Remove Your Grave Clothes!
I want to share a word that I received one year ago because I believe it is pertinent for today. As I was pondering this word, I was also thinking about all the great men and women that the Lord has used in extraordinary ministries. I was wondering why most of those who have been called to be a voice for the Lord, or who have ministries of miracles, signs and wonders, have been through so much adversity throughout their lives.
But then I heard the Holy Spirit say, "They are 'The Lazarus Generation.' These are men and women on the front lines whom I have loosed from a death sentence and have chosen as My end–time warriors." I then watched as Jesus removed their grave clothes.
Since sharing this word (below) I have faced the most difficult trials of my life. But I believe this word is coming to pass as we (His body of Believers) are now beginning to experience Jesus' awesome power and authority in our lives and ministries.
"Lazarus Come Forth!"
The Lord says; "'Lazarus come forth!' As I am calling out to the Lazarus generation. I am calling those who have tasted of death, and I am loosing them from their grave clothes as I speak to the death sentence and say, 'Loose them and let them go!' I will remove and discard their filthy garments and array them in garments of white. I am giving them a second chance in life and they will lead multitudes into victory.
"They are the men and women who know what it is like to be at death's door; therefore they are fearless. They are strong and very courageous and they are tenacious in warfare because they know their enemy. They are steadfast and unshakable in their faith, and will not become fatigued or wearied by the pressures of life, and the battles that they endure. They will not be moved by a bad report and they will not be affected by what they hear because they live by a higher standard. They will not be caught off guard because they are clothed in My full armor at all times.
"I have chosen those who have no fear of death because they know their destination, therefore they go forth in boldness and determination. I have chosen those who are focused and understand their assignment. Those who were delivered and those who were outcasts will be leaders in this end-time army.
"Many have been afflicted with terminal diseases and many have been healed of debilitating sicknesses. This sickness is not unto death. The Son of God will be glorified. I am positioning them as forerunners with keen discernment to rescue those who have come from the darkest places. Those who have been delivered from dysfunctional lives and have been rejected will also be used to release those who are bound and hopeless. They know what it is like to be the underdog and will have a heart to minister to the same.
Walk in Deeper Revelation
"These men and women will not submit to religious traditions but will understand what it is to be in a Covenant relationship with Me because they have My seal of approval. They have learned to decipher My encrypted word and the mysteries that I have placed in their hearts. They will have a revelation of understanding that surpasses their natural thinking.
"I will equip those with all that they need to complete their mission and establish My kingdom upon the earth. I have put My words in their mouths, and attuned their ears to My voice so they will always recognize their next assignment. I will use those who were left to die as I pour My glory into them to deliver others from the very thing that they have been set free from.
"Did I not say that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? For I am the Resurrection and the Life and I will fulfill My plans for your life," says the Lord.
Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Daniel 11:32b, "The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits."
John 11:43-44, "Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth!' And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, 'Loose him, and let him go.'"
Romans 8:19, "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed." (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, "A Word in Season," has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.