In her latest article, Holly Watson shares quite an in-depth study into the Word, as well as a prophetic exhortation in this hour. When I say this is deep, I mean it...you'll probably need to read it a couple of times to take it all in.
Now read about this and much more...and get ready to be a part of the "Third Day Miracles" the Lord is releasing! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
At the beginning of this year, while my husband and I were attending a prophetic conference at our home church in Pasadena CA, I was caught up in the spirit in a vision during worship.
Standing on the Frontlines
In this vision, I found myself standing with Jesus on the frontlines of the army of God. Positioned behind us was a mighty battalion of Kingdom warriors, all dressed and ready for battle. As I stood with Jesus atop an ancient landmark while surveying the expanse of land before us, Jesus stretched out His arm and showed me the reach of our mission. When I looked down at my armor, making certain all of my battle gear was secure and in place, I noticed my sword was missing. The minute I noticed the absence of my sword, I turned to Jesus and said, "Lord, where is my sword?"
"8 is a trajectory number bringing us into a new order, new beginnings, and resurrection life."
No sooner had I asked Jesus this question, when a Bible appeared in my hand as my weapon of offense. With the Bible in my hand and with unwavering assurance, I raised the Bible in the air as a proclamation of victory.
The scene in my vision then changed to where Jesus was leading me away to a secret place in His garden. As I knelt before Him dressed in beautiful bridal attire, with a scepter in my hand, and with my military boots on, I humbly waited to hear and receive His council. As I lifted my eyes to gaze upon Jesus, He walked over to an ancient scroll sitting on top of a rock. He stretched out His hand and engraved the words Romans 8 across the scroll with His finger.
When I looked up beyond the horizon of where Jesus and the rock were positioned, the glory of the Lord was moving across the earth with pockets of a fresh baptism of Holy Ghost fire, igniting regions throughout the land. I then heard the Scripture verses from Phil. 4:19, "And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." As I prayed into this vision over the next few days, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "This is the Romans 8 Initiative."
"So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God's love. I'm convinced that His love will triumph over death, life's troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken His love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God's passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!" (Romans 8:38-39)
The Romans 8 Initiative
Immediately, upon receiving this revelation and hearing the Holy Spirit say this was the Romans 8 Initiative, I naturally went to Romans 8 to read the content of its message. The book of Romans is known as Paul's magnum opus of the Scriptures. The Latin term "magnum opus" is defined as the greatest work of a persons career – a body of work regarded of utmost importance to the author or writer. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
According to Church history, the Spirit-filled content in the book of Romans has sparked reformation and revival to those gleaning from its life-giving words. Romans 8, specifically, is a book in the New Testament giving us the blueprints for living life by the Spirit. Romans 8 breathes a divine message of overcoming spiritual bondage and warfare through living a life ruled by the Spirit of God. In penning the book of Romans, Paul took the initiative with his pioneering spirit to reach the unknown population of Rome by releasing the Gospel message of salvation through his apostolic anointing.
There are so many verses prophetically relevant to the Body of Christ in Romans 8 at this hour. We are definitely a creation groaning and laboring with birth pains, awaiting for the glory of the Lord to appear (Romans 8:22-23, Isaiah 60:1-2). We are the manifest sons and daughters of God destined for glory and victorious through the Spirit – we are reformers triumphing through the love of God into our glorious destiny!
The declarations and decrees filling the pages of Romans 8 are our weapons of warfare in this era for overcoming and staking claim to our prophetic promises. Despite the gross darkness covering the earth, the momentary trails and sufferings of this world, Christ in us, the hope of glory, is our divine Helper and Great Intercessor. Romans 8:37 expresses that we are more than conquerors through Christ. Being more than conquerors is our birthright as heirs of the Kingdom of God!
