2016x250A Prophetic Perspective on the Coming Year 2016
Prophet Russ Walden gives a Prophetic Perspective on the Coming Year. This message was given at the December 2015 “Precisely the Prophetic” conference in Branson, Missouri. To receive personal prophetic ministry over your life for 2016 visit http://ift.tt/1afINsw or propheticnow.com


The coming year is a year of moving from Authority to Authorization. The coming year on the Hebrew calendar speaks to us of city revival and moving into an Ascension mentality. In the next 12 months kingdom minded believers will be transiting from the CALLING of God to the SENDING of God. This is your time – and this prophetic perspective will align you for all that is available from the hand of God in this next season.

Names and numbers in the bible are significant and always meaningful. In the economy of God there are two types of timing: Kairos timing and Chronos timing. In every chromos timeframe there is Kairos fulfillment called “fullness of time”. The coming year of 2016 corresponds to the Hebrew year 5776 and 5777. These numbers have meanings and speak to us of the purposes of God ahead for us. Understanding these purposes comprise our invitation to step out of His chronos timing and into his kairos timing.

1 Chron. 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…

Gen. 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

If we are going to look at the Hebrew calendar and confer meaning upon it we must know something of it’s origin. The Hebrew calendar as we know it has it’s origins in the second century. It’s starting point was the estimated time the Rabbi’s believed that Adam was expelled from Eden. In the things of God numbers are important and meaningful. The number 6 being the number of man is significant and even more ominous the number 666 – the trinity of man falling short of God (777) constitutes the rebellion of humanity against God’s order and economy. So as we look at the layers and meaning of 5776 and 5777 (the two Hebrew years spanning 2016) we will get a sense from a numerical perspective through the linear filter of the cosmos of God’s purposes as relates to this time frame in our immediate and personal future.
Looking at the Meaning of 5776 / 5777

5000 – Coming into a Covenantal Communion with Christ:

5000 is a number that speaks of and is connected with the multitudes as contrast from the remnant. In Christian culture there is where the crowd is going (after the loaves and fishes) and where the 12 are gathered with Jesus in intimate discipleship. 5000 – Jesus fed this 5000 and reduced that number down to 12 by saying “eat my flesh and drink my blood”.

[Jhn 6:54, 67-68] 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. … 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

So this a year that Jesus is asking us “will you also go away?” Will we coming into a covenantal relationship with God that can only be ratified by miracles that only God can produce?

700 – New Life and New Resurrection:

700 – is a number representing Christ and represented resurrection. God is resurrection something that have been dead and stinking in your life in 2016. Severed relationships broken by the enemy. Personal economy and blessings lost to distraction and struggle. The year 2015 has been a year of distractions – a gauntlet of difficulty. Now is a coming out time for us into new discipleship, authority and authorization.

The Chi Rho is an ancient Christian symbol dating to the first century. It constituted the monogram of Christ. It’s numerical value is 700. It is found inscribed three times on one of the sites venerated as the burial place of Christ (some believe inscribed there by the angels that rolled away the stone).

In catacombs dating to the early decades of the church you can find the symbol of the Phoenix on the sepulchers of first century Christians. The Greek word Phoenix gives a numerical value adding up to 700 thus denoting 700 as a number of resurrection.

[Hos 6:1-3 KJV] 1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3 Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth.

70 – Shifting from Calling to Sending:

70 – is the number of those sent out by Christ to cast out devils, cleanse the lepers and preach the gospel. God is moving you in this season (in the coming year) from being the CALLED to being one that is SENT. Are you willing to be BENDABLE, SENDABLE AND SPENDABLE?

We are moving from a multitude mentality to a discipleship mentality. The voice of God in the earth is shifting from a CALLING (invitation) to a SENDING (command).

[Luk 10:1, 17-19 KJV] 1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. … 17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

This is a year of authority and a year for you to rise up into your destiny. It is COME UP HIGHER TIME to put your foot in the devil’s neck and see breakthrough and destiny come.
Moving into Prophet – Priest and King:

6 – is the number of man and the number of priesthood. God is calling you up into your priesthood in Christ. This is the year to finally understand just what your priesthood is and the anointed opportunity God is giving you to affect those around you and your city by virtue of the RIVER OF LIFE flowing out of your belly.

The glyph for the Hebrew number 6 is a pictogram of a tent stake. In ancient maps tent stakes were a symbol indicating where water could be found such as a well. Every well in ancient times had some type of settlement and there was always a priest ordained to live at the site because it was considered sacred (Example: Moses’ father in law was the priest of the wells of Midian). You are a king and a priest. You are a priest over a very specific resource – the well of life or river that Jesus said springs out of your own belly.

The number 6 is the Hebrew letter “vav” it translates as the word “and”. It is a connecting word. For instance in the first sentence of the bible “God created the heavens AND the earth”. This is because it is a tent stake symbol. In Genesis the firmament of the heavens was seen as a canopy or a “hoopa”. A hoopa is a tent like structure that Jewish couples for centuries have gotten married under. As a tent stake symbol the number 6 or vav not only represents man but also represents where heaven and earth come together.

