As we continue into 2022, the Lord has strongly placed on my heart words for this year and beyond which I have had the privilege of submitting to our prophetic council (Australian Prophetic Council), and sharing at our recent Australian Prophetic Summit. These words are invitations to take hold of and pray for! I hope they bless and encourage you and stir your heart to partner with all that He has planned!
Awakening Hunger for More
"...'Not by might, nor by power, but BY MY SPIRIT says the Lord of hosts.'" (Zachariah 4:6, emphasis added)
I believe we are going to experience and see an increased move of the Holy Spirit like never before. Life-changing encounters with Holy Spirit will cause people to wake up from the dead...from their slumber (Ezekiel 37:9). It will bring AWAKENING, REVIVAL, and a HUNGER for more. We will be carriers of His glory, walking in boldness, releasing His love and reflecting His glory on this earth.
We are going to see SUPERNATURAL SIGNS and WONDERS like we have not seen or heard of before, which will leave people in awe and wonder. This will be an incredible testament of God's goodness and power, proving that it is undeniably Him!
I have felt in my spirit, for so long, that the Church has suppressed the move of the Holy Spirit out of fear that it might get messy, out of fear and intimidation of man. I had a vision about this...where the Lord spoke to me regarding people/the Church and where they have placed the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit on the Mantelpiece
In my vision, I saw a fireplace in a house. On the wall above the fireplace was a beautiful, large painting of the Father set in an old, ornate frame. I knew this represented our heavenly Father. Then underneath this painting, I saw a big Cross on the wall, and a picture of the Son that sat in pride of place on the mantelpiece. I instantly understood the value of the Cross and the importance of Jesus to the people.
Then I looked at the fireplace and said to the Lord, "But where is the fire? Why is this not lit? Where is Holy Spirit?" I suddenly felt deep grief in His heart as He drew my attention to a cremation urn on the mantelpiece.
Then God started to speak to me: "The Church has placed Holy Spirit upon the mantelpiece. They will ACKNOWLEDGE My Spirit, but refuse to fully ACCEPT the fact that My Spirit is ALIVE, and have done all they can to suppress Me and treat My Spirit like He is dead! Their house has become so cold and dark, and they have just adapted to the dim light, and physically try to work hard to keep warm."
Suddenly, I saw the urn start to shake on the mantelpiece, and I began to tremble with holy fear. Then the urn shook violently until it fell into the fireplace and SUDDENLY IGNITED! The fire instantly lit up the room! The heat was intense and the fire was raging brightly. Then, instantly, the windows blew open and a wind started to blow into the room. I was so struck with awe at the fire as the wind blew around me. Then embers flew out, igniting parts of the house, igniting me, igniting family members...until the WHOLE HOUSE was gloriously ablaze!
Ready or Not – Here He Comes
We are coming into a time where Holy Spirit is coming – READY OR NOT! The things in this vision all happened suddenly! (Photo via Pxfuel)
So, churches, leaders; people: GET READY! PREPARE! FOR REVIVAL, AWAKENING AND HUNGER ARE COMING. It's time to stop letting the fear of man cause you to suppress the Spirit of the Living God. Surrender! Yield! It's time to be set ablaze and be the light, to be His burning ones on the earth.
Smoke and Mirrors
I also felt the Lord speaking of the "SMOKE AND MIRRORS" that some Churches and people have been operating in. I felt grief in my heart, and repentance filled me. I felt the ground shake violently as I fell on my face before Him in fear and trembling. Then suddenly, the mirrors shattered, the ceiling broke and the smoke left. I could see clearly. Great awe and wonder filled me.
I believe this speaks of what is coming. Churches and people won't be able to hide behind smoke and mirrors anymore! He is calling us to true repentance, to humble our hearts and surrender to His will and His way! Lay down your control and pride...No more limits! He alone will get ALL the glory!
Personal Revival and Total Transformation
Revival is coming through His people, through the personal revival of each heart and life! Revival will not necessarily look like it has in the past. Revival is coming through YOU and ME! His glory is coming through us! I feel the refining, purging, repenting and healing process is going to increase and go deeper than ever before, until it is fully done.
Many are feeling this now, but He won't stop, He won't relent, until we are fully yielded and surrendered! This is a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION He is doing in us! The old is done. He is getting us ready for the new...for all He has planned! So, yield to Him, surrender to the process of what He is doing. It will be glorious (Romans 12:1-2)!
He is coming for a pure Bride! We are going to see and experience purification and refinement in a transformative way. This will become an incredible testament to others, and HE will get all the glory!
Our Key to Unlocking the Move of the Spirit
I see worship, intercession and prayer coming together and being KEY to seeing a move of His Spirit released over homes, churches, communities, situations, governments and nations. I feel so strongly that we are going to see voices awaken and rise up in prayer and worship like never before. Hunger for more of this is going to increase until people are crying out, "MORE LORD!" until they are fully moved by His heart and gripped by His love.
I see prayer houses, healing houses and worship houses being established...not just rooms, but HOUSES! (This is going to get bigger than we have ever seen before.) They won't just be established through churches, but through the passion and fire in His people, because WE are His Church!
A Pure Sound and New Songs Coming from Down Under
I see and hear a PURE SOUND and NEW SONGS coming from Australia that will awaken our churches and awaken hearts! This will spark revival in the pews, in the streets, in houses and in hearts! I believe we are going to truly learn and understand what it is to worship in spirit and in truth. I see UNITY coming too, as the Body of Christ learns to move in this (John 4:23-24).
Relentless Pursuit: Justice Will Be Served
A wave of JUSTICE is on the move and will intensify. Attached to this, I saw the words "TRUTH," "REPENTANCE" and "FREEDOM" (similar to a word I released a few years back regarding freedom). However, I felt this word "justice" was weighty, big and significant. (Photo via Flickr)
The Lord reminded me of a courtroom scene from the movie "A Few Good Men," where you see the lawyer being RELENTLESS, pushing hard to obtain the truth for justice. You hear him intensely say, "I WANT THE TRUTH!" Then in this explosive scene, suddenly, the defendant confesses to his actions. Repentance! The truth was brought into the light!
Just like this scene, I feel the Lord won't relent in His pursuit of justice, and He will get the glory! He is after HEARTS, and He will do what He needs to do to get our attention, to purify us so that nothing can separate us from Him! He is coming for a pure Bride.
I believe many things are being taken to the courtroom of Heaven; justice will be served. Some of the things that we are going to see and hear will be explosive! His light is coming. He is coming after hearts and will bring us to repentance. So, take heart, because as suddenly as the truth comes out, there will also be incredible relief and healing, not only because justice is being served, but because of the freedom it will bring to all involved! So have compassion for them [those who have stood against you]; don't throw stones! Be kind and pray for them to encounter Jesus (Matthew 5:44-48).
I believe that as things are being taken to the heavenly courtroom (as hearts repent and as the Lord does a deep work in hearts through personal revival), we are going to see DOUBLE RECOMPENSE for everything that the enemy has tried to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10)! We are going to see an outpouring of blessing and favor that will GREATLY TESTIFY to God's goodness, power and love. We are going to see people take hold of their inheritance and promises and boldly step into them, with full favor and blessings (Isaiah 61:7-8)!
Natural Phenomena Will Be Our Invitation to Partner with Heaven
What takes place in the natural will be a sign of what's taking place in the spiritual – not just personally, but specifically when it comes to things like earthquakes, floods, fires, tsunamis and other natural phenomena. This will be an invitation and a call to pray! Partner with what the Lord is doing and showing us. He is speaking and revealing things to us (Luke 21:25-28)!
Lastly, we need to understand that the things of this world are going to get darker, but, light can be seen so much better and brighter in the dark! He is preparing us, readying us and awakening us to shine like we have never shone before! In the midst of darkness, the light will become brighter, clearer and reach further than ever before.
YOU are the light. It's time to rise and shine (Isaiah 60)! Let Him fill you in the deepest parts. Let Him purify your deepest wells so that nothing will separate you from Him, so that you can be a living vessel for Him, pouring forth His light, His love and His glory on this earth (Matthew 5:16)!
As I was writing out all these words, this song, "You Won't Relent" by Jesus Culture, was ringing in my heart:
You won't relent until You have it all
My heart is Yours
Come be the fire inside of me
Come be the flame upon my heart
Come be the fire inside of me
Until You and I are one...
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His Light Tower
Helen Cobanov¬†has a passion to ignite God's children and awaken the dormant ones. Over the years God has been filling Helen with prophetic words, songs, dreams and visions. Through her ministry, God is using Helen to speak into the hearts and lives of others, teaching people to fully embrace all God has for them. Helen is married to Daniel and they have two teenage sons. She is actively involved in her local church and Women's Ministry and loves to lead people into the presence of God through worship. She is also an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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