Word for 2012 – Restoration & Reversals
Acts 3:19-21 NKJV
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.”
Psalms 60:1-5 NKJV
“O God, You have cast us off; You have broken us down; You have been displeased; Oh, restore us again!
You have made the earth tremble; You have broken it; Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
You have shown Your people hard things; You have made us drink the wine of confusion.
You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah!
That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
“Beloveds, Who is a God like Me ? Who spoke and created the heavens ? Who spoke and the earth was created ? Am I so weak, that I cannot contend ? I AM and there is no other like Me. I am the Almighty One of Israel, and of all who follow My Son. You are one in ME. I love you as no other loves you. You call, and I answer you. My sheep hear MY VOICE, and they follow Me.”
For many, they are not following but independently going their own way, then asking Me to bless it. That is not following beloveds. That is leading. I’ve called you to One Master. I AM your Adonai. Have no other masters before Me. Have no other lovers before Me. I have a great RESTORATION to do in My western Bride and all over the world where she has spread her false doctrines. I want you to have abundant life, but I have not called you to selfishness, self centeredness, and greed or avarice. There is a humility coming to those who have thought otherwise. The sword of the LORD will come across the land this year, and there will be great restorations, great humiliations, great reversals, and great promotions.
I am not deaf and dumb, or blind like the gods of stone and wood. I AM that I AM. I am there for you when you call on My name. Though I may only do what I see best in your life, for your growth and development, I am there to perform that which will yield the best results for making you into the person I want you to be. I know that you have suffered much, but I AM the RESTORER of LIFE. I will take my RECOMPENSE this year against that which has fought against you. The enemy thinks he is winning. But he is already defeated. He is under great delusion, but you are not called to delusion, but to a SOUND MIND.
Do not fear, for I said, I would come again as a Mighty Wind, and that I will do. You will have all you need to fight in this war of all wars. Even now I am imparting to you, even when you can’t feel anything, as you come and worship Me, or pray to Me, I am restoring to you all that has been stolen. I speak of heavenly things beloveds, for this earth is passing away. But My Word will never pass away. Speak My WORD to the winds, to the roaring of the seas, to the earth and all that is in it, and speak to the spiritual wickedness in high places the TRUTH. Do NOT give in to the discouragement. For what is your life? Does it only consist of the things you have ? Is it not HIDDEN IN ME.
It’s what you have eternally that matters. It’s who you are in Me that matters. It’s who you represent as you go about your daily activities that matters. Your life is hidden in ME. You are experiencing abundance in ME
As you follow Me and obey My words to you. Do not remember the former things, for all things have become new if you are in Me. I AM doing a new thing. There is NEW LIFE coming to My beloveds. You will have a new Spring in your step.”
Then I heard to “sing the song of Habakkuk”:
In the New King James it’s called the song of FAITH:
As I read through it, it seemed to me for now, that this is the time to come.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 AMP
“Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation! [Romans 8:37.] The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!”
“There will be war, and many disasters again this year, as the earth is groaning, and men continue to destroy the earth through their misguided efforts to control. But they will not succeed in all they plan. They will experience constant frustrations, partly due to the prayers of the saints, and My arising to reverse many a curse. STAND, and again I say STAND and speak out all that I put in your hearts to pray and declare ! Do not yield to the enemy’s intimidations.
Do not believe all you hear coming from the mouths of leaders who deceive with their flatteries, and appeal to your emotions. Judge by the FRUIT, I’ve told you. PRAY rather than talk so much about it. PRAY for your leaders. PRAY against all the perversion. PRAY against all the deception, and that all things hidden would be uncovered. You must fight on your knees ! Pray for supernatural, for this will be a year of supernatural provisions, and supernatural wonders for My people. I WILL change the course of SOME things, but not all things. So stay in My arms beloveds daily, that you get your directions from Me.
I am bringing Davids out of their caves to confront the false foundations in My church. I am bringing the Elijahs, and prophets that have been hidden in caves OUT, to confront not only the church but the world’s injustices. TRUST in ME beloveds with ALL of your heart. I am for you, and I will fight along side My Bride in this battle. Remove the stones from the highway, for it is in HOLINESS, that the enemy will be dismayed. Do not bloody your hands or heart with hatred, and reactionary resentments. Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, for My ways are not your ways. Take the higher road, the narrow path, and you will see My GLORY ! Explosions of My GLORY are coming this year to your neighborhood ! Walk in the Spirit, and do not be afraid. “
Psalms 80:3-19 NKJV
“Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry Against the prayer of Your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in great measure.
You have made us a strife to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.
Restore us, O God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the nations, and planted it.
You prepared room for it, And caused it to take deep root, And it filled the land.
The hills were covered with its shadow, And the mighty cedars with its boughs.
She sent out her boughs to the Sea, And her branches to the River.
Why have You broken down her hedges, So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?
The boar out of the woods uproots it, And the wild beast of the field devours it.
Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven and see, And visit this vine And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted, And the branch that You made strong for Yourself.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
Then we will not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!”
Psalms 90:13-17 NKJV
“Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants.
Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil.
Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”
Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Isaiah 43:13-19 NKJV
Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?”
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon, And bring them all down as fugitives—The Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships. I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.”
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters, Who brings forth the chariot and horse, The army and the power (They shall lie down together, they shall not rise; They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick): “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”
This original article was first published by:
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN
of Upstream Ministries,
California on January 9, 2012