Word of the Lord for 2015 - Part 1
By: Phyllis Ford
December 14, 2014
This is the year where the Glory of God will bring us into new levels of victory. Victories in battle as God moves in, among, and for His people. There will be overcoming battles by His Grace and His Glory as the kingdom of God expands and advances in ways only God could bring forth now.
Prophetic Insights: As many of us enter into this New Year we will find ourselves transitioning into the place God has called for us to be. So much ground has been covered and what we perceived to be lost has truly been gained. The Lord begin to release biblical downloads with answers unveiling several types and shadows. These prophetic sign posts indicate patterns that will help us proceed on our journey forward. Let me greatly encourage you by saying you have not been waiting in vain. Nor are you standing still while in pursuit of all that God is preparing for you. But it is time to be clear as to why things have occurred the way they have. Many have already moved into a new place in the Lord. However while advancing some didn't understand what was going on in the midst of heavy levels of warfare. For as they passed over from one phase to another the intimidating demonic resistance tried to deceive them and get them to give up what they had already received.
Now is the time to stand, not in a place where what God said to us can be tossed about by uncertainty and outside influences, but we must stand in the knowing. The knowing is a place where the opinions of others and even ourselves has no power to affect our stance on the promises of God, because they are now knowledge and truth instead of theories and possibilities. It’s time for us to know what God is saying and to remember the manner in which God is saying it. Observing with discerning eyes what is going on around us must be the order of the day. Proceed knowing that your very movements at this time carries a strength that you have not previously experienced.
While we were trying conquer challenges during 2014 it came to our attention that there were issues that needed to be resolved. We needed to receive emotional healing which included the need to forgive and release things that we could not even understand. But as we came to grips with our weaknesses the Lord revealed to us hidden strengths. Working through those experiences caused us to come to the end of ourselves, and now He has turned our morning into dancing!
As we cry out before the Lord with hearts of repentance we will make great strides. As we embrace the truth of Jesus Christ having passion for the things of God we find the strength to dismantle feelings of complacency and battle weariness. The reality is that we shall be a people that the Lord is establishing now. We can come willingly or we can come kicking and screaming while some are wandering around in circles searching for a way out. Those with the greatest passion will be on the front lines, but know that your position doesn't exempt you from going through more of the perfecting process of grace. The others will be led by the spirit of God if they submit to the process to grow. These are major decisions that must be determined in the hearts of God’s people. Those that say I am not apart this because I am above this, or those who say I don't need the Lord’s help will find themselves in painful experiences until they submit willingly to God. We are approaching serious times and the Lord is purifying His people.
For those who pressed into the things of God harder, stronger, and more determined, God pressed out of them things that were no longer needed and replaced them with spiritual strengths that will become a catalyst in the times ahead. We have become more aware of why our circumstances played out the way that they did. Things that we felt would have benefited us were sometimes withheld because, if those things had been prematurely released it would have altered the course of our destiny. “Why?”, because we had no idea what was coming in 2015.
His Words: “As you look out at what lies beyond this point you will be greeted by the image of my Glory. As you enter in, you will find that every process that you passed through has brought you to the place of My grace and My glory. Now you are on the brink of seeing great things fulfilled before you. Pick up from here for there is much to be accomplished, and you will marvel as the Kingdom advances. For it will touch and affect everything it passes over. New sweeps and changes are on the way. As I refine and purify my people I will work in them, through them, and for them. Prepare yourselves for all eyes will be upon you and that which I have placed in you are the keys to overcoming and the wisdom to war.”
1 Peter 5:8-11 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:8-11 The Message Translation: Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.
One of my first downloads was in the Book of Esther. As we transition into 2015 we will find ourselves amongst some twist and turns. Esther best illustrates the narrative of an overcoming people who must deal with the enemies of their day. At a close glance it carries so many significant meanings and subplots involving the greatest achievements in its teaching. All of this as a backdrop of kingdom building. The types and shadows revealed will uncover a brilliant wisdom that we must walk out in order to conquer the challenges ahead.
The Lord said to me: There will be great victories we will experience as we deal with the enemy in the midst of us, the enemy within the kingdom, and the enemy at the gate.
Dealing with the enemy in the midst of us/within us-Level 1:
As individuals of the kingdom we must go through the process of growth and maturity. In our realization we see that through necessary change we will come out of old mindsets, religious concepts, and self-righteous thinking that should have never been embraced. We will be challenged to remove old habits, attitudes, and behavior that we have allowed to remain that kept us from progressing. We will see ourselves in how we deal with others and the adjustments we need to make. This will mark a time where we will deal with these issues or future consequences of those issues will begin to be more visible. For the days of thinking that the Lord can be manipulated are over. The truth and the revelation that will be presented to us by the Lord will purge us. This is an Esther purification and a true revival will be the result of it in the midst of true repentance.
