Late one evening, I sat before the Lord contemplating 2007 in review. It pained my heart that I might not have loved the Lord as I was called to this past year. Because of physical challenges and other issues of life, I knew I hadn’t been all I had hoped to be in 2007. I began to ask Him, “Did I get the love out this year? Did I do all I was called to do and was I all that I was called to be for the sake of others? Did I give enough love, whether great or small, to God and to those around me?” I did not feel a response from the Lord to the questions I was asking. Instead, I felt a physical presence enter my room and to my surprise, he didn’t comment negatively on 2007, but started declaring a vision for 2008.
The Lord Declares that it is the “Year Where We Could Get the Love Out”
This physical presence in my room ignored my insecurities concerning the past and made a powerful statement about the future. The Lord told me that the year of 2008 is the “love the Lord year.” I was immediately given a tremendous confidence that this would be the year where we could get the love out and love him in unique, powerful ways. However, even today, several years later, I still feel God’s promise over these cities! Marketplace people would love as they desired to love without having to strive for it. This was the year of new beginnings where the Lord would take believers to a new place of green pastures, freeing them from worry and fretting, living in the oasis of love and trust in Him. It was time to have just plain fun and make love enjoyable. People would receive their unique forms of worship and be comfortable in their own expressions of love for God and for others.
50,000,000 Being Released into their Song of Love
As the encounter continued, I did not see a man but was very aware that He was speaking to me. He then spoke that the Joseph Company would begin to help 50,000,000 marketplace people be released in their “song of love,” their unique, personal expression of love for God and others. In the year of 2008, these believers would begin to find their footing and get into a place where they were confident and comfortable in love. Even in the midst of what might look like a famine in difficult economic situations, God’s people in the marketplace would thrive in love. Now, three years later… look what the Lord is doing in these regions!
I heard that the result of love and simple faith in God would be a shattering of the low ceiling on the knowledge of God in cities across the earth. When people begin not to worry like men, but trust like children, the ceiling that separates us from the knowledge of God comes crumbling down.
Targeting Token Cities
I asked Him next about specific cities and how would He release His presence and bring people into a place where they could love Him well. I received revelation on specific cities as token cities for many places across the world. As you read the specific cities below, ask the Lord if one is a model for your own city, and begin to ask the Lord for your city.
Kansas City, MO – I saw a banner over Kansas City and it was, “Caring Kansas City.” Even now there are patriarchs and matriarchs lining up to take a stand together and bring forth compassion and love in this city. I saw that “the stars would come” to Kansas City in 2008. The patriarchs and matriarchs of Kansas City would be able to give them the vision and the tools to go back to their own cities and explode the low ceiling on the knowledge of God. The Lord called them “fun to run” people, where there would be joy in running with these tools and they would have a building grace to go back and implement it in cities and businesses.
Richmond, VA – “Good shepherds” will come forth in Richmond. When the city is in chaos and there are cultural fears, good shepherds will be set in place to put the people’s hand into the hand of God and walk them through the valley of trouble. These good shepherds will also free doubt addicts who are walking in valleys of trouble and doubt.
Canberra, Australia – “Heart prophets” are to come forth from this city of constant communion. These heart prophets will be leaders in the city who will hear the heart of God that will lead to the deliverance of others and the unlocking of their hearts. Some of the most profound proclamations for the whole earth will come from this city.
Atlanta, GA – I heard the Lord call Atlanta, “Affectionate Atlanta,” where love would rule. Great lovers would come forth and love people into their own personal dynamic expression of love for God. They would be “the callers,” those who would believe in others and encourage them to live out their heart dream. They would be the “you can do anything,” people who consistently declared this truth to others. I saw Atlanta running through the door of love and releasing people in their song of love for God.
Denmark and Norway – These regions will see the Lord’s eyes of intimacy – His love and affection set on them – and they will see the “God of Life” as they explode the ceiling over the knowledge of God. Here, there will be an outpost of the knowledge of God for all of Europe. People from all nations will come for this oasis and to receive the knowledge of God for their own cities.
Concord, NC – Concord would be named the “marvelous comrades” city, where brotherhood and sisterhood would reign. There is a sense of urgency in this city to build with a speedy excellence. Their works will be sustained because of the comrades they have to support them and the movement of brotherhood there.
Seoul, Korea – They will get the love out by returning to “simple devotion” in Seoul, Korea. I saw that the aroma and presence of God would increase exponentially in the next year. Ministries focused on His presence will succeed, as the “I’m not enough spirit” is broken and the clutter around their lives is removed. They will be freed up to live in simple devotion. Then they will bring the presence with wisdom, and will bring forth spiritual substance that will be sustained.
Orlando, FL – Orlando is a city called to be a “prophetic center of wisdom” for the nations. When people will want to fear, this city will declare the wisdom of God and give them the keys to His divine plan. They will see the direction and the directive of the Lord and will know how to instruct others with the knowledge of God.
The Daniel Lifestyle is the Key
I believe there is an invitation, not into religious activity, but into the doors of a discovery place where there is simplicity of pace and a lifestyle of love. This year we are to listen to the voice of love, not of accusation. We are to remind one another to walk in the Daniel lifestyle of prayer, fasting and marvelous camaraderie. My charge for you at the beginning of this year is to go for it in love and faith. Let us love the Lord well and get the love out.
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