We are about to cross over into the year 2020, so I am saying a big, “Heads Up!” for this New Year, because I believe we are about to enter into an amazing time in history.
Let’s begin with a “word” from, Coffee With Jesus by Lana Vawser.
Wisdom and insight from a classic
Then, we will continue in one of my favorite allegories with excerpts from the Christian Classic, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
As old as it is, I think you will see how timeless it’s message really is–and so appropriate for where we are headed!
Finally, we will finish up with Lana Vawser’s recent “prophetic word” for our coming New Year.
(Just clink the link below to go to her website.)
By the way, if you haven’t read her latest book, The Prophetic Voice of God, I recommend it highly!
I’ve just finished it, and it answered many questions I’ve had for a long time about the prophetic.
(I wasn’t raised with prophetic-teaching so I’m running to catch up!)
This book will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s voice, and the variety of ways He speaks to us–dreams, visions, symbols, repetition, etc.
If anyone has been given ears to hear, he’d better listen! Revelation 13:9 TPT
Pilgrim’s Progress: The Enchanted Ground
I saw then in my dream, that they went till they came into a certain country, whose air naturally tended to make one drowsy, if he came a stranger into it. And here Hopeful began to be very dull and heavy of sleep; wherefore he said unto Christian, I do now begin to grow so drowsy that I can scarcely hold up mine eyes, let us lie down here and take one nap.
Christian: By no means, said the other, lest sleeping, we never awake more.
Hopeful: Why, my brother? Sleep is sweet to the laboring man; we may be refreshed if we take a nap.
Christian: Do you not remember that one of the Shepherds bid us beware of the Enchanted Ground? He meant by that that we should beware of sleeping; “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober.”
Hopeful: I acknowledge myself in a fault, and had I been here alone I had by sleeping run the danger of death. I see it is true that the wise man says: Two are better than one. Hitherto hath thy company been my mercy, and thou shalt have a good reward for thy labor.
Christian: Now then, said Christian, to prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.
Hopeful: With all my heart, said the other.
Christian: Where shall we begin?
Hopeful: Where God began with us. But do you begin, if you please.
Christian: I will sing you first this song:
When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together:
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep ope their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Beulah Land
Now I saw in my dream, that by this time the pilgrims were got over the Enchanted Ground, and entering into the country of Beulah, whose air was very sweet and pleasant: the way lying directly through it, they enjoyed themselves there for a season.
Yea, here they heard continually the singing of birds and saw every day the flowers appear on the earth, and heard the voice of the turtle in the land. In this country the sun shineth night and day; wherefore this was beyond the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and also out of the reach of Giant Despair; neither could they from this place so much as see Doubting Castle.
Here they were within sight of the City they were going to; also here met them some of the inhabitants thereof; for in this land the Shining Ones commonly walked, because it was upon the borders of heaven. Here they had no want of corn and wine; for in this place they met with abundance of what they had sought for in all their pilgrimage. Here they heard voices from out of the City, loud voices, saying, “Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh! Behold, His reward is with Him!” Here all the inhabitants of the country called them “The holy people, and redeemed of the Lord, sought out,” etc.
Link to: Lana Vawser’s New Year Word
I know all that you’ve done. Now I have set before you a wide-open door that none can shut. For I know that you possess only a little power, yet you’ve kept my word and haven’t denied my name. Revelation 3:8 TPT