Things Are Coming to a Head!

Many people, especially the prophets and the forerunners, have been feeling such intense pressure and warfare on every side. Like Elijah, they have wanted to run in a cave and hide!

In the story of 1 Kings 18 and 19, Elijah proved that the God of Israel was the one true God and the gods of Baal were false because the God of Israel was able to comsume the sacrifice with fire from heaven, while the prophets of Baal were not able to do anything to get their sacrifice to burn. Once the people could see who the true God of Israel was, Elijah had the prophets of Baal killed. King Ahab reported all this to Jezebel, causing her to become furious! Jezebel sought to intimidate Elijah by threatening him with his very life, causing him to retreat into a cave and fall into a depression. So it has been with you!

Dear friends, please know thet the pressure and opposition that you have been feeling is not because you have done something wrong, but like Elijah, you are doing something right! The enemy is terrified at the ground you are taking!

The Lord is saying,Come out of that cave!” You have no reason to be afraid, for there are more for you than there are against you. (2 Kings 6:16).

“Arise, mighty men and women of valor: this is your time to shine! For I, Myself will silence the naysayers and the very ones who have wrongly accused and mocked you. They will watch you feast on My goodness, as I will prepare a table before you in the very presence of your enemies (Psalms 23:5).” Take courage, dear ones! You are going forward, and things are coming to a head, but in a good way!

“Like David, you have been prepared on the back side of the wilderness. You have learned to slay the lion and the bear. Indeed, your hands have been trained for war and your fingers for battle (Psalms 144:1)! I have made your mouth like a sharpened sword. In the shadow of my hand, I have hidden you. I have made you into a polished arrow and concealed you in my quiver (Isaiah 49:2).

“You have been in a time of hiding and preparation, but now, I am drawing you out! You are My chosen vessel, in whom I take great delight! Fear not! Rather, be bold and courageous, for I am bringing you to the forefront for such a time as this!”

Arise, shine, for your light has come and my glory has risen on you, says the Lord of hosts (Isaiah 60:1).

Trusting and Surrendering to Him

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” | Proverbs 3:5-6

I feel the Lord highlighting the words trust and surrender in this hour. Many have been experiencing heavy warfare recently, as the enemy has been trying to create a sense of foreboding and dread; he’s caused you to wonder and worry about what may happen next. However, the Lord desires that you enter into His rest, trusting and surrendering all of your heavy burdens and anxieties into His loving hands. Our God knows the plan that He has for you, plans not to harm you, but to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).


I believe that the Lord is saying today, “Lean into My Presence.” The eagle doesn’t fight against the storm, rather it leans into the wind and allows the adversity to take it to a higher level. This is also true for us. The Lord has everything under control. He wants us to cease from our worrying and striving, and to trust that His heart is towards us. Our God is a good and loving Father, and He will bring good out of our trials and situations.

Know that the Lord will make a way, even where there seems to be know way (Isaiah 43:16). Now is the time to trust and surrender!

Trust in His Goodness!

Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small. |
Jeremiah 30:19

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! I feel the Lord’s heart of encouragement extended to His bride this morning. I believe that He wants you to know that He is mighty in your midst! As many will be gathering with friends and loved ones this holiday season, the Lord wants to encourage you to trust in His goodness and faithfulness. Let His peace guard your heart and mind, and let His praise ever be on your lips, regardless of the circumstances that may appear to be contrary to what He has spoken. Truly He is working everything for our good, and as we praise Him, we will be elevated to a higher place above the storms.

The Lord has been doing, and is continuing to do, a great work in the heart of His Bride, even amidst the fire, shaking, and realigning. He is working! He is increasing you and enlarging you through the stretching and discomfort than many are currently experiencing. The Lord wants you to know that even if you find yourself in uncharted waters and circumstances, He is with you! His hand is upon you, and He is lovingly watching over your life to keep you from all harm. Trust in His goodness, Beloved!

I Am With You

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

It has certainly been an intense season of testing for many, myself included. It feels as though when we overcome one challenge, we’re only to be met by another that’s even more difficult than the previous one. However, I hear the Lord saying, “Beloved, I have not left you! I am right here by your side, even as I’ve said in My Word, ‘I am the friend who sticks closer than a brother’ (Proverbs 18:24). Know that you are passing through this season, for I will turn your valley of Baka into a place of springs (Psalm 84:6).


“You have endured much weeping and heartache, but I am the God who turns mourning into joy. I know that it feels as though you’ve been hit on every side and that you are becoming battle weary, but My precious child, do not lose heart! Look to Me, cling to Me. I will not leave you. I am working, even through the trials that you are currently encountering. Once again, I assure you, you are passing through!

“I waste nothing; I will take the very ashes around you and turn them into beauty, watch and see. Let hope arise! Spring fourth, O well! Taste and see that I am good. I am with you; I haven’t left. Even as I promised in My Word, I will never leave you or forsake you. I’ll be with you until the end of the age. You are mine,” says the Lord!

The Pressure Is Producing the Promise


If you have noticed an increase in the warfare lately, rejoice! Just as diamonds are produced under extreme pressure, the very pressure you are experiencing is producing the promise! Even now, God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. If only you could see the wonderful things that the Lord has planned for you; you would laugh at the enemy’s attempts to overwhelm you. The enemy is a defeated foe under our feet; he has been stripped of all his authority and can, by no means, harm you.

Jesus replied, “While you were ministering, I watched Satan topple until he fell suddenly from heaven like lightning to the ground. Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority” (Luke 10:18-20).

I sense the Lord saying, “Beloved, regardless of how things look or feel in the natural, keep your eyes on Me. Things are not falling apart, rather, they are falling into place. I am working, and I am moving! Truly My thoughts and My ways are higher (Isaiah 55:8-9). You are breaking through and advancing in this hour, fighting from a place of victory, even amidst the struggle. You are My overcoming and victorious Bride. Be encouraged, and know that the very pressure you are feeling is producing the promise.”


“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

My Delight Is in You

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation | Psalm 149:4 (NASB)

“I approve of you, Beloved! You have experienced disapproval and reproach from man, but hear My declaration over you today: you have My approval, and My delight is in you, My Bride. How precious are My thoughts towards you, for they outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139:18).

“I have seen the cost, dear one, even when others have not. I have seen your bravery, just as I have also seen the tears you’ve shed in secret. Every tear is precious to Me, because you are precious to Me; each one I have collected in a bottle—as it is written in My Word:

You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book (Psalm 56:8).

“I am pulling out the arrows that others have carelessly shot at you through their words and their actions, filling you with My healing balm of Gilead. Hear the love song that I am singing over you: I am binding up your heart, healing your wounds of former seasons. It’s a new day and a new dawn! Do not look to the former, for I am doing something new.

“What the enemy has sought to destroy you with has only served to make you stronger. He has greatly underestimated your strength and tenacity, even as you have said in your heart, ‘though he slay me, I will praise the Lord.’ You have allowed My purposes to be accomplished in you, and now I am turning the bitter into sweet! Surely you will receive double for all that you have suffered. The woundings of your previous season will be the very launching pad that propels you forward to minister with an even greater compassion and anointing! The very areas of which you have overcome, you now carry an even greater anointing in. For freely you have received, now freely give (Matthew 10:8).


“You are My liberated one, arising from the ashes and being sent out to release liberty to the captives, proclaiming My freedom (Isaiah 61:1). You will go forth in great joy, for I am the God who turns mourning into dancing. Hear heaven’s declaration over you, Beloved: the Father approves of you, and His delight is in you,” says the Lord!

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands (Isaiah 55:12).

I Will Be Your Compass

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” | Isaiah 30:21


I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, “I will be your compass, helping you navigate through this new season. What may have worked in the former season will no longer work in this new season that we’ve entered into. Yes, you feel stretched, enlarged, and even in over your head. Be rest assured, Beloved; I am taking you to the next level, and you are being elevated, even in the pressing! I am making new wine!

“Do not panic or fear, for My loving hand is upon you. I’m leading and guiding you into the new, even as a cloud by day and a fire by night (Exodus 13:21). I am expanding you and increasing you! Enlarge and expand your tent pegs, because surely you will spread out to the right and to the left (Isaiah 54:2).

“I am calling you to press deeper into My heart! For as you do, I will be faithful to show you great and mighty things that you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3). Let go of all stress and worry, Beloved, and enjoy your journey with Me. I have many new surprises and adventures in store, and they shall soon burst fourth. You have been equipped and prepared, now it’s time to soar to new heights with Me. Surely I will be your compass, and I will lead and guide you as we embark on our journey together,” says the Lord.

Sound The Alarm and Release Your Voice!

When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. | Joshua 6:20

Many have been battling an extreme hopelessness and a feeling of despair. I especially sense this to be true for the intercessors. The enemy has been working tirelessly to try and wear them down because there is so much in the balance right now, both in their own personal lives as well as on a national level.

