“You are in a rebirthing season,” I heard myself say to one of our dear friends. Rebirthing can be an incredibly painful process. In the refinement process, it can feel like the enemy is literally stripping you down to take you out. BUT GOD. God is revealing areas through this process that need healing, to REBUILD YOU back up. This season you are in, you may not be able to see it right now, but so much good fruit will be birthed out of this process. As a new plant cracks through the soil to reach up towards the sunlight, PUSH through, and allow Him to refine you.
I am declaring over you today- Let hope and faith arise!
It’s not just a phrase, they are weapons of the Lord in this hour.
Receive hope, that God is moving on your behalf.
This morning the Lord took me into a vision, and I saw a war horse charging forward!
Momentum is COMING!
Have hope the impossible ways of God.
“Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23
Receive faith. Pray with me:
God I believe in your goodness over my life. I choose to believe in your promises. I know you are working behind the scenes, although I can’t see them right now. I speak life to that which seems hopeless.
In the name of Jesus, I declare that these promises and prophetic words will be birthed in due season.
I decree – that which has been established shall not be shaken.
Yahweh, you are my strength and my defense.
I declare that you are a restorer, and you are restoring the blessing the enemy has tried to steal.
As Ezekiel spoke to the dry bones, and they became alive- I speak now into my very circumstance~
IT’S COMING! IT’S COMING!
God is moving on your behalf!
By: Ana Werner
I heard the Holy Spirit whisper recently, “He’s honing your focus.” Being curious, I looked up the definition of “honing.”
Honing: The act or process or sharpening something on a hone or whetstone. The act of process of improving or perfecting a skill. Serving to sharpen or perfect. (websters)
As I sat and pondered this, I thought to myself- What is drawing my attention right now? What’s taking my focus, and should I adapt my view or angle, to see more from His perspective?
When you’re in a building season, I’ve come to realize that more often than not, if the enemy can’t get to you through a physical attack on your body, he will try to get to you through the means of “distractions”!
So, how’s your focus being pulled away recently from what God’s called you to do?
Time to be honed and refocus.
Intention focus is sometimes needed to build with excellence.
~ Ana Werner
What a journey it has been for some of us! Many have been on a path that seems like the absolute roundabout course of direction.
“But God, I thought you were going to do this- THIS WAY. I didn’t expect my miracle and breakthrough to come about like this,” you might find yourself saying.
Although the way or form you have gotten to where you are, was unlike anything you foresaw, it is still the TIME and CORRECT PATH for CROSSING OVER into your promised land.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
The Lord does not desire you to have gone through such warfare! But in this process (and for some of us it has been a rough road), He has worked good through it.
As I was studying the word about the Israelites’ journey of going through the wilderness before crossing over the Red Sea and escaping slavery, I stumbled upon these verses:
“When Pharoah let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road towards the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt READY for battle.” Exodus 13:17-18
Many commentaries point to the fact, that although the Israelites journey to get to that epic moment of crossing the Red Sea, was the roundabout course, through the process they gained MILITARY ORDER to better prepare them for facing Pharaoh and the Egyptians.
This roundabout journey you have gone through in pursuit of your own miracle, has been the greatest training ground. You have learned tools of weaponry during this season that could ONLY HAVE BEEN LEARNED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS.
DON’T LOOK BACK
The Lord spoke to me clearly, that as we cross over into our promise and shift to the new, it is VERY IMPORTANT that we DON’T LOOK BACK but keep our eyes fixed firmly forward. By keeping our eyes fixed forward, we will gain momentum and not get setback by the discouragement and trauma from the wilderness season.
Look at the progress you have made! Celebrate what the Lord HAS DONE.
Part of stepping forward into God’s promise over our lives, is shifting our mindsets.
Thank you Jesus for what you have led me through.
Thank you for where I am going.
Thank you that I am GAINING GROUND.
I’m stepping forward!
by Ana Werner 5/20/2022
“Just Listen,” I heard the Father say.
The ability to just be still, with no agenda, but to be just present with Jesus and listen, almost seems like a lost gift. What if over the next 5 days, God was going to speak to you something that would give you direction for the rest of your life? Just listen.
The “waiting process” can be one of the hardest and most frustrating times, but God’s word is FAITHFUL and TRUE.
The Lord showed me that many are finding themselves right now, seeing victory in sight. You can feel the miracle of your promise from God coming, and you are waiting.
Waiting…..Wanting…Expecting…Confused… at times perhaps even Discouraged…….
“When is it coming Lord?”
And then, the Lord does a SWIFT MOVE and the whole process of what you have just walked through, begins to make sense. My friend in waiting, have hope. A swift move of God is coming!
“Then Joshua said to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5
For the longest time now, I keep hearing the word from Holy Spirit “DESPITE”.
Despite means: “In spite of; not withstanding.” (websters)
This is not the time to agree with fear, but clothe yourself with faith. Keep standing on the promises He has shared with you. Keep declaring health, freedom and abundance of life over your families.
Standing doesn’t mean the absence of fear, but choosing to keep believing and trusting in God despite what you see in the natural.
“Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33: 11
May we never get tired remaining in His presence. Keep us hungry for fellowship with you God. To be a friend of God…Oh my!
Ministry leaders need self-care too!
More often than not, leaders can get close to becoming burned out, work-aholics, experiencing isolation, having imbalance in their lives, and a narrow focus.
The self- care we need? JESUS! Take a step back, breathe and allow the Holy Spirit to come minister to you. I dare you to ask Him – “Jesus I need you. Jesus where are you? Please come.” And just wait.
There’s so many different posts and articles on self-care, but you know what – I’ve found JESUS REALLY IS THE ANSWER.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15: 4
Do you feel like God is really sharpening you in this season? I saw recently in a vision, an old blacksmith sharpening the edge of a sword against a spinning blade. As I watched sparks flicker off of it, the impression I received was- the importance right now to really USE THE WORD of God as our weapon. I watched as that sword got chiseled down until it was remarkably sharp.
This season you are in, may feel like the most pressing time you have ever walked through in your life, but mark my words- God is sharpening you and the WORD will help.
Boy, will the enemy ever be sorry!
Bricks are being laid. None of us really, truth be told, love “process,” but God is taking you through it, and relaying the bricks. I remember a dream I had once, where Jesus came to me and pointed to a cement foundation of a house. He said, “Come closer. I want to show you something.” As I drew closer to examine the foundation with Him, it’s then that I noticed small air bubbles that hadn’t been worked out. They had created small cracks, once the cement had dried. The foundation had been weakened. This dream came at a time when we were so busy in the ministry, that other stuff within our family and private prayer time with God was weakening. That dream was a wake up call and we reprioritized quickly.
Friends, sometimes He takes us through what feels like a rough season, to address the foundational areas that need attending in our lives.
This season has been such a process of revealing some cracks that need to be addressed and changed. For some, it may just be the simple truth of getting more disciplined. For others, it might be addressing some fears. For some, it may be taking a step back and evaluating if there are core lies about God or yourself that have seeped in.
Whatever your “process” is, good news is that- God is relaying the foundational truths, principles and values to make you stronger! Hallelujah!
Just think, young David once killed a lion, so he could one day take down Goliath and then someday reign. A foundation was being laid, brick upon brick, way back then, of facing fear straight on and trusting God with no backup plan!
God wouldn’t take you through this, without a plan and purpose. He’s strengthening your foundation.
What a year 2021 was. A year for many of hardships, a year for many of waiting and contending for promises yet to come. 2022 is going to look different. The Lord gave me 4 key words for 2022, which I am noting here. You can watch the live teaching on my Youtube channel as well. On a side note- I must add that I feel no pressure to release a prophetic word every year at the head of the year. I rather look forward to hearing from God each year, spending time seeking Him, and asking Him for direction for the new year. It’s my honor to share with you what He has shown me.
A Year To Build & Creative Explosion
As I sought the Lord for what 2022 will look like, I was taken into a vision with Him. I watched Jesus handing out hard hats, or construction hats to people. He turned to me and said the phrase- “Creative Explosion.”
I believe 2022 is a year to build. From what I saw, I believe the Lord is releasing an anointing over the year to build and create with Him. Lots will be built , but specifically I saw there will be new ministries, new churches birthed, as well as healing rooms.
To adapt to this building season, it’s imperative that we are willing to shift and change. Many of us will find ourselves needing to change our responsibilities by pulling back from some of the old, to make room for the new. There will be a season obviously of struggling to find your peace and rhythm as you adapt, but hang in there. As well, in 2022 you will find yourself facing the fear of the unknown. In Joshua chapter 1, the Lord continually reminds the Israelites as they are about to cross over into their promised land, to BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS. I declare the same thing over you for 2022- have strength and courage!
In response to this word, I encourage you to take some time to:
- Ask the Lord- what is it you are asking me to build?
