Note: This is part 2 of the prophecy for 2020 Cindy Jacobs shared from the Global Prophetic Movement. To read the first part of the prophecy, click here.
Words Concerning Nations
This is a time of very strong violence in the heavens. As we look at nations, we see there's violence in weather; there's violence in the earth - earthquakes (there was just an earthquake in Bogota), volcanoes erupting, weather-related patterns, fires breaking out. Whether or not these things are natural, they do cause disturbance in people's lives.
In the next few years, we see in the U.S. and other countries that there will be more and more clashes. There are going to be clashes that rise up again, and we need to pray about this. In fact, if we pray about them, we can quell them, and it doesn't necessarily have to happen. But I see people becoming very heated, very heated with one another. And I want to just say from the Holy Spirit that regardless of how you feel politically, there needs to be civility. The Holy Spirit can help us discuss issues, even disagree, without getting mad, without getting angry over it or without using derogatory speech. I think we can be Christlike in how we're sharing. We are in a Jesus people movement, and the love of the lost is breaking out in ways beyond what we can imagine.
This is the word the Lord gave me. Brexit will come to an exit, and the U.K. will not go back. After it happens, there'll be a season where seemingly the U.K. has to readjust economically. But depending on what they do with Israel—if the United Kingdom aligns with Israel, which will be historic, of course—we will see a tremendous blessing come upon them and even economic blessing in the middle of all this Brexit. And the same for the EU. I see there's going to be some more fragmentation coming; the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (APCE) prophesied that this would happen before the Brexit vote, and it did happen. There's going to be some more fragmentation coming, but the Holy Spirit wants to move in the EU. I want to encourage the Christians who are in government in the EU not to feel like this is against what you're trying to do, but that God is going to give you the move you have been praying for. I believe we're already seeing signs of that behind the scenes.
It's very interesting as we look around the world how many nations are having godly government rise up in connection with Israel. I also want to say prophetically, God is giving more and more of His people a love for the Middle East and the Middle Eastern people—people who are in the Muslim world, both Arabic and non-Arabic speaking, for Egyptians and so forth. God is going to move, and we're going to see millions come to the Lord. I mean, just millions. I'm sure many are saying this, but with Reinhard Bonnke recently going to be with the Lord, many mantles have fallen. There's going to be an increase of evangelism in a great way, greater than we can imagine, greater than we can dream.
Another thing the Lord showed us is that, of course, miracles are going to keep playing a greater and greater part. Even as we saw our legally blind lady healed at the Global Prophetic Summit, there were other miracles that happened as well.
Let me explain briefly; we met in three different groups: ACPE (our small group that has met since 1999), the Global Consultation (a larger by-invitation group) and then the Global Summit (which is an open group). This moves through a model from Psalm 1:33 (the priests coming together in unity) to John 17 (the whole body of Christ coming together). During the Global Prophetic Consultation (GPC), as we were praying with the prophets from 42 nations, we felt like there was almost a roar; we heard this sound of many waters like at Iguazu Falls in Argentina, or a place where the power of the waters is coming together strong. We are going to hear it in worship. We are going to hear it in more and more agreement as many prophetic streams come together. Great authority to make decrees is coming, and governments will change as a result of these decrees. We also received an exhortation the Lord has really strongly given me: Do not simply prophesy the problems from the earth, but if God gives you these warnings, see heaven's solutions. In other words, prophesy from the throne of God. We are seated with Him in heavenly places. Prophesy God's solutions—what He wants to do and His heavenly perspective.
Year of Reset and Restitution
And finally, for now, it is a year of reset. This is the day when we will be anointed for reset. This reset will bring a breakthrough for relations, for families, for the nation. God is going to turn impossible situations around. That's an exciting word for 2020, isn't it?
Now, there's something else connected with this reset. This reset is also going to bring restitution. Many people don't understand this word, but let's talk about this prophetically. Restitution was part of the Old Testament law. These were laws of recompense for people that were robbed. They included recompense for loss of animals, bride price, money taking through defrauding the poor or so forth.
This was also seen with Zacchaeus. You may remember Zacchaeus in Luke 19 when Jesus said, "Zacchaeus come down; I'm going to stay with you today." This appalled the Pharisees that Jesus would stay with such a sinner. But it so touched Zacchaeus' heart that he says to the Lord, "Lord, I am now giving half of my possessions to the poor. And if I cheated anyone out of anything, I will give back four times as much." In other words, God, through this word of the Lord to Zacchaeus, so moved upon Zacchaeus who had been such a sinner, such a thief, such a cheat and robber. He was the chief of the tax collectors and very rich. Just through Jesus reaching out to him, it convicted him, and he decided he wasn't going to just give some money to the poor; he was going to give half of his possessions. And any way he cheated people, he was going to restore more than he had to restore.
