To Point To Hope from Henry Haney: In September 2019 Nancy received a word from the Lord for 2020. Some heard her speak this word in early 2020, but not everyone in Point To Hope was able to hear her declare it. The COVID virus response effectively shut down most travel and PTH gatherings. There were a few meetings in late July and early August. After that Nancy was injured and there was no “new” word received by her for 2021.
The revelation came to me in traveling prayer time during a road-trip to Anchorage: “The word is still active…It has not ended. Send it out for all of Point to Hope.
What follows below is Nancy’s “still active” word received for 2020 that amazingly applies even more so for 2021and as revealed to Nancy, will continue into the years ahead. This should not come as a surprise. The additional revelation Nancy received and declared was that the word was for the decade ahead…it was fully a “ten-year” word!
Sarah confirmed this revelation that Nancy had received.
Returning to listen I have heard Nancy declare the “ten-year” word on recordings when she was speaking. Amen!For God is truly faithful to His revelation given to His Apostle/Prophet.
From Nancy Haney…2020 Conference Word and Theme:
“Stepping Out of the Cage and Into The Unfolding of His Revelation”
“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30)
First, let me give a brief overlook at the biblical meaning of 2020 and the Hebrew year 5780.
While others are saying the year 2020 is the year of a “perfect vision,” that is not what I am hearing from the Lord. This is not the year for vision-setting so much as it is the year for vision declaring!
“I am God your Lord Who lifted you out of Egypt. Widen your mouth and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10).
Hebrew year 5780 (2020): A year to Widen your Mouth in Wisdom … or Zip it Shut!
The last decade, the last 10 years, has been THE DECADE OF THE SEEING EYE (Hebrew letter “Ayin”), where God invited us “to see.” And we certainly have seen a lot these last 10 years!!!
Now we are entering this next decade! The Hebrew letter “Pey” is an invitation to “speak” what God has shown us in the last decade. “Pey” is the Hebrew letter for the number 80, the symbol of a mouth and God’s wisdom.
Discerning when to speak and when to be quiet will be a critical component during the next decade. We will be speaking of the Kingdom of God in our lives and our world through our “wide open mouths” and our “Spirit-led” declaration of faith.
Again, “Ayin” gives insight, but it is “Pey” (mouth) that gives expression to the insight!
And God’s wisdom is the key!
(Henry comment) The current “cancel culture” would have Christians shut their mouths in fear…Now is not the time to be quiet in fear of the world around us…but to speak up “in God’s wisdom”, led by the Lord God, as Nancy has revealed. Ask our Lord Holy Spirit to fill you, that you would “fear not” and would be enabled to speak out Jesus with courage, witnessing through word and deed, filled with God’s glory, wisdom, truth.
(Psalm 119:129-136) shows the Pey action: You will find and see what it means to be awakened morning by morning to read and hear the Word of Yahweh, so that we may speak Golden Words.
What situations are you dealing with today? Those people who God sends to you, what are they dealing with today?• As you are seeking and declaring God’s will: ASK for God’s favor to carry you through each moment.• BATTLE for the victory (Jesus Kingdom victory and your personal victory): Roll up your sleeves, bow your head, yield, and submit.• HUMBLE yourself under God’s Mighty Hand, and He will exalt you at the proper time.
Now you are ready and armed… “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:1& 6)
Godly “Pey”: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” (Prov. 25:11)
When the Words of Wisdom (God’s Word) reside in yourmouth, then the resulting words will be “aptly spoken” and of great kingdom value.
(Henry comment) The following below was written by Nancy to the Workshop speakers. What she has written now applies to all those in PTH as you take the time to research the workshops outlines, consider the scriptures, and pray about our Lord God’s direction in your life in the time ahead.
You have been invited to share your journey through your workshop research, findings, and preparation. I promise you, at the first inclination of accepting this presenting challenge, prayers have been spoken over you concerning you personally, your topic, and God’s Holy Spirit helping along the way as you pray. We pray for your family, friends, your health, finances…yes, everything that concerns you. Prayers for those planning to attend, that they all might have ears to hear! And yes, you and your workshop really matter! (Psalm 127:1)
From Nancy Haney…2020 Workshop Outlines: (Henry comment) The twelve Workshop outlines are included with this posting.
