The natural realm might continue to exhibit shortages and bare shelves, but what I hear the Lord say about this new era is, “It’s an abundant era!”
What’s Up With 2021?
The Lord’s been showing me some additional things about the season we’ve just been through. You may recall not long ago I wrote an article about how many, myself included, have just been through a season of loss, and the Lord showed me that what’s been lost will be replaced with something better than before.
It’s not fun to go through a season like that. But recently I awoke early one morning to the Lord’s presence and He began talking to me about how He’s been working to conform us into His image. Immediately I thought of Romans 8:28-29. You might be familiar with verse 28, which is an oft quoted verse about all things working together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose. But perhaps less quoted is verse 29, which is a continuation of that thought. It says: “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (NKJV).
Then I began seeing the number 2021 over and over again. Since I wasn’t quite fully awake, I’m like, “Lord, isn’t it 2022? Why do I keep seeing 2021?” At which point I heard, “There’s something 2021 did in us that’s been necessary to conform us into the image of His Son.”
I don’t know about you but I’ve discovered talking about being conformed to His image is not the most popular message to bring. It’s not likely to prompt the most likes, comments or shares. But unless we allow Him to continually mold us into His image, we’ll never reach that desired promotion—that upgrade—that will allow us to walk in the fullness of power that’s coming.
A Tsunami Wave
After that I fell back asleep and had a dream. My husband and I were among a number of people who had learned a tsunami was coming. As you might expect, many people were scrambling to higher ground. But for some reason my husband and I didn’t do that, and even in the dream I understood this was not the typical response to make.
I awoke not quite sure what to make of this dream. Why didn’t we seek higher ground? Then I heard, “A tsunami wave of His goodness is going to roll over you. A tsunami wave of His love.”
Friends, I don’t know what this is going to look like, but I know it’s going to be good! I believe the word of being conformed to His image is connected to this wave that’s about to hit. You may have just come through a season of loss, but for those who’ve allowed Him to work in the process, a wave of His love and goodness is imminent!
“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me” (Ps. 42:7, NKJV).
Write the Vision
The Lord’s also been speaking to me about Habakkuk’s vision. On January 2, 2022, the Lord gave me Habakkuk 2:2-3, which reads: “…‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry’” (NKJV).
I see fresh prophetic revelation coming in 2022 for those who have been commissioned by the Lord to release vision to His people. Whether you are called to write, blog, preach, teach or podcast—or whatever form it takes—I see the Lord getting ready to release fresh revelation from heaven.
It’s time to shake off the dust from the last season. 2022 is your year to write the vision and make it plain… that he may run who reads it!
Abundance, Recovery and Fruit
A theme I’ve been hearing for several years now is that the Lord is going to recover what’s been stolen from you. Just lately I heard, “What has been stolen from you will be returned!” I think some of this speaks to things of a financial nature, but anything the thief (Satan) has stolen from you qualifies—including identity (see John 10:10). I believe we’re in a Zechariah 9:12 season, in which the Lord has declared He will restore double to you!
The natural realm might continue to exhibit shortages and bare shelves, but what I hear the Lord say about this new era is, “It’s an abundant era!” I see this as not just financial provision for God’s kingdom people, but a time of personal harvest as well. I’ve had recurring dreams in which I’ve seen the generations aligning and an abundance of ripe fruit.
Let me prophesy to you now: “I see a generational mantle coming upon you. If you have a job or position in which you work for someone else, you can work your way up. If you have your own business or ministry, you can expand. Your harvest might not look quite the way you expect, but you will see much fruit! In accordance with Matthew 25:29, I declare that for those who have been found faithful, this will be an era of abundance!”
“For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” (Matt. 25:29, NKJV).
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Diane is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. Her articles are regularly featured on The Elijah List, as well as platforms like Charisma Magazine, Charisma News, Intercessors For America and others. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They host a podcast with Charisma Podcast Network, and serve as Church Mountain, Regional, and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network, and as Media Mountain Leader/Facilitators for C.I.’s Culture Influencers.