(A prophetic word and insight into 2011 to be tested, written 11/30/2010 please keep in prayer immediately)
Dear ACPE (Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders),
I have been praying for insight into the year of 2011 after our meetings today in Dallas TX. As I was praying I was reminded of my own birthday which is 11/11/1980. I’ve always been fascinated by the scriptures pertaining to 11/11. Many of these scriptures I have studied for years have to do with “spiritual awakening” or a “returning back to the Lord.”
Proverbs 11:11 – By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
John 11:11 – These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.”
Revelation 11:11 – Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Isaiah 11:11 – It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
To recover the remnant of His people who are left,
From Assyria and Egypt,
From Pathros and Cush,
From Elam and Shinar,
From Hamath and the islands of the sea
Isaiah 22:22 – The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
I have seen in my own life & ministry a God given anointing to awaken the youth generation to God’s presence and manifold purpose. Recently, in the last few months over 10,000 students from the top universities in North America have been spiritually awakened and volunteered to be marketplace missionaries in Asia and the 1040 window back to Jerusalem through our 1040 university revival tour. This is all part of the anointing and calling for those who are called to be sons and daughters of awakening. What does this have to do with the year 2011?
The number 10 Biblically is symbolic for “testing”
The number 12 Biblically is symbolic for “government” or “completion” therefore…
The number 11 Biblically is symbolic for “transition” from the testing period to the completion period
I believe the following will occur specifically in the year 2011
Transition from a Time of Testing to a Time of Birthing
“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the LORD,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah Psalm 24:3-6
2011 will mark the end of a season of testing God’s saints of what is in their hearts. Those who have passed the last season of testing would have overcome the temptation of self exaltation, self glorification and self advancement. God is accelerating His kingdom upon the earth and He has no time to deal with mixture. Those who have had hidden personal agendas will not transition into the next season of God’s glory and movement of the Holy Spirit. This is why we have seen massive shaking within leaders in the church and outside the church seemingly increasing in the last few years, it has been a season of testing. Is it really for God’s glory or our glory?
Those who have cleansed their hands and purified their hearts and not lifted up their soul to an idol will transition into a season of birthing. There will be many sudden births of new ministries, companies, ventures, movements and kingdom projects. Finances will not be an issue. God will pour out favor and give the power to produce wealth for those who are obedient to the heavenly vision and call. Funding that seemed impossible in 2010 will be released suddenly and abundantly in 2011. Many new structures, re positioning and re organizing will happen in 2011 in preparation for what the Church will face in 2012. It will be a season of storing up, preparation and transition into not only the new, but the next level. Many ministries, companies, callings will be enhanced into the fullness of their callings and have no lack.
The Line Between Light and Dark will be Drawn Clear
The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. Matthew 13:38
Everything that can be shaken will be shaken in 2011. There will be no middle ground, mixture or wading between two opinions. The line will be drawn clearly between those who stand with light and those who stand with the dark. The wheat and the tares will become more and more stark, more and more clear. Those who are luke warm will be spat out of God’s mouth, forgotten and left behind. Those who choose to live in immorality, deceit, wickedness and darkness will rise up, but at the same time those who choose to live honestly, righteously, and justly will also arise in the power of the Spirit. There will be the drawing of lines in 2011 and God’s people will clearly recognize their enemies, for the Sons of Isachar understood the times and knew what to do. This will be a year where the sons and daughters of God will clearly choose which side they stand on, realign with their true allies and began to prepare in battle formation for the spiritual war ahead.
Darkness will seem to increase in the land, there will be great unrest, but the Lord will grant greater wisdom, revelation and impartation of anointing to those He has called and will obey their assignments to overcome and overtake the enemies gates. Many demonic strongholds will fall down suddenly in 2011, power bases will be shaken, key leaders who were once bound and used by Satan will be shaken free, let loose and brought into the kingdom of light. I see this happening in politics, business, campuses, but especially in the Hollywood media & entertainment industry, there will be headlines of famous celebrities having full on encounters with the Holy Spirit and turning to the Lord in dramatic ways. Still those who are strong men in the enemies camp will fight to regain control, but it will be the people of God who will need to seize these divine open doors, rise up as God’s army and displace the enemies forces quickly and with wisdom.
Great Political, Military, & Economic Upheaval in Key Nations: US, Korea, Middle East
The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:27
As I also prayed into 2011 I felt a great unrest, like a hanging in the balance between two opposing forces at war with one another over the destiny of nations. I saw great political, military and economic upheaval in specific nations across the earth. 2011 for those who are not following the Lord’s will be of uncertainty, chaos and confusion for many North American’s. I saw many confused with which political party to side with, I saw violence erupt in different cities and more loss of jobs across the nation. I then saw North and South Korea pitted against one another, like two opponents in a sporting ring, and now being the time for the Church not only in South Korea, but North America to cry out in repentance, mercy and deliverance from the Lord for it’s sins (2 Chronicles 7:14). I feel a deep spiritual connection with South Korea and North America, both are deeply connected politically, militarily, economically and spiritually, there needs to be a deep repentance for the hidden sins of suicide, abortion, and injustice in both nations that has not been dealt with, first in the church and then in society. Without repentance, turning from wickedness and the Church desperately crying out in one united voice I’m afraid there will be what I saw in a vision while preaching to 10,000 in Seoul Korea early November military “explosions” in South Korea and the possibility of a terrible world war… but if the Church will pray in both South Korea and North America in repentance and mercy, I saw instead a spiritual explosion of revival and a new wave of missions to the nations, specifically a wave of massive missions into China and along the silk road back to Jerusalem.
The middle east is also key to all of this upheaval and unrest in 2011, the peace of Jerusalem will be dependent upon the prayers of it’s allied nations more than ever. The Church will recognize even more the importance of praying for Israel’s peace and protection in 2011 globally, and in the midst of shaking there was a mighty outpouring of youth revival and awakening to come to the youth of Israel and even Egypt in 2011. Many Jews will return to the Lord Jesus in 2011, I don’t know I sense this, but there will be a dramatic increase of Messianic Jews and Arabic young believers in the middle eastern nations.
Student Awakening Across the World with a Focus on Prayer & Missions:
In the day of Your power your youth shall be volunteers Psalm 110:3
I truly believe a new student missions movement has already begun in 2010, thousands of students are committing to be missionaries in the 1040 window, locally and globally. There is a new spiritual hunger for God to move like He did in the book of Acts, in revivals past. I saw in 2011 volcanic explosions on university and even high school campuses all across the nations, not only in North America, but in London, Latin America, Africa and Asia there was a great rising up of student revivalists, abolitionists, intercessors and missionaries who were filled with dedication, boldness and courage. 2011 we will see an unusual harvest of souls, where campus ministries that would normally only see a few come to know Christ in a semester they will see dozens, some will see hundreds, and much of this will happen through signs, wonders and miracles done by the hands and faith of the young people. Campus houses of prayer will increase like wild fire, many will become permanent houses of prayer and students all over will have a great focus, vision and zeal to win nations locally on their campuses and globally in the world through marketplace missions & church planting. The 7 mountains will be reclaimed by this new generation of revivalists and reformers, 2011 the vision will be made clear on every campus and the enemy will not be able to stop this holy take over!
2011 I saw 1 million students being awakened to a new worldwide student volunteer mission movement from all nations back to Jerusalem. New leaders will arise like young David killing lions, bears and Goliath’s, nothing will be impossible and we will hear of notable miracles, remarkable testimonies and supernatural encounters like never before. Get ready says the Lord, I am coming in to invade the campuses, I am coming in to raise up my end time Bride, I am coming in like a consuming fire and I will light up cities through the setting on fire of campuses. I believe 2011 will be massive awakening that will lead to massive harvest, even basketball arenas and college football stadiums will be filled to the brim and overflowing with new worship, a new anointing to preach the Gospel, for prophetic evangelists will be released and will gather the lost souls like tidal waves in the ocean says the Lord Almighty! This will happen soon, even in the next 5 years we will see these supernatural events and encounters happen across the nations, 2011 will be the beginning of this momentum of spiritual awakening that will only build and increase.
A Time of Preparation, Going Deeper and Hiddenness in the Lord
Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart; a wise person draws from the well within. Proverbs 20:5
There will be great and sudden transitions in 2011, but in any time of transition the key is not to panic, move too fast or be ambitious. Rather, it will also be a time for those who have received new assignments, or transitioned into the next level to prepare themselves by going deeper in intimacy with the Lord. I had a dream while here at the ACPE where I was shown a large jar containing anointing oil. In the dream I was shown that I was content with only using the neck of the jar and the oil within it, but this was comparable to me only using my human mind and emotion to do ministry. Then I saw in the dream that the rest of this large jar of oil contained a deep well of anointing oil, every measuring line had Hebrew Scriptures written upon it and I knew the Lord was calling me to go deeper and draw from the well within not from the well without.
