AS EACH NEW YEAR BEGINS, it is of paramount importance to align our minds and wills to the plans and purposes of the Lord. As we have passed through the desert of hardship and loss in the past, we have emerged with an even stronger faith.The difficult trials of last year, have caused us to be rooted and grounded in the spirt as never before. The faith that was birthed during the times of testing will now be glorified, manifesting prosperity on all levels in 2017.
The Lord will faithfully reward all of our suffering as we receive double back for what was lost: time, money, dreams, relationships, injustices. It is a year of beauty for ashes for those who diligently seek him-for those who made Christ the main thing, and held allegiance through the valley of darkness, following Him no matter what the cost.
Our hearts have been purified, and the season of reward is upon us.
There will be great reversal during this season. Humility will be the prerequisite to the outpouring of abundance as our highest dreams will come to fruition. Favor is upon those who recognize the Power of God’s intervention.
Mathew 19:26 ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’
ELIJAH LIST JANUSRY 3, 2017
“A New Expectation: He Will Do Exceedingly, Abundantly Above All We Can Ask Or Think”
by Kathy Watson, Rocklin, CA
Expect! Expect! Don’t expect the worst, expect the best! The best is yet to come. The best wine is saved for the last day. Don’t wait for the other shoe to fall. Expect a miracle, expect answers to your prayers, and expect the best in you and see the best in others.
Expect the fullness of the promises of the Word of God to come into full view in this new season. Expect the words that He has spoken over your life to come true. For God is the Faithful One. Become pregnant with His vision and birth it in this new season…push! Expect the new birth in this new season that is upon you. I’ve heard these words stirring in my spirit: Expectation, exceedingly and abundantly.
2.) Exceedingly and Abundantly
In Ephesians 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” So in and through Christ Jesus we have this abundance that goes exceedingly above our thoughts, our circumstances, the abundance in Christ goes beyond our human comprehension. We will be exceedingly glad and rejoice. Joy will overcome sorrow.
Then I heard, “Be courageous, take courage.” Like in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Be Strong in the Power of His Might.
This is the hour, this is the season – a new season and time to see the power of His might. This is the season of great change. Don’t look at the rain, wind and snow in the natural. Don’t look at the clouds in the sky and reason with your natural mind. But in the Spirit it is spring time and new things are budding, breaking and bursting forth. New life is coming forth with fresh purpose.
His ways are higher than ours and His thoughts for us are greater. He is removing the obscurities and bringing clarity and His light is shining in our hearts today. This is spring time in the spirit and the turtle doves are singing a love song.
Song of Solomon 2:10-12 Amplified Bible (AMP), “My beloved speaks and says to me, ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, And come away. For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth once again; the time for singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.'”
Let old things pass away and behold all things are becoming new.
Let it be today that today is a new day. Let faith arise, encourage yourself in Him today, stir your spirit and arise! This is your time to shine, you were born to shine. Don’t settle for anything less. You are His best and you have first place in His heart.
This is your time! You are His dream come true a chosen one; chosen by God who is your Father. So arise and shine. This is your time, the glory of the Lord has already risen on you. Take it today! Dream His dream! Take courage today! Expect today!
So let go! Let it all go! Don’t enter in the New Year with old leftovers and stale bread, trying to pick up the crumbs from the floor. Don’t enter the New Year with dread, regrets, bitterness or an unforgiving heart. Don’t enter the New Year with any disappoint you may have felt in this last year, but drink the new wine of Him.
Shed off the old wineskins and expect that new wineskin to take shape in His image! He will meet you in that place—in that secret place. Embrace a fresh touch from His presence, a fresh awakening of the power of His love for you. Just an ember can become a burning flame when stirred with His love for you. Let first love be renewed. Be confident of this very thing—that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it to the end…expect it! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Living Waters Ministries International