PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD 8-23-2020
Church preparing for the battle but how do we do this? Prepare means to make ready for something that is going to happen. To position ourselves by knowledge of who we are. There is a road we are to build up. A highway of redemption. We are preparing by building up not tearing down. To prepare we must know who we are. Our position in the body of Christ is sonship. Not just to have mental assent but actual heart knowledge of who God has created us to be. The battle is not against flesh and blood. We will see in this hour more darkness than before but we will know how to fight. And the result will always be victory.
PROV 24:27 Go ahead, build your career and give yourself to your work. But if you put me first, youll see your family built up. TPT
Matt 6:33 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. MSG
MATT 6:33-34 So above all, constantly chase after the realm of Gods kingdomand the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
34 Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself. TPT
Isa 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. KJV
ISA 40:3-5 A thunderous voice cries out in the wilderness:Prepare the wayfor Yahwehs arrival! Make a highway straight through the desert for our God!
4 Every valley will be raised up, every mountain brought low. The rugged terrain will become level ground and the rough places a plain.
5 Then Yahwehs radiant glory will be unveiled, and all humanitywill experience it together. Believe it, for Yahweh has spoken his decree! TPT
MARK 1:3 He is a thunderous voice of one who shouts in the wilderness: Prepare your hearts for the coming of the Lord Yahweh, and clear a straight path inside your hearts for him TPT
ISA 62:10 Pass through, pass through the gates, and go from old to new. Prepare a new path for the people. Build! Build up a highway for them to come to me! Remove every hindranceand unfurl a banner for the nations! TPT
ISA 43:1-2 Now, this is what Yahweh says: Listen, Jacob, to the One who created you, Israel, to the one who shaped who you are. Do not fear,for I, your Kinsman-Redeemer, will rescue you. I have called you by name, and you are mine.
2 When you pass throughthe deep, stormy sea, you can count on me to be there with you. When you pass through raging rivers, You will not drown. When you walk through persecution like fiery flames, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you, TPT
JN 14:20 So when that day comes, you will know that I am living in the Father and that you are one with me, for I will be living in you.TPT
JN 14:20 in that day you will know that we are in seamless Union with one another! I am in my father, you are in me and I in
JN 15:3-4 The words I have spoken over you have already cleansedyou.
4 So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. TPT
Jn 15:3-4. Your personal pruning and dressing already happened in our conversation; the word made flesh in my person and language is how the father prepares and set you up for fruit bearing.
4 Are seamless union, you and me and I in you, is pictured in the vine, the shoot could not bear fruit outside of this union. In its abiding in the vine, fruit happens naturally, as with you abide in me. Mirror
JN 15:19 If you were to give your allegiance to the world, they would love and welcome you as one of their own. But because you wont align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. TPT
John 15:19 if your lives were the product of the world system you would enjoy their applause and friendship; but they cant stand you because their mold no longer has a hold on you, now that youve discovered your authentic identity in my declaration of who you are by design. Mirror
Rom 8:9 But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God]. AMP
RO 8:9 But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him. TPT ↕↕↕
Ro 8:9 But you are not ruled by the flesh consciousness but by a spirit consciousness, Gods spirit is at home and you anyone who does not see themselves fully clothed and identified in the spirit of Christ, cannot be themselves. Mirror
1 COR 3:23 And now you are joined to the Messiah, who is joined to God. TPT
1 COR 6:19-20 Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You dont belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.
20 You were Gods expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your bodyto bring glory to God! TPT
1 Cor 6:19 Or didn't you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don't you see that you can't live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you.
20 God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body. MSG
1 PET 2:9 But you are Gods chosen treasurepriests who are kings, a spiritual nation set apart as Gods devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. TPT
Gal 3:26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. AMP
Gal 3:29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham's Seed], then you are Abraham's offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise. AMP
Gal 4:7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ. AMP
EPH 2:19 So, you are not foreigners or guests, but rather you are the children of the city of the holy ones, with all the rights as family members of the household of God. TPT
EPH 2:20 You are rising like the perfectly fitted stones of the temple; and your lives are being built up together upon the ideal foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and best of all, you are connected to the Head Cornerstone of the building, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ himself! TPT
EPH 5:8 Once your life was full of sins darkness, but now you have the very light of our Lord shining through you because of your union with him. Your mission is to live as children flooded with his revelation-light! TPT
Eph 5:8 For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light]. AMP
Phil 2:15 That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, AMP
PHIL 2:15 For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lightsin the universe, TPT
1 Thess 5:4 But friends, you're not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this?
5 You're sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand.
6 So let's not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let's keep our eyes open and be smart.
7 People sleep at night and get drunk at night.
8 But not us! Since we're creatures of Day, let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation. MSG
1 Thess 5:11 So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it. MSG
RO 8:38-39 So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from Gods love. Im convinced that his love will triumph over death, lifes troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love.
39 There is no power above us or beneath usno power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from Gods passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!TPT
EPH 3:10 he purpose of this was to unveil before every throne and rank of angelic orders in the heavenly realm Gods full and diverse wisdom revealed through the church.TPT
EPH 6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-godsand evil spirits that holdthis dark world in bondage. TPT
2 Cor 10:3 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
6 Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.
7 Look at [this obvious fact] which is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ's, let him reflect and remind himself that even as he is Christ's, so too are we. AMP
Isa 62:10 Walk out of the gates. Get going! Get the road ready for the people.
Build the highway. Get at it! Clear the debris, hoist high a flag, a signal to all peoples!
11 Yes! God has broadcast to all the world: "Tell daughter Zion, 'Look! Your Savior comes, Ready to do what he said he'd do, prepared to complete what he promised.'"
12 Zion will be called new names: Holy People, God-Redeemed, Sought-Out, City-Not-Forsaken. MSG