A word for the month of May 2017: God is moving you from the place called Marah (meaning bitterness) to the place called Elim (the place having twelve springs and seventy palm trees).
In my worship time today, I heard these words for the month of May; “The times of refreshing, renewal, restoration and revival have come, for I AM taking My people on a journey from ‘Marah to Elim’.
Watch! For I AM turning, reversing and redeeming lost time. I AM changing and transforming the bitter waters to sweet springs of refreshing and restoration.
I AM reviving and renewing strength, power and might to those who have become spiritually dehydrated and depleted.
I AM reinstating, rebuilding and reestablishing true Kingdom identity and authority. Watch! For a great awakening is now taking place in the earth.”
After hearing these words, I saw a powerful picture in the spirit realm where I saw many walking in a hot, dry and barren desert. There were no visible signs of life other than weary, tired and exhausted souls. Some were staggering, some were desperately trying to move forward straining and striving to put one foot in front of the other.
I could hear their desperate cries for refreshing and restoration. Many were praying, waiting and watching for divine intervention, and for a way out of the dry, barren and hot desert place.
Now as I looked a little closer, I saw that some seemed to wear what looked like crowns upon their heads. But their crowns lacked luster. They were without brilliance or shine. They looked heavy, worn and rusted through, and the weight of the crowns upon their heads were like iron yokes that slowed them down and depleted them of all strength, power, and might.
The lies of the enemy had taken its toil on their minds, stealing and stripping them of their true Kingdom identity and authority as His anointed kings and high priests.
Now as I began to inquire of the LORD to what I was seeing, He showed me that the picture represents many in the body of Christ in this season, who have become spiritually dry, dehydrated and depleted of all life, power and their true kingdom identity and authority.
He showed me that deep disappointment has turned to desperation, passion has turned to passivity, complaining and complacency. Zeal and vision have turned to hopelessness and fear.
Many are on the verge of spiritually giving up and giving in. The spirit of grief and sorrow overwhelms and overpowers many. The spirit of confusion has taken hold of many hearts and minds. The lack of clarity and Godly wisdom has begun to cause many to lose direction and discipline. Spiritual death has seemed imminent for many.
As I listened to the LORD, I began to cry out for a manifestation of His mercy and His grace in this season. I asked the father to intervene in the lives of those weary warriors who longed for liberty and freedom, and for the fulfillment of dreams and visions they once carried.
I cried out to the LORD to break the chains that bound them and to revive and renew their minds to their true identity as His kings and high priests in the earth. I asked the Father to breath new life and fresh revelation into their hearts, that the crowns upon their heads would once again shine brightly with the radiance and brilliance of his glory; that the heavy weight of false identity would be removed and replaced by a yoke of true sonship.
Now as I pondered on this word and prayed for the body of Christ the holy spirit lead me to read Exodus 15. Here we see Moses leading His people through a hot and barren desert. Many too were thirsty, with their mouths bone dry and their bodies severely dehydrated.
The situation also looked desperate, many were in danger of dying from thirst and hunger when suddenly they came to water, and thinking that their problems were over many threw their weary bodies into the water looking to quench their thirst, only to discover that the waters were salty and undrinkable.
One can only imagine the deep disappointment, grief and desperation must have quickly taken hold of their hearts and minds. We see how many cried out to Moses their leader complaining, grumbling and murmuring against God. The people called that place Marah, which means “Bitterness.”
Now Moses, hearing the desperate cries of the people, turned his heart towards God and cried out for deliverance on their behalf. Immediately God faithfully answered and revealed to Moses a piece of wood which lay upon the ground and He instructed Moses to throw the stick into the bitter waters.
As Moses obeyed, the waters were immediately made sweet and the people began to drink. At once their bodies, minds and spirits were revived, refreshed, renewed and restored. Then Moses led the people to a place called Elim which had twelve springs and seventy palm trees.
Prophetically, I believe that many have been embarking on this long and treacherous journey from ‘Marah to Elim’ in this season.
Prophetically, many have been in the place where the waters have been bitter and undrinkable. Spiritual dehydration has depleted many of vital strength, might and power, hope and vision has been deferred, hearts have become sick and weary.
“But wait”…! Fear not!
For God has heard the desperate cries of His people for divine intervention. Watch! For He is about to reveal to you a new way, and an unexpected yet simple solution that will suddenly bring you forth into the place having twelve springs and seventy palm trees.
Watch! Listen and pay attention in this season, for the Spirit of God is speaking a Word of Instruction to His people. If you will hear, trust and obey and follow His leading, He will sweeten the bitter waters, He will heal and reveal new pathways that will lead you to Elim, the place where radical restitution, timely restoration and revival can be made fully manifest in and through your life.
I Decree; In the days ahead as you take your Marahs to God (those bitter experiences, those things that have seemed impossible, irreversible and irredeemable) and as you surrender them to Him, He will hear from heaven and turn, reverse, redeem, restore, renew and revive every aspect of your life.
That which once depleted you of strength, might and power, and stripped you of your true Kingdom Identity and Authority will be fully restored to you. Look and see!
In this season, He is leading you by a new pathway, to the place having twelve springs and seventy palm trees. It is a land of a great awakening to true sonship.
As I personally mediated over this powerful Word for the month of May 2017, surrendering all of my own bitter experiences (Marahs) from the past, the Holy Spirit showed me the Cross made of wood.
There, a divine exchange took place on my behalf, when Jesus my Saviour shed His precious blood to redeem, restore, renew and revive every area of my life
There he took upon himself a crown of bitterness, in order that I may fully experience the sweetness of eternal life.
I give Him all the glory, honour, power and majesty. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West