My Thoughts Regarding the Forward Conference 2018

There are moments in history that truly must be seized, seasons in which “business as usual” would be worse than disappointing…it would be disastrous.

We are in such a time.

As we launch into this “new era” it has become increasingly obvious to me that we are moving into one of the greatest opportunities in church history.


My reasons for this belief?

  1. For the first time in many centuries, the Church will be able to function in all of the five gifts and anointings Christ gave her—apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher (Ephesians 4:11). And as this important passage goes on to say, through these gifts we will be able to reveal “the fullness of Christ” (verse 13).
  2. Also, we have entered a season where Holy Spirit has restored to us the true meaning of ekklesia, the Church. A remnant of the body of Christ has come to understand that the ekklesia is Christ’s kingdom government on earth, entrusted with His authority, and commissioned to legislate His will. As such, these believers are no longer content to function only as “fellowships,” “congregations,” or “families.” They insist on also functioning as extenders of Christ’s Kingdom.
  3. And lastly, the Lord of the harvest has prepared the fields. Desperate conditions, despot rulers, and mass disillusionment have caused tribes and nations to become ripe for change.


The aligning of these three areas—Christ’s gifts, a revelation of His authority in the Church, and a prepared earth—is about to produce a critical mass, leading to explosive harvest and reformative change. We have truly entered into a new era!

Our goal in our recent Forward: An Appeal To Heaven Conference (June 14-16, 2018) was to release insight and understanding of these three phenomena. When planning the gathering, I had the sense that Holy Spirit desired to release significant revelation and productive strategies to move us “forward” into this opportune season.

And did He ever!

I can say without exaggeration that Holy Spirit brought forth the highest overall level of revelation and teaching I’ve heard in one gathering. We learned much through powerful teachings and prophetic insights regarding:

  1. Generational synergy
  2. The meaning and function of the ekklesia
  3. Understanding, running with, and reaching millennials, and
  4. Changing old or outdated wineskins.


Do yourself a favor—get the CDs or DVDs and glean from these messages, over and over again. They will be a wonderful resource, even for the future.

Now as I pray, I believe Holy Spirit is saying it’s time to put on the boxing gloves of “Everlast” and “Evergreen,” and begin knocking out spiritual giants that have ruled our nation. (The back-story of these two gloves is in my books An Appeal To Heaven and Giants Will Fall.) We contended for and experienced The Turnaround; in the June 2018 Conference, Holy Spirit released strategy to move Forward. He is now saying it is time to go after the giants!

So we will!

Our next Appeal to Heaven gathering will be October 11-13, 2018, in Chattanooga, TN. I’ll be joined by Chuck Pierce, Lou Engle, Tim Sheets, Will Ford, Matt Lockett and others as we battle for the destiny of our nation. Numerous Goliaths have mocked God and opposed His purposes for America. But just as He did through the little shepherd boy, David, God will have the last word!

Join me as together, we write history for the King.

Dutch Sheets

Comments 8

  1. My wife, Jeanne and I participated in your conference online. We continue to fight for the fulfillment of promise (1 Timothy 1:18) without little help from man. We are with you in Spirit and believe we are called to strategic planning as ecclesia prepares for D-Day to take back the land!

    Would you please mobilize a prayer effort in relation to the stewardship of resources, human and material? We continue to battle at least idolatry, babylon, islam (including the prince of persia), religiosity, love of money, and of course, the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and the pride of life.

    Father desires that we have access to billions of dollars to advance and establish the kingdom of God! I cry out for help amongst those who carry more measure of rule than I do currently!!!

    May our King continue to reveal Himself to and through you!!!

  2. The Forward conference was certainly the most powerful conference I’ve ever had the privilege of attending. I attended online, and the anointing and strategy that flowed from each speaker kept me riveted to my seat. I continue to pray into all that came forth from this conference and the Lord has given me this section of scripture from the The Voice translation to declare as we move forward:

    The Eternal cripples the schemes of the other nations;
    He impedes the plans of rival peoples.
    11 The Eternal’s purposes will last to the end of time;
    the thoughts of His heart will awaken and stir all generations.
    12 The nation whose True God is the Eternal is truly blessed;
    fortunate are all whom He chooses to inherit His legacy.

    Psalm 33:10-12

  3. These words I heard in my spirit when I listened to Lou Eagle. The fire falls to the earth. A long awaited time begins. The Spirit of the Lord is pouring out like never before. From the east to the west, the north and the south. The wind, the wind, the wind will blow. Get ready, get ready, get ready for the outpouring of the Spirit.

  4. My husband and I recently began to listen to the vision being laid out by the Spirit of God, for His Church, through Dutch Sheets.
    Our hearts have been hearing the same thing, but didn’t know how to proceed.
    We are so excited, to b in such a time as this.
    Are you coming to the northeast any time soon?

  5. These words of prophesy and declaration keep the”Light” shining and destroying the darkness that tries so hard to blind the true ekkeslia standing its ground in the battle. The world, the news and other voices are shouting loudly, But the still small voice that is revealing His secrets to the prophets has become the loudest to me and to the ekklesia that is ready to take down the giants with the gloves of Evergreen and Everlast. Thank you Apostle Dutch for being a Father to many of us who have none. You have truly made a difference in my life and spiritual understanding. God bless you as you continue to fulfill the story written in His book for your life.

  6. I want to order CDs for the Forward conference but I see I way to do it or a phone nr to call. Pls help. Also which hotel will the Chatenooga conference be at?

  7. We are seeing these things occur within our circles right now. A revival has already begun in inner cities across the nation. We’re seeing disciples created from the most violent and hopeless cities…by the thousands every week.

    God has created a new breed of music minister from these places filled with despair. They’re creating a new sound that’s paving the way…it’s the sound of hope for the hopeless that’s rising from the ashes of their hell.

    I’m looking forward to attending your conference in October to get more insight that will help us become more effective and stay in step with this God movement in our nation!

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