God would bless. This is the foundation for belief of every human being. Do we believe and know that we are the blessing of God in the earth? When we realize who we are, we will live to be who we are. We are a testimony of God’s likeness and image in this world and we were born to bring glory to His name. As leaders, we must lead people in a way that they know who they are in Christ. They are not only blessed by Him they are His blessing in the earth. While the enemy pronounces “shame on you” words of bondage and death, God pronounces “shame off you” words of freedom and life. Being a blessing starts with believing who God is so you can believe who you are in Him. This is the foundation of the good news preached to Abraham. God’s plan was to make a way for humankind to be restored in the likeness and image of their heavenly Father in the earth. As leaders, we must lead others with a foundation of believing God and believing who we are in Him. It is the power of God’s Word and Spirit conceived in the human heart that establishes a foundation of believing God and believing who we are in Him. As leaders, we must be facilitators of God’s Word and Spirit in the hope of transforming the beliefs of men. Our weapons of warfare are weapons of life! Life destroys death by the transforming power of grace.
Living to be a blessing is the first step in doing our part in the calling of Christ, as part of the inheritance of Christ, by the power of Christ, for the purpose of Christ in all things. Our focus cannot be one of opposing the enemy. It must be one of embracing Christ in all things. By this we can believe the things that have held people captive, things that have held them twisted and deceived in their understanding of truth, will be freed as spiritual powers of darkness lift their anchor and set sale. The anchor of our hope is in Christ!
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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