Christ’s eternal DNA gives us the power to create eternity through faith and belief or the temporal through doubt and unbelief. God has hidden destiny and eternity in our hearts. Discovering these hidden mysteries opens the door to abundant life. Life does not exist in beginning and ending but in a continuous flow that grows and brings forth new life. The secret things concealed in our hearts belong to the Lord but the things revealed belong to us and our children so the cycle of life and revelation continues from generation to generation. Everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God acts so that men will revere Him. All life comes from Him, through Him and to Him it returns. The depths and paths of the wisdom and knowledge of God are beyond tracing because they are always expanding and unfolding to reveal His perfect will.
Eternity is represented by an unending circle. God is giving us an invitation to partake of the eternal and break out of the temporal realm of the natural. 2 Corinthians 4:18, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Often, we live our lives in toil, worry, thinking, and being aware of the natural realm. Our goal should be Kingdom power, which exists in the fruits of the Spirit. Kingdom power is manifested in love and peace that passes all understanding which is obtained on a higher spiritual plain. This leaves us with little room to worry about temporal encumbrances. Believers should seek first the Kingdom of God.
Believers are completing seven years of preparation in God’s “cyclic” time table. Regularly repeated sequences of events are maturing us into spiritual perfection and purification enabling us to become polished living stones in God’s royal diadem.
January, 2007, thousands of believers “Started the Year off Right”, at the Super Pit, on the University N. Texas Campus by seeking God’s face in word, praise, and worship. The vision realm opened to me where everyone seated in the stands appeared as large burnt Geode stones. Suddenly, a heavenly gate opened and fiery angels descended with drawn swords striking the stones releasing Isaiah 11:2, the Seven Spirits of the Lord with their corresponding seven brilliant rainbow colors. Jeremiah 23:29 states, “Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” The “Breaker Spirits” shattered the dull, hard casings of the burnt stones exposing the vibrantly colored red, green, blue, purple, indigo, orange, and yellow, precious gemstones. The precious stones reflected love’s white light, displaying the brilliance of the Spirit of the Lord.
2007 will enable us to complete a seven year cycle, to break off the old, burnt, hardhearted, stone coverings of doubt and unbelief, shame, control, sin, reproach and defeat. We are being drawn out of the fiery furnace of affliction and testing, which God uses to circumcise the sinful nature. 1 Peter 2:4-9, “As you come to him, the living Stone-rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him- you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,’ and, ‘A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they disobey the message-which is also what they were destined for. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
From ancient biblical times until now angels have been circling the earth ascending and descending from heaven’s gates building a spiritual house connecting mankind to the eternal purposes of God’s kingdom. Family trees and genealogies often repeat cycles and journey along the same paths to reach destiny. Abraham’s family lineage demonstrates the genealogical repetition.
By faith the patriarch Abram, later to be renamed Abraham, left Ur, his father’s house. He pitched his tent near Luz, east of Bethel, beginning the process of establishing the house of God. By faith he sent his servant to Padan Aram to find a bride for his son Isaac. Later, Isaac’s son, Jacob, fled to Padan Aram in his distress and pain, to avoid Esau’s rage. There, Jacob dwelt with Laban and entered into covenant with Leah and Rachel.
Genesis 28:10-19, “Jacob took a stone and put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back (full cycle) to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it." He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven." Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it (marking the place where God has spoken to the Israel in him). He called that place Bethel (House of God), though the city used to be called Luz (almond tree).
Twenty years later Jacob returns full circle to El Bethel, his place of fleeing and distress, where God had revealed himself earlier. His family by this time has been purified of idols. Heaven opens again and Jacob, now as Israel, encounters the voice of God. Jacob completed his prophetic cycle of life and is resurrected as Israel who begins to possess his promises. (Gen. 35:1-15; 32:28). God’s word accomplished its creative purposes releasing a father of a great nation from the heart of a deceiver. Isaiah 55:11
Another cycle of life can be seen when God invaded King Nebuchadnezzar’s tree dream. The Watchers decreed a seven year period of correction that was about to befall him. Daniel advised the King to repent by acknowledging God’s sovereignty over the kingdoms of men, renounce his sin and wickedness, do right and show kindness to the oppressed to continue in prosperity. Daniel 4:23-25, "You, O king, saw a messenger, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, 'Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump, bound with iron and bronze, in the grass of the field, while its roots remain in the ground. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven; let him live like the wild animals, until seven times pass by until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.”
As righteous, majestic oaks planted by the River of God we will display His splendor. As “Living Stones” full of God’s love we will reflect the fullness of His Spirit and power in the seven fold anointings releasing the creative realm.
This year Psalms 100 through 107 are highlighted by Holy Spirit to bring strategic keys for closure to many of the processes that began in our lives seven years ago. How many of you want to qualify to live, move, and operate in great supernatural power? Jesus qualified for power during His wilderness season of testing by using “it is written” as a weapon. Hosea 2:14-15, “Therefore I am now going to allure her; will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.”
The abundant cycle of rain has been a sign that the desert drought has ended and our vineyards will multiply bringing forth restored hope. Rain indicates spiritual teachings, refreshing, cleansing, and an outpouring of the Spirit and Word that is spreading profusely.
For several years rain has fallen outside during Breath of the Spirit “Encounter” series. March 15-18 we conducted a “Healing Encounter”, at Bethel Assembly of God, in Tulare, California. The sun shone brightly outside while inside healing angels were released and two clouds rained on the people within the sanctuary. Deuteronomy 11:11-14, “But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end. So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-- then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.”
God will begin a new cycle and launch the “New Thing” in September in the Hebrew year 5768 (2007) which numerically represents “the full circle of life”. 5768 added together is 26, representing “the gospel power of Christ”. Reduced again the number 8 represents “new birth of teachers abounding in spiritual strength enabling man to transcend physical limitations.” Those that embrace the work of the cross will abound in the spiritual strength of Christ demonstrated in the “New Creation” man. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. The whole creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. As the eyes of our hearts are enlightened we will know the hope of our callings and those who believe will manifest incomparable great power through love. God is love. We are called to do everything in love. The man who loves God is known by God. Love is the catalyst to the creative realm of miracles.
God is preparing enlightened teachers that will disclose revelation of the Kingdom and present the word of God in its fullness unlocking the mysteries that have been kept hidden for ages and generations. The fullness of Christ in us, the hope of glory will be revealed as His purifying light shines through the Bride who has made herself ready. Colossians 2:9-12, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.”
God raised King Hezekiah from a sentence of death and granted him fifteen more years of life to equip the next generation. Fifteen is the number of divine grace, reprieve, deliverance from death, rest, mercy, and the bride of Christ. Hezekiah, in his pride and presumption, unwittingly displayed all his wealth, broadcast his secrets, and opened the treasuries of his kingdom to Babylon, an enemy that greedily swept in and stole. Hezekiah’s self-centered rule left his emasculated children barren as enslaved eunuchs. Nothing was handed down to the next generation; no power, no buildings, no treasury, or gifts. Even their fruitfulness and ability to reproduce was taken from them by the world. God is looking for leaders who will give their lives to prepare the next generation to love, praise, rule, and reign in the righteousness of the Kingdom.
In God’s wisdom He gradually reveals the unknown, hidden mysteries as we are prepared to seek his heart and mature in our understanding. Luke 12:2, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” He creates a strong foundation of unified faith and knowledge of Jesus enabling increased measures of spiritual maturity within our hearts. The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to the believer in abundance. Earthly circumstances cannot limit eternal spiritual beings that have entered into faith. Man does not live on bread alone but by the creative, proceeding word from the mouth of God. Job 22:27-30, “You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast. He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."
In time and space there are dimensions of the past that try to imprison and define us. The present dimensions try to limit and contain us, while the future calls us to operate in eternity where there are no limits prohibiting us from becoming who we are destined to be in Christ. As eternal beings we will continue to evolve throughout the ions of time into the expanses of eternity transforming into his image from glory to glory.