The Glory of the Lord
Because we experience more than previous generations does not mean that we are greater than they are. In fact, it could be that we are inferior, but the increased glory is revealed because of the increased darkness, just as we see in Isaiah 60:1-3:
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you. And nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
The greater glory comes at the very time of the greater darkness, and it also comes because of it. We also see here that the glory will prevail, and the light will win over the darkness. For this reason, we will see such a rising of the power of the Lord upon His people because we are going to need it.
We all want to see miracles, but very few want to be put in a place where they have to have them. We are entering such a time. The greater prophetic revelation promised in Acts 2 "in the last days" is because we are going to need increased guidance in these times.
Prophetic Authority and Revelation Double
This year we will see prophetic authority and revelation double, but even then, we will have a long way to go before coming to the level of maturity we will need in this ministry for the times we are entering. Under the Old Covenant, there were prophets who knew everything enemy kings were saying even in their most secret places—virtually nothing could be hidden from the prophets. We are in need of such prophets today. Under the Old Covenant, they were shocked when any major event took place that they did not foresee. Today we are still shocked when we foresee a major event, but that will now change.
Regardless of how well we know the Lord's voice now, we need to resolve to know it at least twice as well this coming year. We need to pursue hearing Him speak to us in many more ways and about many more things than we have been open to in the past. The times that we are entering are going to help us in this pursuit. As 1 Corinthians 14:1 exhorts:
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
As we are told in 1 Thessalonians 5:5-11:
We are sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night, nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
Resolve that this year you are going to get closer to the Lord than ever before, and know His voice at least twice as good as ever before. We are going to need it.
Rick Joyner MorningStar Ministries