On the morning of November 4th, I was in worship at our annual Australian Prophetic Summit when I saw a vision of a wrist watch in front of me. I watched over and over as its hour hand began to spin counter-clockwise, then land on 11:00, spin then land, spin then land.
Transition Woes Turn to Joy
After the vision, the Lord brought the book of John 11 to my mind. John 11 begins speaking about Lazarus, a friend of Jesus, who was sick. Jesus is shortly told that His friend was sick, to which Jesus comments in verse 4:
“This sickness will NOT end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4)
“I could sense the Lord’s heart burning for nations and saw the fiery ones He had raised up for this hour to partner with Him.“
The Spirit of God said to me, “I am turning back the clocks for those in transition who have grown weary and thin in the waiting and the resettling. I am taking the time they feel has been wasted in the wilderness, and I am going to reverse the clocks by multiplying opportunities, divine moments, and favor in this next season. For many have said that they are heart sick, hope deferred and their dreams shattered; but I say to them that their destinies will NOT end this way!”
Maybe just like the sisters of Lazarus who said, “Jesus, You have come too late, Lazarus has passed 4 days ago,” (John 4:21; 32) you have thought, “God You are too late to rescue me. You didn’t show up like I needed You to. My heart and my dreams have been in the tomb for too long!”
He is saying over you that despite how it looks or seems, He will not let it end the way it currently is.
Get ready for the turnaround that can only come by the hand of the Lord. Whatever promises you are holding that are dead and need resurrection, give them to Him today and give Him permission to breathe LIFE back into them again.
No More Delay!
The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, the Israelites are saying, ‘The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.’ Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “None of My words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.”‘” (Ezekiel 12:26-28)
I was reminded of Daniel who had prayed to the Lord and waited 21 days for his breakthrough because of intense spiritual opposition. I felt strongly that in this season, we would see the overnight fruit for prayers prayed that were delayed, and even step into a season of pulling tomorrow into today.
When this was impressed on my spirit I said, “But Lord, what about Seed, Time and Harvest?” He replied, “It’s harvest when you say it is!” Which isn’t to negate the Biblical principle, but it reveals to me the heart of God for us that He wants us to understand the nature of our assignment on earth and our inheritance to CALL things into being and into today.
Have you been in a season of delay? The Lord is saying over you today that there will be no more delayfor the promises He has declared over your life. I prophesy a stirring over your heart today where you have been stunted for years that you would rise up with a new fire and boldness to say “NO” where the enemy has been blind-siding your vision and robbing your fruit. (Photo via Unsplash)
The Time of Issachar
As I was continuing to engage with the Lord and write down the revelation from the vision, the Lord said to me, “I am raising up the Issachar prophets to carry the timepiece of Heaven!”
I have heard so many times this year that we are in the time of prophets emerging with an Issachar anointing – those who call the times and seasons and understand them. As I was asking the Lord about how these prophets would operate He said to me, “The Issachar anointing doesn’t just tell the times, it releases the grace of the times.” I believe this means the grace or enablement to see the fulfillment of the Kairos.
Issachar actually means, “there is recompense” which speaks to the mandate upon these prophets’ lives. They carry an ability to SEE the times and like architects, they draw up Kingdom blueprints to be able to STEWARD them well – using heavenly wisdom and practical application.
These prophetic time-keepers are emerging and will give much needed guiding for the Church as well as the world. I see them rising up to prominent places in politics (and all influential arenas) to call the times and have a voice into them.
An Hour of the Turning of Nations
“He is saying over you that despite how it looks or seems, He will not let it end the way it currently is.“
I also began to feel a strong intercessory burden in my spirit after receiving the vision and this Scripture was impressed upon me:
“This is what the LORD my God says: ‘Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter.'” (Zechariah 11:4)
This verse can be said, “Take up responsibility for those who are marked for the grave.” Additionally, the word shepherd is transcribed as “feed” in other versions and also means to be a keeper. But what jumped out at me was that I felt the Lord speaking to me about how, as the Body of Christ, we have a responsibility to pray and intercede for those heading to the slaughter – which includes praying over areas of injustice and issues around the world.
I believe we are in an eleventh hour call to prayer for some key areas on the Lord’s heart. He wants us as His sons and daughters to CALL things into alignment with Heaven. In particular, I felt the call to pray over the redemption plan for nations. I could sense the Lord’s heart burning for nations and saw the fiery ones He had raised up for this hour to partner with Him.
“‘I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’ So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.” (Isaiah 38:8)
Just like the story of Hezekiah, I believe that we can shift the destiny of nations as we pray; restoring back years and reversing the clock. God knows how to take our mess and redeem it! I believe we are in such a special time that as the body rises up in prayer, we will see the clock reversed, death and decay reversed and the plans of the enemy reversed over the nations given to us as an inheritance! (Photo via Unsplash)
We Are the Watchmen
Years ago, I had a dream I was in a room filled with clocks that kept alarming at different times. I was frustrated trying to fix them and set them all at the right time but to no avail. I was reminded of the dream after I had this recent vision because I believe God is aligning His Church to the same time. Where we have been out of sync with each other and (more importantly) with the heartbeat of the the Father, we are being attuned to Him again.
This is a time to stand and to take our watch with responsibility and fervency, releasing the love, mercy and grace of a God into the earth, and as we do we will see dramatic shifts take place like fireworks bursting in the darkness.
In the wake of tragedies there is a HOPE. We carry the only answer to the times – the response the earth is longing for – if we would only let Him out, and it truly is TIME. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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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