What is Divine Acceleration?

Divine AccelerationDivine acceleration is the supernatural ability of God applied to your life, your ministry, your time, and your circumstances, to bring His plans to pass at a much faster rate than is humanly possible.

When your Father is at work, nothing can stop Him. There is unstoppable momentum. Now, you find yourself caught up in a move of God that shifts your circumstances, removes obstacles, and commands progress.

As though lifted by a wave of the sea, you experience a sudden surge forward. It is the ‘now’ time of God and nothing can halt His purposes.

5 Circumstances in which you can Anticipate Divine Acceleration

1. Divine Acceleration When Spiritual Warfare has attempted to hold you Back

Elijah experienced a powerful victory at the frontline of the spiritual battle for Israel. Then, when Jezebel retaliated and threatened his life, Elijah ran in fear. There in that place of apparent failure—in such despair that he lost the will to live—an angel ministered supernatural food and drink to Elijah.

This provision for Divine acceleration enabled Elijah to travel 40 days and nights, non-stop, to meet with God. From there, God launched Elijah into his next season. (1 Kings 19)

There are times when the enemy will try to hold you back from fulfilling God’s purposes. Even when it seems that the enemy has succeeded, it is never too late for God. He can supernaturally replenish you, overturn the battle and launch you, victorious, into His purposes.

2. Divine Acceleration After You’ve been stuck in a Waiting Season

Moses spent 40 years living as a shepherd in the desert. Once upon a time, he thought he could make a difference. Once, he dreamed of delivering Israel out of slavery. Now aged 80, he had ceased to believe it was possible.

That is, until Moses encountered God’s Presence in a burning bush. God revealed it was his ‘now’ time to deliver Israel. (Exodus 3) In a short time—a season of Divine acceleration—God propelled Moses into a confrontation with Pharaoh, leading Israel out of slavery and into worship of God.

Does it feel as though you have been in a long time of waiting? It may seem as though it is past the due time for God to show up and to fulfill His calling on your life. Don’t think in terms of what is humanly possible—trust your Father that He can cause things to fall into place in a miraculous way. You are being positioned by God for Divine acceleration.

3. Divine Acceleration When You’ve Experienced the Destructive Consequences of Sin

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten…” Joel 2:25

Year after year of crops destroyed. Harvests never gathered. Fruit that could never be recovered. Joel spoke of the ravaging effects of sin on the nation. And yet God promised that as the nation turned to Him in repentance, He would make up for the lost years with overflow harvest—and glory would go to Him.

God is by nature a Redeemer, and Jesus has paid the price for your mistakes, failure, sin and shame. Even when ‘sowing and reaping’ has taken effect and you have suffered the results of sin, when you repent and turn to Him, He can transform barrenness into fruitfulness. From poverty to plenty, and from emptiness to Divinely accelerated overflow—such is the power of His grace and forgiveness.

4. Divine Acceleration After You Have run from or Hesitated in God’s Call

Jonah 3:1 ‘Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time…’

Jonah did not just hesitate in the call of God upon his life—he ran from it in the opposite direction. And yet God in His mercy organised a sequence of events to set Jonah on track again.

And then those grace-filled words: ‘The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.’ (Jonah 3:1)

He is the God of the second chance. And even when it feels as though you have missed the opportunity to fulfill His purpose or to step into your prophetic season, it is never too late for God.

This situation hasn’t taken Him by surprise and He has a plan. Through Divine acceleration, He can bring His prophetic call to pass in your life. Repent, return, and place your trust in Him. You will see that your Heavenly Father has lined up circumstances and people like dominoes—once His power is unleashed, nothing can hold back His prophetic call for your life.

5. Divine Acceleration When You’ve been Held Back by the Choices of Others

Joseph’s own family mocked his call from God and conspired to prevent it from ever being fulfilled. The malicious choices of others sent Joseph to slavery and later imprisonment.

However, when God’s time came, Joseph’s ascent to rulership was immediate—for Divine acceleration was at work. Within a day, Joseph put aside his prison garments and put on the mantle of rulership. (Gen 41)

No person, and no action by anyone else can prevent God’s purpose from being accomplished in your life. Instead, as Redeemer, your Father can use what people have meant for evil and turn it into good. (Gen 50:19-20)

By keeping your heart clean, free of bitterness and resentment but full of the Father’s love, you can stay positioned for God’s purpose. Nothing and no one can hold you back when His time comes.

‘Divine acceleration’ is a reminder that you can trust the timing of God. For He is faithful, He is sovereign, and He is powerful. He is also the God of the resurrection.

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88 thoughts on “Divine Acceleration: God Will Make Up For Lost Time”

  1. Hi Sharon, praise God who has enabled you to get back on track with Him. May the lingering regret be exchanged for anticipation, joy and the thrill of living life in His Presence. He is certainly well able to ‘repay the years the locusts have eaten.’
    Thanks for the note!

  2. Hi
    I appreciate this word. As I grow and mature Father wants me to trust Him more. I often struggle due to running from God for 20 years & the consequences. Even knowing its a lie, I fear that I cant trust God and that He will hurt me.
    Letting go of fear and trusting Him, hoping in His faithfulness and ability to accelerate me into His plan is Good News!!!!

    1. Amen, David!
      I certainly understand… For some reason your note reminds me that a few days ago I came across this Tweet from Graham Cooke:
      @GrahamCookeBBH: “God speaks to us by His love. This is the language we need to hear from the Lord so that we can speak it back to Him.”
      It really grabbed my attention, that when wondering what is God’s voice to us, or being unsure, it is ALWAYS the voice of love, spoken with love. A great filter to use and a thought that has convicted me.
      It’s the same with His response to our circumstances… May your faith continue to shine, you are a real inspiration, David!

  3. What a great word!

    Thanks for this encouraging message, I’m praying for some divine acceleration in my life and believing for it to happen.



  4. Helen,
    Thank you for this message and it is truely a powerful encouragement words for me since I was stuck for the last whole 6 years and looking forward for a breakthrough in every area of my life at all times. I have done all the confession, repentance, decree and declare ,fasting and anything possible that you can name it in an on going basis ,but still I am stuck. I ask you to pray for me whenever you will remember. Thank you and God bless you and your ministry .

    1. Hi Bo, yes there are times to take action, and there are times to ‘having done all, stand’ (Eph 6:13b) I also believe there is a place of rest. Rest from striving, resting in our inheritance, rejoicing in what Jesus has done for us. Being released into the new season is not about what we can do, it is about the move of the Holy Spirit. It is also about not going it alone, but being in community. I do pray that you know His peace, His Presence, the joy of intimate conversation with your Father and His release into the new things He has for you.


    That is very true my mentor. I was called at the age of 14. We fellowshiped under trees for 4 years. We tried putting up a structure in the second year but rain came and destroy it. We waited patiantle for God and in the due time God caused people to help us build a bigger one even than the first. My advice to all is that, when God delays us, its for a reason. I need you Mum Hellen, you’re a blessing to me and my ministry.

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