It’s the 28th day of Rend the Heavens. This number also has a prophetic meaning for today’s message.
2 = witness, harmony (union) its Hebrew letter bet = house or dwelling (spiritual house I Pe. 2:4-5; Eph. 2:20-22).
8 = new beginnings and life (chaim) its Hebrew letter chet = A doorway or entrance. The letter is formed using 2 letters vav (man) and zayin (scepter & a sword) It equals a crowned man or man with authority). Vav is a connecting letter. We are the crowned vav who connects heaven to earth through the Blood of Jesus. We access His throne through intercession.
20 = waiting with expectancy, its Hebrew letter is kaf = hand or palm from karah to bend or bow.
What are these letters / numbers speaking? A new beginning is before the Church! As a witness to the Lord, the Church will come into harmony which will create a habitation for the Lord’s presence. A doorway of life is opening that will produce mighty men and women who connect heaven and earth through the bending of their knees in intercession. The hiding of God’s power is within His hands; the Church is the hands and feet of the Lord. This new union will released a fresh wave of awakening with signs and wonders following the Word being released. We wait in expectancy for this new thing!
4 Elements of Awakening
These were all evident in every previous awakening:
Fear of the Lord
Hunger for righteousness and the Holy Spirit - to have a strong desire!
See the Need (state of affairs in Church and in our world)
United Front: <rally the troops> from 2 elderly ladies, to men gathering during lunch, to denominations uniting for prayer and meetings….the key was UNITY!
Unite: come or bring together for a common purpose or action; join, combine, connect, consolidate, unite.
A Holy Habitation
Ephesians 2:20-22 AMP 20 You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. 21In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. 22 In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place - a habitation) of God in (by, through) the Spirit.
Love One Another
John 13:34- 35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Power of Agreement Brings Signs & Wonders
Acts 4:24; 30-31 24 And when they heard this (you are not speak any more in Jesus’ name), they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 5:12 At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon's portico.
Acts 8:6 The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.
The Enemy Unites
Acts 18:12 But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat.
Acts 19:29 The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.
2Th 2:9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders.
Peter In Jail - Church Unites in Prayer
Acts 12:5-9 So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God….behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly…he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
Enemy Very Angry
Acts 12:18-20 18 Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter.19 When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there. 20Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king's country.
God’s Response to the Enemy’s Threats
Acts 12:23-25 23And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24 But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied. 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
Glorify God with One Voice
Romans 15:6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sanctify Us In Truth
John 17:17-18; 20-23 17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, SO that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Read: John 17
Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!
Ask Holy Spirit to cause your eyes to be wide open - to discern the times.
Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh infusion of the reverent fear of the Lord.
Ask Holy Spirit to impart in you a greater hunger for righteousness.
Prayer for truth / God’s Word to bring sanctification to the Church.
Agree with Jesus’ prayer for oneness / unity among the Body of Christ.
Cry out for Unity among the people of God, so the world will come to know Jesus was sent from heaven.
Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Go out and unite with other believers.
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