In this challenging time, Cindy offers us some amazing and deep insight from the Lord in her latest article.
As I read through this, I totally agree with her...God's on our side and He has Big Plans for us! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
It's no big secret that we've been in a long process of change, re-posturing and unexplained circumstances that we've yet to receive answers to, but in all of it, God is working things in us and through us according to His will and purpose.
God said, "...I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell shall NOT prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18). In this reconstruction time, many of the structures and pillars we used to lean on are no longer available to us. When God builds something new, the previous structure is torn down, so when something new emerges, there is no going back to old ways and ideas. Literally everything we are walking through and have walked through is for a purpose that is forthcoming. God doesn't waste a thing.
It can be pretty easy at times to feel forgotten, overlooked, washed up and left out, but God has His eye on us. It is God who takes us from the wilderness to the broad open places. He is the One who promotes and advances. When the spotlight of Heaven is on us, there is no way it's not seen. Each one of us is carrying a message and God has full intention to have it shared and heard at exactly the right moment. There is always a time for everything and a season for everything. There is a HUGE release coming. Where there's been hindrances and set backs, there is now coming a major launching.
It's Time to Move On
This is the TIME TO MOVE ON. God has spoken to you and instructed you to change directions in your life for His purpose, but because of fear of the unknown and uncertainty, you have run from the calling. By doing this, you are and have created a "disturbance in the force" so to speak.
In the book of Jonah, you can read the whole account of the outcome of Jonah's disobedience to God and the effect it had on people around him. When Jonah ran from God's call to instruct Nineveh to repent, his neglect to obey God caused great trouble to the point of being thrown overboard from the ship he was on, because God caused a storm to arise and the ship was breaking apart. Then God took extreme measures and appointed a big fish to swallow him up and literally vomit him out on the place he needed to be for the assignment God had for him.
This is a time where God is changing our lives and situations. There is a plan for us â€“ an assignment for us to fulfill â€“ and God will see to it that we eventually end up where we are supposed to be, regardless of how hard and how far we run.
There are any number of scenarios you can apply this to. If you are no longer supposed to be in a particular place or with certain people and you don't leave, things will continue to deteriorate until you make the exit and move on. The Lord has need of you somewhere, and fear of the unknown CANNOT be the reason we don't make the jump.
God's assignments and plans ALWAYS involve risk, but God is at the helm and has already gone before us to prepare everything that we need when we get there.
New Leaders Are Arising
These new leaders are not just people with a fiery message, sharp gifting and smooth presentations. These are ones who have been refined over years of private victories and impossible battles. They are relational, humble, solid and integrous giant slayers who have spent years and years learning God's ways. These are the ones who didn't faint or quit when it got really hard. These leaders are generals who can and will lead armies with wisdom and power.
Because of God's governmental anointing on them, they will carry authority to speak without fear of man and carry out God's instructions in this next season. They don't seek recognition, they seek God and God gives them recognition. These leaders are approachable, relatable and have passion to equip a whole generation of young people who will lead with integrity and the fear of the Lord.
Elvis Has Left the Building and Jesus Is the Star!
The days of the "dog and pony" shows in church are over. This was NEVER God's plan for His Kingdom. The Church is a force to the field, not the field itself. It's time to activate, motivate, equip, mobilize, take risks and stop living in fear. There is SO MUCH MORE that He wants to do. He wants creative and powerful outreaches, artistic expressions that need a place to be birthed, and a new sound that has NEVER been heard before.
God's moving IN to move His Church OUT! There is a HUGE shift in the Church from entertainment to empowerment and an undeniable FEAR OF THE LORD returning. The fear of the Lord guards our hearts and lives and keeps us from falling. The fear of the Lord also produces holiness, integrity, character, hunger for more of His presence, new expressions of worship, and an awe of His absolute authority and power.
We're birthed and created by the Creator to be creative. We should have the greatest creative expressions on the planet. There is a world full of people who are literally starving for truth and waiting for the Church, full of God's power, to rise up and change the culture and atmospheres. There are strategies, ideas, concepts, artists, musicians and creative gifts which God FULLY intends to highlight and use in this season. Church is changing. We ARE the Church, it's not a building, and we are getting downloads of the greatest ideas we've ever had.
Land and Provision
It's time to GIVE...GIVE AND GIVE and GIVE AGAIN. God is and will keep anointing your projects, businesses and investments to PROSPER. Millionaires and billionaires are emerging to resource the Kingdom projects, outreaches and advancement. There are many entrepreneurs emerging whose ideas and projects will prosper immediately. As riches increase, there will also be direction on where the increase needs to go. As long as the increase is distributed properly, God will continue to give you more.
There are lands that are currently owned that the Lord has need of. It's like a Holy Ghost give away to be used for His Kingdom and purposes. There is no place for the love of money. With the increase of evangelists, outreach teams, new Kingdom works and the like, they need finances.
This is a time to take BIG risks like never before. This is NOT a time to hold back, be tight fisted or fearful in endeavors we have in our hearts to do. There is no greater investment than to give to the Kingdom works.
Go With Your Gut
It's a new day for new ways and new transformations that will blow your mind. I have done many outreaches in very unusual places and the outcome has been off the charts. Some of the ideas I had were not tried and true, but when I took a risk and gave place for them, the Holy Spirit took over and people were rocked to the core as we gave Him a place to move without measure. The Holy Spirit knows how to manage movements of God, we don't. He knows the heart of every person, every city and every country and will always guide us divinely when given the chance.
Most often, our outreach teams just had a thought and acted on the idea. It was a "gut" feeling that something new was about to happen, and it did. God is not hard to understand. He has planted His thoughts in our minds and written them on our hearts, it's just a matter of allowing Him to flow and go without holding Him back. We are containers of His unlimited power and unfailing love.
This is the best time ever to try new things, and He is looking throughout the whole earth to find people to whom He can show Himself strong. He's "shopping" (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Hope for the Harvest Ministries
Cindy McGill's passion to help people find their lives' purpose, receive healing from life's trauma, and live their lives to the fullest. She travels internationally, teaching on the subject of dreams and dream interpretation. She also leads "dream teams" using innovative methods to help others discover the hidden meanings behind their dreams and give them a chance to find hope and truth at their point of need. Since 1979 she and her husband Tim have given their lives to helping people redefine their lives and find healing and direction. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
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