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God is on the move. There’s been a breakthrough & acceleration in the spirit over the past couple of weeks — fresh anointing, new authority, greater assignments, and increased clarity + access in the spirit. It’s been an intense, exhilarating few weeks as I’ve been taken to new heights and experiences and increased tenderness toward Him. This is happening for those who have remained obedient to Him and faithful to His process, and the sense I get is Him saying, “Thank you for being faithful to me. You have earned My trust. You have been faithful in little, now I am giving so much more”.

How beautiful it is to win the trust of God. He has been building us up to this point in the last few months (read here and here), and this is just the beginning.

I sense there is a message for three groups of people in this season, and I want to share them here briefly.

1. THOSE WAITING FOR THEIR BREAKTHROUGH

Breakthrough into acceleration will come through these very critical stages.

a. Clean Up

Before God moves us into the next level, He first wants to do a thorough clean-up. This includes our relationships, finances, belief systems, and even character issues that may seem minor now. Let Him in to all areas. God loves you and He knows best. He wants to do a major clean-up so that these things will neither hinder nor stumble us — in acceleration, things grow exponentially, both the good and the bad.

God disciplines those He loves, so do not shun or despise His discipline. He wants to bring order and stability into your life.

This is a time that we must choose: are we for God or against Him? There is no sitting on the fence. He is either Lord of all, or not Lord at all. The battle lines have been drawn, this is the tipping point, and we must make a stand and choose which side of the battle we will be on.

Those who choose alignment, obedience to Him, and who would surrender to His discipline, will find freedom, peace and abundant joy. There are those who will give in to the soul instead of being led by the Spirit, and they will choose to go back to the ways that were comfortable to them. God never promised it would be easy but He did promise that it was oh so simple, and that He would be there to empower us all the way through.

Repentance is so simple. True repentance is founded in grace, and true grace leads to repentance which leads to grace. It is a simple matter of saying, “Sorry Lord, I was wrong. I want to change my ways. Help me and empower me to do so.” God is faithful and just, and He will forgive us and cleanse us.

Dear friends, I urge you. Give in to grace. Surrender to the discipline of your loving Father. Don’t let pride hold you back from the so-much-more that God wants to do in this coming season. When we soften our hearts toward Him and become like little children before their good Papa, we will gain access to the Kingdom.

b. Find Your Elijah

Seasons of alignment apply to alignment with God, and also alignment with man. Who we choose to align to in this season will greatly impact the trajectory and momentum of our journey. Be wise and discerning in the company that you keep. In the last days, there will be many who come like wolves in sheep’s clothing. Only by discernment in the Holy Spirit will we be able to perceive the difference.

Ask God for godly mentors and leaders. They will not be perfect, but when they are from God they will be given the grace to protect you and help you move into the fullness of what God has prepared for you. When you find your Elijah, become his/her Elisha by being their armor-bearer. Trust them, serve them, run with them. There is a double portion of their mantle available to you when you do, just as Elisha received his double-portion mantle from Elijah.

2. THOSE WHO HAVE BROKEN THROUGH

This is an exciting time for you! If you are in this group, your present reality is probably marked by some or more the following:

  • Divine open doors of favor and opportunity.
  • Having been re-positioned in the right place at the right time.
  • An enlargement (or stretching) of your gifts, talents, and character.
  • Clarity in the spirit like never before.
  • Encounters and experiences in the spirit.
  • A new deep hunger for the written Word of God.
  • Peace and stability in your work and what you do as God has brought divine alignment.
  • Restoration and new order in your relationships.
  • New authority and trust from heaven to legislate and rule with Him.
  • A heart that is tender before the Lord.

Now is the time to ride on the momentum of this acceleration, and increase exponentially. This is the month to grow in the strength of the Lord, in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. It is the time to gain insight + foresight, and to prosper spiritually and naturally.

In this time of exponential growth it is important to rest in the Lord, working from victory instead of for victory.

3. LEADERS & OVERSEERS

God is bringing order to His house.

Leaders and overseers who have been entrusted with His people, His revelations, His resources, will be required to walk in such a way that they can give an account in heaven. God will ask us to give an account.

As God sweeps through His house to bring order, He is looking for those who would be faithful to steward what He has entrusted to them according to His ways. As God brings order to His house, discipline and sometimes tough love will be needed. This will mean that overseers and leaders in the church will have to choose: fear of God, or fear of man? Will they choose to please God, even if obedience to God might make them unpopular or even persecuted by their flock?

Every leader will be held accountable for how we choose to steward the people, revelation, and resources that God has entrusted to us. Everything belongs to the Lord, and we are merely stewards of them.

As we choose to put God first and align ourselves to Him, God will give us divine wisdom. We will need this heavenly insight and foresight as we move forward. In the last days, there will be many who come like wolves in sheep’s clothing. Their agenda will be to turn the eyes of God’s people away from God, and leaders will be given divine strategies to protect the sheep from these wolves.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Overseers, I urge you to keep yourself in God – in the Word, in prayer, and in worship through which our eyes are kept fixed upon Him – in this pivotal time of God’s calendar. In Him, you will find the wisdom and strength that you will need to guide His people into the exciting new world that God is bringing His church into!

  • MarshaleeMay 12, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    What a lovely blog you have here! I am a Christian and I will be visiting here more to get a great messsage. 🙏🏾 Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • SarahMay 13, 2017 - 12:54 am

    Thank you! Yes amen!ReplyCancel

  • JulieMay 23, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    This is exciting! I’d like to believe I’m in the breakthrough group. I’m hoping there’s more growth in the future and more trust in God like never before!ReplyCancel

I shared a word last month about BREAKTHROUGH, and the importance of holding on to hope as we break through into our breakthrough. Shortly after that word was released, I had a dream that I believe is the continuation of that word. This is the message of the dream.

The Lord is calling out “Don’t abandon HOPE.”

As you press in for your breakthrough, don’t leave hope behind. We’re in the season of entering into our breakthrough, and there is a reminder in the Spirit not to neglect hope in our pursuit. Now, more than ever, we must never leave Hope’s side.

I see that the enemy seeks to manipulate God’s children through subtle deception. Those he cannot discourage in their quest for breakthrough, he will distract through busyness as they press in for their breakthrough.

The Lord is reminding us to be vigilant. We must begin living in the spirit, not being led by the soul. We must cut through the layers of first and second heaven where the flesh operates and the spiritual principalities are at war, and reach a place where we operate in the third heavens where we are “seated with God in heavenly places” (Ephesians 2:6). Only then will we be able to discern with clarity and precision, able to distinguish between contending for our breakthrough vs. strife and busyness.

When we are seated with God in heavenly places, we will begin to see our world and circumstances through His eyes. No longer will we judge things according to human understanding, but according to God’s thoughts. That’s when we will begin to see all things through eyes of hope. That’s when we begin to shift atmospheres, praying and decreeing from heaven to earth instead of striving from earth to heaven.

Hope Precedes Promise and Honor

I heard the Lord say that in days to come, He is birthing in many of His people these two things: Honor and Promise.

As we hold on to hope, He will release to us promises. Old promises will begin to “suddenly” come to fulfillment. Furthermore, new promises will be deposited in us! When hope is our companion, weary hearts will begin to dream again. We will become fertile soil for new promises of God to take root and bear fruit.

After hope will come honor. People will look at our lives, the broken places from where we came, and the breakthroughs that we now have, and declare, “It could only be God. He/she could only be where they are now because of the hand of God.” Your life will become a vessel through which God is honored.

“The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” Numbers 21:8

Jesus said, “When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself.” When we hold on to hope, it is a prophetic declaration that we trust in His sovereignty, power, and love for us. As we lift Him up so in our lives, we are lifting up a standard in the wilderness, and He will draw all men to Himself!

