November 2021 - Candice Smithyman

November 23rd, 2021

You are bringing forth blessing! Praise God!

The Lord spoke to me about Revelation 4:1, “After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was, as it were, of a trumpet talking with me, which said, ‘Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.’”

Here we see that the Lord inviting the Apostle John to come up into the heavenly realms through a door. The word “door” in this passage means portal. John saw a portal opened in the heavenly realms, and he was able to step through it. God is opening up heavenly portals for you, and He wants you to step through them as well!

Blessings come from the heavenly realms into the earthly realms. You may be thinking, How do I have access to them? You have access because Jesus shed His blood for the redemption of your sins. Once you have received Him as your Lord and Savior, you are now redeemed, have a relationship with the Father, and gain full access to heavenly things.

Revelations 4:2-3 says, “And immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and One sat on the throne.  And He that sat thereon was to look upon like a jasper and a sardius stone; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in appearance like unto an emerald.”

This rainbow in this passage was one of many colors with the strength of an emerald. It surrounded the throne of heaven with purified fire. You have unlimited access to this throne every day because you are seated with Christ is heavenly places. 

The Lord wants to bless you greatly. I know that He desires His words to shake your soul so that you will speak what God says into your earthly realms. He wants to change the environments around you on a daily basis. God wants to use you, but you HAVE to listen for the sound of His voice. His sound will shake you in such a way that you will feel motivated, encouraged, uplifted and ready to STEP into heavenly places.

You are called to be a voice in His Kingdom. I see that God is speaking to you, shaking you right now. He is saying, I need you to believe BY FAITH that you are seated with Me in heavenly places, that I am on the throne, and that you have an open portal to access Me at any time. When you believe, you release the blessings of heaven into the earth.” 

Today, my friend, I declare that your ears will be opened to hear His voice and the sound of the trumpet. You will hear what the Lord is saying to you, and you will be one who brings forth blessings from heavenly realms into the earth. I declare your eyes will be opened to see in the spirit, to see the open portals. You will pass through the door, or portal, into heaven.

Share this with a friend who needs to know that they have access to the Father and heavenly things at any time.

November 16th, 2021

Praise the Lord! God is doing amazing things during this month of miracles. He wants you to prosper, increase and have multiplication in your life.

At this time many years ago, the Maccabees defeated the Syrian-Greek army after they destroyed the Temple. After the fight, the Maccabees found a small vile of oil. Typically, an oil vile would contain only enough oil for one day’s burn, but this oil burned in the Temple for 8 days! It was a miracle!

The Lord has been speaking to me that not only will this be a season of miracles for you, but it will be a time for you to begin to flourish and prosper. 

I used to pray, “Father, just give me increase. How can I be more of a blessing to the body of Christ? How do I step into that place of really bringing forth fruit?” The Lord always took me back to Psalms 1:1-3. Let’s focus on what that scripture says,

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.”

Why is this so important? Because the only way to increase and prosper every day is to position yourself to know more of the Word of God. We must take time to memorize the Word of God, speak the Word of God, and work the Word of God in your life.

Did you know that Jesus is the Word made flesh? In John 1:14 it says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

You see, if you want to be a person who brings forth the blessings and fruit, you have to know Him more. You have to know His Word more.  You are a blessing when you delight yourselves in Jesus, the Word of God.

When you are growing in your relationship with Christ and meditating, constantly repeating, His Word, then your faith increases and turns into action. Action produces more fruit and grows your spirit.

Maybe you have trouble studying or reading the Word, or you’re not able to position yourself to receive from the Word.  I break that off your life right now in the mighty name of Jesus! I decree that you will begin to read the Word, be able to meditate on it, understand it, and live by it – starting today.

Purpose today to put behind you the ways of the flesh and live a healthy and prosperous life! Before you know it, you will actually be bringing forth fruit from the Word. You will be like an oak of righteousness planted by the rivers of Living Waters, producing much fruit!

Share this with a friend who needs to know the importance of meditating on God’s Word.

November 9th, 2021

Abide in the joy of the Lord! We’ve entered the month of Kislev, a miracle month! God is stepping things up and calling forth things that are not as though they were!

It’s a time of joy! Do you know that joy flows when you truly realize you have been redeemed? Jesus bought this redemption when He died, was buried, and resurrected to save you from sin.

Nehemiah 8:10 says, “Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’”

Praise the Lord! Joy is going to start flowing at an unbelievable pace in your life! Now is the time to step into this joy. Make it a point to remember where your strength comes from every day. Push past the grieving, destruction, sickness, difficulty or trial you may be facing. Purposefully declare that you have been redeemed and are sitting with Christ in heavenly places! 

