9/4/19 Miracle City Global
Betty Love. I like what Anna shared last week, to be Step-In Ready. Just step in out of where we’ve come from and open our hearts to all that the Lord wants to do and release tonight. It’s in the air. The Return. The Call. The Draw to the Lord.
Anna Love. I read this this morning and I think it’s a great reminder to all of us.
Philippians 4:4. Be cheerful with joyous celebration every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One. Let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near.
Don’t be pulled in different directions, worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.
So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind.
And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and the God of peace will be with you in all things.
I was hearing tonight especially for us just to step in. Step-In Ready. I was hearing tonight to step in with an attitude of gratitude. No matter what’s going on, just step in with a thankful heart. If it’s for anything, just for who Jesus is and what he’s done for us—that’s enough. That’s a good start to answer any other issues going on.
An Attitude of Gratitude.
Kimble Love. We just come into agreement with that statement tonight. We’re going to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. We’re going to stand and enjoy the Lord because that’s our strength. I was sharing with Kevin about how I was meditating and speaking with the Lord and the word ‘wait’ came up. I heard ‘Wait.’ How many of you like the Lord to tell you to wait?
And you’re like, Lord I’ve been waiting and waiting and believing I’m going to receive that which you’ve stored up for me my whole life. Then I said, Nevertheless, if you don’t do a thing, I’m going to serve you no matter what because you’re that good. I’m thankful for what you’ve done. I’m thankful for what you’re doing.
So Lord tonight, we just give you praise and we give you glory and we do enter into your presence with an attitude of gratitude. Father, I ask that you release the breath of heaven into this house tonight to blow upon our hearts, to energize our spirits, souls, and our bodies. Lord, that we would receive that breath of refreshing coming into our bodies.
Father, we thank you that you are our Lord and our God. You are our King, our Master, our Deliverer, our Healer. You are our All-in-All. All that we need. And we honor and praise you and give you glory and honor. So have your way, Lord, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
? I raise a hallelujah in the presence of my enemies. I raise a hallelujah louder than the unbelief. My weapon is a melody. Heaven comes to fight for me. I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm. Louder and louder you’re gonna hear my praises roar. Up from the ashes hope will arise. Death is defeated. The King is alive. Sing a little louder.
All hail King Jesus, Savior of the world. Lord of heaven and earth.
Anna. I hear a mighty sound. Angel armies singing out. ‘Cause my praise is a weapon. My worship is a melody. Like a raging river. Like a rising storm. You break down my heart.
I’m coming back to the heart of worship where it’s all about you, Jesus. I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I made it when it’s all about you.
Oh he’s looking into us. Into me see. Come and do what you want to do in me. Come and clean me out.
Betty. He’s turning his face. The light of his face is shining on us. In this place. Turn your face. Lift your face to his face. He will do what only he can do.
?Anna. The light of your face is shining through and it’s breaking up the darkness that’s held me from you. I’m letting go of what I’ve held onto. I’m coming, I’m running into you.
I let go of my pride, my stuff, my unforgiveness, all bitterness, doubt, rage, disappointment. I raise a hallelujah. I run into you. I’m running after you.
Betty. Here I come Lord, running into your heart. Running under the shadow of your wings. Raising a hallelujah.
?I raise a hallelujah.
Betty. This is the 4th of 40 in the month of Elul. 40 days of Tishuvah, returning to the Lord with our whole heart. The 4th; 4 is Dalet, Door. He’s opened up a door for us to enter in. He’s the Gate, the Door. We’re coming into you.
?We’re coming into you. We call out to dry bones, come alive, come alive. We call out to dead hearts, come alive, come alive. Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise.
We call out to dry bones, come alive. So breathe, O Breath of God.
Betty. I see Washington state. I see a map of the U.S. from Washington to Maine to Florida to California. East to west and north to south, over this nation, over the church of America, the Body of Christ, the Bride. We cry out to dry bones, Come alive in this nation, this state.
?We call out to dry bones, to dead hearts, Come alive.
Betty. Every U.S. territory and state in this nation, we call to the Body, to the sons of God, return to your first love. Return and be restored. Let every heart be restored to intimacy with you. We call the heart of the prodigal to come alive. Every place of confusion, disappointment, shame, Come Alive.
