Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Year of Our Lord

32 comments:

Izumi/JOY said...

Happy New Year, CITN & beloved Universe!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to my CITN family.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year CITN and all. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It is time for all things to become new. Choose life!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to Bishop,Pastor Debye,and family may this be the best year ever for your family and CITN. This is the year of the Lord. The watchnight service was awesome!!!!!

Brenda said...

Great Blessings to you Bishop, Pastor Debye and your family this year and beyond. Last night watch night service was a dream come true for me, I had so much fun who would have thought you could have so much fun in church. Your mother is a dear so special to my heart. She prayed for me last year and last year was the best I have had in my life but the tripped thing to me was as I kneeled down before the alter last night I look up and she is holding my hand praying for me. The Holy Spirit was so fresh upon me I could hardly contain it all. I've always wondered about people falling out under the anointing they say but I didn't understand it. God showed me last night as your mom held my hand the power in her was so strong that if I had not already been on my knees i would not have been able to stand, wow I'm so excited. I'm still basking in the freshness. When I opened my eyes this morning it was like the glory of the Lord still shone around me, who would not serve a God like this.

Your father was off the chain as I basked in the wisdom of his words. Everything he said was a picture of God's goodness in my life last year and so I only expect things to get only better so that I may be a blessing in the kingdom.

I praise God that I am now a lender and not a borrower after so many years of just living from pay check to paycheck but because Pastor Debye said to me don't worry Brenda about the money just seek the kingdom and when you need it the money will be here, how true that has been once I started applying that in my life. The more I give to Him the more I can give to Him its so simply. Thanks for teaching us that principle in a way that was though no motive other than to see us come into the true knowledge of God's principle. No munipilation and no cursed with curses.

I'm still reeling from '08' but the brakes are off for '09' as I allow God to use me as he will.

SCRIBE said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

Thursday Evening
01 January 2004 @ 1825 Hours

Behold, for this marks the beginning of Greater Expectations in me, declares the Lord of Hosts. Not only are my people prompted to expect new and greater revelations in me, but also I shall expect greater works from my people, yet their works are not to be exchanged for the time they commune in intimate relationship with me. I have required my people from this point forward to leap out of the boxes that have hindered and bound them and to step out of the boats if they desire to walk on the water with me, says God. Selah… No greater things have been seen than those things that are to come about in this new season. For truly I say unto thee, that this is a new day, a new year, a new order, a new paradigm, a new glory, and new visitations of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, nothing shall ever be again as it was before; the pace has been escalated to shake up stagnation and drive out folly with earth-shattering forces of the Holy Spirit. I come unto my people at this very hour with a spirit of urgency, that everything is brought to a halt and I secure undivided attention, declares the Lord of Hosts. As the praises of my precious people ascend to the heavens more rapidly than ever before, their praises will meet center mass with my glory! My people shall then look for the enemy and the enemy will not be found. There is no greater glory than that, which I shall show thee immediately, says God. My people must brace themselves while becoming firmly grounded, for my glory shall blow the lids off and crumble the foundations underneath the feet of humanity, says God. Hearken my voice and receive my outpouring which shall abide with you all the days of your life and you shall dwell faithfully in the presence of the Lord thy God forever more. Amen.

Those who stand the tests of faithfulness in the times of hardship and adversity, I shall reward them greatly, declares God. Though adversity has attempted to bind them on every side, their faith in me has kept my people strong and empowered to tread upon the heads of serpents. I have poured out my spirit and those whom seek me first while acknowledging me in all their ways have been provided with keys to unlock the deep things leading to overflowing wealth. The deep seeks out the depths, for only in the depths are these treasures harvested with availability and capacity to flow. Selah… Revelations are unfolding right now, so wait upon me- the Lord Almighty and all these things shall be manifested, declares God. Amen. Sudden change is on the brink!

