Word of Lord 2018 A YEAR OF RECOVERY11-Feb-2018
2018 A YEAR OF RECOVERY.
A year of recovery, restoration, return and receiving your spoils from your defeated enemies. This year your spoils and prosperity will be directly linked to your warfare.
But if you don’t want to fight then you can kiss your spoils goodbye.
If you don’t want to fight, then your family and future generations will miss out!
Let’s be like King David who fought and left a legacy for future generations.
The Bible says so many generations were blessed because of what David did and some of those really didn’t deserve it, but because of David God blesses them.
The enemy came to Ziklag when David and his men were away and took everything.
I Samuel 30:4-6 NKJV
4 “Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. 5 And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. 6 Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all
the people were grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”
David and everyone else were grieving from their loss of family and possessions but the bible says David was the only one who encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord. Then it says he prayed for a strategy. That’s what we must do church, strengthen ourselves in the Lord and pray for strategy. It’s interesting that the Bible mentions the two names of David’s wives that were taken, Ahinoam which means brother of pleasantness and friendly and Abigail which means fathers joy. Has the enemy taken your pleasantness and friendliness, has the father’s joy been robbed from you?? It’s coming back in Jesus name!
1 Samuel 30:8 NIV
 and David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” He answered. “You will certainly overtake them and without fail recover all”
I like that, there will be no failures in our recovery!!
You see once you have pursued your enemies and overtaken (means - taken hold of and removed) them, then you will recover all that has been taken, robbed and been withheld.
The enemy thought they’d got away with everything because when David tracked them down they were eating, drinking and partying. In a surprise attack he and his army fought them for a day and a half and annihilated them. Apparently, the Amalekites were a much larger army than the 400 with David, because the Bible tells us that only 400 young men escaped on camels. The victory was so complete that the Amalekites are not mentioned as an enemy of Israel for 300 years.
1 Samuel 30:19-20
 nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl (no family member), plunder or anything else they had taken. David recovered all. (put your name in David’s place!!)  he took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, “this is David’s spoil!!” (and put your name here too!)
When the bible says David recovered all, it means he recovered everything that was previously his, but when it says David’s spoil that’s different. that means above and beyond what was his, that’s increase, that’s more than what was taken.
Rom. 8-28 we know all things work together for good for those who love him
Three days gathering the spoil.
2 Chronicles 20:20-26 NKJV
20 “So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper (PROSPER MEANS - PUSH FORWARD, BREAKOUT, COME MIGHTILY INTO PROSPERITY). 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.” 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. 25 When Jehoshaphat (HIS NAME MEANS THE ‘LORD HAS JUDGED AND EXECUTED HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE’) and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewellery, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much. 26 And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah (MEANS PROSPERITY) for there they blessed the LORD; therefore, the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day.”
We too will assemble in our valley of prosperity after gathering our spoil and praise and bless the Lord for his goodness.
2018 is going to a bountiful year.
David said in Psalm 65:11 NIV
 You crown the year with your BOUNTY, and your carts overflow with abundance.
Crown means to encircle. I see this in a number of ways this year. You know when you circle something with your pen. You want it to stand out, you notice it from a distance, it’s something special, like when I play Julie in cards and win I like to circle the winner, it’s special because it doesn’t happen often. Crown also means to encircle like when you attack your enemy you totally encircle then. It also means to encircle, to protect. We’re going to protect this year from the enemy who wants to rob, kill and destroy.
Bounty means - good things, better things, bountiful things, favour, joy, wealth and prosperity.
Wow what a year! You’re really going to like this year.
2018 This is that..... THIS year is THAT year!!!
This— what we are walking in right now WAS that— which we weren’t walking in at that time. THIS year you’re going to come into THAT which was prophesied over you.
Acts 2:14-21 NIV
 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.  These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!  NO, THIS IS THAT which was spoken by the prophet Joel:  ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.  I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.  And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
Over 800 years ago THIS what you are now seeing and hearing now, was THAT prophecy which Joel prophesied about. Peter made sure that everybody knew what this was and what it wasn’t. First of all, these are not drunk as you suppose. In other words, this isn’t what you think it is, THIS is fulfillment of THAT which was prophesied years ago.
Get ready to start walking in your THIS, THAT was prophesied years ago.
Lift up your eyes and see more this year. Lift your vision and receive more this year.
See Him differently this year. God’s upgrading your vision. We’re going to see more spiritually this year, more angelic activity. This is a year to LOOK & SEE.
Ephesians 1:17-19 NKJV
17 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power”
John 4:35 NIV  Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell you, OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
Psalm 121:1-2 NIV  I LIFT UP MY EYES to the mountains---where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Luke 21:25-28 NIV
 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity the sea and the waves will roar.  People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  When these things begin to take place, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
This year watch the Lord do unusual and unconventional ways to bring your breakthrough.
Like when He said to send the worship team out to fight the enemy in 2 Chron. 20:
Unusual and unconventional ways of God positioning you where He wants you to be.
Unusual and unconventional ways of Gods blessings coming to you. You will be blessed in your going out and blessed in your coming in.
Here are a few other unusual and unconventional ways the Bible talks about. Wait until you hear the wind in the mulberry trees. Go through the Red Sea. Cross the flooded Jordan River. Enter through the water ducts to take a city. Throw a stick in the water and the axe head will float. Spit in mud and put in on the blind man’s eyes. Crows are your Deliveroo like Elijah beside the brook.
Watch for the spiritual whirlwinds this year.
