It happens every New Year. Many preachers giving promises of peace and prosperity from the pulpit. First of all let me say that sometimes God does send prophetic proclamations of good news to His people, but not every year.
There are many preachers out there who make the same promise
“This is your year!”
“This is your season!”
But, the prophets in the bible didn’t always deliver good
news. In fact, many times they were tasked with warning the people of what was
to come. God is loving enough to not let His people be caught off guard without
But, beware of preachers who deliver only good news.
Promising prosperity and good news every year plays on the
emotions and hopes of those who God has entrusted to watch over their souls.
Through this many preach through their flesh whether than
God’s Spirit. Some to feed their egos. Some to keep members engaged. Some to
manipulate money out of the people.
How is EVERY YEAR GOING TO BE YOUR SEASON?
Remember what God told Ezekiel…
Again the word of
the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the children of your
people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the
people of the land take a man from their territory and make him
their watchman, 3 when
he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the
people, 4 then
whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the
sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the
trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who
takes warning will [a]save his life. 6 But if the watchman sees
the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned,
and the sword comes and takes any person from among
them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at
the watchman’s hand.’
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of
Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for
Me. 8 When
I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and
you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall
die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 9 Nevertheless if you warn
the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall
die in his iniquity; but you have [b]delivered your soul.
I pray that God grants you a year of peace and prosperity…but I can’t promise it.