Divine Destiny

The Year of Release!

In recent words that I have written, I shared about the coming Jewish Shmita year beginning on Rosh Hashanah September 6th 2021-2022. This was to be a Sabbath year of rest but was also a year when slaves were released from captivity and fortunes restored—it was a year of freedom and release. Today in preparation for the Year of Release and the Great Cross Over into a most notable season of history—a time of promises fulfilled, and destiny realized—a new breed is arising for this historic moment, ready to conquer and occupy lands for the Kingdom of God. A people presently chosen, known, and ordained for this hour, from before time, are now beginning to mobilize. We are about to enter the time of the Great Crossover into our promised destiny. It is therefore possible to stand resolute in the call of God, and in the face of tyranny, stand  with resolve, knowing that the living God stands with us and goes before us.

God’s ways and methods for accomplishing His ends, however, are so much higher than ours, that to the undiscerning, things may appear quite desperate, with the enemy seemingly having the upper hand. Our hearts desire is for God to move quickly to fix the problems, but things don’t always unfold the way we have imagined or expect. It may require some time. It may require a series of battles—a campaign that God is leading us through onto victory.

The saints of God must therefore be prepared to dig in, and to fight with a mindset and resolve for the long haul, and whatever it may take to succeed. Conflict is not usually a bed of roses. To attain to victory and the conquering of the promised land, it may require a walk through the Red Sea, with ominous walls of water on either side looking like they’re ready to crash in on us. It may look like a harrowing road ahead, with howling winds and great storms, yet, through it all God is saying, keep your eyes fixed on Me and follow My lead, I will be with you, and I will keep you safe.

Things may appear to get uglier before they get better. The path ahead will require a close walk with our Lord, and it will necessitate coming fully alive to our identity as supernatural warriors in Christ. It will require deep roots. To grow to the heights, it’s necessary to have very deep roots, as any strong wind that comes along will take you down and out. The people of God must become like the mountain tree whose roots are buried deep in the Rock through growth in endurance and is able to withstand the battering winds and storms. Through this trying time there are many in the church, and for sure in the world, who do not have deep roots—the saints are there to keep them steady in the storm, not to attack them.

The year of release is the year to be fully who you are in Christ. It means God is opening the gate to your stall. It means there is an assignment for you—a path ahead with signposts positioned along the way. God is our guide who knows the way ahead. Sometimes, the road takes turns and twists, but God knows how to get us to our destination. The question you must answer yourself is, do you trust him?

During the days ahead it will be important to be saturated in the Word, reading it daily, as we will be receiving important instructions and messages from the Lord through His Word. Watch for the signs and stay objective. Look for the thread that ties things together. God can speak to you in many ways and through many voices; take note of the things that are being confirmed. Recognize that no one has the whole picture. Allow God to fine tune your senses and don’t become dogmatic, set in your opinion. Be flexible and willing to yield when it becomes clear that you have taking a wrong turn. God has differing paths for different people. He has specific tasks and assignments for certain individuals. Know what yours is! Don’t follow blindly! Trust God in the strange ways that He works, as His ways are so much higher.

Joshua was appointed the commander of the armies of Israel and knew what to do because God was with him, and over the years He had learned to understand God’s strange ways of accomplishing His ends. Israel, as a people, agreed with God to obey and follow Joshua when Moses had passed. Soldiers like Joshua are brave and confident’ because of their training. They have been fashioned in conflict and in tests of endurance. They are secure within their team who have trained alongside them. They are specialists and skilled with weaponry; they know when and how to deploy their weapons and they have no fear. They are interconnected through intelligence and communication with each other and with the home base, both Heavenly and locally. Soldiers understand the mission and the potential costs.

THE ARMIES OF GOD

Things are about to shift for the saints with the new season starting in the Year of Release. The Lord God is going ahead of us. He goes before us, and He will be with us. He will not leave us nor forsake us, so do not fear, or be dismayed as he told Joshua. We have been kept in a measure of silence during the years of training and preparation. God is about to release us to our destiny and He’s about to release our voice—remember, we are in the decade of the voice—the decade of pey according to the Jewish calendar. To be a voice for the Lord comes with a cost! Will you answer the call? Remember Moses and Jeremiah, they both resisted the call, but God assured them that He would be with them, just as He will be with us!

