This is exciting, hopeful word was posted on The Elijah List today. I particularly liked the analogy of growing bamboo.
"I Distinctly Heard Him Say 2014 Would Be The Year of the Quantum Leap"
At the beginning of this year, as I was seeking the Lord regarding the season we are in,I distinctly heard Him say this would be the "Year of the Quantum Leap!" I had of course heard this term before, but I didn't fully understand the meaning of it in regards to what God desires to do in and through His Church. Webster'sdefines "Quantum Leap" as follows: "a sudden and significant change or increase; something sudden, spectacular and vitally important, a sudden highly significant advance...breakthrough!"
Wow! Am I ever ready for this! Aren't you?
Upon further research, I discovered that in quantum science a quantum leap is described as an abrupt movement of an electron from one radiant energy level to another with no smooth transition...no in between. An electron will build up energy and become "excited," then will suddenly jump or leap to another level to orbit another atom. As it does the photons emit a burst of light! It goes from point A to point B with no in between. Once it makes this jump it finds a place of stability, then begins to build energy once again to work up to the next leap to the next level. In a quantum leap moment,BAM! Everything changes! It is a "suddenly" season filled with light, energy, and power that redefines our present and our future.
Quantum Leap Freedom!
This is what happens when we have an encounter with Jesus...BAM! Everything changes! Like the children of Israel coming out of Egypt after Passover, BAM! One minute they were slaves, the next moment they were declared free. The number 14 is tied to the concept of Passover since it is celebrated on the 14th day of the first Hebraic month. So when we encounter Jesus our Passover Lamb, BAM! A lifetime of slavery, bondage, addiction, fear, and sin is destroyed in a moment. We make a quantum leap out of the kingdom of darkness in to the Kingdom of God's Son, the Kingdom of Light! This will be a year of quantum leap freedom as God's people experience and appropriate the power of the Cross on a whole new level.
One moment you may be sick, then BAM! You are suddenly healed!
One moment you may be bound by darkness and oppression, thenBAM! The light of God's love makes you free, full of joy, full of light!
One moment you are poor with nothing working for you, then BAM! God turns things around releasing His divine favor and opening new doors of opportunity and blessing!
This is a year for God's people to build up excitement and energy through releasing our faith, dreaming bigger dreams, and praying in the Holy Spirit, then BAM! Leaping from glory to glory, from faith to faith, and from strength to strength. This will be a time of "exponential" increase for the Body of Christ!
The Quantum Kingdom
In quantum mechanics scientists have found that there are two realms of reality. One is called the present, which is the life we are living. The second realm is considered to be the realm where anything is possible! It is described as a reality in which there is "infinite possibility" and "unlimited potential." As scientists have studied this quantum realm they have widely concluded that this earth we live in, and all of humanity, could not just have occurred by chance but rather that there has to have been a Designer or a Creator. They have been amazed to find that at the quantum level each atom contains a signature as though this Creator wrote, "I made this."
I believe this indicates that scientists are seeing into the reality of the realm Jesus called the Kingdom of God! Everything He did demonstrated this quantum realm of the Kingdom of God. Each time He healed someone of sickness or disease He was demonstrating this realm of infinite possibility. When He walked on water He was demonstrating that this present realm of existence is subjugated to this other supernatural realm. When He was transfigured He was manifesting the unseen realm of quantum Kingdom glory in the midst of the earth realm. Everything He did demonstrated that the Kingdom of God is actually right here among us...a supernatural realm in which anything is possible.
In Acts 8 we see that Philip experienced this quantum realm and made a quantum leap. One minute he was baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch and the next moment...Bam! He was translated from one location to another...from the middle of a desert to...suddenly!...the middle of the city of Azotus! He entered the quantum realm of "infinite possibility" and demonstrated the limitless power of the Kingdom of God.
Quantum Leap Power
Similarly, the disciples experienced a quantum leap of power and anointing on the Day of Pentecost. After 10 days of seeking the Lord after Jesus ascended to Heaven, suddenly BAM! The room they were in was filled with a sound of a rushing mighty wind and they were all baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire! They were given power from on high to go out and work miracles, cast out demons, and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom with boldness! In one instant they were transformed!
This is similar to but much more powerful than what occurred when Elisha received the double portion mantle from Elijah. Prior to that time Elisha had never done one miracle...then BAM!From that moment forward he demonstrated God's transforming power everywhere he went. He experienced a quantum leap of the anointing and power of God!
In this season God's people must cry out as Elisha did, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me!" (2 Kings 2:9) In response, God is giving His people a new mantle for a new day! It is a double portion mantle, as 14 is a double portion number. But we must realize what we have received is far more powerful than the mantle Elijah passed to Elisha.
We are stepping in to a time of favor from Heaven where signs, wonders, and miracles will become widespread, not only within the Church, but in the marketplace as well, as Believers begin to awaken and arise to the transforming power of God that is within them.
I had a dream early this year in which I pulled up to a place that does oil changes on vehicles. There was a sign in the window that said "Change Your Oil, It Will Change Your Life!" I believe this is what The Lord is saying to His Church! We need an oil change! Psalm 92:10 says "I have been anointed with fresh oil!" There is a fresh oil anointing for those who are pressing in to His presence and His promises this year!
