Posted on 02. Oct, 2016 by Krista Abbott.
October Prophetic Word: The Year 5777 & the 7 R’s of October
October is a very prophetically significant month. October becomes Roc-tober this year as we transition into a new year on God’s calendar and things begin to shift and change in the heavenly atmospheres.
The Days of Awe begin on October 2 and run for 10 days through sundown on October 12, including the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Personally, for the past five or six years, I have routinely practiced honoring of these days, and I have observed significant shifts happen in my life because of honoring this season.
This year, I am in Phoenix AZ, with the InLight Connection team for the Rosh Hashanah Glory Awakening conference with David Herzog, Doug Addison, and Joshua Mills.
I am so excited and can already feel the elevation in the Spiritual Realm
Several of the team, came in early, so we could have some work time before the conference. Since we arrived, there has been an open heaven over our team villa. In the midst of our working, a heavy presence of the Lord has invaded our workspace and he has been pouring out phenomenal revelation on the team, so much so that it has oftentimes rendered us incapable of working due to the heaviness of God’s presence with us.
This is because the veil between Heaven and Earth is very thin during this time of the year. New plans are being established, people are being shifted and moved around, and Heaven is active with a flurry of plans for the new year.
Due to the fact that Rosh Hashanah falls in the month of October this year, that makes October a very significant month and very critical in determining the course or direction of your life for the coming year.
These are days for heavy introspection and cleansing … to prepare you heart to receive the promotions and blessings God is releasing for the new year, 5777.
The Year 5777
We are entering into the year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar. With God all dates, are symbolic and typically carry some prophetic representation of what God is going to do for that year. If we look at the biblical meaning of these numbers, we find this:
5 = Grace
7 = Completion
So, God is giving us Grace for completion … completion … completion this year.
Completion of dreams, completion of goals, completion of unresolved problems in your life. Many will have completion and fulfillment of prophetic words that have been spoken over their life that have not yet come to fruition. This is the time that those things are going to come about in your life, and for you to see your dreams come true and your promises fulfilled.
In order to prepare for the completion of the things pending in your life, the Lord spoke to me 7 things we need to do in the month of October to prepare for what is to come this year. These are the 7 “R’s” of October. So we can call it “Rock-tober” or R-October. :-)
The 7 “R’s” of October
In October, the Spirit of God is telling me that because of this pivotal and transformational season we are in, that we need to prepare our spirits for the release of new things.
The 7 “R’s of October are given to us in order to help with gathering us into position for divine appointments and divine alliances this month.
Spend some time in introspection, and reflection on your personal life, and heart. God wants you to remember that He loves you and remember His faithfulness to you in past seasons. He wants you to know that His faithfulness is stable and remains steadfast with you through this new season of your life and brings with it a new level of abundance and prosperity.
“For he loves us with unfailing love; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 117:2 NLT
“Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.” Deuteronomy 8:18 NLT
Take time to repent … forgive yourself, forgive others, ask others to forgive you. Search your heart and make sure that there are no outstanding things between you and God or between you and the blessings He wants to release into your life this year. Repentance is key to keeping the windows of heaven open over your life. Close all the doors and access points to things that are not holy in your life.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NLT
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23 NLT
Rest in Him and know that everything is already taken care of. The season of striving is over, and it is time to enter the rest of God. Continue to work and be diligent toward the things He has called you to do and release the things that steal your time and your energy. Release those things that are pulling you away from God’s divine purpose in your life.
“God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn’t share the faith of those who listened to God.
For only we who believe can enter his rest. As for the others, God said, “In my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest,’” even though this rest has been ready since he made the world. We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: “On the seventh day God rested from all his work.” But in the other passage God said, “They will never enter my place of rest.” So God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God.
So God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted: “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.” Now if Joshua had succeeded in giving them this rest, God would not have spoken about another day of rest still to come. So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall.” Hebrews 4:1-8 NLT
Heaven is at attention and “on ready” for what God is getting ready to release. There are promises and prophetic words that have been stored up in Heaven. There are treasures and generational blessings that have been held up, and now they are getting ready to be released. Are you ready to receive all that Heaven is bringing you this year? Get ready.
“Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn.But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready.” Luke 12:35-38 NLT
There is a release of God’s glory being issued from Heaven. This year we will see the beginnings of a new wave revival break out that will bring in a great harvest for the Kingdom of God. This revival will be like none other we have ever experienced, and God is preparing us now to be a “new wine skin” for the release of His Spirit that is coming. The harvest that comes from this revival will show forth the glory of the Lord in the Earth.
“For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.” Habakkuk 2:14 NLT
Revival fires are burning in the Heavens. This is a carry over from the September prophetic word, and will continue in coming months as well. Revival is beginning to burn in the hearts of people, and pockets of revival are breaking out across the globe. The coming revival will spread like little wildfires … and the wildfires will eventually reach each other creating a bonfire of Revival in the Spirit.
‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ Acts 2:17-21 NLT
This year will be a season of reaping. We are entering into a time of reaping of the seeds you have sown in the past. Your “seeds” will spring forth more quickly in this season than in past seasons, and harvests from years and even generations past, shall spring forth and you will enjoy the harvests.
This is also a year that we will see the harvests of souls begin to come into the kingdom of God. The 7 in 5777 when turned at a certain angle looks like a sickle, which is the tool used for harvesting grain. This is a year in which we will begin to bring in a great harvest of souls for the kingdom of God.
“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:7-9 NLT
And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped. Revelation 14:15-16 NLT
Blessing for New Year
I just want to speak a prophetic blessing over your life for this year and activate this word for you. So open your heart to receive it now …
Father in the name of Jesus, I declare all of the blessings for 5777 over the lives of every person reading this prophetic word and declaration. I release the fire of God and the 7 “R’s” of October into their life and activate them to remember, repent, and rest. I release the Holy Spirit and the angelic hosts of Heaven to bring them to a place of readiness so that revival can be released into their lives. I pray for a personal revival in their life that will burn in their hearts for reaping a great harvest in the natural and the supernatural in Jesus name. I call forth the generational blessings that have been held up and ask that they be released in the heavens in order to manifest on Earth. I ask that you would give wisdom and guidance to each and every one of them as they pursue the destiny that You have for their life in Jesus name!
September 2016 Prophetic Word: Revival Fires Are Burning in the Heavens and the Glory Train Is on the Move
Posted on 28. Aug, 2016 by Krista Abbott.
Revival Fires Are Burning in the Heavens and the Glory Train Is on the Move
Throughout the month of August, the Lord has been speaking to me and giving me prophetic signs for what is coming from Heaven to Earth, in short … the prophetic word for September 2016 is–revival fires are burning in the Heavens and the glory train is on the move.
We are in a season of great transition on planet Earth, such that we have never seen before. Angelic activity has increased significantly and the Lord is getting ready to unleash a movement of His glory like we have never seen before.
Heaven is active with plans and decrees for a new move of God’s glory on our planet that will facilitate a harvest of souls far beyond anything we have ever imagined in the past.
My prayer in this season has become … As it is in Heaven, shall it be on Earth. I am ready to see this move of God manifest and shift things into alignment with Heaven and bring the love of God to people who are searching desperately for answers that only God can bring.
On the Gregorian Calendar, September is the ninth month of the year. Just as a woman gives birth and delivers her baby in the 9th month, so shall God birth something new in the Earth in this 9th month of the year. We are transitioning from the 8th month of August (new beginnings) into the 9th month of September (birthing). God is birthing something new in the Earth and we get to be a part of this amazing transitional period.
There are three specific things the Lord revealed to me, through prophetic encounters, during the month of August that He is doing, and these three things, when we look at them together all point toward a season of revival, manifested glory, abundance, blessings, acceleration, and new things.
First Prophetic Sign
In the first week of August, I was on a ministry trip with Joan Hunter, who serves as my apostolic covering for ministry. We were driving back into Houston, late one night and as we were driving I saw an amazing prophetic sign on the side of the road.
I saw a big ball of fire in the sky. It looked like a large Olympic torch extending 20-30 feet in the middle of the air with a big ball of fire on top of it. In the natural it was a controlled burn of excess oil (or gas) off of a drilling well in the field. Apparently this is a common practice in Texas, but not something I have ever seen before (since I am a native Floridian). It was the most captivating thing I had ever seen, I couldn’t stop looking at it.
And the Spirit of the Lord quickened me that this was a natural sign with a supernatural message.
Immediately after we passed the large flame of fire suspended in mid-air, we encountered a train, also a very common thing in Texas (lots of trains here). The train track was running parallel with the freeway we were driving on, but the positioning of the train and the position of the vehicle we were traveling in, caused it to appear as if the train was headed right for us and was going to overtake us.
Instantly, the Lord spoke to my heart that the fire and the train were both prophetic messages He wanted to speak to me more about. I heard the spirit of God say these words:
“Revival Fires are burning in the Heavens, and the Glory Train is on the move. My people need to get on board or get run over.”
Second Prophetic Sign
During the second week of August, I had a dream. In this dream, I saw a whole city filled with houses that were in need of repair. Some of the houses were damaged and unstable to the point that they needed to be completely demolished and re-built from the ground up. Others were damaged on the interior but still had a stable foundation and solid structure; these houses were in the process of being gutted, stripped from the inside and completely renovated.
When I awaked from the dream, I prayed about it and shared it with my prophetic mentor, Doug Addison, who helped me understand the depth of the dream. Basically, the houses represent churches, individuals, ministries, and families that have become accustomed to an old way of ministry that is no longer relevant or working for today.
Many of these older ways of ministry have caused damage to people, families, and homes, as well as to the church structure itself and must be completely replaced with a new approach to doing ministry.
After further prayer, and listening to the Spirit of the Lord about this dream, He spoke to me saying:
“The old way of doing things within my church must be removed to make room for and prepare my people for the new things I am bringing. The old can not contain the new. Legalism and judgment must be replaced with unconditional love and acceptance. I will tear down the old and I will rebuild it afresh and anew”
This is not something to be fearful about or to judge as a negative thing that God is saying. This is not judgment against the church, but this is grace and preparation for what is coming. It is the old wineskin and new wineskin concept.
