I have to say my interest is highly piqued in two articles we are posting today...this one by Nate Johnston and another by Demontae Edmonds.
God wants to do mighty things for you...and He wants to write His-story in your book! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
I was praying recently one night when I had a vision of the Lord opening the pages of people's books in Heaven. What was highlighted to me first was that many chapters of these books were disjointed, with whole blank pages, torn pages, and pages where the sentences suddenly stopped. Secondly, I noticed that each of them had whole sections of the book where they were titled with chapters and headings but nothing was yet written.
From outward appearances these were poorly written books but the Lord was so invested in them as He was reading them, because they were obviously highly valuable to Him. After I saw this, I asked the Lord what I saw as well as what it meant. He said to me that the books I saw were indeed the pages of people's lives, but they were actually destiny books that contained the purposes and plans of God for each one of us!
Chapters of Transition
Many people right now are in the uncomfortable chapters, where it feels like their seasons have been disjointed and doesn't make any sense, which is what I sensed when I saw them. It appeared as if chapter 4 didn't seem to match chapter 3, and so on. In this season of transition, many have felt lost and highly confused about where they are headed because their past season was so different than the one before them; they are feeling visionless as if they are in foreign territory.
The Lord said to me, "Only I can connect what needs to be connected. Only I can orchestrate what needs to be orchestrated. Where you see inconsistency and lack of direction I have been re-directing you. I am making the chapters of your life all come together in this season as you lean into Me, trust Me, and allow Me to do what only I can do." (Photo via Unsplash)
The Torn Pages
The Lord began to speak to me about the torn pages and said to me that they represent the failure and ruin that many have experienced in previous seasons, but especially recently. I felt His grief as He highlighted broken marriages, loss, disaster and ruin that had come to people and homes. There was such a brokenness over the fact that many had been so deeply torn in their hearts and overshadowed by trauma. I hear the Father saying so tenderly, "Come out of hiding. That page of your life is not your end. Now watch Me make it your brand-new beginning! I am healing your heart right now and turning the page for you where you will begin to hope again, love again, and dream again!"
As I am writing this I am sensing that many are being healed of rejection wounds as they read this. I keep hearing "rejection syndrome" and can see how the root of rejection keeps causing some people to be derailed in many areas once it is triggered. Those past areas where you were rejected, abandoned, and cast out are being healed right now.
I command every spirit of rejection attached to you to leave right now in Jesus' name! Be restored and whole, accepted and fully loved! Father, show them Your love even as they read this.
If you felt the Holy Spirit highlighting anything to you, just take a few moments to be still in His presence and allow Him to heal you.
The Blank Pages
As I asked Him about the blank pages I heard Him say, "What looks like waiting isn't fruitless. What looks like wasting is worship." I sensed that this represented many people who have been in a waiting season where it has felt like they have received no steps, strategies, or direction forward and have felt stuck, frustrated, and empty and have become heartsick as a result. The Lord said, "Looks can be deceiving, because where you have surrendered to Me in the waiting, you are giving Me permission to FILL IN THE BLANKS!" In the waiting you always end up with more than you bargained for as you keep holding on, not giving up!
Let Me Finish Your Sentences
I asked the Lord about the unfinished sentences that seemed to trail off as if someone fell asleep behind the pen. The Lord said, "Where many have grown weary and fallen asleep, I am coming to renew strength and I will not only rejuvenate and reinstate them, but I will finish their sentences!" I sensed the Lord was saying that this would be a season for many that had been derailed and disillusioned in the past season to stand back up to their feet and see God fulfill what He promised. He is declaring over you today, "I'm not finished with you yet!"
The New Pages of a New Day
When I asked the Lord about the new pages, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit so strongly and then heard, "It's a new day for history to be written!" I sensed the excitement and joy of the Lord as many wake to a brand-new day in the months ahead. The months and months of the Lord bringing healing and closure to so many areas have resulted in hearts that are ready and ripe for God to embark on new adventures clutter free with fresh hope and purpose for the days ahead. (Photo via Unsplash)
It will be days of pioneering in joy and freedom without the religious shackles holding you back. It will be a new day to dream and journey with the Lord without the burdensome overheads of the past seasons. It's a new day and a new beginning for many as the Holy Spirit breathes upon the pages of your life afresh.
He is asking you today, "Will you allow Me to flood the pages of your life with My goodness? Will you allow Me into your heart afresh to heal, restore, and fill you? Will you leave the past behind and write the pages of history with Me?"
"...all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." (Psalm 139:16) (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Nate and Christy Johnston
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshipper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus. Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into God's sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in grace and freedom through our identity in Christ. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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