Have you ever had one of those frustrating dreams where you felt like you were running in s-l-o-w motion? You're trying to run somewhere fast, only it's requiring every muscle in your body just to barely move forward a few inches. Or even worse, instead of running s-l-o-w-l-y in the dream, you are frozen in one spot and completely overwhelmed because you can't move. For some, this is just a bad, no-good dream, that probably needs some prayer attention at best. For others, this is not just a dream. It's also how you feel in real life.
Is This You?
• Nothing is moving. • You're not going forward. • You spend a lot of energy not getting anywhere at all. • You are extremely frustrated.
At our last Seers & Prophets Institute with myself, Charlie Shamp, and Jeff Jansen at Harvest Christian Center in Turlock CA, we had a prophetic word emerge that carried the breath of Heaven on it. It came forth as three very clear and simple points over a period of three days with one point being revealed to me each day. Keep in mind this simple, but anointed word emerged in the midst of several miracles of glory.
People were being caught up to Heaven, miraculous money began showing up in some of the attendees' bank accounts, and around a dozen people had supernatural gold teeth appear in their mouths! In the midst of the flow of glorious miracles, this very simple prophetic word had such life on it that it "changed everything" was the repeated testimony.
The first word I heard was, "UNSTUCK." You've probably heard other ministers say this exact same word before. Me too, only it was more of an exhortation than a prophetic word. When I spoke it out at the institute, however, there was a transformational power released. You could feel emotional and spiritual ropes melting away as I spoke it out. It was also strongly connected to the thought of your divine calling and making the personal decision to answer the call of God on your life. (Photo via Unsplash)
Did you know that everyone has an individual calling from God? This is different from our general calling as Believers. For example, we are all called to be holy and all called to be disciples of Christ. At the same time, some are individually called of Christ to be apostles or prophets or something else in the Body of Christ. Also, there are many people who can write, lead, and teach on some level. But then some have a heavenly mandate upon their lives and are supernaturally anointed to be writers, educators, or business and government leaders. If you are unsure about your individual calling, I want to encourage you to seek the Lord about this and He will faithfully reveal it to you.
To step into this word, I believe you do need to settle your individual calling from God, a calling that began in eternity. Your calling is something He wrote about it in your book before you ever got here and before time began (Ps. 139:16). HOW we respond to our calling will also result in heavenly rewards once we've died and left this earth (1 Cor. 3:13-15). This makes our individual calling a holy and supernatural calling as well as an upward calling. No matter what life looks like now, when you decide to say "yes" to the call of God on your life, your calling will supernaturally lift you upward and out of the most difficult situations.
Take the Next Step
The second thing He said me on the second day of the Institute was to, "Take the next step." Too often we see the bigness of our calling in God and become overwhelmed by it. We also become frustrated when things haven't happened fast enough or the way we thought it should. Here, we have to be careful to keep our hearts and minds positioned on the promise and not let hopelessness set in.
Remember that the calling of God on your life is always impossible; you can't do it without Him, but you can do the impossible with Him. Instead of being frustrated over the big picture, He is counseling us to ask Him for the next step. Whatever that next step is, faithfully step into it. It might be something out of reach at the moment, but your assignment is to work with Him to just take the next step. And then step-by-step you will eventually enter into the bigness of your calling in God.
The third thing He said to me on the third day of the institute was, "Upgrade."Did you know there is an actual anointing for upgrade? We read about this very thing in the life of King David. David was called to be the king of Israel and anointed by the prophet Samuel as such. When you are anointed for something, you are given a supernatural ability by the Holy Spirit to do something you couldn't do before. Once he was anointed, we see how David went from being unknown and overlooked to a famous giant killer and the king's son-in-law. It seemed like this first anointing kick-started him toward his ultimate direction, but he would need more to reach his final destination.
After 15 tumultuous years, David was anointed a second time and became king over the men of Judah. David came from the line of Judah and although Israel was not ready to receive him as their king just yet, Judah was finally ready. After another extremely difficult five years, King Saul died and David was anointed again, now as the king of Israel and into the fullness of his calling.
Recognize that your calling does not come all at once, but in steps and stages. The reality is you are not ready for the fullness of your calling at the onset, and the people you will ultimately serve are not ready for you either. There is a progression to your calling. Nevertheless, at the right time the Holy Spirit anoints you, again and again as needed, to help you reach your final destination.
As I prayed for people at the institute for various things, I sensed there was one upgrade anointing in particular that the Holy Spirit wanted to release. He wanted to anoint His prophets and seers with the ability to write. Obviously, they all knew how to write, but an anointed writer is different than an ordinary writer. They write like the scrolls of Heaven and prophesy in written form.
As I called this anointing out, I suddenly felt "pens" jumping out of my tongue and then flying out my mouth towards people. As this happened, I observed several people fly back and onto the ground having become anointed and slain by the "pen" of the Spirit. I believe He had genuinely anointed them with the "tongue of the pen of the ready writer" (Ps. 45:1). And many reported as such as they busily began their books and curriculum following the institute.
As we close out 2018 and head into an even more glorious 2019, His word to us is that the river is moving again. You are getting unstuck. Now ask Him for your next step and as you take that next step He will anoint you for the upgrade.
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