This Is For The Forerunners

Hello, my friend! How have you been doing? How has your first month this year been? Has the world already surprised you with things you did not expect? Do you feel like you are taken out?

Well, I think you are not. No matter how we feel and how situations look like, we are not! We are still in the frontline and we will fulfill our services for the Lord in Jesus’ name! Amen? I have been yearning to write a word of encouragement for us. When you have accepted the calling of the Lord and have been searching for His instructions to follow, then this word is for you as much as it is for me. By the grace of God we are launching our own ministries and He has been faithful with all our little baby steps these past years. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Do you hear me? Our God is faithful. And He is good. All the time. That is why we can actually launch our own ministries in all our uniqueness and with all our broken strenghts and weaknesses. Remember: at the end of it all, He is looking for those who produce fruits through persevering in faith (Luke 8:15; 18:8)! He is looking for faith in you right now!

As I close my eyes and pray, I see a girl running. She is running to see someone and she holds a few hand-picked flowers in her hand. She is running through a field of flowers and she is dressed in white. She is going uphill but it is not a steep walk. She is not in a mess nor in a hurry. She is not in the dark, no, not at all, she is in light! She senses the Father’s presence. She sees Him already, so she is running to jump into His arms! This is the picture He has for us. This is how we should see ourselves and what we should be doing right now. We are called to abide in His love all our days. We have a strong, never-failing fortress as our refuge, we have HIM.

My friends, we need to be patient! Imagine a patient baby who has a quiet, gentle spirit and laughs at all the tiny things because she is content and knows that she is cared for. Wouldn’t you want to be with such a baby? Waiting does not mean passivity. He has been motivating me to keep enlarging the tent for what is to come this year (Isaiah 54:2) and I know that this verse is not just for me – (active) waiting requires faith and IS the proof of faith. When we wait in patience and keep obeying Him in all the small things He entrusts to us, we will see His promises fulfilled. These are the qualities of the faithful servant He is looking for!

But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned.

Isaiah 43:1-2 ESV

I’m telling you, you are not in the dark! You are not alone, He has never left you! I assure you that you are in the light and that you ARE a child of light! He is with you. No river shall overwhelm you and no fire shall burn you, not even your hair, as you pass through! You will launch successfully and the Lord will instruct you. So do not fret for it only leads to evil (Psalm 37:8). Don’t fear, for you will not be ashamed and don’t be confounded, for you will not be disgraced (Isaiah 54:4). Remain faithful, remain hidden in Him. He will make all things right in His time. He is making all things work together for your good because you love Him by obeying His word. And if there is anything that keeps you from obeying His commanments, I command those strongholds to break in your life! For the sake of His glory they shall fall! Amen!

Not Just Another December

Today is December 1st. How are you doing? How are you feeling? I don’t know about you, but something great is coming in 2022. I know it and I trust Him. There is a special blessing and anointing for those who stay close to the Lord, delighting in Him.

But there is tension in the air because of that! The enemy is distracting us from serving Him faithfully. He wants to keep us in a loop of old cycles to keep us from getting ready for the bigger things next year. Have you been remaining close to the heart of the Father at this hour, leaning into Him? Then you will know that a new heart and a new mind will be given to those who are ready to repent and who come with open hands!

A few days ago, I heard the Lord say, “Pray for the faithful to arise.” I still feel the urgency to forward this to you because I need enforcement in this prayer, I need others to pray with me in the Spirit. I need us to arise for the Lord at this moment. Pray for me that I will stay in my position as a watchman on the wall.

The Lord also said this morning that this post would encourage and admonish because “I called them, but they are not answering. They are distracted, discouraged and they’ve given in to fear and doubt.” He is talking about His faithful ones. God is willing to help because He wants you to partner with Him, even if He can do it without you.

Believe me, I have felt the distraction. It’s easy to give in and to slumber but even then, it is good to come to the Lord and ask Him for help. If you ask, He will send you warnings and make you realize how the enemy is currently trespassing your house or the houses of those close to you. Alertness and quick repentance is key.

