This is a time of great excitement in the body of Christ. In September and October of last year, the Lord was really speaking to me so strongly about the first 90 days of 2018. I felt that this was a time that many in the body of Christ needed to set apart for fasting and prayer. The Lord was speaking to me continually about the importance of the beginning months of the year and even the fourth month of the year. I knew that this was going to a time of important consecration to prepare for what God was going to do.
I feel something so powerful is coming to the churches of America and the nations of the earth. Right before April of this year, the Lord gave me several prophetic words. One was that there is "a new day dawning" at the end of April. Another was that April should be a month fully set apart to simply seek, fast and pray in preparation for May. We have now reached this significant time! We are officially in the month of May.
For the last six months, I have been anticipating what God is going to do in this new season. I knew that the Lord was specifically speaking about the month of May. Just a few days before April ended, I woke up and immediately heard the Lord say three words, "move, establish, advance." I began to seek Him about what He was trying to reveal to me about these three words. The Lord began to highlight to me something He said to me just a few weeks before, "Your next step is going to be a step from your next season into your now season." We continually hear people speaking about your "next" season, your "next" step, your "next" door but when tomorrow comes, "next" becomes your now. This is the season I believe we are entering into, where "next" becomes "now". For numerous people, May will be an explosive time of many stepping into next levels, next doors, next seasons and next breakthroughs.
As we move into May, we are moving into a now season. God has been moving and shaking so many. He has moved many out of ministries, jobs, positions and different circumstances so that they can now move into their now season. The first word the Lord gave me was the word "move." Just as the children of Israel finally crossed the Jordan, they moved into their promised land. But then they had to establish themselves in the land God had promised them after they had moved into it.
The second word the Lord gave me was "establish." When God moves you, He wants to establish you. God is going to give you strategy about how to establish what He is calling you to establish. Do not settle for good ideas in this season, only seek after the God ideas. God is releasing wisdom and knowledge to people as never before. God will also send co-laborers to help establish. Whenever God calls you to establish something, you will not be able to do it alone. God will send help to you. Think of Nehemiah when he was rebuilding the wall and re-establishing the temple in Jerusalem. Nehemiah did not do the great work alone. He had many people come alongside Him to establish what God was doing among them. May is going to be a month of establishment to prepare many for what God will do the rest of the year and even into 2019.
When you "move" (word 1) and then "establish" (word 2) then God will call you to "advance." After you have established all the God has instructed you to put into place, the wind of the Holy Spirit is going to come behind you, and it will be time to advance. Favor, increase and blessing will be strong up those who start to advance after moving and establishing. The Lord said to me, "Advancement is coming and when you advance, you have no idea how much power the Spirit of the Lord is going to place upon you to move you forward." Get ready, my friends. Begin to move forward and establish all that God has called you to in this hour.
When the Lord gave me this word to "move, establish (and) advance", I asked the Lord what they meant. The Lord said, "This is a building anointing coming upon My people. The world has been moving and the world has been advancing, but now is the season that My children will move into what is rightfully theirs." Whenever Nehemiah felt the call to return to Jerusalem to restore it, it was because that land rightfully belonged to him, and there were foreigners ruling and reigning over it wrongfully. Nehemiah returned to move in to establish and advance what he knew rightfully belonged to him.
There are many of you with calls of God upon your lives, and the enemy and negative voices around you have tried to talk you out of what is rightfully yours. We can no longer allow this to happen. Now is the season that the children of God must become aggressive about moving, establishing and advancing everything that God has called rightfully theirs.
Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson, and they have three children, Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawsons live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival. To connect with Joe Joe or for more information, visit joejoedawson.net.
This article originally appeared at joejoedawson.net.
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