I Am Your Security!

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. | Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)

I hear the Lord saying, “Fear not! I am your security and your safe place, even amidst the shaking that is happening. I am your immovable Rock: your firm foundation, your shelter during the storm.

“Beloved, do not put your eyes on nor your hope in that which is temporary. Fix your eyes on Me, for when everything around you is changing, I do not change; I am the same today, yesterday, and forever! Even amidst the great changes and transition that you are currently experiencing, know that My purposes are being accomplished through it all. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).

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“Be assured that I am leading you into a good place. As it is written in My Word, ‘I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11). Keep your eyes fixed on Me, and not on the winds and the waves. Truly I, alone, am your security,” says the Lord!

“I’m Teaching You to Ascend to a Higher Place!”

Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. | Psalm 144:1

“Beloved, do not be dismayed by the swirling that you feel, nor by the intensity of the battle. Even as the children of Israel approached the Promised Land, many turned around out of their fear of the giants that were in their land (Numbers 13). You, too, may feel like there are giants closing in on you in this season, trying to take away the promises I have given you. The reality is this: though it may feel like you are surrounded, you are being surrounded by Me.

“In this season, I am teaching and equipping you to ascend to a higher place in Me. Truly, you will come up high above the warfare taking place, knowing full well your authority as a child of the Most High, seated in heavenly places with Me (Ephesians 2:6). I have given you power to overcome the enemy, and nothing—again I say, nothing—by any means shall harm you (Luke 10:19). Even in the midst of the shaking and turbulence you feel, I will use it to launch you forward into My purpose. I am covering you under the shadow of My wings, under which you shall find refuge (Psalm 91:4).

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Do not doubt that which I have spoken over you. Truly, you are victorious in Me! This is your time and your season to take the land. Now is the time to press into Me even more in worship, prayer, and dance. Give Me your extravagant worship, and watch as you ascend to a high place in Me. You shall overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony (Revelation 12:11),” says the Lord.

Be Still

… Rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength … | Isaiah 30:15

Many are feeling an uneasiness due to the transition and shifting that’s taking place right now. However, in the midst of this, I hear the Lord saying, “My child: peace, be still. I, alone, am your firm foundation and your confidence. As you continue to remain firmly anchored in Me, you will not be shaken, no matter what is taking place externally. Get still and quiet before Me. Don’t allow your heart to be troubled, but continue to abide in Me. I am the God Who causes you to flourish and bear fruit, even in seasons of drought. My supply is limitless; keep your eyes on Me! Peace, be still,” says the Lord.

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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Mighty in Battle

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle. | Psalm 24:8

I am the Lord your God Who is mighty in battle! I go before you, making the crooked places straight and your rough places smooth (Isaiah 45:2). Nothing, and again I say, nothing is too difficult for Me,” says the Lord. “Do not fear and do not fret, because I am the Lord your God, and I am fighting for you. I am fighting your battles, and I am bringing you the spoils. Truly, you shall see and know the victory! You shall declare, ‘My God is mighty in battle!’ Go ahead and lift up a shout of praise, because though your enemies may come at you from one direction, they will flee from you in seven (Deuteronomy 28:7). Indeed, you will look for your enemies, but you will not be able to find them (Isaiah 41:12); I am the God Who breaks open the way before you. I am the God Who silences the voice of the accuser. I am your God, and I am mighty to save and deliver you. I am mighty in battle,” declares the Lord of Hosts!

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“I’m Working It Out!”

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. | Psalm 42:11

Many have been feeling a real discouragement and spirit of heaviness try to come upon them because of long-standing issues in their lives that have seemingly refused to budge. However, I hear the Lord saying today, “My child, refuse to give in to heaviness and despair, rather, encourage your soul in the Lord, just as David did (1 Samuel 30:6). Truly I say to you, I am working it out. That relationship, that job issue, that debt, that wayward child…though these things look impossible to redeem in the natural, I am the God of the supernatural!”

