To cross into the new our heart and mind are to be in the right place at the right time and in the right condition.
We must shift our focus from lack, need or requirements to what the Lord is doing and has said. When David numbered the people, he displeased the Lord as he was looking at his assets and circumstances not at the promises. We are not look at what we have or don’t have but to the Lord.
Now David’s heart troubled him after he had numbered the people. So David said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O LORD, please take away the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have acted very foolishly.” 2 Samuel 24:10
Fatherlessness has opened a door for a poverty spirit to come in a rule through curses on the land – areas of promised possession. There must be a rising up of fathers in all arenas that wield influence – church, family, government, finance… We must also become willing to be fathers – grow up!
“And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:6
Favor of open doors, open heavens and open gates, we must have a personal encounter with the Lord, know Him as King and not be willing to let go or turn back. We are to be known as people of favor.
Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and sought His favor. He found Him at Bethel, and there He spoke with us… Hosea 12:4
And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him, which no one knows except Himself. And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies, which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in! Psalms 24:7
There is a release of the servant prophetic voices equipping and activating the Saints in the building up, edification and exhortation the Body so the Body can function in the work of the ministry.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16
But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification, exhortation, and consolation… Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. 1 Corinthians 14:3, 5
We’re to cooperate and co-laboring with the Lord Himself to establish a place for His glory to abide.
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalms 127:1
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. John 14:23
Recognize the Lord is doing a new thing, not look to the old established ways, He is raising up new leaders and we are in danger of missing our connections if we do not have a renewed mind and recognize what is in front of us. We are to have a new way of seeing, by His Spirit.
Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19
We must abide under the shadow of His wings. I saw two visions regarding wings: Missiles under the wings of a fighter jet and baby eagles tucked up under the wings of a huge soaring eagle. As I looked at the fighter jet from above, the missiles could not be seen due to the wing and when looking from underneath I could not distinguish the missiles due to the shadow of the wing. I saw the same thing with the baby eagles in relationship to the eagle’s wing. The enemy comes along side and wants to deceive us into thinking we can be seen as he is on our level and he has power to harm or hinder us from moving into our destiny. He does not have eyes to see us as we are hidden in the Lord.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings, you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. Psalms 91:1 – 4
We must make a shift in our perspective to see ourselves in His presence experiencing His pleasure.
Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Thy wings, Psalms 17:8
I’ve been awakened several times from a sound sleep by the ringing of a doorbell. There is no one at my door. As this has occurred several times, I began to question the Lord regarding the meaning and the timing. He is standing at the door, ringing, knocking desiring to come in and have those intimate times of fellowship with us. It is in His presence that we will have the courage, faith and boldness to cross over in to the New Beginnings He has for us in this season. We are to be in the position to respond so we do not miss our connection. We are much like Abraham during this season going out, leaving, but not knowing the destination but continuing in a walk of faith toward the promises. It is the season for crossing over into our promises and possessing them. What we have believed in faith is to be made a reality in this season. It’s is time to leave the old behind and step into the new, not knowing, by faith and without fear. We are not to be intimidated by the enemy or our old ways of thinking.
Linda was born in the mountains of Colorado she discovered her gifts and abilities, she developed a passion for others, to know their gifts and abilities. She is constantly seeking clarity in her own life and realized it is something that she can give away to others.