I'm really getting excited about this new decade and the prophetic words coming out about it.
I've heard some share that it's a decade for the prophets...meaning God's prophetic voices will rise up and what they decree will happen...now that's good news!
Jesse and Amy Shamp are a couple to pay attention to...and I've sure enjoyed getting to know them and their ministry.
I'm not going to give away what Jesse writes about for this next year and beyond...but I'll leave you with this question he asks:
We have just entered into the Jewish New Year 5780. It is the year of the mouth! We are getting ready to approach 2020 and I am declaring this year to be the year of the prophet. We are in the midst of a new prophetic movement. More than that, I daresay it is a prophetic awakening. We are seeing an emerging generation of prophetic sons and daughters rising into their destinies and callings! It's a new breed, a new prophetic company!
We are being faced with many social injustices in our nation. The Church is under the weight of political pressures that we have never had to face before in America. Our hearts are longing for purity and the fear of the Lord to return to America and the American Church. If I could encourage you with a message of hope it is this: throughout the Church's history, we often see that revival takes place at the darkest of times.
We consistently see that God has preserved a remnant; not one man, woman, or ministry, but an anointed remnant that God will raise up for the purpose of "redeeming the time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16).
The Church was birthed on the day of Pentecost through the sound of a mighty rushing wind, when God filled the 120 disciples! Many of us have experienced salvation, and we each share a heritage of Christianity that we trace back to that day. The 120 began to declare and demonstrate the power of Christ's death, burial and resurrection.
I believe those who prepare themselves in purity and prepare themselves in the secret place will be the ones who usher in the next wave. It's never been God's desire for us to wait upon an awakening. It should never be taught that we are waiting for revival or awakening to see Kingdom power and authority manifested! (Photo via Pixabay)
This is the hour in which we must raise the banner of the Gospel high! We must be reminded that there is a world that is asking the questions, "Is God real? Did Jesus really rise from the dead?" The Gospel hasn't changed. It is the power of God that brings others to repentance and salvation. It is the same Gospel that heals and delivers; the very same Gospel that demonstrates the power of Christ's resurrection.
We are longing for a fresh move, but as we are in a place of transition, let us declare the power of the Gospel!
A Great Shaking
God is raising up a remnant, a company of prophets, even in the midst of a great shaking!
The Word of God tells us that everything that can be shaken, will be shaken (Hebrews 12:27). Let us be reminded in these times of shaking that we are part of a Kingdom which cannot be moved (Hebrews 12:28).
I heard the Lord say to me recently, "Those that survive the shaking will be a voice for a generation!"
One Sound in a Generation
Prophets are to be the mouthpiece of God, and he or she carries a supernatural sound, a sound that the enemy fears, a sound that releases a vibration that shakes the heavens and the earth!
When the Bible mentions the prophets of old, it says that their sound went into the earth and into the ends of the world. I'm entirely convinced that the problems we are facing in our nation will not be won in the flesh, but in the Spirit! As the Word of God says, "...Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit...!" (Zechariah 4:6). â€‹It is the hour where we must begin to hear from Heaven and release a new sound! (Photo via Pixabay)
I want to encourage leaders, pastors, prophets, apostles, intercessors: there is a generation that needs to hear your sound and the message that God has placed in your heart!
Joshua had led a generation into victory, into the land of their inheritance, and it was supernatural! They marched around Jericho seven times and they shouted and the walls came down. They took the land!
Never underestimate the power and authority that is in your voice. The Bible says that â€‹God will descend in a shout (1 Thessalonians 4:16). God needs your voice! There is a sound that is deep in your spirit and when it is released, breakthrough happens!
Joshua and that entire generation had passed, and the Bible says thatâ€‹ there arose another generation that did not know the Lord, nor the works which He had done for Israel (see Judges 2:10). A whole generation had forgotten about their inheritance; they had forgotten about the power of God that had led their fathers to victory! So God began to raise up Gideon.
Gideon started out with 32,000 soldiers but God told him that he had too many! He instructed Gideon to tell all the men who were afraid to go back home, so 22,000 of his fighting men left. God then said that he still had too many, and instructed Gideon to take all the soldiers down to the brook. Those who lapped the water with their tongues as a dog laps would be the ones God chose for him. Those who knelt down to drink would not go into battle. In the end Gideon was left with 300 men.
God is very selective as to who He allows in His army. Gideon had no sword. The revelation that God placed in my spirit as I was reading about Gideon is that God didn't give Gideon a sword, He gave him a â€‹voice!
On the night he attacked the Midianite army, Gideon overheard one of the enemy soldiers telling his companion about the dream of a barley loaf that tumbled down the hill, into the Midianite camp, knocking a tent flat. The companion told the soldier that this was the sword of Gideon and could only mean that God has given Gideon victory (Judges 7:13-14).
A barley loaf was the cheapest bread, made from the scraps of other pieces of bread. The bread symbolized Gideon and his army; God chooses to use the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27). Though we may be outnumbered and the odds are stacked against us, it's in our weakness that He is made strong (2 Corinthians 12:9). (Photo via Unsplash)
Every soldier was given a trumpet and a vessel, or pitcher, with a lamp. Gideon instructed the men telling them that when he blew the trumpet, they were to shout, "A sword of the Lord and of Gideon!" (Judges 7:18). As they shouted they broke the pitchers in their hands and the lamps were still burning!
Gideon's trumpet was a representation of his voice. And many of us are like those vessels—broken but still burning! The more surrendered we become, the more of the light of the Gospel will shine from us!
As the Midianites heard the army and saw the lamps burning, out of fear, they turned on one another.
My question to you is this: What can God do through a small remnant of Believers in the earth – a prophetic company? It may be one of the darkest hours that we are facing, but let me encourage you with this: the darkest times in Church history was when the Gospel shone the brightest!
The Glory of Solomon
Solomon built this beautiful house for the presence of God to dwell in. We are symbolic of that house! We are living stones. Abraham went looking for a city whose builder and maker was God. We are the city that Abraham was looking for.
"Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: 'For He is good, for His mercy endures forever,' that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God." (2 Chronicles 5:13-14 NKJV) (Photo via Flickr)
The glory came so strong that the priests could not stand to minister! The priests and musicians unlocked something through their sound. God's manifest presence filled the house of God.
Now, the Bible says that the glory of the latter house will be greater than the former (Haggai 2:9). We are the latter house!
Those under the old covenant were under the shadow of the glory, they were walking in a shadow, but we are carriers of the substance which is "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).
We are an end-time generation that will see the early and latter rain upon the earth! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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