2024: The Year of Shakings and Open Doors
These words are a compilation of prophecies from meetings with 200 prophets from around the world. They are done after the model found in Acts 13: "Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, 'Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away" (Acts 13:1-3 NKJV).
Note: this group is representative of different ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. They prayed and came to an agreement that the Holy Spirit was speaking the same thing to all of them. It was the Holy Spirit and not one individual prophet or teacher. We, as the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, are issuing these words in agreement, that this is what the Holy Spirit is saying to us. It also includes submitted words from the larger group of the Global Prophetic Consultation. These prophets are from many nations and represent many ethnicities as in Acts 13.
It is also to be noted that some of this revelation came during the Jewish New Year of 5784, during September. Others were presented to us for the 2024 New Year during the October and first week of November time frame for our Global Prophetic Week in the Dallas, Texas area of Cedar Hill. In looking back over them, their accuracy is profound. Also, in checking words from previous years, the current history that we are living in proves that they were, indeed, the word of the Lord.
"For thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake Heaven and Earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord of hosts. 'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the Lord of hosts." (Hag. 2:6-8 NKJV)
Tremendous shakings are coming to the earth. One heinous one came on October 7, 2023.
The October 7, 2023, 9/11 Event in Israel:
Several of our prophets were given words of warning in advance of this attack, that it was time to "call 911" as to an attack on Israel. One was given in Israel, with the word being that it was a "'call 9/11' time" to sound the alarm and pray against terrorist attacks that were coming to the nation. The word was exactly that a dark time was coming to Israel; but afterward, there would be a great spiritual revival. Other prophets also reported knowing that there were serious attacks coming. One warning was given on October 6 – that the prince of Persia (Dan. 10:13), the ancient spirit out of Iran, wanted to create chaos and confusion. This proved very true the next morning. The ancient prince of Persia is a powerful spirit that wants an empire.
Powers of darkness are spoken of in Ephesians 6:12: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (NKJV).
The Nations Are Raging
With these shakings, we see that the nations are raging: "Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, 'Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us'" (Ps. 2:1-3 NKJV).
The ancient prince of Persia (as mentioned earlier) is now flexing his muscles and wants to align with the powers of darkness over the nations of Russia (the Bear) and China (the Dragon). We have been prophesying for around ten years now about an alliance of these nations, along with North Korea. We see Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea in alliances to redraw the map of the world territorially. For instance, North Korea has been promised the whole Korean peninsula.
For the past three years, we have engaged in prophetic intercession as watchmen on the wall to stay World War 3. Nations are aligning with nations. Some of these alliances will be formed to deal with old grudges between nations and the West. The whole world's balance of power could shift to communism and Islam. While the whole world is not in a traditional war, we are certainly in a war of ideologies.
We are issuing a worldwide call for "wartime" watchmen to fast and pray and be on the wall of the nations. Through the fervent prayers of many around the world, World War 3 has been averted for now – although it is tenuous. Therefore, we must not be weary in our prayers. Europe is in real peril, and the nations bordering Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova, and Belarus. Belarus has already aligned with Russia and needs our prayers too! Let's pray that nothing "sparks" World War 3, like has happened with the other world wars.
We were given a special admonition to go back and read Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting by Derek Prince, and Intercessor by Rees Howells. The history of Western civilizations, such as Europe, is still in the balance, and there is still time to tip the scales away from world war.
Asia, you are strategic watchmen in this serious hour! Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, India and other Asian nations, your prayers are coming up before God in this hour. It is time for many 24/7 houses of prayer to be established. As we have prophesied previously, worship is a major key to protect your borders.
What Time Is It?
Many times, we ask ourselves as prophets, "What time is it?" It is time for the Bridegroom to come out of the bridal chamber. Brides must wear combat boots (Joel 2:16). We see this literally happening in the war season today.
Future wars will be on a technological level with not only drones but robotic soldiers. War technology is going to seemingly advance with lightning speed.
Matthew 24 for 2024
This is an important and prophetic passage for the season we are in right now. This also speaks to this war season we are in: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places"
(Matt. 24:7 NKJV).
