As I prayed I saw a picture of a board game we played as kids, Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders in USA). The board had 100 squares and as you rolled the dice, you moved forward that number. But there were snakes and ladders. If you landed on a snake you slid back 2 or 3 rows.
However if you hit a ladder you skipped a number of rows, rising closer to the top.
I sense God saying that for some of you - it seems like life has been all snakes. You feel like you get so far, and then you get knocked back down. God would say to you - you are about to land on a ladder. You're going to skip some squares. There's acceleration and advancement coming your way. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. Then, in Joshua 1, everything suddenly gets accelerated. 40 years of being stuck, and yet within 3 days they enter their Divine destiny!
God wants to say to some of you today: 'Get ready to go!' Theres a shift about to happenspiritually, emotionally, relationally, in your career, calling, ministry. Get ready.
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them-to the Israelites. “Go through the camp and tell the people, 'Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.'
“But I the Lord will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days...I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
“Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.'”
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
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