Graham Cooke, an author of 20+ books & sought-after speaker, has been a much needed guide beyond the religious norms and into a personal & dynamic relationship with God. This podcast is an invitation to explore some of the more radiant and lesser known perspectives of the Christian faith.
This is Part Two of the Conference Clips series of Expectations! God has located us in the one place that guarantees confident expectation – He put us into Jesus. This is the foundation of every promise God has made with us.Hope is expectation and expectation leads to a place of joyful anticipation. No matter what you’re facing, you can learn to anticipate the presence of God. Every time hope is mentioned in Scripture, it’s mentioned in the context of ‘confident expectation leading to anticipate with joy.’Expectation leads you to a place of joyful anticipation so that no matter what you’re facing, you can learn to anticipate the presence of God, not just hope you get it circumstantially in the moment because you know what God is like.
This episode is Part 1 from our Conference Clips edition of "Expectations!"God has located us in the one place that guarantees confident expectation – He put us into Jesus.This is the foundation of every promise God has made with us. Hope is expectation and expectation leads to a place of joyful anticipation.No matter what you’re facing, you can learn to anticipate the presence of God.This clip is taken from the conference "Expectations!" available on www.BrilliantTV.com
Newness of Life means that we are never stuck in our old responses, mindsets or habit patterns. There is always a gift of the Lord available every day and in every situation.If you want to have a better or different year than the one you’ve just had, then it’s imperative to not travel forward with any mistakes or defeats.However, we can learn from them and embrace the provision of God for a more excellent way. We can experience His goodness, encounter His power and prosper in His passion for us.The old man of the flesh keeps you down.The New Creation in Christ always takes you higherIt’s possible to make several years growth in 2020!
In the Kingdom, the entrance of Joy increases our spiritual, mental and emotional capacity to receive God’s presence in a way that places us above difficult circumstances.No one can take your joy from you, but you can surrender it by not understanding its power.Joy transforms our own internal atmosphere in times of fear, distress or uncertainty. It connects us to God’s eternal environment of Joy in a way that impacts our external circumstances.During this holiday season, discover the power of joy to transform your life and the lives of everyone you encounter. May your Christmas experience be full of Joy.
It is impossible for the Father to see you disconnected from love. We have all done silly (or even really stupid) things, but not even those things can separate yourself from the love of God.You will not become brilliant because you get your act together. You will become brilliant when you realize how amazing He is, how He never changes, and how He includes you in Him.It’s time to settle this in your heart once and for all, Beloved. I know this podcast will help you do just that!
Life in the Kingdom is vastly different to life in this world. In our day-to-day experiences, we can feel the need to strive to hit targets and keep up our performance. In the Kingdom, however, everything you need is given to you up front. You don’t have to earn what has already been given to you...that’s not possible.
What you focus on, you empower. In today’s podcast, we are exploring what it means to take every thought captive and how to disempower any negative that comes our way.This process is a total delight, and it’s the Father’s good pleasure to partner with you to change your thinking and upgrade your life.
In our life empowered by the Spirit, there is a special relationship between favor and promise. Favor closes the gap between promises given and promises fulfilled, and is the catalyst for the promises of tomorrow to impact our relationship with God today.
Have you ever felt subject to your circumstances? Tossed about by the winds, with little ability to handle all that is going on around you? And have you ever been told that prayer is the answer?Beloved. Prayer is MORE than just a colloquial bandaid. Prayer is the relational place where you partner with God as heir and co-heir in Christ.Nothing surprises God. He is not only with you and in you, but He has gone before you (Deut 31:8) We know that every circumstance is an opportunity to encounter another aspect of God’s true nature.Now you can learn to stop wondering IF God has made provision for you, and start looking to see WHERE He has placed it.(This episode is an excerpt from a recent episode on Brilliant TV titled, "Everything You Need Is Waiting," from the series "Praying With God." You can watch the rest of the episode, and the entire series, at www.BrilliantTV.com)
As a prophetic people, we are designed to have experiences that reveal who God is for us and experience His affection that enables us to always live in His presence.
When we connect and impact others with a word from the Lord, you are communicating more than just words; you are communicating the very NATURE of God. His passion and His heartbeat.
Today’s podcast is an excerpt taken from the School of Prophecy. Find more at www.BrilliantTV.com
As we are now a little over halfway through 2019, it’s time to check in and see how you are traveling in this Year of Permission. This message, delivered at the beginning of 2019, is full of God’s promises and purpose. He has gone before you this year as a guarantee of trust, and He is releasing you to know who you are in this time.
Special guest Allison Bown explores some of the keys that have been essential to her growth in the Lord. She’ll explain how building a habit of “Loving the Learning” will allow you to remain encouraged during those times of growth and development when you might feel off track.
In this week’s podcast we are going to dive deeper into the idea that you aren’t stuck, just on pause.
As new creations in Christ, the only thing required of us is a level of intentionality with God to ask Him what He is doing and who He wants to be for us.
The Father doesn’t put any time limits on our development. He always sees things as on time. He loves our whole life, not just the long game and He never sees us as stuck.
He sees our full potential and is 100% dedicated to helping us realize it. So sometimes our process is on pause and He’s expecting us to trust in His nature and step into an upgraded way of travelling with Him.
It’s incredibly easy to become distracted when we think we’re stuck. It’s even easier to look for alternative solutions and to forget that God has already seen the outcome. We can easily assume it is our job to get unstuck before anything changes. But that’s not how the Father works.
So, what if you only thought you were stuck? What if you were actually experiencing an invitation from the Father to upgrade your perspective?
He doesn’t see us as stuck. He only sees opportunity for growth and relationship. God expects us to trust His Nature and step into an upgraded way of traveling with Him.
Do you ever feel like something in your life is holding you back? Are you aware of a certain problem that might be blocking God from being more active in your life?
The idea that you are unable to grow in a certain area until something is fixed is actually a common mindset. But that mindset isn’t one that God has. When Jesus died on the cross, so did your flaws and shortcomings...and your excuses.
We are all advertising something everyday. Our words and actions tell others about us and what we believe about ourselves. So what are you advertising? Are you advertising stress and frustration? Or are you advertising what it means to have the Holy Spirit in your life, who is your helper, trainer and comforter? When you understand that we are all advertising something, you can intentionally advertise something different than the world.
When God says something about Himself, you can pick up on that promise and take it to heart. Since He is always constant, it is a key that opens the door each day to the presence of God; your own North Star that never changes.
As we pursue God our vision begins to unfold. We get a picture of who God wants to be for us. Inevitably, obstacles will appear on our journey. Obstacles can point to many different areas of growth or overcoming. Some obstacles are meant to elevate us. Some are meant to slow us down so we don’t miss a crucial part of learning. And some obstacles help us raise our sight and develop larger vision for who we are and what God wants to do in our lives.
As we pursue God our vision begins to unfold. We get a picture of who God wants to be for us. Inevitably, obstacles will appear on our journey. Some obstacles are meant to elevate us. Some are meant to slow us down so we don’t miss a crucial part of learning. And some obstacles help us raise our sight and develop larger vision for who we are and what God wants to do in our lives.
What is possible in a life of constant peace? If you had peace right now, what would you be seeing? What would you be saying? How would you be feeling? The truth is, Jesus is never negative; He is always positive and He is always in us. Knowing this truth means we never have to react negatively to a situation because peace is so compelling.
If we are in Christ, then so are all of our circumstances. He is in us, we are a habitation in Him and we can’t be separated. So if we can’t be separated from the love of God, then neither can our circumstances be separated from the presence and power of God.
Heaven has a right of possession over us in Christ, giving it the right to acquire our problems and provoke God’s favor to overcome them. We have favor with God through our placement in Christ, granting us an intentional bias in His heart and empowering us to ask Him for the things that are in line with His loving-kindness towards us.
Rejoicing is where we match God’s purpose and intention with our own and say “‘yes and amen” to who He wants to be for us. It’s agreement and engagement with who He really is. Through rejoicing, we can see how God wants to turn everything around and make it work for our good because it empowers us to receive when we are under pressure. It keeps us away from giving into fear, doubt, and unbelief by causing us to remain fresh in faith and the Lord’s presence.
