"And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts." - Haggai 2:7-9.
The Lord said to me that the year 2014 will be a year of Greater Glory. We surely have seen the arm of God revealed in our lives and in our ministry, we have received great and mighty revelations, and we have experienced a powerful move of the Holy Spirit, but we shall be brought into greater depths as we soar in the course of this New Year.
I know the Lord has been good to you and His blessedness has been faithfully rich in your life, but I challenge you to build an expectation for a greater phase of God's divine manifestations in this year. God already has mighty plans laid out to effect His righteous greatness in your life, but you've got to meet up with the Lord in the realm of your expectations.
God said to Abraham to lift up his eyes and see the dominion and greatness that was ahead of him (Genesis 13:14-15). Son, what exactly do you see? What do you understand is laid up ahead of your destiny for this year? Make sure it's something explicitly huge, for God will do nothing short of dramatic glory and greatness this year. My wife surprised me with a Christmas gift and it is the best gift I have received in all of my life. She got me a framed caricature picture of me, and with some prophetically revelatory images of an envisioned future embedded in the background. Take a look: She had a beautiful Ministry Mission House inserted right behind me in the picture and it had a pretty banner of Global Revival Missions International's logo hung on its upper left angle. She had the Artist put the image of a private jet with my name inscribed on it parked to my left as I stood strong and ready to take on the world with the visions of GRMI. It didn't end there; she painted stocks of books piled high to the corner, with the front-cover picture of my book "Flames of the End" sitting on another end. I was blown away in beautiful amazement and I asked her where she got her ideas from. She replied me thus, "This is the vision of the future that I see ahead of you and the ministry that the Lord has placed in your charge. I see that you will write more books and the Lord will bless the Ministry with a Mission House and lots of established prosperity as you faithfully continue to obey and abide by His divine instructions and assignment."
Every time, when I wake up in the morning and I walk by the living room, I am always drawn to stand right in front of this profoundly detailed and prophetically framed picture. I remember standing once in front of the picture and reaching out to God in my heart of faith with my hands lifted up high, and I said "Lord, make this a reality in my life and in the ministry that you have committed to my little hands." Son, what's the vision that driving you? You've got to make it a really great one this year, so you don’t fall short of the caliber and class of glory that the Lord is about to pour down upon your life this year.
The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be torched upon with greater glory in the year 2011. From Africa to Atlanta, from Asia to Madagascar, from Lesotho to the Caribbean Islands, from Europe to the geographical sketches of mankind, a dynamically huge revival is about to pour down. Church, there's a mighty great glory coming this year and we've got to be fully ready in all expectations for it.
Hear this O Church of the Living God: In other to experience this Greater Glory, we have to follow the divine instructions of the Lord. Every time there was a manifestation of God's glory in scripture, it was simply because the instructions of God were followed to the letter. The glory of God came down in an unusual and unprecedented fashion upon the temple of Solomon on the day of its dedication, because it was built and executed according to the instruction and specific guidelines of the Lord (II Chronicles 5:1-14).
"Hear Counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand." - Proverbs 19:20-21.
You can't afford to simply do things your own way or borrow examples from what others have done or are doing. It's time to listen to the voice of the Lord and abide by His every word. The Prophet Habakkuk vowed to stand ready and prepared to hear specific directions from the mouth of God (Habakkuk 2:1). Let that be your attitude starting from today, so that this year can truly be your year of Greater Glory as the Almighty has promised over His people.