NOW Jericho! (Another prophetic Word)

Jericho_wall_diagram4Joshua 6, Amplified Bible. Now is the time, now is the season!  The high walls that have kept you out in the past, that impenetrable fortress, sealed up tight — where you couldn’t get in, and absolutely no blessings were coming out — God assures you that they are coming down!  God says, “SEE – I have given Jericho, its king and mighty men of valor, into your hands!”  God is giving you GOOD things, the very best, those MIGHTY things you have sought, both personally and for the sake of the Kingdom!  But you must be obedient unto death, doing whatever He tells you to do, even if it doesn’t make sense.

Whether you realize it or not, you have been marching to God’s orders.  It’s been His will this whole time that you marched round and round and round Jericho (your city He has ordained for you!).   He said, “…6-days shall you do this!”  You have marched around, waging war, railing against the “wall” that has kept you out, pounding your fist on the judge’s stand, contending, praying mightily, 6-days you have done this.  For 6-days you have knocked and knocked, seemingly with no answer!  6-days you have tried to go around this city, in the flesh, waging war in your flesh.   It has NOT all been for naught!

BUT GOD….His will be done!   The 7th time around the city, on the 7th day, when the time is right (NOW) 7-priests shall bear 7-trumpets, sounding “Oh, when the saints come marching in!!” God will accomplish more in one day than you have in all the many times that you have gone around and around and around in your 6-day march!  7-speaks to Divine Perfection, Completion, “it is finished!”  7- is the perfect will of the Lord, and on the 7th day, in His perfect timing, NOW JERICHO …. all men will go over the wall right STRAIGHT in front of him!  That means you must be in position and you are!  God has supernaturally positioned you, for His Glory!  Think of musical chairs, and when that last note of the song sounds, you must find a seat.  God wants to seat you in places of authority, so He has positioned you where He wants you to be!

God told Joshua to circle the town and blow trumpets and shout loudly.  In the natural this couldn’t possibly tear down walls.  However, the walls that keep us out are supernatural, spiritual barriers, with Angels posted as sentries holding flaming swords.  This doesn’t seem possible in the natural, but with God all things are possible!    Joshua was obedient, and God MOVED on behalf of His children!

He is speaking to you today, to tell you that the obedience that you have exhibited and manifested to give Him glory, this obedience is what is bringing the walls down!  Without God they wouldn’t budge.  But because you have been obedient, the Lord is tearing the walls down FOR you – and you will be WELL rewarded for all your hard work and contending!  This is His mandate, and He will personally go before you and tear down the walls that have kept you out.

Look for it to happen NOW, JERICHO!!

Amen.

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The Blessing, The Spreadsheet and those First Few Contacts

Have you told anyone yet?  Have you divulged your secrets?  Have you taken the plunge and told anyone that you are working on your witty inventions, brilliant ideas, secret sauce?

whisperI did!  I told my brother.  He was so blessed and encouraged.  That is yet another unforeseen component of this inventions project.  I never thought about blessing other people and encouraging them just by bringing them up to date!  You should try it!  Tell someone what you are doing and lean back and enjoy the response!

That is….IF they are an inventor at heart.  My Mother just kind of looked at me funny.

I was catching up with my brother via email, and decided to give him both my Facebook and my Blog address.  He was really excited, and it got him stirred up too!  Come to find out, he’s got some inventions already in his head, some that he has written down, but some not.  He backed up our plan to write it all down (and mail it to ourselves) with Habakkuk 2:2 in the King James Bible  ‘And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.’

“To be quite frank,” he continued, “it [the blog] was very enlightening. I liked it! Yes, I mentioned earlier that I didn’t have any inventions I was working on presently. But as I continued to read, I realized I was working on a number of inventions already…actually have been over the years. Mostly Green related. I’ve written business proposals on most of them and already done the market research and such. So, to say I was intrigued, would be an understatement. Liked your notes on writing it all down and mailing it to yourself. Good idea!  So I write down most (not all :/ ) of the witty ideas and inventions God shows me. But have never mailed them to myself. I need to start. Thanks. I did save your notes, because they are a confirmation and an answer to prayer. Really. Thanks for your faithfulness in writing those notes. What a blessing.”

