In 1985, I graduated from Haltom High School and went immediately into Norris Bible Baptist Institute 4 years of Bible college.
During those 4 years, I went to school during the day and I worked a night shift at 3 different companies – all of those ended up being warehouses. At each of these places I worked, we ended the year by taking inventory.
So today, let’s spend a little time looking back at a year none of us will ever forget. The first year in the decade of the roaring 20’s.
I believe it was a year of Declarations and slogans
5780: Pey, mouth –- Decree and Declare
It was about about perspective.
The gates of hell shall not prevail
“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.”
When the whole world was told to shelter in place and stay home. The Lord told us to get up and go.
Get up! Get up!
Go, Go, Go!
When the world shut down, we saw the green light.
2020 was about the Father repositioning the church to bring her to the forefront. He was awakening His bride.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Say that with me…The gates of hell will not prevail
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
God moved in us because He wanted to move through us!
Look what He has done!
I believe we experienced an Isaiah 54 anointing:
“Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud,
Did you catch the prophet Isaiah was telling the woman to use her Pey “To Sing, To Cry aloud”?
You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.
“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;”
We saw God move in extraordinary ways.
- Supernatural Supply
- Supernatural Signs
- Supernatural Acts of Service
Believe that I live as one with my Father and that my Father lives as one with me—or at least, believe because of the mighty miracles I have done.
12 “I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!
Expect signs and wonders to start beyond anything the world has ever seen.
What is next in 2021? I believe I heard the Lord say to me this week that the church, His bride, is entering into a Red Sea experience. Stand still…
Because encounter is coming!
He is broadening our trust.
When you don’t know what to do, remember and do what you know!
Study on strongholds
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
2 Corinthians 10:3–5 (Passion)
For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. 5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
It takes more faith to be still than to move. It’s not about inactivity. It’s really about alignment, trust and faith. Next-level faith and greater things.
In the midst of this shaking in our lives and within the church—in the midst of this awakening, trials, negative, hardships, and suffering—in the midst of loss, you have to be able to see that God is at work. You can’t lose focus and you can’t lose faith!
Like I said before, expect signs and wonders to start beyond anything the world has ever seen.
Anticipation: I know I have to move forward but don’t know how.
Doesn’t mean to stop. It means we are moving into a new level of trust as we move forward.
Israel knew their only option was the sea. They knew they had to move forward. They didn’t know how they were going to, so they had to see/trust with their faith that the obstacle would be dealt with. They had to believe the Lord would show up.
2020 is perfect vision. It is learning to walk by faith and not sight. It’s an upgrade in your view—your perception and how you really process what you see. I believe that is 2021!
Stop the Steal!
A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!