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As I sat with the Lord today He began speaking to me about a stretching that many of His people are facing. This stretching has happened on many different levels. Many are feeling an intense shaking happening at the moment. The Lord is using it all to stretch His people. The stretching and the shaking is requiring deeper levels of trust in Him and surrender to His perfect glorious ways and timing.

Don't misunderstand the stretching that many of you are feeling for having done something wrong, or missing something. The Lord is stretching His people right now into deeper levels of trust and dependence in Him because He is bringing a divine upgrade.

As I worshipped the Lord and heard the words "I have stretched you to upgrade you", I saw the people of God "growing up". Growing up into what He is releasing. Growing up further into maturity. Growing up further into giftings, anointings and callings. Growing up into revelation. A growing maturity of dependence on Him, maturity of trust in Him, maturity of surrender, maturity of character and integrity, maturity of gifting, maturity of sensitivity to His Spirit and His leading.

What the Lord is doing and releasing in your life may feel bigger than you could ever imagine. There may be fear all around. There may be insecurity all around. What He is doing in your life may be a mystery. What circumstances are going on or the opposition or curveballs that have been thrown at you may be discouraging and perplexing because of the lack of breakthrough. WHATEVER it is you are facing, new opportunities, trial, opposition, struggle, incredible breakthrough, WHATEVER you are facing, the Lord is using IT ALL to bring a STRETCHING, but NOT for your HARM, for your GOOD. He is stretching you because He is bringing an UPGRADE and INCREASE into your life while growing you up further into maturity in Him. In the shifting and in the shaking, in the stretching the Lord is bringing the roots of His people DEEPER into His love and revelation of His GOODNESS.

He is upgrading us as His people as we give Him our YES! We are being positioned for more. Don't view the stretching as a bad thing, He is stretching to bring upgrade! Making room for the NEW!

You are being positioned and led into MORE!! Encounters with His heart, favour, breakthrough, seeing the power of God flow in and through you, provision and increase, but moving into the MORE with DEEPER ROOTS and GREATER MATURITY and DEPENDENCE on Him in new and fresh ways.

This is the season to step out further than you have ever been and encounters with His heart, the beautiful heart of Jesus await you at every step. You do not move out ill-equipped, but you move out from the place of encounter with Him that will cause you to fly.

He is building strength in Him in you to last the distance! The stretching is the preparation and pathway for the imminent promotion, upgrade and increase of favour. Embrace it! What He wants to do and is doing right now as we say YES to the stretching is building what is needed to not only remain in the breakthrough but continue to go from strength to strength, from glory to glory in it with great momentum overflowing from the place of intimacy with Him. Deeper roots in intimacy with Him to be able to carry and sustain and flourish in the abundance He is releasing and entrusting His people with that are staying nestled in His heart.

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11 Comments
  • Mark Sankey

    I am in awe of the maturity, hunger, and pursuit of God among His people in these days. The depth of love for Jesus and our Father reflecting the unfathomable depths of His love for us, as found in all these comments and Lana’s posts moved me to weeping also. Be strong, fear not for our God is coming. Of the increase of His kingdom in and through us there will be no end.

    April 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Carol

    Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression

    Stress causes anxiety, and anxiety causes… – Mayo Clinic

    April 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm Reply
  • Carolyn Watkins

    I accept this and wholeheartedly Agree!!
    Thank You, Lana…Blessings!
    Amen

    April 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • Elsie Bouwman

    While making lunch two songs came. “Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah the Lord is everlasting strength.” And I was comforted. Then at the table: “Lord You are good and Your mercy endures forever! Lord You are good and Your mercy endures forever!” I’m smiling cause He put the smile on my face!!

    April 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Blanche Heidengren

    Thank you, Lana, for sharing this encouraging word that the Lord has given you. This resonates with what I have been hearing from the Lord as well. I am a pastor’s wife and I lead a women’s ministry, and I encourage the women that when they go through a challenging time, Jesus wants them to draw closer to Him to reveal Himself in a more intimate way to them, and He will take them to the next level in their faith, like what you are calling “an upgrade.”
    I experienced this first-hand six and a half years ago when our 18 year old son accidentally drowned at a Christian Camp where he was working as a counselor. The day after he went home with the Lord, I went outside near the lake, still in shock, to have some quiet time with the Lord, and I smelled the sweetest fragrance. It smelled like Magnolia and Camellia flowers and so I walked around looking for a garden, but came back to the place where I started having only found pine needles and grass. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “It’s Me! I’m here with you and I will be with you on this journey with your son in Heaven.” It was the fragrance of the Lord and of Heaven! Yes, with great stretching comes great intimacy with our Lord and Savior Jesus. He has since given me glimpses of my son in Heaven worshipping the Lord and encouraging the saints. There’s nothing to be afraid of as God will give His children everything they need for whatever challenges arise, especially the glorious sweetness of his Presence. ?️❤

    April 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Amy Hauser

    I just subscribed to your prophetic blog last week after a friend sent me one of your postings.
    Today, your post struck so close to my heart–as if every word was written just for me, here in the outskirts of Houston, Texas.
    The tears flowed freely as I read and wept with a free heart to receive as if directly from Papa. Thank you for your faithfulness to the call on your life. I trust God had this message for me today.
    I will put our website, yet much of this ministry (notice the name…one HE gave me 7 years ago) is no longer in operation. One He is remaking, drawing us back to Himself, and away from our own striving. He is putting it together gradually, the way he chooses which is far more organic than it was in the beginning. HE IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW, inviting us into the hearts deep understanding that we are all MADE FOR MORE!

    April 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply
  • Lisa Benedict

    Your timely word on stretching met me as I heard, “Be open to interpretation” this morning. God deepens dependency and widens the apertures of our souls to allow us to grow in metron from the sphere of His presence. As we increase with the increase of God, what we’ve been told and what we think must give place for God’s stretching. Even to allowing for very thin places between heaven & earth, just as God stretched out the heavens in the beginning, and set lights in them. So expect expansion, or stretching as preparation for MORE, and greater from God!

    April 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • MARY HEARD

    Must be stretched. This morning he was telling me this. He said the old wine skin would burst. But the new has to be stretched to hold the new wine.

    April 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Franca

    Amen to that…I embarce it and I say YES to the stretching! Amen !!

    April 16, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Meshack/Suzan Ivy Baloyi

    Surely you are right, “I, can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” The challenges we are going through are not there to destroy us but to lift us up and to tame our character to be Christ-like. “It is not by our might but by the Spirit of the Lord” May the Lord give you every strength to encourage His children day by day. I am one of those. Who is being stretched, this is my 7th year.

    April 16, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Deborah Lobo

    Thank you Lana, I know Abba has great plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) , at the moment I’m exhausted, please keep me in prayer. God bless you.

    April 16, 2016 at 10:27 am Reply

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