January 2, 2016
By Sarah Beveridge
The scripture that the Lord led me to for the year 2016 is John chapter 16. I would get your bible out and look up all the scriptures I am referencing.
In this chapter Jesus speaks to His disciples about the following:
- The coming of the Holy Spirit, John 16:7-15
- He says farewell, for in a short time they will not see Him, but then they will see Him again, John 16:17-22
- Jesus speaks of a birthing of a child in John 16:21
- Soon they will understand plainly and clearly what He is speaking to them and He will no longer speak in veiled language (parables and proverbs), John 16:25-30
Since God changes not, (Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8) the Lord still uses prophetic experiences in the lives of His people just as we read about in scripture. I have been undergoing an experience in my life that the Lord has used to confirm that the pattern in John 16 is for this season in time.
Additionally, I have had my eyes opened to patterns in the Gospels concerning the first coming of Jesus that are pointing to how events may transpire for our time. Now stay with me as I try to unfold this the way it has been downloaded to me. I would pray about it and read the scriptures with fresh eyes.
What the Holy Spirit Revealed to me in John 16
The Lord has repeatedly shown me, (and MANY others) a great move of the Holy Spirit coming upon prepared vessels according to Hosea 6:3, Isaiah 60:1-5, Haggai 2:9, and Psalm 24:3-6, etc. And these vessels will bring in a harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God according to James 5:7-8 and Matthew 22:8-14, before Jesus comes for His bride.
In John 16:7-15 where Jesus speaks about the coming of the Spirit, the Lord used those scriptures to confirm to me the pattern and timing of His end time outpouring beginning in 2016.
The Outpouring of the Spirit of Christ Pours Out Like Rain
In John 16:17-22, the Lord tells His disciples He is going away for a little while, and then after a little while they will see Him. And this did occur when Jesus was arrested, crucified, placed in the tomb for three days, then He resurrected. On the third day when Jesus rose He appeared to His disciples. This pattern also speaks to me of Hosea 6:2-3. Below is that text in 2 different versions.
2 After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. 3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. NKJV
2 After two days He will revive us (quicken us, give us life); on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him 3 Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth. AMP
These scriptures are packed with layers of prophetic significance. It speaks of the 2000 year church age in the first part of Hosea 6:2 after two days (2000 years) He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up.
The third day speaks of the end of the 2000 year church age, which is where we are currently, and the beginning of the Kingdom age, when Jesus literally comes back with His resurrected Saints (those He raised up) and lives among men on the earth.
But also verse 3 is speaking of the Lord coming after 2000 years to His people who have been zealous to know Him and have pursued Him. Come to us like the rain means He will “pour” out on His people and will come to them as sure as the morning comes, just like He did at Pentecost. But this time, it will be even GREATER than that, as signified by the terms latter and former rain coming all at once!
A Man-Child is Born
In John 16:21 I find it very interesting that the verse speaks of the birthing of a child. I believe this confirms to me that at the very least something new is going to be birthed in the bride of Christ.
John 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) because she is so glad that a man (a child, a human being) has been born into the world. AMP
This is fascinating because when I was praying about this and have read the chapter over and over, this verse really spoke to me about Revelation 12:1-5. Those verses speak of a woman (the church) clothed with the sun, and ready to give birth. In verse 5 the woman gives birth to a “man-child” who will rule the earth. This speaks of Jesus, but I believe it also speaks of a people who have conformed to His image and grown into the full measure of the stature of Christ, that will sit on His throne.
Revelation12:5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. NKJV
I believe that “man-child” is the bride of Christ who are the overcomers spoken of in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
Revelation 5:10 says the overcomers will reign over the earth as kings and priests. Revelation 3:21 says the overcomers will sit on the Lords throne with Him. That means the overcomers will rule and reign with Him.
Rev 5:10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
Rev 3:21 ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
A Clear, Plain and Perfect Word
In John 16:25-30, Jesus tells His disciples that soon they will understand plainly and clearly what He is speaking and He will no longer speak to them in veiled language. Up until that time He had spoken to them in parables, proverbs and dark, veiled language. But He assures them that when the Spirit comes He will no longer speak to them in that way.
I believe this speaks about a clear and precise way the Lord will communicate with His people when He comes to them in the outpouring. I believe this also speaks of unsealing of scripture and receiving revelation knowledge like never before.
No longer will we misinterpret scripture, and misunderstand, and only know part of what His message is to us, because Jesus will relay a clear message that is precise and perfect.
It’s interesting that there is a scripture that speaks about this. Although most Spirit filled Christians interpret this as meaning after Jesus returns, I am seeing something else here.
1 Corinthians 13: 9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
I believe these verses could be speaking of the time just ahead of us, when Jesus comes to the overcomers like a great rain and empowers them to speak a clear and precise word to the world. This is what Jesus did when He spoke to the woman at the well in John 4:4-29.
John 4:28 Then the woman left her water jar and went away to the town. And she began telling the people, 29 Come, see a Man Who has told me everything that I ever did! Can this be [is not this] the Christ? [Must not this be the Messiah, the Anointed One?] AMP
This clear and precise word will definitely get the attention of people just like it did the woman at the well! Then they will say, surly Jesus is the Messiah!
John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
Over the 2000 years of church history I guess it’s possible there have been some who have done greater things than Jesus. His 12 Apostles certainly did some amazing things. But I don’t think we know for sure because we don’t know everything that Jesus did.
John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did. If they should be all recorded one by one [in detail], I suppose that even the world itself could not contain (have room for) the books that would be written.
Therefore, I believe this was left ambiguous for a reason. And the reason is because the things we are going to see in this coming move of God will be so stupendous that people will not be able to compare it to anything. But this time, it will be recorded on every type of recording device imaginable and uploaded to YouTube! I really believe that! Praise God!
Releasing the Word of the Lord and the Coming Move of God
On December 16, 2015 I had this dropped into my spirit so strongly that I knew I had to write it down. I have been releasing this by speaking it forth in prayer and declaring this according to the scripture in Zechariah 10:1.
1 Ask the LORD for rain
In the time of the latter rain.
The LORD will make flashing clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone.
I believe that as the bride of Christ, we must pray for God’s will, and it is His will to fulfill His word and pour Himself out upon His people like heavy rains to empower them to bring in a harvest of souls.
The move of God that is coming will be in the streets, highways and byways according to Matthew 22:9-10. This will pave the way for the Lords Kingdom that will permeate all of society on the earth for 1000 years. Church will move into the marketplace and society at large. The old tent revival where people came to be healed and delivered is an old model.
The new way, which is really the old way when Jesus came the first time, will see a multitude of deliverances done by a multitude of deliverers in the streets, the workplace, marketplace, Internet etc.
The deliverers will go to the people just like Jesus and His disciples did. People will be set free, healed and delivered with a WORD! Just like Jesus when He met the woman at the well and told her everything she ever did, we will meet people where they are, give them a clear and precise word, and they will believe, repent and be delivered!
Let it be so Lord!
To God be the Glory!