For days now, all I can say are these words, “We are being taken back to the blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross!”
That sums up the “prophetic word for this hour” that we are in! Jesus Christ and Him crucified for the sins of the world.
Repentance is falling upon the church and it is setting us free! Why? Because it is immediately met by the blood that cleanses us and the broken body that heals us. This is the message that we must carry into the days ahead. We will see that there is POWER IN THE BLOOD—wonder working power.
We have come up with so many formulated prayers; curse breaking prayers, blood line prayers, healing prayers, deliverance prayers and “repeat after me” prayers but I believe we are going to see much of those types of prayers fall away because when the power is about to come on and it will flow from the message of the blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross only. Manifest power will flow like never before! This simple and true message can be carried and spoken by all His people.
As we are shut in, we are like the disciples in the upper room after Jesus ascended. We are waiting for “power from on high to fill us.” The Spirit of God lives in us already but I had a vision the other day of Jesus knocking on the door of our hearts and when we opened the door our hearts were so crowded with other “spiritual things” that there was no room for Him to come in and dine with us. Then a spiritual spring cleaning occurred and it removed all that was crowding our hearts till it looked like a clean and empty room. Then Jesus set up a table in the middle of this room and put the communion elements (the bread and wine) on the table. He declared, “It is finished.” Then He sat down at the table and invited us to come and partake of His body and His blood. As we did “power from on high returned and the glory filled His temple once again.
Then I heard this verse,
I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not yield My glory to another or My praise to idols. Isaiah 42:8
The clutter (yes, even spiritual clutter) in our hearts has demanded attention, affection, and precious time. Often we have become more fascinated by our spiritual discoveries more than the Lamb that was slain. But as we are coming up to the time of Passover, Good Friday and Easter I believe we will see the true gospel set us free from the captivity of things that have vied for our time and attention more than Jesus alone! In Him are all things and all things belong to Him. His glory comes and fills the temple as we return to the Love that came into a fallen world to live a spotless life and then take upon Himself the sin of all mankind. With every lash, every thorn, every scorn and every nail; the power of sin and death were broken. The with the words, “It is finished!” He made a way for mankind to have everlasting and abundant life. All power to save, heal, deliver and set free is in the death and resurrection of our precious Jesus.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Our upper room waiting is happening now as the Spirit goes through our hearts and cleanses us of the clutter (even spiritual things) that have become idols. Power will come as the body and blood of Jesus are restored as the source of all.
Often the Lord will speak to me through short “one liners” that just echo through my spirit until my soul stops to listen closer and press in for more. I’ve had a few of these “one liners” doing just that since the quarantine began.
They are short sentences such as these:
• I am extracting the precious from the worthless.
• I am separating the wheat from the chaff.
• I am shutting you in so that I can break you out.
• The distractions have been too loud for my people to hear me knocking on the doors of their hearts.
• Rend your hearts, not your garments.
There are more but these particular words have been blowing around in my mind like a constant gentle breeze that invites me to breathe them in until they revive me once again.
The restless hearts that demand constant activity (even the good activities) often cause us to live like a young couple with toddlers to care for. We go from morning to night working hard for something right and something good (raising children) but never take the time to stop and rediscover the intimacy and love that caused us to stand before God together to say, “I do.”
No one faults young parents for the non-stop activity that comes with the privilege of raising children. And yet, if they don’t make time to stop, get away and rekindle intimacy and love with one another then in the end they will harm the very ones that they set out to form into beautiful people (their offspring). The love between “dad and mom” are the foundation of that family. Without intimate connection bitterness, judgements and divisions seep in.
We do the same thing with God. We say “I do” and give our yes to Him out of the deep love that saved our lives and captured our hearts. Then we begin to build His house (Kingdom) together, raise up children in His family, go and make new children, teach those children, etc. But somewhere along the way the Bride has forgotten that the foundation of the Church is love. Her “yes” and “I do” was formed in the grip of first love. We must return to that foundation.
