Words for the Season, Feb-April 2017
It appears to be a pivotal time spiritually and physically as we move further into 2017. We wanted to compile for you some of the recent prophetic words that have been circulating corporately in the global Church and also within Christchurch.
We are sharing this compilation because they seem to be correlating with one another and are also very much resonating with us at the Prayer Collective. Over the last decade God's been speaking about doing a mighty new thing in Christchurch, within NZ and abroad. It seems the time is drawing nearer and nearer to see the fulfillment of all God has spoken of. The words below give you much to read over and pray through.
Main theme: Many have felt defeated by various circumstances & enemy resistance over the years. Recall the promises God has spoken over you & your city! Keep praying & worshipping, because breakthrough & Holy Spirit outpouring is nearing... your prayers & worship break down the darkness and usher forth the abundant season God has for you personally, the city, nation & globally.
February 1, Tidal Wave by Loren Cunningham (YWAM Founder)
SIGNS & WONDERS
Three separate appearances of WAVE clouds over major New Zealand cities
February 19, Palmerston North
March 4, Christchurch
March 23, Wellington
By Doug Addison
The heavenly adjustment department:
There have been some changes in many people’s callings. New assignments were released from the heavenly adjustment department. This will be the start of some major realignments and reassignments coming over the next few months.
Many people have been experiencing serious levels of discouragement and warfare. On January 16, God spoke to me that my case in Heaven had been reviewed and an adjustment offer had been released. I have never heard this before and it took me by surprise. I also heard that this was happening to many people right now.
New offers being given:
Something changed for me again last month. I heard the Lord say, “I need you in the streets to raise up an army for Me.” I knew that if I took this new assignment, then the supernatural encounters that I have been having daily would reduce dramatically. I would still be a prophet, but my assignment and position would change. I knew that what appears to be a demotion on Earth is indeed a promotion in God’s eyes.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1 Peter 5:6 NIV
Jesus took a major demotion when He left His place of glory and came to Earth to save us all. He will promote the humble and the Lord is saying over and over right now that “due time is overdue.” There is a backlog of repayment and unanswered prayers coming to many people.
When we make decisions that will help grow the Kingdom, we will be blessed.
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” – Matthew 19:29 NIV
Safety and blessings:
God has hidden many people away in prison like Joseph in Genesis 41. Joseph was released suddenly and repaid for all his pain and suffering. The prison was not a fun place to be, but it was a place of hope and safety to him as he waited for the fulfillment of the dreams God had given to him as a child (Genesis 37). God spoke to me that He is beginning to call forth the prisoners of hope.
“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” – Zechariah 9:12 NLT
This is a time to press in to the Lord in prayer and get ready for your marching orders that will come starting in March. God is going to start releasing the prisoners of hope. He is going to bring new hope and use you to bring hope to people in need of His love.
So get your hopes up because you are going to be repaid double for all your trouble.
Strategic season of dreams:
February will mark the release of strategic dreams from God. Watch for dreams and night visitations as higher-level revelation is going to start pouring out to you. In some cases, you might not remember these types of dreams or visitations. The reason for this is that God is going to reveal it to you in a way that will hide it from the enemy.
“During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” – Daniel 2:19–22 NIV
Times and seasons are changing quickly so be aware that the way you currently do things might not work in the new season that is upon us now.
The Lord is releasing deep and hidden things over the next month. He is going to reveal the plans of the enemy against you and bring them into the light. Watch for a change in affiliations and locations to start unfolding.
Prophetic dream: pilots and season change
I had a prophetic dream last month and in this dream, I had been promoted and was working for an airport. I watched as jets were diverted into a remote area for landing due to construction. I was told that this was going to go on for the next several months. It looked very muddy, slippery and dangerous. I watched one plane that was full of pilots who had been through so much stress that when they landed they had all passed out and were asleep.
I went to the remote area where they were deplaning. I wanted to bring them water because I knew they were dehydrated. The water bins were all half empty and there was no fresh water for them. I found two bottles but by the time I found them they had all started getting transportation to the terminal. My new supervisor (an angel) told me not to worry about it. I was really concerned that these pilots needed water, but they were all moving quickly with a new purpose.
