Our word for 2022 continues to come from Isaiah 22:20-25 with the main focus being in verse 22. I am not trying to play on the number “22”, but after much prayer & seeking the Lord, He has spoken several things to my heart that I sense are from Him for the remainder of this year.
In previous writings, we have briefly discussed the following:
1.There is a continuing increase of the changing of the guard in Christian leadership circles.
2.God is setting in place people for “such a time as this!”
3.God is removing those who have laughed at, persecuted us, belittled the anointing on our lives and giving us a chance to do it right in His eyes. I cannot stress enough there is a massive change in leadership happening around the world.
Fourthly, GOD is continuing to restore the understanding of spiritual fathers & mothers…and the need for spiritual fathers & mothers in the Body of Christ.
Vs 21b “…I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
American Christianity (as well as the entire Western culture) doesn’t seem to embrace the family concept that the Scriptures reveal. Eastern civilization embraces the family concept and its importance in all of life. It doesn’t take a prophet to show us the destruction of the family unit in our nation has created the ills our society battles to this day. America can trace the roots of its problems to a lack of fathers in the home.
I’m convinced our rejection of spiritual fathers & mothers are a root cause of the dysfunction we see in church circles today. But the last words recorded that God speaks in the Old Testament tell us,
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5,6
Fifthly, God is releasing an authority we have not known. It’s on the church for such a time as this.
Vs 22 “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”
This passage is also directly connected to and quoted by Jesus in Revelation 3:7,8 that I have been declaring for the last several years.
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:
This open door involves 3 things:
1.Greater anointing & authority to Preach the Gospel.
People need someone to give them the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! So many people have lost hope during this pandemic, but we, the people of God, are not hopeless. Our God is still the God of all hope!
2.Have success in what GOD has called us to do.
Not a success based on the current model of church leadership; a success based on the truth we are the family of God and His plan is NOT for the earth to be a habitation of devils and chaos: the earth is to be the footstool of God. The place He can come down to and fellowship with His sons & daughters who are reborn of His Spirit. Not a success based on our strength or abilities, but God’s strength and His abilities.
3.Enlarge & expand the Kingdom of God (this is the most important).
Paul told the Corinthians church (2 Corinthians 10:16) that he prayed for their faith to be enlarged so they could help him…
“To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.”
May God help us to pursue this key of David!