The past week or so the Lord has been talking about letters. I keep hearing “the letters are going out, the letters are going out!” As I’ve been in prayer over it I got a strong sense this is related to heritage and identity in Christ. The phrase “remember who you are” has been rolling around over and over. It’s interesting that I personally noticed some increased attempts to shake my own identity immediately after I began getting this download. What has developed is the following message for 2018.
It’s a time to remember and take hold of who God says you are. Recalling and standing firm in the prophetic words, encouragements and promises spoken over you. Especially the words that have given you a greater revelation of how God sees you and who He has called you to be. As I write this I see primarily single words passing before my vision, like words in alphabet soup but in varying scripts. Words like: Daughter, Overcomer, Visionary… They will be different for each person but ring with a resonance. I believe these are words written in a personal letter to each of us from the Lord. He stamps it with His seal and sends it on.
Heritage plays a part as well. As this word has unfolded Holy Spirit has been showing me a legacy is left in each place we dwell. It can be a family/blood heritage, things received and imparted to us from our family. Breakthroughs and revelations passed on through family, biological or spiritual fathers and mothers. But it went beyond that. It’s coming through people we have shared significant moments with as well. The example I was given was from CSSM. We recently had a large group graduate, I saw shimmering pools in the rooms things the graduates left, an impartation that the remaining students would soak up. Legacies, spring boards, a baton to pick up and run the next leg with and pass on.
So I encourage you, not only to look at what you have been given or what has been spoken over you but also what you have seen in those around you. The ones that spur you on and inspire you to ask and seek more. That freedom you admire in the person in worship, that’s for you. The peace you love in your neighbor, that’s for you. The incredible joy in your friend that makes you smile, that’s for you.
I pray as you have read this word that your letter has been delivered to your heart and set a new fire. Let’s walk boldly into 2018 confident in who our heavenly Father says we are. Take up your banner and step forward.