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On Sunday I was surprised by God speaking a phrase to me. It was almost audible, though it wasn’t. It was as stark as an audible voice though. The phrase was: The Season Has Changed. When I heard it, it shocked me! I don’t know what that means, but I sense something has happened. Something has happened in the Spirit. On Monday night during our corporate prayer time God brought this phrase to me again. The season has changed!
Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
I sense that God is calling His people. He’s returning those who have been captive. He’s calling them home. He’s calling there to be a return, that there would be a rising up. Not by the power of the flesh but a readiness for what I am about to do, God says. A readiness for what I am bringing, for I am the Light! You cannot make light. I am Light! And God says; This is a season you are going to see Me like never before and in seeing Me, that’s when you are going to realize it’s time to rise up. But it is not a rising up to do a work of the flesh. It’s a rising up to receive what I am bringing to you. Don’t look to the darkness that is in the world but look to Me, because I am the Light. If you look to Me as I am the Light, you too will be as the light.
Psalms 126:5 Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed (or with a bag of seed) for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
I sense that this season is not about sowing for things or reaping for things. It’s about sowing for who we are and it’s about reaping for who we are. I hear the Lord saying that; There is a new mantle that’s coming on My body, a mantle to take your place for the sake of those who will join you in that place. For this is a season of empowerment, of empowering people to be who they are. For the true treasure is not what I give you, the true treasure is seen in the rising up of who you are. The true treasure is seen in the seed and the bread that I have called you to be.
Today I am calling a return of the captives of Zion. I am calling for those who will find their place in the wall, not as block layers of a human house, but stone layers of God’s holy house – His habitation. Let each one find their place for the sake of what we are to become. I call in those who have seed bags for the children, seed bags for the youth, seed bags for young adults, seed bags for families, seed bags for the old, seed bags for the bread of many lives. I believe that the season has changed and the greater measure for the day is in seed and bread. This in not just the seed and bread of leaders, but the seed and bread of each and everyone in the community of God. The days of the church are not behind us. The days of the church are at hand in a greater way than every before. The church is the gate of heaven to bring the life of heaven to the nations and generations of the earth.
Let me encourage you as sons and daughters of God, as leaders in the way of life for such a day as this! Don’t stop sowing for we are about to see a new measure of seed time and harvest together for the glory of our Father and the glory of Jesus name. Well done for sowing seed when it has been difficult. Thank you for not losing heart in the day of weariness. Thank you for not forsaking who you are when others accused you of being something different than you know you really are. It is who you are that is going to empower life to others so they can also know the joy of seed time and harvest in their lives. Seed is for sowing and bread is for eating, but in our seed time and our harvest we celebrate the abundance of life as children of our heavenly Father and as the light of His community to our world. This is a season to build people, but not unto themselves. This is a season to build people for the glory of God. The silver chord of our lives is a measure given to each of us to live in the redemptive call of God in Christ. The golden bowl is the testimony of worship that we give to our Father in being the substance of prayer and intercession for all that has been given to us for our world. The pitcher is our ability to give a measure of water to someone in thirst. It is a flow of life to make our world a place of life. Our wheel at the well is our purpose in God to grind out a measure of posterity for others in the world behind us. It is time to rise up!
Ecclesiastes 12:6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well.
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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