The Holy Spirit showed me a picture of huge mountains surrounded by low valleys. There were many people down in the valley looking up wondering how they could ever ascend to the mountaintop. Some were in deep valleys, some were in valleys of water, some were in barren valleys and some were in narrow valleys. As I was pondering this, I realized that these valleys were actually formed by flowing water. The greater the deluge and the water pressure, the deeper the valley went.
The Lord says; I have been with you through the valley, and I am about to release you out of your valley experience. I have created you to be a mountain climber, and I will make your feet as hinds' feet that know how to walk on every type of terrain. I will give you the strength and endurance to climb. Your time in the valley has strengthened you to walk on high places, because you have learned how to walk in the low places. You will be identified by your tenacity as an overcomer and will be used to raise others from their valleys of darkness.
A New Perspective
In this valley you have learned how to be more than a conqueror and overcome all obstacles in your way that would prevent you from reaching your spiritual potential. I will use you to raise others from the valley of discouragement and even out of the valley of the shadow of death. As you approach the mountaintop, you will have an extraordinary view and a clear insight into My nature as well as My plans. You will have a new perspective and see beyond the mountains. As you refuse to allow the situations in your life to keep you from being defeated. Your past valleys will not dictate your future victories says the Lord.
Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.
Isaiah 40:4-5 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Micah 1:1-4 Look! The Lord is coming from His dwelling place; He comes down and treads on the heights of the earth. The mountains melt beneath Him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.
Many of you are about to embark on the most exciting journey of your lifetime. You've been asking the Lord for personal direction for yourself, your family, and your ministry, but you still have no clue which way to go. I have an awesome word for you today, and if you receive it, and run with it, it could change the trajectory of your life. The Lord showed me different scenarios of four groups of believers who were asking the Lord for direction, wisdom, and discernment.
I heard the Lord say, "I am giving My people new strategies for this new season." I pondered this word in my heart as I prayed in the Spirit. I looked up the word "strategy" and one of the definitions I found was "A careful plan or method." Another definition referred to the science or art of combining and employing the means of war in planning and directing large military movements and operations. There is a spiritual military operation in the heavenly realms. There are various ranks of angels and heavenly hosts in the atmosphere around us.
In the book of Daniel, the LORD allowed King Nebuchadnezzar to besiege Jerusalem. He ordered the court officials to bring in young Israelite men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. These men were renamed to Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Daniel purposed in his heart and requested not to be defiled with the portion of the king's delicacies or wine. After ten days Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were healthier and more nourished than the young men who ate the royal food.
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