A Word of Clarity and Hope for 2013
2 Chronicles 20:20 says believe the prophets so shall you prosper. This is the prophetic word for 2013 from Prophets Russ and Kitty Walden with Father’s Heart Ministry. There are dark and threatening situations shaping world events but the gospel message of hope and overcoming grace is clear.
A PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2013
A Prophetic Perspective from Prophet Russ Walden, Father’s Heart Ministry
The political process is coming to failure in the earth. This is not because the forces of darkness and gaining the upper hand.
I heard this in My spirit regarding the political process:
God is a jealous God. What you allow to come between you and God – God will remove.
The peoples of the earth have put their confidence in the political process, in paper currencies and these things are coming to failure. This is not punishment – it is endearment. It is the Father moving to bring our confidence and trust back to His unshakeable faithfulness. The watchword for 2013 is found in Zechariah 4:6 :-
Zechariah 4:6 KJV – “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Modern representative government traces its roots to the Roman republic. The Roman republic began with the overthrow of monarchy and lasted 450 years until it gave way to the totalitarian rule of the Caesars. Sound familiar? Increasingly in the modern day representative governments are shifting from being ideologically driven to being personality driven. This is what happened in Germany between WWI and WWII. The democratic government displayed weakness, confusion and an inability to stabilize the nation. This gave way to the industrialists and banking institutions to back the only man on the scene who seemed capable of galvanizing the population – and his name was Adolph Hitler.
In the last 200 years the governments of the west have shifted from Monarchy to Representative Government. Representative government has a life cycle. For our day representative government is moving into its advancing years toward the ultimate end of it’s life cycle.
The natural evolution of democracy is to move from minimalist government models to burdensome, unsustainable entitlement driven modalities. As instability and potential for breakdown increases, executive leaders will act to pacify the population with greater and increasing entitlements. This is what happened in the 1960’s when literal revolution was in the air fueled by unrest in our campuses over the Viet Nam War. Lyndon Johnson quelled the unrest of the 1960’s by establishing the GREAT SOCIETY, the welfare state and finally bringing the force of law to the civil rights struggle. This only put off the rising tide of unrest that is resurfacing today.
The ancient Roman emperors when they saw their rule about to be overthrown by the mob would often send their elite guard to the gates of their palaces to throw bread at the rioters. This is always what executive branches of government resort to in order to maintain control and stability of the status quo but over time this becomes generationally unsustainable. When FDR instituted the NEW DEAL in the 40’s and took us off the Gold Standard all of the nations of the west followed suit as the necessary response to hope to rebuild after WWII. This began a process that generationally grew and expanded to include more and more special interests and people groups until it simply isn’t sustainable today.
The Father told me in 1981 that the day would come that the things we have always looked to society and economy to provide us we were going to have to once more get from God miraculously because they would be unavailable and unaffordable. In the lead up to the 1990 presidential elections there was a great alarm sounding in this country regarding the instability of our economy. The Clinton years were God’s reprieve just as Joseph’s seven prosperous years were preparation for seven lean years in the nation of Egypt. The economic gains of the Clinton years were squandered in military campaigns and off the charts growth in entitlements and unsustainable increases in foreign aid to buttress the faltering leadership of the US as a superpower.
What was the end of the time of famine in Joseph’s day? When all the resources ran out the people of Egypt sold their lands, crops, possessions and finally themselves into service to the Pharaoh. In other words personal freedoms were sacrificed for creature comfort and ultimately sheer survival.
You will see in 2013 the continuation of an inexorable shift toward stronger executive government and weaker legislative bodies as paper currencies falter under looming deficits that no amount of taxation can relieve. You can see this demonstrated as we watch our president sit in the ivory tower of the oval office while the legislature scrambles to meet his demands. This is not an American phenomenon. Italy has dissolved it’s parliament, Egypt has rewritten it’s constitution into a stricter form than even under Mubarak. Greece is in chaos and Spain is soon to follow.
What is the answer? Revolution? That’s been done already. Shift in ideology? The contrasts between conservative and liberal ideologies in the governments of the west could not be more stark yet neither side when in power has been able to address the crushing burden of entitlement driven debt. Add to this the Islamic threat and third world despots with nuclear power and the outlook from a human standpoint is quite bleak.
