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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Word of Encouragement by Todd Pierce

Hi family, we are closing in on the end of this time set aside to seek our Father in prayer and fasting and I want to encourage you. Please allow me to share where I am personally. I have told many of you that part of my focus during this time is to contend for the supernatural. Many people have a hard time distinguishing magic tricks from the supernatural of God. Remember that the sorcerers and magicians did many of the things that Moses could do. Again, Jesus said that there would come a day when people would come before him declaring the supernatural things they had been doing and Jesus would tell them to depart from him because the things they did were unauthorized. Remember when the disciples came to Jesus with excitement and went on and on about how the demons are even subject to them? He told them not to get caught up in rejoicing over that but consider the miracle that your names are written in the book of life. I believe they and we have already experienced the greatest miracle and that is that we can become sons of God by faith. That we become the righteousness of Jesus as He became sin for us.

I am continually asking our Father to take me as I have emptied myself and use me for His purposes. I want to be a son who so closely resembles my Father that my very presence produces life in other people. Woe unto me to not preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. Jesus was the Word of God made flesh and he dwelt among men. He instructed us to be/do the same. The Word of God should so form who we are that we emanate who God is, in the flesh. Jesus was the one and only begotten, but we are to be his imitators. We have the honor, responsibility and the joy of showing people who He is by letting our bodies be vessels of honor. It is supernatural for natural men to desire these things. It is supernatural that a sinner such as I would have the ability to manifest the presence of a Holy God. It is supernatural for the power of God to open the eyes of the blind so they can see the truth of God's love for them. It is supernatural for the prison doors to be opened and have people let out of bondage to lives of freedom. Although I would like to see the people I pray for immediately rise up healed and the discouragement I struggle with to be lifted, my hope is in the Lord. In all of it, we will confess His goodness.

Consider these words and begin to thank Him for the supernatural act that has already taken place in you and ignite the joy of your salvation. Return to your first love. In Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul offers this prayer and it is now my prayer for each of you. I love you. Todd

"For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen."

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