Prophetic Word for January 2021 – Discerning Your Season
Happy New Year!!! Woo Hoo! You made it!
If you’re still here then God is not done with you. I have an amazing prophetic word for January 2021. I received this one over a month ago but I knew the minute I got it that this was the January 2021 word.
I love New Years Day! You know why? You’re one step closer to the promise and that is something to celebrate!
I love this word. I really do. It offered such clarity to me and I am praying it will do the same for you. This word is about discerning your season and actually goes along with the Prophetic word of Timing vs Delay and also the post on Deciphering Prophetic Word
If you read all three of these together you kind of get a cohesive picture and it will make it really easy for you to pinpoint where you are.
Before you read this just say a little prayer “Holy Spirit, I need you to bear witness to my spirit when I have found the one that represents me” With this you are going to know which one of these is you. I am touching on everybody but you need to know which one is you.
I was caught up in a vision and when I looked down I saw trees. Usually when you see trees in a cluster, in a forest like setting, they usually look alike, right? They are representing the same season of the year. Make sense? In the fall all the trees turn red, orange, yellow. Winter they may all lose their leaves. What was odd about this forest of trees is that they were all different.
So imagine I am above the trees looking down at them and from above one is green and looked like summer, next to one that had snow all over it, next to one that had lost all it’s leaves, next to another that looked like a fall tree. It was odd and it was like that everywhere all over this massive land I was looking at. As I stood there looking down at them and pondering why they look like this the Lord walks up to me and says “Let’s go take a closer look”.
So we stepped down together into the vision and now I am on the ground walking by these trees and inspecting each of them.
It was at this moment that I realized that each tree represents groups of people. So when I say “this person”in this word I am speaking about a group of people that the tree represents because it is more than one of you.
I’m also going to tell you that the scriptures I got for each one came to my spirit as I looked at the tree so I know this is what the Lord is saying about it. Therefore, I am firm on the interpretation of what each tree means. However, if one of them resonates with you then you need to take it to the Lord and ask Him to give you more specifics on that and how you handle this season based on this tree. If He then tells you more that what I am sharing you can run with that.
So, I am only giving you enough information to whet your appetite so you can take it back to the Lord and get more specific details related to you based on that tree. Hope this makes sense.
I went looking for images on the internet that represented each one. Once I was on the ground I saw more that I couldn’t see from above the trees which is why the Lord made me step into the vision so I could see what was really happening there. He also led me to write a prayer for each of you.
The first one is this Flourishing Tree Wow! Who doesn’t want to be this person? You are flourishing! In the midst of the madness and chaos that is happening in our world today God is sustaining you. You are flourishing. You are not being affected by it. Don’t feel guilty about it either. This is the Lord’s doing. You are blessed of the Lord and highly favored. Enjoy it! Your closeness to the Lord is evident because you wouldn’t look like this if you didn’t have a strong relationship. Ask the Lord how you can bless others while you are in this season and praise Him each and everyday for where you are. I pray it NEVER ends! I pray that you will steward that blessing so well that God is compelled to keep you in that place of blessings and prosperity. That your children will see and learn from your example and continue to walk in it for generations to come, in Jesus name, Amen.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”
The Vulnerable Tree. If you look at this tree compared to the previous one you can see all the details. With the other tree the leaves cover over the branches. You know branches are there but you can’t really see them. This person is out in the open. The feeling I got wasn’t that you were being exposed in a bad way but rather that you were too open with people. You’re vulnerable. Something happened in your life that put you in a place of vulnerability. You keep giving them too much details about your life and your movements and God is telling you that you are revealing too much. You are exposing yourself. Be careful. Not everyone who says they are a Christian actually is. Some things that has happened to you should not be shared with everyone. You will need to “modify” your testimony when you share it with some people because they will never understand AND they are going to use it against you later on. They are going to use it against you. Wolves in sheep clothing. Every time you try to get out from under your past they are going to keep bringing it up and use it as some kind of millstone around your neck. I’m talking about church people. I don’t know if it is that you are moving into a new church or a new area but God is saying you are very vulnerable right now watch what you are saying.
Holy Spirit, I pray you would put a filter on this person’s mouth that they would know when to say, what to say and who to say it to. Give them keen discernment to not feel pressured into sharing everything. Lead them to the place where You need them to be. Protect them from evil men who would seek to take advantage of them in their moment of weakness. Comfort and nurture them back to wholeness, in Jesus name amen.
I feel like they are going to try and get you to tell them everything…”this is a safe place, you can tell us…blah blah blah”. Watch out! You’re going to feel like you will finally be accepted but that’s not what is about to happen. Sit back. Watch what they say and do to others BEFORE you decide if you want to say anymore. You will notice that they are bringing up other people’s issues to “keep them in line” and they will do the same to you.
Romans 16:18 “Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.“
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.”
The Preserved Tree. God is keeping you. It may feel like things are not moving but “that thing” is on ice. It is not going anywhere. If God said it, He will bring it to pass. In the right time and season your tree is going to defrost and it will be like the first tree – green. Notice, you haven’t lost your leaves. Everything is bring preserved so you don’t need to worry about it. What you may see as delay is just God preserving you for the right timing. It’s not time yet. You are actually being protected right now from things you don’t even know about so don’t rush the process
Father God, impart patience to this person’s spirit let them know that those promises will show up at the right time. Continue to preserve and protect them until the time is right. You have it on ice and the day does come when it will melt and the Son will shine on it, in Jesus name, Amen.
Psalm 12:6-7 “The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.”
Joshua 21:45 “Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.”
The Fruitful Tree. I actually couldn’t see the top of this tree it went so high into the sky. The height didn’t have anything to do with pride but rather that this tree was bearing so much fruit that God caused it to grow and grow and grow where you couldn’t see the top from the ground. On top of that I saw the fruit was falling off the tree to the ground.
To top that off I saw an apple fall to the ground from this tree, then I saw a peach, then I saw a banana. And I was thinking to myself what kind of tree is this??? The only tree in the bible that mentions one tree bearing different fruit is …
Revelation 22:2 “Between the street of the city and the river there was a tree of life visible from both sides. It produced 12 kinds of fruit. Each month had its own fruit. The leaves of the tree will heal the nations. “
I love the numbers… 22:2 and that’s just for you! Can you imagine a tree that is bearing a different fruit for each season! Woot Woot! This is THE tree. This person knows how to flow in and out of season. They know how to flourish no matter what and produce. Not sustain and maintain, produce! Wow! Produce fruit in EVERY SEASON. My goodness. Notice what it says in the scriptures…for the healing of the nations! WowI be! God has put something so incredibly valuable inside of you that you will produce something that the body of Christ needs in every season. What a blessing you are to God and His people.
The other thing I got while I was looking at this is that the fruit was falling off the tree. This meant to me that the fruit is ripe. It is ready. You actually are operating out of overflow and abundance. Generally when there is a fruit tree you hang around and wait for the fruit to ripen so you can pick it. The only reason you would have it falling to the ground is that there is so much you can’t get to it because you are busy eating what you already picked. This tells me that there are areas where God is going to show you where you need to be using that fruit for His glory. You haven’t tapped into all the places where He needs you to serve yet. The other thing that came to me is that you are a multi-faceted Christian which is why you can bear different fruit. So you are probably have businesses, plus you do ministry, plus your family life is good. Everything that you put your hand to is GOOD.
Holy Spirit, open the eyes of this person to see all the areas, ministries, businesses you are calling them to. Lead them to these places bring them into proper alignments ordained by You. May nothing they produce go to waste. Father God, continue to help them produce in and out of season. That there is always fruit on their tree so that as Jesus is passing by HE is reaching for that reliable tree, the dependable tree that is ALWAYS producing, never failing, ever increasing, never ceasing in all areas of their life – their relationship with You, their marriage, their children, their finances, their businesses, their churches, their friendships, their ministries, in Jesus name. Amen.
The Tree That God Leveled. Hmmm, this one is tough. This is for the people who lost businesses, churches, ministries during the pandemic. This is going to be hard to read but you need to hear it. I believe it may provide some insight and instructions to help you move forward.
