Today, December first, has huge significance in the Spirit realm. The last few days have been the “gentlemen, start your engines” part of the new season, as the season shifted several days ago. But now, it's “pedal to the metal” for the plan of God, as the government has changed.
The government has changed.
This morning, we saw the unusual occurrence that American President George H.W. Bush passed away. He was President #41, and he was 94 years old.
The Lord told me that this is a sign and wonder demonstrating His will, both out of Psalm 41 and Psalm 94.
Psalm 41 describes the suffering you have endured for years now.
This suffering includes:
- Sickness you have endured;
- Dealing with sins and iniquities that Holy Spirit reveals in our hearts;
- Having people gossip and lie about you;
- People conspiring against you;
- Having your friends betray you; and
- The discouragement of yet-to-be-answered prayer.
In all these things, the Lord wants to remind you of Psalm 41:11: “By this I know that You are well pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.”
You endured the furnace of affliction, but your enemies did not triumph over you. Today, the Lord says, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful as I tried you as silver and refined you as gold. Enter now into the joy of your Lord.”
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The joy you are about to experience in this new season is described in Psalm 94.
Psalm 94 contains the cry of the righteous writer for God to defend, justify, vindicate, and elevate His people. The passage that summarizes the plan of God for the month of December is Psalm 94:12-15, which says:
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance. But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it” (Psalm 94:12-15).
The Lord is saying this:
- Many of God's people have simply been rolling over and letting the enemy run over them for years.
- However, now Holy Spirit has woken up those who will listen.
- He is instructing you and teaching you, so that He can give you rest from the days of adversity.
- The Lord sees the wicked and knows their fate. He will take care of the wicked; YOU focus on HIM.
- The Lord will not cast you off or forsake you.
- Governance has returned to the righteous, to all who will listen. This governance is found in the prayer closet, where every righteous person can dominate over wickedness and obliterate all the traps of the enemy.
- If you are upright in heart, you will follow the Lord's leading and you will now govern in the spirit realm.
It's not that you couldn't always govern.
You could govern before, if you had chosen to. We all could. But the enemy steamrolled people into weary, discouraged submission, and we did not rise up to combat him.
All those who will listen at this time are awake. You are awake and I am awake. The listening, praying church is awake, and the government has changed.
The Lord is having the prophets call us to contending prayer for a reason.
In December, various prophetic voices are calling us to 21 days of prayer for breakthrough. In the season that started a few days ago through all of 2019, the prophetic word for the year is CONTEND. The reason for this holy convergence is, again, simply this:
The government has changed.
God is doing a new thing in your heart. The government over your life has shifted back where it belongs. No longer will you allow the enemy to terrorize you. No longer will you be a victim. Instead, you are rising up to walk in the authority with which the saving blood of Jesus Christ has clothed you.
2019 will see the dominance of the ekklesia–the dominating, legislating-in-the-spirit people of God-–and it starts in December. You will see fruit of your contending prayer immediately, for Father God has been like a stallion pawing at a gate in eagerness. He has been waiting on you to agree with Him in prayer, and now you are fully awake.
Don't be afraid to legislate big things from your prayer closet in December–and throughout 2019.
Pick through your life with a fine-tooth comb. Identify all things that do not match what God has promised. Take those things and converge on Father God in prayer, in agreement with Holy Spirit, contending for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done.
If something in your life doesn't look like Heaven yet, that's an area that needs prayer. Dominate over those areas and enforce Father's will by your imploring, contending, legislative prayer.
You will now receive rest from the days of adversity.
This is not to say it will be easy, but your work will be done in the prayer closet. And no matter what swirls around you on the outside, you will rest and experience breakthrough as Father God rends heaven and earth with His answers to your prayers.
Does this word confirm what the Lord is also saying to you? If so, leave a comment below! I'd love to hear what Father is saying to you!