At the Mount of Olives….”Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed…” Luke 22:39 These olive trees in the background have been there for 2000 years, since the time of Jesus.This was His prayer place.

At the Mount of Olives….”Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed…” Luke 22:39

These olive trees in the background have been there for 2000 years, since the time of Jesus.This was His prayer place.

When Joseph started working for Pharaoh as the second in command of all of Egypt, he changed Joseph’s name to Zaphenath-Paneah (God Speaks and He lives). God spoke the interpretation of the dream through Joseph to Pharaoh, and His voice created a huge open door for him.  What is God speaking through you and what are you saying about it?  If you continually emphasize what is going on around you instead of His promises, you are focusing on the circumstances instead of the power that can change them. You aren’t denying the situation exists, but you are not allowing them to dominate you. They may be threatening like a Goliath three times bigger than you are, but remember the courage David had in spite of what he saw, to say “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, who comes against the armies of the Living God?”

I was honored to be part of the Christians United for Israel tour last week in Israel with 30 other ministers. It was glorious to hear how Israel would fight battles in the Golan Heights against the Syrians, when the Israelis were down to seven tanks and the Syrians had 200 tanks coming against them. The courage and cunning the Israelis fought with ended up them winning the battle against impossible odds. They let God speak through them. As you allow Him to use you like that, a new courage and confidence will flow through you as well. Just keep giving God the credit and He will fight your battles for you.

Join us for the first Arise conference of the year at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Bayview Feb 1-3.  Register online at Ariseconferences.com