5780 / 2020

All of you who are listening to this, or reading this today, I want to give you hope for your future. Here in America, we have been in a war for our nation’s very soul. We have witnessed the constant onslaught of the enemy in our politics, our weather patterns, within our churches, and even our families. At times, it has appeared the darkness has won; but God has intervened time and time again.

I believe many have endured seasons of darkness, of delay, of trials and tribulations where they either lost vision or had no clear vision of what was on the horizon; but it will not be this way in 2020! God’s light is rising, and great growth shall spring forth! God is getting ready to do so much in this upcoming season and we must make sure we are positioned to see those long-delayed prophetic words fully manifested in this season.

As we look to 2020 and beyond, we need to understand that we are entering a new decade, a new era, naturally and spiritually. Any time we enter something new we will contend with opposition, but, as I often say, “Don’t focus on the demonic, focus on the dynamic!” or “Don’t focus on the toil, focus on the spoil!” We are in a battle folks and it should excite us, not terrify us, because with God we win!! It is in the battle we find out what we are made of, what we have been made for, and most importantly Who Christ is within us!

The battle isn’t over, the enemy has no intention of giving anything away,  we are going to have to continue to fight, we are going to have to continue to contend, for our promises, our blessings, our purpose, and our destiny. Just as the children of Israel did when they crossed the Jordan. They had to contend with giants, with fortified cities, with enemies that had possession of their Promised Land. Their faith was tested, but with God they won every time.

Please don’t misconstrue what I have shared above as 2020 is going to be a year of constant battle and doom and gloom where things are going to go from bad to worse, on the contrary, 2020 is going to be the beginning of seeing victory after victory, the light of God shining through, and incredible harvest!

While in prayer and searching the Lord for the new year, the Lord led me to two passages for the year and the subsequent years in this decade. First was, 2 Chronicles 20:20, “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper” for the year 2020. The second was Psalm 80, for the Hebraic year 5780. If you read this Psalm in the Passion Translation you will find that it is titled, “Rescue and Restore” with the subtitle, “… Asaph’s poetic song, set to the tune of ‘Your Decrees Are Like Lilies.'”

Just as we, in our Gregorian calendar, are entering the year 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, so too, Israel is entering a new decade celebrating the year 5780.

The number 80 in Hebrew correlates with the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which is the letter pey. Pey symbolically means “mouth, word, expression, vocalization, speech and breath.”

The Lord wants you to understand that, “This is a year of the mighty decree, and as you decree His Word ahead of time, He will come in great power to rescue and restore all that has been lost or stolen.

The letter pey is made up of two other letters, kaf and yod. Without going too deep, it paints the picture of the divine spark (yod) of God, within the soul, or the place in the body where potential is actualized (kaf). The pictorial letter itself looks like a spark inside an open mouth.

5780/2020 holds a divine invitation for you to open your mouth with the spark, or decree, of God that will set into flame the fires of revival. As we release the revelation that He reveals to us, prophesying His words, His plan to rescue and restore will be set into motion. This will be a year of increased intercession, prayer and declaration, and it will result in rapid answers and harvest.

I encourage you to take the time and read Psalm 80 in its entirety and allow the Spirit of God to reveal His decrees to you, so you may make His declarations concerning your situations and watch as the Lord brings restoration to you!

Now onto the year 2020, our society equates the numbers 2020 or 20/20 with perfect vision. I shared above that the Lord first gave me the passage in 2 Chronicles 20:20, “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper”. When we combine the 2 passages, we can see that there is an interesting correlation between the prophetic symbolism of 5780, the mouth, and 2020, perfect vision. I truly believe that God is focusing on the prophetic office in this new year and even this decade.

Prophets are God’s mouthpieces, or oracles, in the earth. In the Old Testament, prophets were described as “seers,” those who saw the will and edicts of God through spiritual eyesight (1 Sam 9:9). Not only did they “see,” but they would then decree the words of God.

When we pair the power of vision and the power of the decree, the atmosphere shifts and the opportunity for the miraculous happens. Creative power is released through the mouth of the Prophet. The decrees of a prophetic generation are able to create powerful shifts in culture. One properly discerned vision from God which is decreed by the prophet can shift governments, entire people groups and even nations.

I believe we are going to see an increase in accuracy, of acceleration in time between the word being spoken and it’s fulfillment, and there will be a great release of divine manifestations of healings, miracles, and deliverances, which will bring a double harvest of souls. This will not only unfold over the course of this year, but throughout this decade. This will be a decade of strong prophetic flow, accuracy, symbolism, and vision. If we sharpen our spiritual eyesight and heighten our spiritual sensitivity, there will be a revealing of the secrets and plans of God like never before.

In 2020, God’s light will shine on every seed that has been planted and every seed will grow and produce fruit. I believe that every prophetic word, every seed, that has been sown and watered in past seasons will now begin to be fulfilled. We just need to get it in our spirit that we will contend for it! Like Shammah who stood alone in the lentil field, while the rest of the Israeli army ran,

But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory. 2 Samuel 23:12

Let’s also remember friends, that this isn’t just about us but our family, our friends, our neighbors. It’s about the stranger on the street, in the stores we shop. It’s about our cities, our states, our regions, our nation. It’s about the nations! We need to understand that what we contend for isn’t just for or about us but for them. They need Jesus Christ and there will be a battle to apprehend that which the enemy has covered, shrouded, blinded, bound in great darkness. There are people that need to be saved, set free, and healed. There’s going to be a battle for the soul of those people. It’s time to pray, to intercede, to contend as never before.