It’s not Covid that did it, it was God. God didn’t cause Covid and the lock down but He used it. The lock downs didn’t end your church or your business, God did. This is the first thing you need to acknowledge or you won’t be able to move forward properly.
So why you? It was never about you. He didn’t do it to punish you.
This is how you need to look at it. You are a tool in the hands of God gifted to do something specific for God. He knows exactly what He created you to do. Sometimes it’s not only what you are doing but HOW are you doing it an WHO is involved in what you are doing.
You were building something for God that was not being built how God wanted it done. There was a problem with the tree (Please read Luke 13:9, Daniel 4:9-27). You may have already figured this out. You either followed other people’s model. You planted someone else’s vision, not God’s. You were heading down a track and God didn’t want you going there so He chopped down the tree. Why? So you can start over fresh. So you can build this thing the way HE wants you to do it. Not how some denomination is telling you or how some franchise is telling you to do it. HOW does God want you to do it. You will need to seek Him for the instructions on that. And don’t be afraid if He tells you do something that sounds completely strange. Pioneering. Someone has to be the first to do it. There are so many pioneers rising up right now and I believe God is giving you the opportunity to be one of them. You will need to stop crying over the old tree though.
You know years ago when this ministry got started and people were asking where is your building and I said I don’t have a building the ministry is online they thought I was strange. God did not tell me to go get a building… He said “put up a website”, so that is what I did. How can you have a missions and prayer ministry and not have a building? This is when Yahoo was the #1 search engine and Google was still operating out of someone’s garage! It was a long time ago. Where is everybody now? Online. When God gives you a vision you have to do it exactly how He tells you to do it and be willing to look silly until others catch the vision.
Somebody has to be the first one. Not because you lost your building means you are no longer a pastor. You’re still a pastor. Go find out from God how He wants you to rebuild. Don’t follow what anyone else, that may be in your same shoes now, is doing to recover. Please. Otherwise, the next tree that springs out of that root will get chopped down too and I would hate for you to go through it a 2nd time.
It wasn’t a sign that God rejected you, no. Even if you see others who were able to keep their church, the season of church, business and ministry closure is not over. Don’t watch them. You were not rejected by God He is merely redirected your steps to the new movement, the new era of the church and what you had built couldn’t be sustained in this new era. Go and get the new instructions.
Let’s talk about the WHO. Who was involved in your ministry and your business? Listen, when God gives you the instructions on the rebuild all, and I mean all even the sanitation workers, need to get passed by God. You need to pray over each person and ask God if they should be involved. Even if they worked with you in the past. Some of you had the tree chopped down because of WHO you were aligned with. It wasn’t God and the only way you are going to know is if you bring each one before the Lord and ask Him.
Do not try to grow the same tree God just chopped down. Please. The Lord showed me that you are coming back but you have to come back with what He is giving you to do, how He’ telling you to do it and with only the people He wants involved in it.
Don’t worry about what you are going to tell the people you had to cut loose when you start rebuilding. God will give you the words on what to say why you are not inviting them back…pray for them to find their place elsewhere.
You cannot follow what other people are doing, especially in this season. There is a special grace given to pioneers to do the things of God. With that special grace you can sustain and maintain for years because God’s grace is carrying that ministry. He will give you the wisdom and insight on how to do it. However, if you try to follow what another pioneer is doing exactly how they are doing it, you may not have the same grace to carry it. Don’t think you can just pick up their model and replicate it, it won’t work.
Father God, I pray you will uproot any spirit of rejection this person is feeling right now. Show them that they are not abandoned by You but redirected for this new season to pioneer something new, something built by You, directed by You, created by You for this season. Show them how to cover any lingering debt as a result of the loss. I pray you will give them dreams and visions that will light the way for this new thing. I pray you will give clear instructions on how to build and clear directions on who should be involved. Release new blueprints and plans to them. Heal their broken heartedness over this situation. Show them that You will move them into an acceleration once they receive Your plans. It will be done much faster than you thought, in Jesus name. No striving but caught up by the wind of God and placed exactly where You need to be. Supernatural grace. I pray for the divine connections and open doors to the place where You will lead them. Finances and provision for the vision. The wisdom of Solomon to fall upon them to rebuilt. Remove the fear of man and put upon them the fear of the Lord to carry this to completion, in Jesus name, Amen.
