One of the hardest prophetic words to give is about marriages. In fact, many teach to just stay away from the subject altogether. However, it would be false humility at this time to not declare the word of the Lord on the matter.
In the over 20 years of speaking prophetically, I do not think I have ever given a message about restored marriages. I am a hellfire and brimstone guy. I am a revivalist. This may be the most unusual prophetic utterances I have given.
God has confirmed this many times over in the last weeks. I personally know of three friends in ministry that have been separated for over a decade that is being restored to their families. That is just the start of this season we are in as well.
In an open letter to prophets and evangelists, I challenge them to think about their families in revival. That was the first time I had ever wrote anything like that…ever. It goes against the core of 99% of what I write, preach and pray for.
In that article, I said the following,
Let’s see revival sweep the nation and destroy the works of the devil in this country but let’s do it with our families supporting us and standing with us. I promise you that will you need strong families for what is coming. They are the rock it all comes down.
What I believed was God was telling people to make sure their marriages were strong. What I did not realize that there was about to restorations of marriage on a large scale as well.
Healing martial wounds
I have been challenged by Jeremiah 30 in a word the Lord gave to the people of Israel. This is a prophetic promises for marriage in this season as well.
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’Jeremiah 30:7
In just five verses before, the Lord said the wounds were incurable but then He declared that he would heal them anyways. What seems impossible to heal will ultimately be healed.
I must declare to you that there is no marriage that can’t be
salvaged. We are in the season of impossibility bowing its knee to the Lordship of Jesus. At least one of the friends seeing his family restored was beyond hope in the natural.
Miracles are happening in this area at a rate I have not seen in all my years. Nothing is impossible right now for him who believes. Joy really does come in the morning!
Many people have been called outcast because of their broken relationship with wives and children. The Lord says NO MORE! He is going to heal those who have been faced with shame in this area as He does what only what he can do.
You might feel like Zion does not care. This is the people of prayer. I want you to know that people are praying and believing for your marriage on your behalf. People do care about marriages!
On April 2, I had a prophetic dream (I am not much of a dream guy) but in the dream, I was in a delivery room. There is several things that is important to understand about this.
On the wall of the room was the words “Romans 12:12.” It was huge and painted on the wall. I thought it was odd for a hospital to have a reference on the wall.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.Romans 12:12, NIV
It seemed that the emphasis on put on “Be joyful in hope.” There is hope for people and that you are be in the joy of the Lord about it! Remember, Romans 14:17 tells that the Kingdom of God…is joy in the Holy Ghost.
The rest of the verse tell us to be patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. This means that it will be not easy in some marriages but as our joy is in hope, we will get through the challenges.
The thing that seemed very odd about the dream was Laura Hackett Park’s remake of the hymnal of Joyful Joyful was playing very loud in the hospital. Normally, that is not what is played in a hospital setting and it was a reminder of the times God touched me (and thousands of others) during the IHOP Awakening. Many people prayed for healing in that renewal and is about to become manifest!
Lost Years are restored!
On February 15, the Holy Spirit spoke to me (and I published the prophetic word) that God was going to restore the lost years. He said that if we will contend from the throne room (Revelation 4), he will restore the lost years and he will release angelic activity that we can’t see. That is the still the word of the Lord in this season.
What I want to remind you as you process your promise of restoration is that what happens after the lost years is restored. There is greater anointing, great power, and greater authority.
Joel 2:25 tells us about the restoration of the years but in Joel 2:28 is the famous passage we love to quote. However, I believe we miss something.
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.Joel 2:28
After what? It is after the restoration of lost years that God will pour out His spirit on the people! As God restores the marriages of men, His spirit will come through them in levels we have not seen. It is going to happen soon!
Some people have not seen the physical miracles they have been promised in their ministries because they have not understand the outpouring is AFTER the restoration of lost years.
As a prophetic voice, I want to remind you something that I never really understood until recently. I knew it theologically but it did not really click.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.1 Peter 3:7
The anointing on your life will NEVER be what needs to be without your family. Many delayed fulfillment of prophecy is because we have not been faithful to our families.