“I’m Releasing My Sound!”

The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. | Isaiah 42:13

Recently while walking and praying, I heard the phrase, “I’m releasing My sound!” I heard this same sentence several times, and shortly afterwards I saw a picture of dry, hard ground cracking and breaking. As I pressed into the Lord regarding this phrase and picture, I heard Him say:

“I am releasing My sound over the earth in this very hour. Even now, the earth is groaning in eager anticipation for My sons and daughters to be revealed, rise up, and step into their rightful place of authority and identity in Me (Romans 8:19),” declares the Lord.

“I am releasing a battle cry over the injustice that My people have experienced; no longer will I keep silent!

For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant . . . I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:14, 16).

“The sound that I am releasing will awake My slumbering Bride from her place of apathy. Even as I am releasing My sound, My Bride will also release a new sound of her own, as I am imparting it to her in this season. She shall now arise and engage in battle! I am extending My scepter to her in this very hour, and she shall rule and reign in the midst of her enemies (Psalm 110:2). No longer will My Bride shrink back in fear and intimidation. Instead, she will display My glory and reflect My very image.

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And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).

“Listen to Me, O my people! This next movement will not be exclusive, but it will be available to all who are hungry (Matthew 5:6).  I am increasing revelation and clarity to My people in this season, and I am removing the fog that has attempted to settle upon them. New songs, new books, and fresh revelation are being imparted to the body of Christ! I’m sending My revival fire, and I will use My children in this next movement,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will fall on the young and old alike. As it is written, ‘In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams,’ (Acts 2:17) and ‘out of the mouths of infants and babes I have ordained praise’ (Matthew 21:16).

“I am breaking up the hard and rocky ground. Watch, as I send My refreshing rains! For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants (Isaiah 44:3).

“I’m breaking the stronghold of the religious spirit that has attempted to keep My Bride divided. In this next movement, many denominations will come together and seek My face. Even as it is written, ‘how good and pleasant is it when God’s people come together in unity’ (Psalm 133:1). They will worship Me in spirit and in truth. My glory will not be contained to the four walls of the church, but rather I will move in the unusual and unexpected places. Revival will break out in the streets, in the market place, and even in home groups. Listen, as I release My sound!”

And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps (Revelation 14:2).

Generational Blessings and Restoration

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. | Deuteronomy 7:9

The Lord is restoring generational and family blessings in this season. As I have stated in a previous word, our Heavenly Father has been purifying and cleansing our bloodlines. Though initially this can be an uncomfortable (and even messy) process, we can be assured that if we yield to His working, the end result shall be great healing and restoration!

There has been an attack on families, as the enemy has sought to cause division through strife, wounding of the soul, and breakdown of communication. We must recognize who the real enemy is: not our family, nor those we hold close to us, but the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

I believe that 2018 will be the year that we will see the family redeemed; ongoing issues and cycles of dysfunction, family breakdowns, and heartaches will be restored to the pure, healthy relationships that the Lord desires for His people. God’s heart is for the family. Where the enemy has sought to kill, steal, and destroy, the Lord is now releasing and uncovering generational blessings. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy that would seek to tell you that nothing will ever change, or that things are too broken to ever be restored. With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

I truly believe that this is the year that we will see families restored! We will see the hearts of fathers and mothers turned back to the children (Malachi 4:6). The Lord has seen what has broken your heart, and He is bringing His justice and recompense to the things that have seemingly been lost.

I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm—
my great army that I sent among you (Joel 2:25).

Be encouraged, for the Lord is in the process of rebuilding (Isaiah 61:4); He is making beauty out of the ashes. His heart is for you and your family, and the plans that he has for you are good (Jeremiah 29:11).

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations (Isaiah 61:4).

You Will Drink Deeply from the Wells of Salvation!

Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation. | Isaiah 12:3

There are deep waters of refreshing coming to God’s people. Stand strong in the midst of the sudden onslaught of heaviness and discouragement that would seek to knock you off course. The Lord is with you, and He surrounds you with songs of deliverance.

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You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7).

This is a time to encourage yourself in the Lord, even as David did (1 Samuel 30:6). One of the psalms recorded in the Bible shows how the psalmist found his hope in the Lord, even during the trials and tribulations he was experiencing:

Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence (Psalm 45:2).

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Be encouraged in this: great and mighty things are coming swiftly, and God is going before you, fighting your battles (Exodus 14:14). There is much angelic activity happening behind the scenes, and the Lord is bringing things into His divine order and alignment. I prophecy fresh strength to weary hearts today; I prophecy hope to you in the midst of discouragement! The fog will soon lift, and you will drink deeply of His living waters.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied (Matthew 5:6).

Keep pressing into the Lord, for He honors hunger. As you enter into His rest, you will be refreshed by His presence. I say to you, you will encounter your Heavenly Father in deeper ways than you have previously experienced. Be encouraged today, for even now He is leading you beside the still waters and restoring your soul (Psalm 23:3).

2018 Will Be a Year of Divine Recovery, Restoration, and Recompense!

“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.” | Isaiah 61:8

“2018 will be a year of divine recovery, restoration, and recompense,” declares the Lord! “Expect to see My swift justice in the very areas of extreme loss and hardship that you had experienced in your previous season. As it is written in the book of Isaiah,

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations.
He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice” (Isaiah 42:1-3).

“My Bride, I have been purifying you for such a time as this. Even as you have gone through the fire, I have been burning off the dross and molding. I have been shaping you, even as the potter does with his clay. You have allowed Me to have My way with you, and you have endured the process. Now, My Beloved, you have come forth pure and restored, as only what I desire in you has remained.

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work (1 Corinthians 3:10-13).

“Watch now, as I open the floodgates and pour out a blessing upon you that you will not be able to contain! I am turning the bitter waters of the previous season into My sweet waters of refreshiong renewal and restoration! As I bring my restoration, things will not be like they have been before, but rather you will experience even better. I am restoring your joy, and you will laugh again! For out of your belly shall flow My living waters (John 7:38).

“Such healing and transformation are taking place right now, both physically and spiritually. Your health and vigor are even being restored in this very season! You shall rise up with wings like eagles, and you shall run and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).

“I am releasing a new-found freedom in you, even now as you enter into My rest. Allow me to rejuvenate and refresh you, My Bride!

My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone (Song of Songs 2:10-11).

“Arise and shine! Your light has come, Beloved, and My glory rises on you in this new season” (Isaiah 60:1).

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:1-3).