“Understanding the Season and the Contradiction – Fiery Trials and Relationships”
by Johnny Enlow, Santa Clarita, CA
We are simultaneously in a season of unprecedented breakthrough and acceleration while also being in a season of intense fiery tests. This is happening both at a macro level (our nation for instance), as well as at a micro level in your key personal relationships. This dynamic can have many of you at minimum befuddled as you can’t tell if you are in a good season or a bad season. Rejoicing and panic both seem to be readily your portion. The bottom-line truth is—this is an unprecedentedly good season, but our advancements are not going unchallenged.
An Immense Heavenly Outpouring Coming
Some advancements we have been waiting for years for or even decades—are suddenly happening, and yet there are accompanying tests that are so unexpected and shocking that it is threatening to steal the joy or even sabotage the breakthrough. There are many factors playing into this present reality. One is that there is an immense outpouring of Heaven’s gifts in finance, favor and anointing that is forthcoming—and God is allowing relationships at all levels to be uniquely challenged so that when the heavenly outpouring comes you can stand in the prosperity, favor and anointing being deposited.
High favor can harm you, your family and key relationships if you are not strengthened for it. Because of this many church, business and family relationships are under significant duress right now, even while many of those being tested experience unique breakthrough in other areas.
Faulty Relationships Being Exposed
Many long-lasting relationships have had a foundational weakness that cannot take the pressure of the next level of prosperous outpouring that God is about to drop on His people. The present test is making it imperative that you either upgrade the relationship or the relationship is not going to make it. This of course has already happened to some of you and it is stunning some of you because you have always assumed a great destiny breakthrough would come connected to the relationship(s) that have now seemed to have failed. The purpose of this writing is to help many of you make sense of what is taking place.
For some of you, it is already “after the fact” and the long-term seemingly vital relationship is suddenly over. For the rest of you, be aware of the season and the purpose of the added stress to key relationships. It is so that you strengthen the underlining weakness of the relationship or that in some cases, you painfully discover that a key relationship does not have the strength for the next level of your journey. Do not misunderstand this as an invitation to quit vital relationships. Instead, do everything possible to see the relationship through the fiery test.
Long-term relationships that make it through this brief, intense fiery season become quickly positioned for a great harvest. This is the ideal. However, at some point there may be a need to recognize that there is a separation taking place and if so, be comforted. God is looking out for you and saving you from building any longer on a faulty foundation. He will have the next key relationship(s) for you and let your confidence be in that.
Above all, ask for more love and more wisdom, as He is both Love and Wisdom and will see you through to what He has been promising you all along.
Johnny Enlow is a social reformer, international speaker, spiritual mentor, and author of The Seven Mountain Prophecy, The Seven Mountain Mantle, and Rainbow God. He and his wife Elizabeth are focused on awakening individuals to their call to provide practical solutions from the heart of God for every problem in society – until the real God of all of life is displayed in the seven primary areas of culture in all nations: Media, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Family, Religion, Economy, and Education.
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