"It's Time to Get New Strategies for Repayment"
Doug Addison, Los Angeles, CA
We are in a time of repayment right now and a time where things are changing so quickly that it can be easy to lose sight of what God is calling us to this year. I originally released parts of this prophetic word in my book, Prophetic Forecast, Volume 1 (2016), but I want to resurface it, as it is a prophetic word for now!
This is a time in which God is doing something totally new. We are coming out of a wilderness time and this year we will see new things spring up. It will require us to forget some of our former ways of thinking and doing things. This will be the most difficult part of entering into this new season."Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past" (Isaiah 43:18 NIV). We are coming out of a wilderness time and this year we will see new thingsspring up.
Strategic New Season Started in 2015
In 2001, we saw a shift come with the tragedy of September 11, and the escalation of terrorism. Seven years later in 2008, we saw a major financial downturn in the housing market crash causing people to lose their investments and homes. Seven years later in 2015, we entered a new seven-year cycle and the Lord is going to provide a turnaround, though many people are not seeing this yet.
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..." (Joel 2:25 NIV)
Don't Be Alarmed
In order to cross over into the new season that is at hand you will need to get through some slightly choppy times. Embracing the "pain of change" will help right now. Things that are happening are only setbacks if you choose to view them that way. God will use what may seem like opposition. It is actually the wind of change that is here to bring strategic repositioning that will set you up for advancement.
The places and seasons that many have been in have been limiting you. You will need to get into a place of greater ability to stretch your spiritual wings. This will allow you to catch the new creative wave coming over the next year. You will look back later and be glad that you took the risks and paid the price.
Strategies of Repayment
When there are great injustices in your life, it sets you up for greater blessings from God. We have seen this happen over the past 2 years. During this spiritual season that is ripe for repayment, the enemy is trying to get us distracted.
Isaac got a strategy from God that caused him to reap a hundredfold during a famine (Genesis 26:12). It was opposite of what his father Abraham did, because he got his own strategy. He dug his own wells and not his fathers, and was blessed and found room for his own heritage.
Right now, it is important that we do not focus on the strategies of our forefathers—spiritual or natural. God is calling us to something completely new. Learning to hear the voice of God is really important in this new season.
The next 4 years are going to be times of reaping for all the pain and loss you have experienced. But it is never automatic. You will need to make a claim with the Lord. Ask God to give you a strategy to recover it all. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)