A holy hush. . .

The future is being created right now. The Lord is on the move, and as He moves and we with Him, there’s a whole lot of shaking going on. It will turn out right-side-up.

For your health and well-being, I’ve been compelled to share this with you.

There are so many concerns that everyone is carrying—for yourself, your loved ones, our nation, and the world in general.

Concerns erupt into thoughts and words. It’s where those are directed that is the change-agent. Directing the concerned thoughts and words to the Lord creates pathways for His good plans to connect from Heaven to earth. For yourself, your loved ones, our nation, the world.

When the concerned thoughts and words erupt and join with others’ fear, anger, hostility, etc., that’s dangerous ground. It’s creating the future, too. Who wants fear, anger, hatred, rage, hostility, etc. in their future?

It’s not a joke when He said that LIFE and DEATH are in the tongue, Proverbs 18:21. Or, that by our words we would be acquitted or condemned, Matthew 12:37.

Everyone has the power to change this—and that’s the point of this post.

The Father’s ancient enemy accuses you and I (and our loved ones, nation, and world) day and night, Revelation 12:10. To put it bluntly, it’s easy for him to win the court case against us, too. That’s because all sin is by degrees. Those of us who go to bed holding anger are equal to the one who sits in prison for murder from stored anger let loose. It’s the same—by degrees. What we accuse, judge and condemn comes back to us, and in greater measure. And it will boomerang back–because all sin is by degrees, and everyone has sinned and fallen short of His glory.

When Father’s enemy accuses you and I, there’s evidence of our having broken “the law” through sin, because no one is able to keep the whole law.

Then, a “sentence” or “judgment” is pronounced against us—and that shows up in the form of sickness, our stuff that breaks down, troubles, financial drains, relational blow-ups, and yes, death too, etc. Tough stuff.

There is a better way. Thank God for Jesus. He paid for every point we failed, and offered mercy to triumph over judgment. He does give us the opportunity to start new every day—His mercies are new and His forgiveness is great. But, it is up to us to realize that we do fall short of His glory and, in humility and reverence, receive His mercy and forgiveness. holy hush (3)If a holy hush were to fall. . . .like it did when the men realized, no one among them was without sin, and left the woman and their stones on the ground. . .that would leave space and grace for the Lord to work in all of us, our nation and the world. It would change so rapidly. This power is in each believer—and is increased by every believer who joins the holy hush.

If you’re already there, here’s good news. Even if you can’t see it yet, you’re greatly helping to raise the spiritual water-table and make room for the Lord! Momentum is building!

Next Tuesday-Wednesday (Oct. 8-9) is Yom Kippur. It’s the day that Father drops His gavel over the lives of each person (and family and nation) on the globe for the year.

I’m telling you from my heart that I have a holy fear—and want you to have a life-filled year.

It is wise to separate ourselves—remove ourselves from the middle of—the fray and the hostility. “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death,” Proverbs 16:25.

Here are steps of action for right now:

I drop all charges against everyone I’ve held them against—and myself

I receive the blood of Jesus which speaks to every accusation against me

I choose to agree with Your mercy for myself and everyone that I have agreed with an accusation against

Father, I have sinned, forgive me. Please cause Your mercy and grace in Jesus to speak on my behalf

Prayer

Father, thank You for every opportunity to start new. Thank You for Your great love and faithfulness—and for covering every accusation against us through Jesus. Cause us to see ourselves and others in the light You would have us see us/them in. Cause us to remember to bring our concerns to You, releasing them to You, not to the airwaves around us, lending decibel level to Your ancient enemy who accuses. Cause true repentance and humility to be in our hearts—that we approach You for the costly forgiveness of Jesus—and that You cause the fear of the Lord, a holy hush, to fall. Father, forgive our sins and heal our land, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

by Crystal Wade, 2019

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What is the Biblical worldview for law enforcement type jobs and training? (Part 4)

Question: What is the Biblical view for law enforcement jobs and training? (Part 4)

My husband is on a special task force which responds to emergency crisis situations. They train regularly in defense tactics and other violent training in/with active shooter scenarios. It’s similar to other law enforcement agencies and military who train this way. What is the Biblical view for these type jobs and training? It can be gruesome and it does take a toll on a person’s view of people, compassion and mercy, etc. In a world filled with evil that seeks to run rampant, such safeguards are necessary, but I would like to know the Biblical standard for these, especially in shaping how our son views and understands his dad’s job.

Answer:  Below is a real time story of a retired police officer who worked “on the streets” for over twenty years.

Real Time

Harold*, a devoted man of God, served his career on the police force in metropolitan areas. Harold remained keenly aware of the discrepancy between the underbelly of crime and human corruption he witnessed daily–and the quality and purity of life he desired with his Heavenly Father and his family.

He knew it was going to take intentional focus to remain connected to his Heavenly Father in real time so that the crime, violence and corruption he encountered daily did not sully, enter or jade him.

Now retired, he lives with his family in a peaceful country town, and communes with his Heavenly Father while keeping spiritual watch on the wall. He did achieve his goal of staying close to God and family while keeping separate from crime and corruption.

Here’s how he did it in his words.

1. Daily cleansing

“I found it helpful to pray a cleansing prayer addressing work situations that were traumatic or crazy (for lack of a better word), like the prayer you (Crystal) had written and sent us. In fact, I used a variation of one of your prayers for years.”

Note: We now have an expanded soaking version of this multi-purposed and effective prayer. Click here for the Daily Cleanser Soak.

2. Touch

“Whenever a work situation became physical or I had to touch someone, I always prayed forbidding any defilement from transferring. I was also always aware of the light and presence of God in me. I knew that my touch would release the One who is greater. So I would strategically use touch against the demonic.”

3. Courts

“Often I would go to Father’s Heavenly Courts in prayers regarding situations in my job.”

Note: There are many accusations hurled against us and our families; these find their roots in Father’s ancient enemy, as he’s called the accuser of the brethren. Not only do law enforcement workers have to deal with the corrupt side of human nature, but the nature of their job places them in a cross-fire of accusations and judgments collectively from the public, and those who attempt to use their jobs for political purposes.

These kinds of personal and collective accusations and/or judgments cause difficulty in the life and family of those who work in these fields. The remedy is: 1. Stay close to God 2. Daily cleanse and personal repentance 3. Confidently exercise your authority 4. Don’t delay (after any necessary personal repentance) in taking any potential accusatory situation to your Heavenly Father’s Heavenly Courts.

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4. Dreams

“Even now, some years later, occasionally I will have a dream that is troublesome relating to my old job. I take these as Papa’s light showing me specifics that I need cleansing in.”

Note: Pay attention to your dreams now and in the future about your job. Handle them with prayer, and ask for Father’s wisdom and revelation on anything that physically needs to be addressed.

The End

Questions

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by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

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What is the Biblical view for law enforcement type jobs and training? (Part 3)

Question: What is the Biblical view for law enforcement jobs and training? (Part 3)

My husband is on a special task force which responds to emergency crisis situations. They train regularly in defense tactics and other violent training in/with active shooter scenarios. It’s similar to other law enforcement agencies and military who train this way. What is the Biblical view for these type jobs and training? It can be gruesome and it does take a toll on a person’s view of people, compassion and mercy, etc. In a world filled with evil that seeks to run rampant, such safeguards are necessary, but I would like to know the Biblical standard for these, especially in shaping how our son views and understands his dad’s job.

Answer:  In addition to Joshua’s keys for success in shifting from violence in training or campaigns to peace and rest in home and family life is the Father’s protocol for cleansing. Father’s record in Scripture gives us a protocol we can follow today to cleanse from the dirty work necessary in law enforcement style jobs.

Cleansing

Part of Father’s cleansing protocol for soldiers included a special water of cleansing. This water was sprinkled with hyssop on soldiers—and anyone who had been around a dead body—and on their tents, clothes, plunder, and anyone or anything that had touched death on the third and seventh day while they remained separate from the community for seven days.

Sprinkling and separation (discussed in Part 2) were keys to immunity from any spiritual or physical dirt passed on by bloodshed and death.

To understand the importance of the third and seventh day cleansing protocol, let’s take a brief overview of the seven redemptive gifts.

Seven Gifts

Arthur Burk’s The Redemptive Gifts of Individuals teaching is heavily drawn from Scripture and expansively field tested. It’s based on the list of seven gifts in Romans 12:6-8. It’s different than the ministry gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, or the 5-fold offices in Ephesians 4:11-12.

Here’s the short overview that appeared on the back of the tape-set teaching (yes, tape!).

The Seven Redemptive Gifts of Individuals – Arthur Burk

The prophet has to win the battle over the Edomite Curse (sacrificing relationships) in order to use his gift with authority. He resonates to the principle of design and provides the foundation for all the other gifts. The prophet’s vision of God’s design for each of the other gifts gives people with those gifts the motivation to possess their inheritance. (Elijah, John the Baptist)

The servant has the highest authority of all the gifts in the area of spiritual warfare. He is specifically gifted in bringing emotional and spiritual healing to the extended family, in praying for those in authority, and in turning away premature death. (Esther, Joseph)

The teacher provides the necessary balance to the impulsiveness of the prophet and exhorter, but the teacher must win the battle over selective responsibility to be effective in his gifting. (Levi, Isaiah)

The exhorter is God’s most common choice when He needs a world changer. Tragically, the exhorter seems to fall short of his calling more than some of the gifts. His greatest contribution to the Body is to reveal the nature and purposes of God. (Moses, Jeremiah, Paul)

The giver gives far more important things than money. He has a high anointing for blessing, especially giving generational blessings. The giver’s independent spirit is a part of God’s design that is frequently misunderstood and criticized by others. (Abraham)

The ruler is God’s empire builder. Under God’s direction, he significantly expands the hegemony of the Kingdom of God. However, failure to seek God’s plan for his life will cause the ruler to accomplish many good things, but still die with a sense of futility. (Solomon)

The mercy is the crown jewel of God’s creation. His primary domain is worship. Although the gift of mercy is usually put to work at many tasks, he is primarily designed to be and not to do. Once he is released to be what God has designed him to be, the things that he does will have a whole different flavor to them. (David)

Expansive Spirits

What Father unfolded in subsequent years is that, while each person has a core design of one of the seven redemptive gifts, all seven are present in each person’s spirit. Our spirits are formed of light, in the image of Father (Proverbs 20:27). Light breaks down into seven colors—and it’s very amazing to consider that our spirits are formed to engage with the seven-fold Spirit of God (Isaiah 11:2-3).

Spiritually speaking, unclean spirits with their specific darkness transferred from the bloodshed/death and landed on the Teacher and Mercy portions of the soldiers’ spirits (or anyone who encountered bloodshed or a dead body). Physically speaking, the water of cleansing’s properties were specially formulated to wipe out germs’ incubation on the third and seventh day.

That is why Father had Moses prepare a special water of cleansing and apply it with hyssop as it is an antiseptic. He was ensuring that the men were spiritually and physically cleaned, and had the time to emotionally process and disengage from war before returning home to their families in peace.

Cleansing Prayer

Prayer and Scripture release the Holy Spirit to do His deep cleansing, restorative work. This is the water of cleansing in our day. For your reference, we do have a product called the Daily Cleanser Soak which is great to soak the family in overnight or to listen to on the drive home, and which does address cleansing of the Teacher and Mercy portions and any contact with death.

As the spouse, you can pray cleansing for him/her. It’s great if he/she will do it, but if for whatever reason that’s not possible, because of your position with the Father in Christ and because of your marriage covenant, you can.

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Hyssop

Here’s how hyssop helps biologically cleanse. Hyssop is a monoterpene, and as such, reprograms miswritten information in cellular memory (Stewart, 29). Its fragrance releases swallowed emotions, spiritually cleans past sin, immorality and evil spirits (Stewart, 52). Hyssop was used in two ways with the water of cleansing: 1. in the preparation of the actual water and 2. in its application as its branch was used to sprinkle the water of cleansing on the persons, homes, furnishings, plunder, and equipment of soldiers and those encountering a dead body (Numbers 19:6-22; 31:19-24).

“Hyssop is about 50% ketones, which act like phenols and cleanse receptor sites. Hyssop also contains 5-10% sesquiterpenes that delete addictions, compulsions, and other ungodly directives from the DNA. Hyssop is also 20-30% monoterpenes which reprogram the DNA to restore God’s image.

Thus, hyssop oil, directed by our sincere intent to “create a clean heart and restore a right spirit within ourselves” can “blot out our transgressions” and erase sinful tendencies (negative emotions) stored in cellular memory, thus releasing and cleansing the root cause of wrong action” (Stewart, 210).

Using Hyssop

It’s good to recognize the biological healing and cleansing properties of hyssop. It is potent, so a few drops in a diffuser overnight works well. To keep clean air in your home, it’s not advisable to have essential oils diffused night and day. Every so often, as you’re impressed, works well. It does cause irritation to skin, so if you apply it topically, dilute in a carrier oil (for a roll-on applicator, use 6-12 drops in 1 ounce of a carrier oil like almond or fractionated coconut oil). It can then be rolled over pulse points and palms to assist cleansing, or applied to soles of feet before sleeping.

. . .to be continued.

Resources

Daily Cleanser Soak – Crystal Wade, Hope Streams

Healing Trauma Prayer — Jim and Pat Banks, House of Healing

Questions

Each question is thoughtfully and prayerfully addressed. We appreciate your patience and grace with the time it takes to answer your questions. Send yours here and we’ll get it in the queue.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

Source: Stewart, David, Ph.D. Healing Oils of the Bible. 7th printing, Care Publications, 2010.

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What is the Biblical view for law enforcement type jobs and training? (Part 2)

Question: What is the Biblical view for law enforcement jobs and training? (Part 2)

My husband is on a special task force which responds to emergency crisis situations. They train regularly in defense tactics and other violent training in/with active shooter scenarios. It’s similar to other law enforcement agencies and military who train this way. What is the Biblical view for these type jobs and training? It can be gruesome and it does take a toll on a person’s view of people, compassion and mercy, etc. In a world filled with evil that seeks to run rampant, such safeguards are necessary, but I would like to know the Biblical standard for these, especially in shaping how our son views and understands his dad’s job.

Answer:  There is an aspect of every believer’s life on earth that has to do with war because our Heavenly Father has an ancient enemy who was defeated at the Cross, but we have to learn and grow with our Heavenly Father. This growth on our part with Him empowers us to enforce Christ’s victory and His enemy’s defeat.

Father Teaches Warfare

“These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience),” Judges 3:1-2.

The Apostle Paul describes real spirit armor for the believer in Ephesians 6:10-18 with the intent to use it in the spiritual war we’re in.

The point is—Father trains us for warfare regardless of our physical occupation.

However, some occupations (such as law enforcement of any kind) face a more sinister, more consistent view of human corruption, darkness and/or death situations—and it does take a toll on them personally, and on their view of people, together with compassion and mercy.

In order to not become jaded, losing our sense of compassion, mercy and goodness, it takes intentionality to shift gears, to cleanse from the daily (or specific) tasks, and to focus on the goodness, truth and grace of God.

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Time Out

Billy Graham, the great evangelist, traveled all over the world during his team’s evangelistic crusades and rallies which reached millions. Especially when his traveling schedule intensified, he initiated a routine which began his journey home. He checked himself into a medical clinic where he was evaluated, and specifically attended for several days before returning home.

A spiritual warrior calling and a physical one face many similarities in the essential and complete engagement of the spirit, soul and body, in the strain, and in the need to cleanse before reengaging with civilian life.

Our Heavenly Father gave Moses the protocol for shifting the soldiers out of warfare mode, through spiritual and physical cleansing from their work, with time to prepare them to reengage with their families before returning home. This applies to those in special task forces as well as law enforcement as their work is similar to soldiers.

After battle, Israeli soldiers underwent seven days of cleansing routines, and separation from both the battlefield and home.

Separation before Reengagement

It’s not feasible to spend seven days after every “campaign” in life today. However, the key point to note is that there is some time necessary for the men and women in law enforcement type occupations to discharge and disengage from their alert-level and the violence they encountered before reengaging with their families.

For some, that may be going to the gym before going home, or taking extra time on the drive home to pray and/or mentally and emotionally decompress, or having the understanding from their families that they need space and grace when they return home to decompress before reengaging in family life.

Spouses of those in law enforcement can aid this process by: 1. understanding this is a real need 2. leading the family to respect it and 3. praying for their cleansing and shifting between “war and peace” from that demanding work back to family life.

Joshua’s Keys to Success

Military commander Joshua lost only two battles of the scores he fought. He was highly successful as a spiritual leader and a military leader. At the beginning of his career, the Father told him how to be successful. Let My word be in your mouth and thoughts in the morning and evening, Joshua 1:8. What we think about, or watch or read, before going to bed, and upon awakening, sets the tone for our sleep and our day.

I recommend playing the Bible on CD or MP3 for your family at night. It’s spirit nutrition. I do advise to be mindful of which portions you chose to play overnight for best restfulness and for young children (Ephesians 1, Colossians 1, and Proverbs are really good picks).

Further, Joshua personally shifted well from war to rest, then worship. He’d learned this practice those years under Moses’ leadership in the wilderness. When Joshua became commander, he led the nation of Israel to do the same. After war, cleanse, then downshift to rest. After rest, upshift to worship and remembrance of the goodness of God and the victories He gave. These intentional shifts are powerful.  They kept Joshua from becoming hardened and jaded by the battles he fought and the atrocities of the practices of the pagan nations that he saw.

Joshua kept excellent, intentional records of Father’s intervention. He wrote down Scripture as it had been given to Moses in his own handwriting. He wrote records, and he led public recitation of the victories of God, His commands, and His commission to the nation. These were all ways that he meditated, remembered, and built his neurological pathways. The personal handwriting cemented the word of God inside the brain of Joshua which directed his neurological pathways, as it will for anyone who will intentionally listen and record. He truly was the successful spiritual and military leader that Father wanted him to be—and his “how to” is recorded right here for us to emulate.

. . .to be continued.

Questions

Each question is thoughtfully and prayerfully addressed. We appreciate your patience and grace with the time it takes to answer your questions. Send yours here and we’ll get it in the queue.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

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What is the Biblical view for law enforcement type jobs and training? (Part 1)

Question: What is the Biblical view for law enforcement jobs and training?

My husband is on a special task force which responds to emergency crisis situations. They train regularly in defense tactics and other violent training in/with active shooter scenarios. It’s similar to other law enforcement agencies and military who train this way. What is the Biblical view for these type jobs and training? It can be gruesome and it does take a toll on a person’s view of people, compassion and mercy, etc. In a world filled with evil that seeks to run rampant, such safeguards are necessary, but I would like to know the Biblical standard for these, especially in shaping how our son views and understands his dad’s job.

Answer: Knowledge of good and evil, and the war that goes with them, was not our Heavenly Father’s original design for the earth and mankind (think Garden of Eden before The Fall). However, in His sovereign omniscience, He planned for this eventuality.

Our Heavenly Father – War and Peace

Moses led Israel in a song of praise after the Heavenly Father had dealt with the nation of Egypt, and then it’s military at the Red Sea. He sang, “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name,” Exodus 15:3. In the King James Version, the verse reads “the Lord is a man of war.”

Our Heavenly Father is also peace. War and peace are another set of His virtues that appear to be polar opposites, but are balanced in His amazingly good character. For instance, if an emergency crisis situation occurred, your husband would spring to action as a man of war. Yet, as a good dad, with your children, he’s a man of peace.

That’s how our Heavenly Father is.

Angelic Warriors

There are angels whose calling is to war and to protect. For instance, Michael, an arch-angel or “chief (angelic) prince,” has the ability to break through resistance over nations, Daniel 10:13.

Warrior Calling

Our Heavenly Father imbued boys with a drive to protect, and while they don’t all have a warrior calling, they do have a spirit instinct which guides them physically to protect their families and territory. He also gave a drive to protect to girls for their families and/or spheres. The best examples of men in Scripture who shifted well between their worship calling and their warrior calling were military commander Joshua and King David.

