To begin with when I asked the Lord for the prophetic word for the coming year, He said to me:
2023 the year of Love
2023 the year of War
2023 the year of Lack
2023 the year of Abundance
2023 the Golden Year
Then He broke down each one to me.
2023 the Year of Love
First, I said to Him the year of Love? I thought that was 2022 with the couples and the weddings? He said to me a threefold cord is not be easily broken.
If you think about it the bible says that even in the end times people will be given away in marriages so the truth is, this will never end (Matthew 24:38). It is a constant every year. It doesn’t matter what is going on, people will always be getting married.
I see this as a year not just for new marriages but also for the reconciliation of marriages. The reconciliation of relationships within your family as you put the Trinity as the third piece in your relationships. He will reconcile that which has been broken. A time for those who are estranged to draw near and those relationships will be restored.
9 Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
I see this as also relationships and alignments like friendship and business partners. Sisterhood. Brotherhood. Accountability partners. We need each other. No more loneliness and isolation.
It is interesting that this is the Hebraic year of the reward as well and God is saying that with this relationship there will be a reward for the labor.
It is also a year when I believe we will feel and experience the Love of God like we have not felt before. Love like God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son so it is then many salvations. It is God’s love in that He will show up for you and show you His love at moments when you will need to experience it. His love changes everything.
The Year of Love because this is also the year when God wants us to be an expression of His love in the world. We also know from the Hebraic year that it is a year of Kindness. Love is Kind. God is asking you to extend kindness to everyone. The world needs more than ever to feel and experience the love of God and you may be the person that He will use to do that in 2023.
2023 the Year of War
Yes, war. And you should know we are already at war. A war without bullets. Selah.
You just need to open your eyes and look around to see it. There is also a war for your attention (major distractions), a war that you need to fight mentally, an emotional war, a spiritual war, a physical war.
You’ve already seen countries at war but in 2023 you are about to see more countries join in.
You need to prepare yourself for the long haul. Think long game.
The other war that the Lord revealed to me is the one that is being waged against your physical body. There is a dream that I need to share with you but it will make this word too long so I will share it in a separate post.
The enemy is trying to attack us in every manner – through our minds (mentally) so that people will have mental breakdowns, through our emotions and how we feel about what is going on around us (emotionally) and then have emotional outbursts which are unfruitful and cause us to make bad decisions and choices, through our spirit which is spiritual warfare and we need to put on the armor of God and pray to get through this and also physically.
The physical part is going to take 2 forms (1) lack with food and water shortages (2) attacks on your physical body with health issues and through polluted food. You need to watch what you are eating. Remember Gamal which is the word for camel for the Hebraic year 5783 also means to wean. You may need to wean yourself off of some of the things you’ve been eating. And take care of your physical body. The Lord showed me that our focus should not be so much about losing weight but more focusing on strength and stamina. The enemy is after the temple. Which temple? You. The Physical you. Your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
More on this in a future post.
2023 The Year of Lack
This is a real thing. There is lack and will be lack in 2023. Lack of food and water. A famine. This has already begun. I previously shared a message where I talked about you stocking up on food and water. When I say this to the people that I know they go to the store, look at the shelves, it all looks fine so they think it’s fine. Let me ask you this question, how long did it take for the toilet paper to get completely wiped out? This is food and water. If you wait too long there may not be any there for you to get. What if my spouse doesn’t believe it? Then you do the preparation all by yourself. Are you afraid of looking crazy? You need to get over that. Do not be surprised in a few short months they will gladly join you in stocking up.
Some are waiting on the catalyst. What will cause this to happen? The catalyst will be different for each of you. Since I posted that message about saving water because of a possible hack on the water supply system here is what has happened:
Las Vegas, New Mexico city of 13,000 people have only 7 days left of clean drinking water. Catalyst – Forest Fire. Would you want to be the person rushing to the store to compete with 13,000 people for water?
Jackson, Mississippi city of 168,000+ people flood caused the Pearl River to overflow in the water treatment plant and they had no water for 40 days! Would you like to be the person rushing to the store competing with 168,000+ people competing for water? Catalyst – Flooding
East Village Manhattan, NY 3,700 people in a building complex with Arsenic poisoning found in the water. Cataylst – Arsenic.
Lord said to tell you, store water.
Here are some news stories that have come out since I gave you the initial word in March.
Now let’s talk about the drought which also leads to famine. You see if the rivers and the lakes dry up not only is there no drinking water but the plants, the animals, the agricultural farms can no longer operate and this leads to famine.
The truth is that famine is all over the bible. If we can claim promises of God in the portions of the bible that we love, then we to realize that the bad things outlined in the bible can also happen in our lifetime.
There is drought and it is due to climate change. BUT, not the one the world is trying to sell you. Climate change is a real thing but you need to look at it from a biblical perspective. First, let’s start by changing the name.
It’s not climate change it is a climate cycle.
We need to STOP telling people that climate change and global warming is not real. Why? Because they are obviously seeing something change and so are you. IT’S REAL! But what we need to do is give people the biblical perspective of what they are seeing. Take control of the narrative. Denying that things are indeed changing makes us look like we don’t know what is going on in the world.
Have you heard of the Hunger stones? These are stones all of Europe with engravings on them when the water levels got so low that the people began carving in the rocks the years that these droughts were taking place. Here’s what the engravings say:
‘We cried, we cry and you will cry’ “If you see me, cry!”
Phew! That is chilling. Just imagine a drought so bad that all the fish die. No way to transport anything by river. No crops. No livestock. A famine. Of course, they cried! The oldest engraving is from the year 1417.
The world’s solution is to give up our gas vehicles for electric vehicles. If the oldest engraving was in 1417 that was way before gas vehicles so EVs are not going to change anything. The problem existed before cars were invented. Get your EV if you want to. The Tesla is a sweet ride. But don’t get it because you think this will solve the problem… because it won’t.
Just imagine living in New Orleans 2005 with everyone driving mandated electric vehicles having hurricane Katrina approaching and then being told there’s a heatwave so don’t charge your vehicle. Can you imagine an entire city trying to evacuate with these types of vehicles? A recipe for disaster. Then having a power outage for 3 weeks after because of the hurricane. Their solution is flawed.
The world says that the climate change is caused by Greenhouse gases. Apparently eating meat is also a part of this problem as cows produce methane gas which also affects the environment (25% of the problem). But then Noah took 2 of each animal on the ark during the climate change called “the flood” and when they got off the ark God told them they could eat meat and the animals multiplied since then. That would be a solid NO to giving up meat because of climate change.
According to the world, if we don’t stop now we will destroy the planet. How long ago was Noah? If that were the case we would have been extinct already! Giving up meat because you’ve decided to become a vegetarian or a vegan is fine. Giving it up because this is going to help the environment? No ma’am it won’t change a thing.
Rice farms are also a problem because rice is also a big producer of greenhouse gases (12 percent) followed by wheat (5 percent). I believe if this were the problem, God would not have Joseph storing grains for 7 years. He would’ve ended that crop then.
Think about the barley harvest and the wheat harvests and all the other harvests in the bible. God gave this to us so we cannot allow the world to ever influence us to think this is bad.
But these are the narratives being pushed. This is why we need to read our bibles so that we can see that these things have been going on for centuries and then they get fixed. It’s a cycle. It comes and it goes. Now I wonder if the world followed the mandates of the Shmita Year and allow the ground to rest for one whole year on the 7th year if perhaps then we would be able to see what would happen by honoring this principle? (Exodus 23:10-12) What do you think? Write it in the comments.
Let’s look at the droughts and famines in the bible and the solution as outlined by God:
2 Kings 8:1-3
1Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years.” 2 The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land.
Who called for the famine?
How long was the famine?
Don’t miss the point that there is mass migration involved in famine. Some people will have to move.
2 Samuel 21:1
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.
Who called for the famine?
Why was there a famine?
How long was the famine?
When you read the rest of the chapter you see that God stopped the famine after they prayed and made restitution for their sin 2 Samuel 21:14 “After that, God answered prayer in behalf of the land.”
If I were to list every drought and famine here from the bible the post would be too long. So you see, it is a CYCLE. It has been happening for centuries. God has the start date and the end date and HE gives us the solutions during the time when the famine happens. He warns us when it is approaching and then He tells us where to go because the famine doesn’t happen over the entire world so there’s always a place that He will make safe for His people to go and be fed. And if you read Isaiah 23 from last week you know that it is the job of the church to provide the food and the clothing through the wealth that is about to be transferred into our hands. Right?
Teleporting Greta Thunberg back to the days of Noah to tell those Nephilim to reduce their carbon footprint was not going to stop the flood. God starts it and God stops it. It is brought about by the sins of the people and those stones are correct! ‘We cried, we cry and you will cry’ “If you see me, cry!”
That’s right! Cry. Let’s all cry. Cry out to God.
2 Chronicles 7:14-15
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
What you should never do is think of yourself as too holy, too committed to God, too prayerful, you tithe too much, you read your bible too much, you love God too much that this could never happen to you. Because, listen to me.
Listen. To. Me.
If a famine and drought can affect Abraham (Genesis 12:10). If a famine can affect Isaac (Genesis 26:1). If a famine can affect Joseph. If it can happen to Elijah (1 Kings 17:7-9). If it can happen to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 21:7). To Elisha (2 Kings 6:24-33). To Amos (Amos 4:9). To Ruth and Naomi (Ruth 1:1). To Nehemiah (Nehemiah 5:1-5). And there are so many other prophesies in the New Testament …
Why can’t it happen to you? It’s one of 3 things: (a) either you are too prideful to admit that this can affect you; (b) you never realize that it happened to this great cloud of witnesses that went before us; or (c) you never thought it would happen in your lifetime. That you would live to see it. But if you believe we are living in the end times then you need to come to the reality that it can happen.
It is here.
This is not a message to put you in fear because as you know these men and women in the bible went through it and were preserved through it and brought glory to God in spite of it. God is always going to take care of His people. But what you need to do is get your head in the game.
What should you do?
Sit before the Lord and ask these questions:
Lord, where do I fit in all of this? Will this affect me? Do I need to store water? How much? Do I need to store food? How much and what foods? Do I need to move or should I stay where I am? Is this move permanent or temporary? How would you like to use me during this time? Where would you like to use me? I think you will know when the moment comes for you to ask about the move. Remember there is mass migration during a famine.
You have absolutely no need to fear if you sit with God and get these answers for yourself. What saved all of these people is that they obeyed what God told them to do during the famine and drought. Your preparation is key and your obedience to God. That is all you need to do. We are all from different parts of the world that means this is going to play out very differently for each of us. The catalyst will be different. Some of you could start eating what you stored based on the simple fact of you losing your job.
I want to show you how God did it during Isaac’s time….
Now there was a famine in the land—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3 Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. 4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,5 because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
Here we see that God told Isaac NOT to leave the place where the famine was but to stay there. Why? Because God was using it to show His glory and also to endorse Isaac and confirm His covenant. Isaac wasn’t staying because he was being stubborn, he stayed because he was told to stay by God. Therefore, don’t just get up and move because there’s a famine. Ask God. Don’t just stay because you don’t want to leave. Ask God. It will be different for each one of us.
While this famine was happening look at Isaac’s life…
12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
28 They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the Lord.”
I want you to imagine for a minute that in the middle of a FAMINE, you are just flowing in ABUNDANCE!!!!!
To the point where people are noticing that there is something very different about you. Why are you being so blessed when everyone else is drying up? Your enemies will become scared of you. Not because you’re going to do anything to them. No, because they are scared that God who is backing you up will turn His wrath upon them in this year of recompense and reward. Read the entire Genesis 26 to get the picture.
God’s supernatural power will be evident upon the lives of His people during this time because while 2023 is a year of lack, it is also a year of Abundance!
Lack and Abundance are next door neighbors.
Both things were happening in the SAME PLACE. Did you catch that???? There was a famine in the land, except when Isaac dug a well there was water! In the same land. He never left. He always had water for his livestock. He always had water for his crops. Meanwhile, everyone else around him was drying up! Did you catch that?
There’s nothing for you to be afraid of. You get to choose where you live – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. It is your choice. Lack or Abundance. Choose.
What brings the abundance? Your ability to HEAR GOD and OBEY. Go if He tells you to go. Stay if He tells you to stay. Store food if He tells you to store food. Repent if He tells you to repent. And whatever He tells you to do with His money, just do it. Just obey God.
Next week I will finish this prophetic word for 2023 talking about the Year of Abundance and the Golden Year.