James Goll is a dear friend of ours...and he just spoke at our recent Elijah List conference last month. AND when James speaks...I listen.
He has much to say about the next generation rising up...and you'll read about this and more in his latest article.
James is both an awesome natural and spiritual father ...and he starts with this powerful exhortation from the Lord:
Being in my 60's myself...I sure enjoy speaking into and giving the next generation a prophetic voice to our current day. It's important that we sow into them and help raise them up! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
In every generation, God raises up dread champions who have a "Voice that Can Be Heard". These messengers carry a clear sound, marked by integrity and the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Revelation, favor and authentic authority rests up on their lives and words.
I remember clearly when ministering on 12/12/2015 at Life Center in Harrisburg, PA that the Holy Spirit apprehended me and stated, "This is not your season to birth, it is your season to father." As I continued to worship He continued to speak. "You must identify, empower and release other leaders into spheres of your ministry." I knew I had just heard the Holy Spirit give my next marching orders and instantly I knew some of the action steps to take.
"My generation's ceiling really is the next generation's floor!"
One of our clear goals must include the "Joining of the Generations." This is when the wisdom of the older generation is joined with the resources of the middle generation, which is then coupled with the zeal of the younger generation. In other words—three generations in one generation working together. Words and phrases such as lineage, legacy, heritage, divine inheritance and even going for the double are not just the latest spiritual buzz words. They are an authentic burden from the Lord to see progressive momentum take place.
We are given a beautiful model of this in Exodus 17, when Moses stood on the hill with his hands being held up by Aaron and Hur. As Moses' hands were held high, the next generation, including Joshua and Caleb, were successfully warring in the field!
With this view in mind, I have asked 3 prophetic leaders of the next generation to briefly describe what the Holy Spirit is sharing with them. I consider each of these anointed leaders as sons in the faith to me. Each one carries a very distinct calling to equip the Body of Christ to be released into different spheres of society. Let's turn our attention to hear: "What Are the Next Generation Prophets Saying?"
Matt Sorger — "You Can Be a Carrier of His Glory!"
Matt Sorger travels the world with his wife, Stephanie, and challenges people of all ages and denominational backgrounds to be true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Matt moves strongly in the prophetic and words of knowledge with signs and wonders following. Recently I turned to Matt and asked him, "What is the Holy Spirit saying today? What message are you carrying?"
Matt immediately responded with a challenge, "Is your shadow dangerous? Are you a carrier of God's manifested presence? Are you hungry for more of God or have you grown passive and lukewarm?"
Though I have known him for years, at that moment, I felt like I was sitting with a true modern-day prophet as his words pierced me. "The Holy Spirit is looking for those who will change the spiritual atmosphere around them. They have become so ruined by the glory of the Lord that they are willing to pay whatever price is necessary to see long lasting change come."
Matt went on to cite multiple examples of healings and miracles happening in the nations, telling stories of God's heart for reconciliation being released. Matt closed out our short interview with a powerful declaration, "You can be a carrier of the glory of God!"
Jon Hamill – "It's a Turn Around Season!"
Jon and Jolene Hamill live in the Washington D.C. area and are the Directors of Lamplighter Ministries. They are deeply involved in multiple aspects of the global prayer movement and are the International Directors of Prayer Storm with the mandate of restoring the Moravian Watch of the Lord. This couple carries a mantle of prophetic intercession.
Recently, the Hamill's completed a 50-state tour of the United States, traveling via train and declaring: "It's a turnaround season for the Body of Christ from state to state and city to city! It's time to turn the tables on the devil and time for the Body of Christ to play the winning hand!" When I asked Jon what the Holy Spirit was saying, he could hardly contain himself. "It time for modern-day Paul Reveres to arise, and who issue the Midnight Cry. They carry the lantern of the light of God's Word and expose darkness through the power of prophetic decrees. It is a season of the suddenlies! It is a time when this nation enters into a renewed covenant with the nation of Israel and we truly are Israel's best friend."
Jon and Jolene carry a revelation that the Lord's Supper is one of the highest weapons of spiritual warfare, and they personally receive communion almost every day.
"We are living in the days of Jeremiah where we have the authority to tear down and uproot in order to rebuild and plant the ancient foundation of the Lord."
Steven Springer – His Presence and the Harvest Go Together!
Steven and Rene Springer are the leaders of Global Presence International and lead a House of Prayer and a local church in Madison, Wisconsin. Coming from backgrounds in modeling and photography, the Springer's carry a unique combination of experience in both the marketplace and the Church. Prophetic and power evangelism have always been their message.
I asked Steven, "What message are you consumed by?" He answered, "Oh, wow! You know? It's Harvest Time! It's a strategic season when the manifested presence of God invades the seven cultural mountains. This is a missing key to the Great Harvest. There is a window of opportunity opened when the Holy Spirit ignites supernatural faith in His people to move in signs and wonders and the greater works that Jesus declared."
Undoubtedly, this couple carries contagious faith and believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. As next generation prophetic leaders, the Springers carry a strong conviction that, "His presence is a missing key to the Great Harvest."
The Power of Joining the Generations
"This is not your season to birth, it is your season to father... You must identify, empower and release other leaders into spheres of your ministry."
Psalm 110:3 depicts an amazing time when youth will volunteer freely for the Lord's purposes. "Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew." The prophet Joel also describes an unprecedented global activity of the Holy Spirit. "It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophecy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on the male and the female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days" (Joel 2:28-29).
I am seeing with my own eyes that there is power in the joining of the generations! These three couples are wonderful examples of the reality that fruit comes forth from relationally building together.
We really are better together! With strong conviction and delight, I now join in with the shout, "My generation's ceiling really is the next generation's floor!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Celebrating the joining of the generations!
Dr. James W. Goll
Founder of Encounters Network • God Encounters Training e–School • Prayer Storm
Dr. James W. Goll is the President of Encounters Network, the International Director of Prayer Storm, and the Founder of God Encounters Training – an eSchool of the Heart. With great joy James has shared Jesus in more than 50 nations, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. James is the prolific author of numerous books, including The Seer, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Coming Israel Awakening, Deliverance from Darkness, A Radical Faith, and many others. He has also produced multiple study guides and hundreds of audio and video messages (click here for more).
James and Michal Ann were married for 32 years before her graduation to Heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children who are married and all love Jesus: Justin, GraceAnn, Tyler, and Rachel, and multiple grandchildren. James continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
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