Morning Prayer Summary for Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sister Jeannie…

 Good morning!

Father, we thank you that you’re here, that we’re with you, and you are with us. You speak to us and through us this morning.

Hope Deferred…

I was just crying out to God regarding “hope deferred.” I’m going to read a scripture in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but desire realized is a tree of life.”

And Holy Spirit brought to me the scripture regarding Jesus being the desire of the nations. It’s in Haggai 2:7. “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.” Hope deferred makes the heart sick. But “Jesus realized” is a tree of life.

So, Father, I thank you in all of the shaking that’s happening right now. I thank you when it looks like hope is being deferred, that the desire of the nations, which is you, Jesus… that you are realized through all of this. And you know we have that promise and the awakening has already begun. And so, Father, I just thank you right now. It’s a sober moment and it’s a joyous moment. A moment full of testimonies and glory. Your glory covering the earth. You truly are the rock of our salvation… the hope of the nations and desire realized— you, Jesus, are desire realized. And even today, we agree and contend with you co-laboring with Holy Spirit for the revelation that you, Jesus, are desire realized. And as we realize you in everything that’s going on now, as we look up and see what you are doing and who you are in all of this and what it was that you say about this, it’s the tree of life.

Psalm 1:1–3 Amp.

So let’s go to Psalm 1. “Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. 2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. 3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].”

Jesus confounded the wise…

Everything! You know, Jesus confounded the wise from the moment He stepped on the earth. He confounded King Herod by surviving. He confounded just by thriving as a child. God brought the massive provision of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

When He was still a baby, He escaped every evil tactic that the enemy had. And isn’t it amazing that even when Jesus was a baby, evil kings were afraid of him?

Jesus in you is what they fear…

Now listen to me through the filter of what’s happening now because the enemy and anyone where wickedness is operating through them, it’s Jesus in you that they fear the most. And then when Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, he didn’t know what to do with Jesus. He didn’t want to sentence Him to death. He didn’t know what to do, yet the crowd demanded it. He did not operate under a spirit of wisdom and a fear of the Lord. And think about this. The evil and wickedness turned out to be for our good because where I’m going to go today, it says that if they would’ve known, they never would’ve put Him to death. So in all of their maneuverings that was going on, it ended up to be victory for the church. It was all a part of God’s plan. And right now I’m thanking God that He opens our eyes, that everything that’s going on right now, they’re chess pieces that God is moving. He’s moving these chess pieces. When we look at the way things are happening, when we look at them through carnal eyes, we get hope deferred. But when Jesus is realized, when the desire of the nations, Jesus is realized, we become those trees of life that produce fruit. That are prosperous, that are enviable, that are blessed. And that is where we are right now.

Jesus is desire realized…

Even things that are happening in the earth right now and wickedness happening and being spoken and proclaimed through rulers that would seem to be over us and hope deferred can set in. But desire realized… Jesus realized, Jesus the desire of the nations realized stabilizes us and causes us to see that we are the answer. Because the answer is in me. We are the answer. You put your crown on. You let it minister authority to you. You stay in the Word and you walk and you declare His kingdom here on the earth as it is in heaven.

Occupy until He comes…

I have one friend who says Jesus is coming any minute now. We have another friend who says not for a long time. Quite frankly, it’s just me but I don’t care. Because He told me to occupy until He comes. The whole point is to occupy until He comes. We occupy with our authority. The wisdom of this age is confounded and about to be even more blown away by what the church is walking into and entering into. So many of you will relate to this. Here I am… Heidi Baker talks about her little life. You know, here I am with my teeny, tiny life and these huge, giant dreams and the cry of my heart is “GOD.”

And then there are times I get tired and I can’t even cry out anymore, and then Holy Spirit keeps stirring it up, stirring it up, and the pressure builds and it’s “GOD.” That cry in your heart is on earth as it is in heaven. Each of us have a role to play on earth as it is in heaven.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire realized is the tree of life. Jesus, the desire of the nations realized is the tree of life. So I declare today over myself, over the church from this moment forward, anytime hope deferred would come knocking on your soul, knocking on your door, you would say, “Jesus, help me realize where you’re at in all of this, that I would stand stable and know that I am blessed, that I am prosperous, that I am enviable, and that I produce fruit planted by the rivers of living water.”


Today, Holy Spirit, you stir up in us a greater, deeper, wider hunger for the Word. You convict us of confidence in you. You convict us that we just simply believe you and things work out. You convict us of those things that you put in our hearts and we keep moving, not despising the small beginnings. Because each day is a day that God has made. And each day we rejoice. And each day we are glad in it. We do not rely on our own understanding, but at all things, we acknowledge you and you make straight our paths. Your Word is healing to our bodies. Father, the weight of responsibility is an easy yolk and a light burden in you. And so we just rejoice in that right now.

It can feel like, “Man, Satan is eating our lunch”

One of the things that really stuck out for me is when you’re reading in Psalm one. It starts off talking about blessed are the man who does not walk in the council… And it’s like all these good things. But I also think those are promises as well. And the other promise He makes, and again, kind of thinking through the filter of everything we’re facing right now. He said because it can be so easy for us, even as believers who say we’re believing God, but we’re feeling shaken on what we’re seeing and experiencing in this world. I mean, it only takes maybe five minutes of seeing something on the Internet of what’s going on in the world and it can feel like the weight is just like, man, Satan is eating our lunch.

But we have the Holy Spirit who can show us what is real…

However, the First Psalm really stuck out to me. It talks about, we are blessed if we don’t walk in the council of what men see as wisdom or the ungodly or the advice in the things of the ungodly. You know, we do it all the time because we’re trying to figure this out. But thankfully we have the Holy Spirit who can show us what really is. And he says, but our delight is in the law of the Lord and we meditate on it day and night. Right? And we’ll be like a tree.

The ungodly, like chaff, will be blown away…

And all this is great, but there’s also another promise that He says in verse four: the ungodly are not so, even though it might look like it, he said the ungodly are not so. But they’re like chaff, which the wind blows away. That’s a promise we can hold onto that the ungodly aren’t going… It might look like it, but in reality the ungodly are going to be driven away and they won’t stand in the judgment. And I thought, what does that mean? Does that mean they’re not going to be there. No. They’re going to be like sprawled out because they are not going to stand in the judgment, nor are sinners going to stand in the congregation of the righteous.

Jeannie’s husband…

And at the same time, God wants that no one should perish. But unfortunately some people are. But what I see this is that even though it seems like the ungodly and not even just people who are like, “Neyh,” about God, but the ones that are actually coming straight after the godly. Like Jeanie was saying, the world doesn’t know. The world thinks that we are the ones that they have to come against, but they’re actually coming against Jesus. Because He said, they’re not hating you because of you. They’re hating you because of Me. That spirit is in us and we have to realize that spirit in us, we really are going to win. But we win because there’s a battle. He’s already won it, but we still have to walk through it. So I’m encouraged that regardless of what’s going on, the ungodly are not going to be there. Eventually we win.


But we’ve already won. Eventually it manifests.


They’re not going to win ever. He cannot win. You know, it’s like when you’re watching a movie of a war, you know, it’s like we all know who wins the war, but when you’re in the middle of it, it doesn’t seem like it.


So think about this regarding the Israelites, those that saw what God was doing entered the Promised Land. Those that stayed focused on the bondage, that still had that bondage in their hearts even when they were delivered, kept complaining. And everything they’d see, they’d see through the lens of defeat. And God is calling us… In fact, He’s not just calling us. He always has been. But we have like this perfect concentrated opportunity to see Jesus in the middle of all this. And fruitfulness comes. Desire realized is the tree of life.

This is from Kris Vallotton’s book “Spiritual Intelligence.” And it was funny because when he kept giving us this scripture to go over today and then I opened the book, “Spiritual Intelligence” and he was referencing the same scripture.

The Mind Is Your Business.

“Let’s take a deeper look into the insights of this first century explorer writing to a Greek church in the city of Corinth. Paul seeks to contrast the difference between the natural dimensions of wisdom and the divine wisdom available exclusively to believers. He explains it this way. When I came to you, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom proclaiming to you the testimony of God for I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ.

So even as we look at those situations when it looks like hopes deferred, we say no. We are determined to see nothing except Jesus and Him crucified in this situation. And we call those things that are not as though they were. And we declare ridiculous, massive breakthrough, the glory of God filling the earth, filling the temple. That is what is happening today. You’ll notice Paul is determined.

We become determined to know nothing else but Jesus and Him crucified. Nothing else. Nothing else but victory. Nothing else but awakening. Nothing else but the miraculous, the supernatural, the mind of Christ. Nothing else but His kingdom here on the earth.

I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not persuasive words of wisdom. What a relief! But in demonstration of the spirit and of power so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. Our faith does not rest on wickedness and tyranny. Our faith rests on the power of God and who He is and who He says we are.

Father, I thank you right now. Today we speak to things that we’ve never spoken to before, and we see with you all things turning and changing. And your kingdom invading the earth.

Would Jesus tell you to pray “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” if He hadn’t already finished that? Would He tell you repent for the kingdom of God is near if it wasn’t so. He wouldn’t. Paul makes it clear to this Greek congregation that he’s proactively restricting himself from accessing the wisdom of man so that he can demonstrate the superior benefits of God’s divine power and wisdom. Paul goes on to teach them how to access the mind of Christ so that they can think like God. We think like God. We occupy until He comes. We occupy until He comes.

I am also challenging you today that you even step away from the distraction of Jesus could come any minute while you’re thinking that, are you occupying? Take the land! When we see what God is doing, a 40-year journey becomes 11 days. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. But desire realized, seeing what Jesus is doing, is the tree of life.

I am loving this revelation because it brings hope deferred under our feet and it gives us the mandate, the empowerment, and the responsibility to see Jesus realized. And there’s the tree of life.

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