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I believe we’re about to enter into a season of acceleration, and the month of June – specifically these next couple of weeks –  is critical if we don’t want to miss out on what God is about to bring.

We are being positioned + prepared for the next season that is coming in the next few months. The next few months could bring for you enlarged territories, new territories, a new level in your spiritual life, increase in anointing and gifting, etc.

How we choose to live now will have an impact in how we receive the blessing to come.

Alex and I did a 20 minute live sharing about what we’ve been sensing from the Lord’s heart, and what it means to get yourself aligned in this season.

Watch the video below, and ask the Lord for who He has ordained for you to receive the blessing through in this season.

Know who they are; then get behind them, submit, and align yourself to run hard after them. God honors your obedience, and you will step into the current of momentum that will propel you into your next season.

Praying divine alignment over every life reading this today, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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  • SheilaJune 15, 2016 - 3:54 am
  • AndreaJune 15, 2016 - 4:43 am

    and we need to be ready for whatever God has for us in this season 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bobi Ann AllenJune 15, 2016 - 5:50 am

    Beautiful site…one of the most important ways to prepare for the next season is to be faithful with the present season!!ReplyCancel

  • SamJune 15, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Thank you for this word from God – I am so blessed by your faithfulness and your close relationship you have with God to hear from Him 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AndreaJune 17, 2016 - 7:50 am

    SO important that we stay close to Him – especially these days 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AllisonJune 17, 2016 - 7:58 am

    We are in a season of change in our lives currently, I needed this! Thank you for the encouragement.ReplyCancel

  • Taria ShondellJune 17, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    Thank you JESUS! Get into alignment for your acceleration! Thank you for the confirming word!!!ReplyCancel

  • KayJune 19, 2016 - 5:27 am

    Good post! Liked your point about how we live has an impact!ReplyCancel

This is something the Lord has been showing me over the past couple of years. I am in no way an expert on the subject of leadership; if anything, I have much to learn! This word is preaching to me as much as it preaches to you. June is a key month of being positioned for major acceleration, may we be found faithful in obeying!

My beloved ones, I am raising up a new breed of leaders across the face of the earth.

You’ve heard that the days of Superstar ministers are over, but I am taking it one step further. Indeed, this is the time for the nameless, faceless army of God to arise — and I am raising Generals in this army that look completely opposite from what the world think great leaders look like. I am raising up an army of servant leaders. People who serve in authenticity, brokenness, and humility.

The generals in My army will not be perfect, but they will have a childlike heart to hear Me & obey My voice even in weakness. They are marked by humility, vulnerability, and a broken offered-up life that will become a guiding post for all who look upon them. They will not serve out of their own strength or wisdom, but by walking in total dependance on My Holy Spirit.

I am looking across the earth for those whose hearts will completely belong to Me.

I am preparing those with hearts to serve. They will lead My people with the heart of a servant, and serve them with the heart of a king.

Not for glory, not for ambition, not even for spiritual conquests. No, I am searching for those who, like Jacob, would wrestle for an encounter that would leave them so dependent on Me. Like Jacob, they will be unable to walk without leaning on Me. And like Jacob, they will experience the heart-stopping goodness of God in their lives with grace to impart much to the next generation.

Even now, many of them are growing strong. But the world doesn’t know them yet. It has been a quiet work; deep heart work.

For such generals are as porcelain — they appear delicate/weak to the human eye, they have a transparency about them, but they possess a strength + tenacity that belies their appearance. This is because they’ve been forged in the deep fires and gone through the most intense flames. And they’ve emerged tested and proven, and proven faithful.

Many on the earth and in My church are hungry for My new breed of generals to lead them in the battle. Many need these generals to lead them into battle. And I am about to launch them very, very soon.

Keep watch and be ready. The time of suddenlies has come and is still coming in greater measure.

My new breed of servant leaders understand hiddenness & have chosen voluntary weakness so they’re sustained only by My grace. Because of this, they’re not afraid to be honest about their journey – even when it’s less than perfect – because they know that My people don’t need another lofty unattainable standard of spirituality, but rather they need forerunners who’ve gone before them, fallen down a few times, and persisted in running the race. That is what will encourage and inspire My people that they can do it too.

People like David the man after My own heart, Moses, Abraham, even My prophet Samuel. They all made mistakes, and I purposefully chose not to conceal those mistakes in My everlasting word. I wanted My children to have living stories, not blind guides, to lead them on the way. This is the very reason I sent My Son, so that mankind could learn from a Man what it means to be fully man as I designed in the Garden.

I am calling out for such men and women to arise in this generation.

Be strong and take courage, My generals-in-training. The heat has been painful and you’ve thought many times that you couldn’t bear any more. I am so proud of you for enduring. I see your heart of obedience to Me even in weakness, and I am moved by it. I keep account of every quiet sacrifice, every time you’ve chosen My kingdom over your comfort. I delight in you and I want you to know: You are storing up for yourselves everlasting treasures in heaven that nothing & no one can every take away from you.

