Monday, November 19, 2012

Lioness Arising, Session 7 recap!

Lioness Arising Session 7 Recap.
Lionesses Live in the Light and Hunt in the Dark!!

OOoooo.... this is a pretty big recap... so hopefully you make it through to the end. ;)

Living in the Light

Lionesses nap for approximately 21 hrs of the day... the live sprawled out in the sunshine. They live lightly while being at ease and at rest. They lounge around knowing that they are the most powerful thing in the African plain.

Proverbs 28:1 "The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one’s after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions."

(at ease with strength, at rest with power)

Like the lioness we need to express "I am what I am"!!
When we speak we speak boldly with a strength and with a weight to it.

We need to live UNAFRAID and UNASHAMED!!
Our lives are an expression of what God created us to be.

The lionesses lives expand their territory They live lives that are open, allowing others to live openly around them!!

Ephesians 5:8-10  "You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You’re out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain. So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true—these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours. Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it."


We are called to live in the light even in a world of darkness.
We need daylight actions in a darkened time.

Romans 5:2 "By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise."

God has already opened up the door to us all we need to do is open our own door!!

We are ultimately the door keepers of our life. We need to allow God in but also need to be careful what other things we are allowing into our lives.

So what are we giving entrance to?

Mark 4:22 “Does anyone bring a lamp home and put it under a washtub or beneath the bed? Don’t you put it up on a table or on the mantel? We’re not keeping secrets, we’re telling them; we’re not hiding things, we’re bringing them out into the open."

We are not allowing the shadows to cover our lives and keep us from living in the light!!!

Hunt in the Dark

Lionesses have the ability to take any light and refract and contain the light and become lit from within.

If there is ever a time for the church to reflect the light now would be it.

We need to have vision that is not effected by our surroundings or subject to our environment.

We need to have inward vision, in the midst of the gross darkness that covers people. We need to be the light.

God has always wanted people to SEE.
What are we doing that is keeping others and ourselves from SEEING?

Ephesians 1:17-18 "That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!"

To have eyes of understanding and that are enlightened.

What we behold we become. What we give attention to we give expression to.

We need to ask God to give us eyes to see what he is doing.

God is raising up a prophetic people.

It doesn't take enlightenment to see a problem, it takes enlightenment to see a solution.

The distressed in spirit cry out for more.

It's almost as if God has closed the "womb" of the church to position us to have a desperate desire to cry out for more.

God desires to have the worlds attention, not to judge but to redeem the people.

What are we going to look like in these last days?

VIBRANT?! Very much alive!!

It's time to mature, take criticism and GROW UP!

We need to navigate the darkness so well that those around us want to follow. To be the type of people that "seem to know where they are going."

The disciples saw the crowds, Jesus saw the individuals.

When we are people who see like Jesus sees we are favored to be an answer.

We are coming into a time of prophetic. And in that we need to be wonderful NOT weird!!!
Jesus brought wonder!!!

John 5:19-21 “I’m telling you this straight. The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing."

If you can't see what the Father is doing you can't do what He is doing!

You are God's daughter and we have a right to ask for what we need to see!!!

Acts 2:17-18
“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
I’ll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and women both,
and they’ll prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
to me, God, will be saved.”
You are prophetic by virtue of the day of your birth!!
God wants you to see and hear and release!!!
The Visionary are farsighted!!
There are those who are trapped in darkness waiting for us to see them. We need to see and to pray!!
Isaiah 2:3
There’s a day coming
when the mountain of God’s House
Will be The Mountain—
solid, towering over all mountains.
All nations will river toward it,
people from all over set out for it.
They’ll say, “Come,
let’s climb God’s Mountain,
go to the House of the God of Jacob.
He’ll show us the way he works
so we can live the way we’re made.”
Zion’s the source of the revelation.
God’s Message comes from Jerusalem.
He’ll settle things fairly between nations.
He’ll make things right between many peoples.
They’ll turn their swords into shovels,
their spears into hoes.
No more will nation fight nation;
they won’t play war anymore.
Come, family of Jacob,
let’s live in the light of God.
We were made to do this with God!!!
5 Prophetic Directives from Isaiah 49
LOOK UP - heaven perspective
LOOK AROUND - we have a desperate need for God
LOOK WELL - look to bring reconciliation and health
We need to ask for the infilling and outpouring of God's Spirit to us.
Spirit - courage, might, virtue, mettle, strength, chutzpah, force, fortitude, moral fiber, wisdom, determination, heart
We need to be women who will pray really strong prayers!!
Psalm 10:14-18
14 But you know all about it—
the contempt, the abuse.
I dare to believe that the luckless
will get lucky someday in you.
You won’t let them down:
orphans won’t be orphans forever.
15-16 Break the wicked right arms,
break all the evil left arms.
Search and destroy
every sign of crime.
God’s grace and order wins;
godlessness loses.
17-18 The victim’s faint pulse picks up;
the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood
as you put your ear to their lips.
Orphans get parents,
the homeless get homes.
The reign of terror is over,
the rule of the gang lords is ended.

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