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Are you ready to roar into this new year?
Saints, never before have we been in a time like this...when our voice, our stance and us being as bold as lions are of the utmost importance!
You're going to find out what your ROAR will do this year from Agnes Abedi as she shares this word from the Lord:
I heard the Spirit of God say, "Announce to My people that the BREAKTHROUGH has already taken place in the realm of the spirit! I am moving in them in the start of the new year as My conduits to release the ROAR OF VICTORY in their lives, their families, their cities, regions and nations."
Now that is just how important your roar is and the personal influence it has in your life!
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I was sitting at church on Christmas Day, enjoying my worship to the Lord, when I was suddenly taken into a POWERFUL vision! In this vision, I saw a HUGE, fierce-looking Lion! As I looked in amazement, I saw it's large, long mane and then was drawn to the Lion's mouth.
In the Lion's mouth, there was a massive, blue globe, and on the side of this globe I saw a large, long, sharp sword. Then I heard it – the loudest sound I'd ever heard... It was the sound of the Lion's ROAR! I watched in utter amazement as the Lion continued to roar, then immediately came out of the vision.
The Roar of the Lion Will Bring a Massive Shift!
As I reflected on this vision, the Father began to speak to me very clearly about its meaning. Hosea 11:10 describes the Lord as a lion. It states, "They will walk after the LORD, He will ROAR like a lion; indeed He will roar..." I heard the Father say that as we move into 2023, He is releasing His roar over the globe to bring about a MASSIVE SHIFT in the nations, and in the lives of His people!
The sound of many waters, the voice of the Almighty God, the ROAR of the King of kings shall bring an end to the war that the enemy has waged against God's people. The roar of the Lord will enforce the release of our recompense, restoration, relief, repayment and revival!
I heard the Spirit of God say that many had experienced seasons in 2022 where they felt robbed by the enemy through the delay of the manifestation of divinely scheduled promises. Just like in 2 Kings 7:1-10 – at the birthing of Israel's VICTORY, at the end of their famine, when God caused the Aramean army to hear the sound of chariots horses and a large army, causing them to flee in fear – the release of the roar of the Lord is going to cause the enemy to flee in fear. And we will go in to possess our BREAKTHROUGH and our long-awaited promises in the beginning of 2023! (Photo via Unsplash)
The Church Is Repossessing Her Roar
As the Father continued to speak to me about our breakthrough in 2023, He reminded me of an open-eyed vision that I'd had when I was praying in my room some time ago. I was deep in worship one day when I was suddenly taken into this powerful vision! In the vision, I was in my living room; it looked like it was covered in a bright, white cloud. I saw several angels holding long swords, and they were breaking open the walls of my living room.
The Father reminded me of this vision as He declared to me that the roar of the Lord was the sword of His Word! He is NOW placing His Word in the mouths of His people, and His Word in our mouths shall be "like a fire and like a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces" (Jeremiah 23:29)!
I heard the Spirit of God say that as we put His Word in our mouths and declare it over seeming impossibilities, we shall see instant TURNAROUND take place, in Jesus' name! This roar shall move the Church into an Isaiah 45 season. It will break in pieces gates of brass. It will cut in sunder bars of iron. It will shatter EVERY barrier that has hindered the release of our breakthrough.
Isaiah 66:6 declares: "Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound of the LORD repaying His enemies all they deserve."
I heard the Spirit of God say, "Announce to My people that the BREAKTHROUGH has already taken place in the realm of the spirit! I am moving in them in the start of the new year as My conduits to release the ROAR OF VICTORY in their lives, their families, their cities, regions and nations.
"The enemy has been speaking loudly, releasing threats of what is about to take place in the nations, but he is NOT the Lion. 1 Peter 5:8 states that the enemy roams about AS a lion, but he is NOT the Lion! I am raising up My sons and daughters as lions and lionesses to release the roar of My Word, to birth the victory through the sword of My Word!
Releasing the Sword of Victory
There is a massive battle going on in the spirit right now, and the roar of the Church will release the sword of victory!
I heard a minister say recently, "When your destiny is being decided, do not keep your mouth shut." Esther 4:14 states, "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
As we release the roar of the Word of the Lord, we shall see a shift take place in our lives. Proverbs 18:21 declares: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." As we engage the weapon of the sword of the Spirit, as we release our roar, it shall usher in the restoration of everything the enemy has stolen from our lives! It shall invade and bring down demonic systems and structures of corruption in our cities and nations. It shall birth revival in our churches and homes, in Jesus' name! (Photo via Pixabay)
How do we roar? We locate the sound of our ROAR through the source of the Scriptures, declaring that which pertains to the situation in which we are wanting to see change. We can find where the language of our roar is written in the Word of God. For example, if we are wanting to see provision released in our lives, we declare Philippians 4:19 – that God supplies all our need! We also declare Psalm 23:1 – that God is our Shepherd; we shall not want!
If we are wanting to see godly leaders raised up in our cities and nations, we can declare Proverbs 29:2: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice..." and we can begin to ROAR out of that Word and say, "Father, we declare that righteous governance is established in our land, in Jesus' name!" The roar is our divinely inspired declaration of the WORD OF GOD. I declare that as we roar, we shall see the seemingly impossible situations OVERTURNED, in Jesus' name!
Don't Keep Silent! Release Your Breakthrough!
As we continue to move into 2023, do not keep silent! Release your roar! Declare the Word of the Lord. Roar and see promises that have died prematurely SUDDENLY released. Roar and break every resistance that stands against your immediate "catapult" into breakthrough. Roar and see righteousness established in systems of government. Roar and express your expectation of what must take place in your life in 2023!
Roar and command a PAYBACK...a rapid RECOMPENSE of everything the enemy has stolen from you. Roar and release REVIVAL in the Church, our families, our cities, our nations, our businesses, and our spheres of societal influence. Roar and bring an end to the war that had been raging against the fulfillment of God's plan and purpose for your life. Roar and release your breakthrough in 2023 – in Jesus' name!
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Agnes Ebedi Ministries
Agnes Ebedi¬†is a woman of God with a strong prophetic anointing. Her vision is to see people all across the globe encounter the person, presence and power of God. Believing that nothing is impossible with God, she has a strong passion to infuse Believers with supernatural faith that enables them to experience all God has ordained for them. Agnes is a mentor and teacher in the Grow network, Nate and Christy Johnston's prophetic school. She also speaks and ministers at churches and conferences across the United States, including her home church, Ramp Church, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, pastored by Andrew and Brooke Towe.
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