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Jeremiah 20:9 His word is like a FIRE shut up in my bones!



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Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM

"So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong." Hebrews 12:12-13 NLT

"See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven," Hebrews 12:25 NKJV

Sometimes we get off track with day-to-day living. Between work, family, and other obligations time seems to slip out of our grasp. Before we know it, we feel distanced from God. We find ourselves compromising in our daily life. We begin thinking the wrong things, saying the wrong things, watching and listening to the wrong things.

Are we to blame for our busyness and losing our nearness to God? Partly, yes! God is still here. He is still waiting and listening for you. But, you've stopped listening to His voice. You've tuned Him out and tuned into the world which we know, in the end, will not fulfill us. 

The problem is when we compromise, we find ourselves eventually moving away from real prayer and true worship. Our minds wander during praise. We rush through devotions, if we do them at all. Our armor is weakening day-by-day.

When we compromise, we allow the enemy to get a foothold. The enemy whispers lies and reinforces beliefs that aren't true into your mind. 

And the distance from our loving Father vastly grows.

It's time to regroup. It's time to shut the mouth of the enemy and to refine our armor! 

Pray for God to lead you to Him, to open your ears to His voice again. Delve deep into His word (you can use the additional scriptures below as a starting point or pick up a copy of Take the Realm: 10 Days of Spiritual Battle Plans to Reignite the Weary Warrior, or download our free Battle Prayer Calendar on the Home page). Put on some praise and worship music and remember WHO you are in HIM! 

YOU are the Daughter, the Son, of the King! The ONE who created everything! 


Dear Lord, forgive me for putting other things before You. I pray, God, for Your Spirit to lead me in my decisions in every area - my home, my work, my family, my finances - it all belongs to You. Give me the courage and perseverance to repair my spiritual armor so I'm ready for the next attack. Lord, give me a personal word from You and make me aware that it is from You. Reignite the fire in my bones with Your word! I pray that the Holy Spirit sends chills over me when I receive Your message!
In Jesus' name, Amen! 


I will NOT allow the forces of darkness, or myself, to keep me away from the Lord Almighty, and the calling He has given me! 


Hebrews 12
Hebrews 13:18-21
Psalm 27:1
Psalm 118:6
Psalm 25:1-5
Proverbs 5:21-23
Proverbs 13:3
1 Timothy 4:14-15

THE WORDS WE SPEAK and FREE Prayer Calendar

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 12:15 AM

"Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant." Jeremiah 1:9 NKJV

" 'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. and their righteousness is from Me,' says the Lord." Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

Words are powerful. They can speak life or cut deeply into a person's soul exposing the hurt, the sin, and the shame. 
God's word is so powerful as to bring everything into being - all of creation. His word manifested Itself into Jesus! 

But, what about our words? In Jeremiah, God tells the prophet that He has placed His words into his mouth. And with the Lord's words, Jeremiah would be able to root out and pull down, destroy and throw down, build and plant! (AMEN!)

This is true for you too. You have been set up over nations and over kingdoms - over this realm. You are to SPEAK the change into the world. 


You were given this authority from your Father, the King of everything. 

Don't worry about what others speak about you. You've also been given the power to bind those lies and destroy them. One day, you will stand before God and condemn the tongues who judged you. How do you know? The Lord says that this is your heritage, your right as His Daughter, as His Son. 

Your righteousness is from Him. 

Now open your mouth and let Him fill it! SPEAK!!

                                                            THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER

Lord, I know Your word says that I am righteous in Your sight, but sometimes I don't feel very righteous. Help me to bring forth every lie, every belief, and every sin I've put over into my own life. I BIND these in Jesus' name. Every lie, every judgement that has been made over me, and every action taken against me, I BIND together and CAST OUT of this realm in Jesus' name! Thank you, Lord, for placing Your words in my mouth. Amen.


The Lord has given me authority with every word I speak, every word I write, and in every good and righteous deed for the least of these to bring others to Him and His kingdom - to glorify Him!
NO weapon formed against me shall prosper! 


