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Things to Look for in 2016

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Heaven is using the national political and social chaos to mobilize saints this year to prayer, action, and the manifestation of God’s glory.  Even as the enemy continues to advance his cause, heaven’s cause is greater. If we are to join in heaven’s mandate for the revealing of the true sons and daughters of the Kingdom (Romans 8:19), these are critical factors to watch for, pray into, and join in:

It’s the year of prayer and intercession. Congregational and denominational differences will fade as a more unified body joins together for a supernatural move of God. Whether large stadium events or small home gatherings, everyone is being called to prayer as the bowl of intercession is waiting to be tipped (Revelation 8:4).

Prayers will become targeted on communities. Spiritual authority will increase on the local level as believers realize the spiritual and practical implications of all the changes on the national level. Believers will emerge at local and state levels to bring godly leadership. We must recognize them, pray for them, and support them in order to exercise our spiritual authority in our regions.

FAMILY and COMMUNITY will be central. Covenant relationships with others in the body of Christ will be critical. This will increase oneness and the needed spiritual authority at the local level. Church divisions and disagreements will take a back seat in order to “…attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – to mature manhood…” (Ephesians 4:13). Generational mantles and blessings will be fulfilled in and through families revealing the love and promise of the Father (Acts 3:25).

Five-fold ministers at every level will emerge in equipping the saints to do the work that’s needed in every sphere of society. Apostolic and prophetic authority will become more localized as God’s prepared leaders will equip and train the saints to do the work. Individuals who seek to build their own ministries and reputations will prove ineffective unless they are multiplying their gifts and becoming spiritual fathers and mothers to the next generation.

Ministering to and serving the community on practical levels will increase. The prayers that have been stored up for years will become fuel for works of service to the widow and orphan. Even as relationships across the body of Christ are being restored, heaven is directing this new-found unity towards action on very practical levels. Faith will be completed by these works and demonstrations of compassion (James 2:22).

The SOUND of Praise and Worship will break through to new levels. The high praises of God from a unified body will be one of our greatest spiritual weapons in the months ahead. There are some issues and battles that will only be settled through corporate praise. There is a sound from heaven that has a breaker anointing on it – the sound of a unified body. Even as God’s manifest presence increases throughout the Church, this “new normal” will launch targeted declarations that will displace and dis-empower principalities and rulers in high places. Corporate strongholds will be broken through corporate authority and praise. 

Signs and wonders will increase – both true and false. As apostolic and prophetic leadership increases to help establish healthy foundations in Kingdom living, signs and wonders will confirm God’s favor and power. We must pray for this to increase because of the rampant counterfeits that will also increase. Spiritual warfare is going to manifest more openly and believers from all backgrounds must become firmly rooted in the scriptural understanding of the supernatural realm (II Thessalonians 2:9-12). We must pray for FAITH to arise in order to defeat the Spirit of Unbelief that will try to hold the Church back in this area (I Thessalonians 5:20-22).

Greater discernment must come to the Body. Ancient practices in the occult are becoming more main-stream through Hollywood and entertainment. The Spirit of Baal and the ways of Babylon have been unleashed and saints must get beyond disgust, and even fear, to consider the true manifestations of the Kingdom which the enemy is trying to counterfeit and manipulate (Matthew 24:24). Believers should pray for greater discernment of spirits and seek to understand and walk in the realities of the supernatural realm knowing their true purpose in bringing God’s kingdom from heaven to earth.

Learn to welcome the unknown and unfamiliar. It’s the upside down kingdom. God will push our boundaries and take us out of our comfort zones in the coming months. As we have prayed for God to receive all the glory in bringing revival and spiritual awakening, He will take us beyond our gift sets, abilities, and spheres of anointing in order to prove it is He alone who is doing the work. Get used to being uncomfortable! It’s not about us – or our “callings” – it’s about Jesus and what HE wants to do through humbled and obedient vessels (I Corinthians 1:27).

The JOY OF THE LORD will become a distinguishing mark of the true Bride. There is a JOY that has power in it, not just good feelings. It’s a joy that has FACED THE WORST and chooses to lift up Jesus (Acts 13:52). Even as darkness increases and faith is tested, believers will learn to rise up and REJOICE, even as the enemy looks them in the face. This JOY will be so “unnatural” that it will break off Fear and even Death. The Church will join the Father as He sits on His throne and laughs (Psalm 2:4; 37:13). The Kingdom of Heaven will not be hindered nor God’s throne be usurped. All doubts will cease and the Bride of Christ will begin to sing for the wedding is near.

5 Comments on Things to Look for in 2016

  1. Bonnie Golliday // January 6, 2016 at 8:50 am // Reply

    Thank you so much for this word. It is precisely what the Lord has been saying to me also.
    IT is the time for mature in the Lord believers to come forth.

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  2. Awesome. What you say rings true in my spirit and invigorates me. The vision that I had a couple of seconds into the new year of 2015, a year ago. showed me that Elohim Himself was releasing or breaking something very big. It was clear that He Himself was doing this. I knew that this was global and somehow possibly the beginning of a new age. Looking back at what has happened with ISIL, refugees and the possible intentions of the leaders to change our way of life it is clear that there is an evil force that has been released. I was concerned about this, as why would He do that. The following verse just popped up without me even looking for it.

    Isa 45:1 “Thus said יהוה to His anointed, to Koresh, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and ungird the loins of sovereigns, to open before him the double doors, so that gates are not shut:
    Isa 45:2 ‘I go before you and make the crooked places straight; I shatter the gates of bronze and cut down the bars of iron.
    Isa 45:3 ‘And I shall give you the treasures of darkness and hoarded wealth of secret places, so that you know that I, יהוה, who are calling you by your name, am the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.
    Isa 45:4 ‘For the sake of Yaʽaqoḇ My servant, and of Yisra’ĕl My chosen, I also call you by your name, I give you a title, though you have not known Me.
    Isa 45:5 ‘I am יהוה, and there is none else – there is no Elohim besides Me. I gird you, though you have not known Me,
    Isa 45:6 so that they know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none but Me. I am יהוה, and there is none else,
    Isa 45:7 forming light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil. I, יהוה, do all these.’
    Isa 45:8 “Rain down, O heavens, from above, and let clouds pour down righteousness. Let the earth open, let them bring forth deliverance, and let righteousness spring up together. I, יהוה, have created it.
    Isa 45:9 “Woe to him who strives with his Maker! (a potsherd with the potsherds of the earth). Does clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
    Isa 45:10 “Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you bringing forth?’ Or to the woman, ‘What are you labouring over?’ ”
    Isa 45:11 Thus said יהוה, the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, and his Maker, “Do you ask Me about My sons what is to come? And about the work of My hands do you command Me?
    Isa 45:12 “I have made the earth, and created man on it. I, My hands have stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.
    Isa 45:13 “I have stirred him up in righteousness, and all his ways I make straight. He builds My city and lets My exiles go, not for price nor reward,” declares יהוה of hosts.

    Something big has begun and things are not going to be the same any more. He has a purpose with this.

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  3. Advanced Research Technology // January 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm // Reply

    I cannot agree more wholeheartedly.

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  4. Garry Umphress // January 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm // Reply

    Wanda, thank you so much for capturing and sharing this timely aspect of Yahvah’s heart in this season. It is precisely on target. Blessings to you, family.

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  5. vmorley61@gmail.com // January 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm // Reply

    Hallelujah!!!! Amen and Amen!!!!!

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