"What's in Store for Your Season Called 'Next'?"
A Time of Wisdom and Creativity
What you're going
through right now is getting you ready for what's about to happen to you next! In fact, your 'next' is your 'now.' This is your season to be creative. You will design things that are not from you, but from Him. I see strategies being downloaded from Heaven
and uploaded to you by God's choosing. People will be placed intentionally into areas of your life to help expedite your now into your next.
During this time, the Lord will give
you wisdom that will dwell with prudence and the knowledge of witty inventions (Prov. 8:12). This is your time to take risks that may seem scary but are mandated by the Lord.
Power Over Fear
Fear stopped you from launching out into the deep before, but it won't be a factor for you in this season called "next." It has kept your mouth closed, stalled your momentum and prevented you
from walking in the destiny the Lord has mandated for your life. It held you back in the past, but it won't now.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love
and self-control." (2 Tim. 1:7)
You will begin to comprehend that fear is not an emotion, but a spirit which can be rebuked or cast out. You will realize you have power over it,
in the name of Jesus, and start to walk in your calling with more power (Dunamis) and authority (exousia).
Resurgence of Gifts
There will be a resurgence of the gifts you haven't used in years. You thought that they were gone, but they were only dormant (asleep). They are being stirred and shaken! Romans 11:29 lets us know that the gifts and calling of God are without repentance,
meaning He won't take them back. I see your talents being revived, refreshed and restored during this time due to frequent use. This revival will cause them (your gifts) to be used in a greater capacity and level. As they increase, the Lord will open up new
doors within ministry to use them.
When utilized, the gifts given by the Lord must be used to the fullest to bless the Body of Christ.
"As everyone has received a gift, even so serve one another with it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone serves, let him serve with the strength
that God supplies, so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen." (1 Pet. 4:10-11)
Defeating the Demon of Doubt
Your purpose and election will be solidified during this time. You will know exactly who you are in Him. The demon of doubt that had you toiling in areas that you weren't called to because you second-guessed your position
in Him will be defeated.
You will realize that a new level of the God-kind of confidence is now your portion. When you know who you are in God, the amount of oil (anointing/effectiveness)
goes to another level. The residue of the ointment upon your life will be left upon those that you minister to.
Your Now Is Preparing You for Your Next
Even during your periods of adversity, when some counted you out, God counted you in. The enemy left you for dead, but the Lord stayed and replaced death with life.
that your now is preparing you for your next. Your past wounds are healing and you're getting ready for a comeback. Not only are you coming back, but you're being payed back! There will be payback for all the Hell that satan put you through for the past eight
to ten years. The ministry God has called you to will bankrupt Hell, set captives free and liberate the persecuted.
Your discernment has grown sharper and clearer. You're seeing
much now, in the spirit and the natural. What fooled you before cannot and will not fool you now.
I declare that you will finish this year strong. You will not go into 2020 the
same way you entered 2018. The oil gained because of your obedience and sacrifice and will double in 2020. It will increase because of the losses suffered this year.
Let not your
heart be troubled. God is a very present help in your time of trouble! You will be blessed because you allowed the Lord to be your ship and your anchor. He was the vehicle that guided you through the troubled waters of 2018, leading you to a place of peace
in 2019, where you were anchored in Him. Allow this peace of God to guard and protect your heart in your season of now because the residue is going with you to your season called "next"!
By John Veal
John Veal Ministries
Elijah List Publications
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321