Every seventeen years the cicada’s also known as locusts come out in different states on different years. This year (2013) these locusts will arrive on the East Coast of America. As I was reading about the three different types of locusts in the book of Joel, I found that the first locust mentioned is at an early stage of development. The second type of locust was to devour and the third type of locust was to totally annihilate. As I was studying this the Lord gave me this word. The three types of locusts are an analogy of the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy but the Lord wants to restore those years and bring you life more abundantly.
The Lord says I will restore the years that have been ravaged by the enemy and repair every wounded place in your life. I will mend the areas that have been battered by the winds of adversity so that your emotions will be healed and your soul will be restored. I will destroy the strongholds, old mindsets and memories which the enemy has placed in your mind. I will secure the structures of your mind that have become warped and weakened. As you allow Me to uncover the hidden agendas, I will make all things new and satisfy the desolate wasteland. The turmoil that you are experiencing is because I am uncovering the secret plans and strategies of the enemy that need to be revealed. Every area of your life that you allow Me to take possession of will become fruitful. As you discontinue the hidden behavior that is not pleasing to Me, you will be released into a new level of freedom. Those of you who have been through horrendous years in your past will be totally set free. Allow Me to restore the memories that vex you and nightmares that torment you. I will pour My fresh oil, heal your broken hearts and bind up your wounds.
Don’t relive the thoughts from the past and mistakes that have already been forgiven. Don’t allow the enemy to lacerate old wounds. Refuse to be intimidated by those who try to belittle you. Be quick to forgive them and never allow unforgiveness to take root which will bring a root of bitterness. Although people may fail you, do not hold them accountable. I will never fail you nor break My Covenant with you neither will I revise My promises to you. Ask Me for wisdom and I will give it to you for all the affairs of your life. As you turn to Me and allow Me to renew your mind and cleanse your hearts you will find victory in the days ahead. My glory will be your rear guard and you will go out with joy and be led forth in peace. My goodness will go before you and you will be led in a victory that you have not yet known. Allow Me to fill you with new courage, strength and confidence which will redirect you into your destiny, so that you will become the person who I have created you to be says the Lord.
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Joel 2: 24 – 25 “The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame.”
John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”