I pray that this will be a year for you of abundant blessing in your life! May the Lord release an abundance of anointing, miracles, grace and divine supply! The Lord has been speaking to me about the realm of abundant blessing as we come into this new year. Jesus said, "The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). We know that the enemy's strategy is to create destruction in our lives. Yet, Jesus said he came to give us abundant life! The word life is translated "Zoe" in the Greek, which means the God kind of life. You are called to live the God kind of life! This life is not a life of lack but a life of abundance, a life of overflow! Do not settle for anything that is not God's best! God wants the very best for his children!
"Ask, and you shall receive that your joy may be full." (John 16:24) It's the Lord's desire to give good gifts to his children. As the word of God says, He wants to give us the very desires of our hearts (Psalms 37:4). God spoke to me and said, "Jesse, I want to bring you into the realm of abundant blessing!" I believe it's a word for you as well. God has been speaking to me about His body and how He desires that the church receive a shift in thinking, to understand that God will not only supply our needs, but He wants to give us an abundant supply! The Bible says that my God shall supply all of your needs, according to his riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). There is a place where God supplyies your needs and he will sustain you! He will provide for you, beyond a shadow of a doubt! Yet, there is a realm where God brings you into an abundant supply.
"Now to Him who is able to (carry out His purpose and) do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think (infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams)." (Ephesians 3:20 Amp)
God would have us to lift our expectation and believe on Him, not only to supply our needs but for God to bring us into a place of abundance and overflow! (1 Corinthians 10:1) I began to think of the children of Israel and how they were set free from the bondage of Pharoah, and the Lord brought them out of Egypt with a strong and mighty hand. The Lord sent His cloud! The purpose of God sending the cloud of glory was to provide for children of Israel. They ate manna everyday from the cloud as they were in the wilderness. The cloud keep them from sickness, and also protected them from their enemies. This is what God's cloud and His presence does in our own lives. Yet, the wilderness was not the final destination; that was the promised land. A land that flows with milk and honey, a place of abundant supply and overflow! If you recall, it was right before Joshua and the children of Israel took the land of Canaan that the manna ceased from coming. "And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of cannon that year." Joshua 5:12.
You may ask, Why did the Lord stop sending the manna, right before they were going to take the land of Canaan? Because God wanted to bring them out of the realm of just enough, and lead them into the realm of abundant blessing! I declare abundance and overflow today, in every area of your life! I speak breakthrough over your life: Breakthrough in finances, in relationships, in opportunity, in Jesus' mighty name! Let abundance and breakthrough be yours in 2017!
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author