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22 NIV
God is actually showing us grace by tearing down the old structure and rebuilding it BEFORE He pours out the new wine of revival on His church. So rejoice about this, it is an exciting time of renovation, for your life, your church, your ministry … every area. And it will open the door and pave the way for a multitude of blessings!
God will always confirm His word to us through the Bible. So, I searched further, and discovered some verses in the Book of Amos, where God is talking about the restoration of Israel. It says,
“But also on that Judgment Day I will restore David’s house that has fallen to pieces. I’ll repair the holes in the roof, replace the broken windows, fix it up like new. David’s people will be strong again and seize what’s left of enemy Edom, plus everyone else under my sovereign judgment.” God’s Decree. He will do this.” Amos 9:11-12 MSG
David was the king of Israel, and is the generational line of Jesus, so when God talks about David’s House, he is talking about His Kingdom … the Kingdom of Christ, His people, the church.
So, this scripture confirms what I saw in my dream as something that God is doing in the Earth now, he is rebuilding His house, His people, His church, and making them strong again.
Amazingly, the prophet Amos saw this time and season thousands of years ago.
Third Prophetic Sign
Around the end of the second week and into the beginning of the third week of August, I began to sense rapid movement in the spirit. It felt as if things were moving at an accelerated pace and that there was a lot of hurried, yet organized activity in the Heavens.
This same feeling was transitioning from the supernatural into the natural. As myself and several people I work with in ministry were feeling an increase in urgency and activity.
We were feeling rushed, but not in an uncomfortable or stressful way, just that the pace had increased and we needed to move quickly to keep up.
This was the acceleration in the spiritual realm that we were sensing and picking up on. I have often experienced in the natural, the overflow of things happening in the supernatural.
I have learned that if we pay attention to what is happening in the natural circumstances around us that God is often speaking to us and giving us “clues” about what is happening in the spiritual realm.
As we discussed this among our team, Doug Addison, a times and seasons prophet who I work with, began releasing prophetic understanding the Lord had given him about this season.
This also was a reflection of Amos 9, with a focus on verses 13-15 which talks about things happening so fast, it will make your head swim.
This was in complete alignment with what we as a team had been experiencing, not only in our work, but also in our personal lives.
It was as if things were moving faster, and it required focus and diligence to stay in pace with the rhythm of what was coming our way. It was not overwhelming, but carried a feeling of urgency that if we did not keep up, then we could easily fall behind or reach a point of overwhelm.
Through this experience, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me saying,
“There is a rhythm and a cadence to the things of Heaven. My people have to stay in rhythm with my cadence, they have to move when I move, they have to run when I run, and walk when I walk. You can not get ahead and you can not fall behind. You must stay in rhythm, stay in beat, and move to my cadence.”
There is an accelerated cadence in the Heavens right now, and this is the momentum and speed of the Glory Train that he revealed earlier in the month, and it is also confirmation of the prophetic word I shared in November 2015 about divine acceleration that was to come in 2016.
The speed and acceleration of the glory has increased, and it is important that we keep the momentum of the glory so that we receive the “overtaking of blessings” that comes with it in this season.
What to Expect and What To Do About It
In summary, the prophetic messages of the Lord this month all point to the birthing and beginning of something amazing. It is, I believe, the birthing of the largest revival we have ever seen. God’s messages can be summarized as follows:
- Revival fires are burning in the heavens.
- Something new is being birthed in the Earth.
- God is tearing down the old structure and rebuilding it to receive the new things He is birthing.
- Legalism and judgment are being replaced with unconditional love and acceptance.
- There is an acceleration in the spirit, and the cadence of Heaven is increasing.
- There is a steadfast, focused move of God that we are entering into.
- The Glory Train is on the move and brings the “overtaking” blessings with it.
In order to be a part of everything God is doing and preparing this month there are a few things we must remain aware of and do to flow with Heaven right now. This is our call to action, to be ready we must:
- Allow the fire of God to cleanse our hearts and prepare us for revival.
- Be willing to release the old way of thinking and doing things, and embrace the new things that the Lord is bringing into our life and ministry right now.
- Invite the Holy Spirit to come and “rebuild” our spiritual house, our personal structure, and make it fit into the new model God is releasing to the Earth right now.
- Remain focused on the things the Lord is highlighting to us personally in this season and complete the tasks He has given us to complete.
- Understand rest is over, and it is time to work … remembering to keep our work focused on those things that are in alignment with Heaven and our individual destiny.
- Be steadfast, focused, and avoid distractions.
- Keep moving forward and stay in rhythm with the cadence of Heaven and keep pace with the glory.
Revival fires are burning in the Heavens, and the Glory Train is on the move. The spiritual atmosphere has shifted, and it is time to move with the acceleration of Heaven.
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Posted on 01. Jan, 2016 by Krista Abbott.
It’s New Years Day and I always think about my Grandma Abbott on New Years because she had all these “old wives tales” that she talked about all the time. Which honestly was this endless list of things you “should do” for a good year and things you “should not do” if you want to avoid “bad luck”.