I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, “My people, sound the alarm! Lift your voice and release your battle cry! This is not a time to relent or retreat, rather it’s a time to get loud in your intercession. The kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12). The enemy has a tempted to bombard you and wear you down with warfare and opposition. He has sought to silence your voice by causing you to get wrapped up in despair. My people, it is vital that you pray like never before! There is a great war going on between light and darkness, but know that your prayers and petitions are moving and shifting things in the heavenlies. Pray in the spirit; pray with groans and travailing. Rise above the onslaught and press in, because there is victory on the other side!

“Shake off your slumber; shake off apathy and arise, My bride! Arise and release your sound; release your voice! Pray for your government; pray that righteous men and women will be established in positions of authority and that the wicked will be cut off. My ear is bent towards you, and as I have promised in My Word, ‘When My people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land’ (2 Chronicles 7:14).

“It is vital that you stay at your post and pray (Habakkuk 2:1). Do not say, ‘I am just one voice,’ for the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, go up before God from the angel’s hand (Revelation 8:4). Raise the battle cry and sound the alarm! My bride, my ear is bent towards you. Surely your voice will shift nations, and kingdoms of darkness will be forced to retreat at the sound of your voice! Keep storming the gates of heaven, for as you do, the tide will turn. You will see the victory,” declares the Lord of hosts!

Freedom from the Opinions of Others and Fear of Man

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. | John 8:36

The Lord is continuing to do a deep work in the heart of His Bride, ridding her completely of any unhealthy entanglements and bondages so that she can walk forward into this dynamic new season. She will be completely free of anything that would seek to hold her back.

Though these seasons of pruning can be uncomfortable (and even painful) to our flesh, the Lord uses them for our good. It is vital that when we are undergoing seasons of pruning that we don’t misunderstand the Lord’s heart towards us. Our God is a loving Father, faithful in all of His ways! He is always working for our good, and His heart is towards us. It is also important that we don’t confuse seasons of pruning with seasons of discipline. As we are told in John 15:2, “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.


I believe that in this season the Lord is freeing many from the opinions of others and the fear of man. It says in Proverbs that, “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25). In my own life, I have struggled with prioritizing the opinions of others, fearing how they perceived me for as long as I can remember. However, God is relentlessly calling us into a place of freedom. In His goodness, He has continued to work on me, bringing me to a place of being free from the opinions and fear of man.

I’ve learned that striving for other’s acceptance of us can turn into a form of idolatry. When we obsess over how other people perceive ourselves, becoming overly concerned with what they many think of us, we can lose sight of how the Lord truly sees us. Yes, we should do our best to live at peace with all men, but ultimately, we are to strive to please and obey God above all others.

It is nearly impossible to please both God and man at the same time. Being held in bondage to what others think—constantly seeking to win their approval an affirmation—will drain you of your energy. If you trap yourself in this lifestyle, you’ll only entangle yourself in unhealthy cycles and behavioral patterns. It requires a great courage to break away from the familiar, especially if these unhealthy lifestyles have been modeled to us by others from a very young age. However, I can personally testify that there is great freedom on the other side! We must be brave enough to break out of the mold that others may seek to confine us to. For we know that with God on our side, anything is possible. 


Often times, when you begin to whole heartedly pursue the unique and specific calling that God has placed on your life, your life can start to offend those closest and most familiar to you. Even Jesus experienced this, as He was not allowed to minister in His hometown because the people once closest to Him began to take offense to His teachings:

And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home” (Matthew 13:57).

When we are rejected by man, Jesus gives us permission to move forward, saying, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet” (Matthew 10:14). However, it is important that we, ourselves, do not become offended. We are commanded to bless, release, and move forward with a clean heart.

Joseph also experienced rejection and betrayal by his own family. After sharing his dreams with his family, Joseph’s brothers became very angry towards him. Joseph was then thrown into a pit by his brothers before they eventually sold him into slavery (Genesis 37:12-36). Amazingly, even through this horrible experience, Joseph managed to keep his heart pure and did not become bitter. He forgave his brothers, even saying to them, “What you meant as evil against me, the Lord used for my good (Genesis 50:20). Joseph could have easily justified his right to become angry against his brothers, or even use his position of authority in Egypt to get revenge on his family. However, he ended up choosing the better thing. In the end, God vindicated Joseph and continued to bless him greatly (Genesis 48:15).

The Lord brought Joseph from the pit to the palace because Joseph continually stayed faithful and obedient to Him. Joseph honored the Lord, even through the intense trials and testing that he endured. Through it all, the Lord allowed Joseph’s character to be refined and developed during his time of pruning, and eventually brought him into a place of promotion and honor.

He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them (1 Samuel 2:8).

