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Get Ready to Rock the World - The Best is Yet to Come
Jesus is in the house and He is getting ready to rock this place. I felt like the Lord spoke to me this morning and told me things are getting ready to radically change. This trying season has caused a desperation in us that has given us two options: either to quit or to press into Him. Things that seemed important to us just are not important any more. Our desires have changed. We only want to really be close to Jesus and hear His voice. We want to feel the security of His arms around us and know that whatever we have faced and are facing at this moment, He is still the answer and our all in all. I was on my computer answering emails one morning and the Lord spoke really clearly to me. He said, "You don't need those messages, you need MINE." It was profound. I found that all of my anxiousness and time pressures were gone. God is directing our paths. He is lining up connections and doors of opportunities that He has planned for us to enter into.
Pressure, Preparation and Purification
This has been a very trying season for most of us. It has often felt like the pressure just couldn't get any more intense, however that very process has caused us to let go of some things in order to make room for new things to come.
The preparation is necessary. God sees the heart and there are things that MUST be dealt with for us to be able to operate in His power in these coming days. The areas we overcome are the areas we have authority in.
Purification occurs when the heat is the hottest. There are things that God wants to purge from our lives so His glory and presence can shine the brightest. Doors seemed blocked, prayers seemed to go unheard, hope began to fade and disappointment was overshadowing faith. But knowing that this season is temporary gives us a reason to hang on.
Psalm 27:13 says, "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."
He fully intends to show us His goodness in the land we are living in. We are going to learn to walk in the fullness of power and authority in these coming days. "THE BEST" IS YET TO COME.
Market Places are Becoming Sanctuaries
I had a dream about being in an artsy, classy coffee shop with my husband and my daughter. There were elevated levels in the shop and tables spread out all over. The place was packed out with people and we were seated where we could see everyone in the cafe.
A man above us was seated at a table with his friends. He was visibly physically sick and unable to walk in his present condition. He began talking with his friends about a dream he had in which Jesus had come to him, touched him and he was able to walk in his dream. As he shared the dream with his friends, the whole cafe began to listen. The man then acted on the message he received in the dream and started to declare, "I can walk, I can walk."
As he did, he actually started walking and his physical appearance changed. Color came back into his face and healing was progressing as he continued walking and hopping over chairs in the cafe. People in the cafe began to clap and shout and some began praising God as this man walked faster and faster in perfect health. Everyone was in awe and excited as they witnessed this miracle.
People will find healing and discover their "walk" in the most unusual places outside the church, and miracles will convince people of the power and goodness of God.
I Never Thought That Up!
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."
God is going to blow our minds. We should be expecting some really unusual miracles and things to take place in us, through us and around us. Every place we are sent, God is going to do fun, weird and unusual things. I often ask myself, "Cindy, at what point did God have to get your permission to be God?" What we have seen Him do in the past is only a preview of what He has planned for our futures.
Learning to Listen...
The more we can listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His leading, the more God can trust us and send us to those He is drawing. We cannot let our zeal get in the way of the love of God. We must learn to act and not react or do things because we did them before. God wants to lead this dance and when we will train our ears to hear, the outcome will be astounding.
Ask for and receive creative ideas that will produce income for you. Get ready to be out of debt. Wealth has been stored up for His kids so we can do the work we have been called and assigned to. God's arm is not short and He owns it all. If you have given, then get ready for it to be given back to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Projects and creative works that have been birthed by God are going to be in high demand by the world.
Ask God for ideas and expect to receive them. God is pouring out creativity on those who ask for it and He is going to financially bless what He has given you to do. Dreams are also increasing with step-by-step instructions for inventions to be designed. God is financing His Kingdom work. Things can and most likely will change overnight for many. No matter how deep in debt you are, repentance will bring deliverance.
Spirit Led and Not Your Head
Galatians 5:7 says, "You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth?"
When trying times come, the temptation to get sidetracked and off course is very strong. If we can just remember that God wants to show us another part of Himself at every junction, then we will keep on the track and finish the race. He is always teaching us about Himself and His ways. The training comes when we learn to run to Him and embrace Him in hard, dry times instead of running from Him or just sitting along the sidelines.
If we can calm our hearts and minds, God will tell us what's up. Remember, it's His message we need to hear, not what our feelings, emotions and minds tell us. The components of the soul will trick us every time. It is God's design to teach us how to live by the Spirit. Romans 8:14 says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
To be led by God's Spirit is absolutely essential for the days ahead, and we have to remember that it is God who is at work within us to will and to do of His good pleasure (see Philippians 2:13).
The Starter of the Work in Us is Also the Finisher
Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
God has not abandoned us. He has NEVER nor will He EVER leave us or forsake us. We are constantly in His sight, and His design for us is unshakable. His great love is fashioning us after His own image, which will not only save us but also save a desperate, spiritually-starving world around us. Spiritual hunger is at an all-time high. People are desperate to find answers to their lives, their fears, and find their purpose and path. Sin for a season is pleasurable, but for a large amount of people, sin just isn't fun anymore.
There is an epidemic of people facing transition in their lives and they are ready to make life-changing decisions. God is raising up laborers who won't quit or shrink back when it gets hard. This season of testing, shaking and equipping has made us tenacious, so much so that when Jesus tells us to let our nets down on the other side of the boat when we are tired and weary from fishing all night, we will obey and be able to bring in the biggest catch of our lives. There is method to His seeming "madness." He already warned us that His ways are not ours.
Refreshing Times are Coming with Answered Prayers, New Assignments and New Perspectives
We just aren't going to see things the same way in the very near future. God is steering the boat. He has safe harbors for us to go into. He has heard our prayers and has been working behind the scenes all along. There are going to be new locations for us to occupy. Lots of people will find themselves moving to a new place with new anointing for new groups and new assignments. Some will reap where they have not sown. Pulpits will have new faces, and communities of people will strengthen as spiritual "families" will emerge like in Acts 2. People went from house to house eating and giving things away as people had need, and God did miracles in their midst and added to them daily those who were being saved.
Simplicity of heart with praise and thankfulness attracts the attention of Heaven. God likes to hang out in small places where love is large. These are the best days we have ever seen. Don't be discouraged. Get ready for breakthroughs on every side.
Hope for the Harvest