Thank you for joining us for this glorious time of counting the omer / the Feast of Weeks. Counting up for 50 days in anticipation of the great outpouring God's Spirit at Pentecost. Below is the message for today!
Each day will include a recording and a written message. Please use the one the best suits your needs.
Anticipating An Open Heaven,
Week 1 - Rend the Heavens
The Feast of Weeks - Passover to Pentecost
Lev 23:15-16 'You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.
Also called Counting the Omer. We count up, not down, in anticipation of Pentecost - God's Mighty Outpouring of His Spirit;
Day 1 - Emerging of Time and Promise
Illustration of the hinge - It’s time for FULFILLMENT but time and promise must connect. You are the vav - connector of heaven and earth. You must wage a good warfare with the prophetic words spoken over your life.
One side of the Hinge is TIME--------------------------The other side is PROMISE!
The Hinge will only work when the connector pin is in place. You Are the VAV (Pin) - The connector of Heaven & Earth!
The Door, The Gate, NTO Your Promises being Fulfilled Only Takes Place When the Hinge Pin (YOU) connects the two things.
Scripture Passage: I Timothy 1:18
Passion vs. 16-19 So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith.
Emerge verb / move out of or away from something and come into view.
• become apparent, important, or prominent
• (of facts or circumstances) become known
• recover from or survive a difficult or demanding situation
• break out from an egg, cocoon, or pupal case.
Time - An instance of something happening or being done…this is the time!
Old & New Testament Meanings for Time:
Eth: `et (H6256), "time; period of time; appointed time; proper time; season.”…"time" conceived as an opportunity or season.
Chronos: (G5550) denotes "a space of time," whether short, a succession of "times,"
Karios:(G2540), primarily "due measure, due proportion," when used of "time," signified "a fixed or definite period, a season," a propitious moment for decision or action
Kairos is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment.
Promises / Old & New Testaments - 3 Words:
dābhār,) “speaking,”“to speak” also אמר, 'āmar, “to say,”
epangelia (G1860), primarily a law term, denoting "a summons” "to proclaim, announce"), also meant "an undertaking to do or give something, a promise.
epangelma (G1862) denotes "a promise made,"
What Has God Spoken to You?
Get out these words (HS will highlight the ones for NOW) and wage a good warfare over them!
I Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.
Warfare or Fight G4754 strateuō; from stratos (an encamped army); to make war, hence to serve as a soldier: — active service, fight serves as a soldier, soldiers, wage war.
GW - Timothy, my child, I'm giving you this order about the prophecies that are still coming to you: Use these prophecies in faith and with a clear conscience to fight this noble war.
ISV - Timothy, my child, I am instructing you in keeping with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may continue to fight the good fight
I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying…PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE says the Lord! Isaiah 46:26
Gather your prophetic word(s), your scriptural promises and wage a good warfare for their fulfillment.
Take time to wait in God’s presence, listen to the song Won’t Stop Now and let your heart be encouraged!
Song: Won't Stop Now Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below
God’s promises are yes and amen…CHOOSE to BELIEVE His PROMISES over your life!
OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2