"God Is Rebuilding Your Future"
By Katie Barker
As I was praying into 2021 I saw a vision of bricks, and the Lord was beginning to build with them, laying the bricks into perfect positions. As I looked closer, I could see that the center brick on the foundation layer had the numbers 2021 written
on it, and I knew the Lord was highlighting this year as being a foundation or platform on which future years would be built.
The things that the people of God see the Lord building and rebuilding in their
lives, families and ministries this year will be expanded upon and further built on in future years. This is a strategic year, as it is a platform for the plans which the Lord will further unfold in years to come. For this reason it is important to seek the
Lord, the master builder, for His blueprints to ensure we are building in alignment with His plans.
Rebuilding and Building
I heard the Lord say,
"2021 will be a year of rebuilding and building for many. The shakings of 2020 brought much exposure to that which was not of Me and that which needed to be brought into closer alignment with My heart, Word and ways. Those who embraced this process saw those
things not of Me fall away, so that a solid foundation remained on which rebuilding in alignment with Me could occur.
Now is the time for the rebuilding and strengthening of solid foundations in the lives
of My people. On this foundation I will build My plans and purposes, and this building will increase and expand in the years to come. 2021 will be the platform year on which other years will be built.
rebuilding and building will be seen across many spheres in the lives of My people who stay submitted to Me and the work of My hand. Rebuilding and building will be seen in Kingdom assignments, ministries, relationships and families. Many will see Me build
and breathe life into things that are currently even in ashes. Nothing is out of reach of My hand and nothing is impossible for Me. Many will see Me bring beauty from ashes and weave together a masterpiece from ruins."
"Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God!" (Luke 1:37 TPT)
The Lord says, "Assignments that are paused will be restarted from a position of closer alignment
with My purposes, as My people surrender to the work of My hand in their lives. I will restore and breathe life on dreams and callings that the enemy diverted or derailed. Where there has been stagnation of the greater destiny I have for My people, they will
see hindrances and blockages [leave] and advancement come, as they surrender afresh to Me and take up the divine strategy I release to them by My Spirit.
Building to the Master's Plan
"There is a caution to build to My plan, as I am the master builder. Psalm 127:1 is a significant message for this time. Those who walk in wisdom build on the leading of My Spirit, for unless I build the house, little fruit will come from the build,
but as My hand is seen in the building, so too will fruitfulness, increase and advancement come."
"Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain..." (Psalm 127:1 ESV)
"As you build to My master plan, you will build with purpose and intentionality. To do this, it is important to have a vision of My plan. The blueprints and vision of all I am asking My people to build, and the details
on how they are to build, is critical and will be released in stages as the next phase of the build unfolds. As they obediently complete one phase, the next will open to them.
"As 2021 is the
platform year of the build, it is important for My people to seek Me in this time. Many are being drawn to spend time in My presence at this time, for it is critical to receive My plans for the build. It will also be important for My people to trust in My
timing this year, knowing I am faithful.
"Stay in the place of resting in Me. Don't strive, for then you will build outside of My timing and plan, but trust that I am making a way and move only on My leading.
Caution to Not Stop Part Way
"Just as there are stages in building a house, so, too, there will be stages in the build and rebuild that I will do in the lives
of My people, and in families and ministries, this year and in the coming years. The enemy will try to stop My people from pressing on and allowing Me to complete the fullness of the build. He will try to stop My people from pressing in to receive the blueprints
for the next stage of building as they complete the previous stage.
"In this platform year, it will be important for My people to lay the platform and then press into the plans for the next stage I desire
to build. Those who do this will find they [are] building to My timing and design, and much reward will come to them.
Restoration in the Build
I build from the platform established this year will be so much greater and more beautiful than My people can imagine, as I am in the process of restoration. For those who are in a position of rebuilding from ashes or ruins, or building from a place of realignment,
they will see [that] what is built by My hand [will] bring a restoration far above what was originally seen.
"There will be beauty and precision in the build when it is built by My hand. Watch Me bring
healing and restoration to many as I rebuild and restore what was broken and make it whole, radiating with hope and joy. Don't look to the ashes but stand in faith for all I will bring to life from the ashes, and look in faith to the turning that will come.
"When I rebuild, I rebuild with double recompense for all that was stolen by the enemy. When I rebuild I restore in greater measure. What I weave together in the build will have the mark of Romans 8:28, for I will
use what the enemy meant for evil in the past season, and use it as a building block for all I am doing in this time."
"So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together
to fit into God's perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose." (Romans 8:28 TPT)
"Instead of your shame there shall be a double
portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy." (Isaiah 61:7 ESV)
"Return to your stronghold,
O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double." (Zechariah 9:12 ESV)
Break Out Build
"Many will describe this as their 'break
out' year, for what is built will break out into new areas, and will bring breakthrough to areas of long-standing struggle and barrenness. What is built will have the breath of life behind it and will be built on the leading of the Spirit and the guidance
of My hand. What I build in the lives of My people will restore them to the path I have for them and will bring greater liberty, purpose and fulfillment. Boldness to step [out] on the direction of My Spirit and to only step [out] on My direction will be needed
in order to see the fullness of the 'break out' build I desire to bring."
"... Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts." (Zechariah 4:6 ESV)
"In this platform year, the foundation is a building of character. In all things, I look at the heart, and this is the platform from which all else flows. This is the hour I
am building the character of My people so they will be able to carry all I build and extend to them in the years to come. This is the year of character, and those who allow Me to continually work in them, mold them and refine them will see Me entrust much
to them and extend much to them.
"This is a time of building faith, endurance and trust in Me and My Word. It is a time where character will be highlighted, and those who walk in humility and seek righteousness
will be promoted and rewarded, for character is shaped and built from a place of humility and surrender.
"I will unfold My plans in a more accelerated way in the time ahead. Those who are truly submitted
to Me and desire to build character will see Me build much around them, as they will see the importance of a heart aligned with Mine and character that displays the fruit of the Spirit. Those who desire to build character are those who seek Me, have a desire
to walk in My ways, walk in the fear of the Lord, and have a desire to be transformed more and more into My likeness so that others may encounter Me through them."
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." (Matthew 23:12 ESV)
"Move your heart closer and closer to God, and He will come even closer to you..." (James 4:8 TPT)
"We can all draw close to Him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into His very image as we move from one brighter level of
glory to another..." (2 Corinthians 3:18 TPT)
Building as One
"The year 2020 saw the enemy try to bring division, but the platform I am laying down
this year, in My Body, is one built from a place of unity. I have separated out My 'separated ones,' My faithful remnant. My faithful remnant will unite with one heart and mind, as they are aligned with My heart and stand on the truth of My Word. They are
united with one purpose and vision, which is to see My will established on the earth, and to partner with Me to see My plans unfold. They rest and trust in My timing. They will arise with one sound, which is the sound of Heaven, and one voice, which is the
voice of truth. They will stand united in prayer for there is great power in their agreement and united stand.
"This year I will highlight like never before the need for My people to work together, as
all parts of the Body are needed and all have a vital function. I am building My house but it must be built to My plan and by My Spirit."
"In the human body there are many parts and organs, each with a
unique function. And so it is in the Body of Christ. For though we are many, we've all been mingled into one Body in Christ. This means that we are all vitally joined to one another, with each contributing to the others." (Romans 12:4-5 TPT)
By Katie Barker
Bring the Fire Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321