“THE 2017 BLESSING” by Karen A Roth
Each year, God gives us a distinct word to use as a filter for deepening our perception and understanding of spiritual things. The word becomes a lens to intensify our awareness of God’s blessing upon us—influencing our thoughts or beliefs.
But this year, God built upon the three previous words. It’s a work in progress. We sense something happening in 2017 and desire to participate.
= 2014 ~ GET READY!
“Get Ready!”— “It’s time to put God’s House in order!” When I asked how, God spoke: “Pray for the awakening of the Spiritual Tabernacle of God in the Earth!” … adding, “you will be part of what’s happening, even though you are hidden in the House of God and no one may ever know.”
In the beginning, God’s voice called us into being and gave us purpose. When we breathed our first breath, we activated our natural body to the Age. But when we PRAY, we activate the Divine in us—we ‘Get Ready!’
There’s a long history behind ‘Get Ready!’ 2000 years ago, the Romans had jurisdiction over Israel—even built Herod’s temple. In the year ---3, an angel stood in the temple next to the altar of incense, and while Zachariah PRAYED, he said: “Fear not, Zachariah: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” John’s ministry was ‘Get Ready’—“PREPARING the way of the Lord.”
Jesus spoke, “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He is the Tabernacle/Temple. Those in Christ are part of what’s happening. They ‘Get Ready!’ … and each step of the four-step process perfects their purpose in God’s Tabernacle.
= 2015 ~ SURRENDER
“Surrender” ~ It’s our connector to what’s happening supernaturally. When it seemed humanly impossible to do, God made a ‘this is that’ statement, saying, “instead of looking at it as surrendering to the ‘will’ of God,’ see it like it really is: surrendering to the ‘love’ of God.” God wants the best for us and when we accept it—we surrender.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall ‘FIND REST’ unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ~ MATTHEW 11:29-30
The ‘yoke’ is the Ark of the Testimony. It was carried on the shoulders of the priesthood. We likewise, ‘walk the talk’ if we become yoked/surrendered to the Word of God. We cease from our own works—we stop trying to be good enough, smart enough, spiritual enough, etc., and rest in the Word of His power.
The apostle Paul wrote, “And (God) said unto me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” What is the power of Christ? It’s being yoked to him—sheltered, empowered, preserved, forgiven, protected, inspired, healed, etc., and because the temple rests upon us—the power of Christ dwells within.
Surrender changes our attitudes and feelings—repositioning us to experience the full power of Christ. If we ‘find rest’ in the Tabernacle of God, then we’ll feel the confidence to fulfill our purpose in the House.
= 2016 ~ ABSOLUTE
“Absolute” —free from resistance; —perfectly embodying the nature of Christ; —passionate pursuit towards fulfilling purpose.
God uses our experiences or trials to make us more effective, absolute and passionate in fulfilling our purpose. Joseph was in a pit/prison before becoming governor of Egypt. Jesus was driven into the wilderness before He began His ministry.
Each trial offers the opportunity to become more surrendered—and more absolute in fulfilling our purpose. The apostle John wrote, “Jesus learned ‘obedience’ by the things he ‘suffered.’” Or we could say, “He learned to ‘surrender’ to the purpose of God by the things He ‘experienced.’”
When the time came for Jesus to fulfill His purpose … “He steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.” Nothing could defer Him—He was absolutely committed. Are we absolute? Have we set our face towards fulfilling our purpose?
= WHAT IS THE WHIRLWIND OF GOD?
God spoke: “Are you ready?—the whirlwind is coming!” I was concerned about what happens in the whirlwind, but God said—it’s the release of Divine Power. We should want to experience the ‘whirlwind.’
The ‘whirlwind’ is how God communicates and accomplishes His purpose through us. “Elijah went up by a ‘whirlwind’ into heaven.” The ‘chariot of fire’ portrayed the ‘whirlwind’ in action through Elijah. John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah. He had a ministry of ‘Get Ready,’ or, as the angel prophesied—preparing the way for the coming Christ. Like Elijah and John the Baptist, God also called us to ‘Get Ready!’
In a dream, I saw Dr. Mark Hanby pray and a ramp appeared in the church, creating the opportunity to walk into an upper room. He turned the ‘wheel’ again and caused a shifting. As the people fell to their knees to worship God, the Shekinah Glory filled the space—and all walls vanished.
If in the dream, ‘wheel’ is God’s power and initiatives in action—then, God empowers us as ‘mobiles’ in this Age. We’ve come of Age. God gave us ‘wheels’ to participate in the outworking of His Spiritual Tabernacle in the earth!
= 2017 ~ THE ABUNDANCE OF EVERYTHING
2017 BLESSING: “Moreover, all My blessings shall line-up for you, to fulfill your purpose and satisfy your needs, to make you complete, protected and empowered. I call My purpose over your heart and soul … and it will be a sign and a wonder in you and in your descendants forever. Because you surrender to My love with joy and gladness of heart, you shall move in the realm of the whirlwind—The Abundance of Everything.” ~ PROPHECY
‘The Abundance of Everything’ are blessings in every area, realm or dimension of life. God pitched His tent over us and everything we need is already in us. King David wrote, “How abundant are the good things that You have stored up for those who fear You … those who take refuge in You. In the shelter of Your Presence You hide them … You keep them safe in Your dwelling.”
The apostle John described it as, “This beginning of miracles Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory.” Glory manifested because Jesus surrendered to the will/love of God. Therefore, everything He spoke or did released the miraculous.
God’s ‘wheels’ are in motion again. We sense something shifting in the earth. It’s beyond anything we’ve ever experienced. The ‘whirlwind’ of power blesses us “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” … and in every realm of our existence.
“Who knows if we’ve come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Are we ready? … Surrendered to God’s love? … Absolute in our commitment to fulfill our portion in the House? … Then we’ll discover that “The Abundance of Everything” is the ‘MEANS’ to fulfill our purpose. “The whole creation is straining on tiptoe to see the sons of God come into their own.”
Karen Roth is the wife of Dr. Roger Roth Sr., and a ministry son of Dr. Mark Hanby. They are the set ministry of a local church in Northeastern Wisconsin, and oversee the Bloodline Network Newsletter. They consider it an honor to work with Dr. Hanby for many years, helping to oversee the ministry of Papa Mark's extended family—"The Father's Heart."