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  A series of Prophetic words for 2016

As God has impressed upon my heart I have allowed God to share with me these blogs for the wider Christian family

  Blogs In Series
God the potter looks towards 2016
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
I believe that the last few years have been the years of preparation and consolidation as God Jehovah has been working with us as a potter works with the lump of clay. God has taken us as the potter does and has placed us as a formless lump upon his wheel of turning. As he spun us into the orbit of his choosing and timing his hands have been placed on the spinning clay and along with the water of his word and spirit he has shaped us. His hands have moulded us as we spun upon his wheel of circumstances, for he has led us by his grace into the valleys, ravines, rivers, along the wilderness paths and up to the mountain tops. He has tested us as he tested Abraham when he was asked to sacrifice the most loved person he held dear to his heart. He has broken us as he broke Moses into his......
A prayer of god to his son
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
Why are you cast down my soul and feel full of despair? Why do the leaders conspire against each other? Why is there so much blackness upon my soul as if I am shut up the belly of a whale? Why do I find that I cannot sleep and find the nights full of terror? Why do I feel tired and worn out? As I lift up my eyes I do not see happiness but misery and heartache etched into the faces of those that pass by. Where is the peace and hope promised long ago? The Lord replies from his throne 'I have installed my Son with the earth as his footstool for he has gone through my appointed will of death and resurrection. For there is no other rescue and deliverance than in the name of my Son for I have installed him as Lord of all. Today if you will hearken to his voice I will call you my......
A message to the saints of 2016
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
As we come into the vision of God in the coming year, the year of Gods awakening and suddenlies for he will come to each one of us and surprise as was Moses when he behold the blazing bush. I wish to encourage you to press on into the Lords presence and give the Lord no rest until he establishes his banner over you. Even if you are despondent and doubting that your lot will change may you be encouraged by the perseverance of Daniel who every day faced Jerusalem and prayed Gods vision into existence. The Lord calls out to his chosen and says 'Ho everyone who thirst come drink from my well that is hewn out of the death and resurrection of Christ.' The Lord has set his vision into motion for you this year and as the word says it is running and will not be delayed. Therefore wait for......
Taking 2016 for granted
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
I sense that we, the elect born of the shed blood from the only begotten Son of God, stand this coming year on the banks of the river Jordan. I believe in my spirit that the Lord is preparing his beloved children for something bigger this year than we can imagine. Last year was a year of struggle for many, but 2016 will be the year when we will come into harvest and walk into our promises prepared for us since the beginning of the world. 2016 will be when the door opens before us and we cross our Jordan into the land promised to us. It may be that the Lord will lead us into new revelation, or prosperity, or wellness or a closer walk with himself as Enoch was wont to do. As we look into the year I believe that we are like the Joshua generation ready to go over into Gods promises. Many of......
In the these last days
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
In these last days we are going to see the wondrous works of the Lord as we have never witness them before. Our eyes are going to be opened as we hear of an out poring here and as we look over there, we will hear of another manifestation over yonder. So much so that we will not know where to turn and look for the glory of the Lord will cover the land as he prepares his bride. Part of this outpouring will include the raising of the prophetic office that the church has lost for God will restore the fortunes of his beloved that the canker worms have eaten away. I believe that even now he is raising up prophets after the heart of Jesus rather than the Aaronic dynasty. For the prophets of the latter days will be modeled on Jesus after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after......
The word of the lord came to me in 2016
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
Surely one of the most thrilling phrases in the Bible is the words 'The word of the Lord came.' I have notice that in the NIV translation it is recorded 131 times, while the KJV has 139; with the book of Ezekiel having the most occurrences at 50 in the NIV. One can imagine what joy and worship these words have brought to Gods saints over the decades; or the trepidation and fear as Gods prophets relayed Yahweh's message to his people. To hear the voice of God is such a 'bowing down act of worship' that one is lifted into the heavenlies and the glory of the Lord surrounds our being like a great light. I am convinced that this year of 2016 will be the year when the word of the Lord will come to his faithful sons and daughters who walk before him in humility and openness.......
Those who walk righteously in 2016
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
I was reading an article the other day in which the author was recounting a dream he had witnessed in the spirit. He was watching a field of wheat grow. As he watched, there appeared to be similar looking wheat growing alongside the first. As he looked more intently he realized that the second wheat were tares. At this point he describes that he heard a grotesque noise that grew louder and louder, so much so that he had to cover his ears but as he did so he noticed with dismay that the tares were beating the wheat stalks into submission amidst howls of glee. Down and down the squashed wheat tumbled as the noise rose to shrieks. As this point he was brought as if in a drone to fly over the field. As he did he noticed that the horrendous howling of a noise had been replaced with a more......
2016 will be a thirst quenching year.
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
This year I sense that the Lord will satisfy the thirsty, for as one panted for water and our tongue cleaved to the top of our mouth in the past year this year we will come to the fountain of water that will never run dry. In this past year there were times when our spirit was so parched that we felt that we would die but the Lord gave our smooth stones to suck on. Stones that had been made smooth by the constant tumbling together in the fast flowing stream of fellowship. These living stones were able to sustain but they were not the fountain hewed by God from the rock of Jesus with water gushing, out as the Israelites experienced in the desert. We so longed for more of Gods living water but he took us through the dry places with very little in the way of water to fully satisfy us.......
A word of delight for 2016
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
As I spoke in my previous blog I sense in the heart of the Lord that this year is to be a year of new beginnings as the Lord will thrust us deeper into his kingdom with fire in our souls and upon our tongue. God will suddenly appear before us and our spiritual walk will take off in a new direction as God propels us into new realms of his kingdom. We will sense that we are stronger in the Lords work, that our prayers are more aligned with the prayer of God bubbling in our spirit. Our backs will be stronger as we stand with a firmer footing in God's word quenching all the fiery darts with ease. This year is to be a year of re building the walls that have been torn down and our gates set on fire by the enemy. As Nehemiah was breathed upon by God to stand up with a hammer in one hand a......
The times and seasons of 2016
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
There are times and seasons in the Lord and the passing of the times and seasons are at the discretion of the Lord. There is a time for weeping and a time for rejoicing, a time to be still and a time to be active in the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit. As I look into the year of 2016 I sensed in my spirit that the times are about to change from a time of heaviness of 2015 to a time of suddenness and prosperity. As I look into 2016 the Lord is impressing into my spirit that this season is a period of change and 'suddenlies.' Suddenly the Lord will come upon us and we will be swept up into another period of our life, another change of direction that will take us further into the glory and presence of our Lord. I sensed last year was time for many of us to be 'under the pump'......
Gods vision to us in 2016
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
I believe this year is to be the year when the Holy Spirit will be planting vision seeds into our spirits that will not let us go for the thought will be consistently before us. We will be like Jonah who found that he could run away from the word/vision of God planted into his heart. God's word for us will be before us, behind us and above us for this divine thought will grow and grow until it consumes us. It will seem that at every page of the scripture there will be a passage that will leap out at us re enforcing the same vision that is being nurtured in our spirits by the Holy Spirit. This year will be a year when God will move across his elect with a personal word that he will place into our spirits. God is opening up new frontiers in our lives and already he is preparing us for......
God's response in 2016 to the church under siege
John Knox+
published . 4 min read
Today there is no doubt that the church in the widest sense of the word has gone astray and that the Body of Christ is under attack from demonic forces that he been let loose to roam the earth and disrupt the world of Gods elect. In doing so the body of believers is not able to partake of all the 'blessings' that God has prepared for his children. It is as the locusts and canker worm have taken away the harvest that was due to those walking up rightly before the Lord of hosts. I have been acutely aware of this dilemma over the past few weeks that I have been seeking the Lord as to the blog I should write under his direction. As I waited in my spirit he reminded me that for some time he has been nudging me in the direction of the story of Gideon. Hence with some anxious thoughts I......
Demonic forces and our battle strategies
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
When Jesus was raised from the river Jordan being baptized by John the heavens were opened and a dove descended and Gods voice declared 'You are my son whom I love; with you I am well pleased.' I believe at this very moment the vocation of Jesus was blazed clearly across his heart. I am the Passover lamb for the sins of the world. The next step that follows God calling of his son to be a ransom for many is to be attacked by the devil. Why? Because the last act that the enemy needed was the crucifixion and he arrayed all his power strength and stealth to persuade Jesus not to go to the cross to save the world. We face the same attack; for when God has given us a vision to work on his behalf we will be attacked openly to hinder us in carrying out the assignment that God has laid on......
As the fig tree puts forth new leaves
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
Jesus said that when we see the fig tree begin to sprout leaves you know that summer is near. We all have such signs in the natural that herald a change in the seasons. For some it is a swallow or two, for others it is the opening of daffodils, for others it is the sight of new-born lambs skipping across the paddock. Whatever it is we are smart enough to know what the signs herald. The same is true in the spiritual, for there are signs that God will bring to our attention that will indicate a door closing, or a door opening. A change of direction or emphasis is indicated, for God is a God who indicates his plans to his children in advance so that we are given the opportunity to praise and give him glory, when the change arrives. It also gives us the impetus to press into whatever is......