Something incredible happened this past week that I just had to share with you guys. I still don’t have language for it so, I’ll do my best to explain. On Monday, August 9, 2021 I was moved forward exponentially on some kind of spiritual continuum. Yeah, I know it doesn’t make sense to me either. All I know is that when I got up that morning it was August 9th and when I went to bed that night I felt like somehow I was shifted to November, or even next year. It’s as if time was brought closer, or I was brought nearer to something. It was definitely a spiritual phenomenon.
It was a timing thing and yet it was more than that. I was taken into some kind of spiritual experience that has taken all week for me to even begin to understand the implications. Somehow I was brought forward exponentially and supernaturally. I kept hearing the word continuum.
A continuum is a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.
In the Spirit, I could see the continuum I have been on for the past several years. There was something very specific God began,. Maybe a better way to put it would be, in 2009, God gave me a glimpse into something for which I was being commissioned. At the time what God was showing me was so real to me it seemed tangible. It didn’t take much in the way of faith to believe. I was absolutely sure that what God was showing was going to come to pass. I was sure the fulfillment was imminent.
God put me on a very particular path that He assured me would lead me straight into what He had revealed. I don’t know how else to say it, but, this was so spiritually tangible, it was impossible NOT to be believe it. However, something happened that I hadn’t expected. This experiential glimpse ended and the vision subsequently obscured. God assured me I was still on the right path. I could see the path but only a few feet in front of me at a time. Along the path was a series of elements or events. It was a continuum. I knew if I remained on the path/continuum I would eventually step into the earthly reality of what had been revealed. Yeah, that was 2009. Time kept passing. Year after year, without so much of a hint that I would ever see the fulfillment of what once had been so tangible.
Since 2009, my journey has felt similar to Hannah Hurnard’s heroine, in her allegory, Hinds Feet on High Places. The main character, Much Afraid, embarks on a journey to the Mountains to be with her Beloved Shepherd. The Shepherd gives her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering, to accompany her on her journey. There is much that she has to overcome. At one point the path they are on seems to lead them away from the promise. That was how I felt when my life took a sudden and unexpected turn. Like Much Afraid, I found myself getting further and further away from what I believed so ardently at the beginning.
It’s not that I quit believe God for what He showed me in 2009. However, I had come to a place of letting go a long time ago. I let go of how and when the promise would be fulfilled. I hadn’t forgotten. But I was on a path that demanded my total focus on each immediate step. I couldn’t see the end of the path. That had been obscured. I could only see what was immediate and right in front of me. I remained on the path as long as I focused only on the current event/element. Once that one element was navigated I was shown the next step along the path. It has been one small step at a time, trusting God each and every step of the way.
Were there times I wondered if what I had experienced in 2009 was real or just my imagination? Of course I did. I wondered if I had gotten it wrong. Somehow, I knew that whatever that had been about, God would one day give me understanding. No matter how much I prayed, decreed, fasted, or ranted NOTHING changed. The path had no end and still seemingly led in the opposite direction. I have never felt more far away from the fulfillment of that word until now. Then…
On August 9, 2021, God brought it all back, and accelerated me forward along the continuum. Do I know how or when? No, I don’t even really know exactly what God is going to do. All I know is that it has been brought forward. It’s as if it’s been brought closer, or sooner. What has been hidden behind a cloud has come into view. I can see it, nearly as clear as I did in 2009, maybe even clearer. All I know is that I’ve been brought closer to stepping into what God revealed way back then.
So, why share this with all of you? Because I don’t think I’m the only one who has waited over a decade to step into a promise from God. This promise is connected not only with my destiny but the commission of God upon my life. I believe there are others who have seen and heard things in the Spirit about the call of God and commission from heaven and have yet to fully step into the fulfillment of those words.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.Habakkul 2:3 ESV
Hold Fast. Keep Going. It will be worth the wait. I don’t know what God has in store for each one of us. But, I do know that God is faithful. I know that He watches over His word to perform it.
Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”Jeremiah 1:12 AMP
The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Shalom