Prophetic Word: You Have Encountered Your Own Authority

You have been the steward of a small garden, but your garden is about to grow. (Photo by Jed Owen on Unsplash)

Recently, the Lord showed me that some of you in the body of Christ have just encountered the Spirit of the Lord in a way that has left you permanently shaken. If that's you, this word is absolutely vital for you to understand today.

This is what the Lord showed me:

Literally overnight, the Lord has moved you into a place of revelation that there is more in you than you currently have opportunity to express.

If this word applies to you, you have just encountered your own authority. You have just seen a picture of yourself as you were meant to be. You saw the authority in which you were meant to walk.

When you did, you were so overtaken and overwhelmed by God's Holy Spirit that you were overwhelmed and could barely speak.

I saw in the Spirit that:

—You felt like you should talk to the Lord about what you saw, but you could barely even gather the words.

—You finally decided not to speak at all—but to pour out your heart silently to the Lord, the agony of your soul splashing onto the Father's lap like tears that turned into jewels the moment they collided with Father.

—You knew words could not express your feelings, but you also had a realization that Father had encountered you at this very moment for this very purpose, and gazing into His eyes of understanding was all you needed to understand that He knows all about it too—and that your heart and His had just collided.

The picture you saw of your own authority—of yourself as you were meant to be—was presented to you by the Lord for such a time as this.

The Lord wants you to know that, even though your heart is in agony over this, He understands. He is the only one who does, for no one has ever believed in you as He does; no one has ever searched His heart for you as His own Spirit has. Eye has not seen this version of you on the earth, and ear has not heard of it. But ...

You have known this version of you existed ...

And you have been faithful ...

But you had given up hope.

You had given up hope to walk in this version of you because you have been blessed already.

The Lord showed me that you have been faithful over many things, and over small things. You have been faithful to do what you could with what you had. And indeed, your heart has been so pure that you have been content to steward what you have been given, neither striving for more nor really wanting more. Lust for more has no place in you.

But the Lord is not done with you yet, mighty soldier. And He needs you now in His army more than ever before.

And He allowed you to encounter your own authority—your mantle of courage, strength and authority that He created you to wear and carry—for such a time as this. He allowed you to encounter yourself as He sees you literally overnight, at an inconvenient time and in an unexpected way, because He is going to do it.

You have been faithful over little things, but He will make you faithful over much. You have been the steward of a small garden, but your garden is about to grow.

Get ready.

Partner with Father God in travailing prayer. Put your head between your knees and birth the version of yourself that God created you to be before the foundation of the world. Do it now.

It is time.

Friend, if this word speaks to your heart, stop and pray right now. Confess your faith to the Lord and ask Him to help you bring everything He has for your life into manifestation.

Jamie Rohrbaugh is an author, speaker and presence-seeker whose heart is for the local church. Called to intercession and prophetic ministry, her passion is to see sons and daughters transformed by the love of Abba Father. Jamie blogs for a global readership at, where she writes about prayer, personal revival and the supernatural lifestyle, and she has written for various ministry outlets. She holds a master's in biblical studies from Berea Seminary and is a grateful member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Jamie serves as a domestic missionary in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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