angels · kingdom · power · soul · Spirit · warfare

Designed to Submit

Last night, as I was getting out of the shower, I heard “War will be waged tomorrow. Prepare for war.” So, I stopped all other thoughts in my mind and asked Holy Spirit, “What do I do?” He said, “Tell your sister. Consult your angels. Ready them for battle.” So, before I went to sleep, I asked my two head angels (George and Michael) what tools they needed to fight with. They gave me the list and I asked the Father for the tools be given to them. Holy Spirit also made it very clear that this would be a frequency war. So, I commissioned appropriately. 

Then I prayed protection. I commanded a spiritual faraday cage of gold (gold protects from spiritual frequency interference) to cover myself, my family and my businesses until the battle was over. I also saw the gold cage for the first time (I’ve been using it for 2 1/2 years)… It looked like a vibrant, shinning, bright, luminescent glow that encapsulated everything it was assigned to protect. Kind of like the piertotum locomotives spell used in Harry Potter to protect Hogwarts from dark magic.

When I woke up this morning, I felt rested. I called for my angel, George. I heard Holy Spirit say, “He’s out fighting.” So, I sat back and chatted with Holy Spirit. He continued to repeat over and over, “Your enemy is a defeated foe. The kingdom of darkness is a defeated foe. They know this. It is known. They know they don’t have the power the Heavens and I possess.

Amanda, this is how you overcome evil. Stay in the spirit, operating from your spirit, working from Heaven. It is possible, very possible, to operate from the spirit at all times like Jesus. It is a skill you must cultivate. You must keep training your soul to step back and focus in on what your spirit is doing. You must stay focused on what’s coming from the dimension above the 2nd Heaven… Above where your soul exists.”

And so, reality becomes clearer to me every day. If we aren’t living from our spirit first, we are submitting to a defeated kingdom. We are created to operate from our human spirit. To connect with Holy Spirit, Father God and Jesus. To connect with our angels and other consorts. To live from Heaven’s realm down into to the earth realm. But we are challenged to do this. We are very prevented from absorbing this truth because we fail to constantly and consistently operate from our spirit because the soul is easily distracted, deceived and swayed by the mirage and elusiveness of the world that surrounds us. It will in truth submit to one master or another. It will either submit to a defeated kingdom or the kingdom of God because that is its design, to submit.

Which is why we surely trade the peace and rest of our soul every time we purchase lies, deception, manipulation, fear, anxiety, worry and torment. However, if we focus our attention higher… If we tune into to Holy Spirit a little more… If we exercise the confidence and courage to invite the spirit to come forward, while commanding the soul to sit down… Then we are in business. Then we are in a position to receive assignments and focus our attention on the trading and multiplication of Heaven. Then we can truly operate as sons and daughters of God who are fulfilling their duties as kings and queens. Then we have more of an opportunity to govern over the defeated kingdom. 🌱

angels · authority & dominion · kingdom · power · Spirit

Timeline Shift

I sat down with Holy Spirit on Saturday. It’s always my day of rest, but my spirit was deeply inclined to really engage where He was leading. I found myself on the topic of timelines. I kind of understand timelines because of the Marvel series “Loki” I watched this summer. 

That night I had a dream. When I woke up on Sunday, I knew I needed to pursue the heart of God concerning the contents of the dream. 

After consulting Him, He made it very clear that I was to take an evil timeline that’s been traded on for years in my life before the courts of Heaven. I was to request for the overturning of the false verdict regarding the timeline; request that all false ownership on false timelines be overturned; request a destruction by fire of the evil timeline and ask my angels to smooth out the wrinkle in the timeline so that I could come into alignment with the timeline God’s ordained for my life.

So, I followed His instructions. 

After that I went about my day and didn’t think much more about it…. But then… Then I began to encounter thoughts concerning business. Thoughts I was so sure the evil timeline would provide for me in the past. And that’s when I started to see it…. My deep involvement with this timeline was preventing me from receiving the revelation God actually has for me. You see I have been going in what seems like circles for years about doing business the way God wants it done. And though He’s led me into some very intriguing ideas, there always seems to be an immediate and direct block of the flow of revelation.

Well, not anymore! The evil timeline has been done away with. It doesn’t exist anymore. It’s been consumed by fire, and now I can actually move forward with the revelation God is providing.

And He said, “I absorbed it all into Me. All of the disappointment was absorbed into Me.” Then I saw black, dark goo being absorbed into a blinding light. The black goo just disappeared. It was non-existent. Like it changed shape or form. It was consumed by the light.

