2014 will be a year where the body of Christ walks into the manifest goodness of God. The Lord spoke to me that He was closing old doors and opening new ones.
The doors of your past, He is closing and sealing with the blood, never to be opened again. And He is opening a new door in front of you, a door that will lead you into the goodness of God. This year will be a year where you not only believe by faith to see the negative turn for your good, but you will walk into the manifestation of it. This will be a year where the goodness of God is manifested in your life.
Let Go of Offenses
It is vital to let go of all offense and unforgiveness and have a clear heart and spirit. The enemy seeks to stir up offenses to clog you up and hinder you from receiving the blessings God has for you. Choose to release and wipe the slate clean. You will be free to enter the new doors God opens.
An Invitation That Requires a Response
God is extending an invitation that requires a response. He is inviting us to the banqueting table in 2014. In Luke 14:16-23, a man is giving a great supper and inviting many to come. But those invited begin making excuses why they can’t make it. They are distracted by things such as land, possessions, and family. These are all good things!
But in this story they keep people from responding to the master’s invitation. So the master has his servant go into the streets to compel the blind and lame into the supper because he wants his house to be full. The issue with those who had temporal possessions was they lacked a felt need and their attention was taken by other things.
The poor and lame have a very strong felt need and they are the ones who respond to the invitation. It’s an invitation to sit at the supper table and feast. At a table you relax, fellowship and eat. It’s a place of communion with others. God is inviting us into a deeper place of fellowship with Himself. He’s inviting you to recline at His table. God’s inviting us to the table of goodness. But it requires a response.
A Table in the Presence of Your Enemies
Psalms 23:5-6 declares, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place” (AMP).
God is going to set a banqueting feast of His goodness before you this year. And it will be right in the presence of your enemies. God doesn’t always remove your enemies. Sometimes He leaves them there so they have to watch you get blessed! There will be nothing the enemy can do to stop it. The only things following you will be God’s goodness, mercy and love!
A fresh anointing is being released. God’s presence will be your insulating dwelling place. As God’s goodness, mercy and love overtake you, you will also be overtaken by His presence. You will not have just enough. But you will know God as the God of More than Enough! You will overflow with His anointing and you will be able to help those around you.
A New Infilling of God's Glory
As God manifests His goodness in your life you will also receive a deeper revelation of His glory. When Moses cried to see God’s glory in Exodus 33:19, God responded by saying He will make all His goodness pass before him. He also said He would proclaim His name and in doing so reveal His true character and nature to Moses. God reveals His glory, His very essence, which includes His mercy, grace, loving-kindness, truth, forgiveness and holiness. (Ex. 34:6-7) God’s glory is His goodness. His goodness is His nature.
Worship in Spirit and Truth
True worship attracts the glory of God. In 2014 God is aligning our perspective to accurately perceive the true nature of God. Circumstances will not dictate to you who God is. You will know God through His word. You will align your perspective and thoughts up with the reality that God is good. As you exalt His goodness and true character, you will also attract the tangible glory of God to your life.
In 2 Chron. 5, the priests lift up their voice in unity with the instruments and declare three specific things about God. God is good. His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. Right after they make this declaration of worship, the house of God is filled with the tangible cloud of God’s glory. Exalting God’s true nature accurately will attract His glory and you will be a habitation!
Five Manifestations of God's Goodness for 2014
Psalms 107:1-2 declares, “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!”
God’s goodness will bring the following 5 things.
Psalm 107:9: He will satisfy the longing soul and fill your hunger with GOOD. God will satisfy and fill the hungry with His goodness.
Psalm 107:16: He will break the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart. Deliverance is coming in 2014. This will be a year of God setting the captives free!
Psalm 107:20: He sends forth His word and heals and delivers from the pit and destruction. God’s goodness brings healing and deliverance. Align your thoughts and belief systems with God’s goodness and see His healing and freedom breakthrough.
Psalm 107:29: He hushes and stills the storms. God’s goodness causes the storms of distraction, conflict and turmoil to be calmed in your life. You will enter into a season of God’s peace and rest.
Psalm 107:35: He causes the wilderness and dry ground to become pools of water. God is sending His presence in a fresh way that will cause the dry grounds to be saturated with His living water. Every dry area of your life will be refreshed.
In 2014 God is making all things new. He is causing our faith, our vision, our experience of His presence and anointing, our prayer lives, everything. He’s causing it all to become like new!
Matt Sorger is a prophetic revivalist who ministers the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit in conferences, prophetic healing-revival services and miracle crusades throughout America and around the world. He hosts pastors and leaders conferences to train and equip leaders in the power of the Holy Spirit and is the host of his own television program. He is also an author; his newest book, Power for Life, releases this month from Charisma House. Learn more about him and his ministry at mattsorger.com.