Greetings and blessings to you in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Happy New Year! Today I want to share some keys with you that will enable you to unlock the miracles of God in 2021.
Unlocking the Miraculous
Our Scripture is from John 2:1-11 (NKJV), where Jesus performs His first miracle at the wedding in Cana. It reads:
"On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, 'They have no wine.' Jesus said to her, 'Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Whatever He says to you, do it.'
"Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, 'Fill the waterpots with water.' And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, 'Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.' And they took it.
"When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, 'Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!'
"This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him."
This Scripture records a turning point in history. Jesus, the son of God, had been born and had grown into a man, but until now He had not shown His miraculous power to the world. Across the Body of Christ today, in 2021, there are people crying out to see His miracles again. There are people for whom it feels like the wine has run out and their experience of God is drying up. They may sing and worship, but they need more.
As I prayed before the Lord to understand His mind and heart for 2021, He opened this Scripture to me and told me to tell His people that there are certain components that need to come together before they can get the miracles they are looking for.
The Third Day
The movements taking place now in the Body of Christ are for unlocking the miraculous, but miracles do not just come out of nowhere or for no reason. There are structures and components that need to be in place before the miracles are seen. We need to take the Word of God seriously for us to see this happen, and we must pay attention to the details. (Photo via Piqsels)
In verse 1, it begins by saying, "On the third day..." This means that there is a first day and a second day that we need to be aware of. These are recorded in John 1. There we read that in the beginning was the Word, and that the Word became flesh. Then, a day came (day one) when John bore witness to Jesus, and He began to call His disciples to Him (John 1:35-42). On the following day (day two) Jesus spoke to Nathanael, who recognized Him as the Son of God (John 1:43-51). The story then moves to John 2, and the third day, when the wedding at Cana took place. Jesus was at the wedding with His newly-called disciples when the miracle took place.
The significance of these three days cannot be lost on us in this hour as components come together.
The Initiator frames the heavens and enters through the humility of the manger, then calls/beckons/woos us on the first day. There must be a response if we're to get to a resurrection, new-wine moment. As Jesus did with the apostles, He says "Come." His merciful invitation is for all. This means we need to close our ears to the outside world in order to hear only His voice amidst the noise. Let's be still long enough to hear.
The second day is one of recognition. Nathan recognized who Jesus was, after his initial disbelief and dismissal. Nathaniel had declared, "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"
There must be a recognition of Who has come to us and Who has invited us to His banquet. In that place we lay transparent, bare, naked, withholding nothing, so that He may, without any disturbance, fix the dysfunction we all come to Him with. There has to be an acknowledgment of our utter inadequacy exclusive of the Holy Spirit. There must be a confession of where we are and are not. Only in this place of unraveling and emptying will precious Holy Spirit have full control and room to move and bring about the miracles of God.
Restructuring for the Miraculous
Before the the third day miracle can take place there has to be a restructuring. The right people have to be brought together. For you to unlock the miraculous in 2021, you need to know who to be doing life with. In this present season, the Lord is restructuring His Church and bringing together true disciples and relationships built around Kingdom purpose. In Jesus' day, there were Pharisees and Sadducees that knew the Scriptures, but they were not the right company for Him because their hearts were compromised. Rather than going to them, He sought the Father diligently to understand who He needed to call and brought them alongside Him.
For the miraculous to come, you need to have the right company and the right relationships around you. People of the right heart, character, calling and capability have to be brought together. Many people are stuck in companies where, although the people around them can quote Scripture, their hearts are compromised and there is no alignment around a Kingdom purpose.
Without restructuring, you will continually return to God with the same prayer points, year in and year out. Now is a time to take stock of your environment and see whether it is producing its fruit in its proper season, as Jesus did with the fig tree. What fruit has come from your relationships of many years? Has God been able to move through them?
You must be intentional and fierce in 2021 to engage with your relationships with a demand that they bear fruit for Him. Stand on your prophetic promises, and take proper account of your relationships. Jesus brought in new relationships, put His disciples together, and on the third day they began to see miracles. God is looking for unity and shared purpose, and He can command the blessings there.
Filling Up for Fulfillment
When Jesus called Simon Peter, He named him Cephas, which means "stone" (John 1:40-42). It was a name signifying someone strong and resolute. When it was time for the miracle to be performed at Cana, Jesus told them to use the six waterpots made of stone that were used for purification. The vessels that God wants to pour into for the miraculous are people of strong character. He is looking for solid structures that don't leak, crumble or spill what they contain. He is looking for vessels that have been prepared in the ways of purity and purification.
In 2020, you went through testing and purification, and you have been poured into. You also have poured into others. Evaluate what needs to be strengthened, so that what is to be poured out in 2021 will not leak or spill this time around. This means establishing true discipleship through which people are made solid and ready to carry God's anointing. (Photo via Unsplash)
The waterpots were already filled with twenty or thirty gallons a piece. Jesus then told the servants to fill them completely, which they did, to the brim. Although you have been poured into in 2020 and have a measure of the Spirit in you, you may still feel somewhat empty, having something but not all of what you need. For the miraculous, you need to be filled to the brim. This means not stopping halfway but getting the whole job done. Don't stop pressing in when things begin to go your way, but see the job through until the i's are dotted and the t's crossed.
Also, make sure that you pay attention to the details and fulfill the specifics that come with your process. John noted how many waterpots there were and how many gallons they had in. He knew what was what and took note. As you go through the process of purification, don't short change God, be it in fasting, prayer, sacrifice or sanctification. There are certain cycles that need to be broken and Jesus has said that He will set you free, but obedience is needed.
Finish what you start. If you are called to a three day fast, do all three days, or however the Lord leads you. Don't compromise, because when you talk yourself out of obedience you also talk yourself out of breakthrough.
Love the Church
In John 2, I believe Mary represents the Church, the Body through which Jesus comes. A corporate Body can activate a miracle, and a group of people in unity can command a blessing. Some of you may have been hurt in the past or discouraged by things you have seen or heard, but you must not let this bring you to a place where you curse the Church.
Just as you need mercy and help, so do others. Settle and listen to the voice of God again. Find a way to connect with others and be built-up again in love and trust. Be determined to change your life at all costs, and free yourself from any relationships where the conversations have become about discrediting the Church and people in it. If not, then how will you be filled to the brim?
It was Mary's identity that activated the miracle at the wedding, despite Jesus saying that His time had not yet come. The power of the Church is her identity before God, giving her the influence to act as an intercessor and bring about the miraculous in a time of need. Mary and Jesus' transaction was not from an unfamiliar place, being built on a solid relationship as mother and son, and yet in this moment the dynamics of the relationship shifted to bring about the supernatural for a community. Every miracle requires a human interaction.
Together the Body is strong, and together the Body will unlock the miraculous!
Let 2021 be our year to be restructured, filled, and brought together in unity for the miraculous to happen!
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Reverend Betty King
Betty King Ministries
Reverend Betty King¬†is a world-renowned speaker and prophetess. She is a true embodiment of the Father's love and compassion. Her passion to fulfill God's call has seen her travel to all the continents, moving in the prophetic, touching and transforming many lives and rekindling hope. She is truly a woman full of love, wisdom, kindness, hope, compassion and grace. Those that follow her example will find themselves in a deeper place with God, positioned to do His will.
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