My wife and I had gone to bed rather late one Saturday night. She fell fast asleep, but I tossed and turned, trying to fall asleep. I always get up in the very early hours on Sundays to pray and prepare for the church service. Looking at the clock and knowing that I only had a few hours before I would need to get up did not help me go to sleep any faster. I was finally beginning to doze off when I suddenly heard beeping. It was coming from the kitchen. I knew exactly what it was. It was our dishwasher notifying us that the cycle had been completed. The alarm does not stop with one notification. It snoozes for a few minutes, and then it sounds again. It repeats this process until the door is opened and the power is turned off. I knew that I could not block out the sound and sleep through it, so I got out of bed and opened the door to the dishwasher. Right then, the Lord spoke to me and said, "I want you to sound the alarm to My people. The cycle is over!"
By this time, I was wide awake, and since I could not shake what He spoke to me, I forgot sleeping and instead went to look up the meaning of the word "cycle." According to dictionary.com, "cycle" is defined as "any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated."
After this, I was taken into a vision. I was shown a thick fog that had hindered many from seeing clearly. Those encased in this fog could not see. I saw a large group of people desperately trying to see their hands and feet. They could not see anything but the fog. Being overwhelmed with discouragement, they began sitting down.
I heard the Lord say, "A demonic haze of heaviness has surrounded many. The enemy has attempted to convince them to forfeit their inheritance. Hold on to My Word. Keep standing. Refuse to sit down or give up. Sound the alarm; expose the scheme of the adversary. He is a liar! The cycle is over. I declare that fresh vision and clear focus are breaking through that heavy fog now. Awaken! The enemy has tried to make you sleep and miss what I have for you in this hour. I say to you, wake up! Wake up! You are stepping into a time of visitation."
Ephesians 5:14-17 says, "Therefore He says: 'Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.' See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise men, making the most of the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is" (Eph. 5:14-17).
This is not the time to be asleep! This is the hour to be alert and expectant. God gave us the warning to be on watch, for right before our time of harvest, there will be a temptation to give up and be lulled back to sleep.
"And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not give up" (Gal. 6:9).
Just before your "due season"—which is translated from the Greek word kairos, meaning "set time"—comes the temptation to faint. The word "faint" is translated from the Greek word ekluo, meaning "to relax." The enemy does his best to entice you to sit down, relax and give up when you are just about to step into your set time of reaping.
God said to me that Sunday morning, "There has been a demonic haze of heaviness that has surrounded many." In other words, a fog has surrounded many in the body of Christ. According to farmersalmanac.com, "Fog is typically thicker in low places as the heavy air flows downward." I hear the command of God, saying, "Come up higher!" It's time you realize that you were never meant to live in a low place. Many have been thrown down in a pit, but like Joseph, you are being raised up. The Lord would have me say to you, "It is time to soar. Come up where the enemy's fog cannot blind you."
Isaiah 40:31 says, "But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary. and they shall walk and not faint."
Psalm 24:3-5 says, "Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He will receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation."
If your mind has been clouded with confusion, discouragement and even a loss of passion for the things of God, it is because you are under a spiritual assault. The enemy is terrified that you will know your identity in Christ and walk in His delegated authority. I prophesy to you right now that you are coming out. Your zeal for His presence is returning. The heaviness you have carried is lifting. Clarity and focus are now your portion. You are coming up higher. You will enter into another dimension where you will soar and be encased with the glory of God. The cycle of weariness is over, and your season of reaping is here.
Andrew Towe is an emerging prophetic voice to this generation. Andrew preaches the Word of God with fire, inviting God's manifested presence to fall, with signs and wonders occurring in his services. Andrew and his wife, Brooke, are the lead pastors of Ramp Church Chattanooga, and they reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with their two children. Andrew travels extensively, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Wherever he ministers, lives are changed, faith is strengthened and expectation is ignited.
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