The Lord keeps speaking to me about FAITH and walking by faith and not by sight, especially in this season. Many of us will be challenged, but we need to keep pressing in, keep going, no matter what we see and hear in the natural.
In my last post, I shared what The Lord revealed to me about faith and how everything we need has already been provided for by Jesus when He died on the cross; and how we need to be like the woman with the issue of blood, who manifested her healing by faith.
He woke me up from a dream at 5:25.
25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
In the dream, I was looking at an EXTREMELY steep, tall mountain. As I looked at the bottom of the mountain, I saw a small, white car that started to go up the mountain.
I could hear the engine revving, I could see the wheels spinning and the car sliding backward. It looked so impossible from where I was because the car was so small and unequipped to climb that steep, mega mountain!
So many times the car stopped, and started reversing, but then kept on going, until finally, after what seemed an eternity, it reached the top! Once it reached the top, I looked and I saw that the other side of the mountain was just as steep as the side from which the car came.
I thought: "Wow! The climb down is going to take a fraction of the time it took to climb up!"
Then The Lord said:
Although this mountain seemed insurmountable, although you were so small compared to it, although it left you stunned when you first saw it, you kept believing in My promises, you kept on trying, you kept on climbing. So many times you wanted to give up, you wanted to turn around and throw in the towel, but you refused to believe that I would leave you! As you climbed, as you fought to conquer that mountain, you learned to see yourself as I see you! Have I not told you that If you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can tell to that mountain "Move from here to there" and it will move?! Nothing is impossible for you! In this grueling journey, you learned how, when and where to steer, when to accelerate, when to stop, when to rest, when to brake, when and how to switch gears, you learned about the different types of terrain, but most importantly, you have learned how to defy gravity! Just as the ibex defies gravity by climbing vertical walls to get to its prized salts and minerals, that are essential to its muscles and nerves to function properly, so have you defied those forces pulling you down, pulling you backwards; wanting you to fall, to give up! To reach that higher place, that place of intimacy, that place of union with Me, that place in which you find respite and rest for your weary soul, the place of fulfillment, where My desires and promises for you are found. You have laid it all down, given Me your all, to get to that place!! Oh how I love you My child! How proud I Am of how you have grown, of how you put into practice what I Have taught you! Of how you walked by faith and not by sight! And now, now it is your time! It is your time to taste the rewards of your steadfastness! Now that you've reached that place, you will taste and experience the fruits of your obedience. What you have prayed, believed, hoped, and trusted Me for is yours! It will come so suddenly, so fast, so effortlessly that it will feel as if your are being catapulted right into the midst of a beautiful dream! I am extending unprecedented grace towards you, I am so pleased with you my child! My grace is not the grace that man can extend to another man. My grace is the Charis, which includes: benefit, graciousness, gift, favor, good-will and so much more. Because you have honored and obeyed me you, I will honor you in the sight of men and you will serve as an example for those who are still climbing that mountain and to those that said you would never make it! I AM YOUR GOD! AND BECAUSE YOU TRUSTED ME UNTIL THE END, WHAT TRIED TO PULL YOU DOWN WILL LAUNCH YOU INTO YOUR DESTINY!
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
For those of us who have not given up on His promises, for those of us who choose to walk by faith and not by sight, those who are still climbing that mountain; He Wants us to know that we will get to the top, we will make it to the other side, and once we do, we will experience the freedom and blessings that come from obedience. He IS extending unprecedented grace and favor towards us.
Five (hey) Grace, Favor
Hey at the beginning of a Hebrew word means “the” or “behold.” In the middle of a word it signifies inspiration or revelation. At the end of the word it signifies “what comes from.” Five is the number of grace, or favor.
The fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is hey, which is spoken by breathing. When placed in the middle of a word, it indicates inspiration, something that is God-breathed. God put the hey in Abram’s name to make him Abraham. He put the hey at the end of Sarai to make her Sarah. God also did this with Joshua, changing his name to Jehoshua (Num. 13:16). This is the Grace that God give to us whereby we may receive the Holy Spirit.
Twenty-Five (kaph-hey) Blessing
Thus, the number 25 signifies blessing, specifically by conferring the Holy Spirit and the authority to fulfill the calling that the Holy Spirit equips us to do.
Thirty (lamed) Dedication for Rulership The number thirty in Hebrew was written as the letter lamed, which is literally an ox goad or staff. Thus, it was a symbol of authority, leadership, or rulership. Thirty is the number of dedication for rulership. It was the age which God established as the age of rulership for priests (Num. 4:23). Joseph was elevated to power at the age of 30, as we read in Genesis 41:46, 46 Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.
(The Biblical Meaning of Numbers from One to Forty by Dr. Stephen E. Jones)