Then He said, “Disappointment is the product of lies and deceit and manipulation. When you trade your faith and belief with a lie, you will receive disappointment in some form, and that disappointment is wounding. It wounds you deeply. On several layers. It fragments your soul and causes confusion from within. 

Do not trade into a relationship built on lies. Built on deceit. Built on manipulation. It has crushed you in so many ways, Amanda. I’ve had to lead you away from the disappointment. I’ve had to hold your hand while you’ve followed me through the dark so that you can see that I will be and I am faithful to you. To your heart. To all of you.

This is why I had you cut the timeline off. You are no longer operating from an evil timeline. Your angels went in and smoothed out the wrinkle in the timeline so that you can properly operate on My timeline for your life. 

And because you’ve given Me the disappointment over the years, I am now going to be faithful and supply what you’ve trusted in another for. I am going to actually teach you how to do business from Heaven. You’ve waited so earnestly for this. You trusted another so deeply for this revelation and truth. And I know how deeply it hurt you to feel that weight of that person not pulling their weight. It was heavy. It was hurtful. It was unjust on so many levels. But I am here now to teach you how to gain my trading system. I have a path for you to follow. I heal and bring all things into alignment. You keep following. You keep delving into the depths of the trans-dimensional realms and timelines surrounding you. Do not be afraid. Use your angels. Use George, Alice and Michael (my personal angels). They will help you.”

Honestly, I am so completely overwhelmed with His goodness and grace. All of the years of broken promises. All of the layers of disappointment. Heaps and heaps of confusion and anger. Fighting off bitterness and hate. But God is so good because He led me straight to the business of Heaven after I parted ways with this timeline. And now, I am learning how to incorporate His means for trade into Cultivate Life. It’s exciting. It’s fun. It requires my entire self: spirit, soul, heart and body to be present and attentive. All of me has to be on board. Entirely. 

And I am sharing this because I want to keep encouraging you to lean into Heaven in a much deeper and direct way. Like I said last week, “We are royalty that is destined to govern over the earth from the spirit realm as we rule and reign over the darkness that has infiltrated our world.” “Being spiritually royal means, we MUST first develop into mature sons and daughters so that we can embrace our royal duties.”

And with that said, keep developing. Keep growing. Keep maturing into a being that can and will embrace every duty Heaven has stored up for you! 🌱

authority & dominion · challenge · heart · keep moving forward · process · soul · weary

Weary for Nothing

“Ew… You’re whining and complaining again Amanda!! Remember, we’ve outgrown this place. And I know it’s challenging to understand where Holy Spirit is leading and why He’s pointing “that way next,” but we don’t whine and complain because of our heart and soul’s lack of understanding. Instead we power up the giftings and tools He’s equipped us with and move forward.”

And so… There it is… The continuous conversation I will have with myself until my heart and soul learn how align with my spirit and then persevere past this place of obvious weakness.

And I don’t know about you, but perseverance can be very exhausting. Which is why I found it very interesting when I heard Holy Spirit say, “I want you to be weary for nothing. You must come to a place in Me where you don’t become tired with moving forward. You must get up and go at all times.”

“Oh okay… Amazing. So you want me to ignore my soul’s weariness even though I am fully aware that I don’t know what “next” is. And you want me to do it in my 30s… A time when my entire life is laying before me and I still want to do what I want to do, but I won’t because my heart’s desire has become to fully follow You no matter what… Okay…. I will do it.”

It’s been like this with Him lately. He’s been opening up vast realms and dimensions of His Kingdom to me, all while pushing me to fully participate in them at once. Why? Well because I am an active player in His Kingdom. And, when you’re an active player (we all should be), you don’t get to go sit on the sidelines and rest when you’re tired. Instead, you keep moving forward when He says, “KEEP GOING.”

And so now you might be wondering, “Okay, Amanda… How do you move forward then? How do you find the energy, the will and the tenacity to stay His course?”

Well, first and foremost, I plug my human spirit into the presence of God as much as possible. Yeah, that’s right. I get into His presence and allow Him to pour more of His energy and power into me. And then… Then I operate from my human spirit as much as possible because it contains the energy, will and tenacity to keep going.

And it’s been a process to learn how to do this; however, I’ve learned that the more I allow my spirit to lead, the less likely my soul will scheme up an escape plan because my spirit’s strength outweighs my soul. And the more my heart aligns with the heart of Father God, the more confident, secure and at peace I become in my purpose in any given moment.

