Heated political landscapes complicated by COVID-19 is causing many people to deny themselves the memories of painful experiences encountered during 2020. Amid great despair and the unraveling of unprecedented events you must refuse permission for sorrow and the fear of the unknown to rob you of your kingdom inheritance. There is purpose in pain. As we enter the early beginnings of a new year, I challenge you not to forsake the divine foundations of previous years because of pockets of crushing trials. Allow for me to prophetically remind you that we are in the Hebraic decade, “Peh”, which means mouth. Each year within the decade of the mouth contains prophetic purpose embedded within them. The year of 2021 is the year of the “teeth”. As Kingdom citizens we must be strategic to connect the dots of each year to create and maintain the prophetic continuum of Abba. I am not a fan of New Year’s colloquialisms. However, I do understand that the intentions of these New Year’s catch phrases have the responsibility to center God’s people to achieve heaven’s agenda. This annual tradition of focusing God’s people is not without biblical strength. Psalms 122:1 speaks of the men and leaders who were heads of households that took an annual pilgrimage to hear what God would say to the nation regarding the upcoming year. It was these men’s responsibility to guide their communities and families with the direction that God had provided.
Connect the Dots
The decade of the mouth from 2020-2029 is a segue era. This era is the decade to balance decrees with discipline of the mouth. What a person desires to put in their mouth has always dictated their seasons. How this decade is managed will set you up for the rest of your life. It is important that you rightfully manage pain and pressure points in your life. The great stock market crash of 1929 was the precursor to one of the greatest pivot points in American history. Years following the stock market crash were known as the “dirty 30’s” and the dust bowl era further contributed to the derailment of the American economy. Millions of Americans migrated from dust bowl states and became prisoners within their own nation. The Successive years (1930’s) that followed the stock market crash induced the Golden Age of Radio and the Golden Age of Hollywood. Why is this important to know? Because we underestimate the strategic plans of God and how he chooses to advance a nation(s). Each preceding decade is a building block for the next dispensation of time. God’s Word is complete with prophetic forecasts that extends for generations. According to Psalm 102:18, we make decisions TODAY for generations that are yet to be born. God says the decisions that are made or not made in these moments will chart the course of your bloodlines far beyond the decade of the 20’s. Like Abraham, God is charging you to CONNECT the dots between generations that will secure the promises of God. During this dispensation of time a new level of creativity is being released, strength like an ox for endurance, and the introduction of new leadership in all sectors of the nation.
Stop resetting each new year of your life and instead RECALL the goodness of the Lord. Bring Him into remembrance of His promises towards you. Egypt fell into captivity partly because there was no one left to remind the Israelites of who God was and no one bold enough to remind Egypt how big Jehovah-God is. Rather than RESET each year, CONNECT to kingdom relationships that expand your vision. Dismissing the previous seasons of life’s curriculum DISCONNECTS you from your future potential. Each year we disrupt solid foundations by wiping the slate completely clean. Understand, life’s “credits” are transferrable to the future. Daniel retrieved a prophetic promise from an archive of writings that released the Israelites out of Babylonian captivity earlier than expected. Lamentations 3:23 tells us that God’s mercies are NEW EVERY DAY. Although God’s mercies are new every day, His plans towards you remain the same. God says that He never positions us to start from ground zero every year. God’s plans are embedded into generations, people groups, ethnicities, communities, and leadership. What you did last year(s) and what you overcame last year(s) is relevant THIS year! I admonish you on today to recover your dreams, visions, and prophetic destiny from the archives of the previous years that are holding them captive.
RECALL, RECONNECT, RECOVER.
Prophet LaTonya Smith