Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Word for 2013

While jogging yesterday, I spotted a dime on the gravel trail. I heard God say that He was using that dime to give me prophetic revelation for marriages this year. Here is what He showed me:

The significance of ten- A dime is worth ten cents. Ten signifies the perfection of Divine order and completeness. When husband and wife are hand in hand in unity, their five fingers intertwine to make ten.  Although God can bless each individual, there is another tier of blessings that cannot be released until husband and wife are operating in unity and align to God’s order for their marriage.

Redemption in the rubble- The silver dime was surrounded by grey gravel, and could have easily been camouflaged if I hadn’t spotted it. God showed me the gravel symbolizes the clutter and distractions that the enemy tries to consume us with each day, and the dime represents our spiritual life. If we look for meaning and fulfillment though our circumstances, we will feel insignificant—lost in a sea of gravel.  The dime is silver, which represents redemption. Even when we don’t feel valuable in relation to this world, we must remember that our eternal value lies in Christ alone. I Peter 1:18-19, “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition by your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (NKJV)

The importance of perspective- I spotted the dime from a distance on my first lap, but when I searched for it the second lap, I didn’t see it. God showed me that when we start walking with Him, He will show us precious promises that belong to us. However, when we don’t see those promises fulfilled in the moment of our journey we believe they should have been, it confuses us. God wants us to keep our eyes on Him and walk straight on the path that He has called us to. When we start to desire the promise above the Keeper of Promises, God will lead us on another lap to show us a heavenly perspective and keep us close to Him. II Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (NKJV)

A resurrection of the dead- On the third lap, I found the dime I thought I would not see again. It just jumped out at me.  I believe that three years ago in 2010 many couples had faith for some situations, and that which they believed for appeared to die in the natural. 2010 was just the completion of a cycle. Every ending marks a new beginning. These past three years have been filled with trials and tribulation for much of the body of Christ. However, I believe that 2013 marks the third trimester for many this year and the promises that they have believed for will be birthed out this year. God will receive all the glory for He is the Living God who is resurrected and seated on the throne. In heaven nothing is lost and nothing is impossible. Ezekiel 37:4, “Again He said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, “O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 Thus says the LORD GOD to these bones, “Surely I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.” Luke 13:32, “Jesus replied, “Go tell that fox that I will keep on casting out demons and healing people today and tomorrow; and on the third day I will accomplish my purpose.” (NLT)

Watch for “suddenlies”- God is going to cause many situations to “turn on a dime.” Rapid changes will occur when we give God complete control and allow Him to steer our lives. No matter how things look initially, trust God completely and you will see miraculous suddenlies in your marriage, finances, and ministry. Suddenly means one second it is one way and the next second it is another. God has been working behind the scenes and many miracles will manifest this year. Acts 16:26, “Suddenly, there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”

Pocketing the “change”- The dime is commonly known as “change.” Many couples will experience change in the natural that may seem small at first, but is valuable because it is part of a greater heavenly bank that cannot yet be seen but is nevertheless real and present. In 2013 there will be an opportunity to “pocket the change” or embrace seemingly small changes because they will lead to something greater. Also, 13 is a number that symbolizes rebellion. God is wanting to deal with the stubborn and rebellious parts of us this year so he can bless us and give us the desires of our hearts. Begin to value small changes in your routines, habits, speech, and how you treat each other.  Every race is just a series of footsteps. Proverbs 4:20-27, 4 “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it springs the issues of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. 25 Let your eyes looks straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.”