1 Thessalonians 5:20 Do not despise prophecies.
Sometimes it is good to revisit some things that God has said in order to see what God is doing. Today I am compelled to post a prophecy and declaration that I wrote in 2011. I believe we are in the midst of this challenge. We are the people of God for such a time as this. Here is some of the prophecy that I spoke July 8, 2011:
The Lord says He’s seeking for a Jacob generation that He might turn the Jacob generation into the “inheriting ones”. “And even now, there’s a transition”, says God, “in My Body and those who have sought to seek and find Me are going to discover that I’m the One Who seeks to find them. And in the place of wrestling, there’s a breakthrough.” For God says, “I’m bringing forth My ‘inheriting one’. I’m bringing forth My Israel. I’m bringing forth My Prince with God. There was a time and there was a season when I sought for those who would be a Jacob generation, but hear the Word of the Lord! Hear the Word of the Lord! Hear the Word of the Lord! This is the day for Me to lay hold of you! This is not the day for you to lay hold of Me! This is the day for Me to lay hold of you – and in Me laying hold of you, it’s time for you to endure! It’s time for you to hold on, and it’s in that place of wrestling that there’s going to come forth as an inheritance – there’s going to come an inheritance!”
There’s a shift in the Spirit. Don’t seek the thing that was before. Seek that which is beyond that which was before. Seek that which is the increase. Seek that which is the ‘more’. For this is not a time to break away. This is a time to stand fast and say, ‘Our God has come! He has laid hold of us and we will not let go of that which He has laid hold of!’”
The substance of this prophecy is found in Isaiah, Chapter 32. The Prophet Isaiah was prophesying of the day of the born again sons of God.
Isaiah 32:1-8 “Behold a King will reign righteously, and princes will rule justly. Each will be like a refuge from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry country, like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land. Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The mind of the hasty will discern truth, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly. No longer will the fool be called noble, or the rogue be spoken of as generous. For a fool speaks nonsense, and his heart inclines toward wickedness: to practice ungodliness and to speak error against the Lord. To keep the hungry person unsatisfied and to withhold drink from the thirsty. As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; he devises wicked schemes to destroy the afflicted with slander, even though the needy one speaks what is right. But the noble man devises noble plans; and by noble plans he stands.” (NAS)
God wants us to embrace a multigenerational vision. That vision will be filled with noble plans, noble schemes, and noble strategies. We are to live as princes who rule as a refuge from the wind because our vision is not just for the moment, but for the destiny of God’s name in the earth. We are a shelter from the storm, for we are those who have stood fast through every storm. We will be water in a dry country, because these are those who have found water in a dry place! We will be shade from a parched land, for these are those who have not wilted in the day and in the heat.
God wants to lay hold of us as the ‘Israel’ generation of His name. These are the inheriting ones. It is key to know that a mantle of strategy and noble plans is coming on His inheriting Church. We must be the ones who will rule in His character, nature, way, power, and authority. We must be a family that rules in His name. We cannot live constantly seeking to find the blessing of God; we must know that in Christ we are the blessing of God. We need a revelation of being princes who will be a refuge from the wind, for we know how to withstand the wind. We are a shelter from the storm, for we have stood fast through every storm. This is not just in our lifetime, but in the history of our multigenerational family. We are water in a dry country, because our family knows how to find water, even in the driest of times. We are shade to a parched land, for our family has not wilted in the day and in the heat.
The plans and strategies of this ‘Israel’ generation will teach the children of the nations to stand in the midst of the winds of adversity and to become a strength by which generations can stand. They will disciple nations to endure the storms and to become shelters for their own children from every storm. They will show peoples how to find the water of life in the dry places and how to release water for the planting of the trees of generations. They will mentor families to find God as the One who empowers them in the heat of every day and those families will empower others also in God in the midst of the heat of every day. The rivers of the past have been the rivers of a Jacob generation. They have been rivers of blessings. But God is releasing now the rivers of planting. These are the rivers that make us become a blessing. These are the deep waters of inheritance that raise up every man and woman in the inheritance of Christ’s name. This is who we are!
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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