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April 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm #18173Ron McGatlinKeymaster“Trust in the Timing of God”Katie Barker, Tweed Coast, Australia
In this era of fulfilled prophetic promises, and this time of opening of new doors and paths, the Lord is cautioning His people to trust in His timing for the fulfillment of the promise and the opening of divine doors, and also to trust in the path He has prepared to the promise. There is a need to stay in step with the leading of His Spirit, and not make a way in your own strength, in order to reap the greater harvest He wishes to bring and to walk in advancement.
The Lord is looking for those who not only have faith He will bring the promise to pass, but those who trust in His timing. This is the hour of great change and advancement, and divine doors are about to open for many people! We are to stand in faith from a position of rest and allow Him to reveal the way.
I heard the Lord say, “Those who trust in Me, trust in My timing. Many people have faith to believe I will fulfill the promises I have spoken, but they are not in a place of trusting the path to the promise or trusting in My perfect timing. Those who truly trust Me are those who have faith to believe the promise and are surrendered to My timing, knowing My timing is perfect.
“Great change is at hand in the earth for individuals, ministries, regions and nations, and in this strategic time it is critical for My people to embrace My timing. As My people walk in step with My Spirit, they walk in My timing.”
Galatians 5:25 (ESV), “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”
God’s Perfect Timing Yields the Full Harvest
“I am opening new paths and new doors in this hour but those who move ahead of My timing, or who open doors in their own strength, will negate the full harvest I intend to bring. The journey to seeing the fulfillment of the promise is a journey of ongoing steps of faith and obedience; steps taken in swift obedience on the leading of My Spirit but from a position of rest in knowing I am faithful to fulfill My promises in My perfect timing. Those who trust in My timing will look back and see My hand at work and will see the way I orchestrated all things for their good. They will see how My timing opened doors of greater harvest and advancement.”
Proverbs 16:9 (TPT), “Within your heart you can make plans for your future, but the Lord chooses the steps you take to get there.” (Photo via Free Images)
Zechariah 4:6 (ESV), “…Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.”
Hebrews 10:23 (ESV), “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
Trust in God’s Timing from a Heart Position of Rest
The Lord said, “Those who trust in My timing live from a position of rest and they are filled with peace. Those filled with My peace are those who believe My word. They believe My ways are higher; I work all things for their good; I order the times and seasons; I direct their path and I am faithful to fulfill all I have promised.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV), “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Romans 8:28 (ESV), “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV), “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
Daniel 2:21 (ESV), “He changes times and seasons…”
The Lord said, “A heart position of rest is one of surrender to Me and trust in Me. I am looking for those who are at rest for they are the ones who know Me and live by faith. I know the plans I have for My people and I will complete what I have started. I am never a minute too early or a minute too late. Many people live in a place of unrest and striving when I am calling them to live in faith and to rest in Me. The key to rest is knowing Me, for those who truly know Me, know My character and ways and enter My rest. My people will know Me by studying My Word and walking closely with Me, for My past faithfulness in their lives is a testimony to them of who I am.”
Psalm 46:10 (TPT), “Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.”
Psalm 37:7 (NKJV), “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…”
Stay in Faith, not Fear
I heard the Lord say, “Don’t give in to fear for that will lead you to take steps in your own strength rather than on the leading of My Spirit, and what you build will be in vain for it will not be of Me. The enemy is sending a targeted attack on My people to attempt to bring fear just at the critical time when it is important for My people to stay in a place of trusting My timing. If you align with the enemy, and step out of My timing, you will miss the greater door of advancement and harvest that is opening to you.” (Photo via Pixabay)
I saw many people were at the threshold of the new path and the fulfillment of the promise God had given them, but due to the length of time they had been waiting for the promise, they were conflicted and were wondering if they should take steps in their own strength to move their plans forward and to set things in motion. The enemy was whispering lies to them that they had missed the opportunity, and missed the timing of God, and this was causing them to feel they needed to take steps in their own strength.
This targeted attack was coming to God’s people just at the hour when the new doors were opening to His people, as the enemy was attempting to divert people off the path of harvest the Lord was opening. Stay in a place of faith and trust in His timing, for the hour of fulfillment is at hand.
Psalm 27:14 (TPT), “Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting – for He will never disappoint you!”
Psalm 127:1 (ESV), “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain…”
See the Gift of the Path and Not Just the Gift of the Promise
Trust in the due date of the promise and the path to the delivery of the promise. The due date is at hand.
The Lord then said, “Those who are mature in Me trust the due date or timing I have for the fulfillment of their promise, and they embrace the path I have prepared for the delivery of the promise. It is not just the timing of the fulfillment of the promise that is significant but the path to the fulfillment. Those who embrace the path receive the blessing and treasure I desire to release to them. I am looking for those who trust the path I have prepared. I desire for My people to have eyes to see the gift of the path and not only the gift of the promise.”
Now is the time to trust in the timing of God for His timing is perfect.
Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie’s desire is to see Believers understand their Kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the Kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the Body of Christ united and awakened.
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