Beloved, now more than ever, keep in step with hope. Keep close to hope. God is on the move!

  • inkblotsofhope- SarahApril 7, 2017 - 6:01 am

    What a lovely blog you have, Samantha, and what wonderful words of insightful encouragement you share in this post! Yes, we can never abandon hope, even if all seems to be lost. Hope is always an option.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth @ plantedbylivingwaterApril 9, 2017 - 6:10 am

    “praying and decreeing from heaven to earth instead of striving from earth to heaven.” Amen; this is what He gives us the authority to do in Christ! We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and seek first the kingdom of God, not allowing other things and people to distract us from Him and His purpose for our life.
    To God be the glory!
    “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36ReplyCancel

Years ago, a seed was planted in my heart for an Esther Task Force to be assembled.

I saw a vision, a company of men & women who carried hearts of intercession, specifically for the Media & Entertainment mountain in their nation — they were being called forth, assembled, and sent out in teams or task forces. Each task force would network with other task forces across nations, encouraging and collaborating with one another to bring His Kingdom to the Media in their nation.

For many years, I kept the vision in my heart. Now, years later, the Lord has spoken that it is time for the Esther Task Force to be assembled.

Simply put, the Esther Task Force is a network of Media intercessors from across nations who will partner with one another to bring His Kingdom into the Media industry where they are.

The media belongs to the Lord. It is a powerful tool in His hand for spreading truth and establishing Kingdom culture in our lands. For too long, the enemy has hijacked Media & Entertainment to control the minds of our people. For too long, media and entertainment channels have been used as tools to spread lies, fear, confusion.

No more! God is calling for His children to arise and take back their rightful inheritance! We are called to be godly influencers. It is time to raise our voices and let the sound of Truth reverberate across our land.

It is time for Esthers – men & women with the heart of intercession – with godly voices to rise up in the Media. People who would pray for the Media in our nation — revealing the plans & plots of the enemy to silence God’s people, and releasing declarations that bring change & understanding.

We meet monthly to seek the Lord and make His declarations over the Media & Entertainment mountain in our nation. At the moment, these monthly intercession meetings will take place only in Singapore. However, I see that God will raise up other Esthers from across nations who will head up these intercessory task forces in their nation, and this network will be a place of support & empowerment for them.

To cut a long story short, if you are – called to the media and/or entertainment industry or have a desire to go into the media and/or entertainment industry, and you want to play a part in unveiling His Kingdom here on earth in your sphere of influence — we want you! Or, more to the point, God wants you!

Enlist here. You can also find out more, or write in if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them!

  • AndreaMarch 14, 2017 - 1:59 am

    Yesterday, the message at church was from the book of Esther – “for such a time as this”…ReplyCancel

  • TerriMarch 14, 2017 - 2:15 am

    I wanna be a Esther!ReplyCancel

  • AleidaMarch 14, 2017 - 7:36 am

    I’m going to enlist. I know i’m called to the media mountain. I wrote a paper about this while I was in seminary.ReplyCancel

  • Heather HartMarch 14, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Sounds interesting, clicking over to find out more.ReplyCancel

  • KristiMarch 15, 2017 - 6:54 am

    Yes, every tool can be used for God’s glory and should be. The devil will hijack it and try to destroy any good that could come out of it but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying.ReplyCancel

  • Maria HassMarch 15, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    I’ve been praying and asking God to send forth actors, script writers, TV/Camera crew – basically God-lovers who use their talents to share His truths! In fiction and non-fiction! This is definitely a burden that is near to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Lo Tanner | All That MotivatesMarch 19, 2017 - 2:30 am

    Love the heart of this! God is radically shifting things as the Esthers come forward! I believe it!ReplyCancel

Many years ago, I was a young girl whose prophetic gift was just beginning to awaken. It was exciting, exhilarating… and it seemed to get me in more trouble than all of my previous years combined!

I was constantly sticking my foot in my mouth and other people’s mouthssharing prophesies at the wrong time, speaking with harshness, and carrying a pride that I was the one who “heard God”. I made many mistakes, both costly and not-so-costly, and offended a whole lot of people.

I was basically a ticking time bomb of “raw zeal waiting for a place to happen”, and it is truly by the grace of God that I grew past that stage with most of my soul intact. What I really needed was a mentor.

Mentors Needed

Most people are wary of mentoring the prophetically gifted, especially those who are just learning to prophesy. Why? Fledgling prophetic people are often stubborn, proud, rebellious, and unteachable — and it requires a great deal of time, patience, love, and forbearance to walk together dealing with each of these issues. But beneath the many layers of “roughness”, these prophetic people are precious gemstones that, once uncovered, will be a huge blessing to the world. The mark of a good mentor is that of a servant-leader (it will often require us to lay down our life & our rights, giving without receiving back), and not many leaders are ready to serve people in such mentoring relationships.

God is searching for prophetic mentors, those who are willing to pay the price to parent a new generation of powerful leaders He is raising across the earth — those who would be patient to wait past the immaturity of the rising prophetic person, to get past the dirt, and see the gold & His plan for them. God is looking for those who will lead by example, modelling servant-leadership.

The great news is that God is raising up a wave of prophetic fathers and mothers who will take the emerging prophetic under their wing.

These fathers and mothers have been given a special grace for the task (because without grace, they will be tempted at times to throw up their hands and give up!) and to be just as tenacious in their love as their disciples can be stubborn. The tenacity of their love will be stronger than the stubbornness of their prophetic protégé, and that will enable them to love the growing prophetic person into maturity.

How To Be Mentored

Whether you are wanting to grow your prophetic gift (everyone has a prophetic gift to some measure) or you have a prophetic call on your life you want to walk into, a mentor is one of the provisions of God for you to get there. Each of the different five-fold giftings mentor in very different ways, and this article is focused specifically on the prophetic.

1. Ask.

Firstly, ask God. There are seasons when He wants to tutor us directly, and seasons when He will teach us through mentors. Ask God if He has a mentor for you in this season, and if so then ask Him to show you who it is.

Once you know who you’re called to align with and learn from, ask that person if they would be your mentor. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “If so-and-so is meant to be my mentor/pray for me/give me a word, God will tell them.” I used to say such things too, until Holy Spirit began to show me the irresponsibility in that statement which has its root in the fear of rejection.

Our spiritual growth is our responsibility, no one else’s. Yes, God will speak to the prophet who is meant to mentor you, but He will speak to you too. A key factor to spiritual growth is hunger. Elisha pursued Elijah, and he ended up with Elijah’s double portion! Take charge of your destiny and spiritual growth. Ask God for discernment, and pursue boldly the mentor God has chosen for you.

2. Define The Relationship.

Once you’ve found your mentor and “sealed the deal”, you’re ready to begin your journey! Sit down with your mentor and define the relationship — What are both of your expectations? Are both of you on the same page? What are the boundaries of this relationship?

There is a difference between a coach, a mentor, and a spiritual parent. Each one has an increasing degree of access and priority, but also a corresponding increase in the level of responsibility required.

For example, a person to whom I am a spiritual mother would have more access to my time, resources, and trust than a student that I coach in the classroom Antioch Academy, and the student would have more access to me than a person who isn’t part of the Antioch community. But the person to whom I am a spiritual mother would also have more expected of them. I require a much higher level of honor, submission and responsibility in my relationships with my spiritual children than with those I merely coach or mentor.

What level of intimacy are you prepared and willing to pay the price for? Each of those relationships can be blessing. Ask God for wisdom to choose the one that’s best suited to your needs and capacity in this season.

Define the relationship, then resolve to be committed to it. This commitment will help you stay the course, especially when the road gets rough. A mentoring relationship will push some of your hot buttons and prod at some of your raw spots; this helps you to grow, but it will be painful at times and that’s when your commitment to God’s process needs to be stronger than your instinct to retreat.