Nancy spent long hours listening to the Lord God as He directed her with pertinent scriptures, notes, and a synopsis for each of the twelve conference workshops.
Take your time going through each workshop synopsis and absorb what God would have you learn and know. Be aware, they are written as notes for those who would be putting together a workshop. I have minimally edited where needed for readability.
Going through them can be a powerful journey of discovery if you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as He did with Nancy.
Workshop Topic # 1: “Unfolding His Revelations – The Thief is Real” John 10:10
So, who is the thief? John 8 and 9 provide an overview as Jesus describes satan, the evil one, who would attempt to steal from us…our journey in the Lord God.
Jesus is accused of blasphemy in John 8:57-59 and John 10:33. Consider the religious elect and Jesus as you look at John 10:10. The thief who would kill our faith, steal our hope, and destroy our testimony.
Jn 10:11 Who is the true shepherd?
Who would be the thief, the anti-Christ?
The times we live in are not all that much different than in the times of Jesus.
The same spirits still traverse the earth trying to afflict mankind
Read John: 9:1-41, 10:1-42, Isaiah 56:11, and John 10:19-21.
This is the year and decade ahead for either the voice of the “naysayers” or the voice of the “defenders of the true faith.”
In John 10:12, the wolf is satan! As we study about false teachers and false doctrines, we see that it is correct to attribute this to satan.
Relating to Isaiah 56:11, spiritual leaders are the“watchmen” or “women” who must be awake to the dangers that threaten God’s people.
Workshop Topic # 2: “Unfolding His Revelations – Chosen and Called” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
[I realize this may be more than you can cover in one 45-minute workshop. So please feel free to use what you want as you listen to the Lord’s leading in your preparation. nh]
You are a Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood!
Deut. 7:6; 10:15; Is. 43:20; Ex. 19:6, 23:22; Is. 61:6
The word for “chosen” in the Greek language is eklektos, meaning “chosen out, select.” It can also be translated as “elect” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, “Choice, Choose, Chosen”).
God truly calls and He chooses, but after one’s calling, an individual decision has to be made as well. 2 Thess. 2:13-15; 1 Peter 1:2
3 Points identified in 1 Peter 2:9:• A chosen race (vs 9a)—just as God chose the nation Israel (Is 43:20-21), so He has chosen true believers to His church;• A royal priesthood, a holy nation (vs. 9b)—Just as God chose Israel to be His “Kingdom Priest” and His “Holy Nation” (Ex. 19:6), so He chose believers in Jesus Christ to be a new spiritual “priesthood” and a new spiritual “nation,”; and• A people for His possession (vs. 9c)—just as God chose Israel to be His own “possession,” so believers have been chosen in Christ to be His inheritance (v.10). Compare Ex. 19:5 with Ephesians 1:3-4.
Peter demonstrated that many of God’s blessings bestowed on Israel have been bestowed on the church. However, in drawing comparison, one of Peter’s main concerns was that these New Testament believers be a dynamic witness to the unbelieving world (1 Pet. 2:12) and certainly not fail as Israel had done again and again.
I found 3 vital learning experiences in Acts:1. Vital LEARNING experiences with the word of God. (Acts 2:42a, Jn. 14:16-18)2. Vital RELATIONAL experiences with God and others. (Acts 2:42-47a)3. Vital WITNESSING experiences with the unsaved world. (Act 2:47)
These three vital functions are frequently mentioned throughout the rest of the New Testament. They are to be normal experiences for every local church at any moment in history and in any culture of the world.
God calls the Israelites a chosen people. “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God.
The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.” (emphasis mine)
Deut. 7:6 In the same way that Israel was called to be God’s chosen people on the earth and to be witnesses for him, the church is now God’s chosen people. This choosing is not because we are better than others or because we respond to him. This choosing is a work totally of God’s grace. Look at what Paul says in Eph. 1:4-6: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” (emphasis mine – nh)
What did Jesus mean by ending the parable of the wedding feast with this statement, “Many are called, but Few are chosen.”? (Matt. 22:14)
God’s Two-fold Call: (1 Pet. 2:9,10)
Every believer in the body of Christ is to serve in response to a divine calling. Five times Peter brings up the issue of calling: 1 Pet.1:15; 2:9; 21; 3:9 to 5:10.1. There is a general calling He offers to everyone, everyone who responds to Him is considered “The Called.” (Isaiah 6:8).2. The second call is more specific. This call is given to individuals who are meant to serve in a specific role (Acts 9:3-6). This calling is confirmed both by an inward witness of the heart and an outward recognition by the body of Christ.
