"Surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing His purpose to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7).
Well, the Lord would say, "I have loosed a new prophetic mantle on the body of Christ, and it won't just be one, but it's going to be many. And while many will not be prophets, many will prophesy, because it has been activated across the earth", says the Lord.
The Lord says, "This is the year when 1 Corinthians 14:1, where 'people will earnestly desire to prophesy' is going to be amplified. It's going to be taught in many pulpits, and it's going to be talked about.
"This is the year that I am going to even open the doors for my people to pray and supernaturally begin to share about me. It's going to be a unique time."
And so the Lord says, "In admonishment, don't keep your gift to yourself. Don't hide your light under a bushel, because if you will be bold and if you will believe, I am going to use you in extraordinary ways.
The more you do that, the more rejoicing you will feel in your heart, because the Lord says, "I am going to give you such satisfaction from being used of me. This is a time of not only restoration, but this is a time of great advance and acceleration. So, expect acceleration to come."
No matter what happened last year, shake it off. No matter what has gone on. The Lord says, "I'm going to start giving victories in the place of great, great conflict, of great pain. Watch and see what I'm going to do. Satan wants to take your confidence, so you can't believe anymore, so you'll think I'm not a good God, and so you'll think that I don't do good things.
"Rise up and believe my word. For you will see, if you will do that, you're going to win the battles, and the things that are causing you challenges, and the things that are causing you problems, I'm going to show you how to navigate them, and I'm going to give you victory", says the Lord.
Cindy Jacobs is an author, speaker, and teacher with a heart for discipling nations in the areas of prayer and prophetic gifts. She and Mike—her husband of 43 years—co-founded Generals International in 1985.
This article originally appeared at generals.org.
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