Numbers 23:5-12
Numbers 22:31-38
Jeremiah 20:9
Psalms 40:3
Proverbs 8:8
Deutronomy 18:15-22
Psalms 119:43
Psalms 119:103

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Posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM

(This is an excerpt from the new release TAKE THE REALM: 10 Days of Spiritual Battle Plans to Reignite the Weary Warrior, Melissa Plantz, FIRE and GRACE Publishing, LLC, Copyright © 2019 by Melissa Plantz, All Rights Reserved.)

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 NKJV

“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 NKJV

“It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.” Mark 13:34 NKJV

When Jesus spoke, he gave us authority over this realm. Through His power, we can speak life into the dead bones around us and bind the forces who want to destroy us.

Mark 13:34 reminds us of how important it is to claim that authority to do our work.

Are you keeping watch like the doorkeeper?

Jesus told us – commanded us – to use His authority and to stay on guard at all times. “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37 NKJV)

“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.” (Luke 9:1)

Jesus gave His disciples the power, the authority, over ALL of the demons. He gave them the power and authority to cure diseases. There is nothing you can’t do as a son or daughter of our Father God. If it will glorify Him, then ask Him.

Jesus did not give His authority to only His twelve disciples, but to all believers through the Holy Spirit, who binds us to God and to Jesus, mysteriously weaving Himself through every fiber of our being.

Jesus still speaks. Ask Him to help you to remember who you are in Him and the authority He’s given to you to take the realm.



Lord Jesus, I have no words to express my love and gratefulness to You. You sacrificed Your human form to make me a living sacrifice so that I could come into the presence of God. You made me worthy. You made me holy. You made me into a daughter, a son, of God. And only through You as You defeated death and rose again in a glorious new body. I lift my hands and praise Your holy name today. Amen.



Jesus spoke so that I could speak with authority over this realm. I bind any forces trying to influence my family, my friends, and my community. The principalities, the powers, the rulers of darkness, and the spiritual forces of wickedness have NO authority over me because of the blood of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior!



John 4:50

John 8:20

John 12:36

John 8:12

Matthew 28:18

John 7:46

Matthew 18:20

John 10:30

John 17:22

John 12:49

John 16:28 

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HIS BATTLE-AX and SWORD (Plus Cover Reveal for TAKE THE REALM by Melissa Plantz)

Posted on June 30, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Jeremiah 51:20 NKJV, "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms."

Joshua 1:5 NKJV, "No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you."

God knows what you've been through. He knows the turmoil, illnesses, financial disasters, lost relationships, and strongholds you face every day. He also knows of the demonic forces working against you. He created you to fight, not as an ill-equipped soldier, but as a Warrior. He - your God - called you His battle-ax and His weapons of war. (His sword in the New Living Translation of Jeremiah 51:20.)

Our Father God is much larger than our fears; although sometimes, it doesn't feel like that. In the moment, people can lose heart. But, just like what the Lord told Joshua on so many occasions - be strong and courageous. There must be a reason as to why God has commanded His believers not to fear. He tells us over and over again in His word not to be afraid. 

You WILL shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms - including Satan's earthly demonic kingdom! With Jesus in the lead, you will TAKE THE REALM from the enemy! 


Dear Father,
Help me not to succumb to fear due to man nor circumstance. Wield me as Your battle-ax and sword to further Your kingdom. Allow me to be Your hands and feet over these next few weeks. I want to show You that I am strong and courageous with the life You have given me. 
In Jesus' name, 


I am HIS battle-ax and sword. I will NOT fear as I claim my anointing and TAKE THE REALM.

Joshua 1:6-9
Joshua 10:8
Joshua 23:10-11
Romans 8:31
Deuteronomy 4:7
Psalms 56:9
Luke 12:32
Proverbs 3:25
Matthew 17:7
Jeremiah 1:8

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