|Watch As Your Warfare Becomes Your Upgrade! - Nate Johnson|
"Watch As Your Warfare Becomes Your Upgrade!"
Nate Johnston, Gold Coast, Australia
If you have been through an extensive season of warfare especially in the last 9 months, as the Hebrew year 5777 brought about a clashing of kingdoms and an increased tension between your barren place and your promise, you will now find starting this month - the warfare begins to convert into your increase and advancement.
This is where it pays off! This is far from just a feel-good word but more of a kairos word burning hot in my spirit. I feel like I have been birthing this deep in my belly for weeks now and I pray it unleashes encouragement, strength, and life back to you - shifting your eyes off the storm and back onto the Promised Land in front of you.
The Enemy Caught Out
"I prophesy that this is a time of repayment for every area you have been robbed and harassed. You will experience a sevenfold return for every attack sent to your doorstep."
Recently, through a series of dreams, God began showing me the significance of this season and why it feels like all of Hell has been dispatched to bring every Believer down. I hear it every day, not to mention that we have experienced more warfare this year than ever before. This tells me that there is something valuable the enemy doesn't want us accessing.
In one dream, I saw the Body of Christ backed into a corner with many dark and evil voices of slander and opposition ridiculing and mocking her; kicking, cursing, and accusing her. It was as if the sole focus of the enemy was to intimidate and bully the Church into a defenseless position until she ran out of energy, hope and vision. BUT suddenly, I heard an almighty, loud sound of, "NO MORE! NO MORE, NO MORE!" This sound resounded until the Body rose up and fought back, and the enemy shrieked and ran in terror. She then stood up and opened a door that said DESTINY upon it.
This speaks volumes to me about the season we are in as the Body of Christ. Once bullied and intimidated into the corner, feeling weak and powerless, we suddenly were rising up, overcoming and defeating the obstacles that the enemy placed before us.
This is truly a season of discovering the power and authority we possess and beginning to take dominion in the earth; seizing back the mountains of influence for the Kingdom and awakening the earth to the sound of triumph and freedom!
In another dream, a man came to my door trying to steal my mail. He was madly racing around my house in an attempt to break in and steal my mail, trying to take "an invitation" he thought I wasn't meant to open. The next day the Lord said to me that the enemy is trying to intercept the invitation that will release people into their breakthrough and promise. He is doing anything he can to distract people in one area so he can enter through another route into our lives that we didn't expect, to ROB us from the promise. I say NO MORE to you being robbed and that repayment begins NOW!
"Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house." (Proverbs 6:31)
As Fuel For the Fire
For over two years now our youngest daughter, Sophie, has been constantly facing a specific health issue that has found us in the ER many times and for multiple days at a time. It would always happen at times we were experiencing breakthrough or we could sense that we were about to. Recently, one early morning, Sophie was yet again in the ER for these same issues (that we have actually seen miraculously healed in services we have been in). (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
So here we were with her surrounded by a few doctors discussing the situation, but despite the negative tones and the facts of what they were saying, something in my spirit said, "NO, THIS IS A VIOLATION!" I felt like I had just had enough from being ripped off. I got up and began praying in the spirit when suddenly this Scripture came to me.
"Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire." (Isaiah 9:5)
Something happened in that moment I won't forget, like an out-of-body experience, almost celebrating the soon to come victory. It was like I could taste it! When you have been through the fire enough, you begin to learn that victory always follows - every time. Sure enough God turned the situation around and the doctors were confused by her rapid recovery. It reminded me of the Scripture: "And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the Cross." (Colossians 2:15)
When God fights for you and shuts down the enemy's plans, it becomes a public spectacle. It becomes a beacon to the world that you have something different about you, or rather living inside of you. If you haven't experienced breakthrough, don't feel condemned. Just know that God is changing your win-history and it's about time that you see every dark and crushing moment of your life become fuel for the fire - and converted into blessing.
I prophesy that you are about to see the enemy caught out in many areas that he has been stealing from you, and I prophesy that you will step into a new arena of breakthrough and victory that you didn't have before in Jesus' name!
This is Your "No More" Moment!
Maybe like Joseph you have felt like your life has been a constant string of unjust situations, and maybe right now you still feel imprisoned. You need to know that NOTHING goes to waste. Like Joseph said in this passage as he was upgraded to the second in charge of Egypt: "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." (Genesis 50:20)
"I say NO MORE to you being robbed, and that repayment begins NOW!"
I see the enemy being caught out in your life where you have been delayed and diverted, sideswiped and paralyzed. I prophesy that this is a time of repayment for every area you have been robbed and harassed. You will experience a seven-fold return for every attack sent to your doorstep.
Every place of harm the enemy brought to your home, your spouse, children, and extended family, every bondage and stronghold he latched to your family-line that wreaked havoc, and every inch of death and sorrow he inflicted upon you - is being broken right now!
You are a dangerous weapon in God's hand, and right now there is a sound of awakening ringing around the earth. The enemy is going to wish he didn't mess with you because of the unrelenting and unstoppable fire that is released everywhere you go, disrupting systems of chaos and captivity in your wake. The floodgates are now open and it's a time of recompense and vindication for what was stolen. Can you hear the sound of awakening?
This is your NO MORE moment. Your moment to make a declaration and prayer - that NO MORE will you be a slave and pawn to the enemy. No more will you live under the weight and control of a demonic master, and no more will you allow anyone but Jesus to influence your heart again. I invite you to pray to Jesus right now and ask that He would remove every yoke of the oppressor and He would restore you and increase you from this day forward.
The Midnight Season is Over
More than any other season, so many Believers have been robbed in their night seasons. Where once they were dreaming and encountering God, they have been suddenly warring and fighting for peace. Many have been gripped by unexpected fear and anxiety, insomnia and torment.
Without a doubt, night seasons have been one of the most resisted and opposed places, because the enemy knows how powerful dreams are in this time. It is the new language people are learning as they are diving deeper into the oceans of God.
However, I have never seen more people being set free right now than those who have been robbed of their nights. They will be suddenly restored and hearing God in a fresh way. As I was writing this word I heard the Lord say, "Prophesy that the midnight season is over," and so I decree that over you today!
Your midnight season is over. Your season of living powerless, surrounded by the weight of the fight, is over. This month you will UPGRADE and rise above every noise and distraction into a newfound hope and expectation, and you will crossover into the new place God has for you, in Jesus' name!
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshipper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus. Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into Gods sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in Grace and freedom through our identity in Christ. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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