Prophetic word released on June 17, 2021:
The Lord showed me through three dreams in this last week that from now till the end of 2021, He will be dealing with the trauma people have been carrying from 2020 and the post-pandemic world.
Stuck in Life-Devastating Moments
I saw His heart for those who have been through the valley of the shadow of death, and while they are alive physically, they've been in survival mode spiritually and emotionally ever since. I felt His vindication over the events that have caused people to fall into collapse and absolute breakdown, and who are now feeling the after-effects that they can't seem to shake or move on from.
I saw these people stuck in a memory of a moment in time that was on repeat, which they were chained and a slave to. These were livelihood-destroying, life-devastating moments. I saw a threshold in the spirit and the Church was almost in the crossover, but trauma had caused them to lie down in defeat. This was the enemy's plan all along – to disable them before a critical moment of breakthrough.
God Is Picking the Church Up from the Battlefield Floor
But right now, and throughout the rest of the year, God is picking the Church up from the battlefield floor and showing her how to live and thrive in a world in crisis, and how to be effective in it. He is pouring His healing salve on those who have been beyond crushed and felt beyond hope. He is restoring those who have even walked away from Him due to the trauma, and He is visiting those who have felt lost and abandoned in a year of chaos and change.
God is bringing people into wholeness who have experienced this high-level trauma by severing ties and shutting doors and trigger points, reversing its effects, and giving you a fresh wind.
Deliverance from Spiritual Trauma
In the first dream, I saw a woman that looked disfigured and aged, even though underneath I could tell she was young. Her posture and countenance were sickly and unhealthy; her eyes were filled with deep grief, despair, and hopelessness. She was tormented and not in her right mind. Then I saw it...a demonic being was latched onto the back of her head and back, constantly whispering into her ear. It was like a 24/7 newscast of lies reminding her of past wounds and hurts, and speaking to her about who was against her.
In the dream, I walked over to the woman and asked, "Who is this creature on you?" She replied, "The trauma of 2020 and the noise of the pandemic." Then without thinking, I said, "This is not who you are," and picked up that creature and threw it away! The woman instantly started to change in her appearance; she slowly began to look younger, happier, and healthy again.
When I asked the Lord what this was, He said that this was the effects of "spiritual trauma" that had come through the religious, political, and Jezebel spirits in 2020. This woman represented many people who have been caught up in the showdown of the battle of the second heavens and have become casualties of war. I'm not saying it was wrong to fight...more should speak up and stand up; but these were the ones who had been blindsided by the times and caught up in the storm, the division, the battle of flesh and blood, and it had caused a deep UNREST, and a deep trauma. The fighting had caused a tormenting spirit to enter in and take them out.
God is dealing with this spiritual trauma in two ways, like I did in the dream – through TRUTH and DELIVERANCE. We must partner with Him in reinstating truth where there have been lies and confusion spread by media, demonic social justice initiatives, and ideals contrary to the heart of God...then, straight up just remove the demonic assignment. How do we do that? We rebuke it and command it to leave. We give it no room or access to muddy our spiritual gateway or confuse our flow. Also, we must get filled up again...dryness leads many to emptiness which makes it easy for spiritual trauma to take place. Be freed and delivered NOW in Jesus' name! (Photo via Piqsels)
"Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." (Psalm 103:2-5)
Emotional Trauma Reversal
In the second dream, I was in a church service where people were bringing random items that they had been carrying and placing them on the stage. Then I invited people to come up if they wanted prayer, and as I was praying for people, crazy healing started taking place – especially healing of emotions and wounds. It felt like the balm of Gilead and the oil of gladness were working to bring people to health in their minds and emotions.
• PTSD was being healed.
• Anxiety was being healed.
• Depression was being healed.
• Emotional lethargy and tiredness were being healed.
• Bipolar disorder was being healed.
• Confusion was being healed and minds were made clear.
• Anger and sadness were leaving.
• Sleep disruption and disorders broke off.
• Nightmares and torment were leaving.
• Deep-seated trauma went in a moment.
Then JOY hit the altar, and people were laughing and screaming in happiness and relief! Then I woke up and I felt it! This spoke to me that we are in a time of exchanging what we have been carrying – baggage, bondages, painful memories, loss, and the trauma that has caused them. As we take them to the altar God is going to exchange them for joy and beauty for ashes!
