ROSH HASHANAH 2012: The Beginning of the Age of Restoration
I believe that this is the most important prophetic message I have ever given. It is a message that I burn with the hottest and can see the clearest. He, that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying.
This mid-September begins, what I believe to be, the most significant period in Church history since the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts chapter two. Furthermore, I believe I have been shown that the Holy Spirit will begin to pour out an unprecedented wine that will surpass the outpouring in Acts chapter two. This wine is not just for refreshing; not just for revival, not just for reformation of society- but in fact extends into an age of the restoration of all things. There will be all of the above (refreshing, revival, restoration..) and we must have a ‘wineskin’ ready to receive that level of wine.
In this word, I want to cover the specifics of this new day. It’s imperative that there is clarity as to our present narrative. If we don’t know the present story line, we will be in danger of trying to fulfill a wrong role. One’s role must always be consistent with the script that is playing out. I believe this to be the heart of the Lord for us at this time.
Three Stages: AWAKE 2008, ARISE 2012, SHINE 2015
I have been shown a prophetic sequence that began on Rosh Hashanah 2008, that will have it’s full manifestation in 2015. I have spoken of this multiple times and in my book “The 7 Mountain Mantle”. It is a pattern I have been observing for years and am still seeing the accuracy of the way it was shown to me.
2008 Rosh Hashanah: AWAKE- to the 7 Mountain Mandate.
This awakening of the last four years is not an awakening like those we have known in that past. It has not been an awakening of revival, or even of refreshing. Rather, it has been an awakening into an expanded perspective on the Kingdom of God and what “on Earth as it is in Heaven” truly looks like.
It is an awakening to the reality that our mission, is to first see a God “of all life” and then display that God in all of life. It is the understanding that we must re-image this full faceted God in every area of society- so that He reigns in government, media, education, arts, economy, family and religion.
There has been an amazing awakening into this expanded view of who God is. He is not just God the Redeemer (mountain of religion); but He is God the Governing One (mountain of government), God the Creative One (mountain of arts/entertainment), God who is Papa (mountain of family), God the Provider (mountain of economy), God the Blessed Communicator (mountain of media), and God as Wise Teacher (mountain of education). We can only re-image the aspects of Him that we see and so it is important that we see this God, as the God of all of life. He is the same God who is the “desire of the nations” as spoken of in Haggai chapter two.
This awakening period will continue, even as we step into the next prophetic stage- but the next stage will be upon us this Rosh Hashanah.
2012 Rosh Hashanah: ARISE- with the 7 Mountain Mandate
This unprecedented season begins now. My spirit has been longing and even exuberant for this day. I have known and shared that the awakening season was not going to be easy, but would in fact be as it was for Joseph in his years before being brought before Pharaoh. The testimony of many is that it has not been an easy time, and it is because God has been more interested in tearing down status quo than in keeping us comfortable. Status quo ‘wineskins‘ do not hold the ‘new wine’. Old mindsets do not allow for new perspectives. Gospel of salvation focus, does not allow for gospel of the kingdom focus. Revival focus does not allow for reformation focus.
The Body of Christ is going through a spiritual lobotomy, so that her re-wiring of the brain can receive the new power and presence that is coming. We would ‘waste‘ the new power on lesser goals if He did not rewire us. We would limit our advances to crusades and healing campaigns when He is after the nations.
Ultimately, the coming release of unprecedented Help is for those who understand His passion for the nations. I believe that it is the fulfillment of Malachi 4 that we begin to step into and there has never been a time like it before nor will there ever be a time like it.
The Age of Restoration: Malachi 4 It Begins Now!
Malachi 4:1 “ For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming will burn them up”, Says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.
4:2 But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and leap like calves released from the stall. (NIV)
4:3 You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” says the Lord of hosts.
4:4 Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
4:6 And He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
The Next 100 Years
Before I get into the meat of this passage, I want to first bring to your attention a specific word and work that starts now and that will manifest for at least the next 100 years. I believe we have at least 3 generations to go before there is any interruption or follow up to this pattern. This is a very important understanding. Every generation has believed themselves to be the tribulation generation, and it has ultimately lead to a lot of short-sightedness in vision and projection. As a result, there has been very little sowing into the next generation and it has lead to a prevailing atmosphere of foreboding. This is generally how the Body of Christ has been operating. Essentially, every generation is looking for the beast, a one world government, and the tribulation instead of this day spoken of in Malachi 4. I did not believe until recently that we had this much more time. This revelation has been my personal ‘lobotomy’. It has allowed me to see generations yet ahead of us taking back that which was lost.
The Day has Come
Malachi 4: 1 – “For behold the day is coming”. This is my prophetic announcement for Rosh Hashanah 2012. That day is upon us. It is the last chapter of the Old Testament and it announces the age of restoration. This ‘day’ is going to be for several generations. The events that follow clearly signify that it can not take place in a natural day. We know this ‘day’ is a time period or also referred to as an “age”. It is day, because it is not night. We work, while it is ‘day’.
Burning Like an Oven
“Burning like an oven”- We are then told that this day is a hot, fiery day. It is not burning like a wild fire but as an oven. It is a controlled fire with a specific purpose. It is not a day of random heat and fire, but purposeful fire. Who is in trouble for this day of heat? The proud and those who do wickedly. It begins with the proud and those who do wicked that minister in God’s house. Judgement begins in the house of the Lord. God does not enjoy destroying anyone as all are His children. Even less for those who have prayed and invited Him into their lives. However, Christian leaders who manifest presumptuous pride and do wickedly will be the first targets. This is not about vague pride and wickedness, but the overt wickedness that has gone unchecked. These will be bad days to lead God’s people while living in adultery, being dishonest with money, fleecing the flock, or anything else that is decidedly wicked against His flock. This new thing is in God’s passion and His sons and daughters, His ministers become first in the line of fire if they get in the way. Ministers, this is a time to fear God. You will not get away with what you used to.
Neither Root nor Branch Shall be Left Them
The end of Malachi 4:1, gives us insight into the thoroughness of the coming ‘burn’. He is going after the roots and the branches of evil. The roots and branches of evil are at the top of the 7 mountains of society, this is a strategic burn. Branches represent the visible systems that don’t represent His correct image in society. Roots are the supportive demonic entities and lies that enable the distorted image of God. This is not going to happen instantly, but it will be an ever increasing assault and push back against darkness. Over the next 100 years you will not see the kingdom of God decrease even one day. From here foreword it is only increase.
To You Who Fear My Name- It is only Good!
Malachi 4:2 “ But to you who fear My name”. There is a quick and clear inference that is shone to us here. Those who fear His name ONLY have excitement before them. The word “fear” is the Hebrew word YARE that means reverence, honor and to stand in awe. It is not a “run away from” fear, but a “coming closer” fear. If you call yourself a Christian, your safety and joy is in your sincerity of heart. Insincerity and skepticism should be considered spiritual heart disease. Insincerity is the proof of the absence of real relationship. Skepticism is craftily worded defense of doubt and unbelief. It is both the root and a fruit of insincerity.
The Sun of Righteousness will ARISE with Healing in His Wings
What an awesome phrase! This reality is what becomes available to those who fear His name. Malachi 4:1 told us of this unprecedented heat. Malachi 4:2 lets us know who is sourcing it. He is the Sun of Righteousness. Furthermore, this is important to consider. The hot, burning day is not because there are random disasters and chaos all around the world. The heat is from the Lord who arises on our behalf. He arises so that we may arise. Isaiah 60:1 says Arise and Shine….with His Glory and Light. The Glory and Light shining so brightly is what burns up wickedness. For years, I have been speaking about Rosh Hashanah 2012 and the season of ARISE.It is now upon us. It is the Kairos time from heaven for this day to be upon us.
The word “righteousness” is the same word for “justice”- and in fact in the Spanish Bible it reads “ El Sol de justicia” which means “the Sun of Justice”. Justice is about wrong things being made right. It is about crooked paths being made straight. Justice is completely about Restoration, and this is the age which we have entered. God will restore His story line, His narrative, and then He will restore the beautiful punch line of His script. He will also do this for everyone whom fears His name. He is looking after the story line of everyone who fears His name. If you will serve Him in sincerity and not quit- your life story, it will carry a punch from heaven against darkness. He will make your personal story beautiful as you look after His story. He is all about the story. He is not just an efficient, “get er done” God. He loves story. He loves telling story, being story, restoring story.
