As we step into 2017 - Shekinah Glory
2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) “For He says, ‘In the time of my Favor I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the Time of God’s favor; now is the day of salvation.”
This year is one of new dimensions; unprecedented Shekinah Glory that is releasing angelic portals all over the world. As the Shekinah Glory represents the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God, these portals will create direct access points to heaven. As these portals are opened up, we will see God’s sons and daughters from all over the world step into an acceleration of faith and belief for miracles and uncommon favor! There will be a greater understanding of prophetic revelation with no doubting. Dreams that were long-forgotten will be awakened in hearts once again.
It is time for increase. The seeds that you have sown will bear their harvest, and the time of harvest is now. You will see God cause affluence in your life (abundant flow or supply; flowing to or toward a point). The promises of God’s resurrection glory shall cause an influx of abundant rain (a massive inflow, inrush, flood; movement of water) which will bring forth an outpouring of His glory in your life.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMPC) promises us, “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.”
This outpouring is one that brings increase. God will bring increase in your life, as He is the source of your life. As you stay close to Him, you will be affected by His Presence. Many have cried out, “God, I want to know you and have personal encounters with you like I hear others talk about when they share about their experiences”. Abiding in Him will bring a nearness to your life that overflows into these divine encounters with Him that you’ve been desperately asking for.
This is the year of fulfillment and a year of getting back your inheritance!!! You will see the blessings overflow in abundance!
Deuteronomy 28:2 decrees, “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.”
It’s time for the Shekinah Glory of the Lord to send the fire and overthrow the enemies that have invaded our souls and overtaken what belongs to us.
2 Chronicles 7:1-3 says, “When Solomon had finished praying, the fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house. The priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. And when all the people of Israel saw how the fire came down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed with their faces upon the pavement and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.
On October 12, 2016 while honoring Yom Kippur/the Day of Atonement, I was crying out to the Father, “Give me souls that are in great darkness, lest I die”, and I started uncontrollably weeping. I opened my Bible and as I looked down, my eye caught Matthew 5:3-12, The Beatitudes, which say:
3 “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].
4 “Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are those who mourn [over their sins and repent], for they will be comforted [when the burden of sin is lifted].
5 “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.
7 “Blessed [content, sheltered by God’s promises] are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.
9 “Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.
10 “Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].
11 “Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you because of [your association with] Me.
12 Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
While being reminded of the incredible promises contained in the Beatitudes as I read them, I noticed that contained within the binding of my Bible between these very pages was gold dust (the photo at the top of this message was taken from my personal bible that day).
As gold is so often symbolic of glory, I immediately felt in my spirit that this was confirmation by the Lord that we are to be the catalysts (agents of change) for His glory on the earth, and that these promises found within the Beatitudes provide us with the roadmap to do it.
As Disciples of the world, Lord, make us to be catalysts of your Glory, to see the greatest harvesting of souls. May we never cease in crying out, “Give me souls, lest I die!”