2008: A YEAR OF RENEWING THE FOUNDATION
Prophecy Given Through Barbara Williams December 29, 2007
The Lord is saying, "This is the year of renewal. This will be a year of renewal. 2008 will be a year of great renewal in My people. Renewal of understanding salvation. Renewal of a foundation," says the Lord. "For the years past have been years of shaking foundations… of shaking things off that I didn’t build and I could not use," says the Spirit of God. "This year will be a year of renewing in your hearts and in your minds that which is important to Me," says the Lord. "This is a year where what’s important to Me will be at the forefront, and what’s important to Me is always that no man would perish, but also that people be made disciples... and that is students of the Word. People who love My Word, and people who want My Word and want Me.
"So it will be a renewal of interest in the Word, interest in My vision for the earth… that the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of My glory like the waters cover the seas… that people would desire the things of God… that people will want Me in a greater and greater fashion.
"And you haven’t seen the tip of the iceberg," says the Lord. "You have not seen the tip of the iceberg. For your numbers will increase, but they will increase with people who desire the right thing," says the Spirit of God. "Not mere numbers, (for any man can do that)," says the Spirit of God, "but humble hearts, and hungry hearts that desire truth, and desire the real thing, and desire to be disciples and to be used and developed by Me," says the Spirit of God.
"So this will be a year of renewal," says the Lord. "This will be a year of renewing interest in the Word, interest in God, interest in salvation, interest in true conversion, interest in repentance," says the Spirit of God. "For there will be a great Spirit that will go out that will turn men’s hearts to Me like never before," says the Spirit. "They will turn to Me, and not to other men. Not to superstars, and not to religion, but they will turn to Me. In humility, and in the secret place, and in the public place men’s hearts will turn to Me," says the Spirit.
"So look for renewal. Thank Me for renewal. Worship Me and I will renew you in such a great way," says the Spirit of God. "It will be like when you were first born again, when we first met," says the Lord. "I can take you back to that time where your total focus was Me, and all you wanted was to hear My voice and to sit in My presence.
"So look for it! It is coming! Look for it! It is upon you! Look for it! It will come whether you expect it or not, it will come," says the Spirit. "This year, 2008, will be a year of renewal and refreshing in Me," says the Spirit of the Living God.
"Put off the old and put on Christ," says the Spirit. "Put off the old and put on Christ, and the renewal is in Him. The renewal is in My Son. For behold, He makes all things new. And as you put on Christ, the renewing of your spirit and your mind and all things is there," says the Spirit of the Living God.