Dr. John David Kirby, December 29th, 2007
The Year 2008 Will Be A Year Of “New Beginnings”!
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
It will be “likened” to the “eighth day” after the seven days of Creation. It was actually the “first day” of the completed operation of what God had created. It was the first day after the creation and after God rested on the seventh day. (Read Genesis chapters one and two.) Just as “The Eight”, Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives began again after the flood, this year will be a year of “New Beginnings”. (Read Genesis chapter “Eight”) Many “new things” will be birthed this year. Many new ministries will be born this year. This will be a year when many changes will begin to occur. This will be a year when new leaders will begin to emerge in the Church, bringing with them fresh new ideas and concepts of ministry. God is going to elevate new leaders into places of authority and prominence in the Church this year.
As older “Fathers of the Faith” graduate into Heaven, new generals will emerge to take their places. This is truly the beginning of a “new day” in the Church and for the Kingdom of God on Earth. Many will return to their “First Love” this year. (Read Revelation chapter two verses four and five) There will be a “newness” and a “freshness” in the House of God this year. As many return to their “First Love”, their devotion and passion will spread to the other believers. This will cause the fire of God to manifest in the midst of the Church. In Revelation chapter “eight” verses three through five, we find the angel throwing fire from the altar in Heaven to the Earth. I believe this is the year when this fire shall be thrown to the Earth and begin to blaze in the House of God! The prayers of the Saints have been answered, and we shall see the results.
“This is the year of New Beginnings, says the Lord. This is the year when you shall see My Hand move in ways that you have only dreamed of and in ways that you have read of in My word. This year you shall begin to see new things emerge in the Church and in the world. Now is the time for Me to release the “new generation” of leadership that I have spoken of and prophesied to My people, says the Lord. Just as I lead My people out of the “wilderness” and changed their lives and direction, I am going to do the same this year, says the Lord. It is now time to take and to possess your “Promised Land”, says the Lord. Now is the time to move into “the new thing!”
2008 will be a year when many new “gates”, “doors”, and “windows” will be opened. God is going to open for His people gates, doors, and windows that have been shut and locked tight. Many of these gates, doors and windows have looked impossible to open. These gates, doors, and windows include cities, states, provinces, regions, and nations on the Earth. These gates, doors, and windows also include “entrance” into other “religions”, and “religious strongholds”. Many people who have been bound in darkness will see “The Great Light” this year, and come out of the darkness that has blinded them, and bound them for so long. (Read Matthew chapter four and verse sixteen)
“I am going to open doors for My people this year that have been sealed shut by the hand of the evil one. I am going to open gates to nations that have been sealed for “this time”. It is time to advance the Kingdom of God on the Earth. It is time to take new ground and new territory. Many of My people have thought that I have given up on certain regions of the world. I have never given up. I will take the greatest desolations are cause them to be the greatest Edens on the planet. I have not and never will forget My promises, says the Lord. What I have spoken in My word, I will perform.” (Read Isaiah chapter twenty two and verse twenty two, Revelation chapter three verses seven and eight, Isaiah chapter fifty five and verse eleven and Isaiah chapter fifty eight and verse twelve)
2008 will be a year when we as the Church carry the Presence of the Lord into areas many thought would never be reached. God is going to raise up and release a company of men and women who have been born for “such a time as this”! This company of people thrive on what others call impossible. They live for the challenge and the excitement of doing the impossible. These warriors will infiltrate regions of the world and religious strongholds that have been previously untouched. These warriors know the danger that awaits them and they thrive on the opportunity to live or die for the King! Many of these warriors and their achievements will never be known in this life but they shall be known and crowned in the next life. As these gates, doors, and windows are opened, the King of Glory will go in! (Read Psalm chapter twenty four and verses seven through ten)
“Many of My people have become complacent and stale in their relationship with Me and with the Church, says the Lord. Many because of the current leadership, and the current condition of most of the Church. I am going to bring the change necessary to bring My people out of their slumber. Much of what is happening in the Church is not impacting people for My Glory. Much of what is happening is only building man and his glory. I am going to bring about the change necessary to cause My people to see My Glory and My Glory alone. The “new breed” of leadership will live for My Glory and My Glory alone says the Lord! This change in leadership will be the catalyst I will use to bring forth My plans in the Earth. There will be a melding and a blending of the old leadership who flow with Me, and the new leadership that I am bringing forth.
Those leaders who flow with Me will see the effects and the manifestation of the things that I am doing in the Church and in the Earth. Those leaders who refuse to change and flow with My “new thing” will see the people leave them for My new thing. It is My church, My Kingdom, and My people says the Lord. I will bring My plans to pass on the Earth. Now is the time for the revelation of “the new creation” to come alive in the hearts of My people. Now is time for My people to begin to live in the fullness of the newness of life.” (Read Second Corinthians chapter five and verse seventeen, and Romans chapter six and verse four) “Now is the time for the outpouring of “The New Wine”! Now is the time for the manifestation of “The New Wine Skins”. “The Old Wine Skins” must become “new again” so that they may partake of The New Wine. The Old Wine Skins must “recognize” both The New Wine and The New Wine Skins in order for them to become “new again” and to partake of The New Wine. The Old Wine Skins must “acknowledge their need” for both The New Wine and The New Wine Skins in order for them to become New Wine Skins themselves. Unless The Old Wine Skins become New Wine Skins they will not carry The New Wine. The New Wine is the fullness of the revelation and the fullness of the power of My Spirit to fulfill my purpose in the Earth for “The Last Days”, says the Lord.
This is a crucial time for all of My leadership, and for all of My people, says the Lord.” (Read Mathew chapter nine and verses sixteen and seventeen) “As I have declared in My word: Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah chapter forty two and verse nine) “I am telling you now so that when you begin to see these things come to pass you will believe them and embrace them. As I have spoken in My word: Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.” (Isaiah chapter forty three and verses eighteen through twenty one) “As I caused the “Iron Gate” to open for Peter, I will open the gates for you. As I delivered Peter from prison and from death, I will deliver you.” (Read Acts chapter twelve and verses one through eleven)
“I will cause the gates, doors, and windows to open wide! I will cause what was closed up tight to open. I will cause that which was called “impossible to open”, to open to the fullest! You shall see the beginning of the greatest move of My power begin to sweep the Earth. Now is the time! I am bringing forth My plans and My purposes in the Earth. Stay close to Me, listen closely to My voice and obey My voice, pay careful attention to My word and obey My word, and you shall be a part of History, says the Lord! This is truly the day of “New Beginnings”, and you shall see them, and be a part of them, says the Lord.”