At the start of a new year, it's always good to get ourselves cleansed and made new...on a spiritual level.
Yes, God has much in store for us in this new season...including promotions. Let's allow Him to deal with any issues of the heart that need to be change...it's so worth it! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
The Lord is great at starting new things. He is great in birthing you into new beginnings. It doesn't matter how bad or horrible your last season was, He is great at starting afresh with you!
He is the author and the perfecter of our faith. "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..." (Hebrews 12:2). The Lord is the author of your life. He has many destiny scrolls that were written out for you, even before time began. The Lord is good at refreshing you and even hitting the delete button. You can delete the past and let it go. You can cut and prune off the excess and step into new dimensions of greater glory.
"The Lord is enlarging your vision and He is anointing you to see as He sees!"
God is not done with you yet! He is not finished with you yet. If you are still alive then that means the healing power of the Holy Spirit can still do His work within you. He is the Potter and we are the clay.
Let the Lord write a new beginning for you. As the Lord Jesus came in between the adulteress woman and the Pharisees and teachers of the law, and began writing in the ground, He is also writing off your debts and writing for you a new beginning!
"Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground." (John 8:8)
The Lord took me up in a vision at the start of Hanukkah. He showed me people receiving new hearts to become positioned into a new guard.
"I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances." (Ezekiel 36:25-27)
I believe we are in an hour where the Lord is wanting to cleanse us from all the filth of yesterday. He is wanting to touch us and make us new. He is giving us His heart of love, grace, mercy, compassion, and kindness so that we can be ready for the new. The Lord is giving to His people a new heart in Jesus' name.
Our hearts of love and purity, as well as our hearts of humility and meekness are what will cause us to grow in character, which establishes the grounds of greater promotion.
A Changing of the Guard
A change of heart is what is changing your guard. What this means is that He is changing your position. He is upgrading your role in the Kingdom. He is promoting you from being faithful over the few to over the many. He is promoting you from being faithful over the talents to now becoming ruler over many cities. Because you have been found faithful to deal with the personal issues of your heart, He is now changing your guard and your position in the Kingdom of God.
A changing of the guard is an actual formal ceremony in which sentries are relieved of their duties by a new batch of guards. This is usually done with great honor and with a ceremony of symbolic actions and movements, like a passing of the baton.
There is a new batch of glory that is coming, therefore the Lord is raising up a new breed of people in this hour. "Because you have changed your heart, there is now a changing of the guard," says the Lord. (Photo via Pixabay)
Because you've turned your heart and you've changed your attitude, the Lord is about to bless and promote you and bring you up into a new platitude. There is a new plain and a new playing field that the Lord is bringing you up into.
A changing of the guard stands for a new position. Everybody knows that when you play a game or a sport, you must always be on the move. In fact, you must be comfortable with constantly changing your position. If one position doesn't work then you must change it. If one strategy doesn't work, then you must change it. If one play doesn't work, then you must change it. The Lord is anointing His Church to be agile in His glory and to move freely in Jesus' name.
The Lord wants to change your position in this time. What has worked in the past may not work any longer. You may have fasted and prayed in the last season, but you may need to change your position for a new level of breakthrough in this season. There is a new position that the Lord is mounting upon you.
Eyes & Wings
"Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out..." (Revelation 4:8)
"A change of heart is what is changing your guard."
The four living creatures had eyes on and all around their bodies. They would constantly see new sides and facets of the Lord Jesus, His beauty and His glory. His majesty and His holiness would radiate and manifest in new ways all the time, and these four living creatures would be in constant awe and wonder. Whenever they saw something about Jesus, they would move in a new way. Their vision affected their mission. Their sight influenced their might.
Fresh revelation will always breed forth repentance, which will result in revival. Our apostolic application must always be a fruit of the seer vision! When the people see, the wings fly. When the people see, people will move. When there is clarity of sight, there will be a clarion call to action.
There is, at many times, no movement because there is no vision, therefore the people perish. Too many have perished because there has been no Kingdom vision. But the Lord is changing this. The Lord is giving you clear vision and clarity of sight into the brightness of Christ's future so that you can properly fly and propel forward into His destiny.
The eyes of God and the wings of God move hand-in-hand. It is a marriage and a synchronized partnership.
Eyes of Our Heart
Those who have purity of heart will see God (Matthew 5:8).
The Lord is taking out the deception of darkness and dullness from our eyesight. He is taking out the planks and splinters from our eyes! Anything that caused our prophetic eye to be blurred because of the fog of the world and the smog of Jezebel, is being cleared up in Jesus' name. Any prickle of pride is being taken out.
"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people..." (Ephesians 1:18)
The Lord is purging the eyes of our hearts so that we can properly rule and reign in the new order and guard that He is positioning us into. As we change our hearts He will change our guards.
5779 – Ayin
This is the last year in the Hebrew calendar of the "Ayin." The Hebrew word and letter for Ayin symbolizes the seeing eye of God. I believe the Lord is wanting us to see the mighty and wondrous works of the Lord. He wants us to see His face and His beauty which will in return cause us to see great and mighty things here on the earth.
The Lord is enlarging your vision and He is anointing you to see as He sees!
Changing of Hearts
As the Lord is posturing our hearts in purity, He is preparing us for promotion. May the heart issues be dealt with in this hour. As He takes us deep and processes us in the magnifying glass of His perfect love, may every unholy and unclean thing be taken out and may we be pure. (Photo via Unsplash)
As we see clearly we will move with authority. Get ready for a brand new start, beloved. Get ready for a brand new beginning. How we deal with our hearts will become the conditioning factor for how we step into the new positions that have been set up for us.
Get your heart ready, for there is a coming changing of the guards. Change your heart for a brand new start! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
Ben Lim is the Senior Pastor of His Way Life in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is a dynamic Millennial preacher who has traveled to thirty-eight countries in just the past eight years. He spent his earlier years in the mission fields of Asia and Southeast Asia, preaching the Gospel to unreached people groups. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and Ben Lim Ministries. His ministry is accompanied with notable signs, wonders and miracles. He has ministered in evangelistic crusades in Pakistan, Dubai, and Africa seeing hundreds of thousands come to Jesus! He is ordained by Pastor Benny Hinn and the WHF (World Healing Fellowship) and is a trusted voice and a regular feature on the Elijah List and many other prophetic channels.
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