And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”
I am more excited about the turn of this year and what God has in store for 2015 than at any other New Year! I am so full of the Word that God has given me to deliver and I want to give you a sneak preview of what I will be bringing on December 31st.
When God created man in His image He BLESSED them. That was the very first thing that He did.
When Jesus was leaving this Earth to rise up to Heaven, the last thing He did was to BLESS man once again.
The empowerment for you and I to win, to live the same quality of life that God lives and to prosper in every arena of life has been given to us and declared over us by God Himself. Yet when the pressure is on, the average Christian thinks like the world.
A man with the blessing should be surprised when something he tries doesn’t work. or when he is defeated. But the average Christian is more than ready to accept that defeat is normal and mediocrity is inevitable.
What do you believe concerning the power of the blessing in your life?
You don’t need to pray about the blessing; it is already settled. If you act intellectually you could deceive your own heart into thinking you believe; but it is when you are under pressure that you answer with your spirit. Make sure the conviction that you are blessed is in your spirit. When you are by yourself and things didn’t happen the way you thought they should, that is when you find out what you believe. That is when you need to say, “I am blessed!” Before you quote the doctor, declare, ” I am blessed.”
In the light of this, it’s not enough to just exist. Settle it forever that the will of God is for you to have life in abundance. Don’t settle for unhappiness and struggle. You should be so convinced that you should win and that victory is your inheritance, that it freaks you out if it doesn’t work. We have come to expect not to be happy, but Jesus came that we should have life to the full, until it overflows. The power of the blessing has been released into your life.
If you are ready for a change of season; if, like Jabez, you are ready to see an end to pain in your life, you have to have a spirit of defiance. You have to take your stand once and for all and BELIEVE what the Word says concerning your blessing. There is a portion with your name on it, and nothing that you desire is lacking from that portion.
Proverbs 10:28 tells us that the blessing makes rich, and no sorrow is added. The blessing is designed to restore everything to your life. You need the blessing to make you whole. It will take care of every point of sorrow in your life.
Christmas reminds us that God is able to make the Word of God into a living reality. Jesus took on flesh and dwelt among us. In the same way, the Word that you believe will become your reality. In fact we will all be able to tell what you have been believing by looking at your life.
Don’t you know that people are watching you?
And it isn’t just your reputation that is on the line – it is God’s nature and ability that is being assessed.
It’s time to reveal the blessing of God. It is the will of God for your life to work. Defy the reality of your life and demand that the blessing be made manifest.
2014 might have been disappointing for you in some respects. But here is what is coming in 2015 – The Holy Spirit will come upon you because God is appointing for you ANOTHER seed.
Just because you have lost something, doesn’t mean that it is over for you. You aren’t too old, and it isn’t too late, because God has another appointment planned for you to encounter His goodness.
If they ask you what 2015 is about for you, tell them, “I have an appointment with the Lord. I’m not focusing on what Has happened. I have something to live for. I have another appointment. I refuse to accept that my life is over and my happy days are over.”
Maybe you suffered a death and something left. You cannot even share the totality of what you felt, because you knew that people couldn’t understand the depth of what you went through. Or maybe it was the death of a relationship or of a career.
Maybe you have felt lost and what is the point, because regardless of how high you reach for your dreams, their fulfilment seems to escape you.
It’s time to release your faith again, because in 2015 there is another seed awaiting you – another opportunity, another empowerment and another appointment with El-Shaddai.
I can’t wait to preach this in all its fullness. Watch out for December 31st. It’s going to be awesome!