“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1
God created times and seasons to serve His purposes and intentions for the outworking of His Divine plan in Creation. God lives outside of time and moves in and out of time at will. As King over all creation He changes times and seasons to initiate new epochs moving history toward the supernatural, cosmic collision of Heaven and earth, in the culmination of all things in Christ at the end of this age, “THAT IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF THE TIMES HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH—IN HIM” (Eph. 1:10).
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for not recognizing the signs or understanding the times. God expects us to progress in maturity to understand His ways, to be sober and alert to His movements in History. God took Israel through a wilderness season design to remove the idols of Egypt from their souls, to teach them His ways, build them up in faith and make them strong in the Spirit. This was training, preparation and equipping for the prophetic destiny they were chosen and called to fulfill. The wilderness prepared them for the next appointed season on the journey—to move as a force of one into the promised Land, to possess it for the Kingdom of God!
I believe the Body of Christ has also now arrived at such a time in history—a time where we overcome and are victorious in the battles that have worked to shape us as an army. A time where we leave the wilderness and the past behind and move forward to possess the promises of God to conquer lands and kingdoms for the Kingdom of our God! I believe the Lord is saying that 2015 is the year of THE VICTORY RUN for the overcomers who have persevered and endured through the training time of trials and the testing. Overcomers who have come out from fear, doubt and complaining, and are crossing over with faces fixed on their King, to passion and absolute trust in the Lord, moving in strength in the power of His might, with great authority to RECOVER ALL!
THE HEBREW YEAR – HEI
We have entered the Hebrew year 5775; the corresponding letter representing the number five is hey. The Hebrew word hey means behold, look! revelation! this word can also mean breath. Hei “ה” is also thought to represent a picture of a window. The year ahead will be a very significant for the Body of Christ, a year where God is opening a window of opportunity for the Body to fulfill its divine commission—an opportune time that cannot be wasted where we must each take hold of God with everything in us and run the race ordained for us. THIS IS THE YEAR TO TAKE ACTION, TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE!
In 2 kings 13: 15-19 Elisha instructs the king of Israel to open the east window and shoot, when he shot the arrow Elijah declared, “The arrow of the LORD’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” Elijah then told the king to take the arrows and strike the ground; when the king struck only three times Elijah was very angry, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.” Through this example God warns us not to be complacent in the battles ahead as we are facing a demonic army intent on the destruction of mankind! THIS DAY WE MUST FIGHT! However, in the battle we must always remember WE FIGHT FROM A PLACE OF VICTORY! Winston Churchill’s famous quotes sums it up very well—as the world was then facing the tyranny of Nazi army, it now faces the terrorism of ISIS, and other ominous forces on the horizon:
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
THE TIME OF DARKNESS BECOMES THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHURCH TO SHINE WITH THE LIGHT OF CHRIST! The numbers in the Hebrew year 5775 are very significant and encouraging—five represents Grace, and the double five, double grace God will release to accomplish the job. The Headstone—the completion of the work of God shall come forth with shouts of “Grace, Grace,” and no demonic mountain or obstacle can stand in its way! (Zech. 4:7). The double seven represents the completion and perfection of the works of God through His victorious overcoming people. Five plus seven is twelve, the double twelve represents the fullness of authority released to the people of God to RECOVER ALL: “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). The Hebrew language is gender-based, consequently the masculine and feminine form of most words; the letter HEI is the suffix that makes a word feminine. I believe the year ahead will see a vast army of women moving out and taking their positions alongside men on the frontlines of the battle!
WILL YOU DO NOTHING WITH SO GREAT AN INHERITANCE?
Years ago the Lord began to highlight the words MAHANAH DAN in scripture to me; I thought they had some significant meaning but they simply mean ‘the camp of Dan.’ However upon further study and investigation I began to understand what He was trying to impart. You see the Danites were not satisfied—they had not yet received their inheritance, “And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because THEY HAD NOT YET COME INTO AN INHERITANCE among the tribes of Israel” (Judges 18:1).
The Danites set out to explore the land, discovering it was a great land! “So they said, “Arise, let us go up against them. For we have seen the land, and indeed it is very good. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING? DO NOT HESITATE TO GO, and ENTER to POSSESS THE LAND. When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. FOR GOD HAS GIVEN IT INTO YOUR HANDS, A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO LACK OF ANYTHING THAT IS ON THE EARTH” (Judges 18:9-10).
They made the decision to set out! On their way to possess their inheritance they set up camp, and the name of that place became Mahanah Dan (18:12). The significance of Mahaneh Dan is that it represents the place where we make the decision not to settle for anything less than God’s plan for our lives, where we make the choice to go after our the Great inheritance Christ won for us on the Cross, and begin to move out—WE TAKE ACTION TO GO AND POSSESS IT! After Samson was born it is said that, “The Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahanah Dan.” (Judges 13:25). This is the word for us today! It is time to move out to posses our promises, the time to reap from what we have sown, the time to reap the harvest fields as they are white! WOULD YOU DO NOTHING?
Years ago I read an account written by Rick Joyner about the early years of the re-birth of Israel. The returning Jews found themselves surrounded by ferocious armies bent on their destruction. These Jews did not know how to fight; throughout their history in the dispersion they were like lambs led to the slaughter who rarely defended themselves. The British assigned a man to train them in warfare and develop the Israeli army, his name was Ord Wingate. This officer’s words to Israel ring true for us today, he told them, “There will be no free Palestine for the Jews unless you fight and you will not win unless I teach you to fight…The Jews in Palestine are in bad condition. So long as you all sit in your settlements and wait to fight, you will die before you have the chance to fight. Why doesn’t Hagannah go out and fight!” Today the Israeli army is one of the best in the world in every respect. All citizens must serve three years in the army—male and female. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING!
THERE IS COMING A HEAVENLY INVASION INTO ALL SPHERES OF THE EARTH; the Breath of Life is coming in! The ARMY OF GOD is rising up! The Lord is sounding the trumpet. He is assembling the camps. He is calling out all His mighty ones to the battlefront. The Word says His troops will be willing in the day of battle. Every man, woman and child is being called to take up their positions. In order to reap this great Harvest and to win this war, God is calling everyone to report for duty. God is looking to find a people of Faith and Courage who will say, “Yes Lord!” Our trust in Him must be firm, anchored in His love, as we move out to—RECOVER ALL!