The following prophetic words were given to Betty Miller New Year’s Day 1998
1998 will be a year of new beginnings for God’s people. It will be a year of great change. Things will not remain “status quo.” The Lord wants to lead His people in to the changes He has for them so they might be positioned in the center of His will. Those who yield to God’s will, will know His plans for their lives. However, those who are unyielding will be forced to change through circumstances in their lives.
God is doing the final positioning of His people for the great revival and harvest just ahead. Also, some re-positioning is for the safety of His own, as judgments will increase this year. The Lord would have His people to seek Him for His plans for their part in the work of the kingdom.
There are some things that He wants us to let go of, while there are other things that He desires us to embrace. We must have God’s wisdom and guidance at this hour. Hearing the voice of God can mean the difference between life and death.
1998 will be a year of much confusion, anxiety, and perplexity in the world. We will all need to stay close to God to avoid unwise decisions and remain in peace in this world. Institutions, governments, agencies, and families will continue to be shaken. Only the things that are based on the Word of God will be able to stand. Things will continue to fall in the world while the Lord prepares His people to stand strong and lead the way to victory as this begins to happen. We must remain in faith so that we do not succumb to fear. Many shall suffer with stress-related illnesses and many will die of heart attacks and heart failure.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26).
Now is a time God is calling Christians to unite in strong relationships of love and commitment to one another, as we shall need one another’s support in the days ahead. It is time to pray and do spiritual warfare over the relationships in our families that are not what they should be.
The Lord is admonishing us to leave off the entanglements in the world and seek Him with our whole hearts. We need to spend time now with Him, with our families and our church families, strengthening our relationships to withstand the onslaughts that are ahead. The Lord is calling us to quit doing so much running “to and fro” (Daniel 12:4b) and invest our time in relationships that revolve around the Lord. (i.e. prayer, Bible study, praise, etc.).
Not only should we cultivate our family relationships, but our relationships with friends and neighbors should be invested in as well. Pray and fast for all in your circle of influence to come to the Lord. Witness and share Christ with them as time is running out in this age and soon we will all face Christ as our Judge.
Most of all, spend time with the Lord. If your work schedule is demanding, plan a “prayer vacation” this year–one where you can spend time seeking God with your family. Make it a time to pray and read God’s word. We must stay focused on what the word of God says and stay in faith to receive our promises. This year there will be major breakthroughs for those who are seeking God with their whole hearts! Overnight many will come out of debt, see their families restored and receive their miracle healings! They will then reach out to stand with others for the same victories that they have obtained through their faith and obedience.
Over the next few years the Lord is going to take those members of the Body of Christ who are totally committed to Him and bring us light on some doctrinal errors that have kept us apart and we will be able to stand together because of God’s miracle anointing of truth that He is going to impart to His true seekers. We will come into a balance in doctrines that have seemed miles apart. This will come about through the love of God that will be imparted to us. Those that truly are seeking and listening to God will hear from Him. Spiritual warfare is being done now over the Body of Christ so that His people might hear God clearly.
After you hear from God, be diligent to obey and do what He tells you to do. Make any geographic moves that He wants you to make as travel will increasingly become more difficult in the days ahead. There will be terrorist threats, airline strikes, tight money, and natural upheavals (earthquakes, storms, floods, fires, etc.) Cities will experience crisis after crisis. Make sure you are where God wants you to be. The only safe place in the days ahead will be in the will of God. It doesn’t matter if you are in the city or the country–safety is only found in Him. As things are being shaken, you will stand as long as you remain on the rock, Jesus. Claim Psalm 91 as your protection and you will be safe wherever you go or where ever God has positioned you.
The following are just a few words the Lord is stressing to His people this year:
1. Expect break-throughs!(1 Corinthians 2:9-12)
2. Live one day at a time in faith and in trust. (Matt. 6:34)
3. Be diligent and consistent in the things of God. (Galatians 6:9)
4. Expect God to recover what Satan has stolen from you. (Isaiah 61:1-8)
5. Be patient–cast your cares on Him.(1 Peter 5:6-7)
6. Work on GOD’S priorities.(Matt.6:33)
7. Live holy lives.(Eph.1:4)
8. Strengthen all godly relationships, sever all ungodly ones (2 Corinthians 6:14)
9. Pray and read God’s word daily. (Joshua 1:8)
10. Prepare for hard times (Proverbs 22:3)
11.Get out of debt. (Ask Him for His plan) (Romans 13:8)
12.Walk in love and unity with God’s true people. (Ephesians 4:1-6)
The Lord is speeding up getting the gospel out to the whole world through every available means of communication at the present time. The Internet will be one of the means that the true gospel of the kingdom shall go forth as at the present as it is not regulated by any governmental agencies. It is not muzzled by controls and regulations and can carry God’s unrestrained Word to all of the computer world. Others in turn, can spread the gospel from there. The inventions of the Twentieth Century have been all used by God to set the stage for His second coming. These include jet travel, the modern printing press, radio, movies, cassette tapes, videos, T.V. and now computers via the Internet. The gospel will be preached into the whole world and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).
Revival has started in the world and will increase. It is coming to the United States. Pray it will be deep enough to prevent judgment. Revival can stop judgment if we corporately repent, or it can prepare us to go through judgment. It will be up to God’s people, as we are called to change society and our culture. At the present, our immoral society and culture has infiltrated the church. May we, through God’s mercy and grace, be used of Him to make a difference in what happens in our world in 1998!
What Is Prophesy?
By Betty Miller
As some may not be familiar with prophecy in the church, we want to share this short explanation of Biblical prophecy before we share an actual prophecy from God.
First, what is godly prophecy? It can be summed up as words that are spoken on behalf of God. A prophet or prophetess is one who is a spokesman for God. It is a divine utterance that comes from the Holy Spirit. (Note: Just as there are prophetic words from God, there are also false prophecies that the Lord warned us about in the Bible. In Matthew 7:15-16 Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits–.” We must prove the source of prophecy before accepting it as coming from the Lord). God is raising up many prophetic voices in the earth today. His gifts of prophecy are basically of two types. One is the “simple gift of prophecy” which every believer can express under the unction or direction of the Holy Spirit after they have been filled with the Holy Ghost.
The other is the “office gift” of the spirit which is given to a prophet or prophetess who is called to the “five-fold” ministry office as outlined in 1 Corinthians 12:28 which says “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Also Ephesians 4:11-12 which says” And he gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
The basic difference between these two types is, the simple gift of prophecy is given to all spirit filled believers as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:31, “For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.” It is for the purpose of edification, exhortation and comfort as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:3, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”
The “office gift” of a prophet or prophetess is given to speak to the body of Christ at large. The ministers who are called to the office of a prophet or prophetess will deliver messages also which include edification, exhortation and comfort but their messages can also be directive in nature and futuristic in content as well (Ephesians 4:11-15).
Presently God is leading His people with prophetic preaching and teaching. A prophetic movement is taking place in the world.
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