Prophetic Words for 2018
Compiled by Larry Sparks
For the Lord GOD does nothing
without revealing his secret
to his servants the prophets.
The lion has roared;
who will not fear?
The Lord GOD has spoken;
who can but prophesy?
Amos 3:7-8 (ESV)
I believe that these 18 prophetic words for 2018 are supernatural announcements from Heaven. Each voice represented here is either a prophet by office, or operates reputably in New Testament prophetic ministry.
From its inception in 1983, the mandate of Destiny Image—founded by prophet Don Nori Sr.—has been to publish the prophets. This compilation is a fresh expression of that mandate!
Prophetic Words: Partnership and Warfare
While these prophetic words contain details that are clearly specific for the year 2018, please don’t see them as time “locked” to just a single year.
In addition, it may be tempting to quickly move past the “word of the Lord for 2018” once the beginning of the year drifts away from us and momentum picks up. We need to do the exact opposite. Scripture is filled with the call to “remember.” We need to remember what God has done and we need to remember what God has said. Many are experiencing discouragement and defeat, not because God has forsaken them and stopped speaking, but because they have forgotten what God has already said. Remember what God says…
Use these prophetic words as wells to draw from throughout the year—especially when circumstances seem to challenge the different promises and possibilities that are announced in these different prophecies.
Remember how the Apostle Paul told Timothy to use prophetic words: “This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare” (1 Tim. 1:18, ESV). When you experience opposition to a prophetic word, either in your personal life, or on a larger, more national and international level, don’t idly wait for the prophetic word to simply materialize without effort on your end.
Paul’s words to Timothy are a call to arms for us today. Prophetic words are not meant to be shared online for a season and then discarded, as we await the “fresh and new” word of the Lord. With the receipt of a prophetic word comes a responsibility. Heaven has extended an invitation
into the Earth through the gift of a prophetic word. That word needs to be partnered with and warred from.
We partner with prophetic words by agreeing with them. Agreement. We say “yes” with our lives. If the Lord is legitimately speaking to us, we ask the Holy Spirit to show us how to reorder and realign our lives to agree with what that word is announcing.
We war with prophetic words by enforcing them in the midst of conflict and contradiction. When the enemy is opposing us, trying to push us away from what prophetic words promise, we need to stand with greater resolve and intensity. If a word came from the Lord, and the Lord is not changing His mind about what He said, neither should we.
In spite of the contradictions we face—situations and circumstances that seem absolutely contrary to the realities a prophetic word announces—we stand unwaveringly on what God said. We don’t ignore reality. We don’t pretend away problems. Yet, we agree with a higher truth. Heaven sovereignly gave us a gift through a prophetic word and we are remaining in agreement with what the Spirit of God has said.
Prophetic Words – A Synergy of Heaven and Earth
I find that prophetic words are meant to be beautiful synergy of Heaven and Earth.
Heaven speaks, Earth responds.
God is outside of time and space. With this in mind, I am not convinced that prophetic words are necessarily “time locked” to a certain year. And yet, I do believe that God responds to those who search for Him. He speaks to those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.
This compilation of prophetic words is Heaven’s invitation for you, not just for 2018, but to see radical transformation in your life and ultimately, in the world. Here’s the thing about prophetic words. Some are announcements of the Sovereign King. Your opinion, vote, or cooperation will not alter what God has planned. He is simply announcing His plan and allowing His servants on Earth to be in tune with what He is doing.
On the other hand, I find that most New Testament prophetic words demand a partnership from the recipients on Earth. God speaks sovereignly to His people on Earth with the hope that His people will steward what He is saying.
Your Prayer Blueprint for 2018
Pray through these words. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray them over your life, your family, your church, your city, and your nation.
Allow these prophetic words to help target your prayers. It’s easy for us to keep our prayer lives focused on us and our immediate needs. However, much of what these prophetic words reveal gives us a glimpse into what God is doing on a global level.
So I present these 18 prophetic words for 2018 for your prayerful review and partnership! May we be the generation that discover how to both receive and partner with words from the Lord, so that His words come to fruition and bring His world into this one!
EXTRACT from Chapter 1
2018: 8 Roars of the Lord Are Being Released!
The desire of God is to have a voice on Earth who gives voice to His voice. The Holy Spirit revealed 8 Roars through which God wants to release His voice into the Earth.
Roar 1: The Roar of God’s Voice
When the Lord speaks, He’s inviting His friends and intimates to give voice to His voice. God is inviting His friends to hear the whisper of His voice. I sense that in this season, the Spirit of God will whisper things to His friends that are meant to be roared in public. What qualifies you to roar, however, will be your ability to hear and discern the whisper and remember: whispers are exclusively exchanged between friends and intimates.
John 15:7 is a key Scripture for this season, as it gives the secret to seeing every single prayer answered. Jesus basically issues out a blank check by saying, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” ESV). When prayers are shaped and molded by whispered words exchanged in the place of intimacy between God and His friends, those are literally words birthed in Heaven meant to be established as reality on Earth.
Roar 2: The Roar of the Prophetic Decree
Jesus is the ultimate example of how to roar a prophetic decree. We have a call to imitate Jesus—the One who heard what was said by the Father in Heaven, decreed it on Earth, and saw results manifest. Consider the relationship between the Son and the Father. In Psalm 2:7, we are introduced to a model of communication that would characterize the relationship between God and Jesus. “I will declare the decree…” (Ps. 2:7, KJV).
“There is a roar that proceeds out of the fire, producing a people whose reformational impact roars in society.”
One member of the Trinity would declare the decree of another. Specifically, the Son spoke what was first spoken by the Father. The Lord is calling you to declare what was first decreed by the One in Heaven. Consider Jesus as your model for making prophetic decrees. It’s not some “name it and claim it” free-for-all, where we treat God like some genie in a bottle. Decrees that push back forces of darkness, release Kingdom realities and shift circumstances are born, once again, in an intimate, family conversational exchange: “For I did not speak on My own, but the Father who sent Me commanded Me to say all that I have spoken” (John 12:49, NIV).
Roar 3: The Roar of the Ekklesia
The roar of the Ekklesia is the Church who boldly executes and enforces Heaven’s government on Earth by taking authority in the spiritual airways. Jesus is restoring His vision for His Church. He envisioned a transformational community who prayed, and what they prayed actually happened. What they announced manifested. Their intercessions changed things.
For the Church to operate as a roaring Ekklesia, there is a third dimension that most of the local church needs to arrive at. Most western churches are operating successfully in two dimensions, when in fact, I sense the Holy Spirit calling His Ekklesia to operate in a third dimension—the roar of Kingdom Government in the spiritual airways.
I prophesy that pastors and ministry leaders will awaken to their apostolic offices in the spirit realm. This is the missing element the Lord is calling His Church to operate in. The third dimension that must roar throughout our cities is a clear demonstration of Kingdom power!
The roar of the Ekklesia is not our traditional, religious sounding, “Lord, if it be Your will, heal this man” prayer. It’s not even our charismatic prayer of, “Father, we pray for healing in Jesus’ name!” The ekklesia needs to roar at Kingdom opposition the same way Peter did: “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” (Acts 3:6).
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