It has been our habit over the last few years to first review the prophetic word that we had for the previous year. When we get a word, we often see in part and when we allow time to put some perspective on it, things become more clear. The word that stood out for 2016 was "Double". 2016 was going to be the year of the double. At the time, we were thinking, "double portion" or things along those lines. Then as the year unfolded, the fuller meaning of "double" began to emerge. A few days into 2016, doubles began to appear. First, twins were born in San Diego, one on Dec 31, 2015 and the other on Jan 1, 2016. Then, there appeared a headline in one of the news feeds saying, "53 year old billionaire gives birth to twins"! Right after that, doubles were everywhere. Then, in March, 2016 we were in Israel when a very significant thing happened. 50 Iranians (Persians) arrived declaring that they were assigned to release the Cyrus decree over the land of Israel. As we began to think about this and do some research, we found out that Israel had released a postage stamp that year with the Cyrus decree on it! What does this have to do with double? Isaiah 45 declares that a Cyrus was going to arise who would "subdue nations before him and strip kings of their armor, to open the double doors before him, so that gates will not be shut" 150 years after Isaiah prophesied this, Cyrus, a Persian king made decrees on behalf of Israel to allow them to come back into their land and lay the foundation for the temple.
Following this, prophets began to declare that the 45th President of the United States would be a Cyrus and that Donald Trump would be that one. The past season has been very significant in that we have experienced three very important years. It began with 2014/15 (5775) that was the Shemitah year and the final of the blood moons, followed by 2015/16 (5776) which was the 70th Jubilee year. This year, 2016/17 (5777) is a very significant time. It is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration that declared that Israel had a right to their own homeland, the 70th anniversary of the UN granting the Jews the right to a Jewish state, and the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. These triplet years have been working together to culminate in what is about to be a year like none other! Suddenly, the headline "53 year old billionaire gives birth to twins" began to become clear. Three Jubilees (50), or years of rest, would see a billionaire bring in the double. Then, this New Years amazingly enough, three sets of twins were born in the US, one baby in 2016 and one baby in 2017. Once again San Diego astonishingly gave birth to one of these sets of twins just as they did last year! A triplet of twins born in the US on New Year's eve! Watch for 222 to appear as a sign everywhere.
2017 is a Cyrus year, the year of the double doors. On January 20, a Cyrus will become the 45th President of the United States. On the Hebrew calendar, that day is Tevet 22 and the sunset is at 4:22. The double doors are about to be flung open. In the year 5777, Donald Trump will be 70 years old, 7 months and 7 days. He won the election by 77 electoral votes. What does this mean? One only needs to read the book of Ezra to understand what happens when Cyrus comes. Cyrus decreed that the Jews could settle in their land, and at that time, they laid the foundation for the temple in Jerusalem. It is no surprise that the recent UN resolution was about settlements and Jerusalem. During Ezra's time, there was much deception and warfare with Israel's enemies trying to stop what was decreed. The enemies of God pretended to be friends wanting to help, all the while working with deceit. Sound familiar? This year, the focus will be on Settlements and Jerusalem. There will be much warfare in the spirit realm but Israel will prevail. It is no mistake that this modern day Cyrus has chosen a Secretary of State who favours settlements and an undivided Jerusalem. The moving of the embassy to Jerusalem will open the doors for other nations to do the same.
It is a year of breaking and breakthrough. With the coming in of a Cyrus, we will begin to see tremendous breakthroughs this year. This will be a year of spiritual warfare as 5777 is the year of the clashing of swords. However, we will prevail because the breaker is with us! One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the Lord at their head (Micah 2:13). The war over Jerusalem will be fierce, but it will be won. This will be a year of the alignment of nations. Much intercession is needed for the United States and for Canada in this hour. Canada will benefit from the Cyrus anointing crossing our border from the US.
It will also be a year of the church breaking out of old mindsets that have kept her in bondage to tradition. Jeremiah 33:3 is a verse for this year. "Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know". Through the Cyrus anointing, the "treasures of darkness" or things hidden in scripture will become clear as we cultivate the presence of the Lord.
It is a year of contrast between light and darkness. There will be no more grey areas, but people and nations will be given the choice to choose light. The time for sitting on the fence is over. God is going to have his Church arise and shine in this hour. (Isaiah 60:1)
This is a year of Dominion. In this year of the clashing of kingdoms, the Kingdom is coming! This is the year of the Lord's favour. People will begin to rise up in the spirit of Isaiah 61:1, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me.Over and over, we heard the word "arise". This is a destiny year. The year of the double doors will open to doubles of blessings, doubles of wholeness, doubles of rest, doubles of anointing, doubles of revelation. Double speaks of expansion and the Kingdom of God is ever expanding especially in this year of Dominion. This is the year of the favour of the Lord upon His people. Expect to experience favour in every area. The mighty force of favour will bring deliverance and reconciliation in 2017, especially in families. Expect to see salvation for household members.
This is Canada's year to arise prophetically. Canada will begin to reap some of the benefits of Stephen Harper's steadfast loyalty to Israel this year. This year is our 150th anniversary (a triplet of 50's) and something significant happened in Ottawa on New Year's eve. We have never done this before, but we had two sets of fireworks, one at 8:17 and one at midnight. Canada was announcing the year of the double! Also for the first time, prophets from Canada have been invited to the inauguration of the President of the United States. It was also Canadians who hosted the Iranians last year to release the Cyrus decree in Israel. Issachars are about to arise in Canada who will discern the times and know what to do. This year, prophets in many nations, including Canada, will stand before kings and reverse evil decrees as in the days of Esther.
This is a year that will put great emphasis on the Word of God. Mantles of authority especially in the area of divine healing will be given as people begin to "eat the word of God". Old mindsets will be broken as the Word begins to take hold from the inside out.
It is the year of the wine being poured out. Someone saw a bottle of wine being poured out into a glass. God's spirit is on the move! We are about to experience that which we have longed for! It is significant that the twins were born in San Diego two years in a row on New Years. San Diego has experienced a move of God that continued all last year and is still ongoing. This is a sign of the wine that is about to be poured out in many places this year. The same person saw a wall of ice suddenly broken. God is about to do some amazing things suddenly in 2017.
This is the year of the angels. The church will begin to experience heightened angelic encounters this year. Angels are being released to bring us into our destiny. The double doors of finances and harvest are being thrust open. God is releasing the angel armies to ensure victory.
This is the year of the release of great Mercy. At the beginning of 5777 we heard the Lord say, "Do you not know that I sit above the mercy seat?" A wave of mercy is about to hit the world. The task for the church is to go into the Holy of Holies, the place of the mercy seat, and cultivate the manifest presence of God. It is out of this place that the mercy seat will manifest. There is no other way.
We have come to a moment in time. It is not surprising that many have been experiencing a heightened level of spiritual warfare. This will continue in 2017, but the good news is that God will prevail. The plans of man will come to nothing as God's Kingdom becomes more and more manifest of the earth. He will have dominion from sea to sea.
Tent of David