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Friday, April 12, 2024
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This Month, You are the Next!

Friends, isn’t it amazing how time flies these days. To think that we are already past the midpoint of the year 2010. I trust that God has kept you well and that as He promised in January, this is your Year of Recovery and you will not miss it in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
My wife and I are well. Please know that we love you and pray that God will continue to bless and keep you. We love hearing from you and appreciate your prayers. Friend, we declare that God’s purposes for your life will not be aborted but instead you will truly complete this gracious race in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
This Month, I declare that YOU ARE THE NEXT!
You may ask, next for what? The prophetic declaration is ….You are the next one destined for a miracle; You are the next one on line for a visitation from God; You are the next one that will be celebrated; You are the next one that will be promoted; You are the next one whose healing will be celebrated; You are the next one to be hired; You are the next one…….What is your expectation? Receive this word, YOU ARE THE NEXT!
John 5:1-9 records the following story…
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. 
Thirty-Eight years
Friend, for 38 years, this man was ridiculed, laughed at and left to die. His situation changed one day. I do not know the burden you have been carrying these many years, it may be a sickness, a pain, an unfulfilled desire. BUT just like this man, one encounter with Jesus changes everything. You may have almost reached a point of despair, ready to give up BUT receive the prophetic word; You are the next one that the Master is visiting. You are the next one that people will marvel at because of what God is about to do in your life. Get ready. You are the next!
Jesus “saw” & “knew”
It is very easy for us to forget that God is ever present. Sometimes our worries, anxieties and issues so overwhelm us that we almost give up our walk with the Lord; BUT friend, never give up! Jesus sees your situation. HE has seen and knows what you have been going through all these years. Jesus is not like men who say they see when in fact they are blind to your situation. Jesus sees the pain, the tears in the bathroom, even the pain that you cannot put into words and HE knows the solution. Jesus saw and knew the state of this man and He came to his rescue. Friend, there are many that may know of your plight, many who may see you suffering and want to genuinely help but cannot help in any way BUT Jesus is a Friend that sticks closer than even a brother – HE is coming your way and You are the Next! You are the next in line for His visitation!
Do you want to be healed? – I have no one!
Friend, Jesus never asked the man at the pool if he had anyone, HE asked him if he wanted to be healed. This month, change your focus. Look unto Jesus, HE is coming your way and You are the Next one in line! Do not look at a godfather or anyone else to help you; do not be discouraged at what people have done to you. Yes, some have left you, some have abused you, some have lied about you, some who promised to help never kept their promise…...BUT forget about those people because Jesus is coming your way and You are the next one destined for a miracle! Praise the Lord! 
Friend, there are some people who love to see you close to the miracle but they do not want you to experience the miracle…forget about them and FOCUS on Jesus, HE never fails. Yes, it took long. Your promotion may seem to have taken long; your healing seems to have taken an eternity; your desired mission may have taken ages to materialize. BUT friend, Jesus is always on time, glory to God. You are the Next!
Get up, take up your bed, and walk
Friend, you are the Next so getup, take up your bed, and walk! The WORDS of Our Lord Jesus have power to change every situation. So I decree that you are getting up from chains of darkness; you are getting up from chains of sickness you are getting up from oppression of the mind; you are getting up from poverty, lack and depression and you are rising to the full potential of that which God has for you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. You are receiving power to subdue that which used to cause you to fear and you are walking into the fullness of the blessing that God has for you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Friend, You are the next that will receive miracles without number and wonders that cannot be fathomed (Job 5:9)
Have a blessed month,
Bro Chester