[VIDEO] A Prophetic Direction for 2020 (Part 1)

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So what I’d like to share tonight is a prophetic perspective for 2020. It’s not just my own personal perspective. Actually, they’re a group of different prophetic people who meet together once a year called the Council of Prophetic Elders and as I was at that in in November and they come from many, many nations. Actually the Global Prophetic Council, there were over 50 nations represented with people of a national or international prophetic ministry and we’re sharing together what we felt the Lord was saying.

Out of a lot of things, I mean there were a lot of things, but I’m gonna kind of focus in on three things tonight that I feel the Lord is saying will be very key for this year and especially for us as intercessors and what what is God doing right now. So the number one that I’d like to share. I believe this will be a year of a clash of kingdoms between truths and lies.

A year of a clash of kingdoms between truths and lies.

I think we’re going to see increasing shakings. I shared this at Rosh Hashanah, that I felt many nations were going to see much, much more shaking and it was really important to realize that God is doing the shaking, not the devil. God says I will shake all things that can be shaken so that the things that cannot be shaken will remain.

So what is God doing? And I believe we shared you know, I shared that word about the shakings in Hong Kong actually in end of July, and it’s the end of July as I remember, yeah and the next day after I flew out, demonstrators took over the airport in Hong Kong. So it was definitely a type of shaking, but I felt the Lord wanted to forewarn the people the believers in Hong Kong and the believers in China that what God wanted to bring forth in the shakings was his unshakable Kingdom in Hong Kong and in China.

Now only God can do that. In the world, it’s kind of like, who’s gonna win China? Or Hong Kong, which is part of China, but has the special status that was being jeopardized by legal things that were going on. Demonstrators took to the streets and I felt like the Lord said at that time the shakings will be severe and then they will seem less strong and then they’ll start again and then they will be less strong almost like birth pangs.

Like a woman giving birth as this moment of travail and birth pangs and then she has a little bit of a break in between and then another birth pang comes, and so they’re things that God is birthing through the shakings and that’s what we need to realize. What is the thing that’s going to come out of the shakings? The unshakable kingdom of God, amen?

It’s that which cannot be shaken that will emerge and so I felt the Lord was saying in Rosh Hashanah that it was very important in the shakings not to allow ourselves to get worried and fearful, but to realize it’s not the devil who’s doing the shaking of the nations, it’s God shaking the nations to bring forth his unshakable Kingdom.

So we stand as we sang tonight on his faithfulness, we stand on His word, we stand on who He is and so I felt that these shakings will continue through 2020 and there will be moments in different countries when a nation will be shaken and then it will seem like it’s settling down and then it will be shaken again, but in the midst of all of it, our role as intercessors is to say, Lord we stand in Your unshakable Kingdom and for Your unshakable Kingdom. We believe You for Your kingdom to come, Your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

That somehow in the midst of this shakings, more of the kingdom of God will come forth in mainland China and more of the kingdom of God will come forth in Hong Kong. You know that God is big enough to do both. He does not like sides. He’s able to do, He’s at work in both places and so I felt as praying about 2020, the key phrase that came to me was clash of kingdoms.

This will be a year of great polarization.

That this will be a year of great polarization, even greater polarization. We’ve seen a lot of polarization already. Back in 2016, I had a vision of the Lord sitting above the Temple Mount on a throne and in front of Him, it was like a bar and at one end was darkness and at the other end was light, but most of it was gray and kind of in between and suddenly, He took His hands and He just went like this they went, and suddenly it was either really light or really dark and there was very little gray left in between and so that’s the season we’re in.

It’s a time yeah you know, we want to be “sons of Issachar” who discern the times in the seasons, what is going on. We’re not dismayed by the polarizations that are happening. Now we can pray for healing you know, but not a healing that is just a compromise of gray in the middle, but that there will be healing as more and more truth comes forth. As more and more light comes forth in the midst of the darkness.

So we shouldn’t be surprised that there will be increasing polarization. Again the phrase I received was there will be a clash of kingdoms all over the earth and many, many nations, it will be very very strong between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. So we don’t need to be caught by surprise, but we need to say Lord, what are You doing in the midst of this?

And how do I pray into this and I felt one major part of that clash of kingdoms this year will be the clash between truth and lies. It’s getting harder and harder to know the truth. How many feel that at times? You know, you see, hear this, you see that all the internet, you get to hear this news source and then you hear this news source and everything seems to to be conflicting with each other.

It just seems like each one is saying, well this is the truth and they’re only giving you you know, lies and it’s all misinformation, you know, and there are all these claims. So where do we find our way in all of that? We find our way in prayer and in worship and in the Word of God and there we, in the seated in the heavenly places in Yeshua, He can begin to show us how to pray.

