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Anyone seeking the Lord and His Kingdom in this season, praying and believing in faith for His long-awaited promises to manifest, can sense faith being stirred, activated, and increasing in our spirits. We have been in a season of learning to remain steadfast and to persevere, which strengthens our faith to not only move mountains, but to invade them with the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth: more of Christ in us, our hope of glory.

We have been learning to stop striving, controlling, and acting independently of Holy Spirit. We have been learning to let go, and to let Father God through Christ in us take the lead. We have been learning to walk in deep intimacy and relationship, as opposed to religion and “good works.” We have been learning to discern powers and principalities at work in regions/nations, as opposed to being personally offended or frustrated with people. We have been learning to see our own circumstances and all that’s going on in the world around us from Heaven’s perspective and not our own. We have been learning to exchange a life that vacillates between the natural and the spiritual, for a life completely dependent on Holy Spirit in a supernatural way. In that place, we have been learning how to cooperate with Holy Spirit in order to bring His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

We have been on a journey that others before us have traveled as our examples. What Mary and Joseph must have incurred as they humbly and obediently trusted in God to walk them through the incredible calling He had purposed for their lives! Their unyielding faith and trust in Heavenly Father brought forth the birth of the Savior and Restorer of all mankind: the one and only reason we even celebrate Christmas today!

Our own unyielding faith, humility, trust, perseverance, and obedience will result in the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who came to Earth first as a humble babe and the Lamb that was slain, being revealed in every sector of society in every nation: government, media, education, arts and entertainment, science and technology, business, church and family. The glory of the resurrected Jesus Christ, through the power of Holy Spirit, has been prophesied to rise and manifest through His Kingdom people.

I believe He has prepared a people even for such a time as this: a people who have said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow, regardless of the cost. I will seek You and I will obey. You are my Savior AND my Lord. My heart’s desire is You, Lord, and I say, ‘yes,’ to the identity Jesus purchased on my behalf as Your son or daughter. I say, ‘yes,’ to You fulfilling and advancing Your Kingdom plans and purposes on Earth in and through me. I say, ‘yes, Lord!’ Let the world experience Your love and compassion through more of Jesus in me…whatever it takes, Lord, I am Yours. I am learning to surrender my heart, my will, my mind, my emotions my circumstances, and my all to You, Lord!”

“Cancer will not defeat me. Financial disaster will not defeat me. My family being broken will not defeat me. Being isolated and alone will not defeat me. Depression will not defeat me. Losing it all will not defeat me. The enemy of my soul will not defeat me. Yes, Lord, I am learning to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the words of my testimony!”

We are most certainly living in difficult times, yet from Heaven’s view, these are amazing and exciting times! ‘Tis the season to let faith arise, and to give Him all the praise, thanksgiving, glory and honor! ‘Tis the season to seek and find Him. I absolutely love to celebrate the miracle of the first Christmas! There is such joy to be experienced in this season if we allow Joy Himself to manifest in our lives and in our families! He truly desires to exchange our sorrow for His joy, and our ashes for His beauty. He delights in turning our mourning into dancing!

I am counting down to Christmas and 2010 with greater anticipation and expectation of His glory being displayed for all the world to see and experience! There may be those who wonder if they’ve been forgotten. ‘Tis the season to focus on His truth: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”

I love a word Holy Spirit spoke through a 10-year old boy in December of 2007. For specific details concerning this word please read my article, entitled: A Season of Expectation. Below is a promise awaiting His manifestation:

Word Received in Kingdom Kids – 12/16/07 – Danny (age 10, grade 4)

The 2008 Christmas Gift!
I herd (heard) God say “I am giving you a gift to all that no one haves (has). It is so precious that the glory of it is shining briter (brighter) than the sun! It’s power is felt all over the earth!” I herd (heard) God say agian (again).”What I speack (speak) is important. It’s might is so far beyond yours.” He said agian (again), “This Christmas I am giving you a restorement (restoration?). My perpose (purpose) is berdond (burdened) on your harts (hearts) so now you know what to do! For now all will (be) and are healed. I am soon coming so rase (raise) up mighty warriors to win the battle that has allready bine (been) won by the blood of Christ. We won and now are going to flood your homes with the glory of me!!!!!”