Prophetic Word for April 2021
This prophetic Word for April 2021 is titled The Manna Stopped. This word needs to be viewed as having 3 stages – a beginning, a middle and an end. You are at one of these stages right now. My prayer for you is that as you read this you will be able to discern where you are and pick up on the strategies shared to get to the end of this process.
Joshua 5:10-12 GW
10 The people of Israel camped at Gilgal in the Jericho plain. There they celebrated the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month. 11 On the day after the Passover, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened bread and roasted grain. 12 The day after that, the manna stopped. The people of Israel never had manna again. That year they began to eat the crops that grew in Canaan.
There are some messages that I wish they would preach and teach in church so that people would be able to discern what is happening, but they don’t. I’m saying teach because through teaching you receive instructions on what to do. There’s nothing worse than having a prophetic word full of promises with no instructions on how to get it, do you know what I mean?
We know that people perish for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and until someone tells you you may stay stuck in a place for longer than is necessary. So here goes…
We know that the last plague in Egypt was the plague of the firstborn (Exodus 11) ,which happened at Passover. Immediately following that, Pharaoh finally released the people and they left Egypt into the Wilderness. There was a change that occurred after the Passover.
Then they wondered the wilderness for 40 years and then crossed into the promised land. After they crossed into the promised land, they celebrated Passover. The day after Passover the manna stopped. There was a change that occurred after the Passover.
We just celebrated Passover, what does that tell you? Something changed. And, this year was a big one because it is the first one in the decade of Pey (the mouth). Some years the significance of these biblical feasts and months are much greater because you are setting up yourself for a decade.
While some of you may not feel like anything changed, I can assure you there is a change that occurred after Passover.
The Israelites were eating good in Egypt, even though they were in bondage and slavery. God took care of them. Then HE instructs them to leave that place and send them into the wilderness. They were still eating. The food was different but they were still being provided for. Then HE instructs them to leave and cross into the promised land. Then right after Passover there comes another change. The food changed again.
They were no longer relying off the supernatural food it was now food that they had to harvest (WORK) to get it. It was no longer falling from the sky, they had to go do some manual labor to get it. Their source is still God but how God provided for them changed.
You may be in a one job now and that is how God is providing your income but He can move you to another job and provide for you there. God is your source, not your job.
God is your Source. Do not get too attached to people, places or things.
At one point, God did bless them in Egypt…when it was the season to be there. And, at one point He did bless them in the wilderness, when it was the season for them to be there. But then there comes a time when it’s time to go! Leave that place! Leave that city! Leave that job! Leave those people you are hanging out with! Leave that relationship! Leave that church! Leave that business! Leave that ministry! Leave that business partner! Leave that client!
The worse thing we can do is to not accurately discern when the season has ended on something. When we hang on for life, reminiscing on the good ole days when it was being blessed and not discerning that the season ended. The Source left and now you are stuck the thing.
He led the Israelites with a cloud by day and fire by night. They knew they had to move when God moved. He’s doing the same thing today, you just have to discern it by the spirit.
I’ve lived in cities before that I loved, loved the people, loved my house, loved the church but, I’ll tell people – now that I don’t live there anymore-“that city didn’t love me”. It just didn’t work out for me there. It was a transitional place that I wanted to turn into a permanent place but God wasn’t in it. Funny thing is when I landed at the church the Lord told me clearly “don’t get comfortable, you won’t be here long”. I thought He was talking about the church but it wasn’t the church it was the city. Then I moved 25 minutes away and everything changed.
It took me years to figure out geography is important. If you are not in the right place you will barely survive and you will never thrive.
You know people love to throw this scripture around “anywhere the sole of my feet touch God gave it to me”. Oh yeah? Not when it’s Egypt! LOL You do not want what Egypt is giving. As a matter of fact, Egypt isn’t giving you anything! Egypt only takes.
Sometimes people think “I can’t move, my whole family is here” Really? Is that your final answer? Open your bible and read these two scriptures (Luke 14:25-27, Matthew 19:29)
Have you ever had things change on you and you start wondering what is going on?
We read this one verse…
12 The day after that, the manna stopped. The people of Israel never had manna again. That year they began to eat the crops that grew in Canaan.
We just read it like it’s nothing but the truth is, if you were there and you had this sure way of getting your provisions and then you wake up the next morning and there is no manna, it could be a little concerning. There were 600,000 Jews at that point, so I’m pretty sure they were nervous. That is a lot of wheat and grapes!! LOL Everyday, you have to go harvest food for that many people? My goodness!
