The season is shifting, and the Lord has given me a powerful encouraging word for this new season for you.
Today is Good Friday, the day upon which we remember that Jesus was crucified over 2,000 years ago. Tomorrow is a day of rest, and Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. I don't believe that every holy day necessarily marks a change in spiritual season, but I DO believe that this particular set of holy days–with Passover beginning tonight–does mark a huge shift in spiritual seasons this year.
Here is what I am sensing from the Lord about the season that is ending and the new season that begins tonight:
(In no particular order …)
1. You have been in a season of intense battle cries.
Your heart has been crying out to the Lord for help, hope, and strength for months. You have made some tough decisions lately, and you have ended up choosing the hard path over the easy one because you could tell that God was not breathing on the easy path.
Just yesterday, the Lord brought you to the place in which you had to enforce your hard decision to follow Him on the narrow, challenging path. You communicated your decision and were afraid that things would go badly for you. But, the Lord breathed on it to affirm that you DID make the right decision. He even affirmed it again after that, twice.
2. So now you are unflinchingly on the narrow path. But, you will find that the narrow path is becoming smooth.
I won't go into detail about that because other prophets already have. Read Lana Vawser's word here about how your battle is ending and Pastor Judy Jacobs' word here about how the Lord is making your way smooth.
But I sense in the Spirit that today is the last day in which you will feel the struggle.
It's not that you won't have struggles going forward; you will. But you have been in a season that has been characterized by struggle. Frustration, stress, pressure, mess, chaos, and tears have been the norm for you these last four months. You have been in the throes of the birthing process, and things have not been pleasant.
But Father says, “My grace is sufficient for you, and I am bringing you into a season of GREAT GRACE.”
3. A season of great grace has come upon you.
Today is the last day of this season of struggle, and your season of grace begins tonight at sundown. The Lord is shifting the spiritual season this year to coincide with the sacrifice of His Son. These things are a reminder that our lives are covered by the blood of Jesus.
Beginning tonight, you will experience great grace.
Things that have seemed impossibly hard the last 3.5 months will suddenly come easily. Father God has already downloaded the strategies to you that you need to experience this change. As you carry out these strategies, you will find that they work. Your life will not look like the easy road you had hoped it would look like, but your priorities will be straight.
4. The hard decision you had to enforce yesterday put your priorities on the right path.
Your priorities have been all askew, and you have known it. The Lord has already convicted you about it. For many of you, you have been putting work, ministry, and money above your time with God, your spouse, and your children. But, no more. Yesterday, you drew a line in the sand and determined that no longer would you operate in that way.
5. You are also entering a season in which you will have the choice to do new things that will bring great abundance.
A word of caution: Be certain before you enter into any new thing that your new thing lines up with:
- God's Word; and
- Uncommon faith.
6. Uncommon faith is the hallmark of this hour, for great exploits are upon you.
There will come moments in this hour in which Holy Spirit will show you a need, a possibility, or a potential. When He does, seeing this thing in the spirit will make you catch your breath. Your spirit will shout “YES!” and you will know that God wants to do it.
When that happens, if it is from the Lord, He will also show you a strategy. His strategy will be something within your possibility–something you CAN do, even if it makes you uncomfortable. It will be “near you,” as it says in Deuteronomy 30:11-14:
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it” (Deuteronomy 30:11-14).
When this happens–when you experience a sudden flash of insight into Holy Spirit's vision and strategy–pay attention. His strategy is for right this moment. There is a grace in THAT MOMENT for carrying out His great exploits. Holy Spirit's breeze is blowing upon the idea right then, and He is inviting you to join up with Him.
If you accept the vision He is breathing into you, His breath will sustain you, lift you, and sustain the work He is giving you to do.
7. This is the season for short-term projects.
The Lord is going to give people opportunities to make strategic investments of their time, talent, and treasure into His Kingdom purposes. He is sending Kingdom visionaries and Kingdom financiers down the same path, but from two different perspectives. The short-term projects that the Lord launches in this season will actually be the foundation stones for the huge house that He is building over the long term.
8. There will be a meeting of the minds in this season between those with the Zebulun anointing and those who are writing Kingdom vision.
As they work together, I sense in the Spirit that both anointings will rub off on the other group. People with the anointing of the tribe of Zebulun will increase in vision, and people who write Kingdom vision will become, for the first time in a long time, Kingdom financiers.
9. Pray in your merchant ships.
Isaiah 60:8-9 is a key passage for this season. These verses say:
“Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their roosts? Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the Lord your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you” (Isaiah 60:8-9).
The ships of Tarshish were merchant ships; trading vessels. They were vessels of business. In Isaiah 60:8-9, the Lord says that the merchant ships come FIRST. When they come, they will bring your sons from afar, WITH Kingdom provision–and they will be coming to the Presence of God on you, and to His name; for HE has made you glisten and gleam with His glory.
Many Kingdom people have passed the test of carrying His glory, but have not yet prayed in the ships of Tarshish (with their sons and daughters, silver, and gold).
The ships of Tarshish are the next step on God's road map for your ministry and family.
Pray in your merchant ships! Pray in:
- The sons and daughters the Lord wants you to have;
- The business opportunities He has ordained for you;
- The trading and investment opportunities;
- The donors and fundraisers;
- The financiers;
- The silver and gold.
Also, pray to be protected from every opportunity and relationship that would be a danger to you.
10. Help you didn't expect is going to come from every side.
Now that you are willing to rely upon Him alone, the Lord will be sending you help you didn't expect. Help that you thought was gone is coming back, and it's going to be EASY.
I repeat: it's going to be so easy. You will slap your head and think, “Why didn't I think of that sooner?” But you didn't think of it sooner because certain things were veiled from you while you were in the throes of the battle. Now that your battle is finished and you have decided to rely solely upon God and flow with Him even on the hard path, solutions will appear to you that will astound you.
Don't beat yourself up.
The birthing process was necessary. God has birthed you into His Kingdom dynamo over the last 3.5 months, and you didn't know it. But steel-like strength has been added to you, and you will now experience the fruit of your season of labor.
The new spiritual season begins tonight at sundown.
This will be a season of wonder, delight, and challenge. It will surprise you, delight you, reinvigorate you, and re-energize you. You will rise to EVERY challenge. I say it again as I hear the Lord say: “YES, YOU will rise to every challenge. You will overcome, and you will conquer in the name of My Son Jesus.”
Hallelujah! Amen and amen!
Do you receive this word? If so, please leave a comment below! I'd love to hear what Holy Spirit is saying to you!