Kent Christmas, the pastor of Resting Place Church, gives a prophetic word for the year 2018. This word is powerful, and he warns that it may not apply to you but if it does reach out and take hold of it! You can read the full word below and watch or listen. Kent shares that he has never written down a prophetic word and that he has never been behind a pulpit to read a prophetic word God has given him. He is speaking at Rock Church.
“The Lord says that, “I am now taking hold of the reins of the nations in the earth and of My Body, the church. The season of men being in charge is over, and I am now going to perform the word of My prophets that they have declared for generations.”
“To those in My house who are believers but have left your first love, either return unto Me your passion, or I am going to remove your candlestick, and I will give it to another. And the light of My presence will no longer be in your life because you did not value the presence of the Lord.”
“For Christians who no longer value My presence anymore and are lukewarm and My house has not been a priority in your lives, I’m going to withdraw from you this coming year,” says the Lord. “I have blessed the lukewarm hoping that My blessings would make you love Me more and want to spend time with Me, but you have fallen in love with My blessings instead of Me. I am now going to remove My protection that I have had in your lives and in your house and over your families,” says the Lord. “And when you cry out to Me, I will not answer you in that day.”
“My people have run after preachers and prophets who have lied to them and said, ‘it’s alright to be lukewarm and not committed to Me’ and ‘make peace with sin in your life.’ They have said I am only a God of grace and mercy, and though I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, I also take no pleasure in My people who honor Me with their lips but not with their hearts.”
“For Christians who have known My holy presence and have been filled with My Spirit but have put no value on that privilege, I am, in 2018, beginning to remove My presence from them and they will no longer even feel convicted for the ways that they go in that are no longer right.”
“I have never asked My children to be perfect, just to be holy. Not to love the world or the things that are in the world, but to love Me first. When the lukewarm have sold their souls for in the church, I am now going to take from them, and I’m going to give it to my children who have lived for Me at any cost. And there is going to be great change in the value system in the house of God. I am not releasing this word”, says the Lord, “because I’m looking for people to repent, but I’m releasing this word because I am absolving Myself of the blood of the lukewarm on the day that you stand and look into the eyes of your Holy Father. So, He who is holy, let him be holy still. And he who is unclean, let him be unclean.”
“Starting in the year 2018, I am going to begin to remove many churches in this nation who have made My house a house of merchandise and have caused My presence to be hid from My sheep. For My house shall be called a house of prayer”, says the Lord, “and not a den of thieves. My house shall be a hospital”, sayeth the Lord, “that shall be filled with the bruised, the broken, and the needy. And though My house has been filled with many, it’s not been filled with those who My spirit has reached out to.”
“This final move I am now releasing in the earth,” says the Lord, “it is not a move that is going to have mixture, but it will be a move of the pure presence of Myself and of the Shekinah glory of God. I am now releasing My glory and My presence in the earth because the harvest is now ready”, says the Lord “and I have been waiting for laborers to put the harvest in.”
“I now say unto the church that I have enough labors,” says God “to bring the harvest into the house of the Lord. So, in 2018,” says the Lord “for many houses, your walls will have to be pushed out,” sayeth God “for there is an army of men and women that are getting ready to come into the house of the Lord. And for those that are laborers”, sayeth God “your labor in My work has not been in vain, but the joy of the Lord shall be in thee as you watch,” sayeth God “them come in. Not by the hundreds, and not by the thousands, but by the millions they shall come into the United States of America and to other nations. And My house again shall be called the house of prayer.”
“As I now begin to release My glory in the nation, there are going to be massive crowds and abundant supply of financial resources. Great signs and wonders shall not only be in the church, but they shall even begin to be released in Congress and in governments”, sayeth God “and in places of leadership throughout the world.”
“I have withheld signs and wonders and miracles because the counterfeit church has made a god out of them and sought them and counterfeited them and would not give Me glory. In 2018 there shall be a beginning of the greatest supernatural display of the power and of the glory of God that man has ever seen. You shall stand in amazement”, sayeth God “and even the stories that have been told to you by another generation shall not be able to measure up to that which I am getting ready to release in the Body of Christ for the glory of the Lord. For it is my honor”, sayeth God “to display the muscle and the power of My might. And though I have been limited”, sayeth God “I am now no longer limited. For I have an army of believers who have risen up in faith who have declared ‘Our God can do anything.’”
“The days of the Devil and his servants putting a muzzle on my people are over. I now”, sayeth the Lord “That I am going to put great men in places of tremendous influence in the nations. And they will speak with such authority and power that the enemy will not be able to be challenged. And the voices of them that have stood on your televisions and have said that God is dead, and that righteousness is evil, and evil is righteousness,” God says “I am going to smite them. I am going to declare war on the devil and his kingdom and all his servants which have tried to destroy Me and My people.”
“2018”, sayeth God “will be known and remembered as the year of death in the United States for the wicked who have been a mouthpiece for Satan and for false prophets, hirelings, and wolves in sheep’s clothing, and the lukewarm.” God said, “I am physically going to remove men and women. And when you get up in the coming years”, sayeth the Lord “you shall be amazed at the names that are going to begin to leave the earth that have tried to devour and detour the power and the glory of the Lord. I am going to replace them with men, who have never been heard and women who have been silenced by the enemy. And they shall stand and speak under the wisdom and the power of God. And even your news channels”, sayeth the Lord “shall begin to give them coverage of what God is saying in this hour. In 2018, though it will be a year of death for the wicked”, God says “it will be remembered as a year of rebirth and life for the righteousness.”
“I now speak as the Eternal Father of Heaven,” says the Lord. “For decades My Son, Jesus Christ has been ridiculed, discredited, mocked, and ignored by the wicked and not been given honor and the reverence by the lukewarm.” God says, “I am now, hallelujah in this coming year, in this nation and in nations around the world, I’m going to vindicate My Son, Jesus Christ. And I am going to lift Him up and His Name, and it will be a Name above all names in Heaven and earth”, sayeth the Lord. “And the Name of Jesus again will be on the lips of men and women that are righteous in this country.
“And the days of maligning God,” sayeth the Lord “are going to come to an end.” God says, “I am going to bankrupt sports in the year of 2018 it shall be the beginning.’ God says, “I am coming against Hollywood. I am coming against the NFL. God says, I am coming against professional sports, and they will never recover for the spirit that has been within them. At the same time,” sayeth the Lord “ there is going to be a spirit of honor that is going to descend upon the house of God and I am going to redeem the integrity of My people and My ministry”, says the Lord “and in the house of God shall be known as a house of integrity, righteousness and power by My Spirit.
“Starting now and continuing into the year 2018, I am going to answer the long-term prayers of the righteous, both in the Spirit and in the natural. For years”, sayeth the Lord “My children have prayed to Me, and petitioned Me, asked Me, and commanded Me, and yet I have been silent until they have wondered ‘God do you even hear us?’. Yes, I have heard you oh righteous children! And not only am I going to answer your prayers in the Spirit there is going to be revival, and glory and restoration” God says “2018 shall be a year of natural blessing upon the house of God. The Lord said, “moving companies are not going to have enough trucks to handle the amount that the righteous that are moving from one home into another.” God says, “I am going to take businesses,” sayeth the Lord. “I’m going to transfer their ownership and their deed. And I’m going to give it to men that have struggled but have tithed and have stood on the things of God and held onto the word of the Lord.”
“2018 will be a year of great reward to those, who with their sacrifice and faith, have proved to Me, whether I answered their prayers or not, that you would love Me and serve Me till they die. And if they die with their prayers not answered, that praise would still be upon their lips as they cross over from this world to the next. I am going to command the enemy to release and restore all that he has stolen from the righteous men and women in the earth. So that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled that declares ‘the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous.’ And though they think because their name is on the deed that it belongs to them”, God said, “I have had this generation of wicked men just become caretakers to nurture and to take care, and to grow the prosperity that I am getting ready to release unto the house of the Lord.” God says, “Your prayers have ascended unto the throne room of the Lord, and I am now preparing thee a house, and a habitation that shall be beautiful and ye shall be set as a city that is set upon a hill, and that shall not be hid”, “In that day, sayeth God, mortgages shall be burned,” and the righteous, hallelujah, shall bring the power of God back into the house. There will be such an abundance of the presence of God through money and resource, that we will have to tell the people enough is enough because thy coffers shall overflow. For the earth is full of My possessions” sayeth the Lord “and I own cattle on a thousand hills.
“Do not think because I have been silent that I have not heard your voice, but on the year of the Lord has been attuned to the cry of my people. And now I stand this day”, sayeth God “and I flex the muscle of My arm. And I declare unto the earth that is Mine. The church is Mine. Man is Mine. I made man, and he did not make Me. And My word will not return unto Me void”, “This move that you are going to see with thy eyes it’s not a pruning of my house, sayeth the Lord but it is a cleansing, sayeth God.
“It’s is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God. The Lord says that “I am not going to judge those in this house who have sinned out of weakness My mercy shall cover thee.” But He said, “I am going to judge those in this nation and My house who have sinned out of choice and rebellion and have rejected the ways of God.”
“Grace,” sayeth the Lord “and judgment shall flow as two rivers at the same time from My throne, and one shall be to the righteous whom the world has mocked and ridiculed, and the other shall be to the wicked who says, ‘There is no God.’ Oh, know this”, sayeth the Lord “that when the trumpet sounds all shall wish they had been as the righteous. For the favor of God is now upon My people in the year 2018”, sayeth the Lord. “And though they reaped the plagues in Egypt of the first few,” God says, “I declare from this day on that I am setting,” sayeth the Lord “a fence around Godly families. And I make a commitment to you”, says the Lord “and an oath that cancer shall not cross over, and death shall not cross over, disease shall not cross over, and the devourer shall not cross over. For there is favor upon the righteous in the year of 2018.
“And while there grows darkness in this nation, there shall be light in the land of the righteous. And the spirit of heaviness that the enemy has put on you”, sayeth the Lord “I take off of you. And I put on you the garment of praise. My word is going to begin to be fulfilled because I do not lie, and My word will not return unto Me void. And for those that have served Me for generations and for decades and have wondered ‘God if this is all there is,’ know my son and daughter, that no, this is just the beginning of that which is being released. So, choose Me” sayeth the Lord “choose Me and know that the arm of flesh will fail you, but the arm of the Almighty shall sustain thee forever.”
“God says, “There have been many that before men, you were ashamed of Me.” God says, “I can no longer have people who will be ashamed of Me before men. I need my Church, sayeth the Lord, to take a public declaration that from this day on, regardless of the cost, that I am going to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The last move of the Lord will never ever be to the lukewarm, but it will be to the unsaved, and it will be to the righteous”. And God says, “I am withdrawing my conviction from those that have heard Me, and I have pleaded with them, and they have not come.” And God said, “You say there’s time. I say there is no time, not for the lukewarm. There is for the righteous, and there is for the unsaved.” But the Lord says, “What I am releasing is so precious and so glorious that I cannot allow it to be put on people who don’t put value on it.” God says that “There is a wind of rest that I am beginning to blow, and I am blowing rest into. I am blowing rest upon the lives of you faithful men and women that have been so depleted from the battle”. And God says, “Today I am taking the sword out of thy hand, and I’m putting a banner of righteousness and praise upon thee. And the war is coming to an end with evil in your life. For the unsaved that are in your families”, God says “part of my heritage to you is that before this coming year is out many of you are going to stand in this church with your unsaved seed standing beside you, and they are going to give their hearts to the Lord.” God said, “I am bringing healing to the rifts of families. That there is a bond of unity and love that’s getting ready to hit the house of the Lord.”
“And as the Lord says, “I am not angry with thee today. That I released this word because I am now moving, and man is no longer in charge.” And God says, “I want you to be in My house. I want you to be in My Kingdom. I want to open the windows of Heaven on you. I want to bless you “I am not angry. You are my love. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked what I have is so valuable, that what I am going to give to committed people is of such price that I can only give it to people who by faith have declared value of me”. God said, “I have not forgotten the rejections, the sufferings, the embarrassments that you have endured for being a Christian. Know this”, sayeth the Lord “there has been a voice of evil, that has spoken in this nation.” God says, “I’m going to muzzle that voice.”
“And there is going to be a voice of righteousness,” and God says, “You will sit in front of your television and news stations, you will look at one another in amazement and say, ‘I can’t believe what I’m hearing.’ Because God says, “I am lifting up men, and I’m going to confirm,” sayeth the Lord, “that it is not the days of preaching anymore, it is the day of demonstrating. And though there will be preaching in the house of God”, God says “it will not have the preeminence like it’s had.” But God said, “the greatest preaching that is going to come forth there is going to be a confirming of the word, signs, and wonders following.” The Lord says, “it’s even going to be on little children.”
“God said, “I’m going to hit My classrooms.” The Lord says, “I am invading the school system of the United States of America and these lies”, sayeth the Lord “that have infiltrated and have been taught”, the Lord said, “I am going to remove professors and teachers that have taught children that which is not true”, sayeth God “because they have stood in my classrooms and taught this generation that which is not true God said, “I am releasing a righteous sound”.
“The Lord also says this, “the flag of this nation shall never fall to the ground in infamy and embarrassment,” but the Lord said, “I am raising it back up and as you have honored the flag,” sayeth the Lord, “thou has honored Me. And know this”, sayeth God “I breathe on you,” sayeth the Lord. “I breathe on you life. I breathe on you joy. I breathe on you peace, and may the peace of God be upon you, My children, and may you receive My word today” sayeth the Lord.”
This word is so intense, and it covers many areas in our lives! We can see where some of this word has come to pass already in the year 2018. We want to hear how this word has encouraged you or where it has come to pass in your life. You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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