Prophetic Word: A Season Of Transition & Strategic Placement (Terri Hill)

Prophetic Word: A Season Of Transition & Strategic Placement (Terri Hill)

A Season Of Transition And Strategic Placement – Terri Hill

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Yesterday, I saw a picture, a vision of a large chessboard. Then I saw a huge hand that was above the chessboard, descending down upon the pieces. I saw the “movement” of the pieces from one place (square) to another as directed by this mighty hand.
Chess is a game of strategy and maneuvering, played on a chessboard by two players. Each player has 16 pieces, being limited in movement according to their kind: there are kings, queens, bishops, knights, rooks (castles) and pawns. There are 8 rows and columns referred to as the “rank and file”. In the game of chess, the players make alternative moves until one wins by “checkmating” his opponent’s king or until a stalemate or draw results.
I saw only one huge hand, not two in this game of strategy. And though there is conflict and movement between opposing forces of Light and Darkness,  I was impressed as I saw these “pieces” being moved into place, that the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY has already prevailed. King Jesus has already won, and that the “king” (prince of darkness) was confined within his “square” and could not move freely (or direct his “pieces”) unless the hand of Almighty God allowed it.
I was given this scripture: “Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble”; Exodus 15:6-7
Many of the Lord’s people are in a season of transition; they are being directed and led by the hand of Almighty God into strategic places. And this is a test for them, a walk of faith. We are being tested to see how we will respond under a variety of circumstances.
Each one of us is learning to depend upon Him for our protection and provision. Will we trust Him when He moves us and will we pass the test as we wait for Him to show us the next step in our journey?
The word “checkmate” in the game of chess is the move that describes what
I saw and I know that ONE KING has already prevailed over this “Endgame”.



1. A Test Of Patience as we wait for God’s direction:
a. Will you pass the test when the Lord is silent or has not spoken what the next step is?
b. He waits to see if you will move independently apart from the Lord Himself; James 1:3-4
c. He wants to deliver us from being hasty, impulsive and controlling; Hebrews 10:35-38
d. Listen for His voice and watch for His leading; Exodus 14:13; Acts 16:6, 9-10

2. A Test Of The Voices Are you able to distinguish between God’s voice and the other voices that are contending for your attention?
1. The voice of Presumption – James 4:13-15
2. The voice of Self-Pity – Jonah 4:3, 8
3. The voice of Compromise – Matthew 4:3-9; 7:13-14
4. The voice of Despair – Psalm 42
5. The voice of Self Exaltation – Isaiah 14:13-14
6. The voice of Impatience – Genesis 16:2-4
7. The voice of the Accuser – Revelation 12:10-11
8. The voice of Intimidation – 1 Samuel 17:4-11, 41-44
9. The voice of the Harlot – Proverbs 7; Revelation 17:1-5
10. The voice of Fear – Genesis 32:11
11. The voice of Religious Tradition (a “set” wineskin); Matthew 9:17
a. Religion dictates 3 things: Where, When and How to worship
b. True worship is not related to a location; it is a cry of the heart, a lifestyle; John 4:20-24
12. The voice of Deception – 2 Timothy 3:13
a. Can you discern the presence of another jesus, another spirit and another gospel; 2 Cor. 11:4?
b. Nehemiah perceived the false messenger that was sent to distract him; Nehemiah 6:10-13

3. The Test Of Embracing God’s Will Or Your Own Will (and conditions)
a. Jesus wants full surrender; we must be delivered from selfish ambition and self promotion.
b. Obedience to God’s will, faith and patience causes us to inherit the promises; Hebrews 6:12.
c. There is a temptation to utilize the “foot pumps” of Egypt through the energy of our flesh, to “work up a flow” and “make something happen”; Deuteronomy 11:10

4. The Test Of Staying Focused On Your Assignment Through Adversity
a. Will you stay focused on your assignment through the storm? Acts 27:23-24
b. Will you continue on course through rejection and persecution? Luke 9:2-5; 2 Tim. 3:12
c. Can you endure “imprisonments” and hardship like a good soldier? 2 Tim. 2:3; Rev. 2:10

5. The Test Of Following Men (their gifts and opinions) Or Following The Lord Jesus
a. Some “go through the motions” of religious exercise following their leaders, while Jesus remains on the “outside” of their lives; Matthew 15:14; Revelation 3:15-20
b. The Lord answers the rebellious ones according to the idols they follow and “set up” in their hearts; Ezek. 14:3-9. He puts a lying spirit in the mouths of false prophets; 1 Kings 22:20-23
c. There is a risk involved in following the Lord. Will you continue with the “status quo” and business as usual, or are you willing to forsake all to follow Him? Luke 14:33

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