Staying Clean While Walking through “Dirt”

Joshua shifted well by the investment of his priorities and time. He’d spent possibly more time than Moses at the Tabernacle, where the Glory of God dwelled, before he ever set out on a military campaign. Once he started the military operations, he followed the revealed word of God, sought personal instruction from the Heavenly Father, redirected the military and civilians to return to rest and to the presence of God (Gilgal and Shiloh) after campaigns, and took to heart the Lord’s command to have good success by focusing on His Word night and day by speaking it, meditating on it, and writing it, Joshua 1:8; 8:32.

King David had spent so much time alone as a shepherd in the desert with his Heavenly Father before Samuel anointed him king that that prioritized relationship held him together and strengthened him while he was on the run for more than a decade for his life. His history with God kept him when his occupation morphed from shepherding to warring for survival and later for victory. Our Heavenly Father marked it down on the eternal record that David is a man after His own heart—worshipper and warrior that he was. However, bloodshed did affect him, and because of the blood that was on his hands, he was not allowed to build his worshipping heart’s desire—a Temple where the Glory of God would dwell.

Law Enforcement, Solutions on the Ground

In our moment of history, lawlessness is an issue that must be faced. Our Heavenly Father always has the solutions before the problems come, and His plan to anoint and appoint certain men and women to physical occupations in law enforcement, with their personal resolve and potent angels, is part of that solution.

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These men and women, like your husband, who our Heavenly Father called and appointed to be in different fields of law enforcement, specialty task forces and/or military, with that warrior mode of operation, have a high and worthy calling. They are flowing in sync with the Father’s man of war nature in a historical season of elevated conflict, confronting the forces of darkness and evil, and enforcing peace and protection for society. Walking with Father and living with integrity in these times, as Joshua and David did in theirs, is revealing Father’s nature and enforcing His will in the heavens and on earth; further, they will receive their eternal reward.

Your son may not share the same calling, but he can definitely have respect and honor for his dad and the important work he’s doing.

Father’s Valuable Cleansing Protocol

Our Heavenly Father relayed to Moses how to cleanse and reintegrate soldiers (help them shift from war to peace) after military campaigns. In order to protect the peace and purity of the police, soldiers, and special task force operatives’ own souls, and from that place, their families’, there are some key Scriptural protocol and real time experience that is valuable to know.

. . .to be continued.

Questions

Each question is thoughtfully and prayerfully addressed. We appreciate your patience and grace with the time it takes to answer your questions. Send yours here and we’ll get it in the queue.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

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Does normalizing mermaids, vampires, pirates, etc. deteriorate their discernment?

Question:  Does normalizing mermaids, vampires, pirates etc. deteriorate their discernment?

Answer:  The short answer is yes. Now, let’s look into how that happens.

Many young children’s media features mermaids and pirates, somewhere along the way in their story-line, which are innocent. These don’t necessarily have to be exempted if: 1. your children are learning something valuable (their letters or numbers or patterns for example) and 2. with these considerations: identification and desensitization.

Background

Let’s look at some background. Mermaids are a female-human-fish hybrid in mythology. Our Heavenly Father creates in purity, not in hybrids. Further, any way the pie is sliced, mermaids and sirens are connected to a form of water spirits. Water spirits can create much damage. For information on water spirits, I recommend Kathie Walters’ teaching, click here.

Pirates, from multiple nationalities, are those individuals who took their theft to the seas. In so doing, they elevated stealing to a previously unheard of level—acquisition of national treasure—and released much destruction and trauma as a result of their rampages.

Vampires, however they are defined, are part of the death culture. It was never part of our Heavenly Father’s design to have death in our lives or on the earth. Our Father pulsates with life—He is life—and all life flows from Him. Our Lord Jesus Christ tasted death for us, and the last enemy to be put under our feet is death.

Identification and Desensitization

A plot to ensnare our children is to make evil and darkness look beautiful. That’s actually iniquity, Isaiah 5:20.

If your young child watches decent programming, and there’s a passing mermaid or pirate in the story line, it will be fine.

However, if your child, no matter the age, develops a fascination with mermaids, pirates, and especially vampires, that’s a warning sign. What your child watched, read or heard is being received by your child, and the receiving can start the road to identification.

Webster’s Dictionary defines identification as “a largely unconscious process whereby an individual models thoughts, feelings, and actions after those attributed to an object that has been incorporated as a mental image.”

Because it’s largely unconscious, the danger in identification with anyone or anything other than our Lord Jesus Christ is that we become one with it, and that is an open door to allow the dark and dirty spirits that were in it to flow into us.

Identification with their Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit causes your child’s gifts–including discernment–to activate and grow. Identification with anything else will block their gifts’ growth at best.

Another important consideration is desensitization. Innocent, occasional mermaid or pirate characters (even that seemingly innocent vampire on Sesame Street) on young children’s media give way to media for older children and teens that portray such variations as really good-hearted kids who have a “gift” of the supernatural– except that kind of supernatural is the dark kind, filled with witchcraft. (Note: Consider the source. What is the source of their supernatural gift? If it’s through the Lord Jesus Christ, it’s pure. If not, it’s not.)

Your Supernatural Children

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Your children, from the moment of their conception, are supernatural. They are spirit and eternal–“super,” if you will. They are also natural—or physical human beings with biology. It’s their God-given design to see, to know and to interact with their Heavenly Father and the spirit realm. In fact, they have already interacted with the spirit realm because they are eternal and their angels, who’ve been with them from conception, are in constant communication with the Heavenly Father, Matthew 18:10.

Your older child or teen may vehemently defend these teen “supernatural heroes of sorts” because: 1. identification 2. desensitization and/or 3. they know teens (and children) are supposed to have supernatural gifts that save the day.* It’s our Heavenly Father’s design that children, tweens and teens have supernatural gifts that can save the day—and that is eternal spirit knowledge in your child, tween or teen.

As the gatekeepers for our children, it’s important for parents (and caregivers) to be aware of the dangers of identification and desensitization.

Yet, that’s not the end game.

Purity and Sensitivity

The point is to protect the purity of their hearts, a good portion of which is through the eyes and ears. The reason it’s so easy for babies and little children to interact with their Heavenly Father, their personal angels and the spirit realm is because they are pure. It’s true, that as part of the human family, they do have Adam’s sin nature. However, with so little life experience and personal transgressions, their hearts are open and pure.

It’s to these that the Father reveals, speaks, and interacts so easily and deeply, Matthew 5:8.

Our objective is to be the gatekeepers of their purity and their sensitivity for these are their pathways to our Heavenly Father and to their good future.