Also, cultivating a lifestyle that continually combats the kingdom of darkness has revolutionized my world and those around me. I just don’t give myself excuses anymore when it comes to spiritual warfare. Instead, I allow my spirit to be the “superhero” God intended her to be. I give her the reins when speaking to principalities, demons on assignment and demonic weaponized energy sources. I let her rule and reign from the throne God has entrusted her with, all while channeling what He’s deposited deep within.

And I know this might all sound weird; however, this is how I live. Actually this is how I’ve gradually lived as I’ve learned how to cultivate the lifestyle I am currently living from. And sure… Give it some time and there will be a higher level of where I am right now, but today… Today, we persevere. 🌱 #cultivatelife #keepmovingforward

brokenness · death · family · healing · love of god · redeem · restore

A Promise is A Promise

Six-and-a-half years ago my dad unexpectedly died. A month before he passed my parents had just celebrated their milestone 30th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, they planned to take a trip to Hawaii, but… Well obviously, that didn’t happen.

Last week my mom turned 60-years-old. So, in true Winder Sister form and fashion, Bridget and I decided to honor my parents plans by taking her to Hawaii to celebrate.

Now if I’m honest, I was excited the entire time! However, as we zipped up, down and around the island for the week, I never really thought about Dad much. I never truly let myself experience the weight of what it means to honor my parents by fulfilling a promise that was made within the covenant of their marriage.

And so, it wasn’t until we were actually headed to the airport that the heaviness of it all began to hit me. 

You see… Sickness, disease and death sought to destroy the Winder Women by completely robbing us of life and dragging us down a long and sometimes dark path of brokenness, heartache and pain. However, that’s what’s so magnificent about restoration! It’s this beautiful, systematic process where God promises too deeply and divinely heal us from the darkness that has torn us apart: spirit, soul, heart and body.

And… Somewhere along the way, the healing becomes a fulfilled process in certain areas… And you’re able to look at the life (like we have with this trip) and confidently say, “Yeah, dad’s not here… Yes, life has been an emotional, painful, uncertain climb we sometimes didn’t believe we’d make it through; however, we are holding God to His promises. And His promises say, “He WILL vindicate us and bring life to every place the kingdom of darkness has stolen.” His promises say, “He WILL redeem, restore and then supply us with endless joy!” His promises say, “He WILL cultivate the grounds of our brokenness so that they can be made whole, and then we can walk in the maturity of His confidence, security and love.”

And so you see… It is completely healthy to walk through fire and then emerge refined, restored and redeemed. It’s completely healthy to emerge without an ounce of bitterness, anger, hate, heartache and insecurity. It’s completely healthy to emerge more equipped with a heavier, holier suit of armor than when you walked in. 

Because when you do… When you actually surrender your pain, heartache and brokenness to God, then He can come in with His great love and swallow up what the kingdom of darkness has stolen. And then… Then you can move forward to the other side with a healthy, whole and aligned spirit, soul, heart and body. And that side… That realm… That promised land is overflowing with an increase of LIFE…. Life that is beaming and vibrating with a higher frequency of honor, respect, love and gratitude towards God than you ever imagined possible. And it perpetually echos out, “A promise is a promise!” 🌱 #cultivatelife #winderwomen

business · kingdom · satisfied · surrender · trade

True Satisfaction

I’m still focused in on the concept of satisfaction and how I am to truly cultivate a lifestyle of it. 

And, in all of my mediation over the past few weeks, this is what’s becoming evidentiary clear to my heart and soul…

satisfied life is not a settled life. It’s not a life where you throw in the towel and hunker in with the mindset of following the culture. Instead… A satisfied life means you’ve fully surrendered (in joy) to the reality that God will provide you with the next piece of the puzzle when He knows you’re ready…. And, until then, you will work diligently with what He’s given you

And I wish I grasped this so long ago… Honestly, I do…. Because it would’ve saved me from so many set backs and sleepless nights where I tried to “figure it all out” with my soul’s rational thinking.

However, I am learning that I must live from a place where I am satisfied in ALL aspects of life… Which includes where He’s leading my sister and me with Cultivate Life & Bridget Winder Art.

You see for years we’ve chosen to let Him lead us in making decisions that are big and small. And though His lead doesn’t usually make logical, 3D sense, my spirit knows and understands it to be the best choice because it is the most fulfilling one.

You see His choices offer a clean and sturdy foundation where fear of money, fear of man, jealousy, pride, envy and bitterness cannot exist. His path makes sure I don’t sew seeds of manipulation and deception into the fertile soil of all He is aiming to cultivate.

And I guess what I’m trying to say is this… God’s plans and purposes for leading me in business are much larger than I ever anticipated because they exist in realms and dimensions far deeper, wider and thorougher than I ever fathomed. And, although I’ve been learning I need to be satisfied with the things of Him, I never considered how that satisfaction would need to echo into every aspect of my life…. So much so that my spirit would be required to transcribe that satisfaction onto a scroll for my soul to pick up, read and follow.

And with that… Well I firmly see that being satisfied must leak into my professional life… I must become satisfied with the way in which He’s taught me to do business and build companies for His Kingdom. I must rest on the truth that He’s provided me with everything I need in this present moment… And when more is needed, in all facets, He will supply.🌱 #cultivatelife 

faith · heart · keep moving forward

My Word is: Faith

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For the past several days I’ve been searching for the best word to describe my experience with 2020… And as I’ve fumbled through the list in my head and heart, the one that’s continued to pop up is “faith.” And if you’re anything like me, faith might sound so simple. However, it’s my faith and belief in God that’s helped me truly rise above all of the continued uncertainty and chaos of 2020. And… If I’m 100% honest, I’d have to say I’ve had more peace inside of my heart this year than all years past.  And while that may sound odd to you, it’s not for me… Why? Well you see my very being is completely adamant about living a lifestyle of faith. And it’s not a stagnant word, lying dormant in my heart. Instead it’s a key that’s perpetual, living, active and divinely present in my daily life. My choice to place things I can’t control in God’s hands has taken so much pressure and burden off of my own shoulders. Pressure and burden He never created me to carry… For I am not strong enough… Only He is. And I see 2021 heading down an increasingly cataclysmic path… One where we must use the ultimate amount of faith that’s rooted deep within our spirits, hearts and souls in order to move forward. You see I believe more things will feel out of our control than ever before; however, when we choose to constantly engage in relationship with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit… When we choose to activate our spirits and then live a lifestyle of constant and continual faith… Then and only then will we find ourselves in a place of peace and harmony. And the peace… The peace will rise straight from the ashes of our deepest fears decreeing and declaring, “My God is stronger than this, and His Kingdom is more equip than all that I am facing. So I WILL march forth… I WILL place all of my worries, fears, doubts and cares on Him… And HE WILL show me how to consistently and systematically use the power, dominion and authority He has equip me with to fight forces of darkness and all that’s of evil nature.” 🌱⚔️🛡 #cultivatelife 
authority & dominion · focus · Fullness of Jesus · kingdom · power · rule & reign

That is Your Superpower

“You need to stay focused on Me. That is your superpower. I AM your superpower.”

And this superpower isn’t anything I’m aiming to keep a secret… My ability to remain focused on God, His goodness and His kingdom is the most vital thing I can continue to do right now.

Why?

Well because the kingdom of darkness is trying its very hardest to usurp the Kingdom of God. But, it won’t. Why? Well because the Kingdom of God is much, much stronger. How? Well because Jesus rules & reigns; and He has given us power, dominion & authority so that we may rule & reign with Him.

And I do realize I have been writing about this a lot lately. But… You see it’s just so important that I keep expressing this truth. It’s so vital that we live from a place of power, dominion & authority over the death and darkness that’s pushing its agenda on mankind.

It’s not enough in the least bit anymore to stand around and proclaim faith in Jesus, but then to sit back and not operate in all He has equip us with.

Because I believe… I believe when our human spirits are healthy and active we have the ability to become like superheroes in the unseen realms of life. I believe… Actually I live from this place on the regular. A place of power. A place where I am praying and speaking into matters of the unseen, so that they may change in the unseen and then flow into the seen.

And so… As always, I want to encourage you to continue to focus on God, His goodness and His Kingdom. I want to encourage you to live from a place of divine alignment (spirit, soul, heart and body) with His kingdom so that you may rule & reign as you operate in power, dominion and authority. And, most importantly I want to continue to see the kingdom of darkness squelched by the life of Christ that’s flowing through each one of us that believes in Him. 🌱⚔️🛡 #cultivatelife #ruleandreign

faith · heart · love of god · power · strength

Strength… Without Asking

I heard God so clearly a few days ago…

“I am giving you a new level of strength today Amanda. You’ll need it for the next season you’re headed into after the new year. You will need Me in a greater way than ever before. You will need to place all of who you are… Who I have molded you into… Into My hands. You must rely on Me and My strength to lift you up and hold you tight.” He said.

