As we stepped into 2018, I kept hearing these words, “Overcoming the giants”.
The Lord began to show me that for many of His people, as you stepped into 2018, it’s like the floodgates have been unleashed and you’re facing one challenge and discouraging setback after another. This has seemed to be in direct contradiction to the hope & great promises you expected for 2018, and these giants have caused many to wonder, “What on earth is going on?”
I sensed the Lord say, “My people need to look past their giants and see the Promised Land is just beyond. They need to have their eyes opened to see that the commander of the hosts of angels is with them, and they are surrounded by angel armies.”
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared... I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way. But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.“ Exodus 23: 20 – 30
The giants you’ve been facing have been allowed there by God because His plan is to USE THEM to PREPARE YOU to take your promised land. He is enlarging you till you have increased enough to take authority over your promised land. When God blesses, He adds no sorrow to it – the Good Father is making sure that you are able to handle the magnitude of your blessing when it comes!
In these times, I see 3 different camps of people responding to their giants.
1. Retreat & Runaways
You have felt so overwhelmed and beaten down by fear, discouragement, failure, seeming fruitlessness. The Lord is calling for you to turn back! Pick up your sword and fight again.
Don’t give in to fear, God is with you, God is for you. He will never put you against anything you cannot defeat. You are more than a conqueror, so rise up! Rise up in the strength, boldness, and victorious spirit of God.
Don’t be distracted by the giants that you see. These giants are mere mirages which have no substance, they cannot really hurt you… unless you lend your faith to them, for faith is the substance of things not seen. Do not place your faith in fear of the giants for what you believe is what you will experience. Turn your eyes upward instead, see the hosts of angel armies that surround you!
The commander of hosts of angels is with you. He is fighting for you. Rise up in your spirit. Take charge of your life. Like King David, encourage yourself and let His boldness arise within you.
In the name of Jesus, I pray that your eyes would be open to see the God of angel armies is with you, He is for you, He commands the hosts of angels and they are surrounding you. These giants don’t stand a chance.
I declare in Jesus’ name: Rise up. Rise up in your boldness. Rise up in your identity as a son and daughter of God, and OVERCOME.
2. Paralyzed & Stagnant
I see the second group of people who do not retreat, but neither do you advance. You have been feeling intimidated by these giants and have been thinking, “this is too much for me” which has led you to become paralyzed. The fear of making the wrong move & the fear of failure has caused you to remain where you are.
God doesn’t want that for you! He wants you to advance. He wants you to take new ground, new land. God wants you to move forward.
In the name of Jesus I declare: Enlargement. Rise up and move on!
I see the camp of Israel in the desert and I hear God say, “Pack up! Pack up your tents, your families, your possessions, and move on! Break camp and move on, because whichever land you set foot on God will give to you.”
So I break all paralysis off of you in Jesus’ name. I break off lethargy, fear, and anxiety that causes you to remain stagnant.
I speak life and the fire of God that will motivate and embolden you to move forward.
I declare that the roar of the Lion of Judah is just going to burst from you, go forth and consume the enemy in Jesus’ name.
3. Overcomer & Conqueror
No matter what giants have come against you, you have discerned the lies of the enemy and have held on to the truth that only the Almighty God overshadows you. Under the Spirit of the sovereign Lord, you have continued to move forward.
I sense the Lord saying to you, “Well done, My good and faithful servants. You have been faithful with everything I’ve entrusted you with.”
I see that you have kept on fighting. I see your battle scars. I see that you are weary sometimes but you keep putting one foot in front of the other, and the Lord is so pleased with you. Keep going, keep up the good work.
In the name of Jesus I release to this group the supernatural spirit of God – the seven-fold spirit of God – to encourage, empower, and energize you and to fill you afresh so you can keep running after Him.
We are in a time and season where God has called His children to OVERCOME their giants and take their Promised Land. 2018 will be the year that you see your Promised Land, but it comes with a condition: Will you choose to overcome the giants that have been set in your path? Will you overcome and enter your promised land?
This is a promise that is available to every single child of God if we would overcome.
So I pray for all of us right now in the name of Jesus, “Lord, you would open our eyes to see and our ears to hear that You are the God victorious. You are sovereign Lord over all the earth and You command hosts of angel armies. You are for us and You are not against us. You will command Your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways. Teach us Lord to partner with You. Teach us to partner with Your angels. Teach us to overcome, give us the overcomers spirit. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to understand what You are doing so that we will respond in due time in season and RISE UP. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
(original prophetic word delivered in this video. prophecy begins at 02:23)
I’ve been sensing the Lord speak about Wisdom and how important it is for us His children – His last-days army – to walk in heavenly wisdom that is above human wisdom.
“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
Breaking The Mold
“I am breaking the mold of human wisdom.
My people are going to begin to find that the way things used to be just don’t work any more. They are beginning to feel the frustration of futility in the things they’ve understood up to this point. The things they’ve known and which have brought them great success in the past — just aren’t going to work any more.
This is My doing. This is a holy discontent that, if they allow, will draw them deeper into the Mystery of My being. The deeper they dive, the more they will begin to operate in My wisdom instead of human wisdom.
Human wisdom & understanding is just not going to cut it in what I’m about to do. The new things I have planned will completely shatter paradigms of the past. It’s not going to work if My people try to fit My new move into old patterns of thinking, old paradigms of understanding, and old ways of doing things.
It is no longer going to work by “the way it’s always been done”. Even all human “cutting-edge” ideas & strategies just will not be able to keep up. You need to lean on heavenly wisdom, not the wisdom of man no matter how advanced it is. I am coming to do a new thing in a whole new way.
I am breaking the mold of human wisdom, and it is going to require that My people are totally dependent on Me. I am doing this new thing so that My people would walk so closely with My Spirit. That is the only way that they can succeed. Without faith it is impossible to do the work that please Me. Sometimes, My wisdom seems simple and unassuming compared to the world’s cutting-edge strategies. But remember, sometimes the most profound truths are found in simplicity. I use the weak and foolish things to shame those who are wise in the world.
My children, let go of your need to understand everything. Let go of your dependence on ten-step plans and tried-and-true strategies. Let go of the weight of trying to figure it our on your own, and come to Me.
Many of you have grown weary, frustrated, discouraged. It has seemed like one closed door after another, one failed attempt upon failure. Be encouraged. That is My mercy at work in your life. In My mercy, I am
Run to Me, seek Me. I hold the mysteries of the universe and I want to make them known to you, one layer at a time. I don’t just mean spiritual mysteries, but also blueprints in science, art, business, parenting, and every other area of life. Depend wholly on Me in all areas of your life, big and small.
It’s going to be challenging. It’s going to take a lot of surrender and weaning off of old thinking patterns. But My grace will empower all who choose to respond. My Spirit will guide you into it.
My wisdom will protect you. In uncharted territories, My wisdom will be your road map. And mark My words, you are going to be charting new territories. But that is only possible if you surrender your understanding in exchange for My wisdom.
Will you allow Me to break you – your mindsets, paradigms, securities, strategies, plans – and take you into a new dimension of heavenly wisdom?”
Wisdom To Steward The Bumper Crop
“In agriculture, a bumper crop is a crop that has yielded an unusually productive harvest. A bumper crop can also be a source of problems, such as when there is insufficient storage space & resources for an overlarge crop.”
“I am about to release a bumper crop of harvest across the earth. My Church needs to ask My Holy Spirit for wisdom to steward this bumper crop.
Many are praying for revival and calling out for reformation, but not many are ready for it when it comes.
Is My Church prepared to handle the outpouring of My Glory? Are My People ready for the floodgates to be opened? Are you prepared to have your world and everything you’ve ever known to be turned upside-down inside-out? That’s what the wave of My Glory will do. Have you counted the cost, do you truly want this?
The only way you will be ready is if you choose to partner with Holy Spirit, letting Him lead you and show you deep & unsearchable things you do not yet know. Then, you will live a life of continual wonder, adventure, and still be in the safest place in the whole world — Me.
I’m preparing you now to walk in heavenly wisdom so that you can steward well My release of the bumper crop. So that you will not be overwhelmed.
