A Prophetic Word for Next Year and Beyond

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And gross darkness the people: But the Lord shall arise upon thee, And his glory shall be seen upon thee  (Isaiah 60:2 KJV) 

Scripture is the surest word of prophecy and teaches us that darkness and light—two opposing trends—will increase on the earth. We will briefly explain this prophecy and what it means to us today as we step into yet another year.

Though the Spirit of God still speaks directly to us individually and through the gift of prophecy, the scripture is the surest word of prophecy we have today ( 1 Pet. 1:19). So the prophecy in this article is not a dream, vision, or word that God directly spoke to me. It is from the scriptures; the Holy Spirit said it through Isaiah thousands of years ago.

The Lord said darkness and light, used figuratively here, shall concurrently fill the earth—and both have been increasing since the prophecy was first spoken. Though these two trends are opposites, they are co-occurring. And there is no in-between trend: it will either be light or darkness.

The first trend is the increasing darkness of activities of sin, death, and Satan with his demons. If you want a graphic picture of this trend, please read the activities of perilous times described in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. For example, verse 2 states that people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.

The second trend is the increasing light of God’s glory in and through His people. We will experience and see God’s presence and power as no generation has ever seen; yet, that will be alongside the blackest darkness the world has ever seen. If you think the best days of Christianity are behind us, I suggest you delete that thought from your mind because the glory of this latter house will far exceed that of the former!

So get ready: expect more not only greater measures of demonic activity all over the world reflected in the life and activities of people, but also a mind-blowing dimension of God’s presence, His power, and the angelic!

Read more: It is now more important than ever to fill your heart with an abundance of the Word—the light! I exhort you to Read Through the Bible regularly and learn the skills to effectively study the scriptures yourself. Join believers all over the world as we begin reading through the Bible January 1st. Download the FREE Ebook guide. I encourage you to also go through our FREE courses on how to effectively study the Bible yourself at Deshen School of the Spirit.

What are the two concurrent trends taking place now on the earth?

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Are you ready for this? Arise, shine!

Ask the Father for the wisdom and strength to steward these days. 

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