October 19, 2016
Wait for it . . .
Many years ago, when God told my husband and me that we were not going to get a blueprint of what we were to do for some time, and that each day would be a walk of faith, we had no idea the years involved in this promise; nor the severity. We had both dedicated ourselves to a walk of faith, and shortly after we were married 14 years ago, God spoke to both of us about the trek God was going to hone us together through . . . that journey of faith.
It sounded okay at the time, because we processed it as a short journey according to our understanding! Wow… were we ever wrong! This was not going to be a short journey according to our understanding. This is nearly 14 years later!
Many months went by and we weren’t sure if we had enough fuel to get to the store to buy milk. Besides, we rarely had enough money to get milk. God kept bringing about the miraculous on our behalf. We’d find money some odd place, or someone would mail us a check because God told them to while they were driving home from work. It was amazing.
We worked hard at jobs which dried out for different reasons. Jonathan damaging his back with bone fragments popping off and shooting through him was only a part of our journey. It was tough. We fought in faith. We won in faith. The stories and testimonies are endless.
According to Amos 3:7, God does nothing but what He tells His prophets. He spoke a lot to us always giving us hope. There were a couple of times I thought I was giving birth to our dreams, but nothing came forth. Faith has been stretched. But God always gets the glory. That plus becoming more like Him and sharing His love to everyone is what it is all about. That’s our heart.
We knew that when our breakthrough season would be near, God would speak to us more clearly. Finally, this has been a year of communication to Jonathan & me and we know that things we’ve been waiting for are soon to come. God has shown up!
The reason this is being posted here at this site, is because of the words and visions God has given me through the years showing us that this isn’t just for us, but the body of Christ at large. This isn’t a place to write out all of those details and visitations, but it is true.
We’ve exhausted ourselves listening and reading words each year that that year was going to be the breakthrough for the body of Christ. We kept hoping and hoping. It has been a struggle each year to continue believing because of the words given each year. But it hasn’t been a struggle (yet at times, greatly) on the whole because of what God has shown us. God has spoken clearly, profoundly, and straightly to us.
This is a good time to remind people that you have to know what God is saying to you personally. You can have all kinds of prophetic words, but if God isn’t showing you personally, be careful. You have to hear God. Prophetic words bring confirmations. True, it can birth some things, but you still need to go to God to hear the timing, validity, and witness on it.
That is why we bring this word to you now. We have heard and seen God unequivocally about what is to come. Yes, for us, but also for the body of Christ.
It all started the summer of 2005. Then an earth shattering dream a year and a half later revealed the enemy’s plan to wipe us out entirely; yet also showed that God would come through with flying colors for us. In that dream/vision, in my excitement of what God had done, my one time favorite pastor (Dave) in that dream said, “Why, Stephanie, it is happening to everyone!” That took the enormous humungousness of our breakthrough into the reality that we weren’t the only ones about to glorify God Almighty! It wasn’t just about our breakthrough! God was manifesting His glory everywhere to everyone! What a day of rejoicing!
Eager to hear God’s timing on all of this through the years has been the struggle part. Believing God to do what He had promised was not the difficult part. We have believed no matter what. We have accounts of our hopes being shattered on more than one occasion. We’ve been lied to, cheated upon, persecuted heavily, betrayed, and humiliated many times. We’ve gained weight and live in a place that isn’t our own, just to add to our discredibility. Oh how worldly people of God get. Been there, done that. Sadly…
But we learn. We grow. And here is the encouragement of it all.
I read earlier this year on Elijahlist that our (body of Christ) waiting in faith has been an act of worship to God. That is worth it all to me. Also, now God has spoken.
SO HERE IT IS:
The middle of August, God gave me two vivid dreams about what is about to happen to my husband and me. The second dream, I saw God’s face in the night sky and the clouds were quickly parting. This big clear space opened up and the clouds were still moving back. In that clear space, God’s face shined forth using stars to paint His face. His smile was big and all communicating to me.
You see, when our breakthrough comes, it is the sign of everyone’s breakthrough coming forth. We haven’t seen the breakthrough yet, but we’ve seen hints of it. It has started, and that is great news. Faith will carry each of us through, and we simply must not give up for a moment.
Before the dawn, it truly gets darkest, but that is one of the reasons God gave us faith. Faith pulls up fact, love, truth, and all strength we need. If our faith is weak, we give God all our love saying, “I will bless you God. I will believe that which You’ve spoken to me.” This empowers to keep believing. It’s a win-win, no matter what. We have to activate our faith.
It is coming. It has started. You will hear of all kinds of breakthroughs spreading out all over the world. God is going to show up and show off.
We will keep you posted. If you’ve lost faith, repent and gather it up for His glory once again.
He is an understanding and gracious God. He loves to be glorified.