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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

"Strategies for the New Chapter in Your Life" - Katie Barker THE ELIJAH LIST

"Strategies for the New Chapter in Your Life"


Katie Barker  THE ELIJAH LIST Aug 26, 2019
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
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    This is a profound word from Katie Barker that is full of prophetic revelation from the Lord.
     You can tell that she spent deep time with the Lord, as she received heavenly strategies for the Body of Christ in this new chapter before us.
     I'll let you get right to reading this...but I'll leave you with this word from the Lord:
     The Lord went on to say, "A new chapter is before many of My people. It is a new chapter, for what is ahead is a complete shift and a new season. It is a new chapter, for much has been planned and much will unfold in the time ahead. It is a new chapter, for things will not be the same as they have been before..." (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Recently I heard the Lord say, "A time of unprecedented change is before My people. A new chapter is before them."
I then had a vision of heavenly books being opened. These books outlined the plans the Lord had for His people. Some books were for individuals, others were for ministries. As each book was opened I saw a page had been turned in the book. I knew it wasn't just a new day but a new season for these people. The new page was the start of a new chapter in the destiny the Lord had planned for them. A chapter had ended and a new one was beginning.
I could also see the seeds sown into many pages leading up to this new chapter. The Lord was bringing to life the seeds that had been sown in the new chapter, and I could see the seeds begin to sprout. 
The new chapter was one of harvest for all that had been sown in the past.
I then heard the Lord say, "For many, this unprecedented change that is before them is the manifestation of long-awaited promises that I have given them. Many will be surprised by the way in which these promises come to life and the means through which I bring them to life.
"My breath brings life and I am breathing on that which looks lifeless and causing it to arise and align with My Word. Now is the time where a new chapter begins for many of My people. This new chapter is an accumulation of what has been sown in the past."
The Lord went on to say, "A new chapter is before many of My people. It is a new chapter, for what is ahead is a complete shift and a new season. It is a new chapter, for much has been planned and much will unfold in the time ahead. It is a new chapter, for things will not be the same as they have been before.
"This new chapter aligns with the new era that has begun in the spirit. I have announced the change in season and the new chapter in the lives of My people; now I am calling them to prepare and partner with the new chapter."
The Lord then gave me the following strategy on how to partner with the new chapter.
1. Rest and Recalibration
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV), "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps."
The Lord is calling His people to a place of divine rest, rather than striving, knowing that He is aligning the path ahead and He will bring divine alignments and opportunities at the perfect time in this new chapter. If we strive and open doors in our own strength, we will labor in vain, and what we build will not be the fullness that Lord has planned for us.
Psalm 37:23 (TPT), "The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow Him." (Pixabay)
There is a need to continually be led by the Spirit. There is also a need to be resting in Him and drawing strength from Him as many have walked through difficult battles in the last chapter and have become weary, and the Lord is wanting to renew His people for the time ahead. The Lord is also wanting to recalibrate our focus and priorities as this new chapter begins.
The Lord is going to bring to the forefront those things that need our focus, attention and priority at this time, and the other things that are not for this time should be laid aside. The recalibration will bring adjustments to our lives that cause us to be more precisely aligned, effective and positioned for all the Lord has planned.
Philippians 3:13-14 (TPT), "I don't depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus."
Isaiah 40:31 (ESV), "But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Psalm 46:10 (TPT), "Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth."
2. Renewal of Hope
Hebrews 11:1 (TPT), "Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen."
Due to the intensity of the battles of the past seasons and the length of time many have waited for the manifestation of the promises God has given them, a lot of people have lost hope in the promise and the road ahead. The Lord is calling His people to trust in His Word and trust He is faithful to bring to pass all He has promised. There is a need to remember His past faithfulness, knowing the Lord never fails us.
The Lord is calling His people to know their hope is found in Him and to renew their hope and faith in the promises and dreams He has given. He is calling them to look with faith-filled eyes at the path ahead and know that a new chapter has begun, and the Lord will begin to unfold the pages of this chapter in the time ahead. There is an interactive dynamic between faith and hope.
Psalm 119:114 (TPT), "You're my place of quiet retreat, and Your wrap-around presence becomes my shield as I wrap myself in Your Word!" (Photo via Unsplash)
Romans 15:13 (ESV), "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Hebrews 10:23 (ESV), "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
3. Reclaim the Promises and Prophesy Life
The Lord is calling His people to partnership in this chapter. He is calling us to reclaim and call forth the promises He has given. As we prophesy and speak out the Word and promises of God on the leading of the Spirit, He will breathe life onto the Word and it will come to pass in His perfect timing. We are to prophesy life to that which looks lifeless, as this is the time in which the Lord is causing the seed sown in past seasons to sprout and come to life.