What is your calling? How is your calling recognized by others?
Workshop Topic # 3: ”Unfolding of His Revelations – The Potter’s Hands” (Isaiah 45:9)
“Woe unto him who strives with his Maker!
Let potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth!
Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
Or shall your handiwork say, ’He has no hands’?”
In Isaiah 45:7 there is a remarkable statement relative to the creation of the universe before all time: God says, “I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create calamity, I the Lord do all these things.”
It appears we are living in a day when it is said that good and evil are relative terms, that whatever you think is good, is good. The argument is put forth that the Bible says, “Thou shall not kill” and “Thou shall not steal” (Exod. 20:13,15). But what is the Bible? Who should obey it? Or why should we listen to the God of the Bible?
The Lord has another argument. God says that if you indulge in sin, you will find that sin has its payday. It pays a full wage, by the way. This is what God is saying through Isaiah. God has so created the universe that once you break over the boundaries that he has set, you do not need a judge, hangman’s noose, or an electric chair; God will take care of it.
In your workshop you can address, Why fight against God? Who wins or loses anyway? Check out this Greek proverb that went something like this: “The dice of the gods are loaded.” That is exactly what God says in His Word. He says, “Don’t think you can fight Me. Settle your case out of court.”
“’Come now, let us reason together,’
Says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson,
They shall be as wool”. (Is. 1:18)
Help the attendees of your workshop realize who is really in control and how we can make such a defense.
First: He is the potter.
Second: He is the holder of the truths.
Third: Learn to be Biblical leaders willing to defend the Faith of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (2 Tim. 4:2)
The Lord continues to claim, “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” (Isaiah 45:12)
“Go down at once to the potter’s house, and there I will reveal My message to you.” (Jeremiah 18:2)
Workshop Topic # 4: “Unfolding of His Revelations – Holy Purpose” (Acts 26:15-18 NKJV)
“So, I (Saul/Paul) said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’”
If you shared this set of scriptures describing our Holy purpose, with someone without saying it was Paul’s Damascus experience, it would totally explain our Holy Purpose today! Yes called, giving us the ministry of reconciliation and ambassadors of Jesus Christ.” (2 Cor. 5:18,20)
Good scripture references concerning the call of Holy purpose for us:
Isaiah 26:3,4; Isaiah 53:10, Mark 8:31; Luke 18:17; Acts 20:25-28; Romans 8:28; Rom. 9:17; Eph.1:11; 1 Pet.1:2; 2 Pet.1:3-8.
Workshop Topic # 5: “Unfolding of His Revelations – Anything, Everything” (Phil. 4:6-7)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7
Learning to follow and lead, practicing what we preach:
Paul is challenging us to be believers, to rejoice in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Learning and teaching by example not to worry or lose focus on the things of God (Phil. 4:8).
Paul encouraged the Philippians, and us today to practice these things daily and he reminds us that the true living God would be with us to empower us through all that we have learned and enable us so we can be quick to sharewith others.
We should be sharing with great conviction and authority.
Guard your heart and your mind, no matter the circumstances, in poor health, job circumstances, relational issues, finances, etc.
We see in the letter that what Paul left us was written from a prison…
He had opportunity every day to exercise his faith:“Anything, Everything”, to serve Jesus, stay focused in his heart, stand fast, and preaching a total defense for the gospel of Jesus Christ!
So, without question, with a mind and heart like that, the declaration has such power, ”I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens Me.” (Phil. 4:13)
We can become unstoppable. Learning to endure suffering, persecution, and want, all set aside with a heart and state of mind that sets God first, “Anything, Everything!”
Here are some suggestions you might consider for your workshop:• Standing firm• Sharing about seeking God’s supernatural help in prayer• Teach on allowing God to give peace in your heart• How to defer anxiety due to persecution you might be facing• Encouraging openness with God’s sustaining grace.• Teach me to imitate Jesus that leads to “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil.4:13)
Workshop Topic # 6: “Unfolding of His Revelations –Put On Your New Self” (Eph. 4:24)
Walking in Newness of Life…
Since God chose each one of us to live holy lives, we are to become what He created us to be.
Paul elaborated on what he meant when he wrote “walk worthy.” (Eph. 4:1) If those new testament communities of faith were to become mature and to reflect the image of Christ, first they needed to “no longer walk as Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.” (vs. 17)
Paul next reviewed what happened to them when they were saved by grace through faith. (Eph. 2:8) They received a “New Identity.” In fact, in God’s sight, they were not only justified, they were also glorified and “raised” up with Christ and “seated” with Him “in the Heavens.” (2:6)…Security in Christ. No matter the circumstances of life, we are to take comfort, “putting on the new self,” in the fact that we are secure in Christ, now and eternally. Romans 8 wants all believers to know that they are secure in Christ. From God’s point of view, we are not only “justified” but “also glorified.” Romans 8:30.
In your Workshop (assisted by the help of Paul writings), help to make it clear that we would not automatically engage in “Good Works.” (Eph. 2:10) For this to happen, our minds need to be renewed and we must “put on the new self.” (Eph. 4:23,24)
It’s through the process of transformation that we will discern and learn “what is good, and pleasing, and perfect within the will of God. (Romans 12:2)
In essence, Paul was emphasizing to these New Testament believers that because they have a new identity, they will also have spiritual resources available to imitate Christ.
These starter passages, along with those you research and find, will help you to better correlate for your workshop what is written in Ephesians and Romans.
Workshop Topic # 7: “Unfolding of His Revelations – A Secret Purpose” (Eph. 1:15-23)
First, review your understanding of Redemption in ChristJesus. (Eph. 1-14)
The Law of Connections: Empowerment Precedes Imperative – because Paul believes he needs to give before he asks, he reminds us of our “choice position” in Christ Jesus:
Chosen (Eph. 1:4); predestined (vs. 5); accepted (vs. 6), redeemed (vs. 7); informed (vs. 9); heirs (vs. 11) and sealed (vs. 13).
He declares what God has done for us before demanding we do anything for Him.
God’s unalterable will (purpose) for every believer is not only the sure promise of heaven to come, but “Christlikeness” now (Rom. 8:29,30; 2 Cor. 3:18; Gal. 4:19; 1 Thess. 3:13; 4:3; 1 Pet. 1:15). Believers are to reflect God’s characteristics to a lost world for the purpose of evangelism. (To love God, Eph:1:4,5, 3:17; 4:2, 15,16).
Read Paul’s prayer in Eph. 1:15-23, and you will discover the secret purpose in your life and others lives, who you will be able to share the truth with…Paul prays that God will reveal to his readers the riches of their inheritance (hope, calling, glory and power). Then, he reminds us that we are Christ’s body. Power, influence, and confidence all come from a strong sense of identity that is rooted in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you secure in your identity? Does your influence reflect this strength you have in Jesus?
Workshop Topic # 8: “Unfolding of His Revelations –NEVER STOP” (1 Thess. 5:17)
First, I would like for us to recognize various exhortations listed in I Thess. 5:12-22: • Recognize those who labor among you, that are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to esteem them highly in love for their work’s sake;• Be at peace among yourselves;• Warn those who are unruly;• Comfort the faint hearted, • Uphold the weak;• Be patient with all;• See no one renders evil for evil to anyone;• Always, pursue what is good, both for yourselves and for all;• Rejoice always;• Pray without ceasing;• In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God for you;• Do not quench the Spirit;• Do not despise prophecies;• Test all things;• Hold fast what is good;• Abstain from every form of evil.
The result of these listed exhortations helps to give a clear understanding of a dynamic relationship with God. And making prayer a regular part of our lives helps us engage in proper worship.
This is why it is important to not neglect or ignore the local church. No family is perfect, and no local church is perfect, but without family to protect us and to provide help, support and love, a child would suffer and die. The child of God needs the church family if one is to grow, develop gifts, and serve God.
