Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Prophetic Word for 2016: by Todd Bentley
"Prophetic Word for 2016:
Abundance, Overflow, and Fruitfulness"
Guest:Todd Bentley, Charlotte, NC
Lord has given me a word going into 2016. The message I have been bringing the
last couple of months is "AGREE with the decree." You must
hear what Heaven is saying and echo and speak and decree that here. You have to
be moved by what you hear. Regardless of circumstances and situations, you have
to agree with that decree.
woke up from a dream recently, and the Lord was speaking to me about seasons,
and He gave me a caution. I felt He said do not let people judge the season
that you are in based on the season they believe they are in or they believe
the Church is in. You are free to be in whatever season the Lord has you in.
season may be contrary to the rest of what is going on around you. The Lord
said the season you are going to be in is three big words: abundance,
overflow, and fruitfulness. The fruitfulness only comes after cutting
back the vine. God cuts back and prunes the branches, and only then can much
fruit come forth. It is one thing to bear fruit, but the Lord is glorified in
much fruit. We are moving from fruit to much fruit.
see the end of pruning and cutting away, so that much fruit can come forth.
of what you see happening in the natural, you have to claim the word of the
Lord which is abundance, overflow, and fruitfulness.
Lord began to speak to me about coming into a new beginning in 2015. I received
a word about a boomerang coming back full circle, coming back to possess what
you lost seven years ago. Eight means new beginnings. So full restoration is
the end of every seven years [I am going to] grant [to you the] release of
[every] debt [and bondage]."
started prophesying in January 2015 that by the end of 2015 I would be exactly
double – double souls, double staff, double resources, double ministry. Our
ministry has nearly doubled in every area because I have been standing in
agreement with the decree that this is a double portion time.
As a prophetic
voice I get to model my very own message. Now the Lord said it is ready to
release to the people what I have worked through in my own spirit.
saw the wind of God breathe on resources for construction and building, like a
tornado of resources, on building. The Lord was blessing like a boom. Some
people in the most severe famine sow the best seed. We have got to agree with
the decree. It is not the time to look at stocks and numbers. It is the
time to hear from Heaven. It doesn't seem to be the time in America for
abundance, overflow, and fruitfulness, but I am experiencing this in my own
want to talk about redeeming the time. In Ephesians 5 Paul is speaking about
redeeming the time. I want to come into agreement with what Heaven is saying,
echoing the decree. Ephesians
5:8-11 (paraphrased) says, "You were once darkness but now you are light in
the Lord. Walk as children of the light... Have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness. All things are exposed, therefore, awake." This is a call to revival and resurrection. Rise up
out of apathy and complacency. Then Christ will give you life. "See that you walk
wisely, not as fools, but wise. Redeeming the time because the days are evil.
Do not be unwise but understanding" (Ephesians 5:15-17
the will of God for your life. He is revealing His purpose and destiny. We need
to understand what God's word is to us: "Do not be drunk with wine...but be filled with
the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). The Lord
said, "You know you can redeem time."
How do you redeem lost time? When you understand predestination, that before
the foundation of the world was laid the Lamb was slain in the realm of
eternity, all your promises are done. In the realm of eternity, God has
made provision for everything you need to walk in and what He has called you to
Lewis said about redeeming the time, "We can actually buy back times in
our past when we have felt abandoned, abused, betrayed, and fearful. We as
Believers cannot only be forgiven of our past but we can travel back in time
with God and see God as an ever present help in that situation in the
future." Hebrews 6:5 says we can taste of the powers of the age to come.
We have not yet experienced Kingdom fullness. There is a Kingdom that is at
hand, and a fullness of the Kingdom coming. God does things in a dispensation
many of you understand that a prophetic word not only gives you hope and
promise, but it has the ability to pull you into the future message that has
already come to pass? It is a creative prophetic word that literally calls
forth things that are in the realm of eternity. You create with your prophecy;
you have an ability to pull people into their future potential and connect them
to their future. You literally can pull the timetable of your destiny that has
already happened and pull it into your understanding of time.
whole idea of redeeming the time is understanding what the will of the Lord is.
How many feel like you lost time and missed the opportunity of grace due to
foolishness or sin with the idea we have to get back on the highway of holiness
and start all over again?
Lord showed me the story of the prodigal son. Not only did the father see the
son afar off and kiss him and embrace him, but he did so even though the son
had squandered away his inheritance. Have you ever felt you squandered away
something God gave you and you came to your senses and said, "I have to go
back to the Father"?
The father said, "Let's give him the robe and
ring." The ring and the robe are a sign of authority and position. He
said, "Let's give him back the inheritance."
Redemption has to do
with the recovery of what was lost and the ransomed price, the Blood, the
precious price that was paid for you to be bought back in every area that you
were once a slave. The Lord spoke to me one time and said it is all choice.
can choose life and blessing, or death and cursing. You can chose to be free
and live in the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, or you can chose to live in
that bondage and believe you can never be free. Ephesians 1:7 says we have the
forgiveness of sin and the redemption by His Blood. How many of you understand
He is still redeeming?
Some of you have accepted forgiveness, but you didn't get your ring or
robe back. You never let the Lord complete the story of the prodigal son or
daughter and bring you back into the fullness. You get forgiveness and redemption. You get
the chance to get the ring and robe and go back and do what the Lord called you
Isaiah 61:1 says, "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
because..." Let's remember
the purpose of the anointing. Why do we have the anointing come on us in this
moment? We are anointed to proclaim, not ask God for freedom. The Spirit of the
Lord God is upon me to proclaim liberty. Command those that are oppressed to be
means jubilee. The Spirit of God is upon me to proclaim jubilee. Jesus is the
one who proclaimed the liberty of God, and we have been sent into the world to
do the works that Christ did.
Isaiah 61:2 says, "[He has anointed Me] to proclaim the acceptable
year of the Lord..." The
anointing's purpose is for me to prophesy over you the acceptable year of the
Lord's favor, and then you will start walking that favor. That words that are
translated as acceptable year of the Lord's favor can be likened to
the year of jubilee! The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to proclaim, decree, and
prophesy you into the acceptable year, not moment! How about a
whole year of abundance, overflow, and fruitfulness?
was a place the Lord said My people are robbed and plundered, trapped in caves,
because no one says, "restore" (see Isaiah 42:22). The Lord was
speaking to me about the true nature of jubilee working with redemption and
restoration. What would happen if someone said "restore"? The Spirit
of the Lord is upon you and has anointed you so you can proclaim jubilee into
people's lives and release the jubilee blessing. Then Isaiah
61:2 goes on to say that "the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me] to
proclaim...the day of vengeance of our God." How do you proclaim the day of vengeance of our God?
That word means justice. That's why we have the anointing: to proclaim
that every area there has been injustice, that His justice will show up –
that's His righteousness. In Christ I have come to proclaim liberty to every
area you are captive. This is going to be the time of walking in the
many of you have a case with the devil? God said to state your case about your
sins. I have acquitted you. I have pardoned you. I have justified you. That is
the language used here for redemption. I believe God wants things to be so at
rest and settled in order to make room for the oil and receive the whole new
thing God is doing. He has pruned and cut away so that He has made room to fill
you with the new. Whatever you bring to the altar, do not pick it up again.
This is part of the jubilee. Jubilee is abundance. It is a celebration and joy
believe that if you allow the Lord to increase and enable your thinking, little
by little you will be in double of where you are today. We can proclaim the
acceptable year and come into it. Others are proclaiming fear, judgment,
anxiety; you need to begin to hear what Heaven is saying. I am going to hear
God for myself and use my own inner compass. We are moving in the time where
are can only be led by the voice and Spirit of God. Let's step into the new
by - - Todd Bentley Fresh Fire USA
Todd Bentley: Healing
evangelist, revivalist, and author, Todd Bentley is the founder of Fresh Fire USA. As a
teenager, Todd, an alcoholic and drug addict, had a dramatic, life-changing
encounter with the saving, delivering power of God. Today, Todd and his Fresh
Fire team travel the world to lead the lost into the miraculous, delivered and
set free, and launched into the reality of intimate relationship with Jesus.
The passion of Todd's life and ministry to the nations is souls and to see
others experience the transferable, tangible anointing of the Holy Spirit.