Dear beloved: As we gaze into the future on the eve of the new year 2012, and reflect on the past year, it is good to remember that
God is in control and that He holds us in the palm of His hand. So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to 2012, and I send you greetings and best wishes for the coming year; may you realize your dreams!
I have been in Kansas City the last few days at the International House of Prayer One Thing conference, where a gathering of 25,000 people have come to praise the Lord and listen to hours of teaching each day. It is an awesome sight to see the Body of Christ come together with such strength and power! Psalm 95:1 O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation v2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. v3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.v50 come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. v7 For He is our God: and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.
The future of our nation and the inheritance of the nations lies within the grasp of these young people who are so on fire for the Lord. It is so encouraging to see it! I have also learned that the 24/7 prayer movement started in Kansas City 12 years ago at the International House of Prayer is now a full fledged global movement; it is happening in just about every nation in every part of the world, and in many cities in the United States. As the end days draw near and with it the return of Jesus Christ, the night and day prayers of the saints will go up before the throne at the same time that extreme wickedness will envelop the earth. Prey about your part in establishing a prayer movement in your city or place of worship. Even just one hour or one day a week will add to the stream, and your prayers will bless the area you live in as the Lord dispatches His mighty angels in response to your prayers. Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours(incense), which are the prayers of the saints. v9 And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and has redeemed us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: v10 And has made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign the earth.
The Lord is preparing us to live and reign with Him. As you pray about 2012 and what you hope to accomplish for the Lord and His kingdom, pray that He will use you in a greater way to prepare the earth and hasten the day of His coming. God bless you, in Christ, Jim