Of course just hearing His words caused my heart to swell with gratitude.

Why? Well, I didn’t exactly ask for more strength. Instead, He saw my impending need for it in my next season of life. And, because I entirely trust Him, I willingly accepted His gift of strength.

You see I’m sharing this because I want to encourage you to lean heavily into a relationship with Him… One that truly causes you to develop, mature and grow. And I also want to encourage you to listen, believe and follow through with where He’s leading you: spirit, heart and soul.

Because… If I’m honest, I know I wouldn’t have made it through this chaotic year without the strength He’s been actively cultivating inside of my spirit, heart and soul for years.

Because of Him… Because I’ve chosen to place my life in His hands, I’ve had so much peace as the storms of 2020 have swirled around all of us.

And that’s what I hope and pray for you. I hope you have the faith, courage and humility to say, “I see that our world is a constant mess. I hear the billions of voices and vices screaming for my attention of the regular… Which is why, I really need to lean into You for strength. I need You to survive so that I may thrive in the Kingdom of God.” 🌱⚔️🛡 #cultivatelife

capacity · focus · heart · process

Heaven’s Pace

Last week I told you that God was examining my heart again…

Of course, in the moment I didn’t really understand what the examination was all about. I mean… He does inspect it quite often, but this time… This time felt different. 

So, in true “Amanda form,” I questioned Him about it.

His response, “I’m checking out your capacity. You’ve been asking me for two months to increase your capacity, and I’m ready to do it. So, here I am inspecting the middle ground of your being to make sure it’s prepared to handle the increase of responsibilities I’m sending your way.”

Okay… When I heard this, I was truly excited!

You see over the years I’ve learned that God will not give us more than we contain. Sure, the world’s system has a way of offering us piles of things we aren’t prepared for, but God… God is unique in the fact that He never wants to overwhelm our refinement, development, maturity and growth. Meaning, we can incessantly ask for things, but He’s probably not going to hand them over until we’ve matured into the version of self that He needs us to be.

His process is holy you know?.. It offers us the grace to go at Heaven’s pace. And sure… Sure it takes times to get where we’re going; however, when we do get there, we are able to contain the weight of the responsibilities He’s entrusted us with because we have the capacity to hold it.

And I don’t know if I’m making perfect sense when explaining this; however, I do hope and pray you are inspired to remain focused with where He has you right now. I hope you don’t settle and begin to chase after systems that will ultimately lead to death and destruction of your spirit, soul and heart. Because, I believe, the refinement, development maturity and growth He’s taking you through will provide you with the capacity you need to move forward in every aspect of life. 🌱 #cultivatelife

authority & dominion · follow · glory · keep moving forward

Are You Ready for It?

When I write, I try to give the most accurate view of what’s happening in my heart in that given moment. I mean… That is the goal of this blog. To stay as vulnerable as possible with the ups and downs of my life as I follow Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit’s lead.

So today… Well today my heart as been focused on how grateful I am for 2020.

And I know a lot of people might disagree; however, this year has been a good one because my strength to withstand the waves is found in Him.

You see the past 7 years of my life have felt like a constant and at times violent push from God. He’s single handily walked me up and down mountains and valleys of life and into a place where I can’t rely on anything but Him for everything. Which means my life, my family, my career, my ministry, my finances, my entire world has landed in His hands for protection and provision.

He’s actually allowed the past 7 years to become a place where the waves of life have knocked me down, drug me under and forced me to learn how to get up and stand firm and strong in the face of death, darkness, turmoil, chaos, adversity and division.

And because of this… Because of His training, molding and refinement… Well I’ve been able to truly and heart-fully say, “God is at my right hand. I will not be shaken or fear anything dark that comes into my spiritual realm and dimension of space and time.”

Because you see I believe the shaking and transition that’s happening is good. I believe, beneath all of the politics and opinions, God has a plan to bring repentance, restoration and healing to our broken nation and world. And as people begin to wake up and focus their attention on Him… Not on political parties, disasters that have overtaken us or arguments that divide us… I believe we will begin to truly see a new world that reveals the Kingdom of God and the glory of His Kingdom on this earth.

And so… The question is, “Are you ready for it?!”🌱 #cultivatelife