It’s 2017! We are full of hope and expectancy to see the Spirit of God move powerfully through you and your school this year.
At the beginning of this month, we took the time to pray for you and ask God for words to encourage and strengthen you and your students. We pray that these prophetic words would be a source of blessing and confirmation as you step into a new season.
1. Time to Arise and Shine
God is releasing grace and favor to you and your school community to truly become the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). It is not a season to hide! God’s Spirit has been placed upon you to “proclaim liberty to the captives” (Isaiah 61:1). We encourage you to shine brightly, that the lost, forgotten, depressed, and lonely will come into safety and security. As you become that city upon a hill, many will enter the kingdom.
2. Becoming Firmly Established
Many of you have claimed your territory by driving “tent pegs” into the ground, and those pegs are being firmly established in this season. It’s as if heavenly cement is being poured over them so that nothing can pull them up. We praise God that the enemy can’t push back the boundary lines you have drawn and that they have fallen in “pleasant places” (Psalm 16:6). God is at your right hand and you shall not be moved (Psalm 16:8).
3. Free from All Limitations
The things that once felt limiting for you are becoming your greatest areas of strength. Challenges are beginning to look like stepping stones that lead you into greater anointing. Remember, God uses all things for your good (Romans 8:28). We encourage you to thank the Lord for His breakthrough in the midst of challenges because He will not let them keep you from receiving your rightful inheritance. Nothing will hinder you from experiencing the fullness of life and love He has for you (Romans 8:31-39)!
4. A Resting Place for God’s Presence
This year, many will come to your school for the presence and will stay for the presence. We declare that the “gates” and “ancient doors” shall be lifted that the King of glory may come in to dwell (Psalm 24:7). God is building greater capacity inside of you to host His glory. As you “ascend the hill of the Lord” and magnify Him, His tangible presence will come upon you and your school like never before (Psalm 24:3).
5. Abiding in Breakthrough
We felt a strong sense that a greater anointing will rest upon those of you who have been asking. It is not an increase that will be momentary; rather, it will release residual breakthrough in your school community in the areas of healing, reconciliation, finances, and more! Grace is available for you to abide in this breakthrough that the Lord is bringing.
Be encouraged for it is a year of increase and maturity! Great joy will be released to you and the members of your school community as you grow into the fullness of your destinies. Remember, He who has began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it (Philippians 1:6).
Prophetic Word from Bill Johnson
Bethel Church Senior Pastor, Bill Johnson, recently shared a prophetic word that 2017 will be a year of breakthrough. Click here to listen to this prophetic word from Pastor Bill. To watch Bill’s entire message, click here.