2023: A year to establish order and confront the giants so we can cross over into our promised land.

Word released January 11, 2023.

God wants to purge us of old mindsets, baggage, and demonic oppression, which is keeping us from crossing over into our promised land. Although God has been addressing our issues with us for a long time, He needs to accelerate this process for the new time we are walking into. God wants to clean the house (the church body); do a clean sweep. God says, “Enough is Enough. You have been held hostage by your mindsets, beliefs, and afflictions long enough! It’s time to get set free!!” It’s time to get set free from whatever is keeping you in bondage and holding you back from moving forward into God’s purposes; into your promised land. God wants us to examine our lives through His lens and began purging what we don’t need: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. There has been too much clutter in our lives which has led to chaos and disarray, and unnecessary suffering. It’s time to purge and lighten our load.

God wants us to literally, as well as figuratively, clear the clutter in our lives. We’ve held on to so much junk: things, fears, and beliefs that serve no good purpose in our life. While with other things, they may have served a purpose in the past, but now are only hindrances. These unnecessary things have bogged us down and created chaos and turmoil. It’s robbed us of our energy and our peace. It’s taken up too much space and limited what God is able to release to us. We are in a new season and even a new era. God wants to do new things with us.

I saw a movie recently where a man inherits the home of his mother who passed away, but he hadn’t seen his mother for years due to unhealed hurts. When he arrives at the house, he discovers it is filled with junk. His mother was a hoarder! Step by step, he cleans the home and sweeps it out in stages. He processes his past hurts, forgives, and makes a fresh new start where he is rebuilding his life and making more room for love. God showed me that this movie is a prophetic illustration for the time we are in. Specifically, God really zoomed in on the part of the movie where the character is sweeping the house and the clearing out the clutter. God etched out that image in my mind. It didn’t happen all at once, but in stages. It seemed overwhelming, yet little by little, the clutter was cleared out, and the place was made new, clean, and in order again. It’s time for us to clean house, and establish a new, simpler order, where God is first; where we’re willing to let go of what we don’t need or whatever God asks us to let go of, and follow Him, unfettered with all our baggage. God would like us to travel light and trust Him for the day to day manna. Know that everything belongs to God, and you are just stewarding what He gives you for as long as He wants, then you are to let it go when He asks, trusting that He will provide the new things that you need. In this way, nothing will become an obstacle for you to serve the Lord.

God wants us to be able to “go” when He says “go” and not be bogged down with all our issues, fears, and insecurities. He needs “all hands on deck.” Too many of us have become distracted and out of allignment. We have a job to do. We each need to do our part. He wants to overhaul not only our individual lives and families, but our churches, cities, and nation. He wants to restore order and take us back to our (healthy) roots, to our original foundation, the way He designed us to be; the way he intended us, our cities, and nations to be. Any root not of God He will pluck put. This is a time to pull up, tear down, plant, and rebuild- according to God’s design!

He wants to restore our foundations.

God may allow our issues to be stirred up so that we can deal with it once and for all. If it’s rejection, don’t be surprised if you find yourself dealing with what feels like rejecting circumstances. If it’s abandonment you might find yourself in situations which lead you to feeling abandoned. I suspect it will be small-scale things that will expose your issue, which needs to be addressed; the root of the problem, which has most likely led to more large-scale problems for you in your life. Your job is to let God show you and submit to the healing and deliverance process however God wants to do it. The purpose is not for you to suffer, but for you to face this giant head on and defeat it once and for all. Trust God in this process. It may feel scary to face your giants, but know that you do it in God’s strength and not your own. You are not alone in this. God promises to give you victory. It’s time for you to be set free.

Trust God to be your provider. Look only to God for your approval; do not look to man. Please God over pleasing man. Let God be your comfort. Let God be your companion. Let God be your audience. You only need Him. Your sole purpose is to please Him and do His will at whatever cost. Whether you see it in this lifetime or not, know that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. You will be rewarded for your faithfulness. God will grant you joy and your hearts desires when you are in alignment with Him.

Humility will be one key to walking in victory in this new season. Be open to God’s correction. Do not take offense when He shows you something you need to work on. This is how we grow and mature. This is how we grow in our capacity to love and be more Christ-like. Love will take center stage as God pours out his mercy, kindness, generosity, healing, and deliverance in this new season. He wants you to know Him, to see how good He is. He wants to expand your capacity to receive His love, trust in His good nature, and in turn pour out His love to others. Will you say yes to all God wants to do in you and through you?

