This word has been resounding in my spirit for weeks: “RECOVERY.”
I asked The Lord what He meant, and He spoke:
“You have entered a season of RECOVERY. You will experience RECOVERY in every area of your life. Those who have patiently waited, those who have kept believing despite the circumstances, those who have obeyed my instructions, although it was painful and scary to, have entered through a door that only I could open. This door is called RECOVERY!
Forget about the past; leave it behind. No matter what you lost, no matter what was taken from you, I WILL RESTORE EVERYTHING TO YOU! You will recover what you lost, plus more! It will be as if you were never without it. I will restore you from the inside out. The trauma of the loss will be wiped away; joy will spring up as you start receiving healing and instead of mourning the losses, you will celebrate the births of new beginnings.
Things will not happen automatically, though; you will need to partner with Me in faith to see them come to pass. I told Elijah I would send rain, but Elijah didn’t just sit there and wait for the rain to come. He prayed and contended for the rain. He prayed with his head between his knees. He labored; he birthed the prophecy! Not one, but seven times he sent his servant to check for a sign! He believed My Word, and he contended for it. All he needed to see was a tiny cloud! Because He believed Me, and because He contented for My promise, My power came upon him; he girded up his loins and began to run with supernatural speed, outrunning his enemy!
This is what I will do for you if you believe in My promises, contend for them, declare them, and decree them. As soon you see a small sign, gird up your loins and get ready to run because I will cause you to outrun your enemy and cover so much ground with supernatural speed! You will run right through the door called RECOVERY!
EVERY single thing that has been taken from you will be returned with interest; open doors and favor will be your portion. Restoration is my specialty!”
I believe that we are coming out of a time of laboring and pain and into a time of rest and peace. But not an idle type of rest but more of a sense of internal peace. A place where we know that as we go through trials, they are just momentary and that as we keep walking through them, God will pull us through. Our obedience to God’s instructions and our steadfastness in believing His promises, despite the circumstances, will be what will empower us to run at supernatural speed!
He showed me a football player in a white and blue uniform, running with the football tucked under his arm. He was protecting that ball with his life! He looked big and strong! He was fast, and anyone who came into contact with him was thrown in the air! The Lord said: “That is what my children look like in the spirit when they take My Word, they write on their hearts, and they start running with that vision! No evil force can stand against them!!”
We might be small in the physical world, we might be slow and unathletic, but when we take God at His word and start acting in faith, we are mighty in the spiritual world! Nothing can stop us! The only things that can are our fears, unbelief, and laziness! Breakthrough takes work, and it takes effort, it’s hard! But the momentum that acting in obedience creates is massive!!! We can, and we will achieve the impossible!
Gird up your loins, friends, and get ready to run through the door called RECOVERY!
1. A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
2. The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.
TO GIRD ONE’S LOINS
To prepare oneself for something difficult or challenging.
Deuteronomy 30:3-5 MSG
3 God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. 4 No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there 5 and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. It will be yours again. He will give you a good life and make you more numerous than your ancestors.
Joel 2:25 NLT
The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost
to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts,
the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts.
2 Kings 8:1-6 NLT
1 Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, “Take your family and move to some other place, for the Lord has called for a famine on Israel that will last for seven years.” 2 So the woman did as the man of God instructed. She took her family and settled in the land of the Philistines for seven years. 3 After the famine ended she returned from the land of the Philistines, and she went to see the king about getting back her house and land. 4 As she came in, the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God. The king had just said, “Tell me some stories about the great things Elisha has done.” 5 And Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king about her house and land. “Look, my lord the king!” Gehazi exclaimed. “Here is the woman now, and this is her son—the very one Elisha brought back to life!” 6 “Is this true?” the king asked her. And she told him the story. So he directed one of his officials to see that everything she had lost was restored to her, including the value of any crops that had been harvested during her absence.
1 Kings 18:42-44
42 So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees. 43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. 44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea”
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