2017 A Year of God’s Awakening
The Nations and the Return of His Glory
By Bonnie Jones
This year we will begin to see many changes in the body of Christ. However these changes will coincide with the monumental transformation that’s taking place in the nations of the world. There is no mistake on the timing of all this, God’s timing is perfect. What we are about to experience is beyond our imagination both in the natural and spiritual. The Lord highlighted several nations this New Year as well as promise for prosperity and return of His glory.
The Lord is about to open wide the gospel in the land of the Rising Sun. No longer shall she walk in darkness. The awakening in this great nation will begin in Sapporo. The Lord says, “The emperor is no longer on the throne, I am. See what I do in the next six months to change and increase Christianity there. Many have been closet Christians but soon they shall surface and walk in truth and power. Amen.”
In a vision I saw an aerial view of earthquakes in the islands of Japan. Although Japan consists of 6,852 islands only 430 of them are inhabited. The four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu with Tokyo being Japan’s capital.
To my surprise the islands appeared to be one land mass. They seemed quiet and calm and the land appeared green and fruitful. Although I believe Japan will experience earthquakes in the natural I believe it will come to know the peace of God. Spiritual earthquakes shall occur when closet Christians begin to flow in the power of the Holy Spirit. Tremors in the earth shall result from Christians tearing down strongholds and stripping the enemy of his authority. The power flowing from these mighty Christian warriors will spark a fire of revival. And you shall see a new flag raised over this nation, as the Son of Righteousness shall arise in His glory over Japan.
The Lord showed me that there are minerals in the earth about to be discovered that will prosper this nation. There are precious gems and minerals that will be discovered, uncovered and recovered. Many have written this nation off and forgotten about her but God has not. He’s bringing this nation to the forefront for His glory.
There’s about to be a revolt in the government there as well; God’s government that is. Old mindsets will be renewed and the government of God established. Unity shall be key in this next season as the Son of God is glorified as head of the church body.
Watch as the hand of God sweeps across Slovakia and brings forth wisdom, truth and love. He’s sending evangelists into Slovakia to awaken her from spiritual apathy so she’ll become a beacon of light to the nations. It’s time for the wealth of the wicked to be turned over to the righteous as the government of God arises.
Vision of Russia’s Red Power
I saw a large solid blood red heart and to its’ immediate right, in large bold print, was written “POWER.” I knew this was Bob’s Russian Red Army prophecy from the 1980’s. Below is a portion of the transcript from that prophecy. The full prophecy can be found in the 2015 Shepherd’s Rod.
Russian Red Army by Bob Jones
In the early 80’s God said He was going to change the Soviet Union. The greatest awakening of all time was going to be in the Soviet Union. Four nations would begin to have open doors into Russia and the fifth nation would be Sweden. Also Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. He also said that like Israel was in captivity for 70 years that Russia would be in captivity for 70 years also.
In the late 80’s He began to speak to me about releasing the Russian Jews and Christians and providing an open door for them. I saw 50,000 Christians being released and I saw the wall coming down.
In 1991 the Lord began to speak really powerfully about Russia again. Kansas City took up an offering of $1.4 million and gave it to Terry Law to finance the work in Russia.
There was a Red Army angel general; he was the angel over Russia. He was the captain of the hosts in Russia. The Lord was standing with him and he was totally red like blood. He had the power of the blood he was like blood and fire. It was the blood of Christ, all the power of the blood. The Lord didn't speak to me He just nodded and what the angel said to say, it was right. He was one very powerful angel; he was an archangel over Russia. He brought me a white piece of paper and on the paper was written "Would you be interested in joining the Russian Army of God?" I said "no, because the door to Russia is going to close." The angel said, "You're a liar!" And the Lord nodded to agree.
I said that Russia was going to be equipped and that it would attack the South. The angel said, "That's right, but did you ever see what the Army was?" I said that it was the Red Army. He said that that was right but he said to look, and I looked and behind them was a red cross. They are going to carry the cross into the cell, into the Moslem nations and into Europe. He said that some of the greatest evangelists in the world will come out of Russia. In the last days it will not be the door to Russia that will close, it will be the door to the USA, and Russia will send evangelists to the United States.
I said that this was totally different from anything I've heard prophesied, and he told me that a lot of American prophets had prophesied patriotism instead of the truth. I asked him if any prophets had prophesied this beforehand and he told me that they had before 1910, and we will begin to send literature to you right away about these prophecies. He said that in the next three months I would receive confirmation that these prophecies had come beforehand. (End of partial transcript)
Russia’s Red Power by Bonnie Jones
Following my vision of the red heart and power the Lord spoke to me saying, “Russia is a backdrop to future events. I’ve held them in reserve for such a time as this. It’s time for My army to arise and move forward. You see many years ago I spoke this prophesy through Bob and he made it famous worldwide yet many did not believe him. Why would I choose Russia? And I said why would I not choose them? They’ve been under persecution long enough yet their heart has always been toward Me.”
He went on to say, “I’m sending ones into Russia and the Ukraine to awaken their spirit to Love. That’s all they need to spark the fire of revival there. Love, love, love! My love abounds to them and the rest is history.
I believe it’s time for God’s Russian Red Army to march forward in resurrection power. Bob said the angel over Russia had the power of the blood as well as fire. It had all the power of the blood of Jesus Christ and there’s nothing that can stop them once they are called to action. Get ready for the greatest awakening of all time to begin in the Soviet Union. Keep an eye on Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. They will catch the spark of fire to ignite revival in their nations as well.
Middle East & Israel
The Lord showed me a great uprising in the Middle East far worse than ever before because John Kerry stirred the hornet’s nest. And he will pay the piper for his remarks toward Israel. Israel is God’s beloved wife and no one touches her without consequence. You shall see ones rise up against her now with a vengeance but God shall calm the storm.
The Lord said, “I’m sending My army in to cease and desist the conflict. And you shall see My army arise in this day and call those things into being that have been prophesied years ago. My body cannot sit idly by any longer; she must bear arms against the enemy. She must arise to her call.”
Season of Prosperity
In a vision I was handed a white envelope. Looking inside I could see a couple $100 bills folded in half. Then I glanced down and inside the envelope a second time. To my surprise, there were many $100 bills, probably $5,000. Supernaturally the money multiplied. I believe the body of Christ is entering a season of prosperity. No longer shall it live in lack but it shall prosper and multiply in all areas as faith increases.
Then the Lord said, “You shall see My body increase as salvation is on the rise. Many stiff-necked Christians are going to convert to the walk in the Spirit and baptisms shall increase as well.”
I believe this season of prosperity is two-fold. As Christians’ faith arises and they begin to walk in the promises of God, they will be motivated by His love toward others. And this will compel them toward sharing the gospel. It’s harvest time and we will see salvation increase because the body is consumed by the love of the Lord. Sinners will be convicted by the love that flows from the heart of God’s children. So the kingdom of God prospers and multiplies and the glory of the Lord shall reign.
In a dream I was shown a portal of the Shekinah glory beaming through dark heavy clouds. As I was driving down an unfamiliar road, an old holy man riding with me kept telling me to look at it. Although it was beautiful I could not keep my eye on the road ahead if I turned backwards to see it. Therefor I only caught a glimpse because it was a serious distraction. I felt he represented old-time religion that was still looking at the former glory. However when I continued straight ahead and kept on course, the sky opened up and there was the most magnificent Shekinah glory portal bursting through the dark low hanging clouds. The portal separated the darkness and God’s glorious light shone forth. The latter glory could not compare to what my eyes were experiencing.
The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:9)
Then the Lord said, “As the glory returned to Israel so shall it return to My body. I do this as a sign of My love for My people. I have set people over My house to rule and reign and in this season you are going to see anointed ones rise to their divine calling. Many are still walking according to man’s design however this year I make clear their mandate and they choose to follow Me. Amen.”
I believe we are going to see the return of God’s glory beginning this year and increase each following year. The key here is to keep our focus on Him and don’t get distracted. It’s time to put away foolish things and embrace Jesus with a whole heart. Many people mean well but often times bring distraction that will get us off course and keep us from entering in to His presence. The body must better discern what the Spirit inspires and what is sent by the enemy to distract. Keep your eyes on Jesus and enter into His glorious Light.
A Year of His Favor
2017 is a turn-around year and a year of His favor. Embrace all that God initiates and discard the rest. Walk in His presence and glorify Him in all you say and do. Don’t look to the past for answers; keep an eye on His glorious future. We have opportunity right now to declare the promises of Isaiah 61:1&2 because The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. ...(Isaiah 61:1-2 NASB)
Watch this year as the nations of the world come alive in the holiness of the Father, the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Watch what happens as the Shekinah glory returns and sparks the spirit of revival around the globe. Watch as salvations increase and the wealth of the wicked are turned over to the righteous.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV)