I heard the Lord say, “Many have felt weary from the battle and the stand but a time of breakthrough is coming. Many have felt the pressure of the past season but those who have stood in faith will see the manifestation of the promises I have spoken. There are those who have walked on hard ground and they will see the ground break open before them. The stand people have made for Me and the stand they have made for My kingdom ways has not gone unnoticed. My people are entering a season where they will take much territory for My kingdom. Faith will be the key that unlocks the harvest and the new season. I am using men and women of great faith at this time to bring about My purposes. They operate in My authority and the power of My Spirit and have faith to believe I will bring My plans to pass. My people will see great fruit come from what they have sown in faith. It will be a time of abundance as I am a rewarder of faithfulness. The battle and opposition has been intense in the past season but the enemy is defeated and My people will march forth in victory and joy with shouts of praise.”
I then had a vision of the people of God and their shields of faith were held high. I noticed their shields were well worn from the battle of the season but they were still standing in strength with their shields held high. The people had been in a time of heavy conflict and the enemy had been trying to attack their faith by bringing doubt and confusion. The people of God had stood firm knowing God was faithful. I also saw people standing together with their shields linked, forming a wall of shields. There was so much strength in the united stand. I saw the enemy was retreating and the people of God were advancing with great force and taking much territory for the Kingdom. The people were singing ‘How great is our God, all will see how great, how great is our God.’ I saw that the amazing breakthrough the Lord brought to the lives of the people was a testimony to God’s faithfulness and goodness. The people were in awe of what the Lord had done and what He had brought to their lives. It was a testimony of the greatness of God and many surrounding the people of God were impacted as they saw the Lord work in the lives of His people bringing amazing breakthrough and doing the ‘impossible’. Others were seeing that with God all things are possible.
Often we go through a time of opposition from the enemy before we see strategic breakthrough as strategic ground is not yielded by the enemy easily. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers and spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12) however greater is He who is in you than he who is in the word (1 John 4:4). If you have felt weary from the battle, the Lord is encouraging you to continue to stand firm as a time of breakthrough is near. Draw near to Him and be refreshed in His presence. A time of advancement and taking great territory is coming. Faith will unlock the new and you will see an abundant harvest for what you have sown. You will be in awe of what the Lord will do for you and the breakthrough you will see. You will be singing ‘how great is our God’ and many others will hear the testimony of what God has done in your life. The blessing, favour and goodness of God will surround you as you are faithful and obedient to His voice.
I believe the Lord is saying that many people have come against confusion, discouragement, adversity and opposition as they have stood in faith to see breakthrough of the promises of God in their lives. Others have grown weary in the stand as they await breakthrough because of the length of time they have been waiting or battle they have endured while waiting. The enemy has tried to dislodge you from standing in faith. The Lord is wanting to encourage you to continue to stand firm in your faith as open doors of favour and breakthrough are near. In 1 Timothy 6:12 we read we are to fight the good fight of the faith. God honours faith and great faith honours God and gives glory to Him. Romans 4:20 tells us that Abraham didn’t waver concerning the promise God had given him but instead grew strong in faith, giving glory to God. Abraham steadily and firmly believed the promise and God’s faithfulness to fulfil it. In Hebrews 10:23 we read that we are to continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful. Some of the promises the Lord has given us seem impossible when we look at the situation with our natural eyes but with God though all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). We are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). As you exercise faith and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit, fruitfulness and advancement will be waiting for you. Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
The Lord is also highlighting the importance of standing together in agreement, building each other up in faith and the power of interceding for others. In Ephesians 6:18 says we should keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. 1 Timothy 2:1 says I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people.
Stand in faith – a season of breakthrough and a time of harvest is before you. You will march forth in joy and take ground for the Kingdom.