(Excerpt from my newly revised edition of In His Image)
– To destroy and FINISH THE WORKS of the devil
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1Jn. 3:8 (See also Rev. 20:2-3, 20:10)
– To gather His Harvest of Billions—His Glorious reward!
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray THE LORD OF THE HARVEST to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt. 9:37-38 (See also Matt. 13:39)
– The Bride is made ready without spot!
“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Rev. 21:2 (See also Rev. 19:7)
– That every Word of God is fulfilled
“Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord GOD.’ Ezek. 12:27
– To subdue the earth under His Lordship and Dominion:
“For it is written: “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS TO GOD.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Rom 14:11-12
– To finish the Suffering
“Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” Col. 1:24 ( See also Rom. 8:17)
– He Returns—His feet will stand on the Mt. of Olives
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT SIGNIFIES THE PROMISE OF GOD’S PRESENCE, a promise based on our agreement to follow hard after Him on a Journey of obedience! The Bible declares that all creation reveals the Glory of God! His attributes can be recognized by the sublime magnificence of His handiwork. When we make the deliberate choice to search for Him, we will find Him! His face becomes visible within the starry hosts of heaven and in the wind of the rustling leaves of majestic trees! However, God has also chosen to reveal himself in manifest ways throughout the history of Israel and in tangible form as the Son of Man.
The manifest presence of God chose to come down, to a chosen nation set apart for his purposes, to initiate the awe-inspiring Plan of Redemption, to recover mankind from their lost state and restore them back to the everlasting arms of love, “I have come down to deliver them…” (Ex. 3:8).
THE PRESENCE ‘CAME DOWN’ and lived amongst people—His very heart’s desire before the foundation of the world! The Plan of Redemption, centered in Israel, held the Key to salvation for every tribe and nation on earth. THE PRESENCE came down and initiated the beginning of His transcendent Plan, a plan that is revealed on a Divine Journey, and completed with His manifest PRESENCE ruling and a reigning over the earth from Jerusalem! God marked both the beginning and the end, and significant milestones of the journey, with three major Feasts times and celebration.
THE JOURNEY: PASSOVER TO TABERNACLES
The beginning was sealed with the Passover feast. This signified the crossing over of a people into His purposes, those set apart as a holy offering unto Him. God established the Feasts of the Lord as His Feast! The continual celebration of these Feasts prophetically declared to Israel and to the world, the key facets of His ultimate Plan of Redemption to build Himself a Home in man individually and corporately. The Passover feast prophesied the coming of Christ our Passover—the lamb slain for the salvation of the world. He was the sinless One and the Holy First Fruit of many, resurrected onto God. The Feast of Pentecost prophesied of the coming of the Holy Spirit—the BREATH and Life of God released into the Body of Christ. The completion of God’s Plan will be marked and sealed by the Feast of Tabernacles. This Feast represents:
- The ingathering of the Great Harvest of souls at the end of the age
- The COMPLETION OF THE GREAT JOURNEY characterized by the temporary dwellings places of the Journey, fulfilled at the completion of the Temple of God
- The RETURN OF CHRIST
- The Great Wedding Feast of the Lamb.
The Feasts of Passover & Tabernacles marks the beginning and the end of God’s Plan of Redemption. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, and we have all entered on this Journey from Passover to Tabernacles with Him as we grow on our ascent to Union with the Christ! This Journey is characterized by the Cross—we continually pass through a series of crosses as we are purified and prepared for the Holy One—Jesus said we are to pick up our cross daily! The Earth will also pass through the Cross at the Great tribulation to be purified and prepared for Him.
THE JOURNEY IS ULTIMATELY HIS JOURNEY! God came down and carried Israel through the crossing from Egypt into His purposes. He has been moving on this Journey through History purifying and gathering in His children along the way. At Salvation we enter into HIS JOURNEY; we then move out with Him to follow the Ark of THE PRESENCE!
CARRIERS OF THE PRESENCE
Those called to lead and carry the Ark of THE PRESENCE were required to be wholly consecrated unto Him and to carry the Ark in a prescribed way. David made the mistake of not complying with God’s demands resulting in a man’s death. David learned as we must also learn the protocol to be carriers of HIS PRESENCE, as He is a Holy God! IN THE PROCESS WE AQUIRE THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE TOUCHING THE PRESENCE OF THE LIVING GOD ALMIGHTY—THE GREAT I AM!
In His great mercy God gives many chances to get it right, although there is sometimes a cost! David made a second attempt, this time doing it God’s prescribed way. They sacrificed every six steps and “David danced before the Lord with all his might” up to Jerusalem—Jesus’ Home and seat of His Throne (2 Sam. 6:14). The Body of Christ is on such a journey with THE PRESENCE. On our individual and corporate journey we have made many steps and pauses where were given the opportunity to praise, worship and thank Him that He would even allows us to be on the Journey with Him!
About eight years ago I had a dream that I believe is significant for this month. In the dream I was wearing a very long coat. I reached deep into my pocket and pulled out a bottle of wine. On the bottle was marked boldly the number 414. The bottle was already open and a small amount had spilled. My close friend and a pastor was in the room and we all looked at the spill. My friend then said that she was desperate to get this wine and went to make a call to see if she could find it. When she came back I asked her if she found it, she said she did but it was far too costly!
Years later I was working on a particular chapter in my book, In His Image! the chapter title was For Such a Time As This based on the book of Esther. When I checked the scripture reference I saw that it was Esther 4:14. I then understood the meaning of the costly Wine.
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise from the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who know but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this, and for this very occasion?” Esther 4:14
Esther could have lost her life but she counted the cost and made her decision, “If I perish, I perish.” The year I had the dream, Passover fell on April 14, revealing the very high cost that Jesus, our Passover paid on the Cross when His blood—the Costly Wine, was poured out for us!
THE BLOOD MOONS & THE PRESENCE
This year Passover falls on 14/4/14, in a very special year marked by a series of Blood Moons referred to as a Tetrad (see previous article—Shifting, Shaking & the Coming Blood Moons). The first moon will be seen the night of Passover which begins the evening of the 14th of the 4th month of 2014,. The number 4 represent the YEAR OF THE DOOR (see article –A Tsunami Wave of Answered Prayers). In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the 4th letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is 4. I believe the Doors to significant breakthrough are opening in the 4th month of April. The Body of Christ is about to pass through a SPIRITUAL DOOR and a SHIFT into a season that God is marking with 4 Blood Moons!
We are being shifted into the season of the COSTLY WINE. God is about to pour out an abundance of NEW WINE, but it will be very costly! There is always a cost to following the Ark of THE PRESENCE as David came to understand; David quickly learned that the Ark had to carried in obedience to God’s Word, with humility, with reverence and with GREAT JOY. THE PRESENCE was to be carried by the priests—those who God set apart and consecrated for this purpose!
FOUR GOLDEN RINGS were to be crafted on either side of the Ark for the poles. It was to be lifted up and carried on the priests shoulders—not pulled on a cart. I believe the 4 Blood Moons falling on the Jewish feasts of Passover & Tabernacles over a two year period, is a sign that reflect the 4 GOLDEN RINGS used to LIFT UP the Ark, that mark the movements of THE PRESENCE on its JOURNEY from Passover to Tabernacles!
I was very resistant to sharing this revelation I believe God gave me, but after choosing to be obedient I divinely stumbled on this article as I was finishing this message.
“If you were standing on the moon during a total lunar eclipse you would see the Earth as a black disk with a brilliant orange ring around it,” said Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine. “And this brilliant ring would be bright enough to dimly light up the lunar landscape.” (Hamilton Spectator- April 7th 2014)
The Tetrad of Blood Moons,that begin at the Passover Feast, reveals that THE PRESENCE is once again moving and about to make a major shift on its JOURNEY up to Jerusalem, on its way to the Feast of Tabernacles to complete God’s transcendent Plan of Redemption! The Ark of THE PRESENCE moves progressively, taking territory on its way to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven! God’s Presence is about to mark another milestone of THE JOURNEY of His-story as He moves to fulfill His purposes on Earth!
The procession of the King, up to the Seat of His Throne in Jerusalem is about to begin! This is fiercely contested by the power of darkness as they know their time is short! The Body of Christ must carefully watch the Ark of THE PRESENCE as we have not walked this way before (Josh. 3:4). We must set out from our present place or position, consecrate our hearts, be prepared to make sacrifices, ready to drink the COSTLY WINE He is about to pour out! In my dream the bottle of wine had been opened and some wine had spilled, and yes we have experienced a measure of the Costly Wine of HIS PRESENCE, however, God has saved the best for last! He is about to pour out this COSTLY LAST WINE in abundance to His People!
It is time to transition from the Jesus of Salvation, revealed in Passover, to the Jesus of Glory revealed in Tabernacles—from being saved to being SEATED ON THE THRONE!
“But when it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me…” Galatians 1:15-16
“But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, And of justice and might…” Micah 3:8
Only a revelation of THE CHRIST in Glory will bend the knee and cause all to fall prostrate before the Majesty of the King of kings! The majesty of the Glory of Christ revealed in us will overwhelm and consume all that hinders, and all obstacles on our path as we shout, “Grace, Grace!”
As the Blood Moon makes its appearance in the early morning of the 15th, this would be a good time for shofars to sound throughout the Earth! The Lord of all the Earth is setting out and releasing the Armies of God to go forth with Him in Power and in strength of His Might to complete His purposes on Earth! The Kingdom of Heaven is coming down!
“BEHOLD, THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD OF ALL THE EARTH IS CROSSING OVER BEFORE YOU…” Joshua 3:11
(Excerpted from chapter 12 of my New Book :Who Is This Jesus – Do You know?)
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’? Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.” But say to them, “The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. Ezekiel 12:23
The Body of Christ is divinely shifting into God’s appointed times and seasons in the approach to the fulfillment of all things and its ascent to UNION WITH CHRIST. There is heightened spiritual awareness of movements and shifts occurring in spiritual dimensions as the battle lines are being drawn and God’s Kingdom enforcers are being groomed, prepared and positioned for victorious territorial inroads!
These times of shifting and transitioning into new secured positions, that are strategic places of authority, may come with some confusion, perplexity and with the shaking of our circumstances AS THE OLD SHIFTS TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW! In spite of this we must move into this season with great expecting, for God is now drawing out into deep waters those He has prepared, establishing them within boundaries they will occupy and take dominion!
The character and fortitude of generals and leaders are forged within the fire of conflict, YET THEY MUST RISE ABOVE TO OVERCOME AT ALL COSTS! So it is with God’s leaders being raised up now for a volatile season of conflict ahead, both in the spiritual and the natural. God’s people must be strong and of good courage as His Word declares that HE IS WITH US! He goes ahead as the Conqueror, He covers us from behind and WILL NEVER FAIL US! This is the season to overcome all fears and eliminate all soulish hindrances! It is time to move beyond the status quo and the mundane into a season of Spiritual excellence.
A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED
When God’s chooses to initiate a new phase of His work, a new model is prepared to accommodate the work. At Jesus’ first coming the Lamb was slain and the Cross became established as the foundation of the Temple of God. With Jesus’ death on the Cross many aspects of the old model of the Temple were no longer relevant or supportive of the new direction and movement of God to embrace the nations and all mankind.
God is ever on the move, His face set toward the completion of His purposes and Divine will! It is vital to be moving in sync with Him in His quest to complete His magnificent obsession—Jerusalem, the Holy City of God—the Bride of God!
As God now moves into the completing phase of His work to be summed up in Christ’s return, a new model or wineskin will be required to sustain the Body through the demonic onslaught released, in their hopes of preventing the Return of the King, and to bear the weight of the Glory of God descending and enveloping the Temple of God’s people!
Outside of the fundamentals, many aspects of the modern day model of the Church is founded on traditions that have become mostly ritualistic and religious form—continually going through the same motions with little evidence of the Presence and the Power of God, and having limited impact in the communities and cities it serves. I believe many aspects of this model will change to accommodate billions from the Harvest that will be coming into the House of God, and to fashion a Bride that moves the heart of God and compels Jesus to return!
In 2 Kings 2:19 we find an analogous situation; the people of the city come to Elisha to say in effect that their city was good but the land was very unproductive due to the condition of the water. Elisha tells them to get a NEW CRUSE (KJV) and put SALT in it! Elisha then poured the SALT into the source of the water and the water was healed.
“The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.” “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it…” 2 Kings 2:19-21 NIV
THE COVENANT OF SALT
In the Bible there are three scriptures that refer to a Covenant of Salt. In the book of Leviticus God declared that every offering was to be seasoned with salt. In an interesting article I recently read, in reference to this Covenant, the author made the point that although the case for salt is made for its cleansing, purifying nature and one that adds flavor, God declared that everything—the grain offerings which were not preserved by salt and the burnt offerings that were entirely consumed were also to be seasoned with salt. This indicates that there was something beyond these attributes—that are vital, that God was after!
“And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt”. Leviticus 2:13 (emphasis mine)
With a careful look at all the references to salt in the Old and New Testament, the one attribute that becomes clearly evident in what God is after in this Covenant, is the worship of God evidenced by TRUST IN GOD! “Don’t you know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt?” 2Chronicles 13:5
David had to trust God for the truth of this Promise, and act in faith accordingly, based on the goodness and faithfulness of God! As descendants of Jesus—the Son of David, we have been given the kingship to rule and administrate the kingdom of God! Will we trust God as a God of His Word and step out in faith and act accordingly?
The saints of God encircle the Globe, dwelling in Cities that have great potential for good, but the water is bad—this Hebrew word means evil or good for nothing! I believe the water of God’s Word coming from the Church contaminated with a mixture of doubt and unbelief, in a good and great God who keeps His promises. This water is not producing God’s desired end, the land is barren and unfruitful and very little is accomplished for the Kingdom, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor… It is then good for nothing…” (Matt. 5:13). The truth of what we really believe is revealed in the trials and tests!
The Hebrew word for unproductive is shekel and also means to miscarry or suffer abortion—a phenomenon evident in the life of the Church, as many great beginnings don’t get carried through to fulfillment and we find ourselves back where we started. Could it be that there is unbelief hindering us! Are we are lacking the endurance and perseverance that comes from AN ABSOLUTE TRUST IN GOD TO TAKE US THROUGH INTO FULFILLMENT?!
Elisha’s answer is to get a NEW CRUSE! The Hebrew word for new is chadash and means: fresh, a new thing, it is from a root that means to rebuild and repair. God is fashioning and re-building a new container for His Coming Glory, one that has FRESH OIL AND PURE WATER! It will be a NEW CRUSE that is fruitful and productive, that produces an army whose faces are fixed on the Lord and whose foundation is a trust in God that is absolute, supernatural and sublime in veneration of His Majesty!
The Covenant of Salt is the binding of one’s self—mind heart and soul—to another, in utmost loyalty, faithfulness in adversity, and devoted trust. It is time for the world to behold the glory of God in His people! It is time for good fruit to be evident in the House of God, and it is time to prove the power and the truth of the Word of God to the world and in our daily lives! It is time now for the world to witness to glory of God as Israel did in their History:
“As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I WILL SHOW THEM WONDERS. The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall put their hand over their mouth …They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of You. Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy.” Micah 7:17 NIV
As Jesus admonished, let us produce fruit in keeping with repentance and let us run with endurance the race set before us, trusting God with fierce determination! In every sacrifice of worship we offer to God let it be purified and seasoned with the SALT OF TRUST in a God who is MIGHTY TO SAVE! “For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt” (Mark 9:49).
Faith Marie Baczko
Faith Marie Baczko is the Director of Headstone Ministries, raised up by God to bring forth significant revelation for this momentous time of history. She is a powerful prophetic preacher, encourager, and author. She is an international speaker ministering the word of the Lord to the nations. Her passion is to inspire others to behold the majesty of Christ, exhorting them to arise and shine to endless possibilities in Christ! Faith loves to see God’s people awakened to their divine destiny as enforcers of the Kingdom of God on earth.
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We have arrived in the most significant of years! The year of open doors and answers to long awaited promises! The year of the Favor of the Lord! The year where we will see the fulfillment of prayers prayed for many long years. Prayers to dreams that God has planted as seed in our hearts; Dreams that are God’s dreams He has been waiting with divine patience to see their fulfillment. Dreams for His sons and His daughters; dreams for cities and nations; dreams to bring relief for many in desperate situations; dreams that are solutions to significant problems the world is now facing; dreams for the great Harvest to come in!
The dilemma some may be facing right is how to step through the Door to fulfillment when the battle gets fierce at the Gate and the temptation is to panic at the sound of the beating hoofs! The enemy is not sitting about idle! He is about to lose a lot of ground and is resisting this move of God to the fullest! But the Word of the Lord stands firm: “Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9
To possess the promises of God we must fight to stay in the place of unstoppable, unshakeable faith that receives—the faith of Jesus that we see evident in Mary and in Abraham.
MARY – AGREEMENT WITH HEAVEN
MARY AGREED WITH HEAVEN’S PLAN FOR HER LIFE! She said yes when she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would give birth to the Son of God! Her response: “I am the servant of the Lord. Be it unto me according to your word!” Sometimes it can be easy to say yes to God in the pregnancy of the moment, when we get caught up in the grand possibilities of something new, exciting and wondrous. However, the true test of faith comes in seeing the dream through to the finish line, and facing all the trials that come along the way to stop the dream from coming forth! Trials that you did not expect to encounter…when the temptation is to be offended in God and disappointment sets in!
Mary agreed with God but she also had faith to believe in God’s ability to walk her through the trials that lay ahead as a single pregnant woman in her day. She experienced the wonder of seeing the substance of her faith, the Promised Son of God birthed through the travail of tested faith!
JESUS – ENDURING FAITH FOUNDED ON LOVE
When Jesus put down his carpentry tools, dusted himself off, left home and all he had previously known, to go down to the Jordan River to be baptized by John, it was because he heard His Father’s voice say, “It is time My Son.” When he left, He knew it was the beginning step of a journey that would one day lead Him to a terrible death on the Cross. When Jesus left to go, He was saying yes to the Father, to the plan of redemption of mankind…to become the Savior of the world!
Jesus moved to embrace His destiny with fierce determination to complete His Father’s will! The Father and Son were locked in a passionate mutual agreement of will, love and honor of each other! When Jesus went down into the waters of the Jordan He was fully embracing His Father’s Will and the full brunt of the Cross. Jesus placed the full force of His faith in His Father’s Love for Him and the Holy Spirit’s care to carry Him through to the finish line and bring Him out on the other side in Resurrection POWER!
Was Jesus’ faith shaken in the garden over the ordeal He was about to face? It would seem so as he wrestled in fervent prayer in the garden, but His faith was grounded and secure in the knowledge of His Father’s superlative love for Him! Did Jesus ever entertain doubts that the Holy Spirit would rescue Him from death, or wonder if He might be left imprisoned in the grave forever? No, never! Jesus’ trust in the Holy Spirit was securely contained within a relationship born of passionate supernatural Love. Jesus knew the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit were ferocious, that it would have no rest until He was once again seated on the Throne at the right Hand of His Father!
To what extent will that LOVE go to rescue you! FAITH MUST BE BORN OF THE UNSHAKEABLE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR FATHER’S MAGNIFICENT LOVE FOR US and the Holy Spirit’s intent to bring us into fullness in Resurrection power!
ABRAHAM – BELIEF AGAINST ALL ODDS
Abraham believed God! Abraham never doubted God’s word, nor was he shaken or thrown by the scope and magnitude of the promises! The Bible says that Abraham did not stagger in unbelief at the promises of God. We are admonished in scripture that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Abraham waited twenty five years to see the fulfillment of the promised son. ABRAHAM WAITED BECAUSE HE SAW A CITY! BLIND FAITH IS ACTUALLY FAITH THAT HAS SEEN! What do you see…a city, a nation, an invention, a book, a business new technologies?
God admonished the Laodicean lukewarm church, “I counsel you to buy from me Gold tried in the fire!” The gold He was speaking of is tried faith refined and tested in the Fire, sustained through Love! This is faith purified unto holiness! It is the gold with which dreams are purchased! To possess this Gold is the evidence of all that is hoped for! It is the economy of Heaven and is the very substance with which the Father created. The Father’s own faith in His creative ability brought forth the worlds as we know it! Dreams come forth based on a time tested relationship of knowing the Father’s love, knowledge of His faithfulness, goodness and integrity! It is faith based on experience, knowing that the everlasting arms are always beneath us! That we always win! God is not a man that He should lie. Has He not said and will He not do right by you!
What is now coming forth in the days ahead are the Father’s magnificent dreams placed in the hearts and minds of His children like precious gems. They are very costly dreams, and like Mary the Body is about to give birth! We have had a small number of forerunners who have gone ahead to set the course, but the earth will now see the saints released and ideas birthed on a large scale!
I believe God has found a chosen generation and a royal priesthood that will serve His purposes for this hour. A people like Mary and Abraham and Jesus RELEASED TO GO, Blessed by the Father—an overcoming generation whose eyes are fixed and fastened on the eyes of their Lord, fearing no man or beast! A GENERATION THAT SHOUTS GRACE, GRACE TO ANY OBSTACLE HINDERING OR RISING TO IMPEDE THE ONWARD MARCH TO SET THE HEAD STONE IN ITS PLACE AND COMPLETE THE SUPERLATIVE WORK OF GOD TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF THE KING OF KINGS ON EARTH.
Are we willing to pay the costly price to birth and walk with God through to the finish line to the fullness of the promise? Will we continue to believe for the promises in the face of setbacks and troubles, to see it resurrected in the power of the Holy Spirit in fullness. This is the victory that overcomes, even our faith!
A Tsunami wave of Answered prayer is coming but it is fiercely opposed! The dream will be birthed by those who will not give in or give up, who know their God and do great exploits! Who fight the Good fight of Faith!
Abundant Blessings in the Lord!
Faith Marie Baczko
According to the Hebrew Calendar we entered the year 5774 on Rosh Hashanah, which fell on September 4, 2013 on the Gregorian calendar. In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the fourth letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is four. The dalet represents the humility and poverty of spirit that understands that all things, including success, wealth and opportunity in all spheres come from God alone—that without Him we have nothing and are nothing.
Prophetically, many understand 5774 to be the year of the open door. I believe that the OPEN DOOR is both a DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY and a DOOR OF INVITATION, where we are offered the choice to seize the moment to launch out or to stay within the confines of what is safe and known. I believe that this year will be a year of great favor for those who will take the risk to walk through the doors of opportunity God will open for them; those who will have the chutzpa to boldly lay hold of their destiny in faith.
The year of the OPEN DOOR also represents Jesus who is the Door of God’s House; it is an invitation to enter the abode of God, to dwell in the Awesome Presence of the secret place of the Most High, and to abide and rest in the protection He provides (Ps. 91).
However, even as God will open doors for his people this year—both Jewish and Gentile, I believe that first and foremost the revelation of the dalet is speaking prophetically to the Jewish people – as it is always to the ‘Jew first’ (Rom. 1:16). In 5774 God will be opening doors to Israel to step into the Light of His Glorious Love! 5774 is the year God is opening the door to His Dwelling and He is saying to Israel, as He did to John in Revelation 4, ‘Come up here.’
Yes, God is opening the door for Israel, but He is also opening the door into Israel! When I first became a Christian, the first words God spoke to me was that He was sending me to the nation and people of Israel; well, twenty years have passed and God has never released me to go until now—the door has now opened for me to go in February. In 5774 the door will open for many churches, ministries and saints to travel to Israel with divine assignments, some to bless and some to strategically intercede and birth His kairos moment for this land. Israel is about to experience a great awakening this year as GOD SPEAKS, and the Holy Spirit broods and births the WORD OF GOD for nations, for this Land and its people… as it is also ‘Glory to the Jew first’ (Rom. 2:10).
While listening to an anointed message on God’s amazing goodness, there was pregnant moment when I felt as if I had tapped into the very heart of God and got wind of something He was up to. As I saw it I experienced an instant of incredible joy as I became united in that moment to His mind, heart and intentions for something He was about to do. I experienced insight with incredible clarity that He was overflowing with joy in anticipation of a great move Heaven was eagerly preparing for—God was about to release His promises held in reserve over long periods of time for the Body of Christ—ON A VAST SCALE! These promises have been held in trust for saints who had been faithfully waiting and persevering in the trenches, some for a very long time!
The children of Israel, who after being prepared and refined in the wilderness for a long season, finally received the fulfillment of God’s promise; the word was released through Joshua: “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days YOU WILL CROSS OVER THIS JORDAN, TO GO IN TO POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU TO POSSESS.’ ”
At this opportune moment in history everything was orchestrated to converge in Divine timing as God had prepared an obedient, passionate, overcoming generation who were ready and willing to boldly go in to possess the Promised Land that was their inheritance, and their destiny. This generation was a prepared generation, anointed with the breakthrough anointing of victory! Of this generation it was said, ‘THE SHOUT OF A KING WAS AMONGST THEM! They were a generation possessing divine strength acquired through the battles, having the maturity to hold and occupy the ground He was about to give! I believe God has now found such a generation!
God has not been holding out on us, He has been waiting for the opportune moment—a convergence in time where all parts have come to their fullness at the kairos moment. When Israel was poised to enter the Promised land the enemy rose up to curse them through Balaam to prevent God’s dream from coming forth, but he declared God’s word that there would be NO DIVINATION against Israel and the people of God:
As I sought the Lord for a word that would define 2014 He gave me Psalm 114:
When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.
Get ready, the wave that is about to land is a TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYERS released by a vast army of the angelic host of heaven poised to invade earth. God is asking is your heart prepared. Is your heart right before God? He who is coming will come and will not delay!