In a recent message, John Ramirez gave a warning for the spiritual battles that lay ahead of us in 2024.
“The Lord spoke to me regarding 2024. He says, ‘speak to My people. It’s not a happy message; it’s a preparation message,'” Ramirez said. “The watchmen on the wall will sound the shofar to sign the trumpet to let them know your enemy is coming.”
Ramirez says that it is this knowledge that can help God’s people prepare for the turmoil up ahead.
“If you’ve been told how the enemy is coming then he won’t catch you off guard,” Ramirez said. “The Lord said, ‘Regarding 2024, what’s coming to the church in 2024—it’s going to be year of attacks like never seen before…warn My people that the attacks is not over your mind; it’s going to be over your heart.'”
Ramirez warns that because this year will include attacks over the heart, there will be many who leave the faith, and that some will join cults to chase after mystical beliefs.
“Many will backslide, many will leave the faith and many would join a cult in mystical practices,” Ramirez said. “The Lord said, ‘They will join a cult and follow mystical beliefs.'”
Ramirez warns that if the devil has the opportunity to get in your heart and sway you away from the Lord, then it solidifies that you cannot receive what the Lord has for you because your heart is not open to His presence and lordship.
“You will not have, you will not receive and you will not walk in the things of the kingdom,” Ramirez warned. “There will be sicknesses coming, there will be heart issues coming…many churches will be closed next year.”
Ramirez says the churches closing will be because of God’s coming judgment upon them for preaching and teaching false doctrines, and we must be careful not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Instead, it is our jobs to have a grateful heart in all circumstances.
“Let me give you the password that’s going to get you an open heaven,” Ramirez said. “Thank you.”
It is giving thanks to God no matter what we may be feeling, no matter what we may be experiencing—that is the key to a grateful heart connected with the Lord at all times. Ramirez reminds us that instead of complaining about the storms we find ourselves in, we are called to give God thanks at all times that He is with us even in the storm. It is God’s presence with us in the valley that makes the difference. However, many times we find ourselves in a spot of complaint and murmuring because we forget to praise God for being right there with us through it all.
“You can pray all you want, but if you got [a] dark heart, you got poison in your heart, you got bitterness in your heart, you can pray all you want, heaven ain’t going to open,” Ramirez said.
This thankfulness is not only the key to seeing heaven move, but it is the key to destroying Satan’s attacks that he has planned against your heart.
“The devil’s plan is to harden your heart,” Ramirez said. “If the devil hardens your heart in 2024 you will have short memory of the good things that God has done for you. You will have short memories of the good things that God has done for you. Like the Israelites—God did miracles, signs and wonders to these people and they had a short memory and they always complain, always murmur and they always point the finger at God. And the devil’s plan is to take the church in 2024 to harden your heart because if he can harden your heart and then attack your mind, it will make you forget all the good things that God has done for you.”
This word is one to wisely keep in mind to use as a personal reflection: how often are we thanking God for the good things that He’s done for us compared to the number of times we complain about what hasn’t gone our way? Instead of falling into the devil’s traps, we need to seek out this year to guard our hearts above all else because everything we do flows from it (Prov. 4:23).
Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.
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