Prepared Step by Step

Prepared Step By Step.

There are times in your life where it seems like nothing will work. But, “The works that I do, shall you do. And greater works shall you do, because I go to the Father.”
There are things the Lord is preparing you for that, if you saw them ahead of time, it would blow your mind. They would be so fantastic and so phenomenal, you just might turn away and run..
But He is preparing you step by step, gradually revealing the path He leads you on, so that you are prepared and ready, day by day.
Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you do and He will direct your path.”

Thomas Downes

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The Colorful Radiance Of His Glory

The Colorful Radiance Of His Glory

Metamorphosis is the transformation of a living organism from one form to an entirely new state of existence. A pupa, or larvae transforms from a worm-like state to a totally new physically beautified winged butterfly. God performs the miraculous transformation in your life when you present yourself as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him. He will transform the ugliness that has been so prevalent in your heart and mind, and give your mind a totally new basis upon which you can believe.
He makes broken lives beautiful. He makes broken hearts break forth into song. He floods the darkness with the colorful radiance of His Glory and His Presence. He sends forth His Word to heal and to deliver from all our destruction. He is able to do far above all that we could ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.
He is your victory in the place of seeming defeat. He is your hiding place, He encompasses you about with songs of deliverance. The adversary appears as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, but the Lion Of Judah has arrived and He has become your shield and your exceedingly Great Reward..

Thomas Downes

The Father Sees.

The Father Sees

Since you are loved with the love of the Father, then “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom,” like Jesus said. If He says “My Grace is sufficient for you”, then trusting Him in your weakness must be what pleases Him.
If we are pleasing Him, then we must be agreeing with what He says. If we are agreeing with what He says, then we are definitely believing that He is God, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
If He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, then Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit is the assurance of things hoped for; He is the evidence of things not seen.
When the Father looks at you He sees Jesus first, When you fall short, you can ask for and receive forgiveness because the Father sees you through His Son.
There is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit; for the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus sets us free from the law of sin and death. Now do know Who loves you?

Thomas Downes

Before You Even Take A Step.

Before You Even Take A Step.

The revelation is meant to propel you. You can’t stay in the same place in your walk with the Lord. You have been prepared for the realm that is seen by the Lord Who Sees and the God Who Knows. He has seen the effectiveness of your obedience before you have even taken a step. His Presence and His Voice are the assurance of things hoped for; His Presence and His Voice are the evidence of the things not seen.
There is before you an effective open door that no man can shut. “Call upon Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you know not.”
You will not be without the knowledge of what the Lord sees. He will keep showing you portions until you are fully persuaded that what God has promised, He is able also to perform.

Thomas Downes

A Tremendous Resolve To Win.

A Tremendous Resolve To Win.

There is an important play taking place in a football game where the team needs a touchdown to win . there are only seconds left on the clock in the final quarter. The ball is thrown to you and the defense is starting to converge on you. Obviously you have the ball and the defense is there to stop you at all costs. The timing of the throw to you was perfect yet you see the obstacles beginning to surround you very quickly. Do you run to the sideline to stop the clock , or do you go for it?.
Some one stumbles in their attempt to tackle you; an opening suddenly appears, and you see it. It’s time to run, it’s time to jump over the obstacles, it’s time to head for the goal line. Only you have the Word That Was Sent. Only you can deliver the revelation that the Lord gave you, to carry the message to the people that your message is meant for.

You are developing a tremendous resolve to win, to be the instrument the Lord created for the purpose of meeting the lost where they really are. Be fully persuaded therefore that what God has promised, He is able also to perform. You have the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit, the belt of truth, your feet are shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, and now you are ready to stand against all the wiles of the adversary. You can do all things through Christ, because He has strengthened you. He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it.

Thomas Downes

For Your Walk With Me

For Your Walk With Me

The Lord has a plan for you that you don’t know about. You have had ideas but they don’t seem to pan out. But there is a river whose streams make glad the city of our God. There is a fountain that flows straight from the heart of our God. He is saying to you “I know the thoughts I have toward you; they are thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and hope.” He also says to you, “I will be found by you, if you seek Me and search for Me with all of your heart.” The Lord is saying “I am the Author and Finisher of your faith. I have given you faith for your walk, I have given you My Word for your walk, I have given you My presence for your walk, I have given you My love for your walk with Me, says the Lord. And I will show you that I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.”

Thomas Downes

The River From The Throne.

The River From The Throne.

A river flows as it is fed by its tributaries. Water empties from the smaller streams into larger streams, and eventually into the mighty river, such as the Niagara River, or the Mississippi River. But what I am seeing is the reverse of this Flow. For there is a river whose streams make glad the city of our God. There is a fountain that flows straight from the Heart of our God. It is the River from the Throne; it contains everything that pertains to life. It is the Flow of the Holy Spirit, pouring forth and filling the tributaries.
The mouth of the tributaries are being filled with the outpouring of the Spirit into those who recognize the true meaning of “Open your mouth wide ,and I will fill it” The Lord has seen your desire to walk in the anointing and the Spirit of the Lord is fulfilling the vision He has given you. For there will be the wonderful performance of the fulfillment of His promises toward you. For He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it.

Thomas Downes