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When The Father Looks
By Thomas Downes
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Build Yourself Up
Hasn’t God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and to be heirs of the Kingdom that is promised to those who love Him? (James 2:5).
To be rich in faith, must mean to be rich
in assurance of things hoped for, and thereby receiving the evidence of things not seen.
Can those who are the poor of this world receive visions and dreams?
Can they prophecy according to the measure of their faith?
Of course they can. Let him who prophecies, prophecy according to the measure of faith (Romans 12).
We are called to build one another up in the most Holy Faith (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We all must also build ourselves up in the most Holy Faith, praying in The Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20).
we build ourselves up in the Spirit, then we are enabled to build others up.
There are many who have gone through hard, difficult times in their lives, who struggle to build themselves up, who struggle
to even lay a foundation upon which to build their faith.
The adversary makes it his priority to keep people in that predicament; to keep people distracted from the reality of the power of God being manifest
in their lives.
The anointing of The Holy Spirit is what breaks the yoke of bondage. The devil fears the day when the calling of God empowers the called out ones to walk in the power of God.
This includes you, as well as your brothers and sisters in Christ. Whether you are rich or poor, you are called to walk in the anointing that The LORD has placed on your life.
You have a very specific skill set in the Spirit that is powerful and effective. Your skill set is empowered by the indwelling, enabling Presence of the Spirit of The LORD.
filled with the Spirit, and pray in the Spirit to build yourself up, to edify yourself, so that you can be what you are called to be. And the Word of The LORD will come alive to you as Rhema Word; The Word That Is Sent.
When the Word of The LORD is alive in you, you will find your armor, to ward off the fiery darts of the enemy.
“I send forth My Word; it will not return to Me cancelled out. It will accomplish
the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11.
The Clouds Will Clear
The clouds will
clear out, the light will shine, the awesomeness of the Glory of The LORD will raise you up, and you will flourish in every Word that comes forth from the Mouth of The LORD.
The faithfulness of The LORD
will lift you and lead you in ways you have never seen before.
But you will comprehend this, that His faithfulness is righteous altogether.
Him, for He is worthy of all of your praise.
When The Father Looks At You
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
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