Doug Addison

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This is the start of the Jewish New Year and a new season spiritually. This year, the Lord is releasing favor for those who have suffered. Even though it has seemed that things have been delayed, the Lord is going to fulfill His promises to you. I continue to hear the Lord say to not be discouraged with the delays because they have been needed to help prepare us for the great things coming.

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 NIV

Three Books Being Opened

I saw three books in Heaven opening this year:

  • Books of Understanding
  • Books of the Plans of Satan.
  • Books of Purpose

God is releasing greater understanding into your purpose, revealing the plans of the enemy and giving you strategies to overcome obstacles.

Books in Heaven are not physical, but spiritual. They contain our life callings, assignments and prophetic instructions. We see books and scrolls throughout the Bible. Jesus talks about them in Luke 10:20, and we see the Book of the Lamb in Revelation 13:8.

This is the time of year when the Books of Heaven over your life—and particularly for the coming year—are opened (Psalm 139:16).

Books of Understanding

I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end … but those who are wise will understand.” Daniel 12:8–10 NIV

The Lord is opening deeper revelation this year, and the Book of Understanding about your season and calling is being opened. Get ready to receive deeper insight, wisdom and revelation.

For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.”

Isaiah 29:11 NIV

Watch for the Lord to reveal things that have not made sense to you in the past.

Books of the Plans of Satan

Then the Lord told me about the plots my enemies were making against me. Jeremiah 11:18 NLT

I had a vision at night in which I was shown books of the enemy’s plans against many people. In the visions, the Book of Satan’s Plans against me was very large, and I was not able to read the details because the pages were blurred. I felt the justice of God rise up in me. I entered the Courtroom of Heaven, pleaded for justice and asked the Lord to show me what Satan has against me.

This original encounter happened in 2017. I knew it felt incomplete, and that something more needed to happen. I had forgotten about it until this month, when the Lord took me back into it as if it were happening now, in real time (October 2019). Instead of seeing blurred pages, I was now clearly seeing the plans of Satan.

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. Daniel 2:22 NIV

The Lord said, “I am now revealing the plans of Satan that were previously hidden in darkness. The Books of Satan’s Plans are now being opened.”

Books of Purpose

I saw a Book of the Lord’s Purposes from Isaiah 61 unrolling like a golden scroll in Heaven. This is the very scroll that Jesus read from in Luke 4:18–19 and proclaimed the start of His ministry on Earth. This is the Book of the Lord’s Purposes for us.

This year will be the opening of the purposes for which we came to the Earth to fulfill. This is the main part of the prophetic word for the coming year. A lot more regarding Isaiah 61 will unfold over the coming months.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn … Isaiah 61:1–2 NIV

The Lord is bringing new power to release people from darkness. I saw people in this dark prison of uncertainty, feeling brokenhearted and held back. The Lord is throwing the doors open for you to come out of the dark night and wilderness. As you do this, you are going to receive a new assignment and anointing to help others.

… and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.Isaiah 61:3 NIV

Your grieving is coming to an end. This year will be the start of a new season in which you will receive a crown of beauty and cast off the ashes of the previous season. The Lord is going to plant people in new places this year and position you to display the Lord’s splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Isaiah 61:4 NIV

Watch for God to reveal callings and assignments that have been discarded or promised to you but have not come about. This is both personal and at greater levels that will affect cities and nations. Many cities that have been ridden with violence and crime are about to awaken to the Lord’s love.

Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Isaiah 61:5 NIV

The Lord is shifting things financially this year. There will be strategies to make money for the Kingdom projects He is calling people to. New favor and help is coming from people around you.

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7 NIV

This is a year of double blessing and the release of double portions from Heaven.

“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” Isaiah 61:8 NIV

The Lord is bringing justice and repayment for losses and bad things that have happened in the past. Watch for God to move in your family or those around you that you least expect.

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. Isaiah 61:10–11 NIV

The Lord is bringing refreshment, and joy is coming to those who have mourned and been in a time of waiting. New authority in the spirit is coming, and the Lord is going to reveal Himself to you in deeper, more intimate ways!

This will be an amazing time of divine turnarounds, and things will shift suddenly!