Come out of the corners. The playing field has changed. Declare Isaiah 61:2-7 over your 2021
I saw a picture of a boxing match about to begin. The opponents were in their opposite corners and were sizing each other up. Game faces were on, words of intimidation were thrown and threats made, all in an attempt to put off the other component and make them feel inferior, fearful and want to give up before they start. I felt like the two boxers represented the believer and the enemy. The next part of the vision was when the bell rang and the game was actually about to begin. As the boxer came out of his corner and stood up to fight, the angels of heavens host showed up behind the believer and just as a mother or father bear comes out and stands behind a baby bear; the game instantly changed. Realising his time of tactics and games were up, the enemy all of a sudden took off. He knew he was completely out matched and didn’t bother fighting. In fact, he never intended to fight as he knew he would never win against a son or daughter of The Most High God.
In this season of change and shaking I believe the enemy has been shouting threats of attacks and there has been a lot of fear, worry, anxiety. But I heard The Father say - “come out of the corners!” It’s time to take your stand and step up to the fight with the word of God and watch as the attacks drop away!
I believe the The Lord is saying - “the playing field has changed! Don’t be afraid to stand your ground and take your fight against the enemies plans because as you do, it will come to nothing and you will see victory as I am on your side.” (Rom 8:31- If God is for me who can be against me)
I sensed that The Father was encouraging his people to not just stay in the corners intimidated by the enemies threats but to stand up in who they are as children of God and watch as the fight is won. I see fights against fear, anxiety, worry, sickness, disease, poverty, and lack completely removed. Stand up and fight with the Sword of the Lord which is the word of God (Eph 6:17) and see the battles won. The weapons we fight against are not carnel but are might for the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4)
The Lord led me to declare Isaiah 61: 2- 7 over this year of 2021. V2- “ to proclaim the year of the Lords favour” I felt the father saying, will you have the courage to declare this and believe it for your year of 2021? T
his year is going to be a year of awe and wonder of His goodness and favour V2b “ and the day of vengeance of our God.” God is a God of justice and if the enemy has stolen from you in any way, God is saying double recompense. ( Isaiah 61:7 ) V3-“ and provide for those who grieve in Zion. To bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” The Father is looking after those who have grieved and lost so much in this season.
He wants to take every bit of pain and replace it with his joy, peace and hope. V3b- “ They will be called oaks of righteousness. A planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” I felt that the Father is wanting to establish the righteous ones for his glory. There has been a lot of shaking in this season and The Lord has turned it around for good and used it to expose anything that is not from him. Only what is left is what is built on solid rock. (Matt 7:27; Ps 127) V 4- “ They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” The Father is restoring not only what has been lost in 2020 but things that have been broken or devastated for generations. He is healing relationships, long terms sickness and drawing ones that have been far away from him for a long time.
V7- “ instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance: and so they will inherit a double portion in their land. And ever lasting joy will be theirs. “ This is God’s promise to his people! Be encouraged, “Gods promises and yes and Amen. “ ( 2 Corinthians 1:20) He is calling you to to stand up and not be intimidated by the enemies smoke screen. He has over played his hand. Stand firm in the promises of God! ‘He has called you to be in good health, even as your soul prospers!’ (3 John 1:2)
Among the shaking God is still on the move and He is turning everything around for your good! He is declaring His victory over you loved, chosen, highly favoured child! Nothing can stop you from for filling everything God has called and made you for? ‘For nothing is impossible for God!’ (Luke 1:37)