Prophetic Alignment 2018

Prophetic Alignment 2018

We are crossing a threshold called the “fullness of time.” Gal 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son.”  This is a day when many promises will be apprehended and divine destiny achieved. Our “kairos” is at hand (an appointed time for heaven and earth can align.)  Our prophetic destiny in God is in the “wind.”

We are promised a generation who will do “greater works.” (John 14:12) These will be the “sons of the Kingdom” who carry the 7-fold Spirit of God that rested on Jesus.  Those who heed this call and allow God’s pruning will begin to emerge with considerable anointing and authority for substantial advancement.

New wine: It is time to re-think, re-structure, and seek how He wants us to shift. “What must we do to be ready, to advance, to breakout, to stake our claim?”  The Saints Movement is under way – The Kingdom Movement is at hand – many believers are beginning to flow in healing and miracles and other supernatural manifestations of Holy Spirit. This is true for all ages – God is intergenerational. 

God wants heaven to come to earth and is looking for those who will be heavenly minded, set their affections on things above, and realign their priorities.  This year God is ready to sharpen you and bring forth your identity for the future.

Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath.

You need to be lifting up your eyes and going through that open heaven so you see.  We are going into a grace where it doesn’t matter if you didn’t see last season or that you couldn’t see clearly. You will see.

This year marks Israel’s 70th year, a new season which is nothing like the last season. 70 is always linked with some captivity ending. You’re leaving the old circle and captivity is breaking off of you wherever you have been constrained… your gifting, finances, ministry, etc. 70 always means a point in history that shifts. This year, beginning now, history is re-defined and not as we have known before; it will be totally new. 

Expect a 180 degree turnaround!  Decree this is a year of the reversal of fortune.  Protect yourself with faith as a shield and advance the King’s dominion with the word of God, the sword in your mouth.  It is paramount. 

The first biblical use of sword (Gen. 3:24) shows the Lord protecting His covenant against defilement.  Expect Him to move!  Ask Holy Spirit to overpower and empower you.

God will deal more harshly with wicked structures.  Be praying that you enter into a new place of authority and all of your spiritual enemies be overcome. Be aware of these continuing trends:

1)  Focus will be more on kingdom advance rather than personal or church growth. 

2)  More miracles will take place outside church services than in them.

3)  Expect opposition to increase along with increase of both the judgments and the glory of the Lord in the earth at the same time.

4)  Prayer and Worship will be emphasized more and more.   

5)  God is going to continue to expose sin in the Church first – Judgment begins in the household of God.  There will be an emphasis on holiness and repentance.  

Do not be afraid of change.  This is a pruning to bring forth much fruit.  What was impossible in former seasons will be possible now if you personally make the shift!   Every test of the past has sharpened you for the future! Every time you overcome, you are strengthened.

Are you prepared for the next level? Are you in Kingdom alignment?

Ephesians 6:17 And take… the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

We are at war as a part of a kingdom that suffers violence and are called to violently take spiritual dominion by force for our King.  Before we can do that we recognize that Holy Spirit wants to get us aligned with the Lord of Hosts.  Notice:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

First use of the sword of the Spirit is for Him to use the Word to pierce our conscience and subdue any impulse to sin.  It is important that we be positioned by Holy Spirit now rather than by circumstances later.  It is a time of divine confrontation with either the sword of the Spirit or the sword of the Lord.     

1Chr 21:12 either 3 years of famine, or 3 months to be defeated by your foes with the sword of your enemies overtaking you, or 3 days of the sword of the Lord, the plague in the land, with the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the territory.

Is 34:6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood…

Jer 12:12 The plunderers have come on all the desolate heights in the wilderness, for the sword of the Lord shall devour from one end of the land to the other…

Isaiah 66:15-16 15 For behold, the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by His sword The Lord will judge all flesh; and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

Do not fear! This last passage looks to Jesus’ return with a two-edged sword in His mouth.  Father desires to burn away anything of flesh in us today.  Holy Spirit who is “fire” and the Word as the sword in His control assure us God’s Word under the touch of His Spirit will be all that is required to prepare His church if we submit now.

Romans 13:11-14 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

It is time to:

Awaken from sleep

Lay aside the deeds of darkness

Put on the armor of light, especially the sword of the Spirit

Behave properly (walking within set boundaries)

Be watchful for strife and jealousy

Put on the Lordship of Jesus Christ

Make no provision for the flesh

It is imperative you understand the nature of the battle is over two dominions:

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Kingdom advances through violent spiritual conflict.  Jesus’ reference to John equates to the confrontation of Elijah with the prophets of Baal, a violent opposition to human status quo.

The context of Mt. 11-12: in vv. 15-20 Jesus pointed out that the Kingdom of God transcends the “softness” of religious formalism and exceeds the pretension of child’s play.  It refuses to “dance to the music” of society’s expectation that we provide either entertainment or dead traditionalism.

Jesus defined the “violence” of His kingdom’s expansion by; “sword” and “fire.”

Matthew 10:34-39 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

Luke 12:49-52 49 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! 51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52 For from now on five in one house will be divided…

Kingdom is a violent tearing / division.  However, it is not physical (John 18:36). It is not political provocation or armed advance.  The upheaval is the result of God’s order as He shakes relationships, households, cities, and nations by entrance of Holy Spirit’s power.

Jesus launched this kingdom when he proclaimed it was “at hand!”

Luke 16:16 16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

Word note: Biazo means, “to press violently or force one’s way.”  Mt 11:12 was in passive voice; here, middle voice* means men force their way past the antagonistic efforts to enter.  (*Middle voice means you do it for yourself or it does not happen at all.)

I say again, we are crossing a threshold in this “fullness of time” when many promises will be apprehended and divine destiny achieved if one will “press in.”  “Kairos time” is an appointed time for heaven and earth to align.  Prophetic destiny is at hand!   Restoration is here.

What restoration means to the individual: “life.”   David expressed it well when he said, “He restores my soul.”

What restoration means to the church: more than becoming a reproduction of the

Acts Church, it means becoming all God originally intended the church to be.

First: the church will display the kind of love Jesus demonstrated during His ministry on earth. By this love, He said, all men would know His disciples:

Second: By this love and through the full operation of the gifts and ministries God grants, the church will reach a maturity and unity that can be measured only as: 

Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

It will become a spiritual house inhabited by a holy priesthood offering up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  There will be a great release of His Presence in the community.  Restoration will mean the greatest release of God’s power.  And the world will at last see the glory of God through the restored church!   

Living in testing times: Only after His test/temptation by Satan, was Jesus ready to enter His ministry of proclamation, healing, and deliverance.  Satan failed to shake Him from His obedience to the Father’s will. Therefore, He was positioned to be anointed with power to bring the King’s dominion.

Take up the same sword of the Spirit as Jesus did, the word of God, and pass your test!  Then you, too, will be able to enter your ministry of proclamation, healing and deliverance! 

It is time to: Get prophetically aligned!  Worship in spirit and truth!  The Presence of God and His throne are at hand!  Ask God for grace.  Join His work to produce a new church order. It is time for the King’s dominion to come and His will to be done!