Happy New Year!
This word for 2022 can be viewed and shared on YouTube as well as on the blog for those who prefer to watch or listen. I believe what the Lord is sharing with me at this time will be a blessing to you as you set your focus on the new year! At the end of this post you’ll also find a link to a companion study sheet which you can download or print for free.
On Christmas night, I was awakened by the Lord at 3:16 AM. Throughout that night, I was also given a series of three related dreams, which I will share below. When I awoke from the third dream, I heard this phrase ringing loudly in my ears: “2022 is the year of VISION and PROVISION!”
VISION and PROVISION are significant themes for the Body of Christ in 2022. The Lord wants you to know He is releasing KEYS OF DELIVERANCE this year which will UNLOCK your ability to SEE more clearly and RECEIVE more abundantly!
Using the “code” of 3:16, Holy Spirit highlighted a number of specific scriptures as He unfolded this word. The verses are included below, woven into the content of the prophetic word itself.
VISION THAT SEES BY FAITH
As we continue to see a separation and “delineation” between good and evil, holy and unholy through God-initiated shakings and winnowings in the earth, holiness and purity will become more and more evident in the lives of the true followers of God.*
Holy Spirit highlighted the scripture in John 3:16 to me first, emphasizing that the dividing line between those who perish and those who experience abundant life is still the word “believe.” Faith will continue to be the only hope for survival in a world rocked by demonic chaos and destruction.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, ensures that our vision remains clear so that we can see the highway of holiness He has prepared for us in the midst of trials and storms.
A related Scripture - also a “3:16” verse - is Proverbs 3:16-17. The man who finds Wisdom (sourced in Christ) finds long life, riches, and honor. In a world marked by the opposites: sickness-shortened lives, famine and poverty, and demonic persecution against believers, Proverbs 3:16 will become, literally, a “life verse” for many. Those who choose to walk in the Spirit with Christ, with Wisdom; will find their ways pleasant and peaceful in the Spirit despite the chaos around them.
James 3:16 says that “where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” But the wisdom from above is pure, peaceable… gentle… open to reason… full of mercy and good fruits… impartial and sincere.” Wisdom’s insight will bring discernment so that believers may distinguish between what is evil and what is good.
In a vision, the Lord allowed me to see the “pathway of the righteous.” To the natural eye, it looked like nothing more than a dirt path: a dirty, obscure path one would not choose to travel on! Yet in the Spirit, I saw that this path consisted of rich, black soil that was being watered by the tears of the saints as they journeyed, at times lying face down in the dirt as they prayed.
Tears of grief, loss, torment, and pain are not wasted; instead, they fertilize the soil on the believer's path. In the vision, I was amazed at the richness of this soil, which was able to produce a beautiful garden.
I saw that the first of many flowers had emerged and was blooming, and I heard the name of it: a trumpet flower (or "angel's trumpet; see here for a fascinating description). I knew that the name of the flower represented its prophetic function, and that it embodied the message it trumpeted. (2 Corinthians 4:16-17)
The Spirit then showed me that just above this hidden path, overlaying and running parallel to it in the realm of the Spirit, was a river of golden glory. Its existence seemed unknown to the saints who walked this path in their humility.
The glory-stream shimmered in the light of the sun, and the Lord revealed that the “glittery" glory I saw reflected the many aspects of His character, which are beyond beautiful.
He said that the glory that is now being released on earth is a composite, or mixture, of several different anointings we have known in the past, including (but not limited to) healing and deliverance. Just as the anointing oil in Moses’ time was composed of specific ingredients, so this fresh oil contains a unique “blend” of anointings both necessary and specific to our time in history.
Psalm 65:11 reads: “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.”
Walking in Wisdom not only produces glory; it also keeps believers safe in times of persecution. The Lord next brought me to Isaiah 41 and encouraged me to read it as speaking spiritually of Christ, not just historically as pertaining to Cyrus.
For Christ and those who believe in Him, there are beautiful promises here: first, that “victory will meet us at every step” as we walk in the Spirit. Second, that we will pass by the enemy safely on “paths our feet have not trod.” (Isaiah 41; esp. vv. 2-3)
To walk on the "highway of holiness" is the triumphant victory of the Christian overcomer, and the corresponding Laodicean promise in Revelation 3 is that these holy overcomers are able to sit with Christ on His throne, ruling and reigning over all their enemies. Their eyes have been anointed with salve purchased from the Lord at a price, and they have learned to truly see.
PROVISION THAT RECEIVES BY REVELATION
The next theme the Lord highlighted for 2022 was the theme of provision that is received by revelation.
Last year, I wrote extensively about the emergence of both spiritual and natural “Joesphs” who are anointed to help bring the Body of Christ through difficult times. In biblical Joseph's day, the nation of Egypt was considered economically prosperous but then encountered a widespread famine.
Joseph had been well prepared for that hour, having already been stripped of everything he ever owned and every relationship he ever knew. Don’t miss the prophetic timing on Joseph’s life: it took 22 years of preparation before Joseph’s initial dream from God came true!
