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2015 – A YEAR OF PROPHETIC MOTION by Bill Burns

New Year Wallpaper.In order to fully understand God’s works in these days, we must go back to the year 2012 and examine the progression of God’s highest purposes. In 2012 the Lord began to establish His divine rule over those who had a desire to live more fully in His kingdom. As a result of the establishment of His government, the Lord began to bring His people into divine order, and this was the main focus of 2013.

God’s order established in our lives brought us into prophetic alignment in 2014. The Spirit of the Lord has positioned us in front of the spiritual doors that prophetic motion will move us through and will reveal the pathway that will lead us into the fulfillment of our destiny.

The Trumpet (12/29/14) — I hear the Lord saying, “What do you see? Do you see the door that is before you? Have you positioned yourself by faith to access what I am providing? Walk the path before you, and you will find what I have prepared for you. You will not miss it for it is your greatest desire to go on with Me. I will walk the path of life with you and I will reveal to you the greatness of your destiny. I encourage you to go higher than you have been before. I will be the breath beneath your wings that will lift you into spiritual places that you have not yet seen. Come, and enjoy the journey.”

The Pathway
This path will lead to spiritual understanding of God’s purposes for each of us. There will be designated places on this path that will become flash points of God’s glory that will transform and enlighten the spirit of man.

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of his heart.

This path will produce spiritual life to those who follow the Holy Spirit, who will lead us along the path. And, He will reveal hidden mysteries as we go.

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

Prophetic Motion
The term, “prophetic motion”, was defined in a vision as being a time of spiritual movement, activity, advancement and acceleration.

In the vision I was standing outside of our church building when I saw a giant wave coming towards the church. At first I thought it was a wave of water, but as it came closer, I could see that it was not.

I saw what looked like a cloud of electrical impulses-lights that flashed back and forth through the cloud bringing colors of the rainbow into play.

I then understood that this was the glory of God coming to the Church as described in Habakkuk 3:3-4: God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden.

As I watched this cloud of glory come to the Church, I saw people who had been aligned with the spiritual doors of this last season. They were patiently waiting to go through the door, but were unsure of themselves. Then, the glory of God came upon them and provided the “prophetic motion” that was required for movement through the door and onto the path that provided spiritual life.

Thus, the spiritual journey for this next season begins. The path leads us up the mountain of God. We will go higher in this season than every before. It will be a time of spiritual elevation for those who follow the path of life. And…

Psalm 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power.

The Season of Wings has begun, and we will be enabled by the Holy Spirit to go higher into realms of the Spirit. If we are to know God more completely, then we must go higher.

Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

The cry of our hearts will be:

Psalm 25:4-5 Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.

The symbols of this Season of Wings are:
1. God’s Wings-His Covering

Psalm 61:4 I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.

2. The Eagle-represents prophetic vision, identified in Revelation 4:7 as a flying eagle.

3. The Dove-power of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.

Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

4. Angels-angelic help and protection.
Ezekiel 1:24 When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.

5. God’s People-going higher.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Spread your wings; mount up. Purpose to go higher than you have before. It is time for elevation.

Small Straws In A Soft Wind by Marsha Burns (12/29/14): This is the beginning of a time of elevation when you will need to set your sights on higher ground. If you will activate your faith in this direction your access to spiritual revelation and growth will be amazing. You must, however, make a deliberate decision to receive the greatest benefit of this season, says the Lord. Isaiah 49:11 I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated.

The Blood Red Moons
These moons will again occur on Israel’s feast days of Passover (4/4/15) and the Feast of Tabernacles (9/28/15). We will continue to see these blood red moons as a sign of civil unrest in the nations in the end of the age.

Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.”

Luke 21:9-10 “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

The Anointing of This Season will produce lightning that will come from the fire of the Holy Spirit-much like that which comes from the living creatures.

Ezekiel 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning.

This power will defeat Satan’s works against God’s people.

Luke 10:18-19 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

The authority of the Sons of God will manifest this year as lightning that comes against Satan’s kingdom.

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”, and the fire will produce prophetic lightning strikes [proclamations] that will defeat Satan’s plans and attacks. (Matthew 3:11)

Maintain Momentum
The glory of God will give us a spiritual push into this season, but it will be up to us to maintain momentum. Momentum is defined as the strength or force that something has when it is moving. It allows something to continue or grow stronger or faster as time passes.

The Trumpet (12/1/14) And, the Lord says, “If you will do that which is written in My Word, then you will indeed receive the benefits of the kingdom of God that I have in store for you. For, the storehouses are about to open, and the blessings are about to flow. What I have reserved for you as the children of the end of the age will surprise all of you. My goodness is about to come in unique and powerful ways–in ways that you cannot even fathom. But, let it be known to your spirit that I can give to you abundantly and exceedingly above all that you can imagine, think or believe. Expect My goodness to come. Embrace it today and receive it.”

If we will do the work of maintaining spiritual momentum, multiplied blessings will come in this season.

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

Spiritual Vitality
Many of God’s people will learn in this season how to access spiritual vitality that will strengthen their bodies. Divine health will become a new reality to those who learn to abide in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:1 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

The Holy Spirit will give spiritual life by quickening your body with spiritual power that will invigorate you so that divine healing will flow. Spending time in the presence of the One who has the gift of healing (1 Corinthians 12:9) will bring the “times of refreshing” that is needed by the body of Christ.
The New Sound
A new sound is being brought forth by those who are truly the psalmists of this season. I was reminded of this reality when I was preparing this message. I heard this new sound (music) audibly in our house. I thought that Marsha might be playing her keyboard, but upon inquiring of her, she was not playing, and no other source of music in our house was discovered.

I then understood that the Lord was calling attention to what He has in mind, which is that a new sound will bring expansion to the pathways that are being established in this season. This sound will produce visions and will birth prophetic words to give direction and reveal God’s hidden mysteries-those reserved for such a time as this.

You can listen to this new vision-inspiring music on our website under Vision Sounds. http://ft111.com/visionsounds.htm

The Glory of This Season has been defined in prophetic words as legendary and epic.

Legendary is defined as something told about in a legend; historic content.

Epic is defined as very imposing or impressive, surpassing the ordinary.

Word by Marsha Burns: This season will present opportunities to interact with history supernaturally. It’s going to be big-the stuff that legends are made of. But, individually, we must stay focused and not be distracted with temporary and trivial pursuits.

Haggai 2:9 “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,” says the LORD of hosts. “And in this place I will give peace,” says the LORD of hosts.

Conclusion
This season will bring glorious opportunities to the body of Christ. Tremendous spiritual growth will come to those who choose to allow God’s prophetic motion to move them into His purposes.

I assure you that you will not be disappointed if you choose to take this spiritual journey into 2015.

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“Israel: God’s Prophetic Calendar” by James W. Goll

James GollAlthough Israel as we know her today is only a little more than sixty five years old, the Jewish nation is actually one of the oldest on earth. These people and their land reach back to the time of Abraham’s prophetic pilgrimage and the covenant promise of God to him and his descendants (see Genesis 17:4-8). But after what many considered to be a silence of two thousand years, this land has been reborn. Israel is once again the showpiece being displayed before the eyes of the world. All the more as I have declared that in these very days, the Middle East would be a boiling cauldron (click here to read the article).

Brief Historic Overview

Let’s take a peek at the past to be able to have a proper view of the future. How could a remnant of scattered and persecuted Jewish people, who went through their darkest hour in Hitler’s Holocaust, come forth all at once as a sovereign nation within their age-old boundaries? Not without divine intervention, for sure, although many Israelis today believe they did it all on their own. Let’s sketch this history briefly.

On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution requiring the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Israel was then reborn the following May 14th, 1948. (Photo of Israeli Declaration of Independence via Wikipedia)

Just a day later, on May 15, 1948, while this creation had barely come forth, five Arab nations assaulted the newborn Jewish babe. Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq (forty million Arabs, 1.5 million of them armed) attacked Israel in what became known as the Israeli War of Independence. The war continued for eight months with heavy casualties on all sides. The miracle is that Israel, which had just been reborn, could not be destroyed (see Isaiah 54:17).

I Stand with Israel

In 1967 the Six-Day War should also have ended in disaster for Israel, but God’s mercy again prevailed. The Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights were occupied by the Israelis in only six days. This conflict also saw the notable capture by the Jews of the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem and the remaining Western (Wailing) Wall of the Temple. All holy Jewish and Christian sites were controlled by the Israelis at that point.

And consider the outcome of the surprise 1973 Yom Kippur assault. The Arabs, backed by one of the world’s two nuclear superpowers, the former Soviet Union, attacked on two fronts; but Israel, coming close to major defeat, again came out the victor. Taken by surprise on their highest holy day, the Israelis were pushed back as the Arabs made territorial gains. Yet by what I believe was divine intervention, Israel regained all her land. Once again the hand of God, working in part through the agency of human beings, protected the outnumbered and despised Jewish nation.

What is the lesson to learn here? God has done it before, He will do it again!

Prophetic Foretellings

The history of God’s divine protection of Israel since it was reborn as a nation in 1948 is a brilliant study in its own right. So let’s take a quick look at some significant Old Testament prophecies regarding Israel’s dispersion and regathering.

Jeremiah’s Declaration

Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, glimpsed through the lens of time that Israel’s faithful, covenant-keeping God would offer His stretched-out wings as a place of divine protection to His people during their ingathering to the Promised Land:

Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.” Jeremiah 31:10

We find three truths contained in this one verse from Jeremiah. First, it was God Himself who scattered Israel from her own homeland. Second, the same God who scattered Israel will regather her to her own land. And third, God will not merely regather Israel but keep her and put a divine hedge of protection about her as she is regathered. (Photo via pixabay)

Hosea’s Pronouncement

Hosea 1:10 reads: It will come about that, in the place where it is said to them, “You are not My people,” it will be said to them, “You are the sons of the living God.”

This piercing prophetic statement was given concerning the condition of the house of Israel at a time when she was in a state of rebellion and sin (“You are not My people”). But God’s critical word of judgment did not end there.

This one verse speaks of physical restoration and relocation and also of the spiritual rebirth or revival that will take place among God’s covenant people when they are returned to their covenant-given land. A miracle of major proportions is being declared here. What a reflection of the awesome faithfulness of our Father!

Two Regatherings Predicted

With the needed foundation in place of God’s grace and His faithfulness, let’s trace a few more steps back in history and glance at the topic of the Diaspora (the dispersion) of the Jewish people in history.

The First Regathering

It is my understanding that Scripture speaks prophetically beforehand that the Jews would suffer two major dispersions, or scatterings, from their own land, followed by two regatherings.

The first was in the years when the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel were exiled in the land of Babylon, that period in which the Jews of the Judean kingdom were displaced from their country after the destruction of the Temple, Jerusalem and commonwealth by Nebuchadnezzar (see Daniel 1:1-6). It was around 605-B.C. when Daniel and his associates were carried away. Their restoration to the land began in 538-B.C. (see 2-Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-4), and the Temple remained unrestored until 515-B.C. (see Ezra 6:15), about seventy years after its destruction in 587-B.C.

Daniel, a prophet of the one true God, was in captivity with the children of Israel in Babylon – a foreign land with a foreign culture and gods and ways. It was perhaps in their sixty-third year of captivity, while meditating on the Word of God (see Daniel 9:2), that Daniel received a revelation based on the prophetic promises of Jeremiah:

“This whole land shall be a desolation and a horror, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 25:11-12 (Photo via Wikipedia)

“Thus says the Lord, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.'” Jeremiah 29:10

Not only did Daniel believe the word and declare it as revealed to Jeremiah – that at the end of seventy years of Babylonian captivity, the children of Israel would be released from their enslavement and return to their own land – but Daniel sought the Lord for any reasons or blockades that could stand in the way of the prophetic promise being fulfilled (see Daniel 9:3-19). Daniel then responded by confessing the sin of his people as his own. The verse that summarizes his confession is Daniel 9:19:

“O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Thine own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Thy city and Thy people are called by Thy name.”

The fact that the word of the Lord happened precisely as had been declared through the lips of Jeremiah, and knelt upon by the prophet Daniel, gives us an example of prophetic intercession at its best. At the end of seventy years the Israelites were released into the beginning fulfillment of the prophecy of their first return to their covenant land.

The Second Regathering

That was not the only dispersion and regathering prophesied by God’s watchmen. Isaiah 11:11-12 states that the Lord would set His hand a second time to recover a remnant of His people:

It will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations, and will assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Let’s make it simple. The Scriptures explain that there would be a regional dispersion followed by a regional regathering. Then there would come a second worldwide dispersion followed by a second worldwide regathering. When did the second dispersion occur? It began around 70 A.D. under the Roman ruler Titus, when the Jewish people once again fled their homeland and ran for their lives. For many hundreds of years they scattered – but for approximately nineteen hundred years they were banished from their homeland to the four corners of the earth.

Closing Appeal

A warrior angel came and stood at the end of my bed one year ago. All it said was, “Attention! Be on the Alert!” Are you alert right now as a watchman on the walls? (Photo of Charles Finney via Wikimedia)

From my vantage point, that is exactly what I is see is needed in the Middle East today. We need the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation concerning His prophetic calendar for Israel, so that His heart for Jerusalem and the people of the Middle East will beat in our own heart.

Join me as together we help give birth to God’s purposes through the power of prophetic intercession. Join me on the walls, watchmen, and let’s lift a cry for Israel for such a time as this!

On the Alert!

This article is an updated excerpt of Chapter 8 – Israel God’s Prophetic Calendar, from the book The Prophetic Intercessor.

Dr. James W. Goll
Founder of Encounters Network • Prayer Storm • God Encounters Training e-School

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Dr. James W. Goll is the president of Encounters Network, director of Prayer Storm, and coordinates Encounters Alliance, a coalition of leaders. He is director of God Encounters Training – an e-school of the heart, and is a member of the Harvest International Ministries apostolic team. He has shared Jesus in more than 50 nations worldwide, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. James is the prolific author of numerous books and has also produced multiple study guides and hundreds of audio and video messages. James was married to Michal Ann for 32 years before her graduation to Heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children who all love Jesus, and continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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