Jehovah’s 2017 Agenda

Jehovah’s 2017 Agenda
I had the honor and privilege of being a part of a major move of God (revival) here in the USA from 1999-2004 and one man who I have a great respect for used to say, “you need to be careful of people that carry the disease called an agenda”. He taught us this because he is a shepherd and he wanted to protect us his sheep. But God has an agenda too and it is not to harm us, but to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). If you could know God’s agenda for the nations, would you want to know? I would, because I want to be on His agenda, not man’s agenda, not my agenda. Well, I think the Lord revealed to me this morning His agenda and I want to propose it to you. 
Lance Wallnau prophesied that Isaiah 45, a Cyrus, would be the 45th President of the United States of America. He was so confident that he heard this word from God, He wrote a book called God’s Chaos Candidate about this prophetic word God gave him. Prior to that prophetic word, the late Kim Clement, prophesied that a Trump would be put in the White House. Praise the Lord that both men, heard clearly from God and Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States of America. These prophetic declarations got who God wanted in the White House, now God is release His prophetic agenda for Cyrus, while in the White House. 

Isaiah 44:23 says, “I Am the One who says of the Persian victor over Babylon, Cyrus is My shepherd. He will accomplish what I determine. My word goes out concerning Jerusalem; it will stand a glorious city, again, and of My house within in, restoration will begin at once” (The Voice). As I read those verses this morning, the Lord spoke to me and said, this is My 2017 agenda. Here is what I see as on God’s agenda for 2017, with Cyrus in the White House. 
1. Esther will be victorious over Jezebel 

a. Esther was a Persian queen and Jezebel was a Babylonian queen

2. Cyrus is God’s shepherd

a. Read Isaiah 45 to see if you agree with Lance Wallnau that Trump is a Cyrus figure

3. Jerusalem will be a glorious city

a. Keep your eyes on Jerusalem with PM Netanyahu and President Trump leading together

4. God’s house will be restored

a. This in context is referring to the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, watch for this

b. I also believe this refers prophetically to the restoration of the Church

c. Finally, I think it is a reference to the restoration of the lives of believers as we are the temple of God
The bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:16, “For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ” (NIV). I believe that prophesy is declaring the mind of God, from the word of God, to the people of God. Prophets are God’s mouthpieces, that is why Paul and Moses said, oh that all of God’s people would prophesy (I Cor. 14:31 and Numbers 11:29). I believe starting in 2017 with the election of God’s shepherd, a Cyrus, and with PM Netanyahu both in leadership positions we are going to see this 4 point plan of God’s agenda come to pass. 
I conclude with what God says the end result is of this agenda is for as stated in Isaiah 45:4-6 “For the sake of My servant Jacob, My chosen people Israel, I have called you by name, made you who you are, and bestowed on you and honorable title, even though you do not know Me. I am the Eternal One; there is no other God but Me, and even though you don’t know Me, I am preparing you for victory. I am doing all this so that people all around the world may know that I alone am the Eternal, the only God!” (The Voice). What an honor to be given, as people, Jehovah’s 2017 agenda. May God alone get all the glory!