Take heart, My children. Position yourselves. Let My Spirit prepare your heart, even when that means tearing down & rebuilding.

I am releasing My new breed of generals across the earth today, and I will not stop working until that day comes.

“Jesus replied: ‘Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.’” John 5 19 & 20

  • ShirleyJune 9, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    Amen and amen!ReplyCancel

  • FelociaJune 9, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    I stand in agreement with this, amen.ReplyCancel

  • SheilaJune 9, 2016 - 9:49 pm

    I’d rather be a servant in God’s army than a General in the world’s army anyday. God is on the move!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not HarvardJune 10, 2016 - 12:21 am

    Wow – I know I’ve been hearing that I’m called perhaps to be one of these nameless leaders in the trenches with real people. God has been using all sorts of things to convict and correct my humility and ideas about purpose and everything connected to reaching people for Him. Amazing stuff! I have seen daily how He is pointing my life and heart away from the world and towards Him. LOVE THIS.

    I would love to be considered if you are ever looking for someone to join your writing staff! However God can use me, I’m trying to be prepared to be a good and faithful servant.ReplyCancel

  • Allison LancaterJune 10, 2016 - 1:59 am

    So true! I think in a culture where prominence and having a ‘name’ is so important, we need an entire new breed of leaders just like this!ReplyCancel

  • AndreaJune 10, 2016 - 2:39 am

    God wants us to all be leaders in our communities!ReplyCancel

  • Mardene CarrJune 10, 2016 - 2:54 am

    Amen I agree with you. God is doing a new thing. We have some radicals who are rising up and I can’t waitReplyCancel

  • Sue A AllenJune 10, 2016 - 4:21 am

    Your post reminds me to be a servant leader, following in the footsteps of Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - a la modestJune 13, 2016 - 7:15 am

    Well come to think of it, the leaders God almost always chose were indeed servant leaders, humble and totally incapable of the job they were assigned to do on their own. They were not leader materials at all, but God nonetheless chose them.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany ZimmermanJune 14, 2016 - 9:59 am

    POW-erful.

    WOW.ReplyCancel

  • PamJune 18, 2016 - 6:50 pm

    Thank youReplyCancel

We are entering into a significant season, and there is a secret attack mission on the children of God in this season. The enemy says Hope is contraband commodity on this earthly territory. He has sought to hold many back from fulfilling their God-given mission through discouragement, intimidation, and comparison. This has caused many to turn their eyes away from the Lord and onto themselves.

But I feel like we literally don’t have time to waste talking about what the enemy is doing, and we definitely should not be looking at all the odds against us in this season, because we have a huge commissioning on our hands to bring the culture of heaven into all spheres of this earth.

There is a great sending the Lord is doing across the earth in all 7 mountains of society, and the enemy is terrified. Like a snake caught in a trap, it’s doing all it can to strike out at anyone he can take down with him.

The key to overcoming the enemy’s assignments is this: Hope. Look to the Lord and take courage.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Jesus says He has taken back jurisdiction + given us authority over this earth. It’s no longer Satan’s territory. When the enemy presses in, look to Jesus. Keep your eyes on Him. Exalt Him, not your circumstances. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the battle belongs to the Lord. We will raise up a standard: Jesus.

June is a key month in God’s calendar, the month in between May the 5th month which represents grace, and July the 7th month which represents perfection. June is the month in between grace to perfection, and many of you are being prepared to take new ground + enlarge your territory in the months to come. It is vital to remember: Remain under His covering. Step out in His time, in step with Him. Abide. Don’t strive + strike out on your own though you may know where you’re supposed to go. Remain beneath the shelter of His wings. Let Him be the one to lift + promote you. Stepping out apart from Him will leave you vulnerable to the enemy. Abide in Him + remain under His covering.

Remain under the shadow of the Most High. The enemy waits to attack, but he cannot really hurt you. Ignore him and look at Jesus. Worship Jesus. Exalt Jesus. As you do so, His glory will be lifted up in your life, shining its light into every area and chasing the darkness away.

There is great opposition in the spirit realm against His faithful servants, but we can overcome by standing firm upon His promises and under the shadow of the Almighty. Don’t be weary in holding on to faith and hope; don’t give up just before you receive your provision from heaven.

Beloved one, His army in this day and hour cannot be passive, for it is by faith and patience that His warriors inherit His promise. By fortitude, courage, and endurance. Turn to Him, take His hand, cry out to Him, use His word, act on the principles of His word, and stand firm on His word.

So I speak hope over areas of hopelessness in our lives today, in Jesus’ name. I speak His light of truth into areas of darkness, fear, or confusion. I speak courage and hope in the face of impossibility.

