I pray this letter finds you fully alive in the purposes of God! Last month my encouragement to you was to allow the beginning of a new year to not only be a time of evaluation, but also a time to ask God for continued grace to grow in deeper fellowship and the knowledge of Him. One of the most exciting fruits of growing in the knowledge of God is that God’s promise to all believers is that He would give us insight and promise into the future (John 16:13).
Every year for perhaps the last six or seven years, God has given me prophetic insight into the coming year. While we often call it a word for the year, I believe God operates more in seasons. I wanted to share with you some of that word as it relates to promises and insights for the future. If you would like to read the whole word for 2018, it is available on our website at http://www.abnersuarez.com/2018-word.html.
This is a season of divine promises. “I will release promises to my people in this season that are to anchor them in strategy, vision and purpose for the next 20 to 25 years.” I see a cloud of promises God is releasing in the earth to His people. These promises are God’s desire and hope not only for His people, but for the future of the planet that He has given humanity as an inheritance. It is important to recognize this season of promises because the promises God is releasing in this season are to shape and guide His people, but also to shape the history of the earth. My people must have promises that govern and guide them into the future.
I was very encouraged as I heard these words that I believe were direct from heaven. I want to offer some principles that I believe will help us to properly receive this word and manifest the promises that God has given, both individually and corporately.
o One of the characteristics of scripture is that it is a book of promises to those in Christ.
o We must position ourselves in a place to hear (a place of fellowship and intimacy).
o We must receive the promise no matter how outrageous (Mary the mother of Jesus is our example).
o Promise and prophetic insight are necessary gifts God has given us to navigate life on earth.
o Always view every situation through the lenses of God’s promise.
o Either your negative situation will define or the promise of God will.
My prayer for you is that 2018 will be a year promise, insight, and understanding! Thank you for your continued support of this ministry! Your partnership continues to be the foundation for enabling us to fulfill our God-given assignment to equip the saints of God to display the brilliance of God.