Here goes… a hot off the press ‘God word’ as the Holy Spirit has poured it into me. For 2019 (the Jewish year 5779) please also read: Hebrew Year 5779 is here…. what does it mean prophetically?
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
‘Take off your jeweled crown,
for the old order changes.
Now the lowly will be exalted,
and the mighty will be brought down.
I will surely destroy the kingdom.
And it will not be restored until the one appears
who has the right to judge it.
Then I will hand it over to him.'”
Ezekiel 21:26-27 (NLT)
Children of God, there is a whole new order – the old has gone, the new is come! Step into the new, by faith. Step into the unknown, for God Himself has gone before you and will make His miracles known. A season of miracles is ahead. Embrace change.
All of the devil’s authority has been destroyed through Jesus at the cross. He has no authority unless you give it to him. Take the crown! Rule and reign! Declare, decree and see God’s will, Kingdom and miracles all around you. Jesus is ready to take back His own, nothing in this world catches Him out, takes Him by surprise, is too big to handle or assaults His throne. Here is what faith looks like in this season. When you face the impossible, faith it and you will make it! Faith is clinging to Jesus, intimately intwined with Him, just like Jacob, who, in the darkness, the suffering and the wrestling, would not let go until God blessed Him. Faith is not letting go of God, no matter what.
In our season this past year of moving from place to place, hotel room to hotel room, house to house following burst water pipes and water damage leading to extensive building works at our home, I’m reminded with a smile God DID lead me to write the prophetic book “Burst the Dam, It’s Double Portion Time“! First the natural, then the spiritual! As we have moved from pillar to post, with no fixed abode, sometimes not knowing from one day where we would be the next, we have come to experience God’s provision, power and to trust Him in a fresh way.
Builders and our insurance company promised we would be home for Christmas but even they were caught out, and with less than a week to go their accommodation bureau battled to find somewhere for our family of seven to stay. Just like the Christmas story of old there was ‘no room at the inn’ and nowhere suitable anywhere although they tried relentlessly for days. WHEN OTHERS FAIL, YOU CAN REST SECURE THAT GOD WILL NOT! God has literally been, as He was to the children of Israel who made God their dwelling place, our pillar of fire leading us by night and warming our hearts in the dark when we couldn’t see the way ahead, as well as our cloud bursting with blessing by day. Every rock and hard place before us He has turned into a place of abundance and overflow as we followed by faith. In these days God wants us to make Christ our habitation and place of refuge – He longs to make the rough places smooth, and bring water out of those hard rocks with overflowing blessing for you too.
“He turned the rock into a pool of water, yes a spring of water flowed from solid rock.” Psalm 113:8
Just last night, though, I had a moment and my 15 year old son, Joshua, walked in on me in tears, being very vulnerable with God. I was praying for our five children having to move three times in the space of Christmas week alone. Our eldest two studying for mock A’Levels and GCSE equivalents in the new year.
In the midst of the chaos and whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, as parents we have always sought to shield, protect, compensate, make it fun, provide over and above and lavish love and the very best on our children, who we love more than our own lives. Oh how much Jesus loves us, enough to give His own life for ours, and He did! Joshua came over and cuddled me, concerned, it’s a rarity he sees his Mama crying, not smiling! What parent doesn’t try and hide tears from their children after all. I was real with him and shared my heart as I have just shared it with you, putting various offers and ideas out there for him and Samuel (our older boys) to give them stability and avoid another move. His words I will never forget and the Holy Spirit used them to resound in my heart. “Please don’t worry or be upset Mummy, we understand, we’re used to it now. We just want to be with you“! (By that I knew he meant his Daddy too)!
In that moment the scene of our life passed before me and God spoke to my heart with an overwhelming sense to tell His children:
“I know all about the chaos, questions and circumstances you face. I see the turmoil and hidden pain. For every attack I will give you grace, victory and you will recover all, rejoice in the spoils of war, for ultimately, you will know nothing but gain. Only believe! The enemies you faced yesterday and today, you will see them no more. A change is coming. Just as a loving parent’s heart is always looking to compensate, bring the best, create a winning, loving, safe environment in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, that’s what my children will find in me. How much more does my Father’s heart reach out to you in the middle of all I see you going through. That is why I sent Jesus to reset your environment from negative to positive, loss to gain, defeat to victory, lack to abundance. To lift you out of the dregs of this fallen world, to rule and reign seated with me in an environment accessed by faith; rich, healthy, whole and free! Jesus Himself said “It’s my Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom,” and what a Kingdom it is; love, joy, peace, hope, health, wealth and right living abounds. Operate from my Kingdom as your home on earth and be bringers and transmitters of my Kingdom everywhere you go, making this broken world, and so many broken lives, whole!
I give you double for trouble, 7-fold return for everything stolen from you – my compensation, rewards, restoration are for all who stake their claim on “the law of the Lord”, My Word, My Promises – they are your legal right. My promises for your life are ‘yes and amen’ – as I speak them through my Word (your Bible) just echo them, agree with them and say Amen to them (so be it)! Cling to me and as you do, you will burst with all the victories, goodness, provision and blessings I will lavish on you, with my love. You see, like any doting parent, it is my good pleasure to give to you the very best, my Kingdom, so enter my rest! When I hear your heart respond, regardless of your circumstances time and time again, “I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU”, I know you are ready to handle the magnitude of my calling and all I have for you!”
It is time to live from a Kingdom perspective, from above and not beneath, by faith and not by what you feel, hear or see. Faith gives you access, humility is the little key, so often overlooked in it’s vitality, yet it opens BIG doors of opportunity!”
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
““The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it. When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city….
In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Mark 11:12-14 & 19-24 (NLT)
We see here Jesus himself was hungry; he experienced need, he understood the disappointment of unmet expectation, he knew what it was like to be let down. The leaves on the fig tree got Jesus and His friends hopes and expectations up of some tasty fruit, but their hopes were dashed! When Jesus comes to our lives may He not find a performance of religion but without real power, looking good but we all know looks can be deceiving, full of pride, pomp and leaves but yet fruitless (just saying). May our lives not be heaven’s disappointment and miss our heavenly appointment!
How did Jesus approach need? With faith every time! For all we face in 2019, let faith be our response every time! Don’t be caught with your trousers down so to speak, in doubt, but be caught in the act of believing God and your life will be a magnet for miracles.
Despite His hunger, disappointment and frustration, Jesus gave no regard to that unproductive, fruitless fig tree. He offered it no mercy but with mountain moving faith commanded it to shrivel up from the root. It wasn’t until the disciples passed the next morning that they were amazed to see the power of Jesus words, the result of faith and the withered fig tree. The miracle happened immediately regardless of whether at that moment others could see it. Like Jesus, only believe it and continue on your way knowing it is done! Faith is our substance, faith is our evidence, faith is our reality, faith is clinging to Jesus and God’s Word regardless and by faith the Bible teaches us we speak those things which do not exist into existence. The miraculous should be our lifestyle and the impossible always possible; this is the outcome of a Kingdom life that pleases our King. This is the life of faith!
Move beyond disappointment, frustration and unmet expectation and walk on by mountain moving faith into the miracle zone. Leave fruitless relationships in the past. Put your trust in Christ alone. Live a life of fruitfulness and don’t tolerate or permit anything to live that God would have you die to as He knows it is unfruitful for your future. You are a child of the King, you have an heir of authority about you for you are an heir to His authority. As Jesus is in the world, the Bible says, so are you!
Know that your miracle is accomplished the moment you declare and decree it by faith, even if, just like the fig tree, it takes a while to see the manifestation of it. The fig tree was shrivelled up from the roots, the miracle though yet unseen was just as real although it was only over the process of time that the reality was manifest to the naked eye! May your roots go deeply into His Kingdom, draw from heaven as your source and bring multiple miracles forth in 2019. Make the unseen, seen and the previously unknown, known on earth. This is heaven’s order and mandate for your life this year!
Whether it is healing, financial, relational or whatever your need, believe and receive! The world says you have to see it, to believe it. God’s kingdom says you just have to believe it, to see it! Faith it and God cannot fail to make it happen! The Bible tells us “The Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force”. God’s Children will not be timid concerning matters of faith, His great promises or Kingdom laws and legal rights that Jesus, through His death made our inheritance; but they will be strong and mighty, despite every attack and opposition, in rising up and taking what is there’s in 2019! Look up! God literally arrested my heart with these words:
22 “No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. 23 You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect. 24 You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
25 Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!”
Hebrews 12:22-25 (NLT)
Stop looking outward, inward and start looking upward. The children of God are rising up as a mighty army around the earth at Heaven’s orders! Angels are working on your behalf and are activated by faith and the authority of God’s word in your mouth, to get the job done and see His Kingdom come. The Lord says to those who have been let down by people and relationships, those left disappointed and in some cases devastated by those they expected to know better. Look up, your expectation was never meant to be in them, anything or anyone else, anyway. Look up and receive those friendships, relationships and the new, made perfect for you by your Heavenly Father. Look up to a victorious Kingdom!
Don’t hold on so tightly to the old that you have no room and are unable to embrace the new God has for you. I sense God saying, “you will see an acceleration of change… in Governments, Nations and on the earth. Don’t be afraid of the change you see, stay safely and confidently with me and shine brightly in this dark hour! Expect my power to be known and Jesus to be shown in all His glory! There is a whole new order, Kingdom way of doing things as you are aligned to God’s Kingdom today. There is a whole new order about to break forth on the earth as God’s Kingdom ushers in. New beginnings, fresh directions and redirections, new heavenly callings and orders are coming your way.
“For He has strengthened the bars of your gates and blessed your children within your walls. He sends peace across your Nation and satisfies your hunger with the finest of the wheat. HE SENDS HIS ORDERS TO THE WORLD – how swiftly His word flies!” Psalm 147:13-15
You don’t order chinese from a fish and chip shop – you will not walk away with the order you want! Neither do you expect happiness, fulfilment, miracles, true success, from anyone or anything in this world – look up, your salvation and all you need is found looking to Him. You are disappointed, disillusioned and ultimately disabled because as God’s children you have been going to the world to fulfil your orders, desires and expectations, placing them at the wrong place and in the wrong people rather than in the fulfiller of all – King Jesus and His Kingdom.
Look up, keep the faith, stay the course, cling closely to Jesus; I heard a God whisper this morning: “my reward is with me”! He is about to burst the dam, remove every blockage and nothing will stop His presence and double portion blessing coming to you!
“Yes, the Sovereign Lord IS coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, He brings His reward with Him as He comes.” Isaiah 40:10
God’s orders are resounding from heaven for your life in 2019. They are orders to bless you, orders of success for you, orders releasing the Father’s best for you! As you receive His word and whole new Kingdom order for your life you will rise above it all and shine brightly. The way will be lit up before you and you will light the darkness for others too! As the dawn breaks on 2019 (Jewish year 5779) and a new door opens that Jesus goes before us through, my response, and I pray yours will lovingly and unreservedly be too, “I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU”!
“The Lord has sent this message to every land; “Tell the people of Israel, ‘Look, your Saviour IS coming. See, He brings His reward with Him as He comes.'” Isaiah 62:11
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GOD BLESS YOU! Hebrew Year 5779 is here… what does it mean prophetically?