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




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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