1 Peter 5:10
10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
If you are like me, you probably entered 2014 with a lot of zeal. I was so full of expectation. On the 31st of December, New Year’s Eve, we all went to church to decree and declare what we understood to be His will for our lives. I was confident that the Lord would meet me at my point of need.
Then the month of January rolled by, February, March, April. Nothing was happening. It felt like I was walking uphill and yet I was not making any progress. I prayed more. I refused to give up but I lost my grip on my circumstances when it looked like God was nowhere in sight. In my heart I knew He was close, but it did not look or feel like He was. I just chose to believe. It did not prevent me from crying. I cried a lot. A time came when my entire walk of faith felt like it was a scam. It felt like one huge lie. Things were just not going as expected. In fact, for a long time, it felt like one big fat zero.
Then suddenly, after one major event, it dawned on me that the enemy was having a party on me. He wanted me running around. I was running around putting out the fires. Meanwhile the fires had a common source. When that last one went off, I realised, I had been in the test room all this while. I also somehow knew that the test was over and that I had passed. It was just something I knew deep in my heart, it was all over.
The situation at hand was a tough one, but because of the understanding I had, I was calm. We were able to make quick, wise decisions and get on with life. Since then, my circumstances do not look as harrowing as they did. Things just don’t look so bad. My hope and faith were restored. My confidence in God, His word and the promises He made to me, was totally restored.
I suddenly feel a release, not just for me, but the entire body of Christ. The messages have suddenly changed. In my local assembly, it has definitely changed. It appears there is an opening up in the Spirit for the people of God-new heights, new possibilities, new hope and restorations. They have been in the air for a while now, but it appeared there was hindrance. The forces of hell were standing against us. Then there was all the bad news around-Boko Haram, Ebola Virus etc.
However, just after my release experience, it appeared the battle has finally been won. There are new horizons from God. There is a release of power for the performance of His Word. I’ll share a word of prophesy which was shared in service. ‘If I can get your cooperation, I will open a vista of life unto you, that were it told you what is possible for you, you will not believe. You will be like one dwelling permanently in a dream, beyond your desires’.
I was comforted. I believe the message was for me, even though the church was full. I know that God is faithful. With Him, everything is a matter of time. If I can wait it out, all will be well. We have come to one of those seasons we have been looking forward to. Let us walk through into the place He has for us. God Bless. Feel free to share your experiences with us. He is faithful. Ck