RIGHTEOUSNESS – PEACE – JOY
In seeking the Lord regarding what He would like to reveal about 2012 (see Amos 3:7), I found myself in awe of His goodness and mercy. He is faithful and true as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool. Truly, His Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy (Romans 14:17). If we notice any of these Kingdom keys missing during our journey with Jesus, it’s crucial to stop and find out how the enemy stole the keys. Then, ask the Lord to restore them to our heavenly key chain, as they give us access to the Kingdom of God…on earth it is in Heaven.
The joy of the Lord is your strength, beloved. So, do not lose your joy or you will lose your strength. And, what about peace? Well, peace is foundational in our Christian walk. The peace of the Kingdom is deep and everlasting – nothing on earth can shake it or take it. We lean not on our own understanding, but trust, trust, trust in the Lord. As all things are being shaken, including individual lives, churches and homes as well as the religious, political, social and economic systems of man, we must believe that it’s all preparation for the inauguration of the Kingdom of God, an unshakable kingdom (Hebrews 12:28). Therefore, we remain peaceful in the midst of the storms. And yes, these storms may include wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes and other calamities.
The final shaking has begun (Hebrews 12:27) and God will not be mocked. We will see the removal of some evil leaders during 2012 as hidden cameras expose their false kingdoms and then captives will be set free.
Perhaps as gross darkness covers the earth (see Isaiah 60) a worst case scenario question will help us arise and shine and stay focused on our Savior, the light of the world. Question: What’s the worst thing that can happen to me today? Answer: I have breakfast with Jesus tomorrow.
In 2012, one major move of God will be justice! This year and beyond we will see more and more radical justice from heaven released on earth. Perhaps we do too much binding and not enough loosing…God backs us from Heaven for both. We’re moving into unprecedented manifestations of the Lord’s “year of favor” and are about to experience seasons of “doing” justice by “being” justice. In other words, mature sons and daughters will simply reflect the character of Christ and go about their Father’s business.
In regard to this insight, I recently had a vision of scrolls. The amazing part was that they were continuous scrolls, unrolling from Heaven to earth. May this remind us that we are to continuously “live out” Luke 4:17-18 which reads like this in the New Living Translation: “The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free.’”
Micah 6:8 states our earthly purpose succinctly: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (NASB). And, if I may paraphrase Matthew 25:40, it’s all about Jesus: “I AM the homeless sleeping under the bridge. I AM the hungry starving day by day. I AM the abused, the drugged, the poor and the prisoner. I AM the I AM.
Mother Teresa shared great wisdom as she “did” justice on the earth. Here’s a quote of hers: “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. There is a terrible hunger for love. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.”
Let’s make love our greatest aim in 2012…and beyond. Holy Spirit was left on earth to do the rest.
We will see more and more extraordinary miracles on earth, which are simply a manifestation of Christ’s love.
“And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then MIRACLES, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:28).
WINDOWS, KEYS & DOORS
I keep hearing three words over and over for 2012: windows, keys & doors. I will share briefly here, but Holy Spirit will provide individual revelation throughout the year. You will begin to see these three words – windows, keys and doors – on books, magazines, billboards, etc., and you will not be able to get away from the Lord’s prompting to search them out.
WINDOWS – Heaven’s windows are opening wide,
For those who brought Me offerings and tithes
I am about to create a landslide.
Blessings will flow from the top of the mountain
Down to my people, flow like a fountain,
For I am about to rebuke the devourer,
Run my people into My strong tower.
Also, the 10/40 window will be open and ripe for harvest like never before in the history of mankind. We will see extreme mission emphasis in the church, and nations will explode with the gospel.
KEYS – Keys from Heaven give us supernatural access to the Kingdom of God…on earth as it is in Heaven. I also see natural keys being handed to believers for homes they did not build, new businesses, ministries and churches.
A key is a tool for opening a locked door, used mainly symbolically in Scripture to speak of Jesus Christ’s victory over death and His authority over believers, or of the need of deliverance from the imprisonment brought to human nature by sin and the law. Keys are a symbol of Jesus Christ’s complete authority as seen in Revelation 3:7 (see also Isaiah 22:22). Keys are a symbol of Jesus Christ’s ultimate victory over death and hell as seen in Revelation 1:18. Keys are a symbol of Satan’s ultimate defeat as seen in Revelation 20:1-3 (see also Revelation 9:1). Keys are a symbol of Jesus Christ’s authoritative ministry through His church as seen in Matthew 16:19, usually understood as illustrating how God’s forgiveness is made effective through preaching the gospel. They are also a symbol of living faith as seen in Isaiah 33:6 (see also Matthew 13:52).
DOORS – John 10:9 tells us that Jesus Christ is the gateway – the door – through which we must walk in order to reach God. We will see more and more testimonies, messages and books about open doors (portals) to Heaven. A door is also a symbol of opportunity as seen in 1 Corinthians 16:8-9 (see also Genesis 4:7; Hosea 2:15; Acts 14:27; Colossians 4:3; Revelation 3:7-8). We see the door opened in answer to prayer in Matthew 7:7-8. We see the door as indicative of imminent arrival in Matthew 24:33, and we see the door as the entry to the coming kingdom in Matthew 25:10-12 and Luke13:23-25.
We will experience more angelic visitations as we experience more earthquakes. These angels will camp around those who fear God and will serve believers in Christ as they do God’s bidding on earth as it is in Heaven (seeMatthew 28:1-2; Psalm 34:7-8; Hebrews 1:4; Psalm 103:20).
THE PLOWMAN & THE REAPER
Some of us have been seeing prayers answered within 24-48 hours. It’s an amazing time to be alive!
In 2012 we will see the turnaround between seedtime and harvest speed up to such a degree that as soon as the seed is planted it brings forth. The magnitude of the harvest we are entering is seen in Amos 9:13 which says: “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper.”
May 2012 be your “LEAP” year!
GREAT COMPANY OF WOMEN
The Lord will continue to raise up and release a great company of women in accordance with Psalm 68:11. The Great Commission is a command for 100% of the army of God…not 50%. We rejoice at the promise brought forth in Joel 2:28-29 that announces the new way God will be doing things. Peter declared that the prophecies of Joel were fulfilled on the day when the Holy Spirit anointed the church with dunamis for ministry. From that day forward ALL believers would have the anointing of Christ for His service.
“The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host” (Psalm 68:11).
“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28-29).
GOVERNMENTAL PERFECTION & AUTHORITY
To write the number “twelve” in Hebrew, they wrote two Hebrew letters: yod-beth. These signify the hand (outworking) of the household in harmony under divine authority.
Twelve is the number of governmental perfection. Twelve is the number of the church, both the old covenant church of Israel founded by 12 physical fathers (the 12 sons of Israel) and the new covenant church founded by 12 spiritual fathers (the 12 apostles). In the Old Testament there were 12 patriarchs from Seth to Noah (before the flood), and 12 from Shem to Jacob. Twelve persons were anointed by God for government: Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar, Saul, David, Absalom, Solomon, Jehu, Joash, and Jehoahaz.
Eleven is the number of imperfection, disorder, or being out of order. Jacob had only 11 sons remaining at home after Joseph was lost and presumed dead. This portrays a measure of disorder. Only when Joseph was found and reunited with his brethren was there the order of divine government – the number 12.
The number 12 has a relationship to rule, along with multiples of 12:
12 pillars were erected at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 24:4).
The product of 3 (perfection of divinity) x 4 (the number of the earth).
12 tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:28).
There are 12 months in a year.
12 statues of oxen held up the water basin in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:25).
God selected 12 men to conduct the census (Numbers 1:2-16).
For 12 days, 12 princes of Israel brought gifts to the sanctuary (Numbers 7:10-83).
There were 12 spies (Numbers 13:1-15).
Jesus was 12 when He questioned the scholars in the temple (Luke 2:41-49).
We see 12 legions of angels in Matthew 26:53.
144,000 servants of God – 12 x 12 (Revelation 7:4).
12 gates of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:12).
12 foundations of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:16-17).
The Tree of Life in the new creation will bear 12 kinds of fruits (Revelation 22:2).
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