Prophetic Word – Congratulations! You’re the 2nd choice
This prophetic word is titled Congratulations! You’re the 2nd choice. Meaning you were not the first choice and you are now inheriting someone else’s destiny/mandate.
I had so much fun writing this! Perhaps because when I meet people, if God allows me to see their calling and destiny mandated by Him I wish I could just sit them down and explain what I am going to share with you in this post. It is so crucial that you understand how this works. It may explain a lot about your own life and the lives of others.
I’ll start with a conversation I had with the Lord some years back where He said to me
“Callings are irrevocable but Destiny is revocable” I said to Him “why is that?” and He said “free will, you have to choose it.”
I’ve never forgotten that He said that because it clarified so much to me that I’ve seen over the years. Let me explain…
The word tells us from the foundations of the world God already planned out what we would do (Ephesians 2:10) This is why abortion is an affront to God because humans are deciding to end the calling and destiny of another (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-18). Because everybody has a calling/purpose/destiny. There’s nobody here just to take up space.
No matter how insignificant you may feel. God has something for you to do. There is a purpose for your life.
You should make it your life’s mission to find out what your purpose/calling and destiny is if you don’t already know it. Do you need help with this? Go to https://glorytogloryschool.com and sign up. This is free and there will be a whole series that will teach you about this. You can also make sure you are on our mailing list by signing up below and when we do the classes we will let you know.
I want to clarify the 2 terms I am going to use here so that you understand what I mean. Because you may call them something else so I want you to be clear.
When God says “callings are irrevocable” what He was referring to is Romans 11:29 that says our gifts and callings are without repentance. Or as it says in the TPT version “And when God chooses someone and graciously imparts gifts to him, they are never rescinded.“
What does that mean? It means that if God called you to be a pastor you are forever called to be a pastor. He’s NEVER going to change His mind about that. So, if you mess up 50 million times and you are addicted to drugs, you got a divorce, you didn’t lose the calling you still have it! Because, He will never take that back from you. It is irrevocable.
Irrevocable – not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
But then He went on to further say “Destiny is revocable because of free will”
Ephesians 1:11 “Through our union with Christ we too have been claimed by God as his own inheritance. Before we were even born, he gave us our destiny; that we would fulfill the plan of God who always accomplishes every purpose and plan in his heart.”
Before we were born He gave us our destiny! Whew! That is a BIG word.
So, before you were born God planned your destiny. He gave you a mission. A mandate. There’s something He wants you to do and it was planned before you even were formed in your mothers womb.
You have a job to do! You didn’t get saved for nothing!
OK, so now you know that your calling as a pastor is irrevocable. Let’s look at a hypothetical scenario of how the destiny associated with your calling as a pastor may play out. Say that you live in London but the destiny (destination/mandate/job) where you step into your full purpose is being a pastor in New York City. Somewhere along the line you have to get to NYC because that is where your destiny will start to come into maturity. So I am using the term destiny here like a place where you need to be. God is always going to put it in your heart somehow through dreams, visions a desire to go to NYC. You are always going to be drawn to where He needs you to be. You may not know the timing of it but you know for sure that you need to end up there one day.
However, somewhere along the line you ended up in another city, Berlin. Basically what you did was choose a different destination (destiny). Based on your own free will. You thought eventually you will get to New York City.
God moves in times and season and with Kairos there is a deadline, it is an appointed time. So let’s say the destiny of this individual was to be a pastor in NYC. God had it planned before the foundations of the earth that after Covid lockdowns the Kairos time on this church is 2021. That is when they needed to be in NYC. 2021. However, in 2021 where were they? In Berlin. Wrong city. Vaccine Passport, travel restrictions and that is the end of that. What happens then? God revokes it and He gives it to someone else.
“Destiny is revocable because of free will”
Say what now? Yep! This is not about you, me, or anybody for that matter! It is about God having a Kingdom plan for the earth. It’s not about MY plan. We’re not working on YOUR plan. Nope. We have to fall in line with His plan. Well, technically you don’t have to do anything. But, boy are you going to be miserable if you don’t!! He allows us to be a part of His plan. This is an honor and a privilege. We get to work with the Creator of the universe to do what He wants to do in the earth. This is where we have joy, peace, a fulfilling and exciting life, we’re never fearful because we are walking in step with the Almighty. It’s about HIM.
If God needs a pastor in NYC in 2021 to start a new movement, HE is going to have exactly that. With or without you. This isn’t about us. There is wiggle room to dilly dally all you want prior to Kairos time. But when it is Kairos Time, we have to be in place or the destiny gets revoked!
Don’t you feel this heavy birthing in the spirit? What do you think all this warfare is about? KAIROS! It’s here!!!
All those people He was preparing to bring to Him by the thousand in NYC need a pastor! The New Church needs to be formed. Since the first choice decided to follow their own plan, He will put in the replacement.
Congratulations! You are the 2nd Choice!
I know we tend to think that the 2nd place is not the prime position. But, first place sometimes abdicates the role. They forfeit. The destiny of the first choice gets revoked and He gives this job/mandate to someone else.
So now, in Brooklyn there’s this social worker that mentors young adults at a community center. This social worker has started to win souls to the Lord within their job and the group grows and grows. Until one day someone says “you should start your own church” Of course, the social worker will say “Oh, no I am not a pastor” to which the person replies “But, you’re kind of doing the job of a pastor”. The role of a social worker is the same as a pastor. They just never saw themself as a pastor. The whole time they were diligently doing their job they were actually training to be the pastor and didn’t even know it.
And so, the social worker steps out in faith to do it and becomes the pastor of that mega church in NYC and grows to a congregation of 7,500 in a few months. With little to no effort.
This is how people inherit other people’s destiny. They were not the first choice. Why am I telling you this? In 5782/2022 there are going to be many people inheriting other people’s destiny. It gets passed to you because the original person for that destiny made choices (free will) that caused God to revoke it and give it to you instead.
How destinies get revoked:
(1) fear – it looked too big and too impossible so they ran away from it.
(2) flesh – following after what they want instead of what God says.
(3) stubborn – refusing to do the things God requires to fulfill the destiny/mandate. Lack of cooperation with God.
All of this is free will. This is how some people’s prophetic word don’t come to pass.
Signs that you inherited someone else’s destiny:
-Whatever it may be it was not on your radar screen; You won’t see it coming until it arrives.
-You were being faithful with what you believed was your true calling when this other thing just found you. Meaning, you were not looking for it and it just fell into your lap;
-It is generally a new thing and not an established thing.
-You felt ill equipped to handle this because at first glance it appears that you are not qualified to do that. Upon further inspection, you realize that you are actually able to do it.
-Things begin to move at an accelerated speed once you “pick it up” because it has reached Kairos. God’s appointed time no waiting period necessary. You hit the ground running.
-Everything just fell into place 1,2,3 – people, resources, tools, money all fell into place to make it happen. This means you can do this effortlessly. No obstacles.
The reason these inherited destiny move so fast is the destiny is in its Kairos moment but the person who was supposed to be in place is not there so you, as the 2nd choice, can move quickly to get it done. You don’t have to wait. God is never going to ask you to do something that you are not 100% equipped to do when you are the 2nd choice. If you’re a fisherman, He’s not going to say “you’re now a neurosurgeon” No, these two things are not even close. It will be something that you are able to do but possibly never saw yourself doing. You will move with ease because it is ready to go, you picking it up with everything already in place. These types of destinies actually happen even faster than your own original destiny. I mean the one you were actually called to do. But it is because of your diligence and faithfulness with your own destiny and calling why God gave you this. You have it because He already knows you are going to get the job done. <—-read this whole paragraph again.
How do you get selected for the 2nd choice?
You don’t choose it. God chooses you to be the second choice.
This is not to be mistaken for you seeing what someone else has and wanting it. This is not envy or jealousy or coveting what someone else has. No.
Esther didn’t sit there waiting for Vashti to fail so she could “slide into King Ahasuerus DM”. Nope.
Boaz was not first in line for Ruth. No. That other guy said no. He followed the proper procedures being the 2nd choice and still won.
God chooses the replacement.
Read Judges 4 – 5. This is the story of Deborah and Barak. Deborah was a judge and a prophetess and she called Barak and told him that he needed to go to war against Sisera and that God would give him victory. Barak (possibly due to fear) says that he doesn’t want to go unless Deborah goes with him. So then she says this to him…
8 Barak told her, “I will go, but only if you go with me.”
9 “Very well,” she replied, “I will go with you. But you will receive no honor in this venture, for the Lord’s victory over Sisera will be at the hands of a woman.”
A lot of people read this and they think the “victory at the hands of a woman” was about Deborah. Well, this is not the case. Deborah didn’t kill Sisera. So, who was the woman who killed Sisera? Jael.
Jael – was the second choice. She inherited it. What is even more odd is that she is not a warrior. It would appear she is ill equipped for the job. So how is she going to get it done?
At the Kairos moment, Sisera came running on foot to her tent. She didn’t go looking for him, he landed in her lap. She was selected as second choice and didn’t know it. He’s laying on the ground tired and she gives him some water and covers him with a blanket. He’s not feeling threatened. There’s no need for her to have the skills of a expert sword fighter. He falls asleep. I’m thinking this is the moment when the reality hits her that she’s stepped into a Kairos Moment and she doesn’t have much time to think about it, she has to move fast. Hit the ground running. She just happens to have a tent peg and hammer handy (tools and resources in place) and she does it with little to no effort. Voila!
The 2nd choice gets the job done. Because the first choice, by his free will forfeited his destiny. He’s still a warrior – irrevocable. But the destiny of killing Sisera was revoked because of his free will.
These things can be a one time thing, seasonal thing or a life long thing. All I know is some of you are going to be doing things other people should’ve done.
In 2020 and 2021, there was a lot of shifting happening. People needed to be in place to do what God wanted them to do. God is switching out people right now. This is where the 2nd choice will come about. I’m sure some of you are already experiencing this. Or perhaps an opportunity has presented itself and you are not sure if that is what you should be doing because it seem a little bit outside of your “usual thing”. What God wants you to do is to ask Him, before you pass on it. Before you say no, pray. Bring it to Him in prayer and ask Him if this is from Him. Then inspect the skills that are required to do it and see if perhaps you have those skills. How you will know for sure is the moment you set out to do it, everything will fall into place very easily. You will be able to do it very quickly and with little effort.
By the way, this is not just about “church stuff”, this could be a job, getting a house, a business, anything. In this scenario the 2nd choice wins!
What happened to your own destiny? You still have it. This is just a bonus.
Part 2 of this message talks about what happens to the first choice people. You can read it here Forfeiting Your Destiny