WORD OF THE LORD for 2018
"Turning your Stress into Strategies"
Releasing: Determination, Declaration and Divine Alignment
NEW DAY, New Territory and NOW Establishment
By Bill Lackie
Vision: Patton, Eisenhower…Leadership
The vision that I had writing the word of the Lord for 2018 came from a vision I received during prayer. As I was praying for the current conflict with North Korea, I quickly saw a battlefield event. In this battle field were hundreds of soldiers, vehicles, tanks and opposing soldiers of the enemy. An apparent conflict was brewing with the soldiers. They were stirred with apprehension and anticipation. Leadership was needed to cause safety to arise within this battle arena. So the stage was set with a need for change that will shift these events into safety.
The leader of the US armies, General Patton, stood tall with a mega phone ordering the armies from the US on the battlefield. Quickly the soldiers responded to his orders stepping into position and moving forward with a battle attack strategy. General Patton continued to bark orders which were immediately followed.
The battle continued with the enemy attack and the army of the US advancing. General Patton never wavered in his orders of confidence. He positioned the army of the US to a wining position with a winning strategy. What could have become confusion and defeat, instead became winning and aligned strategy. General Patton made the difference with the soldiers becoming positioned to win and bring defeat to the attacking army.
At the point of understanding the transactions occurring in my dream the dream shifted. There was still a battle and still soldiers from the US and the enemy on the field. But the General was no longer General Patton it became General Eisenhower. Strategically the difference between General Patton and General Eisenhower was vast. They were both Generals, but their strategy and approach were dynamically different. This difference was strategically important.
General Patton was strong, loud, ordering and unyielding. General Eisenhower was a communicator, a friend, a relational leader, he involved teams and built impact and strength through people joining their strengths together. General Patton, was a leader who was independent not needing others to help make his decisions always plowing forward with boldness. General Eisenhower valued the purpose of each person, soldier and leader. He would communicate joining people who were in their position releasing their gifting and thereby building a strong effective army.
In the dream the battle was won under General Eisenhower and at the end of the battle the soldiers rallied around him lifting him upon their soldiers cheering and celebrating the strength of their leader. General Eisenhower was a father to them. This father’s heart had transformed the people he led, turning them into leader’s that would cause the people around them to lead.
This is a day of leadership. This is a day of Generals. God is raising up an army releasing His authority in the earth today. This authority will release and prepare us as we shift into greater end-time strategy
Leadership is needed for the strategy of the Lord to be effective
o Leadership by basic definition means someone who will take responsibility for themselves, their vision and others whom God gives them. The scripture says that without vision the people will perish. “Without vision” in the original language means “A people who are unrestrained.” So to be without vision means that you will walk around aimlessly with no direction, boundaries or restraint. Walking in leadership requires each leader to take responsibility for their process and how it affects others. This year we will see more people who are currently in the Body of Christ stepping into their place of leadership. We will also see a ground swell of a younger generation from 30 years of age and below that will arise with a clear understanding of their responsibility, waiting to be authorized and covered by the leadership on the previous generations.
There are people who have never expected that Leadership is their call of destiny.
o This year there will be many who will rise to a new place of responsibility, expanding the leadership base in the Body of Christ creating a broad stable base of leadership worldwide. It is necessary for this leadership to arise in this hour as God is causing His army, Joel’s Army, to stand tall and firm bringing stability to His Church. At first there will be some shock, but this uncertainty will fade away quickly. This new army of leadership will be integrated into the foundation of the base of leadership of the Body of Christ worldwide.
I saw angels of the Lord going behind many in the Body of Christ calling them into leadership for the Kingdom’s purpose.
o This encounter with heaven’s purpose will be empowered by God’s messengers, angels releasing God’s authority over this new remnant of leadership destined to lead His Church. Angels will accompany this last day leadership to release authority, power and demonstration in this last day hour. Angels will guide and lead The Body of Christ into divine confrontation with the powers of darkness to overcome and establish this last day Church to usher in the final works of the Kingdom of Heaven before the return of Jesus Christ.
Passion and Compassion
o Some in this hour have labored, fought and ruled with God’s grace. We are entering a private time or refreshing (Acts…). This refreshing is a biblical pattern after periods of war. Burning the light of your candle at both ends, as it were, will only leave you weak and burned out. Learn to come away in intimacy with the Lord to be REFRESHED. This refreshing will ignite your passion. Passion is the fuel given to us by the Lord to energize us with enthusiasm, boldness and overcoming determination. We can cause the portion of passion the Lord has given us by using it unnecessarily on secondary issues, worry and fear and overextending ourselves. Guard your heart for from this issues the wellspring of LIFE! Overflowing passion is yours as you continually receive a refreshing from the Lord.
o The result of passion on the rise within you is that you have enough for yourself and for others whom God has connected you to. This giving of passion is COMPASSION. This year compassion will be at an all-time high washing over the Body of Christ. Acts of Kindness, genuine love and true mercy will enlarge the Body of Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven. Supernatural healings of the soul, body and relationships will be our portion. Believe the Word of the Lord and you will prosper…believe the Word of the Lord and you will be established!
Division and Unity
o When you care more about being RIGHTEOUS than you care about being RIGHT you will begin to see divine connections between you and others in the Body of Christ grow to a deeper depth. The scripture is clear to MARK those who cause division among you. Sometimes, division is just a strong different opinion voiced openly causing confusion and doublemindedness. This kind of division is dangerous and will kill the passion and compassion of the Lord. With this division it will be easy to be more interested in being RIGHT than RIGHTEOUS. Giving up your right to be heard, right and dominant often comes from roots of insecurity. If you truly know your righteous position in the Lord, your security will be strong and you will easily reach out to connect with genuine love to others with differing opinions. The Church of Jesus Christ will become the source of revival and healing of divisions in the United States. Let go and let God! With an attitude of friendship, care and connecting…there will be a UNITY that will arise to a high level of necessary fullness. We need unity! Without it the networking, hand to hand and heart to heart will not be possible. Unity is what is needed for the oil of anointing from Jesus Christ the head to pass down through the Body of Christ. This unity is not something that can be found in the world or its system. Be willing to be RIGHTEOUS rather than RIGHT!
o Korea/North and South
The threat that has come from North Korea is the sound of an illegitimate lion trying to bring fear and disgrace. God has established his Kingdom in South Korea and other nations in the world that are praying against this false threat. There will NOT be an explosion from North Korea. The walls of the DMZ will fall and North and South Korea will become 1 nation again. This will heal the righteous North and South Koreans who have prayed, travailed and labored from this reconciliation. In the Spirit Realm this is a message to the Body of Christ. The explosion we are being threatened with will no longer be a threat but we, The Body of Christ, will release an explosion! This explosion will be a revival fire with signs, wonders and miracles. It is a crescendo of power from heaven destined by God’s divine time-table. Stand in faith and no FEAR and pray with powerful declarations for all efforts of North Korea to fall, the DMZ to be removed and North and South Korea unified.
Africa will become a sign to the world of God’s redemptive power. Leadership within Africa that have taken advantage of the peoples of Africa will be removed and leadership with the fear of the Lord will be positioned all over Africa. God has heard the cry of His people in Africa, He will be swift to move on their behalf. As this nation repents of pockets of witchcraft…God’s power will begin to establish a freedom, focus and favor that will travel from one nation in Africa to another. The people of Africa will reverse their desire to leave the country and will join hands and hearts to pray Africa into their new state of FAVOR!
Australia is on the map of God’s redemptive purposes. A powerful miracle anointing will travel from one church to another. Cutting edge leadership in preaching, teaching, evangelism, apostolic authority and prophets with the wind of the Spirit will arise within this land. Social injustice, economic reform, spiritual alignment and righteous ruler-ship will be characteristic voices washing the generational problems of this country. Australia arise as a Sheep Nation!