It is important to note that if you don’t really take hold of the benefits of mentorship, you can be in a mentoring relationship for years and never ever get through the preparation stage. The following are points you need to keep in mind if you have a mentor.

3. Be Transparent.

Be totally transparent with your mentor. Let your walls down and let them see what’s really in your heart — the good, the bad, and especially the ugly. They need to know what’s in there so that they can help you identify what God is doing in you.

It will mean you being vulnerable and admitting where you fail and mess up. It also means being prepared to let them come into those places and point them out. Yup. It’s never fun to have somebody’s fingers in our soft spots, and really not fun to have our weaknesses pointed out. But if you will let a mentor come in, you will identify the flesh + die to self + grow so much more quickly.

4. Be Humble, Submission Is Key To Growth.

By golly, this is a tough one. Many people behave in a way that communicates, “I would love to have a mentor that gives me direction, affirmation, prayer support, and help through the tough times… but the rest of the time I want to do things my way!”  That’s not mentorship, that’s really bad parenting that results in spoilt children.

Submission is key to accelerated growth. Your mentor has been given to you by God, so trust in His process and submit to them. It won’t always be fair; not every test and chisel that your mentor will give you will be fair. In fact, quite the opposite is true. You will probably find that it is quite unfair but that is all part of the testing. It is all part of the process! Let the Lord use your mentor and submit.

Submission cannot be conditional. “I will submit when it comes to advice, impartations and decrees, but I won’t submit when he/she tells me to die to a certain area of my flesh.”  Complete submission builds our character, which leads to maturity.

Get confirmation about every direction you sense God gives you with your mentor. Submit every revelation you get to them so that you can discern, learn, and rise up.

An aspect that needs to be addressed in fledgling prophetic people is an aloofness, an independent and argumentative spirit. One way to work against our pride is to have a teachable spirit. Knowing it all or “hearing God for yourself” can lead to having an unteachable spiritual attitude, which leads to deception. One tell-tale sign of having such a spirit is getting defensive when a mentor is giving advice.

A good guideline is: If it is a corrective word, don’t close up. Try not to justify yourself. Even if you don’t agree with everything that is said, some of it may be true. Usually more of the advice is true than we first want to admit.

Don’t skip steps in dealing with the Spirit. Some lessons – such as servanthood, submission, humility, discernment – are foundational, and if you try to avoid them they will just arise in your life in another way. Those who miss the lessons God wants them to learn have to “go around the mountain one more time”. Some people go around the mountain so many times because of their pride and inability to submit that they never get out of that cycle.

This is a really tough one to live out, but I promise you that if you do, the rewards are far greater. Not only will you emerge from that season with a deep humility that is so pleasing to the Lord, you will also have established trust and earned the respect of your mentor and those around you. You will be positioned, ready to be launched and entrusted with the mysteries of God.

5. Be Prepared For Tests.

The Lord uses the waiting + preparation time to season us. Along with this comes tests to gauge how ready we are, and whether we are seasoned to be launched out.

Cindy Jacobs says, “An important measure is in the words the disciple uses to communicate what he or she is receiving from the Lord. I watch those with whom I am working to see how they are coming along in their servant-leader growth. Occasionally, I will give them a verbal test to see if they will rise to the bait in pride. This may be in the form of asking them to do something that might seem menial, and then listening to their responses. This area of testing is one where many young leaders flake out on the call. They don’t want to pay the price to be tempered.

The area of presumption is one stronghold which many prophetic people become blinded to. It comes from presuming that we know what to do without first checking it with other leaders. This is where a good relationship with your elders, pastor, or mentor is vital.

A good mentor will work with an emerging prophetic person in the area of pacing themselves personally. Prophets, who are not properly tempered, have one speed: fast forward! Everything they hear from God has an intangible immediacy about it. Most prophets would burn themselves out without tempering, as well as everyone around them.”

