For many in the Body of Christ I hear the Lord saying, “You have been functioning at a certain limited level for a long time, because of restrictions and limitations—your perceived limitations in finances, health, education, gender, lack of affirmation or acknowledgment of your call or gift. You have come to the time for you to step up, to go to the next level.”
With the leading of the Holy Spirit, the time has come to take the risk and step up to buy that car, that house, that building, buy that program that you need, get that accountant, upgrade your website, hire help, open up businesses, or buy that airline ticket. When you rise up to make the step of faith, life meets you there and your world begins to shift, take on a new dynamic and adjust accordingly. It is important to do something to activate the new dynamic, as faith without works is dead!
We have been hearing about the coming ‘shift’ for a long time, but I believe the world is shifting under our feet right now—we are already caught in the shift into a significant and notable season of history. With any transition into new territory there will be struggles with adjusting to the New Thing, but through it all God is at work to increase our capacity to contain more of His Glory and to hold the new ground He plans to entrust to us. With perseverance, if we choose not to give up, not to get offended at God or others, we embrace the good fight of faith and fix our eyes on Jesus, life will have changed and you will find yourself functioning at new levels and in new spheres in life and in ministry.
We triumph in faith by pressing through the spiritual resistance coming from all sides and advancing in the power of God, with the anointing of God. The anointing that breaks the yokes of poverty, shame, lack, fear and guilt…Press through! Run the gauntlet of satanic arrows designed to trip you up and shut you down. Rise up in the energy of Christ and like Paul shout, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
The prize goes to the one who takes hold of life and in faith makes it conform to the promises of God, rather than to the one who allows life’s circumstances to beat them down. It goes to the one who presses on with courage, who in spite of fear receives the crown. What will you do? Your time has come!
At key moments in history certain people rose up to the occasion with courage and changed history. Martin Luther decided it was time to fight a righteous fight and chose to step forward; Rosa Parks stepped up when she refused to give up her seat on the bus—the spark that lit the hearts of men and women to take their stand. Winston Churchill stepped up in the face of tyranny—his time had come! Some advised him to make peace with the enemy—a decision was required and the lives of many were weighing heavily on him. He made the decision to say, “Never,” a decision that changed the course of world history.
There are numerous testimonies of people who heard the call of God, or the still small voice and gave up their lives for the greater Glory and went on to do amazing things for God. They heard, they perceived the new thing, they obeyed, and they acted! With courage they stepped out in faith and pulled eternity into present reality. Their lives counted for something much bigger than themselves and their small world. They were dreamers, dreaming about possibilities rather than impossibilities.
Your Call and your dream has to be so big inside of you that it cannot be contained or shut down by anyone or anything, and like Jeremiah you say, “But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.
Turn your eyes to God and know that His will must come forth! Choose to cast off fear; take the bull by the horn’s and face your fears! There is nothing more crippling than fear, it is always founded on lies intended to steal your dreams. What is the lie that you are believing? What is God saying to you? Do something opposite to what the lie says. Your faith will create a bigger place in you for God to occupy and break the the bonds intended to keep you small and average. Let your faith become big, grounded and muscular. Faith is muscular and will destroy every barrier and mountain in your way.
Always aim for the highest, go for the gold! God needs you to believe for the inheritance He has prepared for you. Your part is a key part of His unfolding plan intended to bring His kingdom to earth—it is not intended only to bless you. Other people are waiting for the treasures He has deposited in you for them. They are waiting for the anointing on your life to break out! God needs you to possess your promises, He is looking for a return on His investment in you! He needs you in that country He put on your heart; He needs you to have that house, to start that ministry, He needs you to write that book.
You don’t have to be like anyone else, you are not meant to be like anyone else! God has given you a unique anointing special to you. You have your own anointing and work that is intended to give you great joy! Grab hold of life and make it conform to the promises of God. We are now in the fullness of time for the purposes of God to come forth, a time when everything is about to break forth.
Thousands upon thousands are now being released to occupy every sphere of influence, to bring Good News, and reap a harvest for the Lord of the Harvest. Many years of training and refining have gone into the army of servants now being released; these have graduated through many levels of training—the training time is over! Future training will now be on the job as all are thrust out into the harvest fields of the world. As I said in the last word I wrote, I heard the Lord say, “Ready or not here I come!”
God’s awesome work of Creation was done by faith and with the spoken Word (Heb. 11:3). We must do the same! SPEAK YOUR FUTURE INTO EXISTENCE, CREATE YOUR WORLD BY FAITH. TALK YOURSELF INTO YOUR DESTINY. STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD IN YOU. SPEAK IN TONGUES DAILY. LIKE JEREMIAH AND PAUL, YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED FROM BEFORE TIME INTO TIME TO ACCOMPLISH SIGNIFICANT WORKS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE PATRIARCHS OF OLD HAD THE SAME FEARS THAT WE ALL HAVE, BUT THEY PRESSED THROUGH IT AND CHANGED THE WORLD.