I heard the words "NO RETREAT" when I woke up this morning.
Then I saw road blocks, signs saying turn back, no entry, wrong way, detour, road closed. People that were wearing crowns were pushing over the signs and stepping right over the top of them. As they knocked them down a finishing line appeared these people then started running across the line and receiving trophies. A banner overhead on the finishing line said "NO RETREAT".
Many of my children have retreated in the past at the road blocks of the enemy, in 2017 there will be a fulfilment of plans, visions, dreams, callings, from past years. Things the Lord had told you even 20 years ago will be resurrected once again with new relevance but this time the enemy won't fool you. There will be a Holy determination to finish the race and receive the prize. Once the schemes of the enemy scared you and caused you to retreat, those things will be a push over in this season. The years that the church has been beaten and ravaged by the deceits of the evil one have made it stronger. What looked like a plan and strategy to destroy my body has only strengthened it and made my people more resilient to finish the race. Hear the Lords war cry in 2017
Gone are the thoughts of failure and defeat there is a Holy determination that will come within the ranks of my Body to cross the line at all costs. There are trophies for the high callings of God to which you are called. Even my chosen ones that walked away in the past will have a resurrection of HOPE. As they see others they served along side start to finish their race they will be inspired and encouraged to get back out there.
A Holy Jealousy will emerge if they can reach the finishing line so can I. We will start to realise that some that gave up and quit along the way are the most qualified in this season to NOT RETREAT and see victory. They have the knowledge of defeat, the pitfalls of their own lives will become their greatest asset in this season. Get ready, get dressed, get running see the finishing line is set before you nothing will stop you press on towards the goal. Jesus is waiting at the finish line cheering his Church on.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.