Scripture Reading For Today: Ezekiel 47:1-12; Psalm 20
Whilst meditating on our main scripture text for today (Ezekiel 47:1-12), one cannot fail to see the exactness and precision with which God laid out the vision of His plans and purpose for a coming time.
Verse 12 of that text, really jumped out at me, as I believe it expresses what God has in mind for us in the coming year —
"But the river itself, on both banks, will grow fruit trees of all kinds. Their leaves won't wither, the fruit won't fail. Every month they'll bear fresh fruit because the river from the Sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing." Eze 47:12
2018 will be a year of continuous fruitfulness; from month to month, you will bear fresh fruit and enjoy an abundant harvest, because of God’s life-Giving presence in your life!
The vision prophesies and paints a picture of a coming revival, where what was once a god-forsaken, wasteland, a dead barren emptiness, suddenly begins to bud and flourish again, as a result of the River Of God flowing into it from the Sanctuary of God’s presence!
As the bible commentator, John Darby remarks —
“The waters that issue from the sanctuary represent the life-giving power that proceeds from the throne of God, flowing through His temple, and healing the Dead Sea, the abiding token of judgment. The waters abound in fish, the trees that grow beside them are filled with fruit...”
As we get into the final day of our waiting on the Lord, we will be spending today looking forward into the coming year, prophesying and declaring all that God has been speaking to us over the year, and also praying over the desires that we have concerning the year.
We will take each month of 2018 (from January till December) and speak over, and into each month in prayer.
To do this, divide your prayer time into 3 sessions and pray the prayer points below into each month:
- 1. For the ministry Guiding Light Assembly
- 2. For your family / household
- 3. For yourself
Bring each month under the dominion of God’s Kingdom and Authority.
Bring each month under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
Pray God’s favour and goodness into each month.
Pray for the grace to hunger and desire to abide in God’s presence more than you ever had.
Pray for the life-giving power of God to flow into your life and into every month of the year 2018 to bring healing, restoration of life and blessings into your life.
Call forth and Pray for the release of the provisions, resources and helpers that are needed in each month, in order for God’s counsel/purpose for the year / your season / your destiny to be fulfilled.
Thank God in advance and in faith, for answering your prayers, and for the miracles / blessings / breakthroughs / testimonies / victories that 2018 will bring into your life.
Finish by personalising and praying Psalm 20:1-9 over your life.
Have a prosperous New Year in the Name Of Jesus,
Pastor Wale Ola