This has been a hard and heavy season for many...the weight, the heartache, the loss, and the warfare. This year changed us forever. The constant battles have left many on the front lines bruised and wounded, and some have not yet recovered. But I can see a glimmer of hope. A light shining brightly at the end of the tunnel. The Lord laughs at the enemy and his schemes. Restoration is always the Lord's heart. Redemption is always His plan. I want to encourage you today with what I hear the Lord saying to you: Every Goliath in your life is going to fall!
Great Promise for Those Who Trust in the Lord
I began to ask the Father for encouragement for the Body of Christ and He took me to Psalm 34:19: "Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all."
You see, the enemy's plot against the Body of Christ has been to distract, destroy, and tear us down. But God has always had the final word. When we read the story of David we see how Goliath brought everything he had to the table. He was huge, intimidating, and many were terrified of him; but there were things that he lacked, like integrity and character, but most importantly he lacked the Father backing him up; He lacked the favor of God and he lacked relationship with God.
There is a great promise for those who trust in the Lord.
"David said to the Philistine, 'You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head...'" (1 Samuel 17:45-46)
David was small but he was strong and mighty in the Lord! God had his back in everything he did because he trusted in the Father. I just hear the Lord saying to you today that He is behind you, He believes in you, and He is for you. Do not doubt what you carry, no matter what it looks like in front of you. God is giving you a voice. He is also giving voices back to those who feel as if their voices have not been heard.
You see, we sometimes forget that there's something about having God on our side. If God is for us, who can be against us? God will always have the final win concerning His children. Those who don't have Him will not!
Speak to Your Giant!
Before David cut off the head of the giant he spoke to the giant. He told him what he was going to do in the name of the Lord. This is a key for you going into this new year! Speak to whatever is standing in your way. Don't forget to use your words and your mouth! The victory is waiting on you to speak and believe that God can move every mountain out of your way.
I just believe this year we will see an increase, supernaturally, as God's children come into alignment with the destiny He has for them. Speak to that giant of debt, that giant of sickness, that giant of lack, and command it to move and be removed from your life! Call down provisions from Heaven. Use your authority.
The Glory That Is to Come
For the past month or so I keep waking up all night long, praying in the Spirit, and saying the name of Jesus with tears in my eyes. I have never experienced this before. I am having dreams of the glory of God being so thick in places that we fall to the ground before entering buildings or homes. I know this is a sign of what is to come, and even though we may have opposition and we may have to push back against the enemy, it's not going to stop the Lord. I keep hearing Him say, "I'm coming in like a flood."
I believe the glory—that heavy weighty glory—is going to fall like Azusa Street Revival, where we will see the greatest miracles taking place among the rise of a hidden tribe, a hidden remnant of God's children who have been stewarding His glory. Man's agenda will be laid aside in the coming months as we will see undeniable moves of God. There will unexplainable moves that leave unbelievers in awe of God. Many people's hearts will be changed as scales fall off the eyes of those who were once blinded by the lies of the enemy. Be ready to receive them and help them find the Lord.
I declare to you today that you are a sent one, a chosen one, a blessed one, and a favored one. I declare to you today, no longer will you sit back and watch miracles, but you will be a part of the move, you will be in the move, and you will prosper there. The shaking will not hinder you, but you will be a Joseph to your family; you will be an answer to prayer; you will be the light to others in a dark place, but most of all you will win souls, souls, souls in this new season like never before! Every Goliath standing in your way will fall in the mighty name of Jesus!