February - Faith 2020
What does 2020 hold for the Church? For us? For our families and for nations? 2020 is the year for the Church to believe God for unprecedented miracles and expansion. It is something much bigger than we can produce on our own. It is exceedingly, abundantly above what we can do naturally. In the world, it is a time of great darkness, but we believe the Church will shine brighter than ever before. Now is our opportunity to believe the Word God has spoken, to take our position in Christ, then stand and see the salvation of the Lord.
When Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, He reprimanded them for their unbelief. There were no “Welcome Back” signs and they were either hiding or had gone back fishing. Mark 16:14 says Jesus upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. The Message Bible says, “He took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief.” Other words for upbraid are: reprimand, scold, tongue-lash, chew out, chastise, lecture and reproach. Jesus hates unbelief! He is looking for believers in 2020!
Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 2 Chronicles 20:20
King Jehoshaphat was surrounded by three armies and was about to be destroyed. The way this battle was won is a pattern for us found in 2 Chronicles 20. The king called all of Judah together to look to God for help. When they fasted and presented their case to God, they stood before the Lord together with their families. The Spirit of God spoke through the prophet to be not afraid, to take their positions, stand still and see God’s salvation. Because the people believed that word, they bowed down to worship God, then stood up and began to praise loudly.
The king reminded them to believe what God had said. Then he gave them the unusual battle strategy to position the choir first, before the strong warriors and their weapons. So, the singers put on their priestly garments of praise and went out to face three enemy armies singing, “Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.” One translation says, “Give thanks to Yahweh, for his loyal love is everlasting!”
Every time someone moves out in faith, believing God for the impossible, get ready for all of heaven and even angels to move! Lilian B. Yeomans said, “God has tied Himself irrevocably to human cooperation in the execution of Divine purposes. He has made man’s faith a determining factor in the work of redemption.” It’s time to believe God for the supernatural!
Can you imagine Judah’s amazement as King Jehoshaphat watched angel armies come from heaven? As a result, the enemy armies killed each other and it took three days to gather the spoil, the abundant possessions and wealth of the enemies. God turned what seemed like destruction into great peace and prosperity. They spent the fourth day thanking God and named that place, “The Valley of Blessing!”
These are some other examples of those who saw miracles as they believed God. When Mary believed the message from the angel, she became the mother of Jesus. When the early Church was being persecuted, they prayed, and God shook the place where they were. Instead of quitting, the church multiplied, and they increased in boldness. When Paul and Silas were in prison, they prayed and sang praises until God shook that place and saved the jailer and his entire family!
Our part is to believe God and God’s part is to do miracles. Never remove God from your faith formula. Just because you know how faith works doesn’t mean you know how God will do your miracle. Let God be God. Believing is the attitude of faith and speaking is the action of faith. Believing what God has said is essential to our faith working.
2020 is the year of increased revelation knowledge - 20/20 Vision! If you can grow in revelation knowledge, you can grow in faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 says, “...your faith groweth exceedingly.” The kingdom of God operates by the law of faith and governs what you receive from God, so exercise your faith and it will grow exceedingly. Your mountain needs to hear your voice. Faith will not prevent all mountains, but it will move them!
2020 is the year to not hold back anything God has told you to do. If you don’t hold back, God won’t hold back! Acts 20:20 in the Passion Translation says, “...I’ve not held anything back from you that would help you grow.” Whatever vision, whatever assignment, calling or dream God has put in your heart, do not hold back. God will work with you to do everything He has promised. God will not hold back finances or His ability and grace. He will confirm His Word with signs following.
2020 MHM MISSIONS
2020 is a year Mark Hankins Ministries and all our partners press forward to the mark of the high calling of God. This year we want to translate books into more languages and teach through every possible means of communication. Our desire is to target unreached people who have never heard the messages of faith, the authority of the believer and the work and the person of the Holy Spirit. We will hold International Leadership Conferences equipping pastors and leaders and putting our books in their languages, in their hands. When you bless a pastor, you bless a church. When you bless a church, you bless a city. When you bless a city, you bless a nation!
MHM Missions’ destinations for 2020 are: Papua New Guinea, Ukraine, Albania, Greece, Croatia, Kenya, Nigeria, Colombia and Brazil. Thank you, our partners, for helping send us to train and equip pastors and leaders in these nations! The Holy Spirit is raining on these fields now and we know these doors are open now. The time is now to be busy doing what Jesus has given us to do - TOGETHER! What happens NEXT depends on what happens NOW! Let’s gather souls and gather up the “spoil” together! We believe the blessing of partnership is this: “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
This month we want to offer you a brand new 3 cd set Faith 2020 and our book Faith Opens the Door to the Supernatural for your offering of $20 or more. We believe these resources will strengthen your faith as you begin this new year and you will receive EVERYTHING GOD HAS FOR YOU THIS YEAR!!!
Mark and Trina