2007 AND BEYOND
by Bill Burns
January 29, 2007
2007 will be a year of advancement for the people of God who desire to serve Him with a whole heart. This will be so because the numbers in the year 2007 reveal the destiny of this season.
Number 2 is Godís number of unity, specifically the unity of God and man bound together in destiny.
Number 7 is Godís number of perfection Ė His work perfected in us.
Number 9 (2+7) is Godís number of fullness. Fullness of the Holy Spiritís gifts and fruit in mankind.
Will be heard by the Church in 2007. The sound of heaven will come to establish kingdom reality among Godís people.
On the Day of Pentecost when the Church was born, they heard the sound of a mighty rushing wind. They heard the sound of heaven before they saw the tongues of fire. The sound of heaven created a kingdom reality that allowed them to see Godís purposes (Acts 2:1-4).
When the Apostle John was on Patmos he heard the voice of the trumpet behind him, and then he turned to see the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:9-11).
David heard the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, and then he advanced quickly and obtained the victory.
And, so it goes Ė the sound of heaven creates spiritual reality, and that reality equips us to believe in and live in the supernatural kingdom of God.
Jeremiah 33: 3 ĎCall to Me, and I will answer you, and show you
great and mighty things, which you do not know.í
As I called out to the Lord for understanding regarding the year 2007, four flames of revelation sat upon me and divided the year into four parts:
1. January through March is a season in which the Lord wants His people to come into divine order. As we come into divine order (putting our spiritual life first), then the natural order of our lives will be brought under Godís control.
When we come into Godís order, then we can begin to sow the seeds of blessing that will grow up quickly in this year.
Divine order is the first order of business for this year. If we come into Godís order, then tremendous blessings will come in 2007 on all levels, both spiritually and naturally.
Greater vision and clearer perspective will come to those who get in Godís order. We will hear more clearly and then see more vividly than we ever have before.
2. April through June will be a time of favor to those in order. This will be a time of favor with man because we will be walking under the umbrella of Godís favor. Seeds planted in the first quarter will begin to spring up. It will be a time of advancement, accomplishment and prosperity. The rewards will be well worth the effort that was required to get in divine order.
This quarter will be a time of revelation with regards to Godís purposes for the end of the age. The hidden manna (mysteries) of God will come to His people. Covenant promises will be fulfilled in this season, and it will be a time of great blessings.
3. July through September will bring a season of intense spiritual warfare. The warfare of this season will be for the purpose of protecting the harvest that the seeds sown in the first quarter have brought and those that are yet to come. It will be a time in which we will have a basket for gathering in one hand and a sword in the other. The enemy will try to steal the harvest, but he will not be able to do so if we fight the good fight of faith. September (the ninth month) will be a time of birthing of those seeds sown in January.
4. October through December will be a time of celebration for the victory over the enemy, for the blessings that have come to us. For, we will see the goodness of the Lord. (Psalm 27:13).
It will be a season of rest and restoration as we enter into the Holy of Holies and dwell in the presence and light of the Lord. And, He will cover us with His glory in this seventh day of God and in this year of 2007.
Our hearts will be full of thanksgiving for the blessings of this year and the goodness of our God towards us!
Ephesians 1: 17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
The Seventh Gift
The seventh gift of the Spirit (discerning of spirits) will be given to Godís people in 2007. That is, given to many who have yet to function in this gift, and there will be an elevation of this gift in those who already function in it.
The first level of discernment will enable us to evaluate the condition of our own spirit. This gift will reveal whether we have a tormented spirit, grieved spirit, or wounded spirit. If we have these conditions, then we must be set free from such if we are going to be victorious and live the overcoming life. We will not prosper if we are not free from these conditions.
1. A tormented spirit is one that doesnít have any peace as a result of demonic harassment.
2. A grieved spirit doesnít have any joy because of the burdens of this life. It is hard to have hope and faith if your spirit is grieved (has regrets).
3. A wounded spirit will cause you to become a victim of life. Victimized Christians are not victorious Christians, and they have no power!
If these conditions prevail, one must seek the Lord for deliverance and restoration Ė victory is assured!
The second level of discernment will enable us to see the condition of human spirits (in others) so we can pray correctly for them.
The third level of discernment allows us to discern demonic spirits and to identify their attacks and the purpose of the attacks. We then enter into spiritual warfare and defeat the enemy.
The fourth level of discernment allows us to perceive angelic activity. We have spiritual help for warfare, but it helps us to know that angels are with us in the fight for victory.
The fifth level of discernment helps us discern the presence of the Lord and His purposes for specific seasons, revelation knowledge and many other things.
The gift of discerning of spirits is one that the Body of Christ needs in these most perilous times. Ask, and you shall receive.
Prophetic Psalms for 2007
Psalm 7:1 O LORD my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,
2 Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
7 So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me.
9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
The Lord shall cleanse, deliver and vindicate His people this year ďby the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burningĒ (Isaiah 4:4), and we will praise Him for the liberty that comes.
Psalm 7:17 I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
(Read the whole Psalm and meditate on it).
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Psalm 27 is a Psalm of victory from our enemies. And, a year in which the Lord will become the strength of our lives. Hallelujah! His strength in us Ė strength of spirit and body!
Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
14Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
(Again read the whole Psalm).
These are the prophetic psalms of great blessings for this year, and they are yours.
And Beyond 2007:
∑ The season of the horse will continue to bring apostolic power to the body of Christ.
∑ The mysteries of the end of the age will continue to unfold to those who have a heart to serve, eyes to see and ears to hear.
∑ The reality of the kingdom of heaven will become stronger as we move to the end of the age.
∑ The birthpangs of sorrow will continue to come upon the world as foretold in Matthew chapter 24 and Luke chapter 21. Let us remember:
Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of Man."
2007 promises to be a great year of favor and blessings on every level Ė that is if we will walk in obedience and position ourselves by faith to
receive the prophetic word of the Lord.
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of