"It is Your Season to Emerge"
By Andrew Towe
The Lord spoke to me that we are entering a season of EMERGING. The word "emerge" is defined
as "to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity."
God is raising up unexpected people, voices, businesses, churches and ministries from seemingly out of nowhere. Many have been hidden away by God. Perhaps, what
you thought was rejection, was simply God's protection over your life. Those of you who have felt forgotten or overlooked, God says, "I have not forgotten you."
Hidden Away in the Ark
When Moses wrote,
"And God remembered Noah..." (Gen. 8:1), he was not implying that God forgot about Noah in the ark, but instead he was declaring that God was moving toward Noah through His covenant promises. Right now, God is moving toward you through His covenant promises!
Remember that Noah had been "shut in" the ark by God, Himself. I can only imagine what Noah felt like in that place of confinement, being exposed to the pungent aromas of the animals and the constant motion of the boat. It was not an easy
journey for him. No doubt, there were times the ark felt somewhat like a prison. Has God ever shut you in? In that place of confinement, have you cried out, "How much longer, God?" Then you know how Noah must have felt.
There came a day,
though, when God said, "Noah, it is your time to emerge. It is your time to come forth from being hidden away." Noah sailed on the waters that killed everyone else, and you too will EMERGE from the carnage that surrounds you.
Every plot, plan and scheme of the enemy is now propelling you into your destiny. For example, take Joseph; his brothers sold him into slavery to stop his prophetic dreams from coming to pass. Just like him, the enemy
also has tried to stop your prophetic promises from coming forth, and as God positioned Joseph, He too has positioned you to EMERGE.
Joseph's brothers lied and said their brother was dead. There are those who have said, "It is over for
you." Those who celebrated your funeral are about to witness your come back. God was with you in the pit. He was with you in a foreign place. He was with you in the midst of gossip and accusation. He was with you in the hard place of betrayal, hurt and pain.
He was with you in the place of confinement.
Get ready, for you will see God's hand sweep down and raise you up to a place of great prominence in the land of your affliction!
Know this—Joseph had to be betrayed
by his brothers to get him to the place where God could launch him, even the place of positioning into surreal greatness. What the brothers meant for Joseph's evil, God used as his mode of transportation.
Are you hearing what God is saying
TO YOU? Just like Joseph, you too are going to EMERGE! Joseph was suddenly presented with an opportunity to function in his anointing and interpret Pharaoh's dream. I hear God saying, "Divine opportunities are coming in this season for you. You are coming
out of concealment and emerging into promotion."
Breaking the Spirit of Weariness and Recovering the Promise
I was in prayer one night when the Lord said to me, "Break the spirit of weariness off of
My people." He had me turn to Galatians 6:9, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." The temptation to faint or lose heart comes right before the time of reaping. The enemy wants you to forfeit now because
you are entering the threshold of your harvest season.
Another example recorded in the Bible of when God caused one to EMERGE was when David returned to Ziklag and discovered the city had been burned to the ground (1 Sam. 30). All of the
men's wives and children had been taken captive. David's men were so grieved that they were speaking of stoning him. Everything seemed opposite of what God had promised David.
The temptation to faint and to give up plagued him, but in
the midst of his hard place, David sought the Lord. The Bible says that he encouraged himself in the Lord. I can almost hear David now reminding himself of his history with God, how God anointed him to kill a lion, a bear, and the greatest of all, the fearsome
You, too, have history with God. Encourage yourself! I command the spirit of weariness to break off of you right now. Do you feel the hand of God strengthening you? As He did to David, so is He doing to you! God gave David
the promise that he would recover all. He too is giving you that same promise. YOU WILL EMERGE.
Reaping the Spoils of the Enemy
Not only did David recover all that was stolen, but he also was
given the spoils of the enemy. You, like David, are going to reap the spoils of the enemy. You are EMERGING from a low place and God is bringing you to a high place. For it was right after David's Ziklag experience that Saul died, and David was anointed King
over Judah (1 Sam. 31). What if David had let weariness stop him at Ziklag?
You are at your season of emerging. Shake the weariness off you, for your very next step is your defining moment. Don't quit! Refuse to forfeit your promises.
Having done all to stand, stand therefore. Keep standing. Keep believing. It is your season to EMERGE.
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