From the desk of Steve Shultz:
By October of 2009, this word was compiled by the prophetic members of ACPE, "THE APOSTOLIC COUNCIL OF PROPHETIC ELDERS" as their new word of the Lord for 2010. I've been at the ACPE meetings a number of times and I can vouch for the intensity of the work this group puts into these meetings. Their desire is to hear God correctly, clearly and accurately.
The main conveners are C. Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs, but you will see many other notable elders listed below with a photo of some of those present this year for the 2010 word.
I had personally not read their word until I gave my own word of the Lord which is available as part of our "What is God Saying for 2010" conference set. I like to get as much of my own revelation before I get revelation from others. This conference was the first week of January, and we had incredible words by Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Kimberly Daniels and Denny Cline. You can order the entire conference set by CD, DVD or download set just below.
Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (ACPE): Word of the Lord for 2010
This is the word given through a compilation of the prophetic releases and consensus of the ACPE. Some of the members include: Bishop Bill Hamon, Sam Brassfield, Harry Jackson, Rick Ridings, Greg Black, Will Ford, Mike Jacobs, Peter Wagner, Mary Glazier, Sharon Stone, Cindy Jacobs, John Sanford, Beth Alves, Gwen Shaw, and Doris Wagner (pictured below).
There are differing variables that can affect the timing and/or coming to pass of these words:
1. All prophecy not contained in Scripture is conditional.
2. The timing of when the prophecy comes to pass may occur over a longer period of time than one calendar year. Some take many years to fulfill.
3. It is possible that prophetic warnings will cause either the person or nation to repent and so turn away the judgment prophesied. Biblically, this happened when Jonah prophesied to Nineveh and the city repented, causing God to relent.
Key Scripture Passage for 2010
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV
2010 is the year in which we will win. This is a year to triumph in Christ and diffuse the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
2010 is the year to wake up. It is time to wake up and see both what the enemy is trying to do and what God wants to do through us. This is a year when God will help us "see" in a supernatural way those things that we have felt like we could not understand.
The Year of the Wind
2010 will be a year of the wind. There is a new Pentecost about to be poured out upon His people who are hungering for more of Him. The wind of the Holy Spirit is going to blow us in the right direction and into the place that God wants us to be. We will see glorious manifestations of His divine power with signs and wonders.
Many nations will feel the impact of this mighty wind. Indonesia will once again be swept over by the Holy Spirit, along with Thailand, Poland, North Korea, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Alaska will see a move of the Holy Spirit among the Native Alaskans.
New wells of revival will break out and many will drink from the wells of salvation.
Many will teach on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are going to need to see them all function in the Church in this day to fulfill our mission.
We will see a special increase of the word of wisdom. The word of wisdom is supernatural insight into what to do that will secure our future. The manifestation of this gift will be such that from one moment to the next we will have the plan or "road-map" on what we are to do for our future.
Third Great Awakening
We believe that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that came on November 11, 2009, in Kansas City signaled the beginning of a Third Great Awakening that we prophesied would come to America and the world. November 11th was the day that the Pilgrims made covenant with God in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Many intercessors across the nation are crying out to God for the nation to once again become "a city set on a hill." If we continue to pray and call out to God, the nation will shift.
Many churches will wake up and evangelize the lost in their cities and nations. Thousands will be swept into the Kingdom through new "power evangelism" movements where people are supernaturally shown that God is real.
Churches who haven't baptized in years will begin to see many people come to Christ. Dead churches will become resurrected under the fire and power of the Holy Spirit's working and many lost will be swept into the Kingdom of God.
Breaking Debt Cycles
Key Scripture passage:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me
to preach the Gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed. Luke 4:18 NKJV
We felt that the Lord had given us an "eye of the storm" time period to get out of debt. In fact, as we discussed the many prophetic warnings about a second economic shaking, we felt that the Lord in His mercy had extended a period of grace to His people because many were not ready for another shaking.
Supernatural ability to get out of debt is being released. If you will start paying your debts, even in very small amounts, God will supernaturally get behind your efforts and help you get out of debt.
Eradication of Systemic Poverty
It is time to fulfill the first message that Jesus preached and bring justice to the poor. God spoke to us about social justice missionaries who are called to help eliminate systemic poverty. There is a marriage of righteousness and justice, and God will raise up those who are called to fight such issues as human trafficking as well as poverty.
The call will marry its mandate to win the lost to its justice mandate. Churches will begin to model taking care of the poor in their midst, as well as putting systems into place to help teach their people how to get out of debt.
Clash of Kingdoms
Just as the year before, the Lord spoke to us about the great "clash of kingdoms" taking place around the world?the Kingdom of God and the empire-building spirit of Islam. Satan is on the march to build empires.
Be aware and watch and see what is around you. Home-grown terrorism will be on the rise. There is a move toward "civilization Jihad" around the globe in countries that have democratic rule.
Judgment and Testing
Key Scripture passage:
So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, "Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king's delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants."
So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days. And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king's delicacies. Daniel 1:11-16 NKJV
Daniel and his friends were tested for 10 days, and then they had favor with the King. They were found to be 10 times better than the others. This will happen for those who are faithful to stand in times of testing. In the end, you will rise above all the others and advance.
Ten times words were spoken to stop Nehemiah's work on the wall. Do not be intimidated by the seeming onslaught of the evil one. Finish the task that God has put before you. God spoke to us over and over in our meeting that we are not to be intimidated in the coming season of conflict and testing.
Key Scripture passage:
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the LORD,
for His mercy endures forever."
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 2 Chronicles 20:21-23 NKJV
We will win through worship. It is the key to triumph! There is a marriage of worship and activism taking place where, just as in the days of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Church will march and sing.
New battle hymns will be written along the lines of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." His Truth is Marching On, and there is a call for biblical truth through worship.
Worship will break open the heavens, and young people will heed the call to be "musicianaries" and go to the ends of the earth to start 24/7 houses of worship.
Great joy will break out in the midst of worship as God "laughs" at His enemies through His people (Psalm 2, Psalm 149).
For each Kingdom advance this year we will see the enemy "pushing back" and stirring up conflict around us. Do not be afraid of confrontation and conflict. Fight intimidation. Run toward the Goliaths in your life and remember that you are called to triumph in this year.
Activism will manifest as new armies of the Lord are being raised up. Find your place and let your voice be heard.
Over the next years in the United States there will be a new third political party that will arise. The Lord is preparing His leadership for this party that will come out of the citizens of the United States groaning under the corruption of the old guard. Many leaders are being tested and tried in the fire right now who will take leadership in due time, for it will begin not so much as a political party but a movement. The movement will become a party in time.
Season of Transition
This is a season of transition for the Body of Christ. For the United States, it will be a time of transition for either good or evil. The nation is on the "cusp" of it remaining a civilization as we know it. It is up to this generation to see it go back to the original vision of our founders. A woman has to dilate to ten centimeters to give birth. The years 2010 and beyond will be a time of intense pressure, but will result in the birthing of many new things.
God is also going to rearrange His people for the coming days' work. There are some who will make sudden geographic moves. Others will transition in their jobs and careers. There will be special grace poured out upon those who are obedient to allow God to reposition His troops. For those who are not making a move but are seeing people that you love make changes, God will also help you transition into this new season and send new help for you.
Transition into the new season, get your vision and house in order. Make sure that you are properly aligned for the new battles ahead.
Key Scriptures passages:
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)
Rearrange and "right-size" for victories and breakthroughs. Become more focused in your core purpose. Live a simpler life. Do not "hoard" what another person can use. This is the time to share and take care of each other. Make sure that the Body of Christ can arise with the call of the Bridegroom, as the five virgins who were ready.
We must begin to think more as a community than simply individualistically. Put your house in order and arrange for the next season. Mobility is the key in the Kingdom today. Many that are not "right-sized" will see the loss of buildings, lands, etc. If this has happened to you, God will help you begin again.
There is a season of pruning for growth. The pruning can, and at times will, seem painful, but trust that God is working all things together for your good.
Submitted by Cindy Jacobs on behalf of the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders