Word For 2018
Shalom Friends, Trust this finds you well. The year 2018 is ticking away so fast that it seems like yesterday we were beginning the year. I was sitting in my yard a couple of days ago watching the leaves in the trees swaying as the wind was blowing upon them. As I kept looking, it seemed to me as if the branches and leaves were clapping and praising the LORD OF HOSTS. Isaiah 55:12 "For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." I am sure it always happens, however I had not noticed until I took the time to be quiet and still to experience the Presence of God. The Holy Spirit will not overshadow you until you become quiet and still so that He can come and overshadow you. He will not come until you are in solitude. We live such busy lives, surrounded by noise and electronic gadgets without which most people could not live without. We need to steal away sometimes and be alone with Him so He can refresh us. He cannot refresh you if you are out of order. You need to repent first. Repentance and conversion come from you. Refreshing and restoration comes from Him. Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." The Holy Spirit has shown me that this year 2018 will be a year of breakthrough for many who have been going through a wilderness experience for some time. This will be a very productive year for those who have remained faithful in spite of great opposition by the forces of darkness. However, for those who have turned back and not remained faithful, it will be a year of great testing, shame and distress. A great shaking is taking place to separate the wheat from the chaff; the lambs from the goats and the good fish from the bad fish. All things will become clearer. Isaiah 55:10-11 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." 2018 will be a year of harvest, a harvest of souls into the Kingdom of God. It will be a year of reaping a harvest from all the good that was done, as well as all the evil that has been done. There will be much weeping in the house of the wicked, and rejoicing in the house of the righteous; and the people will know that I am the LORD. Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." Psalms 34:13-16 "Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth."