As my wife Derene and I are celebrating our 40th year of marriage...I really appreciate what Emily-Rose Lewis has to say about Godly marriages this year...
40 years can be seen as a time of testing, but also as a time to enter into God's promises, just as Israel went into the Promised Land after 40 years.
As an illustration, roughly 18 months ago, during Derene's and my visit to Australia, a prophet there asked us to stand.
"What is June 23 for you?" He asked.
He went on to tell me and later show me that he'd written "honeymoon" down in his diary. From the front, he said words to this effect: "You and your wife are about to enter a new stage of your marriage that is like another honeymoon for you..."
God has marriages planned and marriages to be restored too.
Your wanderings are now turning into THE PROMISES OF GOD! Enjoy this word! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
God wants to do an amazing work this year to accomplish His purposes in and through Kingdom-minded marriages. God is able to heal and restore your marriage. Invite Him to thaw frozen hearts by the warm breath of Holy Ghost breezing through your homes.
This is a year of new identity. There will be renewed commitments, purpose and passion in many marriages that have been floundering. Forgiveness and grace are the keys. Prayer will open the windows to allow the winds of a fresh anointing to blow away the ashes of yesterday and replace them with beauty.
"There will be an overflow out of the abundance of the house of the righteous."
It is imperative that you allow the Lord to heal your hurts, and restore your hope, by placing ALL of your expectations and demands for justice in God alone. Refuse to worry or doubt. God is moving to unveil treasures hidden in the rubble of past destructive patterns of relating and responding.
Settle once and for all in your heart that God is sovereign and relinquish control into His capable hands. He is establishing individual battle plans and pouring out His wisdom and Kingdom strategy for marriage reconciliation. There is a rebirthing in marriages. Marriages that have been body and soul only will be coming up higher into a spirit connection and alignment for God's purposes to be done.
Natural Marriages Will Undergo a Metamorphosis into Covenant Marriages
Attacks will no longer be from within the walls of the camp. Unity under Christ's leadership will shore up defenses. Forward momentum in mission-minded matters will begin to accelerate. God's plans will emerge and be made plain for the purpose of unifying couples through a shared calling.
Passion in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realm will be ignited by the spontaneous excitement of new spiritual discoveries. Treasure seeking couples will strike veins of golden opportunities. God will pour out His abundant provision to enable these opportunities to be seized. (Photo via Pexels)
Many couples will travel overseas this year. I see a lot of motion as married couples will be traveling for business, missions, as well as for pleasure. "That" place which has been on the radar of your imagination is now within reach. Unity and alignment, void of the distractions caused by operating in false identities, are catapulting couples ahead in the maturing of their marriages. The year(s) of stagnation are being unblocked and fresh waters will flow freely, carrying old debris away from the source of the refreshing fountain of the Spirit.
A return to Eden is underway. Shame will be eradicated. You must forgive. Go to God for healing. Refuse to look back and measure your chances for change by the measuring stick of past experiences. 2018 is a new year. God is carrying many people forward, 2 by 2, for His glory to be revealed through Kingdom marriages.
God is peeling away the old, dead nature to reveal the truth of the new creature in Christ you are now. People will step into the fullness of their new identities. People will begin operating from the position of their God-given authority over the spiritual forces of darkness that have held them back from having everything Christ died for them to have in years past.
You Are Royal and Extraordinary
Old mindsets, habits, relationships and perceptions of God will be transformed, making way for new ways of thinking, acting, relating and viewing God.
"God is able to heal and restore your marriage. Invite Him to thaw frozen hearts by the warm breath of Holy Ghost breezing through your homes."
Those who have felt common and ordinary will experience themselves as royal and extraordinary. Believers will present themselves to the world as ambassadors for Christ, equipped with authority and full provision to conduct His business in the earth. Inner circles will be changed to ensure like-minded connections are in place to accomplish a shared mission.
Adjusting to New Identities
The accounts of Heaven will be pulled from by those who have stepped into their new identity and learned to sign the heavenly checks to draw on the abundance available to them by their family connection.
Words will be measured like never before. Lax attitudes will diminish on every level, as God's children become more mindful of the ways in which they are called to represent the Kingdom of Heaven as kings and queens. Excellence in thought, word and deed, as well as an understanding and display of becoming royal heirs will cause others to be drawn to Christ. Favor will be bestowed on God's children. Wealth will be brought into the treasury of the faithful ones to be distributed to those in need. There will be an overflow out of the abundance of the house of the righteous.
I hear the Lord say, "2018 is a year of great freedom to the captives. Those who have lived in bondage to fear all of their lives will be translated into the Kingdom of light." (Photo via Pixabay)
God is preparing the soil of your heart to be fertile ground for the seeds of His promises that will bloom this year. If 2017 didn't see the fullness of what you had been believing for, dust yourself off, pull yourself up by your boot straps, brush off all offense and despondency, and get your hopes up!
Praise and pray! Put your hope in the Lord alone. Forget what lies behind. Stir yourself up. Get excited. Set your faith on the promises of God – He is not a man that He should lie. Press on to the GOOD things that are ahead.
Let the Spirit move you at the impulse of His Love in all things, and the promises of God WILL come in on the waves of His mercy. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Emily-Rose Lewis Ministries
Emily-Rose Lewis is a prophetic speaker, author and coach with over 16 years of service in the Kingdom of God. She founded Desert Rose Ministries in 2014 to bring healing and restoration to the Body of Christ through teaching, coaching and prophesying. She has studied dreams, visions and the supernatural, developing deep revelatory understanding into the ways the Lord desires to bring healing, guidance and prophetic insight into peoples lives and futures. Emily-Rose walks in the miracle working power of God and has seen countless miracles of healing in both body and soul.
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