Due to the nature of certain gifts that our Heavenly Father gives, some little ones are seeing a greater degree of dark spirits in real life, whether or not they are telling you about it. Gifts such as discernment, watchmen, seers and warriors will experience a higher level of seeing and/or feeling dark spirits. All the gifts, callings, offices, spiritual treasures, etc. that our Heavenly Father gives a person are in him/her from conception. That doesn’t mean that these gifts and callings are full and mature yet, but it does mean they are present and operative.

For all children, and especially for those who have these soldier-style gifts, it’s so important for them to be: 1. nurtured in the love and goodness of their Heavenly Father and 2. kept separate from media that presents evil or darkness with a “beautiful” side and 3. taught that there’s no goodness or beauty in our Heavenly Father’s ancient enemy.

Circles in Your Kingdom Center

Our families are families, yes, but they are also micro-churches and Kingdom centers.

In the context of the 24/7 work of parenting and with the gatekeeping role we have, there are amazing benefits to paying the price to invest and to guard our children. These create an atmosphere where their supernatural gifts and callings grow, and those benefit us as well! Our Father is The Giver, and as part of His family, our families also engage in the circle of giving and receiving.

Real Time

Tom and Jan** knew that it was an uphill swim against the cultural flow to nurture their children with open and pure hearts to the Heavenly Father. Yet, they were committed to that process. They did not know when their son, Tommie, was young that he had the gift of discernment; they just knew it was difficult to go places because of his seemingly disproportionate reactions. They kept going forward with perseverance and with prayers to learn how to continue to nurture Tommie and to live more easily, yet still protecting his purity and sensitivity, in a culture that seems to celebrate darkness. To that end, the couple poured much into spending time with Tommie to help him feel secure, minimized which battles to fight, kept media to a minimum, and invested their free time into spiritual learning and growth. When Tommie could communicate with them, they learned that he’d been seeing dark spirits from the time he was very young. The couple was thrilled to learn that Tommie completely knew the difference between his Heavenly Father, His angels, and the darkness. The Heavenly Father often revealed to Tommie the dark spirit or root behind a situation that was hidden to his parents. They spent the time, at personal cost, to invest in nurturing Tommie and protecting his purity, and his gift of discernment often discovered answers from the Heavenly Father to their prayers.

Prayer for You

Father, thank You for these parents and caregivers and the specific, unique, amazing, supernatural children You’ve entrusted to them with Your vast wisdom and for Your magnificent purposes. I’m asking You to grant greater grace, courage, wisdom, strength, energy, renewal, angelic help, and the specific plan of action to gatekeep and to nurture their children 1. from identification with anything other than You, 2. with and in purity and sensitivity, and 3. in their specific gifts, callings, design and offices. Father, unlock and activate what they need to be replenished themselves and to invest what their child needs at each stage. Father, grant them anticipation for the great good that You’ve sent to their family through their child and cause them to experience the fulfillment of seeing harvest of their labors of love. Restore and do much more in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Resources

Because your children are supernatural, they do crave the epic and the supernatural. There are two clean sources that I recommend which are clean nourishment and help them discern between clean and dirty in the supernatural realm.

C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia – books, audio books or DVDs (It is not recommended for young children to watch the DVDs, due to their intensity, and even portions of the audio books for the same reason. However, reading those books is great for almost all ages.)

Cassandra Boyson’s The Seeker Triology & Chronicles of the Chosen— books

Your Questions

Email us your specific question about specialized concepts for nurturing the spirits of your children and assisting their growth so that they can go with God, and go for the gold in the race of their own life, and we’ll put yours in the queue.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

*If you realize that your children are entangled, and know that they will fight your changing what they’re watching, then spend some time in repentance to the Father for allowing those doors to be opened. Be honest about your angst, grief and regret, and lack of knowledge. Ask forgiveness on behalf of your child, and confess their sins in these matters. Dedicate those places in you and in your child back to the Father, washed with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and filled with His Spirit.

Tell the Father you are entrusting your child to Him, and ask Him to convict your child about the specifics, and remove their desire for it.

Play worship music and/or the Bible in your child’s room, and where that media was watched, when your child is not at home.

Keep your peace. The Father will direct you—to wait for your child to have a change of heart or to open a time to address it.

** Names have been changed.

 

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What is the effect of current television programs on my kids’ relationship with God?

Question: What is the effect of current television programs on my kids’ relationship with God?

Answer: What we feed our children’s bodies builds them with solid nutrition for the long haul, or not. It works the same with what we feed, or allow to be fed to, our children’s souls. (It works the same with adults.) Consumption of food (or media/technology) creates a desire which grows an appetite for a particular “meal.” These either increase our children’s desire and appetite for relationship with their Heavenly Father and heavenly realities, or decrease them.

Unfortunately, the days of wholesome television programming, and a hefty fine for unsavory language in movies, have passed.

As wonderful as it would seem to return to those days because society’s values were better, in general, than they are now, they weren’t all Kingdom-centered.

No matter what era of television programming is being watched (one option is to watch older series of television programming such as Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood for younger children, and the majority of The Andy Griffith Show and Leave it to Beaver shows for older children and families), an important consideration is:

What length of time are they watching?

Pediatric doctor Barton D. Schmitt, MD, advises limiting television watching (including video games) to two hours a day or less. Click here to read those excellent guiding principles.

There are days, for instance, when someone in the family doesn’t feel well, and television watching spikes.  Also, if you need a break because of the 24/7 job parenting is, click here to read more about acknowledging your need to care for yourself and “feed” them well while navigating these waters.

Children are open and absorbent; the younger they are, the more open and absorbent. In addition to the content of the television programs, or entertainment from any source (phone Apps, YouTube, movies, video games, every media form), the frequency and intensity that flows from the words and sounds on the programming affect your child.

Sound creates.

By the sound of His voice and the directed intent of His focused planning, our Heavenly Father created the world. He created us in His image, and we create, be that intentionally or not.

Sound contained in the content, and the duration, of the programming are vibrating your child at the molecular level. Your child’s biology reverberates to the frequency released in the songs, words and sound in the programming.

Children and TV

Real Time

Joanna* had carefully chosen a non-violent, non-witchcraft video game for her son. He enjoyed playing it, and the action involved seemed a better choice than passive television viewing. Yet, every time he ended a section, or Joanna told him to get off, his agitation and irritation level was higher than when he started, and it was reducing the quality of their family interactions. Joanna and her husband banned video games for a time to sort the matter. One element that came to light was the nature of the video game played to the child’s (human’s!) desire to complete a goal. When he “failed” the level, he was compelled to keep playing until he “beat” the level. Human nature. The young boy was in a lose-lose situation, and his biology showed it by increased blood pressure and flushed cheeks. The time limit Joanna set for the video game did not allow him to “beat the level,” and once he beat a level, he didn’t want to turn off the game as the dopamine levels were flowing, and his biology was reverberating to the sound of the video game and to the euphoria of winning—even though it was a video game that was non-offensive to God.

