A Season of Instant Shifts
A man walked over to me not long ago, touched my shoulder and said, “Unbreakable spirit.” And at that moment, I felt it come true. Although I was not overwhelmed by God’s presence and power, I felt the shift in my heart and mindset instantly.
And as I meditated on the encounter, I heard the Lord say that we are entering into a season of instant shifts, a season of anointing that breaks the heavy yoke, a season that prepares us for the days ahead to shine with the glory of the risen Lord. We are stepping into an outpouring of Unshakable Faith – where the spirit of faith, the gift of faith, is being released to those who will turn their faces to the Lord and receive it.
A New Spirit Within You
This is the season of Holy Spirit releasing a new spirit within you to get you on your feet again. I encourage you to begin accessing the gift of faith that results in an “Unbreakable Spirit.” Isaiah 57:15 (MSG) issues an incredible message to you who feel crushed by the trials of life:
“A Message from the high and towering God, who lives in Eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I live in the high and holy places, but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed, and what I do is put new spirit in them, get them up and on their feet again.'”
His Word is full of promises that He will renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within you (see Psalm 51:10-12, AMP). And those who look to Him will be delivered from all their fears and troubles, and their faces will be radiant (Psalm 34:4-6).
You can access this new spirit by turning your focus on Him, away from what seems to be crushing you, soak in worship and wait on Him – speak out His promise and declare that you are entering into the resurrection of life and joy.
The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:6-18 tells us specifically what God is about to do and how we can cooperate with His will rather than give in to the darkness of our thoughts and the world. The same God who said: “‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (verse 6).
God promises that your light will shine out of the darkness. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God is coming to you, and to the Church, as we focus on seeking the face of Christ and say, “O surpassing greatness of the power of God, come and transform me, transfigure me, beautify me until my face shines with Your glory” (see verse 7).
You know that God has released an Unbreakable Spirit if you can stand up, like the Apostle Paul and declare (verses 8-11): I may be afflicted but I am not crushed. I may be perplexed but I am not in despair. I may be persecuted but I am not forsaken. I may be struck down but I am not destroyed.
The Spirit of Faith
The spirit of faith is coming to transform not only you but also the Church in this next wave of God that releases an unbreakable spirit and breaks us free to receive the outpouring of His glory to step into our destiny to rise and shine, full of the power and glory of God. That spirit of faith causes us to believe and to speak out the opposite of what the enemy is doing in the world. We speak out and declare life where there has been death, forgiveness where there has been wrongdoing; we let go of all our fears and troubles that hold us back, drop it at the foot of the Cross and step into an unbreakable spirit and unshakable faith (verses 13-14).
We begin to shift our focus away from the things that are seen and our eyes are open to see the things that are unseen. New revelation of Jesus and insight into what is happening today and tomorrow in the unseen realm will arise and lift your faith even higher until you step up and into the greater glory.
And as you do that, grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God (verse 15).
Julia Loren Ministries
Julia Loren, the founder of Julia Loren Ministries, is an international speaker and author of several books including Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Power (with Bill Johnson and Mahesh Chavda), Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Experiences (co-authored by James Goll), Supernatural Anointing (to be released January 2012), When God Says Yes: His Promise & Provision when You Need it Most, and BEYOND 2012: What the Real Prophets are Saying. She divides her time between Camano Island, Washington and Redding, California.