2012 A YEAR OF DISCOVERY – Part 2
by BILL BURNS
The tests of this season will be two-fold. We will be tested with regard to our willingness to live under God’s rule and to obey Him…or not. He will lead and guide us, but we must follow. We will also be tested (tempted by Satan) to rebel against God’s rule and His word.
The Trumpet (December 5): You have been taught My word, and My ways have been revealed to you by the spirit of truth. You have been equipped by the spirit of power as you have embraced the gifts of the Spirit and have believed that you can operate in these. And now you are entering a time of testing so that you can apply that which you have learned and that which you have received. In this season you can pass the tests that come by using the authority that you have been given. Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” These tests will strengthen you and will teach you responsibility and integrity. They will equip you to be more than conquerors and enable you to be overcomers. This is an important season in which I am preparing My people to become a glorious church. It is a season in which you must live by My prophetic and written word. You must now learn to apply by faith My words to every test, and if you do so, you will have victory and reason for celebration.
Present vision will be established as you embrace the challenges of this season. Rejoice and be glad for the time of the victory and the Day of My power is at hand, says the Lord.
May we all be doers of:
James 4:7-8 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
The government of God will be progressive, and each progression will come with a shifting in the spiritual realm. The spiritual atmosphere of each shift will cause us to become unsettled in our spiritual space. Each shift will cause us to enter into unfamiliar territory.
The key to recognizing the shifts is to stay connected in the Spirit of God and allow Him to lead us into each shift with understanding.
John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
A New Covering
A new covering of God’s glory will be established over those who establish themselves under the rule of God.
Isaiah 4:5 “then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.”
This covering of God’s glory will bring the manifestation of the power of His word. The written word will birth revelation of the inner workings of the Kingdom of God. The spirit of truth will amplify the written word so that it helps us understand our personal destiny. The prophetic word will give direction and help us understand the times and seasons in which we live. The word of the Lord:
Matthew 4:4 “But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
When we live under the rule of God in spirit and truth, then all of the written blessings become yes and amen.
2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
God’s promise for 2012 is found in the 12th verse of Psalm 5.
Psalm 5:12 “For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.”
The blessings identified by the number 12 include provision, spiritual empowerment, healing, and miracles. Please allow the Holy Spirit to bring you into a position of faith so that you can receive the promises that you desire.
1. Provision and Empowerment
Mark 6:7-8 “And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching . And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.”
Mark 6:41-43 “And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.”
25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
Mark 5:41-42 “Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”
Spiritual empowerment will increase in this year as the Lord comes to His people and His rule is established. Healings will take place more frequently than they have in the past. The miracle of spiritual resurrection will take place. Spiritual life will come forth. Prophetic words, dreams and visions will become the result of this spiritual revolution.
As this season progresses and the spiritual shifts take place, more of living under God’s divine government will be understood. A greater anointing will be available because of the covering that will keep the glory of God upon us. The spiritual war will escalate, but we will have the victory. The blessings of God will be received, and we will bless His holy name.
A new frontier lies before us; it is waiting for us to discover the spiritual landscape. Let us rise up, full of faith for the journey, and let us go forth like the spiritual pathfinders of past generations. Let us be like those who have gone before us.
Hebrews 11:32-34 “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”
Our King will establish His kingdom among His people. My prayer is that all of God’s people will enter into this year with the expectation of discovery.
Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”