GOD IS ANSWERING OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND
In Job 38, God finally speaks to Job after keeping silent through the dialogues of Job’s friends. Job was looking for an answer from God to make sense of his suffering and pain. His friends tried to offer an explanation, but their conjectures were not sufficient. For those of you who have been waiting for God to respond to your disappointment and pain, he is going to speak as well as show his hand.
2019 IS THE YEAR TO ASK
God has been dealing with me about the freedom to ask. We often assume that we know the mind of God. For many of us, assuming has put us in a situation that has caused unnecessary conflict. God has been very specific with me over the past few weeks that this is the time to ask.
This means that we need to schedule times of strategic to petition God and hear his response to us. There are a plethora of downloads available for the saints of God that will only be available in times of intercession and prayer. The Holy Spirit is beginning to pull the intercessors away into a time of deep consecration to hear and ask. Don’t ignore the Holy Spirit’s advances.
Matthew 7:7-8 (ESV)
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
The Lord showed me a vision of empty seats. The Lord said, “There will be a transference of the anointing. Many leaders will be empty seats void of my authority while temporarily holding positions of power”. The David’s that have been working tirelessly in the field being prepared are about to be given a seat at the table. Unassuming people will be given high positions of authority in the natural that are equal or equivalent to their rank in the spirit. This repositioning will expose religious spirits and individuals with vain ambitions. God’s hand will be unequivocally on these leaders that he is raising up. Even when the spirit of slander comes to sabotage, the anointing will heavily rest upon them and confound the naysayers.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
From November to December, I kept hearing confirmation after confirmation concerning 1 Kings 18. I kept hearing the Lord say, “It’s going to rain.” Just like Elijah’s servant, I kept looking. I smelled rain. The atmosphere around me seemed conducive for rain, but I didn’t “see” it. As I was praying for the strategy for 2019, the Lord said, “I’m sending the REIGN.” The Lord is putting swords of fire in the hands of the individuals to reign. There are things happening in the realm of the spirit that will remain unseen until the appointed time, Just know that God is giving you the grace to reign. The shift will come swiftly from renting to ownership; from employee to owner; from single to married; from just having enough to being a distributer of wealth.
Amos 9: 13-15 (ESV)
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.
I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the Lord your God.
That warfare from 2018 was God repositioning you to move at an accelerated rate without the added weight of leeches. There will be many that will initiate friendships and partnerships. Be discerning about these connections. God is going to reveal the authenticity of individuals that will approach you. Even individuals that carry influence must be discerned and vetted in spirit. Don’t be fooled by religious fanfare over intellectual jargon. Your forward movement can be delayed based on the friendships and network connections that you make.
In prayer, the Lord kept repeating the importance of strategy to me, especially concerning the first three months of the year. I admonish you to be strategic about every move you make, every conversation you have, and every text message you send. The Lord said, “The days of moving in silence are coming to an end.”
Matthew 5: 14-16 (ESV)
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
DIVINE STRATEGY FOR FAMILIES
God is releasing strategy for individuals who desire to start families and enter into covenantal relationships. These heavenly strategies for family are just as important as the strategies used for business and ministry. The assignments/deadlines you complete successfully (or unsuccessfully) will play a major role in your life for the next ten years. Your obedience affects your legacy. Abide in God and he will abide in you and lead you on the narrow path. Choose radical obedience.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Hebrews 10: 32-36
But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised
OVERIDING YOUR “NO”
Many of you choose to turn a blind eye to certain behaviors of people and the spirits that they can carry. It’s the concept of “out of sight – out of mind”. The Lord said, “I am revealing all things concerning my children”. I had a vision where the Lord showed me conversations that I have had about me personally. The faces were plain as day so there was no need for interpretation. Immediately, I tried to end the vision in my own strength because I honestly don’t care about the chatter. But the Lord said this to me, “I’m unveiling the secrets of men’s hearts so that they may know me through you.”
Ignorance is not bliss. The Lord never unveils anything to you that will not be needed. Just as God overrode my unwillingness to “see”, he’s overriding your “no”. God’s will is more important than yours.