Originally published by https://nateandchristy.co/.
We’ve been a little incognito these past few months because of transition. When you’re in a transition—or the birthing phase—it’s so important to protect that season, because the amount of
. We’ve had endless
that have been sent to deter us from stepping into what God has been calling us to and it’s been overwhelming and confusing to say the least.
The warfare has been
, the intimidation has been
, but we chose to stay true to what God spoke
—reminding ourselves through the noise, confusion, and chatter that we
to follow the voice of the Lord above all other voices and opinions.
That word was to cross into the United States and take possession of the land.
In the middle of last year, our visas were forfeited by the Department of Immigration because of C-vd delays, and we had to ask ourselves, was it worth fighting for again? I can tell you, the enemy barks the loudest when he knows you are crossing into your promise.
We chose to continue to fight, and miraculously we got our new visas approved within months. The fight didn’t stop there though. Before we left Australia early last month, our bank accounts were hacked, cards frozen, our kids were sick, we had endless harassment and persecution from others, and the constant whisperings of intimidation to retreat.
When we crossed the border into America, we had one last battle to walk through—the immigrations officer decided to flag us and send us into a 6hour long waiting room
(after a 15 hour flight)
as though we were illegal immigrants. We grabbed our girls, held hands in a circle and asked the Lord for an angel to deliver us out of there. Within 10 minutes we were ushered out, being told, “You were unnecessarily flagged.”
We walked out of that room in tears of relief as we finally
“crossed into the promised land”
after five long years of faithfully following this one word of God.
This doesn’t mean it’s a goodbye to Australia, we will be travelling back and forth to continue to sow into our homeland too!!!
We share all of this though, to encourage those who are in the throes of following the promises of God. The enemy will attempt to intimidate you, just as he did with the Israelites. He will show you the giants in the land of your promise to scare you from crossing over
(whether that’s a spiritual land or a physical one)
he will send those across your path to tell you it’s not worth it, “Just retreat, are you sure you’ve heard from God?”
His noise will get loud and you will be tempted to question it all—Don’t! Keep moving forward in the voice of what God had said and you will see the promise fulfilled.
We are in Dallas, Texas now, after following dreams and the instruction of God. We plan on doing some gatherings in the near future, so we’ll let you know, but for now, we’re celebrating in what the Lord has done. Papa Lou and Mama Therese along with other generals prayed over us days after we entered the U.S.—it was such a healing moment for all we’ve been through!
“Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfill it. He took God at his word, and as a result he became the father of many nations”
❤️ We appreciate all the prayers of those who have carried us through this season. We love you all. ❤️
— Nate & Christy