God is releasing shoes of acceleration and authority for assignments and destinies.

On January 1st 2019, the Lord gave me a beautiful prophetic dream for the church which I feel led to share now. Although we are now in the 9th month of 2019, I feel the significance of sharing this important dream in this timing is to release an encouragement for those who feel they have unfulfilled prophetic destinies they were believing for this year and beyond. The word for you is that the Lord is on course to accelerate His purpose that have been delayed in your life.

In this dream I was presented with the most beautiful pair of shoes while other believers also waited to receive their shoes. The shoes had such a myriad of beautiful colors that glowed that it seemed they were out of this world. I was presented with the shoes as if they were a valued item of great worth and significance. As I held the shoes in my hand, admiring it’s beauty and strength, I turned it over to look at the soles. The soles of the shoes looked well worn and used although the exterior had looked so beautiful and new! I woke up sensing that many in the body of Christ are being presented with shoes of purpose and destiny that are meant to be used with such faithfulness and perseverance that at the end of their race on the earth, the soles of their God given shoes will be well worn like I saw in the dream signifying they have run their race well.

I believe this in an urgent timing in the history of the church to wear our heavenly shoes and run our race like never before. I sense that all eyes in heaven are on those who have been given these shoes to wear to see how each will run their race. In fact Hebrews 12: 1 tells us that we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that are encouraging us to lay aside every weight and sin so we can run with patience the race set before us. The season we are in is accelerating at an unprecedented speed. These shoes are being given to help the saints to run their race with speed, skill and patience.

I believe the Lord will have me share the prophetic importance of the shoes being gifted by God to the body of Christ:

Shoes of sonship and authority for the Harvest.

I believe that God wants us to be aware of the legacy He has released to us as His sons and daughters. It is as part of this glorious legacy that He is bestowing these gifts of shoes to us. As we receive the revelation of the importance and function of the shoes He is giving to us, our confidence in our identity as sons and daughters increases. In Luke 15: 22, the father gave His returning son gifts of a robe, a ring and shoe (sandals). Our full identity therefore lies in these 3 giftings the father has given to us. However I sense in my heart that while some in the body of Christ are walking in the revelation of the gift of the robe (a symbol of their righteousness in Christ), the ring (a symbol of bridal intimacy), they have not fully understood the significance of the shoes they have been given and are therefore not walking in the authority needed to run the race of their destiny. These shoes are for authority for the great commission and to walk in the dominion and authority that is needed to fulfill our destiny. Such is the importance of the shoes that Ephesians 6:15 talks about the importance of our feet being shod with the readiness of the gospel of peace.

A number of years ago whilst I was speaking at a school of the Supernatural in Sweden, I suddenly felt intense heat in my left hand that I discerned to be God wanting to activate the healing anointing in the left hand of the students so they could walk in greater authority for the great commission. I asked everyone in the room to stretch out their left hand as the Lord was about to activate the healing gift through theirs hand. Everyone in the room did so and as the intense fire of the Lord touched their hands, they fell and screamed at the power of that sovereign encounter with the Lord.

The Pastor’s wife was touched by that encounter, started to weep and showed me her left hand that was visibly tingling with what seemed like live electric currents of the power of God. I explained to her that what she was experiencing was God activating the healing gift in her hand. I asked if she was sick and she replied that she had knee problems. Sensing that the authority to heal the sick was resting powerfully on her, I told her to lay her left hand on her knee. She did so and she was completely healed!

It turned out that this woman had been walking in intimacy with the Lord and as a result she had been given dreams by Him, one of which was that she was going to be a doctor who was going to make people whole. In real life she was not a doctor and neither was she planning to be one but after the encounter she had with the lord at the meeting, she realized that the dream meant that she had been given authority to make people whole supernaturally. This was a daughter of God who had been walking in the revelation of her righteousness and intimacy with the lord but was not walking in the authority she needed to walk in to fulfill the great commission. At that meeting, the encounter she had with the lord caused her to step into her shoes of authority and acceleration of her healing destiny. She not only experienced healing in her body but she and others who were touched by the Lord at the meeting were able to step into the authority God had given them as they began to preach the gospel effectively with signs following in an area in Sweden they had hitherto found difficult to minister in. You can read more about growing in the authority of your healing anointing in my new book Empowered by the Anointing.

Shoes of acceleration

At a youth conference in the United Kingdom, I released a word from the Lord that He was putting shoes on the foot of His saints so they could run their race with heaven’s acceleration. One of the youths that was slain in the Spirit suddenly got up and to our amazement began to run with supernatural speed around the room. I had never seen anyone run with such speed! I believe that her running with such supernatural speed attested to the fact that there were new shoes on her feet that would help her run her God given race with the speed and acceleration that was needed for her destiny. If you feel you had missed the timing for the fulfillment of your destiny, be encouraged that the Lord is able to grant you a grace of acceleration to quicken your destiny.

A shoe for every occasion

The Lord also gave me other prophetic dreams to reveal that He is giving His church shoes to wear for every occasion of their assignments on the earth. These shoes have within them supernatural abilities to fulfill assignments given by God beyond our earthly limitations. Fairly recently I had dreams of being instructed to wear new set of shoes for meetings I would minister at. Last week, the Lord also gave me a dream where I was led to wear high heeled shoes for an event although in real life I would wear low heeled comfortable shoes. This was partly because in real life although I was healed of an ankle accident years ago, I had only been able to wear low heeled comfortable shoes since. I believe these dreams also has a wider meaning for the body of Christ. Get ready to go on a higher level in your walk with the Lord as he is giving you new abilities to walk in realms of your destiny you had felt ineffective in walking in.

Lastly, although many obedient saints of God are facing trials of every type in the course of their destiny, the Lord wants you to be encouraged that you are being equipped to endure, overcome and run your race well through the shoes He is giving you. Be encouraged that you are been equipped to finish the race that He has started in you!

Ella Onakoya
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