Prophetic Word For 2017-The Year Of Turnarounds
Podcast #19

This is going to be a great year! 2017. I’ll say it again…just like I did at this time last year. 2017 is going to be a great year!

I asked Holy Spirit for a prophetic word for this year. After a sweet embrace from my husband in the kitchen on Christmas Eve, God dropped this word:

This will be the year of great turnarounds powered by grace and favor.

I mentioned this word to my husband, Dave, and he simply chuckled and said “360.” For the past months, that number has been showing up in countless different ways from odometers to license plates to road signs. God speaks to Dave often in numbers.

So, a 360 turn around. What does that really mean. Think of a circle of a ring put on the left finger as a covenant expression in marriage. It’s put on the fourth finger on the left hand, as some have said that is where a vein lies that goes straight to the heart.

I believe this prophetic word is for you. Hey, I know it’s for me too. I have issues and struggles and needs just like you. I’m also convinced this is a key element as you walk with the breaker anointing. You will carry this message (and other prophetic declarations) and impart this turnaround word to those around you.

I went to Zephaniah Chapter three in the Message Translation for my initial listening to Holy Spirit. Check this out:

“In the end I will turn things around for the people. I’ll give them a language undistorted, unpolluted, Words to address God in worship and, united, to serve me with their shoulders to the wheel.

14 So sing, Daughter Zion! Raise the rafters, Israel! Daughter Jerusalem, be happy! celebrate!

15 God has reversed his judgments against you and sent your enemies off chasing their tails. From now on, God is Israel’s king, in charge at the center. There’s nothing to fear from evil ever again! God Is Present Among You Jerusalem will be told: “Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair.

17 Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.” Zephaniah 3:9-17

The first turn around stamped with grace and favor is in your beliefs. This is the year that you will believe the goodness of the Lord in your life. You will truly believe that He is a God of grace, victory, and breakthrough.

What was accomplished on the cross is for you today! No more judgement on you or from you on others. Believe it.  You will be living from a place of victory. You are living from heaven pulling that spirit realm into every day of your life. You are a spirit being having a human experience!

How does this turn around happen?

It starts with you making the declarations and speaking out loud His promises. In this move you are saying yes to God and He swoops in with His yes helping you cross the great chasm from your head to your heart. You start to shift atmospheres with your words and you start to act like that which you believe. Your emotions line up with these declarations and you experience the reality of these promises in your life.

Exciting stuff.

The second area of turn around prophetic word is this is the year of no fear.

From your declarations and your devotion to Holy Spirit with a love relationship with your Father, you are going to walk in the Spirit, in the Kingdom realm, where you sense His Presence more than ever before in your life. When the smell of fear tries to invade your home, you will put up the eviction notice in faith saying, “NO…not on my watch.” No fear when it comes to your finances, your family, your faith.

The third area of turn around is I see many of you receiving that which you have dreamed for years. Your heart will leap with delight as you see God come through for you in areas that have in the past smacked you down.

It might be in finances.

It might be in relationships.

It might be in your family.

I have a great testimony of this fulfillment of a dream from my dear friend Jennifer Moye. For years she fought to adopt a child from Guatemala. Just when it looked like it was going to go through, the door was slammed in her face.

I remember that one day in our living room when the reality of that fact hit Jenn. With tears streaming down her cheeks, she shared her dashed dreams and hopes to us.

I also remember Dave saying to her gently, “What about a child here, in America?”

I’m sure at the time, Jenn did not have the strength, let alone giving her hope away for that kind of turn around.

 As Charlotte Gambill has stated:

“Turnarounds by nature are radical; they bypass nice and sensible, they freak out the orderly, and they do not line up with agendas. But turnarounds reveal our miraculous Savior to our messed-up world.”

So, even amidst the pain, Jenn continued to walk in praise and thanksgiving to God. Months and months later, in her social work at the time, Jenn came across a little brown hair girl who was in the midst of home full of emotional turmoil and trauma. Jenn was given temporary custody.

As those months of caring for Aliana turned into a year, Jenn’s heart was filled with the joy of being a mom, yet she was still considered a foster parent.  There were many more months of court ordered actions to see if the family would care properly for Aliana. The result of these gut wrenching meetings only confirmed that this bundle of joy should belong in the care of my friend.

As of this writing, after one and a half years as a foster child, Jenn walks out of court with final adoption papers to solidify her dreams of being Aliana’s mother!

So it’s going to be a great year….a year of great, radical turnarounds powered by God’s grace and favor.

What is needed from you for this to happen?

Declarations—that declare His promises

Faith that believes He is near and fear has to flea.

Commitment to walk by the spirit and not your flesh to see your dreams become a reality.

I’ll write more about this turn around move for you in weeks to come. I’ll leave you with the testimony of joy pictured above. Jenn’s breakthrough is your breakthrough.

Grab it. Believe it. Walk it. And watch God make a turn around happen for you.

I’ll end this prophetic word with a part of a Vinedresser Word from my recent devotional, Listen To The Vinedresser:  31 Declarations of Who You Are In The Vine.

It goes so well with this word..Listen to the Vinedresser:

“It might take a little time, sometimes, but I will turn the titanic of tribulation and trials around. I hold you close, child, as you wait for the turn around. The time will be the process to perfect you in your faith in the Vine, in Christ, and you will see progress and restoration.”

“Now fix your eyes on Me. I am the Author and Perfecter of your faith. I will accomplish what concerns you. Your concerns become My concerns. You can trust in Me. Your times, your life, are in My Hands. I will not drop you, dear one. You are My daughter. You are My son. I will not forsake the plans and purposes of My laid-down lovers. Though you may not see it right now, I am turning it around. If you have fallen, here is My Hand to pick you gently up. No pit is so deep that My Hand can’t reach down and pick you back up with tender mercy and compassionate care. I will never let you go.”

“Remember child, you come from a place of victory in Me. At times, it may feel like I’m asleep in the boat, but I am not. I have set you apart for a time such as this. So, let Me give you the eviction notice to your fears and doubts. Cease striving and rest in the abiding. You have a secure place in My heart, in the Garden.” Love the Vinedresser

Croft, Theresa (2016-07-27). Listen To The Vinedresser: 31 Declarations Of Who You Are In The VineKindle Edition.

I’m praying and believing this word to be true for you friend!

In the Sweet Spot-In The Vine,


For more on this word, check out my podcast where I elaborate more on these points in this word. Click below!

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