I find myself more and more thankful every day for the Body of Christ. I see Jesus more every day too because I see Him in the lives of believers all around me. I see the awesome power of the Holy Spirit moving though His body; exhorting them, leading them, and infusing them with power to accomplish the establishment of God’s Kingdom on the earth.
1 Corinthians 4:20 (NKJV) For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. The power and authority that God’s people are going to walk in, is, and will be, forever life changing, and that is something to get excited about!
I am so excited to see 2017 unfold as the church comes forth in the giftings the Lord is pouring out upon His people. I believe the Lord will continually pour out His Spirit on those who cry out to Him, seeking the power and authority He so wants to give His church.
The Word says in Romans 12:6-8 (NKJV) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
It’s not enough to desire the gifts, but we must purpose to use the gifts once they are obtained. God, who has given us His gifts, is expecting us to go out under the power of them to impact a world that needs what we have even though they are not aware of it.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
As you hunger and thirst after God, He will give you all that you are in need of. When you walk with Him, in Him and for Him, and not for self, that is when we will see the manifestation of His power flow through the Body, which is you and me. Pray and seek to be used by God for the building and expansion of His Kingdom. There is so much to do, and God tells us the “workers are few”. If you don’t know where to go or what to do, seek the Mothers and Fathers and Sisters and Brothers God provides. They are waiting for you to come forth with your questions so they can help you discover God’s plan for you. The heavens are waiting for your declarations and decrees to come forth. But this won’t happen if you have unanswered questions holding you back.
I am expecting more signs and wonders and miracles to come forth in 2017.
Arise church! There is much to be done and God wants to use YOU. Be encouraged for He is with you, you don’t go alone. He has placed you in His Body so the strength and encouragement of others is yours always.
~ Pastor Tammy