How many of you always enjoy hearing a good comeback story? You know those stories that tell of people being "down and out" and then suddenly...they have the biggest comeback of their lives.
Well, this latest article from Nate Johnston isn't about someone else...it's about YOU. It's about YOUR comeback as Nate shares here:
If you can relate to this above...then be encouraged to get ready for the biggest comeback you've ever had! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
"Nate, write this down," I heard the Lord say as I was asleep. "Write this down. Tell them it's time for the comeback!" I woke up and immediately wrote that simple sentence before writing the rest of what was on His mind. When I think of a comeback I think of two things: Either a remark made in response to someone, or someone who is returning to their former glory after loss. This is like a football team that unexpectedly begins to soar again after being at the bottom. So what was He saying? The definition of a comeback is:
1) To return to life or vitality.
2) To return to memory/former state of being.
3) To regain a former favorable condition or position.
4) To recover from a deficit/loss.
5) To return from exile.
6) A sharp or witty reply.
Restoration and Retribution
As I began writing in my notes, I saw car registrations and title slips in the spirit, which to me represent mission, destiny and ministry. I knew the comeback on the Lord's heart was speaking directly to those people who have lost their deeds to their destiny and have been robbed in many areas of their lives in the past season. (Photo via Unsplash)
These people were sideswiped and taken out by circumstances and situations. They were people who felt like the keys of their destiny were torn right out of their hands. They experienced loss from sickness, financial issues, family and marital chaos, betrayal, witchcraft, and demonic attacks and oppression. It's time for God's comeback to be broadcasted to the enemy's camp. His response is, "ENOUGH!" and this is where your vindication begins. I prophesy that divine retribution and vindication for every injustice come right now and that you would see restoration in Jesus' name!
There is something so significant about TIME in this season. For many Believers, I sensed that this year was significant for the fulfillment of time and the completion of a cycle or season. This year, many people will have those moments where God brings lost opportunities and familiar situations back around to you. I keep seeing clocks spinning around and around and I also hear the Lord saying, "Now, this time don't let it pass you by." There are expiring wilderness seasons and the those who have been in intense hiddenness and preparation will emerge. Pioneers, you will find that something has shifted for you. This year you will see the fruit of what you were faithful with and embark on a new pioneering adventure.
Your Raw Will Turn into Your New Roar!
I feel so overcome by His presence, writing what I sensed was on His heart. I keep seeing hearts that have felt like doormats to others that God is picking up and breathing life into right now. I've felt such a fear of the Lord and heard Him saying, "Don't you touch My anointed! Don't treat My beloved that way!" It is the protective heart of God to bring strength and wholeness back to trampled hearts and restore them to full life. At the same time, God is pouring out the refiner's fire on us to prepare us for more.
When my heart feels raw, it's only a sign of increase coming. So I'm speaking to those who have prayed for God to move in their lives – who can't understand why they feel so tenderized right now. God is freeing up hard drive space in your heart for MORE in this season!
I also heard the Lord say that the voiceless are getting back their voice. Where they have heard the enemy's lies for a long time on repeat and have felt defenseless against them, this season God wants you to speak back and get the upper hand! Watch as your raw turns into a new hope, a new passion, a new fire, intimacy, and a brand new ROAR!
I pray for healing encounters for those people who have been struggling with anything that has disabled their hearts from functioning properly. Grief and sorrow be lifted. Defilement and demonic imprints be removed NOW in Jesus' name! This is your season of heart health!
This season has the words "promises fulfilled" written all over it. It's the inevitable goodness and kindness of God that He can't escape from producing when we keep in agreement with Heaven. But as I was writing this down I was drawn to a Scripture:
"God's promise to Joseph purged his character until it was time for his dreams to come true." (Psalm 105:19) (Photo via Unsplash)
When I read that God asked me, "How bad do you want it?" and I knew, in that moment, that the intense fire of this past and present season is not only to develop US, but to produce promises THROUGH us. Watch as there is a comeback of old dreams and old promises you forgot you even had, because God has been forging them in secret and getting you ready to be able to handle them when they manifest. Say, "OK, Lord! Get me ready for them and remind me of what You promised!"
Are You Ready for Launch?
This is a season will we will see the lost come to Jesus in droves like never before and we will also see those who have been living short of their purpose return to the front lines with a renewed intimacy and fire. Right now, God is freeing you up so He can launch you out. If any of this word resonated with you I want you to prophesy and declare with me: "This is my season of the comeback in Jesus' name! Lord, I'm ready!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Nate and Christy Johnston
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshiper 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 Gods 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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