The key to all spirituality is majesty because it gives us a sense of who God is in everything that we do and experience. Majesty governs how we think about the Lord, our expectations of Him, and our experience of His favor in our life.
By entering into majesty, we have the opportunity to become the happiest individual on the face of the earth. Anything less than majesty in our relationship with God is an inferior way to live.
The key to effective learning is your ability to unlearn something you thought you knew. When we come into the Kingdom from the world, God divests us from everything the world taught us. He is now only dealing with the new, true us in Jesus, and we don’t need anything from the old to teach us about who we are in Christ.
It’s not difficult to discover the depths of God’s feelings for us. We have a home in His deepest affections and favor to remain close to Him. When the enemy digs a pit to ensnare us, God promises to fill it with blessings, favor and promises so that we can become the exact opposite of what he intended.
We can live a life of celebration, knowing that God is powerful, faithful and wonderful on our behalf by giving thanks for who He is and who we are becoming in Him. I continually give thanks to God for being the kindest person I have ever met in my entire life.
When we walk with God, peace is one of the most tangible signs of His presence. He promises that we will always have a deposit of peace in our life because He is the God of peace, the very Prince of Peace.
The Fruit of the Spirit is an encounter with God that leads us into an ongoing experience of who He is, creating a place for us to learn how we can abide in His nature. They give us the power of God and enable us to become Christ-like, which is always His primary intention.
God is remodeling our lives by renewing us into our new man in Christ. In this process, He is deeply passionate about walking with us to restore our thinking and develop new mindsets rooted in our identity in Him.
The old you is irrelevant, useless and out-of-date, and has no power to make itself new. However, our old mindsets, practices, language and lifestyle can contain the Holy Spirit and prevent us from discovering who we really are in Jesus.
The mind of Christ allows us to turn a weakness into a joyful vulnerability to His goodness. In Him, we get to take all negative thoughts captive and turn them into brilliant ones.
Our mindset is either working for us or against us, and through our new mind in Jesus, we always have upgrades in thinking available to us.
We have the opportunity to become a spiritual warrior that fights from the total majesty and the absolute certainty of God’s unchanging nature. When we feel intimidated by life’s situations, we have an opportunity to upgrade our intimacy with His nature and come into an experience of what He is really like.
Abiding is about dwelling, living and remaining in the space God has created between Jesus and Himself. This gives us a place to have an intimate connection with both the Father and the Son, and the privilege of remaining there as the beloved.
Every circumstance gives us the opportunity to think brilliantly about God, ourselves, and the situation we are in. The key is learning to think with Jesus and live from His mind in order to receive the upgrades available to us in these situations.
Our role in the earth is to be loved by God and then respond to that love. God gives us His love so we can be restored to His passion for us, which is defined by the way He loves and speaks about Jesus.
Rest is the tangible expression of God’s presence. When we practice it, we’ll feel His touch, hear His voice, and experience His presence in a renewed way. Rest allows us to guard our inner territory and displace any negatives trying to infiltrate our lives because it’s a brilliant weapon against the enemy.
Victory is our starting place in the Kingdom. We don’t need to get anywhere in our situations because we are already there in Jesus, giving us a breakthrough and victory that has already been assigned to us. We can’t live in Jesus and not be highly favored.
When God hears the world, He hears something different than we do. He listens to the longings, hunger, and cries in people’s hearts. Yet, do we hear the desperation and the cries of wounded people? And furthermore how are we going to display God’s original intention towards them?
God has designed a spirituality so profound that on our worst day it’s magnificent. God gives us the upper hand in places we have known defeat and elevates us to a higher place of victory than we have ever known.
There is only one life! Christ in you provides the same power and privilege that He enjoyed as a Son. When you live fully in Him, you walk in expectation that will always be greater than your circumstances. This means there is only one life for us to be living: the life that He lives.
The lens of the Kingdom gives us the unique perspective of Jesus, which will renew our thinking and elevate our identity in the new man. His perspective offers an entirely different way of seeing, thinking, speaking, and acting. It is the way, the truth and the life of how we live in the Kingdom with the Father.
This is reading from one of my latest devotional books, the Nature of Freedom, part of the Letters fro God series. His viewpoint will empower you to grow quickly and to journey in life in the elevated perspective of the Kingdom.