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 Sept. 7 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. Look! I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it. For you have a little strength, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name" (Rev. 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 their 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 shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord shall build up Zion: He shall appear in His glory" (Ps. 102:15-16).
Sept. 7 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 in Joshua 1:11, "Prepare food, for in three days you will cross the Jordan to go to take possession of the land that 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 toward 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! Continue reading.
Faith Marie Baczko is the president of Headstone Ministries International—a ministry that is rich and robust in the purposes and plans of God. She is a prophetic teacher and author, bringing significant revelation to mobilize, equip and strengthen the body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. Faith is an international speaker and has garnered enduring relationships with leaders united in passion for truth and enduring Revival. Faith is the author of several books; her latest release, now available on Amazon, is called A Rising Called For! Visit our website;firstname.lastname@example.org.
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