Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone … They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up … Zechariah 10:1, 11 NIV
The Lord is going to bring spiritual refreshment like that of the spring rains. This is preparation for the coming year, in which God is releasing the long-awaited fulfillment of the promises you have been holding on to.
For many, though, this time of preparation has been too painful and not refreshing. While the rains and storms of life are necessary to prepare and strengthen you, they can sometimes turn into a sea of trouble.
If that is you, I have good news! God is going to allow you to pass through your sea of trouble and the attacks of the enemy are going to start to dry up.
I had a powerful encounter with the Lord last month in which He spoke to me a simple message from Revelation 10:6: “… There will be no more delay!” (NIV). This actually happened five times throughout the day; my Bible opened to this same page over and over. I can still hear His voice speaking these words: “There will be no more delay!”
Understanding God’s timing is not always easy. There are times when God speaks, and things happen and are crystal clear. Other seasons of life can seem to drag on and on. I want to encourage you to hold on, as things are already starting to shift and change.
Another thing I keep hearing the Lord say is:
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 NIV
God will use prophetic words, dreams and visions to tell us the end from the beginning. When this happens, He is giving you a picture of things that are coming so that you will contend through your storms and seas of trouble. “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay!”
I had an encounter with the Lord in October where He showed me two new things being released in the spirit. He spoke to me the words from Amos 8:11:
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. (NIV)
The Lord said, “There has been a famine with prophetic words. Yes, my prophets are hearing me and prophesying, but there has been a famine with solutions that will break open the way before you. This is why it appears that the enemy is winning. I am going to bring a change in the prophetic words coming from Heaven!”
God released more revelation on this a few days later. He said, “I am now releasing a new power and anointing on words that will be like a fire and a hammer that will break open the way!”
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29 NIV
I saw silver hammers being given to many people everywhere who have been prepared for it. The Lord said, “You cannot use this new hammer to judge or curse. It is designed to break open the way where the enemy has blocked you.”
In the encounter, I was given a silver hammer and I was able to use it on the avalanche of attacks that have been coming my way. I was able to break through the attacks and things started feeling lighter.
Watch for your sea of trouble to part and your thunderstorms to turn into refreshing rains. The Lord is speaking the words, “No more delay,” so get ready for things to happen suddenly. Watch for a change in getting the real-time solutions from Heaven that you have needed. Also, get ready to step into a new power and anointing in your words and prayers.
Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.
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