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I have known for about a month that I would be writing again, beginning on August 1st, the month of NEW BEGINNINGS. Last night, I woke up four times hearing the phrase “July Four Twenty-Seven” in my spirit. Each time I woke up, I heard it clearly, as if the Lord wanted me to remember it, but I did not understand the message. When I began to pray and do some research regarding July 4th, 1927, the Lord opened a door that took me on a wild and amazing prophetic journey.

On July 4th, 1927, the Lockheed Vega took it’s first flight. The Lockheed Vega is an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged, fast, and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo in in a Lockheed Vega.

From Wikipedia:

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman’s Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.”

During an attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world in 1937, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near the Phoenix Islands.  The plane was never located. Neither were the bodies. Theories abound, and the fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day.

Earhart completed her solo transatlantic flight in a Lockheed Vega.

Vega is the name of one of the brightest stars in the sky. The word “vega” literally means STAR.

Amelia Mary Earhart was a STAR, a bright and shining example of boldness and courage for women in her generation and beyond.  She dared to go where no other woman had gone before. She was fearless. She had a dream in her heart, and she pursued it.

I was unaware until my husband mentioned it this morning that, just this week on Fox News, there were reports of Amelia Earhart’s lost recordings being found. As I write this, a major motion picture is being produced about her life. Her life is still making headlines today, 80 years after her disappearance.

I “wonder” what happened to Amelia Earhart. Why is there suddenly a resurgence of information regarding her life and disappearance? And why did the Lord feel it was important to wake me up multiple times throughout the night with a date that sent me on this journey today? Her life was significant. How does Amelia Earhart’s legacy connect with what God is saying and doing NOW?

The name “AMELIA” means “industrious, striving, work.” The Lord is showing me that industrious, hard-working, PIONEERING WOMEN will be on the front lines of what God is doing in this season … in the marketplace AND in the ministry. These are WOMEN OF WONDER … women who are asking, seeking, and knocking. These are women who believe in wholeness – spirit, soul, and body. These are women who understand the power of community and know how to encourage and support one another. These are women who hunger and thirst for greatness God’s way! These are women who care about their appearance and also know the value of the beauty that lies WITHIN. These are women who know that life deals some blows, but nothing is impossible with God! These women are OVERCOMERS. They have testimonies of persevering through trials and coming out as GOLD on the other side. These are WONDER WOMEN! Their lives cause people to say “I WONDER how she went through that and came out BETTER rather than BITTER.” These are WONDER-FILLED, WONDER-FULL WOMEN who never give up, never back down, and never lose faith. They are tender warriors – one arm reaches out with compassion and the other is clutching a sword. These WONDER WOMEN will accomplish great and mighty things for the kingdom in this season (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

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The Lord also highlighted something else related to “July Four Twenty-Seven.”

The name of the Lockheed Vega that flew its initial flight from Lockheed’s Los Angeles plant on July 4, 1927 was the Golden Eagle.

The GOLDEN EAGLES are arising, Beloved, and Los Angeles will be a launching pad for many of them. I also just learned that the mascot at ORU (Oral Roberts University) is the GOLDEN EAGLE. To the students and alumni of ORU, expect to FLY FORWARD in August. This month will be a launchpad into your destiny.

A few facts about GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • They have gold feathers
  • They have a huge appetite
  • They have sharp tools

August will release the GOLDEN EAGLES to soar. These eagles – the prophetic intercessors and those who are called to have tremendous vision for the kingdom of God – are preparing for takeoff. They will have the MONEY and RESOURCES (gold feathers) to cover them as they fly. They will be HUNGRY (huge appetite) for God, and they will be EQUIPPED (sharp tools) with everything they need to fulfill their destiny – knowledge, wisdom, vision, partnership, integrity, and authority.

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DAYS OF *WONDER* ARE AHEAD IN AUGUST.

Many have been in an extended season of WONDERING, which has felt to some like WANDERING. People have “wondered” when (and IF) things would change. I hear people (in the spirit) saying “I wonder if … I wonder who … I wonder what … I wonder when … I wonder where … I wonder how … I wonder why …”

All of that wondering and wandering will culminate in a month of WONDER. The word (exclamation) of the month will be “WONDER-FULL!” WONDER-FULL blessings are coming in August. Gifts and surprises are headed your way. You don’t need to DO anything – simply EXPECT God’s goodness to overwhelm you and ACCEPT His gracious gifts when they arrive. This begins today, Beloved. August 1st.

August will be a month of NEW BEGINNINGS. There will be a brief overlap of seasons that will usher in the NEW THING God is doing. Pay attention to your dreams this month. Write them down. Pray through them. Have faith that God will reveal great and unsearchable things this month, according to Jeremiah 33:3.

FINALLY …

I have a word of encouragement for some “Amelia’s” whose dreams were cut short and seemingly died. Just as Amelia Earhart crashed before she completed her mission around the world, there are some people who seemingly “lost their lives” (identity, direction, etc.) as they were “flying” forward in pursuit of their dreams. The Lord sent me to tell you that you just THOUGHT it was over … but you crashed in the PHOENIX Islands, and that is the place where BEAUTY RISES FROM ASHES.

Your story isn’t over. A NEW BEGINNING awaits you. You WILL rise. You will FLY again. And you WILL complete your assignment. Only believe.

Lastly, the Lord wants you to know that He has His EAR to your HEART this month … and every month … every moment and every minute. He HEARS your heart, Beloved. Meditate on that one for a bit. :)

Blessings to you this month!