Looking Out My Window: Prophetic Pondering’s – A Time To Build
God is raising up His Army and as He gathers this Army, we must know what we are building on. In this Year of Birthing not only must we be aware of the three trimesters during a pregnancy, but we must also know what we are building. For years we’ve heard the declaration, “See I am doing a new thing” (Isaiah 43:19). Now is the time to understand the “new thing” He is doing in this season, builds on what was birthed in seasons that have gone before.
Build Up & Plant
The call of Jeremiah was two-fold.
“Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant” (Jeremiah 1:10)
- Uproot, tear down, destroy and overthrow.
- Build up and plant.
While there are still strongmen that must be uprooted, torn down and overthrown, I sense the Spirit of the Lord saying, “It is time to transition into a season of “building up and planting”. The sound of our warfare is changing, and it’s time to encourage those without hope in the world today, building them up, planting them on the firm foundation of “the apostles and prophets with Christ as the Cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20) and building on the “unfolding plan as revealed in Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:9-10 The Message).
In this Year of Birthing, we must understand how God’s unfolding plans include building on the past restorational moves of God. It’s time to move beyond the basics as the author of Hebrews describes in Hebrews 6:1-2. The Lord is saying the “new thing He is doing and birthing must be built on the Restorational Moves from before, building on the firm foundation of Christ Jesus”.
- Repentance from Dead Works – Protestant Movement
- Faith Toward God – Holiness Movement
- Doctrine of Baptisms – Pentecostal Movement
- Laying on of Hands – Charismatic Movement
- Resurrection Life – Prophetic-Apostolic Movement
- Eternal Judgement – Saints/Army of the Lord Movement
- Ultimate Fulfillment: Go on to Perfection – Kingdom of God Movement
The foundation for what God is planning – His unfolding plan – is what we now build on. I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, “stop yearning for the good old days, and build on what has gone before in order for My Kingdom to truly come to earth, as it is in heaven”.
As we look to build on what has gone before, we must also understand the “time and the season” we currently find ourselves in. While we are in the opening months of 2019, we are also heading toward God’s Perfect Vision of 20-20. The year 20-20 will be a year of “Restoration and Returning Home After Exile”. The only way we return from exile and begin living in the fullness of God is to build on what He has already restored.
Over the past few weeks the Lord has stirred two specific Scriptures in my heart to release to the Body of Christ as encouragement for what is coming in the days ahead. The birthing process is a delicate one with many changes, and many ups and downs. As we move through this year of birthing, heading toward 2020, the Spirit of the Lord says, “treasure My promises of these two verses and you will truly move from ‘Surviving to Thriving’ in the days ahead”…
- 2019 Scripture Promise: Exodus 14:14 – “The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm” (NLT).
- 2020 Scripture Promise: 2 Chronicles 20:20 – “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in His prophets, and you will succeed” (NLT).