It is most certainly a time for dreams to come to pass! We are posting 2 articles today that will push you forward in all God has for you.
If you've dealt with dreams not coming to pass yet..now is the time to push ahead as Anita Alexander of Australia shares this most exhorting word:
Some things that the Lord has in store for us, we'll be pinching ourselves saying, "Is this really happening? It's too good to be true!" Now that's the God we serve! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Within the last couple of months, JOY is the word that kept rolling over in my spirit every time I would look forward and pray into 2019. I was surprised at first, and I suppose this reaction revealed that my heart was expecting to hear something different from the Lord. Maybe a "stronger" word like "BREAKTHROUGH" or "VICTORY" was what I was expecting to hear.
But when I embraced this word as I heard it, my heart began to experience the refreshing rain this word brings. It's a healing rain, restoring rain, and reviving rain. Then, my spirit began to leap. Throughout Scripture, JOY is always linked to His presence, awakening, the fulfillment of promises and the mighty deliverance of God!
"...in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore!" (Psalm 16:11)
Revival, Awakening and the Intentional Return to the Presence of God
"Will You not REVIVE us again, that YOUR people may REJOICE in YOU?" (Psalm 85:6 emphasis mine)
This coming year there will be an intentional return to the presence of God amongst His people that will result in great JOY; songs of JOY, shouts of JOY as well as JOY and CELEBRATION that borders like a fortification and acts as an impenetrable strength to HIS PEOPLE (Nehemiah 8:10).
A Psalm 126 Year
Moreover what I heard the Lord say was that this year was going to be a PSALM 126 YEAR!
Let's take a look verse by verse in the Amplified Classic version, "When the Lord brought back the captives [who returned] to Zion, we were like those who dream [it seemed so unreal]" (Psalm 126:1). (Photo via Unsplash)
As the Jewish exiles who exited the captivity in Babylon came to a moment in time of fulfilled prophesy, they felt like they were in a dream. And so it is in this season; there will be a fulfillment of the word of the Lord to many of God's people that will come to pass in such a way that it will feel like it is a dream. But it will bear such fruit of JOY!
"Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM!" (Psalm 126:2 emphasis mine)
JOY IS THE FRUIT that will manifest amongst the people of God as they experience the faithfulness of the Lord to His word in their lives. In addition, it will be as such to cause those around that do not serve Him to notice and give attention to it and even proclaim the goodness of God actively displayed in the Lord's people's lives.
"The Lord has done great things for us! WE are GLAD!" (Psalm 126:3 emphasis mine)
This is the declaration of God's people that will resound in this hour! It will echo throughout the land and be a sign to many of the goodness of God and His great faithfulness and love toward His beloved. JOY will resound, JOY will be experienced amongst the people of God.
The word "glad" here is the same HEBREW word used for "merry" in Proverbs 17:22:"A MERRY heart doeth good as medicine" (emphasis mine). Therefore, I believe the Lord is saying that through this making of the heart glad, in Psalm 126:3, He will also bring a healing to the wounds experienced in captivity.
Restored Fortunes and Restitution
"Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O Lord, as the streams in the South (the Negeb) [are restored by the torrents]." (Psalm 126:4)
On December 20th 2018, before going to bed I had watched a movie called the "Woman in Gold" for the third time. I love this movie because it is such a story of justice and restitution. My daughter and I had watched this together a few months earlier and she had only got part way through and fell asleep. So this particular night she asked if we could finish the movie. My daughter is quite prophetic and led by the Lord – maybe even unknowingly – but I sensed the Lord was drawing her to the movie to finish watching it.
Watching it again, I was inspired at this beautiful story even though I was watching it for the third time (those of you who haven't watched this movie I suggest you do). It is based on a true story about a Jewish, Austrian woman whose family was extremely wealthy and had their prized possessions stolen by the Nazis in WW2. Amongst those artifacts were very expensive paintings – some of which were worth $100,000. Long story short, after the war these artifacts had found their place in the Austrian museum. The plot line of the movie is about the woman's fight with the Austrian government to have her painting returned to her. I won't give all the plot away, but prophetically I believe the message of this movie is one the Lord wants US to grab a hold of!
The Second Half of Your Story is VICTORY
The Lord began to speak to me and said, "Anita, it is prophetic that you, at this time, are watching the second half of the movie. For the second half of the movie is the story of victory, justice and restitution. My people are coming into the second half of their stories as well. The first half they may have endured injustice, theft and destruction, but I have preserved them for such a time of JUSTICE! Now it's time for RESTITUTION!" (Photo via Unsplash)
I went to bed that night and dreamt of a gold box. Above the box I saw the numbers 666, then the numbers flipped and I saw 999. The Lord said, "I am causing the wrongs to be made right. I'm going to bring about a DIVINE FLIP! Where the devil (666) has come to steal, kill and destroy, I am coming to give life and life abundantly (999)!" (See John 10:10.)
Nine is the number of finality, justice and judgment. Jesus died on the 9th hour and so IT WAS FINISHED! The Lord says that He is bringing a FINALITY to the enemy's works in His people's lives by TURNING THE TABLES and RESTORING their FORTUNES.
This will be like verse 4 of Psalm 126 and it will be like the refreshing rain that restores the dry riverbeds in the Negeb dessert! Many of your hearts feel like dry riverbeds because of the endless robbing of the enemy, but you will be flooded with the refreshing rain of being restored!
Reaping With Joy and Singing!
"They who sow in tears shall reap in JOY and SINGING!" (Psalm 126:5 emphasis mine)
This season of reaping will be marked with JOY! The sowing season, for many, was marked in grief and sorrow, but alas your season of reaping has come and it will bear much JOY AND PRAISE!
"He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping [at needing his precious supply of grain for sowing] shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." (Psalm 126:6)
Many have sown in seasons of famine – famine of the soul, famine of finances, famine of vision etc. The Lord says, "Those of you who have sown in a time of need, and have chosen to believe in the midst of circumstances decreeing the opposite of what you saw; those of you who have sown the Word in faith and have stood and been on such trial because of it; those who have sown in famine and have, at times, desired to eat their seed but have given anyway, NOW, now is your time of reaping! Now is your time of bringing in the sheaves. Now is your time of harvesting the righteous labors. Now is the time of rejoicing." Amen! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Revival Flame Ministries
Anita Alexander is a prophetic revivalist who has a heart for revival, healing and transformation. Motivated by an intense love for the Body of Christ, Anita's passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition, awaken to the Father's love and arise and walk in the overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the Kingdom. Anita and her husband Dr. Sasha Alexander travel nationally and internationally ministering in revival fire that brings resurrection life, healing and awakening to the Body of Christ. They are co-founders and senior ministers of Revival Flame Ministries, Golden City Church, and University of the Spirit Ministry Training School and reside in Gold Coast, Australia.
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