What is Divine Acceleration?
Divine 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. 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, Elijah was launched 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—Moses was propelled into 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 for His calling on your life to be fulfilled. 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 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 ran 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 fulfil His purpose or to step into your prophetic season, it is never too late for God.
This 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 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. Divine acceleration was brought to bear. 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. He is faithful, He is sovereign, He is powerful. And, He is the God of the resurrection.
© Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
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