?Let angels run on the words, on our worship, to every person in every state and say, Come alive tonight. Every heart in this room and watching we say, Come alive tonight. The King is in our midst. He’s come to meet with us. He’s awakening every life, every dead place. So we fix our eyes on Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. We press in tonight. I see you Jesus. You’re on the move.
Kimberley Davis?We worship Emanuel. Holy is the Lord.
Kevin Long?You are holy. I saw the Lord and he was clothed in glory. The train of his robe filled the temple. The angels around him cried out, You are holy Lord of all.
Anna. Worthy is the Lamb seated on the throne. We crown you now with many crowns. You reign victorious. High and lifted up, Jesus on the throne. The glory of heaven crucified. You are holy, oh so holy Lord of all.
Betty. Jesus we honor you Lord. We worship you Lord in the beauty of your holiness. We bow down. We adore you Lord. You are worthy. You are so holy. We worship you Lord. Thank you Lord. We thank you for resetting and realigning hearts and lives tonight. Across this nation there is a return. Come on. Come on. Come home, sons of God. Father is watching and waiting for you tonight. Come home.
?Anna. Come home. The Father’s watching and waiting. Come home to the place you belong. This is the time. This is the season. It’s harvest time. This is the moment. Harvest is ripe. So come home. The Lord is reuniting the fathers to the sons and the sons to the fathers.
There is no delay in what the Lord has set for today. Right now we call for the return not only to our heavenly Father, but fathers in the earth. Let the hearts of the fathers turn to the children and the children’s hearts to their fathers.
Restore relationships, broken families, the heart of the father for family. It’s all about family because God is all about family.
Betty. Praise you Lord. You’re restoring families. Restoring the hearts of the fathers even now. Father heart of God, baptize the fathers with the father heart of God even now. Love of God, father heart of God, pouring out on every earthly father, son of God. Lord, I thank you for bringing healing to fathers and children. We’re in the mothering month, the apostolic mother, so it’s the restoration of parents and children and families. Come home now. Home is where the heart is. Come home, sons of God. Children of God return.
Father, I thank you that it’s the goodness of God that leads men unto repentance. It’s your lovingkindness. So I thank you that you are drawing us with your cords of lovingkindness. I thank you for the spirit of Elijah being released. The preaching and singing through the spirit of Elijah that actually turns hearts. This is a time of turning. We say, We will be turned, Lord. Our hearts are within your hands to turn whithersoever you will, so turn our hearts unto righteousness. Turn our hearts unto you.
I thank you for everyone gathered here and those watching. I thank you for the now of heaven, that you are with us. You have presented yourself in your house and we yield to you Lord God. We thank you that you have set us apart for your purpose, for your desire, for your glory. You have opened your hand and extended mercy. We acknowledge you as the Father of mercy, the God of compassion, filling hearts, changing live tonight, bringing resurrection power and life, on earth as it is in heaven in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God.
We’re in the sixth month of Elul if you start counting from Passover. It’s a time of returning, of restoration. It’s a time to reconnect, first to the Father, that father/child relationship. It’s also a time of restoration of children and parents. I’m decreeing as I’m speaking. It’s a time of restoration with the Beloved. My Beloved is mine and I am his. I am my Beloveds. It’s the Bride/Bridegroom relationship. Husband/wife. So in the spirit realm it’s the time to be restored as the Bride. He is raising up his Bride.
Jesus came into the earth for the Father because the Father was looking for sons. But when Jesus returns again, he is looking for a Bride. I don’t want to wait until I get to heaven, until that day, to know him as Bridegroom. He is the lover of our soul.
It is also a time of restoration with the King and the servant where the King is in the field. It’s a season where he will come into your space and invade it, come where you are. How can I help you?
It’s also the last month before the head of the year. God’s calendar didn’t change. A man by the name of Constantine changed the calendar, mixed it with Catholicism and other stuff, and we are in the Gregorian calendar. We can’t negate that. That’s what the world is set to. But the King is set to a Hebraic mindset. We know we are not under law.
We were forerunning Elul. We’re a forerunner house. Prophetically we’re going to know by the Spirit what God is about to do. We’re singing it, saying it, preaching it, and then we step into it. We are by the Spirit doing what Israel does by tradition again and again and again, and recognizing the times and the seasons of God, then you can have an expectation.