“For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son…”
In 2020 we are embarking on the greatest harvest of souls that has ever been seen. When Billy Graham passed away the mantel that he carried to harvest souls by the masses in stadium settings was passed to the Church. Now, this year there are more stadium events planned then ever before. And in the midst of the busiest planning season ever— everything goes silent and is in a forced STOP. Covid-19 steps in and become a vehicle to restore our crown (corona).
Yes— the enemy has his hand in this because he fears this harvest of souls more than any other thing. But, God is in this too! A couple months ago I was taken into a vision where I saw a baby named “Harvest” placed in a bassinet but then I was taken up higher to see that this bassinet was actually a oval stadium. The massive size of this baby filled the stadium. There was more to the vision regarding identity and healing for this baby but I knew that this “harvest baby” was going to be placed in the stadiums.
The leaders and people of God were planning but not ready! The foundation of family (intimacy and love between the father and mother) had been talked about more than ever but not acted upon; first love was replaced with non-stop activity, the purifying our hearts and hands had not happened and allowing Him to extract the precious from the worthless (the wheat from the chaff) needed to take place before being entrusted with this baby. We were preparing the bassinet to receive the harvest more than our hearts to receive the fruitfulness! Both are needed but only one is truly essential! Our hearts!
The phrase, “Rend your hearts, not your garments.” means this: In the Old Testament days, when the Israelites sinned, to show how sorry they were, they would cut up their clothes (rend means to tear) to show God how sorry they were for their actions. The scripture in Joel 2:13 that says,
“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”
What this verse is really saying is that they should cut sin from their hearts instead of cutting their garment in ritual ways that men can see. Go, lock yourself in with God and rend your hearts before Him.
In the church today we have all the right words but have lost the “gift of repentance .” Too often we use words (through teaching, prophesying and worship lyrics) to “rend our garments” yet it is the rending of our hearts that God is after. There is too much hidden sin; places that the worthless is defiling the precious and the chaff is covering the wheat. As Joel 2:13 says,
“…for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”
In His compassionate grace and out of the abundance of His love He desires to remove the things within our hearts that separate us from Him. As we rend our hearts He will relent in sending calamity! He will respond to the repentance and halt calamity. He has loved us enough to stop us from allowing our gifts to be like garments that cover our sin. He loves us too much to see us riddled (pierced) with guilt. The church has been running hard to avoid that which lurks beneath the surface and must stop and ask for our hearts to be purified. HE LOVES US TOO MUCH TO LEAVE US HOW WE ARE!
We could not bring the “worthless” to the stadiums because it would not only have harmed the baby but ruined the foundation needed for revival. The stadiums merely represent the place that a mass harvest will take place. But our hearts must be made ready first. We must “repent for the Kingdom of God is near.”
If you’re still reading this (many will have stopped at the first mention of repentance) then remember, “repentance is not a bad word!” It is freedom! It is life! It is restoration and it is the breakthrough that we have prayed for and longed for.
Repentance is a gift; therefore we must ask for it. We don’t even know how to repent on our own; we need His Spirit to do this work within our hearts. We know how to feel guilty or feel regret but the true “Godly sorrow that leads us to change (repentance)” has been lost in all the busyness and activity. Words have replaced action and events have replace the secret place.
So now, in the gracious, compassionate and abounding love of God (who longs to relent from bringing calamity!); we have been stopped! A forced pause has come to allow us to ask Him to rend our hearts and extract the precious from the worthless, the wheat from the chaff as we find ourselves upon this threshing floor in time.
“Holy Spirit, here we are. We need the gift of repentance. True repentance that rends our hearts to cut away sin; to remove the worthless. Spirit of God, extract the precious from the worthless in our lives and remove the chaff as we lay before you on this threshing floor of quarantine. Discipline us because you love us and make us ready in the day of your visitation. Thank you for this forced pause (this Selah). Restore to us the joy of our salvation and renew a right spirit in us. As you stand at the door of our hearts and knock— we stop to let you come in. Come and dine with us and feed us the spiritual food that we need.”
Do not waste this time. Go before Him in humility and pray. Pray for yourself, for your family and for the nations. Now is the time!
