The following is the transcript of a very powerful prophetic word for 2013 delivered by Dr. Jonathan David on November 23, 2012 at the International Business Congress, located in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. In this message, Dr. David shares his prophetic vision for dramatic changes coming in 2013 with the rise of a new breed of Christians and a transformation of the church throughout the world.
The complete video presentation of this message is provided at the end of this post. If you have never heard Dr. David speak before, get ready to be blessed!
2010 was the end of the decade of destiny and now we are in the decade of acceleration. 2013 will reveal a new dimension of the Spirit of God. There is a quickening that will come, an anointing to mature and take us up to the next level. As we hear his voice, from the nations of the world a new generation will arise. A new company of people will get ready for what is about to happen. 2013 is the breaking of a new dawn.
2013 is the time for God’s people to cross over to take over. It is the time for them to pursue and recover all and take over every work of the enemy so that every plot of land that God has given us will become a fruitful ground. God is giving his people power to exercise dominion in every domain.
Matthew 8:18 says, “Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.”
For the Lord would say, “In this hour the church must embrace and enter into a new season. It is going to be a fresh season of an expanded mandate from heaven because God would not allow you to just remain comfortable in your comfort zone. So he is breaking down the fence and causing you to understand there are bigger dimensions to all that he has called you to.
In the days passed you have said to yourself, “Is this all that God has called me to do? I will settle in what God has given to me.”
But God is saying, “I am going to expand your territories. I am going to extend your boundaries. I am going to cause you to enter into an area that you have never entered into before. I am going to break down the fence that is holding you back. I am going to cause you to understand that there is more than what pertains to the eye.”
You will not just stay in one place and say to yourself, “This is all that I can do.”
God is going to enlarge your capacity so you can cross over to see the other side. There was a season and a time when you said to yourself, “Well, this is enough.” But now in your heart there is a stirring in your spirit. There is a strength arising inside your heart causing you to say, “I know there is more. I can see the future opening up in this hour.”
God is saying, “There are many of you that will walk out of your own terrain into other dimensions and you will receive another measure of grace and another measure of anointing and you will find there is something fresh that is coming upon your life. Get ready! There is a fresh mandate, a fresh commissioning for the church of the Lord Jesus Christ to embrace and enter. What you thought was not possible is now going to become possible. What you thought you could not enter in you are going to begin to enter.”
For many years in many times past you have looked at the situation and said, “It cannot be done. I cannot do it. I don’t have the grace. I don’t have the anointing. I don’t have what it takes.”
But the Lord would say unto you, “Now you will begin to lift up your eyes and see.”
God wants you to cross over to the other side. He wants you to enter in and take over. He wants to give you new territory, new terrain, so that you are not afraid of what is about to happen. God is going to cause you to embrace new territory. He is going to cause you to embrace new grace. The new grace is going to cause you to enter the race with speed. God is going to give you supernatural grace to break open the things that you have never touched before. Every limitation will be broken. All limits of the past will be removed. Everything that has been holding you back until now will be broken. The shackles that are holding you down will no longer hold you back.
This is the season for you to enter and see a redefining of your mandate because God is adding to your commissioning. He is adding to your task. He is adding to your assignment. He is adding to the things that He wants you to do.
For you have said in your heart, “Lord, I am not sure if I can do so much.”
Suddenly you will begin to arise in 2013 and find yourself doing more and more and more. Every time you do more and more you will become more competent. You will become stronger and stronger. What you thought was impossible will become possible. There will be more land, more territory, more place, more space, more people, more ministry, more grace, more prayer, more and more and more and more!
The Lord will not allow you to settle for Zion’s sake. You will not stay in one place. For Zions sake you will begin to arise and intercede because the Lord is teaching you to embrace more. There are more things that pertain to the call on your life. There are more dimensions to what God has planned for you. So do not linger back and hesitate because the things that God has planned for you are far beyond what your eyes can see.
The Lord says to you, “Like Abraham, rise up in faith and begin to follow me because the things I am going to show you are greater than what you have seen in the past. The land is greater than what you have seen in the past. You’re going to touch things you have never touched before. Get over to the other side. Lift up your eyes and cross over to the other side.”
This is an important hour because many times you have become stuck with all the work that you do. Lift up your eyes and get to the other side. Don’t become distracted by success because God has greater things than success for you and greater things than blessings for you.