Healing in His Wings: He is Sending Raphael
I believe the Lord has shown me that the archangel of the Mountain of Family called Raphael is being released with tens of millions of angels this Rosh Hashanah. This is very exciting news. His name means “God Heals” or “Healing is in God”. He is going to be a difference maker in the landscape of planet earth. I believe he carries the “spirit of Elijah” and that is what is so significant about him. Malachi 4:5 tell us that this Elijah anointing turns the hearts of fathers to children and the children to fathers. In essence, it is an anointing that heals family relationships. Scripture is clear here that we would need the Lord to send us help for our families. Malachi 4 is essentiality a Mountain of Family chapter that is the focal point for the present invasion of heaven. Everything that pertains to healing is a family mountain operation.
Scope of What Raphael and Angels will be Doing
It is important to know what the angels are coming to assist us with. They carry some great heavenly help that we must intentionally position ourselves for. Raphael’s name, along with those that are with him, describes that they will be all about healing. There will be a new anointing for physical healing’s, but the Lord will reserve some of the strongest anointing for those who understand the connection between societal healing, family healing and personal healing. A fractured society produces fractured families. Fractured families are primarily responsible for the sickness in society. It is imperative that we make the connection and seek healing at all three levels of society, family, and the individual.
Additionally, we need to have our three levels of healing. A sick spirit or a sick soul will release sickness into an individual and we can’t ignore these factors. Through His angelic army, the Holy Spirit will be releasing new counseling wisdom and new wisdom for healing soul and spirit issues. Ministries and individuals that are carrying a significant heavenly wisdom will begin to receive very practical help from these angelic forces in areas such as funding and distribution. There are some very real upgrades in revelation that are about to sweep in and will provide much healing for the spirits and souls of the masses.
A Cure for AIDS
These new angelic forces are also here to bring great breakthrough as it relates to illnesses and new cures. There is a cure for AIDS that is being made available for a son or daughter of God. God wants one of His acknowledged kids to receive this supernatural revelation. This wisdom behind this cure extends beyond healing for AIDS patients. It is in His heart to have one of His own become the agent of this blessing on earth. There is an attached story line of who this person is and how they asked God for this cure. It is designed to open the hearts of the homosexual community to the house of God where they have felt the most rejection. Many other medical insights and cures will be coming with these angels. In fact, there will not be any forthcoming illness or plague where God will not have already preemptively placed the cure for it in one of His own kids. Every fearful thing coming is only an opportunity for heaven to show up on earth.
Additionally, these new angels are great angels that will be assisting those attempting to heal families and marriages. There will be new insight, new provision, and new favor for those that are carrying these new answers from heaven. None of this coming help is to provide political leverage. The coming assistance is to condition the hearts of men not to implement political agenda. At some point, laws will represent that which is resident in the hearts. Furthermore, this Healing in His Wings outpouring is the way He reconditions hearts to better reflect His ways. That is the meaning of Malachi 4:4, which says “Remember the law of Moses” and it’s statutes as we connect it to Hebrews 8:10.
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my hearts in their mind and WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Puritan versus Quaker influences
The Puritan versus Quaker is an important understanding for this next season as we have two contending influences. There are two remnants of Christian influence operating still in America even hundreds of years later. The Puritanical influence is willing for righteousness to come about through legal imposition. Quaker influence understands the need for hearts to be changed as the priority. Almost all the great lasting social changes in America came through Quaker inspiration, because it went after the heart of society first. They presented arguments on behalf of righteousness that compelled the masses. Quaker John Woolman who was considered to be the apostle of the antislavery movement in America spent 30 years traveling and speaking and writing directly to prick the conscience of America. He proclaimed that slavery was a darkness of the soul issue and not a political one. Eventually his influence over the hearts and minds lead to their being the Civil War . Much more could be said about this but it’s important to know that some of the fresh anointing for the Mountain of Family is going to come on some new voices and new pens that will prick the conscience of a nation with a new narrative on an old battlefield.
Not everything that has the word “Family” in it’s title represents the best of what God has. In some cases, it is a primary obstacle for real healing to come in. We have been scapegoating the wrong segments of society at times while forgetting that there is only one enemy and it is not a person or a people group. If we were to banish all homosexuals to a remote island, would our families really be better, and really be stronger? Just how does 2-4% of the population- who also want to be married, destroy marriage? Real help is coming through these new angelic forces, but it is not to strengthen most of our present battle lines but rather to help us find new battle lines where the enemy is actually the devil.
Marpe is the Hebrew word used here for Healing, in Malachi 4:2. When you look up the word it gives four manifestations of this healing.
1)Healing of Disease
2)Refreshing of Mind and Body
These are the areas where great, great help is about to be bestowed upon us and all who operate in any of these areas should position themselves and expect great help. The Arising army must first get healed before it can hold any ground as it rises into the other areas of society. Great songs of healing will also begin to come into and through the house of God which will melt hearts as never before. There will be at least one great angel that will be bringing new lyrics and music to assist with the mission of the “spirit of Elijah” that will begin to restore everything but the restoration begins in the family.
Leap Like Calves Released from the Stall
Malachi 4:2 Tells us that with this new help from Papa that we will “leap like calves released from the stall.” There is so much here also. First of all, we have been as it were, in a “stall”. When something is stalled it is not moving forward. Many have felt that they have been in a stall, but it is now time to ARISE and shine. Calves leap and frolic when they are free to go to the green pastures. They jump playfully as they anticipate being in their harvest fields. Many have been in their Joseph ‘stall’, but that season is coming to an end because the joyful arising season is upon us. Whether all that happens for us in 24 hours or not, we must position our hearts for that reality as that is what is upon us. The Sun of Righteousness is arising with healing in His wings and when He arises we arise.
You Shall Trample the Wicked
The rest of Malachi 4:3, tells us the level of victory we can expect. Romans 16:20 (NIV) says “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” The word ‘soon’ means quickly, and it will be a relatively quick work compared to the time and effort the enemy has put into it. In all this discussion, let’s remember that we have one enemy and we wrestle not against flesh and blood. We will crush Satan’s roots and Satan’s branches. He will be so pushed back in society that he will come to what seems like practical extinction before he does his last act of desperation. He will be knocked totally out of the second heaven were he wages direct war against the saints. This is yet generations before us, and even then it will not go well for him.
Ashes Under the Sole of Your Feet
This phrase is also very insightful and relevant. It means the enemy will ultimately be defeated everywhere that we show up. The Promised Land was always about wherever the soles of their feet touched. This remains the operating principle that we can attach to the 7 Mountain Mandate. Wherever we expect to see the enemy brought to ashes, we must first in a practical and real way, simply show up. If we want to see the enemy brought down in government, we must be involved in government. If we want the enemy brought down in media, we must show up in media. If we want the enemy brought down in arts, we must show up in arts. The walls of Jericho come down only when we show up at the walls with a dispossessing resolve. This phrase of “ashes under the soles of your feet” tells us that as we walk with resolve, it creates the fire that tramples the enemy.
Before the Coming of the Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord
Malachi 4:5 appears to give us the timing of this unprecedented age of restoration. He says, “I will send Elijah the prophet before the great and dreadful day of the Lord”. I think there is enormous significance in the word BEFORE. In Hebrew it is the word PANIYM, which is most readily connected with the face of God. In Exodus chapter 33 when the scriptures speak of the Lord speaking “face to face” with Moses, it is PANIYM to PANIYM. In Exodus 33:20, where He says Moses you can’t see “my face” it is the same PANIYM word. This word can also mean “presence”, and “front of” as it refers to the frontside. So what does this all mean? That rather than saying all these things will occur chronologically BEFORE the day of the Lord, that the “spirit of Elijah” will in fact be the face of God shone at the onset of this great and dreadful. In other words, this is how you know that day has started. So why is it great AND dreadful?
Magnus et Horribilis
I love the Latin Vulgate translation for these Hebrew words. Great is MAGNUS and terrible is HORRIBILIS. So it really is saying that it is going to be the best of times and also the worst of times. But what is the narrative here? It is the best of times for those fear His name, and it will be the worst of times for those who don’t fear His name. This reality is the only reality that makes sense. When the kingdom of God experiences MAGNUS, then the kingdom of darkness must be experiencing HORRIBILIS.
At the beginning of 2012 I gave a word for that year that I still believe to be relevant. I still believe it relevant for it to be connected to this word for Rosh Hashanah 2012. I spoke that 2012 is the year where the Promise Maker delights Himself in beginning to show Himself as the Promise Keeper. This actually speaks to the season of arising we are just now entering as we leave the ‘stall’.