God can do anything at any time. But to know what he is doing and what he’s about in this season, you can receive that. You can celebrate that. And he will increase and do so much more than that. He’s not limited. I don’t want you to think he can only do this right here right now, only one time a year. No. He’s 23/7/365 eternal, working in you and me where we need to work.
It really came to my heart that I want to finish this year well. Through the Head of the Year which is the last Sunday in September, and begins the new Hebraic year, 5780, for 40 days beginning on the first day of Elul, there is something Hebraically called Tishuvah. It’s about returning to the Lord. Returning to our first love.
We can’t come unless the Spirit draws us. So there is a drawing. He wants to realign, reset whatever has corrupted, whatever has delayed, whatever has blocked or prevented, he wants to move it out of the way and reset, restore, realign, do whatever he needs to do to get you and me caught up and ready to go.
It has resonated within me this afternoon, I want to finish well. I want to finish full. Not on empty. Not in despair. I don’t want a prideful place in my heart. I don’t want a dry bone place.
Where we are in this season and moving into the Roaring 20s, we have an opportunity to work over the next 10 year season to work with God like we never have in our life. The alphabet letter is PEY. It’s about the mouth and verbal communication. It’s about creating with the Lord. Of all the teaching we’ve been doing since we’ve been in Miracle City and started doing PowerPoints, Frame your day by what you say, you have an opportunity and so do I for the next 10 years, a now of heaven to create and build the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven like we never have.
That’s why for nearly four years, since we’ve been in the land, since Passover 2016, it’s been about getting our mouth right. Dealing with the issues in our heart. Dealing with offense. Dealing with bitterness. Dealing with anything that would contaminate what flows out of your mouth. Because the Lord wants to work with you and me to bring heaven into the earth.
Everyone of you in this room that has an understanding of what I’m saying, how many of you want to speak the word and see it done? Say, Rise and be healed, and they get up? That is the kind of power that is upon us.
The 40 days for Israel is about entering into the high holy days and Yom Kippur is the national day of repentance for Israel. They don’t have reference to Messiah. They don’t recognize him as coming. The blood has atoned for the sins of the world.
But in this season it is a return for all of us to the Lord, and to prepare for tabernacling with him. Rosh Hashanah, the Head of the Year, the Blowing of the Trumpets, it’s believed just as Jesus fulfilled the other feasts that he will come in the season of the Blowing of the Trumpets, in this time of the year. Nobody will know that exact minute or second except the Father.
It’s raining in here right now. But I can guarantee you, he will come during the fall feasts. Because he fulfilled Passover. He’s fulfilled Pentecost. He has fulfilled First Fruits. He will come again. It is preparing our hearts in this season to tabernacle with him. But Hei Hei Hei, we’re already the tabernacle. We’re already the tent.
He is looking for a people who will go all the way with him. Who will lay our lives before him. He is looking for kingdom families. He is about family. He chose Abraham so he would direct his family and train his seed after him. He is looking for godly seed. I know that I know that what we are doing, the transference of wealth, and the equipping, and the kingdom houses that God is raising up, it is about growing the kingdom until Jesus comes. Whether that is four generations, five generations, or six generations out, I can tell you, he’s coming again.
So as we build, we are building kingdom. Garrett, I know when you took those rainbow flags, Covenant, and began to go around me, I knew I needed to move up so you could circle. I began to think about how a rainbow kaleidoscopes or surrounds his throne.
You were moving and I knew it was God and I wanted to work with you. And it was pretty awesome.
Kimberley Davis. I could tell that it was orchestrated.
Anna. I saw that we have many worshipers and standard bearers in this house that do different things, but it was a prophetic act of the Lord being enthroned.
Betty. Praise God. And we give him all of the glory. He can enthrone himself upon our worship. I believe we are pressing toward prophetic fulfillment. In this season as we enter into the decade of the 80s, 5780-5790, for ten years I believe it’s going to be some of the greatest years of prophetic fulfillment, a decade of Amos 9:11-13. I am excited. I am expectant.
He has said, Will you build me a house in this city? What he said to me tonight was, Will you build me a hub in this city? Yes, Lord.
PowerPoint. Pressing Toward Prophetic Fulfillment. The Lion has roared.
Book. God’s Now Time For Your Life. Chuck Pierce.
Since Mississippi Soaring we’ve been saying words about framing your day by what you say. Tim Sheets: The ages are converging now. Prophetic words that are infused with God assignments are intersecting their moment. That’s where we are.
Four levels of prophetic declaration. Ezekiel 37:1-14.
It’s about resurrection power and life. The Lord is releasing his breath. You are going to get your second wind to finish this season, and to finish this month. And it’s going to be a win/win. I believe it. He is bringing order, and administration. He’s bringing together things that have been scattered so you can finish.
There are four levels of prophetic declaration in Ezekiel 37 that can really help us understand the process of prophetic fulfillment. In each level there comes a place where prophetic fulfillment can stall. I know there are places and things I’ve tried to do that I’ve not been able to complete. It’s like I’ve been stalled out in an area. So wherever there’s been a stalling out, one thing that is helpful, the Lord said he would give us a ‘jib sail’ for this new Hebraic year between now and then, and it would take us into January 2020.
Nita showed us how on a small sailboat, you can put the small sail out front by hand and catch the direction of the wind. Then you put up the rest of the sails. On a very large boat the jib sail is attached out front. It’s a jib sail word or phrase that will bring you into. The Lord gave me, and I believe because of my place in this house, my word for 2019 in its entirety that encompasses 5779 and 5780, is Launch.
People have been launched into things this year because of my word. Beau Neill said when the Lord showed them to align with us at Miracle City Global last year at GOZ, since then door after door has opened for him to minister. It has to do with hearing God and being where he tells you to be. If you are part of this network or house, connected with us, Launch is part of it.
The jib sail for me was Navigator. How many of you want a Navigator on your Launch? That means I’m looking at Holy Spirit as the Navigator to come and navigate us into the new season, and help us to finish well in this year and as we enter into the new year, and then toward our Gregorian calendar year. I’ve got a Navigator throughout the rest of this year 2019.
There are four levels of the prophetic fulfillment.
1) Coming Together.
Ezekiel 37:1-6 NIV. The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
Book. Ezekiel 37:7-8. “So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over.”
You see that Ezekiel took the words God gave him and he declared them into a desolate situation. Dry means to be disappointed, ashamed, confused, confounded. It can be all or any one of those things. We know that hope deferred makes the heart sick.
Ezekiel took the words that God gave him and declared them into the desolate situation that had overtaken Judah. This is what is meant by prophetic declaration. When Ezekiel declared God’s will, things began to happen. The same is true with us. When we see God’s prophetic destiny in our lives and begin to declare it, something will happen. However, we have to release faith before we can see the results with our eyes. Sometimes we look for results without releasing faith, but it simply does not work that way. Faith comes first.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of the Lord. So when the Lord speaks to you and he gives you a true word, it’s like a smart bomb, because when you hear the word of the Lord, faith is going to rise up in you to take hold of it. It has seed in it.
When Ezekiel first prophesied, there was a rattling noise and the bones came together, and then the sinews and flesh covered the bones. In the first level of prophecy, when we prophesy what God has promised us, we hear a new sound and see a new structure coming together. We even gain a portion of the plan to move forward. However, just having a plan is not enough.
The first level is coming together. I believe what Garrett did and the revelation that Anna saw was the Lord enthroning himself in our midst. That is a picture of what he wants to do at Miracle City, for us to be a place of habitation where he enthrones himself and the manifested presence is here and Covenant is standing.
So level one in your prophesying is to hear what God is saying and then speak it forth. And with that speaking forth, there is going to be a coming together. But that’s not the end of it.
2) The Breath of Life.
We were singing, decreeing, and teaching on the Ruwach breath of God. Glory of Zion was singing the breath of God, about the Spirit of the Lord. I don’t watch them every week. I just follow what the Lord is telling me to do. In this season, resurrection power is available to you and me.
Ezekiel 37:8-9. “But there was no breath in them. Also He said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.’”
I want to make a note here. God told him what to say. When you are in the place of seeing prophecy fulfilled, it’s not about you thinking it up. It’s about you and me being a see and say and decreeing and declaring what he puts in our mouths.
Here we see the second level of prophecy. Ezekiel had seen the bones come together and the flesh appear, but there was no breath in them.
When Anne Keller died at that Mary Martha meeting years ago, and she was laid out on those steps, intensive care nurse saying she is gone, there was no pulse, and the intensive care nurse is shaking her head. The prophetic word cuts off, the warfare scripture over her life cuts off like a faucet. Thank God that I heard him. Thank God that he set me up.
Thank God for the woman who prayed in tongues for me. She said, I don’t have an interpretation. But it didn’t matter because the Spirit of God spoke to me so loud and so clear like an audible voice, The fullness of my power in on you NOW! When the Lord said NOW, I think whatever I needed to be a part of seeing the dead raised, the fullness of his power came on me now!
She was gone and Jane said, Get Betty; I don’t care. I turned and when I saw her there was no breath, no life in her, I just ran. When I opened my mouth I was binding death. It was like a machine gun of scripture, Word, that came out of my mouth. Then it cut off like a faucet. When it’s done, it’s done. And it was done, but she was still laying there. Ten to fifteen people were around her praying in tongues.
I was going to say, Let’s reposition her and do CPR. When I said, Let’s, the Lord said, again loud and clear, Command her heart to beat in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. That was the second step.
It was 1) The fullness of my power is on you now. Hear, what was in my mouth, I had released it. With medical people there, the natural mind thinks of CPR. And that’s what would have needed to be done. 2) Except that God said, Command her heart to beat in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
God has a step by step for you and me. And if we will seek his face in this season, he is going to take the promise he has given you, the dreams, the prophetic words, and he is going to walk you through the process to see that they get fulfilled. What needs to be finished in this year, he is going to finish it with you if you will draw near to him. This is the time to draw near. Lord, I want those words.
So the second level is the breath of life. The Lord gave the instruction. Ezekiel had seen the bones come together, the flesh appear, but there was not breath in them. There was no life. Did that mean he was a false prophet? No, of course not. It just meant that something was not yet working to produce prophetic fulfillment.
So that makes me say, Lord, what is not yet working that you want to speak to through me or into our situation that is going to cause this thing to function? Or this thing to come alive?
So the Lord said, “God back and prophesy to that part that has not received life.” Notice that He did not tell Ezekiel to re-prophesy everything from the beginning, but only to prophesy to the part that was not working and command it to come in line with God’s plans and purposes. You don’t have to go back and prophesy it all over again to get to that point.
When we encounter a snag in declaring God’s word, it does not necessarily mean that we have not heard God or that we have failed. It often means that we need to enter into a second level of prophecy in order to see life come into that which God is longing to bring to life.
We really need to hear this. Some of us are going to be in life and death situations. Life and death situations. I don’t understand but I know what I heard.
My nephew, Chase, is out in Colorado elk hunting. I thought he was already back home, but he’s still gone. Yesterday morning as I sat with the Lord, this immediately came to me: You need to pray for Chase right now. I didn’t know where he was. I thought he was home in Vicksburg, and so I began to pray for him what the Lord gave me. Then I texted him, I’m praying for you this morning. I got a text back, Pray I kill a big elk. So I knew he was still in Colorado. And I said, Lord, no telling what was going on where he was. What did you spare him from? What did you protect him from? But in the moment, Pray for him now.
When the Lord gives you something, an assignment or a word, then you do what he says. I knew it was to pray protection over him.
3) Spiritual Warfare over Hope Deferred. (I think this is a big one.)
Ezekiel 37:10-11. “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then he said to me, ‘Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, “Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!”’”
Some translations say, Our bones are dry, our hope is gone, and we have been cut off. That is three-fold. Our bones are dry. We are disappointed. Our hope is gone. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. And we are cut off.
Ezekiel saw a great army result from his prophetic declarations. But as those in the army began to speak, they said that they were filled with despair. When we become filled with despair, our faith for the future can easily be depleted. Lost hope often works with rejection and causes us to feel isolated and cut off, as was the case with this great army in Ezekiel 37.
According to Proverbs 13:12, hope deferred makes the heart sick and releases a spirit of infirmity.
Ezekiel had seen great and miraculous things happen as a result of his prophetic declarations. Yet there was still hopelessness and infirmity. When this happens in our lives, we need to enter into a third level of prophecy: spiritual warfare.
It is not enough to have flesh and breath. We must fight against whatever the enemy is doing to try to steal the life that God has breathed into our destiny. If we don’t engage in spiritual warfare and overturn the enemy’s plans to cause death, we won’t progress and overturn the spirit of infirmity that has entered and is resisting our prophetic fulfillment.
I was invited to the national meeting of the United Methodist evangelists. They gather from all over the nation once a year in January in Myrtle Beach. They invited me to open their meeting, bring a word to them, and then minister prophetically. It was very humbling because I’m not credentialed in the Methodist Church. It was a first for me.
I had ministered in Methodist churches but not for all of their evangelists.
As I sought the Lord for his word to them, he opened my eyes to this scripture in Ezekiel. The message to them was, Therefore prophesy and say to them, because what he wanted to deal with was any place of despair, any place of hopelessness, hope deferred. I opened with this scripture.
This is the army of Israel. They say, Our bones are dry, our hope is gone, and we are cut off. The remedy was, Therefore prophesy to them and say. The Lord showed me, apart from this book—I just read this a couple of weeks ago—if anyone is in that place, the solution is to prophesy to them. And it is also to take up the word of God in Timothy.
My son, Timothy, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, so that by following them, you may fight the good fight of the faith, holding onto faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these, the Word of God, and so shipwrecked their faith.
The enemy is not going to just roll over and let us gain ground. His scheme is always to get us to doubt the goodness of God and question whether God really did say it. So the spiritual warfare over hope deferred is this.
Hope deferred causes much sickness. There is a place in the fulfillment of the promise of God over our lives in which we have to deal with the past issues that have come against us to discourage and defeat us.
Notice that the bones in Ezekiel 37 had to express the hope deferred that was within them. Don’t be afraid to face the problems of your past. By dealing with these past issues, you will be released to move into the hope for the future.
That’s saying that warring over hope deferred, if you have that, if it is an issue in your life, if you have been disappointed, you need to admit it to God.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became. He did not waver in unbelief in regard to the promise. He was fully persuaded God was able to do what he said he would do. But he faced the facts. The facts are this. My body is as good as dead. And Sarah’s womb is long past gone. She’s barren. And here I am 100 years old. She’s 90. Really? Really? Really! In the natural that is an impossible thing.
But we have impossible feats of God throughout the Word of God where he has come through. He loves that kind of stuff. I think he lives for it. And he lives for a people who are just gonna believe him. Level three of spiritual warfare is actually facing the facts.
4) Hope for the Future.
Ezekiel 37:12-14. “Therefore prophesy and say to them, “Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”
Notice that the phrase “I will place you in your own land” was the prophetic destiny released in Ezekiel 36. The word of the Lord had come full circle. But what if Ezekiel had stopped pressing forward after the bones had come together and there was no breath? That’s what we tend to do in the Body of Christ. We think that we’ve heard God and we prophesy; but when things don’t turn out as we thought, we give up and end up falling short of reaching our prophetic destiny. We do not see the word that God has spoken to us being manifest and fulfilled.
As Ezekiel prophesied at the fourth level, resurrection power was released so that the graves could be opened and the people brought in their own land. I love the phrase “Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it, says the Lord.”
It’s one thing to have a promise in your life that you know is from God, but it’s another thing for that promise to be performed in your life. In Ezekiel 37, four levels of agreement and prophesying were necessary to see the fulfillment of God’s word.
We cannot be a people that faint easily. Discouragement has no place in us as God’s people. If we choose not to back up but to keep moving forward through the levels of prophecy, then God will perform His will in us and bring about prophetic fulfillment.
So again, Don’t stop.
I would have despaired if I had not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13-14. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart. And wait for the Lord.
The Word of God says, Write the vision and make it plain, so that a herald can run with it, and at a glance people can see the vision. Write it on a billboard—large. For the vision awaits an appointed time, and even though it delay, even though it tarry, wait for it, for surely it will come.
This is the season where words are intersecting their divine moment.
Forty days or Forty Years?
God has a cycle of life for each of us. This life cycle begins at conception and moves along in the following progression:
Deuteronomy 1:2. It takes 11 days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by Mount Seir Road. In 52 days, Israel could have been in their promise land. It took 52 days for Nehemiah to rebuild the wall, which was fulfilled in this season we’re in right now. So the question. You want to be in your land in 52 days? Or do you want to still be waiting 40 years later? I don’t want to die in the wilderness. I don’t want to wander in the wilderness.
God’s Life Cycle:
It starts with conception, when you are conceived. We at Miracle City believe that life begins at conception. Jeremiah: Before you were conceived, before you were born, before you were in your mother’s womb, I knew you. At conception.
Then birth. Then after we are born we come to an age of accountability. So we know that there is a God and we’re in need of him. Then there is the rebirth experience where we are born-again. And we are receiving hope.
Then maturing in our faith. Then the Lord wants to bring us into a demonstration of his power and a manifestation of himself on earth as it is in heaven. Then there’s completion. But there’s a life cycle that God has for you and me.
And where there is a will there is a way.
The enemy loves to interrupt the life cycle in any one of these stages so that the fulfillment of our destiny cannot be completed. He would love for us to miss the kairos or opportune time that the Lord has in each of these phases.
For example, in the demonstration stage, God demonstrates his power and wisdom which unlocks our destiny. In the manifestation stage, God manifests his glory and inner fulfillment of our identity in Him. In the completion, our role in the earthly realm is completed as we face death and enter into eternity.
I want to finish. I want to say like Paul, I finished the race. I fought the good fight. I’m going home because I’m done. I want to fulfill God’s destiny, what he has written about me. It says that when David had served God’s purposes in his lifetime, he was gathered and he went home. So I want to fulfill his purpose and I want you to fulfill his purpose.
The enemy would love for us to miss our kairos or opportune time that the Lord has in each of these phases. However, if you miss that now time, it doesn’t mean that things will never be back in order. It just means that you will postpone what God wants to do and enter into a prolonged wilderness season.
We all have wilderness seasons that are ordained of God in which we move from one season to another. However, we can prolong this wilderness season. Jesus stayed in His wilderness season for 40 days, whereas the Israelites stayed in their wilderness season for 40 years. Mark 1:13 and Numbers 14:33-34.
The Israelites were held captive in their wilderness season because of their unbelief and hardness of heart, whereas Jesus resisted the devil in His wilderness season and came out of it filled with power for His future.
The Lord says the choice is ours. If we are willing to press toward our prophetic fulfillment in God’s time, our season of desolation will not be prolonged. However, if we, like the Israelites, allow the enemy to overcome us with discouragement, hopelessness, and a lack of faith, we too may find ourselves in a prolonged season of desolation that leaves us wandering for many years. I decree, Not so. We are not going to stay in discouragement. We are not going to stay in hopelessness. And we are not going to have lack of faith because Christ is in us, the hope of glory.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, prophetic fulfillment can often seem to mess up our lives. In fact, we may even feel that everything has been turned upside down. But it is in prophetic fulfillment that we reach God’s destiny for our lives. As you come face to face with your own prophetic destiny in God’s now time for your life, you must determine in your own heart if your wandering season will last for 40 days or for 40 years.
Declarations have power. Here is a prophetic declaration that will help you unlock the next level of fulfillment of God’s purpose in your life:
I want to declare this over us. I’m going to decree it and then I’d like us to decree it together.
I declare that God has a purpose for my life. I receive wisdom and revelation over the hope of my calling. I declare that every strategy of hell that has interrupted God’s plan for my life will be exposed. I declare that every hindrance that has stopped me from progressing will be revealed and that I will advance in God’s plan for my life. I declare that my faith is stirred. That the faith of the Son of God rises up in me now.
I declare that new strength comes into my spirit. Resurrection power and life, Breath of God, Come and breathe into every part of my being—spirit, soul, and body. Birthright and destiny, Come alive in Christ Jesus. I declare that the wilderness will blossom and God’s glory will be seen in my life. I declare that the best is yet ahead for me and my house, that we will walk in the fullness of all that Jesus Christ laid down his life for, and took it up again. Father, I receive and I agree with all that you have ordained for me and mine.
Father, I thank you for opening up every heart in this place and those that are watching. I thank you for the revisioning. I thank you for the reset, for the realignment, for the reconnect. I thank you for the audio and the video being turned on and in sync. That our spiritual senses come alive. And Father, that no longer will doubt, unbelief, fear, discouragement, death, or infirmity have a hold of us.
But Lord, let your kingdom come and your will be done here and now. Bring forth your word. Bring forth your will. And make a way for us and through us in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God.