Read this now word for you from Crystal Wade, in which she also offers an excellent prayer guide to go with it.
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Last month, as April 28 dawned cool and fresh on a Sunday morning, I sensed a great anticipation in my spirit, but also an old pattern that caused weariness in my soul.
"Lord, what is going on?" I asked. Immediately, He answered, "Staging."
I searched into the matter and by the direction of Holy Spirit, I found the following. Webster's Dictionary refers to staging as a military application in two ways: 1. The moving of troops or material forward in several stages. 2. The assembling of troops or material in transit in a particular place.
After forty years of "same old, same old" in the desert and the death of their epic leader Moses, the Lord appeared to Joshua, leader of the next generation, and said, in essence, "It's time. Go. Get the land (inheritance) I've promised to so many generations."
A Completely New Day
This new day followed years of the same old patterns. Israel had been waking up, gathering manna, assembling and disassembling camp, circling the desert, tending herds and flocks and applying their usual, daily routine for years.
They were still camping, still eating, still keeping semi-usual routines, but suddenly, at the Lord's word, everything had changed and they moved forward on a new path.
That moment, the word of the Lord to Joshua marked a complete change. However, no military or family-turned-soldier (which is what Israel and the family of God are) arrived at or accomplished their mission in that one moment. These missions were accomplished through staging – moving the troops and equipment forward in phases, then assembling them in specific locations. This complete change initiated a period of transit (also transition) where light routine and new paths became movements of strategy for victory, establishment and expansion.
You are not stagnated in or doomed to another wearying round of the "same old." You're moving forward in this new time to be assembled at a specific place (spiritual and/or physical) for the Lord's purpose in victory. (It is always easier to do this if we don't resist the change. How do we do this? We tell the Holy Spirit that we give Him freedom in us.)
Since we've been in rounds of warfare that are wearying and feel familiar, here's an excellent, daily prayer guide to help break open your new path and patterns as Holy Spirit leads:
Father, thank You that I can come to Your throne 24/7. Please blind the eyes of the enemy, deafen his ears, and hide me in the secret place. I praise You, Father, Creator, Redeemer and Friend. Please wash me with the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, revealing and removing delay, complacency, convenience, fear, doubt, unbelief, pride, dismissal and resistance to You. Reveal and wash clean the areas where I've been in sync with hopelessness, fearfulness, powerlessness, helplessness, and every other place where (personally and generationally) my participation with darkness (even through inheritance of unknown iniquities in my generational lines) has used me as its command base.
Separate me from all these. Separate me to Yourself. Wash me personally and generationally, all the way back to Adam, with Your Blood and with the water of Your Word and Spirit. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit as You remove every dark thing.
Father, Son and Spirit, I give You complete room and freedom to work. Separate me from injustice and unrighteousness. Rebuild me according to Your original pattern that was activated through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross and the power of His resurrection. Align this rebuilding by Your plumb line with justice and righteousness on the foundation of Your love and Your covenant of peace through the Lord Jesus Christ. Restore and do much more. Seal it all with Your Holy Spirit. Rearguard and seal me with Your glory in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen!
Next, after praying this, ask the Father to apply this prayer to your immediate family.
The Lord is moving His troops (us) and equipment (spiritual and physical) into position. This is happening in stages, or phases. Whatever He is speaking to you, do it. If it's spiritual, like praying through traumas, sharpening your sword (the Word in your ears and heart and out your mouth), being mindful of your reactions to clear out negativity, etc., then do it. If it's physical, like cleaning out and finishing projects, taking a step forward on something He's asked, or praying again as you see a family member's same old, negative pattern, do it.
There are important reasons behind why He's asking/prompting you to move today. It's important that it's done today. There is grace, yes, but it is also important to move forward as He leads daily.
The Lord is gathering the troops and assembling them for His great purposes for you, your family, your city, your region, your nation. It's not the same old, same old. It's a new day with our Lord, and we are at the head of His army, extremely focused on the mission – which will be accomplished one at a time.
In this staging time, you're gaining ground and momentum for forward missions. You'll be glad you got ready!
A Prayer for You:
Father, thank You that You've chosen each person reading this to be on Earth at this pivotal time in history. Please send all the angels necessary to clear out the space around them and minister to them and for them. Please grant them clarity in the day and in the night to hear from Holy Spirit what are the physical and spiritual steps You want them to take. Please make it crystal clear, and give them grace and space to do it. Please work in them to will and to act according to Your good purposes so that they might be ready and moving in sync with Your plans and the directives of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of hosts. Grant greater grace. Father of grace, perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish each one. Restore and do much more in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Crystal Wade writes to throw out a lifeline of hope for people to receive connectivity to trust the Father and be internally aligned to relate to Him, and thus receive His relationship and the blessings that naturally flow from Him. She is managing editor of Hope Streams.net. Crystal and her husband Stephen received a commission from the Father to connect the generations to Him and to each other so that they can: Start well. Live well. Recover well. Build well. Finish well. As part of that commission, they release materials to assist people of all ages in connecting to The Perfect Parent. The couple carries the Father's passion to position the next generation to be grounded in His truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. To that end, their family launched Let's Wade In, a media portal, which is both a community for children, tweens and teens and a tool for parents, grandparents and caregivers to anchor students in truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. They have three wonderful sons.