Recently, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Cry out for restoration! A wave of payback is crashing in upon My people."
There has been intense warfare taking place over the last few weeks and I saw the enemy, in various different ways, shouting the same thing over and over again to God's people, saying, "Things will never change, they are actually getting worse."
There was a heavy fog of discouragement and despair that had fallen upon many people, specifically in the area of promises from the Lord. This fog of despair and discouragement has left many people feeling like things are never going to shift and change, and that it is always going to be like this.
I heard the Holy Spirit whisper again, "Cry out for restoration! A wave of payback is crashing in upon My people." Then Zechariah 9:12 resounded loudly: "Return to your stronghold, prisoners who now have hope. Today I declare that I will return to you a double portion."
The Lord showed me that not only is He restoring the very area where the enemy has torn things to shreds, held you captive, brought delay and kept you from your breakthrough, but He is also going to suddenly move you into a place of double what you had before.
I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Be specific! I care about the specifics!"
I sensed the Father's heart and love for His people so strongly. I sensed He wanted His people to specifically ask for restoration in the large things but also in the small things.
He spoke again, "I want to bring radical restoration and increase even to the things My people would think are so small and would be insignificant to Me. They are not insignificant, for I am the God that cares for the sparrow that falls to the ground (Matt. 10:29)."
Momentous Healing of the Big and the Small
Momentous synonyms: "big, earth-shattering, earthshaking, eventful, historic, important, major, material, meaningful, monumental, much, significant, substantial, tectonic, weighty."
The Lord showed me that major heart wounds and hopelessness are going to be healed and broken off lives through the divine restoration and payback He is bringing forth. There will also be a significant healing of the heart. There will be momentous healing that will take place in the big things, but watch as the Father restores and upgrades what many thought were just "little" things and possibly of no concern to the Father.
"When hope's dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life's sweetness will satisfy your soul" (Prov. 13:12, TPT).
He is going to demonstrate His extravagant love and the truth that He cares even for the little things.
You Are Going Forward Into Payback
I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, "You are not going backward; you are going forward into payback!"
Friends, don't be deceived by what your eyes see in the natural. Lift your eyes up higher, for it is payback time. There is a mighty wave of restoration crashing in upon you and the Lord is going to cause you to be stronger, more fruitful and step into greater increase than before.
Many of you will see that what you have walked through in this last season is going to be the most powerful place of ministering to others and partnering with the Holy Spirit to see His kingdom extended. Nothing is wasted. God has you covered. He has His hand upon you. You are being positioned into the land of payback and increase and He will not fail you.
In summary, I want to encourage and leave you with the guidance He impressed on my heart:
—Write down a list of the promises He has given you.
—Write down the things you are crying out for restoration in.
—Include even the things that seem "little" to you, for He is going to powerfully restore both the big things and the small things.
"That's where He restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God's pleasure and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name" (Ps. 23:3).
Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with their family.
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