During prayer on Mother’s Day this year I sensed the Lord saying;
“I am opening wombs of the barren this day, planting seeds and raising up the next generation of a prophetic people. Those who have been barren will see life formed in their wombs and this will set them apart to serve the Lord.”
One particular Scripture immediately came to mind. 1 Samuel 1 describes the birth of Samuel who grew up into a great Prophet in the nation of Israel. He also represents God’s transition from a season when the “Word of the Lord was rare”, to a time of when God spoke through his Prophet Samuel. (1 Samuel 3). In 1 Samuel 1 we discover Hannah was barren. The passage actually says “the Lord had closed her womb” (1 Samuel 1:5). However, she did not give up praying for a son! She actually made a vow to God saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head” (1 Samuel 1:11). The passage goes on to say Hannah “found favor” and “in the course of time she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, ‘Because I asked the Lord for him'” (1 Samuel 1:20). The chapter closes with Hannah presenting Samuel to Eli at the temple. In other words, Hannah “gave him to the Lord and he – Samuel – worshipped the Lord there” (1 Samuel 1:28).
I shared the above word via text with a couple leaders after receiving it during Sunday morning prayer on May 13, 2018. God quickly confirmed His word as they responded back saying God was speaking the same thing to them. The leader in Akron, Ohio said the same word came forth during their service after about 20 minutes of worship. The second leader in New Mexico shared how the Lord placed Luke 1 on her heart for the message. It’s here we discover two birth narratives. The first is John the Baptist and the second is none other than Jesus. In both cases, God moved supernaturally in order to bring life, ushering in a season of transition for His plans on earth.
What exactly is God up to? I believe He’s telling us we are entering into a season of transition and He is preparing to raise up a prophetic people as part of what I started referring to about two years ago as The Second Move of the Prophetic. In September 2017 while ministering in Erie, Pennsylvania I released the word in connection with Ezekiel 37 and The Valley of Dry Bones. After the message I was told by a number of people at the conference that Bishop Bill Hamon from Christian International has been releasing the same word. Again, we see how God is confirming His Word in this day.
Amos 3:7-8 says;
“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. The lion has roared, who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken, who can but prophesy?”
In this day, God is “opening wombs”! This is an encouraging word to Christian couples throughout the world. If you’ve been praying for kids, I hear the Lord saying, “Make preparations as soon your house will be filled with the giggling and laughing of sons and daughters. Make preparations for I am raising up the next generation of a prophetic people who will truly hear My voice and know where the Spirit is about to go. All you need to do is keep praying and determine to raise the child I am about to gift you with as one who follows after Me.”