In Ezekiel 37:4-10, which describes the encounter Ezekiel had in the valley of dry bones, the Lord instructs Ezekiel to prophesy the words He gives him. Ezekiel does as the Lord commands, and prophesies the exact words given to him. As Ezekiel prophesied the word of the Lord, there was a sound of rattling as the bones came together, and he saw sinews, flesh and skin cover the bones. The Lord then commanded him to prophesy to the breath and the breath came into the bones and they lived and stood up on their feet.
The Lord is calling His people to speak forth, in authority, the words given by the Holy Spirit. As this new chapter unfolds, the Lord is going to ask His people to prophesy His word and life to those things which look lifeless, and the breath of God is going to bring them to life. In all things we are to follow Zechariah 4:6 on the leading and in the power of the Spirit.
Zechariah 4:6 (ESV), "...Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."
Romans 4:17 (TPT), "...He is our example and father, for in God's presence he believed that God can raise the dead and call into being things that don't exist yet."
Can't You Talk Louder, God?
4. Resist the Old Ways and Embrace His New Strategies
As the Lord has opened a new chapter, it is important to align with the new season. The enemy will attempt to draw people back to patterns and ways they have operated in the past, but there is a need to be intentional about seeking the Lord for His strategies in this chapter of the journey, as the strategies may be different in some (or many) ways. The Lord is going to stretch many people in the time ahead as He asks them to step out in new ways.
It is not a time to stay in our comfort zones but to embrace all the Lord wants to do in and through us. When the Lord stretches us, He doesn't break us but instead strengthens and advances us. In this time of unprecedented change, it will be important to be purposeful about seeking the Lord and seeking confirmation on the way ahead.
Romans 12:2 (TPT), "Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God's will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes."
Psalm 32:8 (TPT), "I hear the Lord saying, 'I will stay close to you, instructing you and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with My eyes as your guide. So don't make it difficult; don't be stubborn when I take you where you've not been before. Don't make Me tug you and pull you along. Just come with Me!'"
5. Rise up in Faith and Boldness and Take Action
The Lord will call His people to partner with Him in word and deed in this chapter. As it will be a time of change, advancement and culmination of promises coming to life, it will be important to only follow the leading of the Spirit in order to walk in the fullness of all the Lord has planned for us in this chapter of our destiny in Him.
The Lord is inviting His people to close fellowship with the Holy Spirit. The Lord is going to ask His people to rise up, make a stand, be a voice and take action on His leading like never before, for He is looking for true followers of Him.
Romans 8:14 (TPT), "The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit."
James 1:22 (TPT), "Don't just listen to the Word of Truth and not respond to it, for that is the essence of self-deception. So always let His Word become like poetry written and fulfilled by your life!" (Photo via Pixabay)
Lastly, the Lord gave me three signs that would be seen in the lives of His people in this new chapter. These were the very reasons the chapter will be one that will not be the same as previous chapters.
1. Release of Hindrances and Release into the New
The people of God who have felt that they have not moved forward into the fullness of their destiny in God, will see blockages removed and divine opportunities and open doors released. Those who have stood in faith and stepped out in obedience will see the Lord move powerfully on their behalf as they are released into the new chapter in their destiny. The very areas the enemy tried to hinder and delay the people of God will be the areas in which the Lord brings the greatest breakthrough.
Isaiah 35:4 (TPT), "Be strong and never afraid. Look, here comes your God! He is breaking through to give you victory! He comes to avenge your enemies. With divine retribution He comes to save you!"
Isaiah 64:4 (TPT), "These amazing things had never been heard of before; You did things never dreamed of! No one perceived Your greatness. No eye has ever seen a God like You, who intervenes for those who wait and long for You!"
2. Restoration of Hope, Strength, Joy and Destiny
Psalm 126:5-6 (ESV), "Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing the sheaves with him."
The battle of the past seasons has strengthened your faith and developed your character. As the Lord opens this new chapter in the lives of His people, its pages will reveal restoration of hope, strength, joy and destiny.
1 Peter 5:10 (ESV), "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." (Photo via Unsplash)
Philippians 1:6 (TPT), "I pray with great faith for you, because I am fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put His finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!"
3. Reward for All That Has Been Sown
This will be a time of reward for all that has been sown. Every step of obedience and every tear has not gone unseen and every prayer has not gone unheard. The Lord is bringing life and multiplication to all that has been sown, for He is going to ignite the seeds sown in past seasons.
Luke 11:28 (TPT), "...God will bless all who listen to the Word of God and carefully obey everything they hear."
Galatians 6:9 (TPT), "And don't allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you've planted is coming!"
Ruth 2:12 (AMP), "The Lord recompense you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under Whose wings you have come to take refuge!"
Ask the Lord to show you the new chapter that has started and will unfold before you. Embrace the strategies He has given to partner with this new chapter and be expectant for all the Lord will bring forth, as this chapter in your destiny will not look the same as any previous one. A time of unprecedented change is before you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Katie Barker
Bring the Fire Ministries 

Email: contact@katiebarker.com.au
Website: www.katiebarker.com.au www.bringthefireministries.com
Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a heart to encourage Believers into a deeper relationship with the Lord and see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see Believers understand their Kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the Kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the Body of Christ united and awakened.
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Friday, August 23, 2019

"Your Fiery Trials Are Equipping You for Revival" Jo Ellen Stevens - THE ELIJAH LIST


"Your Fiery Trials Are Equipping You for Revival"
Jo Ellen Stevens, Connersville, IN



August 21, 2019

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve Shultz     I don't think any of us like going through trials, especially really fiery ones! Yet the Bible tells us we can rejoice:

     1 Peter 4:12-13, "Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy."

     I want you to read through this excellent article from Jo Ellen Stevens on this subject...know this—God IS equipping you through it all! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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"Your Fiery Trials Are Equipping You for Revival"
Jo Ellen Stevens, Connersville, IN


     Upon arising the other morning, the Lord spoke to me and said, "There is a Credence Clearwater Revival just ahead and is happening now!" He then told me to look these words up and share what He is about to do!

     CREDENCE: Credence means truthfulness, or believability.

     There is a revival of truthfulness coming to America and the world. It is going to be made apparent the difference between the truth-tellers and those who only speak from their own hearts. God is going to separate the real from the fake and is doing this in the earth right now!

     There is a great uncovering of the lies that we have been told and some of the truths that we have held dear in our country. He is going to shake all that can be shaken so that which remains will be the unadulterated truth of God's Word, and He is about to show forth who His true prophets are. All institutions are now being shaken so that new foundations will be laid and they will be laid in the truth of God's Word!

     CLEAR WATER: 1: Water made clear or translucent by filtering. 2: Free from pollution or cloudiness.

     God is in the process of clearing the water that is about to flow through His people! He is taking care of business right now, and cleaning us out for such a time as this so that He can have a clean channel to flow through in the days ahead. If you have been going through a lot recently, maybe He has been cleansing things from your heart and mind so that you can be that pure channel of His love and grace to a dying world.

     REVIVAL: Comeback to life; reawaken; a return of strength or importance; restoration to former vigor, activity, or efficiency, after a period of languor, depression, or suspension; quickening; renewal: as, the revival of hope; the revival of one's spirits by good news.

