In this message Joel Osteen speaks about the forces of darkness that we face here on earth and yesterday I was watching Marilyn Hickey and she spoke about blessings and covering and reading Joel’s message today made me connect the two. To receive all that God wants to give us, we must focus on Him and to do that we must remain under His covering. For God to be a blessing to us, we must be a blessing to God. We must bless Him, our friends, family, loved ones, our enemies, those who curse us and hate us – yes, we must bless those who curse us! It is through blessing that we receive covering and trust me, you want to remain covered!
She spoke about being weary in your mind and says that God wants to refresh us and renew us. She said that God uses blessing as our covering and the covering is the blessing. It is important to speak verbal blessings over our loved ones to cover them. Emotional stability comes through verbal blessing. God wants big things for us, He wants to cover us. But satan wants to uncover us and keep us in darkness because he wants to destroy us. I believe that satan thinks if he can cut down God’s people, then he can cut down God. It’s just too bad that in his lust and desire to destroy us, he’s forgotten he’s already been defeated. That makes the score God – Eternity / satan – zip, nada, zero, zilch, NOTHING!
I jotted down some of the scriptures Marilyn used in her message and tried to summarize what I got out of it. I also put Joel Osteen’s message below in blue. I’m sorry if this post is a bit winded – but the messages are just so good! – love to you all and may God richly bless you so that your storehouses overflow so that you may be a blessing to others, and so on and so on…
Love in Christ
Ezekiel 28:14-16 – satan was to bless God. He was meant to be a covering for God but he became prideful so he broke the covering and was cast out. he was to speak blessings over God and because he lost his position he was cast out of heaven and into darkness which is where he wants us!
Revelation 12:10 – now that he has become uncovered, he wants to uncover us, he is the accuser and he will tempt us and when we get caught he then says it is our fault not his. once he uncovers us, sin can enter so we must remain covered by the blood because it doesn’t only cover us, it takes away our sin.
Revelation 3:18 – speaks that Jesus wants us to be covered.
Isaiah 61:10 – just like He clothed Adam and Eve, God covers us.
Revelation 19 – they are shouting praises. when we speak well of people, we are blessing and covering them.
As It Is in Heaven
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria
God longs to give you a glimpse of heaven while you are here on earth. He wants to show you His wonderful plan and bring it to pass in your life. Have you ever thought about how God’s will is accomplished in heaven? In heaven, God’s will is automatic. There are no opposing forces of darkness or anything that would come against His will. On earth, His will is activated in our lives when we first make Jesus our Lord and Savior; and then we must choose to come into agreement with His will on a daily basis through our thoughts, our words and our actions. On earth, we have to stand against the forces of darkness. We have to refuse those negative, self-defeating thoughts. As you open your heart to the Word of God and invite His will to be done in your life, it says in Ephesians 6 that you will be empowered by your union with Him. As you declare what God says about you, you will overcome all opposition, and you will see God’s will in your life as it is in heaven!
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You today and invite Your will to be done in my life. I submit every area of my heart to You. Let everything I say and do bring glory to You. In Jesus Name. Amen.