This good word by David Herzog was posted on The Elijah List when I was out of town.
"2015 Prophetic Word: A Year of Opportunity With Major Shifts and Breakthrough"
• This is a year full of opportunity.
• Many things will shift worldwide in ways they never have before, which will also create new opportunities.
• Many things that did not seem to break through last year will begin to break through this year if you keep believing in faith.
The enemy will try to make it look like you have lost in certain battles you have been fighting. Never give into the devil and never get into agreement with the enemy. Once you say, "I guess we lost this one," then you have lost. But, if you know God promised you something, never give into the smoke screen, never declare defeat. Often it is an illusion, and soon after you will find out it was false. (Photo via Flickr)
FEAR is: False Evidence Appearing Real
This goes for sickness, financial situations, family, doors opening, and more.
The enemy will try, in some cases, to threaten you that if you continue to believe and go for the promise that your worst fears will come with your defeat. Threats may even come from the "giants" that guard the territory you are about to invade.
Threats of total defeat, total loss, pain, and misery – you must press in deep into the glory and holiness of God. Lay aside every weight, sin, or distraction and enter into the total peace of God that surpasses all human understanding of the situation.
Once you press into the peace and presence of God and "abide under the shadow of His wings," and then declare and pray from that place, the enemy cannot touch you.
When it looks like all is lost, that is when you press into the core of God; and when you have done all to stand and can't advance anymore, just stand and hold your ground in the Spirit and watch God turn things around suddenly and dramatically as you "strive to enter that rest." Either you or the devil will give up – let it not be you.
This is a year to lock shields with others and persevere until every promise of God is fulfilled. God is going to teach many about Persevering Faith this year. Many have faith that God will do things right away, but when certain things take longer than expected, they give up and lose heart. Persevering faith is a faith that no matter what it looks like, no matter how long it takes, as long as you are breathing you are not giving up or giving in mentally, emotionally, or with your words until you see the manifestation of what God promised you.
Ephesians 6:18 With all types of prayer and petition pray in every season in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Thankfulness and Praise
As we are thankful for what we do have and we start to praise God for the victory that is coming and is here by faith, things will start to turn around fast. Paul and Silas praised and thanked God while in prison, which looked really bad, and God intervened into their situation and shook the prison, causing a revival and allowing for their escape!
Thanking God in the midst of the impossible will cause God's possible to manifest.
As a seed is planted in the ground and dies then starts the process of pushing its way up to the surface, many of your breakthroughs are just about ready to spring up. Just because you do not see anything occurring on the surface does not mean that nothing is happening, but quite the opposite. You need to persevere in prayer until you see the harvest start to pop up from underground.
If you stop continuing to pray, praise, declare, and thank God just because you don't see it, yet you might stop the process when you were so close – maybe only hours or days away from your breakthrough. There is a lot happening under the surface, even if on the surface you don't see it yet; your faith is pushing the manifestation to the surface. Daniel could have given up on the 20th day of his fast and would not have had the angelic encounter and answer to his prayers for his nation if he did not persevere until He got the answer. (Photo via Pixabay)
The angel even told him that every day he was praying it was affecting the breakthrough for the angel to get to Daniel; his prayers were the fuel to get the angel to him. True persevering faith will be needed this year to pray without ceasing until you see the promise manifest.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus...
Exciting Double Doors
Exciting double doors of opportunity will open to many this year. If you are in the correct position and mindset in God, you will be able to go through these new open doors of opportunities for the harvest, including doors reaching into government, nations, media, entertainment, and those in other religious belief systems to know the God of Israel this year through His Son. (Photo via Wikimedia)
There will be an increase in healings, miracles, signs and wonders, deliverance, and more accurate prophetic. Also, for some, the authority will increase in the spirit realm when prophesying so that even the earth responds to the prophetic word, just as Elijah had authority to prophesy and even see the earth and weather patterns obey his word, similar to when Jesus calmed the storm with a word.
The true prophetic will be sought after by the kings of the earth in 2015 as more and more turbulent and complicated situations arise for those running nations, companies, and industries. Again, opportunities are arising in the midst of the crisis for the world.
There will be many shakings worldwide and in the USA this year. During the shakings either you will be in fear or great faith. The shakings will cause huge opportunities to come to those that can see through them. Many will see the obvious and go into fear and self-preservation mode. But to those that see what God is doing in Heaven through the shaking will be able to reap more harvest in the shakings than in normal times.
