I Heard The LORD Say
I heard The LORD saying, “Live in the future!”
He said, “Call those things that be not as though they already are and then act like you believe it by moving in prophetic action! As you do this, you will move heaven into the earth realm!”
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 1 Corinthians 4:17-18.
Don’t Live According to the Crisis
If we live according to the crisis of the moment we will never step into the future!
As long as we focus on the circumstances that are at hand we will never be able to walk into the greater weight of glory that is trying to come forth from our lives,but,as we focus on the things that God downloads to us, those glimpses of the future, it will work an even greater weight of Glory in us!
Stop living in past glories!
“Behold I AM going to do a new thing, shall you not know it?” Isaiah 43:19.
As I was studying this scripture this week The LORD said that the word “BEHOLD” in Hebrew is the word for “SEE”
Whenever God would say to one of His prophets “BEHOLD”, He was telling them to “SEE” into the future!
In the above scripture, He was saying “SEE” I am going to do something new.
Then He asks…”SHALL YOU NOT KNOW IT?” I believe when He said to me, “Live in the future”, he was saying, “See the future and live like you are there, not like you are still bound by your circumstances!”
No Evidence Until You Live Like It!
All of the father’s of the faith in Hebrews 11 lived their lives by the future that they saw in the now!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” Hebrews 11:1.
Notice it says, NOW FAITH IS…!
God said to me, “When you live in the now like you are in the future, it becomes the substance of what you are seeing!”
GET IT? Your faith doesn’t become tangible until you act like it is the truth in the nasty here and now!
In other words there is no evidence of it until you live like it!
Verse 7 says;
“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household…”
God Wants You to Produce!
You see, Noah saw the future and then began to act like it was so!
If you read through the rest of Hebrews 11 you will see that they all saw and then moved into the future!
Then it says “For without faith it is impossible to please God!” The word Impossible means (without power).
So without seeing the future and acting as if you live there, you are powerless, because, God can not be pleased when you say you see and believe but you do not move into the thing that you are seeing!
Why is He not pleased? Because you can not bring that heavenly thing into the earth realm until you act on what you are seeing! Wheww!
God just wants us to produce! That is why faith without works is dead (unproductive.) God is not angry He just wants production going on in His Kingdom people!
I Hear The LORD Saying
“It is time to live in the future!
It is time to take the thing that I have shown you in past seasons and begin to live like they already are!
It is time to walk into what I have planned for you and what I have ordained for you to walk in even before the foundation of the world!
If you will walk in the things that you behold and act as if they are already finished, then you will see heaven break forth into the earth realm now!
Now faith is! Now act like My Words are truth! Now live in and move in and breathe My Word!
It is time for those who say they are prophetic to live like they believe the words that I have spoken to them!
You My prophets, are to be a living, breathing, walking, talking example of what you have spoken! It is time to Have the Faith of God, who calls those things that be not as though they were, who spoke and the world was created, who came and lived the prophecies of the words of the prophets of old!
It is time My people to live the words that I have spoken through them! It is time to enact the word into the earth!
Then you will see the greatest harvest the world has ever seen!
Then you will see the blind see and the dead raised to life again!
Then you will hear Me say well done good and faithful servants, I AM well pleased!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.