We are in a season right now of Restructure and Reorganization.
What has felt like being thrust upon you is actually the hand of the Lord at work in your life.
He is bringing new order, and setting things in place for the future.
In a vision, I saw the Lord restoring the foundation of a house. He looked at it and pointed out cracks that were in the very sides and bottom. I watched as the Lord recemented and filled in the cracks.
For many of us, the Lord is revealing areas in our lives, workplace, ministries..etc. that need to be addressed, healed and corrected. This time of correction, although not always pleasant, is so good for heart issues to be addressed. If you could imagine a chess game, God is setting up everything in place for what is to come.
Jesus is your rock. You can trust Him!
As restructure right now is in motion, there will be many even locational shifts. I saw many people regionally being moved and relocated in this very season.
Back to the CORE Message
This also will be a great time of re-evaluation. What is your core message? What is the core thing you will stand on; firmly planting your feet and say – I will not be compromised in this area.
To navigate through this season, it will be imperative that we keep our eyes on Jesus- the author and perfecter of our faith.
He will guide you and help you through what feels messy right now. “Not around it, but through it,” I hear Him say.
“The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 TPT
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What a year we have had last year. As I have spent time with the Lord, seeking Him for 2021, there are a few things He has spoken to me about.
The first of these being about the word “Resolute.”
THE RESOLUTE SHALL ARISE
I believe that God is raising up an army that is “RESOLUTE”. When I first heard that phrase, I thought to look up the definition and this is what I discovered.
Resolute means : “ Firmly Resolved, or determined.”
In this very season, where it feels like everything that could be shaken , will be shaken, there is an army that is arising that is determined and resolute in:
1) Who they are in Christ.
We are “rooted and grounded in love,” as Ephesians 3:17 says. The enemy cannot define who God says you are.
2) Their faith is not shaken, no matter what is coming or what comes.
3) Holding onto the very promise that God has spoken
Can I tell you, there is a war over your faith right now, and over the promises God has spoken to you. Many of us are contending for a very specific thing, right now that we are bringing before the Lord. You are having to take a stand of faith daily, and contend- declaring and decreeing the promise, choosing to not quit, choosing faith over fear, and choosing to not move to discouragement. This is your time to arise!
4) An uncompromisable stand for righteousness. Purification is coming to the Body of Christ. He is establishing righteousness back in the earth. We can’t have a compromise in our walk with Him- living in sin, but preaching a different message. The Lord is exposing our hearts right now, and exposing sin that needs to be addressed. I believe much more will be exposed this year, cause God is cleaning up the Body of Christ. Also, a healthy fear of the Lord shall be established.
A scripture I have been praying is:
Luke 8:l7 “For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be made known and come to the light.”
5) Will not compromise being a servant of Jesus for position or a platform. Before you build anything, we are lovers and a servant of Jesus. We will be willing to lay down all our plans to dream or to build – up on the altar, if God asks us.
ENLARGE YOUR TENT- LEAPS of FAITH
Isaiah 54:2 NkJV
““Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.”
Despite what it looks like in the natural right now, this is the time to step out in faith, to build, and to dream with God much bigger. God is stretching many of us in our faith level.
We will see an increase of Builders and Entrepreneurs burst out in the year of 2021.
“Do not spare,” in that scripture is very important. I want to encourage you- do not settle or aim for less of what God has shown you.
Vision- YEAR OF TRUST
Recently, the Lord took me up in a vision. I found myself in a hot air balloon, but what surprised me is that I was alone. Jesus was nowhere to be found.
Then I heard the Lord say ,
“This is the season, you will have to learn how to Trust my voice, even when you can’t see me. Trust that you have heard me correctly- the very things I’ve spoken to you. You will have the navigational skills, but you are going to need them. “
As I heard Him say this, suddenly I grabbed the cords of that hot air balloon, and I could operate it.
For many of us, this year is going to take a measure of increase in our trust in God. Also the navigational skills to get there.
As you are reading this, you may find yourself in that place of where God has given you a large vision, but the “how to” get there hasn’t come forth yet.
As you take one step of faith at a time, He will show you the next. As you continually choose to take step by step, you will look back and see that “WoW! I got there after all.”
Heart Posture and Building
As we build this year, it is very important that we keep our heart posture in the place, where we are longing for Jesus to receive the Glory for everything we plant. His favor will not rest upon seeds that we are planting for our own glorification.
Dreams of the Glory Coming to House Churches
I had a series of 3 dreams, that all involved house churches. In these homes, I could see many people gathered and there was an organic feel to their hunger for Jesus. I saw many people meeting in groups around a table, discussing the Word of God. As well, worship happening in a different section of the house.. Also a group was meeting together and laughing as they shared in fellowship.
A few things that struck me the most was:
1) The glory of God was there. The Presence was so thick in this little house church.
2) There was such a beautiful, organic fellowship happening, that all centered around wanting to know and love Jesus more. As well, there was REAL FELLOWSHIP, REAL ACCOUNTABILITY, and REAL HUNGER and DESPERATION for JESUS.
REFORMATION IS HERE TO CHURCH AS WE KNOW IT
I believe reformation has come to church as we know it. The Glory of God is coming through these micro churches, these small house gatherings that will burst all over the nations.
“ For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20
Feeding the Natural and Spiritual Hunger
In this series of dreams I had, each time I noticed that our crock pot of food that I had prepared, never ran out. The Lord is speaking about being able to feed the natural needs of people, as well as the spiritual hunger they carry. The Food NEVER ran out. There was the supernatural overflow that met the needs of the people.
A RUN FOR THE ALTARS in REPENTANCE and HUNGER
When I was in Israel a few years back with Sid Roth as one of the leaders on the trip, I had a vision of something to come. I saw a large Glory wave coming. What produced the momentum of that Glory, was what I saw happening at the altars. As I looked in the vision, there before me were many altars, and people were running forwards to them in desperation. I watched as hundreds and thousands of people ran forward. People from all walks of life and all age groups were running forward and throwing themselves at the bottom of the altars. What struck me the most about this group, is there was a real hunger, and a real desperation for God to touch them. People started weeping and crying in repentance for their sins. This is what created the momentum for the wave of God’s Glory spreading out over all the nations.
We are at a place right now, where a real repentant spirit is going to burst forth over the earth. Our desperation and need for HIM and HIM ALONE will bring this Glory.
This will be a very exciting year. Let us stand RESOLUTE and TRUST IN GOD!
~ Ana Werner
A Senior Pastor for more than 20 years and a pastor to other pastors, Tony Kemp is a man driven by the passion for serving the Lord Jesus with all of his heart, mind, and soul. You can learn more about Tony by going to his website https://tonykemp.com/ Be sure to follow Tony online.
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Barbie Breathitt was fun to have live. Here’s her website if you want to learn more. https://www.dreamsdecoder.com The book that I mentioned everyone should have of her is A to Z Dreams Symbology Dictionary. If you go to https://dreamsdecoder.com/product/dream-symbology-dictionary/ you can pick yourself up a copy.
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I’m just gonna say it- Expansion isn’t EASY. Those who don’t quit, win! I won’t quit, but I WON’T COMPROMISE! Your relationship with Jesus, in the secret place, the one where no one sees, behind those closed doors, that’s really what matters. Builders the Lord’s been putting you on my heart and I have a word for you.
The other morning the Lord showed me in a vision many people building right now. I saw many of you laying brick upon brick, carving a path. For some the path was continuing in the same direction. Your walk of faith is to continue what the Lord has shown you to do in this season. For others the path led over from one old land to a new land, so you were moving to a new territory and the terrain looked rough. It didn’t come without bumps along the way, but I watched as you kept going and didn’t quit.
Then the Lord took me to these scriptures in the Bible.
“We are coworkers with God and you are God’s cultivated garden, the house he is building.”