Prayer – Prophesy – Production – Advancement
For the past 25-30 years, the Church has been in stages 1 and 2 of God’s plan, which is our preparation for the next move of God, that is going to be like none we have ever seen before. In the most recent past, we have seen the rise of many prayer movements, from IHOP with Mike Bickle to Generals International with Mike and Cindy Jacobs. There are many other movements of prayer that are known like Dutch Sheets and the Appeal to Heaven or John Benefiel with HAPN, but for the most part, we have been baptized in a prayer for over 25 years and God has heard our prayers. Intercessors, are a powerful force that keeps the engine of the advancing kingdom of God moving on earth as it is in heaven. However, if prayer is only for prayers sake, we have missed the point. 
Prayer is communion with God, but if not guarded carefully it can become a form of consumerism. Whenever Jesus went away and prayed, He always left those prayer times with His Father with some directive that He was to accomplish. In Luke 6:12-13 it says, “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles” (NIV). If prayer does not lead to prophesy, production and eventual advancement, then I wonder what you are spending all those hours doing. 
From the prayer movements, we saw the rise of the prophetic being restored to the church. People like Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kat Kerr and Kris Vallaton came out of these prayer movements. They began and continue to speak into our atmosphere prophetic words that give us direction, correction, and exhortation. They set the verbal course for where we are going. People like John Paul Jackson and Kim Clement are two prophets that our generation lost prematurely, but they were extremely accurate in revealing to us the voice of God, so we knew as a Church the direction that the kingdom of God was taking. The power of prophecy and the rise of the prophetic movement was seen in the election of Donald Trump as the current President of the United States and very few know that it was a prophetic word that put PM Benjamin Netanyahu in a position of power in Israel for a second time. Prophecy is powerful. 
Prophecy is the restoration of the voice of God to the people of God. However, if not carefully guarded, it can lead to unmet expectations, disappointments and even idolatry as we listen to the voice of the prophets versus learning to hear the voice of God ourselves and having the prophets confirm or correct what we thought we heard. Revelation 19:10 says, “Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (NASB). 
Jesus prayed, Jesus is prophecy and He prophesied, but these two things were pointing to where we are now, production. Jesus valued producing and in the parable of the minas we see that Jesus shares a parable to reveal how the kingdom of God operates and it is evident in this parable that we are given money not for the sake of consuming, but for the sake of investing, which is another form of producing. Everything in all of creation was made to produce, from the first declaration made in Genesis 1 that said, “Let there be and there was…” to “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it”. From Genesis to Revelation we can see the pattern or prayer, prophesy, and production. 
Production is for the sake of building, we are called to build people, build places that produce opportunities, build families, build churches, building is on God’s agenda, it always has been and always will be. But if not held in check, production can become a means of selfish ambition, pride or making a name for yourself. In Luke 12:16-21, Jesus said, “And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
We have been living in a time of prayer, prophesy and some production. I believe we have entered a time of serious rebuilding, for what has been built has not produced well, and this rebuilding starts with a new government. When you remove the bureaucracy, you can get things done. The government God has established in His word is stated in 1 Corinthians 12:28 “God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.” and Ephesians 4:11-12, “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” (NIV). 
God’s government is going to be put in position for the sake of advancing the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. With the rise of people like Bill Johnson, Ryan LeStrange and Jennifer LeClaire, we are beginning to see the apostles arising, for apostles build for the sake of advancement. In the words of Moses, “You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north” (Deut. 2:3, NASB). We have prayed and will continue to pray, we have prophesied and we will continue to hear prophesy, we have produced and we will continue to produce, but now it is time to advance. We cannot stop in any one of these places, we must keep going, for the kingdom of God is an ever-increasing kingdom, it is a likened unto a river, it is always on the move. That’s why the temple of the Holy Spirit is not a building, but you, but me. Pray, prophesy, produce and advance!

Can You Feel the Pull?

