Before Thanksgiving, I went to visit my granddaughter. We got to spend the day together, eating, going to a movie, and shopping.
However, it was while we went shopping, that I kept finding one thing after another, that I’d been looking for, for a while.
For some of these items, I’d looked more than five years, knowing when it was time; I would find the right ‘one” the LORD wanted me to have.
One of the things was a napkin ring. It was circular in shape, a brushed gold and looked like a branch coiled around; needless to say, it was called the “BRANCH”.
As we are the “BRANCH” that has been grafted into the family of God, through His mercy and grace, it had a prophetic meaning to it as well.
“But now I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I lay great stress on my ministry and magnify my office, in the hope of making my fellow Jews jealous [in order to stir them up to imitate, copy, and appropriate], and thus managing to save some of them.
For their rejection and exclusion from the benefits of salvation were [overruled] for the reconciliation of a world to God, what will their acceptance and admission mean? [It will be nothing short of ] life from the dead!
Now if the first handful of dough offered as the firstfruits [Abraham and the patriarchs] is consecrated (holy), so is the whole mass [the nation of Israel]; and if the root [Abraham] is consecrated (holy), so are the branches.
But if the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches and pride yourself at their expense. If you do boast and feel superior, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root [that supports] you.
You will say then, Branches were broken (pruned) off so that I might be grafted in!
That is true. But they were broken (pruned) off because of their unbelief (their lack of real faith), and you are established through faith [because you do believe]. So do not become proud and conceited, but rather stand in awe and be reverently afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches [because of unbelief], neither will He spare you [if you are guilty of the same offense].
Then note and appreciate the gracious kindness and severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s gracious kindness to you – provided you continue in His grace and abide in His kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off (pruned away).
And even those others [the fallen branches, Jews] if they do not persist in [clinging to] their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.
For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree,” Romans 11:13-24 (AMPC).
Amazing about this one, was that it was only $.99. Equally amazing was that it was the only one in the store.
Since I’d been looking for the napkin ring the LORD wanted me to have, for the past 3-5 years, I was really excited to find it. But also disappointed, to only find one of its kind.
Interesting how God always has a way when there seems to be no way. We couldn’t find anymore to match the one we’d found, so my granddaughter suggested we go ask if we could order it online.
So the sales clerk checked online, but they were no longer stocking it, so it wasn’t available. The LORD prompted me that if this store had one, there were others who would have some.
I LOVE WHEN HOLY SPIRIT IS RIGHT THERE, WHEN WE NEED HIM!
So again, I asked the store clerk to check if other stores in their chain, at other locations would possibly have it? One store had 18 of them.
So I bought them all for $.99 each. They paid for shipping, since they were glad to no longer have the overstock and the napkin rings would arrive in a few days. I was literally dancing in the aisles of the store!
God just kept surprising me all day with three more things that I’d been searching for but unable to find for a while.
It was like He was taking me on a treasure hunt, but I didn’t know it until, I would find the next “TREASURE”, He had waiting for me to find.
Items that had been “hidden” for a season, and when the timing was right, they were literally right there in front of me.
“SURPRISE! SURPRISE!! SURPRISE!!!” I kept hearing Him say, and He was laughing! He was grinning from ear to ear and seemed to take such delight in it!
Interestingly enough, the surprises didn’t end that day. The next week He continued to open my eyes to the surprises that He had waiting for me to find.
One was while I was looking at an electronic device and the LORD sent someone to me that bought it and gave it to me, and programmed it while I waited.
He has since told me, this next Biblical year, 5778, is going to be a year of SURPRISES!!! BUT, not just for me, for the Body of Christ.
He reminded me we are in a new season, a season of new beginnings, a season of many surprises.
When the things we have been waiting for expectantly, will suddenly be there before our eyes. At times it will be as if they have been hiding in plain sight!
During the past season we’ve had our vision renewed and readjusted to see more globally.
Many aren’t seeing with tunnel vision anymore because the LORD has cleared the way around us, so that we now have better peripheral vision or we can see more clearly around ourselves, because much of the junk that was in the way has been removed.
Some of you have gone through deliverance to have the junk removed, and some of you, God through His grace and mercy has given you a greater or new gift.
Some have had their vision “fine-tuned” to see the important details that they need to know, more clearly.
For some, the veil has been ripped from their eyes to see through things more clearly.
All of these have helped to give you better discernment, because with them, God has increased your understanding of what He has given to you or done for you.
During the past season, the LORD encouraged us to spend more time with Him, to rest in Him, to grow more dependent on Him, to WANT MORE OF HIM, instead of more of the other things that the world has to offer.
While we have spent more time with Him, it has allowed Him to deliver us from evil or the things within that the enemy has been using against you to hold you back from a relationship with the LORD.
Some of you had “spiritual wax” removed from your ears, so that you can now HEAR GOD MORE CLEARLY.
For some that may have manifested physically, so much so that some used ear wax removal drops or went to a Doctor to remove the physical wax from their ears.
There are some that now hear the faintest whisper of the LORD, or hear the demons breathing, when they think they are hiding unnoticed, which then allows them to take authority and evict the unwanted visitors.
Some of you during the past season had nose adjustments, so that you now smell when the LORD or His angels are present, through the flowery smell, often like roses that is prevalent.
Or you may sense when a spirit of division is with a person, or has entered the room, because of the skunk smell that suddenly shows up!
Or maybe it is the smell of cat urine, which speaks of the spirit of perversion hanging around.
Some would view the past season as hard and some are still wondering if they’ve made it though yet. But the LORD has used all of it to teach and train us for what is quickly coming into full view.
The LORD says, “This season will be like no other. For I AM opening wide the gates of Heaven to pour out over My People. GET READY! GET READY!! GET READY!!!
For I have many SURPRISES UP MY SLEEVES for the enemy and MANY SURPRISES FOR MY BELOVEDS, who have sought Me and found Me.”
I could see FIRESTARTERS were being RELEASED and sent to many places throughout the world starting fires of revival.
(FIRESTARTERS look like those who carry the torch, during the Olympics, only they are BURNING HOT!!!) There were already a few places that the fire was burning steadily.
However the NEW FIRE IS BURNING HOT both to purge and destroy the unholy, and to put GOD’S FIRE within those who are willing to receive Him.
WOE TO THOSE who don’t receive Him, and reject Him or turn their back to Him and walk away.
I could see in the areas where the FIRESTARTERS had been, there were literally EXPLOSIONS OF HIS ALL CONSUMING LOVE.
EXPLOSIONS OF SIGNS, WONDERS, AND MIRACLES AND MORE!!!
It was like wherever the FIRESTARTERS were told to put the torch down, once down there was an EXPLOSION OF FIRE!
Sometimes it would stay in an area and I could see flames changing colors as the intensity of the heat changed, at times getting to the HOTTEST BLUE FLAMES, totally consuming and purging whatever was in its way.
But there were also times when once the FIRESTARTER dropped the torch, the Flame IMMEDIATELY EXPLODED AND CHARGED FORWARD, moving quickly and fiercely that I knew those in its path also didn’t stand a chance to escape it.
That is how quick and sudden the LORD and Holy Spirit will move in this season that is upon us now.
You may not have time to say, “Wait, I forgot… “ You need to be ready to do whatever He tells you to do, whenever He tells you to do it.
For there will be many who hear Him say, “SURPRISE! SURPRISE!! SURPRISE!!!” and hear Him laugh in delight or see Him grin from ear to ear as you bring great joy to Him in your response to HIS SURPRISE.
So get ready, because the year is just beginning and we are in for some WHOPPERS!!!
God Bless You!
~ Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer
God has allowed Beverly to minister all over the world through the internet, and in person through conferences, church services, and small groups. Beverly’s heart is to see the Body of Christ walk in the freedom that God means for them, so they can develop a deep intimacy with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. She ministers to others through prophetic words, and other gifts, bringing breakthrough and calling people into a constant pursuit of His Heart to actively hear His voice for themselves and others. Beverly lives near Danville, VA.