The Spirit of God is
about to unearth, in the rubble of your personal history, promises that have been
forgotten and considered lost. The unearthing of these parts of your history will
provide the guidance and direction needed to help you find your place in the
coming reformation of the Church.
I follow a Facebook
site called Secrets of the Ice. Due to the receding of glaciers around the
world teams of glacial archaeologists are being sent out to recover what is
being revealed. They are discovering previously unknown archaeological treasures
that would have remained a secret unless revealed by the receding ice field of
In one episode an
archaeologist held a very well preserved arrow that was just discovered. It was
thousands of years old and fully intact. The point, shaft and feathers were all
present. It had somehow survived under the weight of the ice after all these
years. The arrow was alone and not in a quiver. It was most likely shot and
lost in the snow during a hunt.
As I wrote these
words, I was drawn to II Kings 13 when the prophet, Elisa, was getting ready to
die. The king of Israel came to visit the old prophet. Elisa told the king to shoot
an arrow through an open window to the east as a prophetic act signifying his
victory in battle over the Arameans. Then Elisa told the king to strike the ground
with his remaining handful of arrows. The king only hit the ground three times.
Elisa became upset telling the king he should have kept hitting the ground. The
three strikes of the arrows indicated a limited faith. It was a contradiction
to the king’s willingness to shoot the first arrow through the window. This
faithless act would limit the scope of victory in future battles.
Some of you are
like the king. You shot your arrow through a window of faith creating an image
of what you wanted to see God do, but you did not match that prophetic act with
a continued measure of faith. Like the king, you limited God’s ability to
assist you by a faithless response. You went into your future and experienced a
victory limited in scope to what God had originally intended. He had plans for a much larger victory that would have been revealed by an expanded boundary line
defining the partnership between your faith and God’s supernatural intervention.
God is about to
give you another chance to shoot your arrow and strike the ground in
faith. Like an archaeologist who discovered a hidden arrow, you will see
again the arrow you first shot through your window of faith. It has been buried
and preserved under the intensity of the last season. It was never lost – just
hidden in a place of disbelief. Pick it up and shoot it again. Take all the arrows
out of your quiver of promise and begin to beat the ground in faith and do not stop.
Your rediscovery of this promise from the past is critical because its
discovery will help you reengage your destiny and move forward in God’s