"Run Forward! Key Words for 2022"
By Ana Werner
What a year 2021 was...a year, for many, full of hardships; a year of waiting and contending for promises yet to come... But 2022 is going to look different.
The Lord gave me 4 key words for 2022, which I am noting here. (On a side note, I must add that I feel no pressure to release a prophetic word every year at the head of the year. I rather look forward to hearing from God each year, spending time
seeking Him, and asking Him for direction for the new year. It's my honor to share with you what He has shown me.)
- A Year to Build & Create
As I sought the Lord for what 2022 would look like, I was taken into a vision with Him. I watched Jesus handing out hard hats, or construction hats, to people. He turned to me and said the phrase "Creative Explosion.”
I believe 2022 is a year to build. From what I saw, I believe the Lord is releasing an anointing over this year to build and create with Him. Lots will be built but, specifically, I saw that there will
be new ministries and new churches birthed, as well as healing rooms.
To adapt to this building season, it's imperative that we are willing to shift and change. Many of us will find ourselves
needing to change our responsibilities by pulling back from some of the old to make room for the new. There will be a season, obviously, of struggling to find your peace and rhythm as you adapt, but hang in there. In this year of 2022 you will also find yourself
facing the fear of the unknown.
In Joshua chapter 1, the Lord continually reminds the Israelites, as they are about to cross over into their promised land, to BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS. In this
year of 2022, I declare the same thing over you – have strength and courage!
How We Can Respond
In response to this
word, I encourage you to take some time to:
• Ask the Lord, "What is it You are asking me to build?"
what are some things you may need to shift.
• Set aside time to meet with the Lord and ask Him for strategy plans on how to build.
2. Returning to Our First Assignment
At a conference recently, while onstage, I had an open vision. I was in the throne room of Heaven where I saw what looked like an army of people
all wearing sashes that went from their shoulders to their hips. Written on the sashes was the word "Assignments." Something caught my attention from behind me, and I turned to see Jesus sitting on His knees; He looked sad. When I wondered why He was sad,
He responded to my curiosity: "They have left their first assignment," He said.
Our first assignment, above all else,
is to love the Lord our God. I felt the Lord was sharing a word of CAUTION to the Body of Christ. While it may sound pretty foundational, a strong foundation is key to any building. We cannot place more value on the assignments He has given us than on the
lifestyle of intimacy, adoration and repentance. If not careful, we can actually make an idol out of our assignments. An idol is anything that becomes something we love more than God Himself.
if not careful, we can tread into the dangerous path of using the assignments as a way to connect with the Father over actually spending time with Him. Of course, there has to be a balance of worship and intimacy, but also being light and salt to the world.
Out of a lifestyle of intimacy, we are called to walk as ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.
As we continue to charge forward with our assignments from the Lord this year, let's make a promise
to stay intimate and never leave the sanctuary lifestyle.
After I left that encounter, I heard the Lord say, "Psalm 63." From the stage, I went and grabbed my Bible and flipped open to Psalm
"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen You in the sanctuary and
beheld Your power and Your glory.”
What impresses me most about David was his constant yearning for God. The calling was always there on his life (one day he would be king), but what
he is most known for is being a man after God's own heart. He was allowed to see God's glory and power because he REMAINED IN THE SANCTUARY, and from that posture he reigned.
Pray for the Month of September
I am very careful to not release prophetic warning words unless I have really sought the Lord for His direction, clarity and confirmation. Warning words are
not for invoking fear. The last thing we need is more fear released over the nations. This word is more to encourage intercessors to rise up in prayer.
The Lord highlighted to me the month
of September in a calendar, and afterward I saw static.
Once again, this isn't to invoke fear, but rather cause us to respond in prayer over this month.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
In response to the static I saw (which I believe to be the enemy's attempt to bring confusion and chaos), I am asking for:
• Intercessors to rise up and pray for the Lord's intervention
• Declarations to be made of 'peace to the storm' (Matthew 8)
- The binding of the spirit of chaos and confusion, and the loosing of the power and Blood of Jesus, our Restorer
addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." (Ephesians 6:16)
4. A Season to Run Forward + Miracles
Lastly, as I was praying for direction for 2022, the Lord came to me in an encounter. I first heard His voice say, "I want to show you something." (This is often the phrase the Lord speaks to me as He invites
me to see what's on His heart.)
First I saw a large forest off to the right side made up of tall eucalyptus trees. Jesus was there in His white robes and began to run forward. He looked back
and smiled at me as though He was anticipating something.
"It's a season to run forward," He said.
As we know, the closer
we get to the return of Jesus, darkness will fight back. But there is GOOD NEWS! Jesus is our HOPE. Jesus has anticipation of what's to come. The glory and harvest season is upon us. He still reigns above it all.
When I saw those giant eucalyptus trees it made me very excited!
The oil of eucalyptus trees is often used for healing. 2022 is a
year to expect a great expression of healing miracles, especially for those who have been contending for a long time for their miracle. Anticipate your miracle coming. I don't say this lightly. I really do believe that we are about to see the miraculous realm
released from Heaven like we have never seen it before. Hallelujah!
"...what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open." (Isaiah 22:22)
This is a year to move forward and not look back at years of disappointment. The greatest warfare you may experience is over what will keep your focus in this new year. It's imperative to keep our eyes on Jesus, to move forward
into what He has for us, and to not dwell in the past.
I bless you and your family with hope, strength and courage as we continue forward through this new year!
By Ana Werner
Ana Werner Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW