Dutch Sheets: “A Hinge of History”
History will record 2024 as a year of tremendous import – a defining year, a hinge of history. It will be a wild ride, oxymoronic in its extremes. Charles Dickens wrote regarding the time of the French Revolution, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
History, as they say, has a way of repeating itself.
This year will be highly productive but very tumultuous; incredibly fruitful, yet greatly challenging. It will be a year of coming together and of great separation. It will awaken the warrior and expose the fearful. A clear line is being drawn between good and evil, removing what once seemed like safe “middle ground.” Indifference and complacency, disguised in the intellectual robes of neutrality, will no longer be possible.
Great unrest will continue and increase here in America and throughout the world. The dragon, the bear, and the lion (China, Russia and Iran) will continue their attempts to gain influence, seeing America’s weakness under Biden as their opportunity. They realize this opportunity may not last long and will try to make the most of it. A weakened America means strengthened evil. Knowing that a continuation of Marxism (wokism), open borders, a weak military and economy, great division, the destruction of the family unit, and a decay of morality weakens America, satan and his allies will also attempt to influence America’s 2024 elections. They fear Trump and will work to oppose him.
But know that satan’s attacks, violence and the unrest generated throughout the world will be met by Holy Spirit’s greater power and the higher authority of God’s Kingdom on Earth. Demonic opposition will transform into God’s opportunities. Scripture tells us violence and unrest will not end until Christ returns; nevertheless, Yahweh’s wisdom and power will make them serve His purposes – so much so, that I believe this will begin one of satan’s greatest times of frustration in all of history.
In 2024, some of God’s judgments against His enemies will occur openly and be recognized as undeniably from Him. Like Pharaoh, who hardened his heart to the point of being irredeemable, many have done so today. God will make examples of some.
Government shakeups will also continue throughout the world, as have occurred in Argentina and the Netherlands.
Our Prayers Are Prevailing
The prayers of the Church, the Ekklesia, have accomplished much. We have not been attempting to overcome God’s reluctance, but have been laying hold of His willingness. We have engaged with Heaven and Heaven is now engaged. What He has needed from us He has received, and we will receive from Him what we need. (Photo via PickPik)
Light will now penetrate, and the Spirit of wisdom and revelation will be released to entire societies and cultures, resulting in radical change. God has used our prayers and declarations, releasing His voice in the earth to rend the heavens and come down (Isaiah 64:1). This rending of the heavens allows God’s light and truth to break through, producing revelation, the lifting of the veil spoken of in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4. This impacts not only individuals, but regions and nations.
A fresh hunger and cry for God’s presence will arise, AND HIS PRESENCE WILL COME! This will produce radical passion. Entire streams and movements will be impacted. The worship movement of the last 50 years will be renewed, going even deeper into His presence. Some that have drifted too far toward professionalism will receive a course correction. First-love baptisms will cause them to trade polish and performance for presence. Times of waiting will outweigh time constraints and song lists. A true “presence movement” will begin.
Churches and Christian organizations that have rejected elements of Holy Spirit’s activities will receive revelation and understanding of Him. As a result, they will invite Holy Spirit into their midst, and He will come! Many who have not been open to the supernatural will welcome it. Many who have not known His voice will cry out to hear it. Presence and power will manifest together, overcoming ‘forms of godliness without power’ (2 Timothy 3:5), absence of first-love passion (Revelation 2:4), and lukewarmness (Revelation 3:16). Much of what was seen as “order” will be recognized as man’s control and religious routine. Holy Spirit’s fire will be sought and given; the results will be explosive.
Incredible miracles will invade the earth, accompanying the Gospel and the preaching of the Word. Amazing signs and wonders will occur in schools, homes, businesses, churches, arenas, bars, hospitals, on campuses and in the streets. It was in Ephesus that “God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul” (Acts 19:11). Yet this was also the Church [that was] warned later against a form of godliness without power, and rebuked for leaving their first love, as mentioned above. Passion, presence and power go hand in hand. Passion attracts God’s presence, which releases His power. Holy Spirit was challenging the Ekklesia at Ephesus to do what was necessary for restoration. He is offering the same to many Believers and churches in 2024.
