Dear brothers and sisters,
I greet you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. All glory to God for His words given to us as we ushered in the new year as one JMK family. The Word of the Lord for 2019 is:
A NEW DAY HAS BEGUN! Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the ﬁrst month of the year for you.”
Luke 1:78-79 “Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Isaiah 58:11-12 “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in. Hallelujah! God is going to do new things in our lives this year. He is going to set us free from all darkness and undesirable thought patterns. He is going to build us up. He will give us new strength and new anointing of prayer to follow Him. GOD WILL RESET OUR LIVES!
This year we shall make a commitment to live for Jesus in a new way that pleases Him. This year will be A YEAR FULL OF JESUS. We will run after Him, continuously seek Him, abide in Him and confess that apart from Him, we can do nothing. The Lord also said that He will send His reﬁner’s ﬁre to test us deeper. This ﬁre will shape us and transform us to prepare ourselves for these last days.
As we are living in these last days, we need to know the will of God for our lives and to be wise. Ephesian 5:15-17 says, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
SEEK WISDOM! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverb 9:10 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight”. The fear of the Lord is the reverential love of God in which we desire to love and obey Him. Wisdom is from “above which is ﬁrst pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere”. (James 3:17)
Thus wisdom is
• to have pure love for God and be steadfast in Him
• to walk in love - have love, kindness, and mercy for others
• to walk in the will of God
• to be fruitful in what God has for us
• to walk in the path of peace - have patience, endurance & perseverance
• to walk in the path of righteousness and turn others to righteousness
• to be ready with eyes looking above
• to overcome
So let us desire “ that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give us the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of our hearts enlightened, that we may know what is the hope to which he has called us, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Eph 1:17-18)
Ask God for His wisdom. When you read Proverbs 1 to 10, you will have an insight of the blessings that await you when you gain wisdom. You will have:
• Healing & Long life – (Pro 3:2,8,16; 4:22;9:11)
• Riches (Pro 3:14,16)
• Honour (Pro 3:16;8:18)
• Righteousness (Pro 8:18,20)
• Guidance (Pro 6:22)
• Pleasant ways (Pro 3:17)
• Protection (Pro 2:7-8)
• Peace to your soul (Pro 3:24)
• Security (Pro 3:23)
• Power to keep away from sin (Pro 2:12;11:13)
• Knowledge, understanding, prudence & discretion(Pro 2:11)
• No fear of disaster (Pro 3:25)
In these last days we need wisdom to know the Voice of Truth and not be deceived or seduced by the enemy. We need wisdom to value our birthright. DO NOT ALLOW THE ENEMY TO STEAL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT! God is giving us the opportunity to redeem what we could have lost from the enemy.
We need wisdom for RIGHTEOUS & HOLY LIVING. Let us consecrate ourselves for end-time living. The Lord will give us a new spirit and anointing to follow Him. We shall - spend more time in the Word so that we can treasure up His commandments and incline our hearts to understanding; add intensity to our love for Him; create intensity in our walk with Him; upgrade our faith; wait upon Him and depend on Him; keep our hearts pure and walk right with God.
When we walk right with God,
Jesus will be our stability
“The Lord will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure.”
Jesus will be our protection and supernatural provider
“He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defence will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.”
We will see His glory and will be strengthened.
“Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty; they will see a land that stretches afar”
Praise Jesus! We declare the goodness of the Lord and receive His Words and Promises in faith. Let us all follow Him with one heart and mind and all things will work together for good for those who love Him. Wish you all a blessed 2019!
by Sis Angline Francis