Wise leaders know to watch those in their church who are prophetically anointed for at least six months before approaching them in any way. Many of these gifted ones become angry and just move on. They fail the test. Just because a person is anointed doesn’t mean they have been proven trustworthy for the higher calling. God can anoint anyone. He’s more interested in your maturity & character than your anointing.

This is so closely tied to humility and submission. Trust God, and trust the mentor God has chosen for you because the one He’s chosen for you will love you and want only the best for you. Submit unconditionally, serve and obey even when it seems unfair — both God and your mentor want you to pass the test and launch into the fullness of your destiny!

5. Align And Run With Your Mentor.

The mentor that comes from God and carries His Father’s heart will want to see you soar. They will set a pace for you to accelerate your growth in the Lord. Learn to run with them — this will mean an alignment not just in word or deed, but in your spirit as well.

The best way to align and run with your mentor is to serve and honor. Ask God what it means to be an ARMOUR-BEARER, and do it wholeheartedly. The armour-bearers will receive the double-portion of the mantle of their mentors.

A godly prophetic mentor will be one who runs with the Lord, in tune with His times & seasons. Run in pace with them. It might be a steep learning curve at first, so ask questions when you don’t understand. Keep communication channels open. Take the initiative to ask for help. Let your mentor help you keep up with their speed.

I believe a new generation of the prophetic is arising in the spirit of Malachi 4: 6, mentored by prophetic fathers + mothers God has called to take these fledgling prophetic under their wing and raise them up into the atmosphere of heaven.

A new dawn, a new breed, a fresh approach to growing in the prophetic — one that is rooted in fatherhood and covenant and the freedom in sonship. Exciting times!

  • HeatherMarch 7, 2017 - 1:29 am

    Sounds like a much needed ministry.ReplyCancel

  • AndreaMarch 7, 2017 - 3:00 am

    That part about being transparent – that’s a must before anything else in GodReplyCancel

  • TerriMarch 7, 2017 - 3:03 am

    sounds like a great ministry and well neededReplyCancel

  • CassieMarch 7, 2017 - 4:36 am

    Mentors are important! We can learn a lot from them!ReplyCancel

  • AmyMarch 7, 2017 - 10:55 am

    I guess I am unclear as to what you are referring to as a prophetic gift. You say that everyone has one to some degree. I suppose you mean every believer. But how so? Do you mean to speak God’s truth from His Word? I believe God speaks to us through His holy Word. I love being in His Word every day.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie KittermanMarch 7, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Hello Sam! We are neighbors at #SoulSurvivor today. I read your title and saw the word prophetic and had to come visit. I operate and teach on the prophetic and I love that I found someone else who understands it too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on prophetic mentorship – I think for me the defining the relationship is key. Oh, and I completely agree with you about new generation arising! So very nice to meet you.

    Also, I would love if you would consider linking up to my NEW Thursday Party #TuneInThursday it stays open until Sunday. You can find it here: http://debbiekitterman.com/blog/
    (Please feel free to delete the link if you feel it is inappropriate to post here).ReplyCancel

  • KristiMarch 8, 2017 - 4:41 am

    It is so important to have a mentor and to be prayerfully asking God to mature. We’ve all blown it has we are excited to see the gifts God has given us. It’s truly a blessing how gracious he is to us and teaches us through the process.ReplyCancel

  • AleidaMarch 8, 2017 - 5:30 am

    I love this. Thanks for share your story. I know have a prophetic gift and I need to focus on developing it.ReplyCancel

  • Maria HassMarch 8, 2017 - 12:09 pm

    Mentoring is overall under-rated in Churches today but it is so vital to the kingdom of God! We need these relationships in the spiritual and in the natural. For example; I’m submitting to the councel of my realtor and my credit consultant. They know the path, and I I want to arrive at the destination to homeownership they will show me the most effective way to get there. But they can’t help me if I don’t submit. Sadly I don’t have this spiritual relationship but I’m praying for it (even though my home buying team are praying, Spirit filled Christians.ReplyCancel

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