2012 A YEAR OF DISCOVERY – Part 2
2012 A YEAR OF DISCOVERY – Part 2
by BILL BURNS
The tests of this season will be two-fold. We will be tested with regard to our willingness to live under God’s rule and to obey Him…or not. He will lead and guide us, but we must follow. We will also be tested (tempted by Satan) to rebel against God’s rule and His word.
The Trumpet (December 5): You have been taught My word, and My ways have been revealed to you by the spirit of truth. You have been equipped by the spirit of power as you have embraced the gifts of the Spirit and have believed that you can operate in these. And now you are entering a time of testing so that you can apply that which you have learned and that which you have received. In this season you can pass the tests that come by using the authority that you have been given. Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” These tests will strengthen you and will teach you responsibility and integrity. They will equip you to be more than conquerors and enable you to be overcomers. This is an important season in which I am preparing My people to become a glorious church. It is a season in which you must live by My prophetic and written word. You must now learn to apply by faith My words to every test, and if you do so, you will have victory and reason for celebration.
Present vision will be established as you embrace the challenges of this season. Rejoice and be glad for the time of the victory and the Day of My power is at hand, says the Lord.
May we all be doers of:
James 4:7-8 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
The government of God will be progressive, and each progression will come with a shifting in the spiritual realm. The spiritual atmosphere of each shift will cause us to become unsettled in our spiritual space. Each shift will cause us to enter into unfamiliar territory.
The key to recognizing the shifts is to stay connected in the Spirit of God and allow Him to lead us into each shift with understanding.
John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
A New Covering
A new covering of God’s glory will be established over those who establish themselves under the rule of God.
Isaiah 4:5 “then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.”
This covering of God’s glory will bring the manifestation of the power of His word. The written word will birth revelation of the inner workings of the Kingdom of God. The spirit of truth will amplify the written word so that it helps us understand our personal destiny. The prophetic word will give direction and help us understand the times and seasons in which we live. The word of the Lord:
Matthew 4:4 “But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
When we live under the rule of God in spirit and truth, then all of the written blessings become yes and amen.
2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
God’s promise for 2012 is found in the 12th verse of Psalm 5.
Psalm 5:12 “For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.”
The blessings identified by the number 12 include provision, spiritual empowerment, healing, and miracles. Please allow the Holy Spirit to bring you into a position of faith so that you can receive the promises that you desire.
1. Provision and Empowerment
Mark 6:7-8 “And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching . And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.”
Mark 6:41-43 “And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.”
25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
Mark 5:41-42 “Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”
Spiritual empowerment will increase in this year as the Lord comes to His people and His rule is established. Healings will take place more frequently than they have in the past. The miracle of spiritual resurrection will take place. Spiritual life will come forth. Prophetic words, dreams and visions will become the result of this spiritual revolution.
As this season progresses and the spiritual shifts take place, more of living under God’s divine government will be understood. A greater anointing will be available because of the covering that will keep the glory of God upon us. The spiritual war will escalate, but we will have the victory. The blessings of God will be received, and we will bless His holy name.
A new frontier lies before us; it is waiting for us to discover the spiritual landscape. Let us rise up, full of faith for the journey, and let us go forth like the spiritual pathfinders of past generations. Let us be like those who have gone before us.
Hebrews 11:32-34 “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”
Our King will establish His kingdom among His people. My prayer is that all of God’s people will enter into this year with the expectation of discovery.
Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”
This information has blessed me. I have been receiving so many words from the Lord and this is new to me. He is talking to me to His people. He talks to me personally, too. I admit that it freaks me out as well as blesses me. There was a sudden shift in my Spiritual life to this. The words started pouring in. I felt relatively alone in this, so it blessed me to find others. I didn’t know what to do with all of it so I made a blog on wordpress of what He says. Bless you as you serve Him and share in this type of ministry. It has given me more peace.
We are so pleased to hear this Word has been a blessing to you!
May the Lord bless and keep you and give you peace.
Blessings in Christ,
Please explain to me a simply as you possibly can, the “Spiritual Shift” which is or about to take place.
What are some signs that it’s happening?
Will I notice it in my life personally?
Thank you for your comment and request.
First, please let me clarify that this article was written by Pastor Bill Burns and not by us. Nevertheless, I will try to explain what I believe Pastor Bill means in the phrase “Spiritual Shift“.
As you know, when you drive a vehicle and you “shift up” a gear, there tends to be a slight jolt as you accelerate and your speed increases. Similarly, when you “shift down” a gear, the car tends to slow down, this allowing you to descend a steep hill safely. In both cases, the engine speed and noise will change, as does physical speed of the vehicle. Shifting gears is normal when we drive, otherwise vehicular travel would become very difficult and inefficient.
In the Spiritual, the same occurs. When God determines that He wants to change things, there tends to be a change in noise and speed, both of which are discernible to those paying attention. In a vehicle with automatic transmission, no one except the driver ever is paying enough attention to recognise gear changes and even the driver ignores automatic changes. In a manual stick-shift vehicle, the gear changes are more noticeable and all passengers will recognise it if a gear is missed or the pedal footwork is not properly co-ordinated.
Such is the case in the Spiritual, for few of us are sufficiently well tuned to initially recognise the changes, unless they are really dramatic. Pastor Bill Burns can recognise them and is giving warning of them.
Jill and I were in Hong Kong in November to meet a noted Prophet from New Zealand. He told us that since mid 2011 there has been a huge change in the prophetic spiritual environment and that all the prophets he knew, were will trying to come to terms with it. He said that the Prophets seemed to have moved up into a new level of prophetic anointing and discernment, and that this happened, if not instantly, over a very short period of time. As a result, he said all high operating Prophets were still trying to develop an understanding of what they were seeing and being given, and to develop a common language, so that they could communicate what they saw and sensed, with others.
An example of a shift which we cannot directly see or hear but is happening daily, is known as the Polar Shift – a shift or change in the location of the magnetic North Pole. The closer one lives to the North Pole the more it can be recognised, but you need a compass to sense it. However, the ramifications of this shift do effect us all, as the linked article explains. Just because we cannot sense a shift, does not mean it is not impacting us.
Vera, I do not know what God is doing which is causing this Spiritual Shift, this spiritual change, but be sure it will manifest and reveal itself soon in the world in many ways. Those who are attuned to the Word of God, like His high operating Prophets, sense it first and it is their job is to communicate the changes to us. Pastor Bill was not specific, but one thing is for sure, we need to get ready and be prepared for a new manifestation of God in our lives. God is certainly doing a new thing. Let’s not get left behind.
I pray this helps.
Blessings in Christ, Angus
This is awesome. I keep having dreams where I’m fighting evil and I always win because I recite the lords prayer,and let evil know that my faith is with god. Good trumps evil n I will continue spreading the good and letting everyone know god is real.
Amen and Amen!
Blessings in Christ, Angus