“You Will Find Rest as You Occupy the New Things!”
Lorilei Cooley, Scottsdale, AZ
This word is longer than what I normally write, but as I sat with the Lord, I felt that He wanted me to release the weight of this word in this depth and in this way.
Many people have been going through an extensive transition, coming out of previous seasons, alignments and ways of doing things. Though it has been taking time to transition out of this, the Lord has been building within them a deeper place of intimacy, trust and reliance upon Him through it all.
Called for His Purpose
For those of you who have found yourselves in this transition, the process has been longer than you anticipated, as you’ve endured what has seemed like setback after setback, and even delay.
I felt the Lord impress this verse upon me as a reminder: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 ESV). (Photo via Unsplash)
Things won’t always be the way that they have been. In this season, many of you will begin to see all the things that you have been through and endured for so many years work together for your good. The Lord is bringing you into a place of understanding the ‘why’; it is a deeper place of clarity, revelation and peace regarding all the things that you didn’t and couldn’t understand through the process.
I feel that, in this moment, the Lord is bringing greater alignment to His people and positioning them for a greater acceleration than they have ever known before. He is moving things about instantaneously, bringing everything together now. Many of the blockages, hindrances and entanglements have been removed, allowing people to come into a greater place of freedom and liberty. Now they can move further into what the Lord has prepared for them and, most importantly, into the fulfillment of His promises.
Coming Together, Flourishing and Restoring
Over the next few months, I feel that things are going to start coming together and flourishing. God is restoring hope within your heart as He brings healing and deliverance to the areas that have kept you from moving forward and really occupying the areas that the Lord has given and called you to.
In this season, the Lord is also bringing you into a place of rest… such a deep place of rejuvenating rest. You will be able to rest and be refreshed from the battles of the many long seasons that you have been through. There may be battles ahead, but you will have the time to catch your breath, get up again and keep going.
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 NIV)
At one time, you looked back at all that was lost. Yet now, the pain, sorrow, grief and barrenness will no longer be a part of your story, as the Lord is changing the script and bringing the fulfillment of what He has spoken to you.
Although it has been hard and arduous to get to this point, it has all been used to build and rebuild things in your life and within you. Some of these things that the Lord is going to bring to pass will come unexpectedly. They will fill your heart with immeasurable joy and be a reminder to you that He is a promise keeper; He has not forgotten you and all that you have endured. (Photo via Unsplash)
“And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.” (Joshua 23:14 ESV)
The Lord is about to fill the wretched and torn parts of your heart with His goodness and His faithfulness. In all that you have gone through, not one tear that you have cried has been forgotten. He is turning those barren areas around by His power and demonstrating to you how He can change them in a day. He is not limited to when and how He can do it. What He is going to do in your life will surpass your understanding. He is going to take all the things you have gone through and now use them for good in this new season.
You didn’t miss it. Your are right on schedule for Him to bring complete fulfillment.
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Lorilei Cooley was born and raised in Texas. She came to know the Lord in 2008 and from there on out, her life was never the same. She started attending a local church for a few years and began a process that eventually led to her ministry and calling to be a prophet. After years of preparation, training and equipping, the Lord relocated her to Chicago where she stepped into her new assignment and fulfillment of destiny. Although facing many obstacles and challenges in moving, the Lord helped her overcome some of the most difficult times of trial and some of her greatest fears. Throughout the years she has been learning the voice of the Lord on a deeper level to grow in intimacy with Jesus. Her heart is to encourage the Body of Christ through prophetic writings from the Father’s heart, to hearing His voice and to awaken others into their true identity in Christ through equipping and training, teaching strategies, unlocking doors and breaking through dimensional barriers through healing and deliverance.