A DREAM ABOUT THIS ONSLAUGHT: USE YOUR PROMISES!
(YOUR PROMISES WERE GIVEN AHEAD OF TIME FOR THIS VERY SEASON)

I ASKED GOD FOR STRATEGY TO USE IN THE ONSLAUGHT as there had been so many hits in the body lately and such assault against the bride. THE ANSWER CAME IN A DREAM.

For so many this season has been one of enemy onslaught on every side. I had a very clear word in this dream last week for the wider body, giving wisdom & strategy for right now…

THE DREAM
I was standing in my church, with some people I know from there, and also others I know from around Australia. There was a sense in everyone of a very long battle they had been walking through and I looked with great respect at them. The air was heavy from intense warfare and it was obvious people were battle weary, but they were also determined, and all standing! This was significant as I knew even in the dream, God was honouring faithfulness in His people despite the cost. I noted that all those standing were people with great strength formed in the fire, and perseverance that set them apart. I also felt a sense of knowing they were on the cusp of what they were standing for. I sensed the honour of the Lord for those who had been through an onslaught and had enduring faithfulness.

CONFUSION AND HINDERED VISION ARE A DIVERSION TACTIC OF THE ENEMY
In the dream, there was a smokey haze hanging in the air from the roof that looked like smoke from the battle field. (Similar to an old war movie after a battle) It made the atmosphere hazy and it was hard to see anything clearly and subsequently created confusion. Many were struggling to see with clarity, or see into the distance. (I understood immediately that many in the body were struggling to see clear direction, confusion had hindered many, and vision had been effected as the intense warfare had taken all their strength to survive & consumed their vision making it difficult to see beyond what was immediately in front of them. My heart was filled with compassion for those on the frontline)

As I looked intently however, the smoke transformed to what looked more like the beginnings of a glory cloud. The longer I looked, the more misty, and glorious, the cloud appeared. This was indeed the beginning of a glory cloud from the smoke of the battle…. and I knew it was growing, and filling His house. I was amazed that the beginnings of the glory cloud had been there the whole time, but it had been hidden by the smoke of the battle.

THE STRATEGY FROM HEAVEN
It was as I stared at the glory cloud I heard a very clear voice speak from beside me;

“God speaks so many words to you because He knew you would need to hold on to them. It would be hard, but it’s yours, and the breakthrough is yours. All the promises He’s given you are yours. Hold onto them. Use your promises. They were given to you for now.”

The voice carried hope, and I knew it was the strategy for now! It was crucial to hold onto the promises we have and decree them right now!

IT’S GODS GRACE HE GAVE YOU HIS WORD AHEAD OF TIME
I understood in my spirit the season the body was in required pulling out their promises from wherever they had put them down, and holding on to what God said! They are given to use as weapons for NOW. I understood it was God’s great grace that He had given His people these weapons ahead of time for the specific battle you are in now and yet they needed to be used! They were given ahead of time because God knew we would need them! Many had thanked God for their word at the time of receiving it but had them stored them away and forgotten them. It was time to pull them out and use them! They were given to get you for now! They will get you through this time of enemy onslaught.

“…I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well…” 1 Tim 1:18 came to my mind. I saw the bride everywhere taking out her weapons and waging warfare with renewed vigour and hope.

USE YOUR PROMISES
Specifically, the promises are key to breaking through not just into clarity, but breaking through the onslaught! They are not “empty promises” but full of power backed up by the living God! There has been great resistance, and great attack. But there is GREAT BREAKTHROUGH available NOW from the glory realm, which is empowered by your partnering in faith.

THE ATMOSPHERE BEGINS TO SHIFT AS THE PROMISES ARE DECREED
I saw the smoke begin to shift over the church as weary faithful ones took out their words and began to decree to the atmosphere. These weary ones suddenly looked more like a feared and fierce battalion! Their fighting was aimed in the same direction as vision was restored. I sensed a shout of unified victory as the bride waged war from a place of promise decreeing God’s word to the season.

I watched and knew the smoke of the battle has been a distraction and diversion of the enemy to keep us from seeing God’s glory realm already manifesting in our midst. The enemy had infiltrated our vision with smoke and mirrors to divert the body from imminent victory. As we focused on God goodness and decreed His words, the glory increased and neutralised even the effects of the past season still hanging over many. The heaviness of the warfare dissipated as the truth of His promises were launched as missiles at the smoke. Promise after promise was decreed, remembered and recalled, and an energised army “fought the battle well”.

YOUR BREAKTHROUGH ISN’T FURTHER AWAY THAN EVER, IT’S CLOSER THAN EVER: speak truth to the lies

For many it has looked like your breakthrough is further away than ever, and yet the truth is, it is actually closer than ever, but masked by the smoke of the warfare! The enemy is trying to hide the goodness of God from you with the only thing he’s got…. lies, distractions, distortions, fear, heaviness and confusion. Look beyond the smoke of the enemy. Speak forth what God has said. The glory realm is in your midst and so is your breakthrough. Speak forth your promises!

GOD IS PROMISING HIS PROMISES
In the dream I knew God was promising His promises! Be encouraged. The manifestation of many long held promises was upon His people and marked for NOW. It was crucial however to disengage from any confusion, fogginess of head and haziness of the battle, and focus on what He has already promised. The glory cloud is heavy with manifest promises. There is an urgent invitation to partner with God and call “out of the glory realm” what His word has already promised, into the NOW.

LITERAL GLORY CLOUDS WILL APPEAR
Many breakthroughs are imminent as the glory increases. I sensed literal glory clouds would increasingly appear in hubs of His presence as a sign.

THE SEASON SHIFT FROM THE BATTLE ZONE TO THE GLORY ZONE
As I looked intently at the glory cloud in my dream, I saw the sanctuary be filled with His manifest presence. There was a pregnant anticipation of manifest promise birthing suddenly across the wider body! I knew the season is shifting suddenly from the battle zone to the glory zone. THE PROMISES LITERALLY SHIFTED THE SEASON FROM ONE OF GREAT BATTLE TO GREAT GLORY. It was then I woke up!

TAKE OUT YOUR WEAPONS, they are for NOW
As I awoke I was gripped with urgency to take out my weapons and decree His promises. Get out your promises and use them as the weapons they are! Speak them out. Pray them out. Dream & visioneer them. Recall and remember. Decree them. Imagine them manifest. See them fulfilled. Stir up faith in your own heart by remembering them. Let them inspire you, move you, fire you up afresh. Ask God for strategy, ideas and creative blueprints. Ask for wisdom and revelation. But find your words God has spoken and pray over them again. Decree them and fight the battle well! They are yours to fight with in this very season!! God is promising his promises to you and urging you to partner with Him in your own breakthrough! He’s even given you the weapon for the battle assured of victory…… your promises! But they need to be used!

THE PROMISES ARE THE DOWNPAYMENT AND THE KEY
Indeed, the promises are the down payment and the key. This key unlocks breakthrough but must be used. In many cases the subsequent breakthrough will be so SWIFT if will stun many. This SWIFT TURNAROUND and unlocking of held up provision and promise will release many into a season of fullness of heart and resourcing God dreams.

EMPOWER THE GLORY REALM
I went to bed asking for strategy…. this was the answer. Take out your promises and use them as effective weapons against the enemy onslaught. Breakthrough is in the glory realm. Let’s empower the glory realm by decreeing what God has already said. (For some this means to stop empowering the enemies realm by partnering with him and speaking the opposite of what God has said) All His promises are “Yes and Amen”! I pray this Yes and Amen over your season and hope rising in your heart. Start now. Pull out your promises and speak forth breakthrough.

Be blessed and know you are loved.

Jodie Hughes
Pour It Out Ministries