This is significant because the number 6 or “vav” happens to be the central consonant or word of the Torah. Jesus referred to this when He told the Pharisees “you love the scripture though you want to kill me but your scriptures testifies of me…” They perfectly understood that he was pointing to the center “vav” in the Torah declaring that He was the God-man the human manifestation of heaven and earth coming together in His person.

Rev. 1:6 And hath made us kings andpriests unto God and his Father; to him be glory anddominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev. 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: andwe shall reign on the earth.

You are a king and a priest. This year God wants you to know that RULING AND REIGNING begins now. Now is the time. This is your now season. You don’t have to wait to die to rule and reign now. You are a principality and a power. Satan’s illegitimate hold on the thrones of spiritual authority in the earth are being vacated and you are being called up to take your place.

From the Part Realm to Completion in Christ:

Now the Hebrew calendar does not match the Gregorian calendar exactly. The year 5776 shifts to the year 5777 during the year 2016. The number seven speaks to us of fulness and completion. We know that the number of the name of the anti-christ is 666. What you may not know is that the number of the name of Jesus is 888. Jesus revealing himself to John was walking in the midst of the candlesticks, the churches and the 7 stars.

7 – Churches
7 – Candlesticks
7 – Stars

The shift from 5776 to 5777 mid-year is the transition from immaturity to maturity. From wandering in the wilderness to mounting up as an army to take the land. You are a part of an Ecclessia and God has posted you on your station of service among the candsticks of His global body. The 7 stars speak of the 7 Spirits of God being poured out to cause you THIS YEAR to have an ASCENSION MENTALITY that will forever change the way you think, live and interact with those around you.

The Three-Fold Cord of Salvation:

5 – 777 Grace – bringing about completion on the 3 planes of man’s existence “spirit / soul / body. Moving from a “boy who reads” to a man who stands between heaven and earth as a prophet / priest and king. This is about moving into maturity and completion and fulness:

[Eph 4:11-12 KJV] 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Jesus is going to walk in our midst in the coming year in a new dimension – in corporeality. He is calling individuals who have opted out of the institution church to come into accountability for their collective connection to other believers. Though you are not ensconced in the institutional church I am calling you to be those lively stones builded together nonetheless with other believers in your homes, business and personal life until My many membered body is expressed regardless of your affiliation or non affiliation with the brick and mortar church.

In the latter part of the year the scrutiny of the eye of God will be made manifest as the

7 – horns that are sounding
7 – eyes
7 – spirits of God

2016 is the year of transformation – from the symbol of man (6) to the completion putting on of Christ (7) – full or complete measure of the stature of Christ. God is calling you up to your destiny in Christ. You are being called to lay aside the old man and become who you are in Christ.

Looking at the Shift:

How does this shift happen? Look again at the numbers of the year:

5 = beginning in grace.
77 = the glyph of the number 7 is a sword. 77 represents the two edge sword of the word of God.
6 = is the number of man (following and yielding to the grace of God (5) and the piercing discernment of the word of God in your life thus bringing about the shift to 566 “7” thereby putting on Christ in a new and fuller dimension.

Now lets talk about the number seven. The pictogram of the number seven is that of a “vav” with a crown on it. Scholars often refer to the Hebrew glyph for the number 7 as a crowned vav (or 6). Thus we see that God is calling us up not only to our priesthood in Christ but to ruling and reigning in Christ. The double seven represents double rule which is what Jesus taught us to pray “thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”. Thus 5776/5777 is a year of God’s kingdom coming to earth. This speaks to us of the kingdoms of the earth becoming the kingdom of our God and His Christ. Now we can look at this in terms of the geopolitical landscape but the Father says “I have the kingdom of your heart as My first conquest”.

The number seven is also the symbol of a sword and it is also the symbol of a kneeling man. As a word the number seven means “cutting” or to “cut”. The word covenant often used in the bible is also equivalent to the number seven. Jesus is saying to us will you also go away or will you come into a renewed covenant with me by drinking my blood and eating my flesh.

5 Hei
Egyptian pictogram of Man with Upraised Arms (connected with the Hilel or Halal)
Phoenician “court, fence or window”.
Hebrew symbol put in a preposition describes a Boy who Reads
Often used as the Name of God when the actual name of God was unutterable

7 Zayin
Seven, Full, Complete, Swear/Oath
Hebrew pictogram of a Crowned Man (boy yielding to man)
Hebrew symbol represents a sword, to cut, covenant, house/hook, pictogram sometimes representing a bowing man.

6 Vav
Tent Stake (see above).


2015 has been a gauntlet of distractions. 2016 is a year when God’s grace in your life finds its fulness. It is the year of the finishing anointing. Look for the exit ramp from process to outcome. The unbending intentionality of God is finding its place of manifest substance in your life encompassing spirit, soul, body and everything in between. It’s a new day. Your blessing time has come. The call of God is now become the sending of God and you are moving from AUTHORITY to AUTHORIZATION.

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