I believe that the Lord has spoken something significant to my heart for the year 2023.
We’re at a crisis moment in the history of this nation and darkness seems to have descended upon the nation as pallor, it’s like a spell. But I believe that 2023 will be the year that the spell breaks.
Let’s have faith to see and believe for a moment of mercy for this nation.
Join Carter Conlon for a look back at what the first Christmas might have looked and sounded like in his 2022 Christmas special Twas The Night Before Christmas. You know there’s a poem I like to quote once in a while: Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring.. But it was not so on the first Christmas night, it wasn’t silent and it wasn’t calm. You can just imagine the people sitting and reading the scriptures thinking “where is God in all of this” then you had the zealots plotting the overthrow of the dominant culture of the day which was Rome, voices, voices, voices everywhere. It would be everything but silent. Perhaps you can identify with the amount of noise and unrest there must have been? But in the midst of all this, Carter reminds us that we can choose to place our trust in God. There can be peace, there can be calm.
What a great opportunity it is to go back and revisit a message the Lord gave me just a short time ago, on the power that He has to deliver every one of us from the spirit of fear. There’s so much to be afraid of in this generation. We look around us and things seem to be unraveling on an unprecedented scale, but God promises in the Word that He’s not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. And in this message, I share my own story about being delivered from nine years of suffering from a deep and almost debilitating fear at times. I came to Christ. I believed his Word. His truth set me free. I hope with all my heart that his truth will set you free today from fear and this National Day of Prayer will be the beginning of a brand new life for you. – Carter Conlon
If I’ve been raised from the dead by the Spirit of God, as the Bible says I am, what is my life supposed to look like? How does God manifest His glory through a risen life in Him? You might be surprised and pleased to find out what that really looks like. There’s a treasure of this topic revealed in scripture that will cause you to shout for joy. I promise you that. – Carter Conlon
This Christmas, let the light of Christ come into your heart and give you courage to live in a world that at times can feel dark. This is a message of hope and light in a time of darkness. Remember this holiday season that nothing is ordinary if Christ is in it. Every promise He made will be fulfilled. It all started, two thousand years ago, with the birth of a child.