In 2020, God wants His church to begin to realize the power of being seated with Christ in heavenly places. The apostle Paul spoke of these truths as though they were to be evident by Christ's body on a daily basis.
We have been crying out to God for centuries for Him to return, but this is a key that can catapult His return in this decade. We must live with our spiritual senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell focused on the things of the Spirit. This will enhance our ability to remain seated with Him in heavenly places in our souls.
How then, in 2020, can the church—Christ's body—prepare for Christ's return? The answer is in our ability to stay seated spiritually in the heavenlies with Christ, manifesting this by faith in our mind, will and emotions. This means our soul needs to submit to our spirit and we must keep our minds on things above, such as our spiritual position in Christ. The apostle Paul received revelation from heaven on his spiritual position in Christ and he had many writings on this subject.
In Ephesians 2:5-7 (NIV), he shares with the church at Ephesus that we have been "made alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus."
We need to know our heavenly seat and stay there no matter our circumstances and distractions from the enemy. As we enter the New Year 2020, we need to make sure we are keeping our eyes and heart on things above where Christ is seated, at the right hand of God (Col. 3:1).
In 2020, I believe God wants His church to begin to prepare for His return by focusing on our spiritual position in Christ as His body. As we live by faith in this area, we are preparing His kingdom. He will only come back when His bride is ready. That means we must live by faith in these truths now.
The Lord also says clarity is coming to your soul in 2020. Clarity involves your spiritual sight. This includes your mental and spiritual understanding of being seated in the heavenly realms with Christ.
The Hebrew Year 5780 started at sundown on Sept. 29, 2019. This began the decade of the Hebrew letter Pey, which means mouth. Since 2020 on the Gregorian calendar is the year of vision and clarity, as clarity comes to our souls (mind, will and emotions), we will be preparing ourselves to speak with our mouths.
Psalm 34:7 (KJV) says, "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."
Therefore, activate your spiritual taste and speak with your mouth. The greater clarity we have in our souls, the greater alignment with the heart of God to speak in faith. God is preparing His people to live seated with Him in heavenly places in the here and now, and you will gain clarity of this in your soul this year.
He made a way through our death, burial and resurrection in Him. Now it is time to stay positioned, in our seats on His lap, at the royal table—and remain, regardless of enemy distraction. It is here you will manifest the presence of God for overflow in 2020.
Dr. Candice Smithyman is the founder of Dream Mentors International, a biblical life counseling and coaching educational organization that teaches and trains educators and coaches in the specialty of life coaching. She is also founder of the Glory Road TV show, where she hosts weekly interviews that are seen on internet TV, Faith USA, Facebook and her YouTube channel. She is also the host of the Spirit Fuel TV show at spiritfuel.tv or spiritfuel.me. Her ministry website is available at candicesmithyman.com and dreammentors.org, where people can grow prophetically and receive biblical and transformational life coaching for every area of their life. She is also co-founder of Freedom Destiny Church in Orange Park, Florida.
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