- 2018 will be a year of departures and arrivals. We will move on and take leave. We will say goodbye and say hello. This means big change. We can not stay and be at the new place. We will depart and arrive. The old can not hold the new and must be bid adieu. After the Hebrew year of 5778 began, last fall, some people in our lives announced their departure plans and today they are already living in their new destinations. They are first first-fruits people. I don’t think everyone is going to move, but we are going to make moves, designed by God, in our lives, this year. This is the year to move into your destiny by moving through change, from one place to another place. This year is a year where there is a door that is open to be walked through. We will all move this year, from one place to another place.
- 2018 will be a year of moving from something and into something: departures and arrivals.
I think that this is a year to move, to depart one thing and go into another thing. We have to depart in order to arrive. We will not get into the new place unless we leave the old place.
It’s time. We are now ready. A window of time is here to walk through a door into something new.
There is a time to stay, but 2018 will be the time to go, to depart. If we stay, if we do not move out, move on, and move to; it will be a missed opportunity. There is favor and permission to move this year.
It will not happen if you do not act, if you do not make your move. There is a path set before us, that we can only see the entryway to. We have to move into that way, to get into that path, to go down that road; or it won’t happen.
We can not go into the new thing, the new level, or the new and better dimension, unless we also leave the old. To go there, we must depart here. We can not arrive unless we depart.
To stay where you are, but bring in that new thing, is not what God is doing. That would be like staying with your parents, but still getting married: something not recommended (Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:5, Eph. 5:31 ). And that would also be like how Jesus said new wine will burst the old wineskins (Matt. 9:17, Mk. 2:22, Lk. 5:37-8).
We are going to move from something and into something. We are going to have to depart in order to arrive. God has been preparing us to depart, so that we can arrive, preparing us to move from, so that we can move into.
Did you notice the change in 2017, where you have already begun to reconfigure things? When we walk with God, he changes us, for the better. And changed people live differently.
God has a better life for us, but we have to be changed to enter into it; and that is what has been happening. People who refuse to be transformed, to change, will suffer unhappiness and needless pain. They will miss out. We have to walk in Christ to inherit the promises. It’s not automatic. God is placing a door in front of us, but we have to walk through that door.
- 2018 is going to be a year of justice for, in, and through governmental leadership. There will be justice where there has been injustice. There have been great injustices at the highest levels of government, particularly but not limited to President Trump and his team, that will be exposed and dealt with for all to see. There will be exoneration for some and consequences for others. President Trump will gain and regain his reputation as a champion of justice. There is a move of God going on, in government; national, state, and local; to expose corruption and injustice. President Trump and his team happen to be the ones in place while God is doing this. He and his team may want things cleared out and cleaned up, but this was God’s idea and God is now answering prayers that have been prayed for decades.
- In 2018, people who have been looking for the authentic church, built by God in Christ, are going to find it. We are going to be surprised to find other people, who are already there. We are going to be surprised that we don’t have to build the church, but it is already built and being built. We just did not see it or could not find it, but that is going to change in 2018. Pioneers are going to find their homes. Jesus’ church, that he has been building, will become more visible in 2018. The church at large, especially the church that has Jesus as it’s head, will begin to regain it’s lost reputation this year. The church that allows Jesus to be it’s head and builder, will be renovated and restored to it’s original design. It will stand up and stand out as a city on a hill and the light of the world again. A place of peace and rest. A gateway and bridge to God and heaven.
- In 2018, Christians will repent. Repentance will come alive in the body of Christ, corporately. Together, as a people and a family, we will repent of our sins and the sins of our fathers and mothers. We will get in touch with our shame, so that we can be healed. Instead of being shameless, we will repent and get in touch with our ugly, frightening shame; and let Jesus heal us and cleanse us. We will get in touch with how out of step we have been with Jesus and with heaven. We will get in touch with how and where the church has just become something in the world, run by worldly values, and not by Christ and by words that come from heaven. The church will get in touch with it’s own captivity, of being Christians in name only. It will be more obvious what ‘churches’ have nothing to do with the living God and His Christ and the Spirit of God, but are counterfeits, from the world and by the world, that is at odds with Christ. False churches that bear the name of Christ or people and tribes who authentically represented and followed Christ in the past, will have the opportunity to repent and change. Just the fact that some parts of the church do not bear a resemblance to Jesus and heaven, but are from the world, that has not been to the cross and bowed to the Lordship of the living Christ, will become more evident or exposed in 2018.
Happy New Year!