It is imperative that the body of Christ accurately discern the times and seasons we find ourselves in. As the sons of Issachar, we too, must be aware of not only what God is doing at the moment, but we must be aware of what is looming before us.
I have been listening intently to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying for this hour. As we enter into 2011, I believe God in His goodness, is giving us insight and direction for the upcoming season.
Let me start out by saying, God desires that we, the bride, walk in unusual favor and victory as never before! God has released a level of grace and power that we must demonstrate to the world that our God reigns in spite of our circumstances and situations. I remind you to, “Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1) The bride shall shine forth with the illumination of Christ, even as the world trembles in fear and trepidation of the unknown.
As we progress into 2011, we find ourselves still in a season of transition. There is great acceleration and shifting occurring daily as we see crisis on personal, national and global level continue to escalate. This will not cease nor slow, but things will continue to change rapidly from day to day, particularly in regards to the declining economic conditions. As I have been saying for the last two years, “Now is the time to get your finances in order”!
During this transition, it is important to remain steadfast. As you find yourself in transition, be at peace that God has a plan and He is orchestrating the events that must come to pass. I hear the Lord saying: “I will bring you into a season of clarity and you will have greater direction for your life.”
We are on the precipice of a crossroads of crisis. We will find ourselves at a time where there is a major clash of good vs. evil in the approaching days. This is not to incite fear or panic, nor is it my intention to add to the ever increasing “doom and gloom” prophetic words, which seem so prevalent today. I want to emphasize that God, in His goodness, is giving us a season of contemplation and preparation so that we will not be caught unaware and therefore thrown into a frenzy of panic, confusion and turmoil.
I believe there is a major crisis on a national level looming within the next two to three years. I see much of this crisis will be on a level that affects our nation from the top down, resulting in great change for our nation as a whole. I am not sure what the end result will be or look like; however, I am confident that God is preparing us to not only endure these changes, but to live victoriously in the face of them.
Now is the time to cast off every weight that would hold you back personally and to pursue wholeness for your personal life. Walk in a new level of joy and peace in the upcoming year. God says, “Quit looking at your circumstances! Stop focusing on the giants and start seeing your promise!”
One of the greatest assignments of Satan at this time is to bring a spirit of offense to the body of Christ. Be aware of offenses that arise before you. Do not let the spirit of offense rob you of your victory. We cannot control when offense comes, but the key is how we respond. Do not give offense a place in your life. Choose to overlook offenses and be quick to forgive in the days to come.
Christians must rise up in this hour and begin to war in the spirit. No longer can the body of Christ cower in fear and silence. It is time to open up your mouth and begin to call the things that are not as though they are! There is a new level of authority and power in the spoken word that has been released to the body of Christ. We will begin to see many miracles; especially healings occurring as the word is spoken forth, ever increasing on corporate levels as well as personal. This will continue to accelerate as the people of God become more confident in this new release of anointing.
There is a new song that will begin to rise forth from the earth. This sound of heaven will be released in music and lyrics, which will bring much pleasure to the Father. God is calling for a new breed of worshippers to arise. They will carry the fire and fervency for a last day’s move of God. It is time for a new song and a new dance. It is imperative that we be willing to release the old wine and embrace the new.