In the beginning of the year we explored the numbers 2015 and their meaning. In doing so we found that the number 20 means acceleration, redemption, and anticipation, while the number 15 signifies rest and triple grace. Needless to say, in this season you should be in high anticipation and expectation of the redeeming grace of God to be manifested in your life at an accelerated pace. Things are changing rapidly and for the better for you. In spite of the setbacks and challenges that occurred last year, God is doing a new thing that will result in moving you further ahead towards the fulfillment of His plan and promises for your life prophetically. Whereas at times you may have wondered and asked God "What are you doing, and why are you allowing these things to happen to me?" In God's sovereign wisdom and knowledge He already sees the end from the beginning, and knows that there are times when He has to remove the old in order for you to walk into the new things that He has in store for you.
Change is essential to moving forward in life. It cannot be avoided. As in the days of Samuel the prophet of God, the Bible says, "And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision." (1 Samuel 3:1, KJV) During this time there was a change taking place, because the prophet Eli did not correct his sons who had developed a lifestyle of sin and dishonor before the Lord. The Bible tells us that Eli's eyes grew dim so that He could not see, and the lamp of God went out in the temple. A major shift began to take place, and God decided to move in another direction. Whenever the voice of the Lord is not heeded in the hearts of the people and their eyes grow dim towards the vision that God ordained and set forth, He will start to move in a different way.
People who listen are attentive and receptive. They place themselves in a position to understand what God is both saying and doing at a given moment or in a given season, which puts them in a position to be directed, used and blessed by God. It is easy to hear, but to listen is important. There are eyes that see, but cannot perceive. There are ears that hear, but have no understanding. So, to hear and understand, to see and perceive are a gift from God to be earnestly sought after and desired. Many shifts and changes are taking place in the world we live in. The test is what kind of influence, impact and difference will you make. Can you see and hear the voice of God, and do you know what He is saying and doing in this hour?
The day you listen is the day you'll begin to hear things you've never heard before, and become the change agent God wants for you to be. 1 Samuel 3:4-11, " That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle."
God will do a new thing and he wants to put you into a position of great influence. As you listen carefully, you will watch and see what is happening by the Spirit of God, and have the right answer to the problems that arise with godly wisdom. What God needs from you in this season is different than before. You will need to position yourself in a quiet place and be still so that when God speaks you will hear His voice clearly. We are living in such a prophetic time zone in which God is going to speak to and through His servants and provide clear direction for the days ahead. Things that were taken away and removed from your life in the last season was because they had become distractions from the greater purpose and calling of God for you. The adversary meant it for evil, but God will cause all things to work together for the good of those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
You don't just want for your ear to tingle, but your desire should be to create and establish a connection with God that is inseparable and unbreakable. Samuel grew up in God's presence. He matured in his calling and God used him mightily during his lifetime to speak to the nation of Israel. There is a level of experience and maturity that you can achieve which will allow God to make known the secret things of the Kingdom. But it will require deep commitment, trustworthiness, sacrifice and obedience. How connected do you want to be, and what kind of sacrifices are you willing to make to give yourself fully to serve the King of kings, and the Lord of lords? That is the question...
Remember, things are changing and when seasons change it's important to change your spiritual attire to ensure that you are prepared for what lies ahead. Otherwise, you'll be caught off-guard and ill prepared for the inevitable things that will take place. We are living in the times of great shiftings all around. Nothing remains the same. God's Word is the only sure thing that remains the same. It is unchanging, irrefutable, full of wisdom and sure. Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
God will accomplish His plan in the earth, and you have a role to play in the fulfillment of that plan. Purpose within your heart that you will avail yourself to listen carefully to hear and do all that God says. Leave no room for doubt or unbelief knowing that faithful is He who promised, He shall also bring it to pass. We are just 5 years away from the year 2020. There is going to be a major effect on this earth. Will you be prepared for what is going to happen. A new day and a new season has begun! "Behold, I will do a new thing..." (1 Kings 3:11)
Make this confession with me:
THIS IS MY YEAR OF ACCELERATION! GOD WILL EXPEDITE HIS PROMISES IN MY LIFE. I WILL SEE HIS HAND & EXPERIENCE HIS GLORY. I WILL LISTEN CAREFULLY TO HEED AND OBEY GOD'S VOICE. I WILL ADVANCE & POSSESS NEW TERRITORIES IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
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