So, let us review “praying without ceasing.” (vs. 5:17) This is such an important key, making our lives a life of prayer. Stand your ground, be faithful, stand firm in steadfast prayer unceasingly…Three wonderful expressions of Christ’s life within us.
To actually produce a mature church, we must help believers engage in proper worship. (Acts 2:42)
Prayer is the energy that enables the “Christian Soldier” to wear the armor and wield the sword. We cannot fight the battle in our own power, no matter how strong or talented we may think we are. (Eph. 6:18)
Workshop Topic # 9: “Unfolding of His Revelations – Unrealized Value” (Mark 10:29-31)
In Chapter 10 of Mark, we read about how Jesus “Blesses Little Children.” (vs. 13-16)
Jesus counsels the Rich Young Ruler (vs. 17-22). And with God all things are possible (vs. 23-31).
More references: 1 Peter 4:12,13; Luke 18:29-30; Luke 13:30; Matt.6:28-29; 1 John 4:8
Discover truths of “Unrealized Value.”
Here is a saying I heard recently: YOUR VALUE IS IN WHAT YOU WORSHIP. THEREFORE, WORSHIP THE GOD WHO CAN GIVE YOU THE MOST!
Have fun on your journey for greater revelation to share.
Workshop Topic # 10: “Unfolding of His Revelations – Sufficiently Full” (Phil. 4:10-20 Amp.)
God’s Provisions: Paul’s appreciation of support from the people of the church.
Read Philippians 4:10-20 in the Amplified version.
Consider: Paul did not see their gift as simply coming from the believers from Philippi, though hugely important to the giver and the receiver. Paul saw it as a supply of his needs from heaven. Paul’s trust was in the Lord.
There is an interesting contrast between verses 18 and 19. We might state it this way if we were to paraphrase Paul:
“You met my need, and God is going to meet your need. You met one need that I have, but my God will meet all your needs. You gave out of your poverty, but God will supply your needs out of His riches in glory!
Other helps to encourage your preparations:
John 1:16; 2 Tim 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:2-4; 2:1-3; 2 Peter 1:21; Col 2:8; Ps.19:7-14; John 10:27.
Workshop Topic # 11: “Unfolding of His Revelations – God Is In Control” (Isaiah 41:10)
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV)
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 94:19 NIV “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
1John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Phil. 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Luke 12:22-26 “do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap; they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by working can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
Revelation 1:17 “He placed His right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.”
Yes, God is in control, but only if we let Him. From the beginning, He gave us freewill. Freewill means that God gives humans the opportunity to make choices that genuinely affect their destiny. The world’s current sinful state is directly linked to choices made by Adam and Eve.
Just for information to help you prepare your workshop:
Freewill is a blessing and a curse. God has given us the absolute ability to make choices of life. Good or evil, rightor wrong, self or others…Unfortunately from the beginning of time evil has been chosen over good quite often by many.
Why did God give us a free will? God’s purpose with mankind is to have eternal fellowship with those who truly love Him.
I have included a few scriptures to understand God’s heart about “Freewill:”
Mark 8:34; 1 Tim.2:4; Ps. 37:23; Prov. 16:1; Gal. 5:16,17; Gen. 2:16,17…
1 Cor. 10:13; John 17;17; Prov.16:9; Rev.3:20
Workshop Topic # 12: “Unfolding of His Revelations – The Same…But Different” 1 Cor. 12:4-6
“Now are different (diversities) of gifts, but the same Spirit.
There are different ministries, but the same Lord.
And there are different (diversities) of activities, but the same God who works all in all (but the same God activates each gift in each person).” 1 Cor. 12:4-6 (Italics are from other translations.)
We individually may have different gifts, ministries, and ways of working, but “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” (Phil. 2:13)
The source of our gifts is God,
and the sphere for administering our gifts is from God,
and the energy to use our gifts is from God.
In short, the gifts may be ours, but they are not about us.
They are about what God desires to accomplish in and through us.
Further scriptures that might help develop your workshop:
Matt. 16:17; Rom. 12:3-8; Eph. 4:4; Rom.12:6-8; 1 Cor 15:28; Phil. 2:13