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I LOVE it when Jennifer Eivaz prophesies.
She gets it!
Well, all of our prophets do, but Jennifer has a distinct gift to both "get it" and "teach it". She also keeps it short and to the point...the way most people NEED IT.
And to that end, I'm keeping this intro short.
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"2018 is a Year to Discern, Deliver, Restore and Recover"
As I look back over 2017, it definitely proved to be a reset year as so many prophets foretold. It was also a recompense year and what seemed to be an "anything you want" kind of year. I believe this prophetic current is still very active as we enter into 2018. For that reason, you will see many diverse prophetic words being released in the coming days. It's not prophetic disunity, but more like a prophetic bounty being released all in God's timing and purposes—and in response to the hope-filled prayers of His people.
"You are being reinstated. Honor is being returned to you."
One of the strongest directives I personally received for 2017 was to pray this verse over myself and to encourage others to do the same: "Create in me a clean heart, O God..." (Ps. 51:10).
Watching Out for the Glory Stealer
As I prayed into this, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about pride and especially about the spirit of Leviathan. Leviathan is a spirit principality, also known as the king of pride. Job 41 describes it in detail, starting out by asking, "Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook...?" and ending with "He beholds every high thing; he is king over all the children of pride" (v. 1, 34 NKJV). Pride is an attitude, but it is also a spirit. This spirit wants altitude and seeks to invade the high places. It wants to infect people in the high places because it is a glory stealer. It steals the glory that should go to Jesus Christ.
People infected by Leviathan will act higher, better and more superior than you. They will have a high-and-mighty attitude. They will fight unusually hard to be right, at your expense. James 4:6 says God resists the proud, but He honors the humble. Luke 14:11 says He actually exalts the humble. God wants His humble people in the high places, not those people who are ruled by pride.
As I watched this spirit emerge in some around me, He taught me how to "go low" in situations that I much preferred to rise up. He said, "You can't fight pride with pride. You have to fight pride with humility. You have to fight pride on your knees." This is much easier said than done as those aligned to Leviathan will exhibit very similar behavior.
In a nutshell, once the spirit of pride has surfaced, the person is no longer reasonable, rational, or even reachable. Pride hardens the heart and imprisons the mind with falsely elevated thinking. Pride resists counsel. Pride resists the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Pride causes crazy strife, which is the knife that kills relationships and ministries.
We have to get the pride out. The Bible shows us that a heart hardened with pride can't see or discern the Spirit of the Lord. Pride not dealt with will render us ineffective in a key prophetic direction from the Lord for 2018.
2018 is a Year to Discern, Deliver, Restore and Recover
Over the last three years, I felt a distinct call to train and equip the prophets—especially the seer prophets—and have held several institutes to do that. When I looked into the first half of 2018, however, I felt a distinct change and burden from the Holy Spirit. He impressed my heart with this, "2018 IS A YEAR TO DISCERN, DELIVER, RESTORE AND RECOVER." Thus the reason I'm holding an Inner Healing & Deliverance Institute instead of a training institute for prophets this March. I know by the Spirit of the Lord that He is releasing new keys from Heaven to heal and deliver His people, something He is co-joining with prophetic ministry in general. He has insisted to my heart that the prophetic ministry must have a strong deliverance edge. (Photo via Unsplash)
By the anointing and wisdom of the Spirit, we will heal shattered and fragmented souls and shut the open doors that demons use to torment their victims. We will cast out demons with a new authority, in the name of Jesus. I see the domino effect of this. I see the restoration of people, families, cities and nations. I see what was stolen for generations—be recovered.
You Will Discern
The gift of discerning of spirits is coming upon the Body of Christ like never before. He is giving us eyes to see what is in the dark so we won't stay in the dark. We cannot fight effectively until we know what we are fighting against.
"It's not prophetic disunity, but more like a prophetic bounty being released all in God's timing and purposes and in response to the hope-filled prayers of His people."
He is also adding dimension to our spiritual discernment. The Google dictionary describes dimension as: having length, breadth, depth, and height. Basically, we are maturing and will no longer be narrow and one-dimensional in the operation of the gift of discerning of spirits.
For example, if you are suddenly afflicted with back pain, a dimensional discerner recognizes it could be a health issue, a demonic attack, or a word of knowledge for someone else's physical healing. It could also be a physical sign from God that you are being stabbed in the back by another, or a point of discernment that this is happening to someone else and you are being warned so you can intercede. Dimensional discerners have a strong relationship with the Holy Spirit and can see and sense microscopically and really get to the root of things.
You Will Deliver
Because of Jesus, you are saved, delivered, and healed—and usually in that order! Everyone, including Christians, needs deliverance and there is going to be a re-emphasis on deliverance ministry in the Body of Christ. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to heal the broken-hearted and to set the captives free (Luke 4:18). Too many Christians suffer year after year with lingering demonic entanglements and cannot serve Jesus victoriously even though they are saved and going to Heaven when they die.
This is a spiritual matter and requires the anointing of the Spirit to break the yoke. This anointing is coming with emphasis once again to the Body of Christ, but will be coupled with tremendous discernment. He is raising the standard in this area because He loves us. Deliverance ministry is a ministry of love.
You Will Restore and Recover
Discerners are deliverers and discerners are intercessors. You see and sense what's hidden and needs to be dealt with. You won't relent until the spirit of the matter is set right. The result is restoration. The result is the recovery of losses.
The Holy Spirit spoke this to me last summer, and I believe it's worth repeating: "I am restoring, but with an exclamation point!"
Dictionary.com breaks down the word "restore" as: being brought back, put back, and given back. You are being brought back into your excellent condition. You are being restored to your rank. You are being given back what was stolen. You are being repaired and renovated in such a way that makes a clear statement to your doubters, mockers and enemies. You are being reinstated. Honor is being returned to you.
2018, being a year to discern, deliver, restore and recover, is a prophetic directive that requires our cooperation to see it through. Inner healing and deliverance can be uncomfortable and messy. To step into the directive of the Spirit, we first have lay down our pride and surrender, really surrender, our inner world to the scalpel of the Spirit of God. (Photo via Unsplash)
True deliverers are those who have been delivered themselves. Restorers are those who've been restored. Are you ready?
Let's pray: Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, we repent of pride. We repent of hardness of heart, resisting godly council, strife, and demanding our own way. Forgive us. We surrender our hearts to You today like we've never surrendered before. Be the architect of our heart! Let the scalpel of Your Word and the touch of Your Spirit transform us from the inside out. Anoint us to become powerful discerners and a new breed of deliverers. Give us Your grace to bring unprecedented restoration and recovery of losses. We give You all the glory. Amen.
Jennifer Eivaz, Executive Pastor
Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, CA
Jennifer Eivaz is the bestselling author of both The Intercessors Handbook & the newly released Seeing the Supernatural. She is also a featured writer for several online publications including the Elijah List and Charisma Magazine. Jennifer is a vibrant minister and conference speaker who carries the wisdom and fire of the Holy Spirit. Jennifer loves the presence of God and is a prophetic voice to her church and to many others. Jennifer is the founder of Harvest Ministries International and Executive Pastor with Harvest Christian Center in Turlock, California. Jennifer is married to HCC's Senior Pastor Ron Eivaz, and they have two wonderful children.
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January 26-27, 2018
Converge Prophetic Conference
Voice of Triumph Church
42616 Albrae St., Bldg. 4, Fremont, CA
February 15-18, 2018
Prophetic Gathering 2018
1/1 Stanyford Way, Medina, Western Australia
March 8-10, 2018
Inner Healing & Deliverance Institute
Harvest Christian Center
130 Third St. Turlock, CA