The start of a new year is not just a change in the calendar; it’s an opportunity for renewal, growth, and fresh beginnings.
God doesn’t want you to simply repeat another year. I hope that you will continue on an adventure of faith with me so that you will receive all that God has provided.
Over the past few months, the Lord has given me a prophetic message for the new year – a message I am now excited to share with you. He impressed upon my heart with unmistakable clarity the necessity of steadfast faith and unwavering focus.
As we step into the dawn of a new year, 2024, it is with great excitement that I share with you the prophetic word that the Lord has given me. The Lord spoke saying, “2024 is the year of Progressing, Advancing, Experiencing Promotion, and Seeing Your Highest Expectations Fulfilled.”
The Holy Spirit went on to say to me, “It’s vitally important that you stay in faith and remain focused so that your adversary will not be able to distract you.”
The inspired words of the Apostle Paul resonate with this urgency. In the first epistle to Timothy, “The Spirit speaks expressly,” warning of a time when some shall depart from the faith. This scriptural truth speaks directly to the heart of our current times.
The signs of the times suggest that we may very well be the generation that witnesses the glorious return of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you scan the newspapers or scroll online, it doesn’t take long to see that the world is experiencing a time of great chaos. So how is it possible to progress, advance, experience promotion, and see fulfillment?
In a world with relentless distractions and turmoil, it is imperative that you cling to the assurances given to you through the Word of God. For those of us justified by the blood of Christ, the promises of Scripture are unfailing reasons for hope. You have right-standing with God based on what Jesus did.
And therefore, regardless of the chaos in the world around you, you will be safe. You will be secure no matter what’s happening. Satan is turning up the heat attempting to rob you of what God has in store. So don’t fall for his lies.
Don’t fall for what you hear on the media constantly about how bad things are getting. Don’t misunderstand me, it is getting bad. I don’t deny that. However, you can reject its attempt to destroy your life and to dictate how your life will turn out. You can base your future on what God’s Word says about it.
Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:4 encourage you to, “Take heed that no one mislead you, deceiving you and leading you into error.” This warning remains as relevant today as it was when Jesus first uttered it. The Amplified Bible Classic Edition emphasizes the need for caution, saying, “Be careful that no one misleads you, deceiving you and leading you into error.”
Deception can come from multiple sources, including preachers, news reporters, or anyone who presents themselves as a source of truth. Your primary concern should be aligning yourself with God’s truth and not allowing the world to distract you from His promises and guidance.
In Jeremiah 29:11, there is a reassuring message from the Lord declaring, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. Thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” This verse offers a glimpse into God’s heart and His desire for your life.
The Amplified Bible Classic Edition expresses more clearly God’s promise to, “give you hope in your final outcome.” This concept of hope is not mere wishful thinking or vague optimism. It is a positive expectancy rooted in the assurance of something good and obtainable.
In other words, it’s not just hoping for the impossible but expecting what is entirely within God’s power to provide.
As a believer, your hope is firmly anchored in God and His Word. You can trust that what God promises is not only good but also attainable. This hope gives you a solid foundation on which to build your life, even in the face of adversity.
Protect Your Heart and Spirit
The Bible encourages you to be diligent in protecting your heart and spirit. Proverbs 4:23 instructs you to “guard your heart diligently, for from it flow the issues of life.” This means being mindful of what you allow into your heart and mind. Sometimes, it may require distancing yourself from influences that can negatively affect your faith and hope.
It’s essential to remember that not everyone will share your beliefs or hold the same hope in God’s promises. It’s okay to respectfully walk away from discussions or situations that could potentially erode your faith and hope. Your spiritual well-being is worth safeguarding.
In a world filled with uncertainty and challenges, it’s essential for believers to cultivate a positive outlook on the future. Positivity isn’t just a state of mind; it’s a vital attribute for those who seek to experience the best that God has in store for them.
Proverbs 10:30 reveals, “The lovers of God will never be shaken.” But what does this mean? It means that those who wholeheartedly love and trust in God will not be shaken by the chaos, distractions, and deceptions that swirl around them in the world. They will stand firm in their faith, unwavering, regardless of external circumstances.
Your faith is not founded on the shifting sands of human circumstance, but on the solid rock of Christ’s eternal dominion.
I encourage you now to reaffirm your commitment to these truths. Enter 2024 with a heart ablaze with faith, your mind resolute in focus, and your spirit standing mightily against any strategy of the adversary.
Proclaim with me: “2024 is the year of Progressing, Advancing, Experiencing Promotion and Seeing Your Highest Expectations Fulfilled.”
Your faith is not a passive belief; it is an active force that propels you forward, even in the face of challenges and uncertainties. Paul emphasizes the need for faith when writing to Timothy instructing him to, “[keep] a firm grip on your faith” (1 Timothy 1:19 NLT).
Keep a firm grip on your faith. Don’t let the devil steal the Word from you. Stay focused on what God has promised you.
Faith is the key that unlocks the door to God’s blessings, and in 2024, you are called to hold it tightly. Keeping a firm grip on our faith means to trust in God’s promises and stand firm on His Word. It means refusing to allow doubt, fear, or the schemes of the enemy to steal the precious truth you hold in your heart.
I’m here to help strengthen your grip of faith for 2024.
As you give this month, my team will send you the prophetic message titled, 2024: The Year of Progress, Advancement, and Fulfillment. In it, I’ll reveal to you the insight God has shown me for this year.
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I encourage you to take this prophetic word to heart. Resolve to stand firm against the enemy’s attempts to steal God’s Word from you. Hold your faith tightly, and don’t waver.
Believe with all your heart that, in Jesus’ name, you’re headed for one of the finest years you’ve ever had. Let hope and anticipation fill your heart as you trust in God’s promises.
P.S. As you embark on this new year, let me remind you of the importance of keeping your faith. It is not merely a suggestion; it is a command from God. So, commit to holding onto your faith with unwavering determination, for it is through faith that you experience the abundant life that God has in store for you.