"God's Favor is Falling in the Fires of Adversity!"
Forged in the Fire
The Lord has been speaking to me recently for those who have been through intense fires of adversity over the last season. Many have faced fires that almost "took them out". They've faced intense fires of adversity where the enemy came ferociously to steal, kill and destroy, and were left in that place of wondering whether they were ever going to make it out alive.
The Lord showed me that these fires of adversity were some of the most intense battles of their life. These fires catapulted people into dark nights of the soul, while others went into a level of warfare they had never experienced. Some felt like it was a demonic assignment of assault in every direction, and breakthrough seemed further than ever. Many faced the battle of their lives to keep their hope in the Lord to bring deliverance.
"There is going to be such significant acceleration and suddenlies..."
There is great hope! The deliverance of the Lord is now delivering people out of the fires of adversity. The Lord is moving powerfully to deliver and vindicate His people.
I heard the Lord say: "It is a new season of favor! My favor is falling on what I forged in the fires of adversity."
When I heard the Lord say this, it was like the heralding of a season shift – a season of radical, unprecedented favor upon those who have been in this place of adversity. The Lord showed me that in the fires of adversity, the hearts of His people were turned like compasses to the true north of Jesus more than ever before. It solidified and concreted their life in Christ, their dependence upon Him, and the reality that "man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that flows from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
The are so many different things the Lord forged in the fires of adversity that we have yet to see. The Lord did a deeper work within the hearts of His people as they looked to Him for help (Psalm 121) and deliverance. They held onto Him and His faithfulness when the enemy was trying to kill them, break them and hold them from their destiny.
New and Creative Opportunities
Books, music, creative expressions and new wine will make room for new opportunities. The Lord showed me that there were MAJOR deposits of Heaven which took place in the fires of adversity within the hearts and lives of His people.
There was such a deep deposit that took place in these fires of adversity by the hand of the Lord, even in the midst of the enemy's plans to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), and people found the fourth man in the fire. They found Him in a way they have never found Him before – our beautiful Jesus. In that place, He made deep deposits that some have already been birthed and others are being birthed now. (Photo via Unsplash)
This birthing HAS taken place for many in books, music and new creative expressions, and the birthing is going to continue in different avenues in this season. What the Lord has deposited and forged in the fire is going to FLOW OUT in NEW DIRECTIONS and EXPRESSIONS, and it is all carrying NEW WINE! This is beautiful, fresh, costly, weighty wine that is being released, making room for NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
I heard the Lord say: "Many are about to see that the fires of adversity tried to kill them; it was a level of suffering and trauma in the assault of the enemy coming against them. But the favor I am now opening up in this new season which I am leading them into, is going to FAR OUTWEIGH the trauma they endured."
Faithfulness Has Moved His Heart
The Lord showed me that He was SO MOVED by the FAITHFULNESS of many hearts towards Him in the fire. The enemy came strongly, everything was going crazy and so much was shaken, lost or broken, yet peoples hearts remained FAITHFUL to Jesus. Their hands still lifted in praise to Jesus for who He is. In the intense fire and intense darkness, they still stood on His Word, they still held on, they still whispered His name in the night hours when terror surrounded them, and His heart was moved.
The season has now changed and the favor that is opening up has not even been conceived by His people (1 Corinthians 2:9). The enemy tried to kill them, strip them and stop people, and now the winds of favor and increase of the Lord are blowing upon them to bring radical increase, opportunity and favor. There is a significant shift to a season of great REWARD from the Lord upon many.
Ease and Joy in the Favor
"My favor is falling on what I forged in the fires of adversity."
I saw a tremendous ease and joy in the favor the Lord is releasing to His people. Where many have felt they have been in a deep place of warfare and in these fires of adversity for so long, there is a new level of EASE AND JOY being released to them in the favor of the Lord.
There is going to be more than double portions! There is going to be such significant acceleration and suddenlies, and such REFRESHING JOY is being released to many through the radical outpouring of His favor.
The radical demonstration of His favor is going to see the resurrection power come back to areas of the heart of many that were bruised, shaken and tormented by the fires of adversity. Life is coming back to those parts of the heart. The dryness is being washed out by the outpouring of His Spirit and joy!
Resurrection life is coming back to the dry bones of dreams that died in the fires of adversity, and are now coming back to life within hearts. The favor the Lord is releasing in what He is setting up and positioning, is going to raise the faith of many along with the expectation of His people, giving us the joy and excitement to believe that this is just the beginning of the wonderful plans and restoration He is releasing into our lives. (Photo via flickr)
The enemy thought he won...he didn't! The favor of the Lord being poured out now is going to remind him over and over again that he should not have messed with you, and remind him of his position...DEFEATED! Where he assaulted you, now there will be RAPID INCREASE! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)