Prophetic Word: Holy Spirit says, ‘Yes! You May’
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10).
I heard the Spirit declaring, “May is the month of ‘Yes, you may.’ I am moving you out of a season of dismay, into ‘Yes! You may!'”
This is a month when permission has been granted and access has been released to areas that have previously been difficult to enter. Where people have felt blocked or hindered, excluded or resisted. I sense the Spirit saying that these areas and territories are being opened up to His people. Don’t give up, but take your step forward and dispossess the enemy, because the Lord has gone before you to prepare for this time.
There are doors of opportunity that are swinging open in this season. Align yourself with Him to see which doors He has opened for you. He is not on our agenda, but we are to align with Him, His timeline, His heart for our life and world. This will allow us to recognize the “God doors” in our journey that He has prepared for us.
Those who have withstood the advances of the enemy, choosing to turn away from fear and gaze instead on Jesus, are being released. They have not been dismayed because they know their God upholds them with His righteous right hand.
They are coming out of the wilderness in the power of the Spirit (Luke 4:14). As they have withstood, like Jesus, by the Word of the Lord, they are released from the enemy’s plans—receiving a time of ministry by the angels of heaven, just as Jesus did in Matthew 4:11. They will find rest and peace as the atmosphere around them shifts in this season.
Watch for those coming out of a season of confinement; they will carry the Father’s presence and heart. They have been purified and prepared, and it is now time for their commissioning to be made apparent. They have been emptied out to enable them to carry more of the Father than they could ever imagine.
They will speak a word, and it will be established (Job 28:22). They have learned to breathe the pure air of the throne room, and they are ready to release it to the world around them.
While the Father is saying, “Yes! You may”, there is a deeper invitation to say the same to Him. This is a season of reciprocation, where the Father is looking for deeper access to hearts. He is asking, “Will you also give me permission for more of you?” Will you be like the one leper who returned to the feet of Jesus when he was healed? “I have more to give you, to release you to rise and go” (Luke 17:15-17).
Permission Precedes Provision
Over the last few weeks, I have continually come across pictures of camels. With each picture came a sense that provision was on the way.
May is the month that we celebrate Pentecost, the time when God gives His children new revelation—the Law and the Holy Spirit (Ex. 19, Acts 2). It is a time marked by God’s provision and abundance.
The word camel comes from the Hebrew word gamal which means “to repay.” Camels in the bible represented wealth (Gen. 30:43) and brought resources to those who received them. There is a sense that this is a season where repayment and restitution will arrive. If you are waiting on provision, begin to declare what you need.
Provision is coming to those who have been waiting, repayment in abundance and joy! This will be a season of harvest where God will build into His servant-hearted ones endurance. Equipping them with the resources (spiritual and physical) for the journey ahead into the new season that awaits them.
It is a season of Ephesians 3:20 (MSG): “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
Be expectant in May that God has your yes!
Charissa Steffens is a writer and teacher with a passion for the prophetic and scripture. Through her ministry Abiding Matters, she loves to see people come closer to Father God. She hosts the podcast Abiding Matter with Charissa Steffens on Charisma Podcast Network and writes for various online Christian publications. She is the former editor-in-chief of Indulge Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Master of Arts (biblical studies). To contact Charissa or learn more visit Abiding Matters.