And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. Philippians 1:6
Perfection and Completion
There is so much more to the year than just it being revelation and declaration. The number 14 is very significant. Chances are I may be saying that about all numbers as each year passes, however, that is especially true for this year. 14 represents a double anointing.
14 is two sets of 7 and since 7 is the number of perfection and completion, 14 will thus represent a double perfection and double completion! We will need to do our best to literally work twice as hard at our jobs, family building and sustenance, networking, friendships, intimate relationships and definitely financial discipline this year for a double reward!
The key thing is to also maintain and increase our prayer, word and worship life. Quiet times will need to be more than half an hour. If you follow the daily bread devotionals and any other similar kinds, try getting commentaries on the passages that are talked about that day and see how they line up with the lesson for the day. Alternatively you can include sometime in prayer followed by some time in worship. This year is about going much deeper with God. Isaiah 33:6
And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His
Matthew 1:1-17 is very interesting to look at. It talks about the generations that were born in Jesus’ bloodline. The key thing to take note of is verse 17:
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen, from David to the Babylonian exile (deportation) fourteen generations, from the Babylonian exile to the Christ fourteen generations.
There were 3 sets of 14 generations from Abraham to Jesus! That meant that the One Who was to come and save all mankind had to be a seed of complete perfection at its very best! You can’t beat that quality.
Double Deliverance and Salvation
The number 14 also represents deliverance and salvation. One book in the Bible to study quite a lot this year is Proverbs. The one thing that appears 14 times in that book is, “The fear of the Lord.” It comes out in these chapters:
1:7, 29, 2:5, 8:13, 9:10, 10:27, 14:26, 27, 15:16, 33, 16:6, 19:23, 22:4, 23:17.
The number 14 is used 22 times in the Bible and the word “14th” or “fourteenth” is used 24 times. In a previous post I went deep into the connection with numbers 12 and 12. That’s not there by chance.
The fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover, when God delivered the firstborn of Israel from death. Some 430 years earlier, on the night of the 14th day of the first month, God made two covenant promises to Abraham — one of the physical seed, Isaac, and his descendants, and one of the spiritual seed, Jesus Christ, and the sons of God who would come through Him, who would shine like the stars of heaven (Matthew 13:43). On the day portion of the 14th, God confirmed the promises with a special covenant sacrifice.
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’ But Abram said, ‘Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ . . .
“And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’
“Then He said to him, ‘I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.’ And he said, ‘Lord GOD, how shall I know that I will inherit it?’ So He said to him, ‘Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. . . . ‘ ” (Genesis 15:1-2, 4-5, 7-9, NKJV)
On the 14th day of the first month in 30 A.D. Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, was offered up and sacrificed as the Passover Lamb, died and rose again, and thus completing and doing away with animal sacrifices.
Now because of that, if a lot of lives were lost, businesses shut down, jobs hard to get, employees being cheated of promotions, bonuses, wages and salaries; if any have been bedridden even to this point of the year; if there have been near-breakthroughs where delay has taken place, especially in relationships, there will be double deliverance this year. The source of all that is usually demonic attack commonly-but not limited to-dreams. Often times problems that occur in the natural result from attacks in dreams, not only nightmares. Even dreams that are very unusual can be in fact a serious attack by means of witchcraft. However like I mentioned earlier there will be deliverance from all that along with some awesome stuff about dreams this year. I will dive deeper into that soon.
There will be a multiplication of salvation this year, which is just magnificent. Plenty upon plenty will give their lives to Christ. Lots and lost of prayers for salvation of family-immediate and extended- and friends should be made and those who have been praying up until now should keep doing so but with a jubilant spirit and heart knowing that beyond shadow of doubt, their prayers will be answered.
Dealing with Insecurity
One of the biggest challenges this year from enemy camp is anger management. Self-control in this area will be of enormous importance. It is the source of insecurity. Anger leads to resentment, which leads to bitterness, which leads to insecurity. The problem with fear is that it can make itself prevalent in any one of those stages. Insecurity is fed by:
a) Gossip. The spiritual term for this is satanic broadcasting station. Celebrating someone else’s shortcomings, backstabbing, double-crossing and talking behind someone’s back negatively makes you a candidate for gossip, which implies insecurity on your part because the purpose would be to bring someone down to your level.
b) Comparison. I hate this with a passion. “Why can’t you be like…?” “You should act more like…?” Or it can be self-inflicting as well, “I wish I was like.” The difference with this is that it focuses the attention on the individual’s inability to do either a specific thing or a number of things. It may not necessarily have to do with talent in a certain area but also skills needed for a job or simply popularity. Its roots are in the need to be recognized. It is perfectly alright to create or visualize a future for oneself based on the achievements of someone else as a motivation, but it must in no way reflect on one’s ability to do something great.
c) Jealousy. It is not about being different. It is about being unique. We are all so special in our own way that there is no ways on earth anyone else can be like us. True some people skilled with imitating personalities, voice tones and other things, but the way you make someone else feel, how you express yourself in art, writing, music, business, whatever it may be, is something no one can ever imitate. Looking for and drawing out the uniqueness in you as you embrace everything you are and have is a priceless thing.
d) Fear. I stated before that fear can be in all these stages. Insecurity feeds on it. That is a very serious thing. All one has to do is to put on Christ (Romans 13:14; Gal 3:27) and realize that their lives are hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3). Affirming themselves and declaring life into every area of their lives is what will maintain faith and confidence in who they are in Christ.
