I was worshiping God for His awesome greatness when suddenly I had a vision – like a cross section of the layers of the
heavenlies down to the earth. Then I saw someone worshiping God, lost in the heavenly glory, when suddenly the enemy
caught his attention with a negative thought. He looked away from the Lord and stopped worshiping, now looking at darkness.  
Fear gripped him and immediately he became a prey of the enemy.    He was falling from brilliant light and joy into utter
darkness, discouragement and despair.

The Scripture came to me:

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye
be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that
darkness!
”  Matt. 6:22

As we look into the light, we are filled with light and glory and we will have fellowship in the light, but as soon as we turn our eyes
to darkness, it will invade us and drag us down and cause us to fall into despair.   What we behold will bring transformation for
good or bad.  The choice is ours.

Let nothing displace the image of Christ in your vision!

"
I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Therefore did my
heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope
". Acts 2: 25-26

We get moved when we lose focus on the Lord and on His Word. Where our eyes go, our mind follows and our emotions get
caught up into.  What you behold will transform you.  Look at the positive consequences of focusing on the Lord:

•                       I shall not be moved (nothing will upset me)
•                       My heart shall rejoice (I shall have inner joy, which is my strength)
•                       My tongue shall be glad (I shall testify on His goodness and grace)
•                       My flesh shall rest in hope (I will have peace and hope for my future) Glory to God!

TAKING NO THOUGHT…

When I read Matthew 6, I noticed that the previous passage (from v. 19) is all about money and laying up your treasure in
heaven, not on the earth.  Then follows all the admonitions about ”take no thought” (6 times) about the necessities of this life,
for our Father will take care of our every need when we first seek the Kingdom of God (Matt.6: 33).

"
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” - Matt. 6:33

It talks about prioritizing His interests above mine!   This is the key to full provision.  Test yourself and see whether your first
priority is truly set on the Kingdom of God.  His promise holds true for those who obey His Word!  It is simple!  Get wisdom, and
get understanding about this key!  It will open up a whole new dimension for you!  GRIP this Word, MEDITATE on it, BELIEVE
IT, OBEY it, APPLY it to everything you do, DECLARE it, POUR your finances into it!  

Again, thoughts determine our state of being and also determine our level of faith!  The question is:

"WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS and WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT?"

I realized that many people are falling prey to the strategies of the enemy through fear of lack.  The pattern is always the same.  
If you do not watch over your thoughts, taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ, your sight will be filled with
darkness instead of light.  Fear opens the door for all the other evil spirits and they come in like a destroying army with doubt,
unbelief and bitterness following. Next in the row is the spirit of jealousy with comparison, envy, blame-shifting, criticism, judging,
anger, strife and loneliness and then comes hopelessness and despair.  Thoughts affect emotions, then attitudes, then
behavior, and then it will have an effect on your physical body. This applies to every area of our lives.

GET A PARADIGM SHIFT and LIVE THE VICTORIOUS LIFE!

Let’s choose LIFE and discipline our thoughts accordingly!

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
” – II
Cor. 10:3-6

Beloved, if you find yourself in any negative state of mind, identify the thoughts of the enemy and break down those
strongholds in your mind with the mighty weapons that the Lord has given us:  the truth of His Word, the power of His Name and
His blood -  in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse your mind and conscience from all the dead works with
the precious blood of the Lamb (Heb.9: 14) and overcome the enemy with your testimony of His resurrection life (Rev.12: 11).

Read Matthew 6:19-33 and let the truth set you free.  Then submit yourself to God and His Word, resist the enemy and he will
flee from you (James 4:7).

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through
Christ Jesus.
” - Phil. 4:6

“COME AWAY MY BELOVED, COME AWAY”

The Lord’s call is still the same, “Come away, My beloved, come away!”  He is calling us into the glory of His Presence, into
safety under His wings! He wants our gaze and when we behold Him in worship, He will transform us into His image, from glory to
glory through the Spirit (II Cor. 3:18).

As we stay our minds on Him, we will walk in perfect peace (Is.26: 3) and as we believe, putting our trust in Him, the Lord shall
still every storm and bring us into His abundant life!

CELEBRATING THE LIGHT

The Feast of Lights (Hanukkah) has started and now is the time to celebrate the miracle that we have in Christ, who is our
Light.   Let His light penetrate every are of darkness in our lives and bring us into the glory of His Presence!


"Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of the earth shall grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace!"

Blessings
Elsabe
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