January 16, 2007
“The Tide Has Turned!”
To my Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
2007, the Year of Recovery and the Open Door!
Welcome my friends to another awesome year. For many of us in the body of Christ, 2006 was a year of shaking and re-arranging. Our Jobs, ministry positions, houses, and even countries have been re-arranged and moved around in our lives (just as the prophets foretold). Praise God for it! Even though for some of us it was the toughest year of our lives, we can rest in assurance that;
“All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes” (Romans 8:28)
The Lord has spoken at the end of last year and decreed that this year, 2007, is the year of the Open Door and the time to Recover all. The time, the money, the peace, the love, the relationships, our health and any thing else that has been stolen from you can be recovered this year. The Lord has sent forth a Royal Decree authorizing His children to recover all. Just as David at Ziklag pursued the enemy at the Word of the Lord and recovered all that was stolen and more besides, so too will all who believe the Word of the Prophets and put their faith towards recovering all. We cannot just sit back and expect this to happen, we need to pursue our enemy and recover all. We don’t do this in using natural means, but rather the ways of the Kingdom of Heaven.
“For our weapons of warfare are not carnal, (natural or earthy) but mighty and powerful through God for the pulling down of strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)
Our weapon is the Word of Truth, which when we use it to bring every thought into captivity that is contrary to the knowledge of who God is and what He has done for us it brings manifestation of His promises to us. When God decreed that we can recover all, then we CAN recover all. The enemy will try to make your circumstances look like he is in control, this is when we need to start to speak God’s promise to us and stand fast to the truth of His Word and push back the enemy, the ways of natural man and the lies of the world so we can manifest the recovery of all. I tell you the truth, the devil will not give it over without a fight, and therefore we MUST know that we have the victory already. David had to fight to recover all he and his men lost to the Amalekites, he was assured the victory for the Lord told him to pursue and he would surely recover all. So too has he told us to pursue and recover all: THIS IS THE YEAR OF RECOVERY!
SO PURSUE AND RECOVER…..
The Lord says, behold I have placed before you an open door that no man can shut, walk through the door and enter into your rest.
This is truly the year of the open door. The Lord has opened the door of health, wealth and fullness of life to all who believe and will walk through the open door. We the church are positioned at the far side of the Jordan and the Lord is saying to us the same as He said to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8:1.
“All the commandment I command you this day you shall be watchful to do, that you may live and multiply and GO IN and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers.”
God wants us to go in and possess His promises. He wants us to live a life of safety and blessing, but it doesn’t come automatically. Too often Christians expect God to do everything for them. God has done all that He ever needs to do for us. He has wrought the victory over sin, sickness, death and all that the curse brought upon mankind and has sealed it and empowered that victory to us through His Word. It is not God working miracles daily for us, but rather the power of His Word still working even now, day by day bringing forth the miraculous for all who stand and believe on His Word. Jesus said on the cross that it is finished. He completed the work 2,000 years ago and through the power of His Word spoken on the cross; the miraculous is still being brought forth daily. Every time we step out on the Word of God, believing that it shall come to pass, it enables God to do what His Word says, for He watches over His Word to perform it. His Word has not lost any of its power or authority.
It is of vital necessity that we learn to trust in His Word and believe to the very end, not being swayed by what we see, but by what the Word of God says.
The tide has turned for the Church in Australia and the bread that has been thrown on the waters is returning multiplied to those who enter through His opened door. Are you one that will lay hold of the promise of God this year and go through your open door? Don’t let fear and intimidation stop you from possessing all that God has for you this year, go through, go through and recover all.
I encourage you to make it your priority this year to seek the Lord for His leading and guiding, for just as Abraham found, God leads us into places we have never been before. Trust Him completely, don’t let the enemy blind you, he is a defeated foe. Victory is assured through Jesus, so enter through His open door.
May the Lord bless you mightily!
Your Brother in Christ,