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Nate Johnston: "Pioneers: This Is Your Macedonian Call!"

Nate Johnston
Oct 31, 2022

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Steve ShultzWe always look forward to releasing fresh, new words to the Body of Christ for these kairos times we are in.

There is a Macedonian Call on some of you reading this right now...and you're going to find out what this all means in Nate Johnston's recent article.

God is calling you to new assignments that your heart will be burning to take on as Nate says here:

Get ready to receive new messages, new burning movements and governmental mandates. Get ready to have cities embedded in your heart, injustices suddenly grieve you and grip you, and mountains of influence suddenly come into view. The wheels will turn in motion and you'll see how God has already been shifting your feet when you didn't realize it.

Steve ShultzNow that's an encouraging word that will empower those who read this and take up the call as led. Many are eagerly waiting for you as Heaven is cheering you take up the call. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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The Way That Is Unblockable

For many of you, it feels as though the blueprint ran out and you are living completely submerged in the faith journey without any direction forward. When you look around, the forecast looks bleak with only dead ends, and the horizon is blocked with endless impossibilities.

The struggle, apart from the lack of sight, is that this part of the journey doesn't look anything like you envisioned it, and you are trying to find your feet and let your heart catch up. Many have felt like no matter which way they look, all they can see are storms and wars. This is a lie of the enemy to keep many feeling contained and tormented by fear, having the outlook that things are getting worse for them and they are out of options. While it does feel like that, and the enemy has been busy barricading people in, shutting doors and blocking roads, God has a way that He is already leading you in, which is UNBLOCKABLE!

This Is Not a Dead End – This Is Your Macedonian Call!

I was asking the Lord about direction when I had a dream where He spoke to me and said that the pioneers are not in an "unknown" but a Macedonian call (Acts 16:6-10)!

A Macedonian call is where it feels like God is blocking a certain way or direction you thought you were going in. It's where the blueprint and plans were set for a specific outcome and location, but God closed those doors and led you out. It's where the Holy Spirit prevents you from creating Ishmaels and decisions that would lock you into something that's not a part of your destiny. It's where He leads you in a way (or by means) that doesn't make sense at first, and He begins to stir your heart in another way. It's where God takes you on what looks like a detour from the path or leads you away from the way you thought you were going.

The Macedonian call is your redirection back onto the path you were designed to walk on. It's the protection of God to steer you away from any diversion against the call upon your life. It's your realignment and recalibration back to true north, and the ignition of the main message and mission God has given you.

Your Macedonian call is not just about you. It's about so many others' futures and breakthroughs that you don't see or comprehend right now. It's about the destiny of your children. It's about the destiny of the land that you are called to. This call is a legacy-shifting call!

Get Ready for Specific and Detailed Instructions! God Will Open the Door

Paul's Vision of the Man of Macedonia:

"Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us.' After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the Gospel to them." (Acts 16:6-10)

So many have said in this season, "But I need direction and clarity to know which way to go!" But remember the main part of this story: Paul received a dream – an ecstatic vision of the night. When the man from Macedonia stood before him and begged him to come, instantly Paul received his coordinates and his mission blueprint. Suddenly all the closed doors made sense. Suddenly all the blocked roads felt like a saving grace. (Photo via Pixabay)

Get ready to receive new updates for your mission as God hands it to you and downloads it to your heart. Fogginess and confusion are leaving. Frustration and disappointment are evaporating. You will recognize the hand of the Lord in the time that it felt like His hand was lifted from your life. You'll see His hand was never more involved than in that moment.

I felt that, in the next few weeks and months, SPECIFIC and DETAILED directions are coming. Like a step-by-step furniture construction manual, you will know the steps to move forward.

Many are needing STRATEGIC insight and wisdom to deal with messy and seemingly impossible situations, and they will receive them. Don't think it's over for you just because you can't see how God will do it. God is about to open a new door for you where you had to walk away from the ones that would compromise your convictions.

"Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3)

There Will Be a Revelation Restart

As I was writing this, I felt that many have been so disillusioned because the noise of fear has been like a subtle poison against the lifestyle of faith. It has created a wedge or a blockage, keeping them from hearing and receiving from God the way they used to.

Have you felt this? Have you felt like it's been so hard to enter the secret place – hard to pray, hard to read the Word, hard to feel His presence? Can you see how the enemy's plan has been to PREVENT you from receiving your Macedonian call and blueprints? He has wanted you to feel alone, lost and without the guiding hand of the Father, but it's not the truth!

I felt that so many of you have been warring in your sleep. It's felt so long since you have had prophetic leading and guiding dreams; you have either had none or you've had warfare/opposition dreams. Today that breaks!

God is reviving hearts that have grown cold to His voice today... I need to pray for you:

Lord, I ask for a fresh "revelation restart" for those who have found it hard to hear Your voice, see Your breadcrumbs, get new downloads or dream the way they were designed to. Let the ECSTATIC VISIONS come now, in Jesus' name!

Get ready to receive new messages, new burning movements and governmental mandates. Get ready to have cities embedded in your heart, injustices suddenly grieve you and grip you, and mountains of influence suddenly come into view. The wheels will turn in motion and you'll see how God has already been shifting your feet when you didn't realize it.

I felt like many are going to receive what may be unpopular, or controversial messages or missions on the Lord's heart, which is why He has had to led you this way – so you could carry them! (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Lean into the Adventure and Enjoy the Unknown Again

I feel that many reading this have been doing the pioneer life in survival mode, and God wants to change that. Remember the days when it felt fun and exciting to pursue God in new and unknown ways? That's coming back.

I see a fresh breath of God coming upon you where you have felt tired, ENDURING instead of ENJOYING the pioneer's call upon your life. It's time to enjoy it again. It's time to take the yoke off your back and onto Jesus. I'll say that again: TAKE OFF THE YOKE NOW! Shake it off!

Get Fresh Oil for the Journey

Then I heard the Lord say, "Get fresh oil for the journey," and He reminded me of the wise virgins from Matthew 25 who kept their oil full. Many pioneers have been DEPLETED, but it's time to sit in His presence and be filled again. The road ahead needs it; your family needs it. The new beginning and new mission requires you to be filled to overflowing in order for you to step into it properly.

To All the Brave Ones – Heaven Is Cheering You On!

To all the brave ones carving a new and unknown path right now...thank you. Heaven is cheering you on. It doesn't make sense to you, and others don't understand either, yet you keep going. Thank you. You battle so many doubts, fears, failures, persecution, judgment and warfare, yet you keep charging forward. Thank you.

You are champions. The future is secure because of your "yes" right now. You may not feel like your steps are accomplishing anything, but one day you'll see the roads you have been clearing in the dark lit up with lights and many traveling on them.

It's Time to See and Experience the Goodness of God

Lastly, I just want to leave you with a Scripture that came to me as I wrote this: "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living" (Psalm 27:13).

It's time to see and experience God's goodness. It's time to be reminded that He is faithful. It's time to see that this unknown is your greatest destiny and legacy-unlocking moment.

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Nate Johnston
Everyday Revivalists

Nate Johnston 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 Dallas, Texas.

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