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“Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.” Joshua 6:1
No one was allowed to go in or out. Does that sound familiar? There was fear in Jericho because of what God had done through the Israelites as they crossed over!
Many prophetic voices prophesied that the beginning of 2020 was a spiritual crossover into the “Promised Land.” For my family it surely was as we crossed our nation from the West Coast to move to the East (the Washington DC region).
Whether or not there was a physical move for you; still, in the spirit, there was a great crossover into a new era and time.
After some time and purification in the new land (circumcision), the Israelites were ready to begin to take back the land! What God has done for them was already known throughout the land and it struck fear into the heart of those who would resist them. I believe that the crossover (spiritually and physically) has struck fear into the enemy’s camp and he has ordered the gates of his fortified places to be locked; for there is great fear in his camp. He knows that God is with His people and they are coming to take the city!
This day, we are in a time that fear has caused men and women to go in and shut their doors. Public places are closed (Disney parks, all of the Smithsonian Museums in DC, sports arenas, etc.); no one is going in or out! A virus of fear has gone global— but today a nation has been called to prayer. Is this our Jericho moment? Our seventh day miracle?
As I went to read the Word this morning my Bible flipped open to Joshua 6 and my eyes fell upon the first verse,
“Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.”
As I read the words I heard, “Blow the trumpets and let My people shout because I am giving you the land!” I don’t know if the “walls” are the virus or the “stronghold of possession” that the enemy has had on land that belongs to God’s remnant; but in any case, something that has held land and has occupied that land is about to fall.
I believe that this very day that has been set aside for prayer in America (in the midst of a 40-day global fast) is a day for some fortified walls to fall! Though this day has been set aside as a day of prayer for the United States of America, I believe that it’s a trumpet call that all nations are invited into.
We are in the 15th day of the Jesus Fast (15 of 40) and it is the 15th day of March. Coincidence? I doubt it! We are marching around the walls of Jericho and they are about to fall! The number 15 represents deliverance and rest. Another interesting fact about the number 15 is that in 2 Kings 20, when Hezekiah became “deathly ill”, he prayed and God added 15 years to his life. What if God is adding 15 years of grace to our nations? What if He is extending time to see harvest and revival take place?
I am not prophesying, I am merely pondering and praying. I am looking around and surveying the spiritual and natural surroundings. I am painting a picture of what my spiritual eyes are seeing unfold.
Today, the 15th of March, which is a National Day of Prayer, may just be a day of fortified walls falling, a day of deliverance, a day of healing, a day of grace extended and days added!
I hear the Lord inviting the nations into this National Day of Prayer. The United States is often a trumpet and a prophetic voice to the nations and that may be the case once again. President Trump has released a trumpet call for prayer to bring healing and deliverance from this deadly illness called Coronavirus.
Hezekiah’s prayer went like this,
“Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly. 2 Kings 20:3
This was God’s response,
“Go back to Hezekiah, the leader of my people. Tell him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you, and three days from now you will get out of bed and go to the Temple of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own honor and for the sake of my servant David.’” 2 Kings 20:5-6
God, defend our nation and the nations of the world for your honor and for the sake of your servants!
We will possess the land! We will recover! We will see God honored! We will be delivered and receive His rest. Today we will pray, we will worship, we will march and shout! We will see walls fall!
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As I sat with the Lord this morning I heard the sound of boots marching forth. It was an army of “boots on the ground.” Then I not only heard them but saw them. There was a mighty mountain standing in their way— BUT THEY COULD NOT BE STOPPED! They were moving in the conviction of His Word, the obedience of His instructions and the persuasion of His promises. They were confident in the assurance of faith. They were not dissuaded by what their eyes were seeing or even the voices that were trying to persuade them to stop or turn back. They knew the voice of their God and were marching toward the impossible with a joy that came from knowing their God who makes all things possible. As their feet began to touch the base of the mountain it began to crumble and become level with each step taken but it wasn’t leveled until their feet touched it. They had to move forward to see the impossible made possible. Then I heard the words, “Mountains will move in March as My people march forward!”
It is time to exchange your hope deferred for the “assurance of hope.” Move into the true conviction of the unseen things that God has spoken to you and apprehend them in faith with action. Begin March by marching forward in the faith that says to the mountains that stand before you, “Be removed!”
This week there will be some of you who will go straight through what stood before you last week just because you moved forward in the assurance of your hope! That mountain has no power over you when you walk in the assurance of faith. It crumbles at the sound and touch of your feet of faith. Your boots are your confidence in Him and they have power over everything that has exulted itself against His name, His Word and His truth. It crumbles at the sound of true faith on the move. Like David before Goliath; it will fall!
Rarely in my life have I seen the way open up before me prior to steps of faith taken; it is when I stepped forward (in His leading) that the way was made and mountains were moved.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:21-22
Far too often God’s people wait for the mountain to be removed and end up setting up camp at the base of the mountain that stands before them. They don’t know the authority that accompanies their faith or that the mere sound of the forward movement of their faith levels the path and clears the way. Many who have camped at the base of these impossible mountains have lived in the shadow of hope deferred which has caused their hearts to grow sick. Disappointment and disillusionment have become their view but the Lord is not stopped by mountains or threatened by obstacles; He is calling you to put your boots of faith back on and place your feet on that mountain— then watch as it crumbles before you.
Mountains will fall, giants will fall and hope deferred with crumble as you see your desire fulfilled! What has the Lord spoken to you? Are you waiting passively to see it come to you without putting your feet upon the mountain or facing down the giant? March is a month to put on your boots and march forward— speak to that mountain, “Be ye removed!” Go forward.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
This morning in prayer I saw a vision of many of God’s people who have been experiencing long delays. In the vision they stood at a cement wall that was many stories high. The wall seemed to represent the delay and what was standing between them and the promises and prophetic words they had been given. It reminded me of the wailing wall in the old city of Jerusalem but it was smooth and much higher. But just like at the Wailing Wall (Western Wall) they were offering prayers, declaring scriptures and believing in the faithfulness of God to help them. Then I was taken up to the top of the wall and when I was at the top I realized that the wall was actually a huge dam. I saw a massive reservoir of water at the top that was at maximum capacity. Then, suddenly I saw the dam begin to open up and water began to come forth upon the people who had been waiting, praying and believing for breakthrough.
Then I heard the Spirit speak saying, “The delays have stored up a great reservoir of blessings that will begin to be poured out like a heavy Spring rain. It will saturate My people’s lives with promises fulfilled, provisions, long awaited breakthroughs, answered prayers and a flood of blessings that exceed their expectations.”
The delays have prepared hearts and lives to receive the blessings; to steward them with integrity and humility. God has taught many how to give from the place of their need, to love from the place of pain and how to wait from the place of faith. These learned things have begun to open the floodgates.
It is easy to be generous in the midst of wealth, to love in moments of joy and to have faith when there is no need. But God has strengthened the character and hearts of His people through the delay. Those who remained at “this wall of faith” to pray, declare and believe are about to receive their breakthrough. Your generosity has greatly increased and now you will be trusted with more. Your love has greatly increased and now joy will break forth. Your faith has greatly increased and now you will scale mountains.
The delay has store up for you a wealth of blessings!
During a past season of refinement that I was going through, I had began praying prayers that were not familiar to my ears. They were prayers that resembled begging— they sounded like the voice of an orphan not a daughter. Since some of my needs during that time stemmed from my own mistakes, unbelief and “taking matters into my own hands”, I felt deserving of the burdens that I was carrying. I found myself apologizing to God constantly and agonizing over the fact that I’d made some choices that brought about personal hardships. My prayers went from “Thank you Father…” to “Please help God…”
One night while I was struggling with guilt, worry and regrets over my predicament I began apologizing once again and praying (begging) this way, “Please help me God…” Immediately the Lord interrupted me. He said, “Daughter, why are you praying like an orphan when you are a loved daughter?”
