Word for 2020 and Beyond
WORD OF THE LORD FOR 2020 AND BEYOND
The Church is entering into a new ERA.
EXAMINATION, REPENTANCE, ALIGNMENT
EMERGENCE, RESTRUCTURE, ACCELERATE
God has been merciful to all of us, however TRUTH and GRACE will come into balance. A new boldness to bring forth much need correction and alignment will be the new norm.
God is bringing His people out of Egypt, and into the promised land. Genesis 12 only gives Abraham a directive to go forth and leave familiarity, with no map. It would be a daily walk of supernatural faith. And so here we are as a people with no real paradigm to move forward, and yet we cannot camp at what we have known or what has been familiar.
We are entering into unchartered territory. Which makes it so necessary that we depend upon the promises in John 14. He has gone to prepare a place for us that we have not seen, and with our hearts dependent upon Him and Him alone, which is the essence of John 14. He promises us That our pursuit should be knowing Him, learning the ways of the Spirit, connection to the Father, and that loving Him would empower us to obey Him and follow His leads. And so we are sojourners.
We must examine all we do, where we invest our time, resources, and energy. Let’s look closer at areas that are not producing fruit in this season. It is time to move forward as pioneers into new territory.
We should live a repentant life. This is all by and through grace. Keeping our hearts tender,pliable and teachable is the secret key to hearing His voice. The Holy Fear of the Lord is our safety net. Let’s keep in right standing with God and each other. Psalm 119 should be our standard for living out our days, according to His word.
Alignment is crucial in the coming days. Partner with those whom you value, trust, and honor. God always places people in our lives for not only friendship, but for accountability.
As we endeavor to know the Father, and the Son more intimately, may we become familiar with Holy Spirit as He increases our discernment. We should value people for what they add to our lives, and not to simply use them as stepping stools.
There are a people that have been hidden that will arise from back pews, closets and corners￼. They are humble, sensitive and do not showcase themselves. These will be the ones that rise up and have something to say and a heart to go into the harvest fields. The days of the superstars are over. Ministry leaders will embrace such ones and recognize the simple fishermen amongst us. It takes a many membered body to do the work of the ministry. Do not discredit the ones who do not talk like you, or act like you.
We will emerge strong, equipped, powerful, and yet broken and humble. There will be much momentum as Gods army will arise as lovers of the ONE, and not lovers of self satisfaction.
The church will begin to see the necessity to restructure as the harvest will be those we thought we were prepared for. The Old wineskin of developing programs and preaching will not be enough. The ministry of deliverance will come to the forefront. This will be love centered, and not demon centered. Fasting will be embraced to see lasting results. Holy Spirit will do more as there will be sovereign moves of God, and less necessity for laying on of hands. We will step aside as the fear of the Lord restrains us not to touch His Ways.
Things will be moving quickly. There will be so much change that we must be ready to move quickly when the cloud moves. We should always be ready to embrace change, and not live as settlers, but sojourners.
We step into the new , while holding on to what has made us strong. Knowledge of the ONE who paid the price for us. The pendulum is swinging to be lovers of TRUTH as well as GRACE. Let’s step into this new era of the church with delight as we have been put on the earth for such a time as this.
Some key areas to focus on to ready us. There will be more teaching on leadership, holiness and integrity. The office of the teacher will be highlighted once again. We will embrace moving forward but remembering the simplicity and the basics that have helped define us: