Welcome Word For The Year 2022

From: The Lead Pastor, Light Arena Ministry

To: Light Arena’s Family and Believers

Subject: Welcome Word For The Year 2022

Introduction:

Greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Congratulations to us all for this great privilege given to us by God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to see this New Year 2022. Halleluyah! Glory to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I, on behalf of all of us in Light Arena ministry appreciate God. The Father of grace, who by His infinite mercies and grace saw us through the year 2021. You will agree with me that a lot did happen. Only those who were affected knew what I am talking about. The Covid and after covid effect, health, financial and other challenges came with the year 2021 but in all we are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us.

The Joy of all these is that for us, the Lord saw us through. And we can say just like King David in Psalms 124: 1-8; If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

6 ¶ Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Praise the Lord holy brethren!  Let me hear your voice of thanksgiving to the Lord for the next 2minutes. Amen.

The Year 2022 is here

This is the year 2022. We need to have the full knowledge of what the Lord has packaged in the year for us. David said – Psalms 65:1 – Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. Ps 68:19 -Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.

What is the main lesson to us from the above scriptures? It tells us that God is very good and kind for His grace and mercies towards us. We are His people and He loves us so much that He can never un-love us forever more. This means that God wants the best for us – David repeated this verse of Psalms 106:1 in many other chapters of His song that “Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Year 2022 is a Good Year

Please know that this year is already made good for us. We must have this knowledge and believe it. We must also carry ourselves all through the year with this understanding. It is not our prayer that will make the year good, not our fasting. God never made what is bad – Eccl 3:14 says “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it….” It is our knowledge and faith in God that will make us experience a good year.

Listen to this truth beloveds, fasting and prayer do not move God, it can only move man to position himself to receive of what the Lord has already done. Thinking it is fasting that make things happen simply implies that God never did anything before now and that invariably means God has not completed all things as said in John 19:30 and Colossians 2:10.

If you truly believe God has done all things through Christ and that you’re complete in Christ Jesus, It is that faith that will position you to enjoying all the good things God has in store for us in year 2022 through Christ. Remember Mark 9:23? “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believeth, all things are possible to him that believeth” This is supported by Mark 11:22-24 – 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And in John 11:40 – Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? There you have it crystal clear! Faith is our module for receiving, period!

To enjoy the best of the year 2022,  I dare you to stay with the knowledge of the truth – John 8:32 – Jesus said – “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Col 2:4 says – And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. And verse 8 says – Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

We must in 2022 beware and be careful of the philosophies of men as we stay focused on the word of Christ and the New Testament realities, because we are made after the New Testament blood and life.

Do not worry, do not fear in the year 2022, you are covered in Christ Jesus. Expect the best, think the best and see the best coming your way. This does not mean things may not look awkward at any time of the year. That is simply the attacks of the devil, but be of good cheer, you are already an overcomer in Christ Jesus. So rejoce!

Truly, God has given us a good and blessed year 2022, despite that fact that devil has his ugly plans for the same yea;r but we will not and can never be victims of any of such evil activities in Jesus name. Can I hear your resounding Amen?

The Instruments of our Victory in the year 2022 are very sure:

  1. Our knowledge of Christ Jesus and His finished work as applicable to us and our Christian activities – Col 3:16 says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
  2. Faith in the same is very important. Believe in what Christ has done. There is nothing He will do today that has not been done some thousands of years back. All we need to do today is to by knowledge and sound faith walk in this grace. Gal 5:6 says “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.”
  3. Confession of the finished work of Christ for us – Philemon 1:6 – That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (KJV). Speak it daily and all through the day. That is how to redeem the day – Ephesians 5:16 – Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Keep saying it. That is what your prayer is all about. Not shouting, crying or sowing of money or any material thing, but rather,believing and speaking what you have believed – Mark 11:22-24 – And Jesus, answering, said to them, Have God’s faith. 23 Truly I say to you, Whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and be put into the sea; and has no doubt in his heart, but has faith that what he says will come about, he will have his desire. 24 For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it.(Basic Bible English)

Even when it does not look like it’s working, please this yea believe the word of God and keep confessing it. I can tell you of a truth that all will soon come to physical manifestations to the glory of God in Jesus name. Acts 19:20 says – “So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.” The more you saturate your situation with the Word of God, the more you prevail. Glory!!!!

The emphasis here is Faith! See 1 John 5:4-5 – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? Faith is the life wire of every believer and that faith works by love!

Faith Working By Love…

What makes your faith active and alive is love! Your faith must go beyond words to actions of love. We must show our love to God this year 2022. We must show our love to all of humanity in this year 2022.  Gal 5:6 says; For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Apostle John said – We love him, because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19 (KJV). This year 2022, let us show our love to God through giving. Do not wait for anyone to sweet talk you into giving before you give in the name of giving and receiving. People rarely give for love. That is why we don’t give in this ministry to receive from God because we already have all things given to us by the finished work of Christ. We simply give because we love him!

As much as we know that He rewards our labor of love which includes our giving to support the work of God in Christ Jesus on earth and giving to the poor, that is still not our motivation. Our motivation is love! Yes, we know that God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. (Hebrews 6:10) Yet our motivation is love.

So this year, let us ensure to care for people around us especially those of the household of faith. That is the major evidence that we love God. Giving big amount of money in the Church while people around you are suffering is not an evidence that you love God. Apostle John said – If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? – 1 John 4:20.

Hence, we must care about the people around us to the extent that you will pray them to salvation to as many that are not saved. Love them to the extent of preaching Christ to them so that they also can have the life of Christ that you have. Love them to meet their needs. Acts 20:35 – I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Be a giver in year 2020. Never withhold back!

I pray for you that in this year 2022, you shall experience the true blessing of the Lord in Christ Jesus. It will speak for you in your business, Job, career, marriage, family and so on in Jesus’ name. That blessing of the Lord that makes rich and add no sorrow to it as recorded in proverbs 10:22 is all yours in Jesus name.  Amen.

In conclusion

This year is to you whatsoever you call it. So what are you calling it? It is possible God have spoken to you what this year will be to you. That is great and awesome. This means you have a good relationship with Him to the extent of hearing directly from Him.

I know some are still struggling with hearing God’s voice. But the truth is this, you can still grow to hear Him, it all depends on your thirst and readiness. Actually this will be a major area of our teachings this year on how to hear from God. We all need to grow up to that level this year in Jesus name. All the same, feel free to call this year by any good name you deem fit and as you call that name by faith, you will definitely see the year answer to that name in Jesus name.  

For me, it is my year of great advancement, achievements and accomplishments in all areas of my life and ministry in Jesus name. What about you?

For us as a ministry, it is our year of Exceeding Growth! Our focus this year is to grow stronger and deeper in the knowledge of Christ. If we can be able to get there, all things will naturally fall in place by the resultant faith from such growth.

I pray for you in Jesus name that this year; no evil shall befall you in Jesus name. No weapon formed against you and your household, job or business shall succeed in Jesus name. Whatever you lay your hands to do by the reason of the mercies, grace and the anointing of Christ upon you as a believer, shall prosper in Jesus name. It is your year to flourish, your year of greater exploits financially and materially and in faith in Jesus name. This year, your knowledge of Christ shall grow deeper and stronger in Jesus name. Your love for Christ will exceedingly grow in Jesus name.

I welcome us all to our good year in Jesus mighty name.

Congratulations and stay forever blessed in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.

Amen.

Your in His Love and vineyard,

Pastor Olatunde Stephen Bakare.

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