Third Day Realities!

 

Throughout the Bible, God employed the use of numbers to express spiritual truths, to mark and direct us to notable events on Heaven’s trajectory of movement up to Jerusalem and the future Reign of Christ. Certain numbers have been revealed to have great significance such as seven—representing completion of purposes; forty representing times of judgment, and 70, indicative of a generational shift into another spiritual dynamic. Another very significant number is three, used repeatedly to represent the sublime work of the Cross that covers the spectrum of death to resurrection realities. Recently the Lord has begun to highlight the Third Day and third-day realities evidenced by the Cross.

There are many powerful Third Day scriptures and passages that have been endued with a prophetic view to future events, apart from their fulfillment in their time. One such passage is Exodus 19:11 where the Lord told Moses to consecrate the people to get them ready for the Third Day when He would come down to them.

“Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” Exodus 19:16

Similarly, in Joshua 1:11, the Lord told Joshua to tell the people to prepare and consecrate themselves for in three days they would cross over into the Promised Land. After three days the priesthood and the ark of the covenant led the way across the Jordan as the waters parted before them.

At another notable time, when the people of Israel faced a crisis of their annihilation, God raised up Esther as Queen to make an appeal before the king. Despite the possibility of death, Esther prevailed. The king granted her favor to decree the destruction of the enemies of the people of God and Israel was saved.

“Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house.” Esther 5:1

Again, at another notable time, when Israel sinned in disobedience to God’s ordinances and departed from His ways, judgment was decreed upon them. They were taken captive by their enemies and went into exile. Through Hosea the prophet, God brought a charge against the nation, declaring that there was no truth, mercy, or knowledge in them, that they were destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hos. 4). God decided to hide Himself, with the intention that in their affliction, they would earnestly seek Him (Hos. 5:15). The Cry then came through Hosea:

“Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

In Jesus’ time, He became very angry at what was taking place in His Father’s House and He drove the money changers out of the Temple. Because of this, the people demanded a sign as to the authority by which he could do such a thing, and Jesus answered them:

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. John 2:20-21

Jesus was not only referring to His body that would be resurrected after His crucifixion, but He was also referring to the House of God that would be built in His name on the foundation of His life. Jesus was the first fruit of many who would be fashioned and conformed in His image—a House of living stones built within three days.

 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. Mark 14:58

In the book of Peter, he taught that a thousand years were as one day to the Lord. Could it be, that we have arrived, at the time of the morning of the third day after Christ’s resurrection?

But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2Peter 3:6-10

Have we arrived at the most notable moment of history, when, as with Moses on the third day, after a time of consecration God said He would come down, or, a time like Joshua when God told the people to consecrate themselves as on the third day they would crossover into the promised land—for us, it is the Promised Land of the millennial reign of Christ?

Are we in the time that Hosea prophesied of when God would revive Israel after two days and raise them up on the third day with the outpouring of the latter rain when Israel will once again live in His sight?  Could it be as in the time of Esther when on the third day the Bride must go before the King and receive His favor to go on the offensive and decree the destruction of its enemies in the battles of the last days? Are we in the time of judgment and shaking that will result in the Return of the King, when the last stone will be placed in the House of God He has been building—the Headstone, raised and inaugurated on the Third Day?

Have we arrived at the end times? The Word of God says that the harvest is at the end of the age. Jesus said that the tares and the wheat must grow together to their fullness. What does the fullness of evil look like? I think we are in the early stages of experiencing what it will look like! What does the fullness of Christ look like?  Ephesians 4:13 tells that we have been growing up into the fullness of the stature of Christ—being conformed to His image. It looks like the release of the sons of God. Get ready to embrace this truth—God’s word to u. is: Only believe!

Civilization appears to be on the brink of collapse, and we are living in unprecedented times—an unprecedented wave of worldwide gross immorality, an unprecedented man-made Global Pandemic, ushering in an unprecedented very aggressive Global push to vaccinate the entire world population—critical thinking would question why and research the facts? We are witnessing unprecedented collusion between leaders of all mountains and spheres of life. This is all taking place in a time when there is unprecedented Technology capable of monitoring the Globe and every person on it, as we witness an unprecedented move toward Governmental control and dictatorship…Globally!

Persecution tends to bring people in line and in unity very quickly. In these unprecedented times, God is making things black and white that the side of righteousness is made apparent to all; that what is clean and unclean, what is rebellion and obedience is made abundantly clear. Those who know God’s Word and follow it will be distinguished from those who don’t. There is at present an aggressive spirit of rebellion roaming the streets of our cities and our nations. Jesus prophesied that in the last days’ lawlessness would abound and the love of many will grow cold. There is increasing evidence of this as the enemy works ferociously to divide us on every front. The saints of God are being tested in many ways to qualify for His army. Much of the insanity taking place in the world right now is causing and motivating the army of God to begin to rise up and take its place on the frontlines. We must remember that the third-day realities not only signify a time of testing, trials, and tribulation but is also indicative of the time of resurrection, when the people of God will arise with His Glory upon them.

A marker is a point of reference from which everything changes when things shift into a new dynamic. I believe that dynamic is war! The armies of God are being deployed!  The trumpet is about to sound. Those who choose to submit are being marked by Heaven.

“…he said to him, “walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city.” Ezekiel 9:4

The Feast of Trumpets this year will be a most significant time…pray for ears to hear the sounding of the trumpets. In a previous word, I published last year entitled Systems are Deployed, I wrote that a SYSTEM was set of things working together as parts of an interconnecting network or mechanism: a complex whole.  A system can also represent a set of organs in the body having a common structure or function. The word DEPLOY means to move troops or equipment into position for military action, to bring into effective action. In this word I said:

Both these words are key to what is presently taking place in the spirit. The preparation that the saints have endured over the past 20-30 years under the hand of the Holy Spirit, has been readying them to now be deployed.  God’s creative Life Force is about to be unrestrained, let loose, and discharged through peoples, systems, and networks, deployed in strategic settings over the Globe.

These systems are comprised of saints who have committed to serving God in obedience, who will choose to link arms in authentic unions,  structures, and functions. They will be power-packed with the energy force of God, ready to explode in the earth’s atmosphere. Saints have been fashioned as God’s storehouses where He has been storing and filling up His treasures and spiritual food, prepared to serve the harvest in the time of spiritual famine.

God is fashioning and establishing Glory Hubs all over the earth and saints raised up to steward these hubs that could be whole regions or small communities. In this hour it is vital to be positioned in the location God has determined for you.  Trust Him to lead you where you need to be. These places and regions will be protected by God’s Glory and Presence. It doesn’t matter where you are you can create your own Glory bubble through praise and worship of the King.

“Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.” Isaiah 4:5-6

These Glory zones will be cities and communities that have become a refuge from the present and coming storms on the earth. They are God-created systems established and designed as networks, a metron possessing the dynamic of the supernatural.  They are self-contained and fully equipped with the provision that sustains—food, resources, and spiritual authority where heavenly provisions are stored.

God’s army has come through the tests and the war games are now over:  we are being deployed into a very real and even dangerous battle—the stakes are high and we must count the cost and move forward.

The saints of God are becoming WIDE-AWAKE.  Apostolic Generals are being called out and arising. People will be searching for courageous leaders who can direct the way ahead. True prophets in whom there is no mixture will take their place—laid down lives in service of the King.  A coming wave of the Supernatural is about to be released as the King arises to lead us forward!

A Great Awakening in the Church and of the lost will become the catalyst that moves everyone into position to fulfill their assignments and the destinies prepared by Father God before the foundation of the world. The influx of a great Harvest of souls will force the Church to mobilize and take action.

As the great Awakening unfolds, evangelism and teachers will be called to gather and disciple the harvest. Prayer and strategic intercession must move to a higher level of union with God. Those anointed in deliverance will be in great demand. Apostles and prophets will be called to empower and mobilize the troops. As we move and press forward it will be important to be meeting, gathering, and talking with each other regularly, we cannot afford to stay isolated from each other any longer. It is time to discover and understand your sphere of influence and the strategies for reaching your community?

The Lord said that on the Third Day He would come down. He said that on the Third Day He would restore; that on the Third Day we would Crossover and that on the Third Day he would Arise. As we live and move and have our being in Him when He arises, resurrection power will be released and we shall arise in and with Him. A great impartation of Faith and Courage will be infused into the Body of Christ to cause us to stand in strength in these times. John Chapter 2:1 tells us that on the third day there was a wedding! The end-time Wine reserved for the people of God will sustain and keep us as we wait for our Bridegroom King to return.

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