Moving From 2012 Into 2013

By on January 13, 2013

Words for this new year from the Lord…

arch angel with sword2012 was a time of foundations being laid. The number 12 represents many things. It was also a time of revealing what was in our foundation that may need to be re-aligned. Governmental authority in families, businesses, ministries and agencies were dealt with. For many it was a hard time…a time of stretching our faith and identifying where we needed to trust God more. Weak areas were exposed so that the building phases in 2013 would be secure. Many have held their breath hoping this next year will not be as intense. If we indeed embraced the weak areas exposed, the approaching of 2013 will be good.

Examples: The foundation of Jesus ministry with His 12 was laid. The 12 tribes of Israel was foundational for not only Israel but for the world. When Jesus multiplied the fish and loaves, there were 12 baskets filled with the leftovers. It is a time of preparing for more than enough!

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In 2013 it is a time of making choices with what God has dealt with in 2012. The negative side of the number 13 can mean: rebellion, depravity, backsliding, and corruption, as well as apostasy, famine and curse. But the number 13 also can mean double portion! 2013 is a year for us to grow up, embrace what we have learned last year. It is a time to press in for the double portion of blessing now that the weeds have been exposed concerning our harvest. It is a year to choose blessing over the curse; life over death. It is a year to shine with His light in the midst of darkness. It is a time of taking hold of what the Father has for us, pressing through the opportunities of hurt feelings and offense. It is a time to “really guard our mouths” and to choose to have more than enough beyond survival. We can stop our harvest of blessing with unbelief and negativity. Guard your mouth and actions!

There will be tremendous demonic influence to tempt you to grumble and complain. I warn you now. If you do not spend time aligning in the morning hours with Heaven and choosing to praise in all things, you will fall into the traps. These traps are sent to disarm you and discredit your authority! Repent quickly and fill your life with words of praise. Train yourself to look for the good in everything and everyone. Keep short accounts with everyone, and walk in love no matter what.

I see the spirit realm, filled with demons and angels waiting to see how we respond to situations. If we grumble and speak negatively, it gives the demonic realm legal right to take advantage of the door we just opened! But if we set our course early in the morning to praise and worship and guard our words and heart, it opens the door for angelic assistance! The last fifteen minutes you are awake before going to bed sets the course for your sleep and dream patterns. God wants to speak to us in our dreams and release night counsel to prepare us for the next day. Don’t sabotage this precious gift by watching or listening to stuff that does not line up with Heaven!

How bad do you want victory? How bad you do want to see the help you need in your life, your family’s, your business, ministry, community, and nation? What price are you willing to pay? He is calling us into His presence in the early hours to seek His face and receive the strategies we need! What are you willing to sacrifice to hear from Him?

The first of 2012 the Lord asked me if I would spend from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. with Him. When I said yes, He made me a promise, “that every need I had would be met, and those I lifted before Him!” I felt like He had given me a blank check. I have watched Him meet every need above and beyond what I ever imagined! Not every morning does my 3 a.m. “date” happen…but it is my most cherished goal.

What is He calling you to? Can you give Him the last fifteen minutes of the day and the first? Can you work into a tithe of your time of two and a half hours and watch Him multiply the rest? Would you spend your lunch hour with Him and eat His word or share in a Bible Study with a coworker? How about when making your exercise goals you listen to teaching messages or scriptures that build up your inner man at the same time?

He has set life and death before us, blessing and curses, and asks us to choose LIFE! It is our choice. 2013 will depend on what choice we make whether it is double portion of good or bad…choose LIFE!

I bless your 2013 with good choices. I agree with you for your Heavenly assignment for this year. I call on angelic assistance to help you make right decisions and say words of life. I agree with you that you will make time to hear from Heaven and to get into His Word. I agree for the strategies you need to come to you and that you will be obedient to do what He leads.

I bless your coming in and your going out. I call on the redemptive power of God to take the past and use it for your good. That the eyes of your understanding would be filled with light to lead you and others into your true calling in Christ Jesus and that you will walk in new and higher authority (Eph 1:17-23)…In Jesus name!

I bless and honor you! I count it a privilege to intercede for you and lift you before the Father! I commit to stay in agreement with you for alignment with Heaven and your assignment…and to see the will and purposes of God established in your life, family, ministry and dealings.

I also hold it precious that you cover me, my family and Anna’s Gate ministries. I would not want to do what He has called me to do without you and your prayers. It is not a light thing what you give me and impart into my life! I am humbled by your love for me and this ministry and commit to keep myself and Anna’s Gate pure.

Thank you from the depths of my heart!


About CarolMarie Smith

CarolMarie is an international speaker and writer, she inspires audiences worldwide to bring widows into their place of power. She is the co-author of the "Widows Ministry Leadership Training" manual that has been translated into six languages and used around the world. The teachings and revelations lift off hopelessness and move the widow into their unique place of purpose as well as help leaders and ministries move into a place of greater power and blessing. A Bible teacher for over 30 years, a radio and television personality, as well as a featured writer for magazines and newspapers, CarolMarie often incorporates humor with her passion to call us to our special place in the heart of God. A widow since 1999, CarolMarie relates to the plight widows face and yet has experienced first hand the transforming presence of God that lifts off shame and moves all types of widows into intimate relationship with Him. CarolMarie is the founder of He's My Husband International, a ministry based out of Knoxville, TN. She also serves with several global ministries that have outreaches to orphans and widows, including Widows International, Matthew 10 International, and Abiding Glory.

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Moving From 2012 Into 2013