I had an encounter with the Lord recently and I heard Him say “BUT NOW!!!” over and over and over. These words “BUT NOW!!!” were so LOUD and so STRONG they carried a breaker anointing on them. They carried the anointing to SHIFT and to oppositions and BREAK oppressions and torments.
These words “BUT NOW!!!!” were the decree of God of the END of a BATTLE! It was the defining marker! The defining encounter to BREAK the battle and intense trials that have been faced by many.
His words thundered around me:
“I am decreeing “BUT NOW” into the lives of My people to bring the BREAKER and release the NEW OVERFLOW. The enemy decreed “this is the end”, but I am bringing forth My truth, “BUT NOW, the overflow BEGINS”
A vision then opened up before my eyes and I watched as MANY of God’s people were being buffeted intensely by opposition and trials.
BUFFETED: strike repeatedly and violently; batter.SYNONYMS: batter, pound, beat/knock/dash against, push against, lash, strike, hit, bang. afflict, trouble, harm, distress, burden, bother, beset, harass, worry, oppress, strain, stress, tax, torment, blight, bedevil, harrow. (Google)
As I watched this buffeting taking place I saw Jesus step onto the scene. He stepped right INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM! He stepped in and He had fire blazing in His eyes. He opened His mouth and spoke:
“BUT NOW!!!!!!!! BUT NOW, YOU ARE COMING FORTH AS PURE GOLD! FORTIFIED! REFINED! PREPARED! POSITIONED! STRENGTHENED AND WITH UNSHAKEABLE ENDURANCE!”
As He spoke His Words came out of His mouth like a HAMMER and Jeremiah 23:29 thundered all around:
“Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?
The Lord showed me this incredible testing that has been upon MANY in the body of Christ right now. This testing has come through opposition, this testing has come through trials, but the Lord’s voice resounded so loudly “THE TESTING IS BRINGING FORTH A STRENGTHENING!!”
Friend, WHATEVER the type of buffeting you are experiencing right now, WHATEVER testing you are experiencing, whatever trial, opposition or hardship you are facing, the Holy Spirit is working for your good, and there is a DEEP strengthening of your faith taking place even if you don’t feel it. The Lord is decreeing that you are coming out as pure gold, refined in the fire, tested and tried, but PREPARED and FORTIFIED and NO LONGER TIED!
The enemy has spent so long trying to keep you “TIED” to things of the past, old ways, old wineskins, old habits, old wounds, old pain, old traumas, but the Lord is decreeing you shall NO LONGER BE TIED!!!
There is an incredibly deep strengthening and fortification taking place in you now and in your faith by the power of the Holy Spirit, HIS hand alone, and He is building within you an UNSHAKEABLE ENDURANCE.
He is decreeing that He is sustaining you, strengthening you and moulding you. As uncomfortable as the process may be, as hot as the fire may be, give Him permission to do what He needs to to. Allow His hand to work in the midst of the mess because HE is working for your good (Romans 8:28) and you are coming out stronger than ever in Him.
What you are walking through now, whatever the buffeting, HE is strengthening you and preparing you for the next step of your destiny. Don’t fight against the wrestle, allow Him to strengthen you in the trials and the testing.
The Lord is revealing TO YOU what he has placed WITHIN YOU in the pressure. Lies are falling off you of what you have believed about yourself and about the strength of His Spirit that He has placed within you.
The Lord showed me the BIRTHING OF WARRIORS are taking place right now in the buffeting, trials and wrestles. He wants to show you more than ever His strength within you in the midst of the battle.
Your faith is coming forth strong and as pure gold. You are also coming forth refined by fire. The enemy has been screaming “end of the road” but the Lord is decreeing “HERE COMES THE ROAR!”
He is raising you up, strengthening you, helping you find His voice within you and the voice He has given you to release into the world in purity. The enemy has tried to disqualify so many of you through condemnation, intimidation and fear.. but NO MORE!!!!! The buffeting that has attempted to work against you, is working FOR YOU because of the hand of God working in your life.
Believe it friend, by the power of the Holy Spirit, He is decreeing “YOU ARE STRONGER THAN EVER” because of who He is in you and His power made perfect in your weakness.
It’s time for you to see WHO YOU REALLY ARE IN HIM!
The sceptre of God is being extended towards you, He calls you “WARRIOR!!!!”
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:6-9 – ESV)
“May the thought of this cause you to jump for joy,[a] even though lately you’ve had to put up with the grief of many trials.[b] 7 But these only reveal the sterling core[c] of your faith, which is far more valuable than gold that perishes, for even gold is refined by fire. Your authentic faith will result in even more praise, glory, and honor when Jesus the Anointed One is revealed.[d] 8 You love him passionately although you did not see him, but through believing in him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory.[e] 9 For you are reaping the harvest of your faith—the full salvation promised you—your souls’ victory![f]” (1 Peter 1:6-9 – The Passion Translation)