In 2011 we will not only transition into a new season of ministry and assignments, but a new anointing. We can not rely on the anointing of the past, but we must be emboldened and empowered by a newer and greater anointing that is available to us right now. We must go deeper. Those who will fight the spiritual war ahead, who will be effective in the Lord’s army will have to pray more than ever before. I felt the Lord will take many who are young leaders, to pray even 6-8 hours a day in preparation for what is to come, the battle will be fierce and without a spiritual life steeped in the anointing of prayer, we will not have a spiritual life at all ready to handle the trials, tribulation and turbulence ahead. The wise virgins in Matthew 25 stored up oil in their lamps, while the foolish virgins did not store up oil in their lamps, and when the Lord returned it was too late for the foolish virgins because they had failed to prepare by going deeper in intimacy with the Lord.
The 11th hour is the final hour before midnight. 2011 will be the final hour, final season for God’s Bride to prepare herself before a time of reckoning and even greater spiritual warfare ahead. There will be even greater upheaval, disruption and spiritual battle ahead in 2012. The year 2011 will be a time to get aligned with God’s will before it is too late, to prepare spiritually and to re-position in battle formation, pursue the dreams, visions and callings by getting all things in order, and moving forward in implementation, thus taking back ground for the kingdom of heaven on earth as God commands. 2011 we will transition into the new awakening of the Church! Let the Body of Christ ARISE!
For His Glory,
Below is also another confirming prophetic word given by Rick Ridings of Succat Halel Ministries in Jerusalem, who is also a part of the eldership within the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders please read and pray, it is very significant.
PROPHETIC WORD FROM RICK RIDINGS, JERUSALEM
What lies ahead for 2011?
I would like to share some impressions and directions for intercession that have come to us in Succat Hallel (our 24/7 prayer and worship center overlooking Mt. Zion in Jerusalem)
Transition, transition, transition
In the Bible, 10 is often a number used concerning testing, and 12 is a number representing fulness or completeness. I believe many have come to the end of a 10 year time of testing and refining, and that 2011 will be time of transition for them into the fulness and (whether for good or bad) of their choices during these past 10 years. I believe this holds true for nations as well. So I sense that 2011 is a time where there is still hope of adjusting or aligning to what the Lord has been speaking and dealing with in the past 10 years. By 2012, patterns will be set that will determine much for the 10 years after that.
Two Strategic Windows of Mercy Over Korea and the Middle East
The first week of October, 2010, as I was speaking for a conference in Korea, the Lord gave me a vision of two strategic windows of mercy that demonic forces were trying to close. I saw a window of mercy over Korea, and sensed that the Enemy would soon try to draw North and South Korea into war.
At the same time I also saw a window of mercy open over Israel and the Middle East. There, too, Satan was trying to close this window and bring forth a major Middle Easter conflict.
My strong sense was that Satan wanted to use war in Korea and War in the Middle East to cut off a generation called into a mighty missions thrust, just as World War I was used to abort the “Student Volunteer (Missions) Movement” of that time in history.
I shared with my Korean brothers and sisters that I saw intercessors crying out to the Lord to hold open these windows of mercy. I sensed that somehow it was key for the Koreans to cry out on behalf of Israel and the Middle East in order to see their own window of mercy stay open.
As intercessors across the globe began to please for these windows of mercy to remain open, and to blow shofars, the Lord sent a might angel to intervene. He stood between Korea and the Middle East, and with bulging muscles, pushed the windows of mercy back open again.
Turkey and Egypt Key to the Window of Mercy over Israel Remaining Open
In September, 2010 , I had a detailed vision of the Lord’s desire and of a strategy for holding open a window of mercy over Israel: I saw a huge pillar standing over Turkey, and a similar large pillar over Egypt. These two pillars were holding up a roof of protection over Israel. As I prayed into this, I understood that we needed to pray intensely for the older, wiser political and military figures to not be taken away in Turkey and Egypt. These older leaders are voices of moderation holding back a flood of radical Islam that would like to take over Turkey and Egypt. They are very key in restraining the evil ambitions of the leaders of Iran and Syria.
But even as Samson knocked down two key pillars, are brought down a whole stronghold, if these two pillars in Turkey and Egypt are broken, then it will accelerate a major Middle Eastern war, with grave consequences for Israel and the whole world.
One of the most important ways we can pray for Israel right now is to pray for these two pillars to stand longer in Turkey and Egypt. We need to pray for an acceleration of the establishment of houses of prayer in these two countries (we are already in relationship with 5 houses of prayer in Turkey and two in Egypt). We need to pray for the winds of the Holy Spirit to fan the flames of spiritual awakening among the youth of Turkey, Egypt, and Israel. We must cry out for a turning of the tide in these nations, and a turning from radical Islam among their youth.
