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JAN
10

2014 - A Year of Deliverance, Salvation & Completeness

ocean-wave-webWelcome to 2014! Here are my thoughts regarding this New Year. 2014 will be a year of deliverance, salvation and completeness in many areas.   It is going to be a great year, so live in expectation of great things.

LOOK AT THE NUMBER

In relation to the number 2014, there isn’t a number for million in Hebrew.  They used “thousand thousand” to represent a million.  For instance, Revelation 5:11 states:  And I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders:  and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.  So, 2000 is related to a thousand which is a number connected with:

• Divine completeness
• The Glory of God
• God’s Divine care and protection of His own

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DEC
06

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Have you ever noticed that along with the beauty of the Christmas Season, with wonderful music, lovely decorations, and a sense of joy and expectation, feelings of sadness can surface as well?stained-glass-angels web

This time of year can make difficult things seem particularly heightened. Tender places in our hearts seem even more tender. Places where we have pressed into God and waited long for answers, yet the expected breakthrough seems out of reach. Even though we are learning to abide in His Presence, times of sadness can sweep over us in the midst of challenging circumstances. We are real people, who face real life issues that are not always easy. It isn’t that we lack faith; rather, it is the length of the journey while waiting expectantly for the response of heaven.

Last night, as I listened to the Sounds of Christmas sung by a great choir, the strains of a familiar carol touched my heart. Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Glory to the newborn King! This great anthem of praise resounds with the triumph of the skies.

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NOV
01

Giants, Grasshoppers, Favor & God

The Book of Numbers reveals much about the character and the ways of God. The Israelites had settled at Mt Sinai following Yahweh’s deliverance from Egypt. They had seen numerous occasions of divine provision during their time in the wilderness. Now, in the Wilderness of Paran, the Lord speaks to Moses saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel.”

AN OPPORTUNITY TO “SEE” DIFFERENTLY

This was to be a time of upgrade for the Israelites whom God had taken as His people. The purpose of the journey was to see what the land was like and to have knowledge of the cities, the people and the vegetation. He simply said, “Be of good courage.” He had already made clear His intent to give them the land. There was no need for them to feel intimidated, overwhelmed, or overtaken by anything they might see or hear. They could see with eyes of faith. Jehovah had spoken! This is your land!

Can you imagine the excitement of the people as they gathered to hear the report of the spies? They must have quickly spotted the luscious grapes being carried in between two of the men on a pole. The pomegranates and figs were as succulent as you can imagine. Surely this was evidence that what God had promised was indeed true.

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