Can You Feel the Pull? 1.17.17
Have you ever been to the ocean? The sound of crashing waves; the sight of the endless water line; the power of the waves as they crash. The whole experience is absolutely majestic. It is no wonder that prophets have been seeing a wave of God’s spirit coming with revival, global evangelism, unprecedented wealth, signs, wonders and miracles. Waves carry with them the power for all of these things. However, waves are created when the undercurrent waters, go against the waters that are above them. If you have ever swam in the ocean, you immediately feel the under current, it pulls on you upon arrival into this massive body of water.
In the ocean, the waters that are above are pushing you toward the shore, the waters underneath are pulling you out to sea, this push and pull is what creates waves that we love to listen to, watch and play in. I believe the same process is taking place in Christianity right now. We have a massive group of people who are pushing us to the shore through motivational preaching, promises without a call to relationship or responsibility and gospel life coaching. Turn on any preacher, one that has been around for a while or one that is just starting to make a name for themselves and you will hear this push to “do you”; “live your best life now”; or how the gospel can make you rich.
Can you feel the pull to be a motivational preacher? Can you feel the pull to tell people what they want to hear, rather than what they need to hear? Can you feel the pull to live near the shore where the waves are dying down, not rising up? The pull is strong, for the masses are near the shore, the money is near the shore, the fun is near the shore, the majority of preachers are near the shore. I call it cultural Christianity, it’s a preaching that says to love your neighbor means you don’t confront their non-biblical lifestyle despite their claim of believing in Jesus. It’s the call to preach a compromised message rather than one that brings conviction, for that is not popular any more. Can you feel the pull?
Paul felt the pull, so he said to Timothy, “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry” (1 Timothy 4:1-5, NIV).
There is a pull in the direction of cultural Christianity that is relevant, motivational and entertaining, but it is not setting people free. But there is an undercurrent happening, that is pulling people out into the deeper waters; into the places of faith where it does not feel safe; into disciplines that hurt now but make you strong over time. There is another pull happening under the water that is not yet seen, but is felt by those who are in it. They hear the voice of the Lord in the secret place; they feel the pull of the Spirit into the depths of His heart; they have not seen what they are hearing, but they know whose voice is speaking. To you, living in the undercurrent, don’t go back to the shore, cast your net into the deeper water still, for a great catch. As we continue to allow ourselves to pulled out deeper into the unknown, it will create a wave, that all will see. A wave of glory, where God alone is the star of the show. A wave of healing, that no man or woman can take credit for. A wave of revival that will cause people to fall on their face in biblical repentance.
Can you feel the pull?

Stewardship Not Ownership

Mark 12:1-12 “Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower; then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his share of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. And again, he sent another slave to them; this one they beat over the head and insulted. Then he sent another, and that one they killed. And so, it was with many others; some they beat, and others they killed. He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally, he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So, they seized him, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?” When they realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowd. So, they left him and went away” (NRSV).
History has a way of being cyclical, it repeats itself, therefore, it is imperative that we learn from history, in order to not repeat the things in the past that were not effective as it pertained to the advancing of the kingdom of God. As we read the gospels, it is easy to just see them as stories, but they were actually a reconfiguring of ideas, thought patterns and ways of doing life as a spiritual being. If you aren’t careful, you can read the gospels and miss the messages that Jesus was telling them and that He is telling us.
In this parable, Jesus was letting us know that we were given a vineyard (a group of people, family, community), that we were invited to be a steward over a vineyard, but when it came to harvest time, He (the Father/owner) could take from His vineyard whatever He wanted. The challenge was then and is now, that many who have been called to be vineyard stewards, have actually become vineyard owners. In the process of stewardship, the subtle shift to ownership took place. This is understandable, for those who really want to give their best to anything need to have a sense of ownership in that thing. The challenge is, once you crossover into ownership, you now believe the vineyard is yours and the fruit of that vineyard belongs to you.
I believe we are in harvest season right now in the kingdom of God. I believe God is harvesting grapes (people) from His vineyard right now as we speak. I believe, what many see as a harvest of unbelievers coming is correct, but I think there is a harvest happening right now of believers. God, the owner of the vineyard (Psalm 24:1), is coming for His fruit, those who are mature, those who are ripe, those who are prepared to be gathered. Many leaders are wondering why so many people are leaving their churches, I believe this is why. It is harvest time! People are hearing the voice of God calling them out of the religious systems they have been in. Calling them to follow Jesus, not a church leader, calling them to discipleship with Jesus Himself. They are hearing the words of Jesus, “Follow Me!”
Just as in the parable, the workers crossed over to believing they were owners and therefore, could control the vineyard, control the temple and control those who were coming to it. Mark 12:12 says, “When they (the temple leaders) realized that He (Jesus) had told this parable against them…” The temple leaders of that time knew Jesus was speaking about them. This is how we know that leaders are the ones who have subtly shifted from being stewards of people and places to believing they are the owner; the one who decides how things are going to go; when, where and for how long. We say we want to be led by the spirit, but our services are completely scripted. God is harvesting His people out of these systems.
Luke 4:18-19 says, “The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor, He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” Who are these people? I have heard many times they are unbelievers, outsiders, Gentiles if you will, but Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep in Israel” (Matthew 15:24). So, is it possible, that Jesus came to preach, release, recover the sight, set free and proclaim favor to those locked in a system that was not producing life? If we look at all the people Jesus encountered in the temple and in the land of Israel, we see the poor, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed are those He set free. I think Luke 4:18-19 is a salvation declaration for the nation that was locked in a religious system.
So, why was He calling them out of the system? What we see in scripture is that Jesus called them out, to reconfigure the way they think, so they could join a movement, that would advance the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. He moved them out of the temple and into a kingdom, a movement, that would be quoted in the Acts 17:6 to have turned the world upside down. I believe what we are seeing is not people who are weak, rebellious, or unspiritual leaving churches, but rather those who are hearing Jesus say, “Come, follow Me!”. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day did not like Jesus coming to reap His harvest anymore then church leaders like people leaving their church now. History is repeating itself, because we have yet to learn the lesson that it is about stewardship not ownership.

What Are You Hearing?

Is God saying more than one thing at one time? Is He declaring one thing to you and another thing to me about the same nation? Is the Lord the author of confusion? In a social media world, there are many benefits, people who do not have a platform for a variety of reasons, can use social media to get their message out. But social media is extremely dangerous as well, for it is riddled with confusion as many self-proclaimed and self-appointed prophets are saying, “Thus says the Lord.” With many people on a spiritual quest, one of the places they are looking for spiritual insight is online, but the challenge is, the church, Christians are proclaiming many things that are not biblically accurate. This is both dangerous for the hearer and the speaker, for the Bible is not silent on the issue of making declarations that God did not make. 
Ezekiel 13:1-3 says, “Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own inspiration, Listen to the word of the LORD! ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing.…” (NASB). Jeremiah 23:15-17 says, “For from the prophets of Jerusalem Pollution has gone forth into all the land.'” Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; They speak a vision of their own imagination, Not from the mouth of the LORD. “They keep saying to those who despise Me, ‘The LORD has said, “You will have peace “‘; And as for everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say, ‘Calamity will not come upon you.’…” (NASB). 
Yahweh speaks with clarity, not confusion. He is not speaking many things at the same time, He has so much authority He only needs to speak one thing at a time. One word from heaven has the authority and power to transform the earth. As prophets in training, the first thing that must be learned is how to discern the voice of God, amidst all the other voices. Many people who prophesy, don’t know the word of God in context, so their prophecies are of their own making. One of the greatest challenges we face in Christianity today is the inability for people to hear the voice of God. Because this is an epidemic in the church, many people are looking to those who say they hear God to tell them what God is saying. The challenge with this is, if God is not saying it, but they are told God said it, then they get disappointed for they thought God said something God never said. 
1 Corinthians 14 says, all should desire to prophesy and in the book of Numbers, Moses said, he wished all of God’s people prophesied. But in order to prophesy, you need to know the word of God, for that is the first step in hearing the voice of God. The second indicator of whether you are hearing God is if what you are hearing is being confirmed by those who are seasoned at hearing the voice of God. For example, the Lord spoke to me and said, 2017 is a year of Victory, I posted this on January 1st on my Facebook page, then today, Chuck Pierce came out with a video today that declared 2017 the year of Victory and Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, CA said at their Sunday morning service on January 1st, that the word God gave him for 2017 is Breakthrough. So, when men and women that are known for hearing the voice of God are saying the same thing you are hearing, it is a good indicator you are hearing God and not your vain imagination. 
The Bible says to whom much has been given, much is required. If you have not been given much, not much is required of you, but if you want to be given more, than be a good steward of what you have been given. You have been given your Bible, it is the voice of God to you and to the nations, but it must be righty applied. 2017 is a year of Victory, for you to experience victory, you must learn to hear the voice of God. You hear the news, you hear your family and friends, you hear what others are saying on social media, but can you hear the voice of God in His word? What are you hearing? Hearing the voice of God is the key to the abundant life. He loves to talk, that is why you have a Bible, my prayer is that this year, you will hear His voice.