My grandma was a little superstitious to say the least.
I always thought it was a little funny that she said “Only do on NY day what you want to be doing for the rest of the year.” Now I don’t “buy-in” to all that jazz, but I will say that as I move about my day today, I am liking how it is shaping up as I think about grandma and her superstitions.
So, in honor of grandma, today I have done several things I wouldn’t mind doing throughout the year…and I will continue into the night doing these “happy things” to close out this day. Here are just a few of the items I did today that I wouldn’t mind making my “all year long” items.
1. Waking up naturally (no alarms, no agenda).
2. Prayer and time with my Heavenly Father, journaling, then studying prophetic words (prior and current).
3. Getting ready for my next road trip (travel tomorrow).
4. Talking to friends on the phone, laughing, making plans for fun, and discussing the blessings and awesomeness of God. And receiving an awesome word of encouragement and spoken blessing from my best guy friend on the planet.
5. Celebrating the official launch of a book I helped publish this year, and anticipating the publishing of another one I helped write/edit in the next 90 days.
6. Planning my next travel adventure with my mom. We are gonna make a cross country trek and have some road time and girl bonding … making memories on Route 66 and exploring cities between the Atlantic and the Pacific. It’s another perk of the “laptop lifestyle”.
7. Got booked for another “money making gig”. Woo-Hoo!!!
8. Finalizing some processes and procedures for the InLight writing team. We are getting things all organized and ready for acceleration in publishing for the New Year and making sure we have things ready for the new team members coming on board. It’s gonna be awesome.
9. Reviewing and enjoying the “accomplishments” of the last several months. It’s amazing how much “purpose driven” work has been completed in the last half of the year. Such a great feeling…to be doing what you were created to do and seeing the fruit of that labor.
10. Relaxing with a good book (or maybe a movie later).
All that and it is only 4 pm – oh and #11 would be writing this blog of course.
I won’t tell you the things I did today that “broke traditions” and frankly would make grandma roll over in her grave. But, she’ll be okay, because she knows now that all those “wives tales” aren’t true anyway. (Love you grandma)
Cheers To 2016 … may the happiness and the productivity of this day follow us the whole year through. Woo-Hoo!!
Do you have any family traditions for New Years? If so, tell me about them in the comments or share this post on your favorite social media platform with your family traditions.
Happy Days Ahead!!!
Posted on 11. Nov, 2015 by Krista Abbott.
Aligned For Destiny
God has me up at 2 am writing this. It is a message He wants me to share today… a strategic day in the heavens and the earth. 11/11 is a day of alignment. It is also a day of transition and multiplied blessings. But for the purposes of the point God wants to make today, it is alignment.
While I have always been prophetically inclined, I don’t think I have ever been instructed to do something like this, nor have I been bold enough to consider it in the past. But that was then, and this is now… I’m in a new spiritual season, with new authority and I must deliver what has been placed in my spirit, by THE Spirit. So, with that, I invite you to Read On…
In the Fall of 2014, God began speaking to me about alignment and told me that 2015 was a year of divine alignment. I watched as God began to reposition people from where they were to where they are supposed to be. Many people had geographical moves, some had positional moves, others had drastic shifts and changes in their lives. I have talked to many people who recognize 2015 has been a time of shifting and sifting. Destinies have been established and confirmed this year. Alignment. That has been 2015.
But why alignment? Where is all of this going?
In the early summer I was driving into town, in the city where I live, and as I crossed the interstate I saw a massive chess board in the heavenlies. And I saw the hand of God begin to pick up chess pieces and move them around. He was rearranging the whole board. I then heard the voice of the Father speak and say – “there is a strategic repositioning in the heavenlies”.
I took this to mean that God is getting things in order for what He is about to do in the Earth and He is being very intentional about what He is doing in each region. (I know that’s pretty obvious..but God has to keep it simple and clear for me because he knows I don’t “read between the lines” very well. LOL).
For several weeks now the Lord has been speaking to me in the midnight hour about preparation. Preparation for what is to come. And I know without question that in my personal life, He has been exposing me to key people, strategic pieces of information, and quality resources to prepare me…especially over the last 6 months. But, even with these experiences and all of this information, and all of these new connections, it was not until the early hours of yesterday (11/10) that it began to make sense. It was like God turned on the light and said “Ta-Da!!”
I believe, and prophetic voices have confirmed, that we are getting ready to enter a realm of the spirit that we have never been before.
If you have never been there, then that means there will be new things to see, new things to hear and new things to experience…new people to become. Not only will we see, hear, and experience new things, but we will also see an increase in the things we already have knowledge of. This is going to be a time of new signs, new wonders, new miracles, new manifestations of God’s glory on the Earth and through His people. Everything I am hearing from the Spirit of God as well as the prophetic voices I interact with points to 2016 being an amazing year!!
So why preparation?
Because you can not put new wine (or new things) into old wineskins. (Mark 2:2) We have to have a season of preparation to ready ourselves to receive what God is bringing. In his November 10th blog post, Doug Addison wrote that we need to forget the old way of doing things because the old way will not work in this new season.
So we need to take the time to seek God for how He wants us to prepare for where He is taking us in 2016.