I also spoke of the impact of the ‘lionesses’, and how they will affect everything and immediately affect the upcoming election. This too is totally connected to the angelic release for this season. The female conscience of this nation has been ‘stalled’ and that which is being released is going to ignite the conscience, heart, soul and the voice of women. The Holy Spirit will pour out something never before poured out and it’s initial central target is the heart and soul of women. In that awakening will be seen a greater representation of the heart of God. Women of resolve will arise and they will be as roaring lionesses bringing order into the house. This won’t come through nagging or manipulation, but through sheer anointing. They will carry His protective heart for the ‘pride’ which is another word for the community of lions. The social fabric of society is presently in fracture and disarray, because the enemy has led an intense campaign to devastate women. The last several years has been particularly difficult for women, but the Sun of Righteousness is arising and a great roaring is about to be felt throughout this nation and then into the nations.
It is obviously impossible to speak prophetically of the future without speaking of Israel. For more on that, refer to my word for the year which covers that better. There is presently talk of war with Iran as it is normal that there is ongoing uncertainty for the nation. There is great connection between what is presently being released, and the advances of the kingdom of God as it relates to Israel. As the “spirit of Elijah” continues to brand into our hearts the ways and beauty of who God is. It will greatly affect those who originally received the covenants. Our often puritanical paradigm, with its’ limited scope of who God and Jesus are, has not been all that endearing to the majority of Jews. One of the ways we will know we are manifesting a true gospel is when we see the hearts of those looking for their Messiah turned to their Messiah in us. The “spirit of Elijah” causes the hearts of fathers to be turned to sons and of sons to their fathers. One of the manifestations of this will be the love and reconciliation between Jews and Christians. The father’s hearts (Jews) will be turned to the son (Christians) and vice versa. This has already been taking place, but it will go to a whole other level. The root and branches that Paul talked about in Romans 11, will be reconciled into one new man. This will be a progressive work that will never cease. The true church will never turn on Israel and will ever be aware of it’s central roll in God’s big story.
What About Plagues, Earthquakes, Storms, War and Economic Collapses?
You may note the absence of any such description though I have written many pages of prophetic insight for this time. Until the end, there will always be plagues, earthquakes, storms, wars and economic challenges. They are never intended to be a central story for those who are kingdom advancers. Every crisis, disaster or chaotic situation will always be the greatest opportunity for kingdom advancement. Every crisis that will ever come upon planet earth will have a pre-imbedded solution already placed there by our God in His rising sons and daughters. We will so understand this that it will be our custom to run to disasters and crisis and we will watch God do great things. I love what Kat Kerr said as she saw into the future- saying there will be a time where someone cremated would be raised from the dead. A time where a child of God comes into an earthquake devastated city and restores the city to it’s previous soundness, bringing healing to the literal crack in the ground and raising back all those that were killed or injured. What a time we are headed for! We won’t always just come into a place of devastation and tell them it’s because they displeased God and this is His judgment. We will finally understand that the kindness of God leads to repentance.
There is a whole new breed of prophets that God is raising up for this time. This new breed are prophets of hope and of a future. A prophetic friend of mine saw in vision the Body of Christ as an Auschwitz concentration camp reality. The church was being fed so poorly on the knowledge of God, that they were starving and in survival mode. There was no mission other than survival, and the ‘guards’ were feeding starvation rations. It was unclean, with limited food. There was only hope in dying or being rescued (i.e. the rapture). This of course is an indictment on church as we know it. Our pastors and our prophets share in the guilt of this reality. They are just feeding with what they were fed with, but that must change.
Even today, many of those among us known as ‘prophets’ are doing much more to scare the Bride of Christ than to strengthen her and give her hope. Because of this reality, one of the most intimidated segments of the church that I see are the ones that should be the most advanced – those that have embraced modern day prophets and the power of the Holy Spirit. This is changing and will begin to change dramatically. God’s people are about to burst from the ‘stall’ and they will then only follow voices of hope. Hope not based on “wishful thinking”, but hope based on having seen the season of hope that we are in. Hope based on understanding the times we are in and what we should be doing. Hope based on a revelation of our side, our narrative, and our immediate future. Hope based on a healed and expanded perspective of who God is. What we think about God is the most important thing about us. It is time for the chains of despair to fall off. It is time to stop eating the slop of “when is the second shoe going to hit ”. It’s time to extend our mission beyond the ‘barbed wire’ of church buildings and actually be the church in society. The good news is He knows we need help and He is about to pour out His new. You have been weary walking with the footmen, but you are about to run with the horses.
Johnny Enlow- A Voice of Hope