Summary: I will not hesitate to declare with the turn of 2016: "These are the beginning of the days of a great harvest!" It is time for us to grab it and run. God still speaks today! Are you listening? Are you willing to take action for 2016.
Are you listening?
God still speaks today! Are you listening? What are you hearing?
Deuteronomy 8:3 states, "He humbled you and let you suffer hunger, and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man does not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord."
Matthew 4:4 states, "But He (Jesus) answered, 'It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."'"
7 things we must focus on during the coming year:
1. God’s Word made alive + active
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
There is life in the Bible. It is the only book that when you read it—it reads you! Meditate on the Word. Love the Scriptures. God's plan, purposes and ways are taught in this precious book. There will be a revival of the Word of God! This will only happen when we proclaim the whole counsel of God just as it is in its purest form. If we take anything away from it or add to it, we are accursed.
2. The Apostolic Move
Romans 1:1 “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,”
There are new things for these seasoned leaders graduate into and thus there is the necessity to empower the next generation to lead. It is truly a time of the joining of the generations. Where are the hidden apostles who are willing to pay the price? Together we are starting another movement. A movement that will lead the church into the Promised Land that God has. A time and place where every believer is walking in His power and shining as a beacon on the hill.
3. Operating the Gifts in faith @ a higher level
Paul encourage Timothy saying, “Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you” (1 Timothy 4:14). “… All of these things must be done for the strengthening of the church” (1 Corinthians 14:26).
A spirit of fear has been cultivated by well-meaning leaders and many believers have stopped to step into that place of being supernaturally used as a tool for God. Out of necessity and calling, a higher level of discernment and wisdom for times that we are in. It is time to step into a higher calling like Joseph did (Genesis 37:18-19 to 46:27-28).
4. Move from the Great Reformation to A Great Transformation (the church just completed 500 years of reformation)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
It is the sinner's response to the regeneration which God works in him. Regeneration is God's work. It is by God's power, by God's will and we do not participate. Conversion is God's work by His power and His will and we do participate. Regeneration gives us life so that we can respond to God and turn from sin from the old self to the new life in Christ.