2023 - A Year to SeeRead Now
It has been said before. I remember hearing a certain man of God proclaim it 30 years ago – that “’93 would be the Year to See.” And it was true. We stood back and watched as God did. It was a year when God showed up and showed off – and that is just what we experienced.
I have always been watchful not to speak of such things glibly or just because I heard someone else say it. But, no, in my heart, I know this phrase to be true for the coming year.
There have been many things we have struggled with over the past three years, and this year, 2023 is going to be a breakout year. I believe with all my heart we are going to see God break out in unusual and extraordinary ways. He will show up and show off – and captives are going to be set free – and things are going to change.
We may not fully understand what it means: “A Year to See” – but when we come to this time next year, we will ALL know what it means. We will look back and say we saw God do things that no man could possibly take credit for – and all the glory will belong to Him.
2023 will be a time when God is going to make it easy for us. There will be times that a spirit of prayer will descend into our meetings – church meetings – regular everyday stuff... This spirit of prayer will fall, and as in days of old, there will be a strong urge to pray. The Holy Ghost will fall and we will yield to prayer. To the point, everyone in the house will hit the altars or their knees where they stand – to do otherwise would grieve Him. And no one wants to grieve the Holy Spirit.
And so we shall – we shall pray – with earnest, heart-felt, Holy Ghost inspired utterances. And tremendous power will be made available, dynamic in its working (James 5:16 AMPC). His part is to descend – to rest upon us. Our part is to obey; to yield and to do!
It’s not just prayer that will come easy. There will be many things God is going to make easy for us – for the sake of His kingdom. But we still have a part to play. We will still have to yield and to do. What He says – we should do – without hesitation in instantaneous obedience. We know how to hear from Him. NOW is the time to hear and to DO.
To neglect the things we know we’ve heard would be to grieve the Holy Spirit of God. And God would say unto us, just as the Apostle Paul told the church in Ephesus (Ephesians 4:30). From the Message Translation it reads: “And do not make God’s Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God’s mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free.”
We must hear from Him and obey; hear from Him and take a step. We must walk in obedience to His Spirit. And when we do, HE will show up and show off. And we’ll be so glad we did. If not, we will never know what we did not get to see - if we do not take a step and obey. And when eternity comes, we do not want to look back and say, “I wish I had done what He told me to do.” The time is short and there is no time to waste. There is NO TIME TO WASTE. We MUST hear and obey.
And oh, if we will take the steps He shows us to take – oh, the glory that will manifest – and we’ll get to see it! We will get to see it!
The days directly ahead will be days we fondly speak of and say, “We got to be there! We got to see it!”
Remember is starts with prayer. And WHEN the Holy Spirit sweeps into our services, the FIRST thing we do, is hit our collective knee and yield. Out of those times will come “bumper crops” of harvest. And there will be much cause for rejoicing.
If we will yield, we will see the desires of His heart manifest in unique and extraordinary ways in the days just ahead of us. And there will be great cause for rejoicing.
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