Word of the Month - Jan 2012
Last year I had released a word on our website concerning the year 2011 as a year of John 11:11 which the Lord had shown me was a type of awakening for the world; "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going to wake him up" J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS). Just as Jesus went to awaken His friend Lazarus from death, the Lord revealed to me so too would there be a beginning of an awakening in the earth.
Over the past twelve months I believe we have seen just that; an awakening that came almost as a shock as things that seemed to be stable began to shake and people began to awake and realize things were not as they seemed to be. We saw great turbulence in so many nations as whole governments were flipped upside down and even many dictators were moved and taken out of the way in one day. As I began to seek the Lord about the year 2012 the Lord spoke to me and said that this year would be a coupling year to 2011, they are twins, being that of a continued awakening. Only it would be an awakening for the church. I saw that just as Jairus's twelve year old daughter in Mark Chapter five was awakened out of sleep, though everyone thought she was dead, so too would God begin to awaken the church to a new era. In so doing this it would bring a fresh relevancy to the message of the Cross and a new found respect in the earth for the Church.
Jesus simply spoke and the young girl was awakened to life.
"Then he took the little girl's hand and said to her in Aramaic, â€˜Little girl, I tell you to get up!' At once she jumped to her feet and walked around the room, for she was twelve years old." Mark 5:42-43 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
There is a voice that is coming forth in this hour of the Spirit of Revelation and Wisdom that brings resurrection life. Paul spoke of this power in Ephesians 1:17-20. The Church is going to awaken in this hour to the hope of their calling in their inheritance that is in the glory. In this hour there will be a great release of the resurrection power of Christ that is working on the inside of the believer. The Spirit of Revelation is shattering and dispelling all darkness and lies that have held the body in captivity concerning the truth of God's Word. It is a voice of light that carries victory. In this hour many that have been lost and living in the darkness of religious bondage will see and hear the sound of freedom. Many in this time will arise from darkness and despair and enter into this place of pure light which brings hope and peace.
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places." Ephesians 1:17-20 King James Translation
Although I believe that sometimes we over emphasize on "times" and "seasons" when it comes to the prophetic; I do understand that there are seasons and times which the Lord lays up in the realm of eternity waiting on us to catch up to them. We see this in the book of Acts,
"When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said unto them, â€˜It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.'" Acts 1:6-7
Just as Jesus spoke to His disciples in Acts chapter one about times and seasons that were laid up in the Fathers sovereign hand, that when it was the right time he would release things to happen at His will. I believe that this is also one of those times that have been laid up in eternity waiting on us to arrive at this point so that God could release certain revelation that was not disclosed before. We see this again in the book of Daniel as God tells Daniel to seal up the books until a certain time.
"But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great." Daniel 12:4 AMP
I see the church will experience an awakening in 3 major areas this year.
1. True Identity of sonship- The Mystic sons of God are coming forth in this hour, as never before. We are going to begin to see people move in the mystical and supernatural realm such as we have never seen in any previous generation. This is the beginning of Joel's army arising. Many in this hour are going to awaken and arise to understand who they truly have become in Christ. What Christ has fulfilled on the cross and what He has accomplished in and through His resurrection. We are entering into a corporate understanding of our power in the resurrection and our true ability through our new creation nature. We are naturally supernatural! "[For my concern is] that their hearts may be [a]braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively [b]more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One). In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom ([c]comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden." Colossians 2:2-3 AMP
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." Romans 8:18-19
In 2012 the church will awaken to the reality of the mystic secret of Christ, which is in them!
2.There is a Grace Reformation that has already started to take place, but will hit full bloom by June. The body will come into a fresh and new revelation concerning grace. There will be a redefinition and new understanding on what grace truly is. Grace will be our teacher in this hour. Grace will begin to teach us and tell us that we are righteous, holy, perfect, and to reject all that is not of our new nature. Through this grace we are going to see many notable miracles. "For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.12It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world." Titus 2:11-12 AMP
3.Community, Family, and Friendship, I see this coming forth greatly in 2012. Church will become more than just gatherings and events held in church buildings. I see many communities of believers springing up in this hour that will create an unstoppable unity in the body. I hear joy bells ringing and celebration songs singing! There will be great amounts of glory on fellowship and the breaking of bread. The parties will seem to last for days! "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all."
In addition, concerning the word that I had seen on Jairus's twelve year old daughter; when Jesus walked into her room He said in Aramaic; Telumi Cumi â€“ Which is interpreted, Little girl, I say to you, arise [[s]from the sleep of death] Mark 5:41 AMP. I believe in 2012 we are going to see many of the Islamic nations arising from the sleep of death to the gospel of Jesus like we have never seen before. Those that have hated and have been so hated in the past will be shown great love and great grace by the Lord (Luke 7:47). 2011 was a shaking for many of the Islamic governments and this was all for God's purpose and plan. He is awakening those who have slept in darkness to the goodness and grace of the gospel. Although we should have our eye on Israel, God has something big in store for several of the Islamic nations this year. Be specifically watching the nations of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan as I see new bells of freedom ringing and wealth coming out of these places in the months of June and July. It is all for God's purpose and plan in this hour to release the gospel on a greater scale in these nations and the nations beyond.
In closing I wanted to release some prophetic insight concerning what many have referred to as a "Civil War" that will take place in the body. I know that some have prophesied a "Civil War" that is going to take place within the body of Christ, but the Lord told me there will be no Civil War. It will actually be a revolution to freedom and liberty; a Revolutionary War. The fight will be over liberty and freedom of what God has said concerning His sons and daughters in the Word. This revolution will bring new found freedom, a new way. This new way, is going to be God's government in 2012, an increase of that government that brings greater peace and justice to His Body.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:6-7