This week I had an encounter with the Lord where I saw many in the body of Christ, because of weariness, had laid down promises that the Lord had given them. There was a complacency and almost a void of hope regarding promises the Lord had spoken over their lives. The ongoing battles left many of God’s people in a place of deep discouragement concerning promises He had spoken.
I heard the Lord say “PICK UP THE PROMISES AGAIN. BELIEVE AGAIN! I AM FAITHFUL”
I then heard Isaiah 55:10-11 resounding loudly in the spirit:
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (ESV)
The Lord is faithful, He is faithful to accomplish that which He has spoken. Shake off the dust and arise again. The Lord is restoring hope, restoring strength and calling His people to trust and sow into His faithfulness.
The Lord showed me that the enemy came with an assault against many with intimidation, and battle after battle to bring discouragement and weariness against God’s people, because of the place of ‘imminency’ of the manifestation of God’s promise and faithfulness bursting forth into the lives of believers.
The enemy has been working hard in 2020 to many to fall into the place of discouragement and despair, and steal their focus through distraction, but this is not only a time where the Lord is bringing forth very significant manifestation of promises He has spoken, but also positioning His people in this awakening to move into their destiny like never before.
Many of the promises that have had the greatest level of opposition and contending are the very promises that are deeply connected in more ways than you understand, to the assignment from the Lord over your life in this era.
In the manifestation of these promises coming forth, there is a great unfolding of the new assignment and blueprint of the Lord’s plans over your life in this new era.
So if in the last few months, you have laid down some big promises God has given you, I exhort you to repent, and arise again and put your hope in God, for hope in God does not disappoint.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God” (Psalm 42:11 – ESV)
“So I say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed. For I know my God will break through for me.” Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace.” (Psalm 42:11 – TPT)
I continued to hear the Spirit of God say “It’s a time of change. It’s a time of the divine rearrange. It’s a time for the King of Glory to take the stage. It is time for the next page.”
Over the last few years, the Lord continues to bring me to Isaiah 43:19 about the NEW thing that God is doing. In the last few weeks, the Lord continues to highlight Isaiah 43:18 to me.
“Remember NOT the FORMER things, nor CONSIDER the things of OLD.”
I had this incredibly strong sense of God wanting His people to EXPECT the NEW THING that He is doing. What He has done before and in times past is GLORIOUS, but it is NOTHING compared to what is upon us now.
It is time to shake off the discouragement, shake off the hopelessness, shake off the despair, shake it off by getting into His presence and praising Him. Shake it off by coming before Him in intentional worship and praise. Praise Him that HE IS FAITHFUL and that what He has spoken and promised WILL manifest. Consider NOT the FUTILE attempts of the enemy to intimidate, discourage and weary you, PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD. God is doing SOMETHING NEW!
Position yourself again and take Him at HIS WORD! For His Word NEVER FAILS. The rain of His refreshment is pouring down upon you. Wait upon Him, wait expectantly again for Him, for He is renewing your strength as you wait upon Him in expectant hope. (Isaiah 40:31)
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