Reading Matthew 17 once again, I was captivated by the very first verse! These five words literally grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go! Immediately it went off like fireworks in my spirit — it is the fullness of time! It is just the right time!
I heard the Lord speak, “It is time to break out and break forth!” I felt in my spirit that it is time for all of us who have been in any sort of tomb to come forward! It is time for Lazarus to once again come out! It is time to drop the grave cloths and get back into life! No more playing possum, no more laying around, no more holding pattern, circling the airport. Get a move on! Get busy about the father’s business, and for entrepreneurs, get busy with your own!
Listen, there is a time for everything under the sun, and although it definitely was the moment for Lazarus to die, it wasn’t the right time for him to be dead! He HAD to die, for a reason, for a season – but only for a little while, only to be raised up back up into life. Do you see the picture here? His death had a purpose. In the same way, in the previous season it may have been time for many of us to die for a little while, too, for a purpose! It may have been the hour to go silent, to disconnect and maybe fade into the background for a bit – but it’s no longer time to be dead! It is the fullness of time! It is the right time!
Just as Jesus did, I speak over you now, “Lazarus, Come forth!” (see John 11:43 KJV).
If it was Lazarus’ time to stay dead, Jesus would never have raised him back up. Jesus only did what he saw his father doing. He must have seen Lazarus up and moving around and He made it so, on earth as it is in heaven! Just as then, although it may seem as though it has been far too long and it cannot possibly happen, it is time for the many Lazarus’ of this hour to be up and walking around again!
It may seem like the doors have all slammed shut, the finances have dried up and our hands have been tied for what feels like forever; but God said to “BREAK OUT and BREAK FORTH!” It is the fullness of time, at just the right time! He is calling us out to break out of the old and break forth into His new life for us!
Jesus said, “Lazarus, come forth!” He is speaking it again to you today! Come out of that tomb of doubt and uncertainty! Break OUT of that cycle and Break FORTH into the newness of life that he offers to us today! It is the fullness of time, at just the right time! It is time to BE who He created you to BE, and to DO what He has created you to DO! So get up! Break out of those grave cloths and break forth from the tomb that has held you! Get going!
“Get up and do not be afraid,” (Matthew 17:7 AMPC).
“Fear not, only believe,” (Mark 5:36 AMP).
This is the most momentous time in history! Get up, fix your eyes on Him and get a move on! Don’t be afraid! Just believe! You were made for this time! You were created for this moment in history! Go where He is leading you by His Holy Spirit (see John 16:13)! Do everything that He has put in your heart to do, because He is with you (see 1 Samuel 14:7)! Hallelujah!
I am so excited to see what this will look like in the new. Here’s to breaking out and breaking forth in the fullness of time during this new season, at just the right time!