The solution was found in the brakes applied by the parents—grounding from video games. When the boy realized: 1. he had to apply self-control to finish a level and turn the game off, and that 2. his mom Joanna was sympathetic to the frustration he felt when it took longer than his allotted time limit to “beat a level,” 3. they came to a solution. The time-out from the video game allowed the family to dissect the negative, and implement a solution based on trust. Over a decade later, Joanna cites that process as the time in which her son learned to apply self-limits still in evidence today.

Foundation of Life Laid in Childhood

Programs both engage and lull the senses. Without parental oversight and engagement, children will watch (or play) longer than is healthy, and they will lose that time of creativity, play, exploration, discovery, learning, connectivity and growth that would naturally occur in earlier historical times before the advent of media technology.

This not only affects their relationship with our Heavenly Father now, but as the foundation of life is laid in the childhood years (if you or your children know you have deficits there, there’s hope as it’s redeemable!), it will affect them later as illustrated by the law of inertia which states “an object at rest stays at rest, or an object in motion stays in motion unless acted on by unbalanced force.” They’ll stay in the patterns they developed in childhood (including tween and teen years).

Our objective in their childhood years is to keep the ball rolling—our children—in motion with their Heavenly Father. It takes our intentional direction of television, and media oversight, as part of the plan to achieve that goal.

What types of programming are they watching?

The eyes are such an important gateway—inward to our hearts and outward to the created world.

What goes in through the eyes (and ears) goes to our souls, then to our hearts, and either builds or dirties them.

King David’s House

King David addressed the relationship between our Heavenly Father and the eyes in this way, “I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing,” Psalm 101:2-3.

David was expecting the Lord to visit him at his house. This is no isolated event for David alone, the Lord dwells among His people, including your home and family. In anticipation of the Lord’s presence, David prepared himself by being intentional about what he looked at—before the days of sex, drugs, violence bombarding us from almost every angle as well as silly and unproductive programming on media/technology.

Parents are Gatekeepers

Solomon relays this instruction that he’d received from his father David. “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life,” Proverbs 4:23.

Parents are gatekeepers of their children’s hearts and gates for many years. What is seen by the eyes and heard by the ears goes into the heart (the intersection of our spirits and souls).

Jesus said, it’s what comes out of the heart, through the mouth, that defiles our own souls and others, Matthew 15:10-20.

What is in others’ hearts (writers, producers, businesses, etc.) is coming out through the “mouth” of media/technology and either building up your child’s heart (some of which intentionally draw them to the Father and some of which don’t) or dirtying it.

What goes into the soul affects desire—the wants and don’t wants!–even if the spirit has been nurtured. Also, what is set before the eye and ear gates which go into the soul and heart (the younger the child, the increased intensity) affects behavior. Children are created by our Heavenly Father to learn and grow with openness quickly. It’s one of the things He loves about them, and which Jesus complimented, Mark 10:15. They learn what they watch, and emulate the behavior they see and hear.

Our children’s lives are interconnected, as are ours. One aspect affects the whole. In other words, every item watched, eaten, heard, seen, learned, understood and digested impacts the whole spirit, soul and body. Each choice—to watch, to listen, to eat—will either build positively or negatively; the accumulation of those individual choices affect how our children view and relate to their Heavenly Father, themselves and others.

The good news is that it’s never too late to change choices! Each good choice moves your child closer to the abundant life with the good future that our Heavenly Father planned for him/her!

It is wisdom to provide intentional oversight to the: 1. content 2. sound and 3. length of media/technology for your child because it has the capacity to build their hearts, and thus their lives, closer to our Heavenly Father, or to set them into patterns that will be more difficult to break later.

My Prayer for You

Father, thank You for Your good plans for every parent, caregiver, and child. Please grant every parent and caregiver great grace to implement intentional choice and to impose limits for media and technology for their children, wisely and boldly, in the face of a culture that flows according to the law of sin and death. Father, grant these great expectation that their choices to be choosey and set limits is creating a space wherein You’ll be delighted to visit them, their homes, their children just as You did David. Father, lead, guide and direct them to media and technology that will build their children up in virtue and life, and draw their hearts to Yours, according to Your specific plans for their destinies. Restore and do much more in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Your Questions

Email us your specific question about specialized concepts for nurturing the spirits of your children and assisting their growth so that they can go with God, and go for the gold in the race of their own life, and we’ll put yours in the queue.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

*Names have been changed.

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What are the Spiritual Implications of Karate?

Greetings and blessings, friends!

Today we’re launching an amazing new venture for parents (and caregivers) offered in love for YOUR abundant life! It’s the Living Hope Blog’s Honored Parents Q&A (questions and answers).

In the years since we launched spirit ministry for babies and children, we’ve counseled and co-labored with numerous families as they’ve nurtured their children’s spirits. To put it mildly, it’s a treacherous world we live in—with a wide range of evil and cleverly disguised ploys that attempt to pull us off track and wreak havoc in our children’s lives. Additionally, there’s our own stress and our children’s larger reactions to life because they’re healthy from all that spirit nurture we poured in them! On the good side, there are so many glorious moments and building opportunities that we have with these dearly beloved children to discuss as well.

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Question:  What are the spiritual implications of karate?

Answer:  Let’s start with some background.

Ancient civilizations portrayed their hierarchy very clearly; there were no hidden landmines to navigate, it was simple and straight-forward. Religion was central. If you’re familiar with the seven mountain revelation (church/religion, family, education, government/law, media/technology, arts, business/finance), the mountain that governed their entire way of life was religion.

All institutions (marriage, family, civil government, business, and religious government) in the culture received life from and gave life to their central religion. In other words, each action was tied to an idol connected to a demonic force behind it.

Behind every transaction was the acknowledgement of their god, or specific god to that institution. Consider Egypt. Each of the ten plagues that our Heavenly Father rained down on Egypt targeted judgment on ten specific gods, or deities.

If you flip this equation to all life flowing from the Mountain of Heavenly Father, the Heavenly Mount Zion, then civilizations on earth would be Heaven on earth.  So, as usual, Father’s ancient enemy flipped and twisted Father’s design.

Modern civilization with its Western-based mindset has created so many schisms. On top of the schisms, the Father’s ancient enemy has hidden ancient evil in cleverly disguised ploys in order to trap and imprison us, our children, and our generations by deception.

Where did violence enter the picture?

When Father created mankind, they were completely pure, all the way to the core. The first act of disobedience opened the door for sin as an entity to enter man (and thus their seed until Christ, The Seed, came). From complete purity to the open door of sin as an entity, in only a few generations, through the hybrid DNA of the fallen angels and their own death-sin nature inherited from Adam, violence and war entered the earth through mankind (Genesis 6:1-5).

