Happy New Year! What a great time to be alive…this is a new season, given by the Lord to do amazing things to bring in the harvest and to build the Kingdom of God on the earth in these last days.
This past Sunday morning, I was lost in the presence of God during the worship and I felt the Lord speak very clearly to me about this new year.
This is what the Lord said–
As 2011 was the year of release, (and I laughingly reply I didn’t know that would directly effect me) a year where things would be cut off and uprooted, 2012 is the year to “take hold of, to grasp, to go after, to reach for.” “What seems to have slipped through your fingers in the past, you will take possession of this year”.
LORD, (I asked) HOW WILL I DO THIS?
“You will do this by seeking me, seeking my face and activating your faith with corresponding actions!” “You will not do this by the arm of the flesh” but by the Holy Spirit, by the Word of God, by my Blood, and by your testimony. It will not be easy, but it will be worth it and I will be glorified in it!” AND YOU WILL SEE THE THINGS I HAVE PROMISED YOU COME TO PASS!
And then the Lord gave me the following verses to meditate on:
Matt 6:33 AMP But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Phil 3:12 AMP Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Matt 11: 12 AMP And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize–a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].
Now, I know this is probably not the most popular or exciting word but it is RHEMA!! It’s gonna take discipline, it’s gonna take faith, it’s gonna take a determination to keep, keep, keep, our eyes on Jesus!
Hebrews 11:1-3 says, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
Friends, I have more to share but I want you to meditate on these things this week. Get the above verses in your spirit and take hold of them by faith. THAT IS WHAT PLEASES GOD!
We are so excited to begin the new year with our dear friends, Ps Tommy and Kim Morgan, at Potter’s Wheel Ministries in Mesquite TX. www.potterswheel.org January 8-11th. Come join Ps Joe and me and the team for a time of worship and celebration as we covenant with the Lord for miracles this New Year!
We are in the process of updating the WMI Global website, getting the Institute online and working on new CDs and our first book! Pray for us and send us your prayer requests as well. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well. As always, if the Lord speaks to you about sowing into this ministry, you may do so by going to wmiglobal.org and clicking the “contributions” icon. Your gifts are recorded and are fully tax deductible. We are believing God for mighty things and will be traveling almost every week here in the US and abroad. Your gifts will enable us to do so and a great harvest will come to your account!
We love you all—come and join us on the road this year!
Ps Joe and Becky and the team