This morning as I was sitting with the Lord, the Lord showed me many in the body of Christ right now that are holding the Rhema word of the Lord in their hearts and I saw them looking at the areas where God has given them these promises and in the natural it looked ‘barren’.
I heard the Lord speaking over those areas in the lives of believers and He said “Your ground will be fruitful” . Immediately when He spoke that I heard Isaiah 54:1-2:
“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.” (ESV)
I saw that the word of the Lord is testing the hearts of many right now, and I felt the invitation from the Lord to a deeper place of yielding. The invitation to yield in absolute surrender to His ways and His timing, but that was not a place of ‘giving up hope’ or ‘inactivity’. It was a place of rest in Him knowing that He is faithful to perform and fulfil that which He has spoken (Isaiah 55:11). In the yielded place, trust Him, but also lift your voice in praise, lift your voice in trust, lift your voice in faith and expectation that He is going to perform that which He has spoken. He wants His people living in the faith rest (Hebrews 4), strive to enter into that faith rest. There are battles of the heart and levels of opposition coming against these promises but the Lord is wanting to encourage these ones that are feeling discouraged and weary in the waiting, that He is going to demonstrate His faithfulness and the decree of the Lord over the land He has given you, is not “BARREN” but “FRUITFUL”. He said “Your ground WILL BE FRUITFUL”
Friends, you already HAVE the land, because He has SAID it is YOURS. It is time for you to occupy that which the Lord has spoken and that place of occupying will indeed be receiving the promise in its fulfilment, but it is also the place of living in the place of surrender and trust in Him in His ways and timing and in the place of FAITH!
I felt the Lord say “SHIFT your PERSPECTIVE”.
Rather than looking at the land as “I don’t have it yet”, look at it through faith, that land is ALREADY MINE because the LORD has promised it to me. Occupy the land through your faith and expectation and stay close to Jesus, looking into His eyes and KNOW that He is faithful. Much of what you are experiencing is PRESSURE before the PROMISE, because the manifestation of the promise is IMMINENT but the Lord wants you moving into the manifestation of the promise fulfilled in a place of deeper faith rest in Him.
SEEMING “NEVER ENDING CYCLES” OF DISAPPOINTMENT WILL NOT MARK THIS LAND
I heard the Lord say “Disappointment will not mark the land”. The Lord showed me that MANY have been living in cycles of such deep disappointment. Many have had disappointment so deep they cannot even put words to the depth of pain associated with this level of disappointment. God’s promises will not be in vain. Hope does not disappoint. (Romans 5:5)
The Lord showed me that this seeming lifestyle of ‘cycle after cycle’ of disappointment will not mark this land. There will not be cycle after cycle after cycle of disappointment in this new land. He is bringing such deep healing and recalibration to the heart and deliverance to God’s people because disappointment is hindering SO many of God’s people right now. He is going to supernaturally heal God’s people of disappointment in many ways, but one of the ways these heavy bags of disappointment will break will be in the place of encountering Jesus and His glorious love and kindness, but also in the receiving of desires that HE put in your hearts, fulfilled. (Proverbs 13:12)
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