Welcome to 2020!
I know I have stated this to you many times before but I believe it bears repeating in this new season: This is the greatest time to be alive in Church history! Though we certainly are not without challenges, we are privileged that God has chosen us to live in the earth For Such A Time As This! I am honored that God has chosen to connect us in His purpose for this hour.
As we begin this new year, I want to share in this letter some of the prophetic insight God has given me for this current season of 2020. Every year for at least the last ten years, God has given me some prophetic insight to the coming year/season. This past year from the morning of September 4, 2019 until just before Christmas, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about 2020 and beyond. I should note as I usually do with annual prophetic words that I believe God operates in seasons rather than calendar years.
This is a season of unique and divine strategies from heaven being released to earth for those who have a listening and attentive ear. I am releasing great grace to My people to wait on the Lord, listen to the word of the Lord, and receive great wisdom for the application of the word of the Lord. This is a season in which My great desire is to release divine words from heaven that would quickly and speedily come to pass as My people lean into me with corresponding wisdom. I am releasing keys that would unlock the manifestation of prophetic words and mandates, some given long ago. For indeed this is a season in which the just shall walk by faith as never before. I want to enlarge My people's vision and ability to see and hear from heaven, so position yourself properly and be prepared to act and do as never before. For I desire greater impact. The door to greater impact and influence in the nations of the earth is greater faith and trust in the words I speak.
As I heard God speak these words to me, I became very excited! Like you, I am passionate about hearing the word of the Lord and knowing the wisdom of God to bring it to pass. Rest assured that as passionate as we are to know the wisdom and the word of the Lord, God is committed to not only minister the word of the Lord to us, but also to give us the wisdom to bring those words to pass. He has also told us prophetically that 2020 is a season of "unique and divine strategies...for those who have a listening ear." In light of what God has spoken to us for this season, I want to offer some key principles that I learned and practiced that I believe will help you experience all that God desires for you in this season.
Be intentional and committed to a lifestyle of friendship with God. Many years ago as I was seeking God for wisdom in the vision He had placed on my heart, He spoke to me so clearly. "Everything you need to know when you need to know it you will know if you simply stay in a posture of fellowship with God." Those words brought me to a place of great peace in walking out God's purpose for my life. It was not my responsibility to make the word of Lord come to pass but simply to be God's friend. It is in the context of friendship with God that He gives divine instruction and wisdom.
Be intentional in walking in the fear of the Lord. A simple definition of the fear of the Lord is simply: a posture of the heart that takes the Godhead seriously in every area of life. As believers, it is critical to walk in the fear of the Lord. We know that the fear of the Lord is the beginning place for receiving the wisdom of God. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10).
Be intentional in receiving the word by faith. Often when God speaks about our future or concerning a particular area of our lives, it is often completely contrary to our current circumstance or experience. It is vitally important that as we discern His voice that we receive His word and declare what He said about our situation. When we receive His words of faith and declare with our mouths what He said, we are cooperating with God's ability to bring transformation to our situation. Like Mary, we want the posture of our heart to be, "Let it be to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38).
Obey whatever God speaks. While it is God who fulfills His word, it our obedience to His word that facilitates those promises coming to manifestation. God's strategy for bringing His promises to manifestation is through divine wisdom that often cannot be understood through the natural mind. David, instead of using Saul's armor for his battle with Goliath, chooses five smooth stones and a sling in his hand. Jesus' first miracle of turning the water into wine only takes place after the servants obey him by filling the water pots with water. In this season, the Holy Spirit longs to give us divine strategy; be postured to obey the voice of God in a manner that is His will but often will be beyond our natural comprehension.
My prayer for you is that 2020 would be a defining year for you and your family in the purposes of God. May you find your greatest delight in knowing Him and producing eternal fruit. Over the next two months, I will continue to share more of the prophetic word God has given to me for the 2020 season. If you would like to access the complete word now, it can be found on our website:
https://www.abnersuarez.com/word-for-2020.html. Also, the next two sermons of the month will be sharing the word of the Lord for 2020.
As always, we want to hear what God is doing in your life. Please share your testimonies at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the application deadline for our trip to Rwanda February 28 - March 9 is January 31. We'd love to have you join us on that exciting trip! More information and the application are available at https://www.abnersuarez.com/rwanda.html.
Thank you once again for standing with us through your partnership with this ministry. You are in my prayers daily and you hold a special place in my heart. Together we are making a difference in advancing the Kingdom of God.