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It is time to build the new.

Let me tell you something …

There is a swirl of supernatural unity in the spirit right now. Dreams and visions are being released. We are in a Joel 2 hour of history. Sound the alarm! Blow the trumpet! A fresh wind is blowing in April, and it will TURN the hearts of many to the One True Living God.

Several days before the end of March, the Lord began to prepare me for this word. March was literally about MARCHING. It was about moving forward, taking ground, and stepping into new territory. There was a GRACE to MARCH ON to a NEW THING. As of today – April 1st – a SHIFT has occurred that will USHER IN the NEW THING.

Focus on the new. Build it. They will come.

The Lord is releasing a FOCUS over His people in April. This focus will not be forced, rather it will be a gift from heaven for those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). This focus will be the KEY to freedom. As people walk with Him day-by-day, moment-by-moment, focus and freedom will abound. Focus IS your way to freedom this month.

SOULS, SALVATION, and the SUPERNATURAL

If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish. – Matthew 18:12-14

The Lord leaves the ninety-nine to go after the ONE. This has been so clear in my heart the past few days. I recently heard a testimony of salvation that reminded me of this passage of Scripture. God will orchestrate, arrange, and rearrange everything around us in order to bring ONE soul into the kingdom. One child’s heart matters more to the Father than all of the plans we make. I cannot stress enough through writing how strongly I sense the Lord’s heart for SOULS right now. People are hurting and broken, lonely and lost. The Shepherd of our souls is seeking and searching … He is longing for His wandering sheep to be brought into the fold. My heart aches even as I type this. I hear the Lord saying, “The sheep are wandering, Jodi. They have strayed from My presence. They are seeking their own path and have turned from My goodness.” “I will find them,” He says, “and I will rejoice at their return.”

Beloved, we must pray. We must fast. We must believe. The lost will be found in April. The ball is rolling. The hearts are tender. The winds of change are here. April will set in motion a nine-month season of birthing. Something is coming, Beloved. Even now, it begins. Do you not perceive it? By the end of the year, there will be a steady stream and consistent flow that can be notably traced back to April. Watch. Wait. Work. Believe.

ONLY BELIEVE.

There is also a supernatural stream of the Lord’s presence being released in April. “Signs that will make you wonder.” God will not allow man to miss this opportunity. Hearts that are postured toward Him will not be distracted. He will intervene supernaturally to ensure His plans come to pass, beginning in April and continuing through the end of 2016.

There is so much in me right now, I can barely contain it. I want to shout the truth and majesty of God from the rooftops. I want to declare His goodness and glory. I want to serve notice to the enemy that JESUS CHRIST IS ON THE THRONE. Genesis 50:20 is burning in my heart, and it will be a theme in April … “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”

IT’S ALL GOOD

Beloved, I don’t know what you have been through, but I came to encourage you today that God is turning it ALL around!!! What the enemy meant to harm you will be used for your GOOD and God’s glory so the souls of many will come to know the power and the beauty that lies in the name of Jesus. Relationship will trump religion in this season. Intimacy will trump proximity.

I had a dream last night about multiple tornadoes touching down in various places. It seemed everywhere I went, I was aware of the tornadic activity in that area. Beloved, the enemy is aware of God’s hand on your life. He knows how to stir things up and keep you in a whirlwind of dissension, division, accusation, and affliction. But GOD says we are covered and protected in the secret place, under the shadow of His wings. Stay there. Stay in His space and in His face. Jump in the river. Submerge yourself in the well. Let His GOODNESS and glory overshadow you, Beloved. Surely, GOODNESS and mercy will follow you all the days of your life!!! Trust in the GOODNESS and favor of God! Believe that His plans for you are GOOD.

Azusa NOW

(Click here to read more about the Azusa NOW event on 4/9.)

I encourage you to tap into the move of God on April 9th, the 110th anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles. There is simply not enough time or space to share my heart regarding this date and this revival. The story of Azusa has been a major piece of the puzzle in my journey with God. I long to see the Holy Spirit move with purity and authenticity in our midst. I hunger for awakened hearts, healed bodies, and humbled servants to be birthed out of encounters with the living God. I long to see faith increased, lives changed, and souls saved. Unite with me in prayer and fasting on April 9th as we believe together for an even greater revival than Azusa. We are ready, Lord. Come!!!

“In a short time God began to manifest His power and soon the building could not contain the people. Now the meetings continue all day and into the night and the fire is kindling all over the city and surrounding towns. Proud, well-dressed preachers come in to ‘investigate.’ Soon their high looks are replaced with wonder, then conviction comes, and very often you will find them in a short time wallowing on the dirty floor, asking God to forgive them and make them as little children.” – William Seymour