My Word for 2024.
I was sitting and pondering what The LORD would say today, and especially for the New Year ahead, and I heard, “2024, the year of the WIDE Open Door!”
And I am thinking, “oh no, everyone is going to say that because it rhymes!” LOL.
But I felt The LORD sort of chuckling with me, for He is never adverse to things that catch His Children’s attention and help them to remember what He has said!
And He gave me 1 Corinthians 16:9 where Paul writes,
“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.”
Ohhh. I see it now. There may have been doors that opened for you and you were about to step through and then suddenly, the enemy was waiting to derail your plans, to keep you from entering.
But know this, Beloved of God. GREATER is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
Though the enemy may delay you and frustrate you and detour you, God will always bring you back on course.
Jesus lives in us by His Spirit so He is always guiding our feet and our steps . He is the One who shuts and no one may open and opens that none may shut.
And I see this in a Vision, I see Jesus scooping up the Warrior Bride of Christ and carrying her over the Threshold into the Next Season.
For when you cannot step through the Door yourself because the enemy is fighting so hard against you, the Spirit of The LORD shall LIFT up a standard against him and sweep you through to Victory!
Also, today is December 13th. The LORD had me look up the number 13. A number meaning “under Grace” and not under the law.
When Abraham received his promise he was 86. He tried to make it happen himself and failed — but he received his promise of Isaac at age 99.
Thirteen (13) years between the Promise given and the Promise manifested!
The Number Thirteen (13) Promise is a “two-fold” promise.
- It always involves man and it always involves God.
- It always has seasons, times and circumstances in which God and man participate.
The number “13” does not mean “evil,” but rather it is a most powerful God-given promise that will change the world for ever.
Some of the aspects of the promise are:
- The promise is always initiated by God and destined to change the world forever.
- Concerning man, to obtain the promise is beyond hope — impossible!
- Concerning God, the chosen opportunity to manifest His plan of blessing and change.
- The number 13 promise always has an underlying knowing that man can’t make it happen himself.
- The number 13 always has the underlying fact that God determined it, said it, and it would happen regardless of the circumstances. Amen! (Pastor Stephen Gola)
“Beloved, I see your heart and I know your desires.
I have set before you an Open Door. It is wide open, My Child, and no one can shut it.
I AM the Door, Beloved, and only I hold the Master Key.
Though you have little strength left, you have kept My Word and you have not denied My Name.
Remain steadfast. The Holy Spirit is with you and in you. Whom shall you fear?
The fires of adversity coming against you is proof that the enemies of your God are alarmed, and that The Kingdom of God is advancing!
Yes, My Warrior! Where great good is, evil is sure to show up as your antagonist.
For the spirit of Antichrist is in the world, but FEAR NOT, you are of God, My Little Child, and you have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world!
The opposition has been great against you. I know it has been hard. This is not a time to quit, Dear One, but to persevere in faith. Here is My Promise. Grace had saved you and Grace shall carry you through.
For when you cannot walk another step and your strength has left you, I will be your Strength.
My Strength is made perfect in your weakness. I AM breathing NEW LIFE into you!
When the enemy comes in, like a RUSHING VIOLENT RIVER, the Breath of your God shall put him to flight!
It is the Time of the REVIVAL of My Bride. For I AM your Help and in the Shadow of My Wings you shall sing for joy. Your soul clings to Me and My Right Hand upholds you.
You belong to Me. The Bride belongs to the Bridegroom. You have My Word on that, Beloved.
I have opened the Door WIDE and none may shut it. I AM Your Bridegroom who sweeps you off your feet and carries you over the Threshold and into the Land of Victory!”
“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” 1 Corinthians 16:9
“A GREAT” : Strong’s Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.
“EFFECTUAL” : Strong’s Greek 1756: Effective, productive of due result, at work. From en and ergon; active, operative.
“DOOR” : Strong’s Greek 2374: An opportunity. A portal or entrance.
“ADVERSARIES” : Strong’s Greek 480: To resist, oppose, withstand, lie opposite to. From anti and keimai; to lie opposite, i.e. Be adverse to.
“Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And I will transform the valley of Achor into a DOOR OF HOPE. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.” Hosea 2:15
“MAKE THE VALLEY” : Strong’s Hebrew 6010: lowland, open country
“OF ACHOR” : Strong’s Hebrew 5911: trouble, disturbance
“INTO A GATEWAY” : Strong’s Hebrew 6607: door, opening, open wide, doorway, entrance
“OF HOPE” : Strong’s Hebrew 8615: Expectation, ground of hope, things hoped for, always a good outcome.
“So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of The LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of The LORD will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of The LORD drives].” Isaiah 59:19 AMPC
“And the key of the house of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open.” Isaiah 22:22
“I know your works: behold, I have set before you an OPEN DOOR, and no man can shut it: for you have little strength, and have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.” Revelation 3:8
“For You have been my Help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalms 63:7-8
“The BRIDE BELONGS TO THE BRIDEGROOM. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for Him, and is full of joy when he hears the Bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.” John 3:29
“Hereby know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:2-4
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.And there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor a DOOR OF HOPE. And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.” Hosea 2:14-15
~ Deborah Waldron Fry