2017: Clashing of the Swords
Dr. Lance Wallnau, Christian speaker and business consultant, who specializes in the the subject of cultural transformation and the Christians role in engaging the seven mountains of culture (media, business, government, family, church, education, arts/entertainment) has just released his 2017 (5777 in the Jewish calendar) word of prophecy. The prophetic word, published in Charisma News, specifically deals with discerning the times and seasons the body of Christ, America, and the world are coming into this year.
Wallnau, in his post calls the Church to prayer for the release "sudden salvations" and for the church to not be afraid of opposition this year. Wallnau instead believes God is calling the Church to "occupy" space that impacts nations,
"You are authorized. Build a prayer shield, and you shall see sudden salvations and conversions as 'trophies of grace' come into My trophy room. Though man resists, the authority of My words in your mouth will scatter their strength. Be not afraid of their faces or their opposition, for I send you to occupy a space in the conversation that shapes the nations."
Wallnau believes that what happened in the political arena this year, with the election and the sudden shift is possible to happen across our nation in other arenas like education, arts and entertainment,
"I sense that what is happening in the government mountain, with a changing of the guard, is possible all over the nation. The Lord wants the church to take back as much territory as it has the maturity to hold. Critics of all things conservative, comedians in particular, are about to be shaken. In the past, they got away with whatever they wanted to say. They had zero resistance when they mocked those in authority. I see them being challenged by new voices turning tables on them. Likewise, universities will be challenged and administrators, trustees and even tenured faculty will be swept out as the righteous advance. You'll get as much ground as you have the ability to hold.
Wallnau goes on to say that this year, 2017 or 5777 (Jewish calendar) will be, "the year of the clashing of swords, but it is also the year for the taking of new ground. We will retake pockets of influence in the areas where progressives took over, especially in the minds of millennials. The whole nation has the potential to shift."
He then pronounces this is the year of the clashing swords and the opportunity to take new ground in our nation and around the world. Wallnau prophecies "pockets of influence" will be retaken by God's people,
"Therefore, 5777 is the year of the clashing of swords, but it is also the year for the taking of new ground. We will retake pockets of influence in the areas where progressives took over, especially in the minds of millennials. The whole nation has the potential to shift.
But don't expect this message to be welcomed or endorsed. This is a grass-roots movement, I suspect. By my estimate, 85-90 percent of leaders will be more comfortable in the "viewing box," watching and commenting on the game. Only 10-15 percent will have the courage or clarity to actually "get onto the field" and take the hard yards. The good news is that the anointing and the platform of those with the spirit of David will expand."