Then I talked to one of the pilots who looked like Tom Cruise. He told me that he has to really pay attention to the flight process now and he needed to plan ahead in order to avoid storms and things like this. My sense was that the season had changed and things were radically different now, so we can no longer go on “autopilot.”
This dream shows us that we are in a time of transition and uncertainty, but God is aware of our needs and He has us covered. The unconscious pilots represent leaders that are now coming out of a difficult time. They are waking up to a new calling and they will not be able to do things the way we have in the past.
Get ready for things to start happening much more quickly! Get ready for deeper dreams in February and for your marching orders to come starting in March.
By Katie Barker
I heard the Lord say, "Tell My people to suit up for the voyage!" I had such an excitement in my spirit as I heard these words. I knew God was preparing His people for new assignments that would take them into new territory and levels in the spirit. There was such an expectancy for what is to come. He is telling His people that the time of launching to new heights is near.
Suit Up to Launch
The Lord then gave me a vision of His people putting on astronaut suits preparing to be launched from their space rocket. They were getting ready for their voyage to new heights and places. They were going to go to places they had not been before. It was important for them to be dressed appropriately for the voyage ahead.
They were dressed in space suits, which represented the fact they were going to be moving in the things of the spirit. When they were dressed, they went to Jesus and He handed them their flight orders. These were details of where they were going and the path they were to take once they were launched from their space rocket. These were their assignments from the Lord. They went directly to Jesus for their flight plans as they followed only His plans and purposes for them.
They knew Jesus was the one sending them on the voyage, so they were secure in going wherever He sent them as they were secure in their relationship with Him. They didn't know the exact details of the voyage ahead and what it would bring, but they were confident in the flight plan they had been given and that Jesus had prepared the plan specifically for them.
Take Your Flight Plans and Get On Board
I then saw the people board their space rocket, which was positioned on a launch pad, and I knew the launch pad had been previously prepared for this time. The launch pad represented the foundation that had been prepared. It represented their relationship with Jesus and their understanding of who He was and who they were in Him. It represented the past seasons where they had grown spiritually and where the Lord had prepared them for the future plans He had for them. It represented a time where they had been refined and pruned. It represented a time where they had developed their spiritual gifts. The launch pad was built on their intimacy and relationship with the Lord.
The Lord showed me that the people had been on previous test missions in preparation for the launch that was coming. The test missions were smaller space missions that went for shorter distances and durations. As the people were positioned in the rocket they entered the flight path they had been given into the controls in the rocket and they prepared themselves for the launch.
I then saw Jesus and there was such excitement in His eyes as He knew what lay ahead for the people and He knew many had been waiting for this time of launching. Jesus then hit a large 'go' button on a control pad He was holding. Jesus was the one who controlled the timing of their launch. At the perfect time, the 'go' button was pressed. The rocket blasted into the sky with great speed and precision on the path that had been set. The rocket was launched in line with the flight plan that had been entered. I noticed the huge flames of fire that were coming from the engines and I knew this represented the power of the Holy Spirit. The voyage each person was on was powered by the Holy Spirit.
Who Are These People Ready to Launch?
I believe the Lord is saying that many people have been refined and prepared for the upcoming time of acceleration into the plans and purposes the Lord has for them, which will take them into new territory and new levels in the spirit. They have been tested, prepared and refined for this time. They have been pruned to bear more fruit. John 15:1-3 (NASB) : "I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit."
These people are secure in their relationship with Jesus and they know their identity in Him. They know God has plans for them and He is ordering their steps. Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB): "'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'" The people launching have waited on the Lord, trusting in Him and His perfect timing, knowing He is faithful and is working all things together for their good. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NASB): "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under Heaven."