- Evaluate what are some things you may need to shift.
- Set aside time to meet with the Lord and ask Him for strategy plans on how to build.
Returning to Our First Assignment
At a conference recently, while onstage I had an open vision. I was in the throne room of Heaven and I saw what looked like an army of people, that all had sashes worn across from their shoulder to hip. Written on the sashes was the word “Assignments.” Something caught my attention from behind me, and I turned to see Jesus sitting on His knees and He looked sad. When I wondered why He was sad, He responded to my curiosity.
“They have left their first assignment,” He said.
Our first assignment, above all else- is to love the Lord our God. I felt the Lord was shedding a word of CAUTION to the Body of Christ. While it may sound pretty foundational, a strong foundation is key to any building. We cannot place more value on the assignments He has given us, above the lifestyle of intimacy, adoration and repentance. If not careful, we can actually make an idol out of our assignments. An idol is anything that becomes something we love more than God himself.
As well, if not careful we can tread into the dangerous path of using the assignments as a way to connect with the Father, over actually spending time with Him. Of course, there has to be a balance of worship and intimacy, but also being light and salt to the world. Out of the lifestyle of intimacy, we are called to walk as ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.
As we charge forward with our assignments from the Lord in 2022, let’s make a promise to stay intimate and never leave the sanctuary lifestyle.
After I left that encounter, I heard the Lord say “Psalm 63.” From the stage, I went and grabbed my Bible and flipped open to Psalm 63: 1-2
“You, God, are my God,
earnestly I sek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.”
What impresses me most about David is his constant yearning for God. The calling was always there on his life, (one day he would be king), but what He is most known for is -the man after God’s own heart. He was allowed to see God’s glory and Power, because he REMAINED IN THE SANCTUARY, and from that posture he reigned.
Intercessors – Pray for the month of September
I am very careful to not release prophetic warning words, unless I have really sought the Lord for His direction, clarity and confirmation. Warning words are not to invoke fear. The last thing we need is more fear released over the nations. This word is more to encourage intercessors to rise up in prayer.
The Lord highlighted to me the month of September in a calendar, and afterwards I saw static.
Once again, this isn’t to invoke fear, but rather cause us to respond in prayer over this month.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.” Eph 6: 12
In response to the static I saw (which I believe to be the enemy’s attempt to bring confusion and chaos), I am asking for:
- Intercessors to rise up and pray for the Lord’s intervention
- Declarations to be made of Peace to the Storm ( Matthew 8)
- Bind the spirit of chaos and confusion, and loose the power and Blood of Jesus our Restorer
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Eph 6:16
Season to Run Forward + Miracles
Lastly, as I was praying for direction for 2022, the Lord came to me in an encounter. I first heard His voice say, “I want to show you something.” (This is often the phrase the Lord speaks to me as He invites me to see what’s on His heart.)
First I saw a large forest off to the right hand, made up of tall eucalyptus trees. Jesus was there in His white robes and began to run forward. He looked back, smiled at me and looked as though he was anticipating something.
“It’s a season to run forward,” He said.
As we know, the closer we get to the return of Jesus, darkness will fight back. But there is GOOD NEWS!
- Jesus is our HOPE
- Jesus has anticipation of what’s to come. The glory and harvest season is upon us.
- He still reigns above it all.
I saw those giant eucalyptus trees, which made me very excited! The oil of eucalyptus trees is often used for healing. 2022 is a year to expect a great expression of healing miracles, especially for those who have been contending for a long time for their miracle. Anticipate your miracle coming. I don’t say this lightly. I really do believe that we are about to see the miraculous realm released from Heaven like we have never seen it before. Hallelujah!
“..what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” Isaiah 22:22
2022 will be a year to move forward, and not look back at years of disappointment. The greatest warfare you may experience is over what will keep your focus in this new year. It’s imperative to keep our eyes on Jesus, to move forward into what He has for us, and not dwell in the past.
I bless you and your family with hope, strength and courage, as we move forward into the New Year!
~ Ana Werner
Can you feel the tension of transition in the air? With the changing of the season, as I see leaves beginning to carpet our yard, prophetically it’s also a sign of the change coming. God is moving many of us right now, or transitioning us to where we are supposed to be. I was led into an encounter recently, where I watched God’s hands moving people strategically like a game of chess. Now is the time to advance forward.
In this moment of transition, you may be experiencing an unusual amount of increased spiritual warfare. It may feel like anything or anyone that can rob your peace in this hour, will try! The enemy is trying his hardest to hit the believers in the place of their emotions and throw us off focus. You may even have wondered this past week, why am I so emotional right now? Trust me- many of us are getting hit hard right now with warfare (especially within the family), as we transition! Remember, the enemy has come to “steal, kill and destroy”. His goal right now is to rob you of your peace.
Take a deep breath with me for a second.
Thank you Jesus, that you are in control. I may not understand everything. My emotions may even feel so up and down right now, as I am in a vulnerable place. God thank you that you are PEACE. Lord, I surrender and I ask you for help. Would your peace come wash over me today, even in all of this. Amen.
You may feel like you are passing through the eye of a needle, but rest assured Jesus is walking in your midst and directing your forward motion.
Secondly, I want to share with you a prophetic tip the Lord gave me for this season of transition. (I won’t go into the full word/encounter here, but it will be in my next upcoming book I’m sure!)
The Lord shared with me the words: “Be willing to adjust.” I am fully convinced, your ability to adjust in this season, is what will propel you forward. The vision or promise from God for your life hasn’t changed, but we must be flexible to the new ways God wants us to move.
God is taking us where we don’t have old maps and can’t have forward motion by keeping old mindsets. Your navigational compass right now is: Remaining in Him, Seeking His word, and Running full throttle forward in the direction He is thrusting you. Resistance to the change God’s directing, will only delay the process. Don’t be held back in fear. It’s time to advance forward with boldness and faith.
I bless your advancement forward. Remember, Jesus is still sitting on the throne!
~ Ana Werner
On August 28th, 2021 I was praying and seeking the Lord on this New Year according to the Jewish Calendar, and was taken into a vision.
I first heard the phrase “Stand Firm”. I then was shown a vision of myself and others standing on a mountain top, our feet firmly spread and planted holding our stance. I felt the ground moving strongly under my feet around me. It felt like mini earthquakes or strong aftershocks, one after the next.
I believe we are in a real season of war right now, where our faith will have multiple times of testing. It will take real courage and boldness, to hold firm and hold onto the promise..BUT HOLD ON …We will indeed!
Ephesians 6:13 says- “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”
Can I encourage you to STAND FIRM! Do not quit. Do not back down. Keep Praying. Keep feeding yourself with the Word of God that is your weapon. Keep declaring the promises over your life, and over your children’s lives. Most of all- Keep Believing!
I am praying for those of you that feel weary in this very moment- for that second wind to come of strength from the Lord to continue pressing forward to come. Persevere in faith!
Then in the vision the Holy Spirit instructed me to “Look Up.” I shifted my focus and up above us I could see eagles soaring high in the sky. Those who can see will come soaring with perspective in this season. This is a season where the seers will be released to see and gain Heavenly Perspective that will give us strategy in how to pray.
Then I heard the instruction, “Contend for Peace.” Below us, standing there on the mountain top, I could see a battlefield. I cried out to the Lord, “How has the enemy gained so much ground?” I then heard the voice of the Father – “It’s been the small compromises from the saints. The small ‘Well, I guess that’s okay.’ The murkiness in the thoughts.”
There is a murkiness or confusion being released right now over what is sin. Contend to hold your peace, and to hear His voice clearly. You have a choice especially this year to stand for righteousness and not compromise.
Then I heard another instruction. “This is the year to really invest in your children. Ministries need to turn their attention and focus on the children.”
Then I heard, “This is the Battle before the breakthrough,” and again – “Stand your Ground.”
I then smelt a different smell, like dew breaking forth. I heard, “when all hope seems lost.” Then I Saw Him. There was JESUS in white robes walking right through the thickest part of the battle. There was healing emanating from Him. He came up to the ones that would not be moved.
He said “Access Granted.”
There will be favor on those who stand through this Battle to gain deeper revelations and understanding of Christ Himself .
He then turned to me and said, “Ana I want to take you somewhere important.”
Next I found myself walking in the Garden with Jesus. It was a beautiful garden, which I know to always represent that intimate place with the King. As we walked through it hand and hand, He spoke to me. – “Tend the Garden. Guard your intimate time with Me. Here you will find rest.”
When all else feels like a chaotic swirl of confusion, fiercely fight to guard the secret place of intimacy with Jesus. Turn off the noise, find a way to dial down all the more, and meet with Him heart to heart.
He is the Prince of Peace, Mighty One, and Praise God- HE IS IN CONTROL!
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
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
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.