Nancy Dufresne

2019 It's a New Day! - by Nancy Dufresne

With every incoming new year, God gives me a word for that year. He does this so we will know what to emphasize for the year – it gives direction to our faith. For faith to work, we must have the leading of the Spirit, so by giving us this word, our faith has the leading it needs.

God said the following to me about 2019:

2019 is A New Day! A new day of stepping into places in the Spirit that will bring us into a greater flow. 

2019 will bring a fresh momentum that hits a stride – hitting a stride in the Spirit realm, in healing, in the gifts of healing. 

Ministers will be making strides in the gifts of the Spirit. More skill and more operation of them.

God had said to me about 2018 that it would be a year of Divine Acceleration. Acceleration means that we are increasing our pace toward a direction. Acceleration is not the arrival, but it’s increasing the pace toward where we are headed. 

Think of acceleration in regards to driving. Whenever getting on a freeway, we must first have the necessary time and space to accelerate the vehicle so that we can merge onto the freeway going full speed. To not be at full speed when entering is dangerous for ourselves and others. That’s why entrance ramps are connected to the freeways – to give us time and space to accelerate so we can enter the freeway at full speed. 

That’s what 2018 was for us – time and space for us to have divine acceleration so that we can merge into the flow of God going full speed. With that in mind, let’s look again at what God said about 2019. 

“2019 is A New Day!” A new day requires and calls for a new way of thinking and speaking. Think of when God delivered the Hebrews out of Egypt. He brought them out of slavery with mighty signs, wonders, and miracles so that He could bring them into their own land to worship and serve Him. After having been in slavery for 400 years, it was a new day for them! However, they carried their old way of thinking with them when they left Egypt. They continually referred to going back. Although they were no longer slaves to men, because they didn’t change their thinking and their speaking to reflect their freedom, they lived as slaves to fear and unbelief. Because they didn’t take on a new way of thinking and live by faith, that first generation that was delivered out of Egypt never arrived at the land God had for them (except for Joshua and Caleb). A new day requires a new way of thinking if we are to enter into all that the new day offers us. This can only be done as we feed on God’s Word and be doers of that Word, renewing our minds. We must believe and confess that it shall not be as it has been; we are not repeating and being held by the difficulties, failures, and wrong thinking of the past – it is a new day!

“2019 is A New Day! A new day of stepping into places in the Spirit that will bring us into a greater flow.” The greater flow is what we have been accelerating toward. “It’s a new day of stepping into places in the Spirit....” Stepping into further or higher places is where the greater flow is. We move further into the Spirit as we take time to speak much in other tongues.

“2019 will bring a fresh momentum that hits a stride....” Hitting a stride means hitting a steady pace, meaning we are past the point of stopping and starting, lunging ahead, and then falling behind. Our steps and progress will be even and steady. “...Hitting a stride in the Spirit realm, in healing, in the gifts of healing.” The stride we hit will be emphasized and evident in the Spirit realm, in the flow of healing, and in the operation of the gifts of healing.

“Ministers will be making strides in the gifts of the Spirit. More skill and more operation of them.” My husband said by the Spirit that in the Last Days Revival all nine gifts of the Spirit would be operating at 100% of their full potential power; therefore, as ministers, we must grow in skill with the gifts of the Spirit if they are to operate at 100% of their full potential power. As we grow in skill, we will see a greater operation of these gifts.

As one minister stated, “Words equal work.” When we receive a word from the Lord, that word won’t come to pass automatically. We must release our faith toward that word and also do our part so that what God said to us can come to pass.

With that in mind, what is the work we must do toward this word God has given for 2019? 

1) We must add our faith to what God said by daily declaring what He said about

2) Feed on the Word and act on it – a new day calls for new way of thinking.

3) Speak much in other tongues – this is how we are able to move further in the
                            Spirit realm.

4) Become skillful with healing and with your giftings – study the Word and
                            other men of God who were skillful in these flows and practice them.

Faith Pioneers – They Served Another - by Nancy Dufresne

     The faith pioneers of the past who walked under a “Double Portion” Anointing faithfully served another man of God. They were students of someone who knew God better than themselves, and they walked in what they were taught. They honored another. They didn’t abandon those they were to serve; they stayed where God told them to be.

     The faithfulness of these pioneers affected future generations; many are enjoying the fruits of their labor. Because of their obedience, they walked with God, received revelations of the Word, and produced much fruit, and through them God rewrote the stories of multitudes. That was accomplished through the “Double Portion” Anointing upon them, which they received by faithfully serving another.

     It is of great importance for us to know what God did for them and through them, for they serve as examples of what God will do for us as we progress in this era of the Last Days. Their honor and faithfulness to serve turned them into examples that we can follow.

     It takes honor to receive from God. It takes honor to recognize and to receive of what is honorable. It takes honor to recognize God in another man and faithfully serve him.

     Faith pioneers walked in great honor, or they never would have been able to move with God as they did, walking in the degree of anointing they walked in.

(The following is an excerpt from Nancy Dufresne’s newest book, The Price of the Double Portion Anointing.)

The “Double Portion” Anointing is available to those who are faithful to another man, as Elisha was to Elijah. (Someone can’t just get in a ministry line and have hands laid on them to receive this.)

     In saying this, we not only point to the degree of the anointing upon a man, but how a man comes to walk in that degree of anointing.

     Faith pioneers were ones who walked with God, had robust faith, and produced much fruit because they closely followed another man. Joshua served Moses, Samuel served Eli, Elisha served Elijah, and Timothy served Paul. Before they were known as men of great faith, they were known to have faithfully served.

     During previous seasons of their lives, their primary interest was not in having their own, but in serving another. They lost view of their own; their attention was on another. They loved the man, and they valued, prized, and honored what was in him. They used all their energies in helping another man succeed and fulfill his vision, and thereby received into their own lives the outcome of their faithfulness to another man. In the service of another, they became students; they received the instruction, training, and divine impartations needed to fulfill their own call. They grew to have great faith as they took the path of faithfully serving another.

     Jesus stated, “And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?” (Luke 16:12). 

     A man’s zeal and ambition to have his own will not equip or qualify him for his own. Only through wholehearted desire, honor, and service to see another man fulfill his call can position him to be trusted to have his own.

     The leadership principles embraced by many portray that success is found only in having one’s own. That is the mindset of the world, but it does not represent God and His way of promotion. Promotion from God comes through the avenue of honoring and serving another faithfully. 

     To serve under another while having one’s own in view is unfaithfulness. It is a mistake to go through the motions of serving, while one’s heart, motives, affections, and interests are set solely on themselves and getting their own. Yes, we can understand that the godly principle of serving another blesses our own life, but our motive is not to serve just so we can get our own. We don’t just love what we can gain from a man, but we must love the man, otherwise we are not safe to serve him. We must lose sight of our own or we can’t serve another wholeheartedly. As we lose sight of our own, only then can God safely promote us. 

     Many may go a lifetime serving another man, never having their own. If that is the will and plan of God for a man, what an honor! It takes a faithful man who loves and honors another to rightly succeed in that.

     Before faith pioneers of the past carried a great anointing, they were first wholehearted in serving another man. That’s a man God can promote.

     If we are to walk in the “Double Portion” Anointing, we can’t expect to walk any differently. Honor is such a languishing quality in today’s society, but it is mandatory if one is to walk with God and under a greater anointing.

     When we live a life of honor, when we honor men of God He connects us to and we honor what God has done in the past, we position ourselves for God to repeat that through us. 

     I want to see what they saw, but in an even greater way.

Healing – Give God Something To Work With - by Nancy Dufresne

Last month I wrote about a healing testimony that blessed me, but I wanted to tell you another one this month because these testimonies encourage us and give us instruction.

     There was a woman who had a condition that left her bedfast. The doctors had given her no hope. She called for a minister to come and pray for her, and as he talked to her, he knew that he needed to locate what she could believe for so they could get results with their faith.

     Many people just want to receive their answer instantly, which is good, but our faith may not always be at that place. So, to get results, we have to know what we can believe for.

     This minister knew that he needed to find where this woman’s place of faith was. 

     As he talked to her, he told her, “We’ve got to give God something to work with.” They looked to the Lord to lead them as to what that may be. The minister was led to ask the woman who was bedfast, “Can you believe God that tomorrow you will be able to make your own bed?”

     “Yes,” the woman agreed. “I can believe for that.” So they agreed in prayer that she would be strengthened enough to make her own bed.

     When the minister visited her on the following day, she told him, “It took me 4 hours, but I did it! I made my own bed!” She and the minister praised God together that He had strengthened her enough to do that.

     “Alright,” the minister said, “can you believe God to go to the restroom by yourself tomorrow?” 

     “Yes, I can believe for that,” the woman assured him. When he visited her the next day, she gave him the good report. “I did it. It took me a while, but I got to the restroom on my own!” And they praised God together.

     Then she and the minister believed God every day that she would be able to do an additional chore around the house. One day, he arrived to find her up and walking around her house. She wasn’t walking fast, but she was up! A few weeks later, he arrived at her house to find her outside walking around the block!

     No, her healing wasn’t instant, but it was still divine healing. The doctors had helped her as much as they could, but they could give her no hope of ever getting out of her bed. But with God, there is no such thing as “impossible” for the one who believes.

     This woman didn’t just lay down her faith because she couldn’t believe for instant healing, but she hooked on where she could and gave God something to work with.

     Don’t lay down your faith just because you may not be able to believe for instant healing. What can you believe for? Give God something to work with!

     Look to the Spirit of God to lead you as to what to hook your faith to. He’s our Counselor. He will counsel you as to what your faith can hook on to.

     I love a statement that Dad Hagin made. “I can’t promise anyone instant healing, but I can promise everyone healing!”

     Thank God for instant healings, but we don’t have to dismiss ourselves from healing just because it doesn’t show up instantly. Give God something to work with! What can you believe for today? Find where you can hook on with your faith and get results, then just keep hooking on every day, and it will all come to pass!