The words “ARISE FROM THE ASHES” have been running over and over in my heart the past few days. I saw many of the people of God under a pile of dark circumstances, weights placed there by the enemy, and opposition that continued to whisper lies “Nothing is going to change..”, “The tide isn’t going to turn”.. “Breakthrough isn’t for you..”, “Things are just going to get heavier and heavier.”
As many of the people of God were caught under the pile of these different weights, and the enemy was whispering lie upon lie into the ears of many of God’s people, I heard the Lord being to LAUGH. Laughing at the enemy’s plans, the enemy’s lies and his attempts to keep His people down. He laughed at the lies SO LOUDLY because the very OPPOSITE to what the enemy was saying was happening RIGHT NOW. His laugh was SO MUCH LOUDER than the enemy’s whispers and the sense filled me, that His breakthrough and truth was going to SILENCE and DROWN OUT the lies of the enemy. The breakthrough is going to be SO MUCH LOUDER than the lies. As He laughed and laughed and laughed EVERYTHING shook.
As I looked at this “pile” on top of many of God’s people, I saw the people of God began to “shake” under the pile of everything on top of them. I then heard the Lord say “I am coming to my people as an all consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29) I could see Glory starting to spill out through the ‘cracks’ of the piles upon them.
In the place of feeling like everything was being piled upon them, one after the other, surrounded by ashes of mourning, disappointment and doubt, they were encountering the Lord. Everything was being shaken. The Lord was shaking things off that hindered, He was burning up things not of Him. I heard doors starting to SLAM SHUT. Even though I couldn’t see through the “pile” to see what was happening with the people of God in these encounters, the sense surrounded me that there was such depth of intimacy and personal encounter taking place with them and the Lord amidst the ‘overwhelming’ pile upon them, the Lord was working on their hearts and together they were slamming shut doors that the enemy had found to enter in and cause havoc. The sense also came over me that many were in ashes of mourning because of doors that had closed.
Suddenly, the Glory of God began to increase and the shaking got more intense, and suddenly I heard the people of God ROAR. As they ROARED, they arose from the middle of this pile throwing off ALL that had hindered. They were shining SO BRIGHT with the Glory and light of God. It was almost blinding. I heard the Lord speak from the heavens again.. “YOU HAVE ARISEN STRONGER, YOU HAVE ARISEN OUT OF THE ASHES…SOLDIERS OF LIGHT!!!”
“The LORD’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth will shake. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a strong fortress for the people of Israel.” (Joel 3:16)
As the people of God had encountered Him under the “pile”, under the “mess”, in the “ashes”, He had ROARED and brought a shaking so everything would fall into perfect alignment. Out of being in the ROAR OF GOD, they found Him as their refuge clearer than ever and everything shook. Deliverance, breakthrough and healing happened and His soldiers of light arose knowing a greater sense of His authority and breakthrough in Him.
In the ashes, in the mess, in the pile, keep clinging to Him. For you are going to encounter Him as your all consuming fire. Deliverance, breakthrough and healing is happening. Where there has been ashes of mourning, they are turning into a NEW MORNING. You are arising STRONGER and in greater revelation of your authority. Moving forward as His soldier of light with a ROAR in your belly knowing WHO is with you and fights for you. You are going to not only take back the ground the enemy stole, but so much more. New lands are opening up before you and where doors have slammed shut, new doors are going to open WIDE. (Isaiah 22:22)
In the ashes, in the mess, in the pile, the Lord is working deeply on your heart and different areas of your life, that has prepared you to step into the promotion that is before you. What you thought was going to “kill you”, has only strengthened you because of WHO was in the PILE WITH YOU!!!!
“Instead of ashes, the oil of joy, instead of mourning, and a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” – (Isaiah 61:3)
You are now moving forward to PILE DENT UPON DENT, DAMAGE UPON DAMAGE on the enemy’s kingdom and see the Lord move through you in greater power than you have before. One of the greatest gifts the Lord has released in the “pile” is the gift of discernment. You are moving to new levels of discernment and heavenly wisdom. Not only will you see with greater clarity and unmask the plans of the enemy in your own life and take new ground, but unmask his plans in the lives of others and see them move swiftly into breakthrough. NOTHING has been wasted, the Lord has been training you well.
Get ready for new assignments. They are before the people of God. Soldier of light, your hands have been trained for war and your fingers for battle. (Psalm 144:1)
New ground, upon new ground, upon new ground is before you! What you learnt in the valley with Him, has now prepared you for the mountaintop!
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