So, that’s the good news, we’re blessing people without even realizing it!  That ought to give you warm and fuzzies!

The not-so-good news is that I am still in the spreadsheet process.  I have contacted three manufacturer/distributors, and only gotten through to the receptionist so far with one.  I was able to both leave a voicemail and send an email to the Vice-President of one company, my first call (!) so that was exciting.  Two other companies I have only sent an inquiry email, and another one I had to leave a voicemail with the (operator).  Sigh.

I knew a man who had invented some software ideas to plug into laptops and notepads.  It was a great idea, a wonderful marketing tool for marketers.  He got derailed trying to get his computers (laptops and notepads) from China.  It takes a long time to get stuff ordered and shipped, and costs LOTS of money.

That is why we are opting for licensing and our intent is to leave the manufacturing process to those who have the time and money to do it.  However… I am contemplating hanging onto one of my products and even if I outsource the production of it, it would be a tremendous way to travel the country (dare I say the WORLD!) and market it at shows and conventions.  I MIGHT, but I am not sure.  The reason this is even pertinent is because it seems that most of the items in this line of accessories that I am trying to invent are made in China.  The bulk of my “manufacturers” are truly importers and distributors…marketers.  So, I will truly be selling an IDEA, not the actual product or the manufacturing of it, but rather the re-sale of it.

However, I’m moving forward!  I am pursuing the dream!  I am pursuing witty inventions.  I know that With God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!  All it takes is one blessing from the Lord, which will maketh one (THIS ONE!) truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it!  I am sooooooo ready for that blessing, that the Lord will CAUSE the blessing to come upon me and my household.   Lord bless the work of my hands!

So, what would you have done differently?  Please take the poll and let me know!

 

Witty Inventions Step 1. (Again) or “Will the REAL Step 2 please stand up?”

envelopesI heard a Pastor preach one time that John 1:1 is actually Genesis 1:0.  I’ll let you connect the dots.

In my last post, the first in this series, I stated that STEP 1 is to CONFESS you have an idea…which is sort of true, but when it comes to witty inventions, the first step is the first step.  So, at the risk of being rude, here is Step 1 — again.  The REAL Step 1.

In the beginning, was the IDEA.  The IDEA was without form and darkness covered the IDEA.   The Spirit of God was brooding over the IDEA.   God said, “LET THERE BE AN IDEA!”  And the IDEA was.  And God saw that the IDEA was good.  And God called the IDEA, “(Name of Idea)”.

So, that’s how the witty inventions truly start, with the idea from God.  I heard one time that God IS all the ideas, and that every single idea MAN has ever had came from Him.  This stands to reason, because the Bible says that in Him we live and move and have our being.

Although I had a little fun with the scripture above, in reality, God spoke the idea into creation, just like light.  He is the only One who can create something from NOTHING.  So, all ideas emanate from God.  At least for OUR purposes!  We’re giving God ALL the Glory!  Amen?

Amen.

Now, on to the REAL Step 2 —  MOVING on your idea.  If you are here, with a piece of paper and a writing instrument in your hand (or your laptop open to a word processor!) you are.

That was simple.

Step 3…Ok, back to Step 2.  I was just teasing you.

Moving on your idea is actually THAT.  Take your idea seriously.  Stop procrastinating.  Get moving on turning that idea into reality.  Start looking around.    Look at all the crazy stuff “As Seen On TV”!  Somebody had to think all that stuff up.  Darryl and I were shocked at Walmart to discover an entire aisle of things “As Seen On TV”, right by the cash register!

You may actually GET ideas once you start looking around.  You’ve heard the term, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  Don’t forget, God fills our every NEED out of HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus!  So, start inventing!    Have a need for something?  Let Him fill it – with a brand new way of doing it.

See if your idea is useful, saleable, marketable.  Does it solve a problem?  If it is of the Lord, it probably solves someone’s problem!  What if their problem is merely as simple as a new way to comb their hair, or a unique system for hanging up clothes?  A new piece of luggage?   It doesn’t have to be earth-shattering, but what if it is?  I have heard of an electrician who was given the idea and plans for a piece of ophthalmologic (say THAT three times fast!) equipment.  He funded a major ministry with the proceeds of the sale of the idea.

What if people need and desire change, such as losing weight, or more time with their children?  How many different ways can you think of to help them?  There are as many different ways as there are people, and your ideas will solve a problem for them.

How about those things that the Lord is using to give the desires of the heart?  I can think of LOTS of ways that could happen.

We don’t have to stick with just “useful”.  I mean, look at the “Pet Rock” of the 1970’s.  Or the “Chia Pet”.   Or a great piece of jewelry?  It could be anything.

My inventor friend, who has a patent by the way, started out by inventing a game in the 1970’s.  She became a nurse, and invented several health-care related items.  She invented “The Busy Blanket”, a blanket for Altzheimer patients to keep their hands busy.  It has all kinds of buttons and yarn and zippers on it to keep their hands occupied.  She also invented “The Saddle Seat” for wheelchair bound patients.  This is a foam block shaped similarly to a western saddle to help patients sit upright and stop them from sliding out of the wheelchair.

Her most recent invention is the patented procedure and a special tool she developed for relief from a kind of facial pain called TMJ.  You can find the page for the company she sold (yes, you read that right!) on Facebook at “TMJ Pain Solutions”.  Not plugging her, just her abilities!!  She isn’t involved in this process.  But I know I can trust her advice, on this and on spiritual issues.

Anyway, we’ll go on to that in another blog.  This one is merely to tell you to do one thing:

WRITE DOWN YOUR INVENTIONS and IDEAS and MAIL THEM TO YOURSELF.

I believe you should pray over them, as I did mine.  Print out and put the pages with your ideas from the Lord into some envelopes.  Seal the envelopes with the blood of Jesus.  Mail yourself a copy and most importantly — make a copy before you seal the envelope!!  From experience I know you won’t remember them all.

And for heaven’s sake, DON’T open the envelope when it comes in the mail~!!!

Recap:

Step 1:  Confess your Favor

Step 2:  Write down the inventions and mail them to yourself

Prophetic Word – Cleaning Up and Clearing Out

Chametz-CandleProphetic Word, 8/12/13

Exodus 12:11 – 12 – “And you shall eat it thus: (as fully prepared for a journey) your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment (proving their helplessness). I am the Lord.”
Gird yourselves with My Word, says the Lord. Belt up with Truth, put the Gospel of Peace on your feet, and hold up the Staff of the Word in your hand, thrust forward as the Sword of Truth, My Spirit. You shall eat in haste those things that I have prepared for you. Good things, and not bad. Acceleration, sayeth the Lord, Acceleration is upon you, imminent. You shall surely eat in haste the good things of the Lord. It is the Lord’s Passover.
For today I am passing through Egypt and smiting all the ungodly gods and things that have held you both captive and distracted from my Truths and My ways…those things are to be smited by the smiter. I am executing judgment against those things. For I am the Lord.
You have spent far too long in the wilderness, my child. Take up your bed and walk. You have gone around this mountain long enough. Taste and see that the Lord is good. I have found you right where I left off, right where I left you. You have not been lost nor forgotten. You have merely been in the wilderness.
Have you not found me this day? Have you not gotten closer to me, drawn close to me according to my word? Yes, you have. And it is all part of my plan.
My plans are for good and not evil, for love and not hate, for peace and not war, not division, not strife. I have come that many should be saved. Yet, they turn away. They are distracted.
I don’t want you to be distracted any more, child. Let me save you from yourself. Let me rescue you and redeem you, as only the Redeemer can. Let me place my sandal upon your foot and clothe you in the finest linens. You are mine.
And We shall journey on together, forever. Husband and wife, you are my bride, as we make our way together. My hand is upon you, my heart is for you. We shall never be apart.