England, will once again arise as a super-leadership power worldwide. There will be a shift of their international and national policy averting internal war among factions within England. England has been a righteous example of judicial rule and will once again return to this God ordained position. The queen of England has prayed and covenanted with God to establish this righteous rule within England. A mighty move of the Spirit will begin to awaken the liturgical church in their country…abundance of worship music, teaching and healing demonstrations will flow with abundance in England. England will form an alliance with the US which will start a strategic flow of “Sheep Nations” worldwide. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Henry will have a shift in their thinking as the righteous prayers of their generations are being poured out for them to see the Kingdom of Heaven. They have unique strategic roles for our worldwide redemptive purposes. Don’t lose hope or underestimate God’s power and call upon their lives. Decree, Remain Determined and Walk in Divine Alignment concerning England. England is strongly in the focus of God to complete what He began.
France, is facing several years of transition. The leadership of France is being shaken and awakened. Many of their confidences are crumbling and God is answering the prayers of many righteous people in France to save their nation. France will begin to witness grass roots revival in homes, small meetings and cross-denominational boundaries. A sweetness of attitude openness of heart will confront the roots of pride and release the genuine heart of thousands of people within France. God has heard the cry of the warriors of prayer all over the land. The land of France is being cleansed and position for end-time purpose.
Germany, is radically turning from established unrighteous roots within the land. God is going back to the generational roots and awakening righteous foundations of Germany. The people of Germany have cried out feeling they have reached the end of their ability to wait. This desperation has caused them to cry out in travail and for their churches to explode with the light of God by the Spirit for the nation.
Italy, currently is going through a crisis of leadership direction. Political correctness has spread throughout the country and wants to prevent clear leadership within this nation. Older wiser leaders within Italy will begin to clearly speak about the need of their nation. They will begin to turn the tables of this nation and establish their divine purpose within the world. A passion to love God is growing as the people of the nation are hungry for God’s presence and revelation.
Canada, is experiencing a revolutionary wave of righteous people advancing the full purposes of God for their nations. Do not despise the day of small beginnings. The laws of socialism which are seeking to devour the foundation of righteous laws are shifting. The younger generations are seeking for the true, real and authentic. This search will release a return to justice with righteous rule.
o States of the United States
The United States of America, has just begun the biblical process of tearing down altars of Baal. A fresh wind of the Holy Spirit is moving throughout the US tearing down the altars of Baal to ignite the flame of revival. The mercy of the Lord…the eyes of the Lord…have turned to the US seeking true repentance. The roots of this darkness began with Madilyn Murray O’Hair…the author of atheism in the 60’s. This darkness has grown like a snow ball of sin with the birthing of doubt and the growth of the Anti-Christ last day darkness. The heart cry of the Lord is for this nation to turn back to Him. He was the founder and deliverer of the colonists of America. Repentance means turning away from darkness and turn your face toward Him. This transition is simple and childlike. Humility is the key releasing the present day LIFE of the Lord!
The key impact of the Islands is worship
Isaiah 42:10 KJV
Sing to the LORD a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it You islands, and those who dwell therein.
Prophetically the eyes of the Lord are looking at the Islands to shift the Anti-Christ dominance released into the world. This praise is KEY and will cause the apostolic throne of the Lord to descend. Wow, the Lord is waiting on this worship to begin to inhabit the praises of His people. The islands worldwide are in the focus of the Lord for 2018. Praise will proceed…Power and Purpose. Get ready oh you islands to worship and usher in the purposes of God in these End-Times!
o Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Egypt
Transition and change is on the horizon for these Middle Eastern countries. Where strategic alliances that are adversarial and have planned evil purposes, a supernatural adversity will be released in 2018. Their plans will be thwarted to cause war. Each of these nations have been motivated by deception, pride and confusion. In this next year we will begin to see an adjustment in their aggressive plans to destroy countries who are spiritually aligned differently than these countries. The facade of how they present themselves will be exposed showing the hopelessness and despair hidden inwards. Salvation belongs to our God…a call to pray with diligence for these countries will fan the flame of a grassroots movement bringing salvation to many in these countries.
o South America
South America will reflect the demonstration power of God. This new wave of signs, wonders and miracles will begin to spread all over the world. South America will be a catalyst to transform the face of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their passion will reach a crescendo in the year of 2018. Creative-unique miracles of an encounter of the Holy Spirit will begin to spread to the nations who feel hopeless and desperate for the powerful touch of God
o North and South Pole
Geographically the poles of Earth will reflect a new touch of God that will connect the Body of Christ with great compassion and passion. These locations have at times seemed somewhat isolated but we will see them reaching out with the touching loving hand of God. A scientific discovery will occur in both of these poles. Each discovery will be different but will reflect the creative demonstration of the Lord. Get ready, the poles of Earth will draw us together with Love
o Iceland, Norway, Sweden
The Nordic countries of the world will open a door to financial prosperity and establishment in the year 2018. Where there has been some struggle the pouring out of God’s blessing financially will turn around areas of debt that have accumulated for them over the years. Many of the countries of the Earth will begin to research and examine this blessing that God will release. In doing so, in times of difficulty…there will be a discovery of the Father Heart of God!
There are underprovided locals that have cried out to the Lord. Surgeries, education and new ideas for business will begin to flow from Mongolia. Dictators in this region are focused on taking over the government of these communities. Salvation is coming from God as they have humbled themselves in the eyes of the Lord. From the outside it appears as a hopeless situation but the Lord is near for deliverance!
Poverty and desolation have oppressed this country causing a twisting in their belief and understanding of God. Religions for this region are crumbling and the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ are resurrecting with revival-healing meetings of thousands attending. The mercy of the Lord is reaching out of touch the tender-needful areas of their lives. India, get ready for a new shift and impact of angels to your region. The supernatural hand of the Lord will rescue!
Japan is fighting to rise to a place to become a world leader of technology. Their mental acuity has been a breeding ground of adversity against the purposes of the Lord. In mountain communities and small communities throughout Japan the religion is being confronted and bubbling the resurrection power of the Lord to flow in the dry areas resulting from years of darkness. The bright light of God’s glory is shining on you in 2018.
Restoration and healing is coming near to you for this coming year. The travail of the Lord has been over you to come near to Him receiving His love. Misunderstanding, religion and abandonment have plagued your country obscuring the revelation of Jesus. An open door for encounter is swinging wide beckoning you to enter His gates with Thanksgiving! My love is a banner of your lives to establish you in paths of blessing. Run into my courts for salvation waiting for the shower of my HOPE. My heart has turned toward you for goodness!
In 2018, the glory of the Lord is touching the dry areas of darkness throughout the world. This season of restoration, revival and resurrection power is a time of encounter before darkness covers the earth in the end times. This encounter is an open door of compassion reaching out as He has promised to touch areas of brokenness and desperation. The wisdom of the Lord will cause restoration in areas that have been thought impossible. Power encounters are resulting of grass roots prayer throughout the world. Jump into the river of God’s will that is flowing and saturate into the deep places of your heart. Open wide your doors of worship and let this King of Glory come in wide!
Year of Turning Stress into Strategy
o Collectively the wisdom of God is descending to resolve the stress of the past 5 years and begin to establish a new altar of worship thrusting the church into an open heaven. Wisdom will cause the stresses of previous years into strategy of overcoming establishment for provision building the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lack and poverty will be confronted to draw attention of the hopeless peoples, opening their eyes to my understanding and direction. Receive new strategies of hope and faith. This encounter is unlike any release prior to this season. Prepare yourself for this personal touch.
America Will Shift into a Nation of Leadership
o America will become a leader of nations. The shadow of darkness that has overcome America is being shattered and the light of salvation and deliverance is coming to America. Along with overcoming power…humility will be the portion of joy that will transition the faith and strategy to establish the generational blessing of the Kingdom of Heaven through 5 generations. Godly leadership will take a shape that will attract using the Father’s and Mother’s heart of God. This leadership is a fulfillment of the scripture that I will turn the heart of the father’s to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.
Many Nations Will Follow the Pattern of the United States
o During this season the United States will emerge as a leader of nations. As the Glory of the Lord shines in this nation there will be an expansion of the impact of the United States lighting the way to lead. These nations are crying out for a path to follow and the Lord will use the United States to light the way. Where despair and confusion has been their portion, the light of the Lord is coming to establish and open the door of transition. Pray for the nations to turn their eyes during this last season of encounter delivering the bondage of darkness. Follow the encounter of this season.
The Roar of the Lion Is Only A Roar
o Fear is creeping into the hearts of many. The roar of ungodly nations has tried to confuse the Kingdom of God…His Church, turning their belief into unbelief. Stand strong in faith and expose the roar of the enemy as deception that has NO truth in it. Faith declarations will shift this fear into security and silence the roar of the enemy that has creeped inside.
He Is Trying to Frighten the Kingdom With His Roar
o We have encountered a season of tests coming from the Lord. The enemy has been allowed to move close, testing the hearts and resolve of many. Nothing more than you can bear has been allowed, stretching us, calling us to a place of overcoming and fight. Fight back with Faith and Love. The fear will silence and the shaking of your weak areas will be strength. The test is for the good…not to break us or bruise us, but to establish power to overcome.
The Year 2018 Will Be A Year of Compassion
o Overpowering compassion of the Lord will reach into the deepest areas of hurt. During this season of tests some have experienced roots of bitterness growing because their capacity to forgive has not been matured in previous seasons. Bringing us to places of strength, this compassion will touch with tenderness, worth and understanding. Open your heart wide in this season as the compassion of the Lord will cradle you in His arms of security. You have NOT been Abandoned or judged.
The most difficult relationship will become the best of relationships
o Your relationships that are in conflict will become your best of friends in the year 2018. These relationships seem impossible and will require a miracle to experience restitution. What you have lost, toiled or suffered in these relationships will be returned to you. Step into a place of faith and watch the hand of God move.
Open Doors of Prosperity
o This year you will experience suddenly, unusual opportunities and divine releases making it possible for you to multiply your finances. Some have said they are not good with business or finances. This year God is blessing you by increasing your income and financial blessing.
o In 2018 there will be a spiritual shift causing the year 2017 and previous years to be released-wrapped up like a scroll-to be experienced no more. The message is that I have used 2017 and previous years as stepping stones to prepare you for 2018. 2018 will cause your spiritual relationship to radically shift as the kingdom is released. Become enthusiastic and anticipate the NEW that 2018 will usher into your life.
Everything old is in the past rolled up like a scroll
o What “rolled up like a scroll”…means… is all that you experienced in 2017 and prior years will no longer be what you are spiritually drawing upon. These resources are no longer relevant or available for you to use. MOVE ON. 2018 is a year that is fresh and available. Move forward and begin to run into the new. Today is a new day, don’t turn back, look forward and run to the future.
KEY: Everything is New
o Just like when you birth a new baby…that baby is new to this world. The new in “everything new” is just like the new baby. Everything you begin to walk in spiritually impacting the TODAY you walk in, will be like an exciting experience of a new baby, will come to you FRESH and NEW impacting your destiny and future.
Start over with FAITH
o Like a pioneer discovering new territory, you will begin to walk into the future exploring the territory you see before you apprehend it IN FAITH. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. This fresh faith is a spiritual gift that the Lord is sending to you. You will be empowered with this gift of faith and the struggle of worry will evaporate. REJOICE, this is the year of fullness and fulfillment.
Conquering new Territory
o Conquering requires you to make your attitude “hyper-vigilant”. Each step requires you to shift into an active advancing mindset. This territory is new presenting you with some challenges. If you meet each opportunity with an attitude of thankfulness it will produce a supernatural ability to possess.