I am reminded of the powerful song “Way Maker,” as one version sings, “Even when I don’t see it, You’re working. Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working. You never stop, You never stop working; You never stop, You never stop working.” I feel the Lord desires us to declare this powerful truth over whatever circumstance or obstacle seems to be standing in our way. Beloved, do not underestimate the power of your praise or your decree! Praise is your mighty weapon in this hour.

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Right now, things may seem like a tangled up mess, but that doesn’t mean God isn’t working on the scene. Soon you will see the long awaited answers to what you have been praying for. Like the Word of God says, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14).

Be encouraged today, for what is impossible with man is possible with God (Luke 18:27). Truly, He is working everything out for your good!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Protect Your Freedom and Your Peace!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. | Galatians 5:1

I hear the Lord saying today, “Protect your freedom and your peace. Do not go back to what I have already delivered you from.”

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Many have sensed the breakthrough of this new year and season already beginning to gain momentum, however, recently there has been a war on your peace and the freedom that is already yours. What you are feeling is simply a confirmation that you are advancing and taking ground. Hold your peace, beloved! Do not give in to the pressure that others are trying to put on you, for this is a distraction. God is calling us to diligently and proactively guard both the freedom and peace that we have been given.

Let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no (Matthew 5:37). Often, people pleasing and the ‘fear of man’ are tactics used by the enemy to rob us of our peace; yet it is written in the Word of God that we “owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8). Healthy boundaries are not only necessary, but vital in this pivotal season that many have entered into. Many may misunderstand your heart, but your Heavenly Father never will.

I want to encourage you to pay no attention to the giants that may be in your land, but to have the spiritual eyesight of Joshua and Caleb; be encouraged today that there are more for you than against you.

I speak fresh courage over you today, and I silence the voice of the enemy that would seek to intimidate and overwhelm you. Go forward, go forward; do not look back, for your God is on your side! He is mighty in your midst. The Lord surrounds you with songs of deliverance, and your victory is assured!

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17).

Monthly Partnership Update

Hi, friends.

If you have recently signed up through PayPal to be a monthly partner, again, we want to thank you! Your support of this ministry is greatly appreciated. Please know that our team is praying for you.

It has come to my attention recently that some of the emails being sent to our monthly partners with LWC are not going through to your inbox. We want to make sure that Living With Confidence Ministries has your propper email address to ensure that you are receiving the words that are being sent to you through email. So, if you have signed up through PayPal to be a monthly giver, would you please email us at lwcministries@angiestolba.com as well with your personal email address so that we can solve this problem as efficiently and effectively as possible?

 

Thank you so much! Be blessed,

Angie Stolba and the LWC Team

Fresh Hope

Hi, friends. This is a word that the Lord gave me during worship service at church Sunday morning; I’m sharing it today because I felt that it is for others in the Body, as well. Be blessed and encouraged, for the Lord is releasing fresh hope to His people. He is the God who makes all things new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. | Proverbs 13:12

I am calling My people to cast off hope deferred. Let hope arise this morning! I am the God Who calls dead things to life. I can cause new life to come out of what looks like barren and dry ground. Allow your heart to hope again, for it’s a new day and a new dawn! I am the God Who makes all things new. Nothing is impossible for Me. Receive My joy and My hope today. I will not fail you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am the friend Who sticks closer than a brother,” says the Lord.

Monthly Partnership with LWC

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Would you consider becoming a monthly partner with Living With Confidence Ministries?

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Hi, friends.

In this new year, I am feeling led to set apart a concentrated and specific time of intercession and prayer for those who partner with LWC. Monthly partnership with the ministry means that:

  1. You are helping enable prophetic words of the Lord to go forth into the nations. Because of your generous support, LWC is able to reach the hearts of people all over the world!
  2. You are sowing into good and fertile ground, and you are playing a role in spreading the good news of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
  3. You will receive weekly, set apart prayer time for your specific prayer needs. Any words of the Lord that I receive on your behalf during this time will be sent directly to you via email.

To become a monthly partner with Living With Confidence, visit the tab on the menu bar that says, “DONATE.” This link will send you to PayPal, where you can set up a monthly donation directly through that site. When you do this, please let me know your specific prayer requests so that I can begin praying weekly for your petitions. I would also love to hear of your testimonies, as I will be recording them and celebrating with you over these victories!

Thank you for your continued support of LWC. We love and appreciate you.

 

Many blessings,

Angie Stolba and the LWC Team

A Marker Year of Upgrade, Great Change, and Unprecedented Favor

I hear the Lord say, “2020 will be a marker year! This year you will experience My favor and upgrade like you’ve not known before. Yes, you have experienced the trickle of My blessing, but this year, you will know it like a flood! I will open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing you do not have room to contain (Malachi 3:10).

“Many of you have gone into this year feeling tested by seemingly unusual warfare, but you can be assured that this is simply conformation of the size and magnitude of the unusual blessing that is coming! Hold your peace; do not be moved by what you see in the natural, nor by the circumstances that the enemy has sought to bring against you, for he is simply showing his hand. Again I say to you, hold your peace! You are on the verge of a massive breakthrough.

“I am rapidly accelerating you! Even now, I am lining things up behind the scenes to shift and propel you into your new season. There will be some who will be shocked at how quickly I will move you forward, but do not be afraid. Indeed, what has taken some years to accomplish will take only moments for you.

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Upgrade, upgrade, upgrade! 2020 will be the year of upgrade and unprecedented favor for My faithful servants. Like Joseph, you have been thrown into a pit and have experienced betrayal by those who should have stayed by you. Even so, I’m using it and turning it all around for your good. Truly, what the enemy has meant for your harm and destruction, I will use for your good. You have stood strong, you have sown many tears, and you have trusted, even when you haven’t understood. Now you will see how everything was worth it in the end. You will say with tears in your eyes, ‘My Father is faithful, and never once did He leave my side.

“Rejoice; again I say, rejoice! This is your year and this is your season to come out of captivity. You will break forth from the shackles that the enemy sought to keep you bound in, for this is the year I make everything new! Look no more to the former, instead, only look ahead. Your future is bright and bursting with the promise and fulfilment of all I’ve spoken over you. This is your year to come full circle. You will see and know My goodness in the land of the living, and your testimony will be Psalm 34:8 ⁠— ‘O taste and see that the Lord is good!’ Thank Me now and rejoice at what I’m about to do,” says the Lord!


 

Hi, friends ⁠—

I would like to invite you to sow into this powerful Word of the Lord as we head into 2020 together. As you sow, please name your seed and the breakthrough you are believing for so that I can pray and intercede on your behalf.

Thank you for your partnership with this ministry; your love and support are greatly appreciated.

Angie Stolba

My Goodness and Mercy Hovers Over You

The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. | Lamentations 3:22-23

“My child, My goodness and mercy hovers over your life, even now. Truly My compassions never come to an end (Lamentations 3:22). Nothing. again I say, nothing can ever separate you from My love.”

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).

“Do not fear tomorrow, nor what the future may hold. Indeed, the plans I have for you are only for your well being. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

“I am good. In fact, I am better than you think! You’ve stepped into a new year and a new season. Refuse to let doubt or the regrets of yesterday bring you down. As far as the east is from the west, I have forgiven your past mistakes and remember them not (Psalm 103:12).

“I am calling you to receive fresh mercies and grace for today. Shake off the past disappointments and look with joyful anticipation to the good future that I have laid out for you. Truly your latter will be great, and your best days are ahead of you. I am the One who causes things to work together for your good; I have given you a hope and a great future, and I alone am your exceedingly great reward. Receive and live in the abundant life that I’ve bestowed upon you,” says the Lord!

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A Season of Rest, Refreshing, and Restoration

Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? | Song of Songs 8:5

There has been a shift in both the spiritual and natural realm, as we have entered into this new year and new season. Many have been hard-pressed on every side, feeling as though they’ve barely survived 2019. Even so, take heart! You have prevailed, and the Lord is now rewarding the faithfulness and endurance you’ve demonstrated in your previous season.

