“Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
“Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God. | Isaiah 66:9
I believe the Lord is saying, “Beloved, do not despise the tension and discomfort that you’re currently feeling. Truly you are in the final stages; you are almost ready to birth your prophetic promises.”
As I continued listening to the heart of the Lord, I heard Him say that, “The very tension and discomfort you are feeling is similar to that of a woman about to give birth.” I was then reminded of the laboring process that a mother experiences. Right before a baby is born in the natural, the mother feels like she has nothing left to give; she believes she cannot possibly continue to push due to sheer exhaustion. However, often in that moment, she is only one push away from delivering her baby.
Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world (John 16:21).
Even as we are told and Isaiah 66:9, The Lord will not bring you to the point of birth and not bring you to delivery. He is faithful! This is a crucial moment in time, and it’s imperative that you do not give up the good fight. The enemy would love nothing more than for you to abort your God-spoken promise due to the weariness and longevity of the warfare you’ve experienced. However, the head of that spiritual baby—your promise from the Lord—is crowning! Now is the time to push like never before!
The Lord wants to encourage you today to not abandon ship. I hear Him saying, “Press forward, for everything is about to change. You are almost there! Soon your sorrow will give away to great joy, and you will forget the pain and warfare of your previous season. Truly the enemy underestimated your perseverance and tenacity.” Beloved, get ready to see your promise manifest in the natural, for you will see and know the goodness of God in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).