2017 – Our Year of Unimaginable Progress
Unimaginable can be defined as something that is difficult or impossible to imagine or comprehend. Something that is unthinkable, inconceivable, unbelievable, unlikely, impossible, breath-taking, mind blowing or unthought-of of. Progress on the other hand is a movement towards a goal or to a further or higher stage. It is a forward or onward movement towards an intended destination.
Generally in life, we all progress from one level to another once we commit time and effort to a course or cause. However, there are certain progresses that are just extraordinary, so that no one can think they will ever happen.
For example, in the Army, after graduating from the Royal Military Academy, the cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenant. Those that combine dedication and intelligent, with a bit of luck will be promoted about every 3 years. So that after about 10 years in service, they would have progressed to the rank of Major. It will be unimaginable for a cadet after graduation to become a Major in less than 5 years.
The bible talks about Daniel, how he was promoted in an unimaginable way. He was a slave in exile who was privileged to enjoy great opportunity. He was chosen among the exiled young Jews who were to learn the Babylonian culture in order to minister as officers in the palace. However, God distinguished Daniel greatly, not only was he the best in secular knowledge, but also in supernatural things (Dan. 2:47).
Daniel was promoted very rapidly in Babylon to a shocking level (Dan. 2:48). He was made the ruler over the entire Provinces of Babylon, and placed above all the advisers of the king. At his recommendation, officers were elevated and demoted (Dan. 2:49). It was an unthinkable progress.
Jehovah says the year 2017 will be our year of Unimaginable progress.
– He said, as 10 is the first number that has an added figure, though He has made us to progress before, yet in this year, He will add to our progress greatly.
– He said, as the gears are for speed in vehicles, He will move us to a higher gear and by so doing increase our speed.
– He said, He is working out something with us that will be difficult to imagine or comprehend.
– He said, this year He is determined to blow our mind away with progress that is unthought-of of.
– He said by the end of 2017, He will amaze us with the extent of grounds we would have covered.
– He said, as kings and queens came to Solomon to ask him one question – How? He will ensure that the same question will be asked from us this year onwards.
– He said this year 2017 in many ways will be very distinct sort of worldwide, but for us it will be distinct for good.
– He said, He will sort us out all round. Areas where we are now lacking will be made up. He however said there are areas we will need to Repair; Reignite and Restart. He will then ensure that our fire will burn brightly and our flame will glow surprisingly.