We are stepping into a very important time in the Kingdom. For the first time in my life, I am hearing that this is the season for rain. I began hearing this phrase specifically for about a month now, and knew that it was concerning the season that is coming and yet is here now. Many have been saying that “Rain is coming. Revival is coming.” Never before have we been able to say, “Rain is here.” People are really good at saying that something is coming, but it takes a person who is alone with God, walks with God, and yearns for God to hear correctly from heaven to say, “What we have been saying that is coming, we can now say that it is here. Step into it.” Even the Pharisees were looking for their Messiah, but it took John the Baptist to rise up and say, “The Messiah is here.”
The Lord took me to 1 Kings 18 where Elijah had the duel on Mount Carmel and afterwards went into the cave where he heard the voice of the Lord. Please read before going further:
The Lord warned us that the summer months of June-August were going to be a time of refining, especially August. We knew that it was going to be a time of refining in order for us to step into fulfillment. Just like Elijah had to be tried by fire to get to the rain, so have we. This is the year of the beginning of fulfilled promises/prophecies of God. Those that have been tested, tried, and refined by the fire of Yahweh, the Refiner’s Fire, are now released to step into this new season of rain. Everyone wants the rain of God, but not many want the fire of God. We need both the rain and the fire of God. The fire refines, sanctifies, and gives spiritual strength/hunger for God, and the rain brings forth the seeds that have been sown. We cannot have the fire and rain of God without the message of repentance and holiness combined with consecration, intercession, and radical faith that truly believes the Word of the Lord by walking in it when there is nowhere to actually step.
Many want to be a “John the Baptist” and be “prophetic” to sound cutting edge and like they are in the flow of this revival thing. I have to warn you that not everyone who claims to be prophetic is indeed prophetic. Listen, the anointing, power, and fire of God will follow those that believe and move in Him. You do not have to announce that you are “prophetic” to be prophetic. The anointing you carry will speak for itself!
Folks, if you want to be a John the Baptist and walk in the prophetic, then you have to carry the message of repentance and holiness. You carry the love, grace, and mercy of the Lord, but you also carry repentence, holiness, and warning. A false prophet will never preach all of these, ESPECIALLY repentence and holiness. This was the message of every prophet in the Old Testament and New Testament from Moses to John the Baptist and everyone in between and afterwards. Repentance is the message of John the Baptist, and it was the first message that Jesus himself preached (Matthew 4:17). Whether you like that or not, it is the truth. The message of repentance and holiness is not a one time message. There is no salvation without repentance. You cannot have Jesus without bearing his cross. Without holiness no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). To preach a gospel that does not require repentance, holiness, and bearing the cross of Jesus is a false gospel and a doctrine of demons that will send people to hell. Repentance is the message you carry “from this time on” as it says that Jesus himself did.
Be on the lookout for September and October. This fall season is very significant as we will see fulfillment and even more proper aligning for future fulfullment. Many of us will be stepping into a radical, and I mean RADICAL shift of acceleration to fulfillment. That means that some of you who have been on the backburner in the church and undermined will step into leadership filled with the revival fire of God. For some, it means you are going to step into a tv ministry and have a large platform to carry the fires of awakening to multitudes of souls, but you will not fall to its temptations. This means that a shift in Christian tv is coming in the near future (thank GOD) and that false leaderships will be exposed and removed if they do not repent. For others, you will step into the ministry that God has shown you for some time, and this will look different for everyone. I use the word ministry and calling interchangeably here because a ministry is not always within the walls of the church. Your ministry is WHEREVER God has called you. For others, this means absolutely nothing because you do not believe in the word of the Lord and choose to remain idle. Are you going to be ran over by the wave of God or are you going to grab your surfboard and ride this thing? Whatever your choice is, it is time for a spiritual increase and for the prophecies sown for many seasons to be manifested in Jesus’ name!
Here is where we are: Elijah heard the sound of rain, just as many of us have, but this time rain has come. Yes, it looks insane to declare that rain is here because of the drought that we are in (spiritually and physically). It looks insane to say that the floods and the waves and the rain is here with all of the calamity and evil going on in the world, but God. He warned of rain coming, but it did not come until the proper time set by the Lord. Folks, what has been pregnant is now giving birth. The water has broken. We are in labor, and the birthing is here!
We are in the completion of the cycles, and we will begin to see fulfilment of longtime promises and prophecies that the Lord spoke to us years ago. We see in verse 44 that it took the 7th time of Elijah obeying the word of the Lord for rain to come. This is a representation of our present time today. We are in the 7th phase of obedience to God’s word, that is the completion of this cycle and season. This season is in its completion, and now we are stepping into this next season. We are seeing calmity all around us as we truly are living in the days of Noah. These are also the days of the coming of the Son of Man. A flood was released in the days of Noah, so will a flood of the Spirit be released in the days of the coming of our Lord. We will see both revival and the great apostasy unfold in these last days.
This does not mean that we are not constantly refined by the fire of God by stepping into the season of rain. Remember, we have to have both. The difference is that we are gaining rain alongside of fire. This is the declaration of the Lord: This is the season for rain. The fruit of fulfillment will begin to show. It is time to step out in complete faith to grab hold of these promises. Do not be swayed by the opinions of people and doctrines of demons. Set your hands to plow and toil like never before! There is a cloud on the horizon, and it is loaded with rain.
In Love and Holy Ghost Fire,
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