Moses commanded Joshua to read the book of the law written in Deuteronomy every seven years, in the Year of Release, at the time of the Feast of Tabernacles (Deut. 31:10). God’s reasoning in these instructions, was that the people would learn to fear the Lord their God and be careful to do all the words of the law. Moses then said to the people:

“Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.” Deuteronomy 32:46-47

Holding the Word of God dear to our hearts, is also a word that is for us today as we prepare to crossover into this new season of strength. When it was time to crossover, Joshua told the people to be ready, to consecrate themselves to the Lord, for they were about to cross over into a new land. God had found a generation that He could work with to conquer and take the land that was close to His heart—a land representing one that is ruled by the Kingdom of God and the Lord our God, a land that is Holy, characterized by righteousness and the Lordship of Christ.

At present, there is great shaking in the world, in all nations. We have entered a time of trouble where evil has progressively been creeping in through governments of nations. Their intention is to take control of mankind and turn them toward the kingdom of darkness in service to Satan its ruler. This is a moment that we have been chosen for, and have been prepared for; a time in which God has set the dynamic. God has set stage for the battles ahead. He has already gone ahead to ensure victory. We stand in the victory that has already been won by Christ on the Cross.

As the armies of God rise and get ready to move out, the kingdom of darkness is in disarray. They are in fear of the King of kings and of His armies that follow Him. In the days ahead we will see victories; we will see exposures of hidden things; we will see God shine His light into the darkness; we will see many prominent figures fall; we will see turmoil, civil unrest, and wars; and we will see the armies of darkness rise up, enraged in hatred and in violence. I believe God is saying to us that when we see all these things, that we are not to fear—we are to fear Him! In such times we are to know, recognize and remember that He is on His throne. God is in full control, and we must continue through it all, to always look to Him. As we walk through this time, through our Red Sea into victory, we keep our eyes on the destination, and we keep our eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel. We are about to run the gauntlet, but remember, it’s the gauntlet to the Promised Land and to Glory. God would say to His enemies and to us:

“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’

“For the LORD will judge His people and have compassion on His servants, when He sees that their power is gone, and there is no one remaining, bond or free.” Deuteronomy 32:35-36

Sometimes God will delay His work, that we may understand our sinful nature and our weakness to accomplish anything of value apart from Him. When our power is gone and all seems lost, and we are having a Red Sea moment with the enemy gaining strength—or so it may appear, we begin to cry out to God, and repent of our idolatry and apostasy. At such times God will then in His tender mercies, draw graciously near to us once again, to heal, to quicken and to deliver. He will decree swift vengeance to the evils that have kept us in despair, ride in on His white horse and lead us into victory.

We Rest He Works! The Set Time Has Come!

God has been preparing His people for this notable hour of history as the containers and dispensers of His life and His goodness. He has been pouring in the treasures of His Word and soaking us in the anointing of His life in preparation for our appointment in the Presence of the King. Everyone has an appointment with the King. Everything we have been through thus far has been preparation for this divine appointment. For those who have been diligent to work with the Holy Spirit in fashioning the ministry He has assigned to you and have persevered through the trials of birthing your assigned portion, God calls you faithful! 

I recently shared in my last word about the upcoming Shmita year on the Jewish Calendar, that will begin on Rosh Hashanah 5782, and falls on September 7th on the Gregorian calendar. God created the Shmita to be a Sabbath year of Rest for the people and the land. Every seventh year God ordained a time of rest, forgiveness of debts and the release of slaves from captivity. Obedience required the faith to know that God would provide supernaturally during this time.

Living in rest is a walk of faith! Obedience to God’s commands, releases the blessings of God. Obedience to God’s ordinance for the Shmita allowed Him to release supernatural signs and wonders on behalf of His people. We are now heading into an appointed and very supernatural year of Divine miracles, where we cease from our labors and from striving, and God rises to His place of Lordship in our lives and over the affairs of this world.

The Day of Rest that is upon us falls in a year represented by two—5782 and 2022. The number two in Hebrew is Bet and its form denotes a house or a container. Some Jewish scholars understand the number two to be the mirror of one. Two also signifies the principle of two witnesses.  In the season ahead, we will see a people coming into conformity to the mirror image of God, as they enter union and rest in Him. We will see God bear witness to His work in man, where He alone determines the matter and the outcome. In the year of two God will align Isaiah 22:22 with its counterpart of Revelation 3:7-8, to place open doors before His faithful servants that no one can shut, and to shut doors that no one can open.

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Revelations 3:8

This is a word for many who have preserved through the trials, and who will now see doors opening before them as God goes ahead to prepare your way! For the Lord is now rising in His people to begin to build His House according to His design. He is about to release His builders and open great and effective doors to get the work done.

“The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in His glory.” Psalms 102:14-15

GOD IS ON THE THRONE!

September 7th is Rosh Hashanah, it is the Feast of the Blowing of Trumpets, and the beginning of 5782.  I sense God is saying as He did to Joshua 1:11, 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.”  The Lord is saying that it is time to break camp and move out into your destiny. We are entering a supernatural Day of Rest, as we move into the Day of Battle. This is the dichotomy of the hour, Rest and war, and darkness and light.  When Israel crossed over the Jordan to possess their promised land, they were crossing over into war. The Covid trial we have been walking through in the world has been a disturbing one… allowing dark forces to push a demonic agenda. Yet through it all God has accomplished much in and through His people.

In the days ahead, we may see strange times come upon the earth, but God’s plan will always be unfolding towards His end… and He wins.  There are great times of testing coming and God’s people must dig deep and take these trials as opportunities to build muscles of faith.  Always remember that God has chosen you for such a time…He must therefore believe in you!

It is important for leaders to make up for lost time in preparing their people for the days of trial, by giving them the tools to find the fortitude to stand in the midst of turmoil while fully trusting in the faithfulness of a God who is mighty to save. Those with influence will  be called to instill strength to those who are losing hope. As the Psalmist has said, “God is on the throne!” God is on the job and is in full control. We must trust Him in the way He chooses to work things out.

God is now preparing to dress you, your ministry, and the resources you have birthed, in Royal garments for service to the King. You are being beautified by the Holy Spirit for your appointment with Him. You will see the King move into your life to take over and open appointed and effective doors for you, doors that you could never open for yourselves. God is saying that your appointed time has come!

“But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.” Psalms 102:12-13

This word has been ringing loudly in spirit for three days and I have begun to see miracles begin to break out in my life. Grab hold of this word as I fully believe it is for the Body of Christ at this time! Over the past years, God has been working to put to death the flesh and carnal nature in us, that seeks to make our work and ministry all about ourselves rather than the One that we serve. That is about to change. There is a new breed coming forth whose faces are set on their King—their only desire is to know Him and to ensure that He gets all the Glory He so deserves. They are friends of the Bridegroom.

The Finisher Will Finish it!

I heard the Lord say, “I am the Finisher and I will finish what I have begun! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the last, the One who goes before to prepare your way in order that you may prepare Mine!”  God is the perfector of our souls! The Holy Spirit who does marvelous and magnificent work has fashioned an awesome army of lovers of God, in union with Him in mind and heart, and in His passion to see billions of precious souls come into the family of God.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and FINISHER of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

Recently I was in a prayer meeting and wanted to share the scripture about the woman who was sick with an infirmity, but I was confusing it with another scripture about another woman, I asked the Lord where the scripture was so that I could check it, and He said Luke 18. This was the scripture about the persistent widow; the passage of the woman with the infirmity was Luke 13:11. This woman was sick for 18 years, Jesus spoke the words of freedom to her and said, “Woman you are loosed.”  The persistent widow in Luke 18 was crying out for justice day and night; regarding this parable Jesus said, “Will God not avenge His own elect that cry out to Him?”  He then confronts all with the question that when He comes WILL HE FIND FAITH?

The Lord showed me that 2018 is a season of the release of GREAT FAITH, that 8 represents a new beginning and 18 represents the completion and finishing of faith.  Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our Faith!  One of the root words of the word finish is teleios which means growth in mental or moral character; completeness: – of full age, man, perfect. God has been working over the last season to perfect us in character, in wisdom and discernment, but most importantly He is perfecting us and completing us in LOVE!  The Finisher is finishing the work of cleansing our hearts and our history of iniquity, to release us to run a race of strength where we will not stumble or be shaken!

A friend of mine recently shared with me that the Lord spoke to her and told her that she was carrying a spirit of regret; when she said that, it also resonated in my spirit.  I spent some time in prayer one morning and realized I was carrying this same spirit.  There was so much in my life that I regretted, things I have said to hurt others and things I have done that I am not proud of…before I became a Christian and even after. I was broken before the Father and truly sought His forgiveness, and asked him to set me free from this spirit.  I sensed His forgiveness but heard him say, “You must now forgive yourself.” I realized this was true as I still did not feel free. I spoke to myself, to my spirit and soul and forgave myself.  At that point I experienced a true freedom of conscience and I saw in my mind a picture of an old door, around its edges were painted red in the Blood of Jesus and written across it was the words FORGIVEN!  This door represented the door to my past, a door God had sealed shut with the Blood of Jesus. Freedom in Christ is amazing!

The doors to the past must be closed with no lingering regret! We cannot move into the new carrying old baggage and the heavy burdens of the past. FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM for our souls and for the infirmity in our bodies. Overcomers are now arising in the power of God, and the gates of hades have no power over such ones!

God is now opening a great door for the saints to break free into their future and their destiny, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries (1Cor. 16:9). These are Divine anointed double doors into the Harvest fields, yet we are warned—there are many adversaries, hence the years of preparation and the deep cleansing work to rid us of any potential legal holds the enemy has over us!  God is untying us from all legal entanglements of the past that He may ride in on us to the nations of the world, in every sphere and arena of the social order.

At the time of His entrance into Jerusalem Jesus tells the disciples to go and get him a specific donkey and colt that were prepared for Him for that moment in time:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. LOOSE THEM AND BRING THEM TO ME. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “TELL THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, LOWLY, AND SITTING ON A DONKEY, A COLT, THE FOAL OF A DONKEY.’ ” Matthew 21:2-5

The Lord is trumpeting over His Body right now, a command to His Angel Armies, “Loose them and bring them to Me! Untie their ministry, untie their destiny, untie their bodies and their health, untie their finances, untie relationships locked in battle, untie their families and children, untie their chains to addictions, untie their hopes and dreams imprisoned by hopelessness and discouragement, untie their feet entangled in the muck and mire of the world, untie them to run their course ordained before time.

God is saying, “GET READY TO RIDE! I am going to ride in on you, in you and with you!”

DIVINE DESTINY – Whose is it?

 
Faith BaczkoThe plan of redemption works to not only ‘buy back’ man from his lost state, but includes the possibility of conformity to the image of Christ and the fullness of union with His very Life—a union that guarantees as an inheritance all that is Christ, of Christ, in Christ and belonging to Christ.
 
God is not interested in men trying to attain to a standard like that of Christ to become somewhat like Him.  His purpose in the whole plan of redemption is that by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Christ is infused into the very matrix of man’s being permeating his spirit, soul and his thought processes until a Christ man is produced—this is a Christian!  (Faith Baczko – The Plumb line) He lives in us!
 
“…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the FULLNESS OF CHRIST;  that we should no longer be children…”   Ephesians 4:14 
 
WE LIVE IN HIM
 
When we fully get the revelation that we are planted into Christ’s Body, into His Holiness, our attitudes regarding what it means to be a Christian should change drastically.  As a Christian you have now become united to an ALL-CONSUMING God who is described as FIRE!  Your life is now caught up into an awesome momentum with the Living God that is moving in Power toward the fulfillment of His Destiny.  Jesus’ Life has been fixed and directed toward a specific outcome from the foundations of the earth—to rule and to reign over all the kingdoms of the world, to reconcile the world back to the Father, and to receive His Bride!  Jesus is going somewhere, He is on the move and He is fierce in His movement toward His destination—if you belong to Him and are a part of His Body, you are moving with Him and are caught up into His Life’s passion.”
 
“In Him we live and move and have our being” Acts 17:28
 
The mandate of the generation of saints living in the age leading up to Christ’s return—the army chosen to execute the divine campaign that ushers in His re-entry to planet earth, is both weighty and exalted!  This is a generation that will walk in the righteous character of the lord, clothed in the armor of God’s Glory and armed with His Power to withstand the demonic assaults that will characterize the Day of the LORD!
 
These saints of God will be joined to the lord in a Holy Union not observed since the first disciples!  It is therefore vital that God has a generation prepared, and positioned with divine revelation and understanding of the Call on this notable hour of His-story, that they may be equipped to begin to move out in strength, courage and boldness to do exploits and advance the Kingdom of God on earth!  Yes, God has created and fashioned us for Himself—for His pleasure, however we are also created to accomplish specific tasks in His work, to complete His purposes in Christ, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 
 
Works: toil in occupation; by implication an act: – deed, doing, labor, work
Walk in: to live, deport oneself, go, be occupied with
 
The definition of these two Greek words help us to understand our Call in God—that it is an active call, unto something! It is a notable vocation possessing eternal value and having Divine weight, as it is created in Christ and pre-ordained for us from God’s very Heart and Mind!  Because the call is fashioned and prepared for us in Christ, it is therefore not a singular call or work, that can be accomplished in isolation, but one that is linked in Spirit to many, as we are ONE Body in Christ having ONE purpose and one destination—THAT CHRIST THE KING IS LIFTED UP AND GLORIFIED ABOVE ALL, and united in eternal life in His PRESENCE!
 
OUR DESTINY IS HIS DESTINY:
 
Our destiny is therefore His destiny!  We have been born again into the Life and Body of Christ!  We are enveloped by HIS LIFE, and caught up into HIS DESTINY, into the all-consuming fire of HIS PASSION.  WE ARE UNITED TO HIM IN LIFE, CALL, PURPOSE AND WORK as He was to the Father!  The Call is to be Christ sent—ambassadors of Christ sent to finish His work!
 
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
 
When Jesus made the remarkable statement, “It is finished,” as He was about to die, it was THE CRY OF A WARRIOR, that the battle was won and victory accomplished for all who would believe in Him! The work of Salvation was completed and the provision of absolute victory was made for the fulfillment of the plan of God to be accomplished in the fullness of time! In Jesus’ triumph, He was utterly victorious over Satan, completing the work of the stripping and removal of all his authority (Col. 2:15).   However, a practical outworking of what Jesus accomplished on the Cross remains for the sons of God, to enforce His victory and complete His work—just as He finished His Father’s work!  God is seeking saints who are like minded with Christ and united in His Purposes!
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to FINISH HIS WORK.”   John 4:34
 
CHRIST’S DESTINY YET TO BE FULFILLED!
 
Jesus has a destiny yet to be fulfilled—a destiny reserved by God to be completed in an appointed time of History, in union with a chosen generation who will say yes and rise up to the upward Call in Christ! The call on this generation is to unite with Christ in His Destiny to complete His work in the last days before He returns. His work is:

– 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

 
A CALL TO CONSIDER OUR DESTINY
 
starsIsrael did not understand, and most still do not understand, the immensity of the call on their nation—that the Almighty God Creator of the Universe, the One who creates and names stars and Galaxies, chose Israel as the Royal vessel, a dwelling for all eternity, where His very Life would be fixed and secured, through whom all the counsels of God, unfolding in a magnificent and majestic plan of Redemption would be fulfilled!  The cost of not recognizing and understanding this was great! However God is a merciful God of second chances, and as many chances—seventy times seven, that it takes to fulfill His will!  Israel will fulfill her destiny in Christ!
“She did not consider HER DESTINY; therefore her collapse was awesome.” Lam. 1:9
 
The Call on the generation now living in this the fullness of time is also weighty, significant, pre-ordained, and cannot be taken lightly or treated flippantly!  We are a generation brought forth to serve the KING OF KINGS and complete His Will on earth!  We are being SUMMONED to come before Him, to stand in His Presence, as Elijah did, and receive authority for our God given mandate!
“And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”  1 Kings 17:1
 
His eyes are looking to and fro, searching for His mighty ones, those willing to say yes to the call to Complete His Destiny with Him!

“RUN UP A FLAG ON AN OPEN HILL.
YELL LOUD. GET THEIR ATTENTION.
WAVE THEM INTO FORMATION.
   DIRECT THEM TO THE NERVE CENTER OF POWER.
I’VE TAKEN CHARGE OF MY SPECIAL FORCES,
   CALLED UP MY CRACK TROOPS.
THEY’RE BURSTING WITH PRIDE AND PASSION
   TO CARRY OUT MY ANGRY JUDGMENT.”
Isaiah 13:3 The Message

 

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