Jer.1:11,12 – NASB – And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.
This is an amazing promise of supernatural harvest. The Lord gave this word of promise to me on January 1, 2000. The first part was the almond tree which was the annual indicator of the harvest in the nation of Israel. Since the almonds were the first of the harvest each year, they were a sort of prophesy or insight into the rest of the harvest. In January of 2000 we were tasting the first fruits of the Beyond the Grave harvest. The Lord said that would be the indicator of future supernatural harvest. The rest of that verse is what is getting my attention this year, the Lord says “I am watching over my word to perform it”. Here is how Calvin describes this verse.
“The Lord says that he would watch over his word, that he might execute whatever he had announced by his servants; as though he had said, “I indeed allot their parts (so to speak) to the prophets; but as they speak from my mouth, I am present with them to fulfill whatever I command them.” In short, God intimates that the might and the power of his hand would be connected with the word, of which the prophets were ministers among men. Thus it is a general declaration which refers not only to punishments, but also to promises. Rightly, then, hast thou seen, he says; for I am watching.”
As I was reading this verse recently I kept thinking of the word acceleration in relation to God watching over His word to perform it in relation to all we have experienced in this last year. The Lord is passionate about His promises. The times we live in are critical. I believe the Lord is saying He will accelerate His promises because of these unusual times. 2020 was an unusually difficult year and I feel like the Lord will respond in 2021 with an unprecedented outbreak of signs and wonders. Take hold of God’s promises, act and speak as if they are about to come to pass. He is watching over all of His promises and 2021 will be one to remember.