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Katie Barker: "Expect God's Divine Intervention and Interruption!"

Katie Barker
Feb 17, 2023

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Katie Barker of Australia writes about this in her current word of the Lord:

"My people will see My divine intervention and interruption. Their landscape, and all that is before them, will change as My intervention brings swift change and turnaround. I don't do things in part but in full, and My people will see that which hindered and plagued them removed by My hand. In this season, the song that will arise from My people is 'Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised'; for they will testify of My faithfulness and goodness."

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I heard the Lord say, "Look with eyes of faith and allow your hope to arise for all I have spoken. This is truly the season for great expectation. Those who have great expectation are those who have great faith. They stand on My Word and My report, and not the report of the world or their surroundings."

The Battle Over Your Sight and Voice

"There is power in uniting your voice with Mine. There is power in decreeing all I have spoken. There is power in guarding your words and speaking only My narrative over your situation. There is a battle over your words and a battle over your perspective. The enemy is trying to draw My people into a place of doubt and unbelief in all I have spoken. The enemy is trying to distract My people from looking with heavenly perspective and standing in faith for the promise. The battle is over your sight and your voice.

"Now is the time to take every thought captive that rises to bring doubt and confusion. This is the hour to boldly speak forth Heaven's narrative, for this is the hour for great expectation. Those who see with heavenly perspective, and those who stand on who I am, have excited expectation for all that will unfold. Those who count Me as faithful can confidently stand on what I have spoken, for My word accomplishes all it is sent forth to fulfill."

"So now wrap your heart tightly around the hope that lives within us, knowing God always keeps His promises!" (Hebrews 10:23 TPT)

"[S]o shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11 ESV)

Expect the Harvest of the Promise

"The stand of the last season has left many battered and weary. The time of waiting for the manifestation of the promise, and the battle endured in the stand, has left many feeling confused and in doubt of the promise. My people can be confident in the promises I have given, for I am the Promise Keeper. The promise may not unfold in the timing or way expected, but all I have spoken will come to pass and will be more than you could ask, think or imagine; for the promise will be stamped with the seal of Heaven and will come to pass by My hand. Surely this is the hour where I will receive all the glory, for what unfolds can only be accomplished by My hand. I am watching over My word to perform it."

"...You are faithful to fulfill every promise You've made. You manifest Yourself as kindness in all You do." (Psalm 145:13 TPT)

"Then the LORD said to me, 'You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.'" (Jeremiah 1:12 ESV)

"My people need to be intentional about surrendering unbelief, doubt, confusion and discouragement, for these are blockages and hindrances sent from the enemy. Now is the time to arise in faith. Meditate on My Word so it becomes alive in you. Speak out My Word in boldness. Raise your shield of faith and take up your sword of the Spirit. I am always on time – never early or late. I am calling My people to trust in My process and timing of the promise.

"My directive for this hour is to be expectant. Be in a posture of expectancy. Look with faith-filled eyes to the harvest of your promise that is coming. Many will be amazed by the way I bring their promise to pass. Let your heart be in a place of rest, a place of confidence in My sovereignty, faithfulness and goodness. (Photo via Pexels)

Expect the Lord's Intervention

"I am rewarding those who have faithfully stewarded what I have entrusted to them. I am rewarding those who have continued to stand in faith for the promise and have waged war for it. They endured much in the stand, and now they will see Me come as the King of glory, the Lord mighty in battle, for their day of deliverance is at hand. They have lived according to Ephesians 6:13. Having done all, they continued to stand. Now they will see it is the hour of Exodus 14:13 – a time to stand firm in faith, for the salvation of the Lord is at hand."

"Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!" (Psalm 24:8 ESV)

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." (Ephesians 6:13 ESV)

"And Moses said to the people, 'Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.'" (Exodus 14:13 ESV)

"My people will see My divine intervention and interruption. Their landscape, and all that is before them, will change as My intervention brings swift change and turnaround. I don't do things in part but in full, and My people will see that which hindered and plagued them removed by My hand. In this season, the song that will arise from My people is 'Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised'; for they will testify of My faithfulness and goodness."

