2022 will see the Christ King rise in Revelation Glory in and through His saints. It will be an Isaiah 61 year as the Harvest breaks free from its imprisonment to blindness, and the year of the Favor of the Lord breaks the saints free into the fullness of their Call and destiny. The world is about to experience what it means for the Lord to arise from His place to confuse and scatter His enemies. 2022 will be the beginning of a time of explosive movement, both in the spirit and in the natural, as kingdoms clash over the dominion of the Earth. These are days the saints have longed for as we will see the power of God move in the miraculous through His people, but will also stir the wrath of the hosts of wickedness producing great turbulence in the Earth.
The saints living today are the generation—a Forerunner Party that tracks with Christ in the days moving forward. We are being invited to embrace the transcendent Call on this generation of leaders to apprehend its scope through the prism of the apostolic/prophetic dynamic of this significant epoch of history. The Lord has put on my heart certain keys that must be in operation in our lives to be able to navigate our way through 2022 as so many prophetic voices are in unison that it will be a year of great shaking. So, what does that shaking mean and what does that look like?
In the years ahead we will be experiencing the effects of shaking in both the spiritual and the natural realms. The powers of the heavens are being shaken producing turmoil, violence, and great unrest in the Earth. In the natural the shaking will cause storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, and famine. Shaking will also cause an earthquake in the leadership of all spheres—a changing of the guard in the political, economic, and religious realms.
Now is the time to be found in the place God where God is positioning you. There are very volatile regions in the United States and other nations where people should prayerfully seek the Lord if they should be moving to safer places of refuge. It is vital to world security that America stands strong and does not succumb to the tyranny of Global powers. The democratic party has seized the opportunity in this time of emergency powers, to surrender America to Global actors under the guise of Equity. They will not surrender the House, the Senate, or the Presidency and will do whatever it takes to keep power no matter how diabolical…wisdom is to be prepared and equipped for any sudden events, trusting in the Lord to guide us and holding fast to His Word.
“Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.” Psalm 112:6-8
Repentance & Humility Vs Eating & Drinking
Isaiah chapter 22 provides us with prophetic insight for 2022. In this chapter, we see that God was very angry with Israel and was about to release sweeping judgments over the land. The leaders and the people did not understand or discern the times and what was about to come upon them. God was calling for national repentance for abandoning His ways and His Word, but they refused to hear or understand. As in the days of Noah they were eating and drinking without any concern for their destiny or for eternity.
“The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!” Isaiah 22:12-13
The issue of eating and drinking is highlighted many times in scripture, directly relating to an attitude of heart that is primarily concerned with satisfying the things of the flesh as opposed to the things of the Spirit and having eternal value. Paul quotes this very scripture in addressing the realities of eternal life and resurrection, as reasoning for endurance and perseverance through times of much persecution.
“If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 1 Corinthians 15:32
Jesus also spoke into the complaint of the Pharisees over the issue of eating and drinking:
“They said to Him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.” Luke 5:33
Jesus’ answer pointed them to the understanding of the time and season of things and revealed to them that the time would come after He left that they would fast and pray. If ever there was a time to fast and to pray…this would be it! In another instance, Jesus linked this attitude of carnal living to the times surrounding His appearing. Rather than a time of humility, unity in their stance, the people chose division and reveling, He said:
“People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.” Luke 17:27-28
The word of God says that there is a time and a season for every purpose under heaven. It is vital for the people of God who serve Him and His purposes to understand the season and dynamic of the times we are called to, otherwise, we will be caught out of sync with the Lord’s purposes. This is a time for intentional and single-minded focus in service to God, where we bind our hearts and minds to His, and travail with Him to see His will come upon the Earth.
Principles to Live By:
Over the holidays, God led me on four different occasions to read Ecclesiastes ten, eleven, and twelve highlighting certain principles to embrace for the year ahead:
Always trust in the Lord’s faithfulness and maintain a peaceful demeanor in all circumstances. Even if leaders or government officials come against you stay focused: “If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.” Ecclesiastes. 10:4
The principle of sowing and having a generous heart will keep us through tough times, as we will reap in kind: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, for you do not know what evil will be on the earth. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper…” Ecclesiastes 11:1-2, 6
God’s word to those who are wealthy and have much, is that this is not the time to withhold or to hoard: “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1Timothy 6:17-18
Embrace the fear of the Lord as it is what keeps us safe, secure and in right standing with God, as He resists pride: “…here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14
In times such as these be vigilant to guard your heart, be very careful with your words and discerning about those around you: “Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird in the sky may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.” Ecclesiastes 10:20
As God instructed Noah and his family to get into the ark, the Father is now trumpeting the call to get into the ARK of Christ—to become built together into a holy structure prepared for Glory. In the days ahead, out of our Isaiah 22:22 inheritance, there will emerge an Isaiah 22:22 Army who has the Lord’s heart and serve the His interests to usher in His will. In His will, they will open doors no one can shut and close doors no one can open. The Lord will lead, He will guide, He will give the strategies and lead His people to victory!
The Glory Train is about to depart from assigned and chosen stations. According to Wikipedia, the Golden Spike was the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold spike, the final spike that was driven uniting two major railroads across the United States. Tracks are needed for trains to run on. The Glory train of Heaven is about to unite with prepared stations where the tracks have been made ready for the final Golden Spike to be driven into place! God’s Golden Spike is about to be driven into sure and anointed places, prepared by God over decades to carry His Glory.
“And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.” Isaiah 22:22-23