“ [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity)” Hebrews 12:2a Amplified Updated
Prior to Christmas, we received a phone call from a friend sharing this prophetic word which we felt would benefit the body of Christ.
“ I was praying and saw that at this years end everything will coast to a natural standstill but the enemy will rise up and make a push. For those who keep their focus on the Lord, in a short time, in the new year, there will be a great unveiling of prosperity and abundance. I saw a theatre stage with the curtain drawn and all of a sudden the curtain pulled open revealing the stage filled with all sorts of blessings. Prosperity and abundance natural and spiritual, with a revelation of Christ as well.”
If I had to reduce it down, he said, “Keep focus on the Lord no matter what tries to distract because there is a great and quick reward for it.” He stressed during his explanation and afterwards the idea of ‘focus’ three or four times. Only those who are focused will see this.
To focus on one thing with your attention being pulled in other directions is nigh on impossible. We call it multitasking, but even scientists today are seeing the effects the idea of multitasking has on performance. It simply is not focused on anything. We understand the effects of the multitude of interruptions we all live with, but NOW, in this time frame, we must have the right focus, ONE THING IS NEEDFUL AND MUST BE CHOSEN.
Focus is simply attention to one thing. Focus speaks of clarity. Looking away from all that will distract us and focusing on one thing. The admonition is that our focus must be on Jesus to see the unveiling.
There are things that need to be revealed and those who will separate themselves from the natural cares to the spiritual will have eyes that see. When we have removed ourselves from giving attention to the things seen and are focused on Him who is unseen, our sight becomes clearer and our hearing sharper. Choices must be made to “strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.” Disregard the past. Give it no more time and attention. Do not regard lying vanities but with intention find your seat, be still and know the shows about to begin. The curtain’s about to go up.
It is with great hope and joy that David and I are welcoming this New Year.
We trust that it unveils, first, a greater and deeper revelation of our Father, His son Jesus Christ, and their purpose. Our prayer is that this revelation overflows into the knowledge of the rich, abundant, lavish, exceeding, immeasurable goodness He pours into our lives.
Happy New Year with Love,
David and Jeanne.