I believe that we are in a major season of transition for the prophetic community. We are about to see shifts in the way people live their lives. We are about to see people move from one place to another. Resources that could be counted on in one season may shrivel up in the next. I believe people will need to move at the word of the Lord in order to stay in the place of mission and provision.
A Season of the Moving Elijahs
This is the season of the moving Elijahs. I believe we are now in a time of transition from the River Kebar to the widow's house. If you remember that story correctly, Elijah was taken care of at the river.
1 Kings 17:2-4, "Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 'Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.'"
For the three years that he was there he was taken care of by the ravens, but eventually the brook dried up and he had to move at the command of the Lord to a new place where the supernatural would begin to happen in a new way.
1 Kings 17:7-9, "Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: 'Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.'"
He went from being supplied by the ravens to being supplied by a poor widow.
It must have been very difficult for Elijah during this transition. He must have faced a lot of anxiety and inner turmoil at the prospect of leaving a place that was familiar and traveling to a new place where he wasn't sure if His provision would be supplied. Even though his provision in the previous season was supernatural, it became natural for him to depend on the way God was supplying for his needs. Now he was going to have to trust God in a new way.
When you are walking out of an old season and into a new season there can be a lot of discouragement, misunderstanding and even anxiety. Old contacts begin to disappear as new ones start appearing. People who walked with you for a long time stop supporting you and you wonder how you are going to make it through. But if you were walking with God in the last season, your supply was supernatural. Your provision, although it may have appeared to come in a natural way, was actually God's provision. One well may dry up but God will provide in a new way. You may just have to walk to the new place with Him.
A Change in Provision
I am there now, and this is a new season. I personally find that it can be very difficult on the mind. For me, some of the relationships I had in the last season were not fruitful anymore. Some of my friends are not even ministering now. Resources that once came from certain supporters dried up and I am wondering what is next.
Fortunately, God can be very persistent in the way He speaks. He began to speak to me of a "change of seasons" many months ago. Prophetic voices began to speak to me and I began to see changes. I even had a dream in which I heard the Lord say, "Prepare to sell your house," and so I began to do just that.
Then the Lord began to speak more loudly. I told Him that I need to hear from people who didn't normally prophesy over me about what He wanted me to do. Then suddenly this began to happen. One prophet, who is a friend from Kenya, called me and began to share the story above about Elijah. He said, "This is your season of shift and supernatural change of provision."
Then another prophet called me. I hadn't heard from her in 8 years and she began to tell me the same thing as the first prophet. Finally, a third prophet called me from the USA...and guess what? He, too, shared the same thing.
When your resources begin to dwindle and God starts to speak of a shift, you need to prepare to shift. God is preparing something for you. Your life is hidden in Him. You are going to accomplish His will according to His purposes for your life. You may not understand what He has in store for your season ahead, but He has things worked out for you.
You may have fear, the way forward may seem impossible, but God can provide for you even from a poor widow's house, because nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37). It's time to surrender to His will.
The Amazing Shoes
I had one other dream recently where I saw these amazing shoes that God had prepared for me, but I decided to try to walk in another man's shoes. I couldn't walk well in those shoes. In fact, those shoes were tied together at the laces. When I looked back and saw my shoes on the ground behind me, I knew I had to put them back on. They were so light I could fly in them!
I woke up realizing that I had to live according to faith. I had to step out in ways that I hadn't stepped out in the past. I couldn't live my faith wearing another man's shoes. I had to live my faith my way, honoring God's voice for my life.
I pray for you today that God will strengthen you and help you to overcome in the season ahead. You may have difficult decisions to make; you may have to move from the river to the widow's house, but I declare that by the power of Jesus, you shall do just that!
Darren Canning Ministries
Darren Canning is an international speaker, painter and writer. He is a seer in the spirit and believes that God is moving in this hour in such a way that many millions are about to be reaped into the Kingdom of God. As he travels the world, he is blessed to see the Body of Christ in its glory. He has been among people of different cultures and languages and they are growing into the spotless Bride.
Darren Canning's Itinerary:
October 11-13, 2019
Ministering with David and Ronda Ramer
Glory Fire Church
October 16, 2019
Ministering with Mose Hawkins
No Limit Praise Tabernacle
October 18-20, 2019
Ministering with Richard Vickers
The Bride of Christ Church
450931 Old Dixie HWY, Callahan, Florida
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