PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2023
The Lord says: I am going to give my Prophets, Seers and those with prophetic gifts a “Sneak Preview” of what is to come. A sneak preview is a special showing of something such as a movie, play, or product, before it becomes available to the general public. The Lord has been showing His prophets that we are on the brink of a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The river that we are about to step into is deeper than we’ve ever known before. We will receive extreme words for an extreme time.
The Holy Spirit is giving some believers visions, and others are receiving spiritual encounters as He gave to the prophets of old. One such prophet was Ezekiel. The Lord used Ezekiel in an unusual way, giving him visions, transportations and other encounters. He was called to judge, rebuke and call God’s people to repentance. In the book of Ezekiel chapter 1 he saw the heavens open and saw visions of God. He then saw a whirlwind coming out of the north with a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself.
A bright light was radiating from it that appeared as the color amber, glowing in the midst of fire. He saw four living creatures in forms of humans, and each one of them had four faces, four wings, their legs were straight and their feet were like calves feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. Ezekiel described this phenomenal experience as the Lord opened his eyes in the seer realm.
We are going to experience extraordinary Spiritual encounters in the days ahead. Every believer will learn the unique language of the Holy Spirit, and the specific ways that He speaks to us individually as well as corporately. In the book of Ezekiel chapter 37 the Lord transported him in the Spirit and showed him a valley of dry bones. He was told to prophesy to the dry bones and they would come back to life.
As Ezekiel prophesied, there was a rattling noise, and the bones came together, and sinews and flesh came upon them but there was no breath. Then the Lord said: Prophesy to the breath, the “rûaḥ”, and when he did, breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. In the same way, we will soon discover the authority and creative power of our words.
Jesus has given us authority to speak things into existence as the Holy Spirit directs us. Some of you are about to receive “mountain moving faith”. Just as Jesus taught, whoever says to this mountain, "Be removed and be cast into the sea" and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things will be done, he will have whatever he says. Some of you will begin to speak to things that are impossible or immovable in the natural, and you will see the Lords divine intervention.
In Ezekiel chapter 47, the Lord brought Ezekiel back to the door of the temple and showed him water flowing from under the threshold. The water was coming in from every side. It goes on to say that there was a man (Who represents Jesus) who was measuring the depth of the waters which went from ankle deep to a massive river that couldn’t be crossed in the natural. Everywhere that this river flows will bring healing. Everywhere that this river flows will bring life.
The Lord is about to release an abundance of rain, that will fill the rivers to overflowing and break down dams of division. He is about to bring many streams together for this great outpouring, and we are going to experience His glory in an unprecedented way. Many things will transpire and multitudes will be swept into to the Kingdom of God. Many people will experience breakthroughs of significant proportions and there will be great miracles that will accompany this outpouring.
There are many similarities and parallels between the book of Ezekiel and the book of Revelation. In Revelation chapter 4, the Apostle John saw a door standing open in heaven and he heard a voice as a trumpet speaking to him saying “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Immediately he was in the Spirit and described in explicit detail of what he saw in heaven. John also saw four living creatures but they were different from the spiritual beings that Ezekiel saw.
The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, (zōon), each having six wings, were full of eyes around and even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy. I believe that the Holy Spirit is also going to open our eyes to see angels as well as the living creatures which are not the same.
In Revelation 22:2, the Apostle John had a similar vision as Ezekiel had. He also saw the healing river of God proceeding from the throne, and on either side of the river was the tree of life which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
In the book of Ezekiel chapter 2 vs 8-9 the Lord told Ezekiel to open his mouth and eat the scroll that was given to him, and then go speak to the house of Israel. He looked and a hand was stretched out to him. It had a scroll of a book that had lamentations, mourning and woe written on both sides. He opened his mouth, ate the scroll, and it then became sweet like honey in his mouth.
In Revelation chapter 10:8-11 the Lord told John to take the little book out of the angels hand (who stands on the sea and the earth) and eat it, and when he did, it was as sweet as honey in his mouth, but bitter to his stomach. The Lord then directed him to prophesy to the people, nations, tongues and kings. The Holy Spirit may use some of you to release a word of correction which may seem harsh but necessary, and when it is received by the recipient, it will become sweet and transform their life.
The Lord says; My anointing will be evident on the Prophets and the Seers in this season to bring correction, direction and transformation, but I am also calling every believer into a deeper place. Now is the time to step out in faith into a place that you have never been. There is a dimension that is available to you and as you step into this river you will experience a new level of My glory. You will find that the glory of this latter house will be greater than the former house and in this place I will bring peace.
And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations,”