"2018: A Year of Light and New Beginnings" Bill Burns, Kremmling, CO

The 8 in 2018 represents a time of new beginnings, and the title of this message is: 2018 A Year of Light. This means that in this year of 2018, God’s people will have the opportunity to receive more spiritual light to abide in. This will enable God’s people to see more clearly in that which He is revealing.
Isaiah 60:1-2, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”
The time of your spiritual light has come. Darkness will cover the earth, but you will have God’s light so that you may see more clearly. The Hebrew year of 5778 is also confirmation. Again, the number 8 represents a time of new beginnings.
A Time To See
Luke 9:27-29, “But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Kingdom of God. Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.”
At that time Peter, James and John saw a greater reality of Jesus in the Kingdom of God. They saw Him in greater clarity than ever before. I believe that we shall also see things differently in 2018 than we have seen before. We will have greater vision and greater understanding of God’s purposes from now on.
Walk In the Light
Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
The Lord wants to light up His landscape (vision of lights) so that we can see what He wants us to see.
Ephesians 5:13 (Amplified Bible), “But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.”
2018: A Time of Many Blessings
James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
So, God is going to give to us in this season:
1. Signs which will be seen! Signs will reveal and confirm the things that God will do in this season.

Hebrews 2:4, “God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will.”
2. Wonders…are God’s miracles, many of which we will witness in this year, 2018. Miracles are God’s idea.
1 Corinthians 12:28, “And God has appointed these in the Church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
3. A season of rewards…for your faithfulness and good works.
1 Corinthians 3:14, “If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.”
Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
And, Jesus on the reward in Matthew 6:6, “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
Revelation 22:12, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”
2 John 1:8, “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.”
4. Greater Anointing…will come with the light of God.
1 John 2:20, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.”
1 John 2:27, “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”
The anointing (presence of the Holy Spirit upon you) will cause you to know (see and understand) what is being shown to you.
5. Provision…for God’s people will come.
Psalm 132:13-15, “For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.'”
God’s Desire of 2018…is that all of His people will come into a higher level of spiritual authority. This will happen when we abide in His presence (light). We will then be able to hear Him and see what He wants us to see! This is God’s desire for us in the New Year!
Let there be light over this year and let us live in the Light! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Bill Burns
Faith Tabernacle

Email: ft111@ft111.com
Website: www.ft111.com

Bill and Marsha Burns are pastors of Faith Tabernacle in Kremmling, Colorado. Bill has a powerful prophetic gifting. His heart is to equip the Body of Christ for the work of the ministry. Marsha is a teacher and prophet with pastoral anointing. She has been commissioned by the Lord to prophesy to the nations through “Small Straws In a Soft Wind” sent out via the Internet.


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"A Year of New Beginnings! It’s Never Been Seen Before!" Charles Shamp, Nashville, TN

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzSome of the best words come in small articles…this is one power-packed word of the Lord by Charles Shamp for the new year.

I want you to let it really “soak in” so to speak…as I believe it will bring healing and refreshing to you…in this new year.

Charlie Shamp shares:

“I will stretch out My mighty hand and open your eyes to see that I am putting an end to your lack, rejection, dissatisfaction, disappointment and demonic harassments. Your failure, sickness and shame will be washed away by the power of My Son’s name. Every generational curse disturbing you will be scattered and destroyed.”

I encourage you to forward this on and to pray these prophetic words over you family and loves ones…2018 is going to be an incredible year in many ways…including the family of God! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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“A Year of New Beginnings! It’s Never Been Seen Before!”
Charles Shamp, Nashville, TN

It’s Never Been Seen Before

I heard the Lord say, “You have seen it. You have heard it before. You have spoken it. You have even imagined it in your mind—My plan for outpouring in the earth. But what I’m about to do for My people has no historical reference point.

“That’s right. It’s new, fresh, original and tailor-made for this time! It has never been seen before or manufactured in the past. No. I reserved the best for last. Some have said, ‘We will set a specific place and hour to produce a move of the Father.’

