🔁 We are in the time known as "Between the Straits" (Bein haMetzarim) or the "#DireStraits" on the Hebrew calendar. 📅 🔁◀ ▶

#BetweenTheNarrowStraits #Pressure

History has shown a pattern of death and destruction that has befallen the Jewish people during the three-week period known as "Between the Narrow Straits" or "The Time of Distress", the period between Tammuz 17 and Av 9. This year, this time falls between this past Thursday, July 9th and Thursday, July 30th.

On the 17th of Tammuz, the walls of both the First and Second Temples were breached and both Temples were destroyed three weeks later on the 9th of Av. The Hebrew word for strait is "tzar", which literally means “narrow,” but also means “anguish” or “distress.” They commemorate this time with mourning and fasting. They also use it to look forward in hopes that the temple will be rebuilt again one day. Of course, we know it will, and Messiah will sit on His throne there.

Many in the body of Christ sense a lot spiritually and in the natural during this 3 week period as well, even if they don't always know why, as we have been grafted into Israel, and what affects them can affect us also. Be aware that you may be going through a tight place spiritually, feel intense things in the spirit, and in the may feel pressure and some distress, as you pass this narrow place, known as "between the straits".

Hold tight to Him, let His Spirit guide you through, and trust that He that does not slumber or sleep, will uphold you with the right hand of His righteousness. Focus your gaze on Him more intently as you navigate your vessel during this time, and you will see Him bring you through the floodwaters, safely on the other side! 🌊⛵

Here's a post from last year, where I shared more about this time...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Here is a look at historically what this time is, and why the Jews still mourn for these 3 weeks...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

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Amanda Shiflett is the founder of Prophetic Reformer and Co-founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, along with her husband Darin. She is a Prophetic Minister who heard the Lord's call from a very young age. Amanda is a heralding voice of truth, holiness, and purity within the prophetic, and calls others to stand in a place of no compromise in their callings. She longs to see reformation come most especially to the current Prophetic movement, as well as the other parts of the 5-fold within the body of Christ.  


Along with her calling as a Prophetess, Amanda also flows in a powerful worship and healing anointing, and is a gifted teacher and writer as well. Although she loves all aspects of the ministry that God has called her to, her personal passion is to see reformation come to the Body of Christ and the current prophetic movement. She also longs to see those in the Body of Christ reach their destinies - to see God's people break free from their strongholds and bondages, to walk in complete wholeness and freedom in Christ. She is honored and excited to serve the Lord in many capacities in the Kingdom, seeing lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit! 


Over a 10 year period, Amanda received overall training in biblical studies, with extensive training in prophecy, spiritual warfare, Hebraic roots, healing, and supernatural ministry, at various ministry schools. In addition, she also traveled and served under several national and international ministries during that time. She is constantly engaging in more study and understanding in the revelations of the Lord, and is actively involved in continuing education. 


Amanda and her husband, Darin, are both Apostolically aligned with and ordained through FMCI, under the apostolic leadership of Apostle Jim Hodges. They currently reside near Dallas, TX.