I have come your way this wonderful morning, the last Sunday in the month of June, to remind you that this is Still Your Year of New Things. Believe it, and say it to yourself, that This is My Year of New Things. It doesn’t matter what that situation or circumstance is saying, because the Word of the Lord stands sure.
God speaking in the book of Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) says “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” At the beginning of the year, God gave us the word for the year, and the scripture in Isaiah tells us that the word must prosper, there must be a manifestation, and so this should give you confidence knowing that the word must prosper in your life.
The question now is what do you believe, and what are you saying? Are you allowing your situation dictate to you, or are you taking counsel from the Word of God? This is where the rubber meets the road. Yes I understand that sometimes the circumstances are so challenging and difficult, but my bible tells me in Luke 1:37 (NKJV) “For with God nothing will be impossible.” It also says in Genesis 18:14 (NKJV) “Is anything too hard for the Lord?…” Child of God, no matter how deep the storm is, Jesus is the Master over that storm. I declare to you that there’s hope for you.
One thing you must never allow is for the enemy to run roughshod over you, no, get up and declare your rights and privileges in Christ. Stare that situation in the face and speak the word to it. The bible says in Mark 11, that you shall say to your mountain, so you have authority. Exercise your authority and dominion; don’t allow the challenges of life shut you up. You must understand is that nothing takes God unawares, God knew exactly what would happen today June 25, 2017, ever before we came into this day, and He has sent His Word ahead of today, and not just for today alone, but for the entire year, so that you know exactly what He has already done on your behalf. His word tells us what He has done, and therefore it is your responsibility to enforce what Christ has done for you.
Wake up everyday and declare what God has said concerning you. Proclaim your victory in Christ; it is your heritage. I declare to you that this year, New Things will be manifested in every area of your life. No power of darkness will stop you. Creation will favor you; your ground will always produce. Only good news will be heard from your camp. Sickness and diseases will never come near your body. The type of favor you have never known will rest upon your life. I will hear your testimonies. I bless you in Jesus’ name.
In His Royal Service
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop