Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
In November of 2014, the Lord began to show me that we were entering into a season and time in the Church where the people of God would rise up with boldness and courage like never before and begin to possess the promises of God. Like Joshua, we would war with the covenant of God, we would walk in supernatural ways as we obeyed the voice of the Lord, and we would begin to possess our Promised Land.
1. We Will Understand Our Covenant With God...and Courage Will Come Through This Covenant.
Joshua 1:1-9 (NIV) After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses My servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them – to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses... Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. Be strong and very courageous... Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Like never before, we will begin to understand covenant. We will know in every situation what the outcome will be; we will know the end from the beginning because we have the Word of the Lord and we know our covenant with God.
A new courage will be birthed from this place of covenant with the Lord. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?" As people of covenant, we know that even though we may fail, God will never fail and He is faithful to His Word.
We will rest in the promises of God. We will understand that through the Blood covenant of Jesus, we have been given full access to the Kingdom. We are joint heirs created for dominion and rulership. And from this, we will have full boldness and courage to face every impossible situation and possess our Promised Land. (See Romans 8:16-18; Galatians 4:1-7.)
2. We Will Overcome the Spirit of Fear That Has Plagued the Church.
I believe this is the year to overthrow the stronghold of fear that has held back the people of God from entering in. We will face off the enemy of fear and see massive deliverance from the spirit of fear. In place of fear, we will walk in authority, authorization, and power. Where we have been paralyzed by fear, we will run forward to overtake the camp of the enemy. Even in physical bodies, the toll of worry, stress, and anxiety will be healed.
Numbers 13:30 (NIV) Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."
God wants to set us free from every fear so that we can lay hold of the promise. Courage doesn't mean that you won't face fear... but in the face of fear, there is something that rises up inside of you that is greater than any fear, because you know the God of the angel armies is fighting for you! We will begin to see ourselves as the overcoming Church. We will not hesitate to face off the enemy because we will know Who is fighting for us!
3. We Will be Led by the Voice of the Lord...Hear and Obey!
I believe that God is requiring of us to learn how to simply trust. When we hear the voice of the Lord, we obey it. Whether or not it makes sense to our natural minds, we will become so sensitive to the voice of God, just as little children, we will learn to trust Him and obey His voice. In impossible situations we will be led strategically into victory by the voice of the Lord.
In Joshua 1-6, Joshua is continuously led by the voice of the Lord. God gives him instruction and he obeys.
– The voice of the Lord breaks every power of fear.
– The word of the Lord will stir up courage inside of us.
– The word of the Lord will speak to the identity of who God has created us to be.
– It doesn't mean that you don't face adversity, just that you know God is faithful to His word.
4. Living a Supernatural Life Will Become the Norm
Joshua 3:15-17 (NIV) Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
People of courage know that they are not limited by natural means or circumstances. They believe in the supernatural power of God to do the impossible!
I believe that this year we will begin to walk in the supernatural ways of God like never before. As we hear and obey the voice of the Lord, our obedience will produce supernatural miracles and signs and wonders. The supernatural will not be for just "the few and far between," but rather it will become a normal part of every Believer's life.
In our church services, in our families, and in our communities we will see the supernatural hand of God move in extraordinary ways. It will not be a far off thing, but rather something we walk in every day. We must dare to dream and believe in this season, because as much as we can believe it, God can do it.
5. We Will Possess Our Generational Promises...We Will Be a Fulfilling Generation
2015 is the year to see the fulfillment of unfulfilled promises. As we arise with courage, we will begin to possess our promise. God is looking for those who will fight with Him! Joshua saw the fulfillment of the promise God made to Moses. I believe there are promises that are in our generations that are waiting to be laid hold of, and God wants us to be the fulfilling generation!Get ready to see your promise in 2015!
Paul Lackie has worked alongside his father – Prophet Bill Lackie – in ministry for over 17 years and has traveled all over the world raising up prophets. Paul has a strong anointing in marketplace ministry with a gift of creating wealth for the Kingdom. Paul is a determined apostle/prophet who operates with a truth, purpose, and a vision to marry the generations. Paul and his wife Ashley travel nationally and internationally teaching, preaching, and prophesying the Word of the Lord as keynote speakers at conferences and training seminars all over the world.
Both Paul and Ashley serve as leaders on the prophetic team ministry at their local church – Vision Church @ Christian International – and their pastors are Apostles Tom and Jane Hamon. Both Ashley and Paul are ordained ministers under Frontline International Ministries (Prophets Bill & LaRue Lackie) and associate ordained ministers under the Christian International Apostolic Network. Currently they reside in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
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