It is time to see and believe that with God all things are possible (Luke 1:37). Just as the angel of the Lord spoke to Mary about her relative Elizabeth in Luke 1:36, a woman who was called barren yet was already in her sixth month of pregnancy, so it will be for many in 2010—where, against all odds, the fruit you have been waiting to see will come forth in abundance.
Elizabeth and her husband served faithfully. Elizabeth was waiting for a child even though she was labeled as barren. God will give to us the desires of our heart as a sign of His faithfulness, and these will come in uncommon and unusual ways. When they come, they will need to be nurtured and gently cared for. Elizabeth was known as barren. Hannah was barren, despised and laughed at by Peninnah, Elkanah's other wife. But God remembered both of them. If an old, barren woman can become fruitful in her old age, what could possibly stop you from being fruitful, too? The Church is often symbolized as a woman; as we pray for souls many will be birthed into the Kingdom of God.
This year we will see true alignments with others for the purposes of God. Just as Mary needed to go to Elizabeth to fulfill prophecy and destiny, so God will align us with the right people for "purpose"—no matter how big or small that purpose may be. When Mary came near to Elizabeth the baby leaped in her womb (Luke 1:41), and she was filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaiming blessing on Mary and the fruit of her womb. In true alignments there will be a recognition and blessing of the fruit and promise in the Spirit that each person carries.
John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from conception. Because of our past experiences we learn to value what we've been given. When God gives us a new beginning by activating or enlivening the gifts within us by the Holy Spirit—then the new will come forth. This new beginning will bring forth eternal fruit. Be encouraged—you have not been forgotten or overlooked.
Ten is the number of law, government, restoration, nurturing, order, trials and testings in our wilderness journey, and it is also the number of responsibility. When world economics seem to decrease, I believe it is vital that our tithe and giving increases to sustain spiritual order and supernatural provision in our life. Ten is the number that represents the Pastor and testimony. We will see a completing of many things take place from the fullness of time, bringing in a new ordinal perfection. The Lord will remind you that 2010 is the year of taking responsibility for the new divine order that has been given. God's new order will bring in restoration of the things that have been stolen during our wilderness journey.
This will be a time for nurturing intimate times with God, developing our relationships, and securing the right alignments in the Body of Christ. Many in the Body of Christ have seen God's favor and blessings come through in unexpected ways. Remember, God's provision often comes in our darkest hour. Watch God straighten out relationships and restore things you have lost or had stolen. See the character of Christ being pressed deep within your being.
The manifestation of the nine gifts of the Spirit will begin to increase in our lives as never before (1 Corinthians 12:8-10). God is going to reward our faithfulness and works we have done in spite of the difficulties and trials we have been going through.
Isaiah 60 is for today. The glory of the Lord is increasing upon individuals. "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee..." We will know the realities of this Scripture in increasing dimensions as we believe in the gifts of God within us. Believe in the Christ in us, and let your faith draw upon the outflowing of His anointing and glory as He breathes upon and stirs up the gifts He has placed within you.
Obstacles and distractions that once seemed insurmountable will be overcome "suddenly," like unexpected birth pains. These suddenlies will bring significant change and breakthrough, drawing family members, friends and acquaintances closer to God, and many will be saved.
Do not fear the opposition or persecution that will come from enemies. Let your enemies work for you. Remember, God is able to turn everything to your benefit as you continue to trust Him in every circumstance. Difficulties that are thrown at you will cause your heart to become pure. Remain focused on God in prayer. Don't allow fear, anxiety, panic or intimidation a place in your life.
People's opinions will try to hinder you from making true alignments. Learn to recognize one another by the Spirit. See opportunities through God's eyes; do not judge by the past, but know what godly gifts people are carrying within and who they are becoming in Christ.
In order to come into true alignments, we need to confront and address the issues of the heart. If these areas are not addressed, they can lead to misalignments or disagreements. Recognize selfish ambition and resist the temptation to align with others strictly for your own purposes, benefits or to "look good" by using others for what they have to offer. 2010 will also be a year of discerning and judging things with new spiritual insights. This will insure proper order to help us correct past mistakes by making things right so that we will not go through or repeat old, destructive cycles again.
This is a year of "completion." God wants to remove negative, hurtful relationships, character flaws and destructive thought patterns from our lives. God will severely judge the sins we choose to hold onto this year. God wants us to be consecrated vessels unto Him. To enter the presence of the Lord in the Holy of Holies we need to repent of any known sins or appetites that are keeping us back from surrendering our whole heart to Him.
It is time to surrender completely in order to be aligned to reach our greatest potential and destiny. Be willing to step out into the new and unfamiliar. The Lord is going to deal with things that try to steal or hinder us from prospering or reaching our destiny. Ask God to send the east wind to sink the "destiny thieves" (Psalm 48:7) and destroy selfish ambition that would steal from another. Many need to repent of hindering others from reaching their potential, because we have enslaved them for our own benefits instead. When one person suffers the whole Body of Christ suffers. God alone holds our future, destiny and eternity.
We will be learning to lean into God more and more each year. Leaning on Christ enables the burdens of life to slide off our shoulders and come to rest at His feet. By trusting Him to carry our burdens we give up the need to worry and control our circumstances.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.—Psalm 36:7-9 NKJV
Learning to rest and dream in His peace enables us to sleep with no concerns, knowing our God is going to uphold, guide and protect us. "When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me" (Psalm 63:6-8). Minute by minute, through every circumstance of life, we trust God to hold us in His strong, loving, right hand. Meditate on the Scriptures.
God is doing a new and different thing. Like David we are to place our trust and faith in the goodness of God in the land of the living. Isaiah 43:18-19 says, "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, NOW it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert" (NKJV). We must also look for opportunities to be hospitable by meeting the needs of others with the simplest of things.
Prophetic word of the Lord: "Tune your heart to hear the exhortation of My word! It is time to gather, unify, and rise up. It is time to break up the fallow ground and dig into the Word for the fresh waters of this season. Re-dig the wells of the old anointings that have been lost. Then dig new wells that will greatly strengthen you. For certainly the anointing will bring the glory and the presence of My Kingdom upon your life.
"Dig, drink deeply, and sing to the wells in your life to spring up and flow out of your bellies like living water. Dig and do not stop digging until your thirst is satisfied. The river of life flows through My Kingdom. Remember, My Kingdom is within you. The mysteries, power, and the secrets of My divine promises are in the living water of My Word. So plant yourself by the river of living water and drink deeply of My healing waters; let the dry barrenness be removed.
"You have journeyed through the wilderness heat of the valley of the shadow of death. But in 2010 you are coming to the oasis of living water where deep, clear springs will bubble up out of the depth of My Kingdom reservoirs. Therefore, come dig in and drink in My eternal life and strength. As you drink to your full, darkness will leave, and My glorious power and the healing presence of My Kingdom will come to manifest through your life. Use your faith shovel for digging the wells of wisdom in the ancient patterns of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
"Refuse the enemy's voice of discouragement, who attempts to keep you from fulfilling your destiny. You are called and chosen to demonstrate the light of God's Kingdom in this hour. You live in the generation where darkness is attempting to abound, but God's grace and truth will abound much more. I have empowered you to do the impossible, because with Me all things are possible. Only believe!"
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."—Matthew 19:26
God's Breath to you,
Barbie L. Breathitt
Breath of the Spirit Ministries