THE WORD OF THE LORD 201703-Feb-2018
After the SHAKING of everything that could be shaken last year comes the BUILDING this year. Now if everything wasn't shaken last year then allow the Lord to shake it this year 2017.
Word of Lord 2017 (449 KB)
This year get ready for God's Glory to fill your house because this new house will be bigger, better and greater than the previous one.
The prophet Haggai describes this process of transition as a great SHAKING that MUST OCCUR in our lives. God’s promises however, the fruit of all the shaking will be that the Glory of the latter house will be greater than the former.
Haggai 2:6-9 NIV  “This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.  I will shake all nations, and what is desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, ' says the Lord Almighty.  'The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the Lord Almighty.  'The glory (Hebrew word kawbode means heavy, weightiness of His presence) of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the Lord Almighty. 'And in this place, I will grant peace,' declares the Lord Almighty.”
BUT if I were to give 2017 a theme it would be 'A year of triumphing over your enemies', 'A year of completing your victories'. A year of finishing them off! Also, a year of FINISHING unfinished stuff.
The Hebrew year is 5777. 5 is the number of Grace and 7 is perfection, but it also means SWORD. We're going to need Grace this year to know how to wield our swords to perfection.
Chuck Pearce says it's the 'Year of the Ruling Sword'. I like that!
In the Bible number 17 symbolizes "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory." Not partial victories like we've been having in the past.
We've been fighting and battling on so many fronts in previous years but this year you'll be victorious and your name will be on the victor’s list.
Like David who knocked Goliath to the ground whether he was dead when he hit the ground or not I don't know but David made sure the victory was complete when he cut off Goliath's head. What did he cut his head off with? That's right a sword! where did he get the sword from? it was from Goliath the enemy! David went into battle without a sword but finished off the enemy with one.
That's one way to make sure your enemy doesn't come back again.
Luke 22:35-36 KJV  And Jesus said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, did you lack any thing? And they said, Nothing.  Then said He unto them, BUT NOW, he that has a purse, let him take it , and likewise his scrip: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and BUY one.
I've just bought one. It’s not because I need one in the natural but it's what it represents in the spiritual realm. I'd been putting it off for a number of years but I knew this is the year I had to have one. It shows the enemy NOW I'm serious about warfare. It showed me NOW I'm serious about warfare.
1 Sam 13-22 So on the day of the battle none of the people of Israel had a sword or spear, except for Saul and Jonathan.
In 2 Sam 23 we read about a couple of David's mighty men Eleazar and Shammah. Both are hopelessly outnumbered in their individual battles but they stood their ground and totally annihilated the enemy. The Bible says about both battles 'AND THE LORD BROUGHT ABOUT A GREAT VICTORY'.
2 Samuel 23:9-12 NIV  Next to him was Eleazar (means God is helping) son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim for battle. (Pas Dammim means boundary of blood, the enemy wants your blood but God has other ideas it will be theirs). Then the Israelites retreated,  but Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and weary and stuck to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead.  Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel's troops fled from them.  But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.
The enemy is saying to you, “Let's fight for this land we've already taken from you, land that is already yours, land that is productive, land that you’re enjoying”.
You need to be strong and courageous and stand up to him and say NO, get off my land you’re Trespassing!!!
Both times it says Israel’s troops ran away when they saw the enemy amassing their army; but if you will stand your ground and fight for what's yours this year, the Lord will bring about a GREAT VICTORY.
Both these men still had to fight the battles, but God brought about the victory. Let not the strong man glory in his strength, nor in any of his military operations, but let him that glories glory in the Lord. Jeremiah 9 23-24
One of Jehovah's names is Jehovah SHAMMAH which means GOD IS THERE. GOD is THERE in your battle, God is THERE in your victory, God is THERE in your future. God is THERE in your workplace, God is THERE in your venture, God is THERE when you are left to fight alone, Listen GOD is already THERE.
Eleazar means God is helping you. Remember you are not on your own He's there helping you.
Philistines means rolling, wandering around here and there, deviating off course. Well we'll just go where we want to go and we'll do just what we want to do. Proverbs 29-18 Where there is no vision or prophetic revelation people run wild but when they do what the Lord shows them they are blessed.
Psalms 47:1 NKJV “Oh, clap your hands, all you people! Shout unto God with the voice of triumph!”
Clap - to strike, to drive a nail into
(Ruwa) - shout with a thunderous voice of triumph, of winning, of victory etc.
(LRAD)- to break, to split the ears with sound
Psalm 44:3 NIV  It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You loved them.
They still had to carry weapons, they still had to learn how to use them, they still had to turn up at the battlefield, they still had to follow orders, they still even had to fight!!
2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV “Now thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”
David: Psalms 25:1-5 NKJV “To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.”
Psalms 41:11-13 NKJV
“By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me. As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.”
All of Psalms 92
Judges 8:4 NIV  Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it.
There is this a small amount of shaded archway from low hanging branches about a kilometer from where I finish my jog. I called it my Arc de Triomphe a few years back so that I know when I reach this I'm only 5 mins from home. The Lord reminded me of this just recently and said 2017 is the year we triumph over our enemies and now my Arc de Triomphe has become more relevant than in previous times. It’s time to find your Arch of triumph because we're going to have many victories this year.
There comes a time when we defeat the last of the giants. The Bible says the last of the giants was a king called Og. Now you might've thought Goliath was huge at 9' tall or 2.9m but Og was 12' or 3.6m.
There were two enemies that would have to be defeated before they got to the promised land. One was against King Sihon and because they were in the direct path of the Israelites they would not let them pass through, so God helped defeat them but Og and his armies were then away from where the Israelites were going. Sometimes God will get us to deal with something that we don't think is a problem and it seems a little out of our way. But He knows what’s best and what we need to deal with.
Deuteronomy 3:13 NKJV “The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh. All the region of Argob, with all Bashan, was called "THE LAND OF THE GIANTS.” There were also 60 fortified cities that was now theirs’. Manasseh means to forget.
God told me a while back saying “there'll come a time when you'll forget the pain and the heartache that you're feeling right now because you'll be too busy giving Me all the praise and all the glory for all the good things I'm doing”.
IF YOU CAN FORGET THE PAIN AND HEARTACHE OF THE PAST GOD CAN GIVE YOU YOUR FUTURE!
Watch and wait for His Perfect Precision Timing this year.
God is going to direct your path and position you at doors and gates of opportunity so watch for His perfect precision timing, it's going to be evident so much this year. We must also learn to trust and be obedient to His timing, if He asks us to move then we must move, if He asks us to stand then we must stand, or we'll miss opportunities that He has planned.
Man's timing is pretty good! you just have to look at the atomic clock it only loses 1 sec every 30 million years (apparently) but just recently they had to add one sec to the end of last year.
You've heard of the leap year, but what about a leap second?
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems has deemed it necessary to insert a leap second on New Year's Eve. The goal is to bring the atomic clocks into sync with the earth's rhythm. Without a leap second, our time system would eventually blow up.
"Atomic clocks are more than a million times better at keeping time than the rotation of the Earth, which fluctuates unpredictably," explains the U.K.'s National Physical Laboratory. "Leap seconds are needed to prevent civil time drifting away from Earth time. Although the drift is small—taking around a thousand years to accumulate a one-hour difference—if not corrected, it would eventually result in clocks showing midday before sunrise."
We must give way and sync to GOD’S Perfect Precision Timing otherwise our timing is going to be way out.
Sarah and I got the last two car parks when we drove down to the coast and we were all travelling together; it took us two hours to get there but the timing was perfect.
David understood something important about timing. He declared to the Lord, "My times are in Your hand" Ps. 31:15 MEV.
Remember, you might plan your way, but the Lord establishes your steps Prov. 16:9. God is a God of perfect precision timing. He is never, ever late.
Trust God to Move in Perfect Precision Timing in Your Life this year.
Get ready to be empowered and invigorated with new strength, new energy, new vision, new passion and new authority.
Reminds me of the Berocca advertisement!
This year you’re not going to recognize yourself because you’re going to allow the Lord to adjust some things.
The Spirit of fear is going to be broken from around your life this year.
If you had no fear this year what would you do?
This year God is going to give us what's needed to FINISH the job.
Nehemiah prayed for the Lord to strengthen his hands so he could finish the work up ahead.
Let's also deal with the luke-warmness in our life, let's get full of zeal and passion for our Lord this year.
Romans 8:11 NKJV “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also QUICKEN (to make alive, or to revitalize) your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
The same Spirit means PNEUMA a current of air, breath or wind of God,
Watch for the wind this year. The wind is going to be UNUSUAL this year.
We are wind people, pneuma people, not driven by every wave and wind of doctrine but driven by the pneuma wind of the Spirit. Just as the wind turbines generate power from the wind so will you this year, and you will demonstrate it in the way of signs, wonders and miracles.
A year of graduation and promotion.