We feel that this is not the time for Armageddon because of the need for the great harvest of souls, especially in the Middle East. However, satan wants to change the times and seasons: "He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time" (Dan. 7:25 NKJV).
As our councils meet, we often go into earnest prayer, and there is great authority in our midst to stop the enemy's plans so he cannot change the times and law. This type of prayer is based on this same passage in the book of Daniel:
"But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the Kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole Heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him." (Dan. 7:26-27 NKJV)
There is a timetable that God has for the end times. We agree that we are seconds away, and no man knows the exact time. Satan's desire is to escalate wars so that the revivals that are happening around the world will be aborted. We do see evidence of the antichrist spirit at work in the current world situations. We know there are other regional conflicts on continents, such as in Africa. The role of the intercessor and watchman is needed more than ever. Prophetically, we need to fill our nations with 24/7 prayer to steward the moves of God and thwart the enemy's plans: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places..." (Matt. 24:7 NKJV). We are at the beginning of the end.
Ethnicities will rage against other ethnicities. As we submitted our words before the rise of the current waves of antisemitism, we saw this coming. As far as the Jewish people are concerned, even in the midst of war, there will be many who desire to make Aliyah and return to the land. This is a fulfillment of the prophetic words given in Scripture
(Jer. 23:3, among others).
Matthew 24 is a road map for this season, beginning in 2024:
1. Nations are raging2. Tribulations and violence3. Betrayals4. False prophets5. Lawlessness
Lawlessness will become particularly rampant in the nations and will begin to turn into anarchy if not carefully prayed over by the watchmen. The boundaries of what is considered lawful are going to move. What was perfectly just and what is unjust will seemingly blur in their lines. Even the police will have a hard time enforcing "the law" because of being told that they must not "incite" certain people groups.
Even though the nations are shaking, we are not to be shaken. We are admonished to lean into the promises of God in a deeper way in this challenging season. There are things that God is shaking out of our lives so we can prosper in the new. Even the things that satan is shaking will turn for our good in the long run. We do not say this glibly, as we know that some of our fellow brothers and sisters across the globe are experiencing unspeakable traumas.
As we are in the digital age, currencies will one day largely go digital. We are not to fear this, as God will show us what to do in every economic season.
God clearly spoke to us that He is raising up solutionists, especially in terms of the marketplace and economic structures. We know we have the example from Joseph, and the political solutionist Daniel. These types of leaders will rise to the forefront and be seen by many as providers of the "way to go" in investing and running governments. This will be a great witness to unbelievers, pointing them to Christ, and giving them comfort.
Word for the United States
The 2024 election is critical. The nations are watching this coming election to decide their timetable and direction for war. If a war-time president is not elected, fueled by the prayers of war-time intercessors, then our enemies will see us as weak and plan their attacks. 2025 is a potential year for wars to break out on a much larger scale.
Transition from the Church Age to the Kingdom Age
In many cases, we see the Church understanding that we are now in the Kingdom Age, and that our role as the Ecclesia is much broader than was understood in the past 50 years. God is going to raise up "champion" voices to articulate this message, but they will be met with fierce opposition.
Along with the transition is the message that revival must be married with reformation. Previously, we gave the word that in the next season, judgment was going to come to the house of God first. Things that have long been covered over would be revealed. That is exactly what is happening now and will continue to do so. There is a place of mercy for those who have covered their sin [covered by the Blood of Jesus], but it will be swift and severe for those who have not humbled themselves under the hand of Almighty God.
The Church is awakening to the Kingdom message of discipling nations, and that we have great authority. Various nations are on the timetable to determine whether the persecutions, that either are coming or have come, will see the churches having to become an underground church movement or not.
Transitioned from Psalm 23 to Psalm 24
Last year God gave us a focus on Psalm 23 to comfort His people after the pandemic. There are three main uses of prophecy: edification, exhortation, and comfort. While we have used the first two effectually, we are learning more about and releasing the third attribute – comfort – among the prophetic communities. Many, many people taught on Psalm 23 during the year 2023.
Now, we are moving into Psalm 24, as it is a picture of the season that we are in.
