While praying about the coming month of April and beyond, I repeatedly heard the word ‘reset’. With all that is happening in the world at the moment with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, we are living in very changing times but through the shaking the Lord is bringing a divine reset to His church. I believe we will also see a natural reset, and the beginning of the turnaround in the pandemic. In this time of shaking, the Lord is looking at our response and calling us to respond in faith and to stand on His words. We are to respond in love and to take up the call to pray. Recalibration and realignment will be seen in the wake of this shaking. Let us be ones that take up the opportunity before us to be the salt and light at this time and let us be positioned for the world stage the Lord is setting for His church to arise like never before.
Our Response –
The Lord is looking at our response at this time. He is calling His people to respond in faith, not fear. We can respond in faith when we align with His words, not the words of the world, and we stand on His faithfulness. The way we respond reveals our heart. I heard the Lord say, “I am shaking that which can be shaken in order to expose the heart of My people and to expose that which needs to be brought into alignment with My ways.” The Lord is calling us to examine our hearts and allow Him to reveal what needs to be brought into alignment. The Lord is calling us to a deeper level of trust in Him. He will never leave you or forsake you and the Lord is inviting you to embrace the gift of peace that only comes from Him. Don’t let the enemy steal your peace at this time and stand on the faithfulness of God. Continue to stand in faith for the promises He has spoken over your life, your family, region and nation for His promises will come to pass in unexpected ways in the time ahead.
1 John 5:4-5 (ESV) – For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV) - Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.
John 14:27 (TPT) – I leave the gift of peace with you – my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts – instead be courageous!
He is also calling us to respond in love. When the world is in a state of crisis, we have the opportunity to respond to those around us in love; to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to bring comfort and peace, to speak truth, and to answer the call of those in need. He is calling us to display the fruit of the Spirit and operate in the gifts of the Spirit. He is inviting the church to be the salt and the light and to bring glory to the name of Jesus as they display the love and power of God to others. The people of the world are seeking like never before, so let us take every opportunity to lead them to the One who is the answer. The Lord showed me the greatest opportunity is before the church at this time as the shaking has opened the hearts and minds of people to receive the love and truth of Christ. May we have eyes to see the opportunity before us and hearts to respond in obedience to the leading of the Spirit.
John 13:35 (ESV) – By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Matthew 5:14 (ESV) – “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 4:16 (ESV) – “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Be Fuelled By Truth, Not Fear -
The Lord showed me that it is critical at this time for His people to be ‘fueled by truth, not fear’. It is important for people to be careful what they meditate on. There is a need to listen to truth, not hype. The Lord showed me that those fueling fear will be exposed in the time ahead. I saw an exposure of some media organisations in the time ahead. I saw that currently there is a great power imbalance in the media arena but the Lord is going to bring balance. We are in an historic time where in the days ahead the world will take notice of the reports that come forth of God’s hand at work as supernatural events occur. The voice of truth will shine forth and the voice of fear and hysteria will be exposed. The Lord is going to allow those speaking His truth and message to be given a greater platform and His message will be heard by many in the secular world. Prophetic voices who speak God’s message will expose the words of the world and be opposite to much of what the media is releasing.
I heard the Lord say, “Watch as the opposite of what is spoken in much of the media comes to pass. The media giant perpetrating fear will be exposed as My light penetrates the darkness.”
Recalibration and Realignment –
Through this time of shaking the Lord is awakening His church to their true commission and awakening His people to their true identity and authority. He is bringing His people back to the truth of His word and calling them to a deeper relationship with Him and deeper trust in Him. He is calling His people back to their first love. He is causing His church to have a kingdom mindset and to stand in united prayer to see His purposes advance. Through this time, the Lord is preparing and positioning His people for the move of the Spirit that is coming.
The Lord showed me this shaking has caused the people of God to seek after Him and return to fervency in prayer like never before. The scripture from James 5:16 was brought before me – ‘the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.’
Psalm 105:4 (ESV) – Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
The Lord is calling us to recalibrate and realign with His truth, heart and ways. Where much of the world is in a time of pause, the Lord is inviting us to use this time to refocus and come back to fundamental truths and to come into alignment with His plans and purposes. In the shaking, the Lord is removing mixture, complacency and compromise from His church and calling those who are lukewarm to return to the path the Lord has called them to. He is calling His church back to exulting the name of Jesus and coming to a place of reverent fear of the Lord. A time of rebuilding is ahead and the rebuilding will be on firm foundations for that which is not of God is being removed.
Romans 8:28 (TPT) – So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.
Hebrews 12:28-29 (ESV) – Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for God is a consuming fire.
Response of Nations –
The Lord showed me that nations who respond to the pandemic in wisdom will flourish. I felt the Lord strongly urging His people to pray for wisdom for their leaders and governments at this time. James 1:5 came before me – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
The Lord also specifically showed me the USA and I felt the USA would be strategic in the reset that will be seen. I believe the Lord will use President Trump to see His plans established. For this reason, there is a need to also pray for President Trump and for wisdom for the Trump administration.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (ESV) – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
A Divine Reset –
While in prayer I had a vision of a massive stage and I knew it was the world stage. I heard Holy Spirit say, “The stage is being set. The glory of the Lord will be on display on the world stage.” I had the understanding that the stage was being set for the revealing of God’s sons and daughters to arise like never before. It was set for the revealing of the church to be all she is called to be. It was set for the unfolding of God’s plans. The glory of the Lord will be displayed like never before through those that take up the opportunity to see God’s plans established in the earth at this time.
I heard the Lord say, “I am using this time of shaking to bring a divine reset to My church and the nations. What the enemy meant for evil I am turning for good. I am stripping away that which is not of Me to prepare My people for what is to come. The greatest hour of preparation and purification is at hand for the greatest time of unveiling and revealing is to come. This is the hour for My people to have eyes to see the stage that I am setting. It is the hour of greater alignment and positioning. Not only will there be a spiritual reset, but a natural one. A divine turnaround is coming. Those who heed the words I have released through My prophets will prosper. 2020 will see the turning of the page in history.”
2 Chronicles 20:20b (ESV) – Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.
The Lord is setting the world stage for a divine reset and an unveiling of His glory through those that will take their place at such a time as this. This truly is a significant time in history and much will be written about this time and the months to come.