The Spiritual Warfare Season
As a believer, you are in a spiritual warfare all the time. As a prophet of God, there are seasons when the warfare gets more intense because a breakthrough is coming in advancing God’s Kingdom. Don’t get caught up in civilian affairs. Instead, stay focused on the spiritual battle right in front of you, soldier of God. If you are being spiritually attacked, do not be discouraged. In fact, spiritual attacks mean you are doing something powerful for the Kingdom of God (i.e. devastating the enemy’s camp). Satan does not like the impact you’re making for God and he will do everything to steal, kill, and destroy your work (Jn. 10:10). Once you recognize that this is what’s happening, then fight the enemy with God’s word. Remember, it’s not a natural battle against flesh and blood (even though sometimes it seems like it), it’s the enemy. Something is happening in the spiritual realm, and you need to put on your full armor (Eph. 6:12-17).
The Transition Season
It is not always a walk in the park to transition from one season into another, even in the best situations. Even great people are ushered in by initial uncertainty. The secret to transitioning well is to first distinguish the change in season and to believe that God’s hand is upon you and that He is always in control.
When you notice things beginning to be disturbed in your life, ask the Holy Spirit what is going on. Moreover, recall prayers you’ve released in the recent weeks, months, and years. Are you undergoing a time of prophetic fulfillment? Dig out prophetic words that have been spoken over your life. In the season of transition, stay prayerful. Being in constant connection with God will help you distinguish between the work of the enemy and the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, which isn’t always obvious—especially in the face of loss.
As you discern a season of transition taking place in your life, get in agreement with God. The Bible tells you that two can walk together but you have to be in agreement (Amos 3:3). Surrender your will to God’s will and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
When you do this, you’ll find peace and joy, in the midst of change and uncertainty. If you are in a season of transition right now, the Lord would say to you, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you … thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11). After all, God is a God of all seasons.
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Do you feel you are in a season of transition? How so?