He can begin to show us what is truth and what are lies and when we’re not sure, we can pray that His truth will come forth. That His truth will prevail. That the truth will not be snuffed out by the lies. The light will not be snuffed out by the darkness, but that the light would become even clearer and in the midst of times of confusion between what is the truth and what is not the truth, we are to be a people who say God, we are standing in Your kingdom.

You know, we’re not belonging to a political party. We’re belonging to the kingdom of God and we are a prophetic voice to every political party. We are a prophetic voice to every politician. Daniel kept prophesying through king after king after king after king. They were very different from one another, but God raised up Daniel to be a prophetic voice.

God, raise up prophetic voices to those in authority.

So one of the things we need to be praying is God, raise up prophetic voices to presidents, to prime ministers, to kings, to those in authority that will not, excuse me, not just be speaking for some political opinion, but will be people who have waited in the presence of God till they’ve gone into the heavenly places and they’re seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus begin to hear what God is speaking into situations just like Daniel or others.

You know, Esther, Joseph could speak to the leaders, the word of the Lord. They would hear what God was saying and speak it in and this is a season where God is not just raising up, He is multiplying prophetic voices into governments. He is multiplying prophetic voices who will just suddenly, out of a place of worship, out of a place of prayer.

We had a guest here last week who God suddenly raised up. He was a pastor and suddenly finds himself in the White House as a trusted adviser and as a prophetic voice and he said, I didn’t want it, let alone, I wasn’t trying, I wasn’t seeking to be a voice into the government. I just wanted to you know, enjoy pastoring my church and suddenly God just you know, sovereignly plucked him up and he said I feel there, he felt there were many others in the room that God would do that.

Now it’s not everyone he was called to that, but there are more called to that than what they’re used to be and all of us are called to pray for that. All of us are called to pray that there will be prophetic voices that hear God and hear God’s Word, not just come with political opinions. If you’re a politician, you don’t need more political opinions. Sure you get plenty all day long of political opinions.

You need to hear a word from God and even ones who are not believers, God is faithful to raise up a Daniel to them, you know. Now how can I say, different people responded in different ways. Some really listened to Daniel and what he said and showed a fear of God, but others did not. It didn’t matter, the important thing was they all heard the truth through a prophet of God and that’s something God is restoring in our time and that we need to be praying for.

God would you restore true prophetic voices to governmental leaders that will speak the word of the Lord into their heart. Nothing more, nothing less. No, not tacking on opinions, but we’ll just speak what You give them and so this is a year of clash of kingdoms between truths and lies and if we can look at the next slide here. I think it’s very important to realize that biblical righteousness and justice can only be established on truth.

Biblical righteousness and justice can only be established on truth.

Now I hear a lot of people say, oh I’m really into justice issues and the question they need to ask themselves, are you into biblical justice issues or are you just into your own idea of what is just? Did you hear what I’m saying?

There’s a humanistic fairness that thinks somehow I know what’s right, just because I read this one or listen to this one on the internet and they must be right. We think we know , we think we know what’s right and what’s just, but biblical justice can only be established on truth.

It isn’t a matter that I have a desire to see justice come forth. I need to have a desire to see biblical justice come forth that’s based on truth. Not just people’s thinking this or they heard this, they heard that and they form their own judgment.

In fact the Bible says, a wicked man cannot, it’s in Proverbs, I don’t have the verse here, but it says in the book of Proverbs, a wicked man can never understand justice. It is for the man who fears the Lord. Only a man who fears God can really understand justice. Only a man who really seeks God. A man or woman who are seeking after God and fearing God can really understand justice.

So biblical righteousness and justice, it’s not just humanistic fairness or you know, I feel sorry for this one or I heard this story and I think this is what needs to be done. It’s the truth come forth and that’s where we as intercessors are the ones who can begin to call forth truth on the earth.

Let your kingdom come, let your will be done, where? On earth as it is in heaven. Are there lies in heaven? No, there’s only truth in heaven. Is there unrighteousness? No, is there injustice? No, so we’re praying for justice and righteousness, the pillars of His throne, but those have to be based on truth and I believe this year, even more than ever, there’s going to be a huge thing about truth.

In the media, you are guilty until proven innocent.

Now this particular drawing that I chose here, it shows that, you look at a judge with his gavel who is just controlling someone. Now not every situation is that true, but we need to realize that we live in a world where there’s less and less respect for the ways in which you bring forth truths. Even in courts and justice and especially in the media, now a person, if the media decides to judge you, they judge you and you are guilty until proven innocent.

