For all that’s in you, 2022… is going to require… all that’s in you.
I heard a man that works within a prophetic ministry saying this year, that the next season is going to require all of our people within our circle of influence, i.e. it will take the Dad, Mom and children in a household, to accomplish all the Lord has for them in this time, or, the CEO, CFO and all staff of a business working together to accomplish all the Lord has for them in this new season. This new season is going to require all you have and all you are, that is what I am hearing from the Lord now, as well. This new season is going to require all you are.
There are going to be things that you will have to say no to. There are people who have had a leading influence in your life who have helped you navigate these rough waters over the past 2 years. You are going to have to decide, ask God for spiritual wisdom and discernment, as some of these may remain, but some you may have to do away with. Some of the anchoring of your heart in these areas has been done and you need to move onto meatier food for your spirit-man, than some of the influences that have remained until now.
That being said, you must always remember where you came from. I feel it very important that those who are called up and raised up at the moment, not be arrogant and proud, saying, ‘God has called me now’, but rather, we look to where we’ve come from, we acknowledge without the work put in place by the ministers of God’s word until now, we would be too far behind to face the trials, temptations and worldwide persecution we are currently undergoing.
Why do I use the word persecution when the world is not physically persecuting Christians? Have you ever read the old book written by ‘Brother Andrew’? The book covers the life of the man who was to be the founder of the ministry, ‘Open doors’ they send Bibles into the most persecuted places on earth, an incredible ministry. In his book he explains that in some communist countries it is not illegal to distribute, buy or sell Bibles or any other literature, because the state has done such an excellent job of training the individuals that all non-state censored items are propaganda and, the state has taught little children that mommy, daddy, granny and anyone who believes in church or God is superstitious, weak and we should simply allow them their superstitions. This brain washing of, and by, the state, is what we as Christians have been enduring since the beginning of 2020. In 2021, we see that the state has the right to allow or decline church services at whim, regardless of the desire of the people, yet, simultaneously for New Year’s Eve, we have dropped all curfew, we have allowed 1000 people indoors and 2000 outdoors, where last week we were allowed 50% of an indoor building. The discrimination and the inducing of the strong arm tactics have to start somewhere, they start small and they ramp up quickly, but if we allow them they will continue. What will we do, saints? The question is what does the Lord want us to do?
I don’t have the answer, but I can tell you this, here in this picture I see the Lord, calling us deeper, into Him and His relationship. I see the Lord, holding back the heavens to display His majesty before us. He has intimate secrets He would like to share with us and disclose to us. Where will we be, will we be there, quietly sitting alone on the mountain top waiting to hear from Him?
There will be things we will have to let go of to come to that place of intimate quietness with Him. There will be people who will be unhappy with the sacrifices we are making to come face to face with Him. This is the hour of decision, I know where I will be… will you join me?
2 Peter 1:3 ‘For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.’
Let’s break it down,
1 – the power is divine, therefore, we can not cause it to be given, nor taken from us, it was bestowed on us…
2 – absolutely everything necessary for a dynamic spiritual life and godliness… there is the promise…
3 – through true and personal knowledge of Him… this is the how – choosing to put off, leave behind and walk away from things that are hindering our relationship with Him…
4 – He called us by His own glory and excellence… what is the Lord calling us to… His glory and excellence… – this is the what, leave behind for what, His excellence, we are not to take lightly what we are leaving behind or why, as it is to take up our cross, as instructed
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity]. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
In 2022, dig deeper into Him, you will find treasures hidden in secret places that you never knew existed. You may initially leave behind some of the old, ultimately you will find it was no sacrifice what so ever! He is all you need.
God bless you, His almighty Shalom, Shalom for 2022.
May He go before you, behind you, be the wrap around love that surrounds you, His majestic angels encamp around you… be the miner…