By Lana Vawser
I recognise this is another long word, but I really encourage you to take time to read it as I believe the Lord has given me some keys for the Pioneers and this new beginning opening up.
I have had Pioneers strongly on my heart the past while and this week the Lord has been showing me the “new paths” and the “birthing” that are upon Pioneers right now.
I saw a turbulence that many Pioneers have been feeling. I saw a grief that many Pioneers were carrying. I saw a restlessness and longing that many Pioneers were carrying, and I saw the word “TRANSITION” over the Pioneers again.
I felt the Lord saying that many Pioneers have come to the “end of a season”. The way that God has used you, the way you have Pioneered and what He has set up through you has been amazing, and He has established much through you in the last season, but there is now a NEW SEASON upon the Pioneers.
The NEW SEASON upon the Pioneers looks NOTHING like it has before. The Lord is about to move you in a way you have never moved. He is going to take you in a way that may seem bizarre to many. The Lord is changing things around you and within you in acceleration, because of the birthing that is upon you. I saw the Pioneers taking new paths following Jesus and one thing I noticed was that the paths were “going against the grain”. That’s what a Pioneer does, he/she Pioneers something new, but as the Pioneers were following Jesus in the new path He was leading them down, I saw pages upon pages being filled with writing. I then saw Jesus writing in this book as the Pioneers walked with Him, and each step the Pioneers took, added another line to this story. I was surrounded by the sense of A NEW STORY that is being written through the Pioneers right now.
I saw that forerunning spirit so heavily upon the Pioneers right now, and I want to encourage you Pioneers, follow the way that God is leading, because in the unexpected, out of the normal, unusual paths that the Lord is leading you down, you are going to see greater increase, favour, promotion and birthing upon what the Lord is doing in and through you than you have ever seen.
CONFUSION AND FEAR HITTING THE PIONEERS
I saw confusion hitting many Pioneers right now. I saw fear hitting many Pioneers. I saw the whisper of the enemy coming against the Pioneers and he was whispering “That pathway, that can’t be the pathway of God. That pathway isn’t God.” and I saw many hearts and minds being hit with confusion and fear. What I noticed about the "new pathways” that the Lord is leading the Pioneers down, was there were angels on either side of the pathways and the angels were declaring “The pathway that makes the heart glad!!!! The pathway of the King that refreshes the heart and refreshes the soul”. I then heard excerpts of Psalm 18 exploding all around the pathway.
“When I was weakest, my enemies attacked – but the Lord held onto me. His love broke open the way and He brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me because His delight is in me. He rewarded me for doing what is right and staying pure.” (Psalm 18:18-20 – The Passion Translation)
“I have done my best to be blameless and to follow His ways, keeping my heart pure, I have kept my integrity by surrendering to Him and so the Lord has rewarded me with His blessing. This is the treasure I have discovered when I kept my heart clean before His eyes.” (Psalm 18:23-24 – The Passion Translation)
“What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect. All your promises have proven true. What a secure shelter for all those who turn to hide themselves in you! You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me.” (Psalm 18:30 – The Passion Translation)
I saw the Lord releasing REFRESHING and REVELATION to the Pioneers of the new pathways. I saw many of the Pioneers have been in a place of battle for so long. Breaking hard ground, stewarding what the Lord has asked them to, the enemy coming against them relentlessly attempting to take them out, but they have sowed and sowed and sowed and sowed and sowed faithfully. They have remained faithful. They have maintained integrity and purity in a midst the battle and amidst the onslaught of intensity of the past season. There have been many times they wanted to give up, but they continued to stay faithful for no other reason but their love and devotion to Jesus.
I saw these new pathways in this new season and new era upon the Church was such a PLEASANT PATH for the Pioneers. It was bringing such REFRESHING and REVELATION but the pathway was FULL of hearts desires and promises fulfilled.
I heard the Lord say:
“Pioneers, you have poured out and poured out and poured out for Me. You have remained faithful to Me, and you have waited upon Me for your very own breakthrough and promises fulfilled while sowing into the lives of others and building My Kingdom and I am smiling upon you! I am smiling upon you! You are now moving onto a pathway of a new season, a new assignment, a new mandate, a new pathway, but this pathway is FULL OF REWARD. The enemy has been coming against you with confusion and fear, but this pathway before you has changed, it’s a completely new place, learning to do things in a different way, BUT your heart shall OVERFLOW WITH GLADNESS as you move into a season of greater ease, YOUR hearts desires and promises FULFILLED. You will be carrying the HARVEST of the promises and hearts desires I have given you FULFILLED AS YOU GO. There are angels upon this path heralding JOY, FULFILLED PROMISE, ABUNDANCE and REFRESHING waiting you in this new season. You are birthing something completely NEW but your heart will SING GLADLY IN GREAT JOY as you see Proverbs 13:12 EXPLODE all around you. You will also see Proverbs 6:31 explode all around you as the thief that has stolen from you, is now commanded to REPAY SEVENFOLD”
STAY HIDDEN IN ME AND THE STONES WON’T TOUCH YOU AND KEEP BLESSING UPON YOUR LIPS AND IN YOUR HANDS
I saw in this shift and new pathways upon the Pioneers I saw the enemy throwing stones and I saw words coming against the Pioneers like stones from others. I felt the Lord say “Stay hidden in Me and the stones won’t touch you and keep blessing upon your lips.”
I then heard the words of Jesus from Luke 6:27-28:
“But if you will listen, I say to you, love your enemies and do something wonderful for them in return for their hatred. When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When you are mistreated and harassed by others, accept it as your mission to pray for them.” (The Passion Translation)
In the throwing of the stones by the enemy – stay hidden in the secret place. Stay in that place of deep intimacy, asking the Lord for strategy, for protection, delight in Him, FEAST at the TABLE set before you in your communion with Him.
In the place of negative words spoken against you, in the place where others may speak negatively of the new Pioneering Pathway – BLESS THEM in WORD, PRAYER and DEED.
The stones won’t touch you! You will be hidden and protected as you stay deep in the secret place!
HE IS BRINGING THE FOCUS BACK UPON FAMILY
One thing I saw in the midst of the NEW PATHWAYS that God was leading many of these Pioneers down, I saw the Lord breathing upon FAMILY. The Lord is bringing the focus back upon FAMILY. Family units, the family of God, the need for healthy, whole, family units and communities. The new wineskin God is birthing is all through FAMILY.
Where the enemy has come against family with his relentless opposition, watch the Pioneers and watch the move of the Spirit and the pathways they are creating and forerunning for the greatest move of the Spirit of God we have EVER SEEN through the family unit and the NECESSITY of healthy, strong, Christ centred family units and the way revival and a great outpouring of His Spirit will be flooding through the wineskin of FAMILY.
I will be releasing a word in December for 2018 and one of the major focuses that the Lord has showed me is “2018 – THE YEAR OF FAMILY” and SO MUCH of what God is going to do IN and THROUGH FAMILY and His heart FOR family and the family unit in the beauty of how He created it.
MANY Pioneers are already birthing and walking NEW VISION and STRATEGY of what God is doing IN and THROUGH family.
CHAINS ARE BREAKING, THINGS ARE CHANGING AND BREAKING IN THE SPIRIT – HEAVEN IS COMING DOWN UPON YOU!
In these new pathways, the Lord is breaking the chains that have held you down Pioneers. The chains of of limitation are breaking off you and you are about to soar like you have never soared before.
Things are changing and breaking in the spirit and in this new pathway following Jesus on this new Pioneering track, you are making room for HEAVEN TO COME DOWN.
The turbulence, the thundering in the spirit, is the MAKING ROOM FOR THE NEW.
There are going to be UNPRECEDENTED DEMONSTRATIONS of the FAVOUR of God, the PROVISION of God, the SMILE OF GOD over you for following HIM. For choosing OBEDIENCE over OPPORTUNITY. For choosing OBEDIENCE over EXPECTATIONS of others, following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Do not be afraid, for the Lord is sending those with wise counsel and supernatural confirmation will continue to come to you time after time after time after time now as you move down this pathway, that you will know that you know that you know that you are on the right path.
The “out of the normal” pathway of Pioneering upon you, the change, is going to delight your heart, and see you receive a DOUBLE PORTION of increase, favour and creativity. You are going to see Him in a whole new way. You are going to receive His heart in a whole new way. You are going to receive His strategy and blueprints for this new pathway in a whole new way. This new season upon you is going to delight your heart and it will be CLEAR TO ALL that you have followed the pathway of God.