We have just entered into the new Hebrew month of Cheshvan, which began on Monday, Oct. 8 at sundown. God began to speak to me through two dreams concerning the power of the prophetic word in this month. If you remember in the month of Tishrei we were called to come before the Lord and celebrate His feasts as in the Feast of Trumpets, for His new year, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles with fasting, feasting and giving. This was a time of consecration and purification for the blessings coming. So, when I received these two dreams for two days in a row, I was not surprised that God wanted to do something amazing in Cheshvan.
In both dreams, I heard the Lord say the word, "Idlewood." I was surprised at hearing this word two days in a row, and in both dreams, there were dead people who were birthing babies or there was old property that had been just sitting there or idle, and now it was being newly decorated and occupied by people with whom I had been in past but not current relationship. The Lord began to speak to me that these dreams were concerning a season of birthing and that He was getting ready to birth new things from the old or dead things in our life. I found this interesting especially since God could just create something new. Why would He choose to take the old and bring life from it?
He began to share with me that the old represented a strain of DNA that He wanted to touch with the new life. In other words, the promise was not dead; it was simply idle, there was to be a calling forth of an old promise. He desired that there be a root from the old, and it was His intention to birth the new from it.
He began to share with me to tell the people to speak life to the dead places.
Maybe you have dead relationships, dead jobs, dead finances, old latent property or idle property, as in not moving, dead things that are still in your life but bear no fruit at this time. The good news is He is calling the dead things forth.
Romans 4:17-21 says:
(as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") before God whom he believed, and who raises the dead, and calls those things that do not exist as though they did.
Against all hope, he believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be." And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body to be dead (when he was about a hundred years old), nor yet the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able to perform.
Abraham believed God when He spoke about the things to come based on a past promise, even though all around Him was death. He spoke life to what appeared in the natural to have no life. Abraham believed a word from God that had been latent or idle or had not yet come to pass. You have dreams and promises from God but they are latent and unfilled at this time, you may even have made them dead in your own heart.
I believe God is calling us in this month of October and Hebrew month of Cheshvan to begin to speak life to the dead places and dead promises, the idle things not moving. Do not give up what is dead or even agree it is dead, but instead revive it. If it had a promise attached to it by God, but in this day it appears to have no fruit, instead of cursing it to remain dead, speak the life-giving Word of God to it and watch God create something beautiful from it.
Ecclesiastes 3:11(NIV) says," He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
Instead of losing heart and wondering if something will come alive, begin to actively take control of the situation and "call into being things that were not." God created the universe with the creative miracle-working power of His Word and He is asking us to do the same even today.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (MEV) says, "But you must remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, so that He may establish His covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is today."
God has made a covenant with you not only as a descendant of Abraham according to Genesis 12 but also for your personal destiny on earth. If you once heard the promise, to God it still remains. All He is asking of you this month is to remind Him of what was promised long ago by "call(ing) into being things that were not," and you must activate your faith to believe they can be.
God required this of Abraham because the Word says in Romans 4:18 (NIV), "Against all hope, [Abraham] believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations according to what was spoken, 'So shall your descendants be.'"
He was against hope, and his body and his wife Sarah's body were as good as dead. Yet Abraham remembered the promise, and God called Him righteous for it. Your faith is credited as righteousness in God's eyes, and He will not reject your faith, because Hebrews 11:6 (MEV) says, " And without faith it is impossible to please God, for He who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
One word of warning as you endeavor to step out in your faith and declare and decree these promises of the past. The enemy wants you to doubt and not believe. He has set up a garrison against you but be of good cheer, as this means your promotion is for real, as anytime the enemy chooses to stand up against you, the word inside you has become a challenge to him, and you can be sure that what is on the inside of you will come to pass. Keep on declaring!
Be encouraged in this month of Cheshvan, God will bring a birth from death and bring forth life from what seems without hope and is idle and not moving. Honor God with your faith in His substance and in His life and bring forth the harvest with His words by calling those things which are not as though they were.
Dr. Candice Smithyman is the founder of Dream Mentors International, a biblical life counseling and coaching educational organization that teaches and trains educators and coaches in the specialty of life coaching. She is also founder of the Glory Road show, where she hosts weekly interviews that are seen on internet TV, Faith USA, Facebook and her YouTube channel. She is also the host of the Spirit Fuel TV show at spiritfuel.tv. Her ministry website is available at candicesmithyman.com and dreammentors.org, where people can become credentialed biblical or transformational life coaches and receive biblical and transformational life coaching for every area of their life. She is also co-founder of Freedom Destiny Church in Orange Park, Florida, along with her husband, senior pastor Adam Smithyman.
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