Do not be alarmed, for the place He is taking us is a good place, a place of freedom, a place of love, a place of extended grace. In fact, I hear him say radical grace. It will be a time of radical grace.
But in order to experience the fullness of what God has in 2016, it takes a time of preparation. This is that season – the next 3-4 months is the time of preparation. Preparation for acceleration.
This preparation will look different for every person, depending on what your gifts and callings are. So, today is a day for you to bring your heart and spirit into alignment with what God’s heart is and what His purpose is for your life, and ask him how you can prepare.
Just as 2015 was a year of divine alignment; 2016 will be a year of divine acceleration. Get ready!
Today, I declare the atmosphere over your life will come into alignment with the manifestations of the blessings of God! I decree this day will begin a new season for you. A season in which preparation will meet opportunity and opportunity will produce abundance. I declare today is a day of preparation for acceleration and 2016 will be your year to launch into the new things that God is producing for you in the earth. And we say “Yes” as we reach into the heavens and pull to the earth the promises of God for your life!
Posted on 19. Oct, 2015 by Krista Abbott.
How do you respond to a word from God?
WHEN GOD SPEAKS HOW DO YOU RESPOND? ARE YOU FOCUSED AND ACTION ORIENTED OR ARE YOU COMPETITIVE WITH COMPARISONS.
I was reading in John 21 this morning and noticed something I haven’t noticed before. Let me set the stage a bit. Peter had denied Jesus, Jesus had been crucified and was now raised from the dead. He appears to the disciples and reveals himself to them by telling them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. They haul in a great catch and they realize “Whoa…this is the Lord”. So they get back on the beach, cook up some fish, eat and then Jesus starts talking to Peter.
Jesus basically reinstates Peter so to speak and delivers a word to him about his future. This is a prophetic word about Peter’s life and what he can expect, it is a command for him about his destiny and what Jesus wants him to do with his life. Peter, gets a prophetic word directly from Jesus. That’s just awesome in and of itself. Now, considering that he had denied him just a few days earlier and Jesus is coming in with a powerful word for his life, a message of forgiveness and restoration, then letting him know what is to come…what his future holds (both good and bad)….you would think Peter would be a little thankful and would have received the word with humility and eagerness to go forward and “follow Jesus”, “Feed his sheep”, and live the life of a messenger of the Gospel.
BUT look at Peter’s first response. “But what about John” This kinda blew me away when I read it – I’m like wait a minute dude – Jesus just gave you direction for your life and a glimpse into your future and all you can think about is “what about the other guy”. See Peter was living from a place of competition and comparison. And Jesus kind of put him back in his place when he was like “It’s none of your business what I do with him…you follow me!”
Rather than walking out his own walk with God and honoring his call to follow Jesus, Peter became focused on what Jesus was planning for John. Why? Competition, Jealousy, Comparison…
I think if we stop and think about it for a minute, we will see that Peter isn’t the only one that got sidetracked from his destiny and his purpose because he was thinking about and trying to keep up with what God was doing with someone else. I think many of us do it from time to time. But, if we can just pause and receive the word of the Lord for our lives, realize that God has a plan for each of us, and keep our focus on that goal, and adhere to that command, then everything else will take care of itself.
So today, I encourage you to look at what God’s purpose is for your life – and follow Him. Don’t compare yourself with others and what God is doing in their life. Because your walk is your walk and it is your responsibility. When you stand before God, He is not going to ask you questions about your neighbors walk and their journey, He is going to talk to you about your walk and your journey with Him. I promise, if you walk out your purpose and God’s plan for your life – it’s going to look great and you are going to reap the benefits of a righteous life. Keep your eyes on Jesus and what He has for you.
Posted on 20. Sep, 2015 by Krista Abbott.
EXAMINE YOUR HEART
IT’S TIME FOR A HEART CHECK!!
Gossip, slander, lies, drunkedness, idolatry, fornication, lust, greed, envy, jealousy, pride….. These are but a few of the sins of man (and woman) prevalent in the church today. Yes, I said in the church…meaning collectively as a whole, the body of Christ globally. A church that is supposed to be without spot or wrinkle; a church that is supposed to be representative of the goodness of God, a church that is supposed to be a walking, living, breathing example of Christ on earth. It seems holiness and righteousness have taken a seat of lesser importance in the overall scheme of Christianity, that people have become less concerned with the condition of their own heart and more focused on the activities of those around them.
And yet in the midst of all this Christian sinning there is a plea for mercy and an outright abuse of the grace of God. Interestingly enough, there also exists an undeniable judgement of others and absence of grace extended beyond ones own self.
Ironic isn’t it? Where in our hearts is it ever ok to pass judgement or look down our noses to others for their sins when we all…yes all of us… have our own issues to work out with God?
Are you without sin? I’m not, I will be the first to admit that. I routinely (as in daily) examine my heart and find the need for repentance on a regular basis.
When we spend more time looking at ourselves then it gives us less time to judge others. When we spend more time trying to live out our life in righteousness and holiness, displaying the love and mercy of God to others, then it gives us less time to consider ourselves better than another because of their sins or “issues”. Isn’t this what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 7?
