Shift Your Paradigm
~ It is Time to Step Into the New Land!
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare;Lengthen your cords,and strengthen your stakes.
For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited,” Isaiah 54:2-3 (NKJV).
If your vision is beyond where you are locally, then you will never fulfill your destiny until you enlarge the place of your tent and let your vision expand to outside those perimeters.
You have seen the greater and you can never be satisfied staying where you are, because you were created for a greater measure of rule!
I saw many of you today in this position! Trust me, if you will not move, you will not be happy and things will begin to get old and stagnate If it has not already and God said tell them, “It is time to move out of the old and into the larger place he has prepared!”
My Story Transition
Many years ago I had been in a Church for many years and I loved the people and the ministry there and what I was called to do there, but we went into a season of prayer and on one of those days in the floor, under a pew I went into a vision.
In the vision, the walls of the Church fell out flat and I could see over the entire area for miles.
The LORD said, “Jo Ellen, this is not the church, but this is ‘The Church‘…. and you belong to ‘The Church!‘“
In that, He was calling me to enlarge the place of my tent.
What He meant by that and began to say to me, was that my whole mindset was inside of those four walls — and it was. But in that instant, He began to expand my vision for The Church.
Now, I had no plans on leaving that Church at the time and may not have ever, if it had not been for Him pulling the rug out from under me at the time. And trust me, you do not want Him to have to get you to your Destiny like that, but we all do at some time.
All I am saying to many of you right now, is that there is a huge eruption going on in you and your ministries and in your lives and that eruption is for a disruption, to get you from the place of small thinking, to the larger place and another arena!
I am here today to let you know that, you are not going backwards, but you are going forwards and God is enlarging the place of your tent, but you have to switch paradigms!
He is saying that you have to go with His flow and not look back — like Lot’s wife — or you will become useless for the days ahead!
Don’t come out kicking and screaming!
Pharaoh the Agent to Push You to the Promise Land
The enemy will try and pull you into unforgiveness and anger over the agents of change that God has actually sent to push you to your Promised Land!
Pharaoh was an agent of transition in the hand of The LORD to bring the Israelite’s out of their land of bondage to the new land, Romans 9:17 (NKJV)
“For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”
But it took 40 years to get that thinking out of them! God is saying today, “Do not let it take 40 years to get your old paradigm out of you!”
I hear Him say, “Set your eyes on the new road ahead of you and see that I have a new people ahead for you to minister to and I AM preparing you for them!”
He Has Been Preparing You for This Time
“All that you have been through has been preparing you for this sudden shift and sudden promotion.
So understand that what has looked like a demotion is truly a promotion for a larger arena!
Yes, praise Me for what I AM doing, forgive the agents of change for they were only there to push you into your place of greatness and destiny and I will deal with them!
Guard your heart! There is much more ahead and a greater place of ministry. I have new things to teach you!
Stop thinking that you have learned it all and know that there is more beyond this door! Get ready for the new! Be consumed with where you are going, not where you have been!
Be willing to learn new things! Think on good things and soon you will see why you had to go through the shifting and shaking! It is all good My friends, yes it is all good!”
~ 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.