We have recently entered the Jewish year 5778. The Jewish calendar is important to God and He has ordained certain dates on the calendar as key dates during the year. God is not restricted to one calendar and He works on both the Jewish and Gregorian calendars. In the first few days of the Jewish year 5778 I received revelation on the year ahead for the body of Christ. The Lord showed me a huge wooden door which I knew represented the coming year. The door was so much larger than a normal door and the Lord was showing me the coming year would be one where the people of God are given divine opportunities beyond what they could imagine. As the door opened the door became a double door and I felt the Lord was saying the year ahead would be one of ‘double’. His people would see double blessing and double harvest for what has been sown. I could also see lush, green fields ahead and it was like I was looking at a spring scene. I felt the Lord say they were fields of opportunity and fields of harvest. The season of spring represents fruitfulness with new things budding forth. I felt the year ahead would be one of fruitfulness and we will see God move in new ways in our lives and in the nations. I also felt a caution that it will be important to discern which opportunities the Lord is directing you into and which ones are a distraction from the enemy.
Next the Lord directed my sight to what I was standing on. It was a solid, oak platform. I noticed how stable and strong it was. I saw scrolls of revelation on this platform. I saw the people of God standing on the platform but the platform then became a springboard. I heard the Lord say, “This is a springboard season.” Many people will receive specific revelation from the Lord on the coming year and the years to come. The springboard also represented past seasons as the Lord had used past seasons to prepare people for this time. The people had laid a solid foundation and the Lord was showing me this was done through time spent with Him. It was in these times that the people were given the scrolls, the revelation they needed to spring forward in this year and the coming years. The Lord was really highlighting the need to spend time with Him this year as it is in these times that revelation was given. The platform was for individuals as well as for nations. With regard to nations, intercessors were laying a foundation for regions and nations. The Lord is highlighting intercession at this time as nations are at a strategic time in history and intercessors will partner with God through revelation they receive to see His plans manifest in regions.
At the end of the springboard I saw golden levels or steps. I saw the people of God launch forward off the springboard and land on higher levels. The golden levels represented upgrades in the spirit. The people were launching into higher assignments and the next steps in their destiny. I was surprised by how high some of the levels were. They were so much larger than a normal step. The people of God were stepping into a time of huge increase. With this increase in assignments, authority in the spirit, anointing, and area of influence came an increase in accountability and responsibility to steward the increase well. I also had a knowing that some nations would also launch forward this coming year into a time of huge increase, harvest and launching into the destiny over their nation.
At the start of the golden levels, there was a treasure chest which held items the people of God would need for that level. I also saw many people swimming on the new level, not walking. Swimming represented the fact they were moving in the spirit. There will be an increase in the number of people moving in the things of the spirit and there will be an increase in the level people of God operate in things of the spirit.
Psalm 31:19 (TPT) - Lord, how wonderful you are, you have stored up so many good things for us, like a treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with blessings – all for those who honour and worship you!
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) - And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Ephesians 6:10 (TPT) – Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.
The Lord showed me the vision of the door again but this time words began to appear on the door. The words represented what will be seen in the coming year. On the door were the words OPPORTUNITY, HARVEST, BLESSING, INCREASE, HOPE, WONDER, NEW, PROMISE and INHERITANCE. Not only will the year ahead be one of opportunity, blessing, increase and harvest but the Lord is also saying it will be one of wonder where the people of God will be in awe and wonder of how He works in and through their lives. The people of God will operate in higher levels of authority in the spirit and higher levels of discernment. We will see God move in new ways. Portals will open over regions and the glory of God will be seen and the plans of God for regions and nations will come to pass. People will unite for a common purpose and vision the Lord has given them and their alignment will have great kingdom impact. The positioning, aligning, refining and preparation of past seasons has been to equip people to carry what is coming. A new sound will be released from heaven. Worshipers will lead others in the new sound and they will lead others into encounters with the heart of God. It will be a year of hope, breakthrough and promise. People who have had hope deferred will see a renewing and refreshing through promises fulfilled.
Isaiah 25:1 (NASB) – ‘O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will give thanks to your name; for you have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Proverbs 13:12 (NASB) - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
In addition to words on the door I also saw two scriptures come before me for the coming year –
1 Corinthians 2:9 (ISV) - But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him."
Psalm 2:8 (NASB) - Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
I felt so much expectation on what is in store for the people of God. I also felt a greater call to intercession for the nations as well as an invitation from the Lord to ask for the nations for it is His desire for us to ask Him for that which He has placed on our heart.
As we have entered the Jewish year 5778 there is so much expectancy for all the Lord has planned. Be purposeful about spending time with the Lord and establishing a solid springboard from which you will receive revelation and be launched into the areas of increase and upgrade. A time of opportunity, harvest, hope, wonder, promise and inheritance awaits. It will be a time where the Lord moves in new ways in your life and in the nations.