When the Temple was destroyed, they were only able to find 1 bottle of oil. However, that 1 bottle lit the menorah for eight days! It was a miraculous oil that showed the light of the Lord in the Temple.

Did you know that you are the light of the world? You have been given joy as part of the oil of gladness? The joy of the Lord fills you so that His light can burst forth from you. 

Be encouraged! It is your season for the miraculous! Believe that you will begin to see the glory of the Lord. Double portion and double glory is here. It’s coming upon you, and miracles are beginning to flow in your life!

This overflow is the miracle oil, the anointing oil from heaven. It’s the oil that burns in the menorah, the Temple lamps, that brings forth the overwhelmingly beautiful light we see in the earth today. I declare the oil of heaven is coming upon you.

God is calling you to rejoice, to worship and serve Him only. He longs for you to come closer to His heart. He wants you to abide in Him. When you abide in Him, you will bear much fruit (John 15).

God is also calling you to obey Him commandments. When you do this, you show Him that you are joining with Him. Now the joy of the Lord is complete in you. You will walk in a greater level of joy!

Come on, warrior! By faith enter into the season of miracles! God is calling you to bring a fire and a voice to those who are still in darkness. Set them free with your joy!

Share this with a friend who needs to rekindle their joy.

November 2nd, 2021

Praise the Lord! “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” (Psalms 107:2a) The power of redemption is upon your life!

Do you know you have been redeemed? Do you know that the Lord has a seat of habitation for you? Do you know that Jesus is your next of kin? That He is your Brother who ransomed you, and brought you back from death, hell and the grave? That you ascended with Him and are seated with Him in heavenly places?

Psalms 107:1-9 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Take note: THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO! That is so important. Jesus is taking you to a city of habitation. That word “habitation” is the Hebrew word moshab, which means “a seat or sight in a place of dwelling.” The word “redeemed” is the Hebrew word gawal, which means “to redeem as in kinship, a next of kin who bought back a relative’s property, an avenger.”

The Lord is our Avenger. He shed His blood on Calvary that you might be saved, healed, and redeemed! Redemption means that everything has been bought back – even right now! I know you are looking out there thinking, “Nothing looks right in my life, neighborhood, or nation.”

But BE ENCOURAGED! It doesn’t matter if it looks right – God said, “It has been redeemed!” He has taken you out from the toiling and wandering. He has properly positioned you in a seat of habitation and satisfied your soul and filled you with goodness. The word “goodness” is the Hebrew word, tob. It means “prosperity, wealth, and favor.”

Through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, He has brought us back to a place of goodness, prosperity, wealth and favor! Yes, I’m speaking to you right now in the mighty name of Jesus!

Enter into His joy today because you are favored by God. It doesn’t matter what your checkbook says. ALL THINGS have been redeemed, and that’s the truth!

Declare and decree in the name of Jesus that what He has done for you has already taken place, that everything you owed has been resolved, every need you have has been provided for, and all provision, protection, acceptance is yours! You can be a game changer by faith and turn things around in your life. Lack and poverty can be turned into prosperity, wealth and favor.

Stop seeing things from your current circumstances. See it from the view that the Lord has given you in your seat of habitation.

October 26th, 2021

God wants you to learn how to expand your thinking. He wants you to know that you can live without limits, a limitless life.  

Adam and Eve were given specific instructions and boundaries by the Lord. They were told, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).

The Garden of Eden was self-sustaining, lush, and they had everything they needed. They were all set up for increase. There was just one boundary. They were told, “Do not touch the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” It was a healthy boundary that God set in place. However, the enemy confused them and they chose to disobey God’s instructions and touch the forbidden fruit. Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden, and they entered a realm of  limitations.

Through a relationship with Jesus and confession of sin, time is redeemed. You can now live a life of redemption, a life of limitlessness. It’s like being placed back into the Garden of Eden!

We gain dominion back through what Jesus has done for us. He has redeemed the time, and it has now been lengthened and expanded. The dominion that the Lord gave to Adam and Eve, He has now given to you! It’s time to step into this dominion and walk in His authority. 

Determine to take time in this month of Cheshvan to make sure you are being fruitful, multiplying, increasing. Examine yourself. Are you fulfilling God’s plan for you? Or do you find that you are full of anxiety, confusion, and constantly under attack? If you’re not aligned with God’s command to be fruitful and multiply, simply ask the Lord to forgive you and to reposition you with Him.

RISE UP! Begin to take dominion! God is saying to you today, “It’s time to take dominion again so you can live without limits!” When you take dominion, you will put a protective boundary around yourself. The enemy will be restricted in your life, and your fruit will grow quickly!

Share this with a friend. Choose to live with the confidence that you are seated with Christ in heavenly places! Here, there is rest, peace and authority.