Decrees Are Falling From Heaven 

By Doug Addison

Last April, I was talking on the telephone with Bob Jones who told me he was in Heaven and saw that "books were being reconciled regarding people's destinies." A short while later I was talking with Larry Randolph who said that he saw the court of Heaven in session, and there are things about our future that have not been determined as of yet.

This explains why so many people feel "frustrated and uncertain" right now. In my life, I know the direction that God wants me to go, but the specific steps for this new season have not been clarified. We are in a time of transition in which the way we used to do things is not working as effectively as it once did. We are living in a paradox of the old not working and the new having not yet been fully revealed.

Understanding God's will for our lives is sometimes easier than knowing His timing. The most common way that God reveals His will is through His written word. In 1988, God spoke to me about my life calling through Isaiah 61:1-2, declaring to me that my ultimate destiny was to preach the good news and get people freed from the darkness. Though I began preparing myself immediately, the actual timing of going into full-time ministry did not happen for another ten years.

God will also reveal His destiny to us through prophetic promises, dreams, visions and spiritual experiences. Many people have these promises but have difficulty understanding the timing and details of the prophetic words. If you have words spoken over your life that you have not seen come to pass, then pray and ask God to show you which promises you should focus on and which ones may be no longer valid based on circumstances.

Prophecy can be subjective and it requires listening to God and getting wisdom from others to determine your steps. God will always confirm directive words through several different means so that you will not make a major decision based on one prophetic word.

A Decree From Heaven 

On Monday, June 29, 2009 while praying, I experienced an extraordinary "Open Heaven" in my house. Suddenly it was as if I had a direct connection with God, and I knew His heart and what and how to pray. It went on for about 30 minutes, then the intensity lifted. During the experience I was reminded of many promises that God has made to me and felt a new strength and authority to speak and command these promises into existence.

A few hours later I had an unexpected visitation. Suddenly a piece of paper literally appeared in mid-air and dropped to the floor and disappeared. It happened so fast that I did not have time to take it all in. It was very real and was a parchment with what appeared to have gold or bronze trim. I was not able to make out any writing on it, as it went as fast as it came.

God spoke to me that the paper was a "decree from Heaven" regarding the prayers that I had been praying . He told me that my prayers were heard and He issued orders to carry them out.

Psalm 2:7-8,I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me, "You are My Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession."

Decrees from Heaven are now falling upon God's people to take hold of their inheritance. There has been a balancing of the books in Heaven and those who have been robbed by the enemy are now being repaid. Those who have robbed and oppressed people will get their repayment as well. Where there has been injustice God is bringing justice. The enemy does not want us to see this so our circumstances will look radically opposite. We must press into God right now and claim all that God has for us.

Press In and Reclaim Losses

Interestingly, this experience happened on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul which honors the Martyrs of the Church. Martyrdom or the killing of the Saints was a great injustice. The enemy has been attacking and robbing Christians of their destinies. This has been in the areas of finances, health, marriages, relationships, ministries, businesses and emotions. It is time to say, "No more!"

The Year of Jubilee began last September 15, 2008, the day of the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. We are in the final few months of a spiritual release from Heaven. There has been a shake up in the natural realm that is symbolic of the supernatural. God is issuing bailout orders from Heaven. From now through September 2009, it is a time to press in and reclaim our losses.

We are in a strategic time that is similar to that of David in 1 Samuel 30. David had a prophetic promise to be king and was anointed by Samuel, but his timing had not yet come. King Saul had been trying to kill David and then the enemy came and stole their possessions, families and burned their city to the ground. David was greatly distressed but he encouraged himself in the Lord. They recovered everything and things changed at that point and David went from running to a new place of ruling and authority.

Just because God declared that David would be King, it did not happen automatically. David had to get up and go fight for it against all odds. Many people today do not understand this and are sitting back waiting for God to do it for them. It is time to encourage ourselves in the Lord and not pull back. It is time to no longer believe the lies of the enemy, but to grab hold of our only reality, which is God's Word and will for our lives. It is time to pursue! This is truly an exciting time to be alive!

We saw an immediate turn around in our ministry by praying the following daily for a few weeks:

 God reveal what promises are "for now" and what are "for later" (timing).

 Show us what the enemy does not want us to see (discernment).

 God, allow us to be seen as You see us, not as the enemy wants us to be seen (favor).

 Repay and release what was stolen and held back by the enemy (justice).

 Show us how to practically respond (wisdom).