In a recent dream I woke up hearing the words, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface.” This phrase gripped me for several days as it was on repeat in my spirit. It carried a fear of the Lord with it. As I pressed into the greater meaning behind these words, the Holy Spirit began to talk with me about the importance of discerning of spirits in this hour. What is discernment? Discernment is the ability to distinguish and judge. Discerning of spirits is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit gives to us. 1 Corinthians 12:10 (AMP) says, “And to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], and to another discernment of spirits [the ability to distinguish sound, godly doctrine from the deceptive doctrine of man-made religions and cults].” I love how the amplified version breaks down the meaning of discernment here. Discernment is more than just discerning what’s in the room or the source of something. Discernment reveals deception. Discernment will be one of the greatest spiritual gifts and weapons needed in the hour, and in the years to come for believers to walk in.
Let me share the dream I had. In the dream I was walking in a familiar neighborhood, and I was on the phone with a seasoned prophet. I was talking and sharing with the prophet, and listening to their wisdom as I ventured deeper into the neighborhood. Suddenly, I came to what looked like flood waters that were keeping me from moving forward. The water didn’t look that harmful and it was clear. As I considered my move, I relayed to the prophet what was going on. It was at this point the prophet told me, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface than what you can see.” I took the caution and proceeded to go a different way, away from the waters.
On the surface this may seem like a simple dream, but there is greater insight and revelation to look at. In the dream the colors were a bit muted and were more of a black and white color. Black and white can represent discernment and the ability to distinguish between something, because of the contrast. Water can be symbolic and prophetically mean many things. In this case, I believe the water represents the waters of the heart, and also the flow of the spirit that comes from ministries. Proverbs 20:5 (AMP) says, “A plan (motive, wise counsel) in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well.” In this season where the world has been on pause, the Lord has been using it to reveal the hearts of people. There is a dividing line being drawn between the pure and those whose motives are impure. Even though the water in the dream was clear in the shallow parts, through the prophet the Spirit of God was telling me there was more to what I was seeing on the surface. What was hidden below the surface didn’t match what was being released. Also, there was danger ahead if I proceeded further. When we’re in communication with the Spirit of God, the Spirit will illuminate what’s hidden. Even as I was talking to the prophet on the phone, a greater impartation If discernment was being released. I believe the Lord is cautioning us and revealing greater discernment is needed in this time to navigate and distinguish between people’s motives, intentions, ministries, doctrines, agenda’s, and so on. Witchcraft, new age, and divination continue to grow and manifest in the Church, and in the prophetic like never before. We must be willing to go deeper and see even if we don’t like what we see. Discernment isn’t just about exposure, it’s about protecting His people from deception and those who have evil intent.
How To Grow Your Discernment
1.The Word of God: We are able to discern to the measure of the Word of God in us. The more Word in us, the easy it becomes to discern, judge, and distinguish. Hebrew 4:12 (TPT) says, “For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, like a two-mouthed sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.”
2. Practice Leads To Maturity: The more you’re willing to risk and step out on what you’re discerning, the more you will build a track record of accuracy. Find a couple friends or leaders that you can process with, that will help you to navigate through what your sensing and discerning. Hebrews 5:14 (TPT) says, “But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.”
3.Language: It’s important to build and acquire a language for what your discerning. When you create a language for what you’re discerning through all your senses, it will enable you to articulate and bring understanding to spiritual matters to others.
I believe even as you read this, a greater impartation of discernment is being released in your life. As discernment increases in your life stay grounded in the Word of God so heightened discernment doesn’t cause you to spin out.
This time of reset and refreshing has created the perfect conditions and environment for fresh revelation to fall. The spirit realm is very active and brewing with fresh heavenly downloads, strategy, dreams, visions, and revelation. Whatever you need its there for the taking, Just reach up and grab what you need, the spirit realm is bubbling with the things of God. The peace of God being released in this season allows you to enter into the realm of the mind of Christ. Peace is the seedbed or soil where revelation is produced and released. As we've stepped into 2020, a new era, a sovereign pause button has been pushed. This pause has created the space we need to receive the new. Things will never be the same. The Lord did not cause corona virus, but He's using it to get our attention. This is a major season of renovation, reconstruction, and revamping. Many prophetic voices including myself prophesied about the new as we stepped into 2020. We can't keep doing the same things individually, as a Church, or as a nation and expect something new. To have the new we must do the new. What has worked in past seasons will not work in this new era.
