FOR THOSE ASKING “WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?” This is burning in my spirit to share to those who have felt stuck or put on hold especially in the last 4 months.
It seems like you are back in waiting but aren’t sure what for.
You feel like you have been on a wild-goose chase that has suddenly shipwrecked you in “no mans land”.
It feels like you have been robbed of your vehicle – your purpose. Like you have been pulled over and forced out.
You feel like you have ended up in situation that looks nothing like what you envisioned, grieving what makes you come alive but is now out of reach.
Looking behind you it feels like your best days are over like you hit your peak – but you haven’t even seen your best days yet.
I saw the word INTERRUPTION being crossed out and in bright red the word LEGACY was written over it.
None of this is an accident – where you are right now is a setup.
The Unexpected Path
None of this was a mistake. Your unusual path. The detour. The treasure hunt and blind faith journey. It wasn’t a tease. It was designed to go somewhere you couldn’t have found on your own.
You wouldn’t have chosen the mess and the unknown, the struggles and wrestles, pressing and crushing – and you also wouldn’t have seen what was waiting for you at the end of this.
But now your heart needs to adjust to the new landscape. The new thing that you didn’t expect or envision.
It’s not settling – It’s surrender.
It’s not giving up – it’s finally moving with the new flow and accepting the new script.
Addressing the Lies
The lie of failure has shut down your creativity and confidence. It’s made you drop your sword and begin to bargain your way out.
The lie of being abandoned has questioned your first call and whether you heard God at all. No, you didn’t miss it.
The lie of “this is as good as it’s going to get” has made you begin to settle for second best and make your bed in the valley but you are moving through!
The Seed Falling to the Ground
Many have been in an extreme 4 months of what has felt like a “falling to the ground season” where it has felt like everything they once held has had to be laid down.
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” John 12:24
I heard the Lord say, “If My people don’t lay down what they are holding how can they pick up what I am giving them next?”
It feels painful to let go of a dream or expectation you built your life around but God isn’t taking it from you to hurt you but to ADD TO IT!
God wants to multiply you! Have you been fighting it?
The enemy has. He wants you to stay in the same place you have been. He wants you to hold onto the old seeds that have worn around your neck like a necklace, but if you don’t let them go they will become like a lead weight!
As quickly as you lean into surrender God will pour out what he wants to give you.
This refining and shaking moment is protection and promotion. It’s advancement and the breaking of apathy. It’s the pure ointment clearing away the old husks of an old season.
Enter the Resurrection!
I then heard the Lord say “I am resurrecting my people!” and then I saw the 4 winds of the Spirit whirling and could see the purpose behind this process – God has been seeing his people in bondage, trauma, and constant conflict with the enemy and so He sent us through the fire to DELIVER US!
What emerges from this furnace now is going to be so potent.
New movements, ministries, messages, and voices.
New synergy, partnerships, family, and tribe.
Watch what and who leaves the tomb in this season.
Watch who comes out of complete disablement with a fresh sound and voice for this season.
“In the midst of fiery hot trials, persecution, shaking, opposition, and warfare, heavyweight ministries and movements are emerging and birthing. This is far from a “stuck” or “decrease” season for those who have held onto the hem of Jesus garment. This is where we see the cross outwork powerfully in crisis”
“He must increase, but I must decrease” John 3:30
God didn’t cast you off or send you into isolation – He is REFORMING you and readying you for the next chapter of this pioneering adventure!
The Next Six Month
The six months from now til September (Rosh Hashanah) are going to be WAY OPENING months.
New direction and coordinates are coming where there has been only roadblocks and no options.
New blueprints and fresh vision for the days ahead are coming.
Old wineskins will keep falling away.
Powerless seeker sensitive Christianity will keep losing its grip and fiery red hot believers will emerge to lead the way forward.
Veils of religion and fear are going to drop off the ears and eyes of Gods people so we can see this season clearly and embrace and seize it instead of running and hiding.
We won’t fall for the lies of false prophet media. Regardless of what we hear on the news or see in some circumstances. God is tapping us into the newsroom of heaven to see beyond the storm.
We are going to shake off the death of this past season and begin to live through the glasses of hope and the victory of the finished work of the cross again.
Foundations will keep shaking as God reveals the true rock to build upon on.
Structures of sand won’t survive this season.
We are coming back to what matters and shedding the weight of every thing that has cluttered us and held us in bondage.
We are going to see resurrected seeds multiplied.
We are going to see increased anointing on those who have walked through this shaking season and kept their eyes on the Lord.
Jesus is taking center place again in the church. We will see the broken merchant tables of the old expired movements begin to make way for the oil lamps of the burning ones.
We are entering an extremely high revelatory season – and Jesus will share this heart with His friends.
We are stepping out of defeat and into strategic alignment to hear the counsel of the Lord and action it.
The Josephs will make themselves known with practical insight of how to plan and prepare and build.
We are entering a season of visitation that turns the hearts of the cold back to the Lord.
Families that have been under fire will begin to see their broken foundations rebuilt and God is bringing joy and recompense to those who have suffered loss and sowed in tears.
And Jesus gets all the glory.
Author: Nate Johnston
Nate and his wife Christy host online courses to train, equip and empower people as they walk through deep inner healing, identity issues. They release regular encouragement and prophetic words to the body of Christ through social media and create simple, bible-based books and resources to help edify and empower the body of Christ to walk in their full authority and identity as Sons and Daughters of the King.