I would say then where there remains a blatant negligence of personal responsibility, an unwillingness to examine and see oneself, and an absence of grace extended that there exists a church (globally) that is not ready, a church (globally) that is not prepared and a church that does not understand the love, the grace, and the mercy of God. It then is also a church who is not holy and blameless in His sight.
There must be a shift in this thinking in order for the last days revival to be ushered in. We need another Great Awakening – and it must start in the church, it must start with us as individuals. How can the church help the “world” if the church is a hot mess themselves? What compels them then to want to know him if the only example of him they see is us? It starts with the people who make up the church…it starts with me, it starts with you…we must get our own hearts right and pure with God before we can help others.
Stop judging others for their dirt and start cleaning your own house!!
As we enter this most holy season of Yom Kippur, I encourage you to spend some time in personal reflection…do your own heart check. Let go of what others have done to you, forgive and release them to God. Look within and in honest introspection see yourself…repent and ask Holy Spirit to help you become who he wants you to be, to help you represent him well on earth. And for the love of God, stop judging and looking down your nose at other people for their weaknesses and shortcomings, that is the highest sin of all…pride. So just stop! Do what Jesus said and get your own heart and life right before you go trying to fix everyone else’s!!!
Let he who has ears to hear…hear what God is saying.
In His Service – For Your Success!
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Posted on 16. Sep, 2015 by Krista Abbott.
THE GREATEST COMMAND
Did you know it is more important for you to love yourself than it is for you to love others? It’s not selfish, it’s not arrogant, it’s actually biblical and in fact Jesus instructed us to do this.
Let me elaborate… As I sit today waiting for my iOS to update I was led to some scriptural study on the “greatest commands” of Christ. I believe there are many misconceptions in the church today on the topic of love. I think we have all experienced some of these misconceptions at work first hand (unfortunately). One such misconception is that it is somehow noble to deny your own needs to sacrifice for the needs of others…making yourself a Christian martyr of sorts. I know I lived a life with this faulty mindset for many years until Jesus set me free from that lie and gave me the revelation I am here to share with you today.
I recall hearing, as a child, the acronym “JOY” stating the order in which we should love is “Jesus, Others, Yourself” (J.O.Y.) but really if we look at scripture that is really NOT TRUTH!
In the Gospel of Mark Jesus is speaking of the greatest commands, the first of which we know is to love God with our whole heart. None of us would argue that this is our #1 priority. But then something interesting shifts when the King of kings talks about the second command.
Unlike many in the church have taught over the years, Jesus does not instruct us to love others next, he actually teaches us to love ourselves next. Notice he says, “love others AS you love yourself”, not before you love yourself. See the truth is in that one small word “as”.
You can not give what you do not have. If you don’t love God fully and conversely understand His love for you then you have no comprehension or capacity to love yourself and as such, if you do not have love for yourself, then you are not capable to truly have love for others.
As we draw closer to God and increase our intimacy with Him we begin to see how wonderfully we are made, we begin to see ourselves through His eyes and understand that nothing could ever separate us from Him or His love for us. As we grow in this knowledge then we are moved into an understanding that He desires us to care for ourselves and make sure we are fully equipped FIRST before we begin taking care of others.
Again, this is not selfishness. I am not talking about not having compassion for others and helping them as Spirit leads. I am talking about not giving what you don’t have. You can only give from your personal supply. If you want to be a vessel for Gods love to flow through you then first love God, then love yourself. From this measure of love you can then give to others.
Selah on that for a moment. And, if you like, please leave your thoughts and comments below.
In His Service – For Your Success!
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Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Krista Abbott.
I am in Arizona for a two day private mastermind with Mark Hoverson. We have been hanging out, talking business, marketing and all sorts of other fun stuff. We ate sushi last night and in the midst of that meal alone Mark downloaded some serious epiphanies for me to consume.
I am about 24 hours into the private mastermind with Mark Hoverson now and I already have so many “take aways” and “ah-ha” moments that I had to take a few minutes to lay out a couple of them for you here. Clearly, I can not give away the farm – but I will give you three nuggets now and save the rest for a later time.
Three Nuggets From My Private Mastermind with Mark Hoverson
1. Ideas = Action.
This morning while we were having breakfast, Mark mentioned that Brenda Gagne, one of our team members in Global Resorts Network, made a platinum sale this morning which was a hearty $3250 commission for her (all before breakfast no less). So, he had an idea to interview her about her marketing strategies and what she’s doing to close these high dollar sales. As he’s telling me this, he is immediately shooting off a text to her arranging the interview. As the conversation progresses we learn that Brenda has had not one, but three platinum sales and one silver sale within the past two weeks. Doing the math that adds up to $10,750 in commissions in two weeks.
I observed him have an idea and take instant action – and accomplish his mission with complete mental clarity, no distraction, and no delay. Literally, within the hour a five minute interview was recorded and promoted to Mark’s community. Done. Mission Accomplished. Idea Implemented.
