We start again with more ‘serendipity’ on the Word/Call to Pray for the Nation because ‘The Finger of God’ is definitely pointing at what Liz Evans brought in 2010. That is, it’s getting strongly reinforced!
Also, this ‘God-incidence’ promises the Lord’s favour to all who receive all that comes from Him and through those bringing His written and inspired words. So may you, my reader, be greatly favoured this year.
Just after noon on Monday I published a copy of that word/call and began mulling over how to blog about my personal connection. Almost concurrently, Elijah List published a closely related word! I’m indebted to Lynne at Father’s House of Prayer for forwarding that one’s full text to me within the hour. I replied, ‘It certainly seems to fit in with what I was subconsciously sensing about this 7th year of blogging, in prep for going up a level – hence my New Year blog and surprising award‘
Jane Hamon, Dr Sharon Stone’s close associate at Christian International in Florida, writes in 2018 Word of the Lord: A Year of the Prophet’s Reward about what she’d received:
‘As I prayed about the upcoming season in the Church and what God is saying to us for 2018, I had a vision in which I saw and heard the words “A Time for the Prophet’s Reward.” Jesus spoke about this in Matthew 10:40-41 saying, “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.” The word “receive” means “to take hold of, to accept, to receive favorably, to embrace, to give ear to, to make one’s own”. This is what we must do with Christ in our lives. To receive Him is to receive the Father. And to receive a prophet and those who are righteous will bring blessing in our lives.
‘Later I saw just the words “Prophet’s Reward” written on a giant battering ram which was slamming against a huge locked gate. I knew the anointing of the Prophet’s Reward was going to open tremendous opportunities for the Kingdom of God to advance. Those who have received prophetic promises from God and those who operate and function in prophetic ministry will experience one of the greatest seasons of honor, advancement, promotion and favor as we align and actively participate with all God has said.’
Next, a fascinating difference of sub-headers follows, BUT BOTH are very apposite! The website’s first sub-head is ‘The Significance of 30 and Prophetic Fulfillment’, whereas what Lynne sent me reads as follows (note Jane’s content reinforces previous posts and comments, plus important historical data – the underlining is mine):
NOW IS THE TIME!
‘So why would this be a focused year to receive this anointing? This year we celebrate 30 years since the birth of the prophetic movement.
‘Prior to 1988, there were only a few places in the earth that were experiencing dreams, visions, angelic visitations and prophetic revelation. However, that year at Christian International (as well as several other places on earth) we spiritually birthed the prophetic movement. We recognized that God was raising up a company of prophets and prophetic people who could communicate His heart, will and mind to the earth. Today, it is now widely accepted throughout Christianity that God is still speaking TO His people and THROUGH His people and that as we hear God’s Voice it can change our world.
‘The number 30 signifies a promotion into a new season of success. This is a new season of authority and blessing for prophetic ministry and for seeing the prophesied word come to pass. It is a launching season! Jesus was launched into his earthly ministry at the age of 30 accompanied by signs, wonders, miracles, authority, power over demons and a heart to demonstrate that the Kingdom of God had come. 30 was a very important number in the Jewish culture. It was considered to be the year of maturity for leadership. Priests were dedicated to service at age 30. (Intercession). Men were eligible for military service at age 30. (Warfare). Ezekiel was called as a prophet at age 30 (Prophetic). Men were considered of age to run their father’s business at age 30. (Marketplace). This year get ready to be mantled for a new level of authority in your area of prophetic calling.
’30 was also a year linked to fulfillment of prophetic destiny, overcoming & rulership…
‘The Prophets Reward launches us into similar times of fruition when all we may have struggled through comes to an appointed time of grace and fulfillment so that we can step into our time to rule and legislate for the Kingdom of God in the earth. 30 also signifies prosperity & posterity. In the book of Judges, one of the judges, Jair, had 30 sons. He gave each of them a horse and a city! (Judges 10:4)
‘So you see, in this 30th year of the prophetic ministry, all that has gone before has actually only been preparatory to what comes next. Where before the prophetic was met with skepticism and resistance, now there is honor and excitement to hear the Word of the Lord. The Voice of God is being integrated into the church and being drawn on in the business world. Even local and national governmental officials long to hear answers from the heart of God so they can have the capacity to bring their city or even nation into the Prophets Reward of breakthrough. One of the new things to watch for is how effectively prophets and prophetic ministry cross into the mainstream of culture, not just the mainstream of the church. Secular leaders will become increasingly open to hear what God is saying, even those who don’t know Him yet.
‘The Lord is saying it is time to receive the Prophet’s Reward whether you have been a part of what God has been doing the last 30 years or if you are brand new to the movement, your reward is the same. During this 30th year of prophetic ministry, we should expect a greater anointing for fulfillment of prophetic destiny, blessings of prosperity upon ourselves and our families, greater revelation, greater miracles, signs and wonders than ever before.’
WHAT’S THE PROPHET’S REWARD?
Jane Hamon goes on to ask ‘What is the Prophet’s Reward? and, in answering, cites 8 scriptural examples (that number again! – see closing paras of previous post):
- The miracle we need that money cannot buy
- The reward of provision
- The reward of posterity
- The reward of new beginnings
- The reward of breakthrough
- The reward of opportunity and favour
- The reward that heaven will fight for you
- The reward of nation changing.
Under #4 Jane refers to numbers as follows:
‘This is the Roman calendar year 2018 and the Hebraic calendar year 5778. Both years end in the number 8 – which signifies new beginnings, reformation and resurrection life. Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week which was the 8th day. Josiah, a reformer, began his reign at age 8 bringing a new era in the midst of idolatrous predecessors. He also began to seek the Lord for himself in the eighth year of his reign which later resulted in His purging Israel of the altars of Baal. Likewise, Solomon began to purge the idols from Israel in the 8th year of his reign. The 8 of Reformation will always call us back to the straight path and righteous living.
‘Since I mentioned the number 8, I should mention here the biblical meaning of the number ’18’ is blessing and long life…Finally, the number 18 is tied to judges. There were 18 judges from the time of Joshua until Saul became king. The first judge, Joshua, ruled 18 years. I believe it is time to see a new beginning in the courts of our land with a return to righteous rulership…’.
The above extracts should encourage readers to peruse and meditate upon the full text via the above title or this link. May you be mightily blessed.
A FEW THOUGHTS
The emphasis upon ruling and justice is noticeable and reinforces that dominant theme in connection with ‘castles’ throughout the Word and Call to Pray for our Nation. Buried in the email shown in that post’s follow-up is a reference to a word I’d heard at Bath in March 2009:
‘The phrase ‘Prepare to rule’ had inexplicably dropped into my mind. Was this for the church to get ready to be in the position to rule with Jesus upon His return?’
The significance of the historic 30-years is personally noteworthy because 30 years ago I reactivated my search for the Truth, which led into my encounter with Him in 1989 (for details read “I’m Free!”).
Finally, let’s not forget the first ‘Nationwide Prophetic Circuit Message’ from the Lord says of this year: “2018, I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly ‘My Numbers’, such as dates, times and even denominations of money as I loose significant detail and even finance…”