Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV) 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As we close out 2020, most of us are so grateful and thankful to the Lord for keeping us! And even though we had challenges, God hasn’t changed. Not only that, He wasn’t even surprised or caught off guard. He actually warned many of the prophets back in 2019 and before.
Amos 3:7 (KJV) 7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
2 Chronicles 20:20b (KJV) 20 … Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
So, what have we learned from this past year? If we’re honest, we learned a lot. It’s in times of crises that we really see where our faith is. If we only have “strong” faith when everything is going well, even the unsaved can do that. But what about when crises or challenges confront us? Do we stand firm and strong on God’s Word or fall apart like a $2 suitcase? How did you do this year?
And what about the USA elections? Did Christians stand on God’s Word from the prophets or cave when the results “looked” totally opposite? It’s not over yet and many Christians have abandoned their stand. This ought not to be!
What I’m seeing is that God’s heart is for this end-time revival to come forth but He needs our cooperation. If we – the Christians – wimp out when things look bad, what are we going to do when the persecution really heats up?
Has God changed? No – a thousand times NO! He’s still the same as He’s always been but until the earth lease is up, God has limited what He will do in the earth apart from His people. He has given dominion to mankind and even though satan gained that dominion when Adam committed high treason, Jesus bought it back for us in His redemption. Now we are the ones with power and authority from God to take dominion over satan and his kingdom and reinforce Jesus’ victory over satan. But we must exercise this authority. Jesus is waiting ‘til His enemies are made His footstool and then He’s coming back for us!
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Brothers and sisters, we have a job to do and this is the time to do it! Let’s purpose in our hearts to be in the right place at the right time, doing God’s will.
We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and no weapon that comes against us [viruses, poverty, persecution] will be able to prosper!
Have a very Blessed and Prosperous 2021!
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Malachi 3:6a (KJV) 6 For I am the LORD, I change not;
Luke 20:42-43 (KJV) 42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Hebrews 10:12-13 (KJV) 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.