2023 is the Year of Greater Advancement through Obedience. As we promised at the beginning of the year, we would go back and look at some ways that enable God’s type of Advancement in our life. This type of Advancement is Exponential, unexplainable, bewildering, unimaginable, Awesome, Amazing, and unheard of. It is just what Only God can do!!! Text- Matthew 13:11-13 MSG “He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. -Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them.
-Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. -But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. -That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward a welcome awakening. In their present state, they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face, and not get it. “ *** The lesson here is not to be unruly or lawless but Not to be caged in by rules and laws to the extent of not being able to hear moment by moment (progressive revelation of what the Lord would have you do). The Lord exalts compassion above His laws.
The Lord promotes Life above the lifeless. He exalts His Word above His Name! *** The Good News is that as people who have been translated from the Kingdom of darkness to that of Light, we have been GIVEN insight into how things work with God. Not with men, scholars, or life-tested principles but WITH GOD, IN GODS’s KINGDOM! We, therefore, need to keep our hearts open to God’s instructions God’s Ways this year to experience God’s own kind of Advancements.