Sunday, May 26th, 2019, I had one of the craziest spiritual encounters of my life. I was standing in the back of the church I pastor, Empowered Life Church, when I heard the Lord say, "someone is about to enter the room." I looked out to the door anticipating a visitor, and when no one came in the front door, I lifted my hands to heaven to worship.
Suddenly I saw a portal open up in the roof of the church. I could only see the face of the angel because it was moving so quickly. It swooped in and began circling the sanctuary so quickly it created a whirlwind. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Out from the tornado, the angel was releasing things into the people in the sanctuary.
I saw the angel drop a shield and sword into one man's hands. He then quickly dropped a crown on a woman's head, and before my eyes, her hair grew out, and her dress transformed into a gown, and the train of the dress filled the sanctuary.
While I was watching this, I heard the Lord say, "this angel's name is Swift. He is here to bring a swift acceleration." "My people feel like they have made too many mistakes and have forfeited their calling. "I am here to bring breakthrough to those areas that have caused people to have delayed obedience." "I am bringing swift acceleration to the things that would take years will take place in months.
In my spirit I heard, "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord, "When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed" (Amos 9:13)
The body of Christ is in a time of swift acceleration. God has not overlooked those of us who feel we have missed His timing. He is bringing heaven's help to bring breakthrough and acceleration for us to inherit what He has promised us.
After I shared this revelation, one of our pastors, the one who I saw the Lord give the shield and spear to, grabbed the mic, and shared. The night before he and his wife were talking, and he was telling her that he had felt he missed some opportunities in God. He felt discouraged that if he had been obedient, he would be further in the Lord.
As soon as he finished sharing this in the natural, a Swift bird appeared before him and his wife and then darted suddenly away. He sat back and told his wife that encountering the Swift bird was significant.
Wow, I love how God confirms His word in the mouth of two or three witnesses. I had never heard of a Swift bird before this encounter.
Here’s a clip of an article I found on the internet about Swift birds.
"The swift bird is one of the fastest and most agile birds on the planet. It’s remarkable wing structure shows a steadily gliding bird. To prevent exhaustion, the wing converts potential energy to counteract the aerodynamic forces. The wing features a non-powered flight, with fixed wings at constant flight speed. In other words, Swift demonstrates nature's ability to turn adversity into a benefit."
I love the last line, "The Swift demonstrates nature's ability to turn adversity into a benefit." God is turning what we feel has been our most discouraging moments into the most significant breakthroughs.
God is breaking discouragement off of the church. If you are reading this, an have been struggling with despair. Maybe, like me, you feel like you wasted time, and now specific promises of God have expired. I'm here to prophesy to you, God is sending heaven's angelic help to bring breakthrough and swift acceleration! For some crazy reason, He has chosen to partner with us to bring about His purposes on the earth. Child of God, our Father, requires us.