Recently, I’ve been hearing three things repeatedly – “Keep your eyes on the prize;” “Birth” and Crown.” I have been seeking the Lord about these things and what I am hearing is that we are in a time where the fullness of Christ in us is coming forth. Even as in the birthing process when the baby is crowning, it is time to push and keep pushing until the child comes forth from the womb.

Many are wanting to quit, and the enemy is whispering words of doubt and discouragement. This is not a time to pull back, but a time to press forth for the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus in you!

This season is the beginning of months in the Hebrew; we have passed over and are now entering the land of promise. The root of the word month means rebirth, renew, rebuilding. This is the time when new things come forth. They are not sudden, but have been in process for some time. It is not time to quit.

When you are in a race, your body gets tired and you want to give up just before getting to the finish line. The Apostle Paul tells us what to do: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:14, KJV).

Why? To receive the crown!

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” (Rev. 3:11-12, KJV)

“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Is. 62:1-3, KJV)

We are in the beginning of months, a time of new beginnings, birthing forth what He has begun in us. Yet not only the beginning of months in this season, this is the year of 5777 – grace and completion! This is the time, this is the hour, for the Church to come forth in power!

Hold fast, stay the ground you have taken. Push forth and bring to completion what He has conceived in you – His life!

I hear Him say – “Keep your focus high, look to Me, look to Me. Do not let your sight grow dim; look to Me, look to Me. Keep your eyes on the prize, the time is nigh to realize, the old has come to its demise. It’s time for the Church to arise; keep your eyes on the prize!