The Year Of New Beginning And Prosperity
The number 18 is a blend of the energies and attributes of the numbers 1 and 8. The number 1 relates to NEW BEGINNINGS, motivation, and progress, beginning with a new you, new projects, self-leadership, assertiveness, initiative, which is all going to come as a result of self-accountability. II Corinthians 13:5: Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
The number 8 brings it vibrations of manifesting WEALTH and ABUNDANCE, self-confidence in God, discernment, achievement, giving and receiving, inner wisdom and serving humanity. The number 8 is also the law of cause and effect.
GOD WILL ALSO HAVE ME TO REMIND YOU OF THE IMPORTANCE OF TITHING to keep the devour and double curse off of your life. Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me But ye say Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and PROVE ME NOW herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open YOU the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes … (emphasis added). Malachi 3:8-11 Remember this is the year of NEW “BEGINNINGS AND PROSPERITY”.
ISAAC sowed in that land and in the same year received an hundredfold and the Lord blessed him and the man became great, went FORWARD and grew until he became very great. THIS COULD BE YOU! HALLELUJAH! Genesis 26:12-13
PROSPERITY: success, affluence, wealth, security, ease, plenty, comfort – root word “prosper”
III John 1:2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. God shows us in this one verse His concern for the whole man. When He says I want you to be financially secure, to do well in life, God wants us to be the head and not the tail, ABOVE ONLY and not beneath, the lender and not the borrower. Deuteronomy 28:13
John 10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. God is telling us the only reason the thief is coming is to steal our anointing, kill our influence and our faith and to destroy our relationship with God. But God is saying I came to give you LIFE and that more ABUNDANTLY (in large quantities, plentifully, extremely).
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a NEW THING; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (emphasis added) Isaiah 43:18-19 We are going to experience the CREATIVE POWER OF GOD as GOD makes NEW things in our lives. Jesus is making us NEW!!! Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one NEW MAN, so making peace; (emphasis added) Ephesians 2:15
God is giving us a NEW BEGINNING. He’s saying to us: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isaiah 1:18-20 If we can find it in our hearts to repent and reason with the Lord, we will not miss this time of refreshing.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; (emphasis added) Acts 3:19 Let’s repent and be CONVERTED (change, turn, transform, metamorphose). When we are Godly sorry about something, it worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of but the sorrow of the world worketh death. II Corinthians 7:9-10 God is giving us a new beginning loaded with prosperity - HALLELUJAH!!!
God has to be the priority in your life in order for you to have sustained PROSPERITY. God cannot just be important; He has to be your PRIORITY - not your spouse, not your children, not your career, not your job, not anything or anyone but your God!!!
There is a place where each one of them plays in our life but not before God. I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:2-3. … for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, … Exodus 20:5 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:11
“As a result, we have to make sure that we are saved”. … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Phillipians 2:12 … Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Acts 2:40 Let’s stay consistent with our relationship with the Lord and know that nothing is more important than your soul. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:37
This is going to be a phenomenal year for us; a year of undeniable miracles if we can stay focused. Remember when Peter and the disciples were in the ship? When they got in the midst of the sea, they encountered a storm. They only got in the ship and headed to the other side because Jesus told them to. Just because you obey the Lord, it doesn’t make you exempt from storms, just as Peter and Job. But when Peter asked Jesus if it was Him, let him come to Him on the water, Jesus said COME. Peter stepped out in the storm and received a miracle in the storm as long - as he stayed FOCUSED on JESUS. And the same thing is going to happen to us if we stay FOCUSED on JESUS during the storm. We are going to receive miracles. HALLELUJAH!!! It’s easy to stay FOCUSED when there is not a storm, but can you stay FOCUSED when there is a STORM?
Remember Jesus said “… If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 So in order for me to be a DISCIPLE (follower, devotee, learner, pupil, student, believer), I am going to have to discipline myself to consistently read/study the Word of God and as a result of studying, I am going to be a DISCIPLE and I am going to know the TRUTH and the TRUTH is going to make me free. So the revelation of the scripture is this: If I do not continue in the Word, I will not be a disciple and if I am not a disciple, I will not know the truth and if I do not know the truth, I will never be free. And I must be free because this is the year of New Beginnings and prosperity. I have to have it!!!
MATTHEW 17:18-20 - FAITH TO START STRONG!!!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment according to I John 4:18 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind according to II Timothy 1:7 The devil wants us to be FEARFUL (panic, horrified, agitated, distressed, dismayed, worried, uneasiness, anxiety, “apprehension”) II Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) You are going to have to wake up your FAITH! The just “that’s us y’all” shall live by his faith Habakkuk 2:4 If you and I are going to have abundant life, it is going to be because we are living by OUR FAITH. Romans 12:3 God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 by FAITH ARE YE SAVED. Hebrews 11:1 FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE (material, structure) of things hoped for; the EVIDENCE (proof, confirmation, verification) of things not seen.
Hebrews 2:1-4 says Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? We need to start paying attention to what God is saying, even in certain situations. Hebrews 3:12: Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. God calls an unbelieving heart evil; so make sure you are using the FAITH that God has given you. Hebrews 4:2 (emphasis added):: For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not PROFIT (give gain, pay, proceeds, income, revenue, return, pay) them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Hebrews 11:5-7 Enoch had this TESTIMONY (declaration, claim, evidence) that he pleased God. TESTIMONY comes as a result of a test. You will never have a TESTIMONY without a test. ENOCH: dedicated, trained, famous barrier. Enoch was the father of Methuselah, the man that lived the longest in the Bible - 969 years. Methuselah: man of the dart/spear. You are carrying LONGEVITY. Remember, God is anointing you to START THE NEW YEAR STRONG and sustain the strength!!!