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
A Year of 8s
I believe it is prophetically relevant that the Lord is using Romans 8 in this year of 8s. Eight is our number this year, whether we go by the Georgian calendar of 2018 or by the Hebrew calendar of 5778. Eight is a trajectory number bringing us into a new order, new beginnings, and resurrection life. The number 8 is also connected to the eighth letter in the Hebrew alphabet – Chet. Chet means to make fat, have more than enough, fill to overflow, and to move from the natural to the supernatural. Chet is also connected to the Hebrew word Olam, which literally means beyond the horizon. The number 78 is linked to miracles. The number 18 in Hebrew means life.
Third Day Miracles
"We are the manifest sons and daughters of God, destined for glory and victorious through the Spirit – we are reformers triumphing through the love of God, into our glorious destiny!"
A few days after praying into this vision I received, I had a vision within a dream connected to the phrase Romans 8 Initiative. In my dream, I saw two number 3s converging together to form the number 8.
As I watched this numerical convergence of these 3s and 8 take place, I woke up out of my dream hearing the words, the Romans 8 Initiative. I fell back to sleep and saw the convergence of these numbers again take place with the universe being covered with the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Hab. 2:14). The next morning upon awakening, I asked the Lord what all of this meant. I immediately heard, "These are the third day miracles."
The term "third day miracles" is found several places in Scripture. Jesus was 33 years old when on the third day the power of the Holy Spirit resurrected Him from the grave (1 Cor. 15:4). Esther was dressed in her royal robes and presented before the King on the third day, finding favor in his sight (Est. 5:1). On the third day at the wedding of Cana, Jesus performed His first miracle of turning water into wine. The third day is a significant number of resurrecting from the old to the new. The Lord also highlighted to me the month of March (3rd month) leading into May as being a significant time for the Body of Christ.
"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him." (Hosea 6:2)
We are moving into a time where the manifest presence of God is getting ready to touch the earth through supernatural means like we've never seen. An army of God, carrying the Romans 8 Initiative, is the key to unlocking a move of the Holy Spirit in uncompromising ways. Sons and daughters of God who are glory carriers and liberators of those in bondage, filled with the double portion anointing of the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, are arising in this hour. They are freedom fighters for the Kingdom of God!
Activated with Fresh, Holy Ghost Fire!
The mandate for this army is to touch the Bride of Christ with the same power and authority that created a third day miracle, raising Jesus from the grave. Just like Jesus turned the water into wine, demonstrating miracles that had never yet been seen before, this is an era for supernatural signs and wonders to flow forth by the manifest presence of God.
A new, apostolic company of men and women of God pioneering a move of the Spirit to reach beyond the four walls of the Church, is being activated and anointed with fresh Holy Ghost fire. This is the magnum opus of the Body of Christ at this hour. The Author and Finisher of our faith – the King of Glory – is about to show off His greatest work as of yet! All creation will know that the King of Glory has touched the earth and His Bride is wearing His favor. (Photo via Flickr)
The Body of Christ will not lack in supernatural signs and wonders. We are moving from a position of warring with our sword to eating the fat of the land by the decree of the Lord. Through God's mighty power, the Word of God preached and prophesied to the nations will fill stadiums, arenas, and the world.
Romans 8 Initiative remnant, I decree: Arise and shine, for your light has come! The open door of 2018 has your name and the signature of the Lord written upon it. The hand of God has penned the decree of Romans 8 to set the captives free. Go ye therefore... the fields are ripe for Harvest!
"And I looked and saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was One like the Son of Man, with a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. Then another angel came out of the temple, calling in a loud voice to the One seated on the cloud, 'Swing Your sickle and reap, because the time has come to harvest; for the crop of the earth is ripe.' So the One seated on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested." (Rev. 14:14-15) (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Holly Watson is a prophetic voice throughout the Body of Christ, called to share the Father's heart to His Church. Her passion is to equip the saints of God to be Kingdom-minded and prepared. The prophetic word through Holly's blog, Kingdom Revelations, is read across the nation and around the world. She resides with her husband and family in Southern California.
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