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Prophetic Word for 2018: New Gates Opening in the Spirit for You

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Prophetic Word for 2018: New Gates Opening in the Spirit for You

I heard the Lord say, “Get ready for promotions and things to start happening quickly this year.”

… I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly. Isaiah 60:22 NIV

Many people have been waiting for God to move in their lives, and also bring a much-needed revival to the world. Get ready for things to begin lining up like never before. Expect to hear the voice of God much more clearly, as you are being called up to a new level of breakthrough and maturity.

The spiritual atmosphere is very ripe for something new. God is moving and preparing for a radical revival that will start first in our own lives. We have endured a dry season in which many people have not seen the fulfillment of prophetic words and promises from God. Watch for the Lord to bring His instructions to you.

Encountering Heaven this year

The veil between Heaven and Earth is now opening up more. God is getting us ready to receive and release prophetic mysteries from Heaven. These mysteries will expand our understanding of what is already written in the Bible and how it applies to our lives today.

This new revelation is starting to happen right now. God is opening up our understanding to things that were previously sealed because they are needed in this time and season that we are now entering. This does not mean that we abandon the foundational teachings of our faith in Jesus Christ.

I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. Colossians 1:25–26 NIV

We are in a season when our lives on Earth will change radically as we grow in our understanding of what Jesus meant when He said, “on Earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6:9–10). We are now entering a season of greater revelation and interaction with the Lord that will bring Heaven to Earth in new, unprecedented ways.

New gates open in the spirit

I want to share part of a heavenly encounter I had in which I saw people all over the world either stuck in previous seasons or unsure how to move forward. Many of you feel like you’re called to something more, but you have not seen it come about.

[Start of Encounter]

In the encounter, I had a vision that an angel came with silver keys and unlocked chains that were on people. As the angel unlocked the chains, I saw another angel holding a stack of contracts and agreements that had been made with these restraints.These had been placed on people by those who did not understand them or had become jealous. The chains and contracts had been holding these people back from moving forward in many areas of their lives. Most people did not realize they had these restraints. They had gotten used to operating within the limits that had been placed upon them.

Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:15–17 NIV

Suddenly, the people’s shouts of joy and victory caused discouragement to fall off. Some had become so distressed they were at the point of giving up and wanting God to take them to Heaven. Others were suffering with suicidal thoughts. But these were all being broken!

I watched as many people began to shout and worship God. Then the Lord stood up and raised His hands and said with a loud voice, “Open the gates of righteousness!”

Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. Psalm 118:19–20 NIV

Jesus said, “I will fulfill all the promises I made to you. The things I have spoken to you are now coming to you. I am now freeing you from the chains that have held you back. I am aligning you for this new season of your life. Stay close to Me and watch as I move in the midst of the storms. This is the gate that leads you to the very reason you were created. This is the pathway to My presence that will take you deeper into My intimacy and love.”

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22–23 NIV

I saw many people who were being freed from the chains and restraints of the past now flowing through this new Psalm 118 Gate of Righteousness. They were given new freedom and purpose, and their strength was returning. Many of them had been rejected because they did not fit. But now God is gathering the misfits and rejected and is building them into something new.

[End of Encounter]

Rainbow people keys

Two years ago, I had a vision in which I saw apostolic and prophetic leaders who had been carrying keys of authority over cities and regions, but had either laid down their calling or become judgmental. I saw angels going all over the Earth gathering these keys and reassigning them to people who were ready to use them for the new purposes of the Kingdom of God. I wrote about this in my Prophetic Forecast, Volume 2 book on pages 72–73.

A few years ago, I had a prophetic dream about a key angel. In the dream, I was given an ancient key and a rainbow key, but they were both blanks and would not open anything until they were cut. God spoke to me that at the right time the keys would be used to open up something new in the spirit.

On December 15, 2017, I had an encounter in which I was taken back to the prophetic dream about the key angel and the blank keys. I was now standing on a high mountain and there was a key shop with an angel inside. The angel operated the keys of Heaven machine. I handed the two blank keys to the angel and he cut them on a machine and handed them back to me.

The Lord said, “The ancient key is the mysteries and revelation for the coming revival that is being saved for this time. And the rainbow-colored key is the anointing and calling to reach the new rainbow people.”

The Jesus People Movement of the 1970s was to the rainbow people, which were the hippies. But the new Jesus People Movement that is now coming is going to be to the new rainbow people. These are the ones of many colors and unusual types. And similar to the hippies of the first Jesus People Movement, they have been rejected and considered unclean by most of the Church.

The Lord said, “The new rainbow people and the new Jesus People Movement is going to be to the Ezekiel 34 outcast sheep that have been pushed away by the Church. These are the gays and lesbians, New Age people, the tattooed and pierced, the zombie and vampire lovers. This movement will include women and minorities and those who have been treated unfairly.”

New rainbow people movement

During these encounters in December, the Lord told me the Wind of Change is coming early this year and is going to blow things into place. The Wind of Change angel normally comes around March, but it is moving all over the Earth right now.

Watch for God to move on Southern California in a new way, which will impact the entire world—similar to the Jesus People Movement that originated in San Francisco, but did not take off until it came to Southern California. This revival is not exclusive to California; I saw keys of revival being released all over the world. Expect to see something happen in your area!

The new rainbow people movement was originally released last year in San Francisco, but the strongholds and controlling spirits would not allow the revival to start there. I have been holding two keys of revival and the Lord told me to release one in San Diego and one in Los Angeles.

I did this on New Year’s Eve weekend. Something powerful and historic took place and we are going to see the start of something amazing.

Season change

Get ready for sudden acceleration, as the spiritual season is now changing. Many people have gone through difficult times, but better times are now coming.

We are stepping into a season of excitement, joy and happiness. Those who have sown in tears are about to reap with shouts of joy. God’s wisdom and revelation is flowing!


Doug Addison

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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.


84 thoughts on “Prophetic Word for 2018: New Gates Opening in the Spirit for You

  1. Teresa Nassef says:

    Yes and Amen! When you came to Fresh fire a little over a year ago you prophesied and saw Keys dropping into people’s hands. I received a big key that night but didn’t know How God was going to use it. THIS is the season! Thank you for the word!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Awesome Teresa! Sometimes it takes a little for things to make sense. Bless you and all God is doing in your life.

  2. Irene Lu says:

    Thank you Doug to deliver such an encouraged and wonderful message from God. My name is Irene Lu from Taiwan. I’m a lesbian and already 41 years old. I felt stuck for a while and feel confused about the future. God has called me 5 years ago. After half-year struggling, I quit my job from semiconductor field to study a totally different major ” architecture”. God told me that I am an architect who will build heaven on the earth. I took 4 years to get Master’s diploma in September,2017. When I graduated, the architecture industry is in a low tide. Actually the whole industries in Taiwan now is pretty bad. My girlfriend worked in Advertising and that field is the most sensitive to the business cycle and she got laid-off this month. The worst thing is that I lose confidence to myself and can’t see anything is meaningful to do it. I’m so passive now and dislike to contact people. My thoughts are also negative that capitalism society treats me a loser.
    I don’t know why I want to share my situation with you. Probably I’m too confused now and your prophetic words comforts me. I hope that I can bring myself back to the reality and take action.
    God bless you.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Irene, thank you for sharing. Praying now that God ignites those passions in you to build again. I’m sorry that capitalism society made you feel that way. You are not a loser, you are a daughter of God. Bless you and your work. May 2018 be filled with such amazing things for you.

  3. Elizabeth Vazquez says:

    God bless you Doug! These are exciting
    Times. Can’t wait to see it unfold and be a part of
    This revival!! May God recieved all the glory!

  4. Dan Perge says:

    Amen Doug. Definitely felt a strong presence/anointing as I read this. I feel and believe I’m called to do something more as His presence has been thicker and continual each day. It has not been revealed fully to me as to what that is but I will continue to Tarry until it does. May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry as you continue to encourage/equip us.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Awesome Dan! I love your persistence even when you do not fully know what you will be doing. Many are in that boat with you, and its so important to keep going. Bless you!

  5. Rena Lamb says:

    Truly an amazing revelation of this time and season. It explains the wind that have been blowing so strong this year. Thank you.

  6. Jo Dee Davis says:

    Another dimension of those rejected by the church are those who have been divorced and those who have had children outside of marriage. I’m sure the list could go on. Thankful for this word and thankful for this new season. As I personally shift out of the limited mindset I’ve been in, I became a Lyft driver in my city. Talk about evangelistic opportunity! I see these new rainbow people daily and I’m connecting with them. Thankful to be a part of this world shaking revival that is now upon us. It’s here. . .we just have to get out of our comfort zone and see the harvest!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Yes Jo, people who are divorced or had children outside of marriage are often rejected. But God loves them so much. I love that you became a Lyft driver in your city. I’m sure you are a light to all those you drive. Bless you on the road!

  7. Lavonai Jones says:

    Hello, I have been thru a rough year Financial. An looking for a way out of this tribulations that’s been holding me back. I have been under and attack… and every time I asked for help no one once to do anything in the name of Jesus. If you only give them money than they can help you. I am asking for prayer from a true man of God to pray for me. There is so much to say but I just need a true man of God to pray for me.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Lavonai. Praying now for you to have a miraculous turn-around in your life. God loves you so much and see’s all you’ve been through. Bless you <3.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Margaret! Doug will soon be releasing a book called Prophetic Forecast Volume 3, that goes into more detail about this. It will be available this month :).

  8. Carol Ritenour says:

    2 years ago, my husband of 34 years at that time, left me for a 28 yr old woman. I ran to the Lord for help & forgave them both but believe the chains that have bound my husband for yrs are being removed. I have decreed reatoration of my marriage. Still married, 36 yrs., but he is not home yet. I praise God for all the encouragement I receive from your ministry. I am 68, almost 69 yrs old & my husband is 68 yrs old. I believe God has great things in store for Tom & I. Finances restored & keeping our home. Praise God

  9. Polly says:

    After I read your prophecy for 2018 I couldn’t help but cry. I was there when you released the word in San Diego. My son was a leader at a very powerful church in San Diego he moved up the ranks from 12 to 16. At 16 he had been contacted by Hillsong and many other famous bands to do their live video direction. At 16 he came out of the closet and told me that he was gay. My world was shattered but then I started realizing that who am I to judge him that’s between him and God . All I can do as his mothers love him and encourage him. The church he donated so much of his time to rejected him and asked him to please step down. He Is now a devout atheist he was rejected by the church. I believe without a doubt in my heart that my son is going to start the next revival for the gay and lesbian community. Meri Crouley is one of my dearest friends and she believes the same. I believe the greatest show on earth is beginning. Strongholds are being broken off in my life and my husband’s life and God is pushing the reset button on my health just like you did yours. Thank you for your precious words you’re awesome.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Awesome Polly! I love that! Thank you for sharing your heart. You are a good mama :). Agreeing with you for your son to walk in his destiny!

  10. Stephen Puddle says:

    How wonderful to know that God’s love will be manifest in a new way through the church for those it has often rejected and ridiculed. God grant your church grace upon grace to embrace this.

  11. Nan says:

    Sinners in revival won’t be sinners anymore. I am not saying that a gay person who gets into the Lord will change immediately but will begin a healing process by which they won’t be going by the term “gay” anymore. I think that needs to be clarified when you say that outcasts like this will be included. No one is outcast in the Body. When they come in they are part of the body if they are saved. They are no longer sinners.

  12. B e t h says:

    I’m believing that the chains have been broken off my children of addiction and unforgiveness and that our family will be restored thank you for all your kind words o f encouragement Beth

  13. Mark Sankey says:

    Love to you all. This word is perfectly timely. Doug helped me kick-start in my writing, something the Lord had made clear earlier. I was published for the first time in the Morning Star Journal in the January issue. It was a wonderful New Year surprise. For me, He has used the turning of the year for expansion to new levels. For all reading this, He is extending the cords of His tent in your lives. Let Him stretch you Out. More oil on the wineskin, Lord!!!!!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Woohoo! Congratulations Mark! That is wonderful! Bless you and bless all your writing. May you touch and inspire many with your writing!

  14. Dana F says:

    This encourages me as my husband and I are believing that we will be transitioning soon to a new area and new jobs. We are also believing that His promise of children will be fulfilled for us soon as well as other promises. Thank you!

  15. Tanja Brown says:

    Wonderful, powerful. In agreement I say ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’.. Praise our wonderful Jesus, Glory to the King of Kings!
    I am about to start the ‘Prophetic Lifestyle’ course of Doug’s.. An awesome way to start the year under the mantle of this exciting word from God.

  16. Ann Rhodes says:

    This was a great encouragement. I recently felt drawn through a portal into heaven and seemed to return with a key. I gave it to my husband to open a safe in which it seems are ancient hidden mysteries. Please pray with us about this!

  17. Amber west says:

    This is so encouraging! I just started an online ministry for ones who are “misfits” at the beginning of last week and its a group on facebook called Broken Crayons Still Color Ministries! This is the year for breakthroughs!!! 🚪🔑🌈🙌🏻

  18. Janice says:

    I had an open vision back on January 10, 2006 about these “Rainbow People” I sent the content to my Pastor at the time because I wasnt sure what I was seeing . I wont post the content here because it was a lengthy and detailed vision, just suffice it to say that after 12 years to the day as of 01/10/2006, God is about to perform this vision, which is incredible to me!

  19. Julie W says:

    Thank you for this word. Please pray in agreement with me that my husband’s business will be flooded with projects and jobs this year! Its our heart’s desire to get out of debt and not stress over finances every month. We want to serve Him and be able to give to other ministries i believe this is the year of breakthrough and restoration! Thank you Lord!!

  20. Scott says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this Doug. It’s so inspirational and it gives me great hope. I am so ready for God to open up my understanding and pray daily for the Holy Spirit to unveil things to me that have been veiled in the past.

    I was raised Catholic and have always been a person of faith, but in the past six months I feel that I finally am starting to understand what it means to be truly saved. In fact, I want to be baptized again as an adult because I want to leave the old me behind and start again anew.

    A friend of mine recommended to me to start following you and I have to say that it’s the best advice I have been given in some time. I have really been doing some self examination and have gone through a period of being humbled. Self awareness is a great gift and it’s an amazing journey to look back and see what truly motivates you to make decisions that impact your life in both positive and negative ways.

    As a member of the LGBTQ community, we are often made to feel that we aren’t worry of God’s love, but I know that God is a loving God and that Jesus loves me too. Too often today we still see leaders who make us feel that we don’t matter or don’t have value or worth. I don’t think that those types of comments are very Christian or Christ-like.

    I have to believe that God and Jesus love me and it’s encouraging to see what you just shared. I believe.

    Please keep sharing your gifts. They are making a difference and I am proof of that.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Scott! We are so glad you found us too! How exciting that you want to get baptized again as an adult. Bless you and all God is doing in your life. You are in for an exciting ride with God!

  21. Omi says:

    Hi Doug, I’m writing this from Lagos, Nigeria. When I read your prophecy I had to lie down for a bit afterwards. In November I was in the United States in DC for my book tour (The Richer Woman) and one morning during my quiet time I asked the Lord what’s was on His heart. I asked Him where He was at work and where He wanted me to join Him. He then revealed to me His burden for people who are gay/lesbian etc. He said they have been ostracized by the church but that once they come into His presence even in worship alone,He would do the deliverance. He said many are fighting thoughts that they are gay /lesbian or even paedophiles due to some of the things they faced as children such as abuse or even molestation by other kids etc. They are fighting these thoughts but it doesn’t mean they are gay. These are lies from the devil and if only the church embraced them but because the church discriminates and ostracizes these they go into the the world which embraces them. I began to cry deeply as the burden of the LORD came upon me. I could feel His sorrow. I also saw visions of rainbows and doves underneath. Coincidentally that same period I was also planning for my third Do It Afraid Conference and the theme was “the promise of a rainbow”…. and God revealed so much to me about The Rainbow and how Jesus is the rainbow. Light is many colours but in the naked eye is white but when it passes into rain drops, a process called refraction happens and the different colours of lights separate. God was saying to me that when you let “Light” which is Jesus in your storm a rainbow will appear. He also said without the storms you can’t see the full extent of the beauty of light and the same way through storms of life you get to know Jesus in different ways you know Him as your provider, Father etc. I also found out that there is actually a rainbow in the throne room of Heaven according to the Bible in Revelations and the book of Ezekiel also talks about the rainbow. Also on the 5th of December, I asked God for a sign that He was with me and shortly after I found out that there was a record breaking rainbow over Taiwan which lasted 9 hours. This is a phenomenal event as Rainbows last under an hour and the last record breaking rainbow was 23years ago for 6hours. …The Lord has put this great burden on my heart and I’m currently praying about what to do. I feel strongly He wants me to hold a fellowship where people can just come and worship Him freely without being judged and He would do the rest. It’s scary because in this part of the world people are so judgemental and there is even a 14 year jail sentence for people who come out as gay. In my book I also mentioned that when I was a young girl in primary school about age 7-10 my childhood friend used to kiss me . She was practicing what she had seen on tv. When I got to high school and understood the concept of lesbianism, I thought maybe I was gay but thankfully I knew I wasn’t. Today I’m married with three children and being used mightily by the Lord.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Omi, thank you for sharing your heart and story with us. Your visions of the rainbow and doves that God gave you is beautiful. And I love how you asked God what was on His heart. That is such an important question to always ask. You have inspired me! Bless you and all God is doing in your life.

  22. Nathaniek says:

    I am very grateful for this manna. Holy Spirit has been speaking into me about the homeless around me. Now, God has me take peanut butter sandwiches, some with banana slices, when I’m out, I can talk to a stranger and tell them “God isn’t mad at you & when you hit your pillow tonight Thank Him”. Boom a ministry.

  23. Sherri says:

    I am so ready I never thought I’d be feeling this way at this time. I held on to excitement and enthusiasm for years. I had so many dreams about this coming move of God. Now, I feel so dry, depleted, and wanting to give it up. All of my excitement has been zapped out of me. Suddenly, I went from happiness and contentment to feeling completely dissatisfied and empty. I find myself wondering if anything is really going to change or happen for me.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Sherri, God loves you so much. I am so sorry that you feel that way. God’s plans for you are good and exciting. The revival is coming! Keep dreaming with God and doing life with Him, you will not be disappointed! Bless you and all God is doing in your life.

  24. gina says:

    Hi Doug, I am an elder at a church that has reached out to the gay community in love. The question has been brought up if we should marry a gay couple. We are divided on this very difficult issue. would love your thoughts or resources on this subject.
    We love and respect your ministry,thank you ,

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Since this is a very controversial and sticky subject it is best to seek the Lord on your answer. So grateful you are doing outreach to the gay community. Bless you <3.

  25. Kemi says:

    Getting on this page was not by coincidence. I saw a vision last night in which the word ‘position’ was boldly written in the sky. I decided to search the phrase ‘position in the Bible’ and the Holy Spirit directed me to follow the link to ‘3 Simple Ways to Position yourself to hear from God’ by Dough. I was really blessed by the reading and decided to read about the prophetic word for 2018 which confirmed what the Holy Spirit told me to pray about last night.
    I saw a programme on people refixing their tattoos which ordinarily wouldn’t have interested me but I stayed on. When I listened to the different tales of how and why some of the people got their tattoos in the first place, my heart bled and I prayed for God to save them. I pray for more grace to intensify prayer in this direction in tune with the prophecy I read here. More grace Dough!

  26. Sharon schmidt says:

    With all my heart I pray this is a true revelation. I am on of those who has even asked to simply be brought home to heaven. If the angel of the lord with the keys unlocks the chains- praise Him. I can not do it. I am so tired.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Bless you Sharon. I am so sorry you are tired and weary. God see’s all you have been through and is with you. God adores you, you are His love. Listening to worship music regularly helps me stay encouraged. Praying for you to have joy and peace during this time.

      • Sharon Schmidt says:

        Thank you so much for responding.
        Yesterday I was in Sisterhood prayer meeting. I felt a pop around my middle during worship. I check my pants but all was in tact. Later I saw my black studded belt had split and broken in two down the middle of my back. I felt like that was a sign for chains being broken off. Not just for me but for the entire room.
        I didn’t put that together with this word until just now.

  27. Steve says:

    The end was confusing. Are you saying that despite the Word of God’s stance on homosexual life style it’s now going to be acceptable in His sight? Or are you saying the Lord will be reaching out to minister to this sinful life choice? The Bible is VERY clear on this issue.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Steve, this is not about a stance on homosexuality at all. It is about God being in love with those who are in all types of sins including homosexuality. Somehow we have made it okay to be in adultery, addicted to pornography or alcohol and still receive Jesus. But the gay and lesbians have been forbidden from worshipping the Lord. Doug knows this by being an evangelist to all these groups and the Lord is now going to do a movement to bring them to Jesus. It might be messy but it is going to be amazing to see salvations come to such a broken group of people. Bless you Steve!

  28. We are all sinners. Christ died for all of our sins. First we must seek his forgiveness. Then he also says we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. Become a new creation in the image of Jesus. Those that hold on to their lives shall lose it, those that give it up for my namesake, shall find it. No flesh will enter the kingdom of heaven. If you trust the cleansing blood of Jesus and the Spirit of God to prepare your new life, You will then overcome the enemy of sin and death. If Jesus sets you free, you are free indeed!

  29. Victoria says:

    To God be the glory!
    To operate in such boldness with your heart, ears, mind open to receive what thus Saith the lord. May God bless you.
    God is definitely moving in an accelerated move, we as his children need to allow him to do as he pleases no longer fighting against the grain.
    Let’s stand for the kingdom!

  30. Jeff says:

    You said ….The new rainbow people movement was originally released last year in San Francisco, but the strongholds and controlling spirits would not allow the revival to start there.

    The Deceiver’s strongholds have now been broken. Christianity had to be removed for that to happen and a Move Of God will happen . It wont be about Christianity but about Jesus and Bible Truth .

  31. Naveh says:

    Are you still around? This is 7-22-18, I know God our Abba Father has many surprises for His Children this year, and is hindering the enemy from blocking what God has for each of us, Gods Word is so full of Power. I just happened onto this site. it is always good to connect with those who are seekers of God’s Will & Plans,filled with His Holy Spirit. I’m single 66,yet youthful. 🙂 Shalom

  32. Dee Mcgreevy says:

    It’s mid December. Just read the word pertaining to new gates in 2018. I received the same word for my 28 year old son (8) for 2018. Hasnstruggled for most of his life in identifying with homosexuality proclivities I’ve seen In The past month or so an opening of his heart. His name is patrick. Plz add him to your prayers.

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