“But what is about to come will catch and spread like wildfire. What is to come will not be confined to a specific place. That’s right. It will cross countries, jump oceans and leap over denominational walls. I will visit in a new and fresh way.

“My Spirit will drop and distill like a shower of rain. My lightnings will strike to restore, revive and renew. Every form of dryness will come to an end as I saturate you. The reign of terror, turmoil and tragedy will have to come to an end…for the glory of Heaven that I will send.

Putting an End to Past Disappointments

“I will open the windows of Heaven and showers of blessings will overtake your homes.

“This is a year of open opportunities, open doors and open heavens! Don’t look to the past to predict what is about to come; those days are gone for good. What happened then could never produce what I have in My mind in the now.

“I will stretch out My mighty hand and open your eyes to see that I am putting an end to your lack, rejection, dissatisfaction, disappointment and demonic harassments. Your failure, sickness and shame will be washed away by the power of My Son’s name. Every generational curse disturbing you will be scattered and destroyed.

The days of pain, sorrow, weeping, stagnation, devastation and struggling will come to an end.

“This year will be a time of supernatural shock and awe as I passionately pour out My Spirit and divinely fill your cup to overflow with blessings that can’t be numbered, named or contained!” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Charles and Brynn Shamp, President and Founders
Destiny Encounters

Email: charles@destinyencounters.com
Website: www.destinyencounters.com

Charles and Brynn Shamp are the founders of Destiny Encounters. They have a true passion for revival and the glory of God. Compelled by the heart of the Father to seek and save the lost, they are releasing God’s love to the world seeing the captives delivered, the sick healed, and lives changed. Charles and Brynn believe that through outreach, missions, and crusade evangelism, one life changed can impact a nation and transform a generation. Charles and Brynn have answered the call to lead a generation in the movement of both the Word and the Spirit. With the power of an encounter they are truly unlocking a generation’s destiny one heart at a time.

Charlie Shamp’s Itinerary:

January 4-7, 2018
Presence and Power Secret Place Conference
8180 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715
For more info click here

January 11-13, 2018
The Outpouring: Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman Christian Center in Bozeman, Montana

January 14-19, 2018
Refresh Arlington: Washington State
18824 Smokey Point Blvd. #105, Arlington, WA 98223
For more info click here

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"A Year in Review – Getting to Your Promised Land" Rick Joyner, Fort Mill, SC

Thank you for joining us on this journey of studying the Book of Revelation (in our Word for the Week). We will continue this study next year as we are just getting into some of the most exciting parts of it, many of which give great clarity on what is unfolding in our times. However, I like to use the last WFTW of the year as a special message for the coming year.

There will never be another 2017. Many are thankful for that and are ready to start another year, but 2017 was an awesome year. Every year is for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. He has promised to turn all things into good.

Bitter Into Sweet – Getting to Your Promised Land

As we are told in 1 Corinthians 10:11, which speaks of the things that happened to Israel in the wilderness, “Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.”

Every trial that Israel went through in the wilderness was a prophetic map of what every Believer must go through to get to their Promised Land—the fulfillment of their promises. The first major trial they faced was at “the waters of Mira,” or the waters of bitterness.

The first thing Israel had to learn if they were going to make it to their Promised Land was how to turn the bitter waters into sweet, or how to turn every bad thing they endured into a good thing. We must do the same.

To begin 2018 the right way, we need to thank the Lord for 2017 and everything that happened to us in it—both the good and the other that will work for our good.Every bitter thing must be turned into sweetness if we are to continue toward our Promised Land, the fulfillment of the promises we’ve been given. (Photo via Pixabay)

The Light Will Win! Greater Opportunity for the Gospel

Each year, I send a letter to our international publishers. The following are excerpts from this letter that I feel is for all of us:

Every year it seems that we look back and say that the current year was more interesting and challenging than the previous one. As I began to say many years ago, this will continue—meaning that every year is a greater opportunity for the Gospel.

The Gospel is “good news.” It is the best news the world has ever heard or ever will hear. We have been given a hope greater than any other religion or philosophy. We are now the main purveyors of hope for the world, and soon we will be the only ones. As we see in Isaiah 60 and other prophecies, when darkness covers the earth, the Lord’s glory will appear on His people. As we read in verse 3 of that text, the nations will then come to the light: “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”

The light will win! We must never forget that, and we should become even more encouraged as darkness grows—we are closer to the glory of the Lord being revealed.

My purpose, and a main purpose of MorningStar, is to know the times and what God is doing to prepare His people for the times. A main way we seek to help this preparation is to prepare ourselves for the great harvest, which is already unfolding.

The main way to prepare for this is for the Church to become the pure, spotless Bride that she is called to be—and that our King deserves. The Church becoming all it is called to be is a main key to the harvest. It is also a key to the highest calling we have in this life—helping to prepare the King’s Bride.

In the last two months, I have had two of the most expansive prophetic revelations I have had yet. Each was so expansive that I felt that a lifetime would not be long enough to process them. I was then shown that they are linked to the “eternal Gospel.”

I always thought this was the simple Gospel being recounted for eternity, but now I see that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is so expansive that we will be learning about it, and be perpetually fascinated by it, for eternity. No other subject in all of creation is as interesting and expansive as that which we are called to publish (the Gospel). How can we not love this job? (Photo via The Gospel Tract)

My prayer for you this year is that you grow “in the hope of His calling”—that hope and vision would be a special diet for you this year, and that you convey it to others wherever you go and through all that you publish and distribute.

This is also my prayer for all of you doing this study (Word for the Week). I pray that hope and vision will be multiplied to you and that you will be contagious with it, spreading hope and vision in the coming King wherever you go. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Rick Joyner
MorningStar Ministries

Email: info@morningstarministries.org
Website: www.morningstarministries.org

Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Final Quest, A Prophetic History, and Church History. He is also the president of The OAK Initiative, an interdenominational movement that is mobilizing thousands of Christians to be engaged in the great issues of our times, being the salt and light that they are called to be. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.

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Rick Joyner’s Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry’s discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

December 29-31, 2017
New Year’s Conference: MorningStar Ministries
375 Star Light Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29715
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February 8-10, 2018
Advanced Prophetic Conference: MorningStar Ministries
375 Star Light Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29715
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April 6-7, 2018
Global Passover Summit: The Shalom Center
1926 Market St., Camp Hill, PA 17011
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"Merry Christmas: God’s in the Package!" by Diane Lake, Missoula, MT

God’s Gift to Mankind

I heard the Lord say, “Pay attention to Christmas this year—it’s a time of abundant blessing.” Imagine! God wants to give you, His faithful child, a Christmas present this year!

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:7-8)

We all associate Christmas with packages—there are gifts to be wrapped, both to give and receive. Of course there is no greater gift than the heavenly Father’s, who freely gave His only Son to be born as a baby destined for the Cross.

A Season of Recovery

Like the wise virgins who were prepared to transition to the wedding, our thank offerings help us get ready to shift into the new things of God.

As I prayed about a Christmas article this year, I had an interesting dream. In it I had taken an amazing picture of a beautiful swan, but while attempting to edit it on my phone, I somehow accidentally deleted it. This phone was unfamiliar to me but I knew if I hit the number “8” on the screen, tech support would be notified. To my surprise, I began receiving messages back from them which were quotes from Romans 5! Verses 5-8 were highlighted—especially verses 7 and 8 (above).

These numbers are fascinating since we’ve recently entered the Hebraic year 5778, and it’s almost the Gregorian year 2018. The number “8” symbolizes new beginnings. I believe this dream signifies we’re entering a new season to recover things that have been lost. My sense is one aspect of this is personal (see Joel 2:25), but the main application is evangelism.

The Lord spoke to me the parable of the lost sheep. As the parable begins in Matthew 18, verse 11says: “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” I believe we are entering a season in which the heavens are opening in a new way for the recovery of lost souls.

