This is a most heart-felt word from Andrew Towe and what he and his family have gone through.
I appreciate his vulnerability in his testimony and I know it will help many of you, bringing healing and wholeness.
There is much more in this word...and I'll let you read the rest for yourself! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Sing, O Barren!
While on vacation with my family, I laid down in the bed and I heard the Lord say, "I am causing every barren area to begin to produce. Prepare for multiplication."
I then opened my Bible to Psalm 113:9: "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord."
Many have been living in a place of bareness. It seems as though everywhere you turn you are facing famine. God has heard your cry and He has seen your tears. He is bringing enlargement to you.
"Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
"Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited." (Isaiah 54:1-3)
It is easy to "sing" after you have the baby but it is very difficult to sing when you are barren. Your song is a weapon of deliverance. It is an instrument of miracles. There is power in your praise. (Photo via Pixabay)
Sowing a Seed in the Barren Desert
My wife had a condition that made it very difficult for her to conceive and carry a baby to term. Nevertheless, God had confirmed to us through many prophetic words that we would have babies.
After a few years of going through fertility treatments, miscarriages and disappointments, we finally thought God had answered our prayers. Every Wednesday night we met with a team of intercessors to pray. We could not wait to tell our prayer warriors that we were going to have a baby. We believed we were in the "safe zone" and we announced our big news to them. They were thrilled. We planned a big surprise announcement for the entire church that Sunday, which was Father's Day. We went to bed with our world feeling perfect.
However, around 2:00 AM my wife was in severe pain and, without going into graphic detail, had miscarried the baby. Our hearts were broken. Just like that everything changed. We had gone from giggling and being ecstatic to sobbing and overwhelming sadness. Many of you understand those moments of your world being turned upside down. Some of you may be facing such a moment even as you're reading this.
A minister friend of mine heard about the loss of the baby and graciously called me and volunteered to minister the Father's Day service for me. I was appreciative for his offer but I was determined that I was going to preach the best Father's Day message that I could. I refused to let the devil think that because of this loss that we were giving up on our promise.
My wife's best friend at that time then announced that she was pregnant. We were very happy for her and her husband but could not escape the pain of our loss. Nevertheless, my wife volunteered to throw her a baby shower to celebrate the coming arrival. Trying to protect her because I was keenly aware of her recent devastation, I expressed my concern for her doing so. I will never forget the steadfast look that came on my wife's face as she said, "I am sowing this as a seed for our baby. I will throw her the best baby shower that I possibly can. Andrew, you know the power of a seed!" She planned every last detail of the baby shower as if it was for herself. After all it was her seed and she was believing for a great harvest.
The doctor had said that it would be at least 6 months before there could be a possibility of getting pregnant after the miscarriage—but God! Six weeks later we discovered that she was pregnant with our Giuliana Faith.
We made the determination that we were going to sow seeds of faith in the middle of our barren desert. God had made us a promise and we were not going to give up. (Photo via Unsplash)
This is Your Season to Break Out!
Some of you have promises from God that seem as if they are never coming to pass, but you cannot quit. Don't give up because breakthrough is on the other side of your seed. Your seed of worship breaks the back of bareness. When you sing and cry aloud it releases the "more" that God has promised. The "more" is a place of enlargement. Quit thinking, dreaming and speaking small.
"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..." (Ephesians 3:20)
When you begin to praise Him in the middle of bareness as if you were already holding the baby, it causes a breakout. "For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited." (Isaiah 54:3)
I hear the Spirit of God declaring to you today, "This is your season to breakout! Refuse to allow yourself to be boxed into the 'small' by the enemy. Believe what I have spoken and watch what I am doing. It has already begun. You will see the manifestation of the promises that I have made to you. Sing! Your song is a weapon that will shift the gear of acceleration."
The void and desolate places are coming to life. The blessing of Abraham for multiplication is being released on you. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ramp Church ChattanoogaÂ
Andrew ToweÂ is an emerging prophetic voice to this generation! Andrew preaches the Word of God with fire, inviting God's manifested presence to fall, with signs and wonders occurring in his services. Andrew and his wife Brooke are the lead pastors of Ramp Church Chattanooga, and they reside in Chattanooga, TN along with their two children. Andrew travels extensively, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Wherever he ministers, lives are changed, faith is strengthened, and expectation is ignited.
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