"The Time is NOW for Promises to Be Fulfilled!"
"Promises Fulfilled Wins Fountain of Youth!" This remarkable headline made the news March 4th (March forth), as an 18-1 odds horse won the pre-Kentucky Derby race called, Fountain of Youth. Everything about this race is so prophetic that it just has to be noted and acted on. Remarkably for about the last 3 weeks, the Lord has been speaking to me the phrase "Fountain of Youth" and I have been planning to write on that. Then one night, I was awakened and spoken to about how God is re-energizing His more seasoned sons and daughters. Then I was awakened to the news of this under-the-radar horse race that speaks volumes.
Meanwhile March 2, the day before the race and here at our California home, we experienced our most exhilarating experience ever with rainbows and double rainbows, as we literally had rainbows from sun-up to sun-down in the most brilliant hues. One rainbow did not move for three hours and I could not stop taking pictures all day. We all knew that the rainbow speaks of His promises and we were so encouraged – but the news of Promises Fulfilled winning the horse race took it all to another level of catalytic excitement.
Good Magic was the Overwhelming Favorite
"I have your best days yet before you – if you will stay in the race."
Part of the noteworthy story line of this race was that a horse named Good Magic was the overwhelming favorite, while Promises Fulfilled was an 18-1 underdog. Good Magic came in third, almost 5 lengths behind Promises Fulfilled and a horse named Strike Power came in second. What a story line: Promises Fulfilled beats out Good Magic and Strike Power to win the 2018 Fountain of Youth race!
"It is not by might nor my power but by My Spirit" says the Lord. If we needed to know the timing on when we should see Promises Fulfilled winning, the Lord is saying that it is 2018. Don't worry about the odds being against you, because in 2018, 18-1 odds make you a runaway winner.
Romans is the Trainer
As part of God's wonderful story-telling capability that always amazes me, I also took great delight in noting that a man named Dale Romans was the trainer for Promises Fulfilled. In Romans 8, it speaks of creation groaning and travailing for the sons and daughters of God to arise and shine and reveal the Kingdom. Romans 15:8 says, "Now I say that Jesus Christ has become servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the PROMISES made to the fathers."
Father God is the Promise Maker and through Jesus, He is the one that makes Promises Fulfilled. This is a message to all of us, but an additional message regarding Israel cannot be missed as the Jews in a practical way were "the circumcision". Abraham and the patriarchs received many promises, and this passage is a primary way he was speaking into God's specific promises to the fathers regarding Israel. As we approach Israel's 70th birthday since resurrection from the "cemetery of nations", we see this verse and the message of this race carrying great relevance.
In May, our president could go to Israel as the United States confirms Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital by opening an embassy there. It reverberates in the spirit-realm and is why the still rebellious nations of the world raised a massive protest.
The Fountain of Youth is Open
It was truthfully almost more than I could handle in a good way to see that the race won was a race called Fountain of Youth. God has been speaking to me of how Caleb regenerated through vision and faith, and saw his 85-year-old body be as strong as his 40-year-old body (Joshua 14). Caleb had the strength and courage to go to Joshua and say, "Give me my mountain," and then asked for the toughest mountain to take. I believe that the Lord has a Fountain of Youth opened up in the spirit-realm and He is inviting all His sons and daughters to come drink. (Photo via Pixabay)
This Fountain of Youth carries a new living water that not only can extend life, but can extend it at a high quality level. You drink of this Fountain of Youth when you buy into God's present day narrative of this being Kingdom Age advancement time, as opposed to buying into the tired and worn out narrative of "we are just hanging on until Jesus rescues us."
Promises Fulfilled doesn't win by sitting in the stands speculating on when its all going to end. Promises Fulfilled wins by running his race. Promises Fulfilled doesn't win by assuming that the enemy has all the Magic and all the Power, and therefore makes no sense even getting in the race. If you keep reading all the conspiracy theories out there, you won't even run. Promises Fulfilled, however, wins by being trained by the prophetic declarations of Romans and then expecting to be a part of those declarations.
Who Said 80 is Old?
I was reading this recently about Marilyn Hickey and that at age 86, she has been having the most remarkable meetings in Pakistan. In her last set of meetings, she spoke to over 1 million and she saw thousands and thousands of miracles as she taught about a relationship with Jesus. Now Pakistan is not for the faint of heart even if you're 40, but Marilyn Hickey doing this at her age makes her truly a Wonder Woman. She is getting almost no persecution because the Muslims see her as a powerless woman. However, many Pakistanis are calling her the "Mom" of Pakistan, and she has made some great friendships even with Imam's and other Muslim leaders. In her own words "Muslims love me." For many, retirement would have ended over 20 years ago.
One of the worst things you can do is retire. There is no retirement for a child of the King who has any understanding of his or her call. Retirement is in Heaven and it will be unbeatable luxury, joy, presence, etc. On this side you are only to refire. When you think or speak retirement over yourself, your body picks up the cue to begin shutting down its engines. Get your Caleb-vision awakened and find your next Kingdom assignment even if it is not in your prior marketplace. When the world tosses you out as too old, God says, "I have your best days yet before you – if you will stay in the race."
To Those Born 1929-1947 (Ages 70-89)
"Father God is the Promise Maker and through Jesus, He is the one that makes Promises Fulfilled."
Before hearing about Promises Fulfilled, the Lord was speaking to me about various age groups. To those born during the Great Depression Years /World War 2 era of 1929-1947, the Lord says:
"I have yet a grace on you to release into society. Whereas you were born in the very days of lack and war, what I have for you to release is abundance and peace. If you will choose courage and faith, I yet have exciting Kingdom adventures we can experience together. When your IRAs and such might fail you, I will be your sustenance. Keep Me as your Most High Trust Account. I even have the next level of financial abundance for you and through you – if you will stay in faith. I will come alive in you and allow you to carry revival, healing and finances to this generation. I am your Fountain of Youth, drink of Me and be revived."
To Those Born 1948-1967 (Age 50-69)
"You were born in the years of the prophetically spoken restoration of Israel and in an age of great change. Many of you I have called to be great change agents through prayer, intercession and prophetic decrees. Your days of greatest authority and greatest fulfillment are yet ahead. Do not step out of your race and do not allow your faith to slacken. I am going to allow you to be a part of releasing the greatest Kingdom shifts on earth ever. Do not get old in your mind nor in your thoughts – and keep drinking of Me, your Fountain of Youth."
To Those Born 1968 and On (Under 50)
"You, I have wired with a passion to see your cities and nations transformed. You, I have wired with a new level of love for the unlovely. You are poised to be reformers and catalysts for the greatest era of renaissance ever. As you drink of Me, you will carry all that the previous generations have carried, but your assignment and your capacity is expanded to see Me made great in society. This is the day you live in and do not plan short-term. Think, operate and plan long-term. The best is yet to come."
A Word for All Ages
Now some of you in these age brackets will find yourselves more identifying with a different age bracket, and that has to do with your call to assist in leading and inspiring those in that bracket. This is all just a general word designed especially to exhort the over 50 to begin drinking of the Fountain of Youth. God is going to allow us to reverse aging and going to allow us to cure sicknesses we are presently being buffeted by, but we are going to have to be intentional about drinking from Him and His narrative for today. (Photo via Unsplash)
Also, I hear a question arise from those over 90, "So am I done?" The answer from the Lord is this, "If you can ask that question, you still have enough Caleb in you to still bear fruit. You can still kill a giant. You can still take a mountain. Drink of My Fountain of Youth and even you can see new Promises Fulfilled.
"For ALL, the time is NOW for Promises to be Fulfilled and the time is NOW to drink of Me, Your Fountain of Youth."
Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint."
Psalm 87:7, "Both the singers and the players on instruments say, ALL my FOUNTAINS are in YOU." (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)