“So builders beware! Let every builder do his work carefully, according to God’s standards. For no one is empowered to lay an alternative foundation other than the good foundation that exists, which is Jesus Christ!
The quality of materials used by anyone building on this foundation will soon be made apparent, whether it has been built with gold, silver, and costly stones, or wood, hay and straw. Their work will soon become evident, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by blazing fire! And the fire will test and prove the workmanship of each builder.” (then in TPT notes-“How we build and what we build matters to God.”) 1 Corinthians 3: 9, 10, 12-14 TPT
Some of us are running hard right now. God’s releasing so many visions and plans, it’s incredible. As I was asking God about these scriptures, and really thought about all that I personally have got my hands in right now that I am building with the Lord, I felt the need to get down on my knees. There I sat at His feet for a while and then heard the following ~
“Right Perspective, Right Motives, Right Strength”
Builders and pioneers, let’s take the expansion the Lord is showing us, get before Him on our knees and ask for wisdom and perspective. Let’s ask God to purify our motives; may everything we are doing mirror Jesus. This isn’t going to happen in our own strength. I mean- we can try, but it won’t go well.
Let’s not compromise our intimacy with Him, with what we are doing for Him. He’s after lovers not workers! Trust me, you’ll do much! This season you are in, I know you’re going to look back on it next year and think – Wow that was different and so fruitful!
Lean into Him, Just Be with Jesus, Learn to be a friend First.
Be still and Just Listen.
Then just watch – as Dr. Seuss puts it, “You’ll Move Mountains! Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
This early morning, as I was up praying with Holy Spirit, I heard something. ( ps- the early hours are tender times with the Lord if you can will yourself up!)
“Come Rest your fears,” I heard.
Right now there is acceleration. The Lord is casting vision, and resetting our focus. It’s like I see many of us saying, “Do I really dare to dream that Big God? Is this really where you are taking me?” Change is at hand. Many of us are getting the bigger picture now, but with that comes the need to expand. We’re catching His vision. With expansion, we’ll come face to face with our absolute fears.
I heard the Lord say, “Really though, I want you to dig down deep. What really are you afraid of?”
Take a moment and really ponder that question. I’ll be honest, at first I was shocked when I heard that. But as I sat with the Lord and just listened, it led to one of most tender encounters with the Father I’ve had. Did you catch that?
“Fear of failure, Fear of Loss, Fear of missing out, Fear of the cost, Fear of change, Fear of doing it wrong, Fear of having the right help, Fear of getting the timing wrong, Fear of having the finances, Fear of never getting that Breakthrough, Fear of health challenges, Fear of rejection, Fear of being Alone”….these are just a few things I was hearing people are struggling with. I’m sure there is more, but these are just a few I heard.
Can we just take a moment and lay down our fears right now at the foot of the cross? Take a moment, and allow Holy Spirit to minister to you. If you can, physically see yourself handing whatever that fear is that Holy Spirit brought up-right back over to Jesus. As you hand it to Him, I encourage you to say “I trust you.”
Let me tell you a few things God is for you right now. I know that you know these things already, but sometimes it’s good to have a reminder!
God is your Provider. He gives you wisdom you’re needing right now. He is your rock and protector from evil. He will not let you down. He will never leave you. He will not abandon you. He will guide you and is not silent. He is your PEACE.
Come rest your fears. Come rest in His love.
“He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.” Psalm 23:2 TPT
The Lord recently spoke to me about breaking off hesitancy off the Body of
Christ. As we are gearing up for the year 2020 and wrapping up projects or
assignments the Lord has given us for this year, many of us can already feel the
pull for next year.
Can’t you just feel that next year is going to be a wild, exciting year of creating
with God! With everything that God is showing you for next year, with urgency I
feel to declare that THIS IS THE SEASON to STEP IN.
Many of us have felt almost a Hesitancy, Procrastination, or Fear to Move
forward. The Lord has given you a vision of things to come, or assignments
ahead of time, so you can already engage with Him. Stepping in, looks like
making and taking a PLAN OF ACTION NOW.
I was fully convicted of this myself the other day. With multiple projects I have
my hands dipped in, the tendency was to quickly slip into feeling overwhelmed.
Changing my viewpoint, I began to thank God for all the opportunities and
wonderful projects we are working on together. I even thanked God for
stretching and expanding time for me, and also stretching me to new levels of
growth through this process.
Holy Spirit suddenly showed up.
“Do One Difficult Thing Today,” I heard Him say .
For whatever reason, I felt a huge relief, and that overwhelming feeling lifted off
of me. I felt boldness and courage to overcome fear of moving forward, and
took action – just as Moses did in Exodus 4.
“ The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A
staff.” Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground,
and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. But the Lord said to Moses,
“Stretch out your hand and grasp it by its tail”—so he stretched out his hand
and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand— “
I faced some fears and jumped in and JUST STARTED. Multiple decisions had
left me paralyzed to move forward. Do you ever feel like that yourself?
I hear the Lord saying, that many are feeling similarly- afraid to move forward,
experiencing even a fear of failure, or feeling overwhelmed in this season.
2020 is going to be wild and I just know you will look back and think- WOW I
can’t believe I did all that with God! We are being accelerated forward. The
Lord has times and seasons for everything, and we always want to make sure we
are not rushing into anything without His direction. What I saw though, was
many have gotten a direction but find themselves struggling now to move
It’s time for forward momentum. God is for you. He is in Front of you and
Behind you. You are tucked into His goodness as you move forward and also
reset in preparation for 2020.
I just hear the Lord saying, “Trust me in the path I have shown you. Take a
course of action today to move forward.”
The Lord then took me into several visions. I saw a pen in the hand of a person.
It’s time for you to begin writing that book. There is an anointing for writers
being released across the Body of Christ. You have to just start though. The
task may feel overwhelming right now, but just begin TODAY. God will help
you, but you have to jump over that hurdle of- where to begin. JUST START.
Then, I saw a person packing moving boxes. They were going through their
belongings, and cleaning up and throwing out what they no longer needed.
Organization is so important right now with our things, our time and schedules.
Pray into asking God- what is it I need to reorganize right now to prepare for
what is to come?
The Lord then gave me a vision of a woman calling a doctor suddenly. Don’t get
me wrong- I totally believe that God is our Healer, and I pray for miracles all the
time! I do believe though, He was showing me someone who has put off
calling a doctor out of fear. The doctor is meant to help you, and give you
guidance and understanding. God has already been whispering in your ear- it’s
time to make that call. Don’t forget- God is FOR YOU! He is in your story and
this is just the next step in the right direction. But Obedience- that’s your part to
Many of us are desperately crying out for God to change our situations. As I was
pondering this with the Lord, I thought- but have I been faithful and obedient
with what He has asked me to do?
As we begin to prepare for 2020, let’s move from being reactive to the schemes
of the enemy trying keep us paralyzed from moving forward , to being Proactive
One Step Forward and Reset
Many of us are finding ourselves in a season right now of UNUSAL TIMING of the Lord. We would step back and look at what is shifting and changing, and think- ‘God, WHY NOW of all times!’
IT REALLY IS THE LORD AT WORK!
Let me encourage you, what doesn’t feel like the best timing for God to be birthing something new through you, transitioning you from one thing to the next, putting another assignment on you when you feel like you have enough, and stretching you beyond what you think you can handle- IS ABSOLUTELY THE LORD!
We are in a season of major ACCELERATED TRANSITION right now. The sooner you can jump in and agree with the transition instead of resisting it, the better.
Take a moment and look at Joseph of the Bible. He had a dream that literally saved his family’s life and caused him to rapidly respond to the direction of the Lord.
“Joseph had another dream. An angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Get up now and flee Egypt..” .. So that very night he got up and took Jesus and his mother and made their escape to Egypt.” (Matthew 2:13-14)
Look at his response! I often overlook this part of Jesus’ story. Jesus’ parents quick willingness, and obedience to the voice of God, gave birth to and protected the destiny of Jesus.
Your simple obedience to God in this hour, will birth forth the promise of God on your life. This morning, as I was pressing in to hear the Lord’s voice on a few matters, He took me into an encounter. I saw the Lord’s footprints walking before me in a grassy field. “One step forward. Keep trusting me even though you can’t see how it will all come to pass,” I heard Him say.
KEEP TRUSTING ME EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN’T SEE HOW IT WILL ALL COME TO PASS.
God is hitting a divine reset button for many of us. Although the transition feels like the wrong timing, the Lord is behind it all. Press in to hear His voice, Keep walking forward, Find Him in the midst of it all, and embrace the Reset.
By: Ana Werner
Seer, Author of the Seer’s Path
Come listen to what I feel God is saying for this upcoming year.
I have sat now with this word for a while, carefully praying through what I sense the Lord share with me that is coming to us all for the year of 2019. Know that every prophetic word I release, I bring before other prophetic voices I trust, respect and whom bare good fruit.
Recently, I was brought up into the throne room of God. I saw before me the most beautiful, exquisite bride. She was wearing her wedding gown, all dressed up for her special day. I could sense the anticipation and joy that was in the air.
What captivated my attention the most out of this encounter, was the bride’s gown. Light radiated from within it spreading out into the room. The beams of light seemed to brighten the entire room, and was difficult to look directly at.
Then I heard the voice of the Father speak.
“2019. The year of Illumination. My Bride will radiate and shine. The Church will be stretched to enlarge. I’m drawing the out- of- box ones in. “
I prophesy that this upcoming year, the love of God will be truly be put to the test. The Body of Christ will be stretched to really shine its true colors. Will we radiate love when it’s hard, when it costs something? Will we choose love when that person coming to our small group, might be difficult to love at first ? Will we choose to walk the road of being offenseless ones, and look beyond our own comfort zones to really stretch out to reach the lost?
Following this throne room encounter, I was taken into another vision. I saw a large altar, and thousands upon thousands of people running forward to fill it. They were desperate for God! This group didn’t look like the stereotypical Sunday Church member. In fact they looked very rough, and broken. What I saw though, was they had an intense hunger for God to really show up. This desperation catapulted a move of God that was immeasurable. God is going to gather up the greatest harvest of the prodigals from every corner of the earth.
Church, the greatest opportunity for us it at hand. Will we demonstrate love? Will we stretch to embrace these prodigals?
It’s the YEAR OF YOUR ILLUMINATION as well!
Perhaps many of you have gone through a season of perhaps disappointment, and oppression. I saw fear being shaken off the church to take a stand for what is right, and also fear being shaken off of individuals. The enemy wants to silence your voice in this hour and your gifting, because he is scared of you. Do you believe that? You are incredibly strong , and this is your hour to SHINE. Rise up out of the corner and face your biggest enemy, fear- head on! The Lord has given you a powerful voice, and it’s time to use it for His Kingdom! God is calling you to do great wonderful things in this season, but it will take immense strength, faith and RISK. You can do this! Shine and run after the wonderful promises that God has shown you. You are up for the challenge. The cords of restraint are being broken off the Church. It’s time to illuminate.
By: Ana Werner
Seer, Author and International Speaker
We are convinced that the body of Christ is in a season of rapid expansion for the Gospel to reach all the corners of the world. That being said, a CONVERGENCE of Different STREAMS will make greater impact and reach the multitudes and we must make room for this. This convergence of unique and various streams will create one mighty river of God, bringing healing to the nations. While the greater church needs to function as a body, so do prophets and prophetic voices:
1 Corinthians 12:17-19
“Think of it this way. If the whole body were just an eyeball, how could it hear sounds? And if the whole body were just an ear, how could it smell different fragrances? But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all!”
Without ALL the parts functioning together, we are quite a broken body. I am referring to the old patterns we have seen of Loan Rangers, or independent ministers, changing.