There is no violence where the Father dwells in pure light. The only violence is against His ancient enemy as He sits in judgment.

Spiritual implications

Fast forward to the martial arts, martial refers to the act of war, and arts affirms its connection to the mountain of religion which is still alive and active in the earth. What we would dismiss as inconsequential, due to the schisms in Western-based thought-life  (such as specific movements, bows, etc.), are actually specifically targeted to connect physical gates (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet) to ancient evil with the intent of releasing and expanding it.

Karate falls in this category. It is, unfortunately, an open door to the Father’s ancient enemy, cleverly disguised as self-defense in our culture.

For further information and an extensive discussion on this subject, please see Kanaan Ministries’ PDF on the subject (Karate is cited on p. 19-20).

What’s a parent to do?

Is self-defense wrong? To the pure, all things are pure. To be pure, it’s so important for our children’s destiny: 1. to locate and close doors to evil and 2. to dedicate all that we are and have to our Heavenly Father that we may be pure—and live abundantly and with freedom from all forms of stealing, killing and destruction.

If you (or anyone in your generations) or your children have participated with the martial arts, now that you can see their connection to religion (backed by false gods and demonic powers) as the ruling mountain that connects to ancient pagan civilizations, clean house by repenting. For your reference, detailed descriptions that will help you do a deep clean on your spiritual home (your family) is outlined in Kanaan Ministries’ resource above.

When you’ve finished with that, pray and ask Father to prepare the way to speak with your family about the subject. Then, tell your children you’re sorry for allowing this open door to Father’s ancient enemy to be opened in their lives.

It’s not easy now, but it won’t get easier by waiting or avoiding the subject. Any access to your child by the Father’s ancient enemy will show up over time, and may do so in a way you don’t expect—including their health and wealth—and your future grandchildren.

Accelerate!

A resource that accelerates your family’s freedom from all forms of idolatry (the martial arts connects to the mountain of false religion which is idolatry) is Katie Souza’s Kingdom of the Son. Her teaching is easy to understand. She explains how idols imprint on our souls and connect them with demonic forces. If the teaching is out of your family’s budget, get the soaking disc alone (Kingdom of the Son MP3 or Disc #7). Play it for your family at night (preferably on CD players to avoid EMF exposure). Have it playing in the house while they’re gone. Listen yourself as often as you can. I can attest that this anointed soaking expedites cleaning our spiritual houses and healing our souls by welcoming the Lord Jesus Christ in to do His great, transformative work.

Opportunities

Go with God go for the gold in the race of your life. Ask Father to open opportunities that are clean and pure for your children’s self-defense training and/or sports outlet, and then dedicate that activity to the Heavenly Father. (There is archery and weight lifting, for example.)

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

 

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Oh, Brother!

Jacob and Esau. Joseph and his brothers. Brothers. Friendship and feuds.

Quickly, even a game gone awry can erupt into a family war! What wouldn’t cause a flicker of an eyelid with another person can erupt into war because of one dynamic. Family history.

Family Feuds and Family History

I’ve worked hard to affirm and solidify each of my sons in their distinct personhood with their own tastes and personality as separate from their brothers. As hard as I’ve worked and as much as I’ve poured, I’ve missed the mark many times in helping them learn and respect the boundary and territory lines of their brother.

A few years ago, my husband found a great deal on a family vehicle and asked me to meet him at the car dealership. There, we spoke with the salesman who drew our attention to a pair of impressive, large statues of bulls locking horns and head-butting each other! Stationed at the entrance of the dealership, these bulls commemorated the owner and his brother, and their struggle through the years. They both ended up owning car dealerships on top of their family history! The salesman smiled about it, and it seemed that they had reconciled their boundary and territory differences while commemorating the struggle.

God-given DNA

The Father has imprinted in the hearts of men a God-given, eternal drive to rule. In the Garden, the mandate came. This side of Eden the struggle for boundaries and territory leadership is real. And those can well erupt into family war which surface during the growing up years. Father’s imprint of territory expansion in the hearts of men starts at the beginning of their earth existence–in the womb. Therefore, the struggle for territory and boundaries starts as babies and little boys. Jacob and Esau started their power-play for their God-given territory rights in the womb (Genesis 25:21-26).

However, for parents, recognizing that the drive for boundaries and territory (and expanding them) is part of boys’ God-given DNA helps with the adjustment. If “family wars” are addressed in the growing up years, then they grow into men who respect and regard their own and others’ boundaries and territories. A very satisfactory side-effect for parents who stay present through these feuds, helping them learn respect and honor in the midst as the parents protect their boundaries, is their teen and young adult (and beyond) sons have a good relationship with each other.

After a family war eruption, I asked my son who wasn’t in the fray to pray for his brothers and me. The very evening he prayed, reconciliation happened. I had to facilitate it, but it flowed.

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Feud Led to Extinction or Solidification

There’s enough room, really, for everyone. Father takes it personally when brother-family-feuds turn into roots of bitterness. Esau and his sons were not able to move past the root of bitterness that blinded them to the God-sanctioned boundary and territory that Father deeded to his brother Jacob. Father even protected Esau’s boundaries and territory (as well as cousins’ Moab and Ammon) by forbidding Israel to go through Esau’s territory as a travel route on the way to Canaan (or to pay for food and water) as He was helping Jacob get into his.

Families on the earth don’t have all the resources, and sometimes brothers do get shorted, so to speak. However, Father has ALL the resources as well as the commitment and desire to help each one become solidified in the gifts and area–with boundaries and territory intact and respected–that He has given them and that He wants them to have.

Esau’s family just could not get past their root of bitterness and perceived downgrade. As a result, their family was wiped off the face of the earth. That’s a big exclamation point from the Father who causes families to have perpetual memory and inheritance on the earth when they honor Him.

Joseph walked in the prophetic foreshadow of the Lord Jesus Christ as he released his anger and bitterness and forgave his brothers.That act solidified the brothers into the framework of a nation.

Microcosm of Family to Macrocosm of Nation

The microcosm of the family through the generations does impact the macrocosm of our nations.

Father revealed to me that many uprisings we are seeing in our nations are a result of roots of bitterness and nurtured anger, together with jealousy and pride, over the real or perceived disadvantages they’ve received from their brothers over boundaries and territories. What we need is reconciliation and honor.

Heaven Comes Down!

However, there’s great news! Agreeing in prayer with our Lord Jesus Christ, the older brother of whom Joseph is prophetic, releases brothers to reconcile.

When brothers work together, respecting each others’ boundaries and territories, the priestly anointing and blessings flow from Heaven. As the Father’s house is taken care of by the priestly anointing, those blessings from Heaven impact nations. This is no small thing.