Even those not specifically gifted in evangelism are being invited to contact Heaven (tech support) through prayer in this season of new beginnings. Let’s embrace the work of an evangelist and be asking God to recover lost souls in 2018 (2 Tim. 4:5)! (Photo via Unsplash)

God’s Gift to You

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights…” (James 1:17)

I also saw the Lord handing out gift cards—the cool thing with gift cards is you can pick what you want. It’s as if we receive the payment for faithful service and get to spend it as we would like.

It reminds me of when the Lord appeared to Solomon and asked him to pick what he wanted. Solomon, we know, chose wisdom, but it wasn’t for himself. He asked for wisdom in order to judge the Lord’s people, and God was greatly pleased by his response. (See 1 Kings 3:5-10.)

The Lord is releasing provision, wisdom, revelation—even new ministry mantles this season. What is it that you want? Whatever you choose, it’s for the benefit of the Kingdom, but you get to pick what you want!

I’ve seen people in dreams receiving new shoes—new shoes can indicate new ministry or way of life. In one dream, I got to pick between two pairs of boots. One was nondescript in appearance—very utilitarian. The other was a pair of distinctive cowboy boots. Being a Montana girl through and through—guess which pair I’ll be choosing!

The point being: Now is the time to ask God for that tailor-made ministry mantle or anointing you desire. God is releasing new gifts and shoes in this season!

Your Gift to God

Imagine! God wants to give you, His faithful child, a Christmas present this year!

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart”(Ps. 9:1). The Lord has been impressing on me the importance of thanksgiving. That even though the holiday of Thanksgiving is past, it’s so important to be giving thanks right now.

The Hebrew word-picture for eight, Chet, resembles a bridal canopy. Since the beginning of 5777 (and continuing into 5778) the Lord has been giving me Jeremiah 33:11. It reads: “‘…the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing as they bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord: ‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!’ For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first,’ says the Lord.”

We are in a season of covenant renewal between Christ, our Bridegroom, and His Bride—the Church. Like the wise virgins who were prepared to transition to the wedding, our thank offerings help us get ready to shift into the new things of God.

Also, be sure to check inwardly before presenting your gift. We are to first reconcile with our brothers and sisters and then offer our gift on the altar (Matt. 5:23-24). It’s important to bring your gift with a clean and pure heart (Ps. 24:3-4). (Photo via Unsplash)

Wise men and women indeed still seek Him to worship and offer their gifts.

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder…Of the increase of His government…there will be no end…” (Isa. 9:6-7)

The Child born destined for the Cross was also destined to rule and reign. We’re about to see the government released upon His shoulders in a whole new way. Your gifts, both those given and received, will position you in the river of God’s covenant love and creative purpose—get ready to be swept away!

Again, I want to share what the Lord is saying to us: I heard the Lord say, “Pay attention to Christmas this year—it’s a time of abundant blessing.” Imagine! God wants to give you, His faithful child, a Christmas present this year!

Enjoy your Christmas present from the Lord!

Diane Lake
Starfire Ministries

Email: info@starfireministries.org
Website: www.starfireministries.org

Diane Lake is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the Kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They serve as Church Mountain, Regional, and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network (led by Mike and Cindy Jacobs), and as Media Mountain Facilitators for Christian International’s newly emerging “7 Mountain Kingdom Influencer Network.” They have three grown children and are blessed to call beautiful western Montana home.

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"A Synergy Revival Upon All Flesh" Torrey Marcel Harper, East Windsor, NJ

Growth and Advancement!

The Spirit of the Lord says, “2018 will not only be a year of acceleration, but a year of growth and advancement. In this season, I’m opening up new gateways and new doors to My people to advance in the Kingdom. This will be a year that I’m causing My people to plant and reap in many different areas of their lives.”

The Lord says, “This is a season where it’s time for five-to-ten-year-old words to manifest, and be pulled off the shelf. Yes, no more delay on those prophetic words, songs and creative ideas. In this hour, businesses and new ventures will prosper, you will begin to see the fruition of new ideas, and the fulfillment of old prophecies. Get ready to step into divine opportunities that will lead you into the transference of wealth and inheritance.”
Deuteronomy 8:18, “But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
Upon All Flesh…

“Behold this Hebraic year of 5778, and 2018, I’m inviting My people into new things. This is a year, not only for new beginnings, but a year of abundance,” says the Lord. “It’s a year that I’m causing resources and provision for your vision. It’s time to get a new song for the new season,” says the Lord.

Isaiah 43:18-19, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”
There’s a move of God that is coming upon children in a fresh and new way. “Get ready for your sons and daughters to prophesy. Upon children, teens and young adults, My glory and fire will be seen. Get ready for an ‘upon all flesh revival’ as in the book of Acts.”
Acts 2:17-18, “And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour forth of My Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out My Spirit, and they shall prophesy.”

Supernatural Unity for the Family
This is the year of the family and watching God move where there’s been stress, strain and attacks on families. The Lord says, “I’m causing there to be supernatural love and unity upon marriages and families. There’s a coming together and restoration within broken family communication. This is the year of recovery for families and bloodlines,” says the Spirit of God.

Generational blessings are being released in a sovereign way. The Lord says, “Get ready for your family and your bloodline to prosper in every way.” Bloodline curses will be broken in Jesus’ mighty name. Things that have brought shame, even on last names and families, God is restoring honor to your family. The Lord says that He is releasing a bloodbath on bloodlines. Families receive the DNA of Heaven in Jesus’ name.

“It’s time for the prodigals to come home. Loved ones will be saved and transformed by the power of My Spirit,” says the Lord.
Turnaround in the Nations of the Earth

The Lord says, “In this year, there will be more shifts in political realms that will turn things within governmental structures. My Kingdom agenda is coming forth out of Washington, DC and in the nations.” The Lord says, “My righteousness, My justice will go forth.” Even with the recent aligning of Israel and the United States, the Lord says, “I’m going to cause the United States to come into a place of plenty, provision and protection.” The canopy of the Lord’s glory is being raised over this nation.

Isaiah 4:4-6, “When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.”

In 2018, the Lord says, “My Kingdom is being established within different regions, cities and nations in a greater dimension. I am sweeping through the nations. Yes, My grace, My power and My love will be seen and felt in many of the nations of the earth. Watch nations such as South America, the Caribbean islands, London, Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, Russia and China. Get ready, get ready, get ready. Another wave of My grace and My glory is being poured out. This season you will see the dove of My presence moving and resting over nations. Greater outpourings of Holy Spirit will be seen in these days and seasons to come.”

A New Synergy
The Lord says, “We are coming into the Third Wave, a time where you will experience angels of visitation and glory. Get ready burning ones, for greater outpouring of My presence, fire and strength.
I’m bringing forth a synergy revival of past and present moves.” We’ll begin to see the storyline unfold during this synergy that will lead us into the future. This revival will bring reformation. The earth is shifting. The plans of God are unfolding and being released.

“This is a culmination year,” says the Spirit of God. “2018 is the year of the open door. Gates are being opened. This is a year where opposition is pushed back, and I’m releasing divine entry and divine access into all that I’ve promised for every pastor, every leader and every son and daughter,” says the Spirit of God. This is the hour! In Jesus’ mighty name. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Torrey Marcel Harper
Senior Leader, The Times Square Apostolic Center

Torrey Marcel Harper is the Senior Leader of The Times Square Apostolic Center. Torrey carries a heart to see lives encounter the transforming presence of God. He is noted for his desire to see Jesus made famous and the presence of God known in the nations of the earth. He currently serves as the Director of Radiance International House of Prayer in the heart of Times Square, New York. Torrey’s life verse is Psalms 27:4, “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life: To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to meditate in His temple.”


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"When Your Cry Goes Up, Heaven Comes Down" Helen Calder, Melbourne, Australia

Today, I believe God is encouraging those of you who are in a position of great need.

Right now, you may feel as though you have little strength to pray, except to simply cry out to God. And He wants you to know that your call to Him for help is powerful:

• Deliverance is being released.
• Favor is being unleashed.
• Angels are being assigned.
• Your tipping point is on its way.
• Included are Three Directions of Prayer (below).

The key to all prayer is not a formula, it is simply relationship with God. We have a Father in Heaven who loves us and we have access to His throne through Jesus’ shed Blood (Heb. 10:19-20). Jesus’ teaching on prayer can be summed up as, “…Ask your Father in My name…” (see John 15:16).

Prayer comes in many forms and in many ways. By way of example, here are three directions (perspectives) of prayer. Each has its own significance and is what I believe God is highlighting today:

1. Horizontal: Positioned in Prayer Before God’s Throne

When we take a horizontal approach to prayer, we are positioned by faith before God’s throne. We are aware of this stance as we pray and petition Him concerning our needs and the needs of others. We can be bold. We can be strategic!

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Heb. 4:16, NIV)

2. Downward: Exercising Heavenly Authority on Earth

This direction of prayer is when we step into our royal authority as sons and daughters of God. We recognize our heavenly position in Christ; then, we take our delegated authority and enforce our Father’s intentions on earth, in Jesus’ name.

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:6, NIV)

Actions we can take from this “Heaven to earth” perspective include: making prophetic decrees, and binding and loosing.

3. Upward: Praying from Earth to Heaven

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:1-2 NIV)

There are times we are praying from an earthly position. We are praying and interceding from the perspective of our (and others’) humanity, frailty, weakness and need.

When your cry goes up, Heaven comes down. A prayer from earth to Heaven is powerful. It is not an inferior type of prayer. It is a supersonic prayer!

Your Upward Cry Releases Answers

Have you been calling on God for help? Today, God wants you to know He has heard your cries.

God answered the ineloquent groans of Hannah’s broken heart. Her prayer birthed a son, the Prophet Samuel—who would be instrumental in national revival.

“Eli answered, ‘Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.'” (1 Sam. 1:17, NIV)

In a time of need, your prayer may be an inarticulate groan like Hannah’s, but know this: Your cry to God for help echoes in the chambers of Heaven.

Your Cry Reveals Your Heart

Hannah’s story shows us that it is not the style of prayer, but the attitude of our hearts that God responds to. Jesus Himself cried from earth to Heaven in His time of distress:

“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission.” (Heb. 5:7, NIV)

In the midst of whatever trial you are going through, know that God sees past your words and straight to your heart. In His love and mercy, He is coming through for you.

Your Cry Unleashes Deliverance

One of the most powerful acts of deliverance in Scripture was in answer to the cry of God’s people in slavery. The Israelites’ cry of distress rose from earth towards Heaven. Then, when God acted on their behalf, miracles and acts of great power were unleashed and Israel was delivered out of Egypt.

“The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.” (Exodus 2:23-24, NIV)

As you cry out for help in the midst of the trial, the persecution, or spiritual oppression, your cry is coming before God. He is arranging deliverance on your behalf.

“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came before Him, into His ears… He parted the heavens and came down…” (Psalm 18:6, 9a, NIV)

Your Cry Arouses God’s Compassion—and His Power

Our Father doesn’t despise our humanity—He has great compassion towards us in our weakness and frailty.

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14 NIV)

A simple, Heavenward cry for help pulls on your Father’s compassion. He will not hold back His power, for His mercy is abundant towards you. In any moment of crisis, all you need to remember is the simple approach to prayer Jesus taught: “Ask your Father in My name” (John 15:16). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Helen Calder
Enliven Ministries
Website: www.enlivenministries.net

Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, a part of the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of hearing God’s voice, prophetic ministry and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 34 years.


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"We’re Standing On the Edge of Glory!" Julie Price, Morgantown, WV

A few weeks back, I heard this phrase that God kept dropping into my spirit, “You’re standing on the edge of glory.” As I have taken time to ponder this with the Holy Spirit, I am beginning to understand much more deeply, just what He wanted me to convey.

Many respected prophets have already begun to confirm this to my heart as we have spoken, or they have already released words regarding 2018 being the year of family. I want to encourage you to follow up on the latest words regarding 2018 being the year of family and receive the promises of God that are coming for you! This word does confirm the year of family, but it will also expose the enemy’s schemes against your family, in order that your destiny will not be aborted!

Some of you need to quiet the voices around you and hear His heart for yourself and your families for the coming year.

As the Lord began to expand upon this phrase, “Standing on the edge of glory,” He showed me just how violent the war on families has been—especially in 2017. The enemy set out, primarily through a Jezebel, Leviathan, and Python spirit, an all-out assault upon families. His goal was to divide and conquer; to utterly destroy families at all costs and use any means to do it. The move of God that has begun to surface is all about family. Now, God is decreeing that 2018 is the year of family! So what does this have to do with His glory?

The Spirit of Elijah

The spirit of Elijah is coming like a blazing fire to set in families in order.You will see restoration in ways you could not imagine. But with restoration comes a tearing down and removal of anything that could keep Him from restoring all that is due to you.

We are standing on the edge of a glorious move of God that will bring throne room encounters and massive shifts, even in the way that ministry looks, as families emerge that have survived the fiery attempts of the enemy to destroy them.

The Lord has been showing us the DIRE NEED to expose the enemy’s schemes to you. The enemy has sought to sneak in using the Word—even prophetic words—to try and derail you from your family, your promises, your ultimate call to ministry and your destiny. He wants you to give up after years of contending and believing that things concerning your family and destiny are never going to change, but it’s a lie! The glory of God (His absolute goodness) is going to fall on many families. This holy fire will burn away all the chaff and set you ablaze for Him in the most powerful of ways. BUT…you cannot take the bait of the enemy!

Families: You Have a Beautiful Destiny…Together!

The spirit of Baal, Jezebel—and divination as a whole—has crept in around many in an effort to pull you off destiny’s path. Many demonic spirits have spoken to you—disguised as His Spirit—encouraging you to give up on your family members and your destiny. The Spirit of God is trying to get your attention today. Be ever so careful about the words you receive into your spirit and the voices you take in. The spirit of divination is hard at work to convince you to make choices that will abort the family destiny that is about to spring forth in this coming year. (Photo via Pixabay)

I can personally testify and know of many families who are and were under heavy attacks over the past year. The onslaught of the enemy has been unlike anything I have ever seen. If you find yourself relating to this, believe me when I say: your FAMILY—ALL OF YOU TOGETHER—have a powerful destiny before you. DO NOT GIVE INTO THIS DEMONIC ASSAULT! Your destiny is TOGETHER, not apart. Your spouses, children, and even some extended family members, have a great destiny to fulfill and it requires each of you to do it.

For years, the family unit has been under attack through prodigal children, divorce, abortion and more, because the enemy feared the day that is now dawning, where God’s glory is about to manifest upon families like we have never known!

Many of you can’t figure out exactly what this will look like, or after years of heartache, it’s hard for you to imagine this magnitude of change taking place in your families; but it’s about to fall upon so many of you! The Lord wants you to know that having a vision is key, but it’s OK not to have all the answers yet. Every person and family has a destiny to reflect the fullness of Christ in the fullness of times that we are stepping into even now.

Your aim should be Christ-likeness. It is in this place that we find ourselves on the edge of glory! There are many who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. It will not be so in this coming season! God is going to expose and remove all of the false and as He pours out His fire, a great cleansing will take place. It will bring a fresh purity and power as God releases families into their inheritances, promises and destinies…TOGETHER!


Stepping Into the Power and Glory of the New Fire

God will have a people that worship Him purely in Spirit and in truth…those who would have no other gods before Him. Those whose houses are in order! Those whose character matches their words. This is one of the greatest refining fires happening right now. Embrace the purifying of this fire and you will step into the power and glory of this fire! We are on the edge of a fresh, new realm of glory, Church! It’s going to be a time of fresh encounters with Him that bring great increase of His glory.

The glory of God is going to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea and He’s going to do it through you and me, through family; His perfect design! It’s Christ IN YOU that is the hope of glory (Hab. 2:14, Col. 1:27)!

The spirit of Elijah is coming like a blazing fire to set in families in order.

Even relational church family dynamics will look different for many in this next season. There are hungry hearts gathering as family, even now. They are unified in their hunger and pursuit of Him. They know there is more, and God is going to trust them to steward His presence, power, and glory in fresh new ways in the coming year. Their hearts and priorities are in order personally and corporately, and as a result, they will transition from the edge of glory, into fresh new levels of glory; bringing with it life-changing revelations and encounters like we have never known!

Your spiritual alignments are just as important in this year of family. There has never been a more CRITICAL TIME to know that you are rightly aligned with your immediate spiritual/ministry/church family. Don’t get stuck in the familiar with all you have ever known…if you know deep within that God is calling you out upon the uncharted waters to be grafted in with a new spiritual family! Many are experiencing these shifts within ministry and church relations. You need to make these types of tough decisions with spirit eyes and not the opinions of man.

We cannot say it enough! It’s really important in this next season that you are aligned with the spiritual family God has for you. Spiritual alignments are another area the enemy has attacked ruthlessly this year. For some, it was the hand of God removing you from harm’s way and reconnecting you to your new church/spiritual family so that you may continue to thrive and grow. He has removed some of you from very dangerous situations and grafted you into new places with brand new faces for what is coming in this next year. Embrace those shifts, even if costs you everything, and for many it has and will.

Guard Your Hearts and Minds

Now that you know more about what is to come, I charge you to be on guard, and perhaps even reconsider some decisions you have made, or are in the process of making; especially concerning the area of natural and spiritual family alignments.

Some of you need to quiet the voices around you and hear His heart for yourself and your families for the coming year.While others need to surround yourself with wise counsel to make sound decisions for the sake of you and your family! Don’t be so impressed by the gifts, but rather the fruit. The fruit will reveal the root. Who you receive from is critical as you make decisions and transitions concerning family and spiritual connections for the coming year! (Photo via Pixabay)

The enemy has targeted many marriages in this season. He has come in and magnified your spouse’s shortcomings in your eyes. He has subtly whispered all the reasons why you deserve better. But someone needs to know! God can change hearts and remove all hardness if we will allow Him! Don’t give up on your marriage (Mal. 2:13-16 and Psalm 68:5-6).

Many have come around you in this season dressed like Holy Spirit, but they were wrapped in divination and it brought confusion and more into your life. Not every spirit is Holy Spirit! Test it, test it, and stand on the words YOU KNOW God has spoken over your family and your life! Don’t let pride close your ears from hearing what you may have been listening to and picking up on the wrong spirit.

However, just as the physical rain came during the time of Elijah, there are fresh rains of glory that are going to confront the enemy who seeks to destroy people and families. A refreshing healing rain is going to wash over as you allow God to put your life into order and you yield to the refining fires that will bring forth the glory! The spirit of Elijah is moving even now to restore families that have been traumatized by the enemy and trials. Receive the healing rains of His presence, for you are about to come out gold! Don’t give up now. We’re on the edge of glory!

Julie and Brian Price
Email: warrior.princess1212@yahoo.com

Julie and Brian Price are prophetic warriors for the Kingdom of God. Their hearts burn for purity in the prophetic. They long to see the captives set free and see a generation rise—equipped, empowered, and encouraged to walk as sons and daughters of God! They are prophetic seers/intercessors with testimonies of hope and healing in their own lives from various forms of abuse and hurts, pain and mistakes, tragedy and betrayals. They’ve been forged in the fire and come forth gold for the glory of the Kingdom! Together, Brian and Julie have a background in inner healing, deliverance and public speaking. They have served in numerous ways in ministry for many years; which has equipped them to see people set free and launched into their destinies! From Morgantown, WV, Brian and Julie reside with their precious son, Cole.

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