Wind in the Bible talks of Holy Spirit, this year there will be a new level of empowerment through Holy Spirit. Wind also talks of the presence of the Lord. These are not the destructive and bring all sorts of turmoil type of whirlwinds these are for the Lord to take you to another level. These whirlwinds will take you higher but also watch out for whirlpools that will suck you down and take you lower. Just as Elisha saw Elijah being taken up in a whirlwind I believe the Lord through the wind of the spirit is taking us higher into new levels of authority with new levels of signs, wonders and the miraculous. I believe these spiritual whirlwinds will release new MANTLES that will fall on those who are watching for them.
II Kings 2:13 NKJV
“He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.”
Job 38:1 AMP
“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,”
These will be supernatural, unusual and unconventional ways the Lord will be communicating to us, so be ready!
This year tune in, turn it up and listen for The Lord.
Revelation 3:22 NKJV
““He who has an ear, LET HIM HEAR what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Just after Christmas I had a dream where I saw satan cutting off people’s ears (yeah it was horrible). Then I saw the trailer for the movie “All the money in the world” a true story about the richest man in the world at that time John Paul Getty. Because he didn’t pay the ransom the kidnappers cut off the ear of his grandson.
Satan wants you to pay him homage or else he’ll cut off your ears. He is a liar and a deceiver trying to invoke fear into you, so you’ll do the very thing he says. DON’T DO IT!!!
Elijah knew that lives were about to along with the economy of a nation be changed. When did Elijah know? When he went up the mountain? When he saw the small cloud? No, he knew way before that, he knew because he could hear a sound. He heard a sound in the spirit realm way before he saw it in the natural!!!
1 Kings 18:41-46 NIV
 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of an abundance of heavy rain.”  So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.  “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”  The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea.” So, Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.”  Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.  The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. (Around 30klm)
2018 a year of the watchmen decrees. By decree of the watchmen.
Daniel 4:17 NKJV
‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’
This year we will see more involvement with the watchmen and intercessory teams as they see, hear and sense what the Lord is showing them. Their decrees are powerful and will hold much more weight this year because the Lord has been purging with fire looking for ones who have His heart.
2018 is a year of getting back to your future.
Jacob had to get back to Bethel, back to the place where he had an incredible encounter with God and saw angelic activity ascending and descending on a ladder to heaven. Why he left in the first place I have no idea I mean how could you possibly leave a place like that and just go on with a normal life? But hang on we do the same. We have an amazing encounter with God in our prayer time or worship time and then a week later it’s back to a normal life as if nothing happened. I know now why Jacob left, he was on his way to find a wife and she was the number one priority on his mind. He did find her and then 30yrs go by and he’s forgotten God even worse his family are worshipping all sorts of idols. The Lord gets a hold of him and tells him to get back to Bethel. The Lord is telling us to go back to Bethel! Bethel translates ‘Church’. So many people have left church or don’t think its relevant or haven’t put a high priority on it but now God is calling them back. We need to get back our first love who is Jesus. We need to get back to Church. We need to get back to our future. Your future is in Christ. Your future is connected to the church because you are part of the body.
HEBREW YEAR 5778.
Eight talks of GATES and DOORS but we still have two swords (7’S) there.
This year there is abundant opportunity, abundant dreams, abundant visions, abundant inventions, abundance of new ideas.
Doors or gates are a means by which we have entrance or access.
Spiritual doors are opening in heaven as well.
Revelation 4:1 NIV
 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing OPEN in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
Revelation 3:8 NIV
 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an OPEN door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
2018 GOD WILL OPEN THE DOORS AND GATES THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY SHUT.
The Lord is going to cut through and shatter every doorway and gateway that has been closed and locked to you. Doors and gates will be open to you like never before this year. So many opportunities will be available to you this year, it will be like from famine to feast.
1Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, whom I have taken by the right hand, to subdue nations before him, and to lose the loins of kings; to open doors before him so that gates will not shut: 2“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars. 3“And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden wealth of secret places, in order that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”
A MEGA DOOR IS ABOUT TO BE OPENED TO YOU.
I Corinthians 16:8-9 NKJV PAUL SAYS....
8 “But I will TARRY in Ephesus until Pentecost.”
9 “For a GREAT DOOR and EFFECTUAL is OPENED to ME, and there are MANY ADVERSARIES.”
That would’ve been a great scripture except for the last two words.
Let’s have a look at ‘tarry’ first, it doesn’t mean standing around waiting for something to happen. It means to stay put, to persevere, to remain in a given place in a state of expectancy.
Great - means exceedingly, mighty, large and loud. In Hebrew its ‘megas’ where we get the word mega.
Door - means opportunity, a portal, an entrance or access.
Effectual - means to work or to labour in your occupation.
Opened - means opened by him who has the key of David, that opens, and no man shuts.
Many - unfortunately!! Means plenty.
Adversaries - means to oppose. Yes, much opposition! You didn't think it was going to be easy, did you?
What’s the old saying ‘There’s no gain without pain.’ The Bible says, ‘Don’t think it strange concerning the fiery trials that are there to try us as if some strange thing happened to you’.
Resistance is there to make you stronger. Adversaries and opposition will not break the spirits of bold, faithful men and women of God, but instead will only stir their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage.
There’s times that God will open gates but then there’ll be times He’ll just demolish whole walls. Sometimes we’ve been focusing on that one door or one gate that will give us the breakthrough, but I hear the Lord saying tonight “Forget the gates I’m bringing the walls down.”
We are praying for your recovery year and all the great things the Lord has for you.
Love & Blessings Greg, Julie & Barb