TIS THE SEASON OF MANIFESTATION Pt.2
Prophecy Becomes Reality
(Latin) to make public Spanish hacer publico (as-say public co)
Forward Thinkers, this season of manifestation will produce some “Who is laughing, now?” testimonies. Forward Thinkers, many have mocked you and undervalued your abilities but this season of manifestation, God will reverse the course and leave you with the last laugh.
Luke 1:34-38New International Version (NIV)
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Luke 1:41New International Version (NIV)
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
How will this be? Since I am ______?
Forward Thinkers, Mary was excited about the announcement from the angel but like many, she couldn’t envision something so great happening to her. Forward Thinkers, the devil’s job is to kill, steal, and destroy and often, he uses the tools of fear and self-doubt to stop us from experiencing a season of manifestation. Remember last week Zechariah was so overwhelmed with fear and doubt God had to silence him until his wife Elizabeth gave birth to their son John. Forward Thinkers, we must operate in faith and with full confidence that this season of manifestation belongs to us.
Forward Thinkers, throughout the bible from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, almost every great move of God was performed through a person with a “Since I am” story. I’m so glad God is not confined to getting approval from my current reality or my past situations before He can release a season of manifestation into my life.
Forward Thinkers, notice both Elizabeth and Mary were both told that against the odds, there was greatness inside of them. For many Forward Thinkers, this season of your life, God is going to release greatness, even against the odds. Elizabeth was old and never had a child and Mary was a virgin; therefore it was impossible for her to have a child. As we close out 2017 I will challenge all Forward Thinkers to finish strong and operate this season with a manifestation mind-set and expand your expectations to receive increased greatness (IG) in 2018. Forward Thinkers, your future does not have to be defined by your past or current situation. Today, I declare there is greatness in you and this is the season it will leap out of you.
Let’s walk through the text:
Verse 36 Even Elizabeth
Elizabeth was old and barren but now she is pregnant with John. The name John means Jehovah has been gracious or Jehovah has shown favor. Elizabeth went from old and barren to carrying greatness and becoming an example of God’s grace and favor. Forward Thinkers, God’s grace is ready to carry you into greatness.
Verse 37 No Word From God Will Ever Fail
Forward Thinkers, faith comes by hearing God’s word and I recommend we all connect with a Word declaring church to increase our level of faith. We can’t allow what we see to speak louder than what we believe. This season it is very important that we commit ourselves to hearing, believing, and operating according to the Word of God. Forward Thinkers, we must live by faith in a way our life choices indicate we believe no word from God will ever fail.
Verse 39-44 Forward Thinkers, the babies inside of both Elizabeth (John) and Mary (Jesus) leaped with joy when they entered into the same room. Question: Are the people around you causing greatness to leap inside of you or do they cause manifestation to remain dormant which could cause your greatness to be still born? Forward Thinkers, it is very important this season to align yourself with the right team around you which will cause the greatness inside of you to be birthed.
Let me show you a little more to position you to receive your season of manifestation.
Forward Thinkers, I had a direct deposit at Chase Bank but I lost my bank card and had to go inside of the bank to receive what belonged to me. I arrived at the bank at 7:30am but the bank sign said closed. Forward Thinkers, the devil wanted me to leave in frustration without receiving what rightfully belonged to me but I took another look and realized the bank opens at 8am. Forward Thinkers, a closed sign can be misleading. Read it again; it’s just closed for now. Do you have the faith to wait on the Lord to open things up for you?
1 Samuel 1:6-7New International Version (NIV)
6 Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. 7 This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
Forward Thinkers, Elizabeth and Mary’s stories may have been against the odds but God had already left them with an example of His supernatural power to open up barren wombs and manifest greatness out of what looked like nothing. Forward Thinkers, God will always show us before He shows us.
Notice the Lord closed her womb, not the devil. This is about you and God. Forward Thinkers, we must stop giving the devil so much credit in our lives.
Forward Thinkers, whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her, irritated her, and laughed at her but what her rival didn’t know was that God had already worked it out for her.
-Vs. 8 Hannah tells her husband as he tries to comfort her with stuff, “Thanks but I know there is more in store for me.” Forward Thinkers, there is something great inside of you that needs to come out and no matter how much stuff you have, it can’t replace your desire to be great. Forward Thinkers, you must know you were born to make a difference and cars, houses, and money, can’t replace that desire to be great.
-Vs. 10 in bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed
Forward Thinkers, don’t confuse the tears with defeat. This season the tears are watering your harvest of greatness and creating a river that will pour out your season of manifestation. Forward Thinkers, don’t let your tears cancel your prayer life.
-Vs. 11 She Made a Vow
Forward Thinkers, Hannah prayed so hard they thought she was drunk but the reality is she was under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Hannah asked for favor and then she changed her appearance.
Maya Angelou –”in life you may encounter many defeats but you must not allow yourself to ever be defeated”
-Vs 20 Hannah conceived in the course of time
Forward Thinkers, Hannah named her son Samuel. The name Samuel means because I asked the Lord for him. Today, it’s time for you to ask the Lord to release your season of manifestation.
Forward Thinkers, in conclusion, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Mary went from a season of being laughed at to a season of manifestation.The only question left is, do you believe you’re next?
Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located at 200 W. Greens Road, Houston,Texas, 77067. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Bloodshed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org , follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Periscope @ Pastor E A Deckard or the church website www.ghic.net