The Far East Taking the Lead Role in Missions
This is also an important transition time for the Far East to unashamedly take their leadership role in world missions. I saw a vision in January this year of a giant spear-head over Asia. The point was over China and was pointing toward Jerusalem. The upper angle of the spear-head extended to Korea and Japan. The southern angle of the spear head extended to Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Behind the central part of the arrowhead were Taiwan and the Philippines.
I felt the Lord made me to understand that three major keys in this arrow seeing a major harvest in the 10/40 nations are the Body of Christ in Korea, China, and Indonesia. If Korea presses in for their window of mercy to remain open, they will continue to emerge as a forerunner nation in the areas of intercession and missions across the 10/40 window. China will then release a great number of harvesters and finances. And Indonesia is called to release the keys to major inroads in the Moslem nations (as they have seen in their own nations).
The Middle East: Like so many others, the Lord has been speaking for some time about 11:11. On November 11, 2009, Patti and I were sitting with friends in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We had come to help train their people in starting a house of prayer. As we sat down to lunch with them, our friend noticed it was 11:11 AM on 11/11/2009. A moment later, someone texted his wife to ask if she had noticed 11:11 on 11/11. As we asked the Lord what He was seeking to say to us, we all felt drawn to Isaiah 11:11 and verses following. These verses indicated the hand of the Lord coming on the Middle East in a major way to reclaim a remnant of Jewish people to come home to Israel. I believe that is happening literally. But I believe it also can have a secondary application to the Lord calling forth believers in Jesus in the Middle East, and drawing their hearts to pray for Israel (a miracle in the midst of their Muslim context). Look and pray for much more shifting and harvest to happen in the Middle East and Israel in 2011.
Universities: As I am writing this, I just had an hour with Wes Hall, who was a leader in the outpouring in IHOP Kansas City. He felt it was very significant that the outpouring began among some university students there on 11/11/2009. The meetings went many months with many coming to the Lord, changed lives, and healings. He said they felt let recently to stop the special meetings for a period of time to press in through prayer to transition into what he believes will be an even more powerful outpouring sometime in the future. I believe 2011 will be a time to determine which university groups will seek the Lord for a powerful awakening to come in 2011, but to greatly increase by 2012.
The East Coast of the United States: I was just speaking for a group of intercessors from the area surrounding Washington, DC. The convener of this gathering is a friend named Jon Hamill. John reminded me of a prophetic word I gave in Boston in 1998. Here is what Jon wrote about that: “I [Jon] was serving at the time as the Massachusetts coordinator for the Strategic Prayer Network under Dr. Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs. The first assignment of each coordinator was to convene a statewide solemn assembly to repent of the root sins of the state. I asked Rick to work with my team and me for a Solemn Assembly, which we held at Faneuil Hall in Boston on May 7, 1998. During this assembly, Rick shared a vision he had of a wind tunnel. According to Rick, the wind tunnel spanned the east coast, somehow connecting New England with Mobile, Alabama. He spoke of a time to come when the wind tunnel would be opened with an initial burst, and soon after the winds of the Holy Spirit would blow from Alabama to New England.”
When discussing this, Jon shared that the Mayflower Compact was signed by our Pilgrim forefathers on 11/11/1620. I believe that the recent outpouring beginning in Mobile, Alabama, is a signal to the intercessors on the East Coast of America to press in now for the winds of the Holy Spirit to be released powerfully upon their cities and states. This is a kairos moment and opportunity for the East Coast of the United States to experience spiritual awakening. Many intercessors in that area have grown weary, but now is not a time to give up, but to receive renewed grace and joy in prayer to press in for this region.
Healing Revivals Like Popcorn
I sense that there is a present grace of God for those who have been crying out for the healing ministry of Jesus to be released in their city. In many places, there will be a few more remarkable miracles at first (people healed of long-term disabilities and major diseases). If we keep pressing in, they will increase in number, and the picture I saw in this regard was popcorn. Keep the fire burning under the pan, and more and more miracles will pop up before our eyes.
In this area of healing, those who have been tested for period of time will move from the time of testing and attack (ten) into transition (eleven), and if they persevere, will move into fulness of frequent, remarkable healings and miracles, with may of them taking occurring in public places.
Watching Over the Future of our Nations
In conclusion, I want to come back to the theme of transition in 2011. The destiny of our nations is now being determined. Will they be sheep or goat nations?? So much depends on intercessors pressing in during this transition year for their nation to make the right alignments (especially concerning Israel) and decisions. This is very much a year when our prayers can, in the words of Jack Hayford, “tip the balance”.
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