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable." (Psalm 145:3 ESV)

Expect to See the Beauty of the Process to the Promise

"The beauty of the process to the promise will be showcased in extravagant ways. This is the season where My kindness and goodness will overwhelm My people. Many will look back and see how I worked all things for their good, and how My hand was on the process. The waiting time will not be in vain but instead will be for your gain; for in the waiting, I am working the pieces into the perfect place. In the waiting, My people have learned to lean on Me. In the waiting, their faith has been purified and strengthened. My people will see the beauty of My fingerprint in the process to the promise, for it will be stamped with Ephesians 3:20. No step is wasted and no season without purpose."

"So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose." (Romans 8:28 TPT)

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we could ask or think, according to the power at work within us..." (Ephesians 3:20 ESV)

Expect Overcomers to Arise!

"This year will not be without struggle and trial, but greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. My overcomers are arising. These are the ones declaring the way and showing others the way. Their eyes are fixed on Me, and they have eyes to see the victory that awaits them. I will expand their area of influence. Their voice will be like a trumpet in the spirit, paving the way and calling others to arise.

"I am calling My Church to overcome. The enemy has attempted to send every form of attack through fear, confusion, spiritual oppression and distraction, but My people will overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Look expectantly for My overcomers who declare the way of the Lord. Their words are from My throne room and are to be embraced and heeded. As you heed My words through them, you will be given strength and strategy to arise and walk in My ways and victory."

"...for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." (1 John 4:4b ESV)

"And they have conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..." (Revelation 12:11 ESV)

Expect Joy to Arise!

"Many have walked such a long and hard season that the barrenness and dryness has left them depleted and robbed of joy. I am decreeing Romans 15:13 over My people. Allow My words to resound through you like thunder. I am your fountain of joy and your joy is found in Me. Joy will be the marker of this new season."

"Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope!" (Romans 15:13 TPT) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Step in Obedience and Rest in Faith

"I don't move the ways of man or the logic of man. My thoughts are higher and My ways are higher. Be expectant to see Me move in unconventional and unpredictable ways. Don't try to control the steps to the promise, but instead step in obedience and rest in faith. Be expectant for My breath to breathe on that which I will bring to life. Be expectant that every crooked place will be made straight. Be expectant that I will bring the promise to fruition. My people will say, 'The Lord has done great things for us,' for what is accomplished will be by My hand.

"Cast out fear and stand in faith for the unexpected gifts that will unfold on the pathway to the promise. Look with expectancy for the unexpected ways the promise will be delivered to your hand."

"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, 'The LORD has done great things for them.' The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad." (Psalm 126:2-3 ESV)

The Year of Great Expectation

"This is truly the year of great expectation. Posture your heart in great expectation for the way I will move in your families, regions and nations. Look to the hills from where your help comes. I am coming to overturn what is out of order and reinstate My order. I am decreeing a new day and a new way. I will move with power and My justice will be seen. What is impossible with man is possible with Me.

"I am the God of angel armies and I will release My angel armies to bring to pass My word and will. Nothing is too far from My reach or intervention. Worship Me in the time of waiting. Praise Me in advance for the harvest of the promise that is coming. Stand firm, warriors of faith. Your hour of intervention and harvest is near. I honor those who honor Me, and I will show Myself strong on behalf of those who are devoted to Me."

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made Heaven and Earth. He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber." (Psalm 121:1-3 ESV)

"So awesome are You, O Yahweh, Lord God of angel armies! Where could we find anyone as glorious as You? Your faithfulness shines all around You!" (Psalm 89:8 TPT)

"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him..." (2 Chronicles 16:9 ESV)

"I don't do things in part but in full, and you will see Me bring the fullness of the promise to pass. I will bring to completion all that I purpose to fulfill. Much will be uncovered and uprooted so that what is righteous can planted to produce good fruit. I will uproot what is out of order so that My purposes can and will be established.

"Release your roar of faith and decree. Let your words and song of faith arise. The fragrance of Heaven will permeate each promise delivered, for each one will be a gift from My hand. Watch Me do what only I can do."

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Katie Barker
Bring the Fire Ministries

Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations, and ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a desire to see the people of God awakened to the hour and partner with the Lord by walking in their unique destinies, using their Kingdom authority and rising up to be agents of transformation in their spheres of influence. She carries the message of transformation and has a mandate to equip and mobilize God's people as the Lord prepares His Bride for His return.

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