The Lord has been speaking to me a lot about the intensity of the fire many have been in, in this season. There has been an intensity of the fire of His presence bringing forth a purging and a purifying but there has also been a fire of the enemy attempting to hinder what God is doing and releasing. There has been intense winds of confusion surrounding many but again that is because the enemy is attempting to cause the people of God to “lose their footing and vision” for what is ahead. The winds of acceleration are picking up strongly and about to move those with hearts seeking Him SUDDENLY into a new season of assignment for the Lord.
What is taking place right now in the spirit is no small thing. What is taking place right now is major and monumental shift. It is life-changing shift that is why it can feel so unsettling in the spirit at times because of the level of resistance and the turbulence of transition.
I felt the Lord’s heart so strongly for many walking this path right now. The Lord knows the intensity of the fire and the winds of confusion that have come against you but you are actually crossing over NOW. You are actually moving NOW. Even before you see it in the natural, the crossing over is taking place in the Spirit and you are moving into the territory that has been marked out for you before the beginning of time. It’s a land that is marked with “DESTINY”.
In this new era you are going to see and understand the destiny of God for your life like never before. You are going to be awakened so deeply to the reality and revelation that you are first called to know Him and His heart, to be His friend and then to make Him known and Him famous on the earth.
Many of you have been wondering why the battle has been so intense, why the turbulence has been worse than ever, why this transition feels different and more painful and there can be the temptation to think you have done something wrong. I want to encourage you that because of the MAGNITUDE of this new era and the MAGNITUDE of God’s plans for your life, there has been a very intense battle and purifying and purging in the transition into these new things God has for you.
You are entering into the greatest season of your life with the Lord and the new assignments that He has for you in this new era are greater than you have imagined. You are moving into a season with the Lord right now where you are going to experience His heart, know His ways and understand His Word like never before that will see you step out into areas that haven’t ever been on your radar but you will find an anointing and the power of God demonstrated in and through your life like never before.
The fire of the enemy may have felt like it would kill you, the fire of purging and purifying of the Lord bringing refinement may have felt more intense than ever, but the Lord has prepared you through it all to CARRY what He is releasing upon you in greater ways than you have ever experienced. Out of the love of the Lord His fire has brought DEEP purging and refinement in your life so that you can carry what He is releasing, with purity, integrity and maturity. As you have continued to embrace the fire, even when no one is looking and remained faithful to Him, there is greater promotion upon your life right now and you are about to see it and it is going to be nothing but SPECTACULAR.
I had a vision and I saw the enemy whispering “words of dread” into the ears of believers about this new era and transition, attempting to project “his forecast” upon the new land/s and assignment/s but the opposite is true. What lies ahead in the assignments that the Lord has for you is MORE JOY with Jesus and partnering with the Spirit of God in what He is doing, than you have ever experienced.
WINDS OF CONFUSION TO WINGS OF WISDOM
The intensity of the winds of confusion to distract and hinder vision have been fierce but the Lord showed me in the pressing into Him and holding His hand and onto His Word there is a MAJOR download of His wisdom taking place RIGHT NOW.
Ask for wisdom (James 1:5) because the Lord is pouring it out in exponential measures. Some of the wisdom the Lord releases will be opposite to what you expect, but trust Him, because He is leading you into a place of demonstration of His power, favour, provision and creativity that is off the charts and will bring rapid and radical change to people’s lives, cities and nations. Friends, this is bigger than you. It’s bigger than your dreams. It’s bigger than your plans. What God is doing in this new era is bigger than you imagine (1 Corinthians 2:9) the impact that the Spirit of God is going to have THROUGH your life as you yield to Him and His ways in this new era is BIGGER than you could imagine. The way God is going to position you to extend His Kingdom and carrying heavenly wisdom will be unprecedented.
The wisdom of God is going to draw the nations and those of influence to you in this new era to receive what you are carrying from the heart of God. Follow Him where He’s going, no matter the cost. Follow where He’s going.
In this new era, there will be a greater call to “lay down your life” and “give it all” but in the giving it all again, you will find life in Jesus like you’ve never experienced. (John 10:10) He came to give abundant life and in losing your life over and over and over again, you will find greater and greater measures and revelation of the abundant life that is yours in Christ.
You are prepared for what God has put before you in this new era as you have yielded to Him.
THE ERA OF THE EAR
The Lord has been speaking to me so much about this next decade being a decade of the mouth. This week the Lord spoke the words “THE ERA OF THE EAR”
Those words hit me so strongly. In this new era it is IMPERATIVE that we have our ear upon His chest and listening to what He is saying. This is the era to HEAR from God with clarity and confidence like never before. This is the ERA to KNOW THE VOICE OF GOD in greater ways, this is another reason why the enemy is coming hard against believers with confusion, because of the CLARITY of recognising and knowing the voice of God that is going to increase in this new era. (John 10:27)
As the ears of God’s people are upon His chest, we will hear His heart, His strategies, His ways and wisdom like we haven’t ever heard before and as we act upon what we hear Him saying we will see some of the greatest demonstrations of His power and signs, wonders and miracles beyond our comprehension.
This is the ERA to listen to the voice of God over ANY other voices. This is the era of KNOWING His voice and following the voice of God and not the voice of man’s wisdom.
His voice will lead you, guide you, protect you, strengthen you, encourage you, convict you, comfort you and awaken you. The reality of Matthew 4:4 is going to explode in your life in this new era in supernatural ways.
MAKE HIS NAME FAMOUS, NOT YOUR OWN
In these new assignments the Lord is releasing there will be such significant favour and increase that will be released that influence will extend majorly in the lives of believers for one reason, to see the name of Jesus glorified and the Kingdom of God extended across the earth. To see the knowledge of His goodness and Glory fill the earth (Habakkuk 2:14) unlike we have ever seen and MANY come to know Him.
In this major acceleration, shaping, changing and rearranging God will do in positioning His people into new assignments in this new era, I heard His whisper “Make My name famous” and there was a loving warning I felt from His heart to make His name famous in the earth and not our own. It was a call to intimacy and growing closer to His heart so there is no room for self-promotion or manipulation or misuse of gifting to “promote” but the place of purity before Him, first ministering to HIM and His heart and then ministering to others.
He whispered again:
“In the place of deep intimacy with Me will be the protection of the heart against self-promotion”
Spend your life in this new era not to “increase a platform” or “make your name known” but spend your life sowing into your secret place, your friendship with Him to make HIS name famous on the earth. In the secret place any woundings or insecurities that self-promotion flows from will be healed in the revelation of His love and revelation of identity. The Father’s love will embrace His people so beautifully in this new era. A key to stewardship of the increase, acceleration, promotion and new assignments in this new era is the place of humility and yielding before Him in the position of heart of wanting nothing more than to be His friend and know Him, to seek first His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33) and from that place, all else flows.