This prophetic word is titled from Lockdown to Spiritual Level Up. This one was a bit of a surprise to me personally but in retrospect I can see it all over the word of God and it just makes sense!
The long and short of it is this, we were in a period of a lockdown and, some of you are still in it, but what God is doing during this time is actually causing you to “level up” spiritually. He’s taking you to a whole other level. Yes! Yes! Yes!
I don’t know when it happened. I know we had a shift in the spirit at Rosh Hashanna 2020 for sure and I remember feeling it again earlier this year. While we may not have seen any physical signs of a shift, I am telling you that the shift happened internally for many of you.
The reason why you haven’t seen it is that perhaps you have not yet had the occasion to use what He gave.
How is this manifesting? You are going to notice that the spiritual gifts you already have are operating at a much higher level of anointing. MUCH HIGHER. Total Level Up! You are also going to notice that you now have gifts you never knew you had before. Yep, that too.
The genius of God is that He used what the enemy meant for bad – a lockdown meant to isolate and keep us from destiny – and used it to equip us to do the greater works!!! (Genesis 50:20) Yes, Jesus!!! ALL things work for good (Romans 8:28). What the enemy meant for evil God turned it good and used it! Praise God!
If during this time, you truly sought the Lord. Spent time in the word. Spent time in prayer. Spent time in the presence of the Lord. Then this word is for you. Congratulations! You are at a different level spiritually.
When will you see it? When you go out and start operating in the gifts it will become abundantly clear to you that you are not the same person.
Ephesians 4:11-12 “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
The only time you can actually see a spiritual gifts is when it is being used <<<<read it again.
Therefore, you won’t see what you have until you are in a position to use that gift. That is when it will become apparent to you that things have changed. I found myself speaking this word over a few people and then I got immediate confirmation from a couple of them that they had already started seeing this and were amazed at how they were operating in the spirit. They were doing things they had no idea they could do. All of this came after the lockdown.
I asked the Lord to show me this in the scriptures…
One of the greatest lockdowns? Joseph in prison. If this isn’t a lockdown, I don’t know what is. It is the idea of being isolated where all you have is God, His word and prayer. Nothing else. No distractions. When you come out of that you are on a whole other level. You Level Up! He stepped right out of prison and manifested the 7 Spirits of God with zero effort!!!! Come on!!! Read about that here. He went from the prison to the palace by just opening his mouth ONE time!! This is not a switch that you can just turn on and off it comes from a deeper relationship with the Lord which happened for all of us who took those weeks and months in lockdown to just curl up in our Father’s lap and get intimate. It came from Abiding.
Another famous lockdown….
Acts 1:4 “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before.”
These are the words of Jesus to the disciples right before he ascended into heaven. Go into the upper room, isolate yourself from everyone else (you and your family), do not leave that place until you get what I tell you is coming.
That is a lockdown. And even though they didn’t have to stay there very long I do not believe they would’ve stayed longer if that was required.
Acts 2:4 “And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.”
They were given giftings and abilities they never had before. They were able to speak in 10 different languages after that lockdown.
How did they see it? When others around from the different countries understood what they were saying is when they realized they could speak in those languages.
Because, the only time you can actually see a spiritual gifts is when it is being used <<<<read it again.
If you think of David when he went into the cave of Adullam to hide from king Saul, he basically went alone but by the time he came out he had 400 men (1 Samuel 22:2). Then shortly there after he had 600 men ( 1 Samuel 23:13). He wasn’t recruiting, they came to him. God started sending the resources and the men he needed when he was in his lockdown.
I know it may seem counterintuitive to be in a place where it appears like you are doing nothing but let me assure you….
Any time spent with the Lord is time well spent.
It is the most productive time ever! I’m not talking about a lockdown filled with TV shows and video games, no. I’m talking about actively spending time with the Lord.
Now, I don’t want you to run out there and start “seeing” what gifts you have. For everyone and in every situation where this manifested it happened organically. This is not something you force. No, God will bring the occasion and the opportunity for you and then you will see it. He already knows the area you’ve leveled up and also what new gifts He has added to you; therefore, He is the only one who knows which situation you need to be put in so that you can shine. People will be saying “I didn’t even know you could do that?” what they don’t know is that you will be saying the same thing to yourself “I didn’t even know I could do that!”
Why do you think you are being fought so hard by the enemy? Why do you think there is so much warfare? The enemy is TERRIFIED of you. You are not the same person coming out. And while you may not be aware that you have leveled up, he is well aware that you did!!!! All he’s trying to do is make you feel frightened and like you’re hiding when it is actually the opposite that is happening.
This whole realization has led me to think what would happen if we intentionally did a self imposed lockdown every now and then? How much more would we be able to do for the Kingdom if we isolated for a little bit, shut out all the voices and distractions and only read the word, prayed and spent time with the Lord. I’m pretty sure as a church we would be a force to be reckoned with. And this is exactly what I believe God is creating in His new church.