I replied, “Because I acted out of doubt and unbelief and now I’m paying the price. I knew better!”
With such love and compassion He spoke again, “When one of your children make a bad choice, even when they knew better, do you withhold love or help when they truly apologize and need your help out of their troubles?”
I answered, “No, I run to their aid and comfort their hurting hearts. I restore them to peace, to sonship and purity. I don’t think twice about it!”
He said, “Do you not know that I am far more patient with you? Do you know that My love for you far exceeds your love for your children? And do you not understand that it is My delight to help you?”
That night my prayer changed! It went from begging God for help to thanking Him that He takes delight in helping me. My heart released the heavy burden of the responsibility for my failure. When I repented I was released from the burden and Jesus took it upon Himself. I allowed the rain of His love to wash away the guilt, the shame, the regret and the orphan spirit that had taken hold of my heart. He baptized me anew in His mercy, grace and love. He restored my place as His daughter.
Whether what you are facing is by the fault of your own choices or even merely by circumstances beyond your control— know this: He takes delight in both helping you and comforting you! You are His beloved child and His greatest longing is to be near to you, comfort you and help you. He does not want you to suffer under burdens that you were not meant to carry. Just as a natural parent would carry something too heavy for their child to bear or pick them up to carry them when they are too tired to walk on, so will your Heavenly Father. He far exceeds any human love or compassion— even that of a father or mother.
I awoke this morning feeling the depths of His love and compassion for those who feel separated from Him because of the grief of their own failings or choices. He longs to take from you all that you cannot bear. He takes delight in helping you and setting you free. Turn your words from the words of a beggar back to the words of one who knows they are a loved son or daughter.
When my kids come to me feeling broken and burdened, I drop everything to do everything I can to both comfort and help them. God is doing that for you right now. The amazing thing is that He has no limits in His ability to help and He knows exactly what to do to comfort you. As a parent I am limited in my abilities— He is not! He dispatched angels on your behalf , He opens the doors of Heaven’s storehouse, He comes as Comforter, Redeemer, Deliverer and holds nothing back.
Thank Him! Thank Him that He delights in helping you! Thank Him that He loves you and has taken you as His own child! Don’t beg but go to Him knowing that He takes great delight in you.
“The LORD your God is with you, the MightyWarrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
As I was flying cross country today I felt the Spirit ask me to share with you some things that have been highlighted to me as we’ve entered 2020. There is more but I’d like to share these specific ones with you so that you can both identify (confirm) His work in your life regarding these areas and so that you can begin to pray for these things personally, for your loved ones and for the body of Christ.
Here are the eight that I’d like to highlight and further explain for now:
• Rest In Christ: This is a “rest in your soul” that comes with abiding in the surrendered trust in your Father’s love. It heals trauma, brings peace and breaks fear/anxieties.
• By My Spirit: Zechariah 4:6 has been highlighted as a key verse for this era. As we rest in Him (laying down our might & power) it makes room for the sovereignty of His Spirit to accomplish the impossible; giving ALL glory to God!
• Jubilee: I keep hearing that we are about to see “miraculous jubilees “ take place. These will set many free from the enslavement of financial debt. It will cause prisoners to be set free and heavy weights to be removed from the backs of God’s people.
• Holiness: A hunger for holiness is building and growing that is causing authentic “Godly sorrow” that ushers permanent change (repentance) and sets people free from regret, guilt and condemnation.
• Clean Hands/Pure Hearts: “The pure in heart will see God.” A washing of hearts and hands is now happening! It is like a fresh baptism in purity. This is causing a purification of heart motives and reforming movements.
• Return To First Love: The revelation of the agape love of God is beginning to fall upon the Church (His Bride) that will awaken her to first love. This “first love” will cause a sound that is like a pounding heart but will act as a battering ram against hatred and darkness. It is the sound of full abandonment to His desires. Worship and prayer movements will carry this sound and will become the thing that goes before what He is doing in the earth (evangelism, healing, deliverance, salvations, nations shifting, etc.)
• The Government of God On Earth: The bride has been crowned with authority (such as Queen Esther). The King’s scepter has been extended and He is awaiting her requests so that He might grant them. Her voice and requests will set people groups and nations free. The signet ring has been placed on modern day Mordecai’s who will carry out what the King has spoken (and His Bride has decreed). This is establishing a governmental authority upon the church like has not been seen before. The earth’s governments will even be subject to the authority released through the mouths of God’s people.
• Family, Unity & Oneness: Jesus’ prayer in John 17:21-23 is beginning to be made manifest. This is a sovereign act of God that merely requires humility! Preference of others, being family, praying rather than judging differences, and surrender are purifying (fertilizing) the soil that is making this possible.
There is so much more! What a magnificent time it is to be alive in Christ! Make these points (themes) points of prayer and meditation each day.
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We are living in times that could “knock the wind” out of the strongest and most resilient men and women. Looking at the world around us truly is like reading a bad report. There are constant natural disasters (fires, floods, famine), there are acts of terrorism that are unthinkable and acceptance of the most horrific crimes against humanity such a “full term abortions” that are unashamedly called “a woman’s right!” and Christian’s are being persecuted around the world.
As believers we could easily look at the world around us and want to concede defeat. But we do not take our cues or perspective from the world around us but rather from the One who rules and reigns over all.
We must look beyond the natural realm to see, hear and then speak (declare/prophesy) what the Holy Spirit is saying. This is where you will find encouragement for your heart, rest for your soul and the hope that carries you into victory after victory; breakthrough after breakthrough.
When the children of Israel passed into the Promise Land they knew that the natural report was that “taking the land would be impossible!” Well, that very scenario, to the believer, should be your greatest hope! Why? Because that is where we see God show up the most frequently! He is the God of the impossible (not improbable). But He waits for a people who will partner with Him to receive the instructions (that more often than not look completely foolish to the world) that will bring forth the victory.
Over and over during this first month of the new decade I have heard in my spirit the words from Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord.” The good report aligns us with the work of His Spirit to accomplish the impossible while partnering with His people to be the conduits of foolish obedience that ushers in impossible results.
When God’s people came upon the fortified city of Jericho; it’s walls, guards and strength spoke a very bad report! If they were to have stopped and merely looked with their eyes at what was being faced; they would have conceded defeat before even starting. But God had a good report that involved acts of faith and obedience that “in the natural” (apart from “by His Spirit”) would merely result in making them look very foolish and becoming a mockery to their enemies.
To be “strangers in a new land” and show up to your first battle by walking around the city seven times and then release a shout must have looked like absolute foolishness. I’d imagine that the guards and rulers of Jericho must have looked on and thought, “Really, that’s all you’ve got?!” No weapons, battering rams, armored warriors…just men, women and children walking in circles?
But they were waking in Zechariah 4:6! They were obediently making room for “by my Spirit” to accomplish the impossible! There was no act of might, no human power being displayed but merely a people who saw beyond the natural realm and listened to the voice of their God and became surrendered vessels to make room for a “by my Spirit” victory to occur.
After the seventh lap around Jericho the people used their voices to release the sound of victory and just as the Lord promised, “Jericho’s fortified walls came tumbling down!” This struck fear into the hearts of their enemies throughout the land. The voice of faith became louder than the voice of mockery. It was the sound of a people who believed that “by my Spirit” the impossible can happen!
Too many Christians have been receiving the bad report about their personal lives, their cities and their nations by “reading the circumstances!” If the impossible is standing before you then it’s time to get excited because that is where God most often will bring a “by my Spirit” miracle! But he does look for a people who trust Him enough to believe His good report and will act on it! He is calling a Joshua and Caleb army to arise and take the land!
When my family arrived in the Washington DC region two weeks ago to live (at the Lord’s request) it was an impossible situation from the very start! We didn’t have the money, the means, the “invitation” or even the physical strength for a 3000 mile move. Everywhere we looked we saw “impossible” barriers. But as we saw the impossible, heard the good report and began to surrender step by step to His instructions. And what happened far exceeded our wildest expectations!
Now we have arrived (we are living in Northern Virginia)! But we arrived to a state that just elected a governor who is so extremely liberal that he condones taking the life of a baby if it survives a late term abortion! We have arrived in this region during an impeachment trial, during a time where our president is hated with vile hatred by the media and by the most vocal Americans, and during a time where our nation seems more divided then since the time of the Civil War. But guess what? We have heard the good report! We have heard a good report that in the midst of division we will see a John 17:21-23 unity miracle occur. We may be strangers in the land who have just crossed over in the midst of many giants (we may look like grasshoppers in comparison) and fortified walls but we have a “by my Spirit” promise!
We are not coming with might or power but with yielded and surrendered lives so that we can hear the good report, receive the instructions (even if they seem and look foolish!) and join with like-minded people who will be those conduits of surrender that make way for a “by my Spirit” miracle!
Are there fortified “impossibilities” that you are personally facing? If so, now is not the time to lose hope or give up! It is not the time to allow the anxiety of pending defeat to rob you of your faith! Now is the time to hear the good report and prophesy it over your impossible circumstance! Declare Zechariah 4:6 over your situation and then hear and obey even the most foolish thing. But be sure to let your voice be louder than the voice of opposition! Let a victory shout rise up so that you are raised up out of a posture of defeat (the tomb of dread). Stop seeing the impossible as your death sentence or sure defeat! It is your invitation into victory and breakthrough.
There is a supernatural rest in this posture because it doesn’t require your might, power or strength…it merely requires your faith! Will you dare to believe the good report or will you live according to what the impossible dictates? Will you remain in Egypt (under a master that enclaves you to hard labor) or will you move into the Promise Land of your inheritance and believe that as you hear and obey that “by His Spirit” the breakthrough and victory will come?
Let the spirit of Joshua and Caleb come upon you and arise in faith! Put on the shield of faith and go take the land of your inheritance! Take back rest for your soul, take back the land of promise, take back the peace that surpasses understanding, take back your hope, joy and victory! Take the good report and watch the walls that stand between you and your promise fall. Now is the time for breakthrough after breakthrough!
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I battled fear for many years! It was a gripping fear that would consume me and rob me from experiencing joy. I would obey (say yes) to the Lord and then as I began to walk it out I’d be gripped by a soulish terror that was traumatizing. A number of years ago God brought me through a season of healing and freedom from this “spirit of fear.” It was a process of learning trust and peace but because we live in this world there is always the temptation or opportunity to allow fear to return.
When God recently called our family to move from the West Coast to Virginia (we arrived less than a week ago) and live in the Washington DC region I have to admit that the challenges and obstacles that were before us to make this move where an “invitation to become fearful.” The day we said “yes” was filled with some anxious moments as I dealt with my soul. When I took my anxious thoughts before the Lord, He took me into a vision. In this vision I saw the disciples on the deck of the boat in the midst of the storm (Mark 4:35-41) while Jesus slept in the stern of the boat. The disciples were in a fearful panic for their very lives! As I saw this scene the Lord spoke to me and said,
“Daughter, you have two choices; you can live on the deck of fear, focusing on the storm, or you can find where I am and come rest with Me.”
Jesus was not going to let anything happen to His disciples because He knew that the Father was watching over Him (then). In this story, He gave us a beautiful and powerful example of His posture in sudden storms— rest! Just as He rested in the care of His Father, we too, can rest in the shadow of His wing in the midst of the storms.
As we walked through the process of a complete life change, location change (3000 miles from anything familiar), leaving our youngest son, our church, our dearest friends, our home and saying yes to a new financial demand (and spiritual atmosphere) that would take the stretching of our faith once again— I decided to allow my soul to rest with Jesus in the stern of the boat. Though there has been a constant demand on my physical body; my soul (my heart, mind and emotions) needed to be at rest.
If you are experiencing fear, anxiety or a sudden storm— find where Jesus is and let your soul abide with Him there! The “deck of fear” is where the storm will beat against you relentlessly! It will scream defeat with every crashing wave. But there is an invitation into the hidden place (beneath the deck…in the stern) where your soul can find rest.
This is your promise and this is the stern of the boat where you will find rest:
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”” Psalms 91:1-16
The key is where you dwell! If you choose to live on the deck, trying to save yourself, you will experience the crashing waves but if you will go into the place of abiding in Him with absolute surrender to trusting in Him— you will find rest for your soul and be free from the fear of the day’s arrows and of night’s terrors. Because He loves you, He will rescue you!
Leave the deck of fear and allow you soul to find Jesus and find rest. There is joy in the absence of fear. There is peace in the presence of Jesus! ————————————————–
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The body of Christ is in a time of a corporate “crossover.” Whether it involves a geographical move, a career move, or a ministry move…it really doesn’t matter because there is a corporation “spiritual move” that is happening for all. This is a move of His Spirit that aligns us with God’s times and seasons. Though we can prophetically describe what we are seeing and sensing, no one really knows what is on the other side.
Some prophets are prophesying the greatest move of God the earth has ever seen and others are prophesying the overcoming of the darkest hours ever known but I’d like to suggest that it’s most likely not either/or but both/and.
In Psalm 23 we read the words, “He prepares a table for you in the presence of my enemies.” This may be the most accurate description of what is on the other side. I believe that we are in the midst of this massive crossover. We aren’t on the shores of where we were nor are we on the other side but we are crossing over on supernatural dry ground in the midst of what should overcome us or prevent us from getting to the other side.
The Father has set a table for us and had rung the dinner bell for all to come and feast at His table. It will be in the presence of our enemies. That does not need to cause you fear because God is with you and you do not have go focus on the enemy but rather in the One who has set a table for you. The battle in this new day and new land is different so our perspective needs to adjust. We must adjust from being “enemy focused” to being “Jesus focused!”
Battles will be won by hearing and obeying in a posture of peace and rest in His victory. This is not about your spiritual strength to overcome the enemy but about allowing His strength to be made known in the midst of human weakness. David didn’t defeat Goliath because of skill or strength but because He put His trust in the name of His God and stayed true to his identity.
Jericho’s walls shouldn’t have fallen because of a shout and Goliath shouldn’t have fallen because of a stone; yet the impossible fell because men did not put their trust in their weapons or their wisdom but in the name of their God!
This is how we must live in the new land. We feast at the table of the Lord with the whole family and we watch victories come as we trust in the name of our God! It’s not about the one man or one woman but about the whole family walking in oneness with our God.
Today, Anita Alexander (an Australian prophetic voice), saw a vision of the ocean waters standing up to salute the King. She said, “Creation is saluting the King!” This was so amazing because in November I was taken into a vision of the massive crossing over that was about to occur and in this encounter the rushing river that stood between the people and the promise land stood up like a soldier and saluted the people passing through. Creation was honoring (like an honor guard) the sons and daughters of the King. I believe both visions are happening in this hour.
We are being honored as we give all the glory and honor to our King. Creation will cooperate with “making a way where there is no way!” Miracles will not just be a prophetic metaphor from past times but a reality that are seen by all in present time.
We are moving from individual anointings into a corporate anointing. The focus is no longer about the individual pieces but about the oneness of the family being joined and in their right places to fulfill the prayer of Jesus in John 17; that we would be one just as they are one! Nations will be saved because of oneness! A harvest of souls will be saved because of a “family” that has made a home for those coming in. And walls will fall because we march and shout together!
Do not be discouraged by all the shifting. Do not allow the feelings of being disoriented by the unfamiliar to stop your forward movement. As you salute and honor your King, creation is saluting you as the heirs of the King. You are crossing over and though there are battles to be won ahead; there is a table set before you in the presence of your enemies. There will be enemies but there will be feasting.
You will learn to feast in the battle and rest in the storm because the King has been given the honor He deserves. For now, the waters are parting and standing up to make way for a procession of purity to enter the new land; for it is the pure in heart who will see God!
Step forth! Your faith and obedience has opened the way!
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