I want to introduce to you a good friend of mine who is an outstanding woman of God. Her name is Dr. Cindy Stewart. She resides in the Tampa area where her and her husband apostolically founded and currently pastor a church.
Cindy has successfully been in the business world for many years and is a seasoned executive coach. In addition she is an author, very accurately prophetic, and is of stellar character. She is a respected leader in our Women in Ministry Network. Her words will be a great blessing to you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
"But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired." (Isaiah 40:31 AMP)
Every year the Lord gives me "Christmas presents." This last year was a little different as I received presents over several days, instead of just Christmas morning. Each morning Jesus was waiting for me as I awoke with new presents to be opened. Some of the presents were personal, but some were for the entire family – the Body of Believers. What Jesus gave me prepares us all to soar!
Soaring with Him is not just for 2020, but for the entire decade! It is THE DECADE for the people of God to rise to their greatest season ever in uniting us in oneness with Him.
The Lord said, "These next 10 years will be greater than the last."
Rise up to Gain Perspective and Presence
In a vision, the Lord took me to a high, craggy cliff to open my presents. The cliff was very narrow with room for only the two of us. Below us was a deep green, dense forest. All around us were blue skies with wispy clouds as far as I could see. The sky opened my ability to see beyond the present into the future.
The Lord explained that the "craggy cliff" is a place high above everything else. The cliff allows you to rise above the noise, clear your mind, and gain a new perspective. A place for just you and Him.
Once my focus turned to Jesus, suddenly we were in a stunning, white-infused room. There were billows of muted colors flowing around me. There were layers and layers of transparent waves moving up and down.
The room was filled with the presence of the Lord, His holiness and glory. Jesus said, "You are always welcomed here."
In order to soar with the Lord, we need to shift our perspective to the spiritual realm. As our eyes focus on Jesus, then we can discern the Kingdom assignment.
Jesus gave me a stack of presents wrapped in white paper and tied with red ribbon. The brilliance of the white paper reflected the holiness of the contents, while the red ribbon signified the Blood of Jesus covering the gifts. These presents were given to move us into the new for the decade.
Gift #1: Authority and Wisdom
With excitement, I began to unwrap and open the boxes. Each box contained a piece of royal attire; a gold crown, a beautifully jeweled gold scepter, and a gold robe.
Immediately after I had dressed in my new clothes, we were back in the stunning, white-infused room. Jesus had clothed me in Kingdom authority. God has clothed us with Kingdom authority!
Esther was crowned with Kingdom authority and clothed in royal attire. The Lord set her in position to influence the outcome. The Lord gave her favor, anointing her with wisdom and authority to release His will.
"...And Esther found favor in the sight of all who saw her." (Esther 2:15 AMP)
The Lord said, "This is about being positioned for this next season. One of your greatest gifts is authority, and with it comes wisdom."
Gift #2: Endless Possibilities
It is time to move into the new. We have a book filled with blank pages waiting for us to write our futures. Your life can be what you want it to be – those desires He placed inside of you are meant to be fulfilled!
In a vision, I saw Jesus sitting on a living room couch. He leaned forward and began to share how to step into the endless possibilities available to us. He then stood and walked over to a table covered with blueprints. In this, I knew that God was saying it time to build a framework for our destinies.
Jesus says, "There is a shift for you, a move you cannot understand even though I have told you. Your mind is not able to comprehend the fullness of it. Stay close to Me."
In oneness with Him, we are positioned to make the greatest impact for the Kingdom. In this position, our capacity is expanded to receive from the spiritual realm and translate to our next assignment.
Gift #3: Love Freely and Lose the Hindrances
Hindrance is defined as "the state of being interfered with, held back, or slowed down."
The Lord says, "It is time not to focus on darkness or you will miss what I am doing."
The enemy has used our pride, fear and opinions to consume our thoughts. We have taken the bait by releasing a frenzy of verbal attacks against both non-believers and fellow Believers. The lack of godly wisdom has interfered with our ability to identify the move of God. Satan is distracting us from the basics of being followers of Christ.
"I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another." (John 13:34-25 AMP)
Gift #4: Promises Fulfilled for Us, Our Children, and Future Generations
"...Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise You've made passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond." (Psalm 103:17 TPT)
You have waited with great patience to receive the prophetic promise for you and your family. Your family is coming home. Fathers and mothers will be restored to their children. Grandchildren will be reunited with their grandparents. Brothers and sisters will once again be family.
Call your family forth into reconciliation and restoration. Declare restoration, naming of each family member.
Gift #5: Ask for What You Want
Jesus said, "It is time to ask for what you want and trust Me with the answer."
We can miss what God is giving us due to our insistence on the answer coming in a specific way. What we forget is that God is the Creator of outcomes we are not aware of yet.
The Lord says that how He answers our request is God's best for us. He is teaching us to yield our expected outcome to His perfect response. Jesus is inviting us to ask and then leave the fulfillment of our request in His hands.
Declarations for Soaring
The Word of God brings us into a position to soar. Declare these words and Scriptures over your life each day:
1) I am righteous and carry the authority of the Lord (Proverbs 29:2 AMP).
2) The wisdom of God has been given to me for all circumstances (Daniel 2:20-21 TLB).
3) The Spirit of the Lord is on me and my family. The Word of God will not depart from my mouth, nor from the mouths of my children and my children's children (Isaiah 59:21 AMP).
4) I will ask the Lord for what I need and I will receive so my joy is full and complete (John 16:24 AMP).
5) "You've supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!" (Psalm 103:5 TPT).
Words from Jesus
Jesus spoke these words to me, and I want to release them over you:
"This is about a journey of oneness. Oneness with Me, My Father, and My Spirit. You and I are partners in this earth, bringing the Kingdom to manifest upon it.
"Trusting Me, following Me and hearing My voice are critical in this journey. Obeying My direction and seeing My plans unfold in your life will bring great satisfaction. Let us set the plans together."
Cindy Stewart has a passion for people and helping them connect to their life purpose, discover their passions and live their dreams. Her latest book, God's Dream for Your Life, brings clarity to your purpose while unlocking vision of what is possible in the natural and the supernatural. Ordained by MorningStar Ministries she is also a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute. She is an itinerant speaker, an executive coach and hosts a weekly podcast, "Unleashing the Champion Within." Along with her husband, Chuck, they lead The Gathering Worship Center in Tarpon Springs, FL.
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