As we entered the Hebraic year 5782, I heard the Lord say, "This is the hour of breaking, birthing and building. I am breaking My people out of cycles and chains that have held them back, and I am birthing a new sound, a new governance and a new order in the earth.
"This is the year of agreement and 'divide.' For a divine divide will be seen between those who come into agreement and alignment with all I am birthing and those who are content with the status quo. I am raising up righteousness and purity in this hour. I am raising up a new standard for My church. I am coming back to a purified bride, and this is the hour for My bride to be made ready. I am birthing a new order, and those with clean hands and pure hearts will carry all I wish to release. I am building My true church on the foundation of My Word and the power of My Spirit. I am building networks and hubs for harvest."
"Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" (Rev. 19:7, ESV).
"Who, then, is allowed to ascend the mountain of Yahweh? And who has the privilege of entering into God's Holy Place? Those who are clean—whose works and ways are pure, whose hearts are true and sealed by the truth, those who never deceive, whose words are sure" (Ps. 24:3-4, TPT).
A Time of Breaking
"This is the season where My people will see long-standing hindrances and chains break as they submit to the work of My Spirit. This is the year of cancellation of debts and the righting of the scales of justice. Greater freedom will be the mark of this year as I set the captives free. Many will walk into new pastures as I lead them to where My restoration and restitution will be seen. I am breaking people out of complacency and apathy, for now is the hour for a holy discontent to arise in My people.
"I am breaking off incorrect mindsets and realigning My people with truth. My transformational love will break through deep, hard places in the hearts of My people and a wellspring of life will flow. I am breaking off fear of man and the constraints that have restricted many. Demonic strongholds will fall as My people rise up in their authority. I am not only breaking chains over individuals, but over cities and regions. My intercessors will see swift change on the back of their stand [in prayer] as My righteous verdict is released."
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" (Isa.61:1, ESV) .
"Say to those who have an anxious heart, 'Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you'" (Isa, 35:4).
"Don't you know that God, the true judge, will grant justice to all of His chosen ones who cry out to Him night and day? He will pour out His Spirit upon them. He will not delay to answer you and give you what you ask for. God will give swift justice to those who don't give up" (Luke 18:7-8a, TPT).
A Time of Birthing
"This is the season for birthing. Many who have been contending and carrying My plans and purposes will see these birthed in this season. Birthing pains are being felt by My intercessors and those who have eyes to see all I will bring forth in this time. I am sounding the call for My intercessors to guard this birthing process. Through My prophets, I am releasing My word and direction so that My people can partner with all I am birthing. In the birthing there is also a breaking, as in order to carry the new there must be a breaking away from the old. It will be important for My people to ask Me how they are to position themselves and prepare.
"I am birthing a 'grass roots' movement in the earth, where My people will unite to bring transformation to their regions. Even now, this movement is taking shape and momentum. I am drawing together those who have eyes to see all I wish to unfold in this hour, and those who have hearts that burn to see transformational change in their regions. This movement will be a habitation of My presence, and many will be swept into My kingdom in the harvest.
"What the enemy meant for harm, I will use for good, as I birth My plans and purposes in the earth. In the winds of adversity, My warrior bride is arising, walking in purity and power, and carrying the sound of true worship and a heart cry for the nations and the lost.
"A shift in spiritual governance is coming to My church as I raise up those who are humble and contrite in spirit. This will truly be the hour where you will see that the meek shall inherit the earth, for those who are truly surrendered to Me are those who will carry all I wish to release."
"But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at My word" (Isa. 66:2bmattt 5, ESV).
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matt. 5:5).
A Time of Building
"This is the year where divine networks and hubs will be established and built as never before. Golden connections (connections for the outpouring of My glory) will be seen across regions and nations as I connect those with the same heart, vision and mandate. Cross-continental connections and hubs of harvest and transformation will be established and strengthened for My purposes. I am connecting the 'separated ones'—the ones who burn to see My kingdom advance and My name exalted. These ones walk in humility and desire to build only in the direction of My Spirit, for they know anything else is built in vain and produces little fruit."
"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain" (Ps.127:1a).
Agreement With God's Word and Plan
"I am looking for those who will align and speak out My narrative in this hour, instead of aligning and agreeing with the narrative of the enemy. The enemy seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, but I come to bring life (see John 10:10).
"I am calling My people to rise above the narrative of the world and speak out the destiny and plans I have shown them for themselves, their families, regions and nations. This is the hour for My people to be intentional about the words they speak, knowing their words carry great authority when they speak on the direction of My Spirit. There are 'enemy plans' that will be overturned on the back of strategic words spoken in authority by My people.
"I am looking for those who will come into true agreement with all I am calling them to in this season. It is not a time for double-mindedness but unwavering faith. I am looking for bold alignment. My people can't serve two masters. In their renewed conviction to partner with Me, there is also a sanctification that will take place—there must be a 'letting go' of the old and a breaking of that which hinders advancement in order to take up the invitation to greater partnership.
"Jesus said to all of His followers, 'If you truly desire to be my disciple, you must disown your life completely, embrace My 'cross' as your own, and surrender to my ways. For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will discover true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep'" (Luke 9:23-24, TPT).
Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband, Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations and ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a desire to see the people of God awakened to the hour and partner with the Lord by walking in their unique destinies, using their kingdom authority and rising to be agents of transformation in their spheres of influence. She carries the message of transformation and has a mandate to equip and mobilize God's people as the Lord prepares His bride for His return.
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