This month of December is the 12th month on the Gregorian calendar. The number 12 is the number of government. It is also the ninth month of the ecclesiastical calendar year and the third month of the civil calendar year on the Hebrew calendar.
The number 9 means finality. Number 3 means resurrection, wholeness and completeness, and 9 + 3 = 12. As you can see there is a finality to God's work in this month of December.
Prophetically, you are going to see some governmental shifting in both the kingdom and in earth realms this month. The kingdom changes will come as we see new apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists answering the call of God on their lives and beginning to step out in unprecedented faith to minister the gospel. You will see the new apostles and prophets God is raising up to be bold leaders with kingdom authority who will call for their congregations to be set in alignment with kingdom mandates.
In Matthew 4:17 (KJV) the word says, "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, 'Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"
What time was that? It was the time when John the Baptist was put in prison. That was a time of pending death for John, but Jesus arrives and says these very words.
I prophesy, though some have felt death the past few months, Jesus says that His kingdom is at hand. We must remember we are the body of Christ, called to be sent ones who bring the good news of Jesus in times of trials and pending death. It is only the gospel of the good news carried by His apostolic church that will set into place the broken places of the kingdom.
Ephesians 4:10-15 (NKJV) says:
He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
He who died, buried, resurrected and ascended has given leaders a mandate to "perfect the saints." This word "perfecting" is the Greek word katartismos, which means to repair or adjust, to frame or mend, to prepare and restore.
The apostles, prophets and fivefold ministry leaders are called to get the body of Christ into a place of alignment with the head of His church, Jesus Christ. We are called to speak to the dry bones that bring about the flesh and tendons and call for the breath of the Holy Spirit to come.
We are called to proclaim as Ezekiel 37 :10-14 (MEV) says:
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost. We are cut off completely.' Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Pay attention, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves. And I shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I the Lord have spoken and performed it, says the Lord."
The people had been saying in Ezekiel 37 :11, "'Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost. We are cut off completely." This was the mantra of the people. This sounds a bit like today. So, this means the apostolic and prophetic church leaders need to remind the body of Christ where they are out of alignment due to lack of faith and have them prophesy to the dry bones of the church and say, "We are not dried up; we have not lost hope, and we are not cut off."
God is on His throne, and He has not left us. When the body is out of alignment or katartismos, the job of church leadership is to give it a good chiropractic realignment with the Word of God, and say, "Our God has not abandoned us. He is with us. He loves us. He wants us to prophesy to these dry places and begin to live."
God told prophet Ezekiel in 37:9-10, "Prophesy to the wind; prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain so that they live." So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army."
Yes, live this December! In this month of government, your faith and prayers are very important. Your prayers are the four winds of the north, south, east and west upon the U.S.A. and abroad. Let us, the church of Jesus Christ, be the vast army come to life—speaking only life in the earth as God's kingdom authority!
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Dr. Candice Smithyman is a prophetic revivalist and healing minister who is executive pastor of Freedom Destiny Church and vice president of Dream Mentors International. She is also host of the Glory Road television broadcast which showcases international prophetic voices and can be seen on Faith USA, UK and Africa and other outlets. Dr. Candice has authored multiple books on soul transformation, healing, heavenly encounters and curriculum for secular and Christian coaching organizations. She also writes for online prophetic ministries such as Elijah List, Charisma, Global Prophetic Voice, Prophetic 365, Identity Network, and Spirit Fuel.
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