The Lord spoke to me many years ago now after I first received Him as my Savior: “Celebrating Halloween? What part of evil is good?” That grabbed my attention and I began to study the roots of this day and question what I believed. What an awakening! Now I pray and do all I can to alert the body of Christ to the insidiousness of this supposedly “just for fun” night that has, over the years, turned into a month long celebration of evil.
On September 26, 2013 I was seeking the Lord in my garden retreat, but I was feeling very down. Sad challenges had presented themselves in my life and I had intense concern over our nation. As I looked up to heaven and asked the Lord how to pray suddenly I felt His hand grab mine and I began to write…
This is the time! This is the time!
Spirit, My Spirit, reaching out to Mine.
Look around you dear one
See the handiwork of my Son.
Fear Not! Run the race.
Let My Spirit set the pace.
Souls are ready, the harvest is ripe.
Get ready for MORE! Don’t gripe!
Rejoice! Get excited! Be glad!
Shake off oppression. Don’t be sad.
Nothing can stand in your way.
I have declared a brand new day.
Nothing will I withhold from you.
Lean on Me, not what you do.
Let My thoughts take over your life.
I will give you peace for strife.
This is the time! This is the hour!
Look up! Receive My rain shower.
Embrace My truth; walk in faith.
You are drenched in My grace.
Religious thinking holds you back.
You are FREE! That’s a fact!
Worry not what others think.
Don’t enter their judgmental stink.
Look to Me–See My ways unfold.
Share with others the greatest story ever told.
You are anointed to bless others.
Reach out NOW! They’re your sisters and brothers.
No more waiting!
Revival is NOW!
I’ll show you how.
You are loved and very safe.
No evil can win or overcome your faith.
Now is the time to see My glory.
Just go out and share your story.
Copyrighted 2013 Cheryl S Birch
All Rights Reserved
A Word from the Lord for 5774/2014…
We’ve been in a progression of intense spiritual growth since 5770/2010. That year began a new decade, a Year of Awakening – The year the Lord began to SHIFT us into high gear. That was the Hebrew year represented by the Ayin which is the number 70. There is a prophetic message in the Ayin – it is seeing clearly or the eye of God. This is a decade dedicated to learning how to see fully through the eyes of God, to see in the spirit. To live guided by the eye of God. This is the decade that we cross over from man’s chaotic government to the perfect orderly Government of God. The Lord told me that was First gear. He was just getting us started.
5771/2011 the year that began the return to the heart of the Father and an understanding that He wants an intimate loving relationship. That was Aleph = 1 Back to the beginning of relationship with God like Adam and Eve. This is the year the Holy Spirit began transforming the bride of Christ by lifting us up out of Shame and Condemnation. We stepped out of the Old Testament and into the New. We crossed the line to His loving arms. Second Gear.
5772/2012 is Bet =2 which means House. It was the year that began the renovation of Beth Yeshua, the house of Jesus. Working on individuals by tearing down our selfishness, revealing to us hidden sins, and corporately returning us to Jesus’ command to love one another as He has loved us. By this people will know we belong to Him. Third gear.
5773/2013 is Gimmel =3 which means to lift up burdens like a camel. Lifting up took place to a newness in our relationship with the Holy Spirit. This is the year we began to recognize our great need to fully depend upon Him to take care of everything. He has done this by opening more fully our understanding of Grace and our position as sons and daughters of God. And a renewing of our understanding that we need HIM and Him alone as our Guide and our Counselor. We need him to bear our burdens. Fourth gear.
5574/2014 is Dalet = 4 humility, lowliness. It is a type of door. This door leads to the understanding that you possess nothing. Total humility before God. Total dependence upon Him. It is also a doorway where we must choose. We can remain the way we are and close ourselves off to the hopes and dreams God has for us, or go through to His fullness..
We are almost halfway through the decade of Awakening and this is the door that will take us to “Hey”. Hey is 5775/2015. It is the halfway point; which is the ability to receive FULLNESS or Full Measure (Playroma, a boatfull of blessing) of who we are in Christ Jesus and to receive a revelation of our highest call in Him. We cannot get to the fullness without the experience found this year in the Dalet.
The Lord spoke to me that this is the door of death to our flesh driven ways. It is the season of dying to everything but God and His word. It is a season that births resurrection power in us. Resurrection power flowing means we have died in Christ and have then been raised up to be like Him in this world. His resurrection power, His love, His everything will flow through us like clear refreshing water and delicious manna to dying people.
We about to pick up our cross and follow Him to glorious outpouring through us to people in need.
We have been fractured and separated as a body in the world, though always one in Christ Jesus in the spirit. Now by walking through this door of transformation we will become a VISIBLE, seen, embodiment of Jesus Command to Love one another as He has loved us. That is how folks will know we belong to Him and represent Him.
The Lord equated this to making aliyah. Aliyah means to ascend or go up. This doorway has a ramp that goes up… up out of the world’s ways to Mount Zion, or the Lord’s ways. Just as the Jews make Aliyah by leaving the gentile nations and returning to Israel, or going up to Jerusalem, we are being called up wooed by the Spirit God to leave behind the lifestyle of Babylon and step through the door into a life just like Jesus and more. For according to the word of God collectively we will do even greater works as His body here on earth than He did when He walked among us. This is 5th Gear.
First gear is what you start with to get moving.
Second gear helps you to gain speed and traction.
Third gear is good for ups and downs, rough roads.
Fourth gear is when you start cruising.
Fifth gear is the first gear for gaining highway speeds.
Sixth gear coming next is OVERDRIVE!
Remnant as you shift into 5th gear expect rapid change, quick transformation, quickening in all areas, smoother sailing spiritually speaking because you are no longer in charge, the Lord is. The challenge you will have is making the transition to 5th gear. The enemy is fighting and the desires of our own flesh will try to reject the change. It will take great humility and passion for the presence of God, and the death of our self serving ways to make the SHIFT. When you do, you will be as one who dreams (Psalm 126) as you see the mighty goodness of the Lord pour forth!
He is asking us right now if we want to make the shift into 5th gear. Grab the gear shift, step on the gas, this road leads to resurrection power in Christ Jesus!