In this recent word from Charissa Steffens of Australia, she gives amazing, encouraging words from the Lord for your family legacy as she shares:
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Family is fundamental to Father God's plans in this season. There is a stirring that is happening amongst families with generations that have served the Lord. The Holy Spirit has been impressing upon me that 2022 will be a significant year for families – not just the immediate family. The Lord began to speak to me about the legacies that have been established between the generations of His people.
A legacy is something that is passed down from one generation to the next. It can infer special status and open doors for future generations, due to the standing of the previous generations. We see this in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. A covenant was made with Abraham that afforded benefits for the generations that came after him.
Chosen and Called Out
I hear the Father saying that His heart is for you. You, like Abram, have followed Him by faith and sacrificed what could have been for a life of loving Him. He says to you that you are His chosen ones whom He has called out. You have walked with Him through the valleys and across the mountains. You have looked to Him to establish your legacy rather than the world. Your life illustrates faithful obedience to His ways and to His will.
The Father says, "There has been a cost. There have been wilderness seasons that have stretched so far that you thought they would never end. You were only sustained by the supernatural knowledge of My faithfulness to you.
"You have stood upon My words even when doubt has swirled around, and you have trusted in My goodness. When the enemy has come with questions; when people have turned against you; when the world has stood in opposition, you have trusted Me. (Photo via Unsplash)
"You have built altars to Me in your lifetime, and you have held firm to these moments. You have established them so that your children will remember what I have done. You have run to My truth and rejected all else. Your greatest desire is that your children would serve Me as you have; that they would know Me as Father and as Friend, just as you do."
Blessed from Generation to Generation
The Father says to you, "This is a season where your obedience will unlock your blessings – blessings that will cascade down your family line like water gushing over stairs. This is your legacy – a legacy of blessing based upon My love and faithfulness to you. Does My Word not say that blessing will come to you if you obey Me (Deuteronomy 11, 28), and that through My Son you have every spiritual blessing available (Ephesians 1:3)? Because you have believed in My legacy for you, you have taken up the inheritance I have offered you through Jesus.
"This legacy will open doors that were closed. It will straighten pathways before you and your family because My heart is to bless My people from generation to generation. I am your God that supplies all of your needs. I will repair and restore all that the enemy has tried to take from you. Begin to declare My restoration over your family, your finances and your faith."
"Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
"'For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In My faithfulness I will reward My people and make an everlasting covenant with them.'" (Isaiah 61:7-8) (Photo via Pixabay)
Ask for What You Know Is Yours
The Father says, "Even your enemies will see and know that My hand is upon you. I will bless everything you have put your hand to. You will begin to see blessings pour out from areas that you thought were lost or irreparable. It will be like a root that you believed was dead will suddenly begin to shoot new life. Don't despise these small signs; rather, begin to extol My name and lift up a shout of praise, for the blessings are going to overtake you (Amos 9:13-14).
"Declare that your blessing is due! Just as My son Jacob declared that the blessing was his (Genesis 29), as He had obediently served for Rachel, his beloved bride. There has been a shift from the season of tilling to the season of harvest, and your blessing is due.
"Recognize the shift in the season, just as Jacob recognized that he had served his time, and he asked for what he knew was his. Ask for what you know is yours. The seven-year cycle of striving has been completed, and I am now repaying you for everything that the enemy has stolen (Proverbs 6:31). I am a God that loves justice for My people, and I want to bless you with increase."
"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!" (Matthew 7:11)
Stuck in Circumstances
"Don't remain 'stuck' in your circumstances. What if Jacob had not declared his right to his blessing? While Laban tried to deceive Jacob, his deception only led to a multiplication of their legacy. Abraham's lineage went from two to twelve, which then flourished into a nation. This is My blessing to you: I will multiply your blessings in this season.
"Declare My goodness over your life, your children's lives and your children's children's lives. It is time to walk in My legacy of blessing for you and your family."
"If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on Earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)
"'Yes indeed, it won't be long now.' God's Decree. 'Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won't be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once – and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I'll make everything right again for My people Israel...'" (Amos 9:13-14)
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Charissa Steffens is a writer and teacher with a passion for the prophetic and Scripture. Through her ministry, Abiding Matters, she loves to see people come closer to Father God. She hosts the podcast Abiding Conversations with Charissa Steffens and writes for various online Christian publications. To contact Charissa, or learn more, visit Abiding Matters.
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