More and more prophetic voices have spoken a theme for this season and into the new year...that we are in a time of great suddenlies and acceleration.
You'll read about this in another word we're posting today from Cindy Jacobs and this one here from Candice Smithyman in which she opens with this:
Be encouraged for the suddenlies and the greater territories ahead of you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
A December of Suddenlies
As we transition into the new year 2019 during the month of December, we need to be aware of God calling us to go deeper in Him. The Lord spoke to me that "suddenlies" were going to happen to position people to move into a place of promotion in 2019, but these "suddenlies" would look different than what some peoples hearts were seeking or even asking God for. God has a great plan and you will move closer to your convergence time. However in December, the suddenlies that come will take you deeper in God so you can move into greater territory in 2019.
"You will be a key player in the spheres He has called you to."
As January approaches, it is always a time of consecration of fasting and prayer for many in the Body of Christ. In the month of December God is calling you to go deeper in Him, so you will be ready after consecration for greater territories before you. You need to know that suddenlies that have caused quick changes in your calendar or plans are God's divine setup to draw you closer to Him, not a demotion from destiny. Take the time and praise Him as He leads and guides you to a greater territory, but you need to go deeper in order to go higher.
His Plans, Not Ours
He says in Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV): "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.'"
The emphasis in this Scripture is on the "I," for He is the "I" in that Scripture and He has plans for you that are not your plans, but because they are His plans, He is fully capable to lead you where He wants to take you.
Ephesians 3:16-21 is a prayer the Apostle Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus. He wanted Christians to know, "That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen" (KJV).
God wants you to come to the place of knowing His love for you and living in His fullness. This is what will give you the capacity for your new territory. God is preparing you now to learn about this type of love which needs to be so deep and so rooted in your heart that you become a voice piece for God, where you share His heart with others. His heart is to do exceedingly and abundantly more for you as you walk in His will on Earth. (Photo via Unsplash)
So how will you join forces with God and accomplish this divine setup He is giving you in December?
Passing Through the Deep
He will take you to the deeper place in Him. If you keep your heart open to Him and Him alone during this time, He will prepare you for the pass through into your purpose in 2019. While many are superficially looking at their surroundings and are dissatisfied even with holiday parties and festivities, you can be finding more in all of this by searching for His heart of love and purpose.
The transition time is here, pass through is upon us. The words "pass through" or "transition" in the Hebrew are abar, which means to transition or to cross over, specifically to cover as in copulation, a type of covering, that is intimate and brings forth blessing, prosperity and multiplication.
In Psalm 42:7 (KJV), the Word says: "Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of Thy waterspouts: all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me." The word in this passage, gone over, means this is the pass over or covering of the deep which gives us substance and depth to step into our time of consecration in 2019, ready for more territory. This is also seen in Psalm 57:1 (KJV), "Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in Thee: yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast."
"...you need to go deeper in order to go higher."
Also in Psalm 78:13 (KJV), "He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and He made the waters to stand as an heap." And as the psalmist (who many believe is David) shares in Psalm 84:1-6 (KJV): "How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even Thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house: they will be still praising Thee. Selah. Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools."
In Psalm 84:7 (KJV) it says, "They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God." This is a time of strengthening when you go deep with God in the pass through or transition phase.
Be of Good Cheer – Promotion is on the Other Side
The Israelites were challenged in Numbers 14:7 (KJV), "And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, 'The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.'" The Israelites were called to pass through the land to see the exceedingly good riches of the Promised Land on the other side. Be of good cheer as the pass through leads to promotion and prosperity of knowledge and wealth.
So, He is beckoning you to come to Him and view this December as something different. See it as a walk in the deep as He prepares you to pass through in this time of transition to consecration in January 2019, and then into February 2019 with the start of greater territory being apprehended for the Kingdom of God. You will be a key player in the spheres He has called you to. (Photo via Unsplash)
Stay focused on Him during your "suddenlies" in the month of December, even your sudden stops, because they are invitations for depth, so you can sustain during the times you will be required to pour out your soul to a new sphere of influence which will come in February 2019.
God is covering you now, rest in His deep, and watch what happens in 2019! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Dr. Candice Smithyman
Founder, Dream Mentors Transformational Life Coaching Institute
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Dr. Candice Smithyman is the founder of Dream Mentors International, a Biblical life counseling and coaching educational organization that teaches and trains educators and coaches in the specialty of life coaching. She is also founder of the Glory Road Show, where she hosts weekly interviews which are seen on Faith USA, internet TV, Facebook, and her YOUTUBE channel. Her ministry website is available at www.candicesmithyman.com and www.dreammentors.org, where people people can become credentialed Biblical or transformational life coaches and receive Biblical and transformational life coaching for every area of their life. She is also co-founder of Freedom Destiny Church in Orange Park, Florida.
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