August 2021 - Candice Smithyman

August 31st, 2021

The Lord has given me a prophetic word, revealing what this new year is going to hold for you – and great things are going to happen!

You have either already come through your time of promotion or are finishing up a transitional period. Either way, God is prepping and preparing you. He is putting you on a good foundation and setting you up for the new year, 5782, at Rosh Hashanah on September 6 at sundown.

The numbers 5,7,8, and 2 represent grace, perfection, new beginnings and double. Praise the Lord! I’ve been seeing this in my spirit, a double glory is coming! 

The word “glory” in Hebrew, is the word kabod. Kabod is the weighty presence of the Lord. It’s different than other words for glory. This glory doesn’t just involve you. It involves the nation, churches, ministries, communities, businesses and other individuals. I’ve seen this firsthand during my travels. There are various ministries that will be glory carriers in this new year. Praise God!

In 2 Kings 2, Elisha desired to inherit a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. In verse 10 Elijah tells him, “You’ve asked a difficult thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.”

Powerful! That word “see” means perceive. Elisha was able to see/perceive in the spirit the supernatural things taking place in Elijah’s life. Just like Elisha, you have the ability to see things spiritually too. Those that see are about to get a double portion.

Did you know that God is calling you to be a glory carrier? He has prepared you thus far but wants to properly position you to receive even more. You have seen some glory and gone from glory to glory, but He is setting you up for a release of His double glory!

This double portion of the glory of the Lord is going to cause you to see signs, miracles, and wonders like you have never seen before.

Habakkuk 2:14 says, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” You’re going to see the release of the double glory and the knowledge of His glory. See, you have the knowledge of the glory when you can see the glory in action, and see God working so you can join Him.

I hope you are beginning to feel the presence of the Lord in a powerful way today, that you will want to be a glory carrier too! The earth will be filled with His glory. Let’s purpose to be a part of it!

Share this with a friend who needs encouragement to be a glory carrier!

August 24th, 2021

As we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord, we need to understand some principles for end-time revival.

Revival First Starts with Prayer

“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.” (2 Chronicles 7:14-15, KJV)

Angels respond to the prayers of the Ekklesia, the Church of God that has governmental authority from God on the earth. When we pray, Heaven moves and angels of fire are dispatched from the throne room of God. The angels receive the prayers of the people and help to distribute the answers from Heaven back to the earth in the form of fire. These, I believe, are seraphim at work.

Revival comes when the fire of God comes to purify His people, who are ready to live as God has always desired them to live. He comes to bring purity and holiness to the earth. He comes to clean it up. We first cry out in repentance and humility asking God to deal with us.

“When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.” (Revelation 8:1-5)

“However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the Gospel of God? And, ‘If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?’ So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Peter 4:16-19)

We must be willing to let God deal with us. Purity, holiness, and righteousness are character traits of God, and the seraphim and cherubim carry these attributes from His throne to purify His world as He sees fit. In all miracles and healings there is an element of fire that comes forth through His Word. The angels are present when these things happen. Where He is, angels are. They reside with Him. They carry His fire, glory, love, justice, peace, protection, provision, restoration, purification, holiness, and righteousness. They are an extension of Him.

August 17th, 2021

Exciting times! You have now entered the month of Elul, the last month of the Hebrew year 5781. Soon you’ll be walking into a brand-new Hebrew year at Rosh Hashanah on Sept 6th. Be sure to take these next few weeks to reflect on a few things:

Repentance. This is a season of repentance. You need to sit down and spend time with the Lord in worship, prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God. Now is the time for cleansing and purification. Being in His presence will properly position and align you to be a glory carrier of the Lord.

Remembrance. You might remember being crushed in July, but in August you’ve stepped into a time of promotion! God will give you strategies that are uniquely and perfectly filled with insight on how He can rebuild your personal temple.

Rebuilding. The glory of the latter house is greater than the glory of the former house! (Haggai 1&2) You’re stepping into a new place. Your temple – spirit, soul, body, mind and emotions – are being transformed. Your old man is gone, and this new you is being rebuilt! You are not lacking anything. You have prosperity of mind. You are ready for this brand-new year carrying double glory!

Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your substance and the first fruits of all your increase, then your barns will be overflowing and your vats will be filled with new wine.”

That word “honor” in the book of Proverbs is actually the same word for glory. Let’s read that verse again, Glorythe Lord with your substance, and the first fruits of all of your increase. And then you will have the vats being full, they will be overflowing with new wine.”

Your substance is compiled with things from your past and present. God is looking for you to give Him glory and honor now. You must keep your mindset prosperity-focused because you are seated with Christ in heavenly places and have a new identity in Christ.

Renew. As this powerful new year of 5782 approaches, renewing your commitment to give God your first fruits will bless Him. The first fruits of your increase and substance are very important to the Lord, and they open up ways for Him to bless you. So give Him the first fruits of all your increase!

If you need more education on soul transformation, I have a great course called “Soul Transformation: Your Personal Journey.” It’s six short videos that contain concise teaching. Along with it, you will get an ebook that gives you something to do every day. Click here for more information.

Where the Lord is taking you in this upcoming year is so profound. He has got so much in store for you. You don’t want to miss it! The Lord is moving, and He needs you on His team!

Share this with a friend who needs to know that they’ve been headed for double glory!

August 10th, 2021

God is doing amazing things! You just passed August 8th, which is the month and day of new beginnings!

I know you’ve been through tremendous pressures, trials, temptations, difficult circumstances and economic struggles the last year and half, and it’s been a hard transitional period. But as you’ve been stepping more into your Christ-identity over this past season, the Lord has been preparing you for the release of double glory!

2 Kings 2:9 says, “And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee.’ And Elisha said, ‘I pray thee let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.’ And he said, ‘Thou hast asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.’”

Here we read that Elisha asked the prophet Elijah for a double portion of the Spirit, in reference to his mantle. The Lord opened Elisha’s eyes and he witnessed Elijah go up to heaven. The word “see” is the word for vision. Elisha saw visions, chariots, horsemen. He watched the mantle fall. As soon as it fell, a double portion of that mantle glory fell upon Elisha. Powerful!

Double is what’s coming! This is a prophetic word for you right now. God is positioning you in relation to your promotion. You need to take this time to seek God and ask Him to show you things in the supernatural realm. When you ask for the glory of the Lord to be released and for amazing things to happen, you must have eyes to see into the supernatural and have these visions released to you! That only happens by preparing your heart, understanding and keeping your identity in Him and seeking His face. 

Did you know that this season is actually called Teshuvah? Teshuvah is a time of prayer, fasting, repentance and preparing our hearts for the new year 5782. Remember, whenever there has been a crushing or pulverization, His glory comes in! Praise God! He is doing a work to raise you up and promote you. God is getting ready to move in a mighty way and bring His double glory!

At Rosh Hashanah, Sept 6th, you will be stepping into the tremendous things God has for you. I’m so excited! God is properly positioning you with a knew mantle and has a big year instore for you!

Let me break down the year 5782 for you. 5 is the year of grace; 7 is the year of perfection; 8 is the year of new beginnings; and 2 means double. The Lord showed me that double glory is coming upon you in 5782!

This is news worth sharing with a friend who needs to be encouraged today! Look forward to Rosh Hashanah and the new year 5782 together! God has mighty things in store for you then!

August 3rd, 2021

I have a powerful word for you today. Promotion time is here! It began on August 1st, and it will continue until August 15th. August is the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar and the number “eight” means new beginnings. On the Hebrew calendar, this period covers the last week of Av and the first week of Elul, the last month of year 5781. It is also the beginning of the rebuilding time in the Season of Teshuvah or repentance which culminates at Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, for the Jewish people, which is the Highest Holy Day of the year starting on sundown September 15-September 16. You see in the month of Av, during the Three Weeks of Sorrow from July 27-July 18 many of you were crushed and pulverized in your hearts and bodies.  This is just like the temple of the Lord had been destroyed in history by the Romans and King Nebuchadnezzar. If you felt crushed and pulverized in your body, which is the temple of the Lord,  you are now coming out into your time of promotion and God is cleansing your temple and rebuilding it in the month of Elul so you can carry double glory at Rosh Hashanah on sundown September 6 , the new Hebrew year of 5782.

After you went through testing and trials, and walked through the Three Weeks of Sorrow. This was all a time of transition. Transition can be hard, especially when your identity is rocked and you question who you are and who God is. But this reaction to transition is normal. Many heroes of the faith experienced the same at one point, even after they had seen great signs or miracles.

There was a man named Gideon, who found himself in this very situation. Judges 6:11-12 says, “And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite; and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the wine press to hide it from the Midianites. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him and said unto him, ‘The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.’”

Powerful! The Lord sent an angel to Gideon even though his identity at the moment was not one of power and might. Gideon was feeling depressed. The Israelites were under oppression. Then God came! Even though Gideon was questioning the Lord after all the amazing things He had done, and here was His angel sitting under a tree! In God’s love and mercy He sent the message through an angel to call Gideon, “thou mighty man of valor.” God gave Him a new identity!

Maybe you feel oppressed today. You’re questioning the trials and testing; you’re asking the Lord, “Where are the miracles?” Be encouraged! God is going to build a new foundation in you! A new temple of God is emerging where glory will be present!

When God came to Gideon, He specifically spoke about how Gideon’s identity had to change. He had to stop identifying with loss, tragedy and oppression and begin to see himself as the mighty man of valor he was called to be! If he was going to come out in victory, he was going to have to renew his mind and thoughts to align with God’s declaration.

The same is true for you. Now is the time of change! If you’re going to transition into God’s strategies of promotion, you have to start seeing yourself as God sees you. Your identity is in Him and Him alone! You’ve got to start seeing things as God sees them. He is rebuilding you now for double glory!

Remember when the angel called Gideon a “mighty man of valor?” The word “valor” in Hebrew is the word “khalil,” and it means the glory of the Lord, the wealth and resources of God. So basically, the angel was saying to Gideon, “Hey, mighty man of valor. Hey, man with great resources who carries the Lord’s glory.” Praise the Lord!

If you’re feeling like you aren’t carrying the glory of the Lord right now, all you have to do is allow your identity to begin to shift and transition for this promotion time. You are going to carry more of the glory of the Lord when you find yourself in Him! Your new identity in Christ as a person of “valor in Him” is your new foundation for your temple for the new Hebrew year!

I’m telling you right now that on September 6th, when the calendar turns over on Rosh Hashanah, the brand-new Hebrew year of 5782, you’re going to walk in double glory! Yes! Double glory! There is going to be a double explosion coming. Prepare yourself! And share this with a friend who needs to be empowered to change their way of thinking.