We are in a time where the Lord is calling us to watch for the new and unexpected paths He will reveal in the coming weeks. We will need to use discernment to recognize the paths and we will need to be led by peace on the leading of the Spirit. The Lord is bringing course adjustments to the paths of many people, which will lead to great advancement.
He is first highlighting areas of the heart that need to be surrendered and brought into alignment with His heart and ways. As His people align their hearts with His, the new paths will be revealed to them. In addition to unexpected paths opening, the Lord is releasing gifts to His people to prepare, position and align them with the paths He will open to them. These gifts may be presented in unexpected ways, so it will be important to discern and embrace these gifts as they will bring much needed healing, refreshing, hope, peace, alignment and instruction.
New and Unexpected Paths
I heard the Lord say, “Watch for new paths to open in the coming weeks that will bring a repositioning and a course adjustment. Don’t miss what I have for you just because it is not presented in the way you expected. Look with an open heart and with discernment on what is presented before you. Those that are open to receive the new path presented to them will find reward and advancement await them as they step out in obedience to My leading.
“In all things be led by peace. You will have peace to step out on the path before you for My Spirit will fill you with peace. Peace on the step will be confirmation the path that opens is of Me. When you have peace on the direction in which I am leading you, you will need to boldly step out. The bold step of faith will be the key to unlock the path, for faith is the key to partnership with Me. It is the key that unlocks My promises, but the key must be used in order to see the unlocking. I am looking for those who have active faith. Now is the hour to use the key of faith.”
“Let your heart be always guided by the peace of the Anointed One, who called you to peace as part of His one Body. And always be thankful” (Col. 3:15, TPT).
“Many people will see small adjustments come to their path in the coming weeks, and these small adjustments will lead to great change. Small adjustments and course corrections will lead to the opening of wide doors of destiny.
“These course corrections will come on the back of heart corrections, for I am not only revealing and opening new paths that will bring advancement, but I am revealing areas of the heart that need to be surrendered and realigned. As My people align their hearts with Mine, the unexpected and new paths of advancement will be revealed to them. I am exposing areas of pride, hardness of heart and areas not surrendered to Me. Those who pray as My servant David did, to ‘search me and know my heart and see if there be any grievous way in me,’ will find hidden areas revealed to them by My Spirit, and heart transformation will come to them by the work of My hand.”
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Ps. 139:23-24, ESV).
“These new paths are ones that My people will walk displaying My truth, power and love, for all elements are needed. These new paths are pioneering paths.”
New and Unexpected Gifts
The Lord spoke again and said, “Many people will also receive new and unexpected gifts from Me. It will be a time where My people say, ‘Truly every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.’ James 1:17 will be highlighted and plain to see.”
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17).
“Again, it will be important for My people to use discernment to recognize the gifts are from Me and to embrace them. Not every gift will be presented in a way that is expected. The gifts will be linked to the paths that will open. These gifts will prepare, position, fuel and align My people for the paths I open. In all things it will be important to remember that My ways are higher. Many people may not see the full blessing and fruit of the gift I am releasing to them until they have walked further down the path I am leading them to, but they will see every gift has purpose and great reward and fruit comes to those who embrace the gifts I release.”
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Is. 55:9).
“Some people will receive gifts that bring alignment and these will include correction, for I correct those I love. Others will receive gifts of alignment through divine connections that bring strengthening and building of relationship and character.”
“Fully embrace God’s correction as part of your training, for He is doing what any loving father does for his children. For who has heard of a child who never had to be corrected?” (Heb. 12:7, TPT).
“Many people will receive gifts that bring refreshing and renewed hope. Where My people have lost hope for the promise and path I have set before them, they will find I am releasing to them gifts that renew them. They will then look with steadfast hope and faith on the path set before them. Many people are in need of refreshing due to the weariness they feel from past battles, and they will find I release gifts that refresh and strengthen them.”
“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continuously surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” (Rom. 15:13).
“[B]ut they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Is. 40:31, ESV).
“Others will see Me release gifts of reward to them for I have seen their faithfulness and I reward those who diligently seek Me. These gifts will be their hearts’ desires, for their hearts are aligned with Mine and their hearts’ desires have been placed there by Me and will be fulfilled at My appointed time—at such a time as this.”
“And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking Him” (Heb. 11:6, TPT).
“Just as there is a link between the alignment of the hearts of My people and the new paths I will reveal, so, too, is there a link between the gifts I release and the healing of the hearts of My people. Just as heart corrections will come before the revealing of the unexpected and new paths, so My people will see healing come to their hearts following the unexpected gifts I release to them. These gifts will bring restoration, realignment, hope, peace, refreshing, healing and wholeness. I search the heart and I desire the hearts of My people to be a wellspring of life.”
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life” (Prov. 4:23, ESV).
Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie’s desire is to see Believers understand their Kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the Kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the Body of Christ united and awakened.