2019 will be a year of new horizons, new vantage points, a year of firsts, and a year of joyful amazement. For those with ears to hear, the Lord will cause you to enter into His presence with overwhelming joy and purpose. You will find yourself interceding in greater travail. You will find yourself stopping to hear His instruction. Your senses are magnified as you surround yourself in His glory. Out of your mouth will come pleas for a clean heart; out of your spirit will flow rivers of living water. This is a year of fruitful harvest. This is a year of greater vision. Blessings.
A few years ago, I flew to Laramie, Wyoming. I don’t know about now, but at that time, the only way to get there from Oregon, was to fly to Denver, then board a little propeller 12 seat puddle jumper to get to Laramie. Denver was great, that airport has tons of things to do and I almost wished for a longer layover. The ride from Denver to Laramie was a completely different experience to say the least. That little plane was jumping all over the place, things were crashing to the floor, and people were getting sick all around me. Lovely. Worst hour of my life!
Finally, after what seemed an eternity, the pilot, who was separated from us by a thin curtain, came on the loudspeaker and announced that he was taking the plane up higher to get out of the turbulence. He didn’t try to sugar coat it at that point, he just stated the obvious. So, he began an arduous ascent up higher as we all white knuckled it through the process. Low and behold, the turbulence stopped. We were in the air, going straight, and not being tossed around like a waterskiier bouncing the wakes. It was quiet.
I heard the Lord speak to me this morning about getting above the turbulence. The earth is in turmoil, the United States is in turmoil as administrations change and as society adapts. There is a shaking going on in the current state of affairs. The news is violent all over the globe. Fear is getting it’s evil grip on people. But God says, get up here, get above the turbulence. Yes Lord! When I get under the shadow of His wings (Ps. 91), I am protected, safe and at peace. There is no turbulence in the presence of God. I find myself purposing to get into His presence, and the path becomes clear. The plans of God become clear, and the understanding that I am equipped for every battle is peacefully revealed. For I do not have a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. I have the mind of Christ. Therefore, I am at peace because I know He goes before me and is my rear guard. I may live on earth, but I am a citizen of Heaven. I have favor.
So loved ones, don’t allow the things of this world to distract you from the love of God. He has a future and a hope for you, a marvelous plan to prosper you and keep you in health. We are living in the most important time in history. We have to roll with some turbulence now and again, but when it happens, remember that you are welcome in the Holy of Holies. The veil of separation was ripped open by the work of Jesus on the cross. He eagerly waits for you, He is so happy to see us! Go there and rest in His strength, power and love. Let your heart be changed by Him, let not your heart be troubled. This is how we do it friends, this is how we live in victory!
Do you ever notice that sometimes you’re just walking around, maybe shopping or exercising, and God downloads a piece of wisdom right in your brain. You get it, you understand the importance and the revelation, but are not quite sure what to do with it. You might not have the entire picture, but you know it’s there.
Or maybe you are praying and all of a sudden you absolutely know a thing. You know the enemy’s plan for a thing and you know what’s going to happen. And again, you don’t know what to do about it. Your brain engages and you start thinking it through. Pretty soon, it’s just confusing.
I’ve had this happen. I absolutely knew that I had heard from God and the word was prophetic and urgent. What am I to do then at that time? I think I finally get it. If I just command my brain to stop being logical, and enter in with my spirit, the instructions are clear. Stop, drop and pray! Get off by yourself, pray, intercede and stay with it.
The Lord has shown me that He organizes His intercessors to pray in unity, in one accord. Even when we aren’t together in one room, we can enter in to the heavenly upper room and pray in the Spirit together. I know that by faith. I am confident in that by faith. I have found that by submitting to intercession when called to do so, mountains move. Things happen, infrastructure is shaken, situations beyond my control or even thinking, are changed. Sometimes I see nothing, but later hear of an event that happened but no one knows why. It clicks in.
What a blessed thing it is to be a partner with the Holy Spirit and countless brothers and sisters in the accomplishment of heavenly plans. To enter the camp of the enemy as a spy and thwart his evil plans simply by praying is beyond my comprehension. Yet, we do it in the power of Jesus, by faith and in His name.
If this is what God calls you to do, I would encourage you to come and pray today. Just pray with your spirit, even if you have no idea what you are praying about. Know that you are part of a huge crowd of saints called together in one accord to accomplish things in heavenly realms. Release your faith to enter in, to join in and focus on God’s wonderful plans for this earth. Your part is important, your spot is waiting for you right on the front line. Start praising Jesus and move into his purpose. Blessings!