As we transition into new year 2019, for the month of December, we need to be aware of God calling us to go deeper in Him. The Lord spoke to me that "suddenlies" were going to happen to position people to move into a place of promotion in 2019, but these suddenlies would look different than what their hearts were seeking or even asking God for.
God has a great plan and you will move closer to your convergence time; however, in December, the suddenlies that come will take you deeper in God so you can move into greater territory in 2019.
When January approaches, it is always a time of consecration of fasting and prayer for many in the body of Christ. So, in the month of December, God is calling you to go deeper in Him so you will be ready after consecration for greater territories before you.
You need to know that suddenlies that have caused quick changes in your calendar or plans are God's divine setup to draw you closer to Him, not a demotion from destiny. Take the time and praise Him as He leads and guides you to a greater territory but you need to go deeper in order to go higher.
He says in Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV):
For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you shall call upon Me, and you shall come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.
The emphasis in this Scripture is on the "I". For He is the "I" in that Scripture, and He has plans for you, not your plans, but because they are His plans, He is fully capable to lead you to where He wants to take you.
Ephesians 3:16-21 is a prayer the apostle Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus. He wanted Christians to know:
that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, power to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
God wants you to come to the place of knowing His love for you and living in His fullness. This is what will give you the capacity for your new territory. God is preparing you now to learn about this type of love that needs to be so deep and so rooted in your heart that you become a mouthpiece for God and share His heart with others. His heart is to do exceedingly and abundantly more for you as you walk in His will on earth.
So how will you join forces with God and accomplish this divine setup He is giving you in December?
He will take you to the deeper place in Him. If you keep your heart open to Him and Him alone during this time, He will prepare you for the pass-through into your purpose in 2019.
While many are superficially looking at their surroundings and are dissatisfied even with holiday parties and festivities, you can be finding more in all of this by searching for His heart of love and purpose.
The transition time is here, pass-through is upon us. The word "pass-through" or "transition" in the Hebrew is abar, which means "transition" or "to cross over," specifically to cover as in copulation, a type of covering that is intimate and brings forth blessing, prosperity and multiplication.
In Psalm 42:7, the Word says: "Deep calls to deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and Your billows passed over me."
The words in this passage, "passed over," mean this is the passover or covering of the deep which gives us substance and depth to step into our time of consecration in 2019, ready for more territory.
This is also seen in Psalm 57:1, "Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me! For my soul seeks refuge in You; in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until the ruinous storm passes by."
Also in Psalm 78:13, "He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through, and He made the waters to stand as a heap.
And as the psalmist shares, who many believe is David, in Psalm 84:1-6:
How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints
for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my body cry out for the living God. Yes, the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even at Your altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they continually praise You. Selah Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the paths to Zion. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they makes it a spring; the early rain also covers it with pools.
This Hebrew word abar is the word revealing the pass-through in the Valley of Baca. Baca means "weeping." But from there, due to the meaning of Hebrew word abar, they made it a prosperous place, because the word rain, translates "like an archer" or a teaching that gives them so much insight and knowledge that they were able to fill their pools. These pools are prosperity upon them.
Psalm 84:7 says, "They go from strength to strength; every one of them appears in Zion before God." This is a time of strengthening, when you go deep with God in the pass-through or transition phase.
The Israelites were challenged in Numbers 14:7, "And they spoke to all the assembly of the children of Israel, saying, 'The land, which we passed through to explore it, is a very, very good land."
The Israelites were called to pass through the land to see the exceedingly good riches of the promised land on the other side. Be of good cheer, as the pass-through leads to promotion and prosperity of knowledge and wealth.
So, He is beckoning you to come to Him and view this December as something different. See it as walk in the deep as He prepares you to pass through in this time of transition to consecration in January 2019, and then into February 2019 with the start of greater territory being apprehended for the kingdom of God, and you will be a key player in the spheres He has called you too.
Stay focused on Him during your "suddenlies" in the month of December, even your sudden stops, because they are invitations for depth so you can sustain during the times you will be required to pour out your soul to a new sphere of influence, which will come in February 2019.
God is covering you now; rest in His deep and watch what happens in 2019.
Dr. Candice Smithyman is the founder of Dream Mentors International, a biblical life counseling and coaching educational organization that teaches and trains educators and coaches in the specialty of life coaching. She is also founder of the Glory Road TV show, where she hosts weekly interviews that are seen on internet TV, Faith USA, Facebook and her YouTube channel. She is also the host of the Spirit Fuel TV show at spiritfuel.tv or spiritfuel
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