January 9, 2019
Portals are Opening: A Now Word for 2019!
By Kim & Derrick D’souza
By Kim & Derrick D’souza
A Blessed New Year to all the members of the Pursue Him family. Even as you read this, we want you to know the good news: Heaven’s portals are waiting to open over your life! The dictionary defines portal as an opening, door or gate. These are paths or channels of unhindered access from the third heaven to earth that see flow of supernatural provisions, revelations etc to man. You see, our God is ever so willing to pour out heaven’s “much more” into our lives.
In fact, God ripped off the heaven, when His Son Jesus died on the cross and as a result gave us full access into every spiritual blessing in Christ. For through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father (Ephesians 2:18). Also, “In whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.” (Ephesians 3:12)
He placed us far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come (Ephesians 1:21).
And God is able to do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine think in our wildest of dreams (Ephesians 3:20)…
but don’t miss reading the second part of this verse — it is according to the power that is at work within us.
That means you and I are a portal to God’s abundance and supernatural in this world. And here is what the problem is. God is always ready to work in lives in and around us, but we are not! We are too rigid, fixed and comfortable to allow God’s supernatural power to break in and through us.
But if we want to see ‘portals’ opening over our lives, remember:
Portals will open in our brokenness
Portals will not open just by someone laying hands on us.
Portals will not open by we just hearing a prophecy over our life.
Portals will not open because we have been a Christian for 10 years.
Portals will not open because we hold the title of an Apostle or Pastor.
…But portals are going to open in our brokenness and weakness.
That is when you and I say “Yes”, to the voice of the Holy Spirit and are willing to be led rather than lead.
We love the Passion Translation for 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. It reads this way:
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to relieve me of this. But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness”
So, I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. So I’m not defeated by my weakness, but delighted! For when I feel my weakness and endure mistreatment—when I’m surrounded with troubles on every side and face persecution because of my love for Christ—I am made yet stronger. For my weakness becomes a portal to God’s power.”
Our brokenness is a portal to God’s power
Think about it- This is so powerful! Our brokenness is a portal to God’s power. This is not brokenness as the world relates to, but brokenness of our flesh. When we say: Lord, here I am, use me, where you go, I go. What you say, I say and what you want me to do, I do. When we say like Paul said – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20). That’s when God shows Himself strong. That’s when the whole heaven backs you up with all it has.
Let us pray even as we step into this New Year, may Jesus be glorified though our lives! May our weakness become a portal to His power. May we pursue to do His will like never before, and we will experience what other men and women in the Bible experienced!
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