We have now left the notable year of 2020 and have now entered the year 2021. It will now become increasingly important to be positioned securely in Christ, positioned in His truth, and positioned resolutely within a mindset of supernatural courage.
Throughout the year 2020, 99% of the world was caught off guard by the rollout of an agenda of evil planned over decades called the Great Reset. This is not a conspiracy! Legitimate, sound sources of information are readily available for any who take the time to do their research.
One of the reasons information on this demonic agenda is now easier to access is the planners' scheme to brazenly disclose their plans while working to brainwash the masses into believing that what they are seeing and hearing is not real or cannot be trusted. Through all forms of media, they force-feed blatant and outrageous propaganda that defies all logic or common sense, and in a spirit of aggressive intimidation, threaten any who resist or dissent with cancellation—cancellation of your reputation, your job, your business—essentially your life!
It is not my intention to come across as a doomsayer, as I have full, absolute and complete faith and confidence in God to accomplish His will on earth, and I do know how the story ends—God is victorious, He reigns!
However, I do feel very strongly that both Christians and unbelievers need to be awakened, educated and armed with the information to make important decisions that will affect their lives. We cannot sing "Kumbaya," hide from the truth, and pretend all is well—if it is not. This is pure folly. Rather, the important song we should be singing is "It Is Well With My Soul."
Now, more than ever, the times require bold and courageous leaders who know their God, are ready to do exploits, who are not afraid to speak truth. Leaders whose intentions are not to simply tickle the ears of their people. Not too many were seeing ahead to these days, and were working with intentionality to prepare, equip and mobilize a generation of warriors for these times.
One well-known ministry out of Kansas City is one of the few I am aware of that was focused on warning of the encroaching evil agenda coming on the earth while working urgently to instill the light of Christ and great faith to a generation of hundreds of thousands entrusted to them by God—many who tuned in online or attended their conferences. These were men and women—a vast majority from the younger generation, being prepared to lay down their lives—even as martyrs if necessary; many prepared as leaders and forerunners who chart the path ahead.
My intention is not to condemn or judge others who may have had another mandate from God, but this type of boot camp training has been sorely lacking in the church. Too many, including myself sometimes, have been focused on the glory side of Isaiah 60, while not heeding the warning of the coming deep darkness.
We have now entered a decade and a new era where the need of the hour is for a new breed of saints and leaders having discernment, possessing a Davidic anointing of the fearless warrior, and a Joseph anointing embedded with God's blueprint strategies for what to do in this new God dynamic, one that we have not yet experienced. Many of these have been in the fire for decades being prepared.
"But as for you, you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many lives" (Gen. 50:20).
God sees the end from the beginning, and His plan is unfolding—a plan that will now lead His people into a decade of notable breakthroughs on many fronts. This year will be another year of turmoil and shakings; nevertheless, with God it is possible for His people to prosper in the midst of turmoil and persecution.
Despite all that the enemy will be rolling out, the church is coming into an unprecedented time, where the Son of God will be revealed in and through a prepared people—a people whose will is the Lord's will! A people called to not only show the marvelous virtues of Christ—love, mercy and compassion—but also to reveal His great power in the earth. Paul expected to see the power of God in operation in God's people. He said:
"But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power" (1 Cor. 4:19-20, NKJV).
The power of God and the supernatural is about to be revealed in and through the saints, making His disciples distinguishable on earth. Paul said he would be able to recognize an authentic follower of Christ by the power, for the kingdom of God was in power. He made an astonishing statement in Galatians 1:15-16 (MEV) that reveals the distinctive mark of a life in full surrender to God.
"But when it pleased God, who set me apart since I was in my mother's womb and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the nations, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood."
The Greek word "reveal" in this verse is apokalupto and means "to take off the cover" and "to disclose." The world "reveal" is also defined as: "to make known to others something previously unknown or secret; to cause or allow something to be seen; to make something known to humans by divine or supernatural means."
Paul said that God was pleased to reveal Christ in him! God took the cover of Paul off and revealed the Christ in Him. It's important to understand this. God supernaturally caused the indwelling Christ in all His fullness and power to be known, and seen in Paul, by others. God is about to remove the covering and allow Himself to be clearly seen in us and His great power revealed through us. Others will see what they have not seen in us previously. God's manifest presence is about to change everything!
As we prepare to move out in the power of God, it will be important to also move with great wisdom, fully aware the dynamic of the times we are moving into. Times have changed, and the challenges are exceptional. As we press into God for direction, He will give each one direction and strategy unique to their call and mandate.
During a recent time of prayer, I was a bit startled with a word I received from the Lord in Luke 22:34. Here, Jesus asked His disciples if, when He instructed them not to take money or a bag with them when He sent them out into the villages to preach, if they had need of anything. Their answer was that they had need of nothing. He then said to them:
"But now, ["but now" means times are about to change] he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end" (Luke 22:36-37, NKJV).
In this passage, Jesus' stark departure from His normal stance on peace and nonretaliation took me by surprise, especially as within this very same chapter in the Gospel of Matthew, He rebukes Peter for cutting of the soldier's ear, and says to him, "Those who take up the sword will perish by the sword." In researching commentaries about this passage, I found a variety of views...continue reading.
Faith Marie Baczko is presently the president of Headstone International Ministries and Headstone Academy Online Schools. Faith is a prophetic teacher, bringing significant revelation and prophetic insight, to mobilize, equip and strengthen the body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. Visit her website here.
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