David's 300 went from living in a cave being in DEBT, DISTRESSED and DISCONTENTED to being mighty warriors, victorious in battle. They went from being looked down upon and ridiculed to being respected and admired. You have graduated and been promoted from the cave with assets and resources, no longer distressed but calm, cool and joyful no longer discontented but content, happy and satisfied. 1 Sam 22
The Lord wants you to be shrewd this year.
Matthew 10:16 NIV  “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
What the Lord is saying through this scripture to us today is He has set you apart and is Apostolically sending you forward into the midst/middle of wolves. BUT NOW/therefore be wise, sagacious, be cutting edge, discerning, perceptive, savvy, crafty (in a good way) as snakes (it says to be as shrewd as a snake not be a snake ok) and as blameless, honest, incorrupt, righteous as doves.
Your going to need to go to a whole new level of Discernment this year.
Discerning spiritual atmospheres, discerning good from God, discerning godly from demonic, discerning fake from real, discerning times and seasons.
This year it’s time to separate the holy from the unholy.
This year it’s time to separate His voice from other voices.
This year it’s time to separate His Holy fire from strange fire.
This year it’s time to separate the true from the false.
In Genesis 27 Isaac's eyesight is gone and now he's left with only four of his human senses and he was deceived, tricked and even lied to by his own son Jacob but surely how did he not realize he wasn't Esau.
Now when you lose one of your senses your remaining senses go to a whole new level, well ok we can rule 'tasting' him out but his 'touch', 'smell' and 'hearing' should have kicked in.
The Lords getting us to not trust in just our natural discernment because it can be deceived, but He is requiring us to learn how to discern spiritually. Especially developing and using the gift of discerning of spirits one of the nine gifts of Holy Spirit.
A NEW LEVEL of discernment is going to be needed this year otherwise you're going to be tricked and deceived into loosing blessings, opportunities and inheritances.
God is redeeming and restoring inheritances this year.
You can stop the robbing this year by the Spirit of discernment.
Esau really allowed his inheritance to be robbed from him when he sold his birthright to Jacob for a measly bowl of stew. No spiritual discernment, no foresight, no regard for his or his family's future, just thinking about how hungry he was and that he wanted it now. Doesn't matter what's happened before, you now need to take control and stop the enemy from robbing your blessings and inheritances.
1 Kings 21
Ahab wanted Naboth's inheritance, his vineyard that was next to his palace so Jezebel said “I'll get it for you”. Be careful of Ahab and Jezebel's evil schemes this year, we will need spiritual discernment to uncover their evil plans and to be one step ahead or maybe two or three steps.
Look again, God is revealing deep hidden things to those who really know Him.
Look again but this time through spiritual eyes.
Look again for the Hidden Treasures.
Look again for the Deep Things.
Look over and read again His Word and your prophetic words.
Look over and re-read contracts to make sure they are correct.
A year of prospering and being extremely fruitful in your endeavors.
New trade routes are going to be established. New alignments, Divine contacts.
Numbers 17 Arron's rod blooming, budding and producing overnight.
John 15:16 NIV  You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit---fruit that will last---and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you.
Don't get too caught up in last year's victories because God has even more for you this year. So much so that you'll have to make room for more from the NEW victories.
Leviticus 26:9-10 NIV  “I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep My covenant with you.  You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new”.
Be fruitful and multiply to reproduce God tells us in Genesis.
Some of you think you've missed the/your season because in the natural it looks like it’s gone but I want to tell you today that God has your season in His time and YOU HAVE NOT missed your season.
Galatians 6:9 NIV  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
This year return to Him you have forsaken your first love.
I'm making you uncomfortable, God’s going to change your personality to align with what He wants. Get ready to be His trumpet, His voice!
Revelation 2:1-7 NIV  “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of Him who holds the seven stars in His right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.  I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.  You have persevered and have endured hardships for My Name, and have not grown weary.  Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.  Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
This year those who've been faithful with the little are about to be rewarded with the much more.
Mark 4:21-25 NKJV  “Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?  For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. (God is revealing secrets)  If anyone has ears to hear (that's the first key, not just having ears but ears that HEAR), LET HIM HEAR.”  Then He said to them, “TAKE HEED (look, perceive, see) what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; AND TO YOU WHO HEAR, MORE WILL BE GIVEN.  For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
Habakkuk 2:1 NIV  I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I WILL LOOK TO SEE WHAT HE WILL SAY TO ME, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
Expect no delays this year.
Habakkuk 2:3 NIV “For the vision/revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
Ezekiel 12-28 talks about no more delays for the Lords promises and prophetic words.
Remember all things are working for your good this year.
Romans 8:28 NIV  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Stop trying to struggle and strive this year for let God's gifts on your life make room for you.