Loving New Year’s greetings from Engeltal! The Anointed Youth and Young Adults Retreat was a wonderful success! We had a smaller group than sometimes, but each one came ready to worship the Lord and receive from Him—and they weren’t disappointed! The anointing was great and lives were truly changed. Thank you for praying with us for sponsors—all the expenses were covered, Glory to God!
So far this year, I have only received a personal word for 2018, and have been waiting to receive something to share with you in this letter/blog. Then, late last night and early this morning I received two links to a powerful New Year’s Eve prophetic word that was given by Kent Christmas, pastor of Resting Place Church in Nashville, at the Rock Church in Virginia Beach. This powerful message resonated in my spirit for the Body of Christ right now! Pay attention! You can watch it on this link: https://www.facebook.com/RockChurchVB/videos/10156010491478485/
Here’s the transcript of the message:
God said to release this word of the Lord to this house tonight. I’m going to read it to you; that’s how God told me to do it. I’ve never done that before. It’s a little different for me, but it’s the direction I feel that God wants to release this word tonight in that manner. This prophecy tonight is going to deal with the nation, it’s going to deal with the lukewarm, it’s going to deal with the righteous, and it’s going to deal with the wicked. If it doesn’t apply to you, don’t apply it to yourself. It starts out negative and it ends positive.
So I don’t want you to feel like, well there’s no hope when you begin to hear this word of the Lord. But this is something that God has very, very clearly spoken to my spirit, and I want you to hear what God has to say tonight to us as the Body of Christ. The Lord says that, “I am now taking hold of the reins of the nations in the earth and of My Body, and the church. The season of men being in charge is over, and I am now going to perform My word of My prophets that they have declared for generations.”
“To those in My house who are believers but have left your first love, either return unto Me your passion, or I am going to remove your candle stick and I will give it to another. And the light of My Presence will no longer be in your life because you did not value the Presence of the Lord.”
“For Christians who no longer value My Presence anymore and are lukewarm and My house has not been a priority in your lives, I’m going to withdraw from you this coming year” says the Lord. “I have blessed the lukewarm hoping that My blessings would make you love Me more and want to spend time with Me, but you have fallen in love with My blessings instead of Me. I am now going to remove My protection that I have had in your lives and in your house and over your families” says the Lord. “And when you cry out to Me, I will not answer you in that day.”
“My people have run after preachers and prophets who have lied to them and said ‘it’s all right to be lukewarm and not committed to Me’ and ‘make peace with sin in your life.’ They have said that I am only a God of grace and mercy, and though I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, I also take no pleasure in My people who honor Me with their lips but not with their hearts.”
For Christians who have known My holy Presence and have been filled with My Spirit but have put no value on that privilege, I am, in 2018, beginning to remove My Presence from them and they will no longer even feel convicted for the ways that they go in that are no longer right. “I have never asked My children to be perfect, just to be holy. Not to love the world or the things that are in the world, but to love Me first. When the lukewarm have sold their souls—for in the church, I am now going to take from them and I’m going to give it to my children who have lived for Me at any cost. And there is going to be great change in the value system in the house of God. I am not releasing this word,” says the Lord, “because I’m looking for people to repent; I’m releasing this word because I am absolving Myself of the blood of the lukewarm on the day that you stand and look in the eyes of your Holy Father. So He who is holy, let him be holy still. And he who is unclean, let him be unclean.”
“Starting in the year 2018, I am going to begin to remove many churches in this nation who have made My house a house of merchandise, and have caused My Presence to be hid from My sheep. For My house shall be called a house of prayer,” says the Lord, “and not a den of thieves. My house shall be a hospital,” saith the Lord. “It shall be filled with the bruised, the broken, and the needy. And though My house has been filled with many, it’s not been filled with those whom My Spirit has reached out to.”
“This final move that I am now releasing in the earth,” says the Lord, “is not a move that is going to have mixture, but it will be a move of the pure Presence of Myself and of the Shekinah Glory of God. I am now releasing My Glory and My Presence in the earth because the harvest is now ready,” says the Lord “and I have been waiting for laborers to put the harvest in.”
“I now say unto the Church that I have enough laborers,” says God, “to bring the harvest into the house of the Lord. So in 2018,” says the Lord, “for many houses, your walls will have to be pushed out,” saith God, “for there is an army of men and women that are getting ready to come into the house of the Lord. And for those that are laborers,” saith God, “your labor in My work has not been in vain, but the joy of the Lord shall be in thee as you watch,” saith God, “them come in. Not by the hundreds, and not by the thousands, but by the millions they shall come into the United States of America and to other nations. And My house shall again be called the house of prayer.”
“As I now begin to release My Glory in the nation, there are going to be massive crowds and abundant supply of financial resources. Great signs and wonders shall not only be in My church, but they shall begin to be released in Congress and in governments,” saith God, “and in places of leadership throughout the world. I have withheld signs and wonders and miracles because the counterfeit church has made a god out of them and sought them and counterfeited them and would not give Me glory. In 2018 there shall be a beginning of the greatest supernatural display of the Glory of God that man has ever seen. You shall stand in amazement,” saith God, “and even the stories that have been told to you by another generation shall not be able to measure up to that that I am getting ready to release in My Body of Christ for the Glory of the Lord. For it is My honor,” saith God, “to display the muscle and the power of My might. And though I have been limited,” saith God, “I am now no longer limited. For I have an army of believers who have risen up in faith and who have declared, ‘Our God can do anything!’”
The days of the Devil and his servants putting a muzzle on My people are over. I now,” saith the Lord, “am going to put great men in places of tremendous influence in the nations. They will speak with such authority and power that the enemy will not be able to be challenged. And the voices of them that have stood on your televisions and said that God is dead and that righteousness is evil, and evil is righteousness,” God says “I am going to smite them. I am going to declare war on the devil and his kingdom and his servants who have tried to destroy Me and My people,” saith the Lord.
“2018,” saith God, “will be known and remembered as a year of death in the United States for the wicked who have been a mouth piece for Satan and also for false prophets, hirelings, and wolves in sheep’s clothing, and the lukewarm.” God says, “I am physically going to remove men and women. And when you get up in the coming year,” saith the Lord, “you shall be amazed at the names that are going to begin to leave the earth that have tried to devour and detour the power and the Glory of the Lord. I am going to replace them with men, who have never been heard and women who have been silenced by the enemy. They shall stand and speak under the wisdom and the power of God. And even your news channels,” saith the Lord, “shall begin to give them coverage of what God is saying in this hour. In 2018, though it will be a year of death for the wicked,” God says, “it will be remembered as a year of rebirth and life for the righteous.”
“I now speak as the Eternal Father of Heaven,” says the Lord. “For decades My Son, Jesus Christ has been ridiculed, discredited, mocked, and ignored by the wicked and has not been given honor and the reverence by the lukewarm.” God says, “I am now, hallelujah, in this coming year, in this nation and in nations around the world, I’m going to vindicate My Son, Jesus Christ. I am going to lift Him up and His Name, and it will be a Name above all names in Heaven and earth,” saith the Lord. “And the Name of Jesus again will be on the lips of men and women that are righteous in this country. And the days of maligning God,” saith the Lord, “are coming to an end.”
God says, “I am going to bankrupt sports in the year of 2018 it shall be the beginning.” God says, “I am coming against Hollywood.” God says, “I am coming against the NFL.” God says, “I am coming against professional sports, and they will never recover what they have had in times past. At the same time,” saith the Lord, “there is going to be a spirit of honor that is going to descend upon the house of God and I am going to redeem the integrity of My people and My ministry,” says the Lord, “and in the house of God, it shall be known as a house of integrity, righteousness, and power, by My Spirit.”
“Starting now and continuing into the year 2018, I am going to answer the long term prayers of the righteous, both in the Spirit and in the natural. For years,” saith the Lord, “My children have prayed to Me, petitioned Me, asked Me, and commanded Me, yet I have been silent until they have wondered ‘God do You even hear us?’ Yes, I have heard you, O righteous children! And not only am I going to answer your prayers in the Spirit, there is going to be revival, and Glory, and restoration. 2018 shall be a year of natural blessing upon the house of God. The Lord said, “Moving companies are not going to have enough trucks to handle the amount that the righteous that are going to move out from one home to another. I am going to take businesses,” saith the Lord. “I’m going to transfer their ownership and their deed. I’m going to give it to men that have struggled but have tithed and have stood on the things of God and held onto the Word of the Lord.”
“2018 will be a year of great reward to those, who with their sacrifice and faith, have proved to Me, whether I answered your prayers or not, that you would love Me and serve Me ’til you died. And if you died with your prayers not answered, that praise would still be upon your lips as you crossed over from this world to the next. I am going to command the enemy,” saith the Lord, “to release and restore all that he has stolen from the righteous men and women in the earth. So that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled that declares ‘the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous.’ And though they think because their name is on the deed that it belongs to them,” God says, “I have had this generation of wicked men just become care takers to nurture and to take care, and to grow the prosperity that I am getting ready to release unto the house of the Lord.” God says that your prayers have ascended unto the throne room of the Lord. And I am now preparing thee a house and a habitation that shall be beautiful and ye shall be set as a city upon a hill that shall not be hid. Oh that in that day,” saith God, “mortgages shall be burned, and the righteous, hallelujah, shall bring the power of God back into the house. There will be such an abundance of the Presence of God though, that money and resources, that we will have to tell people, ‘Enough! Enough! The coffers are overflowing!’ For My earth is full of My possessions” saith the Lord, “and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. Do not think because I have been silent that I have not heard your voice, but the ear of the Lord has been attuned to the cry of My people. And I now stand in this day,” saith God, “and I flex the muscle of My arm. And I declare unto the earth that it’s Mine! The church is Mine! Man is Mine! I made man, he did not make Me! And My word will not return unto Me void.”
