“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 (ESV)
As we step into 2024 I declare that God is issuing new mantles. This is going to be an intense, challenging, yet awesome year. Great battles with even greater victories and breakthroughs are coming. Joshua’s words echo over us today… “We have never been this way before, so consecrate yourselves for tomorrow God will do amazing things among you” (Joshua 3:4-5 / my paraphrase). That tomorrow Joshua was talking about is today. So, get ready for what God is about to do!
New mantles are necessary for this new season. And with new mantles, comes a newness, not just in quantity but quality. We don’t just have more of the same, but there are new things He is calling us into. We will need to learn to operate in this new level of authority, of giftedness, of anointing, of glory. It may feel strange, even overwhelming as we need to grow into this new mantle as it is much bigger than our previous one. There are things He is going to show us that we have never seen, even shocking things, but we’ll need to simply keep our eyes fixed on Him. The enemy sees our promotion, even when we don’t. The level of warfare will increase, as we learn to operate in this new level. The battles we fight will strengthen us and lead us to gain more territory from the enemy.
So today, on January 1, 2024, tell the Lord that you willingly receive the new mantle that He is giving you. Ask Him for the grace to pick it up and learn to walk in it. Ask Him for wisdom and revelation to know Him better and to step into great exploits with Him this year (Ephesians 1:17, Daniel 11:32 / NKJV). Declare that you choose to stand in faith and not fear as the enemy rises up against you. Declare that 2024 is going to be a great year of Kingdom of God advancement and victory, and that you WILL play your part in it. Thank Him for allowing you to be alive for such a time as this!!!