The Lord says to you, “Hearken to the sound of my voice because I want you to cross over to the other side because as you allow my spirit to take you to the other side you will realize there are far greater things that pertain to your life than godliness. Therefore, do not be afraid anymore. It is time to get on to the other side. It is time to see what is on the other side.”
Many times you have become stuck with the success that is around your life. People are continually reminding you of your success. Your mind has become saturated with the success and the blessings that God has given. But the Lord is saying unto you, “Lift up your eyes and see beyond the success because that is not where I want you to settle. I don’t want you to settle in your blessings. I don’t want you to settle in your popularity. I don’t want you to settle in all the good that I have given to you. Let the good that I have done for you put gratitude in your heart but see that it is a foundation for something far bigger. You have not seen all that I have planned for you yet. You have not seen all the things I have established for you yet. But this is going to be the steppingstone. This year, in 2013, is the year for you to cross over to the other side. I am going to begin showing you things that you are going to enter into and you are going to see that this year is not the end but it is a continuation of what I have begun. 2013 is the year for you to cross over to take over.”
In Matthew 8:18, when Jesus saw the crowds he said to the disciples it is time for us to cross over to the other side. That is what’s going to happen to us in 2013. There is going to be an expanded understanding of our own commissioning. There is going to be an expanded understanding of our own mandate and our job profile. We are going to realize that God includes another portion. Because you have been faithful in the little that God has given to you, now God is going to add much. He’s going to show you another domain so you can expand more and more. Many of you are going to be promoted because of your faithfulness. He is going to promote you because you have been faithful to do what God has called you to do.
So God says, “I am going to extend another measure. I am going to break down the old fence and extend the fence. I am going to break down the old territory and bring you into something far bigger, Far stronger, so that you can enter straight into the things that I have planned.”
So crossover! Exercise dominion as far as your eyes can see because God is going to give it to you. Let your eyes and ears become open. Every place where the soles of your feet will tread the Lord will give it to you. There will be no more hesitation, no more walls, no more boundaries, no more limitations, no more things to keep you down because as far as your eyes can see God will give it to you. There is an expanded terrain, an expanded territory because God is opening up the pathway for you.
2013 is going to be a very unusual year because you are going to see before your very eyes a finishing generation arise in your church. This will be a new revived generation. These will be disciples who are not wishy-washy, not flaky, a company of people who have power to finish.
These people will be righteous. They will have a new measure of quality, not just quantity. This will be a finishing generation, a company of disciples of sons and daughters that will arise. These people have been waiting for something to happen. The Holy Spirit is going to touch them and there is going to be a new thing that is going to happen in their heart. God is going to give them a new heart. He’s going to give them a new passion and a new desire. Something is going to happen. There’s going to be a new atmosphere. It is going to cause these people to suddenly sit up and rise up. No longer will they rise and fall, rise and fall, and rise and fall and have all kinds of misunderstandings and fears and confusion. There is a synergizing of a generation that will begin to come in 2013.
This generation will come together with new strength and new understanding. This generation will suddenly click together and connect together. They will suddenly become committed to one another and covenanted one with the other. The power of God is going to cause a synergy and the power of one to become a reality.
The church will not be disintegrating or segregating. It is going to come together by the hand of God. I see the hand of God holding these people together and bringing them together. God is going to put brick upon brick and wall against wall. He’s going to put pillars in between the walls. He’s going to assemble a glorious body (of believers).
The hand of God is going to touch those who are lame so they will be healed. He’s going to cause that which is out of joint to be put into joint, that which is out of place to be put into place, that which is misfit to be fitted in rightly, so that they can be held together. God is touching the body of believers and healing them.
I see the Spirit of God bringing reformation and restoration. He is bringing reviving and refreshing and healing into the body of Christ. Churches everywhere are going to begin to come together. There’s going to be a holding together, framed together, fitted together, held together as one. That synergy is going to come about.
There are not going to be a lot of wishy-washy people whose minds are afraid of what is taking place. These are the ones who will count the cost and say yes to God’s will. These are the ones who will volunteer freely. God will gather his people in a very fresh new way.
Suddenly the people are going to have a new heart. Their hearts are going to be connected to the fathers in the house of God. The hearts of the people are going to become stronger and more equipped in such a way that the strength of God will come powerfully upon this generation.
Pastors must get ready because with this rising of the people they’re going to be hungry and passionate. They are going to require new food. So the pastors must prepare materials to sow it into them because this is going to be a hungry generation. They’re going to demand more and ask for more. That is why the pastors and leaders must be competent.
Conferences are going to be packed, standing room only, because there’s going to be a hunger that is going to come because there is a famine everywhere. There is a famine for food and a famine for life and a famine everywhere for the things of God, the things of the spirit.
Churches are going to begin to break open in a powerful way as the ones that are hungry and thirsty come in. The ones who are desiring God are going to come in. They are going to come from everywhere, even from miles away, hours away. They’re going to come to be where the food is provided.
A new breed of people are going to arise in the midst of us. A new company of people are going to be hungry for God. This company of people are coming from everywhere. I can hear their footsteps as they are running to the house of the Lord. I hear them saying, “Come let us go to the house of the Lord and there He will teach us of His ways.”
These people are going to come to the house of the Lord with gladness. Pastors will have no more struggles with people. The people are going to gather together and strengthen their pastors. Our struggle is going to be against principalities, against powers in the high places. God will give us power to make our struggles no longer on the horizontal level. Pastors will not be struggling with members, members will not be struggling with pastors because they’re going to gather together, be held together, be strengthened so they can struggle against principalities and powers and pull down the forces of darkness. That is why there’s going to be a synergy and a love that is so real. There is going to be a level of commitment that is so true, a covenant that is so established and God will dwell in the midst of you!
For how good it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. The Lord will command his blessing. He will command his light in the place. Churches are going to begin to look this way and feel this way because a new sense of discipleship is going to come. No longer will we have disciples who are on their own. The membership inside the church will suddenly click together. They will change. No longer will we have people who put themselves first and put Jesus last. These people will be coming to the house of God to make Jesus first and last, to make him everything, large and small.
Pastors will be delighted and refreshed. When they look at their people they will be refreshed and will realize it is all worthwhile because they will see the investment has paid off. The return on investment is going to become better and better. When pastors look at their people they are going to be so thrilled because they see the good ones, the quality ones, the best ones, the strong ones. So the pastor’s hearts will be refreshed because they see this is worth laying down your life for.
We are going to see a whole new generation arise and it will be a company of people who say yes to his will. That is why the day is going to come when the people are going to volunteer freely. They are going to be assembled in holy array. There’s going to be a new generation waiting to be given birth, waiting to be launched, waiting to be birthed in the spirit realm. That is going to be the landscape of the church in this hour. There is going to be a new landscape. It is not going to be a rebellious people, not like those who are harder than stone and those who are strong in rebellion. The days have come when the landscape is going to change. Those who walk into the house of the Lord are going to be those whose hearts are tender, whose hearts love the Lord, who have such passion and such strength that they are going to be phenomenal disciples.
Jesus will not be ashamed to call these disciples his brother. He will not be ashamed to call them sons and daughters because they are going to stand in that kind of place.
That is why a new generation is rising. People will rush to church because that is where they want to be. They don’t want to be anywhere else, not in the mall, not in the supermarket, not on the Internet. They are going to want to go get connected to people because there are some real people standing there (not just virtual people).
That’s why a lot of flaky people are going to be challenged and they are going to be burned by the fire that is going to consume every green tree and every brown tree in the house of God.
This is the generation we have been waiting for. This is the generation we have been pursuing for. This is the generation God has been waiting for. God himself will be found in the midst of them.
For so many years we have been praying that God will come. For so many years we have wanted God to stay among us. So many times He has come but He could not stay. But this new generation will keep the presence of God. This generation will woo the presence of God. This generation will not only desire the presence of God but will also have the capacity to bring His presence down to us and have the capacity to cause Him to linger among us. God will dwell in the midst of His people. No longer will we say that the move of God just came and left but God will dwell and inhabit. He will not just come to bless but He will come to build, to stay, to dwell, to live among us. We will no longer be in the place where we just draw His presence for a season, but God will linger. For the Lord’s desire is to dwell in the midst of His people. But He is going to find the right people and He is going to come down when He has found the right people. He is going to say, “Yes, I am coming down.”
He is not going to stay on the mountain, he is going to come down. That is why He is going to say to us, “Let’s build the house together, let’s build the house well, let’s arise and build.” Because when the house is built He is going to come and fill it. When the house is established He is going to come and live and dwell in the midst of us. He will be with His people and He will be our God. He will be His sons and His daughters and He will be a father to us.
No longer will there be a fear in our hearts because we will gather in the midst of His people and we will gather as one, as brothers and sisters with no malice between us. As our hearts become united together the Lord will begin to dwell in the midst of us in an amazing way. At every service the Lord whom we seek will suddenly appear in the temple. The Lord whom we desire will suddenly manifest in the house because the people of God have become purer and purer, cleaner and cleaner. The people have been cleansed. They have been healed, delivered, and set free. This is what will attract the presence of God.
Something unusual is happening even right now in the spirit world. There is something that is going to cause God to rise up from above and say, “I am coming down and manifest.”
You are going to see the Lord manifesting not only inside your church but also outside of your church. People in the non-Christian world are going to have dreams. They are going to have revelations. They’re going to have visions of who Jesus is. They are going to have understanding. Suddenly God will manifest revelation. Even those who are restricted by law will suddenly begin to see Jesus. Those who are in a temple will begin to see Jesus. People in the streets will begin to hear music. All kinds of supernatural things will happen because the Lord has tabernacled among his people. The Lord is dwelling in the midst of His people. When the Lord takes His rightful place and begins to rest in the temple then out from Zion will go forth a scepter. All the enemies of God will be scattered about because we are attracting the presence of God.
Sometimes in the middle of the night people have dreams, non-Christians will have dreams that God is visiting the local church. Sometimes they will look at the church building and will see fire coming upon the building. Sometimes they are going to hear music when there is no service going on. There are going to be all kinds of supernatural activities going on around churches.
People who live in your neighborhood are going to begin to sense God’s presence because God is going to come down and walk on the ground and the ground that we are going to dwell on is going to become holy. It is not only going to become holy within our boundaries but it is going to become holy all around and about. People are going to become so afraid because they sense that God is in our town, God is in our city, God is in our factory, God is in our neighborhood, and something powerful is about to happen.
What is being built now is attracting the presence of God in an unusual way. There’s going to be an awesome presence that is going to come. There’s going to be an awesome drawing of the presence of God because the people have changed. The people have begun to click together and come together. A transformed people will bring in the glory of God.
In that day it will be said, “Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” It will be so because the word is in you and the Spirit of God is upon you. That is why the whole quality of people in our churches will begin to change.
For the first time people will say, “I can trust everybody!” They will say they can trust the church because they can see God’s glory, God’s hand, God’s might.
That transformation of God’s people is going to be one of the most unusual things. A distinguished people is going to arise. A rare breed is going to arise. A radical opposition to corruption is going to arise. The seed of the righteous will become mighty and they will manifest in the midst of us in 2013. God has found a people on planet earth who will say yes to His will, yes to His plan, yes to His purpose, a people who will volunteer freely.
Heaven and earth will begin to kiss together. Heaven will begin to come down and invade the place because where His people will dwell He will dwell and it is going to become the hot spot.
Even people in high places will begin to secretly come to you. Nicodemus will come in the middle of the night and ask for help. There will be all kinds of Pharisees and Sadducees and men in high places, politicians, and people who are rich and wealthy, they will come to secretly consult with you because God’s presence will be so real they will know God is with you. They will know they have to come to make peace with you. They will know they have to come to see you and talk to you because you are a carrier of God’s presence.
In the days of Jesus the disciples came but they did not have that kind of quality, but this is going to be a new season. In 2013, as you cross over to take over you’re going to see the church embrace a whole new community. It will be said that the church has been born again. There’s going to be a reinventing of the church. A church unusual is about to manifest in the midst of us. The church is going to be so unusual that it is going to attract God’s presence.
The days of struggle are going to come to an end. There will no longer be struggle on the horizontal plane (between brothers and sisters in the church) because God will begin to do this great work. That which was out of joint is going to be healed. That which was out of place is going to be put into place. That which was out of position, God is going to put it together. The body (of believers) is going to be healed.
I can see God healing the church in such a powerful way, bringing total restoration so that wholeness will come back to the house. When you look at people inside the house you’re going to get so excited because it’s going to be a new breed. You’re going to be a new people. You are not struggling with them and they are not struggling with you. They are not struggling with God and they are not struggling with one another. They have total peace. So God can put bone to bone and flesh to flesh. You will be able to look at that place and say, “This is the house of God!”
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.
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