Powerful, Inspiring, Encouraging — such are the words that come to mind after hearing this prophetic word for 2016 by Pastor Gary Zarlengo of Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle in Smithtown, NY.
There are seven important prophetic declarations that the Lord has given Pastor Zarlengo over a period of several months before the end of 2015. Zarlengo explains how the words came to him:
“As I get into the chambers of prayer. He begins to speak to me. He gives me a prophetic picture and then He begins to stir within my heart a prophetic word. In two or three of these cases, I was just hearing something strong and not seeing it. When I heard it, then He gave me the prophetic word. (Then) I write it down.”
These prophetic words were delivered before a packed New Year’s Eve service at his church on Long Island.
1) The Year of Immediate Results
My precious children this year will be a year of immediate results. Each significant choice you make will connect quickly with almost instant results. The face of outcome will arise swiftly with little delay – consequence will unfold rapidly! Each decision you make, each choice you embrace, each step you take, will result in a swift outcome – a leap from A to Z! You will be shocked by an almost lightning speed of results…Therefore, I admonish you to be careful and wise in each step you take this year – for good fruit or bad fruit will be produced quickly; taking you swiftly in the right direction or the wrong direction, experiencing a wonderful outcome or a devastating consequence.
2) Bear Visible Fruit in Formerly Barren Areas
This year has been ordained as a year of you bearing visible fruit in areas where you have been barren – as you commit in your heart to be fully connected to Me; you will surely bring forth fruit in a barren place! Though I am invisible I will bring forth visible fruit in the barren areas of your life, as My Word declares of Me, “the King eternal, immortal, invisible.” Your invisible God will produce in you visible fruit! Therefore, purpose in your heart that this year will be a year of strong and authentic connection with Me and those I have called you to walk with – having a living connection with Me, like that of Aaron’s branch that blossomed with flower and fruit though seemingly connected to nothing! Yet it was connected, not to a tree, but to Me!
3) The Will of the Lord to Prevail
The earth will be intensely shaken to cause men to look up and look for Me! My will, My will, My will, like a hurricane wind, will blow off the false garments of the false prophets who teach a vain spirituality without any true knowledge of the Gospel – they will stand naked with no power! But in this new year – you My sons and daughters will be clothed with the power of the Holy Spirit – a garment of supernatural power to validate the claims of the Gospel! I will bring to the earth My power and mercy in the form of redemptive judgement – a judgement that awakens the human soul out of indifference, complacency, and pride, and releases fire to accost the lost, not to destroy them; but to aggressively awaken them! My heart of mercy shall be expressed through My hands of judgment so the lost will be provided another opportunity to be redeemed by My grace! Will you welcome My will with open arms? Will you passionately embrace My will?
4) Discernment to See and Understand
In this coming year, says the Lord, discernment must not be considered merely a convenience, but an absolute necessity! Many things will be quite different than how they appear; the container will hold a different content than what is anticipated or expected; many will be fooled and even grossly deceived! You cannot look simply through the lens of knowledge, logic, or past experience – you must rely heavily on the gift of discernment – a provision from Me that will protect you from deception.
5) The Confrontation Between the Impossible and the Miraculous
An impossible situation will confront you in this coming year – it will be accompanied by a voice of intimidation attempting to own your thinking, understanding, and response. “Your good health is gone! Your job is over; you will be broke and destitute! Your marriage is dead! Your addictions are permanent! Your dreams have become dirt! Suicide is your only way out! Your hope is foolishness! You will die lonely and alone! Your battle is lost!” When this dark night of your soul begins to unfold turn your eyes intensely upon Me! Look at Me! And you will hear My voice above these tormenting voices and I will say to you: all things are possible with Me! Give Me your trust and I will surely give you a miracle! And this year, like never before, you will know Me as the God of miracles!
6) Long Dead Desires Fulfilled
This year I will bring to fulfillment a desire that has been deep in your heart – a desire that was conceived in you many years ago. It is buried deep in you – it has remained in you for years and has seemingly grown old – a deep desire that has been a private hope and shared with few. You have often wondered if this desire would ever come to pass and be fulfilled – no one knows what I speak of better than you. So I say to you – this is the year! Yes – this is the year! I speak this to inspire you with anticipation and joy! Your deep desire will rise and step out of your heart at My command; it will be as real, as fresh, and as new as when it was first conceived in you! I promise you before the year of 2016 closes, the door of your heart will open and this desire will come out and be fulfilled! It is My delight to give you the desire of your heart!
7) The Army of God Arises
Behold My children a new year begins; a fresh anointing descends; a new fire ignited; a strong wind released; a new river flowing! The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you and anoint you to be like Jesus and reveal Him with intensity, boldness, power, and authority! I will place My passion in your heart; My name on your lips; My healing power in your hands; My mantle upon your shoulders; My authority in your voice; My confidence in your step! My presence around you! You are authorized by Me to advance into deep darkness and conquer it with My majestic and magnificent Light! Bring the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Moslem, the Jew, the secularist, the deceived, the downcast, the hurting, the broken, the sick, the lost, to Me! – as I am lifted up I will draw all men to Myself! … The rattling of the bones in 2015 has ended and now the rumbling of the thunder of My Spirit has begun! The Breath of heaven has come – stand up army of God as an exceedingly great army and cry out – Holy Spirit You are welcome here! Come flood this place! Your glory come! Your power come! Your presence come!
The entire sermon can be seen here: