Travail is overdue and it’s coming!




When I was in Decatur, Illinois before speaking and doing the TV program in the morning, I had a dream of a full grown man going through a birth canal, where it was very dark, but a place of comfort and nurturing.  The Lord said that he had been in this place too long and that his time was overdue!

Suddenly, he began to come forth out of this place and his head began to crown!  When his head came forth, there was such bright light that he almost wanted to go back, because the place he was going to was unfamiliar!  The thing is, it was a whole new world out there that seemed a bit scary, and the light was so very bright that you could see him plainly.  Even though this place was spacious and beautiful it was still unfamiliar territory to him!


The Lord spoke to me and said about this man and then told me that it was also many in the body of Christ, that they were in transition and many had been for the last decade, but had not wanted to go into this wonderful new place!  HE SAID THAT THEY WANTED TO STAY WHERE THEY HAD BEEN TAKEN CARE OF and that they were about to be birthed into this place ready or not!

He said that, there was nothing that anyone could do about it to make it happen or to stop it! He said that those that were trying to stop it, did not understand what a wonderful place that this transition was taking them to.  BIRTHING IS HARD ON THE BABY AND THE PERSON DOING THE BIRTHING!  CHANGE (TRANSITION) IS NOT AN EASY PLACE BUT A PLACE OF GOING FROM ONE GLORY TO ANOTHER!


HE THEN SAID THAT IT WAS THEIR “DUE SEASON” and for many even though you have been the one to nurture and this birthing has been a part of you, it is time to let God do his work.  The Lord said, “It is going to be a wonderful, beautiful place when it is over!  TRANSITION IS HARD ON THOSE THAT ARE DOING THE BIRTHING but if you will give this baby to Me, you will see great and mighty things that you knew not!  You will come into a spacious place that is full of glory!  FOR THIS NEXT PLACE THAT I AM TAKING MY PEOPLE IS INTO THE GLORY REALM AND IT IS THERE THAT THEY WILL LIVE AND MINISTER FROM!”


The Lord also wants those that are giving birth to know that, “It has been a hard season of waiting for you and in the process you have grown to love being the one who took care of these that are being birthed.  You have done well good and faithful servants…..  you have done well!   But now, it is time for Me to take over and bring them into that place of greater capacity,greater glory,and greater ministry!  

Give them to Me, for I have even greater places for you to go also! I have new assignments, and new alignments!


There is great glory beyond anything you can imagine or think.  Yes this has even become a familiar place to you, but it was not a means to an end but a means to a new beginning!  I have many more for you to birth and you have learned patience in this process.  You have learned to love, and that, My sons and daughters is what My Kingdom is about!

Yes, there is a whole new thing that I AM about to do through and in you!  Things, that there are no patterns here for you to go by!  Things, you have not even seen up till now!  Get ready for this glory to be seen upon you!  It is a new day!”

“Who has heard of such a thing?  Who has seen such things?  Shall a land be born in one day?  Or shall a nation be brought forth in a moment?  For as soon as Zion was in labor, she brought forth her children,”   Isaiah 66:8.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert,”   Isaiah 43:19.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”   1 Corinthians 2:9 (BRG).


~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Arise Shine!

Jo Ellen Stevens imageJo 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.


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  1. Giving Birth to a New Creation

    On June 1, 2015, after 12 days in the wilderness, Jesus came to me and said, “Are you ready for a promotion?”  This is what happened after a few hours of waiting.

    I found myself in a familiar place.  It was dark, like a cave, but it was warm, moist, and safe.  I began to feel pressure, so much pressure that my bones ached.  The pressure would come and go.  In the beginning it was about my head and shoulders, and then it moved to my arms and chest.  With each squeeze that compressed my bones came sheer agony.  They continued, and continued, and continued.  Then my legs began to hurt with the same pressure.  Next, I saw a small opening from which came a white light.  I saw myself pass through the opening.  And then I saw myself as a full grown man as I am today, standing on the surface of the earth.  Emanating from my belly was a bright, white light – at least as bright as the sun. 

    It was hard to see the figure of myself, because of the bright light.  Then the Lord spoke.  “You are a new creation.  A new beginning.” As I looked at the new creation the Lord had made from me, things began to settle down.  There was a multitude of people who insisted on giving me silver coins until my hands were full.  Things continued to settle down.  Another hour or so passed.

    Then I went back to the Lord and said, “I thank You for all You’ve done.  But, You promised more.  I want what You promised me.” And I began to wrestle with the Lord.  Then I began to violently wrestle with the Lord.  I was getting angry and upset, because the Lord was holding back what was promised to me.  I knew He could kill me, but I had come to the point that I didn’t care anymore.  Because I wanted what He’d promised me more.  As I violently wrestled with the Lord, I noticed that He took everything that I gave, without responding, and that was hurting my feelings.  So, I wrestled even more violently.

    Just then, the Father and Creator came into our presence.  He said to me before Jesus, “This is My son in whom I am well pleased.” The Father left, and then everything calmed down.  I looked at Jesus and said, “I didn’t know that the Father was going to come and give me His blessing today.  That was completely unexpected.  But Jesus, You are my Friend and my Lord, and I came for Your blessing.  Will You bless me as well?” Jesus answered, “Why?  His is better.” I said, “Thank you.  I understand.” And then I went about my way.

    There are things I’ve had questions about for more than 25 years.  The answers were made clear during this encounter.  I always knew being involved in the Lord’s business carried an extreme weight of seriousness.  Now that weight has multiplied.

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