Do you hear what I’m saying in this? What I’m saying is the media will come out against leaders and say this and say that, according to their political opinion and they will judge them and they’re, how could I say, when there’s really been corruption, when there’s really been legal wrongdoing, we want a legal system that can deal with that, amen? That’s based on the Bible.

You know, if even a president, even a prime minister is not above the law, but the problem is that it’s so hard now through media and other political parties in nation after nation, there’s just confusion. Is this man guilty or not guilty and I just wanna give one example of a situation we know firsthand. This was back several years ago, so I know the end of the story. It could help us to understand maybe a little better.

We had a friend. We had actually a young woman who came to the Lord when we were pastoring in Brussels. We lived in Brussels for 13 years before we came here to Israel 20 years ago, and while we were there in Brussels, a young woman working in the European Commission, the press spokesperson’s office came to the Lord through another lady in our church who led her to the Lord.

Well she said, I really wanna grow in the Lord and I also would like to learn English and she said could I live with you for a while and I’ll help take care of like your little children in return for you know, speaking English all the time, but also, I’ll primarily be asking questions about the Bible and about Jesus and I want to grow in the Lord and so she moved in with us and her mother, we did not know at the time that her mother was the Minister of Health in France and was being considered one of the two or top three candidates for Prime Minister France and this lady as the Minister of Health had come to Jesus.

She had a radical born again experience with Jesus and in France, you’re not supposed to be public about those things, but she was very public and it was in the magazines and the newspapers and people started coming against her. They really wanted her out because she was talking about the Bible and about Jesus and they said, we don’t want that in our government. We don’t want anything, anyone like that in our government.

And long story short, there was a situation because she was not a medical doctor. She was not a professor, an expert of medicine. She was a political figure who was able to bring people together and they would give advice and they would give counsel. She would bring doctors and professors and get opinion and then right under her was a man who was a medical professor, a doctor who was her main advisor.

This is all in the time when everything started coming out about AIDS and about contaminated blood. That people could could get AIDS through a blood transfusion from someone else who had, from someone who had AIDS and the medical world wasn’t sure yet. There were some tests that seemed to say yes, others seemed to say no, and there was a lot of questioning.

So this woman was not an expert and all she could do is ask an expert about it. So she asked her Deputy Minister of Health, can you investigate this and then you make a recommendation. Should we stop blood transfusions till we get final results or is all of this just hearsay and all of this.

Long story short, this man advised her that they could wait many more months before they stopped using the supply of blood that they already had on hand. By the time that this came out, it was found and proven absolutely that contaminated blood could give AIDS to other people who received a blood transfusion, but the media, because they were after her, they put headlines, Minister of Health guilty for the death of dozens of people because she did not stop the blood supply earlier and she had done nothing wrong.

And she said on television, I take responsibility, but not guilt. I’m not guilty, I did nothing. I only acted upon the advice of experts that I had, but the media judged her and in headlines they said, she must be removed. This woman is against, they made it out that she was against the homosexual community, she was against all kinds of things because of this blood issue of AIDS.

People started demonstrating outside her house. They would come out and be harassed by people yelling and screaming at her. The family would be harassed and it was in headlines day after day after day how she should be removed from office, what a terrible person she was and she was absolutely guilty of people dying because they said in the newspapers, the drug companies, the pharmaceutical companies had paid her to, had bribed her to make this decision so they would not lose all the money from the blood that they had collected, these companies had collected, they judged her.

She had to resign and it ruined her political career. She had no hope again. She was you know, considered almost, one or two or three for prime minister and suddenly had no political career at all. This went on for years in the courts and it went up to the Supreme Court. After several years, the Supreme Court of France found that she was absolutely not guilty of the least little thing. They said she absolutely had done what was right.

She had to depend upon the expert advice given to her and they found out it was her deputy health minister who had been bribed by the companies that own the blood in order to to keep giving the blood longer to people, even though it was questionable and she was simply relying on his counsel, but do you hear what I’m saying? She was judged guilty in the newspapers. Her political career was over.

I really believe the main reason she was judged guilty in the newspapers was because she was a Christian believer now who was open about her faith in Jesus Christ and she was just judged. Do you know when the Supreme Court ruling came out? Guess where they put it in the newspapers? In a small article near the back of the paper.

No more headlines saying, the Supreme Court finds her not guilty at all. The Supreme Court finds that she did nothing wrong. There’s just a little small article, unimportant article saying oh, we were wrong and Supreme Court says she was right.

Did you hear what I’m saying? There can be a judgment where you’re assumed guilty by the media until you’re proven innocent by the courts which can take years and so there’s something wrong with that kind of a shifting that’s happened in modern society where the media can actually just judge, they can manipulate by making charges against people.