The time of preparation has brought people to their time of launching. At the perfect time the Lord is going to launch His people into the new plans He has for them. There will be rapid growth and rapid advancement as they are powered by the Holy Spirit and they follow the path Jesus has for them. To be ready (and suited up for the voyage) you must stay surrendered to Him, press deeper into intimacy with Him and be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
It will be important to see with heavenly perspective and align yourself with the truth of who God is and who you are in Him and not allow fear, doubt or the lies of the enemy to delay your launch. The Lord is saying to get ready as He is going to launch and propel you to new heights and the launch time is near!
By Jamie Hansen
AUCKLAND SKY - ARMY OF ANGELS I had a dream/vision on Saturday night as I was falling into sleep. I saw the Heavens open up over Auckland City Harbour. The sky was suddenly filled with what seemed like literally millions of Angels (…a great company of the heavenly host…Luke 2:13).
It was Heavens Army waiting to invade. The Glory was intense! But they were waiting on my welcome. I thought surely their release to invade is not dependent on my welcome? And instantly it became abundantly clear that without the glad welcome of His sons and daughters they would not be released. Then my spirit started to burn and roar with the desire to do so.
I felt intense resistance to what I knew I had to do and decree (maybe because I was half asleep lol!). But with all the strength I had, I decreed and motioned with my arms (waving and welcoming them in) and repeated: "I welcome you Angels and all of Heaven to come an invade our Land".
The Holy Spirit showed me that the welcoming of His Army of Angels by the waving and motioning of my hands was particularly important and it was only when I did this that I instantly felt the release of His Angels and then I came out of the dream/vision.
Right now, it’s like we are being asked to completely align ourselves (body, spirit and soul) with Heaven to invade and pour out his Spirit like we have never seen before.
How much do we long for Him to invade with His LOVE and POWER? It will happen when we, anchored in his amazing love for us, completely align ourselves (spirit, body and soul) with Heavens plan and gladly welcome in His Army of Angels.
By Doug Addison
March Wind of Change: Each year the Wind of Change (not Winds) from Heaven begins to blow things into place. This year it is going to start in March and continue through May. I have been observing this angel from Heaven since 2012, and as this angelic Wind begins to blow it often kicks up debris in our lives. It might cause a temporary loss of vision, but it does not last long at all.
When the Wind of Change angel blows it reveals things that have been hidden (Psalm 104:4). Things that may have been holding you back will become much clearer. It will blow away the heavy cloud of hopelessness. Many people will be tempted to give in to discouragement, but do not back down as this time of resistance will not last long. What will come from this will be a greater revelation into your calling and divine assignment from God.
As in the analogy of wheat, the seed is protected by a covering that keeps it alive during its growth. But once the seed matures and ripens, what once protected the seed is no longer needed. This outer shell becomes chaff and a wind comes during the harvest and blows it away. God is going to use the Wind of Change to drive away the attacks against you.
“May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away …” Psalm 35:5 NIV
A new sound brings fast turnaround:
Despite the way things look on the surface or in the natural realm, God is releasing many strategic things starting this month. There are things that you have battled for in the past, but because you faced such great opposition you may have backed down or given up. This is a time to press back in and ask God to open the doors for these things to come into reality.
As the Wind of Change blows it will release a new sound that is going to begin to awaken those who have been on “injured reserve” or have felt forgotten by God. Similar to Joseph in Genesis 41 who had been in prison but he had a 24-hour restoration in his life. Expect to see changes and sudden good breaks.
“Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” Proverbs 13:12 MSG
Watch for strategic divine connections to start coming. I have seen this happen several times in the past when we have moved into a season of realignment. Part of the Wind of Change’s activity is going to bring about some major changes in relationships, associations, locations and ultimately it will bring new assignments to you.
The Glory of God is returning in 2017: It will be the Wind of Change during March through May that will set the stage for some very long-awaited changes. It will begin to open the Heavens over us in new ways and awaken people to their need for God’s love and power. It will release a greater measure of God’s Glory and presence.
