THIS IS THE MOMENT!
Cheryl Lindley

There is a song, sung by Anthony Warlow entitled, ‘This is the Moment’!!! 
I believe that God is announcing that indeed, ‘this is the moment, this is the time’!!!

It is God’s time!
In this year of God, 5777, God himself is stepping into time to effect change and shift on the earth through his presence and his power. This is HIS moment and HIS time!!

I believe this to be one of God’s great moments in world history!! 
In Noah’s time, in Abraham’s time, in Moses time, in Jesus time, God himself stepped into the world’s history to show himself as God, the God who rules the nations and shows himself strong on behalf of His people.

We are in a series of moments of moments! 
Just as the Israelites, the people of God were brought out of Egypt in a series of spectacular victories over the world powers, God is releasing his people, in the same way. 
We will have an opportunity to rise up and step out of the old bondages and familiar patterns of life and see remarkable shift and change into a whole new operating system and lifestyle of the Spirit.
God himself will go before us to release us with signs, wonders and miracles from His hand!!!
As the children of Israel did, we will stand in AWE of our God!!!

Joshua led the people of Israel out of the wilderness into the promised land, again through a series of spectacular divine moments when the world around them saw the power of God and his favour to his people . I believe that we are in the season where God is doing it again!!

There will be a series of remarkable events, a series of momentous moments in our lives and in world history, where we will have opportunity to grab ahold of God and shift with him out of old bondage and restrictions and into freedom and newness of life!!

God’s preparing & empowering Love.

The Father has been establishing his children in his love, the Son has been wooing his bride.
And now in this season the Lord has been preparing his bride, with the ‘spirit of the power of his might’. 
I have seen the Lord, as the Warrior Bridegroom with the Host of Heavens armies, come to his bride, put the finishing touches to her veil and lift her by his grace into his chariot to ride into battle with him.

I saw the same spirit that was on Samson, come upon the bride and her veil begin to grow, just like Samson’s hair grew. As she stepped out, the chains that had her bound, snapped just like the new ropes that had Samson bound.( Judges 16:1-8) Like Samson, the bride easily broke out of the restrictions and was free from the enemy’s plan.

The Lord is endowing his people with the spirit of might, that same spirit that was upon Samson (Isa:11:2) The weapons that the enemy has used to contain us and keep us bound, we now have the power and authority to break. 
As we rise again against the enemy, sickness, disease, relationship issues, fears, mental health issues, addictions that in the past season have been unable to be throw off, are now supernaturally being broken off as the spirit of the Lord, the spirit might is growing in His bride.

Through the knowledge of His love, He is empowering us to rise above all fear and grip of the enemy. He is awakening his bride. He has made her ready, Now is the time!!

Speaking of the bride, the beloved says:
SoS 7:1-8 (TPT)
‘How beautiful on the mountains are the sandalled feet of this one bringing such good news.
How you walk gracefully in my ways bringing such good news. You are truely royalty!
How you walk so gracefully in my ways displays such dignity.
You are truely the poetry of God – His very handiwork.
Out of your innermost being is flowing the fullness of my Spirit- never failing to satisfy.
Within your womb there is a birthing of harvest wheat.
They are the sons and daughters who will be nurtured by the purity you impart.
How gracious you have become!
Your life now stands tall as a tower; like a shining light on a hill.
Your revelation-eyes are pure, as pools of refreshing; sparkling light for a multitude!
Such great discernment surrounds you; protecting you from the enemy’s advance.
Redeeming love crowns you as royalty, guiding you into the fullness of humility and surrender.
Even a King is held captive by your beauty!
You stand in victory above the rest, stately and secure, as you share with me your vineyard of love.
Now I decree, “I will ascend and arise. I will take hold of you with my power, possessing every part of my fruitful bride.’

God has prepared his people to be his victorious bride upon the earth. Encountering his love and power will transform his bride and she will receive the inheritance he has for her and ultimately, give Jesus his inheritance of the nations!! (Ps2:8)

We are coming up on 5778 a year of new beginnings. As we, his bride live in the place of encounter, he will transform us to a healed, whole life, fully lived in Kingdom ways. It is a life operating in the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit to love the world back to life!

This grace is among us for deliverance, breakthrough and shift from the world system, to life. Its a complete change- a shift into living with the new heart and the new mind that he has put within us!! 
It is a shift into living as his righteous people in the land, possessing all the benefits of righteousness. 
It is a step up to believe and see the great and precious promises he has for us materialise in a great harvest of loved ones saved, relationships mended, love poured out between the generations, long standing sickness healed, infirmity irradiated, disease obliterated and lives restored.
It is time to move on forward into our victory and life in the promised land!!

‘This is the Moment’ 
This is the moment! 
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavour,
I have made – ever –
Is coming into play,
Is here and now – today!

This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment –
This precious chance –
I’ll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment,
When all I’ve done –
All the dreaming,
Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day 
See it sparkle and shine,
When all I’ve lived for
Becomes mine!

This is the moment –
My final test –
Destiny beckons
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won’t look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Forget all the odds!
This day and ever,
I’ll sit forever,
With My God!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment
Of them all!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KiX2Wgo7hg

by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse
(modified for our purposes, with apologies to the song writers)

I believe we will look back at this time, and realise that we were in the one of the greatest moments in world history, for body of Christ and the advancing of the Kingdom of God on earth!!!!

This year we celebrate two momentous shifts in church and world history! The 500 year anniversary of ‘The Reformation’ and 100 year anniversary of the ‘Light Horse Charge’ in Beersheba, are both celebrated Oct.31st. 
These events bought freedom to the body of Christ , to Israel and to the nations!!

On Nov.11, (12 days later) we remember all those who gave their lives for our nation.

In these 12 days, we are believing again for moments that redefine, reform and shift the church and our nation of Australia back under the Government of God!!

We will commemorate these dates in worship and decree enthroning Jesus as Lord over Australia in 12 strategic locations, in 12 days around the nation, decreeing, ’Do it again Lord, shift our nation into freedom!’

Join us! Come ‘Shift the Nation’: 12 CITIES, 12 DAYS – 1 SHIFT!! Oct.31- Nov.11 2017!!

www.shiftthenation17.org