Travail to Prevail
Are you willing to be a conduit for travail?
The treasure of travail is a powerful gift in your arsenal that always brings breakthrough!
The LORD spoke clearly to me yesterday that, unless we fast and pray, and weep before The LORD with true repentance for the sins of our nation, we are finished!
What does that mean, I asked … for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of The LORD. He then released a heavy burden for breakthrough to repent, rescue and restore!
Beloved, each of the nine gifts of The Spirit have a purpose and bear fruit in our spiritual lives. But The LORD is calling forth the weapons of Fasting and Prayer in this time of great battle for America and the nations of the world.
One of the most misunderstood yet tremendously powerful breakthrough is Travail. (Lamentations 2:19)
I have been hearing The LORD call out to me for months now. “Call for the wailing women. It is time for the tears that produce miracles to begin to flow. Your tears have a voice in the heavenlies.
The outpouring of your soul that begins with heaviness and groaning will push forth the victory as release comes, so will change break forth and prevail,” says The LORD.
“So reach out and embrace this monumental time to teach them to weep and bring to birth the intercession so desperately needed to build, establish and release the Kingdom of God on earth.”
It is urgent to heed the word from The Book of Jeremiah, who tells us to weep. Jeremiah 9:17-20 is calling for the mourning women to hear the word of The LORD and teach our daughters to weep before it is too late.
We must seize the day and yield to rescue, recover and restore all! He is so touching hearts with the things that break His heart and it is causing weeping and wailing in the secret place as we embrace His love and heart for those who are perishing.
When The LORD pierces our heart as spoken of in Lamentations 3:12-13 states, “He drew his bow and made me the target of his arrow. He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver.”
He is allowing us to be broken bread and poured out wine. He allows us to be burdened about a person, place or situation that produces travail. It is manifested in many ways, but begins with a heaviness, weeping, and forges into us a place of deep concern.
It is described in Galatians 4:19 with the Hebrew word “Odino” that translates to experience the pain of parturition, travail in birth. Read also John 16:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, Romans 8:22 and 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
As we YIELD to the call of travail, there is awaiting us the promise of sure breakthrough and miraculous intervention. At the moment of obedience, the birthing anointing is released.
Travail translates to bear, to have a conception and then deliver it; to be troubled. To toil and writhe in pain, to feel a weight upon you. It is a form of burden bearing.
The LORD would caution us to not give introspection a place. Many have mistaken travail for depression. Travailing prayer is a release of God’s burden spirit to spirit.
Initially, some intercessors often interpret travail emotionally and become introspective, looking inward and thinking something is wrong with them. STOP right there if this begins.
It is not about us, but the drawing of The LORD to bring to birth or an opportunity to partner with God to WAR. As The Holy Spirit takes hold of our groanings, He will have deep groanings that words that cannot express.
You may not understand all or know what the travail is truly about until you yield to it completely. The scripture in Isaiah 42: 13-14, “The LORD will march out like a might man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal….”
When you enter into the travailing prayer, stay until the burden is lifted because there is a birthing taking place that God has ordained.
“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain, but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that the child is born into the world,” John 16:20-21.
Travail bring forth the very Purpose of God.
The travail Jesus experienced at the cross did not end there. We, as intercessors, draw on the completed work of The Cross when we enter into His travail, as we pray for that work to be applied to our generation.
Many times we are at a crossroads between life and death in The Spirit. Beloved, I believe we are indeed at that place now in America.
Our groaning actually is bringing deliverance form within, and pushing the pressures of darkness back from without. The task is bigger than us but the groaning produces movement in The Spirit.
America needs The Prayer Army to awaken, arise and advance as we embrace this crucial moment of time to weep a river of tears.
I feel led to repeat an excerpt from a word given to me in July 2019 “Enter Into the Birthing Room” as a reminder of things we must consider and press into in this very strategic hour.
” I heard The LORD clearly say this morning, “Intercessors, it is a monumental moment in time and the clock is ticking. It is time to press in and get on with it. It is time to go into labor with the birth pains you are experiencing.
Just as there have been many natural abortions take place, there also have been many spiritual abortions in this hour of great pain and pressure.
The pressure calls for pressing in and pressing down and release. Labor is intense but short lived while value and purpose of that which is being birthed lasts a lifetime!”
Hard, painful and wonderful… some seasons are the kind that leave stretch marks on your soul as it brings birth to the new.”
From a Word I was given in January 2020, “Boots on the Ground.”
He is saying, “Blow a trumpet in Zion and sound the alarm!”
Great shall be the army that gathers to carry out His Word. “I AM drawing you to take your seat in heavenly places and receive supernatural encounters with the Host of heaven as you prepare for these end-time battles.”
Working with angels shall be a new experience for some, but an everyday occurrence for many warriors.
I clearly heard The LORD speak to me, “This is a time to meet the enemy at the gate. A time to see boots on the ground as a true reality.
As you lay aside every weight and every distraction that has so easily beset you, draw a line in the sand, and declare to the fleshly disputes NO MORE, for the weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but mighty.
It is not a time to be entangled with the affairs of the world, but a time to receive new strategy and serve eviction orders to the enemy where he has invaded illegally.
Remember this at all times, that the gates of Hell shall not prevail. I, The LORD, am in the midst of putting on a mighty display of historic deliverance that will never be forgotten.
For many shall tremble and shake at the sudden divine interference as I turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children and the children to the fathers.
The Fear of The LORD shall invade the land and the cold, hardened hearts of many shall melt like wax,” says The LORD.
“Not only will prodigals come home, but families whose hearts have been ripped and torn by perversion and division shall be restored in massive numbers.
There has been great conflict, but I say to you, out of the chaos, shall great blessings arise! Now is your time of heavenly visitation.”
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for skillful wailing women, that they may come.
Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run with tears, and our eyelids gush with water.
For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How we are plundered! We are greatly ashamed, because we have forsaken the land, because we have been cast out of our dwellings.’ ”
Yet hear the word of the Lord, O women, and let your ear receive the word of His mouth; teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor a lamentation,” Jeremiah 9:17-20.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.
Judy+Smith, please forgive my delay in replying to your great encouraging agreement. Keep igniting the Darkness girl. That is the greatest need of this hour for sure. Set the pace, ignite the fire and may it spread all across our land. Thanks so much for your response. It sooooo encouraged me. Happy Holidays to you as we continue to take our mountains!!
I just have no word to explain the agreement I feel in this word Sandi! I am host of a ZOOM meting called, ” Ignite the Darkness; Lighten the Day!” It is a 4th Watch prayer time every AM at 5 for 30 days; right to Nov. 2nd; the day before the USA election. The things you speak forth in this divine word are the same things we are interceding about. So close to what you are saying is what the Holy Spirit has been giving us revelation about. It is a “ON FIRE” time for the body of Christ as we sit in Christ in the heavenly places; far ABOVE the rule of darkness. Hallelujah, the prayers of the righteous will move the mountains in Jesus name!