By the time Joseph reached Pharaoh’s prison cell in Egypt, he had nothing to rely on except his secure relationship with God. Joseph’s revelatory vision and foresight was the one and only key he needed for provision, deliverance, and stabilization of a nation.
Through the Spirit of wisdom (practical preparation for the famine) and revelation (the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream), God gifted Joseph with a survival strategy to save the nation and his own family.
In the same way, apostolic Josephs are still being raised up today. These “Josephs” are not just prophets who share dreams and visions, nor are they typical "titled" ministry donors! These are apostles who, through deep and seasoned trust in God, have now been entrusted by our King to carry keys of provision for the Church in dark times.
Colossians 3:16 reveals the secret to developing this kind of wisdom: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” 2 Timothy 3:16 also confirms that the Word of God is profitable for all things, including teaching, training, and correction.
In Joseph’s story we see a clear picture of the profitable use of the Word of God through personal gifting. Joseph’s knowledge of God’s Word and his commitment to worship God in even the worst of situations enabled him to function first in his gifting as a dreamer and interpreter, then as a steward of the dreams and visions of others.
The Word and worship remain essential components for the Body’s provision today, since they reinforce and demonstrate trust in a good God who gives bread, not stones, to His children.
I believe we will also see the rise of more “Priscillas and Aquilas” in the coming year: missionary couples who are anointed for accurate teaching of the Word either on the road or in house church settings.
These are not simply evangelists explaining the way of salvation, but godly couples who will bring much-needed discipleship and discernment even to the mature as Kingdom mothers and fathers. The “provisions” they carry are spiritual, meant to equip, sharpen, and empower believers for the next leg of their journey.
The power of their ministry will not be in words alone, but in the message of their marriage. As issues of gender, sexuality, and identity come under assault from the world, men and women who embrace the distinctions of their genders yet the equality of their partnership with God will see the anointing restore broken individuals and families.
PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBERS 2 & 22
The number “2” represents agreement, blessing, union, and addition. The prophetic number “22” speaks of open doors, increase, and keys of authority given to those who are trustworthy.
James 4:8 indicates that cleansing our hands of sin (through salvation and confession) is one part of a 2-fold redemptive process. Purifying the heart (through inner healing, deliverance, and working out our salvation) is the other. This significant “2” speaks of two things the Lord has been emphasizing to many prophets: a great Kingdom harvest of incoming souls and a great deliverance for the faithful remnant of Christ.
THE KEY OF DELIVERANCE WILL UNLOCK YOUR PROVISION!
Isaiah 31:1 reads: “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord.”
In the three dreams on Christmas night, I saw two people in particular. One of them is well known for their generosity and provision to the Body of Christ.
In the dreams this generous individual had been severely paralyzed, but was recovering through prayer. The reason for their paralysis was a demonic one: they had made a heart-covenant to trust in the world’s supply instead of in God. This had given the enemy permission to cripple them so they could not move forward.
By contrast, the second person in the dream had a name which implied “trusting.” Psalm 28:7 reads: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 also states: “The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”
When I woke from these dreams, Holy Spirit began speaking to me about the importance of DELIVERANCE in the coming year. Deliverance, Jesus taught, is the children's bread!
What hindered the first person in the dreams was a pact or agreement they made to rely on “Egypt” instead of God. The legal right the enemy had to cause paralysis was idolatry. (Note that idolatry is also the second commandment, another “two.”) It was a specific type of prayer from the second person that helped the paralyzed one become free of the root of their bondage.
The Lord is illustrating a choice we have for the coming year. The one who relies on himself or others will not be able to move forward. The one who chooses to trust and agree with God’s ways will find healing through prayer and deliverance. In a season noted for its complex catastrophes and trauma, we will need the "key" of deliverance, to see healing manifest.
"SHOW ME WHAT I CAN'T SEE"
A dear friend and member of our His Inscriptions community taught me to pray this simple prayer: “Holy Spirit, please show me what I cannot see.”
Whether this applies to seeing hidden strongholds within ourselves, discerning the truth in complex scenarios, or interpreting dreams and visions, this is a wonderful way to invite the Lord’s counsel into your life. God delights in expanding our vision and perspective when we give Him the opportunity!
Proverbs 3:5-11 urges the believer to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to lean on our own understanding. We are to acknowledge Him in all our ways so that our paths are straight. Honoring the Lord is the key to filling our barns with plenty and our vessels with wine.
Deliverance will return to the forefront in 2022 as a “power tool” which has been ignored or shunned in the Church. The enemy has caused many people to fear deliverance because of its “messiness,” yet the power of deliverance opens doors of favor, healing, and provision. In many cases it is the ONLY tool that will work to bring healing!
When the Body of Christ becomes aware of ungodly pacts, covenants, and agreements with people or man-made systems of worship and begins to break these covenants or co-dependencies through prayer, freedom and finances will be released. When deliverance is embraced we will see the most complex traumas healed.
In addition, the number "2" can represent either union or division. James goes on to say that friendship with the world breeds enmity, or division, towards God. Friendship with God produces a holy union that disperses our enemies.
Unfortunately, there has been a widespread attack of division operating in the Church which, for want of a kinder name, is called “Christian witchcraft.” Negative spirits such as jealousy, judgment, control, criticism, and strife have been working through deceived, disgruntled believers to accuse and slander those who sincerely desire to follow God.
The yielding of these deceived believers’ tongues to the accuser of the brethren pollutes the Body and their own testimonies. Spirits of offense and accusation cause two people who were once unified in the Spirit’s anointing to be divided. James describes believers with an unbridled tongue as “deceived,” “polluted,” having a “worthless religion,” and operating in a “world of unrighteousness.”
The enemy will continue to sow seeds of slander and division in the Body through issues like vaccine mandates, the cessation of Pentecostal gifts, and ministry methods. It's what he does well. He thrives on demonic comparison and competitive jealousy. These things have no place in a believer’s mind, mouth, or heart!
God is exposing things like this on a national and worldwide scale. On issues of personal preference, where biblical doctrine does not specifically support one course of action over another, I believe the greatest test is not whether we are right about an issue but whether we are loving towards those who disagree with us. (See Romans 14:22.)
Another His Inscriptions reader and prayer warrior sent me the following dream as I wrote this word for 2022. The dream illustrates perfectly what we’re experiencing right now.
This man and his wife were in an airport, watching not one but three successive “Concorde” airplanes take off and then immediately crash. He wondered why no one shut down the airport after the first crash because there was so much death and devastation? Yet these planes kept taking off, one right after the other, in total defiance of airport protocol. He felt the dream spoke of large ministries that were "crashing and burning" as God was exposing unrighteousness.
I believe this is a picture of what happens when sin in any form is allowed to contaminate the Body of Christ. Spiritually, the Body is like a “Concorde” aircraft; don’t miss the meaning of the name “Concorde,” which speaks of agreement and unity! The Church is designed to soar at altitudes higher than any other aircraft and speeds faster than sound.
The Lord reminded me that the fatal July 25, 2000 crash of an actual supersonic Concorde jet in France was traced to a piece of metal on the runway. The metal strip was small, but it blew a tire and caused a piece of rubber to strike the fuel tank on a wing of the plane. The full tank ruptured from within, causing a fire, the plane was destroyed, and everyone on board was lost. The message? It only takes a little leaven to leaven the whole lump.
James’ caution to bridle our divisive, fiery tongues is critical in a season where ministries and corporations are crashing and burning all around us. We may see more of this, but we don’t need to be casualties ourselves!
The key to receiving God’s provision and protection in the midst of this turmoil is to daily renounce any personal sins or iniquities that divide us from Christ or His Body. It is essential this year to allow Jesus to shepherd your heart. Forgive those who have offended you and break off all agreements with the enemy, whether intentional or generational. A house divided will not stand!
I believe that the consecrated, “remnant” believers who separate themselves to the Lord in purity this year will see double doors of increase and favor unlocked for them.
In short, the promises I’m seeing for 2022 are simple but powerful:
FAITH paired with a walk of HUMILITY will cause us to SEE with clear VISION so that we walk on secure paths of GLORIOUS ABUNDANCE.
TOTAL TRUST in God combined with the “power tool” of DELIVERANCE will release overflowing PROVISION and NEW WINE, even during the world’s supply shortages.
Finally, moving to a place of AGREEMENT and UNITY IN THE SPIRIT instead of fleshly division will bring HEALING, causing the Church at large to ARISE and SOAR powerfully and authoritatively, just as she is designed to do!
1. Holy Spirit, please show me what I can't see: is there anything in my heart or home that I rely on or worship, other than You?
2. Are there any sources of VISION I am relying on which have their roots in human strength or occult power? (These could include your own plans made apart from prayer or God’s counsel, as well as consulting mediums, psychics, fortune tellers, or other past or present methods of prediction.)
3. Are there any agreements or covenants I have made with “Egypt;” sources of PROVISION which have taken the place of perfect trust in you?
Thank you, Lord, that my light, temporary afflictions are producing for me an eternal, weighty glory that is beautiful beyond comparison! By faith this year, I look to the unseen things of the Spirit and refuse to focus on the deceptions and lies of the enemy. I take hold of Jesus Christ, Author and Finisher of my faith and the source of true Wisdom, believing that I have favor, life, and abundance at ALL times. I walk purely and securely because I abide IN HIM.
The authentic messages of my life and ministry are coming forth in maturity, fullness, and the power of God. I am discerning and wise because of the Spirit of God IN ME. In passionate devotion to the Lord, I invite You, Jesus to anoint my eyes with clear spiritual vision for 2022. I will not rely on the world's systems of government or man-made provision; instead, I will draw from the riches of Christ's salvation and glory for everything I need.
I trust in the Lord and I am helped, because God has said He is my helper and He will never leave of forsake me. Love is in my DNA. Truth sets me free. Deliverance is my bread, and healing is my inheritance. I feast on the goodness of God in the land of the living! Hallelujah!
READ: 2 Corinthians 4:1-16
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.