There will be those who the Lord is raising up with words of resolve, healing and deliverance that will ignite the hearts of the people to desire higher levels of teaching with greater levels of anointing. These old ways must be removed in order to grow and mature. The Glory of the Lord moving forward at increased levels will sweep over our lives for good. This is another level of grace that will be strong in this hour. More Grace = More Glory. The power to overcome will be real and tangible in worship, in prayer, and in times of crying out. A boldness will rise up in the truth of God's love and will birth forth those who are ready to move forward. This is where family and personal relationships will be restored. Many strongholds will be removed with generational curses broken.
Dealing with the enemy in the Kingdom-Level 2:
Level 2 deals with the kingdom. The kingdom represents every form of expansion from those inhabitants who have just come into it to those who have progressed on higher realms. From places of worship to all parts of the body of Christ. It is where we pick up our spiritual responsibility and are accountability in areas of leadership and servitude. It is the place we offer our service to others while walking out God’s plans and purposes according to His standard. In the book of Esther, Haman was an enemy to the People of God. Despite his position he set off in his agenda to destroy God's people. Haman began manipulating his position to make God’s chosen people appear to be the enemy, when in reality he was the actual enemy. He was an enemy to the kingdom, to the king, and to God’s people. In 2015 we will see an “Esther people” come forth to uncover the Haman’s of today and their self-seeking agenda within the church. There will emerge an apostolic strength with a prophetic anointing that will impact the future and bring the current reality into apostolic order with God’s prophetic vision for the church. This movement will deal with church politics, areas of control, and restore sound doctrine within the church walls. More outreach efforts will be realized because the emphasis will focus on unity and compassion for the less fortunate. The need to touch those outside the walls of the church will spread like a revival fire fanned by the moves of evangelism. Angelic assistance will shift church atmospheres. Watch for changes within leadership that will began to happen in house groups, prayer groups, and within the local churches. The Lord said clearly that the move that we see will not be focused on individuals but corporately ushered in by those who are hungry and willing to be conduits of His life. There will be a strong corporate anointing with power amongst the team. In 2015, there will be great mysteries that will unlock the significance of the Jewish heritage and within it provide specific strategies to overcome specific enemies of this day. The time from the feast of Purim to Passover will be remembered by many as the greatest time of 2015. In this New Year history will be marked with highly significant events.
Dealing with enemy at the Gate-Level 3:
Level 3 is concerning the gates. In Esther’s time at the city gates of the kingdom, the elders sat positioned. Business transactions were made, various judicial rulings, and public announcements were discussed and decreed. The gate was also where the two servants plotted to kill the king, but Mordechai overheard it and informed Esther of the plan. At this level that which happens at the gate carries the power to impact the community from various levels in government. Social unrest and many other things can be traced back to the gate where key decisions were made and key events took place. As the people of God change (Level 1) and the Kingdom moves forward as one voice (Level 2), we will see it impact our communities (Level 3). From the gates of the city to the gates of nations troubled by economic woes and violence there are clear indications that many enemies have positioned themselves at gate. From the local gates to the gates of the White House. The Lord himself will begin to shake these gates. The convergence of people declaring righteousness will conflict with the enemies of our day. We will have to deal with the gate enemies of poverty to the gate enemies of abortion. These things will be changed by a people transformed, by the Spirit of God, and a kingdom empowered. When we become changed at level 1 we will affect level 2 and ultimately the effects of each level will affect each other. This is the time were the people of God will begin to understand that we will either become an answer to these pressing issues or just become a part of the problem. Prayer, worship, and evangelism will affect the gates as well, but it will be by His grace and glory that regions will be shifted.
The Company of One-Operating out of a Divine Synergy:
The Lord began to talk about the rising up of a company of leaders who would share revelation knowledge and release strategies in various methods, modes, and realms for the training and preparation of an end-time army. There will consist of various tribes gathered together carrying various expertise, gifting’s, and anointing’s with the power to destroy evil principalities that have not yet been conquered. Those who are of one heart, one spirit, and of one mind will come forth to battle in heavenly realms in 2015. I asked the Lord, what did the one stand for, His answer was, “I am the one.” And He is gathering one people who will walk in a divine synergy. Synergy means with the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual efforts. This company will move in levels of synergy with God and one another to accomplish impossible things, and the glory of God will be heavy in the midst of them.
Ephesians 4:4-8 “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore a]">[a]it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
Word of the Lord for 2015 Part 2 soon follow and January’s Word soon to come!
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