     There is a revival that is about to happen with those who have walked in truth and sought truth and acted in truth. There is about to be a re-establishment of God's truth that will affect the whole world! God is resuscitating the remnant in the Church from what they have been through in this shaking that is going on, and there is an awakening that is coming to the Body of Christ in an even higher dimension. This, in turn, will awaken the world to God's ways and to the His truth, which is the only answer to their problems.

The Hill of the Lord

     Psalm 24:3-6 says, "Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. Selah."

     These people who have been been cleansed and washed and have allowed the process to happen in their lives; those who are walking in the truth of God's Word, who have pure hearts and clean hands, will ascend unto the hill of the Lord in these days!

A Shaking is Going On

     God spoke to me and said that this "Credence Clearwater Revival" will begin from those who have survived great shakings in their own life.

     Isaiah 4:3-6 (NKJV), "And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy—everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain."

     There is a shaking going on and it is because He is preparing us for the hill or mountain of the Lord. In Psalm 24:3, the word "hill" means promotion. God is not trying to kill us in the test that we have been through in these shakings, but He has been all about promoting us!

Tests bring promotion as they cleanse us, making us ready to be the vessels for the clear, pure water of His Word to flow through.

Going Through a Fiery Trial? Rejoice!

     1 Peter 4:12-13, "Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy."

     Yes, the key to going through these trials is to understand that He is bringing you to a place like Joseph. God took him out of the prison and trials that tried him for years, and finally brought him up to be second in command to Pharaoh. God was all this time getting things out of him so that He would be able to use him during the famine to save even those who put him in bondage!

     Yes, He has been preparing you in the shaking and fiery trials, so that we can be that city set on a hill for such a time as this. So go through this, rejoice in this...He is taking you to this place. He is bringing you to the promotion of the Lord, for such a time as this!

Arise, Shine!

Jo Ellen Stevens
TCIC Ministries


Email: jostevensariseshine@gmail.com
Website: dstevens7.wix.com/tcic

Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. 

She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! 

She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

"How I Overcame Spiritual Dryness" Helen Calder THE ELIJAH LIST

"How I Overcame Spiritual Dryness"