Noted Greek scholar Rick Renner says of Acts 19:11:
“… ‘wrought’ in this verse is from the Greek word poieo, which denotes creativity. Because the word poieo is used in this context, we know that the miracles taking place in Ephesus were miracles of a creative nature…
“In fact, this power was so out of the ordinary that the Bible describes it as ‘special,’ which is a translation of the Greek word tugchano. This Greek word means to hit upon, to happen upon, or to fall upon. It implies something unique that overtakes someone or a power that falls on someone as if to take him or her by surprise.
“Paul literally hit upon, happened upon, or fell into a level of power that was without equal in his experience. He found himself suddenly operating in a realm of miracles that was extraordinary and powerful beyond his wildest expectations. Of course, all miracles are uncommon, but there was something about these miracles in particular that transcended every miracle that Paul had previously experienced during his ministry. From the usage of this Greek word tugchano, it seems that Paul himself was surprised by the exceptional assortment of miracles that were occurring at his own hands.”
This is the level of power and miracles that I believe will begin in 2024.
All of this – the light of revelation, passion, presence, and power – will intensify the “here and coming” revival. “Presence evangelism” will occur, along with power evangelism. Unbelievers will be drawn by the magnetism that is Christ, and Holy Spirit will demonstrate the truth of the Gospel and reality of Christ. Prophetic evangelists will arise, ministering with great power and gifts of the Spirit. The current trickle of souls will become an influx, the beginning of earth’s greatest harvest. As this intensifies, much carnal competition in the Church will be replaced by Kingdom cooperation as we struggle to steward the great harvest. The plowman will indeed overtake the reaper (Amos 9:13). The Good News Translation words this verse: “The days are coming… when grain will grow faster than it can be harvested…” I believe this increase will begin in 2024. (Photo via Wallpaper Flare)
The harvest will come from ALL segments of society, ALL races, ALL ages. I believe Holy Spirit has shown me that incredibly influential individuals will be converted from the realms of government, entertainment, and even other religions. Some of these converts will be used by Christ in very unconventional ways. Their genuine faith, yet shared in unusual and unreligious ways, will have unique impacts on areas of the culture. I believe this, too, will begin in 2024.
Pray with Me:
Father, You’re all wise, all powerful, always good and always right. You, Jesus, and Holy Spirit have been planning what is coming for a long time! And as this era grew closer, Holy Spirit worked what was necessary in many members of the Church throughout the earth. They are now the willing army of Psalm 110, the ruling Ekklesia of Matthew 16, and the Church of Ephesians 3 through which You will make known Your manifold wisdom to rulers and authorities in the spiritual realm. Many more Believers will soon enlist.
We have been appealing to You, not to overcome Your reluctance, but to lay hold of Your willingness and desires. Our faith has grown, our understanding has expanded, our authority has increased, and we are positioned to receive the answer. Bring the release of revelation, revival, power and triumph over evil that You have spoken of in Your Word and through Your prophets. Save millions! Free entire nations! Expose evil! Rout the dark forces!
As we move into 2024, we do so without fear. We are ready for anything and equal to anything through You who infuse inner strength into us (Philippians 4:13), more than conquerors through You (Romans 8:37). Our eyes are fixed on the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), and we are clothed in His armor (Ephesians 6). Give us Your strategies for the coming season, and we will obey (Isaiah 30:21). In Yeshua’s name we pray!
Our decree: We decree that in 2024, the ancient door through which the King of glory enters will open wide.
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Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher, and conference speaker. He travels extensively, challenging believers for passionate prayer and societal reformation. Seeing America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly heritage is Dutch’s greatest passion. Dutch has written over 23 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He is fondly known to many as Papa Dutch. Treasuring time spent with their family and grandchildren. Dutch and Ceci, his wife of 40 plus years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, and playing a little golf. They make their home in beautiful South Carolina.