Several weeks ago, I was praying and listening to the spirit of the Lord for what he had in store for the year 2023. I kept hearing the word awakening as I pondered this in my heart and began to ask the Lord what he wanted to say about awakening. This will be a year of spiritual Awakening for His people.
The disciples asked Jesus, why do you talk in parables when you talk to the people? Jesus answered, You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. Therefore, those who listen to my teaching more understanding will be given, and they will have abundant knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even the little understanding they have will be taken away from them. For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand. This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says, When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend. For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them. Matthew 13:10-15 (NLT)
2023 will be a year of shedding. Shedding the covering and revealing the truth of who people really are. For that which has been hidden is about to be revealed, exposed in plain view for all who have eyes to see. It will be the year of release from captivity. Those who have been held captive from pursuing their God-given passions and dreams will be awakened to a new day dawning within their spirit man. Spiritual lack and poverty will become a thing of the past as those who have eyes to see and ears to hear draw near to the throne of God in the quiet place of time alone with Him.
He invites you to seek Him while He may be found. Those who seek Him will be awakened to a fresh revelation of who He is and why He came. Remember that without Him, we can do nothing. Only by the Spirit of God will the Seed planted in man's heart reproduce the things of God.
2023 will be a year of spiritual restitution because God is about to restore all that the locust has eaten. But with His promises come conditions, and your obedience and faithfulness to Him and His word are required. So allow Him to open your eyes and ears as He transforms you into the likeness of Him and who He called you to be in the earth while living from the perspective of heaven.
Just as Lazarus came forth from the grave still bound in grave clothes, many who profess to know the Lord God as Savior and King have been walking around with their spirits bound up in things of the past and lies that they believe. However, the Spirit of the Lord would say unbind them and set them free! Just as Jesus spoke and Lazarus was set free, so shall you speak, and those who are spiritually bound shall be set free. But before we can live from a heavenly dimension, we must command our souls to be still and know He is God. And then, as Samuel, we can say, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening. And others will see, and they will know that the Spirit of the Lord is alive and well on the planet earth through His people.
Then Jesus shouted Lazarus, come out! And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:43-44 (NLT)
Stop allowing the spirit of the world to rob you of your God-given inheritance and rise up into your rightful place as a son and daughter of the highest God and King.
In reality, the truth of God is known instinctively, for God has embedded this knowledge inside every human heart. Opposition to truth cannot be excused based on ignorance because, from the creation of the world, the invisible qualities of God's nature have been made visible, such as His eternal power and transcendence. He has made his wonderful attributes easily perceived, for seeing the visible makes us understand the invisible. So then, this leaves everyone without an excuse. Romans 1:18-20 (TPT)
Ephesians 5:14, Romans 13:11, Luke 8:17, Jeremiah 29:13, Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 9:17, John 15:5,
John 12:24-26, Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:10, John 8:12, 1 Samuel 15:22, Mark 11:22, Deuteronomy 32:9,
Psalm 46:10, 1 Samuel 3, 2 Corinthians 6:18