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God Uses Ordinary People

In my last blog I talked about identity being the key to transformation, and transformation is about moving into the next stage of identity.  Often, God uses prophetic words to bring us into a greater understanding of His view of us, which is usually something we wouldn’t have considered for ourselves.  When a prophetic word comes, it gives us a glimpse of our future, even though we may not fully see it or understand it.

It is a fact!  God uses ordinary people.  Think about Abraham.  He was a man born into a family that served idols.  Neither his background or beliefs made him a likely person for God to choose for the purpose of recovering man from his sinful situation.  At that time, Abraham wasn’t even a believer!  Yet, God’s intention for him was that through him and his descendants, God’s authority and glory would be expressed in the earth.  Amazing!

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Rise Up & Build

I believe that the year 2012 is a very significant year.

As I stated in my last blog post, the number 12 symbolizes divine accomplishment and governmental perfection.

This year is about the government of God arising in us. It is a time when heaven will be revealed on earth in a greater way through the people, the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, and the heirs of God.

For the last 8 years, we have been walking in a prophetic cycle that has been unfolding before us. It began in 2003 with the prophetic word spoken by Barbara Yoder. Those who were in attendance will well remember the response of the people. They began to run the building, forming battalions across the front of the platform. We were so moved by what God was saying to us about moving us out of an old, hidden place, we could no longer remain in our seats. It truly was a God moment and we were responding as best we could in that moment. We were coming to the understanding that we are a people on the move and God would continue to unfold the fuller meaning as we walked in response.

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The Favorable Year of the Lord

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor]  Isaiah 61:2 Amp

In my last two blogs I have spoken about the significance of the year 2012 and the meaning of the number 12 itself. 12 speaks of God’s government and His divine accomplishments.

There are truths related to this that I believe God would have us embrace to a greater degree than we have known them.

As a believer, FAVOR is an aspect of our relationship with God. It is something I have focused on in a particular way for the past few months. Favor means, to regard or treat with favor; to do a kindness for; to show partiality toward; to give support or confirmation; and to afford advantages for success. To be favored means, you will be endowed with special advantages or gifts and that you will be provided preferential treatment.

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