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May 30, 2020 at 8:14 am #18607Ron McGatlinKeymaster.“We’re Awakening to a Whole New World”Katie Barker, Tweed Coast, Australia.
We are awakening to a whole new world, a new era. This is the time to look and see the new horizons the Lord has set before us. It is a time to look to Him and His Word; to look at our hearts and see that which needs to be brought into alignment; to look with a Kingdom mindset and to look outward to the harvest field in which the Lord has placed us.
The Lord is calling us to look for His blueprint and strategy for our families, ministries, regions and nations in this new era. He is also releasing a new handbook to the Church. May we awaken to the Lord’s strategy and embrace His preparation so that we may be found ready.
In a recent time of prayer I kept hearing, “A whole new world, new horizons and a new view.” The world has changed in this time of reset and the Lord is changing our view and showing us the new horizons that are opening up to us in this new era. We are not to see things in the same way. As we see things in a new way, His way, we will walk in His way and much will unfold before us.
New Handbook for the New Era
In a vision I saw a handbook released out of Heaven to the Church for this time. The title of the handbook was “Handbook for the New Era.” As the handbook was received by people, I saw the outer cover open up and inside was labeled “Original Handbook.” The new handbook is a return to God’s original design and purpose for His Church. The Lord is stripping away everything that has infiltrated our lives and the Church that is not of Him. The Lord is calling us to return to Him and His Word.
I was then shown the new handbook again, however, this time I saw there was a sealed section of the handbook entitled “Greater Glory.” This new era will see the glory of God in the earth in unprecedented ways. The Lord is calling His people to prepare and align with Him so they may be vessels through which He can move powerfully in the time ahead.
The Time to “Look”
As we awaken to a new world, the Lord is calling us to “look” in new ways at the new view before us. He spoke to me about a number of areas relating to how we are to look and see:
• Look to the hills from where your help comes.
The words of Psalm 121 were strongly brought before me, especially verses 1 and 2. The Lord is encouraging His people to look to the hills as He is coming to bring breakthrough and help. In many cases, the divine intervention the Lord will bring may come in unexpected ways, but it is a time where we will see Him work all things together for our good. We are to look with expectation and faith, knowing He is faithful to bring to pass all He has spoken. Allow your hope to arise as you feast on Psalm 121.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made Heaven and Earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 ESV)
• Look to new horizons.
The Lord is encouraging His people to look with heavenly perspective to see the new horizons He is establishing following the time of reset. Many have been feeling a stirring in this time, where they know they can’t go back to where they were before, but instead have such a hunger to move into the new place the Lord has for them. Many in the Body of Christ are awakening to the new world set before them in this time of shaking. (Photo via Pixabay)
The Lord is establishing a fresh start and removing mindsets that have limited His people, who are now awakening to all they are called to be as children of God and co-heirs with Christ. They are seeing the assignments the Lord has for them in a new way. They are awakening to the ways the Lord can work in and through them to impact their spheres of influence for Him. The Lord is causing His people to see a wider range of opportunities before them and a new way of partnering with Him to see His plans established.
• Look to the seat prepared for you.
Many in the Body of Christ have such great anticipation for what is to come and all the Lord will unfold. They are hungry to take up a greater role of partnership with the Lord and to see His name lifted high in the earth. They are humble, teachable and led by the Spirit. They have been prepared for this time and are aligned with His heart, Word and ways. The Lord will use them in a powerful way in this era. The Lord is releasing a greater seat of authority to these faithful ones in this hour and increasing their sphere of influence for Him. Many will be surprised by the ones the Lord uses in this era; they won’t always meet man’s approval or checklist but they will meet God’s approval and will be commissioned by Him.
• Look inward to your heart and your motives.
In this time of shaking, the Lord is calling us to look inwardly to our hearts and motives. It is a time of deep reflection and a time of asking the Lord to reveal that which needs to come into alignment with His heart and ways. It is a time of repentance and surrender. It is a time to lay down our own agendas and take up His agenda. The Lord is exposing self-serving and self-promoting motives as He is looking for those who have pure motives to advance His Kingdom.
The Lord is raising up those who are pure in heart, for great are the assignments He will release in this new era. It is important that these assignments are not compromised or tainted, so the Lord is releasing them to those with pure hearts. This is the era where people will radically encounter God’s heart like never before, and as they do, their lives will be transformed.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 ESV)
• Look outward to the community and harvest.
The Lord is awakening His people to the harvest field around them. People are seeing the field in which the Lord has positioned them with new eyes, and they are seeing ways they can impact those around them. They are awakening to the importance of their roles in advancing the Kingdom. The Lord is calling us to know the importance of our destinies and to look outward to the ways the Spirit is leading us to impact those in the spheres of influence He has given us. The Lord is inviting us to seek Him for details of the harvest field He is calling us to and the ways we are to advance His Kingdom. Many will be surprised at those who will be brought into the Kingdom in this time of harvest and the ways the Lord will use them.
“…Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” (John 4:35 ESV)
• Look to Him and His Word.
As this era will not be like the past, and the Lord is establishing a “new normal,” which is a return to Him and His ways, we must look to His Word to guide us in all things. We will need to be unwavering in keeping our eyes on Him and looking only to Him to direct us on the path set before us. The Lord has used the time of shaking to bring the focus of His people back to Him and His ways. We are to meditate on His Word and what is good and be mindful of what influences we allow in our lives. We are to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are yet to come.” (John 16:13 ESV) (Photo via Unsplash)
“…[L]et us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)
• Look to the Lord for His strategy.
The Lord has a destiny for individuals, ministries, regions and nations. He is inviting us to seek Him for His strategy – for the part we play – in seeing His plans and purposes unfold. He is bringing a course-correction and realignment to many people and nations at this time. He is releasing blueprints for the road ahead to those who seek Him. This month and the coming few months are “strategy months,” where the Lord is inviting His people to take a seat at the table He has prepared, and to be involved in preparing and partnering with Him. It is a time of making decisions and plans for the future.
As we look with a new perspective and look to the new horizons He has prepared, we will be positioned to hear His strategy. Innovative ideas and strategies will be released from Heaven to those who have ears to hear and are led by the Spirit. Intercessors will be given very detailed information on how to stand in intercession. I saw heavenly scrolls being released to intercessors and prophets that were held for this hour. These scrolls contained revelation on God’s plan for regions and nations in this era and His strategy to see them come to pass. The Lord is cautioning His people to wait on Him for His strategy and to only step when and where He leads.
The Time to be Found ‘Ready’
The Body of Christ has been given an unique opportunity in this time of reset to get ready for the new era that is upon us. The Lord is cautioning us to be found ready so that we don’t miss all the Lord intends for us.
I heard the Lord say, “This is the time to see all I have prepared. This is the time to see My original design and purpose, as well as My plan for this new era. Look to the new horizons set before you and allow your hope to arise. Take your seat at the table set before you. This is the time of great strategy and preparation. Be one that is found ready.
“A shift in time has occurred. I am stirring the hearts of those who have hungered for more and can’t return to the old, but only have eyes for the new. They see the new day that is dawning and are ready to pioneer the way. In the time of sifting and shaking, I am removing things of the world that have entered My Church, for where there is purity there is My presence, and where there is My presence there is My power. Those that embrace the time of shaking will be found ready.”
May we look in new ways at the view before us and see the new horizons. May we embrace His strategy and preparation in this hour so we may be found ready to partner with Him in this era where His glory will be seen in greater ways.
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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