2009 A YEAR OF FULLNESS
by Bill Burns
January 4, 2009
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of
truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His
own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things
The following is what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me about what will take place in the Church in the year 2009. However, the revelation begins with the year 2000 and reaches into the year 2012.
The breakdown of these years is as follows:
2000-2006 were named (by the Spirit) ďThe Years of Teaching and Learning.Ē This was a time in which many of Godís people began to be taught by the Holy Spirit according to 1 John 2:27. Those who made the Holy Spirit their teacher received understanding of this present visitation as revealed in Hosea 6:1-3.
2007-2008 were named ďThe Years of Preparation.Ē That which was learned in 2000-2006 was beginning to be practiced by those who were taught by the Holy Spirit. The prophetic words that came in 2007 and 2008 will carry on into a completeness in 2012.
2009-2011 are called ďA Time of Equipping.Ē This will be a time in which the Church will begin to live in and manifest the fullness of the Holy Spiritís fruit and gifts. Miracles will become more common as Godís people grow into a fullness of faith and gifting.
2012 will be ďThe Year of Divine Government.Ē Those who are equipped during the fourth watch (2009-2011) will find themselves living under the power of divine intervention. The Lord will establish His rule over a people who have moved from the Church Age to the Kingdom Age, His kingdom in manifestation among His people. The Church Age represents manís rule in religious institutions; the Kingdom Age represents Godís rule over His people by the Holy Spirit.
The first fruit of the Spirit is love; to know Godís love will produce the fullness of Godís presence.
Ephesians 3:19 -- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
And, in this relationship of fullness, we shall be perfected.
Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ
This fullness of Christ (Colossians 2:9) in us will elevate His body and bring it forth in a new level of spiritual maturity.
The New Man (Colossians 3:10)
As we develop in spiritual maturity, we will see a greater distinction between the Church Age and the Kingdom Age. The revelation of our lives in the kingdom of God will build our faith. Our faith will then produce kingdom power by which many of Godís people will be set free from all bondage.
Psalm 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
11 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.
12 When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy on me, O LORD! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,
14 That I may tell of all Your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.
This mature new man will indeed seek first the kingdom of God and all of his needs will be met.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
The Voice of the Lord
Those who seek first the kingdom of God will begin to hear the voice of the Lord in a new and profound way. They will hear more frequently and with greater clarity than they ever have before. His voice will become a trumpet to their ears and a guiding light to their lives.
Psalm 29:3-4 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lordís Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet
For many years now most of Godís people have been hearing the voice of Satan more often than the voice of God. That is about to change because the Lord is going to shout the devil down. His voice of thunder will come to His beloved in such a manner that Satanís lies and accusations will be more readily recognized and overcome. The voice of the Lord will bring victory to those who hear Him.
A Year of Victory Through Praise
The voice of the Lord in our ears will bring forth a spontaneous praise that will be a weapon that will produce victory Ė victory over the world and Satanís bondages that hold Godís people in captivity.
Psalm 29:1-2 Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, Give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 9:1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence.
4 For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.
5 You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever! And you have destroyed cities; Even their memory has perished.
7 But the LORD shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment.
8 He shall judge the world in righteousness, And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
If we become true worshipers in this season, we will declare the praise that brings victory!
The Fourth Watch
The Trumpet Ė December 1, 2008: I say to you, My people, watch! For, the fourth watch is coming in the very season ahead of you. I have spoken to you that I would come to you as the rain. I will come to you not only as the rain, the flowing down of My Spirit upon the land, but I will walk upon that rain, and I will walk to you and enter into union with you. When I come to you, I will translate you into the reality of My kingdom. When My kingdom comes upon you the power will come and be demonstrated in the land among My people because of your desires and the willingness of your hearts. I shall come to those of you who have remained faithful even as I came to Moses and to Abraham and to David and those who have gone before you. I will have fellowship with you and restore, renew and empower you to fulfill your destiny that you may walk forth in the grace and knowledge of My presence. Then, I say, your joy shall be restored, and peace shall be the path before you where I will walk with you. Behold, study and learn, for now My Church is entering into the fourth watch, and that revelation will be in My communion with you as My Spirit will teach you all things that pertain to that watch. The watchmen will say, "What of the night?" But, I say, the morning comes -- the night is far spent and the day is at hand. These are days of My power and glory, so be aware spiritually of this new watch, and position yourselves by faith to see, says the Lord.
The Trumpet Ė December 15, 2008: Hear what the Spirit says. As you gain knowledge and understanding of the fourth watch, you will realize that you are on a fast track to the end of the age. It is important that you rise up and enter into that which I have provided for you. Come, I say. Come through the door into the heavenly realm. You will now establish your position in the Kingdom of Almighty God.
What the Lord is speaking to us about in these two prophetic words is that the fullness of the fourth watch will come to us as we gain knowledge and understanding about the fourth watch. Our understanding will produce kingdom authority in our lives.
The fourth watch for Israelís night watchmen was from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. It is also called the morning watch in which the light of the sun is seen upon the horizon. It is a time when the Morning Star is the guiding light of Godís people that will lead them into the Day of the Lord.
Revelation 22:16-17 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
The light of the Morning Star will show us the way, and the voice of the Lord says, ďCome.Ē Come and drink of this revelation and your part in it. So, we need to know what will take place in the fourth watch. The scriptures concerning the fourth watch produce a pattern of those things that will begin to take place in this season.
Mark 6:45 Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.
46 And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.
47 Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land.
48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.
49 And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out;
50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
We must examine this narrative spiritually as it applies to us in the fourth watch.
Jesus sent His Church on their journey of faith and went up to Zion (the mountain of the Lord) into heaven at His resurrection. In the fourth watch He sees His Church struggling, and so He is now coming to them to fulfill Hosea 6:1-3. We must see Him and call to Him, and He will then come to us.
The first thing He tells us is to fear not because He is with us in our boat. Then, He takes dominion over the elements (Satanís storms) that work against His people.
Peterís faith was quickened by this event, and ours will be also. If we call out to Him, He will call to us and say, ďCome.Ē
Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
29 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."
A new level of faith will be birthed in our hearts this year, and miracles will begin to happen with more frequency. It is a year for each of us to walk on the water during the storms and to have victory. The test will be to conquer fear that produces doubt. Again, worship will bring victory. During this time the Church will become more supernatural.
John 6:19-21 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
The Lordís presence took His Church to the place where they were going. That is to say where He is taking us.
So, where are we going in 2009? Well, let us follow the scriptural pattern.
Matthew 14.34-36 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
This time of the fourth watch will produce healing as we touch the hem of His garment. Not only will healing be abundantly available to Godís people, but so will His provision.
This journey into the fourth watch began with the Lordís provision (Matthew 14:15-21). Even though we find ourselves in tough economic times, Godís people will be provided for. The Lord will multiply that which you have because of that which you give. Even as the disciples gave the bread that Jesus gave them to give, it will be so with us.
These are the things that will take place during the fourth watch, and they will be ours if we will only believe.
May this year bring the fullness of Godís presence into your lives, and may all that He has for you be received as you go forth in faith and into the glory of 2009!