What is the plan of God in all of this? The culminating plan of God in all of this is reflected in the following scripture:
Revelation 11:15 KJV – “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”
The Father is bringing the kingdoms of the world to failure allowing them to exhaust themselves as they try to govern the world without God. Just as He brought the ancient world with her Caesars and Alexanders to failure. Just as He brought the totalitarian governments of Eastern Europe to failure in the 1980’s. Likewise the representative governments of the world and their third world counterparts are experiencing the futility of refusal to bow the knee and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Daniel interpreted the king’s dream of an image of diverse elements representing the tableau of human government through time. He saw in the head of gold the Babylonian rule. In the chest of silver he saw Alexander’s reign. The legs of iron represented the western and eastern Roman empire. The feet however were clay and iron. Clay represents humanity in the bible. Iron represents governments of totalitarian rule. This describes perfectly the geopolitical landscape today: a mixture of representative and totalitarian government. What happens to these governments? What can we expect? What is God doing?
Daniel 2:44-45 KJV – “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”
The Lord says to His people FEAR NOT. For the shaking and trembling you see in society and government and economies is not the enemy getting the upper hand. This is not the devil’s work it is the hand of God moving to SET UP A KINGDOM which shall never be destroyed. This is the ROCK CUT OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN.
So you see God is not a republican nor is He a democrat. He is not a liberal or a conservative. For the last 60 years in the United States conservatives have dominated the political process and in the process claimed they were the party of GOD and COUNTRY while they consumed my people as they do bread and wipe their mouth and say they have done nothing wrong. Their day is at an end. The Father is overturning governmental, societal, cultural and religious institutions and spilling out the people in a great upheaval of spiritual hunger mixed with political angst and cultural disappointment.
Your mandate as a child of God is to yield your life to the Father and demonstrate by your life that your dependence and your hope is not in the vain efforts of man, government or society to meet the needs of men but your dependence is upon the Father and upon that kingdom that cannot be shaken.
The word that came for 2013 was:
OBJECTS ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
This is a year of acceleration and increase. Posture your life toward My kingdom and My Lordship. This will bring to you in 2013 great blessing and water walking results as those that know their God will be strong and do exploits in His name. For those who lives are turned away from My soveriegnty it isn’t going to look good. Fear will increase. Helplessness will reach epidemic proportion. Senseless violence will continue. Shrill voices on the right and left will continue to blame each other. The conservative and liberal ideology will fail to address the challenges of 2013. But the people of God, My people will find their refuge in Me and I will care for My people as I did the children of Israel in Goshen as the nation of Egypt was deconstructed around them.
I will be your water from the rock and your manna every morning in the coming year, the Father says.
Graham Cooke gave a word in Denver Colorado that “the water table (of God’s purposes) is rising…” This echoes a word given previously to us that say this from the Father:
“The Father says: My Kingdom is about to overflow its banks in the earth says the Lord. And those who have staked their future on existing boundaries are going to be displaced as I redefine the parameters of who I am and exactly what the mandate of My Kingdom is in the world of men. There will be men and women, good men and women who will experience the displacement and become spiritual refugees because they’ve been taken unawares. But the shift is necessary says the Father for I am enlarging My territory and expanding the floodplain of the River of My Glory into here-to-for untouched areas in the societies of men.
There have been those who have undertaken great projects to define and contain what I am doing and who I am in the earth says the Father. But I will not be tamed and I will not be contained. The river of My glory is breaking over all the barriers of men and flowing into the uttermost parts of the earth to inundate, shape and pour out upon even the most despised and rejected denizens of the earth.
I am calling this day for men and women who will receive a two-fold call: to address the refugee status of those who are about to be displaced from their comfortable vantage point on the river of My glory and to also allow themselves to be carried WHEREVER the current of My river flows to be My ambassadors and regents to those whose dry and thirsty lands are about to become lake front property on the banks of My redefined purposes in the earth.
For I have not called you to simply find your habitation in view of My glory says the Father. I am calling you to plunge into the billows and push out until your feet can no longer find the bottom. I will be your stay and I will be your sustaining breath as you allow yourself to be swept into the cataracts of My Kingdom deluge that I am bringing into the earth.
I am releasing My church from the boxes and boundaries that have contained them and spilling them out into the wild where they will reproduce and challenge the kings of the earth for the captives held in bondage by them. My servants, my handmaids and my prophets will surface in venues and marketplaces where they aren’t invited but they will manifest My Glory and pour out the waters of My mercy and bring repentance, surrender and release to the captives of the earth till the entire spiritual geography of the earth shall be redrafted to take into account the work of My hands that I am doing even this day say the Father.”
So TAKE HEART and BE ENCOURAGED in this coming year. Know that the Father is willing to do His good pleasure and though it may seem dark at times – the purposes of God will be like MORNING SPREAD on the mountain in your life as you maintain your dependence upon HIM.
Original published by:
Prophets Russ and Kitty Walden of Father’s Heart Ministry
on 31 December 2012
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