The only thing that can have control over you in your life, is the thing that is out of control.
Revelation and Declaration
The fear of the Lord is the one thing to live in everyday. It is the beginning of wisdom and wisdom is the place of revelation. Staying in His presence (Psalm 100:4; 34:1; 16:11) is what will help gain and maintain the fear of the Lord so as to walk in wisdom. This year a few things that will bring revelation:
a) Spirit of fathering. Malachi 4:6
And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction.
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.
Regard (treat with honor, due obedience, and courtesy) your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God gives you
That means that both the children and the parents have to play their part in order to bring harmony in the family. Fathers and single mothers are to take great care in nurturing and loving their children regardless of age. Continual affirmation of life, prosperity, insight, knowledge, understanding and wisdom and prayers for the fulfilment of these, will be the principal act throughout this year and the rest.
b) Divine order– leaders in any and every sphere, both small and great will need to seek out, declare and reveal what God wants for them. Whether in business, family, church, medical field, volunteering, government, education, sport, media, no matter what, revelation will come through and with the wisdom from above.
c) Respect– genuine honour for the one in authority, whether they were put there by chance or unjust means and methods, they are still to be honoured. Romans 13:7
Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due
d) Increase of gifts in the Holy Spirit– these 9 gifts will bring revelation in our lives especially when we declare them to ourselves, family, coworkers and bosses, friends and possibly unlikely strangers and acquaintances: Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,
Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
Rewards for walking with the Lord this and what to expect
It will be a year of great revival a year of many questions and answers
A year of deliverance great afflictions and bondages (a year of freedom )
A year of uncommon salvation from sin many people surprisingly would give their lives to Jesus
A year of new born babies, many barren would smile with testimony of fruitfulness. Its a year of wonders and.mysteries..
A year of very intensive angelic traffic and visitations.
A year for prophetic dreamers. There are 14 major dreamers in the bible so pay close attention to your dreams and many will be saved through angelic encounters in dreams.
A year where God will raise women with prophetic voices for nations.
Its a year of awesome restorations.
A year of both positive and negative things depending on which side of God you stand.
For the righteous, the mad opposition against you shall become powerless
A year of deliverance from violent storms both spiritual financial and physical realm
A year of uncommon healing
A year of total freedom from sorrow for those who cry unto God.
A year when caging powers shall lose their detention powers.
Alright so those are the good things that are happening. Now for all the bad stuff. God will come against the enemy as well, it’s just a matter of knowing how.
Negative sides of this year
A year of conflict of altars there are 14 altar builders in the bible..
A year of escalation of many conflicts
A year of scary wars
Its a year of Monumental failure for those who trust in occutlic fetish or magical powers.
A year when strong prayers would be needed to destroy many strange powers at the entry points of Nations
A year when strong prayers would be needed to keep a lot of companies from going bankrupt
A year when prayer would be needed against earthquakes and famine
A year when so many people would be positioned for great achievements
A year of marine madness (from marine spirits which are mermaid type spirits) that is greater than last year
A year where kidnappers and occultic and magical merchants shall fail.
This year shall be a very tough year for many political leaders who don’t stand strong with God
A year when traders shall be chased out of the temple of God.
A year where all first borns must have a rugged determination to be spiritually serious in order to avoid being wasted.
A year in which strange hands will compete for many national flags and sabotage them
Brief elaboration on some points
a) A word to employers
Now concerning the point I highlighted in bold it is a very serious thing. People will need to stop trusting in riches and boast in the name of the Lord their God (Psalm 20:7). It does not mean that bad things will happen to the rich but it is about not trusting in them. Use your knowledge, understanding and wisdom to acquire great riches but in and through that, seek the Lord with all your heart. The major aspect of the financial side of things goes to the business owners and employers. Anyone in charge of people who work for them in any field are also included. The key role they play is in being honest and faithful with paying the wages and salaries on time. If that cannot be done then a discussion for possible solution should absolutely take place.
Employees love employers who are faithful in everything and so companies can and will prosper as long as that is all set.
b) A word about altars
If you count all the altars that were built in the Bible by Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Pharoah, Moses, David and others that do not come to mind right now, you will see that it totals 14. What will happen this year is that the enemy will cause confusion with the use of altars. This may be done through false teachings and practices. Worship altars and altars for sacrificial giving (symbolic through money) may be dishonoured. Ignorance and silence in these matters and any other ones will give the devil free reign to do harm to the Body of Christ.
c) A word to all believers
This year will amazingly awesome and catastrophically devastating for you depending on which side you choose. Are you for God or not? No matter what you see, hear and read on the news, as long as you are faithful in keeping God’s commands, laws, statutes and precepts, you will experience double favor, grace, protection and all the other good stuff. Be very aware of His presence everywhere you are, at every moment.
Anything you do not understand especially the bad stuff I mentioned, research more on it then pray a lot about it, especially if you believe it refers to your nation and its leader, or if you know who it might be referring to as well. God always has good intentions for yo, even in moments when He seems distant or silent. Remember what He told Cain:
“Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 3:6-7
Enjoy a fabulous new year everyone!