The Lord is calling us prophets to gather from all corners of the nations to release His Name and HIS GLORY and reach a greater measure together.
“A collective of prophets is coming forth!” I can’t shake the word “collective,” as this is how the Lord will communicate His message in this new era and new wineskin. It takes a variety of messengers to communicate the different facets of the Message.
The wineskin of the prophetic movement is shifting in this season. In days past, there were pioneers who often had to stand and speak alone, not because they didn’t desire relationship or accountability, but simply because there were no other prophetic voices in the land to stand with them. The prophetic pioneers of past generations were sovereignly and strategically used by the Lord to build a platform for an entire community of prophetic voices to speak forth.
We need the pioneers! The pioneers of one generation are the mothers and fathers of the next. The prophetic pioneers who broke things open in the spirit are essential to the present move of God. I don’t care if their style is different or their mode of presentation is unique; the price they paid to function as prophets before this present era where the prophetic became more acceptable is worth honoring, period.
Companies, schools and groups of prophets. When we trace the history of the modern prophetic movement, starting with the 1980’s and 90’s, even though we observe notable pioneering figures like Bill Hamon, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, James Goll, Rick Joyner and others leading the way, it seems that there has always been a company of prophets functioning in a New Testament context. Even the prophets I just mentioned are, I believe, all operating in healthy community with one another and other five-fold leaders in the body of Christ. Go back even further to the Old Testament, and you will notice, time after time, communities and schools of prophets (see 1 Sam. 10:5-6, mention of a “group of prophets”; 1 Sam. 19:19-24, Saul prophesying with a company of prophets; 2 Kings 9:1-3, “sons of the prophets”; Ezra 5:2, the “prophets of God” are presented as a community who supported the rebuilding of the house of God). There is an Old and New Testament framework for prophets operating in community.
For the emerging generation, we should pay careful attention to these Biblical examples, while also intentionally positioning ourselves in submission to the prophetic mothers and fathers who pioneered the road ahead of us. I’m convinced that we will not see revival in the church or reformation in the Earth unless the sons and daughters, old and young, are in alignment. Generations must be connected in order for the prophetic purposes of God to be released in the Earth!
A new wineskin and operating system for prophets and prophetic people. For the measure of outpouring the Lord desires to release in the Earth, I believe there needs to be a wineskin, or operating system, in the church that is able to contain and sustain it. I’m convinced that International Young Prophets is a wineskin that will enable the Spirit to release “new wine” to and through, as it maintains a connection to the past (mothers, fathers and pioneers of the prophetic), while also building a relationship structure for emerging prophets and prophetic voices to be in healthy community with each other.
When Paul gives direction on operating in the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 14, it appears that the prophets, or those delivering prophetic utterances, would be held in accountability to the rest of the people. In verse 24, Paul uses the phrase “if all prophesy.” This suggests that the people of God, whether prophets by office or prophetic simply because they are indwelt by the Spirit, are called to function as a company, a collective, a group. All. Yes, it should be done “decently and in order” (v. 40), but the fact remains that God desires for a company of prophets and prophetic people to be functioning in the body of Christ—yes to hear and decree the word of the Lord, but also, to help the Ekklesia as a whole grow in its collective ability to discern, decipher and declare the voice of the Lord.
Two elements that I believe are essential safeguards for emerging, young prophets (any prophet, really): 1. Love the Word of God more than you love to prophesy and 2. be intentional about maintaining healthy alignment with mothers and fathers of the faith, while also cultivating community among peers for relationship and mutual accountability.
A Prophetic Collective Will Prepare the Way!
“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. (Malachi 3:1, NLT)
I have not been able to escape this passage, as it reveals how quickly the Lord desires to pour out His Spirit. Consider the language of His “suddenly” coming to His Temple. Likewise, I believe we are positioned in an hour where the Spirit of the Lord is poised to come suddenly to His church. What will prepare the way, however, will be a “messenger” anointing that is not the result of one “lone-ranger” prophet claiming to have a monopoly on hearing the voice of God. In fact, any so-called prophet who randomly emerges out of the woodwork, who has no history, no accountability, and no submission to any other five-fold ministry context should be immediately red-flagged.
