February 15, 2018
I had a dream a week or so ago about many who have “lost their song”. The Lord is wanting to restore the “SONG” of His people. He is wanting to restore the SOUND of His people. He is wanting to His people A SOUND THAT WILL RESOUND.
It’s the sound of JOY. It’s the sound of JOY. It’s the sound of JOY! It cannot be found in anything but Jesus. It’s the sound of heaven, it’s the sound of His heart, it’s the sound the world needs to hear. It’s the sound of the JOY that is found in Jesus. The sound of JOY that is found in His goodness. In who He is. In the Good News of the Gospel.
There is a SOUND rising up within the people of God that are throwing off all other “affections” that have kept them from Him. All other places where they have tried to sing a song in anything but Him. There is a NEW SONG OF JOY rising up within the people of God that shouts “NOTHING BUT JESUS”. It’s a sound of the birthing of DEEPER JOY than has been known before, but founded not in circumstances, founded not in breakthrough’s, founded not in how much favour you carry, who you minister with, how big your ministry is, but founded in Jesus Christ and the Good News of the Gospel.
There is a new sound of JOY rising up in the hearts of God’s people as they SEE JESUS AGAIN! As they see who He is all over again and fall even more deeply in love with Him. Some of the most profound encounters with Jesus Christ are upon many right now. Those within the body of Christ and those who do not yet know him. It’s harvest time! It’s harvest time! It’s harvest time!
I hear Him whispering “It’s a harvest of JOY! It’s a harvest of JOY!”
There has been an intense battle going on for many in this season and the enemy has been fighting hard to keep God’s people in fear or distracted, slumbering or in feeling like they are continually fighting off heaviness. But the truth is a season of JOY is upon the Church right now. It’s a harvest of joy!
Many in the body of Christ are about to find a deeper place in their relationship with Jesus where they will find a well of the deepest joy that they have ever known, and this well is found in the heart of God, it is found in the person of Jesus Christ and the Good News of the Gospel.
The Lord has been speaking to me through Psalm 51:12:
“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.” – (New American Standard Bible)
There is such a beautiful restoration of JOY upon the people of God found in our beautiful Jesus. Out of that place, out of that place of encounter and awakening He is birthing an army of yielded, laid down, willing lovers who will follow His lead completely.
I had a vision this morning and I saw vineyards and they were SO fruitful, SO FULL of fruit and the Lord spoke to me “LOOK! It’s a harvest of joy. This is what the enemy has been attempting to keep My people from.”
The deep recalibration of joy is taking place to be founded first and foremost in Jesus. The Lord then showed me that fear, doubt, heaviness, insecurity, weariness has really been a battle for many in this season over particular promises that the Lord has released unto them.
The Lord showed me where the battle to steal your joy over that promise God has given you has been, now there shall be a harvest of great joy! The enemy has been lying to you. The enemy has been attempting to hinder your vision and keep you from the harvest of joy that the Lord has for you. Stay close to His heart and stay in the place of praise, for you an overflowing breakthrough of JOY is beginning to bubble in your land of promise.
EYES ARE OPENING TO THE REVELATION OF “THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM”
A while ago I was writing for our online course and the Lord spoke to me clearly that Hebrews 12:2 is a key for right now:
“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example in this: Because His heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would BE HIS, He endured the agony of the Cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!” (The Passion Translation)
The Lord spoke to me that there is a great awakening to Hebrews 12:2 that the Spirit of God is releasing right now. There are encounters with His heart and the fire of His love in the revelation that because His heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be His, He endured the agony of the Cross.
There is a huge breakthrough of JOY, freedom, healing and restoration the Lord is releasing in the revelation of Hebrews 12:2.
This revelation and encounter with Jesus and His truth are going to be the “game changers” for many of you. These are going to be the marker moments, the life-changing points, the “I am forever changed by this encounter” moments that are going to catapult you into a whole new world of encounter, activation and awakening unlike anything you have known. No longer shaken by the things around you, but even more strongly founded and anchored in Jesus Christ. The joy you shall know will be deeper than you have ever known. The battle for joy in your life right now, has been because of what you are about to move into in this deeper level of encountering the joy found in knowing Jesus.