8 Prophetic Mandates for 2016: Areas of Ministry to Be Secured

Power ministry, such as healing, is a mandate for the body of Christ in 2016.
Power ministry, such as healing, is a mandate for the body of Christ in 2016. (Lightstock )

This is a Genesis 13 moment. We don't have time to waste on wrong alignments.

This is not a complete picture, but some of the highlights of the eight mandates:

1. Expressions of the kingdom that look different. Those with a pioneering spirit will use every means possible to expand the reach of the gospel through media, technology and an evolving wineskin.

2. HUBS that take on an ekklesia approach above just a typical local church approach. The Lord is raising up a variety of HUBS to serve as the center for His plans, revival outpouring, training and equipping in regions. More and more ministries will cross over into a HUB mentality and many new HUBS will be planted.

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3. Spiritual families/apostolic companies. People who are serious about the kingdom will recognize the vital need for proper relationships. They will relocate, travel and invest in order to walk out the plan with the right people. The next generation of apostolic leaders will place a high value on family, companies and relationships. The previous generation of apostolic leaders valued exploits, revelation and accomplishment. The emerging generation of apostolic pioneers maximizes the power of relational ministry to accomplish the exploits. There is a generation that is in between the two and has elements of both.

4. The quest for truth. This generation of young people is on a quest to know and understand. They have been raised in the information age and they deeply desire to comprehend the "whys." Teaching will be a well-regarded gift in this generation. Ministries that offer explanation and insight will expand and enlarge.

5. Apostolic and prophetic foundations. A large part of the body of Christ is opening up to the reality of these two foundational gifts and ministries. There will be tremendous apostolic and prophetic synergy to uncover the plans of the Father for His people along with divine strategy. These two gifts will lock arms in an unprecedented way in order to pioneer dynamic kingdom expression.

6. Power ministry. There is a strong prophetic word of the Lord about the rising tide of healing ministry and supernatural demonstration. Apostles of power will rise and lead a charge back to the supernatural. Start believing for Acts 19:11 special miracles! The Lord is ready to turn up the heat of healing power. He is simply looking for a people who will press and believe.

As I was preaching recently, the Lord brought the blue flame before me. He showed me a blue-flame level of revival coming forth. This has many implications, but one of the simplest is a higher temperature of burning and a purer flame. I began to see in my spirit creative miracles and power gifts coming forth on a level that I have personally never witnessed. I sense the Father urging a generation to contend for higher levels of miracles and to carry greater mantles. 

The wells of healing and power will be dug once again. There is something unusual and marked by God in the spring of this year as the nation descends on California for Lou Engle's TheCall Azusa Street. There is the re-digging of a massive well of revival and miracles that will be marked by that event. There is potential for the body of Christ to ride the wave that will be generated from the shockwaves of those prayers, to see a rising tide of miracle ministry and a new era of healing power like we have not seen in our generation. Even now, many are being prepared to carry the healing mantle of the Lord in a profound way.

7. A divine marriage between prayer rooms, healing rooms and HUBS. There is a link between these three ministries. The Lord showed me that Revival HUBS are to be the prophetic nerve center of territories. I was preaching at a HUB that was on the Main Street of a city right in the heart of the downtown, and the Lord told me that this is a natural picture of a prophetic reality.

He is raising up prophetic-apostolic ministries to speak into the heart of cities and regions. They must partner with the laid-down lovers who will bathe the word and the plans in prayer. Prayer rooms are places of intercession and longing. The healing rooms are gateways to the healing power of God that is to be displayed in this hour. These three ministries working together have potential for explosive results in the Spirit.

8. Renegade prophetic voices will receive apostolic rebuke. Those who shun the correction will drift further away from the heart of God and into their own religious delusion. Those who receive correction will be sharpened, and their gift and character will rise much higher.

Both cleaning and clarity are coming to the prophetic ministry. There is an urgent need for clear prophetic voices that shun nonsense and give out the unfiltered word of the Lord. It is time for an Issachar anointing to be released upon the prophets in this hour to rightly know, discern and declare the times.

"From the sons of Issachar, those having understanding of times and what Israel should do: two hundred of their captains with all their brothers at their command" (1 Chr. 12:32, MEV).

The Lord told me that this is a season for His people to contend for clarity! The clearer the word is, the more precise the leading. We do not have time for unnecessary rabbit trails.

A Jubilee Year: a Time of Divine Release From Unfruitful Relationships, Offense and Bondages

This year is also a Jubilee year! There is tremendous opportunity to grab the promise of Jubilee and receive breakthrough. It will come to those who discern the kairos and move in it. Jubilee is a time of divine release! This is a significant kairos for us. It is time to be released from wrong people and unfruitful relationships. It is time to release our own hearts from offense and walk in love and forgiveness. There is absolutely no time to waste on bitterness.

It is a Genesis 13 moment! Lot and Abraham were beginning to experience strife because the land could not provide for them both. Abraham chose the low road and released himself from strife by giving Lot first choice of the land. The blessing of God came mightily upon Abraham. When we release people from offense and let go of strife in our heart, we align with a commanded blessing! Forgiving means "letting it go." It does not mean that we keep aligning or walking where we do not agree. Our alignments are critical. 

Jubilee is a time of release from bondages! It is time to enjoy the freedom that Jesus paid for at Calvary. There is an invitation to take off the shackles and live in the freedom of the Lord! It is also a season of supernatural favor (Ps. 5:12) and debt cancellation. I know that this is controversial to many, but the fact is that part of Jubilee is the removal of debt. We need to seize the moment and put our faith to work in that area so that we can be free to obey God without the weight of financial bondages.

Ryan LeStrange started in ministry after training and serving under his spiritual father Dr. Norvel Hayes. Ryan and his wife, Joy, lead Impact International Ministries based in Bristol, Virginia, which consists of several local churches and revival ministries. Through Ryan LeStrange Ministries, he travels the globe preaching, igniting revival and moving in the power of God. Ryan can be seen weekly on his television program, Power 4 Today, airing around the world on GodTV. He is the founder and apostle of Impact International Apostolic Fellowship, networking and fathering ministers around the world. Ryan has authored several books releasing an apostolic and prophetic perspective to the body of Christ. Please visit ryanlestrange.com.

Jason Armstrong is the founder of Remnant Fire Ministries based in Cleveland, Tennessee. Jason travels as a prophetic teacher, releasing kingdom strategies, prophetic insights and practical revelation to ignite individuals, families, churches and nations with a burning heart for God and His kingdom. Connect with Jason online at remnantfireministries.org.

For the original article, visit elijahlist.com.

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