Stand up and boldly proclaim that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and you shall have whatever you say, ask, or think as you operate in the principles and precepts of God. Those who believe that they are born to reign and live in wealthy places and have seen themselves from childhood traveling throughout the world, says God—I impart these visions into them that they may grow in faith and faithfulness, submitting themselves entirely to my will, walking in obedience, and thereby receiving the blessing and provision! Selah… Every place the soles of their feet tread upon- even if it is in dreams and visions, I shall grant it as new territories! Fasten your seatbelts, for the glorious destination is the Promised Lands, says God. Just as King David declared, “I once was young, but now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or God’s seed out begging for bread.” Hallelujah for revelations unfolding. Wait, I say upon the Lord and all these things shall be made tangible.

The Glory Train is boarding, and those whom obey me and worship me in humility, spirit, and truth are decreed as first class passengers, whereas many others will have to move aside and make way as my people approach. For I- the Lord thy God have humbled them greatly that they may keep remembrance that it is not by might, nor by power, but by way of the Holy Spirit that these honors have been received. Great and mighty am I- says God and forever faithful. The volume has been amplified so all will hear my spirit approaching within my people even when the do not make a sound, as the highest favor shall resonate from head to toe, says God. Continue to walk in faith and know that I have not brought you thus far to leave you and those places that I brought you to, I shall escort you through, blanketed by clouds of the Holy Spirit. Lift up thine eyes to heaven and thank me for all things great and small. Those who continue in obedience even down to the smallest details, I shall reward that much greater, says God. My goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life and you shall dwell in the presence of the Lord Almighty forever. Amen.

Clap your hands- all ye’ nations and lift up your voices in triumph, for you have received the victory. Keep yourselves holy unto me and I shall reward you greatly. Die daily to the flesh / carnal mindset and never cease to seek my presence for a heart check that the Holy Spirit may consecrate, strengthen, and purge out iniquity to withstand transgression, declares the Lord Jehovah. Selah… The people whom I have called according to my name shall experience the fullness of my glory. Those whom are dragging their feet on things that I have ordered them to do, they shall be dealt with swiftly and then be connected with wise counsel that they may be held accountable in their lives, says God. Rejoice, for my miracles and outpourings are enroute to thee. Blessings, breakthroughs, and deliverance have arrived. Furthermore, says God, be on watch for unexpected visitors whom shall declare their heartfelt intentions and notions of repentance, says God. Many shall seek you out and you shall not be left empty-handed. They shall be blessed also as they are purified through the Holy Ghost Fire.

Selah…Amen.

Mystic said...

Happy New Year Blog Fam and even more revelation in 2009 for this house!

Blessings Blog Fam!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, blog fam and all!

Peace is mine in 2009!

word veri: forymett.... (For He met) me wherever I go!

ttfn

G8TRGRL

TheCenturion said...

2009 will be a year of equal blessing. However, this year I will more easily recognize the blessings that come to me as they arrive so that I can begin to walk in the nowness of the Kingdom.

2009 is the year of the snowball effect in my life... actively creating miracles around me, seeing healing through forgiveness I or my ego will become less so He, the Kingdom, will become greater

Teezy313 said...

9-The number of Mastery

Welcome to the year where we become Masters in what we do!! No matter what field of study or line of work you are in you are walking into a place where you have mastered your craft (I'm hoping that this gets to those of us who are into the arts/music)!! This is the year of mastery and I am so glad that I brought it in in THE Master's prescence!! Last night/this morning was absolutely amazing!!! And I am totally looking forward to this weekend and upcoming week of prayer!!!

Name above ALL names
Worthy of ALL praise
My heart will sing how great
Is OUR God!!!!

Teezy

p chad said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

This IS the year of the LORD. I was so excited to wake up to the most beautiful day. So much has been prepared for us in 2008. 2009 will be the harvesting of all that we sowed last year. This is the year to LIVE. This is the year to BELIEVE (not doubt). Believe in ourselves (the awesome creation of God), to believe in each other (the awesome work of God), and to believe in what God has said and is saying.
I pray that we will find God like we have never found Him. I pray that we will see Him like we have never seen Him. I pray that we are in Him like we have never been before.
Remember this: the entire Bible is all about the REVELATION of Christ... not the creation of Christ... so if it is a revelation (something that is revealed), then it must already be there. We already have God, and this year we will see it. He already loves us and this year we will know it. He already is perfecting those things which concern us and this year it will change us.
It is all good! It has always been all good! And this year, like no other, we will believe it... therefore we will see it... therefore we will know it... therefore it will set us free.

YES YES YES AND AMEN.

I love ya'll.

Crownjewel said...

HAPPY NEW Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! It's sometimes kinda surreal to think that we are almost 10 years into the New Millenium and that everything was ok (which I believed it would be) on the Y2K thingy.

So whose report are we going to believe? I know whose yall are believing and that is the MOST HIGH God of Heaven and earth!

I do believe this is the year of The Lord! I am believing and just feel such positive expectation for what is to come! (it already is in the Heavenly realm we just have to get it into this realm) as we've been taught!

Have a beautiful day!....by the fireplace...its a lil chill here~=)

Love & Joy~

Nancy said...

Thanks Teezy for setting the year in motion with your hoop and holler! The YEAR of LAUGHTER...good medicine

Darlene,
Thanks for being so transparent...it must be where Bishop gets it. I would really like to hear you speak again at REAL WOMEN!! I haven't forgotten your words on RUTH...
Dad Swilley,
Just hearing your voice puts me in the presence of God...Thank you for your encouragement in the Lord... and such awesome words for 2009..
Bishop and Pastor Debye,
I am honored and look FORWARD to serving in the Kingdom of God with you and CITN!

Happy New Year to everyone!!
2009

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Blog Fam!!!! May 2009 bring health, wealth and more revelation to us all! I personally slept through the new year changing to my dismay! I expect supernatural things this year and favor beyond measure. I also pray our family can make the move to Ga from In.
Many Blessings to you all this New Year!!!!!!

Avatar said...

Bloggers? Is it afternoon already?
Well since it for real is...and since that could be an indication of how quickly we will go around the sun in 2009 I'd better put something NEW up NOW.

This year actually FEELS new. I think that's a first for me. wow.

Brenda, I love your "the brakes are off for '09"...YES!

Laura said...

Snappy Happy New Year

Seek First The Kingdom Of God And All It's Righteousness

Surely Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow You All The Days Of Your Life

Seek And You Shall Find For The Answer You Seek Is In Your Heart
Where He Resides

Avatar said...

Off we go...
into the wild blue yonder...

Happy New Year 2009, ALL!

Sheri Travis said...

Pastor Chad what an awesome word!!! I read it aloud to Gary and i was shouting it out, I'm claiming that one. That was so good I want to copy and paste that on my facebook! Last night the Night Watch service was Awesome(sorry, I can't think of a fresher word that gets my point across)!!! I loved every second of it. We truly have the greatest church in the world. Thank you Bishop, Pastor Debye, Judah,Mom and Dad Swilley, Jimmie IV and Jimmie V!!! We love you guys more than words can say. Judah did a great job leading us into worship and Jonah's drum solo was the best I've ever heard. I would've liked him to keep going. Gary and I woke up talking about that and how Judah is so wise beyond his years. We love to hear him minister the word like only he can.
We are excited for 2009. And me personally feel the same way I did last year about our Walk of Faith. I'm so excited I don't think I will be able to sleep! :) That was the start of all the wonderful things we've experienced this past year and I can't wait to see what is to follow. I've never felt more energized and ready to conquer the world. Love & peace to all

Word ver is cosesing- Me and Gary are going to be cosesing all day! :)

River said...

Happy New Year

May 2009 be a year of wonders for you all.

darlene swilley said...

it was and is a sheer pleasure for me.....Mom (Darlene), and Dad
swilley to be a part of CITN! We do want to be a blessing wherever we are, and all the prayers around the alter are important to us, and we Dad and I are always available to offer prayers of agreement wherever you find us.
great things are in store for this anointed place so dear to our hearts. Again, we are here for you. In His Love and ours ,Darlene &Jim Swilley LET THE NEW YEAR ROLL! happy and blessed new year....

linda said...

Happy New Year everyone! The service last night was wonderful! What a way to start off the New Year! For some reason the song "Blest be the tie that binds" has been ringing in my ears today.

this is going to be a great year!

Son of Zadok said...

Pastor Chad,

You said, "the entire Bible is all about the REVELATION of Christ... not the creation of Christ... so if it is a revelation (something that is revealed), then it must already be there."

In The Revelation (The Unveiling)chapter 10 and verse 5 & 6 their is a very interesting statement which John makes.

He says,

I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos (literally meaning: the place of my dying) because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.


In the the Old Testament the trumpet blown was the shofar. This was made from the horn of a male rams horn. Can their be a much clearer symbol signifying that the trumpet which John heard behind him was the voice of Jesus? And not only that, but where did he hear it? He heard is coming from behind him. You see, John's death in Christ was not something that was ahead of him, it was something that was already behind him. Everything is already finished. Everything really is already present waiting to be Revealed into our life. We can be assured that everything needed to to make it come to pass has been taken care of behind us in the past!

So what you said about it already being here is so very true! May we be also like John to who it was said in chapter 2 verse 1,

I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."

Father we pray for our completion in Christ. Call us up hither unto You, to find out what must take place after this.

Happy New Year Saints!

2009!

Anonymous said...

The numeral nine causes my imagination to see an upward spiral.

That has been spoken over CITN in the past, maybe this is the year.

Question for Bishop Jim, how well do you identify CITN with yourself? I've heard you say that CITN has a life of it's own but it seems to me that it would not be anywhere without the original and continuous investment of yourself. You have obviously been on an upward spiral in 2008. How much or what part of that is relative to CITN?

These are honest questions that are offered in respect but you are not obligated to answer.

just wondering

Anonymous said...

Doors that were thought to be closed forever, will be opened, in 2009. Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord.

Pastor Dennis said...

Wishing you all a happy and blessed new year 09 the number nine has some interesting meaning attached to it. If you get time you should do a web search on it. Bullinger offers some great stuff on the number nine.......

SOZ, I was just wondering if that has any relation with sozo???

Peace,
Dennis

mayam said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Everyone!!!...

...I decided to travel to a familiar destination via a different route and try out a fresh point of view...along the way, I thought of you [CITN/BITN]...


Good night,
Rest easy,
mayam

Nothing To Lose said...

Lord make us a light to the nations
Help us to shine like the Son
Lord we carry the message of Jesus
Help us to reach those
Who've yet to be won
We're called out of darkness
And into the light
A people that walk in the power
Of Your might
And we will run with the wind
Of Your Spirit
And we will answer the call
And we will flow with the river from Heaven
Wherever the river may fall
We'll carry the call
Lord give us a heart for the people
And help us to touch everyone
Lord give us a hand of compassion
That they might be drawn
To the love of Your Son

We're called out of darkness
And into the light
A people that walk in the power
Of Your might
Wherever the river may fall
Wherever the river may fall
We'll carry the call
We'll carry the call
We'll carry the call

Anonymous said...

P Chad and SOZ, you two are blessed with clear vision and both have an obvious connection with Holy Ghost.

Along with what you have said about Christ already existing and not in need of being created, it is becoming more clear to me that much of what has been said otherwise in the past by so many including myself is an attempt, well intended of course, to help others see Christ. If we could see that others know the Christ that already exists then we would not waste so much time trying to convince them that they need Christ. Perhaps then our creative words would be more positive and build greater unity among our fellowhumans.

We as humans seem to have missed the mark so far as to a true unity among ourselves but that is rapidly changing. With the anointed blowing their shofars, ringing their bells and shouting righteous halelujahs as you and many others who recognize the Christ that already exists have done then the negative words that have caused so much interference with humanities collective purpose reaching its destiny will be set aside and the creative words that produce the realization of Love will cast down the shadows of doubt that have robbed us of our clear vision until this day.

The Way to reveal this Truth is Life lived in pursuit of Love that casts out fear and produces righteous works in the Kingdom, performed by the created for the created, that reveals peace and causes the joy of oneness with Christ as the Holy Ghost to be that which is found by all and no longer sought for.

My seeking continues and that will not change until I see what has been proclaimed as the highest Love ruling the lives of all.

My part of the Christ that is also in a state of already existing continues to blow the shofar of triumph and ring the bells of life, liberty and Holy joy.

Humanity would never have seen past the shadow of doubt caused by the perception of being fallen if not for the advent of Christ doing the work of salvation through Jesus. That work is intended to reveal the Christ that already exists and not be used to further promote the mispercieved idea that the Creator's creation is in someway bad.

I love the power of God's Love that is felt on this blogsite.

Just adding an amen to what my ears have heard from the halelujahs, bells and shofars so far.

JB

Anonymous said...

May what they see in us, be what they want in them.

dgm2007 said...

AHHH!!!! OH MY GOD.. BISH BLOGERATTI.. this year is crazy mc cay-zerrs... I got my visa for study abroad and let me just say I leave Tuesday and I seriously thought no way im going to get everything i need.. The package I sent wasnt delivered and I thought dear god how the crap am i going to get on a plane with a passport in Boston.. The night u blogged its done and the night i heard that in my spirit the thing was mailed to me it just took a few days for it to get here because of new years.. I dont think im making sense.. But whoa my Goid! This year rocks! and I still think God is good but God is truly Crazy..
ok
I loved the new years eve service.. and the song that Judah wrote was awesome I think he wrote it i dunno.. it was a true love song..Songs only get better when you add in a body of water.. like the it is well song.. i like that.. with peace like a river.. so hot stuff.
happs fam
im so hip!

Anonymous said...

********January*******
Let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been.

January, (the month I was born) the month of new beginning and cherished memories.

Come let winter weave: cold, crisp, long dark evenings, lively conversation, or solitary joys.
In some parts of the world, outside the temperature drops as the snow falls softly. All nature is at peace. And we should be, too.
This is the month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within.

It’s a transformative year of delight and discovery.
There are year that ask question and years that answer.

This Year of 2009, it’s a Year of a Fresh Start. A new chapter in our life waiting to be written! New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery!

Today, out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand! Only dreams give birth to change.

What are your hopes for the future as you reflect on the years that have passed? Gradually, as you become curator of your own contentment, you will learn to embrace the gentle yearnings of your heart. But this year, instead of resolutions, why don’t you write down your most private aspirations. Those longings you have kept tucked away until the time seems right. Trust that now is the time. Ask the questions. How often in the past have you turned away from all that is unresolved in your heart because you feared questioning? (I did! I don’t know how many times I did? But that feared almost put me in trouble with God).
But if you knew a year from today you could be living the most creative, joyous, fulfilling life you could imagine? What would it be? What changes would you make? How and where would begin?
The answers to your questions will come, but only after you know which ones are worth asking. And that’s the reason questions are so important?
The simple change I made for myself, to spend more time with God, explore the Word, and have The very simple time of worship, prayer, and a more Kingdom relationship with God that can bring confidence the answers will come and I
Will discover day by day how to live!

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous New Year by believing.
Believe in yourself. And also believe that there is a loving Source, a Sower of Dreams just waiting for you to ask Him for help; that will make your dreams come true.

Live your questions. Then ask. Become open to the changes that the answers will bring. This may take some time, but time is the New Year’s bountiful blessing. Twelve transformative months full of beautiful POSSIBILITIES…..!!!!
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart this past year and try to love the questions you asked.
Love, Kettly

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Beautiful! Amen to all of the above...thanks, people...