I really sense from the Spirit of the Lord that this is a NOW WORD in season for the body of Christ. Are you ready to go much further BEYOND where you are currently at? Then, GET READY God is bringing His people into new levels in this season and breaking the former boundaries.
David was an anointed young man with a mighty call of God on his life for kingship. But instead of being promoted right to the throne there were some things the Lord would bring David through to do a work on the inside of him that he would learn no other way.
King Saul was very jealous of David and had determined to take him out. When David did not show up to the New Moon feast in 1 Samuel 20, Saul quickly discerned that Jonathan was helping to hide and protect David.
When Jonathan knew for sure that his father Saul was conspiring to kill David he shot 3 arrows, one of which he shot past his young servant and cried out, “the arrow is BEYOND you,” (1 Samuel 20:37b). David would now know he must continue to run from the maddened king. The arrow shot beyond David represent the work God would do in David in this portion of his life in preparation for his calling.
While David would have rather come in from the field in peace, God allowed a different plan BEYOND anything David could’ve imagined. This was BEYOND David! He would need to trust the Lord like never before! Some of you in this season feel like the circumstances surrounding your lives are BEYOND you. That is exactly the way the Lord would have it!
The Lord is bringing His people in this season to a place that breaks all of the former boundaries of trust and faith. He is calling His people to get out of what is normal to go BEYOND what they are used to. Some of you in this season the Spirit of God is asking you to take some serious steps of faith. He has been calling many of you in specific areas of your lives to step out and go BEYOND your natural abilities to trust God for the impossible. What has been God speaking to you about? Has it been to step out and start a business? Is it a change of employment? Is God asking you to step out into full time ministry? Perhaps the Lord is asking you to give and sow into other ministries like never before!
What good would it be if every situation in our lives and ministries we could handle in our own strength and resources? What glory would God get in that? Rather God allows the arrows to go beyond us to bring us further than we’ve ever known to know that He is BIGGER than any need we might have! When we are willing to go BEYOND in obedience to God, He will show up MIGHTILY on our behalf! And HE gets ALL the GLORY!
If God doesn’t allow the arrows to go BEYOND us we might be like David for a season STUCK in the field by the stone Ezel. In this season God wants to bring His people out of that place of complacency and feeling stuck to bring them into their divine destiny. The arrows like for David might mean a change of course and direction but we can be assured that the Lord will be with us.
Have the arrows been flying over your head and BEYOND?! Then GET READY because God is bringing you to a new level in Him. Boundaries are being broken. Barriers are coming down. IT’s TIME to go BEYOND!
~ Kevin Stevens