All kind of thoughts must be going through their head, “how are we going to find enough food on this land to feed all these people? Will there be enough?” This is not easy when you have to make the switch. Believe me, I know because I’ve been there, I got the T-Shirt!
Before they just went outside picked up manna and ate it. There was enough for everyone. Now they have to harvest wheat, get to the threshing floor, winnowing, ground it up and bake something. There are steps involved here that wasn’t there before. They had to work for the food now.
Their Source was still very much with them but how they got their food changed.
When they entered the promised land they had to WORK.
W. O. R. K.
This is a year to build and establish. How are you going to do that if you are not working? Things changed once you cross over.
Do not wait for the manna to fall from the sky, your provision is already there in front of you, now you have to go work for it.
You will know you are on the other side if you have a lot of work to do now building and establishing.
Signs that you are entering a major change
1 Passover….LOL Way too obvious. It is a seasonal change.
2 The biggest one is what I call “the trickle effect”. Go to your sink and turn on the tap full blast, this is what it looks like when God’s blessing is on something. Now slowly start turning off the water. Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, drip..drip…drip….drip…….drip…………..drop…………STOP.
When a provisional change is coming and it is God, not the enemy, this is exactly what it looks like. Your Father in heaven is not going to just cut you off. If you go back and think about it, He was giving you signs all along that a change was coming. He was telling you to store up things, save money, cut back. Your heavenly Father is not just going to shut you down instantly. Perhaps you didn’t want to hear it but the signs were there. Any area where He is calling you to leave He gave you notice.
The minute you started receiving the message your question should be “What’s my next move Lord?” It is really that simple. Don’t try to hang on to what He’s already telling you is over.
The Israelites got notice that the manna would cease when the spies returned with grapes. They didn’t come back with a basket full of peach flavored manna from the new land. No, it was something completely different. So they knew that once they entered that land what they were going to eat would look different. God gave them notice that this change was coming when the spies came back with grapes. On top of that these were all wilderness babies so they don’t even know what it means to harvest anything. All they knew was manna falling from the sky now they needed to learn how to go dig up potatoes, plant, harvest, cook…. Work.
They had to learn something completely new to tap into their provision. <<<<That is a word for someone all by itself. Remain teachable.
When God sent Elijah to the brook and told him that the ravens would feed him daily and the brook would give him water, He gave Elijah notice that the change was coming to move when the brook started to dry up (1 Kings 17:2-9). God didn’t tell Elijah where to go until after that. The brook was his notice. drip….drip…………….drip……………STOP. One day there wasn’t going to be anymore water in that brook.
When the trickle effect starts happening on any situation in your life (provision, relationship, job, car, house) don’t wait until that faucet gets completely turned off. No! You need to start asking the minute you start noticing that something is changing.
The goal is for you to already be in your new place before God hits the STOP button.
The manna didn’t stop till the Israelites were already in the land, this is what your transition is suppose to look like. Elijah was never without food and water. He went to the widow at Zarephath based on the instructions of the Lord and got his food and water. Again, the provision came in a different form but he needed to move when he was supposed to move so that he wasn’t ever going hungry.
Your heavenly Father loves you so He is not going to let you be in a position where you are without, especially when you used to have before, so your job is to seek him when the drip starts.
I’m going to give you some practical steps on how to properly discern and move with the change.
1 First thing is, if you already know what God told you to leave, you don’t need to read this. Just do it. Stop asking Him to bless the place, things or relationships He’s telling you to leave. Just obey. There is no getting around it.
2 Let’s say that you are not 100% sure if God has told you to leave then you first need to make sure there is no sin in your life. So, if you know that you are involved in things that you shouldn’t be, repent. Eliminate the sin and you may find that God will return to blessing that place. Sin will stop your blessings.
3 If you know there is no hidden sin, now you have to take it a step further to finding out “God, is this you or the enemy?” I mean, this is such a simple question that most people don’t even think to ask. The mistake we make most times is assuming it’s the devil when it could be us…and our own sin or GOD! You are never going to win a battle against the Lord, so you just need to get the answer to this quickly so you know what you need to do next. Fasting may be required.
4 If it’s the enemy, you need God to give you as strategy to win that battle. Fast, get a strategy, go to war. If it was really the enemy then your supply and provision will come back after this. If it doesn’t?…
5 You need to fast and find out from God where He wants you to be or what He wants you to leave and obey.
These steps are just a simple process of elimination so that you can discern where you are and what you need to do.
You only need to learn and discern the steps ONE TIME and then with FAITH AND COURAGE you put yourself in a position where you won’t be stuck trying to figure out what is happening.
Let me be clear….there is always going to be changes what won’t happen again is this excessive confusion, lack and unnecessary warfare and being stuck trying to discern what to do. That shouldn’t happen again if you learn these steps and do them.
Every time you go through a provisional change you are going to need 2 things…Faith and Courage. Without Faith it is impossible to please God.
You will never move into it if you are not courageous. How many times did God says to Joshua in Joshua Chapter 1 “Be strong and courageous”? Because that’s what you are going to need.
I will tell you this, the minute you step in faith…the provision is INSTANTANEOUS! It will just miraculously appear when you enter the right land! God will not let you sit around thinking “Is this it?” No, you will know right away!
The best thing you have going for you when you move when He tells you to move is MOMENTUM. You have to remember that there are angels already in position that open doors for you on the other side so when you step you are moving right into the door that is already opened for you. There is a momentum that happens in the spirit when you move when HE says move. When you have the timing right and you know He said move, there is a door open for you. You will not fail. He will never tell you to move if the receiving end is not in place. This only happens when your TIMING IS OFF.
It’s scary because you are doing it by faith but when has God ever told anyone to step out and then left them hanging? NEVER! You will not be abandoned at the moment of your faith walk. HE. IS. THERE. Jehovah Shammah!
I’ve heard one minister describe this move as swinging on a trapeze. You can’t grab the new one until you leave the old and there is a timing and momentum involved when you move.
Let go of the old to take hold of the new. If you missed the other person swinging out you have to wait until they swing out again before you go. You have to catch the timing just right before you swing and let go.
What happens when you overstay
1 Nothing Good! First I want to say that while I am talking mainly about provisional change if what God is asking you to leave is a relationship that can actually flow into stopping your provisions. Sometimes one area of your life out of alignment with the will of God can spill over into other areas and mess up everything else.
2 You can fall into sin easily. If this is a provisional problem you go from having abundance to being in debt. It’s the trickle effect. And, it is God putting you on notice. Then in order to pay your bills you have to start borrowing money from people. So now you owe several people money. You have credit card debt. This is a sin. Which could have been avoided if you moved when God told you to move. Once God hit the stop button and you have not yet made the change, it is going to hurt. Because remember when you arrive in the right land there is an instantaneous flow. Things would’ve ramped down to ramp up. 10:01. Covid and lock downs was given to us as a time to reevaluate where we are and where God wants us to be. We shouldn’t be coming out of a lock down still be confused on where we should be. If that is the case, you did not use the time when you were given in lock down to be with the Lord. It’s not too late you can still take the time to find out where you need to be so that the minute you have the freedom to move you know where you need to go, what you need to do and who should or should not be in your life.
3 When God’s Spirit has moved nothing is going to work out. Every great idea of the past, won’t work. Every new idea, won’t work. Why? Ichabod!
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Why do you think David said this? You don’t want to be anywhere if the Holy Spirit is not there. Especially, if you know you are called, anointed and appointed by God to do mighty things for the Kingdom. You do not want to be around people that God told you to leave.
4 The worse stage is when God, after giving you several notices and warnings but you’re still there, He hits the STOP button. No more tickle. Whew! The devil is about to have a “field day” with you. You set yourself up for this to happen when you are in a place when God has left. How many times have you read over and over again in the bible when the Israelites disobeyed God He handed them over to their enemies? Many times. So if you continue to walk in that path the enemy is eventually going to come for you. When you should’ve left with a house full of furniture now all you have is several boxes. But you still didn’t get the message so now instead of boxes all you have is a few suitcases. But you’re stubborn and you won’t listen and so now…
This is where most people get stuck. In spiritual warfare.
And, this one gets really tricky – you see the enemy, you know it is the enemy, you know that it is witchcraft but no matter how much you fast and pray it still persists. Why? Your angels are sitting back and waiting for you to obey. You see, they harken unto the word of the Lord and if you walk in disobedience you may not have any covering. God didn’t send the witchcraft but He can let it stay there until you get the message and decide to move. He won’t let them kill you but your life is going to be miserable and there will be absolutely no fruit!
But what we end up doing is we go into these endless spiritual battle, we feel defeated, when all we need to do is obey and leave. The longer you remain in that place is the more you will be plundered. The devil will not stop until you have zero. But some are so stubborn and believe that they need to fight until things are restored. But no restoration is coming because you are in Egypt and therefore you are trespassing on the enemy’s territory. Leave while you still have your sanity.
God will never give you victories in a place where you shouldn’t be. Otherwise, you are going to think you can stay there and that is not what He wants you to do. Come out from among them.
