My NEW Symbolism Reference Guide and Dream Journal just released. You can now purchase your copy straight from Amazon
Great News for those wanting to watch/listen to the dream workshop training but were unable to attend. It is now available for purchase and instant download from my store. You can access them by clicking on the links below.
For a limited time (Now – January 1,2021) I am running a Holiday Special on the All Access Bundle (57.5% discount). Purchase one for yourself and/or give one as a gift to a friend or loved one.
All Access Bundle ~ includes …
You will get: Direct Access to a video teaching of the Dream Workshop ($29), a signed copy of the, Symbolism Reference Guide & Dream Journal ($12.99 + $5 shipping/handling cost**), plus a private 1:1 ~ 20-minute mini Coaching/Mentoring Session ($30) with Debbie to get hands on interpretation of your personal dream. Debbie will spend time prior to your coaching session praying over your dream (approx. 1.5 of pre-work time $135). During the session you will work together to proper label significant items and then discuss interpretation. You will be able to record the session and refer back to it as needed. You will also receive an email with a scanned copy of your dream worksheet/labels.
*Price will increase to $129.99 after Jan 1, 2021
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The Breastplate of Righteousness
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place …
This week we dive into the second piece of armor Paul talks about in Ephesians 6 and the Armor of God. The breastplate is another vital piece of armor. It is a defensive piece that is designed to protect major organs. The breastplate is direct protection for the heart and lungs not to mention many other important organs. Without the breastplate, a soldier when attacked, could easily die because there was not a protective barrier surrounding these vital organs.
The breastplate was the heaviest piece of weaponry a Roman soldier wore. It weighed around 40 pounds. Some Bible Commentators say that Goliath’s breastplate weighed around 125 pounds! The breastplate depending on the period of history was elaborately ornate and beautiful. It was often made of bronze or brass and although beautiful, it was designed to withstand attack and forceful blows of swinging swords and flying arrows. When a soldier secured the breastplate in place with the belt, it removed any hesitation or tentativeness to be able to engage in battle. Today our modern-day soldiers don’t wear breastplates made of iron or steal, but rather, bullet proof vests. Most military vests and body armor are made of Kevlar, steel and Polyethylene. Kevlar and PE are mainly used to make soft body armor, while steel and ceramic are used to make hard body armor.
The belt of truth securely holds the breastplate of righteousness in its proper place and position so it can be the most effective in covering and protecting what lies beneath. Truth and righteousness go together, and both are needed.
What is righteousness?
My tongue shall speak of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteousness (Psalm 119:172).
To be righteous is to do what is right in God’s eyes. God’s commandments are righteousness. In contrast, lawlessness is sin, and sin is the opposite of righteousness. So, to be righteous is to obey God’s laws of love.
Psalm 106:3 says, “How blessed are those who keep justice, who practice righteousness at all times!”
Simply put, for us to be righteous means we obey God’s commandments and live in such a way that is honorable to Him. The thing that gets in the way of us walking in righteousness is sin. Sin is and has always been an issue. From the beginning of Genesis all the way through the Scriptures sin is present and the people of God have a choice and decision to turn from their sin and instead turn to God
Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; … (1 Corinthians 15:3a).
Unfortunately, our sinful nature can get in the way of living an upright life. When we decide to live based on our own desires rather than God’s, we make decisions that are harmful to ourselves and others.
Romans 8:6 says, “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”
Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians also talks about the breastplate being made of faith and love.
I Thessalonians 5:8 says, “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
How do we put righteousness on?
We put on the breastplate of righteousness by being in the word of God. When need to get a head knowledge and a heart knowledge of God’s Word and implement what it teaches. When trials or temptation come our way, and they will, we can make decisions and choices that are grounded and founded in God’s Word.
How do we use righteousness?
Since the breastplate is designed to protect our vital organs including our heart, let’s look to see what the Word of God says. In Proverbs 4:23, Scripture tells us to guard our hearts because it is the wellspring of life. We are to protect our hearts from the devil’s schemes, lies and temptations. Righteousness helps us resist temptation and resist the devil.
James 4:7 says, resist the devil and he will flee.
We truly can stand and resist the devil with the armor of God firmly in place. Having the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness help us know that we are fully protected and covered giving us a confidence to stand our ground fully equipped and ready for battle as we wait for God’s instructions and watch Him move on our behalf.
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Episode #89 ~ And Sudddenly …
Have you ever experienced an “And Suddenly” moment? What is an “And Suddenly” moment you ask? Scripture is filled with many “And Suddenly” moments. You are not going to want to miss today’s episode as Pastor Debbie shares a prophetic word the Lord gave her on Dec 6th during a time of Worship, about stepping into an “and suddenly” moment. However, the Lord continued to reveal as she pressed in, that it was not just an “And Suddenly” moment, but we are actually stepping into an “and Suddenly” Season.
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Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com
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YouVersion 7-Day Devotional
I am blessed and honored to have a 7-day devotional on the YouVersion Bible App. YAY!!! It is a great way to kick start the 7- days before my on-line Bible Study starts next week. I would be so blessed if you would check it out and share it with your friends. You can find it here: Be The Gift Someone Needs Today!
Have you had the opportunity to read my new book “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for others.” ? This book is about learning to hear the voice of God in our own life so we can respond to those God bumps and little nudges He gives us on a daily basis. God is calling us to be agents of encouragement and to be the gift the worlds needs today.
We live in a time, where those around us are in desperate need of a real encounter with Jesus and in need of encouragement. We are called to encourage one another daily (Hebrews 3:13), and to build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). My book will teach you how to step out and do just that.
We all have the opportunity to #BeTheGift of encouragement others need today.
A practical guide to what it looks like and how to live a lifestyle of prophetic encouragement.
Are you Ready to #BeTheGift Someone Needs today?
Words have power.
To encourage. To comfort. To strengthen. To heal.
Especially when they come from God.
The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement Bible Study: Living a Lifestyle of Encouragement shows us how to follow Jesus by loving on and building up His church … one person, and one God-centered word, at a time. Diving deeply into Scripture, Pastor Debbie Kitterman beautifully unpacks the Biblical precedent of prophetic encouragement and teaches you how to hear from God. By doing so, you’ll bravely step into your calling to #BeTheGift others need.
In this stunning six-week study, you will:
- Examine the model of encouragement Jesus established for us.
Define the simple (and Biblical) concept of prophetic encouragement.
Learn to identify and test the voice of God in your life.
Explore activation exercises which strengthen your hearing muscles.
And gain confidence in your calling to build others up
Are you ready for six weeks that will change your life, deepen your relationship with God, and create ripples of encouragement that spread through those around you?
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Do you wonder if God still speaks today? Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally? Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?
Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to move you forward hearing from God?
If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need. I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others. He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you. The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice.
God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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