This month, the Lord is "breaking us out" and bringing new hope. He is bringing us greater joy, peace and understanding. Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13 NIV The Lord is continuing to remove any sorrow and replace it with gladness. He is lifting us out of the dry season and bringing new and greater blessings. Continue to pray and press into the Lord for revelation and greater understanding. 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 NIV This is a time for us all to move forward and lean not on our own understanding. As you take steps and don't look back, the Lord will make your paths straight.
The Lord is releasing new things and bringing you into a time of joy and refreshment! See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV I don't know about you, but I sure need a time of change and a shot of joy from the Lord. It is here and available right now! The Lord is releasing us from the dry times of the wilderness and bringing a new time of refreshment and joy. Also, the Lord is going to jumpstart your ability to hear Him and bring new strategies, plans and ideas.
The Lord is making a new way for us. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV The Lord is bringing us out of a wilderness time. He is going to bring new understanding so that we can perceive what He's doing. A few keys: do not dwell on the past. The Lord is creating new ways of doing things that will break us out of the patterns and attacks that have been holding us back. There will also be a new flow of the Holy Spirit. Refreshment, joy, having fun, laughing, and dancing are keys to break free.
It's time to boost your trust. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. (Psalm 31:5 NKJV) It's time for you to step out of the boat, trust the Lord with all your heart and commit your spirit and time to prayer and understanding. Ask the Lord (the Spirit of Truth) to reveal the solutions you need. Your breakthrough is here, although it might look a little different than what you thought.You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! (Psalm 30:11-12 NLT) Joy is returning, but you might need to take it by force and do things opposite of the attack coming against you.
I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3 NIV The Lord is going to open secret treasures to you and bring financial blessings. He is going to make your calling more clear this year, bring confirmations and new, deeper understanding. This year, watch for the Lord to renew your strength, bring greater peace and the ability to hear His voice more clearly and accurately.
The Lord is speaking this over you right now: "The fullness of time has come." I knew this was about the timing that God used to bring Jesus into the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son. Galatians 4:4 NKJV There is something powerful that happens when we align with the timing and season of the Lord, especially at Christmas. I also heard the Lord say that He is going to do a "strange work" (Isaiah 28:21). This means He is going to do something that might not be clear right now, but in the days to come it will become more clear.
We are moving into the new year. The Lord is raising up people everywhere to pray, even if you're not an intercessor. I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give... Habakkuk 2:1 NIV Also ...Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3:17 NIV How to pray: Ask the Lord to put an end to violence. Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure - you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. Psalm 7:9 NIV
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 NIV There is a strong breakthrough power or "breaker anointing" being released from the Lord. God is leading the way and releasing everything you need to break out of your current situation, and break into the new season that is at hand. The Lord is going before you and preparing a way where it seems like there is no way. I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2 NKJV
Difficulties can be a sign of something new. We are in a time of uncertainty and people need healing on several levels - physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. With the pandemic, superstorms and violence, the spirit of fear is trying to dominate. The Lord revealed several keys about how to find the root of the attacks that people are experiencing. A few years ago, I was suffering from chronic illnesses that almost took my life. It took time for me to get healed! Sometimes healing is instant and many times it is a process!
Today is Yom Kippur - it is considered one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. We are no longer under the Jewish law of Moses but, prophetically, the Lord speaks during this time of year. There is a lot happening right now and we are in a major times-and-seasons change. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21 NIV We are in a major shifting in the times and seasons. We are entering into a new era and preparing for a major move of God.