Here’s that interview with Brenda if you want to watch it
Take Away: When you have an idea it is important to take immediate action on that idea. Prosperity responds to action. Oftentimes people fail to act on ideas and then they either get forgotten in the midst of a busy life or they end up getting neglected due to mental clutter or fear of the unknown. Don’t delay – act now.
2. Action Leads To Growth, Inaction Creates Stagnation.
So after breakfast and the Brenda interview, Mark and I put our sneakers and sunglasses on and we head out the door for a short hike in the mountainous desert of Arizona. While we are driving out to the hiking site, we engage in conversation about the events of the morning and Mark begins just downloading all these thoughts about ideas, action, and neuro-pathways in the brain. It was a pretty intense conversation.
We start digging into the mental blocks and self sabotage that some people create in their lives by avoidance or inaction. Oftentimes this is the result of some faulty belief system, doubt, or fear. Those things then drive the person to inaction which prevents growth in their lives and results in their business.
Take Away: You can’t be afraid of action. When you act and implement there will be successes and there will be failures. All of them are positive. We learn and we grow most not from our successes through what we do, but through our failures. So what if it is not perfect, if it looks or sounds stupid after it’s done…it’s OK. You did it, you took action, now ask yourself what did you learn from it? That is how you grow. So, action – right or wrong, good or bad, success or failure – leads to growth. If you never do anything – then you stand still and become stagnate.
3. Marketing is Ever Evolving and Requires Flexibility.
After our hike this afternoon we had worked up a bit of an appetite, so we stopped off at this awesome place for a quick lunch. Mark starts picking my brain a little bit about life, friends, family, business strategies, etc. As we talked our conversation drifted back to some time we spent last night with some budding young entrepreneurs that Mark is mentoring, a new generation and a new breed of young men and women making their mark on the industry. I have to say I was very impressed with the ideas, the mindset and the thought processes of these 18-20 year olds we spent time with last night.
Take Away: As we talked about where the heavy emphasis was on marketing three years ago (when Mark and I first met out in San Diego) and where it was today it became clear that flexibility and a commitment to try new strategies is essential to any online marketer. It’s not just list building, email marketing or driving traffic to your capture pages anymore. The secret sauce is really in using a variety of strategies…casting your net wide…or as Mark says in his Solomon CEO style “cast your bread on many waters”. The truth is we don’t know where the “one lead” that leads to the “one sale” is going to come from, so lets cast wide and see what happens.
Where You Can Get More
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what I have gleaned from my time with Mark today. There is so much more to share and I will be spilling the beans on some more of the “ah-ha’s and take aways” from these two days soon, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you would like to hear more nuggets like these or find out how you too can earn high dollar commissions like Brenda does, then just enter your name and email in the box below and I will send you some additional information on where you can more awesome stuff from people like Mark and Brenda.
Posted on 13. Jan, 2013 by Krista Abbott.
The Inspired Living App, also known as iLA or iLiving App is in prelaunch this month, so I thought it fitting that I provide a full Inspired Living App Review to help you decided if iLA - the iLiving App is for you.
I have been in the loop regarding this new company for a few weeks now and have observed the pre-launch phase of the Inspired Living App for the past couple of weeks. In this Inspired Living App Review I will discuss the buzz surrounding iLA – iLivingApp and how the company surpassed their 90 day goals in only one week.
This Inspired Living App Review will also address what the app offers to their customers, as well as discuss the unique opportunity to earn income from the new exploding mobile app industry. iLA or iLiving App is unique in so many ways, and I personally am very excited to see the launch of this new mobile application.
What Does Inspired Living App Do?
The Inspired Living App is a brand new mobile app that delivers personal development videos directly to your smart phone. The app provides resources on success, leadership, professional development, and personal growth type resources. The company website lists the following as examples of videos that will be provided to customers of the application.
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Financial Management
- Personal Development
- Business Development
- Leadership Development
- Personal motivation, and more
As a leadership and business consultant as well as a self proclaimed personal development “junkie”, this app certainly appeals to me as a product. And that is ALWAYS my first point of decision when thinking about joining a business opportunity and promoting something like the Inspired Living App to my faithful readers.
I like this product and what it promises to offer, I am confident that all of my followers, customers, and clients will find this Inspired Living App Review helpful in their decision making process.
The product alone is enough to make me want to invest the $9.95 per month to receive amazing and top notch personal development materials offered by the iLiving App. Then if you add the fact that I can also earn some extra money by doing it, I am seriously all in with this one.
Many of you may already know that iLA is for you, if so you can JOIN NOW by clicking the link below this short video. If you still aren’t sure, then watch the video below and keep reading because there is much more to the Inspired Living App that you need to know about before you make your mind up.
iLA Pre-Launch Buzz
I mentioned earlier that this Inspired Living App Review would explain how this amazing new company has surpassed its 90 day goal in just the first few days of launching. The iLA pre-launch has been nothing short of amazing. This company and the application have gone “viral” extremely fast.
In fact company officials have reported that their 90 day goal was to have 10,000 associates (those who promote the application and are able to earn residual income from it) at the end of 90 days. Well…that’s ancient history because last count I had was that the company was topping 14,000 associates in just a little over a week for the iLA pre-launch.
