*2017, THE YEAR OF FLOURISHING!*
_*”…The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing…” (Psalms 92:1-15)*_
The message of the year is more than a topic. It is an insight into what the Lord will do for us, in us and through us – it is God’s direction for us. Times and seasons don’t apply in heaven but in the earth.
*Three Key Things To Note:*
*1. My Year of Luxuriant Growth.*
Notice the verse above it says, they shall flourish like the palm tree. The palm tree flourishes irrespective of seasons. Its leaves are evergreen. And some grow very tall. One of the features of flourishing is spreading. Which means the spreading continues
*2. My Year of Significant Attainment.*
Attainment of higher heights. God wants to do marvelous things through us. Not just attainment but significant attainment (news making attainment).
*3. My Year of Persistent Productivity.*
The weather, economy, country and physical circumstances do not count. _”So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”_
*What does God want you to do?*
*1. Speak in tongues like never before.*
This is the refreshing by which you cause the weary to rest.
1 Corinthians 14:4 (AMP)
When you speak in tongues, your spirit becomes sensitive to spiritual realities.
Jude 1:20 (AMP)
Your most holy faith means your most sanctified faith (the highest faith you ever expressed – faith that had no doubt – your purest faith). Build on that faith by praying in the Holy Ghost. Speaking in tongues therefore purifies your faith.
Why was Paul so successful? 1 Corinthians 14:18 _”I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:”_ Speaking in tongues is important for the Christian to be very successful.
*2. Constantly walk and grow in Faith.*
Hebrews 11:1-4 _”…Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…”_
The word of God talked about in the scripture above is talking about the Rhema of God and not the logos of God (the logos of God made all things). The Rhema of God is talking about how things work around you. This is the revelation received from God spoken through our mouth.
How 2017 will be your year of flourishing is in your mouth. The word has been spoken and as such the rest of 2017 must comply.
We are in the times of great tribulations in the world, increase in wickedness of men. But know this, “Satan is not much wicked than God is gracious”. Romans 5:20 _”…But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:”_
We are about to see the move of the Holy Ghost like never before. We are going to love the word and be passionate about the Lord like never before. We are going to win many to Christ.
We are not ordinary people but the living tabernacle of the Almighty God. Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests. Count it all joy!
Jesus never asked us to preach the gospel with words only, He gave us power – to preach the gospel with signs and wonders; to preach the gospel through prosperity.