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We are in a prophetic moment in history when the cries of God's people are ascending to the ears of the Lord and He is responding to them. The wisdom of the Lord is being released to those who have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying here and now.
Stuck in the "In Between"
God spoke to me that our decisions would determine our destinies. The enemy is after our decisions and wants to alter the plan of God for our lives. God began to reveal to me that there are many of His people who have been feeling complacent, restricted and limited. These Spirit-filled Believers are doing what they are called to do but have felt like a guinea pig on a wheel. The wheel is designed for guinea pigs' health and fitness, but it's also dangerous because they can become stuck or entangled, unable to move.
This visual picture depicts what it has been like for many of God's people in this last season of their lives. Many have felt stuck in between seasons, exerting a lot of energy but feeling like there isn't any movement, growth, expansion or productivity.
Oftentimes we receive prophetic words about how God is going to do great things in our lives, and right after we hear those powerful prophetic words, we find ourselves in some spiritual warfare or battle. I believe this is a sign that God is behind the scenes, working on our behalf, and sending His angels to war over your destiny.
Many people feel stuck in seasons because they lack the prophetic forecast to know what is next and what to do when "next" comes. I believe, prophetically, that we are not only coming into our next season but entering into the season of "NOW"! Our next season will be the "NOW" season we have been waiting on. It will require radical faith to shift into our "now" season of God. In the Bible, Hebrews 11:1 (KJV), it says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." It will require "now faith" to receive what God has, for you are the evidence of the things of God.
Recognizing the Season to Shift
Recently, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me while I was in prayer concerning the new season we are entering into as the Body of Christ. He led me to the Book of 2 Kings, Chapter 6 and began to give me revelation about what this new season will look like.
2 Kings 6:1 (NKJV), "And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, 'See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.'"
The sons of the prophets were in a new season of open enrollment in the "school of the prophets semester", overseen by the "Dean and Chancellor" Elisha—the "senior prophet". They were able to discern that the place where they dwelt was too small for living. Similarly, one of the things that God has been dealing with in many of His people is that they feel that where they are is too small for them. The dormitory of the "Prophetic University of Higher Prophetic Learning" has been overcrowded and they need to shift. God said that this is the season to shift places from where you are and focus on expanding, enlarging and growing.
Many are frustrated with the season that they are in because they have outgrown the level, space and place that they were currently occupying. The Lord said that this is the season where He is going to bring many of you into another space in Him. Get ready to shift gears into another phase of your acceleration to their destiny and purpose.
There are people who have felt like they have been a in a holding pattern, but that it was still orchestrated by the Lord. God is going to give His people the grace for the space they are going to enter into. This is the time to shift with the move of the Spirit. God spoke to me and said that there are those who feel like their season is up and feel like the prophet Elijah when his brook was dried up. God sent the ravens to feed and provide for the prophet. Get ready to shift into another place in God.
Recognizing the Season to Expand
2 Kings 6:2 (NKJV), "'Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.' So he answered, 'Go.'"
Just as the sons of the prophets were able to recognize their season to shift, so God is saying to many of His people, "You are too big to remain small." You have been anointed and called to advance and expand the Kingdom of God for Christ. There is more to you than where you are now. God is going to make you the head and not the tail, first and not last, above and not beneath, lender and not a borrower.
As God is shifting many of you, transition is not always easy or even an option. I believe this is a time to move with the seasonal shift. The "prophetic campuses" increased and created a demand for more space. I believe the anointing and call on your life will create your own space and economy. The "school of the prophets" were in different locations: Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and Jordan. As the schools expanded, enrollment increased.
Get ready for sudden increase and multiplication upon the works of your hands! God is going to give you the space to create your new place of expansion.
Recognize the Season to Occupy
2 Kings 6:3-4 (NJKV), "Then one said, 'Please consent to go with your servants.' And he answered, 'I will go.' So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees."
God is going to permit many of you to create your own space with His grace on your life to live in the place. This is your time to occupy the new place called "Jordan". Jordan is the place of commissioning, elevation, affirmation, acceleration and crossing over. This new season will be a season of shifting, expanding and occupying.
Luke 19:13 (KJV), "And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, 'Occupy till I come.'"
To occupy is to "transact business" for Kingdom purposes. God is going to cause many of you to live in a realm of blessing, provision, prosperity and protection because of your obedience to His voice and shift with the season. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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