“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and life that they may have it more abundantly.”– John 10:10

Are you living the abundant life King Jesus paid for? Don’t settle for less! What has been stolen from you? What has the enemy destroyed in your life? Ask Jesus to redeem and restore it. He will even bring you restitution!

Declaration:The Lord is restoring all the enemy stole, killed, and destroyed in my life. My relationships, dreams, hopes, past, finances, and my ministry are made alive in Jesus’ name.

Freedom to Worship

“Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.” – Psalms 63:4

I come from a fundamentalist Baptist background. The school I graduated from was basically Amish. So, you can imagine how radical it was for me to come out of that and go, “Wow, I think I’m a Holy Ghost, Spirit-filled, dream-seeing, tongue-talking, drop-dead, sold-out Jesus freak.”

I don’t know if you ever experienced a radical transition and transformation where instead of getting with old friends to bust out whiskey and watch pornography, you get with new Christian friends to put on praise music and suddenly find your hands lifted in surrender. This is radical craziness your old friends will not understand.

Did anything magic happen as you raised your hands? Did you win wars, split a sea, or pronounce a plague? Of course not. Whether you realized it or not, you performed a prophetic act. You praised God Almighty and the heavens took notice and responded.

How is lifting your hands a prophetic act? We know Jesus has a holes in his hands, right? I believe He says to us, “I think of you every time I see the palms of my hands.” But did you know His name, the Hebrew word Yeshua, is literally on your hand in the creases and lines?

As a prophetic act, when you raise your hands in worship, you are lifting up the name of Jesus. I don’t know about you, but I want to keep King Jesus high and lifted up in my life. If prophetically lifting my hands in praise and worship alerts the heavens to this desire, I am all in!

If it seems ridiculous, then it seems ridiculous. In all fairness, you ask God to do ridiculous things for you all the time. You must get to the point where you care less about what other people think and care more about lifting God Almighty’s name high. Are you ready to surrender today?