Recently in prayer, the Lord spoke to me and said, "rehearsal to release." The word "rehearsal" means "a practice or trial performance before a later or bigger performance." The word release means "to escape from confinement; to allow to move, act or flow freely." God will use the rehearsal in your life to lead you into the release. Rehearsal is really just preparation for the real thing.
Several years ago, the Lord spoke to me about wanting to release many people like John the Baptist all over the earth, who will be hidden in the wilderness for a season but then when they come onto the public scene, their voices and anointing will be pure. Many have gone through a wilderness, but the wilderness was preparation, like a rehearsal for what God is going to do next. Every trial, criticism, difficulty and everything you went through was preparation to lead you to the release.
Breakthrough sometimes looks like coming to the end of a process God walked you through. If you stay focused and faithful in the process, rehearsal will always lead to release. Some of you have withstood hard situations and intense seasons of warfare. Some of you feel like you have been in a rehearsal for years of your life. You've felt as if you've been forgotten, reassigned and re-routed so many times that the release will never come. But my friends, I feel so strongly in my spirit that this is a season where God is releasing many into a next level of life, ministry and business. When the release happens, you will be unstoppable with God!
I believe that this word is for the month of July. However, I also believe this is a prophetic word and promise for the rest of this year. Your rehearsal is coming to an end, and God is about to release you so you can move, act and flow freely in all He has called you to do!
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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