The Lord is revealing Himself to us in this season. He is opening our eyes to behold Him as our Teacher, and our ears to hear His Voice directing us as we walk. For where He seemed hidden in the last season, He will now be found.
He is calling us to lay some things down that we carried in the last season. There are things that were permitted yesterday, that is not permitted today. It’s got to do with the revelation of Truth, the setting free of yokes, and the maturity that He has brought us to. There’s a new responsibility in the spirit that comes with revelation and freedom.
He’s taking us higher and higher, and in those high places, He is refreshing and nourishing us. He is cutting every chain and destroying every yoke so that we will enter the promise of Isaiah 60… ‘Arise shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.’
He is our Light, and in His Presence, all darkness flees. Every wound that we carry from our desert season, He is binding up. For the Lord, our God, is watching over His Own, and He is taking His children into a land of plenty and abundance.
If you have been weary from the toughness of the last season and still feel like you’re in it, be comforted to know that you’ve crossed the threshold into the ‘new’, and all the Lord is requiring of you, is to return to Him, to rest in Him, to wait on Him, and to trust Him. We don’t have to run around in a frenzy trying to work things out, but need to quieten our spirits to see and hear Him with clarity in this new season. His Voice is behind us, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it’.
15For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returningc and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
18Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.
19For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you. 20And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. 22Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, “Be gone!”
23And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures, 24and the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. 25And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26Moreover, the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when the LORD binds up the brokenness of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.