Today is the beginning of a new season, the entrance to a year which I believe the Lord is identifying as “2021: The Year of the Word of God”. I am so excited about this that I wish to share it with you so we can all triumph together in what I think the Lord wants us to experience in the year to come, beginning today.
The word “beginning” takes us back to the first statement in the Bible which introduces the Creative Word of God when it states:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Gen.1:1-3)
Now, at the end of what has been a global year of economic, health, social and political disaster, the Lord has spoken clearly and emphatically to me that His Spirit is “hovering over the waters”, and He is ready to release His Word as He did then saying, “Let there be…. Let there be”, and “it was so”. And God saw that it was “good”, “very good”.
On this Christmas Morning I heard the Lord repeating to me what the angels declared almost 2,000 years ago:
“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Lk.2:10-11)
Then He revealed to me SEVEN dimensions of the Word of God which He has determined to release to us as we His children journey through the Year 2021:
- It begins today with the birth of the “Living Word”: John introduces Him to us saying
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.” (Jn.1:14)
We celebrate Him coming as a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes but only because of what He has accomplished as the “Living Word” as it is summarized later in the Book of Revelation 19:13,
“ He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
- The Logos Word:
This is the Eternal Word of God established in Heaven and which reveals the Mind of the Father, the very Source of life and the vision and purpose of all mankind. The Logos is One with every name by which He is named as the “I Am That I Am”. (Read Psalm 33.)
- The Rhema Word:
This is the Prophetic Word which proceeds from out of the Council of God, His Spoken Word to us in our time. It addresses by faith, specific persons or situations as revealed by the Spirit of God. In this season He will remind us of every prophetic word He has given to us in recent times. (Read Rom.10:17; Lk.3:2; Mk.14:72; Jn.14:10)
- The Law-Word of God:
This defines the Principles which have universal or circumstantial application. It must be taught to all men. They govern the ethical moral and judicial values of life within the social, civic and natural spheres. They will demand obedience from us all. (Read Psalm 119; Deuteronomy 28; John 14:15-24)
- The Written Word:
This records the Testimony which preserves the words spoken by God, the dealings of man with God, and the accomplishments of God among His people. They encourage, warn and instruct both the young and the old for generations to come. We too must learn to meditate on His Word.. (Read: Psa. 19:7-11; Heb.4:12; 11Tim.3:15-17; Jn. 20:30-31)
- The Fulfilled Word:
This is the manifestation of the Promises given to us all which we will celebrate when they come to pass. They will come to pass “in the fullness of time” as determined by the Father, when everything is aligned to His will and we are ready to receive it. If it comes and we are not ready, then we will be judged by it. (Read: Jer. 1:12; Ezek.12:25-28; Isaiah 55:6-11; Habakkuk 2:2-4; Acts 1:6-8; Rev.1:1-3)
- The Weapon of the Word:
This is the “Sword of the Spirit” which is the Word of God. In warfare and in confronting the enemy whether demons or demagogues, we will speak the word and healings take place. We will command demons and they shall flee. We will open our mouth before human authorities and God will fill it. (Read Ex.4:10-17; Jer.23:25-29; Matt.12:25-30; Eph.6:10-20; Heb.4:12; 11Cor.10:3-6)
More than Conquerors!
God shall reign supreme in this year as we, the People of Faith rise to take our place as Kingdom ambassadors and warriors and princes to fulfill the will and purpose of God in our homes, our communities, our towns and our cities. Jesus the Living Word, by His Spirit shall empower us with His authority to Disciple Nations, Evangelize the People and become His Witnesses in everyman’s world to the glory of God and for the good of the People.
As The Lord enables me, I shall track this journey with you, through workshops and seminars, devotional exercises and training programs. Connect with me for live and virtual webinars.
Covid or no covid, we shall be “more than Conquerors through Christ who strengthens us by His Word which shall possess us in every way in our journey in “2021: The Year of the Word of God.”