The hardest time in a transition is often illustrated in between the sets of waves. God has been pulling people out of the prior “wave” movement. Many of his people have been feeling the pull out of the previous movement and some have really struggled to let go. The reason for the pull is because God is desiring to set them up so the force of the pull will cause them to “pop up” on top of an even greater wave He has in mind.
In the beginning it can often be scary when the current or force of a wave is pulling you under and out to sea. When the water is stirred up you can’t see clearly with your natural eye, but it doesn't mean the wave isn't there. Let it be known that spiritually, this is what the Lord is doing. He is pulling you away from the old, and taking you under the water. Because this is happening, you feel like you are going backwards, but in reality you’re being propelled forward. The tendency is to strive in a forward motion much like you've always done, but the current of the Lords strength is much stronger.
This is not the enemy doing this! God is asking you to let go of what you “thought” was of him and flow in the direction the Holy Spirit is drawing you in to. God is asking you not to judge things by your natural eyesight. God is doing something bigger than you can see right now. He is preparing to set you up to ride on top of the next big move of his Spirit, but you have to let go of the old to receive the new. God is going to lift you up on the top of this wave with greater speed, accuracy, and impact, than the one you were previously on.
Let go and receive a greater commission! See with the eyes of your spirit man, not the eyes of your flesh. It’s time to put on the new wine skins and receive the infilling of new strength, vigor, and faith. God is getting ready to set you up to ride the pipeline of your life!
It is almost been a year to the day from the date above. I had forgotten for the most part the word above the Lord had given. (You mean it didn't happen over night? Lol) I have been more or less consumed in the process of preparation, by His doing. Allow me to share with you what this process can look like.
When the pulling away begins, it will cause you to enter into the process of a refining where it’s end result will create in you a complete dying to self-effort and learning to do the dead man’s float under water until the Lord resurrects you so to speak, in His way and in His time. It’s a complete letting go and learning to follow the Holy Spirit with every ebb and flow...with your natural eyes closed! (That always helps!)
We had to learn to be content in the hidden place, “lost” in the bottom of an ocean so to speak, where no one knew us or spoke our language. We couldn’t even set time limits on when we would emerge, even though we tried. It was no longer up to us, only God could do this. It brought us to a place of completely surrendering to his will for our lives and not our own. This of course came after we wore ourselves out trying to figure it all out with our own limited knowledge, logic and strength. I mean, like you can really figure out what God’s really up to, eh?? And trying to help him doesn’t work either!! How prideful we get sometimes, when really He’s just trying to surprise us!
The list of questions instantly surfaces with, “what’s going on?”, “what did I do wrong?”, “why is this happening?” “Why can’t I control this?” and “God what are you doing?” You don’t have any stable or solid footing, which of course is meant to get you to completely depend on Him, learning the new footing of walking by the Spirit. The more you panic, the more you can’t see because you just keep stirring up debris around you. The old things you use to do just aren't working! You finally become so frustrated and worn out to where all that remains is to let go and flow with what He is doing, leaving everything you have been familiar with behind.
Bingo! That’s exactly where he wants you! And now that you are completely pliable and surrendered to His lead, He can orchestrate things to line you right up to fulfill your highest calling in Him! You are now solely dependent on him, which also means you will be fully supplied with His strength and not your own. All Glory will go to Him. You are now no longer putting God in a box with your time frames, expectations and demands. You no longer have the prideful ego you once had, even though you couldn’t see it. You have let go, dead to the old man and his ways and have truly learned to flow as one with your heavenly Father in a state of trust and rest versus the fear based state of self-reliance and striving.
Living from this place God has now brought you to has enabled you to now follow the foot steps of your big brother Jesus as He declares, “ I only say what I hear my Father say and do what I see My Father do. I do not judge on my own.”
Well, this leads me to say to you that while I was spending time with the Lord today, He brought before me the picture of this prophetic word I saw a year ago (Wave of Transition) but this time I heard him say, “You are right on target and you will hit land shortly.”
This is not just a word for me but a word for all that have been going through the same process. What I saw next was a picture of The Lord bringing us up through this amazingly crystal-clear wave! Drawing us up to the top of it, as it was moving forward. I could see the beautiful shore line through the water of the wave as he was drawing us up. It was so close and drawing closer by the seconds, till we hit land! This was completed with no effort on our part, but out of complete submission to Him, and with that complete submission we arrived at our mission.
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Many blessings to you, on the ride of your life with Him! He is soooo good and faithful!!