One of the keys to understanding the truths of the New Covenant is having a revelation of the gift of grace. The apostle Paul gives us clear insight in this matter in Romans, Chapters 4-6. Romans 4:13 NIV says, "It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith." Verse 16, "Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all."Here Paul indicates the way we enter into grace is through faith.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 There is a lot of fearmongering everywhere you turn today—on the news, in the papers, via social media, and unfortunately, on Christian media as well. However, it is vital that we do not let fear take over our hearts. As believers, we have no business feeding on fear. If your mind is entangled with knots of anxiety, perhaps it's time for you to examine your mental diet. What have you, consciously or unconsciously, been meditating on? Are you ingesting and believing everything you see in the news reports, or are you living by what the Lord Jesus has purchased for you at Calvary?
Ask and you shall receive; seek and ye shall find; knock and the door shall be opened to you.  If you don't ask, seek, or knock, then you are not desperate enough to even try to make a connection with Me.  Everything can't be brought to you without you making an to receive it.  And of most importance, with the effort made, you must believe that I see you. I promised that I would reward those who diligently seek Me with all their heart.  If you want to commune with Me, you must come to Me with an open heart like a child believing and with open hands ready to receive from Me. 
As we step into a new year, many believers are filled with great expectation and anticipation of what lies ahead. I believe that this next year will be a time of great favor, and that many in the body of Christ will be equipped with powerful anointing's to fulfill their God-given destinies. In the midst of what appears to be a dark season of opposition, there will be a sudden shift in the spirit realm. There's coming a time when we will experience supernatural miracles, divine encounters, and amazing breakthroughs.
In today's world I could tell someone that I'm a blue monkey, and they would probably agree with me. They would likely respond with something like, "Whatever your truth is, I accept and affirm it." That is absolute nonsense. Most people are agreeing with this type of absurdity because they fear appearing judgmental, or they believe they are exhibiting acceptance and compassion. But affirming someone who is confused or deceived is not compassionate. It's cowardly and selfish. Truth is not subjective. Truth is not an opinion, and truth is not a feeling. In John 14:6 (NKJV), Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me."
Their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. (2 Corinthians 3:14) It is no small thing to have true spiritual sight. It represents a mighty victory. It is not going to come to you by just sitting passively and opening your mouths for it to arrive. There has to be exercise about this matter. You are right up against the full force of the god of this age when you are really out for spiritual understanding. It is a supernatural battle.
God formed you in your mother's womb to be alive at this very time. I am always amazed when I think about the depths of God's creativity. He could have chosen you to be born to other parents in another country in a different time era, but He created and formed you in your mother's womb for such a time as this! Years ago, the Lord told me something would happen in the world and I would need to root out all fear so when everyone else was in fear, I could be in faith. I believe that prophecy manifested through 2019-2021 and what happened with sickness attacking the worldwide population. At that time, I saw a principality of fear over the earth.
Humility is such a rare quality in our current culture. We are encouraged to rise in power, be the first and achieve the most success. And there is a part of our human soul that screams to be important. The problem is that God values humility. This is seen so clearly in the Christmas story. Jesus arrived on the scene with humility. Jesus took on human form as a baby and was born in Bethlehem. The prophet Micah wrote about Bethlehem: "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times" (Mic. 5:2, NIV).
We all want to ask the Lord for revelation, understanding, provisions, and physical manifestations. But most of us have had an experience with suffering that made God feel distant or moral failures that made us feel distant. Those experiences left our hearts with a conclusion, God has abandoned me, and I'm on my own. The religious spirit enters at this stage and invites us into his orphanage to help cement the stronghold. We're supposed to serve a God who is distant. Others hear, have seer gifts, prophecy, and experience Father's fellowship, but I don't.
Freedom in the Spirit is a wonderful thing. It allows you to explore HIM. And when you explore you learn things, new things, that you have not known or heard before! It was fun being a kid and exploring, but you also know there were times when your parents or caregivers said, "Wait a minute! Watch out over there! Be aware of this or that, or Don't do this or that." They meant all that for your good! They were delighted when you matured and you learned now to cross the street safely, or later when you could run to the store for them. If you kept your boundaries right, they could give you more and more freedom.