As the Father created men and women in the Lord Jesus Christ with the position of firstborn sons, women can also feel this struggle, and women can also be a major part of the solution (Galatians 3:26-29).

It’s time to clean out some roots so the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the blessings of Heaven have room to flow. May the amazing healing be commemorated!

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” Psalm 133

Would you pray with me?

Cleaning Our House First

Father, thank You that You are the One who’ve imprinted the leadership drive in the hearts of men (and women). You are the One who blessed and tasked men (and women) to rule and to expand.

Father, I confess that I’ve carried anger, unforgiveness, fear, jealousy and pride, offense and bitterness (from unreleased anger all the way through the final stage of murder) against “brothers” in my family and in Your Family, personally and generationally. I ask Your forgiveness and release it from my core to You at the Cross. Please separate me from the sin and destroy it at the Cross. Wash me with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to the core to Adam. Sprinkle Your blood on my conscience to the core to Adam. I shut every door and gate I opened to the enemy to the core to Adam.

I dedicate every door and gate in me to You, Father, Son and Spirit to the core to Adam. Please saturate them with Your Blood to the core to Adam. Lift up and open up, come in King of Glory, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle! Lift up and open up, come in King of Glory, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle! Come in and saturate all the wounds and memories with Your glory and light to the core to Adam. Wash me with the water of Your Word to the core to Adam. Separate me from everything that’s not from You, Father, and deal with it.

I consecrate all these places in me to You, Father, Son and Spirit, to the core to Adam. Rule and reign, Lord Jesus Christ. Restore and do much more! Cause me to live at peace and at one in myself and bring this wholeness to the table in relating to brothers. Grace me to carry unity with You in myself and have power to relate to my brothers in peace and respect. Release Your precious oil and restore the priestly anointing in me together with Your blessings from Heaven. Please seal this within me to the core to Adam with the power of Your Holy Spirit in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Stepping into our Priestly Office

It’s forbidden for any warfare to cross the blood line of the Lord Jesus Christ around me and my family. Blind the eyes of the enemy and deafen their ears, and hide us in the secret place. I come to You, Father, in the name and covered with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

On behalf of my family and Your Family, I confess that we’ve carried anger, unforgiveness, fear, jealousy and pride, offense and bitterness (from unreleased anger all the way through the final stage of murder) against our “brothers” in our family and Your Family, personally and generationally. I ask Your forgiveness and command it released from our core to You at the Cross. Please separate us from the sin and destroy it at the Cross. Wash us with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to the core to Adam. Sprinkle Your blood on our conscience to the core to Adam. We shut every door and gate that were opened to the enemy to the core to Adam.

We dedicate every door and gate in those places to You, Father, Son and Spirit to the core to Adam. Please saturate them with Your Blood to the core to Adam. Lift up and open up, come in King of Glory, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle! Lift up and open up, come in King of Glory, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle! Come in and saturate all the wounds and memories with Your glory and light to the core to Adam. Wash us with the water of Your Word to the core to Adam. Separate us from everything that’s not from You, Father, and deal with it.

We consecrate all these places in us to You, Father, Son and Spirit, to the core to Adam. Rule and reign, Lord Jesus Christ. Restore and do much more! Cause us to live at peace and at one in ourselves and bring this wholeness to the table in relating to brothers. Grace us to carry unity with You in ourselves and have power to relate to our brothers in peace and respect. Release Your precious oil and restore the priestly anointing in our family and Your Family, together with Your blessings from Heaven. Please seal this within us by the power of Your Holy Spirit.

I lay this burden down at Your feet. Please take it off me, and resupply my strength, energy, virtue and peace in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

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Babies on Board: MAN the Cannons!

“A baby is one of God’s greatest miracles,” inscribed a friend in her card welcoming our first son into the world.

They absolutely are.

All our Heavenly Father’s hopes and dreams—and the answers to the prayers of multitudes through the generations—are wrapped up inside the spirits of babies. With love and nurture, and many times without much of either, babies grow and become children, tweens, teens and adults who positively impact the world.

In fact, babies alone scare the Father’s ancient enemy as their indistinguishable cries and sounds of praise remove the avenger of blood and a variety of foes set against their families and beyond (Psalm 8:2). Further, our Heavenly Father’s ancient enemy knows more than we do (even as believers) about the value of babies, and their eternal treasures, which is why he’s run a campaign to steal, kill and destroy them.

Abortion is not a political issue.

At its human root, it’s fear and pride, and their multitude of woundings. Father, forgive us. At its demonic root, it’s child sacrifice. Father, deliver us.

There was always a war over the babies—and I’m speaking in larger terms than Moses’ time, Jesus’ time, and the time since the gate opened in the USA to abortion through Roe v. Wade.

Every single baby from Cain onward entered earth through a battle zone in his/her mother’s womb.

Baby on Board

(Please note, if you’re expecting or wanting to expect a child, the baby can be shielded from the battle by dedication to the Father, praise, prayer, spirit nurture, your awareness, and maintaining privacy in public places such as social media. If this message prompts your spirit that you or your child have suffered damage through the battle, start with Jim and Pat Banks’ Healing Trauma Prayer. Also, our spirit blessings through Hope Streams are available to build and to heal.)

Yes, the war starts at conception.

Our babies have been fighting in the womb.

By virtue of your existence, you did, too. You may still have some battle wounds from that time that are affecting your life now. Yet, I congratulate you and your parents that you made it.

Now, at this pivotal moment in time, we face a battle to man the cannons to defend those who cannot yet speak for themselves (in our language.) Their language is heard on High, and Father has heard it all. God help us.

Choose Life – Speed Justice

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.” Deuteronomy 30:19 [bold, mine]

Today, you can speed justice by:

  1. Recognize every baby is facing a battle.
  2. Repent for aligning with lies, their refuge, death and hell (This simple, heartfelt prayer from the heart of many believers will clean up large portions of the toxic mega-load humans at large have been dumping into the spiritual atmosphere that keeps the stronghold of abortion and others running. Also, this prayer will start the revelation process of where lies you didn’t know you’d agreed with were running the computer software of your spirit, soul and body and creating havoc.)
  3. Ask Heavenly Father to clean out all that was released in and through you (and your family) as a result of personal and generational aligning with lies, their refuge, death and hell.
  4. By the grace of God, determine to choose life.
  5. Ask Father to pump His life in and through you, and establish it.

Together, we ask You, Father, to set up Your shield around every baby in the womb. We’re asking that You give greater grace, more angels, Your strength, and all that is necessary in Heaven and on earth for their life preserved and abundant—which is an expression of YOUR life—in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Be ready, Friends. Father is on the move on behalf of His little ones—the very ones who are the answers to our prayers. Recognize the battle and man your cannon with spiritual action.

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019

 

 

 

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