I read a prophetic word yesterday after I wrote the motivation, I felt it went along with what I had written. While I don’t believe every prophetic word spoken is for every single person reading it, I do believe we can find insights in many different teachings and even in prophetic words, this was one of those I felt I found insight in.
I know many people are pressing in and standing in faith and feeling nothing but disappointment. I don’t want you to give up, I want you to press forth into your promise and if there is anything I can do or say to help you do that, that is what I intend to do. I want you walking in your destiny. I want you walking in your dreams. I want you walking in the fulfillment of all God has promised you…that being said, I hope this teaching/ prophetic word by Keith Luker is a blessing to you, I know it was to me.
By Keith Luker/ KeithLuker.com
I received this prophetic word repeatedly in this season for individuals, leaders, business people, and churches. I believe it is a timely message for the Body of Christ worldwide.
Many of us have been pressing in with faith and believing God for great things in our lives. At the same time many have experienced delay, disappointment, and discouragement because circumstances have pushed back on our dreams and hard work.
It may seem as though nothing is happening, but I believe the word of the Lord for those of us in this situation is: “Take heart! Every seed sown in faith MUST produce a harvest of goodness and increase in your life.”
Jeremiah 29:11-12 is poignant: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.”
This is not wishful thinking or simply a positive mental attitude. This is the guarantee of Heaven, certified by Holy Scripture, and by the Father Himself who has never failed to deliver. The Spirit of God is shouting this message to those of us who have labored in faith for a positive change and have come up empty: “Tweak it, and try it again!”
Cast Your Net On the Other Side
There is a supernatural element descending upon our efforts that will completely change this apparently fruitless activity into immediate abundance and overflow. Jesus is stepping into your boat with today’s instructions, “Cast your net on the other side.”
Two stories from the Gospels spell it out in dramatic fashion.
Luke 5:4-11 When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Him.
John 21:3-7 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”
When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.
Here are several points that leap out at me as I read these amazing miracle stories.
1. Put the work in, it is NOT wasted effort!
2. Listen to Jesus.
3. Be willing to change.
4. Tweak it and try it again (obey).
5. Enjoy the miracle!
6. Adjust to the blessing.
7. Let the presence of Jesus purify your heart.
8. Leave everything and follow Him.
9. Welcome to your new life!
The vision is still right. Following Jesus, working hard, and expecting miracles WILL PAY OFF.
Tweak it, and try it again!
Let’s GO! It’s harvest time for your dreams.