Since the new year 5782 has begun, the prophets have begun to speak what they hear God saying about this new year. I was listening to Hank Kunneman yesterday on Elijah Streams and he spoke about how in 2020 the prophets were all saying, 2 Chronicles 20:20 “They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.” The call of 2020 was to trust the prophets, but Hank went on to say, now in 2021 we are invited to sing, according to 2 Chronicles 20:21 “When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” I love how the word of God aligns with what God is calling us to do. 2021 the year to sing, sing a new song to the Lord, lift up your voice, sing my friends, sing! I agree with Hank on these two things, but I want to add something and show you something that I found as I went deeper into these verses he invited us to look at. For Hank added it all began with a prophecy not a song, but I want to add it didn’t end with a song, it ends with plunder.
2 Chronicles 20:20-25 may be the 5 year blueprint for the church. Not just happening once every year, but is it possible we are going to see this pattern happen every year for five years. Watch this and let me know your thoughts… Verse 20 – prophesy; verse 21 – sing; verse 22 – when they began singing the Lord set ambushes against their enemies; verse 23 – the Lord destroyed their enemies; verse 24 – evidence of the enemies defeat; and verse 25 – plunder, plunder, plunder the enemies camp for three days due to the abundance. When you read all 5 verses together, it makes sense why verse 20 says, Put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established, put your trust in His prophets and you will prosper. It began with a prophecy and it ended with plunder. My friends, hear the word of the Lord and prophesy, then sing, then watch God defeat your enemies and then plunder. Thanks to Hank, I am fired up to go and prophesy with confidence whatever God says, for I know it will end in plunder! Welcome my friends to the new year 5782!