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Rick Joyner: "A Word For 2015: How Will You Prepare The Way For The Lord?"


by Rick Joyner
Jan 5, 2015

Steve ShultzFrom the desk of Steve Shultz:

Happy New Year to our Elijah List readers! This word and "instruction" by Rick Joyner for starting the year off right, is probably one of the most practical words I've read on the subject.

Right down to this paragraph below, Rick "keeps it real" when exhorting us to write down the 10 best things that happened to us in 2014. I'm going to do this myself! So should you! Here is what Rick says to do:

Now might be a good time to list the ten best things that happened to you in 2014 and thank the Lord for them. As you do this, you will likely find far more than ten. In fact, if we are truly walking in the light, we will find it hard to ever end the list because there is so much to be thankful for. This can really help us enter 2015, because we enter the Lord's gates with thanksgiving.

I believe that as many of you that can... SHOULD plan to journal events this year. Write down the main things God does that surprises you! When you go back over them later, you're going to be amazed at how many times the Lord had such surprises planned for you this year.

Get ready to enjoy the great Year of the Lord, 2015! It's going to be awesome!

Steve

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Each New Year we usually say "Good-bye!" to the previous year with a "Good riddance!" Every year has its challenges, but after a few more years go by, we tend to remember only the good things. One thing we can surely rejoice in is that the Lord chooses to forget all of our confessed sin and only remembers the good we have done. If we are going to be one with Him, we too will have to forget our sins and our failures, and only remember the good things.

This is not a delusion, nor is it that we do not want to learn from our mistakes. We remember the good because we are not called to be failure-oriented people. We are called to go "from glory to glory" (see II Corinthians 3:18). If we are seeing with the eyes of faith, we will look back and see nothing but glory.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Now might be a good time to list the ten best things that happened to you in 2014 and thank the Lord for them. As you do this, you will likely find far more than ten. In fact, if we are truly walking in the light, we will find it hard to ever end the list because there is so much to be thankful for. This can really help us enter 2015, because we enter the Lord's gates with thanksgiving.

2015 is supposed to be the best year of your life to date. Every year is supposed to be better than the last. Proverbs 4:18 says, "But the path of the righteous is like the light of the dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day." This means that if we are on the right path, then our lives should be getting continually brighter. If this is not the case, we need to go back to where we missed the turn and get back on the right path.

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This does not mean that our coming year will be without challenges, and maybe even greater ones than we've had before. If so, then it is an opportunity to see bigger victories than we've had before, because He always "leads us in triumph in Christ" (see II Corinthians 2:14) and "All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (see Romans 8:28). This is the Word of God that cannot fail, so how can we not move forward into the future with faith and expectation?

How Will You Prepare the Way For the Lord?

It could also be helpful to go back and count your greatest challenges of 2014, noting how they have worked out. Some of them may still be in the works, but one thing is sure, if we have approached the challenges in the right way, we have been changed by them; and according to James, that is more valuable to us than gold or silver. God is far more concerned about what we've become than what we've done. How were you changed in 2014?

As another year has ticked off toward the end of this age, we are one year closer to some of the greatest events in human history the harvest that is the end of the age and the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom to the whole world. How are you going to be a part of preparing the way for the Lord in these? You have a part to play or you would not be here.

With all that may be going on in our personal lives, let us keep in mind that by seeking first the Kingdom, the Lord promises to take care of the things that concern us. This year, let us resolve to seek Him and His Kingdom more than we ever have before, and it will be our greatest year yet.

Rick Joyner
MorningStar Ministries

Email: info@morningstarministries.org
Website: morningstarministries.org

Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Final Quest, A Prophetic History, and Church History. He is also the president of The OAK Initiative, an interdenominational movement that is mobilizing thousands of Christians to be engaged in the great issues of our times, being the salt and light that they are called to be. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.

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Rick Joyner's Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

March 28-30, 2015
Christ the King Church
4777 Lake Shore Dr. Waco, TX 76710

April 17-19, 2015
Transformation Michigan
Rochester Hills, MI

April 28-30, 2015
Worldwide House of Transformation, Singapore
37/37A Veeresamy Road, Singapore


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