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Advancing Into 2021

Thoughts for the New Year

There is much stirring in the spirit these days. As we enter 2021 I hear the Lord saying prepare for an “Advancing of My Army and Kingdom” in 2021. Now is the time to start “building on the firm foundation of Christ Jesus.” Many have found their lives “levelled and re-aligned with a great sense of loss in this past year.” However, this “pause enabled people – and in many cases – forced people to strip away the excess of the world and discover what makes a true and firm foundation.”

Now is the time to begin “building once again.” But this is not a “building as Jeremiah declared to the exiles in Jeremiah 29.” Instead this is a “building and a rebuilding as Nehemiah called those to do when they returned from exile. In times past the Nehemiah rebuilding focused only on the walls. But Nehemiah not only called on My people to rebuild the walls, but also to rebuild the foundation of worshipping Me in My power and majesty. For when you worship Me, you tap into the building power and anointing of the Holy Spirit to call people back to Me.” Many have tried to “build My church and call people to Me using the fads of the day”. But remember, “I do not move on the fads of man… I move in the power of the Holy Spirit with those who have been clothed with power from above as they wait on Me in prayer.”

“But know this,” says the Lord, “the Sanballat’s and Tobiah’s are already lining up in an attempt to slow My advance from moving forward” (Nehemiah 4). However, the difference in this season is that the Sanballat and Tobiah voices will come from “within the camp as those who had position in the last season will attempt to usurp those I am raising up in this season.” But remember this, “those whom I am building up in this season must respond with gentleness and kindness as I am looking for those who can join arms with the movements of the past, in order to advance in this Decade of the Pey.”

How will all of this unfold before us? Only as we lean on the “presence and power of the Holy Spirit.” Over the past few years the Holy Spirit has been stirring the fact that in order to move forward in the “Gifts of the Spirit” we must have a firm grasp of the “Fruit of the Spirit”. As the fullness of this revelation comes in the season ahead, the “building anointing” will be linked with a “Holy Spirit anointing” to move forward in the “fullness of God” to advance His Kingdom in our midst. 

I sense what the Lord stirred in my spirit in 2017 is now unfolding before our eyes. 

Journal Entry from 2017
2018-2032: Preparing For a Release of His Spirit for an Anointing to Build

As I awoke this morning I was dreaming about the Apostolic/Prophetic Movement. The second move of the prophetic which is underway will make way for a “hitching of the Apostles and Prophets” like never before. This catapults the “movement of the saints” which is truly beginning to bubble up around us into its fullness which ultimately ushers in “One Nation Under God”. (Ezekiel 37). The Kingdom of God in our midst. 

As I rolled out of bed the clock said 444. The number 444 symbolizes the Lord saying “have faith and be confident that you are going in the right direction”. 

The Lord then dropped two Scriptures into my spirit….

Ezekiel 44:4 (NLT): Then the man brought me through the north gateway to the front of the Temple. I looked and saw that the glory of the Lord filled the Temple of the Lord, and I fell face down on the ground. 

Isaiah 44:3–4 (NLT): For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. 

I believe this is all linked with what the Lord said about Redeeming 9-11 as He awakens His sleeper cells, and what I sense Him saying about 2019/5779 – God is preparing to birth new things in our midst linking together the Fruit of the Spirit – 9 Fruits – with the Gifts of the Spirit – 9 gifts found in Corinthians gift list – breaking forth a Spiritual Awakening like we’ve never seen before. 

The Emergence of Signs and Wonders

In the 9th hour Jesus declared “It is finished” signifying the end of one season and the birthing of a new season (2019/5779). Three days later Jesus fulfilled His words declared to the religious authorities the day they asked for a “sign” signifying His authority. Jesus responded saying “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:18-19). 

We’ve seen healings and we’ve seen miracles. The birthing of the coming Spiritual Awakening – Third Reformation – The Movement of the Saints – will cause a release of the gift of healing, revealing the miraculous miracles of God, ultimately resulting in “signs and wonders” – which are different from the gift of healing – of the raising of the dead. This will be a ‘sign’ of the authority of Jesus. We will no longer live off of yesterday’s manna testimonies of those raised from the dead in the past. God will give new manna and new ‘signs’ of people being raised from the dead in “three days”. 

Unfolding Timeline

2018 – Movement of the Saints – Army of the Lord Movement

2019 – Completion of Past Season and Birthing of New Season – Spiritual Awakening

2019-2021 – Season of Spiritual Awakening including the Unfolding Moves leading to the Kingdom of God in our midst. 

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2020 – Fulfilled Promises – God’s 20/20 Vision – 2 Chronicles 20:20

The waiting is over as we head into a year of restoration. I will take my people into a time of “rest and pause” forcing them to slow down and look around and discover what is truly important in life. Pray for the release of the promises of God.

Ends the 70 years of exile in Hebrew calendar.

2021 – End of Distress & The Rebuilding Begins

Season of distress is over as fulfilled promises manifest in the natural. 

Journal Entry from Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Ezekiel 37:15-28. The Second Move of the Prophetic makes way for One Nation Under God. (North America will be one). 

I sense the Lord saying the prophetic movement is coming to a tipping point of moving into the realm of “political lobbyists” instead of “God declarers”. I believe this will truly manifest itself in 2020 when many will find themselves siding with the King and declaring what the King wants to hear instead of what I am saying (2 Chronicles 18). 

I believe the above journal entry describes exactly where we find ourselves today. 

Are You Ready to Advance?

As we head into a New Year I sense the Lord asking one key question for 2021: “Are you ready to advance with Me?” 

It is no secret we live in a noisy and chaotic world. But we are called to “Seek first the Kingdom of God” not answers from man in an earthly kingdom. I believe the response to the question of the Lord for believers in 2021 echo the words of Joshua: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). 

In order to Advance into 2021 we must move forward in the fullness of what Joshua meant when he made his declaration of alignment and allegiance with God. What exactly did he mean? We need look no further than the context of the Joshua 24:15 declaration:

“Fear the Lord and serve Him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshipped… and serve the Lord alone. If you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Will you serve the gods your ancestors served? Or will it be the gods of those in the land you now live? But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14-15).  

Keep encouraged!
Dr. Rus

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