Although we are in a season of fresh revelation and newness, God is also renewing our understanding of past words and dreams He has spoken and shown to us. It's not that we missed it before, rather that He's allowing us to receive it now with a greater maturity and deeper level of understanding. I liken it to reading scripture over again but at a new level in my walk as a Believer. So it's as true with revelation, dreams, and prophetic words the Holy Spirit has given to us. All of those insights are not necessarily for one specific moment in time, but as with much of what the Lord reveals to us, it's continually being revealed over and over, yet at a greater level of understanding as we mature in our walk, and as old, false mindsets are cast off. This may not hold true for every dream, or every prophetic utterance, but just the same, you cannot put every dream and prophetic word in a box for only a once in a lifetime time frame. God is a sovereign god, let's not box Him up, instead, let's allow Him to minister to us without hindrance as He wills. If that might possibly be from past revelation, then so be it! We are transforming from 'glory to glory', in a continuous unveiling of His word and His Spirit.
Some years ago, the Lord gave me a vision of what seemed to be gears of a clock. There were three gears working together and each gear was labeled.
2. Holy Spirit
In the vision, I saw the teeth of each gear interlocking with the others causing them to be joined together and therefore moving in one accord, as though being one unit instead of three individual parts. The result of their functioning together in such a manner was in the production of a steady and perfect time with one another. I then heard the words, "precision time".
Precision - the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.
Some of us in the Body have been waiting months or maybe even years to see the fulfillment of promises and breakthroughs of which we have been believing and praying for. At times we may have doubted if we heard correctly, or if we ourselves have somehow been the cause of those delays. It is not the Lord's desire that we slip into a place of doubting we hear His voice, or accepting condemnation that we are at fault. Rather, His delight is in our trust in Him that He has a perfect timing for each step of our lives. Although we may not always be able to understand it, if we lean in on Him we can find rest and joy within the waiting process. When we co-labor with the Holy Spirit and His word we can rest assured we are keeping His precision timing in our lives.
Following the vision the Lord spoke to me; "Do not be dismayed when you do not see those things come to pass according to the law of time you have laid down. My time table exceeds the knowledge of what you know and grasp of time. You have become a generation of people being impatient and intolerant of trials, yet do you not know that your perseverance through trials matures you to completeness and strengthens you with enduring faith?"
As the Lord brought this vision and former word back to me, He then spoke the following to me; "Your promises are not gone. They are not forgotten. They are coming into existence and reaching depths far greater than you expected and soon you will see the fruit of the waiting period you have endured. Every harvest must endure the waiting process of growth for the best fruit to be brought forth into completion. Celebrate the goodness of what is about to shoot forth from the Vine!"
I am seeing words I received fourteen years ago, now manifesting in my life. Some of the words prophesied to me were as most prophetic words usually are - spoken as if they were for that very time in my life (because that's normally how the prophetic person delivering the word usually sees and feels it....as if it's happening at that very time.) and yet they seemed so unreal to me because I could not find an application for them anywhere at that time.
Fourteen years later, they make perfect sense to me and it's almost as if I'm reading my own diary. Had I thrown them out and disregarded them as a false prophecy I would have missed the state of being in awe of God, that I now am in as I watch them take form and play out in my life. Not to mention, strengthening my faith and producing excitement with the expectation of the promises I know are soon to manifest!
We are on the brink of the harvest of past promises and words of prophecy being fulfilled in our lives personally, as well as corporately. Whether they come to fruition today or at the end of the year, don't be discouraged in the time of waiting, rather, be confident that God is doing a good work in us and in our surroundings. He wants us to step into the fulfillment being the best us we can be and in the best way possible, for such a time as this.
"We can be sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." Romans 8:28 (TM)