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Anita Alexander: "An Encouragement to Pioneers and Blueprint Carriers in the Sifting Season"

Anita Alexander
Mar 30, 2023

From the Desks of Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith:

Steve ShultzDo some of you feel like you've been through some great trials...and even tried by fire?

If so, be encouraged, because God is refining you in many ways to influence the multitudes!

Anita Alexander of Australia goes into detail about this in her recent word as she shares from the life of Peter:

Peter was about to enter a trial that would not only test his faith, but reveal it. The enemy had a purpose, and that was for the trial to take him out and cause his faith to fail. This sifting would reveal what was genuine love for God versus love for himself. He thought that when Peter's heart was revealed to himself, he would give up and desert his calling, which was to lead, guide and govern the birthing of the new era of the early Church.

Steve ShultzYou see, so much comes out of a trial and sifting season...and you will come out as a pioneer with new blueprints from the Lord.

Read the rest of Anita's article and be encouraged that God is preparing YOU for much more than you can ask or think in this new era! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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The Sifting Season

To the pioneers and blueprint carriers: Your seat of governance is only on the other side of the wilderness. Know your season, and know that what is being formed IN you will be imparted THROUGH you.

"And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon! Indeed, satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.'" (‭‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭31‬-‭32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

Peter was about to enter a trial that would not only test his faith, but reveal it. The enemy had a purpose, and that was for the trial to take him out and cause his faith to fail. This sifting would reveal what was genuine love for God versus love for himself. He thought that when Peter's heart was revealed to himself, he would give up and desert his calling, which was to lead, guide and govern the birthing of the new era of the early Church.

The sifting season is our wilderness. It is where our hearts are revealed to us. It's where much warfare takes place in our lives and where the enemy is relentless, trying to cause us to give up.
What we are pioneering is tested in the wilderness. Blueprints of governance that the Lord has infused in our spiritual DNA are separated from selfish ambition and self-preservation of the flesh.

From Declaration to Governance – Building According to the Blueprint

In this time, we are a voice in the wilderness, proclaiming the blueprints we are carrying...but it is only in declaration form; it is not yet governance. This "proclaiming in the wilderness" season prepares the way for the time when the testing of faithfulness is completed, therefore establishing the blueprint. (Photo via Unsplash)

"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you." (1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬)

From this place, just like Peter, we are then called to strengthen our brethren. We go from a "declaring/proclaiming" space to a "building" space. This is governance. When you build according to the blueprint, then you are truly governing, which means that because you have pioneered the blueprint in the wilderness, and it has been tested and tried, you are able to then build and "impart" that to your brethren. Many think that just because you are declaring it, you are governing in it...but that's not always the case. John the Baptist declared and proclaimed the baptism of fire, but he didn't govern in that space. He only prepared the people for the blueprint of what he saw.

Jesus was preparing vessels who would govern in that prophetic foresight which was released by John the Baptist. Those disciples would become apostles and build that blueprint into the next generation, which would then be carried forth for generations to come. We are now fruit of that legacy of initial building and governing.

Peter, however, was not ready to lead the "day of Acts" before Jesus' death, even though he thought he was. There were many areas of denial and confidence in his own strength that would have caused him to fall and abort the establishing season. The work of the Lord, however, became so complete in Peter's life that when it was time to step into his building season, the very weaknesses in his life had become his strengths. He no longer feared man. Eventually he was martyred for the Lord, but not before He had surely impacted the earth for the Kingdom in the generation he was called to.

When you enter your building stage, a lot of the time the blueprint will seem like old news to you because you have been cultivating it in the wilderness and in secret for years. But it is new news to the generation and those you are called to build up and impart to. It will be as if they have never heard of such things before. That's because the Lord has not only been preparing you for such a time, but He has been preparing hearts, making them ready for the deposit of the Kingdom you have received through the testing of the fire.

Like Peter, many people think that just because they have these blueprints in their hearts from the Lord, they are ready to build straight away. However, it's quite the contrary. Every preparation is achieved in the wilderness. Don't be discouraged, just see the season for what it is. I know sometimes in the wilderness we think it will never end. (Photo via Unsplash)

Building with Precious Stones, Gold and Silver

My husband said something so impacting the other day. He said, "When you have gone through the fire, you won't build with wood, hay and straw. You won't build with your own agenda to serve your own agenda. You will build with precious stones, gold and silver." When you build this way, what you are building is eternal. It has legacy and lasts for generations to come.

So my encouragement to those of you who are in a "proclaiming in the wilderness" stage, and are frustrated that no one is listening and it's falling on deaf ears, understand that your faithfulness to the blueprint is being tested. Those to whom this blueprint is to be imparted are being prepared. And when building time comes, they will listen. This isn't for a flash-in-the-pan season so we can feel important for a bit and fill our egos. We won't last. That's why ego is purged out of us in the wilderness. Holding fast to the blueprint has a way of killing all flesh. The Lord won't allow us to use this blueprint to self-elevate. Its purpose is to build the Kingdom.

Yield to the full process and have a work that is eternal and a legacy that remains beyond your time here on this earth. This is being a true builder and a true pioneer.

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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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