JUBILEE IN A NEW YEAR
Happy New Year, straight from South Korea!
Today we are kicking off our annual HIM Korea Conference, hosted by my good friend Dr. Jung Shik Hong. Welcoming amazing leaders in the Body of Christ—like Bill Johnson, John Arnott and Lou Engle—this year’s conference will continue until Thursday this week (Jan. 7), carrying the theme of Jubilee.
In line with the new Jewish year we recently entered into, I believe we are now in the midst of a year of Jubilee. God wants to loose every chain off your life and set you free! He wants to take you from glory to glory!
WALK IN THE JOY OF GOD’S BLESSINGS
I believe God is about to do something amazing in this new season. As you partner with God’s desire to show His Kingdom on the earth, your life will be forever changed by the power of His Spirit.
When you receive the many gifts and blessings that your Heavenly Father freely offers you, you will become more aware of His presence with you. It’s in that place where your joy and confidence in Him will grow.
Participating in the blessings of God confirms to us that God is thinking about us favorably. He wants us to know that we are on His mind all the time:
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand” (Psa. 139:17–18).
God’s goodness is so complete and bountiful that blessings flow from His nature to us in a constant and undiluted stream. Blessings are not so much something that God does as they are the outflowing of something that He is.
LIVE IN THE OVERFLOW
Abba God is inviting us into a relationship to share that outflowing with Him.
The blessings we receive are not simply discrete gifts from Him or tools for making our lives and the lives of those around us better. They actually serve as an invitation to commune with God Himself and enter our rightful place as heirs of His Kingdom, seated in heavenly places with Him.
I hope you will see your relationship with Father God in a new way. I want you to understand the purpose of God’s blessings for you, and I pray that you will be set on fire with the joyful expectation of a blessed life!