“Come with me through the archway of trust, we will look down from the crest of the glistening mounts, and from the summit of our sublime sanctuary. Together we will wage war in the lion’s den and the leopard’s lair as they watch nightly for their prey.’ – Song of Songs 4:8
This morning I heard the words “Don’t despise the archway of trust it’s taking you UP”. I saw three sections in the body of Christ:
First section: MOVING INTO BREAKTHROUGH: I saw many moving into breakthrough and new levels of release and favour that was glorious, yet unchartered territories, altitudes and magnitudes that they had not known before, which was stirring anxiety, nervousness and fear for many.
Second section: DELAYED: I saw many coming up against constant opposition. Constant resistance. Constant closed doors and feelings of delay. Many were being left weary, discouraged and in despair.
Third section: IN THE WATERS OF WAITING: I saw many in the ‘waters of waiting’ – like they were treading water. Staying positioned, waiting on breakthrough and direction but there wasn’t any ‘direction’ that had been released as yet. Everything around them felt quiet, almost like a “dead stillness” and many left wondering if the Lord had forgotten and why there was such silence. I saw the Lord beginning to turn the waters of waiting into WINGS OF WAITING. Many being moved from the ‘treading water’ in the waiting to gaining “wings” to begin to ‘take off’ and soar to new heights of peace, encounters with Him and a supernatural strength of overcoming in the waiting.
The thing that struck me was that across these three sections there was a HUGE archway and it was the ARCHWAY of TRUST. This is the second time this year I have seen the archway of trust so profoundly.
In each section many were finding themselves in, there was a new level of trust that was being required by the people of God. In the breakthrough, in the despair and delay, in the waiting, there was a deeper level of trust that the Lord was asking for, even when you don’t understand.
I felt the Lord saying to NOT despise the archway of trust for as the people of God move through this archway of trust through the declaration of their heart and their mouth, the Lord was taking them higher up a MOUNTAIN OF ENCOUNTER.
The Lord was lifting His people up higher into a place of encountering Him, where clarity, direction, season shift, peace and room to ‘breathe’, rest and deeper levels of romance was going to take place. In each section, the Lord is leading His people into NEW LIFE. Awakened to life in Him (John 10:10) and new beginnings. Don’t rush the ‘section’ you are in. Move through the archway of trust, for He is perfecting His work IN YOU. You NEED what He is doing IN you in these sections in this season for what He is going to do THROUGH YOU.
He is working on your “inward life”, He is working to bring you deeper into a place of Songs of Songs 4:13-14 “Your inward life is now sprouting, bringing forth fruit, what a beautiful paradise unfolds within you when I am near you”.
I saw the enemy releasing huge amounts of discouragement and despair through his lies in this season that are finding their root on the soil of disappointment. Press deeper into the secret place, and ask Him to minister to your heart in these areas. Keep your thoughts in check and in line with His Word. Cast down anything that raises itself against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5) as the enemy is seeking to lure many into giving up, striving, self-promotion, of settling for something less than what the Lord has by moving forward in impatience, because the enemy is attempting to hinder the birthing that is taking place. The Lord knows the heartache, He knows the struggle, He knows the sacrifice and He wants to meet you IN IT. Allow Him to minister to you IN the process, but do not RUSH the process for it is leading you to a greater breakthrough and outcome than you have dreamed (Ephesians 3:20)
I then saw that FROM that place, from the higher level of encounter the Lord was training His people to wage war WITH HIM.
“TOGETHER we will wage war” (Song of Songs 4:8)
There was a level of ‘warring’ that was taking place in each section, but as the people of God were moving through the archway of trust and into higher realms of revelation and encounter, the Lord was inviting His people into a place of partnership with Him to wage war on the giants that are standing in the three sections.
Don’t look at the situations around you in whatever section you may find yourself in, as things that WILL overcome you. Look at these sections as areas where the Lord is teaching you to OVERCOME in Him IN and THROUGH the womb of intimacy. He is leading you deeper into the revelatory truth that HE IS YOUR HOPE!!!!
I heard the words “You are going to EYEBALL YOUR GIANTS WITH HOPE”. As you move through the archway of trust, the Lord is revealing Himself to you AGAIN as your GREATEST HOPE. Get ready for huge downloads and refreshing rains of hope. You are going to SLAY your giant with the new revelation of HOPE, that is JESUS, that is going to be placed in your hands as you see Him afresh on the glistening mount and in the sublime sanctuary.
The giant may be screaming at you “IT’S OVER” but the Lord is roaring through you.. “YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE KNOCKED OVER!!!!”
Move through the archway of trust, He is taking you UP and into the position where you will meet a strategic divine heavenly point called…THRUST.
The archway of TRUST is also the runway called THRUST. A divine THRUST is going to be released to you and through you as you continue to hold His hand.