The promise for the year is taken from Isaiah 63:4 “For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come”. This is such a powerful word because it the Year of “MY REDEMMEED” and not just year of the redeemed. And there are three things which are going to happen to His redeemed, in the year of the redeemed, number 1. You will be under the covenant of peace, number 2. You will be made a blessing, number3. There will be showers of blessings. When God’s redemption power operates, you will grow as the lily and you shall cast forth your roots as Lebanon. The year 2021 is going to be very good because this is the year of Divine Revelation.
Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
It’s amazing how it is written in King James Version and it says the year of my redeemed and that’s the keyword. It’s not the year of the redeemed, it's the Year of My Redeemed and God is saying that it's already come. So this becomes a very powerful word. It’s not something that was phrased but it is there in the bible and that’s just amazing. And this promise will definitely manifest. We have entered terrible times and the air is full of evil news. We only hear about pandemic and vaccination everywhere. And another new virus is about to come and nothing seems to look good. The news we hear is not good for the ears and the mind and children have lost one year of direct schooling. And the haves manage because of the online class but the have-not cannot take advantage of technology especially in the rural remote villages. This is how the world seems to go. And you might begin to wonder why these things take place?
Matthew 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Jesus said all these are the beginning of sorrows. If there is a beginning, it has to be beginning for something and Jesus calls it the beginning of sorrows and if these things don't happen then the Son of Man cannot come. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; this was how the apostles and the people during the time of the apostles lived and Jesus says in Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Jesus is telling his people those who understand to do something when these things begin to come to pass. What should you do? “Lookup” lift up your heads! You are not supposed to look down. You need to look up. Why should we look up? For your redemption draws nigh, in other words, your you should be full of joy and gladness because prophecy is being fulfilled when these things begin to take place and you should instead of fear and panic and wondering what's going to happen to me? When these things begin to come to pass, you need to lift up your heads and look up. You must be looking for eternity, focused on eternity and seek those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. To set your affection on things above and not on things on the earth as mentioned in Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. When can you seek those things when you can set your affection only when you look up and when your head is up brother. so the beginning of the year itself the word has come for everybody who is wise everybody was God understanding everybody who is chosen by God everybody unto who it is given to understand the mysteries God is telling you this is the year of looking up and lifting up your heads to heaven, not to the things of the earth.
Good people sincere people suddenly look up and then something happens and suddenly they start looking down, they really love the Lord they want to please the Lord and that is why God is telling that these signs are given to you so that you may wake up to these signs and at the beginning itself do something that you don't look down but let your head be lifted up to the heaven. Every time you hear some news that new virus now B117 has come and the next one is x, we don't know what else is going to come and when you hear some news or some other news you got to get yourself clothed with the house from heaven and that's why the apostles were groaning to be clothed with that house from heaven. when all these things are happening today around the environment which is surrounding us then we have to understand that today God is giving us a word that's found in Isaiah 63 verse 4 “the year of my redeemed is come” Don’t be afraid of anything because the year is come and that is 2021, and we need to be so glad that we are alive in 2021 and what will happen when the time comes?
Psalm 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
You have to understand that it was not your choice but it was His choice that you should find favour in His sight and when God chooses somebody, nobody can stop it even David’s own father did not consider him fit for that post and considered him to be the most unfit person in the entire world. And Samuel got confused when Jesse brought all his children but still, God says they aren’t the one to anoint. 1Samuel 16:11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. We need to understand David only had found favour in the sight of the Lord and no one will ever know the reason. Romans 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, now when you look at this verse, the bible is talking about vessels of wrath and vessels of mercy, now the vessels of mercy have already been prepared. And today you are a vessel of mercy prepared unto glory, prepared afore, so be thankful. God chose David, and he found favour in the sight of the lord because David was a wise man. God choose Solomon but he was a foolish man, God gave him so much of wisdom as the sand in the seashore that he behaved like a fool, but David was a man after God's own heart. Though you are selected, though you are a vessel of mercy, though you have one found favour, we should strive to be a man and a woman after God's own heart.
Acts 13:22 I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Choosing is God's choice but our choice should be to be a man after God's own heart. That’s why God says the year of my redeemed has come and its Gods plan. In his time he will do everything. What will happen in that year? 2021 don’t be afraid of what you hear and don't afraid of what you are going to hear. The year 2021 for us it is the year of my redeemed, this is a promise for us, this is from the bible and it's not the word that was coined. This is a prophetical word given to you vessel of mercy, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God. The year of my redeemed is come.
Ezekiel 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. Now that's the first thing which is going to happen would be ‘I will make with them a covenant of peace’ just like how he had favour on useless David, today God is having favour on useless people like you and me who are fit for nothing. The first one is I will make with them a covenant of peace and number two God says ‘I will make them a blessing’ why did he choose me to be a vessel of mercy I don't know. The brothers of David were supposed to be very amazing in personality and in every physical resort they were supposed to be amazing but why David found favour in the sight of God, nobody knows. Unworthy people like me, then why did you have mercy on me, why did you make me a vessel of mercy? I don't know, thank you, Lord. I will never forget this grace. If God gave you a beautiful voice remember did you deserve it? If God has given you the ability to give a message do you deserve it? What did we do? We only rebelled against him. If God has not chosen you won’t be here in this place, you may be a believer but you won't be here, you're need not do anything, just keep on thanking him Lord thank you for your mercy, thank you for your love, thank you Lord for making me a vessel of mercy, thank God I am not a vessel of wrath, thank you Lord that you created me with a purpose, thank you, Lord, you're going to just keep on thanking him and you'll find you're a blessing, blessing, blessing, blessing because somebody is making you a blessing, that's His job. No matter what B117 comes, let anything come, how many sevens let it come but He will make me a blessing.
But look at these three things which are going to happen to His redeemed, in the year of the redeemed, number one you will be under the covenant of peace, number two you will be made a blessing, number three there will be showers of blessings. If it was showers of water then you will be fully drenched and if you are going to always be under showers, only water will be coming out of your body and your clothes and your hair and every part of your system with any other shower, you are sure to catch a cold and finally, you'll get pneumonia and so many things if you're going to be continuously under any other showers. But if you are going to be under the showers of a blessing then the virus will also disappear, pneumonia will disappear, your heart problem will disappear, kidney problem will disappear, your financial problem will disappear, your family problem will disappear, the children problem will disappear, Satan’s power will break because Satan doesn't like this shower. The moment you go under the showers, he will run away, just like some people who don't like water. The devil doesn't like these types of showers. The best place to live today which God has offered to you vessel of mercy is to live under the showers of blessings. When confusion, fear, turmoil, depression, failure, sickness and evil, when all these things are pressing the people of the world and suffocating their lives and making lives miserable, God’s redeemed will come under all these blessings. Therefore forget about your past, the world will say 2021 is very bad but the truth is 2021 is going to be very good because this is the year of Divine Revelation.
Hosea 14:5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. When God’s redemption power operates, you will grow as the lily and you shall cast forth your roots as Lebanon, notice the verse, your roots will spread like Lebanon. God says you are beautiful, what type of beauty are you? Your beauty shall be as the olive tree! Don’t worry, you will be taught on everything. Now our job is to surrender ourselves to the Lord so that He may unfold these parables to us.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, it is not given.
Jesus was speaking to the people who were coming to him to listen to the message, those who have left the jobs, who left the family, who were willing to sit down in the open road, not on chairs, they were willing to sacrifice so many things, they followed him but He's speaking to them in parables. There was no lunch, no guarantee for cool drinks, no stall will be there, nothing will be, they have to come just like that and what will be available where Jesus will walk, whether it will be in the wilderness or whether it will be by the seashore nobody will know they have to just follow him, but yet they followed him and He's speaking to them in parables. But Jesus, the God of mercy and compassion and love was speaking to them in parables and said unto them because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven but to them, it is not given. Be serious when it comes to God. Be humble, be careful about your mouth; be careful about your thoughts. You are nothing. It’s just His Grace.