The Lord recently gave me a very powerful prophetic word that I know is for 2024. I was in one of our corporate prayer meetings and the Lord spoke to me and said, "Pivoting point." I was immediately reminded of the way a player pivots in the game of basketball. When a player pivots with the ball, they step in the opposite direction of the person that is trying to steal the ball while one of their feet remains stationary. This creates a semi-circle effect that gives the player a chance to shift into a new strategy by passing the ball, or another chance to shoot the ball while they have it. I believe that this is a prophetic picture of what many people will do in 2024 with God. This will be a year where you will pivot or shift into something new in order to combat delay and move forward in 2024!
Three Examples of Pivoting Points in the Bible
As I was really praying about this, the Lord reminded me of three instances in the Bible where there were pivoting points in different people's lives.
Creation's Pivoting Point:
Matthew 28:5-6 says, "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.'" This was a powerful pivoting point for two reasons.
The first reason was that the enemy thought that he had killed Jesus. The enemy thought he had taken out the Son of God through the Cross, but Jesus' resurrection put the enemy to shame! What Jesus had actually done—through His death, burial and resurrection—was pivot all of creation out of the plan of the enemy and back into the authority of God.
The second reason this was a pivoting point can be seen through the disciples and followers of Jesus. They had seen a lot of signs, wonders, and miracles during the time they had been following Jesus; and when He was arrested and killed, many of them believed that the foreign government and the enemy had won. However, as they saw the empty tomb and became witnesses of His resurrection, they encountered a pivoting point where they began to realize the power of what Jesus had just done. This was the great pivoting point in the history of humanity. (Photo via Pixabay)
Abram's Pivoting Point:
Genesis 12:1-3 says, "The Lord had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on Earth will be blessed through you.'" In this passage Abram came to a pivoting point in his life. God called him out into the unknown and to forsake his earthly inheritance that was to come to him through his natural father, leaving it all behind in order to step into God's promises.
I can imagine how difficult it must have been for Abram to go to his wife and tell her, "Look, honey, I heard from God and we're supposed to leave everything we have, leave my father's house, and go with Him so that He can make us a great nation and bless the whole world through us." I imagine his wife would have responded with something like this: "Okay, Abram. Where are we going?" And then Abram would have had to tell her, "Well, I don't know." I can't imagine that it was an easy conversation. I'm sure it was even more difficult to actually do. However, Abram said yes to God, and God fulfilled every single promise He'd ever given to him, far greater than even Abram had imagined for himself.
I believe in this new year God may call some of you the way He did Abram. God may call you outside of your comfort zone, out of everything you've ever known, in order to do great things for His Kingdom. The question is, will you say yes?
Joseph and His Family's Pivoting Point:
In Genesis 47, Joseph and his family came to a pivoting point where they had to choose how they would move forward. They went to Pharaoh and, because of the favor that was on Joseph, they were given the land of Goshen to dwell in, which did not experience famine or tribulation like the rest of the land around it did. Genesis 47:27 says, "Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number." So even though it seemed strange for his family to settle there initially, because they were obedient to the Lord, they flourished there for many years and were kept from famine and disaster.
Many people reason themselves out of listening to the voice of God with their natural minds, and then experience ruin later on and wonder why. More often than not, what God asks you to do will make little to no sense in the natural. However, when we are obedient and walk by faith, not by sight, then we are aligning ourselves with God's blessing and favor for our lives. (Photo via Unsplash)
2024 Will Be a Pivoting Point
So, I want to encourage you: pivot when God calls you to pivot. Do not hesitate and do not become trapped by your natural mind. Instead, resolve to trust God with everything in your life and be quick to obey His voice. When you do this, you will experience abundance, favor, and blessing like you have never known.
2024 will be a pivoting point. God is always moving and He is looking for those who will position themselves with Him in faith and obedience. This is going to be a great year. I believe this is a crucial year which will be foundational for many people in order to prepare for greater things coming in the years ahead.
All of the things that I am currently doing were all born out of a place of pivoting with God. Almost everything that my family and I are doing are things that were never even on our radar to do before. However, we said yes to God, and He took us at our word. God has time and time again done more than we could have ever dreamed with our obedience. And, my friends, God will do the same for you as you pivot with Him!
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Joe Joe Dawson
Joe Joe Dawson Ministries
Joe Joe Dawson¬†is the founder and Apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson and they have three children Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawson's live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every Believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival.
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