I am hearing more and more, every day, from every conceivable direction, this phrase – Going Forward. I am not on social media right now, so I have more ‘quiet time’ with the Lord . This makes me acutely aware of Him speaking to me in other ways.
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through my kitchen. A sales circular on my kitchen island caught my eye. It showed a child on a hoverboard, with a caption saying, “GOING FORWARD”. That word hit me so hard in my spirit! I knew that God was talking through that sales circular. It was as if He was announcing to the world the new time and season (see 1 Chronicles 12:32)!
I did a podcast recently, and I really felt as though God was speaking this particular word very strongly – Going Forward. It’s more than a statement, it’s a command. The Lord has spoken: We are Going Forward. No matter what, as a body, as a team, as a family, as the Bride of Christ – We are Going Forward!
Exodus 14:15-16 King James Version (KJV)
15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
Many of us have been ripped out of our comfort zones. Some of our worlds have been completely turned upside down! For most of us, God has torn us out of our surroundings and is replanting us someplace entirely new. Whether that is physically, relationally or spiritually matters not. God is on the move. He is Going Forward, and He is taking all of us with him! He loves you too much to leave you behind.
The season that we are in is one of tremendous movement. There is a lot of commotion, a lot of emotion, a tremendous amount of busyness for the kingdom and I believe a lot of joy that is about to be released. It’s so heavy in the air, it reminds me of a water balloon about to burst…with JOY!
I also sense multiple things going on, simultaneously, in many peoples’ lives, similar to a three-ring circus. I hear fruitfulness and answered prayer. Prophetic words coming to pass that were given a long time ago. Dreams and visions that God gave us years ago are coming to fruition now. And, Going Forward, JOY! Lots and Lots of joy!
I believe a lot of people will finally figure out where they fit into the body this year. Others will experience the knowing of their gifts, and begin to use them. I also feel that many of our family members that wandered away from the flock will be headed back home soon. Going Forward, we will be more effective as a team, as a body, because we have learned the meaning of true unity. We have learned how to press in, as one, to get the job done! What a way to begin the year!
Does a lot of this sound familiar? There’s only one God, and He is speaking the same word to us all. You’ve been hearing it and feeling it, too! In fact, you may already be seeing some of this in your own life. I know I am! We are Going Forward!
Back in 2011, the Lord gave me a dream one Sunday after church. In it, He told me He was teaching me how to harness the energy of the stars. He explained that I was going to give it away, and become abundantly wealthy in so doing. Doesn’t that sound upside down, just like the Kingdom? This dream started to come true in 2015, and is still coming true every day!
So my point is this: God is Going Forward, and He is taking you with Him. He keeps His promises and He is keeping them with you. I want you to know that this is the year your dreams are coming true, too!