Your time has come. God is about to make you forget all the labor, grief, and birth pains you’ve had to go through. When you see the manifestation of the blessings; when you see the possibilities in what He is birthing in you; when your visions and dreams are manifested in this season; when you are no longer the tail but the head, no longer beneath but above; when you pull down every spiritual blessing that He has for you in heavenly places, you won’t remember the past pain and the present and future warfare will be ineffective and impenetrable to you. Your time has come – but only if you believe it has. Only if you move in the Kairos of God. Only if you relinquish the past and get up off your bed of affliction. Only if you shed the mourning clothes of last season and walk in your kingdom purpose. Some of us are sitting by the window waiting for Yeshua to return. He says get up and work and move toward your destiny. Your time has come now!
John 16:21-22 (NIV) 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
Believers don’t have to worry about the day or the hour or a thief in the night! We do, however, have to watch what’s going on in politics, government, the media and the other mountains. We have to be sober. We have to discern what is happening in each season. When “they” (United Nations, government, media, etc.) say, “World Peace” (Agenda 2030), we know that it is psychological warfare, propaganda, and deception from the enemy himself. How can there be world peace when everyone in the world doesn’t believe in Yeshua and the devil is the prince of the world? How can there be world peace when Gentiles still hate brown people, the chosen people of God with a vengeance. We have to pay attention to everything going on around us this season (i.e., brown billionaires and businesses, lyrics in songs, oppression of brown people, homelessness, decoys in office, etc.). Even in the midst of rumors of war, dominion is still ours. Even in the midst of oppression, believers have power. It is our responsibility to bring each other up and edify each other. We have to be obedient and move when Jehovah says move. We have no excuse not to get everything that God has for us in this season. We have no excuse not to give everything that God has on the inside of us this season. There has been a change in season.
Acts 1:6-8 “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Stay focused on the work. The enemy will use our curiosity and analytical minds to have us trying to figure out the exact day and the exact hour of our restoration and the restoration of God’s chosen people, the Hebrew Israelites. When Jehovah? When will the vision manifest? When will my spouse come? When will You return? We don’t know the day or the hour. We don’t worry about the exact dates. We know what the power of the Holy Spirit reveals to us. Meanwhile, we have work to do. In every area of our lives we are charged to be witnesses. Jehovah has already empowered us with the anointing we need. He has already given us dunamis power to teach, preach, cast out demons, and heal the sick. He has already equipped us to accomplish His plan in our lives. We don’t have time to sit by and look out the window for signs of the times. Keep working. Keep building. Keep planning, “God willing.” Keep ministering. Keep witnessing. Don’t worry about the day. Don’t worry about the hour. Don’t let the enemy cause you to get stuck in a spiritual time capsule. Work while you can.
We are living in a season of increase but we have to truly believe that we can receive it. As a people, we’ve been through an extensive season of punishment for our transgressions and rebelliousness and it is difficult to imagine our season of restoration. The time is now. The time is now for increase so that we can take care of the needy and the poor and the prisoners. The time is now for increase to fund our initiatives to conquer more territory for the kingdom. In the midst of devastation – death of navy men, unjust court decisions, bombings in Manchester, and corruption in government, the body of Yeshua will receive increase. We have lived beneath kingdom standards long enough. The wealth of the wicked has been stored up for us. The time is now for increase, not for us to accumulate wealth for selfish gain and become as the wicked are but for us to use our wealth for kingdom advancement.
We’ve been asking God to birth something in our lives this season. We have experienced a drought, an unproductive season, and a barren season. Nothing is fruitful! Everyone else around us is reaping a harvest. We are so tired of waiting to birth the promise God has on the inside of us.
God wants to know what will we do with it when He births it?
Is birth for us to become famous or for us to use the birth of promise to build the kingdom of God?
If it’s the former, dedicate your promise to Him right now. Tell God you will use it for His glory. If it’s for your glory, ask God to come in right now and change your heart. Say, “If you bless me with the promise (marriage, business, ministry, shelter for women, mentor program, school, job- whatever God has shown you), then I will dedicate it to you O God.” So barren season is over. This is a season of birth and new beginnings in the name of Jesus. Dr.J.
1 Samuel 1:10-11, 20 NIV “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “ Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head. So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, ‘Because I asked the Lord for him.'”
A Japanese Maple, variety Bloodgood, is a rare beauty amongst trees. In the right season, its buds blossom into rich, fruitful, productive leaves. Each right season, you can see the tree’s growth. It is broader; its limbs are more extended. But only in the right season.
In our right season, after we’ve allowed God to prune dead habits, barren thoughts, unhealthy words, unfruitful relationships; after leaves of worry, lack of faith, and sin have fallen; then, and only then do we bear the leaves and the fruit we were created to bear.
God I thank You for my pruning season! I am ready for my right season, to prosper in every area of my life and to bear fruit. Dr.J.
John 15:1-8 NIV “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”