When Egypt was shaken, the Israelites, who were poor slaves, suddenly had a huge opportunity as long as they stayed in faith and obeyed. It took faith to obey to kill and eat the lamb, put the blood on the doorposts of the homes, pack up, and start walking out of bondage. When they did the greatest signs, wonders erupted in Egypt, causing an entire nation to hear the Gospel at that time that the God of Israel is the true God, not the gods of Egypt. Many Egyptians followed the Israelites out of Egypt and served the God of Israel. Also, the wealth of Egypt was given to Israel in one day.
The shakings and seemingly terrible financial and natural disasters occurring in the eyes of the Egyptians turned into a blessing for God's people who had faith and saw beyond the natural. They got out of Egypt, out of slavery and bondage, they went from poor to blessed, and an entire nation heard the Gospel and the truth as to who is the true God to serve.
When the fruit tree starts to shake violently this year, either you will be in fear and shaken or you will be those who foresee past the shaking and have your harvesting baskets positioned under the trees as the ripe harvest falls right into your harvesting baskets.
2015 Will Be the Greatest Opportunity For Harvest
Many Jewish people will find their Messiah in Israel and the USA and worldwide. The shakings will cause a seeking after truth. This will also trigger an even greater Gentile harvest worldwide.
Though much of the secular news will be carrying the escalating war between the two nations, Russia and Ukraine will continue to see an increase in salvations and the move of God, the battle for souls in the spirit being the real war occurring.
The U.S. and Russia/China will continue to look like enemies on the news, yet God's people from those nations will continue to meet and work for world harvest from those very same nations behind the scenes. Things are not always as they seem in the natural. There is a global repositioning occurring, and nations are vying for world influence and power or to maintain their world influence and status they perceive to be dwindling.
Prepare for the great harvest of souls coming in in the midst of the shakings. It's not a question of either harvest orshaking, as God often doesboth at the same time. Some voices will prophesy shaking, and others harvest. Is only one of these correct, or are they both part of a bigger picture? It all depends on how much you are seeing of the whole picture, or whether just a small part.(Photo via Pixabay)
Many Believers are getting very scared and worried about what is coming on the earth today. Jesus foretold many of the things we see today – like wars, rumors of war, famine, pestilence, persecution, terrorism, etc. – when He said, "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6).
However, He did not end there...He continued to say, "See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end."
Jesus told us not to be in fear. So, if we are in fear, we will miss out on the greatest harvest in these most exciting times!
This is the exciting part that Jesus promised:
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:13-14).
I want to be in the crowd doing "this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world"; it's all a matter of what you are focusing on.
Surrounded by Armies
2 Kings 6:15 Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
When Elisha and his servant were surrounded by the Syrian army about to be killed, the servant, in fear, asked the prophet, "What shall we do?" Many Christians are asking the same questions, as they fear the economy, the government, natural disasters, famine, Ebola, etc…
It's not that those things are not a big problem. Some people are very focused on every detail of what the enemy is doing. Some are prophetic enough to pick up chatter in the enemy's camp and then are very worried. Yes, it's true on one level that the enemy is planning great evil, but you need to pick up the chatter of Heaven's war room to see what God plans to do through you to counteract the enemy's plans. It's not enough to just see what the enemy is planning to do or the bad things coming, but to be able to see God's will and plan to overcome it and thwart as many of them as possible.
Elisha saw into the Spirit and peeked into Heaven. We need to be more heavenly minded to affect earth. Here is what Elisha said back to his servant:
"So he answered, 'Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them'" (2 Kings 6:16).
How can you say that when imminent death seems apparent unless you are living in the spirit realm in the glory of God seeing Heaven's perspective?
2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (Photo by Jennifer Page "Angel Among Us" viaelijahshopper.com)
Are you seeing God's plans for the earth?
Divine intervention can be requested and released from the throne to thwart the enemy's plans.
In 2011, I saw in the Spirit an earthquake causing a tsunami coming to Hawaii while I was there speaking. I went to the Throne and courts of Heaven and stood in the gap for Hawaii, pleading my case for the destiny of Hawaii and the islands. Then we had the Hawaiian pastor stand in for Hawaii and repent of the sins of Hawaii. At this point the "accuser of the brethren" had no more legal arguments in the court of Heaven and we won the heavenly court case against Hawaii. When the waves hit Hawaii there was minimal damage. We were able to counteract it with Heaven's perspective and strategy in faith, not fear, going boldly to the throne of grace.
Ask the Lord to open your eyes in 2015 and peer into Heaven's realm and see the plans God has for you, your city, your destiny, and your nation. Get God's plan and perspective and begin to walk by faith (in what you see in the Spirit and the Word), not by sight (in what you see on TV or in the natural or coming from the chatter from the enemy's camp).
May 2015 be your best year ever!
Dr. David Herzog
David Herzog Ministries: The Glory Zone
David Herzog Ministries: The Glory Zone