Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A "Doublemint" year!

I love the beginning of a new year! Every year around this time, I ask the Lord what He is saying for the new year. As I have waited and listened, the following words have been stirring in my spirit.

I enjoy the study of numbers and their meanings. The number 10 means “completeness of order, making the entire round of anything, or the whole cycle is complete.

One of the things that I sense the Lord saying to the Body of Christ for 2010 is that it will be a year to cycle out of old destructive patterns. It’s the time to finish the cycle. The grace to overcome and step on the head of the enemy on your way out of the cycle, will be available for those who will draw upon His empowering grace.

Others are in a cycle of pruning or training that has been orchestrated by the hand of the Lord. 2010 is a year that many will come full circle in their training and propelled forth into their purpose and destiny. As we have been in an accelerated pace the last few years, I believe this will continue as sons and daughters arise, clothed in their true identity and calling.

During the Christmas holidays our family was shopping at the Outlet Mall. Our daughter, Adrienne, was in a store by herself and called us on her cell phone. She excitedly conveyed a message that within a period of two or three minutes she had seen two sets of adult identical twins dressed exactly the same. One of the sets of twins were male, the other female. She said she had a sense that it was “the language of the Spirit” and that God was saying something. I jokingly said, “Maybe it’s going to be a year of double blessing!” A few days later, I read T. D. Jakes word saying that it would be a year of “double portion”.

I believe that God is jubilant in expressing to us that His abundant grace is available to us His children in unprecedented measures. Old mindsets that have believed that you will barely eke out a living or have just enough, must be replaced with a joyful expectation of the abundance and goodness of our Father’s heart towards us His children. Get ready for a “Doublemint” year!! That’s double the pleasure and double the fun!!

May you experience a year of double grace and double favor as you walk in the reality of our magnificent King and His Kingdom that the prophet Isaiah spoke about with these words, "Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end."

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is a work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen!
Ephesians 3:20

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