It may seem like a dark season, but it's in and out the darkness where some of the greatest revelation is revealed. We see this in Genesis 1:1-3 AMP,"In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said,“Let there be light”; and there was light." Just like in the creation story, in dark times the Spirit of the Lord hovers over us creating something new. When the Lord said, "Let there be light." the uncovering of the darkness revealed what the Lord was creating. Embrace the dark seasons, because it's the place where something new is birthed. Just because it's dark doesn't mean its evil. God loves to work in the dark as much as He does in the light. Throughout the Bible it mentions that God hides Himself in darkness. The greatest revelations are not necessarily found in the places of ascension, but they are in the recesses and depths, the hidden places of God. The Lord declares in Isaiah 45:3, "I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from the secret places." Great reward is found in the depths of God.
How do we position ourselves to receive revelation? It's not as complicated or as theological as some make it sound. It's simple. It's about the heart. Remember peace is the seed bed of revelation. In Luke 8 Jesus describes four different soils the farmer threw the seed upon and the outcome of what happened to the seed. Four is prophetic and represents creation or creation.
1. Hard Ground: Luke 8:5 TPT says, "A farmer went out to sow seeds for a harvest. As he scattered his seed, some of it fell on the hard pathway and was quickly trampled down and unable to grow and became nothing but bird seed."
2. Rocky Ground: Luke 8:6 TPT says, "Some fell on the gravel, and though it sprouted it couldn’t take root; it withered for lack of moisture."
3. Ground of Weeds/Lies: Luke 8:7 TPT says, "Other seed fell where there was nothing but weeds. It too was unable to grow to full maturity, for it was choked out by the weeds.
4. Fertile Ground: Luke 8:8 TPT says, "Yet some of the seed fell into good, fertile soil, and it grew and flourished until it produced more than a hundredfold harvest, a bumper crop.”
If you've been struggling to receive or discern revelation ask the Lord what does the soil of your heart look like. A good question to ask yourself is; can the soil of my heart yield a harvest? True revelation will always produce fruit and a harvest. As you begin to identify the soil of your heart, ask the Holy Spirit the strategy for having a heart that can foster and grow the things of God. Jesus also gives us this caution and revelation about our hearts, "So pay careful attention to your hearts as you hear my teaching, for to those who have open hearts, even more revelation will be given to them until it overflows. And for those who do not listen with open hearts, what little light they imagine to have will be taken away" (Luke 8:18 TPT).
To receive revelation it's not only about the soil of your heart, but also the openness of your heart. Walking in greater realms of revelation and insight require a greater surrender or yielding of heart. Jesus said in Luke 8:18 that opening our hearts even more would release more revelation to the point it would overflow in our lives. We have access to the secrets of the Kingdom of God. Let's not miss this divine season of insight and revelation. Open your heart and let the soil of your heart be receptive to the seeds of revelation being released, so it grow and produce a harvest in you life and ministry.
I want to encourage you despite what you may be feeling and the world feels like right now, this is not the end. It’s the beginning of what we’ve been praying for. The new era. Don’t lose hope. Beauty is rising from the ashes of this dark season. Recently, I was talking to a seasoned prophet, and I mention how different this year is unfolding. A lot of the prophetic words I released and the words of others are taking on a whole new meaning and dimension. Many times when prophesy into the new, we don’t have the revelation of what that truly means and what it takes to inhabit the new. The prophetic words spoken over 2020 are true. The Lord began to show me that He is using this pandemic to tear down the rest of our structures and ways of doing things that are hindering us still, so we can truly embrace the new. God uses the dark seasons to do something brand new. Just like the Spirit of God brooded over the waters of the deep, the place of chaos, in Genesis 1; the Spirit of God is hovering over the earth. It’s out of the place of darkness something new was created and came forth.
Hear my heart. God did not send the corona virus, but He is using it to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). He has used this pandemic to expose the framework of the Church. The Lord gave me a dream in March where I saw the Lord weighing His churches, and many were not making the cut because of the framework and motives. In this season, the Church has had to learn how to adapt and still be relevant in crisis. Some churches will not make it out of this season. The Lord is raising up a remnant that carries the heart of the Father, and that have been tried and proven in crisis. In stripping the Church down to the framework its making room for the apostolic/prophetic mandate and framework to take place. How we’ve done church in the previous years and in the last decade will not work in this era. Behold, the Lord is doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:18). God is using this time to break down the spirit of religion, so the true Kingdom mandate. This is the hour of Apostolic reformation.
Where the Church has been within its walls, the Lord is using this season to provoke and cause the Church to come outside of its walls. The gospel was never meant to stay within its walls. We are called to go and release the Kingdom and the good news. Where there has been a lack of evangelism, the Lord is using this season to challenge the Church to a place of evangelism its not occupied for some time. This is the greatest time for the Church to shine in the midst of crisis. We are called to be that light, a city on a hill for all to see (Matthew 5:14). The division and slandering of one another must stop. We need to be a place people run to, not run away from. This is a year of reset not only individually, but for Body of Christ. Reset can be defined as to adjust or fix in a new or different way (dictionary.com). The Lord is resetting His Church back to original design. For those who have been feeling like its the end, it’s the end in the sense of how we’ve been doing things. The Lord is using 2020 to tear down our mindsets, the way we’ve functioned as a church, and as a society. Things will not go back to normal in a sense because, a new normal has been set. We’re going to see new voices and leaders rise in the Church realm and different facets of society.
In the beginning of the year I released a word, Times of Refreshing. At the time I released it, I didn’t realize the magnitude or the form it would take on. Jeremiah 31:25 says, “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Refresh means to give new strength or energy, to reinvigorate, or revive (dictionary.com). The Lord is using this time to refresh His people. There’s a new grace and empowerment coming upon the the Body of Christ. There’s a new pace being set in the Spirit. To move with and in the Spirit, we must keep in step with the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:25). The word step in the Greek means to be in formation as in military formation. The Lord is resetting and reforming His Body into formation for this next decade and era we’ve stepped into. To embrace this new pace, we must embrace the new, and let go of the old. This is the hour and the era of the new wine and the new glory. A glory and a move of God we’ve not experienced yet. It’s coming. Behold (look, discern) He’s doing a new thing. Don’t lose hope. Things are shifting. The hand of God is causing the tide to turn. We will come out of this season victorious. This is the end of the old, and the beginning of the new. The new is not coming. The new is here.
PROPHETIC DREAM ABOUT CHINA 🇨🇳
On the morning of 4/9/20 I had a dream I was in China on the Great Wall of China. It was night time. I was with a ministry team walking along the wall. I came upon this man who was carving wooden sculptures of Asian/Chinese gods almost. The one he was carving had three tiers to it, it reminded me of a totem pole. I was going to purchase the idol but his price was high for it and I didn’t want to spend the money. An angel came and gave me a $5 bill. The idol was $28 and the $5 put the money I was carrying at $38. I handed the craftsman a $10 bill and a $20 bill to pay for the idol and the dream ended.
Prior to having this dream, earlier in the week the Lord had me reading in Zechariah. Throughout the book Zechariah is interacting with angels as they are measuring Zerubbabel and releasing scrolls from Heaven dealing with the injustice. I believe Zechariah 5 correlates to my dream. In the dream the angel handed me $5. Prophetically 5 represents the number of grace, grace that empowers us. I believe the angel released grace to me to come into intercession for this nation, because I have no connection to this nation. God is calling his intercessors and prophets to rise up and intercede for this nation. There is grace for intercession. I also believe it connects to Zechariah 5. In this chapter the angel of the Lord releases a scroll that is 30ft, which is the amount I gave the man in my dream. The scroll is a decree released to deal with the injustice of the thief. The other numbers in dream prophetically represent , loving affection and eternal life (28), and 38 means slavery.
As I prayed into the dream more, the Lord showed me the night time or the darkness was representative of the darkness covering the nation. The Great Wall of China not only in the natural represents a high place but it also does in the realm of the spirit. In Zechariah 4:6-7 the spirit of Grace speaks grace grace to the mountain to be moved. We need to declare grace grace to this spiritual wall to be moved in China to release freedom.
