Dec 21, 2019 THE ELIJAH LIST
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
Is God calling you to migrate to a different calling, region or ministry?
I know many have said that they feel called to something new in this upcoming decade.
If that’s you, I want you to be encouraged in this powerful word by Nate Johnston of Australia.
Nate offers you valuable and in-depth insight for migrating to the new area God is calling you and even your family to. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Thank you for making the always-free Elijah List Ministries possible. To partner with us, click here.
Your donations truly help us keep these emails free for you. Donate at:
P.S. – Oh, and a Quick Note to our readers: To EXPLORE our more than 2,500 Christian Prophetic books, CDs, and gifts go to: elijahshopper.com.
“Are You in Migration? Enter the Slipstream of Faith and Adventure”Nate Johnston, Gold Coast, Australia
“It’s time for migration!” I heard the Lord say at the beginning of October. The authority of His words shifted things in the heavens. Something had dramatically changed, but what? Many people have been prophesying about the beginning of a new era that started on the Jewish new year 5780, and I definitely felt it. But what was the shift? I believe it was the shift from the long season of transition into a new era and a new day of movement and movements! We have entered the time of global migration!
You Have Moved from Preparation to Possession and Occupation
In biology, migration is the term used to describe animals, such as birds that travel from one physical location to another according to the seasons. Human migration, or immigration, refers to the movement of people from one location to another for the purpose of conquest and colonization. But what is the difference between the season you were into the season you are in now?
In this transition, God was focused on removing you from old patterns and methods – ways of doing things and ways of thinking. He was removing you from old assignments and mantles, severing old ties and cycles. I saw Him healing wounds and trauma, installing new identity, awakening new authority, and preparing you for the promised land and “new thing” you have known was coming.
Migration, however, is the next phase of the process where God spiritually and physically moves you into position to inhabit and occupy what He has promised you. Migration is where you wave goodbye to the past limitations and begin to walk in new freedom and authority you haven’t known. It’s where you begin to walk in your new anointing, mantle and sphere of influence. Migration is where you step into your new role and office and begin to function, operate, dream and think differently.
Migration is where the long-awaited promises begin to piece together and shift in your favor because it’s the time of birthing and manifestation after a long season of pushing. This is where you get to POSSESS the promised land not just talk about it. This is where you get to seize the land, pursue the dream and occupy the new territory God has given you!
There Are Cities and Nations With Your Name on Them
There are so many Believers who are physically migrating right now, whether it’s just regional, state, or international It’s all come in response to your cry for the nations and your governmental call to shift and disciple nations.
Just recently, God showed me a vision of empty seats and imposters in seats of power around the globe. These were seats that God was moving His people into to occupy what hadn’t been stewarded and to evict the imposters from the seats of power. There are cities and nations with your name on them, readying themselves for your arrival – to shake up the atmosphere so the King of Glory can come in and usher in revival.
Your Exile Is Over – You Have Outgrown Where You Are
Just as the Israelites stood at the border of the wilderness and Canaan (the Promised Land) after 40 years in waiting, so now are we all standing at the precipice of a new day…finally. The difficulty is that many of us have been in that waiting for so long that it’s become kind of the norm, right? Maybe you don’t even feel any change at all and can’t see any way forward. That was the challenge the Israelites faced too. Egypt took awhile to break off them because they were born into slavery, but now it was the waiting that had slowly infiltrated their vision and view of the future.
Many people have been in their waiting, exile season for so long that when it’s finally time to go it can be daunting. God finally gives you the green light and the next steps to take and you freeze in fear, strangely grasping for the safety of the waiting season – as limiting as it has been. You have now outgrown the environment you have been in and it’s time to move, whatever that looks like for you, because it will no longer be conducive to your destiny to stay there.
When we outstay our welcome and plant our feet deeper out of fear, the natural outcome is frustration and bitterness. We begin to blame God for feeling like we missed out while others are thriving when we are the ones that put on the brakes. The breakthrough you have been wanting to see and the fulfillment you have been wanting to experience is dependent on you moving onward, despite not understanding what you are moving into. Trust Him that it’s going to be better than you think!
