Hello, Dear Friends!
Abundant blessings to you. As we close out 2019 and launch into 2020 and beyond, Janet and I are praying for you to have an incredible new year overflowing with His goodness, which brings divine increase in every area of your life. We set our hearts in faith with you, according to the word of God, that you will see above and beyond in 2020 and the years following. We know our Father has no limitations. He can and will do all He has purposed and fashioned for your life. His word is powerfully alive and active, and it’s filled with life promises we can stand on.
Janet and I are also praying your 2020 and beyond are filled with God’s majestic splendor. Psalm 8:1 says, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens” (AMP). David wrote this psalm to direct our thinking toward God’s greatness. The words glorious, majestic, and excellent describe the Lord’s great work of creation. The starry heaven displays God’s majesty. His creation of the heavens in awesome splendor reveals His mighty power, order, beauty, wisdom, excellence, and vastness.
Now, God is displaying His glory and majesty in and through our lives. This is what we mean when we pray your 2020 and beyond will be filled with God’s Majestic Splendor. We pray that your days will be filled and overflowing with God’s wisdom, beauty, vastness, mighty power, and goodness. This is how God displays his majestic splendor in our lives.
God has given us such a great work to do for Him and, of course, by His power—to make known the blessings of redemption to those who don’t yet know Him or who have not yet understood His majestic splendor. Information isn’t revelation. A limited view of the majesty of God causes so many to live in a place of lost hope and expectation. A limited understanding of the word causes us to live in a limited mindset. Without realizing it, we set the Lord into our frame of thinking. This results in limited living, instead of the above and beyond He intends for us.
We need Him to fill our hearts and transform our minds to behold His majestic glory—in ever increasing measure—so that we will no longer filter His promises through the lens of our ability, but will actually break out of our limitations and fears. As believers, our confidence and comfort is rooted in our view of God and our revelation knowledge of His redemptive promises to us in the new covenant. His victory on the cross not only sealed the new covenant, but also gave us access to His majestic realm and enabled us to experientially know Him as the glorious and mighty one. This is why we can believe that your 2020 and beyond will be filled with His remarkable presence and works.
Maybe you are standing on a promise that hasn’t fully manifested. Or maybe, as you look around at our present-day culture, you become anxious and, at times, falter in your confidence about what the future holds for your life, family, and the nation. In this, I am even more thoroughly convinced of the call the Lord has placed in our care. We have been given a great work in our time, and it will impact many, even in the coming generations. The great commission hasn’t changed—“Go and make disciples….” In fact, on the break of this new decade, this call rings even louder and stronger.
People both inside and outside the church need to know the majestic splendor of God’s glory. Scripture reveals to us a Father who is working out His perfect will, whose purposes can never be prevented. Our confidence and faith in Him will only be as big as our revelation of His majesty. A true view of God’s majesty will empower us to live like our Savior:
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3 NKJV).
Jesus is the perfect and complete image, character, and representation of all the glorious attributes, excellencies, and perfections of the Father: “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9 KJV).
More and More, I share with great conviction the need for knowing and living out of our redemptive blessing, which is made available to us by our precious Lord Jesus. The Holy Spirit is now bringing forth an awakening in the hearts of many, opening their eyes to be able to see His majesty. As we behold Him, we are transformed from glory to glory. Nothing is more powerful than the alive and active word of God in our lives.
The great need of our day and land cannot be met by natural means, even though so many try to make it seem that way. As we enter an election year, grand promises of peace seek to draw in hungry hearts. We need to be mindful of these things, but we also need to remember a truth that transcends political and natural solutions. The answer to our current turmoil will not be found in the promises of people, but in the promises of God. The breakthrough and life that so many are seeking, the solution to the problems they face, will be only found as they behold the one who came on that starry night, while all the host of heaven watched in amazement:
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”(Luke 2:9–14 NKJV).
Jesus is the light of the world! We must hold fast the confession our hope, without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (see Heb. 10:23). We must shine our lights brightly, no matter how dark the world seems.
Over the years, through this ministry, you and I have had an impact on hundreds of thousands of people. As we enter 2020 we believe the Lord has great things in store for Stand Firm World Ministries in 2020 and beyond. Your Monthly partnership enables us to move forward in the work the Lord has for us. We are equipping and empowering people—through the revelation of the word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit—to be a generation who lives out of the fullness of God’s promises. We are messengers of the new covenant in word and deed by the grace and power of the Lord. We are training up a company of believers who will have a significant impact in their sphere of influence.
This is a time of increase in what the Lord has called you to do. You are a light and beacon of hope to those in darkness around you. You are a blazing lamp, a brilliant beacon of God’s glory, shining to reveal salvation to the eyes of the nations. Janet and I are so grateful for you and the blessing you are. We have had a great year here at Stand Firm World Ministries, which you have made possible through your support. As you know, our one focus in all we do is the presence of the Lord. In His presence, people are forever changed. Thank you for being part of this with us! As you enable us to do all we are doing, the presence of the Lord and His word are transforming lives.
We are believing for an even a greater year in 2020 and beyond, and I would like to ask you to believe with us, both for SFWM and for your life.
Thank you so much!
We love you and are grateful for you!
Keith & Janet