The idol I purchased is representative of the idols and gods in the high places that have enslaved (38) the people of China for thousands of years, but the Lord longs to release His loving affection and true eternal life (28) to the nation of China and its people. There’s a great shaking coming, even in the natural, that will begin to cause the spiritual wall and veil to begin to come down over the nation and the eyes of the people will be open to a greater freedom. We will see it manifest in the natural, and it will a sign things are beginning to come down. It’s reminded me of when the Berlin Wall came down. Also there is a high price to pay when you sell yourself to idols. Jesus paid the highest price for us so we don’t have to do that.
In Zechariah 5 the angel not only deals with the injustice of the thief, but later in the chapter he shows Zechariah the spirit of wickedness. “Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, “Look up and see what this is that is approaching.” So I asked, “What is it?” He responded, “It’s a measuring basket that is approaching.” And he continued, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” Then a lead cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket. “This is Wickedness,” he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening” (Zechariah 5:5-8 CSB). It goes on to say that a shrine was built to wickedness and put in a high place. I believe the Lord saying He going to begin to deal with the high places that have been empowered by wickedness. His light is coming to expose darkness and corruption on every level.
The idol. As I began to do more research on the idol I purchased in the dream, I discovered one of the gods was the god of longevity. The god of longevity is apart of a group of three star gods called Fu,Lu, and Sau, the Three Star Door Gods. They are very popular in China and found in most households. Fu is the god of wealth, Lu is the god, of social status, and Sau in the god of longevity. It is that this trinity administered heaven, earth, and the water. This is the counterfeit of the trinity in our Christian faith. I believe the Lord is going to begin to deal with these strongholds and principalities because the Lord desires to encounter the people of China on every level. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy but Jesus came to release abundant life (John 10:10). The Lord desires for the people of China to experience true wealth, prosperity, and life in Him.
I sense the Lord is going to begin to deal with the trade market in China. I had a dream back in the fall of 2019 where I shown the need to pray for President Trump and his dealings with China, and the trade agreement. We need to pray for any corruption to be exposed and that China will fairly price their goods. The Lord is releasing grace to intercede and intervene for the trade market.
Let’s pray for strongholds to come down and for the underground church of China to continued to be strengthened and grow, and for the greatest move of God to hit China. The Lord wants to break the spirit of intimidation that is released from that nation. The night after I had this dream, I had an encounter where an Asian demon god came and shook me out of my sleep and was starring right into my face to release intimidation because of what the Lord had revealed the night before. God loves China. Let’s pray for the government of China and that the Lord would begin to encounter each official on every level of government.
As we step into April, I want to encourage you not to miss what God is doing in the midst of the corona pandemic. In a recent dream, I was with a friend next to a red barn and the season had changed into fall. As far as I could see there were trees filled with red maple leaves, and the grounds around us were filled with these red maple leaves. In the dream I began to declare, “The season has changed, fall is now here.” When I finished speaking the wind began to blow and the leaves began swirl around me and around the property. As I pressed in for the meaning of the dream, Holy Spirit began to speak to me about how fall is a time of transition and harvesting what was planted in past seasons. In the natural it may be spring, but in the Spirit the season has changed to fall or harvest time. Psalm 107: 37-38, “They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest; he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.” Don’t allow what’s going on in the natural to cause you to miss your season of harvest.
This harvest is not just for souls, but for every area of your life Prepare yourself, the Lord is accelerating your harvest. In this season of harvest, many will be stepping into promotion and upgrades. The Lord is rewarding those who have remained steadfast, pure, and obedient even when no one saw what they were doing. Hebrews 11:6 says, “He rewards those who diligently seek.” To those who have been faithful in the secret place, the Lord is going to openly reward you. The Lord is rewarding you according to what you have sown in this past season.
