It’s hard to believe that we are now in 2020. We are entering an important era in Earth’s history and Father is releasing divine instruction so that we can move together in power as Christ’s body – His Ekklesia. This year will be one of great movement in the body of Christ. The number twenty itself speaks of transitioning from a time of waiting into a time of action or fulfillment.
When Jesus came 2,000 years ago, His birth was accompanied by the presence of angels declaring peace, joy, and goodwill towards mankind. That is the Father’s will and it hasn’t changed.
There are three important keys for 2020 that are necessary for Jesus’ Body to embrace if we are to enter fully this new era with Him and to fulfill our divine purpose.
1. We must be an undivided house. There has been a strong call to unity within the body of Christ, but that unity must begin within us individually in our relationship with the Lord, and then with one another. Jesus said that “every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction and no city or house divided against itself will stand” (Matt. 12:25). We are not only God’s household together, but each of us individually are like a house of spirit, soul, and body. If we desire life, then our words, thoughts, and actions must be undivided with what is congruent with life. James 1:8 says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. We cannot live being double-minded (following the Spirit and our flesh) and expect to walk in stability and strength for the life we are meant to live in Christ and with one another for doing the Father’s will.
The key to being a house undivided is submission to God. Jesus said, “The Father is greater than I am” (John 14:28). Viewing Father in this way kept Jesus’ heart fully submitted to Him in all things. There was not a word, thought, or action from Him that was incongruent with righteousness or His Father’s heart. He was not double-minded.
Jesus is calling His body into a renewed submission to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as an undivided house. If we want to see victory in our lives and in this land, then we must submit to God and resist the evil one, and he will flee from us (James 4:7).
2. We must step into our place in God’s army. It is time to possess the land. We are now in the year 2020 (twenty-twenty); God reveals His intentions to us through many ways, including time and numbers. In Numbers 1:3, God instructed Moses to register the troops – those who would serve in the army to possess the land. Those he was to count were the twenty years and older, those able to go to war. In the battle for our nation’s destiny, “twenty” is not about chronological age but about spiritual maturity. In Moses’ day, twenty years of age signified the maturity of sons to take their place in the ranks of military service. So too, God is now saying, “It’s time for My people to mature and take their place in battle for the land!” 2020 is also a double number. When something is repeated, it is done so as emphasis and confirmation. God is emphasizing and confirming His call to maturity and service in warfare for a nation’s destiny.
The Hebrew number for twenty is the letter “kaf” and is pictured by an open hand or wing and symbolizes the action of covering, to overshadow, to allow or open. The phrase “able to go to war” is the Hebrew word “Yatza” and is the picture of a strong arm with strength of an ox for the harvest. I want you to get this, dear one – there is a fresh hand and overshadowing of the Holy Spirit now upon God’s people that will open the way, empower us, and allow us to possess the land to bring in the harvest. We must see and move with what God is saying and step into our designated place! The key to possessing the land is maturity in sonship.
The war we are in is for the land, the harvest, and the next generation. We must grow up in sonship and take our place in the ranks of Jesus’ army for the ingathering of the harvest. It’s time to cross over into a new season of assignment in possessing our inheritance (the meek shall inherit the earth), and not simply for our own blessing but to free the territory from demonic tyranny.
3. We must be filled with, and led by, the Spirit. When Jesus returned to the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us, in us, and upon us with (dunamis) power: “dynamite ability in action!” (Acts 1:8). This Holy Spirit who endues us with power for accomplishing the Father’s will is called the Spirit of Truth. In Hebrew, truth means “mother or nurturer of covenant.” Beloved, we are moving into a new era of the Spirit’s overshadowing and supernatural access with power for our Kingdom commission on earth. This will be done through covenantal commitment to Christ. In covenant, we give Him our all as He gave us His all. In this new era we cannot afford to live compromising with the world and its lies and deceptions as these are covenant breakers. May we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit and follow His leading in all things.
The key to empowerment is being filled with the Spirit of truth – it is He who both matures us as covenant sons and makes us a house undivided. The earth is waiting for the sons and daughters of God to show up as a troop for the healing of the nations…America is a nation that needs healing.
My prayer for you as we enter 2020 and beyond: Father, may our hearts be renewed in covenant with You as Your family and army on earth. May Your Holy Spirit overshadow us as, He did with Mary, with a divine enablement to bring forth what You desire through us in this hour, yet we cannot do in our own ability or strength. Here we are – we wait on You for Your empowering and leading us into all truth. May 2020 be a year of clarity in vision, discernment, and movement as a unified house – not divided or double-minded – both individually and corporately. May we live our days in the fear of the Lord, embracing a humble position before You as the One greater than ourselves and by Whom we live, move, and have our being. Let there rise up within us a holy resistance to the devil and his agendas! Our nation needs healing, we are Your troop. Help us to know our place and assignment in this new era as we open our hands as covenant ministers of Your love and light to the world around us. In Jesus’ name, amen.