This year in the Hebrew is 5780. There’s symbolism in this to help us understand what the Holy Spirit is saying. It’s not only a new era, but it is a year of the voice. Now what do we want to say about the year of the voice? 2 Chronicles 20:20 says:
So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
Then he goes on to talk about something that is very critical for this season. It says:
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” (2 Chron. 20:21, NKJV)
So we say that this is a season where we’re going to have to go to war if we’re going to get into our Promised Land. Looking at the biblical symbolism of taking your Promised Land, when the children of Israel crossed the Jordan, there were all kinds of tests and things they had to do. They didn’t just stand on the Promised Land and say, “Well, here I am!” and all the giants ran away, and all the problems ran away. No, they had to fight for it.
This is a season where we’re going to have to go to war to come into our reset and our blessings and our purpose. But don’t let that make you afraid. Just learn how to go to war – it’s very important. This is why, at Generals International, we teach on spiritual warfare. And we tell people how to navigate in prayer and [deal with] the powers of darkness coming against them. We need to go back and re-teach those things that we taught many years ago because one of the things that my generation should do is teach the next generation what we know, and my generation knew how to go to war.
We need to understand that there are nations that need Jesus Christ. There’s going to be a battle over that happening. There are people that need to be saved. There’s going to be a battle for the soul of those people. It’s time to establish war rooms once again. It’s time to learn to war, and, in the passage mentioned above, we see one of the principles of warfare was worship.
We know in this 2020 season and from 2 Chronicles 20:20 and 21 that there is a connection. The Prophets prophesied, and the people who believed the Prophets prospered. And what did the Prophets say to do that would bring that blessing? It was worshiping the Lord – an intense worship of the Lord and intentional worship of the Lord.