Happy New Year!
Here we are in January, 2018. Wow, the year of 2017 has been one eventful year! A year with wonderful happenings, awesome experiences, new connections and friendships as well as some very painful losses and life lessons! It is always good to reflect on the past months to see how God has blessed us, how He has healed us, how He has lead and how He has breathed His life into our life! Amen?
However, don’t linger too long in the past! Learn what you need to learn, receive what you need to receive, release what you need to release, forgive who you need to forgive and move on into your destiny. Move on to what God is doing in you and around you in your NOW, in this new year of new beginnings, new experiences and new life lessons!
I am expecting, as I always do, new and wonderful days ahead in this new season of life. My spirit has been receiving much in the last few days of 2017 and now into 2018. I am listening to what Papa God is saying to me, for me and for the church as a whole. There is much movement in the spirit realm and I believe that this new season will be filled with many changes for those who are willing to listen and hear.
A Word for this season!!
Many Christians today, especially in the Western world, have slid into a lifestyle of acceptance and of living the way the world or nonbelievers around them live and believe. Many have believed the lie of the devil and their thinking and lifestyles are not in agreement with the lifestyle God has taught us through the Word to live. Many are actually believing that what is right is now wrong and what is wrong is now ok and just the “modern lifestyle”. And….sadly, there are many in leadership today who are deceived and living in sin as the world is in sin! Too many have taken to listening and accepting teachings from the pulpit without studying and finding out the truths from the Word for themselves. I encourage you to be diligent and continue to move with God, move with His leading, to hear and see and not be deceived into believing as the world around us.
Over the last few weeks, as the Lord has been speaking to me and I have been hearing two words over and over; “Surrender” and “Submit”. The Lord is calling us, His church, once again….. Move closer, come closer, yes come even closer!! Surrender and submit to Me and My ways, My plans for you.
Surrender: to cease resisting, to submit to a higher authority, give up and hand over your own will, abandon yourself entirely
Submit: yield to superior authority
The Word for this season and time: The Lord is calling loud and clear again for us, His church, to move into a closer, more intimate relationship with Him, to surrender and submit ourselves to Him and His Kingdom life and principles. Surrender to a lifestyle of total submission to His calling, to a life of holiness.
As in the vision Papa God gave me about the church being lazy and lethargic, He is saying once again loud and clear “church wake up, come into alignment with Me for there is much Kingdom work to be accomplished!”
Again I will say to those who have ears to hear let him hear and to those who have eyes to see, let them see what the Lord is saying to them!
“For God did not call us to uncleanness but in holiness. Therefore, he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” I Thessalonians 4:7-8
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16