On Wednesday, I was praying and I was given a vision of a scene from the movie, the Neverending Story (1984). There is a part in the movie where the Princess has a golden piece of sand in her hand and the main character Bastian is standing before her asking her what this is. The Princess relates to Bastian that this one grain of sand is all that remains of her vast empire. There was another character in the movie, the Nothing, which is the antagonist in this movie. The Nothing was destroying the Princess’ empire that were created by her dreams and wishes. What fueled the Nothing’s power of destruction was apathy, cynicism, and the denial of childish dreams”. In the movie, the Nothing is depicted as a tremendous, chaotic storm, covering the sky with dark clouds, winds, earthquakes and lightning; or a destructive presence that tears everything and leaves a dark void on its wake. There is much parallelism in this movie in regards to living by faith, if one was to take a moment to ponder upon it.
✨Speak forth by faith the Kingdom of Heaven which is within you.✨
He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and of all the seeds [planted in the region] it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air find shelter in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32
✨The seed of faith can accomplish amazing miraculous things. ✨
He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
✨Be imitators of God and speak into creation/existence.✨
In the beginning God ( Elohim ) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4
✨Elohim is a plural form of the word God. We were with Him before the foundation of the world. ✨
Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. Ephesians 1:3-6
✨We are made in His likeness and image, we do as we see the Father doing, and we say what the Father says.✨
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:34-38
✨You have more power and authority then you know, tend and keep what you want to see before you. ✨
So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28
The Lord is saying ……. use your God like and given faith and imagination and create. I have given you the gift of vision, imagination, and creativity. In the Beginning, I had within Myself a vision of what I wanted to see, when the earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. I spoke what I envisioned and the Heavens and the Earth was created and planted. You have been made in My likeness and image. I have made you a tender and a keeper. Call forth those things that be not as though they were. I call forth your Godly imagination to be stirred up, and SPEAK…….