The Elijah List website has an ongoing flow of prophetic words shared by seasoned men and women of God with proven track records. I am frequently challenged in prayer concerning an often profound communication from our Holy God through one of His faithful servants. The Scriptures are clear: 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21… Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies; test all things, hold fast what is good. In this spirit I submit this word given by Keith Miller on June 9, 2007.
“THIS IS A YEAR OF FIRSTS– PREPARE FOR THE BIRTHING OF NEW THINGS!”
I must take this moment, while the vision and experience is fresh, to tell you what happened to me last night [6/8/07]. It’s one of the most incredible, mighty, and awesome experiences I have ever had during a television show or the taping of one.
Prime Time Christian Broadcasting had invited me as a guest speaker. I knew beforehand that God was going to do something on the show. because He’d already told me so while traveling to the Midland-Odessa studios. He promised me He would come during the program.
I didn’t doubt Him for a moment. I reflected and considered His promise, excited and determined to prepare for His visit. Hmm, I thought, when He arrives, I’ll decree the words of knowledge that He gives me. I’ll decree and share what I hear. He said also that He was going to move in healing. We’ve already seen incredible new levels of healing, but man, He moved last evening!
I shared a word about the Favor of the Lord and the Justice of our God. Suddenly, the Presence of the Lord flooded the whole studio on live television, and I had to stop what I was doing! His tangible presence came and flowed through the studio as we broadcast live, and, from several reports, flowed to viewers in homes all over the world. Here I was, live on world television, broadcasting to hundred of thousands of people in India, the Philippines, and throughout the U.S. and all I could do was bow my head and say, “He’s here! He’s here! The Presence of the Lord is here!“
The “I AM” by Rick Griffin
What a powerful and awesome Presence. I knew He was releasing something to the watching multitudes (we have already received many testimonies).
Fresh Winds are Blowing…
This has never happened to me like this on television before. But I’m not surprised, because I believe and the Lord has shown me, that the year 2007 will be “A Year of First Things.” The Lord has shown me many key things of late about this year, and 2008, and I’ll be sharing more and more with you in the coming days as He releases me to.
Year of Firsts
Do you have things in your heart, “firsts,” that you know are of the Lord, and have believed for but not received? Are they in your heart, your vision, or your dreams, awaiting birth? Expect these “First Things” to happen in 2007 and 2008! Just as He flooded the television studio with His Presence– a first for me– these things will birth instantly, and for the first time, in you. Prepare for the birthing of great things! Prepare your life, your business, your ministry, your church for a time of great growth, development, strengthening, and peace.
I LOVE the glory of the Lord! I’m like a child in His wonderful Presence. When He shows up, I am filled with joy, gratitude, and childlike excitement. My little grandsons, Ethan and Evan are like that; when they see me, they run to me excited, happy, and thrilled to meet my hugs and high-fives. I’m like them when I’m in my Father’s Presence. Every time is like the first time– that’s the way it is with the tangible Presence of the Lord. What a joy, what a privilege, what a wonder it is that He comes in such a powerful way. In just a few moments, so much happens– deep calls unto deeps in wondrous, unfathomable ways [Psalm:42:7,8].
We’ve seen great breakouts of healings, signs, wonders, salvations, and the Lord’s power. Oh my gosh, “Such power, Lord!” I believe that these things are on the rise– increasing moment-by-moment, day-by-day– and that the coming two years will flow deeper and broader rivers of harvest.
A key aspect of His glory that He’s ministered to me is what I term the “Daniel Anointing.” This is the glory of God’s character in us. The glory of the Lord within, that we are people of excellence, a people of Godly character, able to mightily impact the Kingdom where we are– in our surroundings. God is releasing His Favor right now. Ask Him to favor you for Kingdom impact in your surroundings for His glory.
Great grace follows this anointing– grace and favor– great increase. Those favored of the Lord are blessed with honor, influence, resources, and so much more. We see this with Biblical saints of old whom God favored, and it’s happening now. This is why the Lord has bestowed within us the abundance of glory, that is, who He is, His character, His nature, so that we are able to walk in this release and abundance, in this anointing at this time.
Oh, I have much more to share, but what I want to bring forth from my heart at this time is that, last evening was a “First Time.” Even though I’ve had visions, experiences, dreams, I knew there’d be a time when the Angel of the Lord would appear to touch multitudes as I ministered. It happened. It happened last night. Wow. My television hosts asked if it had ever happened before, and I said, “No! It’s a first!”
Release of First Things
Are you ready for the Lord to release those “First Things” that have been on your heart? The things that you know that you know will happen but are waiting for?
Here is what I shared with the viewers last night just before the Angel of the Lord showed up. Let it lodge deep within your heart, and expect your First Thing. Expect His Presence to come in a tangible way– His glory to fill your heart.
The Lord is releasing a powerful revelation and unction of the Power of Decree for daily victory. The message over your life is “Victory!”
Revelation of the Power of His Voice
In Isaiah 61:1 we see the Spirit of the Lord come upon Jesus, and He is anointed to proclaim. In this proclamation, the bound are loosed, and the captives are set free. In verse two, again the proclamation of the Word of the Lord is released and the Word is that this year will be the year of the Favor of the Lord and the Vengeance of our God. In Hebrews 1:3 we see that the power of the Word of the Lord maintains, compels, and controls the entire universe. Psalm 29 reveals that His voice breaks open and breaks down. His voice is powerful, majestic, it shakes, it strikes, it twists, and strips, it thunders, and scatters the enemy (Psalm 18:13, 14).
Reversal and Restoration
It is under the unction of the Holy Spirit that proclamation goes forth, that this will be a year of the Lord and the Vengeance of our God. How many of you would like Almighty God to favor your year? How would you like the Lord to proclaim justice over your life and family, for complete reversal and restoration of everything stolen? I believe the justice of the Lord will rewind a situation or circumstance, like rewinding a movie back to a certain point, and that things will happen the way the Lord meant them to! Wow, restoration! Instead of ashes, the beauty of the Lord– that you are called “trees of righteousness and the planting of the Lord!”
In coming days, I’ll teach more about this, but realize this, that you become one who declares, by the unction of the Lord, the Year of Favor of the Lord and the Justice of our God over others. Declare restoration and release over the desolation of many generations– that you would see, in your lifetime, the rebuilding and restoration of lives and families.
Do you see?
This is the point of my message where the tangible Presence of the Lord flooded the studio. I immediately stopped teaching, recognized Him, and honored His Presence, encouraging the viewers to receive from the Lord that their joy may be full. Receive now, too, that your joy may be full.
Every time the Lord’s Presence comes to me, I’m in awe. I came undone last night!
He abides in all of us forever, but when He chooses to come during a meeting, a service, at prayer time, wow– consider that He came during a live broadcast. The One came to that place last night. Who? The One!
I believe that we are going to see masses of humanity stop what they’re doing to look, but not at what we’re doing, friends, but what God’s doing, praise the Lord. Get ready for the Favor of the Lord and the Justice of our God upon you and your household. May this year be a year of many FIRST wonders for you!
Rich Blessings, Keith Miller, Stand Firm World Ministries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘With All I Am’ by Hillsong