Ah, the beginning of the year (ok, we’re a month into it)! Time for the prophets to tell you what to expect for the coming year! But wait a minute … didn’t I read this prophecy before? Breakthrough …. open heavens …. new realms of glory …. new impartations …. victory …. plunder the enemy’s camp …. Oh! Stay rooted and grounded in love! This prophecy sounds great to a believer until you realize that last year, the same group of prophets were prophesying the exact same thing.
But why didn’t it the prophecy happen? Where was YOUR victory? Where was YOUR breakthrough? Let’s just be honest. It didn’t happen.
If it did, we would be turning the world upside down for Jesus right now! But that’s not happening either …. not yet anyways.
It’s really a common mistake (or tactic) among many “prophetic people”. They “put the cart before the horse” and tell how much Jesus wants to be your buddy and wants to spoil you rotten without first requiring a key component.
Oh, Salvation is a free gift indeed, but it is first preceded by Repentance. Read the Word … the first thing out of their mouths was “REPENT!”, not “Experience new realms of Glory!” The Old and New Testament prophets knew this. All of them … Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John etc … they knew that God wanted to pull Israel close to Him and hide them under His wings, but they would not have it!
They loved their idols too much.
It’s the same concept with Creation groaning and laboring for the Sons and Daughters of God to be revealed. In order for us to take on the nature of the New Man, we need to forsake the Old Man. That means ditching the old idols, greed and friendship with the world.
Unfortunately, the church is a long way off from a Bride who is willing to make herself ready. What breakthrough are you going to have this year? How about we break some idols and come to God in brokenness and repent because we’ve broken covenant with Him? That’s when Heaven opens.
For the Love of the Search,