This is not only a fresh revelation from the Lord, but it gives us very practical steps as we've just stepped into this new year.
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"I AM is with you. Run your race," says the LORD!
Already in 2018, we are seeing prophecy explode across the globe. We are seeing and hearing prophecy fulfilled at an accelerated rate. Yes, we are in acceleration and we have only just begun the year! While acceleration is breaking out in places, there are some places where rest is being released to give another opportunity to prepare for acceleration later in the year within certain places. I heard three words recently while talking to Jesus: Transformation, Discernment and Occupy. To clarify these three, let us look at their meanings.
Transformation means, a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Synonyms: change, alteration, mutation; conversion. While we do know that God looks on the heart, it is many who look at appearance. There will be many really working hard physically to get in shape and be fit to run their races. Many are being called into more physically active duty. This is a part of the transformation the Lord has shown me (and yes I have started myself). Let's become healthy, strong and able this year!
New directives will be placed in ministries in which supernatural growth and miraculous signs and wonders will take place. Why? Because they have sought the Lord on behalf of their cities. City-reaching will become another focus. This will also become a national movement, rekindled by the heart of the leaders who have fallen in love with their communities once again.
"Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?" (Ezekiel 18:31)
Discernment is the ability to judge well. Knowing the difference between good and evil, right/wrong, love/hate, and when wisdom is to be applied. "I am sending wisdom and discernment," says the Lord!
Understanding is increasing for what lies ahead. There will be an ability to see truth from the fake. It will become evident in media, within the Church, and in the workplace. There will be leaders who will begin to govern in a spirit of revelation like they have not been free to do so before. These leaders will have the great grace to clarify truth in the government, in the Church, and in the business world.
Many voices will emerge to fight for principles in the schools across America. "Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind so that there will have been no one like you before you, and no one will arise after you like you" (1 Kings 3:10-12).
Occupy means to reside, fill, take space, keep situation and to take control. There is going to be a vital release from the Almighty with a desire to occupy places not occupied in a long time. There are some who have this expectancy emerging in their hearts. Yes, thousands in cities will begin to occupy government roles. All across America, we will see Christians running for offices and "the People" will be with them.
We will see new leadership roles in community, schools, the workplace and in the Church. Yes, even in churches there will be a "changing of the guard". This is NOT because of sin or judgment...it's just time for: New Leadership.
The Lord says, "I am calling some new ones in and taking some leaders out to TRAIN the new. There is going to be a vast amount of teaching done in 2018, for the call of the teacher is coming in to train the new converts who await solid teaching. These new teachers will be repairers of the breach," says the Lord, "old foundations will be repaired, and new foundations laid from the Gospels."
Many new church leaders will be summoned by official leaders to hear what GOD is saying. The inquiry will be solid. Invitation to clergy will be released to openly pray and release prophecy to many in unique places. "Be prayed up and looking for the future," says the Lord.
"Read. Write. I call you to forge an alliance with others," says the Lord, "for in these alliances there will be safety and strength. For I say to you that this will not come without media persecution. This will not come without competition. This will not come without verbal assassination. Yet, I am calling you now, O Church" says the Lord, "This is an open invitation for you to win in these three ways...NOW. I urge you, O Church, be strong and of great courage, for I AM with you even to the end of this age," says the Lord.
"I AM is with you. Run your race," says the LORD! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Dr. Theresa Phillips
Founder and Chief, Editor, Global Prophetic Voice
Dr. Theresa Phillips is an international speaker, author, recording artist, and business owner. She is the host of Global Prophetic Live Web TV, and is the developer of Glory Oils and Redeem and Renew Skin Solutions. Dr. Theresa is an educator and author of Kingdom principles, releasing many into positions of leadership in the "Seven Mountain" spheres of influence. In her 27 years of Ministry, Theresa has authored 22 books and released a number of short articles and prophetic words. She is impassioned to help others develop their own destinies!
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