Share This Article

To receive daily, prophetic emails from The Elijah List to your inbox CLICK HERE

Find us on... BCN Facebook Page BCN XAPiT Page

Nate Johnston: "Are You in a Molting Season?"

Nate Johnston, Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 11, 2024

The Ark Has Moved

At the end of a conference session the other weekend, I was talking to some people when God did what I call a "conversation ambush." It's where you are just having a conversation and He decides to show up and speak something weighty on His heart.

For whatever reason, I began sharing about the raw process many of us are going through right now, where God is leading us into something so new that our emotions have felt like a mess. It's where you wake up feeling lost and displaced. It's where you feel moments of being numb and can feel a void of sorts in your soul. It's where you feel such a discontent for what you were once doing, the language you once used, and the vision you once had. It's hard to explain without people thinking you are crazy or you have backslidden, but you feel like your appetite and affections have somehow shifted overnight, leaving you reeling.

What's going on and why is it important to diagnose this properly? Let me tell you what's happening. The ark has moved... That's right. God hasn't changed His address or His prerogative, but He is adjusting His bullseye for the new era and new thing He is building. What you have been feeling is that sudden lack of glory on that which God was once upon. What you are feeling is the withdrawal of the Spirit on certain activities and expressions you once held dear. What you need to know is that there is nothing wrong with you and God has not withdrawn His glory from your life, just some of the things you were doing. It's like when the sons of prophets came to Elisha and said, in essence, "This place is too small for us. We must build the new!" (see Kings 6:2–3).

The current wineskin of the Church is not conducive for what God is pouring out, so He is placing this burning in your heart so that you will depart and build the new house. (Photo via Pixabay)

This revelation is both for the actual prophetic company in the earth and also for the Body of Christ worldwide. We have sensed it. The current prophetic house is under some serious limitations, ceilings, and an old order. To continue under that is bondage and disobedience.

Do we really want to stay in a rut, where the revelation and insight of Heaven no longer pours out? Do we really want to keep our reputation and comforts intact at the cost of losing the fresh flow of the Spirit? Yes, the current prophetic company has to break ties with old and outdated methods and surrender to the new thing God is pouring out. The Church is being brought into the same process, because more than ever before, God is leading us into a season of breaking new ground and building something never seen before. That is why we have been in the deep 'wrestle' and place of emotional turmoil. We are being entrusted as first-fruit pioneers of this new era.

The Eagles Are Molting!

So, as I stood there at the altar of the church, realizing God was speaking and encouraging us, suddenly I prophesied, "The eagles are molting!" I could see it... eagles whose feathers were falling out. Old feathers from old moves and old seasons... It grieved me to see this. How would they soar on the heights now?

As this happened, the people around me began to cry out and travail. This was deep. This is what we have all been going through. But then the Holy Spirit told me, "Tell them to focus on the new feathers growing underneath!"

You see, in this process (just like these eagles), you and I have felt broken, naked, faulty, disabled, and disqualified. I think it's normal for us to focus on what is breaking away and falling apart, but God wants us to be focused on the new feathers, the new growth, the new thing He is doing in and through us.

Yes, the eagles are molting, but they are stepping into new and larger wings. The process of molting is painful for eagles, and some actually don't make it through the process. You have felt that too, saying, "God, will I survive this?" But let me say to you, you will make it through! (Photo via PickPik)

So with that said, I want to say this to those whom this is speaking to:

• Don't internalize this moment. Don't take it on like you are here because you did something wrong.

• Don't let the enemy lie to you and tell you that you have lost the glory. This is a new mantle moment.

• Don't miss the freedom and deliverance in the process. This is an answer to prayer for those who have been stuck in a rut.

• Begin to dream with the Lord in the midst of this. Dreams are about to increase and revelation is about to flood your life for leaning in.

• Know that molting always precedes a new season of flight and promotion.

• Don't get lost in the emotional tug of war, but hang on to the hem of His garment.

Eagles, I prophesy that you are stepping out of your old and broken wings from the seasons behind you and being restored. This is a moment of healing and resurrection for you, where you will go from ground warfare to soaring again. You are moving out of the place of limitation and the old wineskin into the new and fresh move of the Spirit, in Jesus' name!

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)


Whatever you do, don't miss another ELIJAH LIST email! Subscribe at this link:


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 Colorado Springs, CO.


To receive more words like this in YOUR inbox, subscribe FREE to the Elijah List at this link:




Thank you for making the always-free "Elijah Streams" possible. To partner with us, click here.

Your donations truly help us keep these emails free for you. Donate at:

Find us on:
* Facebook click here

* XAPiT click here


Can't You Talk Louder, God?

An ElijahList Paid Advertisement
Subscribe to Our Email List Today
Do you want to know what God is saying to you today? - Subscribe to our email list
Shop Our Store! - $4.95 Shipping for all USA orders over $50!
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?