January 7, 2018
"Seeing the Beauty of His Garden in 2018"
Janet Chambers, Christchuch, NZ
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
This word is packed with revelation to help you "bloom" in this new year. One of the Scriptures we've heard for this year is from Amos 9:13...about the plowman overtaking the reaper:
"Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord,
"When the plowman shall overtake the one who gathers the harvest,
and the one who treads the grapes [shall overtake] him who sows the seed [for the harvest continues until planting time]..."
Yes, there is a great harvest underway...and I pray this word by Janet Chambers of New Zealand will help you "overtake" the seedtime and harvest that the Lord places right in front of you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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"Seeing the Beauty of His Garden in 2018"
Janet Chambers, Christchuch, NZ
In a vision recently, the Lord led me down a garden path and began to show me certain aspects of a garden that were indicative of this year 2018.
Those Who Have "Gone to Seed"
At first, we went past an area where all the plants had gone "to seed". It was deliberate and they were arrayed in such a way that their form was shown off as a display of beauty. Together, we marveled at the seed heads on the onions and other plants.
They were a symbolic picture of those who have felt like they have missed their harvest season. Those that think they are "past their time". But God is saying that they are about to be shown off for all their beauty. They are just now coming into what they were fashioned to be. This season in their lives is the season they were created for. I also noticed there was the abundance of seed on them all, speaking of a great season of reproducing themselves, which is right upon them now.
Those Who Have Been Cast Aside
Next, we went past stones that were piled up and these were those who had been cast aside as being of a "stony heart" and too stubborn. They were being picked up and used to form a pathway, carefully integrated together and being handled tenderly.
They were all white and had received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Now, instead of being discarded as they had been by the Body of Christ in general, they were being used by Him to form a straight way – a way that the unsaved would be able to walk on. These ones were going to be used by the Lord specifically in evangelism. They were tough enough that they wouldn't be bruised or broken when trodden on, but would remain steadfast and clearly show the way to the Savior.
The Tenderness of Water Lilies
I saw many water lilies being planted into a large pond. They were ones who were so tender and just needed to soak in His presence constantly. I saw that He had a specific place for them. These water lilies had been discarded by man as being too needy or of no practical use, but here they were being planted into the medium of water with protective banks. Together, they were going to make a glorious display. Some were beginning to bloom, but many of them were only baby plants.
There was an appreciation of what their form and function was. I saw them being valued in a new way – gathered and established in what they were created for. I knew they were the ones who have been scoffed at by some for always "soaking in His presence". However, they are coming into their own time of flourishing and being seen and appreciated for who they actually are.
The Goats of Doubt are in the Holding Pen
I saw goats penned up in a holding pen, no longer allowed to roam freely through the garden, nibbling off the tender shoots. There was a "play on words" here. Unbelief, fears, doubt and mistrust were being held back where they belonged by the written Word of God. The Word of God was being used in a fresh way to hold back those fears and doubts! As the Word of God was declared and decreed, it became a holding pen and protected the garden and what was to develop in it – for 2018.
A Network of Plants – a Children's Movement
We walked on a pathway that looked like moss, it felt soft and tender under our feet. It was made of millions of baby plants formed together – a network of them. They made a pathway into the Kingdom for those who had broken or bruised feet. Those who were lame or came in crawling on their hands and knees could come into relationship with Jesus through this soft pathway.
I had the understanding that this was a children's movement. There is to be a network of children's ministries – perhaps a resurgence of children's Gospel clubs. Children who love the Lord will be gathering together and forming a network that will evangelize and that will allow many who are broken to come to the Lord. They will do this in a way that is gentle and non-assuming, tender and non-confronting, and very effective.
Come Lettuce Adore Him
There was a lettuce patch and the phrase, "Come let us adore Him" was coming from it. They were refreshing and sweet. I believe there is to be a resurgence of adoration and a sweetness in praise in 2018 that will bring refreshing in the Body of Christ. There was a sense of something old, being presented in a fresh way, that ushered in choruses of adoration.
The fragrance of Honeysuckle filled the garden. I understood this to mean there will be a fresh sense of experiencing Jesus "who tastes like honey". A fresh season of experiencing the sweetness of His presence and this appreciation of His presence, will be carried on the wind. It will be carried over walls and over borders. No famine, war, earthquakes or disasters could hold back the fragrance from permeating the atmosphere.
Forget Me Not
Forget-me-nots bordered the garden. We are to pay special attention in 2018 to "forget not all His benefits" (Psalm 103:2). The power of the testimony of His goodness and faithfulness and thanking Him will "border" many of the other things that we see in this season. It will usher in many of the other elements of 2018.
Lavender and the Deliverance of Many
Lavender bloomed, going to seed in some places of the garden, and were in full bloom in other parts. It was signifying deliverance ministry. There will be deliverance ministries in 2018 that come into full bloom. Just as in the natural, they will bring deliverance of pests and biting things in the garden. The lavender of deliverance will bring healing and peace.
There will be those who "go to seed" and will be dispersed throughout the Kingdom of God in a way that is more prolific than what we have seen before. The seeds are going to be transported and exported. We will see in this year of 2018, deliverance ministry being "packaged' in a new way to be utilized through the Church and the world in an easy-to-use form. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Living Waters Christian Centre
Janet Chambers and her husband Wesley have been senior leaders of Living Waters Christian Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand for 26 years and served on the executive board for New Life Churches International for over 7 years. Janet ministers nationally & internationally as a teacher/prophet and has a passion for people to prophecy, to hear the heart of God for their lives, cities & nations and to see them rise up and be agents of change for the Kingdom of God.
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