A company conference call and email to associates indicates that they reached their goal of 10,000 associates in just the first week!!! That, my friends, is nothing short of amazing. I have been in this industry for four years now and have watched many companies come out in launch mode, but the momentum of this one in just the first week is simply astounding. It begs the question – why?
Well, this isn’t a scientific answer, but it is my opinion, and since this is my Inspired Living App Review about the company, the iLiving App, and the iLA pre-launch, and is not an official company statement then I can share it. I believe it is because of the uniqueness of the product. The product is solid, the target market group is huge, and it is new technology.
New technology always creates a buzz. Top that with it is only $9.95 to JOIN NOW and get started as a promoter of the application, thus having the ability to earn some extra money…well, it simply makes it a complete NO BRAINER!!!
This is why I believe the company has grown so much, so fast. It has an attractive product, it is techie sexy, and it is less than the price of a couple of cups of fancy coffee. There is no barrier, no risk….why not?
How to Earn Money With Inspired Living App
This Inspired Living App Review has discussed a lot so far, but now it is time to talk about what everyone really wants to know in this iLA pre-launch. How do you earn money?
The company pay model is what is known as a 3 x 7 Forced Matrix, which means there is no sponsoring requirement , and once the associate gets three associates who get three associates (or a total of 12) then their subscription ($9.95) is free.
Now since it is a “forced matrix”, the associate has potential to earn income (around $2500 per month with a FULL matrix) and this can be done without ever having to recruit anyone on their own due to the “spill over” effect of a forced matrix.
For those who do recruit (and I would highly recommend doing that if you want to make any serious money) the earning potential increases substantially. Here are some examples provided by the company in their presentation video at the company website
- Refer 3 – Qualify for a 10% bonus match of their matrix commissions which is $251.17 for each person with a filled matrix = 753.51/month
- Refer 6 – Qualify for a 20% bonus match of their matrix commission which is $502.75 for each person with a filled matrix = 3,016.50/month
- Refer 10 – 40% bonus match of their matrix commission which is $1004.70 for each person with a filled matrix = $10,047.00/month
The only requirement to participate in the matrix referral program is to be “active associate”. The simplest way is to join as a an associate for $9.95 per month or obtain two retail customers at $6.95 per month.
So, as you can see there is massive potential to earn once the matrix is full. The best thing to do in a forced matrix situation is GET IN EARLY because the sooner you get in the better your chances are of filling your matrix and seeing faster results.
There is really NO REASON why you shouldn’t JOIN iLA NOW because there is NO RISK (30 day money back guarantee from the company); there is NO BARRIER (the cost to get started is only $9.95), and NO REQUIREMENT TO REFER (just enjoy the awesome material from the app and wait for spill over in the forced matrix).
So, NOW is your chance to get in on the iLA Pre-Launch and position yourself for life improvement – not only from the materials you will receive through the iLiving App itself, but from the potential passive residual income you can create for yourself.
CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW AND JOIN NOW!!!!
Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by Krista Abbott.
Inspired Living App
There is a new buzz in the marketing industry these days, and questions are being asked, the primary one – “What Is The Inspired Living App?” As a personal development junkie and self proclaimed guru, I am completely giddy about the Inspired Living App or iLA for short. Why? Well that’s simple…
The Inspired Living App (iLA) is a mobile application that delivers personal development materials directly to a subscribers smart phone. Since I am a personal development and leadership coach to many marketing professionals, this is an ideal product for me to use personally, as well as share with many people in my social and business circles.
So What Is Inspired Living App?
The Inspired Living App is scheduled to launch in February of 2013. When it launches it will begin delivering personal development videos to smart phones all over the country. Topics for these Inspired Living materials will include items ranging from personal motivation, time management, goal setting, financial management, leadership development, and so much more. But you don’t have to wait for the launch, because Inspired Living App is already registering customers during their pre-launch campaign. You can get in on the iLA Movement now.
As if that were not enough…the Inspired Living App also offers a one of kind referral program that makes it possible for you to earn money. Yes…you heard me correctly…money. So not only can you get your personal development resources delivered directly to you and access them any time your want in the Inspired Living App archives, but you can also tell others, build a team, and earn a passive residual income.
The best part of the Inspired Living App is the price point. It is only $9.95 per month!!! So for less than the price of a couple cups of coffee at your favorite cafe, or less than a few gallons of gasoline for your car…less than TEN measly bucks…you can not only have unlimited access to your own personal development library, but you also have the opportunity to build a team, have your own business, and make some money.
How Does Inspired Living App Work?
I realize there may be many of you who want a deeper understanding of how the Inspired Living App works. My friend and Inspired Living App team mate, Kathy Boyce created a short you tube video that explains it pretty good. To get a really clear picture about why should get on board with Inspired Living NOW, watch the video below.
How Do You Get Started With Inspired Living App?
If you are ready to get started with the Inspired Living App team, then NOW is the time!! The Inspired Living App is in the pre-launch stage right now, but you can get in early and get started before the rest of the nation beats you to it. So what are you waiting for?
If you are still not sure, or have more questions, I would be happy to talk with you directly. Just fill out the contact form below and I will be in contact with you as quickly as possible.