Ah, the beginning of the year! (OK, we’re a few days 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 was 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 had, we would be turning the world upside down right now! But that’s not happening either . . . not yet, anyway.
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:
Salvation is ALWAYS preceded by repentance . . . always.
Read the Word . . . the first thing out of the prophets’ mouths was “REPENT!” not “Experience new realms of Glory!” All prophets should know this, but somehow it is conveniently overlooked.
All of prophets in the bible – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John, etc. – knew that God wanted to pull Israel close to Him and hide them under His wings, but they would not have it!
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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.
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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.
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