Let’s not give in. Let’s not stand idly by while the attack intensifies. We must not let hope be snatched out of our hands. Declare an amen: OUR GOD IS FOR US, WE WILL OVERCOME.

I’m praying that He would shine the light of truth into areas of lies. Let this season be one of deep tearing down of all that’s bad + deep rebuilding of all the good.

God wants you to know: He hasn’t forgotten. He hasn’t put aside His promises to you. He hasn’t forgotten you.

He is actively moving in your life to prepare you for that blessing, so the blessing will bless you and not crush you. Because when He fulfills His promises He adds no sorrow to it. Only joy. Full joy. Your day of joy is coming. He remembers + He is watching to see that it is fulfilled. Hallelujah, amen.

  • SylviaMay 30, 2016 - 6:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing this word!!ReplyCancel

  • rachel ThompsonMay 30, 2016 - 10:44 pm

    Brilliantly written and thought out post with some beautiful views on hope, thank you for spreading some positivity!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey PhilpotMay 30, 2016 - 11:00 pm

    “The enemy says Hope is contraband commodity on this earthly territory.”
    Wow, so true.ReplyCancel

  • Csilla MuscanMay 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm

    Beautiful!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lori WildenbergMay 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm

    Thank you! Hope is the fuel for perseverance. Keep on keepin’ on…ReplyCancel

  • AndreaMay 31, 2016 - 2:56 am

    Yes yes yes – we need to stay closer to God now more than ever!ReplyCancel

  • TayrinaMay 31, 2016 - 9:18 am

    That verse from Deuteronomy is one of my favorites! Gives me so much strength and hope in what is ahead of me and to accomplish it. Great post!ReplyCancel

  • JemimaMay 31, 2016 - 10:13 am

    Wow you don’t know how much I needed these words of hope! I have subscribed. Thank you for sharing ❤ReplyCancel

  • ZanetaMay 31, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Amen to all that you said, Samantha =) We overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. This gives us HOPE, and our God is a God of HOPE, and LIGHT and all things good. Let us press on in faith, keeping our eyes always on our Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. He will come through for us, because He always does. Blessings to you and Alex!ReplyCancel

  • KayJune 1, 2016 - 10:03 am

    Wonderful, encouraging post! We have the power to overcome Satan and his strongholds, it is time we rise up and set out to overcome!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenAugust 4, 2016 - 11:01 pm

    Hi Samantha,
    Thank you for this encouraging post. Where did you get the information for the significance of the months? I didn’t know June was grace or any of it for that matter. Is there a resource where I can read more about this?
    thanks!ReplyCancel

I get that we’ve been talking about worship a lot. Like, alot a lot. I love that I get to share my experiences on this little platform, and it’s a privilege I don’t take lightly. But I also know that many of you have read some of these things and thrown your hands up in the air like, “I’ve never done this before! Is it for me? Where do I even start?” and so I wanted to take some time to share some practical tools with you today.

Because I get it. I look at some people like Enoch and Moses and feel like they’ve set a standard for spirituality I can’t reach, and it’s super discouraging sometimes. But the truth is that God wants to encounter us in those deep, intimate ways. So much more than we could ever want Him. It might not always feel that way, but it’s the truth.

I walked most of my prophetic-learning journey with no available mentor to guide me or lead the way, which really just meant that I learned by making mistakes. Lots and lots of mistakes. I offended many people in the process, got my heart bruised a few times, and got rebuked by Holy Spirit’s gentle voice aplenty. I wouldn’t trade that journey for anything, but I also believe that this next generation rising up won’t have to go mentor-less. You don’t have to pursue the prophetic alone because forerunners have already gone before you to prepare the road you must tread. You won’t need to go in blind. You get to stand on our shoulders; our ceiling is your floor, and you will do far greater things than we’ve done. And that’s a comforting thought isn’t it?

So here are some practical things that draw me in to deep worship + help me to hear from God. Some may work for you, and some may not. And there may be other things that I haven’t listed here that God might be calling through. I pray for Holy Spirit’s voice to be amplified in your heart as you discern the ways He wants to encounter you in this very special season.

My shofar from Israel

1. DANCE is powerful for me because it bypasses the mind + heart and goes straight to my spirit.

It pleases the Lord, and here’s how I know: I’ve only ever danced before Him privately in my prayer room, and yet I can’t tell you how many times total strangers have actually come up to me and said, “You dance before the Lord. The Lord says that you are His dancer and He is pleased. Your movements create things.” These words always move me to tears because God knows what is done in the secret place, and He straight up delights in it.

There are many different ways to dance – sometimes I dance with the tambourine, sometimes with a special dance scarf, most times just with my hands – but it’s really just super simple. Let worship music play, feel how Holy Spirit is moving you, and just follow Him. There’s really no list of steps to follow when it comes to worship dance.

