YOU ARE AT THE EXCHANGE
LEAVE ALL YOUR HEAVY BURDENS BEHIND YOU!
By Nate Johnston
Do you feel like you are at a crossroad of sorts? Where almost EVERY area of your life feels up and the air and you are unsure of what’s up ahead? You aren’t alone. For the past week I keep hearing the Lord say to me “This is the
Exchange means an act of giving one thing and receiving another in return, and it’s the transaction where one thing is replaced by something of equal or better value. The word
exchange comes from the word “change” which describes the process of something altering it’s shape, function, location, and purpose. In the bible the word change and exchange is expressed through the Greek word “katalasso” which
means also “reconcile”. (In 2 Corinthians 5:18 the word reconcile is saying that Jesus death was “exchanged” for us to experience life)
For the past few weeks I’ve been sensing
such a heightened movement in the spirit over people’s lives specifically regarding this transition and God aligning them with his purposes and the finished work of Jesus and I believe the rest of May and into June will be months of amazing breakthrough.
EMPTY YOUR HANDS
I remember a powerful scene of a movie I saw as a kid where a discoverers ship was making its voyage to a newly discovered land but due to the
weight in the ship they had to throw items overboard to lighten it. Many of these items were costly and valuable BUT the prize of reaching the land was far more valuable to them than the belongings. “Empty your hands” the Lord is saying to many
in this season. “Empty your hands so I can fill them!”
It can be uncomfortable in a season of the unknown to let go of the familiar but that is the very thing He is asking of us so we can exchange it for the new.
“You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new” Leviticus 26:10
Within the space of a few days I had the same dream three times with only a few varying differences. In the dream I parked my car in a busy carpark where it was being washed and serviced. When I came back to find it,
I couldn’t find it anywhere and I was stressed. When I asked the attendant where it was he led me to the car space I had parked it in but to my surprise it had been upgraded to the newest model of that car complete with all the modern extras that came
with it. I didn’t recognize it because it wasn’t the car I drove in with.
Your car or vehicle is your assignment and purpose, dreams, ministry, and destiny. God kept speaking reiterating through
this dream to me that this is a time of exchange and upgrade but many are feeling lost and frustrated trying to find their purpose because it simply doesn’t look the way it did in the past. God is not only upgrading you in all fronts but he is saying
it’s time to take your vehicle out of park and put it to use.
What new assignments, dreams, passions, and directives has God given to you in exchange for what you once carried in the past season?
Are you able to see what they are or do you still feel lost looking for them?
I am praying today for revelation eyes to SEE what the new vehicle looks like in your life and how to not miss what He is doing
in you In Jesus name!
THERE’S BREAKTHROUGH IN THE BREAKING
In the process of transition many have felt like they have been pushed to breaking
point, feeling like they can’t handle any more of the pressure, pain, and mind warfare that has come with this season. One night last week I woke up in deep intercession and I could see many who were feeling like they were at this breaking point. “This
is the final straw!” many were saying. But what they thought was their breaking was in fact the catalyst for breakthrough! I saw a vision of people falling to the ground and sighing their last breath when suddenly the Holy Spirit came like a mighty rushing
wind and stood them to their feet.
The breaking point is where you end and HE begins. It is the place of depletion that brings your old season to completion and opens the door to the next. The exchange
is your timing for His, your expectations for His, your plans for His, and your methods and ways to bring it about for His. It’s been the breaking down of us and our limited thinking to accommodate something divinely orchestrated that is so much out
of the confines and limitations of our paradigm.
“This is the trade off point says the Lord, where you have done in all your own strength and have been wearied and worn down, broken and battered,
now I will bring my word to pass and I the Lord of the breakthrough will open the way for you!”
It’s a shaking off of heaviness, burdens, and everything could hold you back and limit you.
This is where you are not only restored in passion and strength but this is your second wind!
CLOSURE AND EXPOSURE
In the next few weeks
there is coming an EXPOSURE of the enemy’s plans, sources, mindsets, fruitless avenues, and diversions that have kept you in replay or “cycle” mode. Where you are seemingly on the merry go round over and over unable to break free from the
carousel of the past.
I kept seeing a TV screen that was on broadcasting a continual loop of people’s history of failures and the things behind them that they were finding difficult to move on from.
It was an intense grief of those who have felt like they haven’t had full closure on the past season to be able to fully embrace the new. Have you been struggling to let go of the season behind you? Maybe it’s dreams that died back there. Relationships
that didn’t work out. Opportunities missed. Many train wrecks and heart wounds, and you just can’t shake off the sorrow, shame, and regret. Turn off the T.V” I felt the Holy Spirit saying to those who have been fixed on the constant replay
and under its demonic agenda to keep them stuck. “Fix your eyes on me and my goodness”.
Maybe today is a good day to give your list of questions to Jesus and make a decision to trust Him with
your today and give your full yes for tomorrow. It’s time.
LET THE NEW STORY BEGIN!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares
the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11
I heard the Lord say that he is exchanging foreboding fear, anxiety, depression, and
hopelessness for FUTURE. That one word has been so warred at in the hearts of Gods people this year where they are unable to believe they have one. As I was praying on this, I kept seeing a journal flicking open before me that was full of writing and as it
reached the end suddenly the book flipped over and opened to a brand-new page. It’s been difficult for many to accept that this is a new season because of how the old one seems to be ending. Before Jesus went to the cross and died, defeating the grave,
exchanging our sin for righteous, restoring us to the Father and ushering in a day for mankind there was a wrestle in the garden. A deep brokenness. The story looked like it was over. But it was far from over, and so is your story, in fact it’s not the
end but a brand-new beginning.
The enemy has been conspiring and laughing over the trials you have been facing, the surrounding disappointments and bad breaks and thinks your glorious future is now out
of reach BUT watch as God FLIPS THE BOOK on the enemy and open a brand-new page for you. Don’t buy into the lies, this is your exciting new day. Look to Jesus. As you look to Him, all ties to your past, all unfinished business, all loose ends will stop
robbing you of your future.
I prophesy this is your time of exchange where God is removing everything in your way, lightening your load, upgrading your purpose, breaking every tie of the enemy, giving
you new eyes to see, installing fresh hope, downloading new vision, and putting a pen in your hand and saying “it’s a new day, it’s time to get up and write the pages of history!”