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Anita Alexander: "It's Time for the Turning"

Anita Alexander
Nov 11, 2022

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We are all waiting and interceding for big turnarounds...whether it is in our personal lives, our families' lives or our nation(s). Whatever it is that you are contending for, let this excellent article from Anita Alexander encourage you!

Anita writes prophetic insight into the great "turning" that the Lord is doing in this month and beyond as she shares:

...this "turning," which the Lord is decreeing that it's time for, is in relation to circumstances and situations where there have been great battles and much contending. The Lord is going to TURN the tide and TURN your mourning into dancing – your sorrow into JOY...

Steve ShultzNow that's a good word! Read on and get ready to dance with JOY! God is about to turn many things around for your good and His glory. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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Below are the prophetic insights God gave me as I came out of a dream in the early hours of November 3, 2022.

November Will Be a Significant Month for Many

For months, I have felt an anticipation for the month of November. I really feel it is going to be a significant month for many. On the morning of November 3, as I woke up from my dream (which I believe symbolized restoration and reconciliation), I felt faith enter my heart that there will be a sovereign grace coming upon the Lord's people in this month to pray and CALL FORTH the time for "turning on" those things that many have been believing God for – especially regarding restoration in relationships and reconciliation in hearts, with the fathers turning to the children, and the children to the fathers (Malachi 4:6).

This is not just isolated to natural relationships, but it also refers to the "turning of hearts" toward our heavenly Abba Father in relation to the prodigals and the lost loved ones whom many of you have been carrying in your hearts.

I also believe this "turning," which the Lord is decreeing that it's time for, is in relation to circumstances and situations where there have been great battles and much contending. The Lord is going to TURN the tide and TURN your mourning into dancing – your sorrow into JOY (Psalm 30:11-12)!

To Turn

Here are some dictionary definitions and prophetic insights for the word "turn" in this season:

1. To "move (something) so that it is in a different position in relation to its surroundings or its previous position."

The Lord is turning things in your favor. Instead of your former shame, you shall have "twofold" recompense. There will be promotions and increase, and a positioning for victory.

"Instead of your [former] shame you will have twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion..." (Isaiah 61:7)

2. To "change the position of one's body so that one is facing in a different direction."

This is the meaning of repentance. The Lord is turning the heart that is fixed in the direction of the world and compromise to a devotion and commitment to Him.

"And He [Himself] will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God]..." (Luke 1:17)

3. To "change or cause to change direction."

For some, the Lord is going to position you for victory by changing your direction. This will not be the strategy for all in this season, but for some of you, the change of direction will be a victory strategy. (Photo via Pixabay)

I feel the Lord say that as the wind changes direction, so will His leading. Be sensitive for the strategy to change as the wind of His Spirit moves upon you and guides you into position.

4. "To reverse direction or flow: The tide has turned."

Just recently, the Lord reminded me of a dream I had several years ago that spoke of the coming of the KING TIDE. In this "King Tide," there was a reconciliation and restoration of the hearts of fathers to children and children to fathers. As I was recently meditating on this dream, the Lord said that we are now in the season of the King Tide, where the King is in the tide, bringing restitution, recompense and reconciliation!

A "king tide" also refers to the largest of tides. As the tide turns for the Lord's beloved in this hour, many are going to experience a move of God upon their lives that will surpass any other "tide mark" they have previously experienced. A king tide surpasses the "normal" boundary lines. Get ready for the Lord to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that you ask or think as He moves on your behalf (Ephesians 3:20).

5. To "move (a page) over so that it is flat against the previous page or next page" (to turn a page).

This "turning" refers to a new beginning...the ending of the old and the beginning of the new. For some, experiencing the "turning" will be dying to the old and stepping into the new. It will be the closing of old chapters and the starting of new ones.

6. To "pass around (the flank or defensive lines of an army) so as to attack it from the side or rear."

As I read this definition, I was reminded of the change of strategy that the Lord gave David when he inquired of the Lord regarding the battle against the Philistines in 2 Samuel 5:23-24. Get ready for God to bring a "turning" by changing your battle plan. Get ready to take a different position in the battle in order to see the situation turn.