I believe that many in the body of Christ have experienced setbacks and betrayals from others. Even so, the Lord wants to encourage us today, saying, “As you have continually chosen to let Me defend you, even when your experiences didn’t make sense or turn out how you expected, I will now be turning the tables!” You will come out on top, just as it is written, “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). As you continue to allow God to rid you of what others think—living solely for an audience of One—you will experience a new found freedom!

The Lord tells us in His Word that when our ways are pleasing to Him, He will cause even our enemies to be at peace with us. Beloved, be encouraged! God is ridding you from being enslaved to the opinions of others and fear of man. You will now be able to walk forward into your new assignment, completely free from the bondage’s and weights of the past. Truly the Lord’s yoke is easy, and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

Beloved, the Father is so pleased with you; He calls you flawless (Song of Songs 4:7). Continue to say “yes” to Him, regardless of the misunderstandings and rejection that you may have once encountered. He is removing the final traces of sorrow, and you will experience His freedom, healing and restoration! Truly your joy will know no bounds.


This is your season to celebrate! The Lord is turning your mourning into dancing, giving you a new song to sing (Psalm 30:11). Continue to walk forward boldly and confidently into your new place of freedom. Your Heavenly Father delights in you, and you have found much favor in His sight!

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless (Psalm 84:11).

Fire on Your Intercession

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,make straight paths for him.’” | Mark 1:3

“I am sending My fire on your intercession,” declares the Lord. The very hunger, restlessness, and discontentment that you are currently experiencing will be the launching pad that catapults you into your new mantle of authority. I am breathing new life upon you; even now, My Spirit is hovering and brooding (Genesis 1:2).


“I have heard your cries, even as you’ve called out, saying, ‘Show me Your glory!’ Now I am putting My holy fire on your intercession. You will pray with new passion and authority. What doors had been previously locked will now fling open through your prayers and petitions, for upon His shoulder I have placed the key of David, and My government shall know no end! (Isaiah 22:22)

“Beloved, do not shrink back and retreat, for I am sending My fresh fire on your intercession. I am burning away the dross; I am moving, I am working. Surely My voice is over the waters.

The enemy has attempted to silence your voice, but now you are coming forth ten times stronger than before. The battles that you have fought and overcome will carve a new path for others to come behind you, walking into victory. Truly I tell you, the very areas that you have broken through will now be the areas in which you will carry the breaker anointing,” says the Lord.

“Hear My call, My Bride! I am summoning you to awake from your slumber and enter into a place of prayer and intercession that is far beyond what you’ve previously known or experienced in former seasons. Your prayers will affect nations, for as it is written, if you ask of Me, I will give you the nations for your inheritance (Psalm 2:8).


“Your prayers will move mountains and break down strongholds; they will establish and usher in My divine order and government upon the earth. Truly you are the voice of the one crying out in the wilderness, even as it was with John the Baptist, declaring and preparing the way of the Lord (Mark 1:3). I have called you to stand in the gap and contend for freedom in your bloodline, even extending into the future generations! You will be called ‘Repairer of the Breech,’ for you will bring healing and restoration, rebuilding the ruins of the former generations.

“Receive My fresh, holy fire on your intercession. Truly the wind of My favor is blowing on your back, propelling you forward into the new assignments and territory that I am releasing to you. Be encouraged, for everywhere your foot treads, I will give you the land (Joshua 1:3).”

The Lord is Exposing and Bringing Down the Spirit of Python!

Over the past two weeks, I have been experiencing extreme fatigue and exhaustion, hopelessness, anxiety, and the temptation to simply give up. I could not figure out why I felt like this. However, I know that God is faithful to answer our cries, and He will give us wisdom when we bring Him our concerns. As it is written in Jeremiah 33:3, we are instructed to call upon the Lord, and He will show us great and mighty things that we do not know. Even in my weariness, I’ve been seeking the Lord in faith, asking Him what exactly this is that I have been experiencing.

Last night, I had a vivid dream of a snake lurking in my bedroom. It started out as a small snake and then rapidly grew in size. After spending time in the Lord’s presence upon awaking, I began to gain understanding of what my dream represented. The Lord revealed to me that the snake in my dream had been a python, and it represented the spirit of Python.


Python is a spirit that seeks to suffocate and suck the very life out of you through its relentless and vicious attacks. The Lords showed me that many in the Body of Christ—myself, included—have been feeling the effects of this evil spirit. Looking back, I can now identify that the physical exhaustion and weariness I had been experiencing was as an attack from the enemy. This is why Word of God tells us that we are to “put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, [we] may be able to stand [our] ground, and after [we] have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).