Shift from training to Triumphant
o This year is not a year of processing. In some areas you will process finishing the final steps to restore arenas you started in 2017. However, in 2018 the opportunities God will open to you…you will step into an advancing posture. Your first steps, you will experience confidence like you had been walking in a triumphant posture. This is your award winning year. Possess!
Opportunities are unexpected and suddenly
o You will be surprised with the blessing of provision and open doors this year. Like at Christmas where you open a gift that you didn’t expect…your surprise is a position that you will advance throughout the year 2018. This is a new posture but one that will open the door for you to be an overcomer.
KEY: Shifting Fear into Love
o The Lord is delivering you from fear. It may seem impossible to live your life without the struggle of fear. Fear is FAITH in reverse. The scripture says that perfect LOVE casts out all fear. A God love positions you to continually be bathed in a cleansing security that only God can give. Opening yourself to this supernatural love will cause any fear you are struggling with to be washed away.
Blanket of Love
o God’s blanket of love…is a spiritual encounter where we are covered with a supernatural love that surpasses our natural love. This blanket of love is a spiritual provision that allows us to transact love in our natural situations daily as we walk in relationship with unlovely people. The purpose of this blanket of love will connect us in relationship where it would otherwise be difficult. The result will be unity.
No War or Explosion but there will be an explosion by the Spirit like Fireworks…God’s Glory manifest in a new way
o Today in the nations of the world, North Korea is building atomic bombs to position themselves worldwide with nuclear capabilities. There have been threats of them firing this nuclear bomb. The Lord showed me…if they were to fire this rocket…there would be a malfunction and the bomb would self-destruct. In another vision the Lord showed me that they would NOT be able to fire the rocket. We are under divine protection which results from the prayers worldwide by the Body of Christ.
Families will become tighter and more unified
o Conflict often afflicts families in their relationship one toward another hindering a natural kind flow of relating. God is blessing families this year with a power to confront conflict and accept deliverance. This deliverance will cause families to reach out and bond in deep relationship. This flow of relationship will often result in daily conversations of kindness, support and comfort. These attitudes will accompany God’s divine anointing to unify. Families will bond in Love and experience unity in ways that were hindered by conflict. Unity brings the blessing.
Look at the same things with a new perspective, the old paths will have a fresh outlook
o Relationally God is pressing the “reset” button, unveiling a NEW outlook about life and relationship. Old ways of behaving will change as God is releasing a grace to change. This new perspective will create an overall FRESH perspective about life: job, family, activities, business encounters, research and friendships. This new outlook will reset our overwhelm reaction and build a strong attitude of hope.
Denominational walls will come down
o Denominational divisions supported by strong spiritual convictions will change this year. We need each other and what seems to be vital in our beliefs and worship will be flexible. Relationship and building up one another will be the banner of doctrine and belief.
Healing and Deliverance
o The struggle with long term bondages that seemingly are impossible to get freedom from the struggle of deliverance will finally release. Deliverance and healing this year will spread throughout the Body of Christ. This new freedom causes people stand tall with the confidence that deliverance brings. The cry of the Body of Christ to be healed and delivered will be poured out over long-term situations plagued with suffering.
Hard cases of physical healing will become the normal
o Physical problems like, cerebral palsy, cancer, missing limbs, diseases and leukemia will be completely healed with the laying on of hands. In the past it seemed to be difficult to receive healing in physical areas of trauma like these. This year begins a healing anointing where the glory is being release. Like they say, “Stand under the spout where the glory comes out.” Many churches will receive a mighty touch of supernatural healing. Anticipate this powerful revival of supernatural impossible healings touching desperate Christians with physical maladies.
Freedom from repetitive addiction or character problems will be erased
o Personal areas of bondage which have plagued Christians, will experience simple powerful freedom. Things like watching too much TV, overeating, shyness and requiring the center of attention in relationship will be brought into balance and freedom. Reach out for grace to change simple areas of personal bondage that leave you feeling defeated.
Divine Connections directing your destiny path will occur with a supernatural flow
o Praise God that He is a wonderful relationship orchestrator placing us in relationships we would never consider. Become open to connect in relationship with people that you might even resist in normal flow of relationships. The desire of the Lord is to build a supernatural net to catch spiritual fish in these last days. Even the person you avoid, under this anointing will become your best friend. Let the Holy Spirit guide you into divine paths of relationships that will determine your destiny and the destiny of others.
Regional visitations of the Holy Spirit releasing revival
o 35 cities in the United States have been cited for revival, changing the spiritual atmosphere of that city. The glory of the Lord will settle over these cities with “apostolic thrones”…God’s throne divinely descending and abiding over these cities. When this glory comes…wealth, growth of plants, abundance of production and supernatural provisions will confirm this revival. Salvations by the thousands will cause people to flock into the doors of churches.
Long term family fractures will be healed and the relationships will be stronger than anything expected
o Generational fractures which have plagued families for 4 generations or more are in the focus of God. His heart is being extended to heal and restore what the cankerworm has destroyed. These fractures have been accepted as a fact and no longer are many prayers for deliverance, in faith. It seems impossible to the families. God has turned His eyes toward this generational fracture to heal and completely restore this division in families
Women who are barren or men who are sterile will produce and the gift of children will occur as a miracle
o Healing the barrenness in families robbing them of their inheritance of children. First God will heal the couple’s heart from deep disappointment and secondly a miracle is awaiting these families. God’s heart of generational blessing of children is strong toward them. A miracle of pregnancy is there awaiting them!
Geographic relocations will position many in their correct destiny path
o For some, the location where they live will change. To enter destiny, God will geographically move them to their place of planting and reproducing. Once they are planted in their geographic placement they will flourish with fruit that will bless the Body of Christ. If God is desiring to replant you, open your heart to a geographic move. The details will align and cause your roots of placement settling.
Leadership is brought to the surface in the life of many when they never expected themselves to be a leader
o God is preparing the Army of the Lord. This shift is calling people to a place of leadership. If this is your destiny, allow God to reposition your purpose in the Body of Christ. When this call comes it will be tempting to feel you are not prepared…you have never viewed yourself as a leader. Allow God to reposition and train you in your leadership calling.
Changing of the guard will bring for a new army of leadership
o Leadership that is established in the Body of Christ are facing a transition. Some will provide leadership in a different capacity. They are not being retired but re-fired. New levels of leadership are rising up. Many of them have not been leaders before this transition. Current leaders need to make a place and provide support and training. In some situations, leaders who are younger will be promoted to a place of leading leaders who have been leaders for a long season. It will seem like apple basket turnover but this transition in leadership is necessary to prepare the Body of Christ for destiny.
Leadership will receive a greater desire to father and mother those in the Body of Christ
o This year leadership will be stretched to mentor, train and parent new leadership rising to a new position. To reproduce takes double and triple the time it has taken for them to lead. This stretch in time will prove to be challenging. However, like the rising of water in a water will be fun. Increasing the flow of water will cause you to move and float at a different frequency. Increase is a GOOD thing. Anything is possible with God
Entire families will gather with a zeal to lead and mentor saints in their divine destiny
o The Body of Christ is in a place of reproduction. Expanding and growing will involve families to lead and support. The more the merrier. God’s powerful tool is the family. Families working together will reproduce and be examples of God’s powerful training process. Families train family members in the ways of life. God will expand the scope of training to His family. The church is not a business or social group but it is a family. Family is the best example of training. Families release your training gift.
2018 will usher in a new wave of HOPE by the Holy Spirit
o Testimony will break through hopelessness in the hearts of many. A gentle-warm touch from God will begin to transform a hardness from disappointment that has hindered dreams for the future. The love of God is strong and mighty to encourage the future vision in your heart. Put your trust in God and watch the level of anticipation in your plans for tomorrow begin to arise. We will see the goodness of the Lord arise within the land of the living.
Walking into your new path will be met with a resurrection anointing bringing life and ability that you didn’t know was there
o Your first steps into the new territory will be met with a specific resurrection anointing to reproduce and establish. Facing the new sometimes challenges people and their reaction is fear. Open your heart to the ability of God to make up the difference from your lack. The more you step out the more your confidence will grow in your ability to trust Him. Welcome the resurrection anointing in your life.
2018 is a year of birthing new destinies causing an orchestration crescendo thrusting into the full purposes of end-time places of divine alignment
o Destiny, unity and fullness of end-time placement will release divine alignment. God is focused on His global purpose. Yes, you are a part of His end-time global purpose. Connected and demonstrating your gift gathers you as a team with others spiritually all over the globe. The timing and anointing for you to enter your destiny purpose is NOW. Releasing your demonstration will blend with others in God’s divine orchestration of purpose. Like an orchestration you have a part to play. When the Body of Christ is releasing their destiny, they are also connected to God’s global purpose. His end-time army. Connected in God’s end-time army connects you in His orchestration but it also positions you in divine alignment ready to advance as His waring army. You are in His army NOW!
o Declaration prayer will focus on “beseeching, petitioning and seeking prayers” and will shift into a place of authorization from a heart of authority. This shift will cause the will of God to descend into the natural with impact and demonstration instead of a natural progressive process. To declare, a shift will be required to position you with certainty and clarity to transact the will of God. Uncertainty is the motivation that causes us to approach God with a request instead of a decree. Also, many have a view that this type of praying is presumptuous all the while Jesus has stated that we are joint heirs in the Kingdom. Job 22:28 says, “If you decree a thing, it will happen and the light of God will shine upon your way.” Many things that need to be spiritually transacted in your life don’t happen because of the lacking of anointed declarations.
o A strengthening within your heart will cause an impartation of boldness. Like a persevering army you will have the power to press through resistance when normally you would have wanted to give up. Welcome the strength of the Lord. This strength will impart a determination that will cause you to persevere through the enemies attack. The quality in the ministry that consistently will connect you to breakthrough, is perseverance. Consistent perseverance will result in a daily ease of determination. Yes, you will win the battles that win the war to prevent your destiny.
o Alignment with the will and heart of God will bring a vision-demonstration of Heaven On earth. Without this “divine alignment” to understand the purposes of God will remain fuzzy. God will align you by His Spirit and your path will reflect His footprints and touch of His hand.
Words from the heart.
o This will bring heaven to earth. Clearly hearing by the Holy Spirit your destiny alignment through “now discernment” will bring you into sync with Heaven. This alignment results in whatever you pray on earth will be bound in heaven and whatsoever you pray with heaven will be bound in earth.
We are coming to the end of a 5 year period of God testing, proving and bringing transition in the year 2018. The year 2018 will be the fruit from the planting of the Lord in the past 5 years. 2018 begins a year of productivity and mobilizing.
Changing your stress into strategy executes the shift that takes us from the previous 5 years into the productivity of 2018. For the past 5 years the process has created stress. Stress in and of itself is not negative or destructive. Actually stress is the result of forward movement often against resistance. Destructive-negative stress results when our perspective is not God’s perspective. We could have confusion, saying yes with our head, but no in our heart. That is like putting your foot on the brake and accelerator in a car at the same time.
Since this is God’s spiritual transition then we know ALL THINGS work together for God. Stress from walking God’s process is GOOD not bad. At the end of the 5 year period God is transitioning us from stress into strategy. Otherwise, he is taking the good result of stress into the fruitful part of stress, STRATEGY.
Stress is the energy that was created from the 5 years of testing, proving and transition. This year the transition is taking us to strategy: fruit, demonstration and productivity. The very thing that caused stress is also the process that will produce creativity. For example, if you have gone through a long period of teaching then the transition would be for you to become a teacher that produces stories, solutions, rational and encouragement. All the things a teacher does. So what you have been receiving becomes the tools which transition into completion, becoming your place of leadership. Our productivity becomes fruit or productivity or establishment.