The Devasted Tree. Whew! You know when I looked at this tree I just began to sob, very deep sobbing. Some of the others made me sad but this one made me bawl like a baby. Even as I type this, it just comes back to me fresh every time I think about it. This tree was burnt down to nothing. There was nothing left. The fire wasn’t there but it was smoldering. I could still see the smoke coming up from out of it. I’m so sorry this happened to you.
My goodness. I felt the devastation of the loss. The pain and the hurt. The sense of “I have nothing left, it is all gone”. And none of it was your fault.
You know when you have forest fires or arsonist, the tree didn’t ask for that. No, it just happened to them. They just happened to be where that happened on that day and they get burnt to the ground.
As I stood there sobbing over this tree and looking at the smoldering trunk, I had X-Ray vision and I could see inside of it and somewhere there was a green sprout on the inside.
I said to the Lord “Is this even possible?” How can you have a tree that is completely burnt on the outside but it still have a green sprout on the inside So when I came out of the encounter I went looking for this online because I know what I saw.
And sure enough, it does exist! According to nationalforest.org there are…
This fire-survival strategy allows for the complete destruction of above-ground growth. Typically, species that regenerate by re-sprouting after they’ve burned have an extensive root system. Dormant buds are protected underground, and nutrients stored in the root system allow quick sprouting after the fire. Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata, also occasionally called southern yellow pine or the shortstraw pine) employ this technique.
Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus. Quick sprouting in Jesus name!
It may look as if you have nothing left but I am telling you there is something there that was preserved and you are going to spring forth…quickly. It WAS NOT total devastation. God is going to bring you back. There is something on the inside of you that will come forth. I pray you are strengthened to get up one more time. Get up!!
SPEAK TO THE DRY BONES Ezekiel 37. Prophesy to it to spring to life in Jesus name! It is there! I saw it, even if you don’t see it or feel like it.
Here comes the best part…
As opposed to serotinous cones, which protect enclosed seeds during a fire, the actual seeds of many plants in fire-prone environments need fire, directly or indirectly, to germinate. These plants produce seeds with a tough coating that can lay dormant, awaiting a fire, for several years. Whether it is the intense heat of the fire, exposure to chemicals from smoke or exposure to nutrients in the ground after fire, these seeds depend on fire to break their dormancy. Notable examples of shrubs with this particular fire adaptation include Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family, including Ceanothus, Coffeeberry, and Redberry) that grow in the California chaparral and other ecosystems of the American West.
Come on now!!! That seed NEEDED the fire to spring forth! My goodness. What the enemy meant for evil GOD will turn it to good. The enemy overplayed his hand in your life to the point where the same fire that was brought to destroy you is going to be used to bring forth NEWNESS. The seed DEPENDS on the fire to break the dormancy!!! But, the enemy didn’t know that or he wouldn’t have messed with your field! You were just waiting for him to touch that button to break your dormancy!!! I assure you that is going to be the last time he press that button! LOL
Come on Jesus!
Listen to me, I need you to take Ezekiel 37 and prophesy to your dry bones and call it to life. IT WILL HAPPEN!!
You don’t need a prayer you just need the right scripture and here it is, now prophesy to your bones…
37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
The Transitional Tree. This is the tree that is currently moving out of one season into the next. I know some of you may feel you’ve been this tree for a long time but the truth is, you haven’t. After reading all the ones above you may have moved in and out of this tree but you didn’t stay consistently in this place.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”
You are in between seasons. What more can I say? Your leaves are changing. You will be in a different role shortly. Things are about to change. Don’t get comfortable. Ask God to show you the new so that you are prepared to step into the new.
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
In this season you need to stay super close to God so that you know when it is time to break camp and move. Don’t tether yourself long term because you don’t know how long you will be there. Keep those bags packed and have a mindset that is ready to move when God says move. Spiritually and geographically.
Father God, I pray for everyone who is represented by this tree may their ears be opened to your instructions and their eyes have vision to see where you are taking them. Prepare them in this season for the new place. Equip them for the next season in this time, in Jesus name, Amen.
The You Need to Do Something – Move Tree. I really didn’t have another name for this tree and quite frankly there is no picture for it either. I have one here but it is only telling half the story of this tree. Do you see how the roots on this tree are coming up and damaging the pavement? Well the roots on the tree that I saw were all over the place, breaking up the pavement and the asphalt so that I had to step over the roots so that I don’t trip over the roots.
What’s even more interesting is that there was no tree. Imagine this now, there was only the root system that was destroying the pavement and ground and instead of a tree there was a tiny green sprout.
How odd is that, right? How is it possible that a tree with a root system that big can only have a tiny sprout coming from it? Makes no sense.
When a tree does this it is called Root Heave, another term I had to go look for when I came out of this encounter. What happens is that this type of tree should never be planted in this area because it is too big for that place. A tree that has the potential to grow to that size needs to be in wide spacious place not planted in the city next to houses, pavements and asphalt roads. It has outgrown it’s environment. So what does it do now? It become destructive to its environment. No longer useful but destructive. What would this look like in someone…
This is the person that is always complaining..”you should do it like this”, “I think you need to make this a priority” “I think God is calling us to do this”. No, God is showing it to you so YOU can do something but you’re not getting that hint. You need to step out and do it. Instead you are now frustrated that the people around you are not doing it the way you know it should be done. So you whine and complain and criticize how they are doing it not realizing that it is God who is making you uncomfortable so that you will do something. Make a change. Go open your own business. Start your own ministry. Open your own church. Move to a different church. You have officially outgrown where you are.
The reason there is only root system and no tree is that you have all the knowledge but you have yet to grow your own tree and provide shelter and sustenance for others. You are currently in an environment where you are being stifled so your tree can’t grow. So, you move. Do something. Otherwise your destructive behaviors is going to make them fire you. Or ask you to leave their church or ministry.
Be brave. If you didn’t have it within you to do it, your roots wouldn’t be that big. Now move and allow your tree to start growing. Do you know what happens that tree? They end up cutting the roots and if its not a trained professional they hack up the main root and kill the tree. You don’t want them doing that to you.
Don’t be afraid you need to step out and do it. I know you like the security of the regular pay check but you know that you are the one bringing in the business and they are using your ideas.
The next time you open your mouth to release more ideas to them or you start getting ready to complain, I pray the Holy Spirit will bring this post to mind and you get a vision of them with gardening shears ready to snip your roots! LOL Don’t let anyone snip your roots – move!
Joshua 1:8-9 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
You can do this!
Father God, I pray that you will put courage into the heart of this person. Thank you for giving them new ideas and inventions. You’ve shown them before new ways to do things that will make for a great ministry or product and services for others. I pray you will grant them keys to unlock that and turn it into their own business and ministry. Remove the fear that they feel of branching out and starting new and provide courage and boldness to ask, knowing that the reason they are reading this now is because it is time for them to move out and embark upon what you are calling them to do, in Jesus name, Amen.
I had a few people ask this in the comments so I need to address it, it is possible that you are more than one tree for different areas of your life. I don’t see how you can be different tree for the same area though. I could be wrong so you need to ask the Lord. Each tree has a specific message so the message would oppose each other if it were for the same area. This is why it is critical for you to discern your season so you know how to move forward. For example, if God has chopped down the tree with your job and you are sitting around waiting for them to call you back after the lock down that may not happen because God chopped the tree down. So, it would be wise to look elsewhere for employment. This would not be the same as the job being the tree that is Preserved, that means you are going to get your job back. This requires you to pray and ask God for clear instructions on which one represents each area of your life.
Phew! Am I glad that this is over!! LOL It took me hours to write this as I knew it would. I pray it blessed you and you were able to identify something within yourself. I pray it helped you take one step closer to destiny. God has big plans for you in 2021. Happy New Year!