Let the Star of Bethlehem Shine Through You in 2018!
Jo Ellen Stevens
December 21, 2017
Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.” After hearing the king, they went their way; and behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them continually leading the way until it came and stood over the place where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy,” Matthew 2:8-10 (AMP).
This is our Commission!
A couple of years ago, God gave me a Word out of Song Of Solomon and said to me, “This is your commission.”
“How does the man you love differ from any other, you most beautiful of women? How does the man you love differ from any other, that you should give us this charge?” Song of Solomon 5:9 (CJB)
Point them to the King of kings!
As I drove back to town tonight, conversing with the LORD, He reminded me of this commission and said, “2018 will be a new beginning and a time that I AM calling My people to let the star of Bethlehem shine through them and draw men and women to the Christ who was born in Bethlehem so many years ago!
They must continue to lead those who are seeking THE KING.
Until they stand over Him and proclaim “This is He who their soul is seeking!”
Until they understand why their Lover differs from all of their other Lovers!
Until they point to Him and Him only!
They must let the Star of Bethlehem shine through them!
This is the year that they will point all who seek Him to the Beautiful King Of Kings!”
When jesus was born in that manger he brought heaven to earth!
Jesus told His disciples that if you seen Him, that you have seen the Father!
He came to be a reflection of who the Father was! Not just in Word but in deed!
He demonstrated what and who the Father and His Kingdom was all about!
He demonstrated that His Father was all about Love, all about His children being whole and well and all about the glories of His Kingdom!
In this since He was a total reflection, pointing depraved man to His glorious heavenly Father!
I declare to you today that God is saying “If you do not reflect who I AM this year, you will not be able to be a part of the move of God that is about to hit the earth!”
Jesus did not come to condemn and neither have you!
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved,” John 3:17.
This was Jesus’ commission, to save the world, not to condemn it!
He was focused of pointing people through His words and actions, to the Father!
He was going to show them the Glory that the Father had and then asked them to let this glory and word abide in them also!
He reflected the Father perfectly, and now He is asking us in this year to reflect the Son and show them, why our Lover is greater than all the other Lovers in the world that vie for their affection and adoration!
Let all you do reflect who he is this year!
I thought about this the other night as I was laying looking at a mess that I needed to take care of.
I thought “Lord, would you approve of that?” He actually said to me “No, it doesn’t reflect Heaven!”
He began to show me how King Solomon’s Kingdom reflected heaven so much that it took The queen of Sheba’s breath away!
“And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her,” 1 Kings 10:4-5.
This year of 2018, God will be calling us up Higher, not so that “OUR MINISTRY CAN PROSPER” but so that, His Kingdom will be seen in the earth through us!
He is calling us to higher standards than He ever has before, not so that we won’t go to hell, but so that He can use us as a reflection of His Kingdom, no matter what part of our life it is.
He wants us to reflect His Kingdom so much that people will be awed by the very beauty of it!
They will want the lover of your Soul, because they can no longer resist Him because of what they have seen Him do in and through you!
“Whatsoever thy hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go,” Ecclesiastes 9:10.
I heard the LORD say, “This is the year to clean up your messes that you have made through disobedience and negligence and begin to reflect My Kingdom in all areas of your life!
Let the Bright and Morning Star shine through you, in all that you do, both in the natural and the Spiritual!
Let Your light reflect all of the glories of My Kingdom!
Let it point to me as you go on your journey as the Wise Men went until that star rested over the Christ Child!
So let the star that is in you shine until it rests and points others to their savor and king!
It is time to make My Name famous! It is time for all you do to shine!”
Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.
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