The blessing of New Covenant prophetic ministry is that anyone can prophesy. The drawback? Anyone can prophesy. I believe the Lord is raising up communities of Prophets to provide a place of relationship and accountability for those carrying the Messenger anointing for this hour. Just as John the Baptist was forerunner for Jesus’ first coming, it goes without saying that prior to the Lord’s return, there will be an increased outpouring of the Spirit which will manifest itself through prophetic activity, as clearly evidenced in the fulfillment of Joel 2. The language of outpouring is the language of the prophetic—hearing, seeing, and receiving revelation from the Lord.
My dear friend, Ana Werner, and co-author of this prophetic word, has provided the following keys to help prophets and prophetic voices remain in check as we operate in this new wineskin of a collective of prophets:
Accountability is so necessary and healthy for each of us. Those who not only hold up our arms when in the battle (Exodus 17:12), but also those that will keep us in check. May we NEVER lose our teachability and ability to receive wisdom and correction in humility.
Maturity. Pride Goes before the fall, I believe is the saying. The Lord is calling us each individually and at a corporate level, to maintain a bar of Maturity by holding onto the values of: Humility, Intimacy with Jesus first, and Right standing before the Lord- Knowing we are a Son and Daughter first before a gifting or anointing.
Celebration of Streams and Successes. With this embracing of ALL the Parts, or different streams of ministry, the ability to intentionally celebrate others advancements or successes needs to happen. After all, it’s all for His Glory RIGHT?! Never are we to be in competition with each other, but embrace the Kingdom as a family. After all, family is a beautiful thing really. We all have much to learn from each other and should want to help each other advance forward, in the same way we should be cheering for our actual brothers and sisters to succeed.
Breaking the spirit of entitlement through honor. I am so grateful for the Prophetic Generals and Pioneers who have gone before us and plowed the ground. What I love about the young prophets that I see rising up, is that we are not going along with “Us vs. Them” mentality. I literally just sat with a minister that is older than myself, and she shared with me her pain: “This generation rising up, carries so much of an entitlement spirit. It’s like they feel they have earned the right to all have their voice heard, when so many of us have had to work for an honorable position to be heard.” My heart broke for her, but it so revealed to me the greater need for a collective of all of us operating together independent of our age range, or years in ministry. Honor must be maintained if we are going to bring in the greatest harvest. Although different, we can learn to honor the freshness and beauty that each of us carries to the banquet table. This isn’t a “us and them” separate mentality, but that “WE” together can do more.
Authenticity is your greatest Strength. Please, please do not put on someone else’s mantle. Step into your own! People can read right through inauthenticity, and it poorly represents Jesus. Hold your line as close to truth and purity as you can. Do not exaggerate a testimony, to build up your own platform. Remember, we represent HIS NAME, and the Lamb is PURE. There is no one exactly like you, that carries your story, that has walked in your shoes. You being You is the best gift to the world!
Lastly, I implore you- RISE UP you PROPHET of GOD! The enemy will always come and try to silence the voice of the Prophet, but we need you to SPEAK UP! Be a fearless lover of Jesus, that walks in humility, carries fire, maturity, and loves God more than the calling.
Prophetic word presented by Larry Sparks and Ana Werner
Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
The Lord is releasing and breaking off shackles of SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF REJECTION. When we have roots of rejection in our lives, it often impacts how we see and engage with the world around us (sometimes without us even realizing it). Clouded vision distorts the truth.
This morning, I saw DNA strands in Heaven being rewired. I saw the words “Self-rejection” and “Self-Hatred” being pulled off and out of the DNA of people.
Arise my Bride and Walk freely and with Confidence. You were made to Soar,
I heard the Lord say.