7. To "turn," as in "turn over a new leaf" (a change of season).

One sign of a season change is when the leaves turn different colors. The presence of the Lord's "turning" in your life could be marked by a metamorphosis. The Lord is changing us from the inside out. There is a deep work of the Holy Spirit upon hearts, in this season, to bring about such a metamorphosis – likened to the caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Ways of thinking and believing are being moved upon by the Holy Spirit in this hour to bring the turnaround we have all been so desperately contending for. The turnaround, for many of us, will hinge upon this internal metamorphosis of our thoughts and beliefs, so that we will think and believe as He thinks and believes about the situations that we are contending over. The Lord is going to deep roots of unbelief and crooked thinking to take out the "heart of stone" and replace it with a "heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19).

The Turnaround

As the Lord fills your mouth with decrees of "TURNING," there is a grace to declare the "TURNAROUND." A turnaround is "an abrupt or unexpected change, especially one that results in a more favorable situation."

Decree the turnaround and see an abrupt and sudden change of direction over situations as God turns them in your favor. Declare the end of the enemy's work over your situations, your loved ones, your family, your health, your wealth, your boundary lines, your state and your nation! Whatever it is you are contending for, declare the turnaround.

The Turning of Corners

To turn the corner means "to get past the most difficult area or period in something and begin to improve."

The night before I had my dream about reconciliation and restoration, as I was putting my kids to bed, I had an open-eyed vision of a time in my life where I was contending for a certain family member through fasting and prayer. There was a fierce battle raging over their lives at this time, and it was literally a battle of light over darkness. After I had completed an intercession fast that the Lord had led me to do on their behalf, I heard in my spirit so loudly, "THEY HAVE TURNED A CORNER." (Photo via Public Domain Pictures)

This season was eleven years ago, and this memory was not in the forefront of my mind. So, when I had this open-eyed vision, I knew the Lord was speaking to me prophetically regarding what we are contending for in this season. However, it wasn't until the following morning that I put two and two together. The dream I had after this encounter and what the Lord spoke to my heart that morning regarding the "turning" was the double witness. The Lord is decreeing that there is a "turning of corners" over His beloved.

He is saying that the battle over the things that His people have been contending for has turned a corner. The Lord wants to encourage His people that they have passed the worst of it. Agree with Heaven's decree and begin to see the "turning of corners" in the areas where you have been contending.

The Return

Declare the "return" of those loved ones who have been estranged, the prodigals and the lost. There is also a call flowing from the heart of God in this season, drawing His Church back to the ancient paths...the good old way where they will find peace (Jeremiah 6:16). Those of you whom the Lord has positioned to intercede for the Body, this is the time to call the Church to "return" to the ways of the Lord.

There is a return to the FEAR OF THE LORD that will enable men to depart from evil. Scripture says that one of the things that is "evil" to the Lord is a heart of unbelief: "Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God" (Hebrews 3:12).

Let us pray for the fear of the Lord to move upon hard hearts of unbelief that cause one to "depart" and not walk in His ways – to bring a "return" and an awakening to the love of God.

Return means "to come or to go back to a previous place, subject, activity, or condition."

"And I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart." (Jeremiah 24:7)

I really believe that right now there is a grace for calling forth, declaring and decreeing the turning. So whatever part of this felt like a rhema word for you, engage with it and call it forth over whomever or whatever you are contending for. For this is the TIME FOR TURNING.

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Anita Alexander
Revival Flame Ministries


Motivated by an intense love for the Body of Christ, Anita Alexander's passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition, awaken to the Father's love, and arise and walk in the overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the Kingdom. Anita and her husband Dr. Sasha Alexander travel nationally and internationally ministering in revival fire that brings resurrection life, healing and awakening to the Body of Christ. Together, their passion is to impart, raise up and release a generation of sons and daughters who manifest the glorious victory of the finished work of the Cross. They are co-founders and senior ministers of Revival Flame Ministries, Golden City Church, and Kingdom Academy School of the Spirit Ministry Training School in Gold Coast, Australia.

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