I received this in my email today and it touched my heart, so I am passing it along in its entirety…
“Pursue and Overtake the Enemy!”
by John Belt, Cincinnati, OH
I woke up in the wee early hours of the morning hearing the words “Pursue and overtake.” After meditating on these words for a while I realized that this was an actual quote from the Scriptures.
1 Samuel 30:7-8, “Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
God is speaking to His people in this time to “purse and overtake” the enemy. The power God has given us is far superior and gives us the ability to overtake the enemy of our souls. The Lord is calling His people to be aggressive and intentional, not taking any flak from the enemy, to go in and take back what is rightfully theirs. God is the just Judge who rules in our favor! It is high time to awake, rise up and take back all.
This is as well a time where the prophetic word by Bob Jones about “Gulliver’s Awakening” is re-emerging and coming to pass. The Body of Christ is awakening out of slumber, casting off all restraints, weights and sins that entangle so as to run the race that is set before by the Lord.
Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.”
In Bob’s word Gulliver was held down by “little people of little input” representing those who think more of themselves than they should, caught up in religiosity with mouths that need silenced. It is time for the Body of Christ to ROAR like the Lion of Judah, shaking off all the hindrances as to move into the life, presence and fresh anointing of God’s Spirit.
God Heals Imperfections
This is also a time of the curse being reversed for those who walk in the ways of God’s blessing. In a dream I saw someone “pointing the finger” at another – pointing out “imperfections and blemishes” in another person’s life (it was literally on the person’s face). Then suddenly, I saw the Lord heal that person with the blemish, then the person pointing the finger received the blemish on their face very much like a curse. This reminded me of the verse where the Lord says to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.”
Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Those with angry, bitter and critical hearts will be judged if they don’t repent from this pride (Hebrews 12:4-5). We are what we are by the grace of God. If there is anything good in us it is only because of the Lord’s good work. God is patient with us but there is a time clock that runs out if we don’t humble ourselves. We should be quick to repent realizing that those who have been forgiven much, love much.
Luke 7:47, “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
The reality is that we have ALL been forgiven much, which is the point that Jesus is making in this verse. The issue is with our revelation and understanding that we actually have been forgiven MUCH, every one of us. It is in this place of light that we have the grace to forgive others, even seventy times seven.
The Wave of God’s Glory
Recently I saw a huge wave of God’s glory coming. With it, because it was so great and powerful, I said to someone, “You cannot body surf this wave!” This was an amazing picture of the awesome wave of God’s glory that is coming. People will not be able to ride this wave “in the flesh” because they will get seriously hurt. We have to ride this coming wave of glory in the Spirit and by the Spirit. We don’t have to be perfect, but dependent on the Lord, filled with His love and yielded to the Holy Spirit.
Overflow Global Ministries is the ministry of John and Brandi Belt. The heart of their message is that God’s greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest – being accompanied with demonstrations of God’s power to heal, revive, and restore.
John Belt’s Itinerary:
September 9, 2016 (7pm)
Presence Night | Cincinnati, OH
with John & Brandi Belt
Hilton Garden Inn
5300 Cornell Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
September 24-25, 2016
Refreshing in His Presence Weekend | Detroit, MI
Mike Andre & John Belt
More Information Coming Soon
October 6-8, 2016
Women on the Frontlines Cincinnati
Speakers: Patricia King, Barbara Yoder, John and Brandi Belt
Hilton Garden Inn
5300 Cornell Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
For more info click here
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