Yesterday, August 8th, 2016 I was very aware of the double 8th’s:
8th day of the 8th month in the year 2016 (16=8×2).
The number eight signifies new beginnings and the doubles in the date caused an excitement in my spirit, picking up a doubling in the Jubilee blessings, double new doors being opened (Is.45) and a doubling in opportunities for those who will walk through these double doors in this timing.
As I was prayerfully watching and listening for the Holy Spirit to speak, I sensed that a definite shift has occurred.
FORWARD MARCH through DOUBLE OPEN DOORS
Those who have been waiting on the Lord in intimate worship, will now experience a sudden move into forward gear – a new gear that has been oiled for the new season.
I heard the words, “Forward march!”
Marching implies being in sync with those who are fitly joined together with you by the Holy Spirit in perfect unity of purpose:
Ephesians 4: 15-16 King James Version (KJV)
15 “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
I heard, “There is a girding up”, girded with the girdle of Truth and new strength for the uncharted pathways.
Double new doors are opening with all the provision needed for the new assignments God has for you, coupled with a double portion of the anointing for those who will tap into it in worship.
Step through in the confidence that the Lord’s dealings in you have broken you through into a new season of fruitfulness, which will be sweet, fresh and fragrant, resulting in an empowerment of others who will feast on the revelation of God’s glory through you.
I see new shoes being provided to walk on new pathways – never been walked before. Much is in store for the sons of God who will venture on these new pathways, following the leading of the Holy Spirit by faith (Rom.8:14), not allowing human reasoning to interfere – simply obedient to His voice. It will be almost like a treasure hunt – following the cues and the still, small voice of the Spirit in simple trust, never doubting, but watchfully paying attention to His sign posts as He goes before them, leading them into the fulness of their destiny.
“….the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits”. (Dan.11:32)
THE OIL OF JOY
I have the sense of a fresh smell of the fragrance of the oil of joy, and a sense of leaping and shouting! God is releasing this oil of joy with an excitement in the air, an expectancy to see God’s glory on display in new ways! Those who delight themselves in the Lord, rejoicing in His goodness and mercy, will see their heart’s desires fulfilled in unexpected ways. (Prov.37:4)
The Spirit of Truth will lead you and guide you in all truth, strengthen you with joy and faith to follow where He leads through these new double doors of opportunity, even though it not be on familiar roadways. Love will compel you as you possess new territory for the King’s glory.
I want to encourage you to step out on the prompting of the Lord, not looking at the negative circumstances around you, but fixing your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith! (Heb.12: 1-3). There is a cloud of witnesses cheering you on!
Do what you are called to do – nothing more, nothing less and nothing else – in unity with those around you for God’s glory alone!