If you’re in a tailspin lately and you can’t figure out why, it will help you to know what GOD is doing right now in the Spirit realm.
Remember first that, when God moves, He moves seasonally.
He does the same thing at the same time across the entire Body of Christ. If one person gets purged, everybody gets purged. God is our Teacher, Father, and Instructor; He teaches the same class to everybody at the same time.
But if you don’t stop to listen to His instruction, you might get really discouraged–because sometimes He changes the class topic and you won’t realize it unless you’re listening.
What God is doing RIGHT NOW across the Body of Christ is:
We are in a season of purging and refining right now. The Lord is particularly dethroning idols that would interfere with people’s ability to operate in their highest spiritual gifts at the highest level. He is getting rid of emotional wounds and ties to things and people other than Him.
And He is teaching us to look at Him and praise and pray, no matter what is going on.
For many, the last time He dealt with you in this way was more than 10 years ago.
If you look back, many people will notice that the last time the Lord purged you like this was over 10 years ago–and you thought you were cured of your idolatry at that time. God did indeed do a great work in your heart back then, and you have done well since then.
However, the things for which you are praying now are such heavy and weighty responsibilities that the Lord is having to walk you through a fire, the likes of which you have never seen, in order to be able to bring you the answers to your prayers.
The Lord truly did grant you what you asked for at the moment you prayed (see Mark 11:22-24), and He’s getting you ready to receive it FAST.
The speed with which He is going to answer your prayer explains the depth of the heart surgery you are in with Him right now. The Lord is doing emergency surgery on your heart with joy, knowing that He has made you tough enough and strong enough in Him that you can endure this emergency surgery without anesthetic. He is stripping your emotions of dependence on outward forces, and He is teaching you again to lift your hands and bless Him even when you hurt so badly that you can barely breathe.
Twice lately, some people have been hit with emotions so difficult and so sudden that you cried and were discouraged for hours, out of nowhere.
God was digging in you during those times, lifting some of the putrid idolatry out of your spirit. You felt the nastiness that was in your soul even though you didn’t know it was there, but God got it out both times. The Lord wants you to be encouraged by that.
Both times, the spiritual breakthrough broke through when you decided to bless and thank the Lord despite your pain.
This is the highest praise: When you hurt so badly you can barely breathe, but you lift your hands and kiss the Son anyway.
It is this praise that makes you strong and teaches you to stand firm in Christ. It is this worship that reaches all the way down to your toes: when you stand in the midst of a maelstrom and cannot see which end is up …
… And you cannot tell the end from the beginning …
But all you do–all you choose to do–is look at He who is the Beginning and the End.
Christ is worthy of your worship, no matter what you are going through.
Right now, you’re undergoing emergency surgery so you can be ready for emergency answers. All of Heaven is unleashed on your behalf, and answers are barreling at you like an oncoming train. But the Lord is getting you dressed for the occasion by making sure to take out of you everything that would get in the way and crush you under the weight of this new responsibility.
I hope this helps you see what the Lord is doing today if you’re in a tailspin. If this brief word resonates with you, please leave a comment below.