Letting Go of the “Unfinished” Season
The other difficulty many Believers face when migrating is their grief in letting go of the place, people and old season behind them. Recently, my wife and I were praying with friends, who are in a physical relocation/migration season, when I looked at my friend and said the strangest thing: “You need to forgive the land. It was a hard place to be and there was much warfare attached to being there and constant closed doors, but now you have finished well.” She then replied, “What is hard is letting go of what we thought was meant to happen here in this season, the unfinished and unfulfilled dreams.”
Maybe you can relate. Maybe the place, role, assignment, or mandate you have had has been a very difficult one. Even though you can feel God moving you on it’s been difficult to let go of your own expectations or the feeling of failure you have been carrying. It’s time to forgive the season, let go, and move on.
Jesus told His disciples to wipe the dust off their feet and move on and now it’s time for you to do the same. As you do, you will suddenly find the fresh joy you need to fully embrace the new season you are in.
Picking Up the New Car
At the beginning of October, I had a dream where I was standing at a car dealership. I handed in my car and keys to the representative and then waited in the delivery room. After what felt like a while, the representative drove a car right up to me, stepped out, and handed me the keys to my new car. To be honest, I looked at the car and was a little surprised; it was a convertible car that seemed like it was made up of many different shapes and models of vehicles, old and new.
The representative, seeing my hesitation, said, “Nate, just hop in and check out its advanced features.” So I sat in the car and was in awe of the incredibly advanced technological features this car had. I knew right away this car would be able to do more and go further than the previous car and possibly even the car I would have chosen.
Migration is not always a physical relocation, but sometimes it’s the activation and ignition of a mantle or assignment that is already there, or the upgrade of one vehicle (ministry) to another. Right now, many people are being upgraded or have already been upgraded, but they just didn’t expect the car to look like it does. I encourage you to trust that God’s design is far better than your own and it’s now time to turn on the engine and see what the new upgrade can do.
Many ministries and businesses have to reassess their vision and approach in the coming months because we have to adapt to what God is doing. We have to join His slipstream and not just expect we can keep going business as usual. Innovation is needed for us to move with the new wave that is upon us, and we need to ask God for the new strategies and ideas of Heaven to help us flow with it.
The Slipstream of Faith and Adventure
There is still no map in migration, just raw and blind faith and a hunger to go where His presence leads. As I was asking the Lord about this He said to me, “I don’t give orders, I provide the opportunity to move in faith.”
There is a Holy Ghost slipstream in this migration where, if we make HIM the main attraction above the destination, WE WILL NOT MISS A THING! So many people have been couped up in exile for so long that they have lost their adventure and wonder but RIGHT NOW God is giving it back.
New Wings for a New Season
As I’m typing out this word I am sensing that the Holy Ghost is doing a heart work in people reading it. The Lord is saying to those who are struggling to embrace the new season of migration and moving forward, “I know you have been weary for a long time, but right now I am refreshing your body, mind and soul, and giving you new wings to fly.”
In Isaiah 40:31 it says, “[B]ut those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
When Monarch Butterflies migrate they actually grow bigger wings in the process. What looks like it should wear them down only increases their size. In the same way, God is using this migrating season to increase and enlarge you. You have only known the weariness but not the soaring, the battling but not the breakthrough. However, now God is not only migrating you in the natural but He is migrating you in the spirit to a higher altitude!
Your Family Is Waiting
I had to stop writing halfway through this word because I heard the Lord say something that wrecked me. He said, “Tell them not to delay because their family is waiting.” I’m not sure what that means to you, but I know that in this transition, one of the biggest areas God has been shifting is our own, personal families, as well as the relationships we are in. God has heard the cry of a people longing to find their tribe and He is bringing them to you in this season.
Right now, many of us have already been through very painful situations as God has been purging and defining relationships and alignments so those we have around us can withstand the depth God is taking us. Migration has meant an even greater, sudden end to connections, and this has been hard. Yet, you need to know that God has family waiting for you to GO and make the necessary shift from one place/location to another, one assignment to another, and/or one community and people to another.
Pray with me: “Lord we give You this season of migration and we ask You to guide and lead us and give us wisdom to know where to go and how to walk out this season well. I let go of what is behind me and fully embrace the adventure ahead of me in Jesus’ name!”
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshiper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry “Everyday Revivalists,” he teaches on intimacy and hearing God’s voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus.
Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into Gods sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in Grace and freedom through our identity in Christ.
Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
To receive more words like this in YOUR inbox, subscribe FREE to the Elijah List at this link elijahlist.com/subscribe.