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Here is Part 1 of 2 parts of the "Word of the Lord for 2017," compiled by the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (ACPE).
This Roundtable is convened each year regarding what is about to take place for that year. In this case, the ACPE met in November of 2016 to gather the prophetic words of what the prophets were hearing for the year 2017.
This Council is convened by Cindy Jacobs who has a long-standing history of both accuracy in her own revelation, as well as for leadership in the ACPE, and for her many prophetic words on behalf of the kings in the earth.
We're giving it to you in two parts so it won't be too long of a read. This is part 1. We will post Part 2 tomorrow.
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"ACPE Prophetic Roundtable: 2017 - The Breakthrough Year - Part 1 of 2"
Since 1999, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders has gathered some of the most respected prophetic voices from around the nation to pray and seek the Lord for a word for the next year.
It is our conviction that we are to function as an Acts 13:1-3 group. This passage notes that it was the Holy Spirit releasing a prophetic word to the group, as opposed to the exclusive word of any one prophet. So, it is the consensus of our ACPE members that the Holy Spirit is speaking the following prophetic words to us.
It's important to understand that all prophetic words need to be bathed in intercession. Our response, through prayer, helps words of blessing to come to pass, and can diminish or even avert words of judgment.
It is also important to note that God often speaks in seasons as opposed to calendar years. Many of the words given in the past are still being fulfilled even now around the world. So, the following is an overview of the ACPE Word of the Lord for the calendar year of 2017, which is 5777 in the Hebraic calendar, and beyond.
Note: These meetings took place November 14th – 16th, 2016 and some of the events have already transpired.
2017: The Breakthrough Year
"The One who breaks open will come up before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head." Micah 2:13 (NKJV)
• The Symbolism of the Number 17
The number 17 in scripture symbolizes "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory."
God overcame the sins of rebellious humans when He began to flood the earth and rested on the 17th day of the Hebrew month. Noah's ark and its eight passengers rested on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th day of the seventh month of the religious year (Tishrei), right in the middle of God's Holy period known as the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is in the seventh month (Tishri) and on the tenth day of the Hebraic calendar. This day calls for the turning from our sins through repentance that brings us to victory.
• It is the time for the breakthrough to victory.
There will be a significant increase in miracles and signs and wonders. The anointing will be so strong that it will break significant and long-standing strongholds that have plagued people's lives.
"It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil." Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)
For the Lord says, "My people are entering into an overcoming season that will produce great breakthroughs. For the enemy has come in like a flood, but I, the Lord, am releasing great victories. I will stem the tide of violence. I will bring peace to the land. I will bring an awakening! I will release revival!"
Receive Your Breakthrough This Year
This is the year that the blessings will overtake us, if we obey the voice of our God! If we put out hands to the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God for His sake, we will begin to prosper. It is critical that we spend time seeking the Lord for the right alignment in our relationships for us to release these blessings.
For some, it will mean a geographic move, for others, the leaving of the old for the new. For others, it will be mean staying in covenantal relationships even when they are tested.
• The Promise and the Condition
"Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God" Deuteronomy 28:1-2 (NKJV)
We need to understand the Hebraic meaning of our times. The year 2017 on the Roman calendar corresponds to the year 5777 on the Hebraic calendar, which is symbolized by the crowned sword.
The sword cuts off the old and releases the new. The enemy has been trying to "cut off" many relationships and come against the new move of unity coming to families and the Body of Christ. We see satan being defeated on many levels as we experience great breakthroughs, both personally and corporately.
This is the Year of Breakthrough to Release the Following Things:
• Mantles or anointings of the Holy Spirit released across generations. This is the year of securing your legacy.
• New leaders recognized and released.
• Shifts in government and new international alliances forming.
• More corruption exposed on national levels, both in the United States and other nations.
• Mantles are being passed. The passing of Peter Wagner was a game-changer for the Body of Christ. Old wine structures are going to be tested, and those who will be willing to become new wine will be promoted. Churches who allow themselves to become apostolic sending centers will grow and see many saved. (Photo via Pixabay)
• Fuller Theological Seminary is going to come into a time of renewal as in the days when C. Peter Wagner invited John Wimber to teach his signs and wonders class. The Holy Spirit will be poured out once again upon the professors. Other divinity schools such as Princeton will also be visited by God as young professors are touched by God's power and come into spiritual renewal. New wine curriculum will be introduced into seminaries and Bible Schools around the world. The renewal legacy of Peter Wagner combined with that of John Wimber is about to come upon a new generation.
• A diversity of mantles is falling in this time like unto what Peter Wagner carried. Mantles from God for the writing books, prophetically "seeing" trends, keeping the Church (Ekklesia) fresh and ready for each new move of God are being distributed to properly aligned leaders in this hour.
• There will be many, many changes in this coming year. Changes in locations, houses, buildings, and the breaking off of generational systems of debt.
• A new generation of spiritual warriors will be trained and arise to do governmental and prophetic intercession. Old prayer movements will be strengthened, and a new generation of prayer warriors will arise for battle. There will be an awakening of prayer and spiritual warfare. Deliverance will take place on many levels through this fresh movement.
• There will be continued shakings as the sword of the Lord pierces the darkness of centuries over the nations. Some will experience great tumults and shakings.
• The good news is that, in the midst of the shakings, there will be a time of renewal and coming together like in Ezekiel 37, when the shakings of dry bones caused new breath and life coming into the army of the Lord.
Let the Ekklesia Arise
Networks of Kingdom Alliances with the voice of hope are emerging in very intentional ways. Many will teach on the "Ekklesia" from their pulpits and in their conferences, inspiring the people of God to arise and be the called-out ones.
