This word is submitted by Bart DeVries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My people come to Me, come to Me as who you are and not as whom you want to be. Come to Me regardless of what you think or how you feel. Don't you know that I have made you complete through Him? I have given you My Son so that you can walk in total freedom, in total peace and in total unconditional faith. You have not yet seen or experienced the fullness of My Son in your lives, in your ministry, because you have not yet known what it means to walk in the fullness of Christ. It is My desire for you to know and to walk in the fullness of Him, because only then change will come forth in your thoughts, in your hearts, in your lives, in your circumstances and in your ministry. It is my desire to see you grow, to see you bear fruit and to see you change through the plan and destiny I have for you. No thought or dream is too big, no thought or dream is too strange, because know that it is Me who planted those thoughts and dreams in your minds and spirits. Know that it is Me who will work out every detail of everything I once spoke or revealed to you as long as you start trusting Me in everything and start walking in the assurance and fullness of My Son.
For ye says the Lord, know that it is not My intention to set you aside or hold you back from everything I have in store for you. The enemy tried to rob, to kill and to destroy everything what I wanted to do in and through your lives, but as you come in this closer intimacy with Me, I will give you the strength and the courage to pick up and continue where you left. I will give you the courage and faith to have victory in any circumstance, because no longer you will be walking by what you see, but you will start walking by what I have taught you to believe and have faith in. For My son and daughter give Me your heart, and let your eyes watch My ways.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says the Lord. Only through a closer and deeper intimacy with Me you will start seeing and understanding the meaning and the fullness of My plans and you will start to realize that what you have seen so far is just very little of what I am well capable to do.
Old bridges will be burnt and new bridges are going to be built, because I am repositioning My soldiers, My warriors My army. I am recruiting a total new battalion of prayer warriors and intercessors who are willing to step out into the front lines, who are willing to step out into the heat of the fights against evil and darkness. Those who have been in the back rows will be promoted to the front rows. Those who have been rejected by men, will start to receive favour from Me in such an abundant way that the same men who rejected them will confess that it is Me who is giving them that favour and that it is Me Who is in charge.
For those churches and ministries, for those local parts of the Body who are willing to open themselves up for Me and have this desire to receive the fullness of My Son, for them I will make the Way to succeed, to increase and to prosper in their calling and destiny. They will be the ones who will see the fruits come forth of the many seeds they have been faithfully planting over the past years, because they have not been giving up but they have been trusting me in everything. This will be a year where I will start breaking through the denominational barriers and bring those Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists and Pastors together in unity for My specific purpose and reason. I will call them to come in unity with Me first, I will call them to come in unity with their flock I entrusted them and only then I will call them out to come in unity with each other. No longer will my Body be as fragile as a jigsaw puzzle, falling apart, being incomplete when a piece is missing or doesn't fit in. I am going to shape, to rebuild and to smooth the edges. I am going to take the roughness away, so that all the pieces will perfectly match and fit together as one Body.
I am calling My Church back to the basics of the Word. I am calling My Church to repent from it's own wicked ways. I am calling out for those who truly want to repent and open up their hearts to receive Me, because I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Many have been deceived by the plans of Satan, and yes, Satan has been penetrating in the church and families over the last decades. It is My desire to bring forth a true restoration in the Church, based upon My Word and not men's religion. Yes, it is My desire to reveal the Father's heart. The broken hearted will be healed, restored and empowered through My Spirit to do the works of the Saints. I will raise up a mighty army enabled to minister to those who are hurt, discouraged and lead astray.
I am going to give My Body a full understanding of what it means to prophetically declare warfare to every demon and evil spirit in the cities, in the land. I am going to show My Body to take back what is rightfully theirs. I am calling my Body to break free from every spirit of discouragement, weakness, timidity, unbelief, frustration, defeat and failure. You have been set free from all of this through My Son, says the Lord.
Receive this gift, this knowledge and revelation into your hearts and I will empower and strengthen you through My Spirit. Parts of My Body have been walking in defeat, fear and threat, but now is the time to stand up and place the banner over the cities. I am raising up leaders who say "No" to compromising. I am raising up leaders who teach the whole council of My Word, and I am calling you, the sheep, to whole heartedly support them. This will be a year of preparation, sanctification, and re-dedication of many parts of the Body. I will call My people to earnestly search their hearts and look at their motivations and attitudes.
It is My desire to see the Church well prepared and operate in the fullness of My Son. I am calling My church to become one of heart, I am calling My church to fully understand My heart. Only through a closer intimacy with Me it will be possible to receive the fullness of My son.
You have been crying out for signs, wonders, miracles. You have wanted to see the impossible to happen, but yet have you been ready for this? Have you prepared your lives, your churches to receive all of this? Yes, it is My desire to give you all of this, but you need to be prepared! I am calling the leaders back to the Cornerstone, I am calling them back to simplicity of ministry. Visions of men will die in order to give birth to My visions and even through the times of transition I am calling My Body to welcome this new move which is leading towards My fullness released in the Church.
I will never leave nor forsake you, I have given you My Son Jesus Christ, to lead you to guide you and have victory over every attempt from the enemy. Trust Him, seek Him, follow Him, let His character develop in yours and you will receive and understand His fullness.