My children, start praying. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send the harvest, prepare the harvesters, and give you wisdom to steward the bumper crop that’s about to come.”
Wisdom Is A Person
“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.”
Proverbs 4: 6
“Wisdom is My Holy Spirit.
It is not an elusive concept, nor a theological principle. Wisdom is a person, and wisdom wants to be your best friend.
Get to know My Holy Spirit. Walk by the Spirit. Then you will know what it means to break the mold of human wisdom, living by the Spirit instead of the flesh.
Be led by My Holy Spirit. He is your counselor, best friend, teacher, helper, guide, and everything you need to navigate this whole new world with.
I’ve been hearing the Lord declare, “No more abortions, no more miscarriages! No more aborted dreams. No more aborted callings. No more aborted gifts-made-full in My people’s lives!”
I saw the Lord rise up in righteous indignation at the stolen/lost destinies and dreams that belong to His people. He will tolerate no longer. The gavel has fallen, God the righteous Judge has decreed, “Give My people back what is theirs!”
“God has set eternity in the hearts of men.” — Ecclesiastes 3:11
This is the season God will begin teaching us how to take back our rightful inheritance in Jesus. If we will humble ourselves and let Holy Spirit be our Teacher, we’ll learn how to birth to fruition the seeds of eternity that God planted in our hearts from the moment we were conceived.
Battle of the Mind
“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” — Joshua 3:5
The Lord showed me that one of the greatest things holding His children back from their destinies is the issue of Belief. I saw so many have been tied down with ropes of “disbelief”, “doubt”, “confusion”, “fear”, “distorted reality”, “deception” where the enemy has sought to overpower them in the battle of the mind. These ropes not only tie them down but cut into their flesh, tormenting them and turning them to torment others. Many don’t even know there is a battle raging, and have simply relinquished victory to the enemy. Some have put up a good fight, but have grown weary of doing good and given up.
But I hear the Lord decree, “No more! Freedom!!” Jesus, in a suit of blazing white light and a sword in His hand, is coming to set the captives free. He has come to break the chains and cut off the ropes! He stands before each prisoner and asks, “Are you willing?” Some will choose to remain in their bondage of deception, but all who say “Yes, Lord!” will be set free. I see that those who are loosed from captivity will be taken to a place like paradise for a season, full of rolling green hills and new life. There, they will drink and be refreshed, be nursed back to health and strengthened. Then Jesus will call on them to march back to the prison where they came from — this time not as captives, but as warriors to set other captives free.
Then I see a group of brave men and women rising from the dirt. These are the faithful ones, who have held onto Truth and stood firm in Faith. Through the fiery darts and flaming arrows they have steadily marched forward. Some have lost their lives for this cause. Many have lost family, wealth, and even their own health. These are the devoted lovers of God who have loved God even unto death, and have completely died to self so Jesus might increase in them. I see the Jesus the Prince of Peace smile with great joy upon these ones, His faithful trusted ones. With great delight and compassion, the Captain of the Army of the Lord gives a mighty shout that reverberates across the desert land and slays all the enemy armies with one sound. That shout brings a mighty wind of refreshing that gently lifts up these faithful soldiers. The wounds on their bodies are transformed to iridescent gold so they shine like the many colors of heaven. Every grief, persecution, sacrifice… all that were once scars, become beautiful swathes of colored gold. “So beautiful to Me,” Jesus smiles in rapture.
Don’t Let Mistakes Of The Past Hold You Back
Then I heard the Lord say, “My love is greater than your failures. Don’t let the shame and mistakes of your past hold you back. The greatest downfall of Adam and Eve wasn’t when they ate the forbidden fruit, but when they felt that they had to hide from Me. If only they had run to Me in their failure… if only they had hidden in Me and let Me make them whole again. Learn from My servant David — I am the God who turned his greatest folly with Bathsheba into a source of greatest wisdom Solomon.”
God convicts but never condemns us. Let us respond to admonishment by running to Him! He wants to turn our aborted dreams and destinies into life-giving testimonies of His power, grace, and love!
It is time to cross over. God is moving you out of the wilderness and into the promised land. Would you say Yes to Him?
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!