Genesis 26: 12-32
12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. 15 So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.
16 Then Abimelek said to Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.”
17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled. 18 Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.
19 Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. 20 But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him. 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. 22 He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”
23 From there he went up to Beersheba. 24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”
25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.
26 Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. 27 Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?”
28 They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the Lord.”
30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. 31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
32 That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, “We’ve found water!” 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
Isaac had problems because they were jealous of him. He dug a well, they came for it. The first well is Esek which means strife. The second well Sitnah which means hatred. Then the final move he made was to Rehoboth which means plenty/abundance!
Please don’t miss the fact that Isaac did not have time to sit there quarreling over a well. He understood that God was with him, that means wherever he goes he’s going to be blessed. Therefore, if he’s in a place and there’s no blessing that means God is not there. OK? It is that simple. So he moves again. Some of you may need to make 3, 4, 5 moves before you get it right. Watch what happens in the new place, then decide if you should stay. He understand as Psalm 133 says that blessings only flow where there is unity so once strife entered the picture there was going to be no blessing in that place. He didn’t have time to take on those haters.
So his enemies chased him into his place of abundance. This is how the Lord uses the plans of the enemy to redirect us into the blessing He has for us. I’m sure many of you have never viewed your warfare like this before. If your warfare has been endless, even going on for years, perhaps it is time for you to consider that God is actually using “them” to redirect you into your blessings. Stop fighting for a second. Ask yourself the question, is there something God has told me to stop doing? Then stop. Are there people God has told me to move away from? Move away from them. Am I supposed to be living where I am living now? Then move. Did God tell me to change church? Then change church. Did God tell me to move to another city? Then move.
And, I know some of you right now are thinking “I don’t have the money to do that right now and I know this is what I am suppose to do”. Guess what? God already knows this. Remember, faith and courage.
At some point you would need to be introduced the God of Miracles and do you know when He shows up? When you need a miracle. Sometimes the miracle is going to looks like a sliver of a door being opened. I little light shining in a very dark tunnel. A glimmer of hope. That’s when you move.
Whether you realize it or not, it can be done. He’s never going to tell you to do something that you cannot do. But you need to be brave. You have to move with courage and faith. It’s never going to be a perfect scenario. The enemy needs to keep you in a place of fear and intimidation so that you never move into your blessings. BUT, until you move you will never see it.
I need to say this right here, please know that if you decide to stay where you are that doesn’t mean that God won’t sustain you. You’re not missing heaven. However, you will totally miss the fullness of the plan God has for you. Is that what you want?
The last well Isaac dug was called Shibah means oath (of peace) because now he found his rest. You won’t have peace until you move into your land. So the fear you may be feeling now gets replaced with peace.
Now the final question I’m sure you have is how to find the new provisional place
We go right back to Joshua 5. After the Israelites celebrated Passover and they ate the provisions of the land the following verses says this…
13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?”
15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
It says when Joshua was near Jericho, this means Joshua started moving. God rarely ever shows up and gives us full details from start to finish. No, He’s going to tell you one thing, you need to step out and do it, then He shows up with the next thing. You need to take the step of faith. Once you do that, He is going to be right there with instructions. Your angels will be there to go before you and set it all up for you. But absolutely nothing happens until you move!
Genesis 12:1-4a, 5b-7a
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed…
…When they arrived in Canaan, Abram traveled through the land as far as Shechem. There he set up camp beside the oak of Moreh. At that time, the area was inhabited by Canaanites.
Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants.”
When Abraham left he had no idea where he was going. Once he got to where he should be then God told him, this is the place.
It is OK to not know where you are going. That’s why you need faith and you need courage. It is so easy to read this but when it gets real is when you have to walk this out. Do it afraid. There’s no going back to Egypt or the wilderness. That season has ended. Staying any longer will be miserable. For some of you God will give you some money, don’t eat that seed, that’s your money to move! You may not even know where the first month’s rent is coming from but you won’t see it until you make the move.
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You just need to get this move of the Spirit once, the next time you have to go through a change, it will not be as hard because it becomes second nature to you. You won’t hesitate. Fear is always going to be there but you won’t let it stop you! Instead you will get a running start and become the greatest trapeze artist the Kingdom has ever seen. Joshua was only told to be strong and courageous in chapter 1, after that God never had to say it again. Why? Because after God showed up for him the first time he became confident that God would always show up AND because he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was in his promised land. No level of giant or demonic warfare can stop you when you are in your land. Everywhere the soles of your feet touch is yours. They have to back up when they see you coming because they are in your territory.
God will see you through this. Faith and Courage.