by Lance Wallnau
The Clashing of the Swords
5777 is the year of the clashing of swords! We have crossed over into a place where our spiritual warfare is being played out in the institutions of nations. We are taking on giants just like the children of Israel did. I choose to believe what Caleb said in Numbers 14:9, “Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land because they are bread for us. Their defense is gone from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.”
Expect God to increase our alignment with each other this year as the “doers” pass through the ranks of the “talkers” and the clashing of kingdoms, words and ideas unfolds in the public arena. Be bold, Joshua!
Alliances in 5777
As I shared, on Oct. 2, 2016, the new year, Rosh Hashanah came to Israel. It was the beginning of the Hebrew year 5777. As we turn our Gregorian calendar to 2017, we are already three months into the Hebrew year. In Hebrew, numbers and letters are interchangeable. The number seven (zayin) is exchangeable with the word “sword.” The root of this word, however, is “nourish” or “bread.”
Let’s look again at 5777. It starts with a “5” which is a number for grace and five-fold leadership (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher.) God has been giving you words to feed on. They will come as you read the Bible and as you listen to His five-fold voices.
As you study and drill down on the area of your assignment this year, God will release revelation insight. The words you speak will become sharp swords of utterance. You will cut through the atmosphere. Grace (5) will give you words, and those words will be weapons “777” to advance.
Just look at history since Oct. 2. Look at the clashing of swords in the political and media mountain. It is the year of the clashing of swords, ideas and ideologies. God’s kingdom of light collides with the kingdom of darkness in the public arena. The new gladiators are people with persuasive viewpoints. As there are three sevens (777), watch for alliances
Watch for the “words” God gives from the Word. He has already been speaking them to you! Obey the warnings. Pursue the promise. And watch for the alliances (777) God sends to you. Are there perhaps three key people or leaders you are called to align with, join and advance with this year?
Prophetic Word: Suddenlies of God! A Time to Make Up for Lost Time!
This prophetic word started coming upon me Dec. 31:
“Behold the suddenlies of God. This is the time to make up for lost time. In a moment, the situation changes. Yet know that what seems to be sudden in the moment was prepared over time. Faithfulness in a previous season always pays off in a harvest in due time. This is such a time, a time to cross over and not pull back.
“Likewise, the suddenlies of God shall overtake the wicked. In an instant, you shall look, and they shall be there no more.”
“He who is often reproved, yet hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Prov. 29:1).
“Draw near to the fear of the Lord, for it is clean, enduring forever. Draw near to deliverance from evil. Cleanse your own land from the inhabitants who would occupy territory and exert pressure on your heart and mind to distract you from My ways. Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you with deliverance.
“Suddenly, your enemy shall be cast down and out. Learn to walk in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, for in My presence you will find a full joy, and your strength shall be renewed in areas where you are weak.
“I come to restore the fortunes of Zion, the strength and stability of your times. This is the time to take ground, to possess.”
“For you will cross over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and you will possess it, and dwell in it” (Deut. 11:31).
“Again I say, you will possess their land, for I give it to you as an inheritance (Lev. 20:24). Survey the gates of their cities and measure the length of their walls, for their walls shall fall down flat, and their gates and their occupants will not prevail against the church of My sending.
“This is, indeed, the year of the clashing of voices, of ideas, of words and of messengers, but know this—I am giving unto you My words and as you receive them, they shall become in you a sharp sword issuing out of your mouth. I am the issuing authority behind you, and I have given you spiritual credentials to access the high places of your assigned territory.
“You are authorized. Build a prayer shield, and you shall see sudden salvation’s and conversions as ‘trophies of grace’ come into My trophy room. Though man resists, the authority of My words in your mouth will scatter their strength. Be not afraid of their faces or their opposition, for I send you to occupy a space in the conversation that shapes the nations.”
I sense that what is happening in the government mountain, with a changing of the guard, is possible all over the nation. The Lord wants the church to take back as much territory as it has the maturity to hold. Critics of all things conservative, comedians in particular, are about to be shaken. In the past, they got away with whatever they wanted to say. They had zero resistance when they mocked those in authority. I see them being challenged by new voices turning tables on them. Likewise, universities will be challenged and administrators, trustees and even tenured faculty will be swept out as the righteous advance. You’ll get as much ground as you have the ability to hold.
Therefore, 5777 is the year of the clashing of swords, but it is also the year for the taking of new ground. We will retake pockets of influence in the areas where progressives took over, especially in the minds of millennials. The whole nation has the potential to shift.
But don’t expect this message to be welcomed or endorsed. This is a grass-roots movement, I suspect. By my estimate, 85-90 percent of leaders will be more comfortable in the “viewing box,” watching and commenting on the game. Only 10-15 percent will have the courage or clarity to actually “get onto the field” and take the hard yards. The good news is that the anointing and the platform of those with the spirit of David will expand.
Dr. Lance Wallnau is a catalytic thought leader. An internationally recognized speaker and business consultant, he is one of the premiere speakers on the subject of cultural transformation and the seven mountains. He delivers his message of transformation with relevance, wit and intensity.