Let us have a look at two faithful servants of God in the story of Jesus’ consecration shortly after his birth:

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God …

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel of the tribe of Asher. She was very old: she had lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage but then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Israel.
(Luke 2:25-28, 36-38 NIV)

Anna and Simeon were faithful. They never stopped waiting for the Lord. They were right where they were supposed to be, as was assigned by the Lord (and this is not possible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit)! This is why they were able to recognize the Savior when He was there where He was. Do you not desire this for yourself, too? To be awake and faithful enough to have the honor of actually encountering the Messiah right where He is at? Even holding Him in your arms like Simeon did? It starts with expectancy, with delighting in God’s salvation. And you will be able to recognize the new when it’s finally there!

Do not be afraid! God sent His only Son so that we could “serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.” (Luke 1:74-75) So do not be afraid, you who believe!

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:2-7 NIV)

Is this not wonderful? This prophecy has already been fulfilled. Set some time apart for the Lord – spend enough time with Him to go through all the different areas of your life together. This is what needs to happen right now, to set things in order before the new can arrive. As you talk with Him, you will be able to decipher the areas in your life where you are holding on to lesser things because of fear and discouragement. If you don’t know how to talk with Him, start with this prayer with me:

Father, I’m here. It’s your child. I want to encounter you today. I just want to talk and hear your voice. Forgive me for doubting your goodness and faithfulness. You are the same God then, now and forever and you are mighty. You scatter those who are proud in their inmost hearts but you lift up the humble. Promise me you will keep me humble and give me the faith to believe that you always fulfill your promises. No word from you ever fails. I love you and I want to be with you. So bring me to where you are, Lord. Where are you at? What are you thinking? How can I be there for you? Speak to me, Father. I’m listening. Thank you.

Amen.

Prophetic Declaration of Financial Breakthrough

God tells me to declare financial breakthrough for those who are waiting to launch a ministry or business for the Kingdom of God. I hear Him say: take the little I give you and manage it faithfully. Watch me multiply your investments; be wise and shrewd with the money I give you, use it to make friends.

Read the following scripture and ask the Holy Spirit for further instructions. God bless!

“Jesus taught his disciples using this story: “There was once a very rich man who hired a manager to run his business and oversee all his wealth. But soon a rumor spread that the manager was wasting his master’s money. So the master called him in and said, ‘Is it true that you are mismanaging my estate? You need to provide me with a complete audit of everything you oversee for me. I’ve decided to dismiss you.’ “The manager thought, ‘Now what am I going to do? I’m finished here. I can’t hide what I’ve done, and I’m too proud to beg to get my job back. I have an idea that will secure my future. It will win me favor and secure friends who can take care of me and help me when I get fired!’ “So the dishonest manager hatched his scheme. He went to everyone who owed his master money, one by one, and he asked them, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ One debtor owed twenty thousand dollars, so he said to him, ‘Let me see your bill. Pay me now and we’ll settle for twenty percent less.’ The clever manager scratched out the original amount owed and reduced it by twenty percent. And to another who owed two hundred thousand dollars, he said, ‘Pay me now and we’ll reduce your bill by fifty percent.’ And the clever manager scratched out the original amount owed and reduced it by half. “Even though his master was defrauded, when he found out about the shrewd way this manager had feathered his own nest, he congratulated the clever scoundrel for what he’d done to lay up for his future needs.” Jesus continued, “Remember this: The sons of darkness are more shrewd than the sons of light in their interactions with others. It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others. Then, when this world fails and falls apart, your generosity will provide you with an eternal reward. “The one who manages the little he has been given with faithfulness and integrity will be promoted and trusted with greater responsibilities. But those who cheat with the little they have been given will not be considered trustworthy to receive more. If you have not handled the riches of this world with integrity, why should you be trusted with the eternal treasures of the spiritual world? And if you’ve not been proven faithful with what belongs to another, why should you be given wealth of your own? It is impossible for a person to serve two masters at the same time. You will be forced to love one and reject the other. One master will be despised and the other will have your loyal devotion. It is no different with God and the wealth of this world. You must enthusiastically love one and definitively reject the other.” (Luke 16:1-13 TPT)