In 2010 and Beyond
Apostle Dr. David Durant Dec 31, 2009
FOLLOW THE SPIRITUAL M.A.P IN 2010 and beyond
This New Year 2010 promises to be a season of greater resistance to the gospel and the work of God in general. You have the feelings that demons of a more fierce, daring and bolder disposition have taken position in the realms of darkness and on earth with a mandate to stagnate, frustrate and intimidate the people of God. Spiritual warfare activities have therefore increase and this necessitates a higher level of prayer, fasting and intercession by every believer in Christ. This will decrease the possibility of deception and ensure a sharper dimension of discernment which is very much needed in this period of time.
The church cannot simply carry on business as usual in the face of heightened activity from principalities, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. There must be an equally measured response from every child of God. It’s time to prepare for war, to arise and let His enemies be scattered. Every believer must take responsibility for his/her growth and development in the things of God.
God is not only repositioning the church in 2010 but He is also transitioning her mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. The church is on the threshold of her most glorious manifestation of the presence and power of God. On the eve of what God is about to do we have this increase level of demonic resistance but we must report that JESUS IS LORD.
To guarantee progress, productivity and prosperity in 2010 we need to follow the spiritual M.A.P.
1. PURSUE A LIFE OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY –Col 3:8, 10, 11; Heb 6:1.
PUT OFF THE OLD MAN
JEALOUSY, STRIFE, IMMORAL ACTIVITY, DIVISION ……..
PUT ON THE NEW MAN
COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, FORGIVENESS, LOVE………
B. TAKE HEED TO YOUR MINISTRY COL 4:17
} STUDY OF THE WORD OF GOD
} APPLICATION OF THE WORD IN YOUR LIFE
} ACTIVATING THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND MINISTRY IN YOUR LIFE
} PRESSING TOWARDS THE MARK OF EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY
2. ENGAGE IN A LIFE OF SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY/BE AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE
b. Attend church regularly
c. Be in right position
3. MAINTAIN A LIFE OF SPIRITUAL PURITY
} MAINTAINING A LIFE OF INTEGRITY IN THE FEAR OF GOD
} TRUTH, HONESTY, TRANSPARENCY
} A CONTRITE HEART AND SPIRIT
} RENDER TO CEASAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CEASAR’S; AND TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD’S. (Mat 22:21)
} B. DISCOVER AND CONNECT WITH YOUR PURPOSE
} JESUS SAID, “FOR THIS REASON I WAS BORN AND FOR THIS I CAME INTO THE WORLD.” John 18:37
} “FOR DAVID AFTER HE HAD SERVED THE PURPOSE OF GOD … FELL ASLEEP…” Acts 13:36
} APOSTLE PAUL SAID, “…I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE…” 2Tim 4:6
} c. SPEND MORE QUALITY TIME IN PREVAILING PRAYER
} STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
} PRAYING ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD
} BECOMING MORE INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH HIS PRESENCE
} BEING SATURATED IN HIS GLORY
A PROPHETIC WORD
FROM APOSTLE DR. DAVID DURANT
For the Lord says, I am calling my people to draw near unto me with their whole heart for the months ahead are unlike any other, but I have prepared you for this time. I long to see you live in that place of increased spiritual discernment having your eyes open to the spirit of revelation and your ears to understanding. This is a time for much more prayer, intercession, fasting and true worship, as you seek me and engage my presence fervently I will reveal my heart and purpose to you and you will begin to operate with a kairos sensitivity. No more will my Body be just reacting but will be much more proactive in dealing with the times.
A kingdom divided cannot stand the onslaught and pressure from the powers of darkness, my people will therefore see the need to come into a more community oriented lifestyle where greater unity, togetherness, love and cooperation is embraced and expressed. You will begin to see each other through kind and patient eyes. There will be much more temperance and longsuffering among my people for you will sense the need to support each other.
As you begin to spend more quality time in my presence this New Year the spirit of transformation will overtake you and you will begin to experience what it is to go from glory to glory. Prophetic accuracy will become a norm, a mighty anointing will be poured out and healings, deliverance and miracles will increase in a phenomenal way and boldness will be manifested in your life. I also hear the Lord say I am calling my people to obedience, not to just hear my Word but to apply it to lifestyle, behavior, conversation and action.
In the first several months of this new year there is a well orchestrated plan hatched in the realms of darkness to frustrate, discourage, depress, oppress and deceive believers of Christ, bringing a sense of hopelessness, the ploy is to cause many to backslide, give up in their faith, embrace heresy and join false religions and cults. As such there are legions of evil spirits already assigned to multitude upon multitudes of Christians everywhere hence the need to step up our prayer life and our relationship with God through His Word – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” But in the midst of all of this God is reminding us that “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” and He the Lord our God is in the midst of us and He is mighty to save and strong to deliver so we need not to fear but to continue to trust Him who called us with a holy calling.
I am calling for more whole hearted commitment from my people, let not your love grow cold but be renewed in passion and zeal for as you draw near to me I will in turn draw near to you and will bless you in this season of recession and difficulty. There will be major financial breakthroughs in the life of my people and I will prove myself on your behalf. Do not fear but be strong and very courageous for I the Lord your God shall increase you on the right hand and on the left, your enemies shall recognize my hand upon you and my glory shall overshadow you and be a terror to the enemy who shall retreat. You are therefore wired to continue advancing my purposes in the nations so lift up your head and go forth for I am with you. I have set you free from every bondage and chain of limitation and every religious spirit that was assigned to stagnate your spiritual progress. This is a new season for you my people; refreshing, restoration and reconciliation shall be your experience as you press forward into fulfilling my will and enlarging the kingdom in your sphere of influence where I have placed you, says the Lord.