2020- SUNDAY 12 JULY
THE FRAGRANCE OF JESUS
My God word for 2020 was “The Wind Shifts of Heaven.”
In this word I declared that the Spirit was shifting the emphasis of heaven – to bring a greater revelation of Jesus in all His glory – preparing the church for His soon return.
WHAT HAS 2020 PRODUCED IN OUR LIVES – SO FAR
THE COVID- 19 LOCK DOWN
We have been isolated from one another. “One another” is an essential element of the biblical church.
We have had time to pursue the presence of God like never before.
We have had social media to reveal the depth (or lack) of our relationship with our God.
We have been challenged financially to trust in the provision of our God in greater ways than before.
We have been challenged to “be the church” in our street.
The new shoots of a new kingdom age – are just beginning to spring forth.
But will we recognise the new season – in our rush to return to the new-old normal.
THE BLACK LIVES MATTER DEMONSTRATIONS
We have had to stop and listen to the cries to be understood, from decent black people – hidden within the tumult of the lawless mob.
We have had to learn compassion at a new level – and show a willingness to live the gospel in a more authentic way.
We have had to discern what is darkness – and resist it – while being the light, life and love of Jesus – to those in darkness.
We have had to stand firm in our faith in God and His promises.
The fragrance of new season fruit is now becoming evident.
THROUGH IT ALL – THE FRUITS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – AND
THE FRAGRANCE OF JESUS,
ARE BEING RELEASED IN THE GARDEN OF THE LORD