THERE MAY BE A BATTLE GOING ON FOR YOUR REST BUT YOU ARE ENTERING A WHOLE NEW SEASON OF PSALM 23
By Lana Vawser
The Lord has been speaking to me so much about rest lately and the power of REST. The rest that comes from being in His presence and in the secret place, but also the rest that comes from deeper levels of encounter with Him.
I had a profound encounter with the Lord recently and the Lord spoke to me about the season of REST and the season of SOARING, going hand in hand. The Lord showed me that many have been in a place of great battle. There has been such a battle over your heart rest, your physical rest and the rest of your mind. The enemy has been prowling around looking for ways to attack God’s people with his lies, the smoke screen of fear and attacks to bring “disturbance.” The enemy has really been after the peace, joy and rest of God’s people right now, because the Lord showed me that GREAT BREAKTHROUGH is coming in rest.
This season the Lord is causing His people to soar, to soar higher than they have soared before. So soar over circumstances, so soar over fears, so soar over worries and anxieties, so soar over the attacks, by living deeply in the place of REST.
A DEEP PLACE OF ENCOUNTER IN PSALM 23
The Lord has been highlighting Psalm 23 to me in this season that He is bringing His people into deeper places of encounter in Psalm 23.
The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough.
He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where He restores and revives my life.
He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure
and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness
so that I can bring honor to His name.
Lord, even when Your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for You already have!
You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of Your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for You are near.
You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of Your Holy Spirit;
You give me all I can drink of You until my heart overflows.
So why would I fear the future?
For Your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.
Then afterward, when my life is through,
I’ll return to Your glorious presence to be forever with You! – (The Passion Translation)
The Lord showed me that He is wooing His people to a place of deeper rest, beside a bubbling brook of peace and rest in Him to bring refreshing. The refreshing that comes in that deep place of intimacy with Him.
Psalm 23 and resting in Him and with Him, taking more time to be with Him and be in His Word is going to bring about a great washing and refreshing. Many of you have been in such a long battle for so long and this is a season of refreshing and rejuvenation. The Lord is wanting to refresh, restore, rejuvenate and reinvigorate His people by His Spirit. There is the place of quietness with Him that is bringing refreshment to the soul. Many of you have been in such long battles of the mind; such long battles with fear; such long battles of contending; such long battles of waiting; such long battles with disappointment and discouragement and these battles have weighed on your heart, they have weighed on your soul.
The Lord showed me that so many are weary, so many have weary hearts and weary minds from the battle, but the Lord has heard the cries of the weary, and He is inviting His people to “come away with Him” and meditate upon the glorious truths of Psalm 23, to lie with Him beside the bubbling brooks of peace, and allow Him to restore and heal you.
THE ENEMY AND BATTLE WILL BE OVERCOME IN YOUR REST
I saw so many profound encounters taking place for God’s people in the meditation upon Psalm 23. He is going to reveal His heart in greater ways. He is going to impart peace in greater ways. Fear is going to break and a whole new realm of trusting, resting faith will be found in Him. There’s a new realm of encountering Him and deeper intimacy awaiting you in Psalm 23. There is such restoration, such healing, such deliverance, such freedom, such joy, such refreshment being released to God’s people through Psalm 23. The rivers of His presence and peace are rushing and gushing forth from the revelation contained within Psalm 23 that will position His people under this beautiful waterfall of His presence. In this place your hope will be renewed. In this place your vision will be restored. In this place your peace will be renewed. In this place your joy will be made full in Him.
The enemy has tried so hard in this battle to keep you from the place of deeper rest in Him. To steal your rest, to steal your peace, to steal your joy, but the Lord is fighting for you and He is going to restore.
Many of you have been feeling so weary, yet don’t know how to continue to fight, but I felt the Lord say, “You will war in rest!” In the place of “coming away”, the place of Psalm 23, the place of peace and revelation of who He is, the deeper place of trust, the warfare is going to ‘fall off’. I saw many have been ‘spinning’ in the battle looking for the ‘breaker’ to break these attacks, these mental battles, these battles with fear, etc. I saw in the “coming away with Him into Psalm 23” releasing such a breaker through the revelation He releases, the lies and attacks of the enemy will fall away as the TRUTH of His Word prevails!!!
I had a profound encounter with the Lord recently and He showed me that this is the season of SOARING for the body of Christ. Soaring higher than they have been. The interesting thing was they were soaring on TWO WINGS.
1. The wings of the Word and Truth
2. The wings of Trust
In the invitation the Lord is releasing to go deeper into Psalm 23, to meditate upon His truth and upon Him, He is bringing His people deeper into the place of trust. Trusting in the Word of God and His Truth, which is revealing greater revelation of who He is and taking the roots of trust in His people deeper in Him than they have ever been.
“May everyone who knows Your mercy keep putting their trust in You, for they can count on You for help no matter what. O Lord, You will never, no never, neglect those who come to You.” – (Psalm 9:10)
The storms, the battles, the opposition, the uncertainty, the waiting, the fear onslaughts, the lies from the enemy, the deception, the disturbance, the enemy is bringing all of it – the Lord is calling His people to “Come away beside the beautiful bubbling brooks” with Him and settle in His Word, nestle in His Word and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth, the truth of who He says you are. The truth of the season you are in. The truth of what He is saying about your circumstances. The truth of what He is calling you to in this season, the truth of His plans for you. The truth of the new blueprints He is releasing to you. The truth that is being birthed from the Word of God is bringing such a deep rest to hearts and souls, such deeper levels of trust that the enemy is running scared. The enemy has tried to terrorise God’s people, bring fear, discouragement and despair again, but the enemy himself is being terrorised by the breaker anointing that is being released to God’s people through the Word, the breaker of revelation, that is bursting forth such a deep place of TRUST and REST in God’s people and causing them to soar higher than they have soared before. You will see with your eyes the fortification the Lord is doing, the strength He is bringing to you, the maturity He is birthing in you through the Word and God and revelatory truths He has for you in this season to SOAR in a place of rest like you have not experienced before.
MIND, HEARTS AND BODIES HEALED BESIDE THE BROOKS
Many of you have been battling such mental fatigue, such heart fatigue and body fatigue in this season because the battles have been so intense. I saw the Lord is bringing great healing to your mind, heart and body in the “coming away in Psalm 23” in this season.
The Lord showed me that many miracles are going to take place beside the brooks with Him. Miraculous healing of hearts, minds and bodies will take place as He ministers to you through His Word and Psalm 23. His truth will set you free. His truth will heal you. His truth will deliver you.
The Lord spoke to me so clearly and said:
“The enemy has come against My people relentlessly in the last little while with so many lies, such fear, such whisperings of falsities because he knows that My whispers of truth through My Word and from My heart beside the bubbling brooks are going to set My people free. Heal them. Deliver them. Restore them. Refresh them. Rejuvenate them and bring them into a deeper rest of faith and trust and a physical rest to their weary hearts and minds. My truth is going to REJUVENATE and REFRESH that is why the enemy is trying so hard to STEAL through his lies and fear. The smokescreens are disappearing by the bubbling brooks with Me, the deeper place of rest.”
PAY ATTENTION TO HIS LEADINGS TO REST
The Lord showed me that the Holy Spirit is bringing about great breakthrough strategy to His people concerning rest right now that is going to release not only that deeper place of peace, encounter, rest and joy restored, but position His people for greater increase, blessing, longevity and maturing. Pay attention to His leadings and His promptings of the places and ways He is bringing forth rest in your life in this season. Pay attention to His leading and follow Him.
He reminded me of something He whispered to me a while ago, “Come away does not mean delay!!!
Right now, the Lord is inviting His people into a greater place of “coming away”, a greater place of “rest with Him beside the bubbling brooks” and it will look different for everyone and different to how things have looked before, but bow not to the agenda of man, or what you have done previously. Follow the leading of His Spirit and allow Him to bring the rest into your heart and life that He is wanting to bring that is going to BREAK such lifelong battles for many. Ask Him for the REST STRATEGY for your life beside the bubbling brooks. How can you partner with Him in this season to receive this rest He is wanting to release to your heart, your soul, your mind and your body. He has heard your cries and many weary, wounded warriors are being called to the place of healing, restoration, rejuvenation, increase and breakthrough by the Spirit of God. He has heard, and is answering your prayers.
THE LORD IS DECREEING ANGELS HERALDING A NEW SEASON OF REVELATION TO LAND IN YOUR SECRET PLACE
I saw the Lord commanding angels to be released into your secret place, to that beautiful place beside the bubbling brooks of bliss with Him to herald a new season of deeper revelation of the Word of God into your life. There will be a significant increase of angel activity recognised in this season especially the Lord revealing the angelic assistance that has been assigned to you. There is a new depth in the secret place being opened up to you that is heralding waterfalls of revelation of the Word of God. There is a great washing by the Word of God that is taking place in the secret place, by the brooks of bliss that is going to further awaken you to the power of His voice. A great maturing will take place in the washing of the Word that is going to further build, mould, awaken and establish you in your identity in Christ and the inheritance that you have in Him. The water of the Word will wash you in greater intensity, fortifying you and causing you to shine with the light and love of Jesus brighter and brighter – birthing you further into a mature son and daughter of Almighty God.
“For He died for us, sacrificing Himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. All that He does in us is designed to make us a mature church for His pleasure, until we become a source of praise to Him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” – (Ephesians 5:25-28) – The Passion Translation
A DEEPER DIVINE DANCE OF TWO HEARTS
The Lord showed me in this invitation deeper into the revelation and treasure He has for His people in Psalm 23, there is a greater heart calibration taking place. The Holy Spirit is moving upon hearts and bringing a recalibration to follow the rhythm of His heart and the divine dance of His heart in this season. There is a greater alignment of dancing to the beat of His heart taking place beside the bubbling brooks of bliss. Dancing to the words of life and love that flow from His heart, bringing a greater flow of following His leading and prompting, a deeper level of trust in the flow of where He is going and what He is saying; a deeper place of recalibration of hearts that affects ears. To listen, feast and focus upon only that which He speaks, His voice as the greatest reality; His truth as the greatest place of value and anchoring.
Beside the brooks of bliss, He is opening up His heart more to reveal His secrets, His desires, His plans and His vision. The power of His voice releasing revelation is going to heal His people. It is going to break off insecurity, fear, self-promotion, perfectionism, comparison, competition, striving, anxiety, depression, bondage, condemnation, self hatred and restlessness.
You are going to see the power of His voice to set you free, to heal you, to restore you, to bring a repentance, a beautiful deeper turning to truth and heralding of the greatest season of awakening to the POWER OF HIS VOICE! (Psalm 29:5)
CHILDLIKE FAITH RESTORED BY THE BUBBLING BROOKS OF BLISS
As the Lord has been speaking to me about REST for quite a while now, after a beautiful encounter with Him where again He shared His heart on REST, I walked out into the lounge room and my young son Judah had paused a TV show he was watching called Doc McStuffins. It had paused on the screen and it said, “REST YOUR ROTORS” and it was Episode 1 of Season 11. (111)
The Lord spoke to me that in the RESTING OF ROTORS, the spinning many have been facing, the Great Physician, our beautiful Jesus is bringing deep healing in rest, alignment and increase.
“May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are and bless you, just as He has promised you!” – (Deuteronomy 1:11) – New American Standard Bible
THE LION OF JUDAH IS BESIDE THE BROOKS OF BLISS WITH YOU AND HE IS ROARING
The place of resting with Him beside the bubbling brooks whatever that looks like for you with the Lord, led by the Holy Spirit, is actually your greatest place of breakthrough. He whispered so gently to me:
“Breakthrough is coming in a different package. Where many have felt they have to continue to run, continue to war, continue to fight in the ways they have fought before, they have become so weary. Now some of their greatest victories, triumphs, breakthroughs and increase are coming from a place of quietness, trust, resting in My truth and presence and allowing Me to fight for them.”
“I am the Lion of Judah! Together we are resting beside the bubbling brooks as I feed you with My revelation and manna from heaven. As I set a table before you in the presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5) As I set a banqueting table before you. What is before you is such significant increase. I am ROARING over your enemies from the bubbling brooks with you. No harm shall come to you. No plague near your dwelling. The awakening of Psalm 91 is being revealed to you. Your greatest power is being found by the bubbling brooks with Me, in the revelation of My Word and who I am. All the enemy has lied to you about is being revealed; My truth prevailing. No lies of the enemy coming to pass, but the glorious power of My voice being displayed to create, restore, rejuvenate and refresh. Your peace, joy and strength is coming back by the brooks of bliss with Me.”
“He provides a resting place for me In His luxury-love. His tracks take me to the quiet brooks of bliss, the oasis of peace. That’s where He restores and revives my life. He opens before me the pathways to God’s pleasure, Leading me along in His footsteps of righteousness, So that I can bring honor to His name.” – (Psalm 23:2-3) – The Passion Translation