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Prophecy for 2020: The Lord Says, 'This Is a Time for Unlocking and Releasing'

"It is a time of unlocking, or unfolding, the greater plans I have prepared for My faithful ones to walk in." (Photo by CMDR Shane on Unsplash)

The Lord continues to speak to me about the time of alignment we are currently in. It is a very strategic time for individuals and for regions.

In the coming months, many people will see the Lord "unlock" things about them that will release them in a greater way to walk in the plans He has shown them. The year 2020 will be a time where many people step into greater kingdom assignments, as there is an acceleration of the unfolding of God's plans on the earth.

I heard the Lord say, "Watch as I unlock things about My people in the coming months. It is a time of unlocking, or unfolding, the greater plans I have prepared for My faithful ones to walk in. That which has been 'held up' for such a time as this is now being unlocked and released. The faithfulness of My people in stewarding what I have given them, coupled with the fulfillment of My timing, will unlock the increase I will bring to them.

"Many people will see Me release them into the greater plans I have prepared for them in the months to come, and they will walk in closer partnership with Me. As My plans are unfolding, so, too, am I unfolding the greater plans for My people and releasing My faithful ones into significant kingdom assignments. They will walk in the mandate they were born to fulfill."

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"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (Eph. 2:10, ESV).

I saw many people who felt like they are in a "holding pattern" at this time. They know the assignments the Lord is calling them to steward, but they are waiting on Him to unlock and release things around them so that they can fully step out into their assignments. I also saw many people have received prophecies of what the Lord is calling them to, but they are wondering how they will ever come to pass due to their circumstances. The Lord is encouraging His people; He is going to unlock things that have restricted you, and you will see the Lord release you into the greater plans He has for you in the time ahead.

Unlocking and Releasing of Resources

The Lord then said, "Many of My people will see unexpected provision come to them, for I am going to unlock and release provision and resources. This time of unlocking and alignment is coming in order for My people to be released into the kingdom assignments I have for them. Those who have stewarded well in the past season will be entrusted with more.

"My people will need to be open to the ways I will bring provision for, in many cases, it will be in new and unexpected ways. They will need to be discerning to see the way I am leading them. As they follow My leading they will see My favor and reward upon their path. Angels of provision are being released at this time to align the path for My people to bring an unlocking and releasing of resources."

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work" (2 Cor. 9:8).

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master'" (Matt. 25:21).

Release of Shackles and Unlocking the New Path

The Lord says, "I am delivering My people from that which has bound and restricted them. Many of My people will see the 'shackles' of the past, circumstances of the heart and mindsets break off them as they surrender to Me and allow Me to bring freedom to them. As shackles are broken, release, peace, freedom and wholeness will come. I am highlighting the shackles in order to do a deep work in My people. I am calling them to a new way and a new path. They will walk in hope, purpose and faith for the promise. Where their hearts have questioned Jeremiah 29:11, now they will truly believe as they see the plans I have for them unfold and their hope is renewed."

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer. 29:11).

"I don't depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus" (Phil. 3:13-14, TPT).

The Lord says, "In this time of great shifting, motion and alignment, many people will see their circumstances and situations shift and move. They will see My hand over their lives. My angelic hosts are being released to align the path before My people. I align the path, but My people need to continue to take steps of faith and obedience to My leading in order to walk the path I have prepared, for the path is always an invitation."

I then saw a huge chessboard and I knew the board represented the lives of God's people. I saw pieces on the chessboard being strategically moved into position by the Lord. He was showing me that He is aligning and moving things in the lives of His people in this time of alignment, and this is unlocking and releasing them.

Many times we don't see the ways the Lord is aligning our path and ordering our steps until we look back and see the way He intervened and worked things for our good. The Lord is encouraging you that He is positioning, unlocking and aligning things for you.

Unlocking and Releasing of Plans for Regions and Nations

I then saw a chessboard laid over a map of the world and I could see the Lord was also moving chess pieces on a world scale. He was showing me that this is a strategic time of alignment in the earth, as well as for individuals, and we will see His plans unfold in a greater way in regions and nations.

I then heard the Lord say, "Just as I am moving and aligning things in the lives of My people, so, too, am I unlocking and releasing the greater plans I have for regions and nations, for this is not just a time of alignment for individuals but for regions.

"Spiritual wells are being released in key regions of the earth. My plans will unfold in a greater and more accelerated way in 2020. Unexpected places will be highlighted by Me as regional transformation begins to manifest in areas were the spiritual wells are located. These are places of rich spiritual inheritance where much intercession has been sown, and where My people have awakened to the hour and their commission. They are arising in their authority in Me and stepping into the plans I have for them; they are advancing My kngdom through the power of My love and My Spirit."

Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a heart to encourage believers into a deeper relationship with the Lord and see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see believers understand their kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given, and impact their areas of influence for the kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the body of Christ united and awakened.

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