In the month of May, God is releasing His favor to open seemingly impossible doors. However, if you find that your circumstances are appearing opposite to what you know He has promised, it will be important to remember that He has a sovereign plan to move His hand on your behalf, even if it doesn't look like what anyone could have expected in the process. God is also opening wombs right now, and declaring His promise of life over those of you who have been given bad reports regarding your fertility. Continue to stand on His promises in spite of your experience. This month, God is restoring parents and children to one another, as well. Parents will find supernatural grace to let go of the ways you failed (or the ways you feel like you failed) your children, and connection will begin to spark as you forgive yourself. Watch for opportunities this month to lead someone near you, and to be led by someone who’s farther along than you are, because discipleship is being highlighted and will come with ease as you partner with humility and authenticity.
BROKERS OF INFLUENCE
“Lord, how wonderfully you bless the righteous.
Your favor wraps around each one and covers them
under your canopy of kindness and joy.”
Psalm 5.12 (The Passion Translation)
This month, watch as God releases favor to accomplish His purposes on the earth. In those dreams and ideas that He’s given to you that you are unable to accomplish without Him, watch for Him to move. He will open doors that no man could have opened. Use His favor wisely, as it is not only just for you. Use the favor you’ve been shown to provide opportunities for others, and you will be blessed. All of us are leading someone. Look around to find out who it is that is following you, and see how you can help them achieve what is in their hearts to do.
GOD'S PERFECT PLAN
God’s plan is sovereign. Nothing can block or stop His purposes on the earth. For instance, take the story of Jacob and Esau. In Genesis 25.23 the Lord spoke directly to Rebekah about the children she would give birth to when He said,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.” (emphasis mine)
Although tradition dictated that the birthright went to the oldest son, Jacob convinced Esau to surrender it when Esau was desperately hungry one afternoon (Genesis 25.29-34). Later in Genesis 27, Jacob fools his father into giving him the blessing instead of Esau. This was not what tradition allowed, the younger son receiving the birthright and the blessing from the older son, but it was what God had prophesied to Rebekah before her sons were even born. God had a purpose in blessing Jacob that declared that Jacob would be the younger son, and because of that, even tradition couldn’t stand in the way of God’s purposes.
What does this mean for you? It means that no matter how things may appear, what the test results say, or even what your bank account reads, God will be true to His word. His answer may not add up or make sense, but He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10.23). Stand in faith this month on the words that He has given you, hold onto the promises He’s spoken to your spirit, and don’t let go of what you know in your heart to be true. His ways are not our ways, and His plans are not our plans (Isaiah 55.8-9), so chances are that His plan won’t make sense according to earth’s standards. When you are able to stand in faith, you will see the unmistakable hand of God move on your behalf this month.
THE PROMISE OF LIFE
“Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again, for the Lord had kept all the women in Abimelech’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.”
God is declaring, “I am healing the wombs of my people.” Just as He did in Genesis 20 in the story of Abraham and Abimelech, God is once again opening wombs. Women that have been told they will never bear children, haven’t been able to carry a baby to term, are past childbearing age, and/or have never been able to conceive will finally become pregnant. God is removing roadblocks (previous problems, faulty anatomies or emotional distresses) that have prevented viable pregnancies in the past. Stand in faith this month, continuing to believe for your promise.
God’s promise of life is undeniable, unshakable and irrefutable.
“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers”
Malachi 4.6 (NKJV)
This month, God is restoring parents and children. Parents will find supernatural grace to let go of the ways you failed (or the ways you feel like you failed) your children. As you release this shame, it will open up an avenue for you to connect to your children in greater measure. If you are a parent who has struggled with this feeling and you have confessed your failings to God, know that He has already released and forgiven you for what has been holding you up in your mind and in heart from truly connecting with your children. The shame and regret over past mistakes (or perceived mistakes) has prevented you from allowing yourself to be loved, and from accepting yourself. As you release yourself from shame, you will open the door for your children to accept you and reconcile with you. Watch for opportunities to receive God’s love for yourself, and as you do, you may see things shift in relationships with estranged children this month.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Discipling someone can at times feel daunting, and it is easy to disqualify yourself because you don’t feel like you measure up, or that you’re far enough along be leading someone else. There is a way for discipleship to feel more organic and easy. Some old ideas of what discipleship feels like are not actually founded in truth. It doesn’t have to be so hard! God is reminding us that we all have the capacity to disciple, and that we need to be discipled, too. Authenticity, surrender, and willingness are what is required to be successful at leading others. Those following you will be encouraged and strengthened by your willingness to share your own mistakes and failures. Just as they stepped out in humility to seek someone to disciple them, humility is also required of you to lead them into truth. God’s design for discipleship requires humility on both sides. Watch for opportunities this month to lead someone near you, and to be led by someone who’s farther along than you are. Humility may just open that door. The body of Christ needs leaders who are authentic in their leadership, and you are called to be a part of that transformation.
At The Crowning Jewels our desire and our mission is to bring encouragement, to build others up and to bring comfort to people’s lives (1 Corinthians 14.3). As a team each month we ask the Lord what He’s doing in the coming month and for any words of encouragement he might have for people as a loving God. We realize that with a corporate prophetic word not all words are applicable to all people. If it’s prophetic it also needs to be encouraging and edifying. If our words bless you, please take hold of them and apply them in your own life. If it’s not specific to you, please pass it on to someone else who might be blessed. We do not sell prophecies; prophecy is a free gift from heaven. As a prophetic business, our mission is to bring encouragement and edification to people; our product is simply jewelry.
We at The Crowning Jewels believe in the absolute, transformational power of declarations. We know that truth comes by hearing (Romans 10.17), and speaking truth is an active way for us to renew our minds (Romans 12.2). We also believe that in speaking forth these declarations, you will change your life. We invite you to partner with what God is doing and say these declarations for the remainder of the month. We would love to hear what God does! Please email us your testimony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The favor on my life blesses others.
- God’s plan for me is perfect.
- God’s promise of life is undeniable.
- I receive God’s love for me.
- Humility opens the door for leadership.
With prophetic insight from Bethany Hess
Blog written by Anne E. Ballard
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