• The earth is the Lord's
• Holiness• Clean hands and a pure heart
• The Lord strong and mighty in battle• Gates (doors) being opened for the King of glory
Admonitions were given to us to be strong in battle, like our heavenly King. Duty calls, and we must purposely decide to enlist and give our lives to prayer and following Christ.
Voices of Revival and Holiness
The United States, as well as other nations such as those on the Isaiah 19:23-25 "Highway of Holiness," are experiencing revivals on various levels. An admonition was given that we need to see the remnant who are moving in revival to have accountability and make alignments. In the past years, we have highlighted Isaiah 65:8, which says that the new wine is found in the cluster. Find your tribe in the move of God!
We must have deep root systems in the word so not to get into false doctrine. The revivalist leaders must walk in purity and holiness. This fits with the theme in Psalm 24:3-4.
God is cleaning house to make way for His glory to be released so that He can see a people walking in great resurrection power! Miracles are about to be released that are creative in nature. The dead will be raised, new limbs will grow, and more! We must be prepared to steward these revivals and awakenings! There will be revival centers that will host the presence of God on a regular basis and will be drawing places for God to move in limitless ways. Apostolic centers will also be revival centers. (Photo via PickPik)
New "blueprints" from Heaven will show the Church how to make room for the demonstration of the power of God in our services. It is easy to fall into the routine of "doing church" if we do not regularly press in to release God's supernatural power.
Of course, as we stated earlier, revival and reformation must work together to lead to the transformation of nations. Groups like the Clapham Sect, with William Wilberforce, are being formed. God is raising up leaders who will take the point to form these groups.
The Spirit of Division
We are seeing the spirit of offense working with the spirit of division. Tares will try and be sown during true moves of God. This is why God is shaking us, refining us, and preparing us to watch for those who would sow discord among the brethren. We all need to search our hearts.
The warning came to us about "swirling" that will try and stir up bitter wounds in our hearts; for instance, places of unforgiveness, financial weaknesses, and weaknesses in marriages.
While the former is negative, there will also be releases of the glory of God that will pour into our services. The power of God will "swirl" in various parts of meetings with healing power for not only physical healings, but emotional ones as well.
There is a grassroots movement in the United States of women who see the condition of the nation and are standing for their families. In America, the analogy is that they are "mama bears." Mama bears are known for their fierceness against anyone who tries to hurt their children. [There will be] large and small gatherings of women who also, like Queen Esther, are called "for such a time as this" to fight against their children being indoctrinated with non-biblical truths and being taken over by the government.
The family mountain (or sphere of society) will become a major focus as God heals and restores relationships (Mal. 4).
Open Doors in 2024
The Lord spoke to us a theme of "Come Up Higher" in 2024. This word pertains to two prophetic understandings: 1) Psalm 24:7-10, as stated already. Gates will be opened or lifted! 2) The understanding of the Hebrew meaning for the year 5784. The number four in Hebrew is symbolic of the door.
These are important concepts to understand, because this is a season where God is calling us to build; we could say to build the Kingdom. To do so, there are doors of opportunity we must recognize and go through.
Just as God wants to open doors, satan wants to shut them in our faces! However, we also note that there are doors that are shut by demonic opposition, and others that are shut because God is resisting us, or even trying to protect us from going the wrong way. Great discernment is ours to know the difference! New authority is being released to stop satan from interfering in our advancement.
Doors of influence, doors of opportunities, and doors to obtain wisdom are being opened to us. There is warfare at the gates. It might be said that the serpent is by your gate. Do not be deterred from obtaining your new opportunities because there is warfare surrounding them.
It is time for you to flourish in this new season. Flourish means to grow, prosper, thrive, increase, and multiply. Do not be content with merely surviving. God wants you to flourish! If you are not flourishing, examine your root system! Are there generational strongholds? Roots of bitterness? Rejection? Don't bring the old into the new because it will defile your new season. New levels of revelation will open to us.
Revelation 4:1: Come Up Higher
"After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in Heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.'" (Rev. 4:1 NASB)
God will release everything you need to fulfill your highest potential.
Cindy Jacobs, ACPE and GPCGenerals International/Reformation Prayer Network