As I asked the Lord about the meaning of the red leaves, He reminded me of Revelation 22:2 TPT “The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.” I was also reminded of Canada’s flag. It has a red maple leaf on it. Canada’s flag stands for hope, prosperity, and peace. I believe this is what the Lord is releasing in this hour in the midst of this corona virus. I also see the Lord calling forth Canada. A fresh wave of awakening is coming to your land, and new sound will come out of Canada that will grab the attention of the nations. The Lord is wanting to encourage His people that there is healing being released to the nations for this corona virus. I believe and prophesy we’re going to see a shift in April with corona virus and it’s going to begin to dissipate. Don’t stop praying your prayers are shifting things. The red color of the leaves represents power and wisdom. The Lord is going to release His power and wisdom to deal with this pandemic. We will see breakthrough in April. The Breaker Himself is going before His people and breaking open the way (Micah 2:13)
In April be ready for increased angelic activity and encounters. April being the fourth month reminded me of.a dream I had about angelic activity. In this dream I was on FaceTime with another prophet. They were showing me around their house, it was full of angelic activity like Jacob’s ladder in Genesis 28. They showed me and were telling me that the head angel wrote 444 in red on the wall. The angel said, “If you need help use this number 444 to call us and we’ll be here immediately." The Lord is releasing angelic assistance and encounters. In this time of waiting the angelic will be releasing new scrolls, blueprints, manuscripts, new business ideas, creative and innovative ideas, etc; and the Lord is releasing healing angels to help deal with the pandemic.
I want to encourage you not to lose focus in the season. Be intentional in your pursuit of Him, and prepare to reap and gather your harvest that’s coming. Leaves of healing are being released to the nations. The tide is turning.
On 3/24 20 the Lord gave me a powerful dream about how to experience the fullness breakthrough. He began to show me many in the Body of Christ were discouraged especially because, what is going on right now with the corona virus. There were many powerful words released for 2020 about this being a year and season of breakthrough. I want to encourage you that those words are still true. The enemy will always have a counter attack to the things of God to distract us, and bring discouragement. Just because there is opposition doesn't mean what God said isn't true. I believe the Lord is using what is going on right now to strengthen and provoke believers. Many times we don't realize the strength we carry until we're put in a position to use it.
In the dream I saw a person standing at a door that was shut. They had been standing there for a while waiting for the door to open, for breakthrough to come. They got discouraged and decided to doubt the promise God had given them, and they walked away. What they didn't realize was as they turned around to walk away, the door began to open. They missed their breakthrough. In the dream I began to prophesy and declare to the Body of Christ, that the reason many were not experiencing breakthrough in their lives was because they were not learning how to stand. That when we learn how to endure and stand we will see the manifestation of breakthrough in our lives. The Lord doesn't want us to walk in partial breakthrough or partial victory, he wants us to walk in the fullness of it. In the dream He showed me an iceberg, and just like how we can see a measure of the iceberg above the surface, breakthrough can be like that, but below the surface the majority of the iceberg resides. The Lord showed me there were so many layers and dimensions to breakthrough just like the depth of the iceberg, but many believers were only experiencing the surface level breakthrough. There is a realm of breakthrough the Lord desires for believers to live in and walk in, not just visit.
This dream reminded me of the story in 2 Kings 13 with King Jehoash and Elisha. The king had summoned for Elisha to come because Aram was getting ready to come and take the out. Elisha came and told the king to get his bow and an arrow, and to open the east window. The prophet put his hand on the king's and shot the arrow. Elisha declared, "The Lord's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram." Elisha was saying to the king the Lord is going before you in victory like the Breaker (Micah 2:13) He then told the king to grab the other arrows and strike the ground. The prophet got made at him because he only hit the ground three time. Elisha said this to him, "You should've struck five or six times, then you would have struck down Aram until you had destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times (2 Kings 13:19). Later on in the chapter it says the king had three victories over Aram.
Just like in the dream this king settled for just enough victory. He struck the ground according to the measure of His. The Lord doesn't want you and I to settle for a little breakthrough or victory. He wants us to completely break through to the new place in Him. The happens when we learn to stand and endure to see the whole thing come to pass. Ephesians 6:10 TPT says, "Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you." The thing is you're not just standing waiting for breakthrough. As you stand you're being infused with the supernatural and explosive power of God. Often times we miss breakthrough because we stand in our own strength and not the Lord's strength. I want to encourage you like Paul said, "Stand victorious" as you waiting for the door of breakthrough to open. The Breaker has gone before you releasing the arrow of victory. Don't settle for partial victory or breakthrough. When you learn to stand you can walk in realms and dimensions of breakthrough, and bring others into that. Keep standing victoriously and watch the full manifestation of breakthrough come in your life.
This is a very pivotal time and season. We have come to the door of 2020, opened the door, and now we are upon the threshold. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 TPT, "There’s an amazing door of opportunity standing wide open for me to minister here, even though there are many who oppose and stand against me." There is a war for the threshold. I used to think the war was about the getting to the door, but I have found the real war takes place as your crossing the threshold. Even Paul makes reference to this, he said the door was wide open but there were many there to oppose him coming through. Why is the threshold such a big a deal?
Let's take closer look at the prophetic significance of a threshold. A threshold hold can be defined as what you step across as you enter a room, takes you from one place into another, the place where something new starts, and its the point of departure or transition (dictionary.com). Can you start to see and get a picture of the importance of the threshold of each season. This is the reason for the warfare. At every threshold there will intense warfare. Let that be confirmation you're in the right place. Fear and intimidation will meet you at the place of your next. But fear not God is with you. Joshua 1:9 AMP declares, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Don't be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Courage doesn't mean there's not fear, it just means you face it head on because you trust Him. Greater is He that's in you, than what you're facing. His word is greater than the warfare and will not break. It's been proven and tested.
In Barbara Yoder's book, The Breaker Anointing, she describes two Hebrew words in the Old Testament for threshold. Caph means to snatch away or to terminate. Pethen means to twist as a snake or venomous serpent. What does that sound like? Python spirit. Once again this gives you a prophetic picture of what you're facing as you cross the threshold. Don't be intimidated the Lord Himself is going before you. Micah 2:13 says, "The breaker [the Messiah, who opens the way] shall go up before them [liberating them].They will break out, pass through the gate and go out; So their King goes on before them,The Lord at their head.” The Lord doesn't want you to breakthrough, but He also wants to break you out. How many times do we go through breakthrough, yet we are still bound by fear, anxiety, anger, etc..The Lord wants to break you out of everything that that has tried to keep you small and constricted.
The warfare comes to get you out of the proximity of His presence. You can't stay small in the glory. In His presence is everything you need. Fight to stay close and in the presence of God. Stay rooted and grounded in the word. When you learn to stand, you earn authority over what you overcome. The Lord uses the warfare to process you and strengthen you for your next. The threshold is not a place to back down, we must step through with boldness and courage back down. Keep pressing forward. Strength is released in your stepping forward. Psalm 84:7 TPT says, "They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward." The word and power of God becomes activated with each step that we take forward. Be led by His Spirit not the fear and intimidation that meets you at the threshold. The Breaker Himself is going before you breaking open the way over the threshold. Victory is your portion.
As I was getting ready for church on the morning of 3/1/20 I happened to glance at the calendar. While looking at the calendar I began to ask the Lord about the month of March and what it would look like. I heard Him say, “Momentum March.” I got excited when I heard that because, personally and I know for many it seems like things have been at a standstill and the onslaught of the enemy has been relentless. The Lord has had many of you in a holding pattern, but things are getting ready to pick up in March. Position yourself and get ready. Momentum can be defined as the force or speed of movement an object or person has (dictionary.com). I saw in the Spirit where there has been great winds of resistance against the people of God to delay, God was going to shift the winds to where they will be at your back. This shift will cause the momentum to be in your favor causing you to propel and breakthrough. I even saw in the realm of the Spirit a clash of winds between the winds of God and the winds of opposition. This clashing of winds has been producing the turbulence many of you have been feeling. To get above the spiritual turbulence come up higher. Set your mind on heavenly realities and the things that are above (Philippians 4:8) I even see this playing out in the natural in weather. The Lord reminded me the month of March tends to be more turbulent weather wise. The changing of seasons and weather systems from winter to spring, from cold to warm makes the atmosphere unstable. We’re going to see an unusually stormy March with record winds, and tornados. This is a depiction in the natural of what is taking place in the realm of the Spirit. Winds of change and transformation are blowing. The old is leaving and the new is coming.
I heard the Lord say, “The momentum is leading to momentous moments in March and beyond.” Momentous is defined as important, significant, and of great importance that affects the future (dictionary.com).
A verse to hold on to in this season is Micah 2:13 AMP, “ “The breaker [the Messiah, who opens the way] shall go up before them [liberating them]. They will break out, pass through the gate and go out; So their King goes on before them,The Lord at their head.” Breakthrough isn’t going to come all at once, but it will at different times during the year. Be encouraged, the Spirit of Breakthrough, God Himself, is going before you making what’s crooked straight, and leveling out the mountains in your life that have stood in the way of promise. Another scripture that has really stuck out to me in this season is Galatians 5:25, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” As believers we have to live by the Spirit, not by the flesh or by man. The word by in the Greek in this passage means attached to or connected to. The word step in the verse in the Greek means to be in military formation and to march as a solider. I want to encourage not to allow the opposition or what’s going on in the world to get you out of sync and out of formation with the Spirit of God. When we stay in step with the His Spirit, we won’t miss our breakthroughs and victories. Stay connected and in step with the Spirit of God.
Another key for this season is to hold on to your peace. Don’t give your peace away. In John 14:1 Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled,” In the passion translation it says, “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear.” We must guard our hearts and minds against fear and anxiety. We have a choice whether to bow to fear or not. The Greek word for troubled means to agitate, trouble a thing, inward commotion, take away calmness of mind, stir up, make restless. When we allow our hearts and minds to be troubled we become agitated and double minded, which opens the door to the enemy. In John 14:27 TPT Jesus says, “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”
The peace Jesus give us does not come from the natural realm. It comes from another realm, a heavenly realm. Because it comes from a heavenly realm it carries the authority of Heaven. Peace is a weapon of warfare. When peace governs you on the inside it will govern the atmosphere around you, and set it in order.
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On the morning of 2/13/20 I woke up out of a dream where I kept hearing, "You will birth the promise." I believe the dream and the message of the dream is a word for many in the Body of Christ. Even as we have stepped into 2020, in the realm of the Spirit I sense many have been asking, "Where is the 'baby' I was prophesied I would birth?" "Where is the promise I've been carrying?" "Will I have anything to show for after this season?" These questions have come on the hills of another onslaught of warfare many have been experiencing. I want to encourage your weary hearts. You will birth the promises of God and see the promises of God manifest in your life. Don't give ear to the lies and discouragement of the enemy, and those around you. Only tune your ears to the voice of the Lord, and shut off all others. May you posture your heart and declare as David did in Psalm 27:13 (NLT), "Yet I am confident I will see the Lord's goodness while I am here in the land of the living,"
The dream: In the dream I was in a beautiful, white, sheer dress. I walked into a room where some friends where hanging out, possibly in Church. The walls and everything about the dream was so bright and illuminated. I walked up to my friends and I lifted up the front part of my dress, and it revealed I was 9 months pregnant almost ready to give birth. My friends were astonished and they exclaimed, "Wow I didn't even know you were pregnant!" Then the scene switched to me holding a baby in my arms. Once again, those around me were astonished and in amazement. As I held the baby in my arms I began to declare, "This is the baby, this is the promise, that was spoken over us. It's here!" I kept declaring this over and over. The atmosphere in the dream was one of celebration, joy, and peace. Where there was such pain carrying the promise it was forgotten in a moment, because there was such blessing attached that was radiating from this baby. As I woke up I was filled with such joy and celebration.
I feel like this is such a powerful word and picture for the Body of Christ right now. I believe this dream represents many in the Body of Christ who have been pregnant, but the Lord concealed the pregnancy and is revealing it at the right time. It reminds me of the story of Mary in Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel came to Mary and gave her a message she would carry and birth Jesus. Mary said, "How can this be, since I have not had relations with a man?”The angel replied to her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:34-35). Like Mary, many have asked the Lord, "How can this be" because you have not seen the promise. And like Mary, you have been ridiculed and scoffed at. In spite of that the Lord has overshadowed you. He concealed the promise so the enemy wouldn't kill it or abort it.
I want to prophesy to you there's an unveiling coming in your life. Just like I lifted the veil of my dress, the Lord is lifting the veil of your life to reveal what's been growing and maturing in secret. God concealed your promises so the enemy or others around you could not kill what was growing and developing in you. Many will be amazed and shocked. They will celebrate with you what God has done because, there will be such a fear of the Lord attached to it. They will know it is the Lord who has done this.
Another thing that stuck out in the dream was how much of a blessing the baby truly was. I didn't even feel pregnant. There was a grace to carry the baby. It brought a favor, peace, and joy. It reminded me of the scripture in Isaiah 66:7-10 (TPT) it says, "Zion gave birth suddenly, even before going into labor. She delivered a son without any painful contractions. Who has ever seen or heard of such a wonder? Could a country be born in a day? Can a nation be birthed so suddenly? Yet no sooner does Zion go into labor than she gives birth to sons! Do I allow you to conceive and not to give birth? Do I shut the womb when i'm the one who delivers? So rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her." This is what the warfare has been over. What you're birthing. You're not just birthing one promise but multiple promises. It's time to rejoice. As I declared in the dream, I prophesy over you that you will birth the promise! The promises that have been spoken over you are suddenly coming forth!
Welcome to February where things are going to begin to pivot in your life. In spring of 2017 the Lord gave me a word it was be a season of pivot, or a pivotal season. Recently, the Lord began to remind me of this word. The amazing thing about prophetic words is they are multi-dimensional. There are some words that are time or season sensitive, but most prophetic word have layers of fulfillment. That's why you can write a prophetic word in your journal, go back and read it, and it hit your spirit different or breathes life into. Prophet words have dimensions and realms. Often times we only scratch the surface of walking out our prophetic words.
I don't always get or seek prophetic words for each month, but as I was praying about February I heard the Lord say, "This would be a very pivotal month". This is a hinge month that will set the course for the rest of the year. Pivotal is defined as of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else (dictionary.com). It's really important to pay attention to the spirit's leading this month, and the impressions, dreams, visions that he is showing you. He's revealing opportunities, showing you who will go with you and who will not go will you on your on the next leg of your journey.
I sense many have felt a little restless coming into the new year because it seems like not much is going on in the natural, but there is much go on in the spirit realm. I see that God has pulled you back to keep you hidden and to position you to launch. Isaiah 49:2 TPT says, "He hid me and protected me in the shadow of His hand. He prepared me like a polished arrow and concealed me in His quiver." The tension and the pressure you've been feeling is the tension of the pull back. The pressure is producing a greater measure of oil for you to carry into what's next. The greater the tension on the bow, the greater and further the launch will be. Stay positioned in the Father's hand, launch time is coming soon.
This month is very strategic and must be navigated with wisdom. There has been a lot of focus on 2, 22, 222. It's Daniel 2:22 season, "He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." There is fresh revelation for you in this season. The Lord has a revelation and strategy for you to outmaneuver the enemy and be successful. In the year of the mouth, Outmaneuver means to outdo, defeat, or gain and advantage over by skillful or clever maneuvering (dictionary.com). It's important to stay close to the Lord mouth of the Lord to see and hear what He has for you. Proverbs 2:6 declares, "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." The Hebrew word for wisdom here is chokmah. It means skill in war, wisdom in administration. Knowledge here in the Hebrew means skills, perception. And understanding in the Hebrew here is tabuwn meaning intelligence, insight, teacher. Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding are vital to help you navigate your season and avoid the traps of the enemy. As you adhere to the Lord's wisdom, it will release new skill and spiritual intelligence you've not had before. It's time to update your spiritual intelligence and strategies. Last decade's won't do.
As a former basketball player, the Holy Spirit began to talk to me about the importance of a pivot. A pivot is a point of which something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates (merriam-webster.com). A pivot gives you options. A pivot helps you to outmaneuver the opposition. A pivot changes your direction. The pivot can be a game changer. It's the pivot that will cause you to crossover into the promise of this season. As you go down the court of life armed with wisdom (skill), knowledge (intelligence), and understanding to face the opposition before you, be ready for the Lord to call a pivot. As you pivot it enables you to have the opposition on your back. This opens the way for you to crossover and go a new direction away from the opposition.
The crossover is your secret weapon. A basketball crossover is also known as an ankle-breaker, the crossover is a dribbling technique used to create space between yourself and a defender. It involves faking to one side and getting the defender to follow you before bouncing the ball back over to your other hand. This leaves the defender off balance and out of position, and leaves you open to take a shot, drive the lane, or pass. With enough practice, the crossover can be a deadly offensive weapon (wikiHow.com). In the coming days get ready to use your crossover. It's the ability to be fluid with the things of the spirit. We have to learn to be flexible, be ready to go when Holy Spirit says go, and crossover when He says crossover. Prepare yourself a pivotal season is upon us.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.