In a season of new frontiers we often wonder why we face the most opposition, go through the most warfare, and deal with regular battles against the very promise we are pressing on towards. The level of fight we sometimes encounter can often be so intense that we fall back and retreat, never tasting the goodness of the promise fulfilled. I want to share a simple word the Lord is speaking to me, give you some practical keys, and prophesy over you.


Tonight in worship I had a vision of a long row of doors that were being blocked off by some kind of demonic being, so I asked the Lord what this was and He said “FEAR!”. I knew right away that these doors were important and vital to people but they weren’t seeing them because this Spirit was blocking their way and view. Those doors are YOUR doors. They are the destiny doors you have been praying and contending for and the right now the main event or focus is meant to be on the joy and celebration of opening them. Instead because of this menacing obstruction, many are not seeing the way forward and are stuck in a holding pattern, in the place where they feel out of options, out of strength, where joy suddenly evaporates, and hope is lost.

“Fear, which manifests in different ways is the universal poison that wants to take you out completely but cutting you off from the source”

Many get stuck and instead of confronting the spiritual bullies that stand in their path they create a religious pattern and cycle of “going round the mountain” which is effort that is wasted with no payoff! You never ever see your promise arrive! The temptation after many years then becomes to try and orchestrate our own breakthroughs, settle for far less, or to accept the destiny diversion of the enemy that looks mostly good, but is the playground of broken dreams where your dreaming is kept under wraps and kingdom is never advanced.


As I continued to pray and seek more revelation I heard the Holy Spirit say “Nehemiah 4”, so I turned to this chapter titled “The opposition to the rebuilding”, where Nehemiah and his people were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and at this point facing an assignment of the enemy to stop what they were doing. The ringleader Sanballat and his henchmen were furious that Nehemiah was rebuilding what was destroyed so they were slinging mockery, accusations, and intimidating threats. Sanballat whose name means “enemy in secret” represents those voices of distraction and noise that try to get us off course by speaking against you and I when God is moving us forward. If you have felt the witchcraft words and lies coming at you, break them off! But what was the main plot?

“They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it” Nehemiah 4:8

The word “trouble” in the original text is the word “toah” which means “hindrance, disturbance, and confusion”. As soon as I read this I realised the purpose of this assignment was simply to cause such a confusion and disturbance that would make the people of God unable to FOCUS, SEE and move into the destiny doors swinging wide open in this season!


“After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14

Many have been in such a fight of fear over their families in this season because the enemy knows the POWER that is being unleashed in families. Families are being transformed in this hour, generational issues are being healed, marriages restored, family dynamics aligned with heaven, and revival is being birthed in the place that it was always meant to.

Just like the walls of Jerusalem, there have been threats standing at the door of your home because you are rebuilding, God is restoring, reconciliation is sweeping through, breakthrough is breaking in to every crevice and space of your home, and all of hell is furious. The fear looming is not as intimidating as it looks. It’s the desperate attempts of an enemy that has lost its grip on your families destiny, because REVIVAL HAS COME!


The powerful key given in this chapter is the heavenly strategies that God gave Nehemiah to be able to outsmart the enemy. The first strategy was that they gathered people in the weak areas of the wall to guard it night and day so that no invaders could come within their walls and destroy their work. This speaks to me on a practical level of being aware of the weaker places of our lives that we are regularly attacked in. Get all your armoury and set it up in that place! How? Speak the word over that area. Begin to strengthen those walls by intentionally protecting it.

The second strategy was that Nehemiah asked every person to arm themselves while they rebuilt the wall, so in one hand they held a sword and the other hand their building tool. In a season of advancement we need to recognise the necessity to “stay-armed” and alert. We can’t drop our offensive stance while we also build, occupy, increase, and stretch our tent pegs wide. This speaks to me about the ultimate warfare stance of worship that keeps us armed and battle ready as we advance.


I went into the vision again shortly after but this time there was no obstructions so I approached one of the doors and went inside. As I stepped in could see fruit literally hanging right above my head and spanning out to the left, the right and as far as my eyes could see. Trees and vines were covered with the ripest, freshest, and most fragrant fruit you could imagine. Then the Holy Spirit said “this is what is at stake”. It was personal harvest. It was promise fulfilled. Waiting over. Long road ended. The fruit was there!


Many of you reading this today have felt so of these things but one major component is still missing I feel the Lord wants to address. Fear of future. The assignment against you is simply rob you of your future by reminding you of the hardships of your past and bombarding your present. Together this has created a fear of the future that has stopped you from agreeing with heavens vision for the days ahead. Prophesy is the heart of the Father for your life that carries the anointing to take you where he has fore-ordained for you, but without agreement we never SEE it. I have sensed that fear of future has stopped up the mouths of believers from prophesying and decreeing where they are going and what is to come. Today, rebuke that fear. Get un-yoked from its deathly grip and begin to prophesy over your future and you will feel your feet begin to move again, your heart begin to dream again, and those destiny doorways in your path reveal themselves.

Nate Johnston