Are You Aware Of This About Yourself?

Are You Aware Of This About Yourself?

The God Who Is More Than Enough
Has enabled you to be more than enough for the task.
He has anointed you to carry the God of Glory in your own body, for greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. You have this treasure in your earthen vessel, that the excellency of the Power will be of God, not of us..
He has set you apart for His own purpose because of His own reasons, and His own desires
He has set your feet in a large room
And, He has given you skills and abilities that are trained and ready to manifest and perform the Word That Was Sent.
He has given you an obedient heart that is waiting with expectation for His Voice to say:
“Come, I have called you by name, and you are Mine”
You are of God little children and that evil ones touches you not. The Lion Of Judah has arrived, and He is your shield and your exceedingly Great Reward.
The Lord said: “What do you see Jeremiah.”
Jeremiah answered;”I see the rod of an almond tree,
blossoming.”
“You have seen well, Jeremiah; I will hasten My Word to perform it.”                   (Jeremiah 1: 11-12).

Thomas Downes

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Giving You Greater Resolve.

Giving You Greater Resolve

God has a way for you to cross over to the other side.. Elisha found that out when Elijah got carried away. Yes, I saw this too when when I posted it. A merry heart really does do us good like a medicine.
But Elijah had the mantle of the Lord that he carried for as long as the Lord’s anointing was upon him. As the mantle fell from him down to Elisha, the power of God never left.
You are carrying a mantle, an anointing that is about to reach a level of power and competence in the work of the ministry that will amaze those who have been watching and waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
There is a transformation that is taking place that you have not been aware of, but others around you are noticing it. It has been increasing in your walk with the Lord, and the manner of talk that has been coming from your own mouth has had an affect on those who hear you, for they really can see the transformation of your conversation. The renewing of your mind has been demonstrating what God has been intending for you, as you have been growing in His Presence.
Faith has been coming to you because you have been hearing the Word Of The Lord. Rhema has been changing your thought life. Awareness of adversary’s attempts to distract your thoughts has been giving you a greater resolve to not only overcome the lies he spews from his mouth, but you have been progressing toward greater awareness of the effects of the indwelling of Holy Spirit. “The fervent prayer of the righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5: 16).
“Great grace was upon the apostles”, and that same great grace will become even more evident as you listen for the Lord’s Voice and walk in the obedience that is continually growing in you.
Now, “Cast not away your confidence in the Lord, which has great recompense of reward, for you have need of patience so that after you have done the will of God, you will receive the Promise.” (Hebrews 10: 35 – 37).
“For without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that comes to God mus believe that He is God; and that He is the rewarder unto those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrew 11: 6).
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Thomas Downes.

About Your Obedience

About Your Obedience

I asked the Lord; Lord is there anything You want to say? “Yes there is”, He said.” I have been speaking to you and others about the obedience that I desire from those that have called on My Name.” I have said ‘Call upon Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you know not. I have said “Come unto Me you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest’. I have said ‘I will be found by you when you seek Me and search for Me with all of your heart.’ I have said to those who have turned away ‘Return to Me and I will return to you.’ And I continually give every opportunity to hear and to respond every time I call to your spirit. I have called for you to consecrate yourselves, and be separate from the things that draw your attention away from My voice.
I desire for My voice to be clear in your heart and your mind. Therefore I say to you “I will raise up for Myself faithful priests who will do according to My heart and according to My mind. And I will build for them a sure house, and they shall walk before My anointed, My called out ones. And the Word that I give to them will not fall to the ground. But what I say through you and through them, will manifest the intent of My heart and not fall to the ground
Therefore, keep your head high, and walk in the office to which I have called you. There will be those who will mistaken your confidence, but I have called you to be confident in this very thing, that He Who has started this good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it.

Thomas Downes

It Is God Who Works In You.

It Is God Who Works In You.

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
The Lord understands the state of the lowly, and declares them as His own.
He knows the thoughts He has toward you; they are thoughts of peace, not of evil. to give to you a future and a hope.
There is nothing hidden from the Lord’s sight.,
He is the Lord Who Sees, and the God Who Knows.
He is a Father to the fatherless.
He is the restorer of paths to dwell in..
He is calling you forth from the depths of despair,
And He is clothing you with robes of righteousness.
He is covering you with festive garments.
He is giving you the place to dwell among the anointed.
The Spirit of the Lord is taking from Him and showing to you;
He is showing to you the Word That Is Sent.
He has been calling you by name and will not relent.
It is your Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom..
Oh, won’t you answer Him, Who is showing you His Heart?
Won’t you stand upon the ramparts to see what He will say?
“My grace will save you, and deliver you today.”
“I will show you the path, I am designing it this day.”
There are jewels of revelation to pick up along the way.”
Wisdom and knowledge that will encourage you to stay,
On the road of your calling,He will help you to say;
I belong to you Lord, I am your servant.
It is Your Wonderful Voice that I wait for today.”

“For it is God Who works in you both to will, and to do according to His good pleasure.”…. Philippians 2:13.

Thomas Downes

Sensitivity To The Presence Of The Lord.

Sensitivity To The Presence Of The Lord.

Your church will have the Power of God when it has the Love of God. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God. And everyone that loves is born of God and knows God. He that loves not, doesn’t know God, for God is love”. ! John 4:7-8.
Competition against the timing of the move of the Holy Spirit will quench the desire of those who truly want to obey the Voice of the Lord. Holy Spirit is a Gentleman that is like a tender Dove. Sensitivity to the Presence of the Lord will create the atmosphere for the worship that propels our confidence to obey His Voice.
We need to yield our believing hearts to truly comprehend His Presence, and His intent, in the midst of us.
“Pursue love, especially that you may prophecy, for he who prophecies edifies the Church.” I Corinthians !4: !.

Thomas Downes

A Simple Message That Can Have A Huge Impact.

A Simple Message That Can Have A Huge Impact.

What Jesus does is what will define who you are as a believer.
Because, in Him we live, and move and have our being.
If you sow to the Spirit, you will, of the Spirit, reap everlasting life.
Being the Author and the Finisher of your faith, therefore;
He is the assurance of things hoped for.
He is the evidence of things not seen.
Jesus said: “Have the Faith of God.”
With faith the size of a mustard seed, of His Presence in your life, you can say to this mountain; “Be Moved” and it shall move.
This mustard seed faith does not make Jesus “small.”
Jesus, as the risen Lord, is bigger than any mountain you have ever faced.
The Power of the Resurrection is in His Name.
That mountain will move.
The Faith Of God in your life will move it.
It will be transformed, made to conform, to the Word That Is Sent. Jesus Christ is the Word That Was Sent.
None of His Word will fall to the ground
If you see Him as He is, you will be like Him
Apart from Him, we can do nothing.
You can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens you.
You are of God little children, and that evil one touches you not, for greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world

Thomas Downes

Speaking The Truth In Love.

Speaking The Truth In Love.

Think about this: A very rusty old lock is dangling from a door that has been closed for decades. Inside the door may be old relics that people may have cherished and thought highly enough of them to hide them away. Of course the lock represents the phrase:” Do not enter”, or “don’t come in”, or “This is mine and you can’t have it”. In any event it means “Keep Out!”
We all have things that we either “cherish”, or “hide from view,” so that they will not become obvious that we have them.
This could also include events we won’t talk about, or even gifts and skills and talents we possess that we feel would look like we are “tooting our own horn” for others to see. We might be “afraid of being judged about them.”
Jesus, when He died on the Cross, first of all went to Hell and took away the keys of Hell and Death Then He ascended into Heaven, giving Gifts to men. The Gifts that He gave have a magnificent purpose as found in Ephesians Chapter 4: 8, where it reads: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” The purpose of these Gifts was for the building up of the Body of Christ.
“And He, Himself, gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Yet, how are these Gifts to the Church supposed to be effective; how do they actually bring about the “edifying of the body of Christ?”
The answer is in Ephesians 4:15:….”By speaking the truth in Love.”
Many are so territorial about their gifts and talents that the phrase “speaking the truth in love” finds it difficult to find its rightful place among us.
“Men and brethren, this is not meant to be found among us.” where speaking the truth in love is superseded by our own jealousies, anger and resentment concerning one being more successful than others.
In other words: GET OVER IT.
The Lord has placed a calling upon your life that can only be fulfilled through obedience to the Voice of the Holy Spirit.
Lack of obedience to your own calling makes others look more successful. “Speaking the truth in Love” has not found its rightful place in your life.
“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which will be your worship. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2.)
Then you can prove your calling with your own life.
“Fulfill my joy that you all be like minded, being of the same love. being of one accord….(Philippians 2: 2).

Thomas Downes