There is an expectation about this years fast.
This is different. Of course there is a natural optimism at the beginning of the year that we contend with. People make New Years resolutions with great hopes and dreams. This. Is. Different.
Over the years of hearing from God, I have heard some interesting words from Him. He has told me some very good things about upcoming years. He has told me some very negative things about upcoming years. I like the very good things, but have learned (still learning) to trust Him in the very bad things.
This year is different. What I started hearing in December about this year concerned “births” and “battles”. (I preached on it a couple of Wednesday’s ago. Click here to listen to the audio.) (Here are the preaching notes. Click here for the notes.)
There are two simple points to what I am hearing from God for the church, you, and me.Point one is that this year is to be a year of births. That means that this is special time of increased number of births. These would be manifestations of promises you are believing God for. This year you will see great answers to prayer. Keep in mind there are always answers to prayer. Yet, just like babies can be born anytime of the year, there are special times (sometimes having to do with the fullness of the moon and such) that more babies are born than normal. That is what this year is about. The second point is that there will be significant battles. (Please review the notes and the audio sermon.) Anytime God is up to something the enemy seeks to destroy it. Yet, know this; God has significant victories for you! Yes, battles are coming. YES, SO ARE THE VICTORIES. Go into the battles understanding that God has victory on His mind for you. You are going win, if you walk in faith and love.
During this years fast we will be sharing more from God’s Word about this season of births and battles. God is showing us what is going to happen this year. He is preparing us.
As I write this I need to share something with you. GET READY. Many of you are going to experience dramatic events that will change your life in a day. Some of you are going to experience winning for the FIRST TIME in your life. I am so happy for you!
We love you. Looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.
Also new service: Saturdays 6PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).
Pastors John & Erin Carmichael
Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.