Helen Calder THE ELIJAH LIST
Aug 18, 2019
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
Steve Shultz
     I think we've all experienced a season of "dryness" in our lives...and that's a good time to always, always seek the Lord and draw closer to Him.
     I was really encouraged in this recent article by Helen Calder in which she shares how she overcame spiritual dryness and what came out of it.
     I think this is a NOW word for many...I pray it blesses and encourages you to move forward through any spiritual dryness you may be dealing with right now! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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When I began writing on my Enliven Blog ten years ago, I was spiritually dry and recovering from burnout. Yet now, as I write this on my blog's tenth anniversary, I look back in amazement at what can only be a move of the Holy Spirit.
So, if you can relate to feeling weary; if you sometimes wonder how you can complete the work God has called you to, be encouraged. Your Father wants you to know that He is unfailing. There is never any moment you where cannot draw life from Him! And if you have experienced spiritual dryness, you can be refilled.
Below is the story of how I overcame spiritual dryness, as well as some helpful keys to overcoming this in your own life.
1. Realize Your Weakness Is Not an Obstacle to God
Contemplating this milestone of a decade has been both wonderful and humbling for me; it is a miracle of God's grace that has made this possible, with the generous help of others. But to be honest, at the time, the thought of doing it again, even for one more week, was daunting! That is until I paused in prayer, and suddenly found myself in a vision.
In the vision, I was by a bubbling brook, surrounded by greenery. There was an indescribable peace in that place. The brook's water was flowing endlessly through a large rock. Then I noticed something. The water was pouring forth from the mouth of a clay jar. I suddenly knew that clay jar was cracked and broken, but it was completely encompassed by the rock. Within the rock, the jar was tilted in such as way that the water poured forth endlessly; only its mouth was visible.
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."(2 Cor. 4:7 NIV) (Photo via Flickr)
Do you feel weak, or even cracked and broken in some way? Your weakness is not an obstacle to Him. Hear your Father say, "My grace towards you is such that My glory will shine through you and My power be seen upon you!" (2 Cor 12:9).
2. Be Dependent Upon Jesus
The clay jar I saw in the vision had capacity to pour because it was held and encased in the rock. You can have complete security in Jesus when He is your Rock, your source of life.
"[A]nd all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ." (1 Cor. 10:4 NKJV)
A cure for spiritual dryness is to be continually dependent upon Him. This is a position you can hold by faith.
Jesus explained it this way: "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5 NKJV).
Your longevity in ministry doesn't rest on your ability or diligence, as important as these things are. It rests on your dependence upon Christ. Jesus uses the image of the vine and the branches to illustrate what He means by "abiding in Him." The branches are a part of the vine—an extension of it. They are not merely joined, they are one.
You can have the revelation of being one with Christ, and then live rested in that position of union with Him.
Can't You Talk Louder, God?
3. Live and Work Out of the Father's Delight
At the start of 2009, around eight months before I started my blog, I released most of my ministry roles. Everything I thought God had lined up for me, in order to fulfill His call on my life, had fallen over. I was now well into my forties. I had worked so hard but seemed to have lost it all, and had nothing left to give. Yet the Lord was at work. He allowed my spiritual dryness, for it led to my healing.
In my crisis of faith, I asked over and over, "Are You the God I am afraid that You are—a task-master whose approval I can never win? Or the Father I have longed for—a God of grace and joy?"
I had known theoretically that God was my Father, but I didn't know Him as my loving Father.
After a life-changing encounter with God as my Abba Father, I finally knew I didn't need to work for His approval. I was already "good enough"! I knew I was, always had been, and always would be His beloved child. And on this new foundation, I began to write.
Your Father is delighted in you; not because of anything you can do for Him. He loves you, He loves you, He loves you.
4. Be Continuously Filled with the Spirit
As 2010 began, my husband Malcolm and I both had a glorious infilling with the Holy Spirit. So much so, Malcolm had to carry me out of a meeting! (Photo via Pexels)
Finally, I had moved from spiritual dryness into overflow, but it started more than 6 months earlier as I learned to have regular encounters with God that replenished me, little by little.
We need to know where our life flow comes from. When we are releasing life to others out of our intimate relationship with God, we can continue to serve. Jesus said, "'Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.' By this He meant the Spirit..." (John 7:38-39 NIV). The source of this river is His Spirit, flowing from within us.
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19), and God's design for you is to never run dry. Today, I pray His life is released powerfully from within you. May you be filled and overflow with His immeasurable joy.
Your Work Matters to God
God created us to be in close relationship with Him. This doesn't mean that work is not important to God!
Yes, we need to take special time out for rest and prayer to prevent spiritual dryness, but there is no place where relationship ends and work begins. We do not work for God, we work with God, and our Father doesn't grade different types of work. Remember, in the beginning He put Adam to work tending the garden. All work can be done to the glory of God (Col. 3:17).
Today, I pray that you will know what it means to be filled to overflowing, and that any spiritual dryness will be swept away by an encounter with the grace of God.
He is waiting for you with open arms. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Helen Calder
Enliven Ministries
Email: 
helen@enlivenpublishing.com
Website:
 www.enlivenministries.net
Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, a part of the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of hearing God's voice, prophetic ministry and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 36 years.
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

"Feeling Misunderstood? God Is Opening New Doors - Prepare for Promotion!" - Joe Joe Dawson, THE ELIJAH LIST


"Feeling Misunderstood? God Is Opening New Doors 
- Prepare for Promotion!"

Joe Joe Dawson, Texarkana, Texas



August 16, 2019

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve Shultz    We've received quite a few words about this being a season of open doors...

    I know many of you are starting new ventures with the Lord. He's called you to new things to build in the Kingdom with new creativity.
    Some have felt "misunderstood" as Joe Joe Dawson puts it in his recent article:

    Just recently, in a time of corporate prayer, the Lord spoke to me about the month of August. The Lord only said this one word to me: "Misunderstood." I began to think about different people in the Bible and how many of them were misunderstood...