Quantum Leap Awakening!
God has set us up for a quantum leap season of the move of God's Spirit into a time of great awakening! Revivals here and there will no longer suffice. We need an awakening! I believe an awakening is epidemic revival. The wordepidemic means "affecting many people at the same time, spreading from person to person in a location where something is not prevalent, a rapid spread or increase in something making it widespread." We need epidemic revival in America today!
Remember, in a quantum leap the electrons build up energy and become jittery or "excited"...scientists really refer to it this way! God is releasing supernatural miracles and favor to His people so we can become excited again. There is a momentum that is building in the Spirit. We need to set our hearts to take all the limits off of God this year!
I heard the Lord say that we have entered in to a three-year period where He is going to make Himself real in spectacular ways. The purpose of this is so that He can restore hope to the Church so the Church can then restore hope to the world!Romans 15:13 empowers us with these words: "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." We will encounter the God of hope in a new and powerful way in this new season.
Quantum Leap Provision
At the beginning of this year my mother-in-law, Evelyn "Mom" Hamon, had a spiritual dream which demonstrates quantum leap provision. In this dream she saw Bishop Hamon and some of our ministry leaders ministering to a large field of people. After a while the people were getting hungry. Just as in the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, they searched around and came up with just a few loaves of bread, hardly enough to meet the overwhelming need.
Still, Bishop ripped off a piece of bread and handed it to one of the people. As he gave it, suddenly his loaf of bread was whole again. When that person took the bread in his hand, he immediately broke off a piece and put it in a basket for Bishop, then turned and gave a piece to someone else. When he did that, his small piece turned into a whole loaf.
As each one kept breaking bread, they would first put a piece in a basket for Bishop then share a piece with others, and their piece was made whole each time. At the end, Bishop had the original few loaves of bread even though he had fed a multitude. But besides there were baskets full of provision that came back to him. Everyone present ate and was full and had an abundance left over afterwards for themselves.
This is quantum bread! As we give and share what God has given us, we will see a miraculous demonstration of multiplied provision. Our little suddenly becomes much! God shifts us fromscarcity to abundance in one giant leap!
As we sow financial seeds, we should expect a quantum leap release into our own finances. Already we are hearing of financial miracles where debt has been suddenly cancelled, properties have sold, new contracts are being signed; expansion, blessing and prosperity are breaking out in the lives of many!
This is a time for the manifestation of the Prophet's Reward. The Shunammite woman, in 2 Kings 4, made a place in her home for the Prophet of the Double Portion, Elisha. He represented the voice of God to her life, her city, and her land. As she made a place for the voice of God in her home, that became a place of miracles for her. Because of her generous heart and her desire to receive the voice of God, she received the Prophet's Reward, which was the miracle she needed that money could not buy!
After years of barrenness, BAM! she had a child. Years later she needed another miracle as that child of promise dropped dead suddenly. She took the child and placed him on the bed in the room she made for the prophet, the voice of God. When Elisha came in he confronted the spirit of death on the child, and BAM!The child experienced a quantum leap, out of death into life! Again, in 2 Kings 8, after having lost her land and house when she obeyed the prophet and fled for seven years as famine came upon the land, the Shunammite experienced another BAM!quantum leap encounter when instantly all that she lost was immediately restored!
Quantum Leap Harvest
To further demonstrate the concept of quantum leaps that take place in a "suddenly season," allow me to relate the story of Chinese Bamboo. It is a costly, precious wood grown in places in China. The first year the farmer plows his field and prepares the ground for the bamboo seed. He then carefully digs small holes for each seed and plants the crop. He waters it, fertilizes it, and weeds it, carefully watching over the ground in which his crop is growing. But at the end of the first year when he surveys the progress of growth, he sees nothing, no sign of life, no tender shoot, nothing.
In the second year he waters, weeds, fertilizes, and tends his field, but again, at the end of that year...nothing. By the end of the third growing season a small shoot pushes its way above the soil. It only achieves about three inches of growth; after three years, that averages one inch per year. Not exactly impressive. By the end of the fourth year of growth the plant measures a little over a foot tall.
But in the fifth year of growth the bamboo shoot hits a growing season which lasts four months.During those four months the bamboo which the farmer has lovingly tended for five years SUDDENLY shoots 90-100 feet tall! There are days in which the bamboo actually grows 3-4 feet in a single day. SUDDENLY! (Photo via Emeka Talks)
I think we have all come to realize that God's "suddenlies" don't always happen suddenly. But we are now in a quantum leap "suddenly season" where we will see those things we have prayed over, decreed to, quoted Scriptures for, prophesied into, and warred a good warfare for suddenly come to pass.
This is a now season! We cannot be discouraged or disappointed by the previous years as we have looked out over our planted field of promise and seen no visible results of our labor.Because suddenly, BAM! Rapid growth, fulfillment, and harvest are at hand! It is time to experience the quantum power of the Kingdom of God. Miracles, signs, and wonders are our portion as we take off the limits and arise to our potential in Christ Jesus. Quantum glory is at hand!