Rise Up and Boldly Speak God’s Narrative
Katie Barker, Tweed Coast, Australia
12th October 2021
The Lord has been repeatedly talking to me about speaking His narrative (His word, His truth, His plans, His destiny and His promises) in this hour. This week I have felt such a caution and invitation from the Lord to His people to ensure they come into agreement with His narrative in this hour. There is a directive from Heaven, right now, to rise above the narrative of the world (and the enemy) in order to come into agreement with God’s word for your families, regions and nations.
The Lord is going to move powerfully on your agreement with His word. The fire of God will fall on that which is not in line with His word. The Lord is calling you to guard your words, realize the power of your words and partner with Him in speaking His words on the direction of the Spirit. His word will not return void, but will accomplish all it is sent forth to fulfill. Rise up in faith and boldly speak out God’s narrative over your situation, families and regions and watch an overturning come.
In a vision I saw the loud noise and clatter of the enemy’s narrative in the world. As the people of God rose above the clatter and rose to heavenly places – where they are truly seated – they were able to see with heavenly perspective. There was such stillness, clarity and peace in that place. They then released powerful decrees on the leading of the Spirit, as they could see God’s plans and purposes and they could hear all the Lord wished to release. Their words came into agreement with the Lord’s and the breath of God breathed life into their words. I saw the people of God being activated with a new level of boldness and faith.
“He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!” (Ephesians 2:6, TPT)
Battle Over Your Words
There is a battle over the alignment of your words. The enemy knows the creative power of words spoken on the leading of the Spirit. He is trying to bring distraction and turn your attention away from the big picture – the destiny God has for you, your family and region. He wants to prevent you from partnering with God in calling forth these destinies.
We are in the season of birthing, where the Lord is birthing His plans and purposes in the earth; He is calling His people to protect this birthing process through prayer and intercession. It is important to only speak what the Lord directs in order to birth the fullness He desires. Be careful to not feed on the narrative of the enemy but to instead feed on the meat of God’s Word and the promises and words He has spoken.
What Does God Say?
The Lord is releasing a caution and strategy to His people in this hour to come into agreement with His vision, word and ways. I saw that as the people of God began to ask themselves, “What does God say?” instead of being swept along by what the world says, keys of revelation and wisdom began to be released to them. As they picked up these keys and their words came into agreement with all the Lord was speaking in this hour, an unlocking and release was seen on the earth. Their words were in alignment with Matthew 18:18 and Jeremiah 1:10.
“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth shall have [already] been bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth shall have [already] been loosed in Heaven. (Matthew 18:18, AMP) (Photo via Flickr)
“See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10, ESV)
The Lord is calling His people to keep His vision and promise clearly before them so they will not be swayed by what they see in the natural, but will stand firm in faith. I saw the people of God read over prophetic words they had been given and words that were released for their families, regions and nations. They began to boldly speak out these words in faith, knowing the breath of God was blowing on their words. As the people of God stood in agreement with all the Lord had spoken, I heard Matthew 18:19 resound from Heaven: “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven.”
Re-Alignment of Words
The Lord is also bringing a re-alignment to the words of His people. As the Lord highlights the power of words in this hour, He is highlighting the need to ensure we guard the words we speak. We will be held accountable for the words we have spoken so it is important to be watchful of our words.
Holy Spirit is highlighting harsh, judgmental and prideful words spoken and He is leading people to repentance and a desire to align their hearts and ways more closely with the Father. As they submit to the refining of the Spirit in their lives, their words are changing to ones of mercy, truth, wisdom, humility and love as they come into closer alignment with the heart and ways of God.
There is a cleansing and consecration occurring now in the Body of Christ in preparation for all the Lord will bring forth. It is a Joshua 3:5 time of “…Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
“So may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before Your eyes, Yahweh, my only Redeemer, my Protector.” (Psalm 19:14, TPT)
“Guard your words and you’ll guard your life, but if you don’t control your tongue it will ruin everything.” (Proverbs 13:3 TPT)
Words of Boldness, Power and Truth to Bring an Overturning
I heard the Lord say, “I am looking for those who will boldly speak out My narrative, My words, My destiny over their homes, regions and nations. For this is the hour I am looking for agreement with My word. The voice of the enemy is raging in the earth, but I am looking for those who will come into alignment with My word for this hour. The creative power of My word will be displayed, for did I not say, My word does not return to Me unfulfilled but performs My purpose and fulfills all I sent it out to accomplish?
“I will breathe life on the words spoken by My people on the leading of My Spirit, and My fire will fall and consume all that is in opposition to My word. This is the hour of overturning, and I am looking for those who will partner with Me in speaking forth an overturning and a course-correction of that which is out of alignment with all I have spoken in homes, regions and nations.
“I am shifting the narrative as I bring My people back to truth. I am releasing wisdom and discernment to those who ask so that My people can discern that which is true and walk in wisdom in this hour. This is a season like never before, where My people will see that My word is active and sharper than any double-edged sword, dividing truth from that which is false. As My people speak out My word, that which is false will be cut away and truth will remain, and a harvest will be seen on the word spoken.”
“So also will be the word that I speak; it does not return to Me unfulfilled. My word performs My purpose and fulfills the mission I sent it out to accomplish.” (Isaiah 55:11, TPT)
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5, ESV)
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, ESV)
God’s Fire Is Coming to Ignite the Nations
I heard the Lord say, “As the enemy’s voice rages in the earth, you will see Me amplify the voice of those carrying My truth and My word in this hour. I am highlighting the voice of purity. I am cleansing and realigning My Church in this hour of preparation. I am an all-consuming fire and My fire will fall on the nations. Now is the time to get yourselves ready. My fire is coming to ignite the nations and those found ready will carry My fire. Now is the time to discern the hour and come into alignment and agreement with My narrative.”
“The earth was rocked at the sound of His voice from the mountain, but now He has promised, ‘Once and for all I will not only shake the systems of the world, but also the unseen powers in the heavenly realm!’ Now this phrase ‘once and for all’ clearly indicates the removal of things that are shaking, that is, the old order, so only what is unshakable will remain. Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakable Kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights His heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire! (Hebrews 12:26-29 TPT)