I have been feeling a really strong urgency in the spirit the past few weeks more than ever to be asking the Lord for wisdom and discernment to discern the times and seasons, to discern what He is doing, where He is moving and where He is going.
This week He spoke to me and showed me the new mantles and assignments that He is releasing right now. There is a birthing increase taking place of Kingdom assignments and mantles.
But as He showed me this, He spoke:
“In this new era, it is IMPERATIVE you ask for wisdom and discernment.”
IMPERATIVE DEFINITION: “Of vital importance, crucial, urgent” (Source: Google)
Two Scriptures resonated so strongly in the spirit around me:
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” – (Ephesians 1:17)
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” – (James 1:5)
The Lord is releasing new assignments and mantles right now in this new era, but there is an urgency I feel in the spirit on the STEWARDSHIP of these new assignments and mantles.
In operating in these new mantles and new assignments, we MUST as God’s people know His heart and His WISDOM. For the way that the Lord is going to be leading and moving is going to be completely new. There is no grid for what He is about to do, in the sense that we have not seen it before. It is IMPERATIVE that we as God’s people remain deep in the Word of God and close to His heart, for the Lord is wanting to birth something completely NEW through you and He is wanting to lead you into new directions and new assignments.
RADICAL OBEDIENCE – NO FEAR OF MAN!
The Lord showed me in these new mantles and assignments, it will require RADICAL obedience. The Lord will release these assignments and mantles and it will require following the Lord and trusting Him in new and deeper ways and NOT allowing the fear of man to cloud vision. To follow Him at WHATEVER COST and WHATEVER DIRECTION He is leading.
I felt the fear of the Lord so strongly as He showed me it is IMPERATIVE to hear what He is saying and where He is going and following WHOLEHEARTEDLY and not following what would be deemed “popular” or “expected”. The Lord is paving new pathways, new assignments, releasing new mantles and moving with Him and following the prompting of His Spirit will see some of the greatest displays of His Glory that has been seen before.
But there will be moments in this new era where MAJOR decisions will have to be made. ‘Do I follow man, or do I follow God?’
There will be a shaking and a separation that will take place as these new assignments and mantles continue to increase. It is not a separation of disunity, but it is clear separation of those who are willing to follow Jesus wherever He leads and whatever He asks because of their love for Him, or do I follow man to gain ‘popularity’, ‘opportunity’ or ‘favour with man’.
These new assignments and mantles the Lord releases, stewarded well with purity, integrity, humility, obedience and surrender to Jesus and His way, will see some of the greatest displays of His Glory and power that have been seen. The favor of God will be CLEARLY demonstrated in power on those who follow Jesus and His Word with purity and obedience.
I heard the Lord say:
“Lana, in this release of new assignments and mantles there will be great promotion, but also My plumb line will come. My Spirit will bring maturing, purity and strengthening to My people. I want My people to move into these new assignments and carry these new mantles and see My power displayed, but with deep grounding in My Word, purity of heart and radical abandonment to Me and My Word and My way. For the time is fast approaching for the display of My Glory to be seen far and wide in unprecedented ways and I am preparing My people, strengthening My people and maturing My people.”
I watched as this incredible Isaiah 60 day was exploding all around, the people of God ‘arising and shining’ and I also watched as the fear of God was restored to the Church.
He spoke again:
“I am removing the game playing from My Church. I am removing the impurity. I am removing the manipulation from within My Church and raising up My people in greater strength, holiness, purity and devotion to Me.
I love My people with an everlasting love, and I am coming for a pure and spotless bride and with the increase and release of these new assignments and mantles, My Spirit is bringing forth a deeper purification and preparation of My people to partner with Me to see the greatest move of My Spirit upon the earth.
It’s time for the Church and the world to be reintroduced to My power. What glorious days are upon My Church. It is harvest time, but she must be ready to carry the increase and steward it well.”