I appreciate Joni Ames being straight to the point...and I know you will too! No matter what we see happening all around us...God is GOOD and He has good things for His sons and daughters!
I truly believe with Joni...this is going to be a good year! Just read this from her:
Now read the rest of Joni's article and be expectant in the GOOD coming your way. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
We're in a very interesting season of transition in the world today. It may take every ounce of faith and patience you can muster to make it through. Many are cracking under the pressure. Don't let that be you.
Battling the World's Agenda
All around us we see strife, division, anger, and debate. We can't even turn on the TV to get a break. You can be watching a program to be entertained and help you get your mind off things, and the world and its problems slams you in the face there too. Everyone thinks they have to chime in and have their agenda be heard.
"It will be crucial to press in and know the time and season each of us as well as the world is in."
If you are trying to accomplish what God has spoken to your heart, you'll need to put on the whole armor of God. Don't let the toxic talk of others destroy your vision. You must rely on and trust God more than ever. If He told you something and it's not for the masses, share it with as few as possible. Thus you can avoid unnecessary conflict and maintain your peace and level thinking.
If a door closes, don't waste time hanging out and crying around it. Be joyful and believe God. He opens doors no one can close, so move on in faith and anticipation until you get to that open door. When you reach it, uncommon favor will surround you and cause everything you have need of to fall into place. So don't waste time moaning about the ones that closed.
5779/2019: A GOOD Year
We're going into the new year of 5779 (Rosh Hashanah) on the Jewish calendar (September 10th). Pay attention to your dreams from now until the official start of the new year Yom Kippur (September 19th). God will be revealing what He has ahead for you in them. (Photo via Unsplash)
We are still in the 5770s, and the number 70s is ayin. This is a time of being awakened and eyes being opened. The 9 in 5779 (and our upcoming 2019) is significant. It speaks of birthing, harvest, and fruitfulness. In the Jewish Torah, the nine is called tet. Tet is connected to the Hebrew word tov, meaning "good."
I believe 5779/2019 going to be a good year. It will be a time of birthing God's promises for you. It will be a time of recovery as you experience the harvest of your labors and a time of fruitfulness as you experience God's goodness. But in the process, you may also experience some warfare. Don't let the enemy get to you. Don't give up before you get to the open door God has for you. And don't stop short of it, accepting an Ishmael. Through faith and patience you will inherit God's promises to you. Trust Him, not the naysayers. Keep moving forward.
In 5779 Cultivate the "Nines"
Let the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit, reign in and through you. Exhibit love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (see Galatians 5:22-23). As you do, His fruitfulness in your endeavors will abound.
The Church will begin to rise in greater measures in these fruits and we will also see an increase in the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
A Time to PRAY
"Don't let the toxic talk of others destroy your vision. "
The year that is opening to us is one of foundation and preparation for the year 5780 ahead. Start praying for it now. The number 80 is pey and means "pray." The world-wide prayer move will accelerate. Great prayer will be needed to make it through.
The sons of Issachar had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do (see 1 Chronicles 12:32). It will be crucial to press in and know the time and season each of us as well as the world is in.
Another pictograph of nine appears to be a coiled snake if you glance at it one way, or a woman's pregnant stomach if you look at it another. It's an interesting pictograph as it can represent both good and evil.
It will be a year of testing and transformation for us as we go through some of what's ahead. Will we crumble and become like the enemy? Or will we allow the testings to purify us and transform us to exhibit and birth the attitude and heart God desires?
There are nine beatitudes spoken about in the Bible. The Lord spoke to me about the beatitudes as attitudes He desires us to reach. These are the attitudes God wants us to have in this new year (see Matthew 5:3-11). (Photo via Unsplash)
We must remember that worship is our war-ship that overrides warfare. It brings confusion to the enemy's camp. Spending more time worshiping the Lord will be a strategic part of walking in victory this coming year and staying on top of the circumstances.
The suddenlies of God will continue to come forth. Don't give up on your God-dreams. Live them. Walk them out. It's going to be a GOOD year! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
The Ministry of Joni Faith Ames
Joni Ames is an itinerant prophetic minister, writer, teacher, encourager, mentor, mother and grandma. Joni has taught in churches of many varied denominations including: conferences, government offices, Christian businesses, Women's Aglow groups, Full Gospel Businessmen groups, house groups, prisons, and wherever the Lord leads. Joni believes that the Lord wants to encourage and activate the Laborers as we continue to move into the harvest and does share specific types of teachings (activating others in personal prophetic ministry, intercession, etc.). Joni believes that the job of the five-fold ministry is "for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry," (Eph. 4:11) and that "...the whole Body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (Eph. 4:16)
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