The Year of the Lord
- Neville Johnson
And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles (Deu.31:10).
“IT'S NOW OR NEVER!” These were the words I awoke to on New Year's Day. The following is a brief summary of a prophetic encounter I had with the Lord: The decisions we make this year especially in the first quarter of this year will have profound ramification on the next fourteen years of our lives.
It is well known that some years are more significant than others in terms of the affect that they have on our lives. I can look back over my life and pick out certain years where the decisions I made in those years were pivotal and the consequences unchangeable. Times and seasons are a part of God's way of dealing with us, opportunities come and pass. God limits Himself to times and season in the way He deals with us and if we miss a season in God many years can be wasted.
Consider the scriptures:
- To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecc. 3:1).
- Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. (Lk. 19:42-44).
Seven Years Of Prophetic Declarations
From1999 on God began to speak through His Apostles and Prophets many clear words of change and coming revival. Many warnings were given; many clear prophetic words of the need for holiness were brought forth. The past seven years have been extraordinary in terms of the prophetic revelation that has been given to the church. Four years ago while I was ministering in the USA the Lord spoke to me and said that He could not bring revival because the church was not ready for it. The scary thing is that the new Christians that you disciple will turn out just like you; like begets like. So a call to holiness has been one of the clarion prophetic calls over the last seven years, however God will not wait any longer I'TS NOW OR NEVER.
Revival Is Coming And Can No Longer Be Delayed
I received an email from a Pastor friend who shared with me a dream he just had. In the dream the Lord told him that a great City Shaking Revival was coming to his city and it was coming tomorrow. His church staff told him that they were not ready due to lack of administrative preparation, the Pastor said "lets postpone the revival until we can get ready" the Lord then said "NO IT IS COMING TOMORROW" Soon in Gods vocabulary can be quite a way off but tomorrow is very close.
God is not going to wait any longer its ready or not I am coming.
When my friend awoke from the dream it was 4:08 am. The Lord then told him to look at James 4:8, Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you like never before. Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts. Hands speak of our work for God and our relationships with people. Our hearts primarily speak of our Motives. When our heart is pure everything is pure.
In His mercy God will wait for us; but not forever - And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you (Isa.30:18a) and For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found (Ps. 32:6).
In the days of Noah Methuselah was born to Enoch; most Hebrew scholars believe his name means, "when he is dead it shall come" what shall come? What had Enoch seen? Why did he call his son that? He saw the great flood that would come and prophetically he knew that it would not come until Methuselah died - And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years and he died (Gen. 5:27).
Methuselah could not die while God was waiting for the people time to turn back to Him. God's mercy was continually extended and Methuselah got older until he became the oldest man that ever lived, he could not die while God waited. God in His mercy kept extending the time, but not forever, God's time ran out and Methuselah died; that year the flood came - Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water (1 Pe. 3:20)
Enoch Gods prophet had insight into the timing of God's grace and mercy; likewise today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it (Heb. 4:1) and Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Heb. 4:7).
Ready Or Not He Is Coming
The choices you make this year will determine the next fourteen years of your life.
Choose wisely, being in the permissible will of God is not good enough; you must find the perfect will of God for your life and begin to walk in it.
There is no more time for another trip round the mountain as Israel did so many times leaving one whole generation to die in the wilderness - At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release (Deu. 15:1).
This year can be a Jubilee year for you it is a year of release, it is a year of reaping what you have sown, it is a year to triumph over the enemy, and it is a year where you can step up into the next level in God. It is a year of the beginning of the fulfillment of what the true Prophets have been saying over the last seven years. It is time to cash in your promises and take the high ground
2007 - The year of release to those who believe