Witness Him Now
Yesterday Todd King, my pastor, gave us his thoughts on what was going to happen in the coming year. Everything that man said rang true in my ears, and at the end of the service, God gave me a word for that man. Just now I woke up with that same word ringing in my ears. It is a word for all of us, and I want to speak it over you.
Todd shared that the last ten years God has given His church eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to understand what He is doing, and that is so true. We can now see! Thank you Jesus! Then he said, "We are going into this next decade with 2020 vision. Now, it is time to speak." This year we will plant seeds that will bring forth a harvest of righteousness. It is time to speak all of the promises that God has given us, and it is at this time that God will make it grow. That Word that God has spoken into us is Spirit and Life, and it will not return void, but it will accomplish what God sends it to accomplish.
He went on to say that In times past when we spoke the Word of God, some seeds fell on the footpath where the enemy came and took it before we understood it, other seeds fell on stony ground where there was not enough soil, so it didn't produce fruit. Others fell among thorns where it was choked out by the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches. But now, he said, the seeds we plant now will fall on fertile ground where it will produce 30, 60, even a 100 times what was planted. (Matthew 13) Oh my goodness! WOW!
But, we have to speak it. We cannot get the harvest if we don't plant the seed. We have to quit speaking idle words and begin to speak the truth. It is time to say what God says. If He says, "By My stripes, you are healed," we need to start saying it. If He says, "No weapon formed against you will prosper," we need to start saying it. If He says, "All things work together for good to those who are called according to My purpose because you are being conformed into My image," we need to start saying it. If He says, "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm," we need to start saying it.
2 Peter 1:3-4 says that God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, and we will be partakers of His divine nature through His great and precious promises, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. Did you hear that? God has given us everything we need to be partakers of His god-like nature. Wow! And we get this through His great and precious promises. Seed! It is time to plant seed! It is time to start speaking out loud the promises that our God has given us for ourselves and for others - then faith comes. "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." It is faith that God is after. Without faith it is impossible to please God because we must BELIEVE that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
So I was sitting there listening to my pastor speak words of affirmation over his congregation when God took me to Isaiah 32:20, "The LORD will greatly bless His people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely." WOW! The time has come when God is about to GREATLY BLESS HIS PEOPLE. Wherever we plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. I am believing for a hundred fold harvest - or even greater! God said it! It will happen.
I want to read the rest of this passage. Nothing grew "Until at last the Spirit is poured out on us from heaven. Then the wilderness will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops. Justice will rule in the wilderness and this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest. Even if the forest should be destroyed and the city torn down, the LORD will greatly bless His people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely. (Isaiah 32:15-20)
The time has come! The Spirit is being poured out on us from heaven. Our land will yield its bountiful crops. No matter what happens - the whole world may fall apart - God's people will have peace. We will have quiet assurance and confidence that God is on His throne and that all of His plans will work out for good, because that is what He said.
So it is time to stop complaining. It is time to stop groaning and moaning. It is time to stop feeling sorry for ourselves. It is time to stop being dissatisfied and discontent. It is time to stop speaking doubt and unbelief, and it is time to start speaking the truth because whatever seeds we choose to plant will come to fruition. "Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and we will eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:21) WORDS! The words we speak are seed!
It is planting time! I am going to use this post to start declaring the great promises God has given me. What promises has He given you? What do you need from God? What does God say about what you are going through? Embrace the truth and begin to speak it. Then watch what happens! The Spirit is being poured out from heaven! Bountiful crops will spring up!
Blessings, my friends! May your harvest be great also!
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."