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As Christians we so often wonder when going through trials and tribulations, what have I done? Why Lord is this happening? The scripture that the Lord has comforted me with recently is:  Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
It's time to go to a new level of the anointing in your life! You were never meant to plateau or stay at one level. This is an upward call in Christ Jesus. We are designed by God to continually go higher and higher. From glory to glory, breakthrough to breakthrough, anointing to anointing. It's time. God wants to release a fresh anointing on your life. You can experience an increase in the gifts God has given you and see the anointing He has trusted you with go to a new level.
A few years ago, I heard a preacher tell a roomful of ministers that they couldn't work miracles or exercise apostolic authority unless they used the word "apostle" as a title. So some of them ran out and printed new business cards—as if putting the word in front of their names were the magic ticket to reclaiming New Testament power. That was a bad idea. For the past two decades or more, thousands of people have been wounded and countless churches have nosedived because immature leaders thought they could gain apostolic status the easy way. We are so eager to qualify ourselves that we forget God alone calls, prepares and sends true apostles.
I believe there are twenty-five monumental scribal shifts underway in the apostolic-prophetic scribal community. While some of these spiritual movements are taking place, I believe the Lord is revealing that the frequency, saturation and global visibility of them is coming forth intentionally for this segment of the congregation. In the list below, I've included eleven emerging shifts from that list in this arena.
There is a book in the bible about a man named Job. He was a blameless and upright man who had experienced a great loss in every area of his life. Although he went through a horrendous trial for some time, he did not become angry or resentful. The book of Job chapter 42:10–16 tells us that after Job had prayed for his friends the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. Job said during this trying time that he would come forth as gold because he knew that he didn't do anything to deserve such an injustice.
As we enter into this new month and approach the new Hebrew year 5779, God showed me the image of someone holding a journal of all the words God had given to him/her. The people represented by this person had shed many tears in the past over what were perceived as lost promises. Words had appeared in bits and pieces but never come to pass. As the page was turned (just as the page is being turned with this new month and year), a full page of bold writing was revealed, containing not only the words seen before, but the full meaning and context.
"So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, 'Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink.'" Judges 7:5 Would you ever take on an army of 100,000 with only 300 men? Sound preposterous? I agree. However, this is exactly what happened with Gideon. It was bad enough that he began with 10,000 against 100,000, but this was too many men according to God. He would not allow Gideon to fight with this many soldiers, because the temptation would still remain to believe that it was the strength of his army that won the victory. God told Gideon to pare down his army to a mere 300.
Sickness and disease: Are they simply a fact of life on this miserable, sin-filled, messed-up planet? Is it our own fault? Can we expect healing as a result of faith in Jesus? Even those who haven't previously sought God's intervention often seek out prayer for healing when they or a loved one becomes ill. And yet there's a lot of frustration among believers about this topic. Some seek someone to pray for them every time they face a physical symptom. Prayer can never be wrong; it's always right to seek prayer.
Have any of you felt sleepy a lot lately? I have been and I have blamed it on many different things, like health issues, and finally started praying about it in a serious way, rebuking it, and the Lord led me to an old article I wrote on the "spirit of slumber." In the article, it talked about believing in "words" that you had to "wait for." All these "words" talk about all the "good things" that are coming to you, just wait, confess and believe, like that is all that was required. Well, many of these words never come to pass and you feel guilty for "doubting" but it was a fake promise! They only shared part of the story and generalized it in such a way that it made it appear it was for anyone and everyone.
I have not spoken to anyone personally about what I am about to share. I have been sensing this from my times with the Lord over the last few days. Although we live in a specific geographic area (& I claim no global sphere of authority), I also know that the Church is being prepared in ways that go beyond the past, and many have no frame of reference for what God is doing.