2013 promises to be a significant year! We have great pleasure in publishing, below, prophetic revelation from one of the many groups of UK prophets, the UK Prophetic Council. Emma Stark represents Glasgow Prophetic Centre on this body.
The contributors to the word below were Simon Baddeley, Liz Evans, Suzanne Ferrett, Steve Hepden, Machelle Joseph, Sarah Rowlinson, Emma Stark and Sharon Stone.
The prophetic insights related here are as a guide for prayer, teaching and alignment.
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A Season of Distinct Contradictions
This is a season when we are being drawn to a New Glory of the Kingdom of God.
“More Glory than we have ever seen in 2013″.
It is going to be a glorious year for the true Church, it will be a gloomy year for the world.
It is going to be a year of “contrast” between children of light and the children of darkness.
This next season of the world will be marked by crisis and solutions.
So let us rise and shine in His Glory.
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.
…where sin abounded, grace abounded much more
You are not called to deny the darkness, but the glory and the abounding grace of the Lord on you will be a solution and a remedy in unprecedented ways..
We must perceive things as God perceives them.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
God says, “I know My thoughts”
In these days of uncertainty God speaks over His people “I am in Control”
These words of truth will need to be firmly established in us as the season unfolds.
This is a time when both darkness and glory are intensifying in the nations
And God is assuring His people that:
- He knows His thoughts
- That He is not shaken.
- He is in control.
There is a new reality of increasing instability in the earth – Instability is the new reality.
Some will call it judgement; others will call it reaping what has been sown. Regardless, greater wisdom and preparedness is needed.
Apostolic/Prophetic leadership operating in the anointing of Joseph can prepare churches and communities to be a visible blessing and aid during times of volatility.
As the earth shakes, remember God is not shaken
God is still releasing us into Reformation
Which will house:
- Societal Justice
These have already begun with amazing Glory spots in the earth
The Pause button is now off
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
There has been a questioning that has led to a grief and weariness in the Body of Christ. This is because Revival did not come after the refreshing of the early nineties but the on-going move of the Holy Spirit is coming back on our understanding track. (bringing our understanding back on track)..
The pause button is off – This is an advancing momentum of God’s Kingdom,
Jesus said: “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.”
See the kingdom of God present with power
We will see the Kingdom of God released in greater measure and glory.
Jesus is speaking of:
- Another dimension of Kingdom revelation
- Another magnitude of Kingdom come
- Another scale of Kingdom here
- Another level of Kingdom near you
- A deeper meaning of the Kingdom at hand
- Another manifestation of the Kingdom has come upon you
Rearranging Winds Changing the Course of Nations
The old world’s time has cycled around again to become a new world and to rewrite history.
No longer a Constantine conversion that would advance Religion without Christ – there is only one way to know God and that is through Jesus.
Hidden winds of change have been developing in the people of God and they are now blowing change into their world.
Storm of heaven
God is sending to us a great storm of heaven which is a Breaking Storm of Restoration over the nations.
As the pause button is lifted and the storm of heaven breaks we find ourselves in a ‘Day of opportunities’.
We will enter a season until 2020 that history will refer to as ‘The Days of Wonder’.
It will be marked by:
- and the tangible presence of God in everyday life.
Demonstrations of the Kingdom and the government of God will come to the church as an instinctive compulsion; the church will not be able to help itself from manifesting the ways of its Saviour..
We will see many prominent people come to faith in Jesus. (Some believe even members of the royal family).
Significant media personalities and business leaders who are household names will find true radical conversion.
They will not be silent but will use their notoriety to proclaim Jesus name boldly. This will stir many Christians out of fear and apathy, into a boldness that they have lacked.
An army of end-time evangelists will emerge with revival fire, power and authority that our generation has never seen. Many magnificent signs and wonders will accompany them.
This level of the Kingdom of God will only come to those who choose not to rely on their own strength and abilities, but instead have pressed into God, not only for themselves, but for those who they represent.
God is giving back to the nation an appetite for wholesome, beautiful things, particularly in the arts and in entertainment.
God is enabling people to see entertainment for what it is: they will be repulsed by what they once thought of as ‘good’ and acceptable entertainment.
There will be an increase in the purging of the entertainment mountain, both in content and personnel.
From Hollywood, songs of hope, deliverance and healing will come and help wash youth free of self-hatred and abandonment. These will be songs of purity that will inspire identity and call a generation to holiness.
Hollywood will bring a clarion call to deal with social injustice and help distribute resources for aid.
And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.
There is a “Wake up Call” to the UK church and its leadership
There is a battle raging over leadership, in all walks of life. Unrighteous leaders will be exposed and will fall; God is being ruthless with people that bring a limitation to kingdom advancement.
Good leaders will also topple for lack of support so God is calling His people to support good leaders with a renewed focus.
Dictators falling have left a void because of a lack of righteous occupation and now many new dictators will rise in the nations.
As a life-guard would sit on a raised seat to keep watch over the people, observing what is coming on the horizon, so the leaders of God sit with responsibility.
Many have stopped manning their posts because of:
- And through being overwhelmed.
They have been deceived into managing distractions.
God calls us to Beware of Deception in 2013.
- It seeks to skew your view.
- Its aim is for you to miss destiny and Kingdom opportunity.
- It is close by and seeks to stop you manning your post.
Pull it off yourselves and beware of partnering with deception and with false destinies that look good but take you off-course.
Greater Levels of Wisdom are needed or those who are spiritually lazy will find themselves without the needed oil for their lamps.
Josephs in leadership:
God will be tearing-down leaders who stewarded destruction and replacing them with His Josephs.
Nehemiah is also a forerunner of God working with man to bring both God’s people and government into alignment. God is doing it again.
Faith in established institutions is falling because of:
- The economy
- NHS inability to meet demand
- Political institutions unable to fulfil promises
- Eventually this will affect police and fire services
Josephs and Nehemiahs are being released and positioned.
- It is not a time for them to hold back,
- But it is a time to speak
- The period of waiting in the wings is over!
There is now a favour to enter positions you have been prepared for.
It is time to influence society like never before.
“Business Driven solutions”
The UK and innovation must be united again for impacting nations.
Businesses and business people will be honoured for their generosity to bring the impoverished into a new dimension of prosperity.
Heaven will release its strategy into Kingdom-minded businesses.
These will bring light into darkness.
Solar storms will disrupt electronics on earth and satellites this season.
Earthquakes and eruptions will continue and they will continue to change the axis of the earth.
Grain reserves will hit historic lows because of heat and droughts in US, Russia and Eastern Europe.
God reminds us in this crisis that he has already given us the authority over plagues, but we must rise up and use our authority.
Economically for the believer there will be opportunities to take ownership,
- buy land,
- buy property
- buy businesses
- and bring influence to bear
as man-made structures continue to come under pressure.
God’s kingdom economics will underpin and release His people for those who operate in faith and obedience and not presumption and man-made efforts.
This is your time to shift from “Ravens to Camels”:
God is shifting his people from surviving to thriving.
A ‘Raven’ situation is looking for a one-off miracle that reminds you that you are still in famine.
A ‘Camel’ situation is looking for a long-term solution for you and those around you.
There is sweeping Financial Change in the Nations
America has now lost a measure of greatness.
The USA economic collapse is not only a judgement but a reaping of what has been sown through governmental unsustainable spending.
The dollar is falling.
Casualty insurance companies’ losses will be more than past prosperous proceeds.
The Euro is weakening also and will fragment which will eventually restructure Europe.
Watch Finland, Netherlands, Austria, Germany (and possibly France) as part of a restructured core group of countries.
China’s increasing scope will continue in the midst of human rights violations.
Japan’s currency offers some stability for a time.
Africa will begin to see the spirit of poverty broken off their continent. Mass education and redistribution of wealth will be in focus.
Spiritual Warfare will contend with a new deception.
In times past we have cycled as a church through critics saying Spiritual warfare is not a correct theology but this time the deception will be:
- Spiritual warfare is now no longer needed because they can sense a change
- And we are now in a place of Rest
Spiritual warfare is not over, the nature of spiritual warfare has shifted and that is what others are sensing. We have moved from ‘hand-to-hand’ combat, to Apostolic/Prophetic declarations, proclamations and strategic legislative prayer.
Warfare has changed – our weapons have been updated and we do war from the place of Rest and Confidence, knowing Jesus has won the victory and we are making His enemies His footstool.
We are God’s legislative Body, the Ecclesia that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 16:18, binding and loosing together to amen God’s will in Heaven on earth
We are called to shift our praying to dethrone limitations to the Kingdom of God’s advance in our nations.
While visiting the Historic HMS Warrior battleship at Portsmouth, England.
A mist lifted and I saw the army with the Lord at their head. They were ready to move.
The Lord thunders at the head of His army.
Israel will receive greater fear based blame for everything including rising oil costs; it is a time to pray for your nation’s alignment with Israel.
Greater unity for kingdom causes dealing with injustice will be emphasised in the church.
The church has focused on righteousness issues but will now band together to fight issues such as human trafficking, hunger/poverty, corruption, immigration and abortion.
The Bible uses the word “together” 484 times:
- “…let us exalt His name together.”
- “Gather My saints together unto Me…”
- “We took sweet counsel together…”
- “Break forth into joy, sing together…”
- “And all that believed were together…”
- “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together…”
- “For we are labourers together with God…”
- “Wherefore, comfort yourselves together…”
- “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…”
Unity will carry revival in this season.
Men will come alongside the women and generations, accepting women and youth in leadership.
Our ‘togetherness’ will enable us to head into worldwide revival.
There are currently revival pockets in the earth, it will be much more than pockets after 2012 and this will increase, heading towards worldwide revival.
Europe is going to experience a move of God as there is a hunger in the soul of God’s people here.
God had allowed some things to be withheld from the church in 2012; there were things you tried to fix and order that couldn’t be fixed and ordered; there were things that you were sure you would see a solution too but no solution came.
But heaven was waiting for this season of time to release ‘completion tools’.
This is a time when you will be able to order, fix and establish.
Many in the church will come to the understanding that we are a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
This is a Season of Heroes and Cowards
This is a time where the “Impossible becomes Possible”.
Mantles of courage are being released during this intense time of pressure,
In the UK there is an Anthem to be sung.
Sing and the nation will join in.
The Lord conducting an orchestra of people. The Lord points to different people groups and a voice comes out of them. The British Isles had not yet sung. There was a sense of anticipation waiting for them to sing. As each people group brought forth their music, it was building up to something. Then the Lord turned to England. Other countries turned and looked at the UK waiting. Then the UK sang. It was an incredible voice. Their singing was so powerful that it affected the other singers. Our singing was the beginning of a new sound in the song that was being sung.
The days that we are living in now require that we hang onto hope like never before.
The church can be aligned to be a voice in the nations during this season of trials and triumphs.
Where there is trouble on every side, there is help from Heaven around every corner.
UK Prophetic Council, January 2013
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