If so you really need to read this recent word by Nate Johnston of Australia.
Now read on and gain some valuable keys to move forward right now! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
What Do You See?
Recently I had a dream that people were receiving parcels and packages and envelopes that carried discouraging news and reports. I could feel the failure, shame and deep disappointment grip their hearts as they read them. I could sense that these reports carried an assignment of the enemy to delay, stunt, and disable growth in God's people as well as cause deep heart wounding. As I woke up I felt such a strong impression from the Lord: "Don't accept the delivery!" Much of what I saw in this dream God was revealing was not truth at all, so I asked Him, "Then what are You saying, Lord?" He answered me with a Scripture:
"The word of the Lord came to me: 'What do you see, Jeremiah?' 'I see the branch of an almond tree,' I replied. The Lord said to me, 'You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that My Word is fulfilled.'" (Jeremiah 1:11-12)
You see, while the enemy wants you to believe that the outcome is set and final in the many areas of your life that have been under fire, God is calling you to see differently and come into agreement with the report of Heaven. Many of us in this season have simply been focusing on the wrong report and been rehearsing the wrong version of our futures.
When Elijah told his servant to go "look toward the sea" in 1 Kings 18, he was giving the same command and teaching him to see differently. After 7 times of looking he saw a cloud the size of a man's hand and the long drought ended.
When God called Ezekiel to the valley of dry bones he was teaching him to see differently, to look beyond the bones in the natural to what Heaven's view and prognosis was. This season God is stirring us to not just accept what we see, but to come into agreement with Heaven so that God's promises for us are fulfilled. (Photo via Unsplash)
The Binoculars, the Scrolls and the Twin Birth
Recently, as I began to worship the Lord, I went into a vision and I saw three items in front of me: a pair of binoculars, scrolls and two babies in a womb. God was giving me His perspective for three main areas that the enemy had been assaulting. Let me share what I believe they represent for you and me.
THE BINOCULARS: The binoculars represent VISION and FUTURE as they are able to see BEYOND where our natural eyes can see. This is a season where God is increasing and upgrading our vision so we can see far into the wide expanse He has for us. At the same time, the enemy wants to poison your view and tell you that this is where you unravel. You have felt clouded, but watch this week as the fog clears, scales fall from your eyes, and you begin to SEE with new hope and joy in Jesus name (Revelation 4:1)!
THE SCROLLS: The scrolls represent revelation, clarity, and the strategies and blueprints to walk in, but they also represent the promises God has decreed over your days on this earth. Many have felt like they have been in a continual place of delay and haven't been able to see the way forward. The enemy wants you think that you will always be in this cycle of frustration; burnt out, striving and never being able to see the prophecies and plans God has written for your life fulfilled. But watch as fresh revelation comes that brings an ease and momentum you didn't have before, as well as a clear path lit before you (Psalm 40:7).
THE TWINS: The twin babies in the womb represent the season of the double birth in your life. The enemy has been warring at your mind, trying to make you feel barren and deeply discouraged, but where you have not seen even one baby born, one promise manifest, God is saying, "I am birthing double in your life!" (Isaiah 54:1).
Set the Temperature
I felt strongly to begin to speak and prophesy what Heaven was decreeing from this vision and I felt a strong call to action from the Lord for us. "Set the temperature!" I heard the Holy Spirit say.
Setting the temperature is creating a spiritual environment of promise; a place where the the realm of the Kingdom is established "on Earth as it is in Heaven" until it becomes manifest. So how do we do that?
1. We set the temperature by cultivating an atmosphere of worship, praise and thankfulness.
2. We set the temperature by prophesying, speaking forth the Word and decreeing.
3. We set the temperature by fixing our eyes on Jesus and what He says over the distraction of the obstacles around us.
4. We set the temperature by coming into agreement with Heaven and breaking our alignments with doubt, fear and disillusionment.
For those who have been dealing with endless warfare and onslaught, this is the word of the Lord for you this week. I feel strongly to add that this call to action is a call to armor homes and marriages and raise the temperature of our lives to the temperature of Heaven. As you do, you will literally rise above the ground warfare that has been stealing so much of your energy, time and peace. (Photo via Unsplash)
The Report is Changing!
I want to prophesy over those whose circumstances have been dire and by all outward appearances seem hopeless. I prophesy this week THE REPORT IS CHANGING in Jesus' name! Whatever you have stacked against you, rise higher and get the download of Heaven for your situation so that you not only overcome it, but you MOVE FORWARD.
I believe we are in a time where God is stirring up His people to rise up, charge through obstacles and overcome instead of laying down, taking a beating and barely surviving. So many of you have felt the incredible tension of this season and know that destiny is at stake – your destiny. And surrounding you may be an onslaught of destiny diversions, voices, fears, lies and other distractions, but if you look beyond them you will see the prize you have been longing for. You will realize that all you have walked through hasn't been in vain and you are being summoned "UP HERE" to see differently, live differently, and truly reign.
So, in this season remember: don't accept the report of the enemy, but instead open the eyes of your spirit and LOOK and SEE, ALIGN and AGREE, until the report changes, the delay breaks and the fog shifts! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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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