We can even see in Scripture the spirit of Python trying to latch onto the apostles and leaders of the early church:

Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her (Acts 16:16-18).

The spirit that had possession over the female slave was that of Python. It was relentlessly taunting the apostle Paul, trying to get him off course and distract him from his assignment from the Lord.

As I continued to press into the Lord, He continued to expand understanding of my dream. I heard Him say, “I am bringing down the spirit of Python! In My goodness, I am exposing the evil spirit that has attempted to subtly sneak in and to harm to My people.” The Lord is now bringing freedom from the oppression that His people have been feeling, as they have cried out to Him for deliverance.

But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonor will never be forgotten (Jeremiah 20:11).


The Lord is turning the tables in this hour, and the attacks of the enemy are being overthrown! Where you have known such deep and seemingly unrelenting heaviness, you will now experience joy unlimited and full glory; where you have known heartache and despair, you will now experience freedom and a new spring in your step. People of God, the Lord is giving you your breath back! You will breathe easily once again, and truly your enemies will be no more (Isaiah 41:12).

The spirit of Python has attempted to get many of the Lord’s prophets to run and retreat into a cave, but now they are arising—coming forth with double strength, boldness, and anointing! For when the thief is caught, he must repay seven fold (Proverbs 6:31).

Just when it has seemed that all hope has been lost, the King of Glory is now coming in and bringing His radical deliverance and recompense! For whom the Son sets free is free, indeed (John 8:36).

Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in (Psalm 24:9).

I prophesy life, hope, and fresh joy over you today, as you are arising out of the very place of despair that the enemy has sought to keep you caged in. Be encouraged! The Lord is bringing you out into a wide and spacious place of freedom (Psalm 18:19).

Rosh Hashanah: A Time of Favor, Deliverance, and Promotion!

September 9, 2018 marks the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Even as today is a physical shift on the Jewish calendar, it is also the beginning of a significant shift in the spirit realm.

I hear the Lord saying, “This is your time and your season! I am bringing forth My favor, deliverance, and promotion, even as I did with Joseph. Many have felt confined in a ‘prison,’ for so long, yet they have remained faithful to me. Like with Joseph, I have been with them through the trials and testing, even despite what things may have appeared in the natural.”


“But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison” (Genesis 39:21).

Joseph literally went from the prision to the palace in one day (Genesis 41:14). Similarly, many of you will also experience a seemingly overnight turnaround! Truly God is releasing His favor, deliverance, and promotion over your life. The enemy has been working overtime to get you into a place of despair, but let hope arise! God is roaring His fierce vindication over you, and He is bringing forth justice and recompense for all that you have suffered.

Your finest hour is upon you! Keep your heart tender and pliable before the Lord, staying at peace, for things are about to radically shift in your favor. Stand still and see the salvation of your God!

”You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you” (2 Chronicles 20:17).

You Are Coming Forth Completely New!

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. | Psalm 118:17

The Lord’s heart is extended towards the battle weary: the ones who feel they have nothing left to offer. As the saying goes, “When we are down to nothing, He is up to something!”

It says in Isaiah 42:3-4, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. ” Many have felt as though situations in their lives have gone from bad to worse, as the enemy has been tormenting them and whispering the lie that things will never change. However, the very opposite is true. The Lord wants to encourage you today that the areas where you’ve experienced the most struggle will be the very areas where you will see the greatest breakthrough manifest! Truly He is going to make your valley of Baca a place of springs (Psalm 84:6).


Your pain will pay! You will arise out of the very ashes of despair and come forth with new vigor, strength, and joy!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been continually hearing the word reset resonating in my spirit. I sense that the Lord is resetting His people, breaking off old mindsets and mentalities. Just like when a computer is rebooted or upgraded with new programming, so the Lord is also resetting His people, expanding them to carry the ‘new wine’—the new increase—that He is pouring out to His Bride.

“Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved” (Matthew 9:17).

The Lord is honoring the radical obedience and faithfulness of His children. These are the ones who have been one hundred percent sold out to Him! They have laid down they reputation, saying, “Father, I’ll go where You tell me to go, and I’ll say what You want me to say!” They have given Him their ‘yes,’ even when many of them have suffered greatly. Some have even been slandered and falsely accused. Now the Lord is arising on their behalf. Behold! His reward is with him! (Revelation 22:12). They will experience double recompense in the very areas where they’ve suffered! Truly God is clearing their names and righting all of the wrongs.

No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married (Isaiah 62:4).


I see a picture of the Lion of Judah roaring over His people with mighty vindication and recompense, as they have remained humble and have not sought to defend themselves. Even now, the Lord is setting the table for you to dine in the very presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5). He is pouring out His healing balm, binding up the broken hearted!

Many are feeling as though they’ve lost their joy due to the longevity and intensity of the battle, but the Lord is going to restore your laughter even ten times greater than it was before! Just as it says in Psalm 126:

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).

Hold on, people of God! Do not cast away your confidence! Just when it seems as though there’s no hope, the Lord is now coming on the scene to do what only He can do. He is fighting for you, you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14). He is making all things completely new! The breakthrough that you will experience will be bigger and greater than anything you have formerly known or experienced. Watch, as you will see and know the goodness of God in the land of the living (Psalm 27:18).

Let hope arise! You are coming forth completely new!

Trust Me in Transition

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. | Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust Me in transition and be willing to hold all things loosely. There is much change taking place right now. Though this can be an uncomfortable (and even messy) process, know that I have your best interest in mind and that I am working all things together for your good (Romans 8:28). You are going forward, not backwards, despite how things may look or feel; for truly My ways and thoughts are higher than yours (Isaiah 55:8-9).


“Do not fear the road bumps, nor the unexpected twists and turns along the way; trust Me and be assured that we will reach the desired destination. Enjoy the journey and refuse to borrow trouble from tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). There is grace for today, and My mercies are new every morning. You are safe with Me, My Beloved! I am leading you and guiding you. I will be your cloud by day and your fire by night (Exodus 14:19-20). I am bringing you to a good place; I am freeing you from past entanglements, and you will know in this season what it is to travel light. Trust me in transition,” says the Lord!

Your Praise Will Open Up the Way

Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in. | Psalm 24:7-9

Your praise will open up the way! The King of glory is coming on the scene, for He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). He is fighting your battles and bringing vindication where you have experienced injustices. The Lord has you surrounded; truly there are more for you than against you.


God is calling you to more! He is inviting you to come up to higher ground, above the noise and distractions. As you give Him the honor due to His name, those burdens and distractions will no longer weigh you down. Our God is the King of glory, mighty in battle, and worthy of our praise.

Do Not Retreat!

The enemy is putting up a lot of smoke and mirrors right now, trying to intimidate many of the Lord’s forerunners; he wants to get them to turn back because the giants in the land seem too big (Numbers 13:32-33). Even so, I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying today, “The enemy is trying to intimidate you because he is terrified at the grounds you are taking. However, do not retreat or relent, rather set your face like flint (Isaiah 50:7) and continue to walk forward,” says the Lord.


“There are more for you than against you. Be encouraged, for everywhere your foot treads I will give you the land (Joshua 1:3)! This is your time and this is your season,” declares the Lord. “Be bold and courageous, and keep walking forward! Do not retreat, for I will be with you wherever you go. Your victory is assured,” declares the Lord of Hosts!

Your Anchor Holds

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

In the Lord’s goodness, He is exposing all that has been hidden in darkness. Yet even amidst the shaking, as things are beginning to come to the light, the righteous will be lifted up (Psalm 75:10). Continue to intercede and maintain a heart posture of humility. As you continue to follow the Lord’s leading and walk in obedience to Him, be assured that He will cause your enemies to be at peace with you (Proverbs 16:7).

 Your life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning (Job 11:17).

Many are feeling unbalanced and in somewhat of a fog due to all the transition that is taking place, but be encouraged! Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Your anchor holds as you remain rooted in Christ, the One who never changes!

Beloved: you have nothing to fear, for truly nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:39). He will not fail you, nor will He ever leave your side. Even during turbulent times, the Lord will lead you beside the still waters; He will restore your soul (Psalm 23:3). Just as God led His people out of Egypt, He alone is your fire by night and your very cloud by day. Be strong and courageous, for your anchor holds!

Come Away With Me

“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” | Revelation 22:17

The Lord continues to woo His bride into a place of deeper intimacy and encounters with Himself. Oh, how He longs to be with us! We are the apple of His eye, just as it is written in Song of Solomon:

“You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes” (Song of Solomon 4:9).

Even in the midst of the distractions, transitions, and shaking that are taking place, I believe the Lord is calling us to come away with Him. Truly, better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere (Psalm 84:10).

I believe the Lord would encourage you today, saying, “Continue to press into Me above the noise, and you will hear My still small voice. I will make your crooked places straight and your rough places smooth (Isaiah 45:2). I will speak peace to your raging storms. My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you (John 14:27). Truly, all you have need of is found solely in Me. As you continue to linger and abide in My presence, those burdens and cares will melt away. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Come to Me and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30). By Me and through Me, all things are being held together.”

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17).


“Your very life is in My hands, and you are safe with Me,” says the Lord. Fear not and fret not, My love. I’m calling you to come away with Me.”

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23).

All That Is Hidden Will Be Revealed

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. | Luke 8:17

There is a great unveiling that is taking place in this very hour! All that was once hidden is now being brought to the light, for as it says in 1 Corinthians 4:5, “He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.” Even so, I believe that the Lord would say to His Bride today, “Beloved, do not fear the shaking; I am shaking all that can be shaken, but what has been established in Me shall remain. I am a just God, and whatever a man sows, he shall surely reap (Galatians 6:7).”

At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:26-29).

“Do not fear all that is being exposed, for though the darkness is getting darker, My light is ever increasing. Those who have given their all to serve Me—being faithful, even in the little—will be promoted, for I will make them ruler over much. However, to those who have continually sown discord and have been unfaithful, they too shall reap what they have sown. For though I build up, I also tear down (Jeremiah 31:28).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).

“I am roaring My vindication in this hour! I am exposing the corruptions and deceitful things that have been taking place in the political arena. It is written in Proverbs that in My hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that I direct whichever way I choose (Proverbs 21:1). I urge you, America, to pray for your President and all those in authority that it may go well with you. As it says in My Word, ‘Pray…for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness’ (1 Timothy 2:2). My hand is on President Trump, for I have put a praying man in office. While he is not perfect, his heart is turned towards Me, and I honor him. I am calling you to honor him, as well, and to help hold up his arms in battle; your prayers and petitions are powerful and availith much (James 5:16).

“I am calling My people back to a place of prayer. As it is written, ‘if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land’ (2 Chronicles 7:14).

“My Bride, it is time to come together as a unified front; a house or nation that is divided against itself cannot stand (Matthew 12:25), but where there is unity, I command My blessing (Psalm 133).


I am calling forth My fearless warriors to the frontlines! These ones have paid a price that few will ever understand. They are My sold-out and laid-down lovers of God; they cannot be bought or sold, going where I tell them to go and saying what I tell them to say. These ones have rid themselves of the fear and opinions of man, and the number one desire of their hearts has been to know Me and to make Me known!

“Now My warriors are arising from their place of hiddenness and obscurity. I am calling these ones to be generation changers, for they will take the world by storm! They will confound and offend those with religious, man-made mindsets. For just as it is written, ‘God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise’ (1 Corinthians 1:27). Even though they may be hated by the world, these are My chosen ones, and they have found great favor in My sight.

“Beloved, be encouraged! Even out of the very ashes, My glory is arising. I am shaking My Bride from her place of apathy and calling her back to her first Love. She will be found coming out of the wilderness, leaning on her Beloved (Song of Songs 8:5). Many will see, know, and place their trust in Me at the sight of it! So arise, shine, for your light has come, and My glory rises upon you (Isaiah 60:1),” says the Lord!

A Harvest on the Tears You Have Sown

Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. | Psalm 126:6 (NIV)

The Lord continues to speak to me on the season of harvest that we are entering into. Many of you have sown with your tears through prayer and intercession. I believe that the Lord wants to encourage you today, saying, “Your season of reaping is at hand! For as it is written, ‘Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them’” (Psalm 126:6).


Beloved, weeping may endure for a night, but truly joy will come in the morning (Psalm 30:5). I see a new day dawning for the Bride of Christ, as the Lord is redeeming the heartache and trauma of your former season. You will be found coming up out of the wilderness, leaning heavily on your Beloved (Song of Songs 8:5).

The Lord is making all things new (Isaiah 43:19). He is making beauty for ashes and giving you garments of praise for a spirit of heaviness. Now watch, as the Lord redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with loving kindness (Psalm 103:4). Truly your best days are at hand!

The King Is Extending His Scepter to You

The king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king. | Esther 8:4

Recently, my husband and I attended our small group for a time of worship and prayer. While we were engaged in praise, singing “The Lion and the Lamb” by Bethel Music, I had a vision where I was standing before Jesus. A portion of the song’s chorus—“Who can stop the Lord almighty?”—was playing loudly as I locked eyes with the Son of God. Jesus then placed a crown upon my head and He extended His scepter to me. I began to weep and immediately fell to my knees, worshiping Him and placing my crown at His feet. I knew, just like Esther, I had found favor with my King.


The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti (Esther 2:17).

As I have pondered this vision, I sense the Lord’s heart of encouragement towards His Bride: “My Beloved, I am extending My scepter to you in this very hour. The courts of heaven are ruling in your favor, and justice is being served! I, Myself, will silence the voice of the accuser, and I will condemn every other tongue of judgement that may try to rise against you. For who can stop the Lord, Almighty?

No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

“Like Esther, your prayers and petitions have continually come before Me, and now I am granting your request:

Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be given to you.”


“When a king chooses to extend his scepter, it trumps all other protocols and opinions of others. As it is written in Romans 9:15, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ My Bride, just like Esther, you have found much favor in My sight. I am calling you forth from your place of hiddenness and obscurity for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).

For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).

“Your long season of waiting and preparation has not been in vain. I tell you, now is the time of My favor! Where man has looked at you and deemed you unqualified, I, Myself, qualify you,” says the Lord. “You have continuously given Me your ‘yes,’ and have walked boldly and courageously with Me into this new, uncharted territory. Truly your wilderness season of isolation has prepared you. I will now place a new mantle of influence and authority upon you, giving you a portion among the great. For I raise the poor from the dust, and lift the needy from the ash heap. I seat them with princes, and have them inherit a throne of honor” (1 Samuel 2:8).

You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance (Psalm 66:12).

“Even as with Esther, you have not sought to make a name for yourself, but rather your number one desire has been intimacy with your King—to know Me and to make Me known. I am now extending My scepter to you and bringing you to the forefront! Do not fear; be bold and courageous, and know that I am with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn (Isaiah 60:1-3).

Watch Me Defend You

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. | Song of Songs 8:6

“Continue to let me defend you, My Beloved! For you are My treasure, and I take great delight in you. Even now, I am working on your behalf; My justice will soon burst forth in radical and unseen ways. I will silence the voice of the naysayers, the critics, and those who have falsely accused you (even as you’ve made Me your highest heart’s delight and have set your face like flint amidst the onslaught).

“I honor you, My Bride. You have not looked to the right nor to the left; you have kept your heart pure, even saying through the tears, ‘Father forgive them, they know not what they do.’ Now watch, as I Myself defend you, restoring your honor and your name! I am bringing about my swift vindication and recompense in your life. I am preparing a table for you even in the very presence of your enemies. You are marked, you are chosen, and you are highly favored and esteemed of Me,” declares the Lord of hosts!

Sowing Into “Living With Confidence”

Hi, friends!I just wanted to thank you for following my blog. It is my honor and privilege to bring forth these prophetic words of the Lord to you. This has truly been an amazing journey for me, as I had stepped out several years ago in obedience to the Lord by starting up this blog and sharing the words that He has spoken to me.

The Lord continues to amaze me by His faithfulness. Living With Confidence is in a season of growth and transition, and I am excited at all that the Lord is doing with this ministry. I have recently felt led to add a ‘donate’ button for those who may be desiring to sow into LWC. As I have previously stated, it is my absolute honor and privilege to have the opportunity to minister to you and bring forth words from the Lord. There is not, and never will be, a financial charge for the prophetic words. I simply want to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and give those who may be feeling led to sow into this ministry the opportunity to do so. Your gifts are received with gratitude and appreciation, as we move forward and expand to reach even more people.

I pray God’s continued blessing and encouragement over you all.

In Christ’s Love,
Angie Stolba

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Abide In Me

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” | John 15:5

“My child, I am calling you to cease your striving and to begin abiding. Apart from Me you can do nothing, but through Me you can do all things (John 15:5).

“In this season of rapid acceleration, change, and increase, it is vital that you continue to remain and abide in Me. There will continue to be many things (some of which are even good) clamoring for your attention and affection. Refuse to let the urgent take priority over the important. Make Me your number one priority, and all of the other things will fall into place.”

Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

“The enemy would seek to overwhelm you and distract you with all that is at hand, but be encouraged: with My blessing, there will be no added sorrow (Proverbs 10:22). This is truly a “walking on water” season for you, My Beloved! Prepare to ride the wave of increase and elevation, for I am taking you to a higher place.


“In the book of Daniel it is written, “the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32). By Me and through Me you shall do exploits! Fear not, for I have given you everything that you need. You are equipped to navigate the waters of this new season. Surely no good thing will I withhold from those who are called according to My purposes (Psalm 84:11). You are called, appointed, and chosen for such a time as this,” says the Lord!

The Lord is Working While You’re Resting!

The Lord is restoring, rejuvenating, and recalibrating many in this season. Enter into His rest and trust the process! He is working all things together for your good (Romans 8:28).

In repentance and rest is your salvation. In quietness and trust is your strength (Isaiah 30:15).

Trust in His goodness today! He is making all things new and bringing beauty for ashes. He’s working on your behalf even as you’re resting!