Now please understand, when someone has done something against the law, they need to go to prison. Her deputy minister of health went to prison. He you know, he was judged for this and proved, but only once it was proven by truth in the courts. Do you hear what I’m saying there?

And too much in modern countries, media and even sometimes court systems that don’t follow proper legal you know, legal guidelines, decisions are made and there was never really a true ability of the person to defend themselves and have lawyers to defend themselves and present all the facts and go through a normal court type thing and so we need to pray, especially right now.

“Truth has fallen in the street.”

How many of us are praying, Lord, what do You want to do? Those of us who are American are praying, Lord, what do You want to do in terms of the impeachment and I think one of the ways we need to pray is that truth will prevail, it’s very simple in a way, but that it would quickly prevail. That it would quickly come forth and not take years and years in court before the truth comes forth.

That the truth could come forth and righteousness and justice could come forth. I think it’s the same thing in this nation with Prime Minister Netanyahu. It’s not the exact same situation, but it is a situation where there’s questions about the media, questions about the court, especially about the Attorney General in this and we need to pray not as, well I’ve read this and so I know what’s right and he’s gotta go, he must resign because I’ve read this article or you know, or he must stay because I read this article. Do you hear what I’m saying?

We need to cry out for justice. We need to cry out for righteousness. We need to cry out for truth and say Lord, would You accelerate in the clash of kingdoms between lies and truth. Would you accelerate for truth to come forth and to be clear and provable. That it could be proven in court, that kind of truth. In a good court system, that could be proved.

If we went to the next slide here. This verse is the amplified translation of Isaiah 59 verse 14. It says, justice is turned away backwards and righteousness, uprightness and right standing with God stands far away or far off for why is justice not there? Why is righteousness? It says, for truth has fallen in the street.

Now in the ancient, when they use that term in the Hebrew there, it was more for the place in the street where the judges of the city sat. The elders of the city sat in judgment. So it’s the city’s forum. The place where the elders sat to listen to cases. Yes, no, for, against. You know, listen to things and determine and say well, then we believe this is the truth and we make a judgment.

So it says for truth has fallen in the streets, the city’s forum. Uprightness cannot enter into the Courts of Justice. So we need to pray, God, here in Israel, would You give us godly judges again. I think it’s when the major things we need to be praying. He said it’s a promise in the Old Testament. He said I will restore true judges to you, Israel, as in the days of old.

So God, we pray for Israel. We pray for a restoration of godly judges. We pray for judges and attorney generals and these in places Lord of of decisions that will not be influenced by rumors, not be influenced by stories, not be influenced by media, but will search out the facts.Let the truth prevail. May truth begin to come forth. Lord, we call for this in nation after nation. So many leaders that You have raised up are being attacked and yet, Lord, if what they done something wrong and they really need to go to prison or to lose their career because they’ve done something that was unjust or unrighteous and wrong, would You cause that to come forth.

Let the truth come forth.

Let the truth come forth. We’re not trying to hide anything. We’re not trying to believe things that may be hid, lies and we’re saying God, let truth prevail, let righteousness prevail, let justice prevail. Restore true judges again in Israel. Restore godly judges in the Supreme Court of Israel.

Lord, on the whole issue about Messianic believers here in Israel. Lord there’s been a lie that said a Jew who believes in Jesus is no longer a Jew. Would that lie be struck down in the Supreme Court this year. We pray that that lie will be struck down in the Supreme Court this year. We pray Lord that no longer will that lie be able to keep Jewish believers in Jesus from making Aliyah back to Israel.

That it will no longer keep them out. That that line will be exposed as a lie and the truth will come forth that you can be a Jew and believe in Jesus and still be Jewish. Just as Jewish, many are more Jewish than they were before even.

You know I know many believers that never even circumcise their children before they became a believer in Jesus. Many Jewish people that I know that did not, you wouldn’t celebrate Sukkot or Passover anything until they began to realize oh, it’s all about Jesus.

Passover is all about Jesus, the Passover lamb and sometimes they become even more Jewish in one sense, because they understand the, now I’m not talking about legalistic kind of you know, that kind of thing. I’m not talking about legalism. I’m talking about true Jewish identity that’s based on the Bible. Biblical Judaism, biblical Jewish identity.

So Father, we pray for the striking down of that lie in the Ministry of Interior. We pray for a striking down of that lie in the courts and we pray that this year, truth will come forth in Israel that you can be a Jewish believer in Yeshua. Let it come forth this year we pray, in the mighty name of Yeshua, the mighty name of Yeshua.
This transcript originally appeared on Succat Hallel and is reposted with permission.