Related and supportive scriptures:

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. 6. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon–from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. 8 By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me– a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalms 42: 5-8, NIV)

He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (John 15:2, NIV)

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints (1st Corinthians 14:33, NKJV)

But all things should be done decently and in order. (1st Corinthians 14:40, ESV)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. (Romans 13:1-2, ESV)

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:16-18, ESV)

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9, ESV)

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12. ESV)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, ESV)

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; (Psalm 37:23, ESV)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7, ESV)

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2, NIV)

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” (Psalms 118: 5, NIV)

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32, NIV)

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 NIV)

“For one who has died has been set free from sin.” (Romans 6:7, NIV)

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2nd Corinthians 3:17, NIV)

“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (1st Peter 2:16-17, NIV)

That the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:21, NIV)

It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine.’ “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” (Romans 6:22, NIV)

He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. (Psalms 107:14, NIV)

Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away.” (Nahum 1:13, NIV)

for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. (Psalms 107:16, NIV)

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. (Exodus 16:4, NIV)

I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.(Psalms 119:59, NIV)

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. 6 And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. 7 Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.8 “For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.9 Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.” (Isaiah 61:4-9, NIV)

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10, NIV)

9 “Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its new growth will wither. It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by the roots.10 It has been planted, but will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it—wither away in the plot where it grew?’ ”(Ezekiel 17: 8-10, NIV)

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-14, NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. (Luke 14:33, NIV)

22On hearing this, Jesus told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” 23But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy.24Seeing the man’s sadness,Jesus said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

26Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”27But Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

28“Look,” said Peter, “we have left all we hadd to follow You.” 29“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30will fail to receive many times more in this age—and in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:22-30, NIV)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18, NIV)

31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there, 32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today. (Deuteronomy 11:31-32, NIV)

He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; (Deuteronomy 26:9, NIV)

Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God. 10 This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. 11 See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. (Joshua 3: 9-11, NIV)

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you (1st Thessalonians 3:12, NIV)

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. (Phillipians 1:9-11, NIV)

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? ( Psalms 53:3-4, NIV)

The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalms 118:6, NIV)

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 19:28, NIV)

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.4Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.5Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:6He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.7Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.8Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.9For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.10A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.11But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. (Psalms 37: 5-11, NIV)

Published by creativecassandra7

God-lover, artist, writer, art therapist, dreamer, minister. I see life as an adventure of overcoming and bringing light to dark places. I have overcome extensive trauma and sexual abuse and now I share my testimony and teach/preach what God has to say about the recovery process through both logos and rhema words. I love nature, dancing, worship, and all creative expressions. I have a heart to see families restored, curses reversed, and generational blessings released.

4 thoughts on “2023: A year to establish order and confront the giants so we can cross over into our promised land.

  1. So well put, Cassandra. I’m at this exact place right now too. Amazing how God always confirms His words to us. May you experience rich blessings and favor as you walk this out ❤️

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  2. Cassandra, I was directed to your blog this morning from another blog from someone named Amber. When I clicked the about for her, there was an error, then I found myself reading your about page. By the time I reached the bottom of the page, I found the same verse, the same Jesus read when his work started, from Isaiah. To set the captives free. So here I am sister. I have few dreams and visions, but one came to me Jan 1-3, 2019 which arrived on a whiteboard and I was instructed to explain it to His body in the coming years. Explain it in simple terms, like a child would understand, with illustrations, music and lyrics. When I found you this morning, your prophetic artwork, I am glad because perhaps now I can receive inspiration on how to represent the picture of what I was given. We are all going back to our roots, the foundations of our faith, back to the future. Peace & Grace, Tony

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    1. Amen, Tony. I am so glad that God led you here. God works in mysterious ways and in perfect timing! Yes, that is our mandate, found in Isaiah. God will show you exactly what to do and how to do it. He will lead you step by step. Your gifts will make room for itself. I declare, in the name of Jesus, that God’s perfect and pleasing will be made manifest in your life, and that no weapon formed again, you will prosper. I speak blessing and favor over you in all your endeavors and good health. I declare that God will reveal Himself to you in even deeper ways and deeper revelation of his divine love over you. I speak these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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