“This move that you are going to see with thine eyes is not a pruning of My house,” saith the Lord, “but it is a cleansing,” saith God. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God.” The Lord says, “I am not going to judge those who have sinned out of weakness. My mercy shall cover thee.” But He said, “I am going to judge those in this nation and in My house who have sinned out of choice and rebellion, and have rejected the ways of God.”
“Grace,” saith the Lord, “and judgment shall flow—two rivers at the same time from My throne. One shall be to the righteous whom the world has mocked and ridiculed, and the other shall be to the wicked who says, ‘There is no God’. Oh know this,” saith the Lord, “that when the trumpet sounds, all they shall wish they had been as the righteous. For the favor of the Lord is now upon My people in the year 2018,” saith the Lord. “And though they reaped the plagues of Egypt of the first few,” God says, “I declare that from this day on, I am setting,” saith the Lord, “a fence around godly families. And I make a commitment to you,” says the Lord “and an oath, that cancer shall not cross over, death shall not cross over, disease shall not cross over, and the devourer shall not cross over. For there is favor upon the righteous in the year of 2018. And while there grows darkness in this nation, there shall be light in the land of the righteous.” And the spirit of heaviness that the enemy has put on you,” saith the Lord, “I take off, and I put on you the garment of praise. My word is going to begin to be fulfilled because I do not lie and My word will not return unto Me void. And for those that have served me for generations and for decades and have wondered, ‘God, if this is all there is,’ know, My son and daughter, that no, this is just the beginning of what is being released. So choose Me,” saith the Lord. “Choose Me and know that the arm of flesh will fail you, but the arm of the Almighty shall sustain thee forever,” saith the Lord.
“For there have been many that before men, were ashamed of Me.” God says, “I can no longer have people who will be ashamed of Me before men. I need My church,” saith the Lord, “to take a public declaration ‘from this day on, regardless of the cost, that I am going to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.’”
“The last move of the Lord will never be to the lukewarm! It will be to the unsaved and it will be to the righteous.” And God says, “I am withdrawing My conviction from those that have heard Me and I have pleaded and they did not come.” And God says, “‘You say there’s time.’ I say, there is no time for the lukewarm! There is for the righteous and there is for the unsaved.” But the Lord says, “What I am releasing is so precious and so glorious that I cannot allow it to be put on people who don’t put value on it.” God says that, “There is a wind of rest that I am beginning to blow. And I am blowing rest upon the lives of you faithful men and women that have been so depleted from the battle. Today I am taking the sword out of thy hand, and I’m putting the banner of righteousness and praise upon thee. And the war is coming to an end with evil in your life. For the unsaved that are in your family,” God says, “part of My heritage to you is that before 2018 is out that many of you are going to stand in this church with your unsaved seed standing beside you, and they are going to give their hearts to the Lord.” God said, “I am bringing healing to the rifts of families. And there is a bond of unity and love that’s getting ready to hit the house of the Lord.”
And as the Lord says, “I am not angry with thee today. That I am releasing this word because I am now moving and man is no longer in charge.” And God says, “I want you to be in My house. I want you to be in My Kingdom. I want to open the windows of Heaven on you, and I want to bless you. I am not angry. You are My love. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked. What I have is so valuable, that what I am going to give to committed people is of such price that I can only give it to people who by faith have declared value of Me. I have not forgotten the rejections, the sufferings, the embarrassments that you have endured for being a Christian. Know this,” saith the Lord, “there has been a voice of evil that has spoken in this nation.” God says, “I’m going to muzzle that voice. And there is going to be a voice of righteousness loosed,” and God says, “You will sit in front of your television news stations, and you will look at one another in amazement and say, ‘I cannot believe what I’m hearing.’ Because God said, “I am lifting up men that I’m going to confirm,” says the Lord, “that it is not the days of preaching anymore; it is the day of demonstration. And though there will be preaching in the house,” God said, “it will not have the preeminence that it’s had.” But God said, “the greatest preaching that is going to come forth, there is going to be a confirming of the word, with signs and wonders following.” The Lord says, “it’s going to even be on little children, that I’m going to hit classrooms. I am invading the school system of the United States of America, and these lies,” saith the Lord, “that have infiltrated and have been taught,” God said, “I am going to remove professors and teachers that have taught children that which is not true. And because they have stood in My classrooms and taught this generation what is not true,” God said, “I am releasing a righteous sound.”
The Lord also says, “The flag of this nation shall not fall to the ground in infamy and embarrassment,” for the Lord said, “I am raising it back up and as you have honored the flag,” saith the Lord, “thou has honored Me. And know this,” saith God, “I breathe on you. I breathe on you life. I breathe on you joy. I breathe on you peace. And may the God of peace be upon thee, My children, and may you receive My word today,” saith the Lord.
Amen! We pray that this sobering and encouraging word will minister to you and that these promises will become a reality in your life for your good and for the building of God’s Kingdom in 2018!
Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip