Rick-Joyner-300x300Five Spiritual Trends That Will Change the World in 2016

Rick Joyner


MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin #97 – January 21, 2016

The premise of my last Prophetic Bulletin on the five trends that would change the natural world in 2016 began unfolding faster and with more impact than I expected. I wrote that it would happen in the first quarter of this year, but I honestly did not expect it to begin on the first day as it did. My prayer now is that what I’ve been shown that will unfold in the Spirit will likewise come faster and with greater impact. What is coming in the Spirit is the antidote to the troubles of the world. It is far more exciting than anything the world has seen.

We all “see in part,” but these are the five most important trends I saw unfolding that we will begin to see emerging this year:

  • A new reformation of the church will begin to take definition
  • Councils of leaders will begin to form with true apostolic authority
  • A kingdom economy will begin to form
  • A new generation of prophets and teachers will begin to emerge with unprecedented authority and influence
  • So many Christians will rise up in Europe and North America with zeal and focus that it will be recognized as another Great Awakening, while the moves of God in the rest of the world will gain new traction

A New Reformation of the Church Will Begin to Take Definition

I have been seeing and speaking on this for many years. Over time, I have seen more of what this will look like. One of the biggest changes with the greatest impact will be the body of Christ beginning to take on the military aspects we are called to have to become the army of the Lord we are called to be. I just published a book on this entitled, Army of the Dawn. One pastor just told me he thought this was my best book yet. That is a matter of perspective and also timeliness, but I know its message is on time. We will see the greatest force for the gospel since the Lord Himself walked the earth. Since this book has already received wide distribution, I will not say any more about this here.

The second aspect of this reformation I was shown is how the body of Christ will become the “city” it’s called to be. A change is coming to church life that will be more profound than we have yet seen. It will be based more on koinonia than ecclesia. This does not negate the need for ecclesia (the government and structure of the church), but according to I John 1:7, we abide in the light by having koinonia, not ecclesia. Koinonia determines if we are walking in the light because it is based on love first, not organization first. Again, this is not negating the need for organization and government, but it is a matter of getting the horse in front of the cart and building on the right foundation. The result will be spectacular.

The fellowship and union coming to the body of Christ will cause the church to be the “city set on a hill” that gets everyone’s attention. It will be the greatest society the world has seen since the first century, eclipsing even what was experienced then. “The glory of the latter house will be greater than the former” (see Haggai 2:9), causing the church to become the light it is called to be in the dark and confusing times the world is sliding into. This fellowship will become so wonderful that Christians will want to meet every day. Christian communities will begin forming again, having their own infrastructure, and ultimately, their own economy.

Of course we won’t see this happen in a year, but we will see the beginning of it. Ultimately no sporting event, entertainment, or other event will compare with the life and excitement found in the church.

Councils of Leaders Will Begin to Form with True Apostolic Authority

I was first shown in 1987 that this was coming. I think this has happened to a degree in some places, but not on the level that I saw. This year we will begin to see the real thing, but in its formative stage. Ultimately these councils will help release extraordinary authority and life in the church. They will moor the church to its right biblical foundation, giving it the stability that some of the greatest missions and ministries will be built upon.

This year we will see increasing grace on leadership meetings, especially those that cross denominational and movement boundaries, beginning to bring the necessary interchange and cross pollination in the church.

A Kingdom Economy Will Begin to Form

Ultimately the body of Christ will have its own economy that will grow with consistency and strength. Because of this, no Christian will need to be concerned about the mark of the beast. However, this is not just about having an alternative to the beast—it is laying a foundation for the economy of the coming kingdom of God, one built on the greatest economic principle: “Love never fails” (see I Corinthians 13:8).

As world markets continue to shake, plunge, and collapse, the kingdom economy cannot go down because “there will be no end to the increase of His kingdom” (see Isaiah 9:7). Whatever is truly built on the kingdom has to increase. For those looking for a safe place to put investments, it won’t get any safer or better than this emerging kingdom economy. For those saying, “Where is it?”, you can’t see it if you do not see the kingdom. If we can see His kingdom, we will see its economy as it emerges.

We must be born again to see the kingdom, but not everyone who is born again sees the kingdom. To see the kingdom we must use the key to the kingdom. That key is Matthew 6:33: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

A New Generation of Prophets and Teachers Will Begin to Emerge with Worldwide Authority and Influence

The Holy Spirit is moving. One characteristic of every true move of the Spirit is a growing love of the truth and an increasing love for the Scriptures (the Holy Spirit’s bestselling book). At the same time, many called as teachers to the body that have devoured the Word of God and accumulated knowledge and understanding on a host of topics will be used to build the church, preparing it for what it is called to be in these times. The Lord really has saved His best wine for last. The quality of what He will serve His people will eclipse anything ever experienced before.

Knowledge has greatly increased in the natural. What is about to be released in the Spirit will mirror this. For those who love knowledge, truth, wisdom, and understanding, there has never been a better time to be alive. This increasing love for the Scriptures will be contagious, helping to feed and strengthen every move of God now unfolding.

Prophetic revelation will also eclipse anything God’s people have experienced before. As we are told in Acts 2:17-18, “in the last days” the Lord will pour forth His Spirit, resulting in “dreams, visions, and prophecy” upon the old and young, men and women. We will begin to see a new wave of the prophetic released. This happens “in the last days” because in these times, we will need this kind of specific direction and guidance. At times it may be life or death to hear Him say to us not to go somewhere, or to go where we are not intending. We will all need this kind of sensitivity to the Spirit in the times to come, and we will get it.

I saw the emerging prophetic ministers as mountain climbers. They would go up a little bit and secure their new position with stakes driven deep into the rock, fastening themselves to the mountain and to each other. Then they would go a little higher and do the same again. This time will not be like having a lot of individuals scattered all over the mountain climbing virtually alone. The emerging prophets will be secured to each other and to the mountain of the house of the Lord.

So Many Christians Will Rise Up with Zeal and Focus that it Will be Recognized as Another Great Awakening

The plagues that came upon Egypt parallel the ones in the Book of Revelation. This is because the plagues at the end of this age have the same purpose as the ones that came upon Egypt—to set God’s people free. For the last few years, some have awakened and begun to seek the kingdom first above anything else. These will be powerful messengers who will help wake up the rest of the body of Christ.

An awakened, encouraged church is also the most powerful evangelistic force there has ever been. As this Awakening continues to unfold, there will be many new believers. We are entering the first stages of the great harvest that is the end of this age. This will be the greatest ingathering there has ever been. It will change the spiritual and moral fabric of nations, profoundly changing the church throughout the earth. The church is then going to help change the earth and prepare the way for the coming King.


Chuck Pierce landscape
Chuck Pierce

This morning the Lord gave me the following word for our nation, America, and the Body within the U.S.A. However, if you are from another nation I want to encourage you to use it for your homeland as well. I believe this is what the Lord is doing in His People world-wide. Over the next six months, the nation of the USA will shake. This is the beginning of the Lord of the Nations calling out and separating the nations.

I will develop boldness like never before in a people that have grown acceptable and silent. Don’t just look at others to lead the way, for a new spirit of boldness is coming upon you. I will be rearranging many things in your nation in the days ahead. I will start shaking the present Church, and will bring a new anointing on the pastors and leaders of this land. I will shake! I will shake! I will shake again! I am choosing nations that will become Sheep. A new people I am raising up for this hour. A different move of My Spirit is beginning. There will be a freedom moving among My people. A new wind of deliverance is coming into the Church. What you swept clean in the past and reordered in the present will now be shaken. Many demonic hosts have returned to occupy the order of the last season. I must unseat that order and rearrange you into My order. Don’t resist the shaking. A new move of healing will come.

I will have a two-year explosion of My Spirit. The underground fuse is being lit. The first responders are being re-fired for the future. There will be a sound that comes forth that will uncover what Satan has covered over and hidden. The day of occult confrontation has come! I will start separating nations and forming new sounds in My People that will realign their nation with My purposes. Those that do not allow a new move of MY SPIRIT to unlock their present order will be stymied and stopped from advancing. This is the DAY that the Valley of Decision of nations will be determined by the sound and worship of My People. Determine the worshipping, warring nations in the earth. A new sending anointing will be on the nations that unlock My sound.

The sound of One New Man must be heard — not a sound of Jew or Gentile but a new sound of the ONE NEW MAN in the nations. A new sending anointing will be on the nations that develop the sound of One New Man. Develop the sound in those who will go! Develop those with this sound who will walk the earth in THIS AGE! Get ready! This is the sound that I will disperse into the nations. My move will enter in and cross borders of many nations. I cannot be stopped. Shake, hear, receive the sound, walk forward and uncover what the enemy has covered over.”

Chuck D. Pierce


Related: Chuck Pierce Word for Connecticut 2012


 bill yount familyBill Yount – Sep 11, 2015

America, Is That a Prayer On Your Lips That I Hear…
and Is That a Tear in Your Eye?

In the Spirit I saw hairline cracks appearing on the marble floor of the White House. As I saw these hairline cracks, I sensed the Lord speaking from Job 14:7-9:

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will grow again, and that the tender branch (of government) thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.”


I sensed the Lord saying, “As Samson’s hair began to grow again, so are the spiritual roots of this nation.” As I saw the cracking of the floor increase, it was like the very foundation of deception and greed was beginning to be dismantled…exposing the enemy! (The enemy is not a man but satan.)

appeal to heaven flagI said to the Lord, “What has caused these spiritual roots to begin to grow again at this time?” I sensed the Father saying, “I have collected in a bottle every tear that swelled up in every eye that has mourned for this nation. These tears in My bottle are now being poured out over America, causing her roots of righteousness to begin to spring forth in the land.”

Paramedic Angels

ems-logoIn the spirit, I saw what appeared to be “paramedic angels” dispatched, dropping from the heavens, as in parachutes, landing on the front lawn of the White House. It seemed that those grass roots of righteousness that began to crack the White House floor had set off an alarm in Hell, summoning these angels with urgency to surround the White House.

I saw multitudes of other angels descending upon and filling up the mall of the nation’s capitol. I saw that these were Second Chronicles 7:14 angels who had the Scripture written all over them,

If My people who are called by My name shall humble themselves and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Warring on Corporate Prayer

pray for americaThese Second Chronicles angels seemed to have had assignments throughout the ages to descend upon nations that were in critical time frames where a nation seemed to be hanging in the balance of going either way. These angels warred solely and strictly on “corporate prayer” only! I sensed they had come to Washington, DC, but now were given orders to wait on the rising tide of “corporate prayer” from the heart of America.

Some certain angels were released into war for a nation only through tears…nothing else moved these ones. I asked the Lord, “Father, why ‘paramedic angels’? I have never heard of them.”

I sensed He responded, “I plan to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to America and kiss her face again!”

Oh America, is that a prayer on your lips that I hear…and is that a tear in your eye?

Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministry
Email: theshofarhasblown@juno.com
Website: billyount.com

Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 36 years where he is now an elder and a home missionary. He is currently an advisor at large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S. and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. “Humility and humor” characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is “in season,” proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar (or ram’s horn) is often used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches, and households. The shofar represents God’s breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God’s messages, which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of his everyday life with his family and friends.

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10-days-2015 banner10 Days of Prayer Connecticut

gregg impact ctThe 10 Days initiative has been birthed in a visionary call from the Lord to his church. Every year until the Lord returns, on the ten days from Rosh Hashanah (feast of trumpets) through Yom Kippur (day of atonement), God is calling His people to unite in worship and in repentance and prayer to see His kingdom come to our needy communities and to speed the Lord’s return to our troubled world. Impact Connecticut has watched the national 10 Days movement grow these past few years, as more and more cities and states have “signed on” to the vision.

“Babylon refuses to mourn, but My people will mourn before My return”

  • Are you eager to see the Lord’s hand move mightily in the state of Connecticut, and indeed our Nation?
  • Do you believe the Spirit of Revival is already here?
  • Is John 17 unity “Let them be one as we are one” part of your DNA?
  • When you see tragedy strike or unrighteous rule, do you long for the Lord to intervene?
  • Do you think the whole state needs to know: “God so loved Connecticut that He gave His only Son. Believe in Him and you shall not perish!” ?

This year, from September 13th to 23rd, let’s seek the face of God together for the great state of Connecticut!

Impact Connecticut is excited to trumpet this vision and support this initiative. Gatherings for worship, prayer, and repentance are planned all across our state during these 10 Days. Check the calendar of events for updates and make plans to join us for one or more of the gatherings!

holy land

Waterbury, Connecticut

Below, find schedule of  worship nights (also indicated in “red” on the schedule), kicking off 13th of September (coincidentally on the last day of the Shemitah – 29th day of Elul in the Sabbath year of release), up the mountain of “Holy Land USA” in Waterbury. Yes, such a place exists in Connecticut! There are also many prayer additional times of prayer around the state (indicated in “blue” on the schedule), including 10 Days Hartford.

Follow 10 Days CT day by day on Impact CT’s Facebook Page

10 Days 2015 Schedule

Desert(as originally published in 10Days).

I had a dream in the early morning of July 4th. I was sitting next to Church Pierce (an international leader) in a mining cart approaching a tunnel. We were talking about the value of prophetic gifts to the Body of Christ.  I said to Chuck:

You know, in the old days people would look at a land and go to a lush valley, saying: let’s go there, because there is provision, food, etc. And they would look at a desert or arid places and say – there is nothing there. But a word for the body of Christ is: if we have the technology and gifts, we can go to an arid place and live.”


Since this dream was on July 4th, I took that it was not only a dream for me, but for the U.S. Another interpretation of the date is that the dream is about our “Independence”, or freedom.

So, what might these words mean?

It pretty clearly points to a few scriptures which are worth mentioning here. First, and importantly, this seems to be almost a direct reference to Genesis 13.

Genesis 13: Abraham and Lot

The scriptures tell us that both Abraham and Lot were Godly men. However, strife was developing between their clans, and the Lord led Abraham to know it was time for separation. Without being set apart and consecrated, Abraham couldn’t walk into his inheritance.

So Abraham gave Lot the freedom of choice. Lot chose the lush lands of the plains of the Jordan. Abraham was left with the desert (Negev). Though “2nd choice”, Abraham trusted God would place him where he needed to be. Lot’s decision to go for the lush valley was “logical” because to the eyes of the flesh, it looked like a fertile plane. However, what looked right in Lot’s eyes, ended up in destruction (Sodom and Gomorrah), while Abraham was blessed and multiplied in the desert.

To the carnal mind, Lot used his leverage to pick first and got the better deal. But to the spiritually minded, Abraham’s desert was the very path God had made in order for him to receive his inheritance (v15). But who would want a desert?

Desert – Famine and Drought

A desert place is a place of testing and refining. Before Jesus stepped into His destiny on earth, he was tested in the desert for 40 days. Before Israel was able to enter into the Promised Land, they had to be tested, refined and prepared in the desert for 40 years.

I believe the Lord is saying three things to the church in this hour: One, the earth is entering into end-times shaking of world structures, including economic (Rev 18). Two, these troubled times will be a time used to refine the Bride before Christ’s return (Eph 5:27). Three, the world will not have hope filled answers, but the followers of Jesus will and it will be a time of great harvest. In other words, it will be the Church’s finest hour.

Instead of resisting this prophesied reality, we the remnant (sons of promise – Abraham) must separate ourselves from the world structures being shaken (Babylon, house built on the sand) and embrace the new path, because God is saying this is the path to our inheritance, the path to true independence from the spirit of this age:

desert-streamBehold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19


My sense in the dream was that technology represents the “Knowledge of God.” Meaning: if we know God intimately, His ways, and we walk-out His Word in obedience, then we have everything we need – no matter what the climate. Through operating in the gifts He has given men, by the Spirit (Eph 4; 1 Cor 12), we can not only survive, but thrive in arid conditions. Miracles will be key.

I believe the knowledge of God also includes literal technology (like modern Israel’s high yield farming in the desert), but it really starts with faith in the “unseen”. Like Bob Jones once said, “You can’t figure it out, you have to faith it out.” Doing so isn’t logical. Therefore, the temptation in all this, is that it becomes a battle of the “gray-matter” – a civil war of the blue (heavenly minded) versus the gray (carnal minded).

Several years ago I had a dream where I was shown a dust-bowl scene of a great depression. People were on their stoops, out of work, lacking hope. It was very black and white. In the town’s general store, the shelves were bare. The only thing in stock (and the only thing in color: blue) was lots of “Bud Light”. In the dream, beer represented the knowledge of God. However, all that was on offer (from the church) was a “light” version. It was ineffective in such desperate times. No one was “buying it.” The message of the dream is that the only effective solution for people suffering in the times ahead will be the deep well springs of the knowledge of God (Psalms 42:7) – the strong drink (Prov 31:6) – because without the strong drink, people will perish (Hos 4:6)!


green in the desertNow is coming a time of difficulty we haven’t yet seen (arid place). Embrace it, and God will show us the path of blessing and promise. Reject it, and we risk ending up on a path to destruction.

If we listen to God and conform to His will, He will make a way through the desert—not only a way, but a blessed way that blooms!  An oasis in the desert from which we can help rescue others. God so loved the world that He gave His only son so that men would not perish! Jesus is the strong drink that perishing men need in desperate times.

The temptation will be our “gray-matter” (the carnal, logical, earthly mind – the “rebel”) getting in the way – telling us, no, no, no – God would never remove the economic prosperity He has given us! The mind would say: No! the way forward is the proven place – the old place of the lush valley (the way of the current “Egyptian”, “Babylonian”, or “Baal” economy of “bull markets” and “big government” – the fertile plane of Sodom and Gomorrah). But it’s a deception – a mirage – because ultimately, it is a place that will be destroyed (Rev 18:4).

God will prosper us and lead us into the promised land, but we must have ears to hear and a heart of obedience, for these are serious times requiring a sober watchfulness (1 Peter 4:7). What may look bad to the natural eyes, ultimately turns out great by God. In fact, in the end, Abraham inherited all the land, including the valley of the Jordan. Yes, our promised land will be found right in the midst of the desert! Let us have understanding.

Let us therefore be like the woman of Revelation 12:14:

But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time…

The Lord is saying, follow me into the desert and I will nourish you!


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