Here is the latest word for 2018 by Prophet Phyllis Ford.
Another way to describe all these words for 2018 is in terms of HOMELAND SECURITY or, in this case, KINGDOM-LAND SECURITY...and the way to do that is to find out what the PROPHETIC CHATTER IS.
Phyllis Ford's part of the prophetic chatter is sharing with the Body what process we are going through and what GOD is doing to prepare us RIGHT NOW for the great releases coming to the Body!
With that...please do learn from this word, and as always—ENJOY! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Set the Pace - Beyond the Impossible!
As we've now entered 2018, we've already seen this year's seriousness and events which have already set the pace and precedence—that this is not a time to "take lightly". Back in November, there was an urgency about the approaching season and its emphasis to "arise and build" with radical determination to advance and go beyond the borders of the impossible. This must be fully perceived and understood this year.
I felt the movement and momentum of this season as I spent time before the Lord for revelation regarding this year. He gave me an awareness to set aside any and all complacency to prepare and even create a momentum, as we grasp now for the new things that might have appeared to be far off in the distance. We must now seize the day with a vigor that is being ignited by the fervor of the Spirit of God.
I began to understand that those who would move in this vigorous flow and movement of the Lord would have great impact this year—with a strength that could only come from the Lord. While being aware that the earth is in the midst of travail, this coming movement would aid in the bringing forth of the children of God in areas of maturity, as new realities of the Kingdom are swept in and through them.
"There will be a gathering, a shifting, an exchanging of garments amongst My people in this hour."
There have already been those who are pressing into a fasting, a praying, and a seeking mode, while waiting before the presence of the Lord for the needed strategies to be positioned. Key direction will be given in order to grab hold of the required assignments that need to be carried out. This stance of moving into proper alignment for this year means everything. This is not a time for us to simply wait for the year to come upon us and pass us by, but it's important to start-off the year with godly zeal and wisdom. It's not just a time to be ahead of the curve as forerunners, but to literally "be the curve" and set the pace at the very beginning gate of 2018.
You Are Armed and Dangerous to the Enemy
The Lord spoke very clearly this Scripture in Matthew 11:12 (KJV), "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."
Along with this ready sense of determination, there will also be a resistance. I asked the Lord concerning this resistance that would seem to work against the purposes of the current and the flow of God's will. He pointed this out to me in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV), "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
I could hear the sound of the army of the Lord, being prepared with a strong and fierce leadership—ready to dismantle the foundations that are not founded upon the Word of God, and in-turn, they will set in order His foundations. (Photo via Pixabay)
Matthew 11:12 (NLT), "And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it."
At the same time of this Kingdom advancement there will be a present, forceful resistance that will reside within the Church, as well as outside of the Church. These wrong belief systems will not be aligned with the purposes of the Lord. But it is important not to allow the spirit of fear to overtake nor overwhelm us. At the same time, the Lord will raise up a people who will, by their faith and endurance, be able to advance and have the mind of Christ. They will walk in the power to overcome and even embrace challenges as they happen.
These mighty ones will be armed with a wisdom for the day and the anointing to fight. They will press forward as forerunners, apostolic advancers, entrepreneurs, marketplace administrators, movers and shakers, and even radical Millennials will be armed with the truth of the Gospel.
Their hands are filled with the proper tools to make them able to war, to win, to deliver, and to set free captives; and some will have a marketplace skill-set with wisdom and gifts in acquiring land resources. There will be those who will train and prepare a people with prayer, valor and truth. These weapons of righteousness are willing to pay the price and count the cost. They will all stand together unified, alert, and ready to implement strategies that they have gathered in precious times of prayer, watching and fasting (2 Corinthians 11: 26-28); they have willing hearts to command the day with godly fear and humility.
The questions of the day will be: "Who will be ready, who will be prepared and who will gather, move forth and not break rank? Will they heed the call of this hour to advance, take new ground in the realm of the spirit, and occupy new territories spiritually?"
A Change of Raiment (Garments)
There is a changing of raiment (garments), and with this change we will be able to: overcome obstacles of old forms of legalism and the lies of the enemy, and replace any dogma based on deception, which was never to be used as a foundation in the first place. It will be a time of exposing and dismantling any faulty foundations, so that the rebuilding process can go on at the same time. The setting in place will be according to the patterns of the Lord's Word. There will be an uprooting of false doctrines and concepts that are not Biblical or are not being breathed by the Spirit of God's Words.
I had two vivid visions/dreams concerning this changing of raiment:
1. I had a vision while in deep intercession, and I saw dry bones in heaps that quickly came together (I could see this in the distance). As they walked, their flesh came upon them; then as they began to march, I saw what they were wearing which appeared unusual. As they came closer, I realized they were wearing "priestly garments" complete with ephods. Their march carried a sound as did their movements.
2. In the next dream/vision, I saw garments of all colors. The Lord said, "There will be a gathering, a shifting, an exchanging of garments amongst My people in this hour." The garments that I saw represented callings, along with specific assignments and key positioning.
• Gathering of garments: has to do with His people coming together and unifying so that divine purposes could be accomplished.
• Shifting of garments: has to do with carrying out certain tasks and moving up in rank (new places of elevation in Him).
"I could hear the sound of the army of the Lord, being prepared with a strong and fierce leadership."
• Exchanging of garments: represents those who would first complete their previous assignment and after completion, they would exchange for the new assignment. There would be a "passing on" of the previous garment to the next one that was now ready to be reassigned, as they walked into their next assignment.
Forerunners Set Apart for the Coming Movement
As I continued to pray into this, the Lord showed me the Scripture in Matthew 11:7-9 (KJV), "And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, what went ye out to see? ...A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet."
The garment of John the Baptist was not what some expected, but it represented more than just clothing—it was His assignment as a forerunner. The raiment of the forerunner, spiritually, will be distinctive according to the Lord's mandate. Jesus said John was more than a prophet. He was set apart for the coming movement.
These forerunners will navigate through some troubled murky waters. They will work with those who've been forgotten, and who others refused to reach out to and work with. They will help forgotten ones work through hardships and teach them key life lessons. These forerunners will carry a heart that will not be intimidated while carrying the light and power of truth—breaking the people of God out of old patterns to move forward into the great possibilities of the day. (Photo via Pixabay)
Those who've been held back and have felt stuck will now be catapulted into greater realities of truth. The awesome power of the Holy Ghost will be the breath of this movement with those who will labor together, not as individuals but as unified partakers of Christ having His heart and walking in His glory. Within this movement, we will see even a people of color who will raise the bar with integrity, as they move forth with a powerful anointing to unify and make a mark in this hour.
The Lord says, "There will be a sound that will shake many out of places of darkness as My light will help them find their way." The Lord is calling us to stand alert that we may be the fulfillment of that which is approaching. Let's be joined together by the distinctions of His Word and His truths, with hearts knitted by those who are ready to touch lives with compassion. Many will come out of old tattered garments, even grave clothes, and be washed and cleansed by the power of the plain truth given in humility. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Phyllis Ford Ministries
Phyllis Ford has been called by God's grace to be a prophetic vessel. For the last 30 years she has been active in women's ministry and carries a strong emphasis toward prayer and intercession. She travels internationally and has released the Word of the Lord on the Internet for the past 10 years. She has conducted training in spiritual warfare, prophetic schools, and deliverance workshops, and also worked with abused and addicted women in secular settings for the State of Illinois. Phyllis lives in the DFW area in Texas and has three sons and one daughter.
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