Prophetic Word for the Church: Get Ready for Expansion and Growth

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We can't only spiritualize the coming harvest—and accompanying move of glory—without addressing the need to be practically prepared as well.

Expansion and Growth

The Lord has been repeatedly drawing my attention to several Scriptures recently. The first is John 4:35, in which Jesus tells His disciples to lift up their eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest. It's critical in this hour that we lift up our spiritual eyes to see the imminent harvest of souls, despite troubling circumstances around us.

The second is Isaiah 54:1-3. The barren woman was told to rejoice in this passage, for not only was she going to bear many children, but she also needed to enlarge her tent and dwellings in preparation for all the children coming!

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In a dream one time, I saw myself pregnant, posting selfies of my baby bump on Facebook. As I awoke, I heard, "Children of the promise." Paul used this phrase in Galatians 4:28 to speak of the spiritual children of Abraham. But it's important to catch the context. The verse preceding quotes Isaiah 54:1—the prophetic promise of many children coming!

Friends, I hope you can see what I see in this. A move of revival is about to be birthed. God is getting ready to expand His "family," bringing many more "children of promise" into the kingdom. And like the barren woman, we need to prepare.

The Spirit is saying, "Get ready for expansion and growth!"

A Kingdom Nation

As prophetic believers blessed by the Lord, we're at the top of the food chain. Deuteronomy 28:12-13 tells us that the Lord will open to us His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to our land in its season and to bless all the work of our hands. He will make us the head and not the tail, and we shall be above only, and not beneath. We might not know exactly what's coming, but He'll reveal enough so we can be prepared and not lack.

But there's a bigger picture. Although God does want to bless and care for His children, a harvest is coming with an accompanying move of His glory, bigger than we've ever seen. Believers will be operating at a new level of power—raising the dead will be commonplace and ordinary. Revival is especially coming to Asia.

God's greater purpose in blessing you is that He has a kingdom to build and expand. Israel was blessed so that God could establish His covenant with them as a nation (Deut. 8:18). We are blessed so that through us God can establish His kingdom (Rev. 11:15).

We too are chosen people—God's kingdom-nation! (See 1 Pet. 2:9.)

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Diane Lake is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. Her articles are regularly featured on The Elijah List, as well as platforms like Charisma Magazine, Charisma News, Intercessors For America and others. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They host a podcast with Charisma Podcast Network and serve as church mountain, regional and Montana coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network and as media mountain leader/facilitators for C.I.'s Culture Influencers.

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