Walk Toward the Light
Ideas and Inspiration from Jane Hansen Hoyt
Rise Up & Build
I believe that the year 2012 is a very significant year.
As I stated in my last blog post, the number 12 symbolizes divine accomplishment and governmental perfection.
This year is about the government of God arising in us. It is a time when heaven will be revealed on earth in a greater way through the people, the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, and the heirs of God.
For the last 8 years, we have been walking in a prophetic cycle that has been unfolding before us. It began in 2003 with the prophetic word spoken by Barbara Yoder. Those who were in attendance will well remember the response of the people. They began to run the building, forming battalions across the front of the platform. We were so moved by what God was saying to us about moving us out of an old, hidden place, we could no longer remain in our seats. It truly was a God moment and we were responding as best we could in that moment. We were coming to the understanding that we are a people on the move and God would continue to unfold the fuller meaning as we walked in response.
In 2004, Dutch Sheets spoke to us about being on level 11, a level of darkness and confusion. But, God was moving us up to level 12, a government level with Godly authority. He paced across the platform with a golden key in his hand saying, I give you the key, I give you the key, and finally placing it in my hands as the leader for Aglow and speaking Isaiah 22:22 over us. The Key of the House of David I will lay on his shoulder. So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut and no one shall open.
Two other words given at that same conference stand out to me. Graham Cook stated that we were a forerunner ministry. A forerunner is one who goes before or precedes and leads the way for others to follow. Aglow has been doing things that could be found to be, a running before, a preceding. There was another word that indicated we were entering a season of acceleration. We all thought it meant a time of great growth. While we did have a spurt of growth the following year, as I look back, I see something even greater. I believe it also meant an acceleration of spiritual understanding that would multiply over us.
One other word I want to underscore is about Aglow becoming a prototype ministry. Now, that is a word to ponder! And ponder we have for this 8-year prophetic cycle. I believe that word is in the process of unfolding before us.
At our last Worldwide Conference in Houston, Texas, Johnny Enlow spoke of 3 seasons or stages he sensed were being walked out.
1. The Awakening, 2008 - 2011
2. The Arising, 2012 - 2015
3. The Shining, 2015 - 2018
These words are taken from Isaiah 60.
I believe we have been experiencing The Awakening as we have been stirred anew through the teachings of Graham Cooke. The words of life he has been bringing us are truly words of the Gospel. The truth of the life changing reality of the cross is that we now have a new starting place, which is God’s mindset towards you. It’s about living the ascended lifestyle and receiving the magnificent truth of Christ in me.
I believe there is a new anointing on the New Covenant. These are truths we have known, yet as we are hearing them anew, there is a quickening spirit attached to them. New life, new insights, and new joy are coming into us as we listen, and ingest them.
The Lord spoke two words to me in early January. I felt He said, It’s been a time of accumulation and now culmination.
When I speak of accumulation, I see things that have been sown in faithfulness in the spirit realm and being stored as treasures in heaven. They are being accumulated in the spirit realm until the time of culmination. There are things being accumulated you may not even be aware of. It could look like nothing much has changed…yet you have kept on. In the midst of it all, you have come into a new relationship with God. Relationships have changed. Some interesting connections with people have been made, and everything has been in the process of being altered in unseen ways.
When things accumulate in the spirit realm, the bowls of heaven are being filled. When those bowls are filled, there comes a tipping point, a point when they must begin to overflow. You can call that culmination, fullness, or a tipping point. What will flow down is a greater anointing and an ability to do what you have seemingly not been able to do in the past season of accumulation.
2012 is an important year because we have reached a point of culmination. It is a time of fullness and something has shifted. All of a sudden, things will begin to be open before you that were not open before. Suddenlies will occur...not of your doing, but because of your faithfulness.
The Lord showed me several significant 12’s.
- This is Aglow’s 12th year of traveling into Israel to bless the land, to pray for the people, and to stand with the tender shoot of Messianic believers in the land. We will be sowing financially into the land on a consistent monthly basis this year as never before.
- This is the 12th year for our Diwanaya Arabic television series. It is now available around the world. We have heard of thousands who have come to the Lord through this programming.
- 12 regions in the United States have taken teams into Washington DC for one week every single month to pray. Significant connections have come out of those trips.
- This is the 12th year since the 9/11 attack, an attack that changed the world.
- 2012 is Aglow’s 45th year as a ministry. The number 45 means preservation. God always keeps His word with man. He preserves it until the fullness of time.
There is a new awakening upon us. And it has come with a quickening spirit. New foundations are being laid which will enable us to overcome the roots of our history and continue moving into the fullness and future of God’s plan for Aglow.
The House of Lydia
Chuck Pierce spoke to us that, This is the year that women will build the House of the Lord from nation to nation. Chuck spoke of four houses, one of them being the House of Lydia. I just returned from Europe, after meeting with all of our European leaders there. They were so alive with all that had been spoken in Houston.
As I shared about the House of Lydia I said, This is the House of Europe. Recall that when Paul was told to leave Asia and go to Macedonia, that was a call to Europe. The first ones he met were a group of women who had been meeting on the river bank, praying. It was because of Paul and Lydia’s meeting that the purpose for Paul’s visit to Europe began to unfold. I told the European leaders that this was the year, the time, the hour for them to arise in the leadership and be used to impact Europe in a meaningful way.
Aglow is no longer a hidden women’s group.
We are a movement; we are on the move.
God has given us keys we have forgotten about….but those keys are for this season.
Rise up and build, O Aglow women and men!