“2017 will be the Year of the Seventy”

In an article posted in Neville Johnson’s May 2017 newsletter, Prophet Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj shared the following revelation he received from God regarding 2017.

On 10 December 2016, as I was waiting on God I saw in a vision the number 70. The Lord Jesus then told me, “Look out for this number 70. The coming New Year, 2017, will be The Year of the 70.”

I pondered much about this vision and was bemused about the significance of the number 70. The Holy Spirit then graciously spoke saying: “It signifies a Year of Turning Around.”

I further pondered: What does turning around mean? Again, the blessed Holy Spirit kindly explained in this manner: “When an airplane is about to depart, it will move out the gate where it is parked at the terminal. The plane then moves slowly towards the runway. When it reaches the runway, it will turn around and position itself on the runway to take off. That’s what this year of ‘turning around is. Things and events will turn around and wait to take off.” (See the complete newsletter)

And who is turning around and preparing for take off? It is not the unrighteous, nor the false church, but it is the righteous remnant. I saw this remnant arising in a dream last year. I saw them walking in a stronger presence of God than anything I have ever seen before, and it was because the cry of their heart was to be right with Him in every thought, word, and deed. They sought first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all sorts of amazing things were being added to them. (Matthew 6:33)

Sundar confirmed what I saw with these great insights:

“Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. (Exodus 15:27)

In Biblical typology, a palm tree signifies righteousness. It also signifies uprightness. (Jeremiah 10:5). Okay, hold that thought. Furthermore, the Bible tells us God selected 70 elders of Israel to come and see Him on Mount Sinai (Ex 24:1,9). These 70 elders were also filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied (Numbers 11:16-25).

Putting these two together, this signifies that there is going to arise a new breed of ministers — church leaders who will be righteous and upright. These leaders will be filled with the last days anointing and will prophesy (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:27).

A new breed of ministers will rise up who will not lean to the right or to the left. They will be like the palm tree — upright in their ways before God. Their hearts, thoughts and deeds will be full of righteousness. There will not be any kind of deception seen in them. Their eyes will always be looking very straight at the Lord God. Their eyes will not look at evil. They will not gossip. Their lips will not speak about unnecessary things.

Not only that, these 70 elders of Israel also met with the Lord God on Mount Sinai. But on the nobles of the children of Israel, He did not lay His hand. So, they saw God and they ate and drank. (Exodus 24:11)

All of us will surely envy the privilege these 70 elders got — to eat with God. The original Hebrew Bible tells us, they drank wine with God. The word wine in Hebrew is yayin. In Hebrew gematria every word has a number. Surprisingly, yayin has a gematria value of 70. What does all this mean? This is the year to ascend—spiritually to meet with God. When you do, you will be invited to dine with the Lord (cf. Rev 3:20).

All young evangelists and young ministers of God, please take note: your time has now come to mount up on the horse and gallop. Your time has come to go up to the next level. You should not just sit where you are in your spiritual life. You should begin to climb one step higher in your relationship with God. The works that you do for God, your walk before God should go up one level higher. When you do that, then the hand of the Lord will be stretched out towards you to feed you with bread and wine.

The Lord would say to you: ‘Come on, take hold of My Hand, and let’s ascend up from where you are now to another level. Don’t stay at this level anymore.’” (See the complete newsletter)

Last week, I posted a prophetic word about a mighty outpouring of God’s presence coming in the year 2020. I believe what is coming is what I saw in my dream, but it did not come by chance, nor was it a sovereign move of God. It came because the remnant put a greater demand on heaven, hungering for more of Him, seeking Him above anything this world had to offer. So, we are not waiting on God to come to us. He is waiting on us to come to Him.

What Sadhu saw coming in 2017 with the plane turning around and getting ready for take off is what must happen to bring the mighty outpouring in 2020. A shift must come in us, a turning around, a greater level of hunger to get right with God, a greater revelation of areas we have not even realized we needed to make changes, a greater conviction of our own unrighteous ways, which will bring us to the place of repentance and establish us more firmly in the way of righteousness.

I believe we are going to hear a lot more about righteousness in the days to come. Sundar’s article confirms it by sharing the following word God gave him.

“I was very puzzled by the number 70. So, I prayed one night, “Lord, what does the number 70 signify?” Then in the middle of the night the Word of the Lord came to me, “A completion of fullness.” It means a perfect spiritual order carried out with full power. It also signifies: a period of judgment.

‘The time has now come,’ the Lord very strongly commanded me, ‘for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be preached.’ It is to announce the coming of God’s Kingdom with power to judge (Jude 14-16). The Lord Jesus significantly said that when the gospel of the kingdom is preached, then the end will come (Matt 24:14). That is the last sign—completion of fullness, that will take place before the coming of the King Jesus Christ.

The Word of the Lord came unto me early this year, ‘The days of grace will transit to the last days.’ Just like how the days of law came to an end when the Lord Jesus came and transited to the days of grace (Matt 11:13; Lk 16:16; Jn 1:17). Likewise, the days of grace is reaching its end and will transit to the last days (Heb 1:2).

When the Lord Jesus said that the time has now come to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, honestly, I shuddered and trembled with fear. Because that is the last sign before the end of all things come. Interestingly, the Lord Jesus Christ also sent out 70 disciples to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom with power (Lk 10:1). Now, what is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God? Gospel means good news. It is the preaching of the good news that the Kingdom of God is coming.

The Lord Jesus Himself said, ‘Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory’. (Matthew 24:30)

The gospel of the kingdom of God is the preaching that the Lord Jesus came, He lived, He died, He rose again and He’s coming again with His kingdom in power and glory to judge. The Lord Jesus Himself preached that gospel (Matt 4:17; Mk 1:14-15).

Ministers of God, the time has now come to preach the gospel of the Kingdom. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the preaching of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem us. But the gospel of the Kingdom is to preach the coming of the God’s Kingdom with power and glory to judge.”

It might sound strange to suggest we are about to start preaching the gospel of the Kingdom because it raises the question, what have we been preaching until now? The messages we hear today are not necessarily false, but it is a matter of wrong emphasis. We have strayed far away from the heart of the true gospel, which is the message of the cross, the message of denying ourselves to follow Him, turning away from any kind of unrighteousness so we might have more of Him. We have replaced it with a Me-gospel that has shifted the emphasis to what’s good for me.

Where is the message of sin and repentance? It has been largely silenced and replaced with messages on how to bless me, promote me, empower me, and enrich me. For example, we have leaders of mega-churches today who refuse to publicly call homosexuality a sin. They are more interested in getting large numbers of people to attend their meetings than the righteousness of God. We have seeker-friendly churches everywhere, refusing to call out sin in the church, even tolerating it in their own lives and the lives of their staff members. They have won the crowds, but lost the presence of God.

We must have the true gospel of the Kingdom to have the mighty outpouring of His presence. It’s going to require a different kind of message, which Sundar described as preaching “the coming of the God’s Kingdom with power and glory to judge.” It’s the simple message of Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.” It’s about coming under the dominion of the King, seeking His judgment so we can align ourselves more closely with His will.

To illustrate how far we have strayed, consider how the Apostle Paul instructed the Corinthian believers to deal with unrepentant sinners. He rebuked them for tolerating any kind of immorality and instructed them to deliver any unrepentant sinners to Satan for the destruction of their flesh, so their spirit would be saved. He warned them even the slightest bit of sin, which he compared to leaven, ruins the whole loaf. (1 Corinthians 5:1-7 NASB)

When was the last time your church confronted sin like Paul instructed, publicly kicking out a member who refused to repent? When was the last time any church anywhere did this? I have been a believer now for 30 years, but have not seen or heard of it. Kicking out unrepentant sinners is the last resort after first confronting them privately, but it is a necessary part of the true gospel message because unrighteousness separates us from God’s presence. (Matthew 18:15-17)

There is a high price to pay for walking in God’s presence, and not everyone is willing to pay it because it requires judging ourselves more severely so we can align ourselves with Him more fully. (1 Peter 4:17)

Sundar explained the gospel of the Kingdom is “to announce the coming of God’s Kingdom with power to judge.” This is the message of the seventy palm trees, a new breed of righteous leaders is arising who will refuse to compromise with sin. They will not stray to the left or right from the path of righteousness because they hunger for more of God. This is what we have been missing, but it is coming.

We might not have heard much about it before, but I believe God has been lining this up for many years. A new breed of messengers will begin to be sent forth, messengers of power whose words will cause conviction to fall on everyone who hears them. Conviction leads to repentance, which brings a greater outpouring of God’s presence, which is the tangible manifestation of His glory, which has the power to change everyone and everything it touches.

I agree with Sundar, it begins this year. A turning around is coming in 2017. This is the year of the seventy.

James Bailey

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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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Saeng Fisher
Saeng Fisher
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May 26, 2017 12:49 am

About preaching the gospel… it may surprise you to know that even missionaries who serve overseas don’t preach it at all. I’m not saying all, but many, many missionaries run orphanages, teach English, run community centers and ag projects BUT RARELY PREACH THE GOSPEL. I’m not kidding. Next time you are asked to support a worker or project overseas ask the hard question- how many people in a year hear the gospel through that ministry (or through those whom they train)? Does the ministry lead people to Christ, disciple them and plant new churches? Or is the ministry based around a “good work” which makes people feel good (especially those giving the money) but rarely confronts anyone with the truth of the gospel. Give a person a fish and they eat for a day. Teach them to fish and they eat for a lifetime… yet they still die and go to hell because their souls were unrepentant and unsaved. However, preach the gospel and lead a person to Christ, and OUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN will provide them fish today, tomorrow and every day for the rest of their lives. And eternal life besides.

Marilee Alm
Marilee Alm
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May 26, 2017 1:58 am

Yes, makes me want to pass out my tracts all the more!!

Saeng Fisher
Saeng Fisher
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May 26, 2017 8:12 am

Amen. Keep telling people about Jesus! Just to encourage all of us- A few years back at a disciple makers training fifty trainees walked the streets of Bali Indonesia sharing Jesus with anyone who would listen- tourists, Hindu and Muslim locals. In two afternoons there were about 350 gospel shares. The results? Ten people wanted to know more and asked the messengers to return. ONE person believed on the spot because she had a dream the night before that prepared her. Takeaway- the more we share the more rejections we will have BUT we are also more likely to find someone who will invite us back or even believe right then and there.

John Barry
John Barry
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May 26, 2017 11:24 am

Marilee , I keep tracts on me , I love to slip one in persons bag at walmart or if they have the window cracked on their car , I toss it in so it lands on the front seat and then watch , it freaks people out and they wonder how it got there . Fun to watch peoples reaction !

Mike M
Mike M
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May 26, 2017 7:44 pm

Tracts are awesome! We house an evangelism ministry in the upper level of our business – street evangelism and a tract printing operation. In the 8 years we’ve been doing it we’ve printed just about 10 million tracts in 4 different languages but mostly in Spanish and English. We use them locally and on mission trips, and ship cases of them to other evangelism ministries all over the place. Some of my best memories have been using them to pray with people on the streets of Mexico and Belize…and here in my store! God bless you guys keep sharing the Gospel.

Barb B
Barb B
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May 27, 2017 1:00 am

When I came back to Jesus after falling away in my youth, a track led me to thinking and then God put people in my life and situations that really made me cry out, ” Are you real God”. It still is my favorite track. A young boy and girl were dirty and looking at the cross, on the next page they were white as snow. The visual was what impacted me, because I attended church as a child, so the seed’s were there. Never underestimate the value of a track.

Carson
Carson
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May 27, 2017 4:54 am

I’m sure there are several missionary organisations that do preach the gospel. If you are looking for a missionary to support that takes the gospel seriously, I would highly recommend looking at Gospel for Asia.

http://www.gfa.ca or http://www.gfa.org

You can sponsor a native missionary for $30/month.

I’ve supported a native missionary for many years. And if your missionary becomes self supporting, then your funds go to supporting a different missionary. First heard about the organisation at a Missions Fest conference.

Saeng Fisher
Saeng Fisher
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May 28, 2017 1:35 am

Carson, it pains me to write this because I don’t want to detract from this important discussion about the need to preach the gospel. However there were such irregularities in the running of Gospel for Asia’s financial practices that the ECFA (Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability) ended their endorsement of GFA in 2015. You may read about it at this link from Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/december-web-only/report-details-why-gospel-for-asia-lost-ecfa-membership.html
Z3ers may draw their own conclusions.

Meantime, bless you for wanting to share Jesus at the ends of the earth. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations (ethne), AND THEN THE END WILL COME.” (Matthew 24:14) What an honor- Jesus ties his return to us spreading the gospel and making disciples!

Marilee Alm
Marilee Alm
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May 25, 2017 8:09 pm

Yes and when the 5 fold ministries are actually functioning, people will be trained and be able to go up higher…I was just explaining to someone today who was discouraged their now deceased father did not want to share scriptural truths with them. I said we as a church do not nurture one another and are not living like the original Christians. This is so necessary.

The new wonderful church I have found that has about 10 people including kids on a full Sunday had a marvelous discussion type Bible study on forgiveness yesterday. They actually welcomed input!!! WOW, couldn’t we all grow in huge leaps and bounds if this was true everywhere??!!!

I am also finding that obeying is a key to greater wisdom. The Lord will tell me to do something. When i do it then He will reveal what He is going to do with my obedience. Great fruit…have a wonderful evening…

Marilee Alm
Marilee Alm
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May 26, 2017 2:03 am

Do not get the idea this is easy. I am having to fight my flesh and keep notes on all the directions/people the Lord is sending me to…

Marilee Alm
Marilee Alm
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May 26, 2017 11:33 am

Going out now, pls pray if you read this. Much encouraged by this dream and command not to fear..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Zpa7l0Fco
#BreakingNews| No Room For Fear – A Msg. For True Followers of Christ
D’Blessing AgapEkind

Ming
Ming
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May 25, 2017 10:56 pm

“All of us will surely envy the privilege these 70 elders got — to eat with God.”

Were Caleb & Joshua included in that feast (Luke 13:26)?

Let’s remind ourselves – NONE of that generation, except those two men, entered the Promised Land. Not Moses, not Aaron, not Bezaleel and the wise men (who were filled with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship – Exodus 31:1-6) who built the tabernacle… “But with whom was HE grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware HE that they should not enter into HIS rest, but to them that believed not? (Hebrews 3:17-19).

I remember a link to a prophecy in a comment a long while ago concerning the last day ministries – many will rise up & preach, but NOT many will stand un-compromised to the end. Actually, many ministers will fall & be lost…

” Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13)
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”(Luke 21:36)

S.A.
S.A.
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May 26, 2017 11:11 am

I cannot imagine the amount of time you put into your site James…Thanks for all you put into it for everyone!

Sonia
Sonia
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May 25, 2017 7:54 pm

Amazing word James ! Truly,truly amazing !
Thanks for sharing !

Bonnie Paasch
Bonnie Paasch
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May 26, 2017 1:56 pm
James, I am fairly new to Z3. I want to say thank you so much for all that you do. This is such a wonderful group and I am so blessed by everyone that is involved here. You are an amazing writer and I also am touched by the way you handle some rude comments in such a calm and composed manner. I had never read your article entitled ” How I learned to Enter into God’s Presence.” You attached it earlier this week with another similar word. That writing and this one have so brought light to me. In both writings you talk about having such a hunger and yearning to be closer to God. This has been happening to me and it has got so strong that I just want to cry and I am depressed. I long so deeply to be with Him. I am not usually a depressed kind of person but I am very outgoing and happy. I have everything that one could desire for but something has changed. I dont desire to ride my horse, shop, or anything. I have time and time again worked at moving forward in a ministry that God led me to start called dreamshopeandfaith.com. I have had some people that come and help for a time and now a couple more that are truely willing to serve the Lord, but I am so amazed at how very true so called Christians, are so lazy and self centered and luke warm. I have always been one that likes to keep a low profile but I will shovel poop all day. It is hard as I keep thinking that God will step up a true leader but time and time again, I throw the nets out and they come back empty.… Read more »
Tracie Goodwin
Tracie Goodwin
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May 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Bonnie, God bless you , I could not agree with you more…. A Spirit of laziness is on a lot of people that have been called, I myself in the last 7 year’s have had to pray the Lord remove this spirit off myself. I think a lot of it just comes from living in America and my generation was the generation that started seeing video games invented over 300 channels on T.V , the Internet and cell phone’s etc…. We don’t know hard work like people did in America 50- 60 years ago did, and this laziness spilled over into the church we want a Microwave God. We want to be able to go to church once a week not read our bible not spend ANY time in prayer or worship with the Lord and we want to be walking behind the veil in the power of the Holy spirit and that WILL NEVER work. Even at the temple you could not jump into the Holy of Holies and skip the alter. I pray this spirit of laziness is broken off God’s people. I also think some know they are called and don’t really know what to do because God is doing a ” New Thing” and we are not really sure what that looks like. We see the book of Act’s and how they went from place to place and preached in the cities and in towns mostly outside of a ” Church” building and since I believe the Lord is tearing down our routines and traditional ” Church on Sunday only view” some don’t know what to do and God may have to force some out of their comfort zones and he will if need be. If we that are called and chosen do NOTHING then if… Read more »
Bonnie Paasch
Bonnie Paasch
Member
May 26, 2017 8:34 pm

Tracie, thank you so much for the insight and prayers. I have seen God knock my hubby off his butt too. I would prefer the gentle nudge and yes Lord.

Tracie Goodwin
Tracie Goodwin
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May 27, 2017 8:19 am

I agree Bonnie, If we would learn to OBEY the Lord quickly … I am praying for you dear sister we shall finish this race BC HE is able to keep us.
God Bless 😀

Sandra
Sandra
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May 25, 2017 10:07 pm

I just read a book that I have to share about because I’m so thankful and excited (and it fits in with this post)!!! Its called “Loosed From the Chains of Darkness” by Glynda Lomax and is about spiritual curses. It has many personal examples, explains how they attach to you, is always backed up with scripture, and includes prayers to break them off. Types of curses include: abortion, abuse, anger, barreness, captivity, depression, divorce/division, failure, fear, freemasonry, illegitimate, infirmity, innocent blood, lust, perversion, poverty, PTSD, vagabond and more!

Each one of these curses is very evident in todays society and i think even gives insight as to how/why future events will occur.

Mark
Member
May 26, 2017 9:04 am

I have also recently read that wonderful book. Everyone absolutely needs to! I have been trying to get clean for years and could not figure out why the demons kept returning after I repented and stopped sinning.

We are predisposed to most of our sins through generational curses/influences and when we give into those sins we open a door for the demons that legally allows them to continually return to tempt us until the curse is broken off. When going through the prayers I discovered that pretty well every type of sin is involved. The Lord prompted me to buy the book when I was going through Glynda’s website. I had no intention at all of buying any of her books and He touched me about that particular title.

I could feel the Lord’s presence when saying the prayers and breaking the curses off and I could also feel some of the demons leaving when casting them out. I think it may be important to be be keeping all the commandments in order to be the most successful with this process. Come away from all idolatry (television, even the news, and all other forms entertainment) and start keeping the Sabbath on Saturdays. The Lord told me once that if we do not keep the Sabbath He cannot fully bless us. It said it is a very deep matter and was most important to do so.

Paula
Paula
Member
May 27, 2017 6:04 am

I’m sorry, but it is impossible to keep all the commandments and God’s blessings are not dependent on whether or not we keep the Sabbath. Idolatry goes much deeper than watching television. You are still living under the law.

Jen
Jen
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May 26, 2017 9:31 pm

Powerful word, James! Amen & Amen. I’m following my calling into ministry (real ministry apart from the “church”) and am being strongly led to those who are preaching the REAL gospel and doing as Jesus instructed and commissioned us to do. This watered down me-centered “gospel” is leading people straight to Hell. The TRUTH will set you free.

Tracie Goodwin
Tracie Goodwin
Member
May 25, 2017 8:48 pm

I think this one is good also this past Sunday May 21, 2017 A Last Day Return to Power Carter Common https://youtu.be/Su42JXmJ3Ag

Lydia Hodge
Contributor
May 26, 2017 10:38 am

Tracie, I listened twice already and plan to listen again. What a rich word. It is so full of wisdom. He definitely described the majority of the church in America when he spoke about how we are always learning but never putting the word into practice by telling others. I have been convicted. Thank you so much. Such an good teacher. I want to be one of the 120. God bless.

Tracie Goodwin
Tracie Goodwin
Member
May 26, 2017 2:32 pm

God bless you Lydia , I am so happy you got to hear it.. it’s such a great word!! BTW I posted one more at the bottom by the same man and it’s called 2017 The Year We Decide, but you may have already seen that one cause it was from January but it’s a great message also. I pray you have a blessed and wonderful weekend sister!!

😀

Tracie Goodwin
Tracie Goodwin
Member
May 25, 2017 8:49 pm

A Last Day Return To Power *** not Common typo.. 🙇

Abby
Abby
Member
May 26, 2017 9:40 pm

I’m seriously considering putting post-it notes with Bible verses on them up all over my school so I can spread the Gospel, does anyone have any suggestions as to which ones I should use?

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