I am taking my bride through a transformational process of refining, re-identification, and consecration.
You have become something you were never meant to be.
You are mine and I will shape you. Do not be ashamed, simply follow the way I lead, and let me show you who you are. My bride, my beloved, I know you and call you by your true name.
Some of you have been feeling unexplained frustration and discontentment; this is your spirit bearing witness that you are not aligning with the identity I ordained and proclaimed at your beginning.
I created you. I know your inner workings. I know your true shape. It is time to loosen the constraints you have accepted from the world that have distorted your form. Trust me, I will show you the most excellent way.
In the refining I will remove the impurities that are not of Me. Your appetites will change as you follow after Me. Let the things fall from your form as you keep Me in your sight.
People who knew you once will look at you and not recognize you as your identity will be shaped by Me. This will cause you to feel outcast from those familiar to you, but you are being set aside for Me and brought into communion with Me.
I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”Zechariah 13:9 (NLT)
But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.”Isaiah 43:1 (NLT)
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”John 20:22 (NIV)
Activation: Spend some time with the Lord and ask Him where in life you fit His shape and where you don’t.
As you talk with the Lord decide and settle in your heart to trust Him and surrender the appetites, habits, and relationships that don’t fit His shape for you. Let His breath of life fill you and shape you like the wind in a sail.