There will be a strong anointing on the Ekklesia to root out and pull down the "gates and walls of the enemy." By this, as we are faithful to move out into society to be a voice of change, there will be a dismantling and shaking of old corrupt systems.
The economies of nations who have refused to shift and are keeping their people in bondage will see massive shakings. Exposure after exposure will come to those corrupt individuals who thought they were too protected and embedded through bribes and intimidation. They will find themselves falling out of power, going to prison, and, in some cases, even dying.
The Lord showed us clearly that this is a new season where the Ekklesia is being given the anointing not only to root out, and tear down, but this will be a special season of building and planting. The revelation of blessing our cities and nations will be a Kingdom anthem for the Ekklesia. If we root out, but do not plant, then the nations will only be exposed to worse than they had been before.
Therefore, we admonish the intercessors to pray beyond the tearing down of old systems and pray into the structures and systems that need to form afterward. Let's intercede for new leaders and effective systems to be put in place that will build up their nations.
It's Time to Build!
Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
"Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant."
Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?"
And I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree."
Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word." Jeremiah 1:9-12 (NKJV)
One of the things to be planted is what could be called "The Love Revolution." Just as the Summer of Love in 1967 changed the landscape of a generation, so now, 50 years later, the world will see the face of Christianity in a new light.
The admonition in 1 Corinthians 14:1, "Let love be your aim" will be planted in the nations as the Church rises up in a more visible way. The words of the theme song from the Jesus People Movement, "They will know that we are Christians by our love" will have a new resonance as this message of loving God and loving one another is sung in new ways. We will be carriers of God's goodness wherever we go!
Changing Financial Structures
The way people make money is going to change. A new breed of entrepreneurs will arise who are "out-of-the-box" thinkers. New structures of wealth creation will open up. For example, in the past the Stock Markets were major generators of wealth, but this will be the era of YouTube millionaires. (Photo via Pixabay)
The Church, missions organizations, and other ministries will benefit greatly from the creation of wealth, as new donors will rise up to help finance the building of this global vision. The gift of giving will be highlighted in the coming move of God, and people of wealth will understand how to use their gift to advance the Kingdom of God.
Watch Latin America as structures that kept people in poverty are going to begin to unravel and weaken.
A New John 17 Movement
The Lord spoke to us that next year we would see a new John 17 movement begin where the prayer of Jesus will be answered. Many streams will run together until we see a river of revival flow across the earth. There will be major reconciliations between denominations, nations, and peoples.
God will anoint peacemakers in this season who are especially empowered by God to be a voice for unity between factions and help heal the breaches.
This John 17 move will extend to families as well as there is a "focus on the family" where long-standing breaches between siblings, and between parents and their children are healed. God is calling for families to pray together and "light" the family altar. Strongholds in family systems are going to be broken in powerful and supernatural ways. This will even extend to strongholds of poverty, disease, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
The John 17 movements will align against injustice and religious strongholds as they decide together that they want a new move of the Holy Spirit.
We Are Hearing the Words, "New Wine, New Wine!"
A convergence of all the past moves of God coming together with the manifestations of Pentecostal Fire, the Healing and Deliverance Crusades. The Latter Rain Glory being poured out with new realms of glory, the Evangelicals' Burden of the Lost, and the Jesus People Movements love for the lost, the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Charismatic Movement, the Third Wave Theological Credibility, the Revelation of the Prophetic Movement, and the Relational Networking of the Apostolic Reformation that includes an understanding of reforming and transforming society in each mountain (or sphere).
This great Convergence of the Ages is coming with a historic Fourth Wave of the Holy Spirit and a reformation that will lead to the Great Transformation of nations.
The wind of the Holy Spirit is going to blow with new renewal movements arising in the youth upon centuries-old churches. The power of the Holy Spirit will be poured out in a new, fresh way, manifesting through the young and old. The miracles that have seemed only to happen infrequently are going to be dramatic.
Many "working of miracles" that are creative in nature will be seen in hundreds of churches across the world. Centuries old churches that have prayed for a renewed move of the Holy Spirit will see their prayers answered. It is the time for a new Pentecost! Some that criticize those who are longing for renewal will find they are put out of leadership in their churches and denominations. Both the young and the old will see the power of the Holy Spirit fall upon them.
This again will result in many, many new missionaries being sent out across the face of the earth that are willing to go to the most difficult and hard-to-reach areas. Central Asia will be majorly impacted by this mission's movement. God is calling a new generation who will go out and evangelize the world! The numbers of those going to preach will increase in large proportion compared to the generation before them. These missionaries will carry the Gospel, anointed with revelation to give "hope solutions" to the current needs of the nations where they are sent.
The heartland of the United States and the cities along the Mississippi River will be used by God to mend the great divide that has come to the nation as a result of the recent polarizing US elections.
The warfare from the last season that has "worn out" God's people will fade away as the refreshing rains of the Spirit of God fall afresh. It is time for breakthroughs and the breaking off of the pain, discouragement, and battle fatigue of yesterday.
(....to be continued tomorrow in Part 2) (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Submitted by Cindy Jacobs and the ACPE
Cindy Jacobs is an author, speaker, and teacher with a heart for discipling nations in the areas of prayer and prophetic gifts. She and Mike – her husband of 41 years - co-founded Generals International in 1985. She is a respected prophet who travels the world, ministering not only to crowds of people but to heads of nations. Her first calling is and always will be prophetic intercession. Each year she travels, and she has spoken on nearly every inhabited continent to tens of thousands. Cindy has authored books, loves to travel and speak, but one of her favorite past-times is spending time with her husband Mike and their children Daniel and Mary Madison, along with her grandchildren.
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