I was spending some time with the Lord when he began to speak to me about the month of December. I love it when God speaks in ways that turn the natural order of things upside down. Snow and ice melting, for example, as we get ready to move into December and then January.
It just stirs my heart when God’s words breathe hope into situations in which it’s hard to imagine any exists. But that’s our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. With God, all things are possible and he makes the irrational, rational.
It’s my hope that you find encouragement in this word as we move forward into the final month of what has been a hard year (especially the last few months) for many. I also recorded a video of this word which you can find below the written word. Blessings!
This is what I saw:
The Ground Is Still Good!
I saw a picture of hard ground beginning to soften, land that was frozen starting to thaw as the snow and ice covering it melted away.
Over the past few months, many of you have felt like the ground you’re standing on is uninhabitable; unsuitable for life. But the ice and snow that have built up are melting and new life is ready to burst out of the ground. Seeds have been planted in hard earth that no one (at times not even you) thought could produce life and you’ll begin to see those plants breach the surface.
There are things that you faithfully started to build even when the people around you told you to stop; that it was pointless and would fail. But you will see those projects begin to poke through the ground, evidence that you heard God and were courageous enough to step forward.
Be on your guard over the next month because doubt and fear are roaming the earth trying to strangle the fresh, new growth. Keep your eyes on the love and power of God instead of what’s happening around you and don’t allow the influence of your adversary to dictate how you respond.
New Births Are Coming!
Birthing’s are coming to those who have entered, and will enter, a time of labor. December will be a time of delivery that will stretch into the new year. The past few months the spirit of abortion has been intensely roaming the earth looking for dreams it could consume. But the Lord is saying that his plans and purposes will not be aborted!
The spirit of abortion is defeated and it will not hinder, kill, or destroy the dreams God has planted in your heart. You will give birth and the dream will live!
There will be some of you that will deliver a brand-new baby in the coming weeks and others whose labor will take them into the new year. Don’t rush the birthing process and end up delivering prematurely. There are important reasons why some will be in labor longer than others. The Lord wants you to trust him and be patient.
A Time Of Refreshment!
I saw a quiet pool with crystal-clear water and many of you were wading into it. The last few months have been very difficult for many. You might feel beat up, stepped on, crushed, and forgotten but the Lord is inviting you into his pool of refreshment.
There were some who were able to run and jump into the water and others who had to crawl but all who entered were being renewed. Weariness fell away, wounds were healed, scars removed, and hope restored as the cool water penetrated into the depths of those who entered; into the dry and dusty places transforming them into bubbly springs.
I heard the Lord speak the word, “Reconciliation.” After I heard the word, I saw families that were once broken, restored. Many of you waiting for the Lord to miraculously restore relationships within your family will find yourselves at the table with those you thought you might never see again.
Those of you who have experienced the backs of your family members for so long will suddenly turn to see that they are facing you with their arms open wide. The Lord is healing the wounds that keep families apart and restoring the sons and daughters to the fathers and mothers.
Be ready for the phone calls from those you think least likely to make them!
Gifts Are Coming!
I saw the Lord placing gifts in many homes, things that have been long-awaited but many contained unexpected surprises. Then I heard the following passage:
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
And then I saw Angels flying over homes releasing joy that struck like lightning bolts. The bolts struck homes shaking and destroying long-standing walls designed to keep Joy out. Despair, depression, and anxiety were destroyed as Joy reigned. December will be a month in which you will truly understand that the Joy of the Lord is your strength.
Jesse and Kara Birkey