My favorite soft silk dance scarf from Israel + tambourine of lightest wood from Cebu.

There are times that I’ve danced in His arms in a huge palace ballroom.

Other times I’ve seen literal nations below my feet as I dance healing + freedom over them. “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Many times, it has torn down strongholds + created heavenly realities in my own life and home.

Some days the dance is simple and twirly. Some days it’s intense and punctuated. Other days I don’t dance at all because He just wants me to sit with Him.

Holy Spirit guides us as we learn to move as He moves, so there’s no shame or embarrassment to try in His presence!

Worship dance with the scarf

2. MUSIC goes on 24/7 up in heaven, so I think it works here on earth too!

Some days I worship on the piano, sometimes the guitar or flute, but mostly I play them on the computer so I’m free to sing + bow + lift my hands + dance.

My little music corner in our study room

My flute

I’m not a very musical person, but God moves + speaks often through words and songs. I feel like that’s because music opens our senses, and “the whole person, with all his senses, with both mind and body, needs to be involved in genuine worship.”

3. SILENCE is sometimes the deepest way to engage with God.

When we come to the end of all things, including ourselves, and come face to face with God Almighty, are there any words left to say? All our glib sayings become mere babble, and we stand unmasked in His presence. At that point, we can only stand surrendered, silent, and remember that He is King. That is the moment that true worship bursts forth from our hearts.

4. JOURNALING is an incredible and vastly underrated tool. I could go into the benefits of journaling, but I feel like this article did a pretty good job of it already.

5. THE BIBLE is life. It is food and living water. It nourishes and cleanses. It convicts and builds us up. The Bible is so important.

These are some of the things that happen during my quiet time, and they’ve helped me encounter God through many different seasons. I hope this list helps you in some way, but at the end of the day, these are just tools — what we need the most is Holy Spirit. He is the One who will guide you in prayer (Romans 8:26), in worship (John 4:23 & 24), in understanding God’s word (John 14:26), and in knowing God (John 16:13-16). Invite Him in today? He will provide the hunger, and He will make a way for you to get there.

  • SunnyMay 24, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharingReplyCancel

  • Ida PahusMay 24, 2016 - 8:13 pm

    Great post!! I really love your blog and ministry Samantha.

    http://livelifefullyalive.com/ReplyCancel

  • andreaMay 24, 2016 - 8:19 pm

    I usually work with silence and with the Bible…. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KarlaMay 24, 2016 - 10:36 pm

    I really enjoy reading this. Remains me when I started taking Christian therapy and she ask me to have a Time with God, I did not know how to, or how to start but I like how you are giving many tools or ways. Personally I did it by just having a conversation with God in the closet, with music. Sometimes He just ask me to stay quiet and listen, but I enjoy every minute of it.

    God Bless youReplyCancel

  • MeganMay 25, 2016 - 12:16 am

    Such beautiful suggestions to quiet our soul to focus on the Lord.ReplyCancel

  • FaithMay 25, 2016 - 6:39 am

    I love everything about this post, especially the dancing. That is such a precious thing for me, even though I’m not a dancer. I think it really gets to the understanding of my body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMay 25, 2016 - 8:26 am

    Your post is lovely! I can’t wait to read more of them! I’ve been searching for some good, Godly blogs to read!

    I just recently got back into blogging and have been putting a lot into blogging again, if you are anyone else reading this is interested, hear it is!

    godsavesbygrace.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • PatriciaMay 25, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    My first ever ministry was playing the tambourine at my home church in the Philippines. It’s great that you’re doing a more kinesthetic form of worship! The Psalms do speak about dancing before the Lord as well.ReplyCancel

  • Allison LancaterMay 25, 2016 - 10:43 pm

    I love that you put silence in here…our world is filled with so many things that keep us busy, we often forget to be silent. I know I am guilty of that!ReplyCancel

  • Amy HagerupMay 26, 2016 - 5:24 am

    I love silence, meditating, and being in His Word. I also love to worship Him in nature. Thanks for all of this.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMay 27, 2016 - 6:16 am

    I love this post. My quiet time tools are definitely The Bible and journaling. I connect better with God when I write. Also, I have been coloring Bible verses and coloring seems to be another tool for me. I dwell on the verse that I am coloring.ReplyCancel

  • LeighMay 27, 2016 - 11:57 am

    I’ve never thought of dance as a quiet time tool, but I can see how it could be a powerful part of your prayer time. The Bible, journaling, and silence are my go-to tools.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl CopeMay 28, 2016 - 4:11 am

    Love all the dancing! I have a tambourine that I decorated with ribbons, too! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • SamMay 30, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I can already sense I want more of what you have in your relationship with God. I can’t wait to learn more from you! I love what you said … “He will provide the hunger and will make a way to get there!” wow.ReplyCancel

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