Updated: Dec 17, 2019
There will never be any one thing that any one person will ever face in this life where Jesus isn’t the answer.
Because of this, I believe that one of the things that we will see happen this coming year is the return to the proclamation of Christ.
Sometimes I believe we are more fascinated by our cleverness and one liners than we are with the testimony of God.
If Jesus is indeed the answer to every problem, then it’s Jesus that we need to preach.
In other words, we need the Gospel again.
Only the good news of the Gospel brings healing, deliverance, and restoration.
Not only that, faith only comes from the hearing of these glad tidings of great joy.
Because we will again hear an oration saturated with the testimony of God, our faith will not rest upon the wisdom and ingenuity of man, but on the power of God.
Indeed, I see the attitude of Paul returning to the church again — an attitude that refused to know anything but Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Paul didn’t rely on the superiority of his speech or on his ability to string together a bunch of words that would captivate the people to preach Christ. Rather, his preaching was the demonstration of what God could do with a transformed man who once persecuted the Church.
In other words, his preaching was laced with his personal testimony of how the power of God
Indeed, the cleverness of man will be replaced by the wisdom and testimony of God.
This is why I believe that Jesus is about to become the most famous person in church again.
Jesus is the wisdom and power of God (see 1 Corinthians 1:24).
He is the answer.
I believe that the more we proclaim Him, both who He is and what He has done, the more we are going to see a genuine move of God.
Make no mistake… I believe with all of my heart that we are about to see a true, authentic Jesus movement.
Our job is to proclaim Him. His job is to testify to the word of His grace (see Acts 14:3).
We must begin to lift high the name of Jesus.
We must make the cross of Christ and His resurrection the centerpiece.
We must make the Gospel the point again.
As a result, I believe that this coming year will be a year of evangelism.
I believe we are going to see those both inside and outside of the church experience the salvation of the Lord.
They will be overcome by the kindness of God.
I believe that when the church begins to proclaim Christ and Christ alone again, we will see an increase in signs and wonders; however, it will be Jesus who is cherished.
Dear reader, I feel deep down in my spirit that we are on the verge of seeing entire cities rejoicing over what Jesus is getting ready to do.
I also see that the return to preaching the pure Gospel will expose the counterfeits to the Gospel.
I see hypocrisy, pride, arrogance, selfish ambition, and the like coming to the light.
I see both individual and corporate repentances.
I see a divine return to what matters most and the forsaking of what does not.
Jesus is getting ready to take His rightful place among and in His people.
Oh how I see genuine hunger for the Lord increasing again.
Oh how I see authentic and burning hearts rising up.
And oh how I see such an intolerance for that which is phony.
We desperately need this to happen.
We need to be overwhelmed by the Gospel again.
Even those of us who have experienced the salvation of the Lord, we need to hear the good news again.
We need to come into contact with the God of our salvation.
I also believe that God is about to become real to us all over again.
Although I believe we can expect to have new experiences with God, they will carry the same feelings that accompanied the first time He became real.
I don’t know about you, but I want that… I need that.
I need my internal knowing to dominate my external circumstances.
I believe it’s going to happen this year.
The more we preach Christ corporately and the more we seek Him privately, the more real He’s going to become.
- Brian Connolly, Faith Like Birds Ministries