    I want you to read this most encouraging word and receive it for yourself... God is opening new doors for you! 

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"Feeling Misunderstood? God Is Opening New Doors - Prepare for Promotion!"
Joe Joe Dawson, Texarkana, Texas

  
 Recently, very early in the morning, I was in a time of prayer when I heard the Lord say, "I am about to open doors for so many people, but tell them to be ready."

He is Making a Way

     God is about to open doors for many people. Not just one door, but many doors. However, the Lord is wanting us to make sure that our hearts and minds are ready to receive these open doors. The Lord wants us to be fully ready when they open. We must be prepared, in the right mindset, and spiritually strong enough to walk through these doors when they open. We must get our emotions aligned and our spirits ready.

God is going to make a way where there seems to be no way.

He is going to open up doors in such a grand fashion that you are going to be able to run through them at full speed. When you enter in, instantaneously, you will reflect back and understand why you spent so long in a wilderness and cave season. Every previous season will make sense in light of these open doors.

The "Old You" Cannot Enter

     The reason God wants you to prepare before the doors are open is because the "old you" cannot enter into this new season. Your old way of thinking cannot handle these open doors. Your old way of doing things will not let you operate correctly in this new season.

     One reason doors have not opened for you yet is because of the people beside you. Some of the people beside you right now cannot go through these doors. It doesn't mean they're bad people, it just means these doors are not designed for them to walk through. Some people, if you allow them to go with you through the open doors, will try to grab a hold of you and keep you from the advancement that God has for you.

     Don't allow anyone, any mindset, any old habit or anything else to keep you from stepping into your open doors! You have been faithfully walking with the Lord through the hard times and through the great times but they have all been leading up to this season. You are about to run full speed ahead into your destiny.

"Misunderstood"

     Just recently, in a time of corporate prayer, the Lord spoke to me about the month of August. The Lord only said this one word to me: "Misunderstood." I began to think about different people in the Bible and how many of them were misunderstood.

     King David was the son who was sent out into the wilderness. David felt misunderstood his entire life. While his brothers were in the house with their father, he was out in the field with the sheep. I would imagine David felt misunderstood and alone in the wilderness, but what he could not see at the time was that God had placed him there to prepare him.

     David was not the only one who spent time alone with God in the wilderness. Immediately following Jesus' baptism He went out into the wilderness to fast and be alone with the Father. Jesus was misunderstood His entire time on the earth but it did not keep Him from accomplishing what He knew He was sent to do.

     The apostle Paul, because of his radical and instantaneous transformation, was misunderstood. Paul was misunderstood by many of the Believers and former disciples because Paul had previously been murdering Christians and was now suddenly trying to preach the Gospel! It did not make any sense to anyone else, but Paul kept moving forward even though he was initially misunderstood.

Prepared for Promotion

     When we encounter a season in the wilderness it is not to punish us but rather to prepare us for promotion.

You may feel misunderstood and rejected but God is setting you up! In seasons where you feel lonely or isolated, draw near to God in the wilderness.

     If you feel misunderstood, you are in the perfect place and in the perfect time to receive the favor and the blessings of God. This is a season where God is taking those people that have felt misunderstood and isolated in this season and pouring out His Spirit upon them. God uses and sends people who are misunderstood to establish His Kingdom on the earth. God called Moses who stuttered and could easily be misunderstood to lead an entire nation of people out of bondage! Just because you have been misunderstood does not mean that God cannot do great exploits through you.

     For those that have felt rejected, isolated, lonely and forgotten, others may have misunderstood you but God has been preparing you for a season and a reason that will soon make sense. When people misunderstand you, Heaven understands you. One of the reasons why many of you have felt misunderstood was to protect you from wrong relationships and to set you apart.

     Get ready for everything that the Lord has for you. Don't worry about being misunderstood, God is setting you up for something powerful!

Joe Joe Dawson
Joe Joe Dawson Ministries


Email: JoeJoeDawson@hotmail.com
Website: www.joejoedawson.net

Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and Apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson and they have three children Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawson's live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every Believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival.