This year seems special to me. There seems to be something stirring in the body of Christ that is different than in the last few years. We seem to be on cusp of something new and fresh. I sense a dynamic hunger rising up. There is something simmering in the background waiting for someone to find it and bring it to the forefront. There is coming a revealing of the sons of glory.
Jesus talked about this in the parable of the field and the pearl. He spoke of great treasure hidden for the benefit of the believer.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!”
I believe that the treasure that people are searching for, hungering for, is on the inside of them, on the horizon of time. There is a deepening of the call. There is a spark on the inside of the Body of Christ that is rising and shifting. It is getting ready to be released and 2024 is a crucial year and a forerunner for what God is going to do in these last days. Time is short. Get up. Get ready.
As you go into prayer this year I challenge you to start looking deeper. What do you see? Do you see a cloud on the horizon? Do you see something just out of your reach, something that you need to push for. Something on the inside of you called hope? Hope that is expectant of something greater. Greater than where you are now? Are you seeing all that God has for you?
When Elijah asked his servant to go, look and see (1 Kings 18:41), to come back and to tell him, Elijah’s servant went out and saw something. It was a cloud, the size of a man’s hand. He went again and looked and saw the cloud multiplied. Only moments before Elijah had told King Ahab that rain was on the way, in abundance. It hadn’t rained for many years.
There is a sound in the heavens right now. There is a mighty roar that is echoing down the hallways of heaven and that is about to be released into earth’s atmosphere. It is the sound of the lion of Judah. It is the sound of abundance of rain. It is King of Glory coming to fill His church. Look up and see. Look up and raise your expectancy. Press into the deeper things. Find the pearl that is hidden in the field of your life. You are going to need it! You are going to need that special unction, that gift, that God had placed on the inside of you. It has been prepared for you in these days.
These last days will be marked by special gifts being released in their fulness. Your ability to step into all that God has for you will result in an overflow of souls for the kingdom. Your talent, your anointing, no matter what it is, the gift you possess is so important in seeing the kingdom of God reach its capacity. It is such an honour and a privilege to live in these last days!
See clearly in 2024. Lift up your eyes. Look to the realities of Heaven. Allow the anointing on your life to flow to others so that burdens are lifted off of their shoulders. Hold on to the Word of God. Do not be persuaded by thoughts, distractions, or mis-leading doctrines. Stay the course and never , ever give up! This year is a year of preparation. A year of progress and a year of the manifestation of God’s glory. The King of Glory will come into your midst as you look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith!!
This year may seem to start slow. It may seem tight and restricted but this is only in the realm of the natural. The Spirit realm is about to break forth. Get ready for it. Get ready to unhook from the natural and accelerate into all the God has for you. See clearly. Release your faith. Hold onto the Word. A breaking out is coming and it is going to need all of us together!!
Jesus is Lord!