Over recent weeks I have been praying about a prophetic theme for ministry in 2012, as well as a prophetic word of encouragement for Enliven Blog readers.
I have found myself being drawn continually to the themes of unlocking, keys, open doors, and access. 
A Prophetic Vision: It’s Time to Wake Up and Rise Up
‘For through [Jesus] we have access by one Spirit to the Father.’ (Eph 2:18)
There were people standing, hesitant, at the threshold. I knew they were holding back because they felt inadequate and unworthy.
The voice of God the Father came from beyond the doorway: ‘Beloved, I have made you worthy through the blood of My Son.’
Many who had been waiting uncertainly at the door stepped through, strengthened by God’s word of encouragement. Others, however, continued to hold back.
Then, I noticed many more people, asleep on the floor surrounding the threshold. They were covered with blankets and oblivious to their location.
Suddenly, I heard the voice of the Father speaking again; ‘It’s time to wake up and rise up!’
The breath of God accompanied the sound of His voice.
At the sound, those who slept were stirred.
Some heard the Father’s voice and awakening, realised where they were. The breath of God entered them, and strengthened, they rose and stepped through the doorway.
Others did not seem to hear clearly. They grumbled, turned over and went back to sleep.
Now, I saw those who were moving through the entranceway and into the great hallway. As they began to head towards the throne of God, they became suddenly self-conscious about the clothing they were wearing—‘civvies’—ordinary, everyday clothes.
To the side of the hallway were white robes and royal crowns—perfectly tailored, created and named for each person. They put these on and proceeded forward.
I found myself outside of the hallway again, observing as those who had entered the Father’s presence stepped out once more. They were clothed in royal garments, walking with purpose.
‘These are the history-makers,’ I heard the Spirit say.’
Comprehend your Royal Birth
This symbolic vision challenges me. I recognise my own tendency at times to hold back from God’s presence or to be lulled into a state of complacency and comfort.
But I believe that right now there is a word of awakening going out.
We are in a season when we have the opportunity to catch the revelation of who we are and Whose we are, and the Spirit Who is with us, as never before.
David McCracken has recently been preaching prophetically on the topic, ‘We Are Kings.’  As he says:
‘A king is king because they are born a king, their circumstances don’t make them what they are, their birth makes them what they are. We become royalty when we are born again by the Spirit of God. You are royalty because of your new birth. Live royal!’
Adam and Eve were created for dominion, and the Father’s mandate has not changed. (Gen 1:26)
Our desire to see the power of God manifested, to see people saved, healed and set free is rising to the point that we can no longer ignore it.
Our destiny is calling; our spiritual DNA is stirring.
God’s Plan—Access to Him and Through Him
Access to God, and through God, is an important Biblical theme.
In the beginning, Adam and Eve had unlimited access to the Garden of Eden, God’s intimate Presence, and the tree of life.
But after they sinned, they were banished and that access was cut off:
‘After he drove them out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.’ Gen 3:24
On the cross, Jesus purchased back the relationship with God—and access to God the Father—that Adam and Eve lost.
‘..according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.’ (Eph 3:11-12)
We have only embraced Jesus’ gift of salvation to us, to the degree that we can access the Father’s Presence with confidence and boldness.
2012: His Word of Access for your life
For those who accept the Father’s invitation to draw near to Him and to speak intimately with Him, 2012 can be a year of unprecedented access. 
‘The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.'(Dan 11:32, NKJV)
- We will come out from God’s presence with keys—divine strategies and authority to access and take new ground for the Kingdom of God.
- We will find ourselves in situations for which prior experience and knowledge have not prepared us—but for which God’s word has equipped us.
- He will lead us in such a way that we will have no choice but to utterly rely upon Him and exercise the authority we have received from God.
- I see young people catching the vision of who they are and Whose they are and the Kingdom authority they carry. Observing their boldness will stir up the desire in those of us who are older in the faith to enter in.
- I sense God restoring access to some who have felt that they were sidelined or disqualified.
- I believe this is a word for some leaders, and churches—your current vision, strategies and plans are too small—it is time to revisit what God has shown you in the past. Your current vision has led you to this place, but He wants to enlarge your vision.He is giving you keys—keys of favour, of strategy, of prayer—to go through doors that have previously been closed off.
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” (Rev 3:8, NKJV)
 Keep an eye out on Enliven Blog as I will be teaching on topics relating to this over the next few weeks and months.
 message by David McCracken
 In last week’s post, I shared some important thoughts about weighing up general prophetic words such as the one I have shared above.
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