Nearly two years ago at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I experienced one of the most spiritually active times I can remember. It was September 2015 and God showed me an outline for the coming 24 months. He said that starting on that day, and going through September 2017, we were going to see dramatic breakthroughs and turnarounds. In October 2015, I wrote about this encounter in a blog post titled: Prophetic Word: Strategy for the Next 24 Months. This is very significant for us right now, because between now and September we are going to see many of these things fall into place.
Hollywood, My Hollywood. I am calling you out, My children! Calling you out to be My light and My presence. Turn your light and life over to Me, and I will find you and fill it and double your anointing will be! You try to have favor in your own strength, but I will grant it to you, with the breath of your surrender! It's that simple. As one breathes in, to live, you shall breathe Me in and live...no, thrive! You can try all the yellow brick roads, but there's only one yellow brick road that leads to Me. In Me, you will find all that you're looking for. In Me is the fulfillment you're searching for.
They did in Abraham's day! The creator of the universe gave a direct and amazing word to one of his friends. He told him to go out and count the number of stars that lit up the sky at night. Imagine, counting the stars at night! So, what did Abraham do? He went out and started counting the stars! I suppose it went something like this. After telling his wife, Sarah, good night, Abraham goes on a long walk in the evening air, pondering and peering into the heavens. In obedience, he begins to count the stars while talking to himself and God. "One, two… four… twenty-seven… forty-five… one hundred and fifty-five… two thousand and six-two, uh, uh, uh…"
For a few weeks now I keep hearing the words, "This summer will be remembered as a 'Summer of miracles." I continually see the months of May through August as a swell in the Spirit that births a time in history where great miracles are seen throughout the Earth. This "swell" will be like the miracle of birthing new life and will be marked by unprecedented miracles that occur in impossible circumstance.
A bar owner brought "Randy," a sheet of shiny steel, in an alley to protect it from the fight causing thousands of dollars in damage inside. It glowed for many months when the sun hit, causing all to see that it was protected. "I am valued," he boasted that which was around him. But the bottles, cans, plastic bags, and other garbage didn't believe him, and kept telling him that he was trash. "You are no better than us," they said. "They threw you out here to decay, to wither away, until you are nothing." One day, in a raging thunderstorm with a torrential downpour, Randy gave up. He accepted the words of the trash around him. All the protective coating he had been given slowly disappeared, and he was left unguarded to face the elements of the world. Over time, he became riddled with holes, rusted and decayed beyond recognition.
Psalm 26:8 "LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells." We are so blessed to be the chosen people created before the foundation of the world to be the habitations of God. We are the privileged people designed to be vessels of His surpassing glory. God calls us to enter into the fullness and simplicity of this life. Religion makes things complex. Jesus simplifies. Life in Him is simple, but sacrificial. There are verses in the scriptures that are keys and unlock the blessings of many other promises of God revealed in the scriptures.
I had a dream recently where the Lord showed me three things. I saw the name "Jeremiah" which I knew was representing the prophet Jeremiah. I then saw an almond branch and it was and followed soon after was a HUGE juicy, sweet, ripe peach. As I was waking the Lord began to speak to me. "The word of the Lord came to me: 'What do you see, Jeremiah?' 'I see the branch of an almond tree,' I replied. The Lord said to me, 'You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my Word is fulfilled.'" (Jeremiah 1:11-12 MSG Translation)
One night as I was at a church conference the Lord brought my attention to the worshipers. Many of them were dancing with abandon, rejoicing exuberantly and others were worshiping passionately with multicolored flags. They were all continuously moving as they glorified Jesus under an extraordinary anointing. As I observed them, the Lord showed me a picture of a shooting gallery with moving targets. The faster the targets moved, the more challenging it was for the shooter to hit them. The Holy Spirit said, "A moving target is more difficult to aim at than a sitting duck."
You are crossing over. I believe that with every fiber of my being. You are in the midst of transition and MAJOR changes. I feel this as a corporate word over the Body of Christ, and I realize there are people out there that this won't apply to. If this doesn't apply to you, then that's ok but I feel this word burning in my bones.
The tallest building in the world is 32604 inches high. It was built inch by inch. Carefully crafted together piece by piece. Now that it is finished we don't see it as inch by inch but instead we see it as the tallest building in the world, though what we really see is what happens when you put 32604 inches together one at a time. Have a look at snowflakes, which are one of the weakest things in nature. Yet if you put thousands of them together they are capable of stopping traffic and bringing a whole city to a stand still. These two things on their own are meaningless but string enough of them together and you can see the extraordinary take place.