This is a most encouraging word for many of you this day...
I have heard time and time again that there are those of you who have felt "hidden" and like it wasn't your time yet.
Well, there are times and seasons God prepares us, so that we are equipped to take on our callings in fresh new ways with great authority.
You'll read about this and much more in Diane Lake's latest article as she shares:
God is coming on the scene to cause many of you to be "seen"...it's your day! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
A Good Year for Accuracy
I always look forward to the words and revelation that the start of a new year brings. We have just entered the Hebraic year of 5779, and the Hebrew letter for the number 9 is "tet." Hebrew letters convey pictures, and even looking at the Hebrew letter "tet" I can see the image of a wineskin. The Lord has shown me that 5779 will be a year flowing with new wine, and we can expect this to be a year of increased revelation and increased accuracy! I feel led to decree the good news resounding in my spirit: It's going to be a good year for accuracy in the Kingdom!
"You will suddenly have clarity as to what aspects of your destiny are right within your grasp, and what things still lie ahead."
We are also in the decade of 70, the number for which the Hebrew letter is "ayin." Seventy in Scripture can mean the end of captivity, or the number of increased authority or release into ministry (see Jeremiah 29:10; Numbers 11:16-17; Luke 10:1). As we approach the culmination of this decade, people are starting to move forward in their personal lives and callings. To these I hear the Lord saying:
"I am about to take you (move you) to another level of authority and responsibility. Some things are being given to you because you have been so faithful with what I have given you, and you are being given a lot. It will seem too much to handle at first, but I will bring others alongside to help you. It will seem, at first, more than you can carry or bear, but it will be doable. Watch for it, soon."
The word-picture for "ayin" is an eye, which I believe has meant this decade has been one of increased angelic activity, as it is the angels who watch over us. For these saints on the move, I'm also hearing:
"I am dispatching new angelic hosts to assist and protect you today. New levels of authority require new levels of angelic assistance, and that is what I am giving you today. You will see—I will show you. Do not fear. It will be soon."
It's a New Day
It could be said that a different era has begun, or that it's a new day. One aspect of this will manifest as the day of, "Nobody saw that one coming." It will be a season of expansion for those "least likely to succeed." These are the ones nobody would choose—those who've been hidden or tucked away in obscurity—and who are about to be suddenly elevated (see Isaiah 54:1-2). (Photo via Unsplash)
Many are about to see the fullness of spiritual inheritance. Psalm 16:6 (NIV) says: "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." In addition to the redistribution of unused anointing and assignments, new mantles have been released to the faithful—whether in whole or in part—from spiritual mothers and fathers who've gone before. I see unused or unclaimed generational and family mantles being passed on as well. The Lord is multiplying all these aspects of spiritual inheritance to bring His faithful ones unimaginable increase!
2 Chronicles 23 contains the story of Joash, who had been hidden away by Jehoiada, the priest, for six years. In the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself and crowned Joash, the rightful heir, as king. Remember that Joash would have been murdered if he hadn't been hidden during that time (see 22:11-12). Sometimes God hides us for our own good, so that the enemy can't take us out before it's time to inherit. It may seem as if you've been sidelined for an extended period, but I sense a seven-year cycle ending from which many are about to break forth!
Friends, if you are one of these hidden ones who have been laying hold of the promises of God, He is restoring double to you—even now! It's as if many have been stuck in a cloud of very dense, thick smoke but there is hope (see Zechariah 9:11-12). I have a feeling we're going to come out on the other side any minute—with increased revelation and clarity. You will suddenly have clarity as to what aspects of your destiny are right within your grasp, and what things still lie ahead.
The Lord has given me a great sense of anticipation. We may not fully comprehend what He's doing, but He is changing who we are. Many are coming into a new sense of identity—how they see themselves regarding their destiny. There will be those who have never before produced a book that will suddenly be published—those who have never before produced an album or single that will suddenly release music. These and many other creative arenas are about to explode with previous "unknowns" whom the Lord is about to bring out of obscurity. Do not despise the day of small beginnings... "Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit," says the Lord (see Zechariah 4:6-10).
Get Ready for Global Awakening
"It's going to be a good year for accuracy in the Kingdom!"
Something is in the air—change. We need to be ready for global awakening. I sense all creation groaning with birth pangs—a global readiness in anticipation of global awakening (Romans 8:22). We have entered a time of acceleration for harvest. The Lord has shown me that in the next three years this acceleration in harvest could result in as much as twenty percent growth within the Body of Christ.
I felt the Lord directed me to Amos 9:13, which in the New Living Translation says:
"'The time will come,' says the Lord, 'when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!'"
If you add the numbers from this Scripture reference, 9 and 13, the total equals 22. It's fascinating to realize that if you add three years to the year 2019 quickly approaching, you get 2022. I sense we're about to enter a three-year period of transition up to 2022 that will usher in levels of harvest as yet unseen.
So many of us have been through a season of great sifting and process, but it has not been without purpose. Those who have passed this arduous testing have graduated, much like when the youth cross over into manhood. Jeremiah 12:5 (NKJV) says, "If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses...?" He has been readying us to run with the horses—meaning, global patterns of revival spreading to become global-wide awakening. (Photo via Unsplash)
As we start this new era you need to make sure that you can see. I sense the Body of Christ being directed to be in sacrificial obedience. As we do that, we gain the strength of an army—the mighty army of Joel chapter 2, the likes of which has never been seen!
"The Lord thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys His command... 'I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations'" (vs. 11, 19 NIV). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Diane Lake is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the Kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They serve as Church Mountain, Regional, and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network (led by Mike and Cindy Jacobs), and as Media Mountain Facilitators for Christian International's newly emerging "7 Mountain Kingdom Influencer Network." They have three grown children and are blessed to call beautiful western Montana home.
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