And so we see that God wants to reestablish what Satan has robbed from you. I love this word. When God spoke this to me and to other prophets as well, I began to believe for restitution. And we're seeing restitution of relationships. I'm seeing some things happen in situations that were not of my will, different relationships that got broken, even in ministry. I didn't know what to do about it. I've prayed; I forgave. Someone had spoken against me. But you know what? God is doing it, and He's doing it in such a way that it's just beautiful to see.
Now, let's believe for this, that God is going to give you restoration. Let's believe God will give you restitution. Why don't you make a list? Make a restitution list, a restoration list. And say OK, this year, I want my life in this new era to have a reset. I want my life in this new era to be changed. You know what? God can do that for you. The Bible says in John 10:10 that the thief comes to steal and destroy, but Jesus came so we may have life and may have it more abundantly. So are you living an abundant life?
You know, Mike and I had such a year of joyful increase. But we took that word seriously. In fact, Mike and I always do this. We sow into the word; we give offerings. The Bible says that ministers are worthy of double honor, so we personally believed; we started giving cash offerings to different people we knew. And we began to sow and sow. We cast our bread upon the waters, and God just brought it back on every wave. It's amazing. I had spent some money, and we were at a point where we needed a blessing to come; then last night I found some money I didn't even know I had. God is just wonderful to us.
We were talking about going into the promised land earlier in this message. That was a reset for the children of God. That was an alignment coming into their destiny as a people. When we hear this word, Mike and I knew we needed to reset. There were things that we owned that were broken. I had a car that we were not able to get fixed; it was such a cute little car. Four years ago, I had an accident in that car, and I said, "Lord, this is a year of reset for that car." We took it in, and we got it fixed for way cheaper than they said. I am driving it now; we were able to work out the problems. And you know what? We had a reset. I mean, it is a little thing. But to me, it was something that was fun. It was something I really loved to do. So from four years ago, I had a reset. And God wants to do that for your life.
I just wrote some principles down to understand about resetting and restitution.
- Satan is the thief. Don't be mad at God. Satan is a thief, and we have to understand that we need to rise up and say to him, "No, you cannot have my family. You cannot touch my finances. You cannot have these circumstances that are coming." Imagine if you are in a relationship with someone and you have blessed them so much, and they're just mad at you because bad things happen. Well, you didn't cause those bad things to happen. It was someone else, maybe a thief or something. How foolish is that? This is what the Bible is trying to say to us: "Look, it is Satan that is robbing you. I've come to give you life and life more abundantly."
- Jesus came to give us an abundant life.
- It's not automatic.
- We need to claim the provision.
- People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he's starving. This is Proverbs 6:30 and 31. Yet when he's found, he must restore sevenfold. He may have to give up all the substance of his house.
I want you to learn to be a fighter this year. Don't let Satan run over you like a smooth road. Decree and declare: This is my reset year. This is my year of restitution. This is my year of restoration. This is a year when I'm going to see a blessing come to my life. You're going to have to fight for it, and you need to be right with God. Make sure that you're aligned with the Lord. Make sure you've forgiven anybody you need to forgive. If things happened to you last year, leave those things behind in forgiveness, OK? It works. Forgive; it'll make you feel so good to forgive. And those people you haven't forgiven, usually they don't care if you're upset with them for the most part.
Decide: This is a year of complete realignment. I'm going to grow into my skin. I'm going to come into the purpose and destiny of God. I'm going to have restoration and restitution.
God bless you, and I want to wish you a happy 2020. I want you to use this word all year long. Let God anoint your voice. Watch, and be a watchman. Learn to go to war, and God is going to release a blessing to you. If Satan robs from you, like the Scripture I've just read (Prov. 6:30 and 31), tell Satan, "You're going to have to give me back seven times."
Sometimes we get to be lazy Christians, and we just think, Well, that bad thing happened, or that was taken from me. So I'll just let it happen; I'll roll with it. Or maybe you've gotten mad at God. I've been mad at God before. I didn't know I was mad at God, but I have been mad at God before. And I had to forgive and ask God to forgive me for being angry at him.
So this is a year of reset; this is a year of blessing; this is a year of roaring; this is a year of claiming and decreeing the promises. And if you do this, you are going to see this will be a year of blessing. God bless you.
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—co-founded Generals International in 1985.
This article originally appeared at generals.org.
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