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I believe the Lord is saying, “Well done, My good and faithful servant! A season of reward is upon you. You will now experience My rest, refreshing, and restoration. I am not only going to restore in one area of your life, but in all areas where the enemy had sought to steal, kill, and destroy. I am the God who is able to redeem the time and the years, and I will restore that which the locust has eaten (Joel 2:25). You will know unspeakable joy and full glory; you will feel a new spring in your step and a new song on your lips!”

He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in Him (Psalm 40:3).

“Rejoice! Again, I say, rejoice! Not only did you survive, but you will now know what it means to truly thrive. For I am the God who gives you life and life more abundantly (John 10:10).”

You Are Resilient!

The Lord is saying today, “You are resilient and stronger than you know! Yes, the trials are intense right now as you pass through the narrow way, but know that you are coming through to the other side. You will exit this tight space and find that you’ve emerged into a completely new place: a broad, beautiful, spacious place! Truly, everywhere your foot treads, I am giving you the land (Joshua 1:3).

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“The enemy has relentlessly placed pressure and opposition on both your promise and present circumstances as you’ve quickly approached the new year. Yet I say, ‘Who can stop the Lord Almighty?’ Nothing and no one can stop the tidal wave of my blessing and favor that is about ready to be lavished upon you.”

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name (Revelation 3:8).

“Keep moving forward, My Beloved; you’ve come too far to quit now. I know that you feel weary and have little strength, but truly your reward is upon you. I am promoting you in this very hour! You will go into the new year celebrating, dancing, and declaring My praise as you tell of the wonders I’ve done. I am good and I am faithful, and I will not fail you,” says the Lord of Hosts!

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness (Psalm 145:5-7).

Restoration of Your Joy and Childlike Wonder

To all who mourn in Israel,
He will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for His own glory. | Isaiah 61:3

The Lord wants to encourage those who are feeling ‘heart sick’ and on the verge of losing hope. Many have become at the point of being saddened and bitter because what you are seeing with your eyes does not seem to be lining up with the promises of God over your life. You may have thought that you would be in a completely different place by this time of the year. In fact, everything you thought would be better by now is seeming to appear even more bleak than before. If this is you, take heart! For I prophesy to you today that your story is far from over!

You will finish this year strongly and victoriously. Though you feel that you are barely limping to the finish line of 2019. the Lord has a mighty come back in the making. The enemy knows your victory is at hand, and that’s why that warfare has been unlike anything you’ve previously encountered. Even so, know this: your breakthrough is going to be bigger and greater than anything you’ve seen before! When you have once seen the trickle of God’s blessing, I now hear the Father saying, “Prepare for the flood!” As it is written, ‘See if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it’ (Malachi 3:10).

It is imperative that you continue to fight the good fight of faith. Beloved, do not give up! Make sure that your words, thoughts, and the posture of your heart align with what the Lord has told you.

Today, I break off fear, doubt, and discouragement from the body of Christ! I cast off the lies of the enemy that would seek to harass you and tell you that you’ve missed God. Truly, you are right on target! The fog is lifting, and even now the Lord is bringing restoration of your joy and childlike wonder. Dare to believe in Him, for what He said He’d do, He will accomplish. The Lord’s Word will not return void, but it will accomplish the purpose for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:11).

Though you have felt as though you’ve been walking through the valley of the shadow of death, you are now coming into a wide and spacious place. God is resurrecting you because His delight is in you. Truly, He is resurrecting your joy and childlike wonder, even now. Expect and anticipate nothing other than the Lord’s very best for you. He won’t fail you, and your victory is assured!

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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” (Psalm 126:1-2).

I Am Shielding You from the Storm

I hear the Lord saying today, “Recognize the source of what’s warring against you. You do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). The weapons that I have given you are not carnal, but they are mighty in the pulling down of strongholds and principalities (2 Corinthians 10:4). The fire has been turned up seven times hotter because the breakthrough, promotion, and increase are getting ready to erupt!

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“Get ready, get ready! You are about to experience a tidal wave of My goodness and extravagant provision in your life. The enemy is terrified at what I’m about to release both in and through you, but he can’t stop it! Know that as you continue to abide under the shadow of My wing, you are hidden and safe in Me. I surround you with songs of deliverance, and no weapon formed against you will prosper. Fear not! I am shielding you from the storm, and you are safe with Me, My child. Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord is with you!”

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him (Psalm 28:7).

A Divine Setup is Being Prepared!

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. | 2 Corinthians 2:14

The pressure and turbulence that many have been feeling has seemed insurmountable. However, in the midst of it all, I continue to hear the Lord saying, “What looks like a  setback is actually a divine setup for your promotion and advancement!” Pay no attention to the smoke and mirrors that the enemy would try to throw up in your path; he will not be able to stop the blessing and favor that the Lord is bestowing upon you. Remember that our God is the One who causes you to triumph. Watch now, as He prepares a table of blessing and feasting before you in the very presence of your enemies. The Lord is bringing you through the obstacles that you’ve been encountering, and truly you will finish this year strong and victoriously!

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Lift Your Eyes: Help is on the Way!

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever. | Psalm 121

Don’t be dismayed by the turbulence; the truth is that God is moving mountains on your behalf. He is working mightily! It’s when you are down in the trenches, facing your fiercest battles, that you realize just how faithful He is. Fear not and fret not; help is on the way! He is about to come through for you. He is the way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness; continue to proclaim, “My God, that is who you are!” Lift your eyes, for you are about to see and testify of the goodness and faithfulness of God in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).

 

Enter into My Rest

“A broken and contrite spirit I will not deny (Psalm 51:17). Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Enter into My rest. Cease your striving, and enter into Me. All you have need of, My hand has already provided. Look to Me; look not to your circumstances. I am fighting your battles and working all things together for good. Receive My rest and My peace,” says the Lord.

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You Are in the Final Stages…PUSH!

“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).

War with Your Prophetic Promises: You Are Shifting NOW!

He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. | Isaiah 49:2

It’s time to unleash your sword and war with your prophetic promises!

Things are rapidly accelerating, as God is shifting many of His people onto the fast track. Even now, the enemy is trying to counteract what the Lord is doing by bringing distractions, heaviness, chaos, and feelings of being overwhelmed into your life. However, this is all just a smokescreen! The shift has already begun, and it will continue to gain momentum as we rapidly approach the new year. Now is the time to rise above and war with the prophetic promises that have been called over your life. Just as it is written in Job, “You will decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways” (Job 22:28).

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This is not a time to shrink back in fear or retreat back to the safety of what’s familiar, rather it’s a time to boldly enter into your promised land. Do not look at the giants that may seem to be in front of your path. Instead, dare to look beyond. Just like the prophet Elisha declared, there are more for you than against you (2 Kings 6:16). Truly the Lord is on your side!

As you continue to move forward in radical trust and surrender, the path will continue to broaden for you, illuminating brightly beneath your feet (Proverbs 4:18). Truly the Lord is bringing you into a wide and spacious place.

He brought me out to wide-open spaces; he pulled me out safe because he is pleased with me (Psalm 18:19 CEB).

Because of the warfare and confusion that the enemy has sought to bring against those the Lord is promoting, they haven’t even realized the mighty breakthrough that’s already started. Focus not on what the enemy is trying to stir up, but rather turn your eyes on Jesus. He is rapidly accelerating you, bringing you into a shift and new season of promotion and advancement. Expect increase, favor, and doors that had been previously shut to now fling open. “It’s your time and your season,” declares the Lord!

The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the LORD at their head (Micah 2:13).

Do Not Fear! I’m Bringing You into a Whole New Place.

I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. | Joshua 1:3

Many have been feeling the swirling and unsettling of the transition that is taking place. In the midst of it all, I hear the Lord saying, “Do not fear! I am bringing you into a whole new place.”

Several years ago, my husband and I simultaneously experienced the same vision. In the vision, the two of us were in a forest with many trees. We were walking on what seemed to be a familiar and common path, and others whom we knew were also walking along the same path as us. Suddenly, a tree branch lifted, revealing a new path. My husband and I both felt the nudge to get off the familiar path we were traveling on and venture onto the new one that had been revealed to us.

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In the vision, we quickly slipped under the branch, and we were immediately on a whole new trail. Those who were on the familiar path became agitated with us as we continued walking forward in the new. Nevertheless, we kept moving forward, not looking back to what was once familiar to us.

Even as I’m writing this word now, I sense that we are in a kairos time. For many of us, a spiritual “tree branch” is going to lift, revealing the new. God is calling us to boldly follow Him into the unknown. As we do, we will be brought into a whole new place! The very things that many of us have been crying out and contending for (even for years at a time) are beginning to take shape. Though transition can feel shaky, uncomfortable, and even be messy at times, the Lord is calling us to embrace this new path and bravely journey forward with Him.

The beautiful thing is that we don’t have to try to understand the divine plan or have all the details figured out, even though this looks like nothing we have ever known or experienced before. The Lord is calling His Bride to trust Him and follow His lead. Our Bridegroom will be faithful, even as we venture into the unknown. Abraham was a great example of this, as we read in Genesis 12:1. The Lord told him, “Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” I’m also reminded of the children of Israel. They were so close to entering their promised land, yet instead of crossing over they murmured and complained, disobeying the Lord, and thus wandered in the wilderness for another 40 years.

Beloved, let’s not make the same mistake. Exciting times are upon us, and God is bringing us into a good place: a land that is flowing with milk and honey, a land of abundance (Exodus 3:17). As we bravely give the Lord our ‘yes’ and follow where He leads us
journeying with Him on this new and unfamiliar pathwe are plowing up new ground. This new ground will leave a legacy for the future generations that will one day come up behind and reap where we had so faithfully sown.

I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor (John 4:38).

You have come too far now to quit. Refuse to get weary in well doing, and know that there are great and exciting things just ahead. God is bringing you into a whole new place, and others will be amazed by where He takes you. Take courage and keep moving forward, even though at times the path may seem dimly lit. Truly His light will break forth, shining and illuminating over all the darkness.

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Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard (Isaiah 58:8)

In closing, I am reminded of a powerful word that the Lord had spoken to me in Januarythe very beginning of 2019. He told me that even though it may feel as though I started off this year with a limp, I would finish with a leap. That very thing is happening now, even as the year is quickly coming to a close. Be encouraged, and know that you will surely finish victoriously! Continue to trust in the Lord as He leads you on this path, leaping toward the new with Him.

With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall (Psalm 18:29).

I Am Resurrecting All That Has Seemed Lost

So wake up, you living gateways!
Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny!
Welcome the King of Glory,
for he is about to come through you.
You ask, “Who is this Glory-King?”
The Lord, armed and ready for battle,
the Mighty One, invincible in every way! | Psalm 24:7-8 (TPT)

“Beloved, My resurrecting power is hovering over your life. I have seen your tears, and your very cries have reached My throne room. Though on the surface it may appear that your circumstances have remained the same (or, in some cases, even grown worse), know that I am at work. Even now, My resurrecting power is bringing new life to all that has seemed lost. I am the God who causes streams to flow in the wilderness; I am the God who parted the Red Sea and made a way, even where there seemed to be no way. Will I not do the same for you?

“Throw off hope deferred and despair, and reject the lie that would say, “nothing has changed or will change.” For I say everything is changing! I am blowing my Zoe-life onto you and resurrecting those dreams that you have laid aside. It’s not finished yet, and your story is far from over! Truly the best is yet to come, and things will be better than ever. I’m giving you beauty for ashes and joy where you’ve experienced mourning. Wait in joyful anticipation, for I am going to come through for you,” says the Lord!

“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.
You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other;” (Joel 2:25-27).

A Time to Collect the Spoils: Harvest Is Here!

After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” . . . So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. | 2 Chronicles 20:21; 25.

I have a word of encouragement this morning for those who are feeling battle weary and on the verge of losing hope. As a dear friend and intercesor shared with me a word she received from the Lord, declaring that now is the time of harvest, it resonated so strongly in my spirit. I continued to pray into this word, and I heard the Lord say to me, “This is a time to collect the spoils! Your waiting time, and all that the enemy has sought to bring against you, has accrued interest.” We are told in Scripture that when the thief is caught, he must repay seven fold. The enemy has overplayed his hand, and now the Lord is giving you above and beyond for your suffered losses.

Truly you are entering into a season of gathering the plunder. Beloved, this is not a time to lay down in defeat, rather, it’s a time to gather your bountiful harvest! The Lord is moving mightily in this season, and there is rapid acceleration that is taking place, even now! I encourage you to lift up a mighty shout of praise and declare victory! As you do, you will defeat your enemy, just as it was with the story of Jehoshaphat. You will gather the spoils! Regardless of the opposition or how circumstances would appear in the natural, truly your breakthrough is at hand. Be encouraged today, for the glory of the Lord is rising on you!

I prophesy fresh hope and strength to those who feel as though they cannot go on. Beloved, let your faith and hope arise! Where you have formerly experienced much anxiety and torment, the Lord is now granting you peace. The Son of righteousness is arising on your behalf with healing in His wings! Your harvest time is upon you, as the Lord is roaring His vindication over you. You shall recover all with nothing missing and nothing broken. “It is your time and your season,” declares the Lord!

He grants peace to your borders
and satisfies you with the finest of wheat (Psalm 147:14).

There Will Be a Beautiful Outcome

As I was praying about a certain situation that I knew would be coming up in the near future, and simply wondering how things were going to come together, I heard the Lord say to me, “There will be a beautiful outcome!”

I sense the Lord’s heart of encouragement for others as well, and I believe that He is saying, “Many of you are experiencing such a transition that things currently feel very uncertain, even unstable, at this time. However, I am perfectly orchestrating everything, and you can be confident of this: there will be a beautiful outcome! I am perfecting all that concerns you (Psalm 138:8), and things are coming together. Even like a jigsaw puzzle, the final pieces are carefully being fit into place, and you will be amazed and in awe at the final picture. Where you had once only seen random puzzle pieces that seemed to make no sense, now you will see with clarity the amazing masterpiece that I have been working on all along!

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“Beloved, it is so much closer than you realize! Refuse to grow weary in well doing, nor cast away your confidence, because what I am bringing about in your life will amaze and surprise you. Regardless of how circumstances appear right now in the natural, be assured that there will indeed be a beautiful outcome! It’s time to get your hopes up again! Trust in Me,” says the Lord!

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).

 

I’m Closer Than You Think!

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. | Isaiah 43:2

I am closer than you think; I am more near to you than the very air you breathe. Know this, My child: though you are currently walking through the fire, you will not be burned, and the flames will not set you ablaze (Isaiah 43:2). Truly, not a hair on your head will be harmed (Luke 21:18).

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“You have wondered where I’ve gone, or where I am hiding, because what you are seeing in the natural does not seem to line up with what I have spoken to you. But the truth is that I am so much closer than you think! I am working even now…even amidst those stubborn and long-standing obstacles that seem impossible to overcome. Beloved, I am working behind the scenes in your life in a powerful way. I am doing a mighty work in you, bringing My goodness out of the very things that the enemy has tried to harm you with (Genesis 50:20).

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

“You are being fortified even through these current hardships. Though you feel like you are breaking, I am making you. My mercy is hovering over you, Beloved! I am preparing you to emerge into your finest hour. Watch, as I use the very things that have been warring against you to bring you into the biggest breakthrough that you have yet to experience! You will be a sign and wonder of My goodness,” says the Lord, “and you will testify of My faithfulness in your life. Truly you will see how I’ve been with you all along, and you will know that I’ve never left your side. Fear not, because I am closer than you think.”