YOU WERE MADE TO SOAR
Reaction to the enemy and the way he assaults will no longer be your posture. Physical sickness will be broken off as the imprisonment of seeing through a lens of rejection is removed.
Old ways and patterns of thinking have become like iron- prison gates. I watched the HAND OF JESUS wave in front of large iron gates, and those gates of rejection completely shattered. The Sound of the gates breaking was deafening!
The Stronghold of Rejection is Being Shattered!
The Lord is calling us back into a place where we can actually receive love from the Father. Wounds and seeing through the prison gates of rejection have blocked many from being able to come up into His arms and Presence. As well, it has blocked many of us from being able to receive from others. Self- protection may have become a lifestyle, that is rooted in fear. The ability to receive love is actually huge and transformational for many of us right now.
A MOVEMENT ORCHESTRATED BY HEAVEN
The Removal of Scales over our eyes clouded with rejection is a movement orchestrated by Heaven.
4 AREAS OF TRANSFORMATION
1. Believe that you are going to start feeling different in your relationships towards others. You will begin to see them in a different light and perspective because rejection is no longer influencing and fueling these relationships.
2. Breaking out of this prison will affect the way you carry yourself before the Father as well. You will step into new measures of His Presence with EASE because of a Kingdom confidence you will now feel and embrace. You will gain unstoppable boldness to draw close.
3. Your perspective on promotion is shifting. Promotion is not necessarily a negative thing, as long as it is embraced with humility and responsibility. Even the way you may have looked at “promotion” before is being transformed. The pain of past times of not being promoted when others were, and even the jealousy of that, is being melted away, as the root of rejection is being stripped off. Get ready for Promotion!
4. Stress is being pulled off of your body right now. The balancing act has to stop. Even the Fear of failing is being broken away from you. As you step into the Father’s deep loving embrace, fear of failure is melted.
It’s the Father’s embrace that declares over you, “I love you No matter what” that sets you to SOAR!
Your Date with Destiny
September 27, 2018
by Ana Werner
Recently, the Lord took me into Heaven and showed me something unusual. Let me preface this by saying, ALL encounters in Heaven are spectacular and unique, but this one was an unusual one.
In my heavenly encounter, Jesus held out a bird to me in His hands. It looked ugly–like real ugly. It looked as though it had just recently been in a rough fight with a cat, and barely came out with his life. This bird looked weathered, all feathers disheveled with some areas revealing bald spots where plucking had occurred.
“Now why on earth are you showing me this?” I questioned the Lord. “Some of My beloveds feel just like this,” He began to explain. “This is a temporary setback, but it’s coming. It’s coming,” He said.
I watched as the bird’s wings were healed before my eyes, and it grew larger in stature, wingspan expanding as it stretched out and took flight. No longer a helpless looking bird, but rather an enormous, magnificent, strong bird took to the sky and soared.
Many of us have recently experienced what feels like a temporary setback. A readjustment has occurred not only perhaps to what’s in the natural, but also to your own heart posture towards a situation.
Imagine a boxer stepping into the ring. This is your “step into the ring” moment. What feels like a setback is only temporary and will pass, but the posture you maintain through this season will be something to sustain you in the future.
In Chapter 4 of the book of Esther, we see she had a date with destiny. Mordecai convinces her to approach King Xerxes to save the entire Jewish race from the destructive plans conceived by Haman.
“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
Esther had her moment. She could have coward in fear over the situation. Although chosen as queen–a definite promotion and expansion–she was afterward confronted with a major setback. Now, the setback that you are facing may not be something as large as the wiping out of an entire race, but whatever it is, hold onto this key point.
Your Season to “STEP UP”–Destiny is at Hand!
Esther stepped up when she could have stayed beaten down. This is your season to STEP UP. You are not destroyed. You are not defeated. Discouragement is not your portion. The Lord is for YOU and your date with destiny is at hand! As you attain promotion or expansion of opportunities in this season, do not coward back in fear. Boldness and courage are your “access” keys right now.