Ivan is one who I have come to know and appreciate the revelation he receives from the Lord. His "friendship with God" is one to highly glean from and inspires us to walk into our own unique and personal friendship with our Creator.
I believe this is one word to "take to the bank" as a true word from the Lord. Many of you are coming into the greatest blessings and rewards you've seen yet! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
We are not only entering into a new calendar year, but we are also entering a brand new season prophetically. A friend of mine used the phrase "year of the turnaround," and it reverberated in my spirit. Just when you thought you were going to lose it all God is going to turn it around in your favor.
Prepare for Your Blessings and the Unexpected!
Regardless of what is happening in the world, the Church is going to experience 11th-hour miracles. Most of us have been contending for a breakthrough so long that we don't know how to prepare for it when it happens. I heard the Lord say, "Prepare for your blessings." I've received more invitations to speak than I have ever had in my life. My challenge wasn't asking God to open doors but navigating which doors to go through. This is what is about to happen to you. The test in this season is how we navigate abundance.
I also heard, "Prepare for the unexpected." I'm not sure how to prepare for the unexpected, but I know childlike faith and expectation is required. Many of us have been so discouraged waiting for the promises that we have trained ourselves to lower our expectations.
Time to Dream
Psalm 126:1 says, "When the LORD restored the captives of Zion, we were like dreamers."
God is inviting us to dream with Him. The Lord is asking His friends in this hour, "What do you want?" I saw a vision of angels listening in on our conversations and writing them in a book. God is listening to the deepest desires of our hearts and taking note of them.
Malachi 3:16, "Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name."
Fear of the Lord and Visitations of Power
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, as purity is on God's heart. Many of us are being invited to Gilgal, the place of circumcision, to allow God to remove things that hinder our walks with Him.
I have been having vivid memories of the late Jill Austin lately; how she was a friend of the Holy Spirit and walked in the glory and power of God. I saw the Lord looking for those who have been through the refiner's fire and are hungry for encounters with Him. I saw it like an atomic bomb in the spirit. His power is going to fall on entire congregations again. The power won't be able to be controlled and will offend many.
Evangelists and Millennial Miracle Workers
I saw the Lord take evangelists from the field and put them in the pulpit of local churches. These revivalists will help to awaken churches that have been sleeping and raise up a new breed of Believer and a new wineskin of the Church. I saw repeatedly the Lord handing His people power tools. I understood that the Lord is releasing "Power Gifts" (gift of faith, miracles, and healing) for the harvest.
I saw a vision of a graduation with cap and gowns. I was permitted to read the diploma and it said, "Miracle Workers." God is graduating not just healers, but miracle workers, and many will come from the Millennial generation.
"Tri-generational Blessing" and Financial Miracles
I saw a three-strand chord and heard, "Tri-generational blessing." Every generation needs each other. The new wineskin of the Church is family and every generation has their place of honor. More leaders will begin to make room for every generation as they partner with God's heart.
At the church I lead, Empowered Life, people have been having money appear in their wallets and cars supernaturally. God is reminding us that He is our provider regardless of what's happening around us. Thanksgiving and generosity should be our response to His provision.
Receiving God's Love
As I was asking the Lord what to write next, my 9-year-old son came into my room and told me God gave him a word. He saw a cartoon of the story where Jesus broke the bread, blessed it and fed the people. He said the Lord told him, "Don't work for My love, learn to receive it." My son told me God wants His people to stop working for His love. They have to receive it. WOW! I was literally praying and typing when he walked in!
Everything that comes from God is received by grace. I wholeheartedly feel that those who have embraced sonship are experiencing radical favor. Seeking God's face and receiving His favor go hand-in-hand. Mature sons and daughter know promotion comes from the Lord. These are just a few of the things the Lord is showing me for this upcoming season. I am filled with joy and expectation of all God is about to do! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Ivan & Erica Roman are revivalists, prophetic teachers and senior leaders at Empowered Life Church in Medford, Oregon. Ivan has a Master's Degree in Theology and has studied at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. He travels both locally and internationally, ministering in Bible schools, conferences and churches. Ivan & Erica have a heart to see God's Kingdom demonstrated in everyday living. They currently reside in Medford, Oregon with their three boys Isaiah, Aren and Ezra.