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Partakers Of His Divine Nature

Jesus was constantly reaching to hear the voice of the Father so that He would speak only those things He heard the Father speaking, and He would do only those things He saw the Father doing. (John 5:30; 12:49). If we are the Body of Christ, then we must be like Christ. He was the fullness of God on earth. He appropriated that divine nature in His time of prayer with the Father. This quality of prayer life and relationship with the Father are absolutely foundational for us to function in the prophetic ministry.

In this new day, we cannot continue to wait for God to do something that He has already done. There is nothing more for Him to do. He has granted us everything pertaining to life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). The very nature of God is in the realm of spirit, available at any moment, at any time, for us to partake of. We must be driven to find that secret place with the Father where we receive all that He has provided.

Jesus would send away the multitudes and the disciples so He could be alone with the Father. He would pray with the Father after doing some of the greatest things you can imagine. Those things happened because of what He appropriated from the Father, but He walked away from them with a hunger to receive more from Him. He was driven to have His time with the Father. We need that same drive in our hearts.

We have a promise of entering into His nature. Today, we throw out the passivity that isn’t disturbed every day by the fact that this promise remains (Hebrews 4:1) and we have not become partakers of it.

Father, give us the drive that was in the heart of Christ. Give us a drive to lock ourselves into You until we receive Your divine nature.

This message titled “Partakers Of His Divine Nature” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

Jesus Showed Us How To Pray

Jesus lived a consistent life of prayer. He devoted Himself to continually find His secret place with His Father. After Jesus taught the multitudes, performed miracles and healings, or cast out demons, His response was to go and be alone with the Father to pray. Christ was a man; yet He became the fullness of the Father in a human vessel. He did this through a life of prayer.

Hebrews 5:7-9 gives us a picture of Jesus: In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death. In His personal life of prayer, Jesus locked His Spirit into the Father; He learned the voice and the will of the Father. When He prayed, He filled Himself with the Spirit, equipping Himself to move as the Son of God. He learned how to draw the very nature of the Father into Himself and to appropriate the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The strength to face the most difficult time of His life—His crucifixion on the cross—was born out of His time of prayer alone with the Father.

The oneness and ministry of the Body of Christ is very important. Your participation in a congregation of believers is very important. However, whatever we will accomplish as the Body of Christ will only happen because of your individual life of prayer. The Body-wide ministry will never be a substitute for your personal walk with Him.

When Christ taught the disciples how to pray, He said, “. . .when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret. . .” (Matthew 6:6). Find your place of prayer. Find a place where you are able to engage in that personal relationship with the Father. Let Him work in your life and in your spirit. Nothing is more important than engaging yourself with the only One who is able to save you and impart to you all that is available in the Holy Spirit.

This message titled “Jesus Showed Us How To Pray” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

Ascribe To The Lord – The Initiative Of His Sons

The Parousia, the presence of the Lord dwelling among us in this new day, begins with us. We do not wait for Him to appear; if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). Through our worship of Him, we initiate His presence.

In I Chronicles 16, we see the beginning of the revelation of ascribing to the Lord. After the ark of the covenant was brought to Jerusalem, David marked a new day for Israel by commissioning Asaph to bring a new song and a new worship to the people (I Chronicles 16:7). David tells us that in this new song we ascribe to the Lord all that He is, and as we do this, we are making the Lord and His deeds known to the nations (I Chronicles 16:28-29).

This new song begins in us. The temple that He will inhabit comes from the heart of a people who know Him and ascribe to Him everything that He is and has done. In our worship, we are proclaiming to the nations all that this living Word has spoken. We are proclaiming our faith that the Word will be fulfilled to a thousand generations.

We enter into this new day through worship. We are commanded to sing a new song to the Lord (Psalm 149:1). God says that He will do something new in a time that people have become weary of Him (Isaiah 43:18-21). For those who have become weary of worshiping Him, they will lose His presence in their lives. For us, this new day will be a time of worshiping Him and we will trigger His presence in our lives.

Lord, root out anything in us that is weary of You. Let Your glory be alive to us. Let Your deeds, wonders, strength, and all that You are be alive in our hearts. This is the worship that will make Him draw near and it is the hallmark of the prophetic community.

This message titled “Ascribe To The Lord – The Initiative Of His Sons” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

A New Song – The Action of The Holy Spirit In Our Generation

Today, Monte Sião hosted approximately 200 Catholic young adults to experience a new level of worship as one family, driven to see something new come forth out of our oneness.

God is once again pouring out His Holy Spirit on His people. Every time the Holy Spirit comes, we should look for action because His outpouring means action! Jesus Christ (Mark 1: 12) and the apostles (Acts 4: 31) were launched into action by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The former things have already come to pass but now it is the time for a new action, a new day God wants to bring forth (Isaiah 43: 18-19). He said He would do something new and it will manifest through a new level of worship. This new day is the day of the Kingdom. It will be through a new level of worship, a new song, that this day of the Kingdom will be brought to the earth.

As we come to the days of the Kingdom, we will find that the action God is bringing forth in us is a new song (Revelation 14:3). Today, we declare, “Lord, accomplish Your will in our generation. By the power and action of the Holy Spirit, put in our hearts this new song.”

This message titled “A New Song – The Action of The Holy Spirit In Our Generation” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

Lord, Impart The Truth To My Innermost Being

This Word from the Lord will change your life! God is trying to touch the innermost parts of our beings and make us know wisdom in the hidden places (Psalm 51:6). The prophet Nathan had to be sent by God to talk to David in a parable so that he could see and understand that his actions as a king were corrupted due to the corruption hidden in his heart. David could not continue to rule as king as long as these hidden things existed in his own heart and mind. Likewise, we will not be able to continue to move into the things God has for us if we keep our innermost being hidden from Him.

God wants us to know the truth in the inner parts. It is not His will that we be unaware of these hidden places because it is out of what fills the heart that a man speaks. It is from these secret places that we act and think (Matthew 15:18). We will never be prophets to the world if we have the same hidden areas in our hearts that the world has.

Wisdom, justice, and righteousness have to be imparted into our hidden places. We cry out like David: “Lord, expose these hidden places to Your wisdom, Word, and righteousness. Cleanse us from all that exists that does not come from You. Abide in us! Give us a heart like David that opens up when faced with the truth.”

This message titled “Lord, Impart The Truth To My Innermost Being” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

We Appropriate This New Day

God is setting before us a new day in which He will move in ways that we have not known before. As it was with the Israelites when they left Egypt, we leave behind everything of the wilderness, even the manna that once fed us.

By His suffering and victory on the cross, He broke away our old nature with all of its sin, restraints, walls, reluctances, restrictions, and refusals. He makes us white as snow (Psalm 51:7), and we are free to perceive and receive all that He is doing in the new day. The initiative is ours to appropriate it.

On this New Year’s Eve, we proclaim our faith that in His provision is the divine providence and power to deliver us completely and thoroughly from all things that hold us back from His Kingdom.

This message titled “We Appropriate This New Day” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

Driven For This New Day

God has provided us with everything pertaining to life and godliness (II Peter 1:2-3). With the very same power that He pulled His Son out of death and seated Him at His right hand, He is reaching through the old in our lives and through everything that resists Him to bring us into the new. The question is: Will we leave anything unappropriated? He has provided everything, but will we receive it?

Our response to His divine power must be to aggressively free ourselves from the old—our old life, our old bonds, and our old ways of thinking. What we have known may have been yesterday’s life-sustaining bread, but we are looking to live in a new day, a new year, a new time. We are looking to enter into His Kingdom, and yesterday’s manna will only bring forth worms.

Throughout the Scriptures, the greatest reference to the new is illustrated by wine. God provides the grapes; we make the wine. We take all that God has given to us and we create the new wine of this new day. On this New Year’s Eve, we set aside the old self, and by our drive and our faith, we become empty vessels that God can fill with the new.

This message titled “Driven For This New Day” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

The New Leaven of the Kingdom

God is doing a whole new thing in the earth by bringing forth His Kingdom, and it is totally different than anything we have ever known or experienced. Are we willing and ready for the new?

Two parables show us why the new impartation that God is bringing to our hearts and minds cannot be mixed with the old (Matthew 9: 16-17). New wine poured into an old wineskin results in an explosion, and both the new and the old wine are ruined. And a new patch on an old garment pulls away. The new thing God is doing will always pull itself away from what we’ve known in the past.

We must be driven to separate ourselves from the old. We must prepare for the new thing that God is going to do. It is our decision to sweep out the old leaven and to make room for the new. We will continue to build on the foundation God has given, but that is different than trying to mix what God did yesterday with what He is doing today.

We can make this new year significant to us by our choice to clean out the old. Lord, cleanse us from everything that is holding on to the old. We hunger for the new thing that You want to do and we prepare our hearts to receive it. We want to be new wineskins, allowing You to work and expand in our lives in this day of the Kingdom.

This message titled “The New Leaven of the Kingdom” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

His Word Comes With A Guarantee

God swore by Himself when He made a promise to Abraham (Hebrews 6:13-15). No other guarantee was needed back then, and no other guarantee is needed for you today other than God Himself. Whatever He has promised you in His Word, He will do it.

Abraham waited patiently because he knew that God’s promise to him was guaranteed by God’s very name. Our faith must be like Abraham’s—a faith that knows that the Word of God comes with a guarantee that He will do it. We simply lay hold of His promises and His Word, and we enter into His rest.

This Word changes everything in our relationship with Him and His Word. We lay hold of what He has said, knowing that all His promises are backed up by all that He is.

This message titled “His Word Comes With A Guarantee” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.

This Feast Of Dedication – Fill Your Heart With The Living Word

The Feast of Dedication celebrates the miracle of Hanukkah that occurred at the cleansing of the second temple during the time of the Maccabees. They had to build a menorah and fill it with what little oil they had. Then God created a miracle. Years earlier, when the foundation of the second temple was laid, the old men who had seen the first temple wept over the lost glory. Still, Haggai exhorted them to take courage and work. God was saying, “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former.”

Hanukkah doesn’t start with a miracle; it ends with a miracle because God blesses your efforts and faith. The Lord is telling us to fill ourselves with the living Word that He has given us. Fill whatever you do with that anointed oil of the Word. It’s not based on what we have or do not have. The miracle of Hanukkah will be done in you and through you because of the anointing of His living Word.

This message titled “This Feast Of Dedication – Fill Your Heart With The Living Word” came at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.