If you look at our lives, most times, we’re always geared towards the short term, what is happening now. We don’t have a concept of God working with me because He’s trying to give me a spiritual legacy. He said to Abraham, "In you shall all nations be blessed." Where do you even begin to comprehend that? We’re thinking of immediate breakthroughs. May God expand our capacity tonight, so we can see beyond just the immediate.
What a joy to begin another week with a word in season to shape 2022 for you spiritually and scripturally. There is no experience, Beloved, that’s wasted in God. God said to Israel listen to their gospel. We learned last week that the gospel is not just ‘Jesus saves’, the gospel is the promises of God that He gives to you; that if you believe, by faith, will pluck you out of these satanic clutches and bring you to a realm of breakthrough and victory. You go from discouragement and sadness to breakthroughs and joy.
God came to children of Israel in the wilderness, and said, "Now, I’m taking you to a good land. This land is flowing with milk and honey." He said, "Land without scarceness. You'll eat bread without scarceness. You’re gonna dig up the stone and it will be iron. You’re gonna dig up brass, it will be gold." God just kept telling them. That was their gospel. But why couldn’t they hear it? Whatever they were going through in the wilderness to qualify them to receive caused them to lose their lives. So what are you going through that’s making you doubt that you’re finished?
Beloved, all I can say is experience the glory, the glory of God fill the house of God. Supernatural manifestations took place, Beloved. God was prophesying to unborn children.
Don’t let any devil run you out of God’s house, and you go and put your head under somebody where God hasn’t chosen for you. Why? Satan has put a thought in your head, and then you follow it and he leads you astray. And then you go out there. The Holy Spirit said to me, "You see how it is, that when you are physically naked, particularly for you ladies, every man would be looking?" He said that’s the way it is in the spirit when you come out from under your God-given protection. You become naked, and now demons find you very attractive for lunch. It’s the same thing. But if you have the humility to stay under your God-given protection, they won’t find you.
You need to get your faith armament sharpened, dusted off, and deployed for you to experience everything God has in store for you in 2022. It doesn’t matter how long you pray. It doesn’t matter how long you sit. It doesn’t matter how long you say that you’re waiting on the Lord. Until you use your faith, nothing will happen.
We have to renew our minds, so that we can understand spiritual things, or even how to respond to satanic attacks. So you can look at something that’s so difficult, and then God will speak to you and you’ll be able to embrace it.
The story of those lepers continues to challenge. Did you get the mystery that unbelief makes God angry? And He uses the intense anger, the word “wrath.” Have you considered that? You can no longer take unbelief lightly. The Bible calls unbelief and the impact on your heart "an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God". I notice sometimes the enemy will put a thought and I will just rebuke it. I say don’t you dare bring that nonsense here to doubt, or to question, or to fear. Absolutely not! You cannot tolerate it. You have to war against it with everything you have. Beause it says to keep your heart with all diligence because out of it are the issues of life. You must war against these enemies and drive them away, in Jesus mighty name.
"For we who have believed, adhered to, and trusted in, and relied on God do enter that rest." Have you entered into it? Or is your mind turbulent all the time? It says if you believe in, trust it, then you rest. Why do you keep staying on the same thing over and over? That’s how you die in the wilderness. How many times did you pray about the same thing? Release it to God!
Think about all the excuses you make not to walk by faith. Think about all the excuses you give for you not to step out in faith. Many of you have an exaggerated sense of self because you can sense within you, legitimately, that you’re bigger than what you are. You have the capacity for much more. But you simply lack that catalyst, that faith-force to manifest what God has promised.
I found out, Beloved, that many people are being tied up and hindered by unseen forces; offenses that fathers created with God. And I wish that in our Kingdom that things automatically just go away. No, Jesus died and paid for it all for every one of us to be free, but it’s not automatic. Every one of us, we have to go and get it by faith! And God in His mercy then will position you for someone who has obtained theirs so you can put your head under that. But pride doesn’t allow people to understand that. Put your head under that, you will see the same Glory wash over you and break things that you didn’t even know what it is tying you up! You free yourself.
Beloved, Resurrection Glory is such an amazing blessing. Can you imagine the barrel of two guns pointed at you, and you’re laughing? It’s for real. The peace of God which passeth all understanding, the Bible says, shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. I, too, have experienced that grace, where in great danger the peace of God just descends. The natural fear leaves me. It’s happened.
Why don’t you have power? You are still stuck in the wilderness. You haven’t passed your test. You are filled with the Holy Spirit, but you manifest little power. The Bible says that Jesus came out in the power of the Spirit. It says God can do more than you ask or think according to the power that’s working in you. When the power kick in, when you stop whining and complaining, and pass your test and graduate from the wilderness, then you will come out and God will attach His covenant grace. His covenant grace will start working in your life and the enemy will no longer push you around.
When God has changed your level, then He’ll start requiring greater faith. Greater faith. Why haven’t you experienced some of this? He says, "It is according to the power that’s working in you." Meaning, if you don’t have anything stirred up and working, God’s ability will not turn loose in your life. I’m asking you, "What’s working in you?"
The next level of faith for 2022. Are you ready for it? Are you ready to triumph? Are you ready to prosper? Are you ready to believe God to see what you’ve never seen, to experience what you’ve never known? The mighty hand of God is reaching down to you and me for our next level.
Beloved, it’s imperative that you go to the next faith level in 2022. For some of you, the question is, Have you ever walked by faith? Have you ever lived by faith? There are some things you can never skip grades on. You must pass the test of faith that’s before you now.
When God tells you that your level has changed, what does that mean? The natural man thinks, "Oh, my level has changed. So I’ll get all this money. I won’t have these problems any more. I’ve moved on!" Yeah. It will eventually mean all that when you bring a new faith level to the table. New realms, new faith level. Has God changed your level? Then, you better bring a new faith level!