Recently I heard the Lord say “It’s time for a new lease on life”. When I researched the meaning of that phrase this is what I came across:
“A new lease on life” definition:
“an occasion when you become more energetic and active than before”
“an increase in the period for which something can be used or continued”
(Definition taken from: https://dictionary.cambridge.
When the Lord spoke these words I felt His heart so strongly for those who have been battle weary, those who have felt they have come to the end of themselves, those who have felt like the battle has been ongoing, where the ‘dark night’ and the ‘stormy trials’ just seem to gain intensity rather than the indication of the sun of the new morning and day rising.
I felt His words of comfort surround me as His voice whispered “It’s time for a new lease on life”. The excitement in His heart bubbled with the anticipation of a new day. The anticipation of the demonstration of His faithfulness towards His people.
As I leaned into His heart to hear more of what He was speaking, I heard His whisper:
“My people, the time to trust Me like never before has arrived. Trust not what your eyes can see. Trust in Me and My nature. Trust in My Word, for what I am doing in you now is more beautiful, glorious and wonderful than you can imagine. I am working deep in your hearts, I am working and rewiring your minds as you feast on My truth and I am strengthening you for what is ahead. I am bringing you further into John 10:10, the abundant life that you have in Me. I am bringing you forth into a time where you will experience a new lease on life. You will have greater strength in Me than you have ever had. You will have greater peace in Me than you have ever known. You will have greater resilience against the schemes of the enemy than you have had before. I am increasing you, I am breathing life into you, I am strengthening you, empowering you, reviving you and refreshing you. I am the God who finishes the work that I started (Philippians 1:6). Be confident My people and trust in Me knowing that I am doing deeper things within you than you realise and preparing you for all that is ahead. It won’t be long now before you see the signs of the ‘new lease on life’ beginning to spring forth all around you.’ Do not despise the pruning, for the pruning is happening to prepare you to carry more than you have carried, to go further than you’ve been and to do what you never thought you could do. I am establishing you in your identity in Me and the revelation of My life. You will not only find yourself again in Me but come forth stronger than before.”
DEVELOPING YOU IN A DARK ROOM
I had a vision of a dark room where films are taken in to be developed. I Saw Jesus standing in this room and it was very dark, quiet and still. He was in there and He was gently, carefully and strategically working with these ‘negatives’ and ‘films’ to bring forth the photos. Once these photos were developed they were so crisp, so clear, so beautiful, such amazing photos.
The sense surrounded me that many feel like they are in that ‘dark room’ right now. It looks dark, it feels very quiet, very still and you can’t ‘see’ what’s happening, but Jesus is there with you and He has got this. The words surrounded me “I’ve got this and I’ve got you and VERY soon you will SEE what I have been developing in YOU and FOR you.”
The vision opened up before my eyes again and as Jesus was hanging these beautiful photos up on the wire to ‘dry’ He turned one around and there was a Scripture written on the back:
This is why the Scriptures say:
Things never discovered or heard of before,
things beyond our ability to imagine—
these are the many things God has in store
for all his lovers. (1 Corinthians 2:9 – The Passion Translation)
But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV)
Trust Jesus and trust what the Holy Spirit is doing in your life. You might be feeling like you are in that “dark room” and not know what exactly is happening but He does. He is developing something more precious and beautiful than you have ever imagined. He is preparing you for something greater than you realise.
I then saw Jesus turn to me and He whispered:
“One of the greatest gifts My people will receive in developing room is the place of REST in Me. The quiet trust and REST in Me will bring about great healing, strength and freedom”
I am humbled and quieted in your presence.
Like a contented child who rests on its mother’s lap,
I’m your resting child and my soul is content in you.
O people of God, your time has come to quietly trust,
waiting upon the Lord now and forever. (Psalm 131:2-3 – The Passion Translation)
OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
The vision then shifted and I saw a car driving down a freeway and my eyes were draw to the side mirrors and on the mirror it said “OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR”. In the natural this statement is placed on mirrors as a “warning” but when I looked at this statement in the vision excitement rose up within me.
I heard the Lord say “Many finding themselves in the dark developing room right now feel like the things I have spoken to them are further away than ever, but the truth is, My promises are CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR!!!! My people it is IMPERATIVE in the dark, developing room, to be flying as the eagle high above the natural, coming up the mountain and seeing from My perspective. For the developing room will be but for a moment, then you will enter into a fullness of your promises, destiny and acceleration unlike you have known before. This is the season of radical breakthrough. This is the season of seeing My power manifest like never before. The ‘moments’ in the dark developing room does not mean the breakthrough is further away, it means I am developing deeper things within you so you can move further into breakthrough, promotion and acceleration of all that I have for you than you realise. You MUST have eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart that KNOWS My ways to understand what I am doing in these days. Lean in, push past the natural and listen to My voice and you will see that some of the greatest ‘developments’ of My hand within you and for you are taking place RIGHT NOW!”