"He stooped down and gave him first aid, pouring olive oil on his wounds (trauma), disinfecting them with wine, and bandaging them to stop the bleeding. Lifting him up, he placed him on his own donkey and brought him to an inn. Then he took him from his donkey and carried him to a room for the night." (Luke 10:34, emphasis mine)
Healing Physical Trauma & Holistic Restoration
In the third dream, I was worshiping with three friends who are amazing psalmists. We weren't in a church building but a lobby of a hotel or building. We were just worshiping and ministering to people as they walked by. We were prophesying and praying into family restoration, and breaking trauma off of families, marriages, and children. We were prophesying that there would be a wave of recompense coming to families that have been through generational trauma for years, but then 2020 hit and it disassembled what was already shaky. I prophesied, "Trauma is going to turn into legacy!"
As I said that, an elderly lady walked over to us and asked us to pray for her. My friend asked what was wrong and she went through a long list of physical issues that she had been dealing with for a long time and couldn't seem to be healed of. As we prayed for her, the power of God hit her and she started yelling out that she could feel her body being healed...tears streaming down her face. Then we began to prophesy that God was going to heal every area of her life, not just the physical ailments. As we said that, her iPhone rang; it was her husband who had left her and was crying on the phone asking for forgiveness.
When I woke up, this dream hit me the hardest because, yes, God was healing trauma, but it was so much more...it was generational trauma which God was speaking into that was being broken, and the beginning of legacy for those who had been in the land of "woundedness" for a long time. It was the breaking off of physical trauma and health issues and also the connected areas of loss and emotional trauma.
It is the recompense and heart of God to bring wholeness – not just heal the obvious – and to dig deep and fully restore ALL that has been lost.
Hang Your Trauma on the Tree & Leave Behind the Shipwreck
Since the last dream (which I had three days ago), I have been praying into this because I know it's something that God is doing globally right now. When I asked the Lord what we can do to be healed of trauma, He said these simple words: "Hang your trauma on the Tree and walk away." (Photo via Pixabay)
For those whom these dreams have spoken to, this is for you: hang it on the Tree. Every wound, hurt, betrayal and bitterness that boils down to trauma – take it to the Cross...the Cross where the spotless Lamb was crucified for us so that we don't have to live in this lesser existence and bondage our whole lives.
I believe 2020 – although it was a year of change, storms, and like walking through a minefield – was actually a "line in the sand" year, where God started calling the Church up higher, above all these things that the enemy has normalized within the Church for centuries.
It's time to leave that old shipwreck behind and believe that trauma is NOT a part of your future, but life abundant and to the full. So today...
â€˘ Take your wounds and trauma and leave them at the Cross.
â€˘ Forgive those whom you need to forgive.
â€˘ Let go of the questions you have.
â€˘ Let go of what you can't understand.
â€˘ Let Jesus redeem what you can't.
â€˘ Give Him your past 2020 year, your present and your future.
"He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all – our sins, our stained soul; He deleted it allÂ and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in AdamÂ has been placed onto His Cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation." (Colossians 2:14)
Click, Clack, Back on Track
As I have been writing this word out I heard two things: I heard the sound of a train that was changing its tracks and the sound of wind blowing. Trauma tried to ground you and make you heart sick so that you wouldn't go anywhere or you'd be taken off course; but right now God is changing your track and putting your trajectory back on course. Even if you have been feeling lost or confused over which way to go, you will now have clarity and see true north again. This is the Church's course correction from the enemy's diversions and back into the main game.
Get Your Fresh Wind
You will suddenly feel the momentum and unction to move forward where you felt stuck and without options. You will suddenly see the "x marks the spot" on the map you couldn't see before. Now it's time to get your fresh wind. It's time to feel the wind on your back again and the pleasure of the Lord where you had lost the joy in your connection. Over the next few months, look for the encounters that remove the burdens from your shoulders and cause rivers of living water to flow out of you again.
To Those Who Have Been Tormented by Thoughts of Suicide:
Last but not least, I want to speak to those who have been tormented by thoughts of suicide, especially since last year. I felt strongly that I needed to share this because there are going to be a few people who, after reading this word, will get delivered from this spirit of death that is trying to destroy them. You are going to see clearly and suddenly realize God has a future and a hope for you beyond the heartache you have experienced.
Let me pray for you:
Trauma, leave them now in Jesus' name! Spirit of death and suicide, get off of them now in Jesus' name!
Trauma, I curse you and command you to leave every person reading this. You are a violation and must go from every space and recess of their lives.
Church, trauma is not your future...you are free in Jesus' name! Amen.
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Nate JohnstonÂ is a prophetic voice 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 school "Everyday Revivalists," he leads people from the basics of the Gospel through to being sent and released into their mission field, as well as championing and raising up emerging prophetic voices around the world. His burning cry and desire is to see the Body of Christ become a beacon for the lost by raising up a generation that walks in the love and power of God, representing Him well. Nate and his wife Christy have three daughters, Charlotte, Sophie, and Ava and live in Redding California.
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