Dear Passion and Fire family,
“The godly ones will have a peaceful, prosperous future with a happy ending!” Ps. 37:37
Happy New Year everyone! I proclaim this over you as we start this new year. Oh, what a year this will be! No matter what your circumstances may be right now, the Lord has great things ahead!
I believe that the enemy knows what He’s up against and so he’s fighting tooth and nail to stay on top of us. He’s seeded fires in Australia, earthquakes in Puerto Rico, unrest in Iran and sicknesses all around (even I started the year sick). His scheme is to spread a spirit of defeat and despondency, but I declare over all who feel depressed Psalm 18:16:
“The Father will reach down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He will reach down in your darkness to rescue you! He will take you out of calamity and chaos and draw you to Himself, taking you from the depths of your despair!”
Psalm of the Year – Psalm 20
I also feel lead to speak a blessing over all of the rest of you as this year begins from out of Psalm 20:1-5, the Psalm of the year.
“In the day of danger may the Lord answer and deliver you.
May the name of the God of Jacob set you safely on high! supernatural help be sent from His sanctuary.
May He support you on from Zion’s fortress! May He remember every gift you have given Him and celebrate every sacrifice of love you have shown Him.
May God give you every desire of your heart and carry out your every plan as you go to battle. When you succeed, we will celebrate and shout for joy.
Flags will fly when victory is yours!
Yes, God will answer your prayers and we will praise Him!
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings! The enemy may be in an uproar, but I hear the Lord saying, “There will be incredible victories, miracles and breakthroughs this year!
Psalm 20:8 says, “Our enemies will not prevail; they will only collapse and perish in defeat while we rise up, full of courage!”
Begin to declare it over yourself! The area that the enemy is after you right now is a prophecy of where God has His next great breakthrough planned and waiting for you. I declare that you will arise with the resurrection power of Christ this year!
2020 and the Number Twenty
Let’s look at again at the number 20. Numerology helps us in understanding God’s Word and design. It brings meaning to the numbers of the Bible with their connections and patterns. And so, the Hebrew number 20 brings us great comfort and hope.
The Father’s amazing hand of blessing and covering
The number twenty corresponds with the letter k or ch. And the letter k or ch looks like an open palm in Hebrew. When the open palm faces up it signifies the benevolent hand of God and the open palm facing down represents the Father’s hand covering sin (redemption). And to make things even better, we have two number 20s this year. The double portion year!
The number 20 is a combination of 5 times 4. Five symbolizing the number of grace, the picture of the open hand and the number 4 symbolizing the number of dominion, the picture of the covering hand operating with protection, strength, and power.
More on the Open Hand
Ps. 104:28, “When He comes near, we all gather round, feasting from His open hands, and we are satisfied from your abundant supply.”
Watch as the Father opens His hands and turns financial situations around. Your heavenly Boaz is watching over you! And the Father will pour out an abundant supply in many of the churches that once walked in lack.
In many cities and towns services that were once supplied by city government will see their finances dry up. And the church will step in to help. They will bless the elected officials with their prayers, wisdom, services and contributions. Churches and God’s people will be a light on a hill. No longer will they remain hidden from sight, but a beacon of hope in a very dark place.
The Covering Palm – A Year of Redemption
Twenty is the number of redemption. (In the Bible twenty pieces of silver was the price for the redemption of a crippled slave). We also see the picture of redemption in the symbol of God’s open palm facing downward. This represents the Father covering our sin.
This will be a year of redemption in various venues; businesses that were crippled and look like they are about to fold, family members that look like they will never change, ministries that look like they’re over and men and women that you’ve given up on will be redeemed in marvelous and miraculous ways in this the year of redemption.
And this will be the year of the evangelist. They will emerge in every walk of life. There will be evangelism taking place in schools, businesses, homes and churches. And churches that are churches in name only will have evangelists slipping into their pews. Many will hear the wonderful words of life for the first time, even though they may have sat in church all their lives. And they will be rescued!
Radical kindness through radical giving
1st Samuel 7:12, “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer saying, Thus far the Lord had helped us.”
I had a dream that God, the Father, had Ebenezer stones or memorials in heaven that looked like people here on earth. And I saw stones for Mary and Cornelius. And many were added along- side of theirs. Each stone stood in honor of those who had made sacrificial offerings.
This will be a year that the spirit of sacrificial giving will be birthed out of pure worship. The grinch is going to give way to the glorious Christ within! The love of Christ is going to ignite the gift of giving once again. And it may even land on your heart! Pure unadulterated worship will release a generous heart that will want to give more than just time and prayers, but will want to release all back to the Father!
Acts 2:44-45 “All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them.”
Mary – Matt. 26:13, “I promise you that as this wonderful gospel spreads all over the world, the story of her lavish devotion to me will also be mentioned in memory of her.”
Mary’s act of pouring her expensive oil over Jesus was an outward display of her pure devotion and holy worship of Him. Her demonstration of sacrificial love is mentioned in three of the gospels. She is known before God and man.
Cornelius -Acts 10:5, “The Angel of God said, “All of your prayers and your generosity to the poor have ascended before God as an eternal offering (an offering that He remembers).”
In the stories of Mary and of Cornelius, it wasn’t just the offering as much as the spirit by which it was given. The Father takes notice and will remember it in His Book of Remembrance. 2nd Corinthians 5:10
And the most obvious outpouring this year will be in the prophetic realm. We’ve just completed our annual ministry cruise and it was on the Carnival Vista (Vision) ship. The Lord loves to confirm the words He gives us.
I hear the Lord saying, “He is going to have fun with the prophetic. He’s going release the gift of prophesy through new and unsuspecting people. People that have never moved in the gift of prophecy will be birthed in denominations that have no room for the gift.
And I saw a time of shock and awe coming to their religion. For many have been kept in the dark by the enemy, but now many will start to operate in the prophetic. Like the Emperor who realized he had no clothes on (a recent dream I had) their eyes will be opened. And with a state of shock and awe they will discover a new world awaiting them; a world that they never knew existed. And many relationships ruined by deep-seated issues over Holy Spirit will be healed this year!
The book of the Bible for this year is Isaiah. Isaiah was definitely one who operated with 2020 vision in the realm of the Spirit.
Twenty can also represent completion, sufficiency, or the perfect waiting period; Jacob waited 20 years to gain possession of his wives, his property and his freedom from his father-in-law, Laban. (Gen. 31;38-41) The children of Israel waited 20 years to be freed from Jabin, King of Canaan when Deborah and Barak freed the people from bondage. (Judges 4-5) and the Ark of the Covenant sat for twenty years at Kiriath Jearim before it was moved again. Things that we’ve been waiting for will suddenly come to pass!
Many of you have waited on family breakthroughs and so I declare that this will be a very special year for family. This year we will celebrate our newest family member’s first birthday, a granddaughter’s 20th, our son’s 40th, my 70th, and our father-in-law’s 90th. I believe that the Lord is not only blessing our family, but yours as well.
I recently had a dream that I was officiating weddings, ordaining pastors, buying furniture and moving people into new buildings. There are going to be so many reasons to celebrate this year! You can expect incredible accomplishments in the lives of your family members, your relationships and your churches. And I heard the Lord say, “As you participate in honoring and celebrating others in their breakthrough it will set you up for yours.”
Proverbs 11:25 “Those who live to bless others will have blessings heaped upon them.”
Roaring Twenties & the Avengers of Justice
I had a dream about a company of God’s lions who roared over the nations and took back those who were suffering from the hands of injustice. “For the Lord is going to raise up companies of delivers that will roar louder than the enemy. Many have grown tired of hearing what can’t be done and will decide to trust the voice of the Lord in them and will run to the nations. They will establish children’s home, feeding centers, supernatural centers, homes for unwed mothers, and vocational training centers, etc. And the roar coming out from them will be like a mighty battle cry, a roar that mimics their hero-God carrying salvation, healing and justice wherever they go!”
“The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, Yahweh goes out to battle like a hero, and stirs up His passion and zeal like a mighty warrior. Yes, His God-shout, (in some translations ROAR) is a mighty battle cry; He will triumph heroically over all His foes!” Isaiah 42:13
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NEW THIS YEAR
April 29 – May 10, 2020! Make plans to join us for the inaugural TPT mission trip to the beautiful nation of Guyana, South America. Look for all the information on our passionandfire.com web site: PassionAndFire.com/Guyana
TPT ONLINE BIBLE COURSES
Our online Bible courses are Revelation-Part 1 & 2, Song of Songs, Ephesians and Philippians. For more information and updates on the school please check us out here.
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Brian has just finished up the translation of Ruth. And I’m three-fourths of the way through my work on “The Stairway”. Last, but not least we have a newly release devotional on Isaiah, called “The Vision”! If you don’t have a copy, I recommend that you purchase a copy.
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After I posted my word concerning family miracles for Christmas, I’ve had lots of praise reports coming in; grown children calling home after years of isolating themselves from the family, salvations, apologies, etc. All to say that when I post a word please pray over it and take it to heart. The Father has some surprises and a great year in store for you too! Don’t let anything that’s going on now keep you from receiving God’s goodness!
Yours for transformation,