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 NKJV
The last revival in North America was the Jesus People movement in the early 1970s. During this time there was a strong presence of God’s Glory. It was like a liquid anointing or tangible spiritual atmosphere that could be felt by many people. Without God’s greater Glory and power, we will not be able to be part of a revival and movement as big as what God has in store for us.
In 1975, the Lord spoke to the late prophet Bob Jones that the greater Glory of God was going to leave the Church because it was used for man’s gain instead of for revival and the Lord’s work. On March 17, 1977 Bob saw this Glory lift from the Church and it has not returned since. Yes, there are people who still carry portions of it, but overall, the Glory of God has not been on the Church at large since that time.
March 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the Glory departing. This is the year that the Glory of God is going to return to the Church. Like the Glory of the 1970s it will not be limited to the four walls of a church. Similar to the Jesus People movement, the Glory of God is coming with signs and wonders, healing and miracles and will begin to touch those outside the Church and in the streets.
I am not saying all of these things about the big revival will take place in 2017 or that this will be evident in March. But God is releasing something after March 17 that will position us to receive more of His Glory and presence.
This has been a year that started out looking evil and dark, but it will end with greater hope and more of the Light of the Lord being released. Get ready to cross over into a new season this month!
By Kris Vallotton
Today I want to propose to you that we are in a very special Kairos moment, an opportune moment when divine favor is meeting divine opportunity... I believe that there are three specific things that mark this moment in time:
1) Acceleration – I believe that things that normally take years will happen suddenly. Just as Nehemiah only took 52 days to rebuild the city walls (Nehemiah 6:15), there will be supernatural grace to get things done quickly and even suddenly.
2) Unusual occurrences – I believe that things that never happen will occur against ridiculous odds. Just as we see in 1 Samuel 14:6-15 when the Lord delivered Israel by the hands of two very young men.
3) Supernatural interventions – In this season, there will be things that come about in ways that make no earthly sense. We can see an example of this in Judges 6 and 7, when Gideon defeated a massive army with simple trumpets and breaking of jars.
MARCH 18 By Lana Vawser
This morning I heard the words "ROYAL FLUSH" and the sense of triumph and victory surrounded me.
I felt the Lord saying that the enemy has overplayed his hand. The enemy has been assaulting many with a level of opposition and force that they have not experienced before, but in that place, the enemy is revealing where God is about to break through. The area where the Spirit of God is about to do a powerful work. The opposite of what the enemy has been saying, is what God is about to do. Where he is saying "no provision", God is declaring provision. Where he is saying "fear, fear, fear", God is declaring you are moving into a whole new season of knowing His love and moving in courage and boldness. Where he is saying, the breakthrough is so far away, God is decreeing "it is IMMINENT". Where he is saying "the future is dark and will remain dark", God is saying "Your best and brightest days are ahead. Where he is saying "delay", God is saying "acceleration over hindrances." Where he is saying "you have been forgotten", God is declaring "I remember and am coming through for you." Where he is saying "this is too hard for you", God is decreeing "You shall know My empowerment, strength and grace in new and fresh ways."
I have had this sense that the enemy has been mocking and laughing because he thinks he was won a victory or about to win a victory in the lives of many believers as they have struggled to keep standing and have become so weary from the battle, but I felt the Lord say "The enemy is now being reminded of his DEFEAT."
Just when everything looked more chaotic, pressured, dark and hard than ever, and believers were caught up in such turbulence sent by the winds of confusion from the enemy, I saw the hand of the Lord come down I heard the words "ROYAL FLUSH!!!"
There was an INSTANTANEOUS shift and BREAKTHROUGH and the enemy was knocked completely off his feet. All the attempts of the enemy, the torment, the attack, was being overcome and flushed by the authority and power of God!
The Lord is training His people in how to war from the place of being seated in heavenly places with Him. (Ephesians 2:6) He is training His people to live offensively, rather than defensively. He is training His people to live as winged warriors! Those who live and move from a third heaven perspective; His perspective. That's why the Lord is highlighting the power of decree strongly right now. His Word and what He is prophesying over you is SO powerful! Use it, declare it in this season as you move forward into greater victory and birthing.
So in this season of "coming up higher" God is training us to stand. But many have become weary in the battle. Many have found it so hard to continue standing. This is where God is moving with His mighty hand, His royal flush! He is breaking the attempts of the enemy and strengthening you, so you can take your position again and continue your training and all He has for you. God is now doing what only HE can do for you!
"Not by night, nor by power, but by My Spirit" says the Lord (Zechariah 4:6)
As the Lord is decreeing the ROYAL FLUSH, the "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" over His people, those winds of confusion are being turned upon the enemy's camp. Where those winds of confusion have caused many to feel like they have lost their footing and they can hardly stand, the Lord is removing them, and releasing His
WINDS OF CHANGE!
The triumphant "royal flush" of the Lord's breakthrough and decree is about to CHANGE EVERYTHING. The enemy has been hitting believers in so many directions, but that is being broken off and now change and blessing, increase, refreshment and favour, shall chase you down in every direction.
Keep your eyes on Jesus! I know it's dark for many of you, but hold on! Wait for Him! His "royal flush" is upon you! His triumphant hand of breakthrough is upon you, to move and set you free and release you into your new day of VICTORY and INCREASE!
THE WEATHER FORECAST HAS CHANGED - IT IS RAIN, RAIN, RAIN!!! Lana Vawser
I felt the Lord saying "The weather forecast has changed - it is rain, rain, rain!!"
I kept thinking of the story in 1 Kings 18:45, where Elijah says to his servant, "Can you hear the sound of rain?" Elijah's servant checks 7 times for rain at Elijah's instruction. On the seventh time, he sees the cloud the size of a man's hand rising out of the sea.
The Lord has been declaring breakthrough is coming, He has been declaring "can you hear the sound of rain?", and He is now declaring the weather forecast has changed - it is rain, rain, rain! Many have been wondering when the darkness will shift, when the pressure will ease, when the shift will begin.
The shift has begun! The decree has been made and here comes the rain!
All the seeds you have sowed, all the prayers, declarations, steps of obedience, sacrifice, and the positioning of your seeds has not been for nothing. The rain of His Spirit is falling upon the seeds you have planted and bursting forth are the first fruits of breakthrough!
The rain of the Holy Spirit is not only bringing breakthrough, but rejuvenation, refreshing, awakening, healing, strengthening and increasing.
Don't listen to the 'weather forecast' of the enemy, that dark skies remain and you're not moving. It's a lie! God is moving and breakthrough is breaking out! The sun is shining and it is starting to RAIN, RAIN, RAIN!
As His rain falls upon you, EVERYTHING will change. As His rain falls upon you, JOY will be restored. As His rain falls upon you, mud and scales that have been on eyes will fall off. As His rain falls upon you, broken hearts will be healed. As His rain falls upon you, fear and dread will melt away and the soothing, life giving, refreshing touch of His love will bring you back to life.
The enemy is screaming his weather forecast but it is a lie! The sun is breaking through the clouds and it's starting to rain!! His rain is going to increase and continue to increase! It's not a few drops, it is a DOWNPOUR!
The rain of His Spirit, the DOWNPOUR that's coming will shift and catapult you into a COMPLETELY NEW PLACE in Him, where breakthrough will abound ALL AROUND! Life, life, life!
You haven't been sowing and contending for nothing! Your seeds are in position and the rain of His Spirit is bringing those seeds to life!!!!!
Here it is, the cloud the size of a man's hand rising out of the sea, ushering in the greatest downpour of His rain you have EVER seen!
This DOWNPOUR will not only affect you, but your family, your friends, your cities and your nation. What God is doing is BIGGER than you could imagine! The rain is falling accompanied with the WINDS OF CHANGE!
No need for umbrellas, get your Holy Ghost gumboots on, because you are going to be dancing in the rain of His Spirit with pure joy and peace like a child. You are going to dance in the rain with a loud song of victory!!!
By Sandi Krakowski
Unusual favor is being released in this season! "Do you know how rare that is?!" will become your new normal!