Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Drawing of an Unexpected Curtain

Last night at the Elijah List conference in Albany, Oregon we entered a profound experience in worship. As worship deepened, I heard the Lord say, “I am drawing an unexpected curtain.” The curtain had the words, “3:20”, written across the front. Immediately, I knew the numbers referenced Ephesians 3:20 where Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
The curtain parted, revealing blessings, victories and solutions so profound we could not even consider their possibility. These unimaginable answers to prayer began to walk out among the conference attendees. As they walked among us they began to settle on people as a signal to the beginning of a season of fulfillment.
As this experience in worship continued to unfold, I shared what I was seeing with Steve Shultz, the founder of Elijah List, thinking the word only pertained to Elijah List and a new season of exponential growth that ministry was about to experience. Later that night, the Lord reminded me of the word and let me know the word was actually for His larger Church. He began to expand my understanding of what I had seen in worship.
We have entered an astounding moment in the history of God’s Kingdom. The prayers we have prayed in previous seasons were not the frontier of what God is about to do. We have entered a place where answers to our prayers will be beyond what we might ask or think, even in the depths of our most intimate prayers. The Spirit is taking our prayers and depositing them into places we do not yet see. At the command of God, a curtain has been drawn and unimaginable answers to prayer will begin to visit our lives with a fulfillment so profound we will only be able to fall down in an awe-inspired expression of worship at God’s goodness and provision.

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