Originally published in The Elijah List
As we approach 2018, these are five clear prophetic words that I hear the voice of the Lord declaring. Join me in believing that we are moving from the Great Reformation to the beginning of the Great Transformation in the earth.
We have just shifted into the New Hebrew year 5778 and in the civil calendar we are headed into 2018. The number for “grace” is 5, and 7 is the number of completeness. The number for a new beginning is 8. So, there is “grace to complete old tasks in order to proceed into the new things” that the Lord has for us. It is a season of shifting.
Here are five prophetic words for 2018:
1. A time when God’s purposes accelerate
It is a time when innovation arises within the Church. On the Day of Atonement in the fall of 2017, I had a very intense and dramatic encounter. I heard the voice of the Lord thunder in my bedroom, “These are the beginning of the Days of Acceleration.”
Acceleration: a vehicle’s capacity to gain speed within a short time; a Formula One car is superior to an Indy car in its acceleration; increase in the rate or speed of something; the acceleration of the industrialisation process; physics: the rate of change of velocity per unit of time
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 — The promise and the condition: Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God…
Jeremiah 1:9-12 — It’s time to build: Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.’ Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see a branch of an almond tree,’ Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.’
Yes, this is the beginning of the Days of Acceleration. What took 10 years to do could take one year. It is a time when God’s purposes swiftly move forward. But there are always conditions that must be met. We must align with the Word of God and His character to carry the gift.
Let’s pray together that God brings His Acceleration into our lives so that His purposes come forth swiftly!
2. A time when a new prophetic language will be developed
In order to reach the new fields of harvest, it is essential that a new prophetic language be developed to reach different groups of people.
It is time:
- When new wineskins are created to carry the new wine.
- When a new sound creates a new voice that can be heard in new arenas.
- When the prophetic movement is aligned to speak from a Kingdom posture.
- When prophets give words to kings.
- When the voice and activity of healing is second nature.
This is not a watering down of the content — it is building bridges to carry cargo. There is a great SHIFT — in places where the marketplace has supported the Church, the Church instead will support the marketplace. Daniels are made in Babylon — he was the answer to the problems in his day. We are not the alternative — we are the answer. We are not just called to solve problems; like Daniel we are to carry wisdom to impact government and every sphere of society.
3. A time when Kingdom consultants shine
It is a time:
- When God releases new SOAP! These cleansing agents — Schools of Apostles and Prophets — will cooperate together and no competition zones will be declared!
This clear word was spoken to me in November 2017 at the Global Prophetic Summit in Dallas, Texas:
“It is not the day where there are NO fathers and mothers. Never again! There was a day when you had no teachers. Never again! There was a day when there were no prophets. Never again! There was a day when there were no apostles. Never again! There was a day when there were no evangelists. Never again! These are the days of the cluster anointing. The new wine is found in the cluster.
“The call is out for you to be the father and mothers; to be the grandfathers and the grandmothers who lead My people in the grand procession of My presence. And when you have My presence you have My presents. And when you have My presence you have everything that Jesus obtained on the Cross. These are the days of fathers and mothers and grandfathers and grandmothers.”
It is a time when titles will not determine one’s identity. We have already had a “title wave”; what we now need is a “tidal wave” to hit the body of Christ and confront and cleanse us from any false identity being derived from our positions, functions, titles, experiences or gifting. When we relearn how to walk in a culture of honour, we realise that it is more about heart relational connections of the heart and walking in integrity. Yes, you will receive a prophet’s reward.
It is time when the apostolic and the prophetic become less religious and learn how to bring practical, real solutions. The time is upon us for the birthing of Kingdom consultants and prophetic solutionists. These anointed men and women of God are to be in the Church, but not stuck in the Church.
In the second apostolic age of the Church, these sent ones become Kingdom consultants in every sphere of life. Over the years I have referred to this as hope ambassadors. It is time for Kingdom administrators experiencing moments of prophetic revelation be turned into movements of prophetic reformation. These are the new Kingdom consultants!
Consider the following principles and concepts:
- Miracles in the marketplace.
- The supernatural is natural.
- Integrity is the brand name that is worn.
- These Kingdom people cannot be bought or sold.
- They have conquered a bear and a lion and now the will take on Goliaths.
4. A time when intimacy and warring converge
Previously, we had an era in which the Holy Spirit emphasised spiritual warfare. This was followed by an era in the global prayer movement that was centred more around Bridal intercession. We will now move into a convergence of worshipping warriors and warring brides. It is a time when there is a merger — between intimacy and the warrior — resulting in love motivated warfare.
It is the time for those who know the inward journey into the secret place of God (Psalm 91) to move out into demonstrations of external works of power. Those walking in an outward reach will see with greater clarity the necessity for the upward reach. The outward believers will be empowered by the inward life and the inward will be challenged to become channels of love in practical ways.
Yes, the Bride wears army boots. Bridal intercession is where the beauty of the Lord meets bold spiritual warfare, and valiant and violent ones come forth.
5. A time when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord multiplies
The knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the water covers the seas. (See Habakkuk 2:14; Joel 2, Acts 2)
There was a dramatic climate change as a result of the combined ministry of the prophets that are listed in 1 Kings 18. Three years of drought were shifted into years of rain and plenty. We are in those times once again.
This is a time when we go beyond the personal gift of prophesy and we prophesy out of the glory realm. It is a metamorphosis including seclusion, melt down, reconfiguring and breaking out. You must see the Church with new eyes. You must see there is no wall that separates the sacred and the secular. You must see your business, government and secular occupations as mission fields. When we see from the glory realm of God, we receive revelation to transform society. The glory of the Lord is viewed as a traveling canopy — releasing holy presence and holy power and holy conviction.
Convergence: There is a convergence of the glory and the marketplace. Jesus in the last hour went to the marketplace and declared, “This is My house of My presence.” Knowledge will increase — not only the experience, but the capacity to teach, train and multiply the glory realm of the Lord.
Psalm 68:33-35, To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice. Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel and His strength is in the skies. O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!