What you're going through right now is getting you ready for what's about to happen to you next! In fact, your next is your now. This is your season to be creative. You will design things that are not from you, but from Him. I see strategies being downloaded from heaven and uploaded to you by God's chosen. People will be placed intentionally into areas of your life to help expedite your now into your next. During this time, the Lord will give you wisdom that will dwell with prudence and the knowledge of witty invention (Prov. 8:12). This is your time to take risks that may seem scary but are mandated by the Lord.
Fear is a Spirit
Fear stopped you from launching out into the deep before, but it won't be a factor for you in this season called "next." It has kept your mouth closed, stalled your momentum and prevented you from walking in the destiny the Lord has mandated for your life. It held you back in the past, but it won't now.
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control"(2 Tim. 1:7).
You will begin to comprehend that fear is not an emotion, but a spirit, which can be rebuked or cast out. You will realize you have power over it in the Name of Jesus, and start to walk in your calling with more power (dunamis) and authority (exousia).
Your Gifts Are Rising
There will be a resurgence of the gifts you haven't used in years. You thought that they were gone, but they were only dormant (asleep). They are being stirred and shaken! Romans 11:29 lets us know that the gifts and calling of God are without repentance; meaning He won't take them back. I see your talents being revived, refreshed and restored during this time due to frequent use. This revival will cause them (your gifts) to be used in a greater capacity and level. As they increase, the Lord will open up new doors within ministry to use them. When utilized, the gifts given by the Lord must be used to the fullest to bless the body of Christ.
"As everyone has received a gift, even so serve one another with it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone serves, let him serve with the strength that God supplies, so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen"(1 Pet. 4:10-11).
The Demon of Doubt
Your purpose and election will be solidified during this time. You will know exactly who you are in Him. The demon of doubt that had you toiling in areas that you weren't called to because you second-guessed your position in Him will be defeated. You will realize that a new level of the God-kind of confidence is now your portion. When you know who you are in God, the amount of oil (anointing/effectiveness) goes to another level. The residue of the ointment upon your life will be left upon those that you minister to.
Your Now is Preparing You for Your Next
Even during your periods of adversity, when some individuals counted you out, God counted you in. The enemy in others left you for dead, but the Lord stayed and replaced death with life. I perceive that your now is preparing you for next. Your past wounds are healing and you're getting ready for a comeback. Not only are you coming back, but you're paying back! Paying back Satan for all the hell you went through for the past eight to ten years. The ministry God called you to will bankrupt hell, set captives free and liberate the persecuted. Your discernment has grown sharper and clearer. You're seeing much now, in the spirit and the natural. What fooled you before cannot and will not fool you now.
I declare that you will finish this year strong. You will not go into 2019 the same way you entered 2018. The oil gained because of your obedience and sacrifice will double in 2019. It will increase because of the losses suffered this year. Let not your heart be troubled. God is a very present help in your time of trouble! You will be blessed because you allowed the Lord to be your ship and your anchor. He was the vehicle that guided you through the troubled waters of 2018, leading you to a place of peace in 2019, where you were anchored in Him. Allow this peace of God to guard your heart and protect in your season of now because the residue is going with you to your season called Next!
Reprinted by permission
Dec. 5, 2018
Identity Network, Inc.
Dr Jeremy Lopez
P.O. Box 383213
Birmingham, Al. 35238