Prophetic Teaching for a New Decade: 2010 -2019
Released 9-18-09 Rev Cheryl Birch
There is joy on the heart of our God… He is speaking to me that it is time that we walked in great JOY!
The Banners He is flying over us have changed! We are walking in a new anointing for not only a new year but a new season. We have entered a NEW DECADE!
The Lord’s year 5770 begins this new decade. We were in the 5760 series now we have entered the 70 series. We have completed a cycle and we are entering a new one. All the old things of the last decade have passed away and all things have become new. There is a new river flowing for the Remnant. All humanity is entering a new day. The pain and pressure of the 5760’s has become the New Wine of the 70’s.
What is the message for the year 5770 and the new decade? The Message is in the numbers.
5000 in the scripture represents mature service. 700 means fully finished. For the number 70 Let’s look at the root meaning. In scripture it means completely or fully accepted or completely or fully rejected. There is always a positive and negative side of the Lord’s numbers. For example, the number One can mean first and best or last and lonely.
An example using 70 is Matthew 18:21-22 when Peter asked if forgiveness was completed if he forgave 7 times. Messiah Jesus replies that it is complete 70 times 7. Seven mean complete in scripture but Messiah says we must not only complete the forgiveness and release the person from their indebtedness to us, but we need to completely accept them as a child of God.
By inference 70 is completely fulfilled. Such as Daniel seeing in Torah (the Word of God) that the Lord promised the time of captivity would be over in 70 years and when Daniel prayed the promise of God was released and so where the Jews.
Seventy also has a secondary meaning in that letters and numbers are connected in Hebrew. Ayin is the Hebrew letter associated with 70. Ayin in Hebrew means Eye or to See. By extension it means to understand and obey or understand and disobey. It also represents the ability to see life through the Spiritual Light of God or Divine Light of God. And for those who reject God, they will see life through the darkness of the Evil One. It indicates the ability to choose Good or Choose Evil with total understanding.
As Jesus discussed in Matthew 6:22-23 22
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
First and foremost, 5770 is a year that AWAKENING begins(or seeing & understanding) for His people like never before. Awakening is a new banner flying over us starting this year and continuing
throughout this decade. Our Father doesn’t want us dwelling in darkness. There are way too many of us who are in a place of confusion, grieving, oppression, depression, and heaviness and sin. We can’t see clearly. And we can’t discern. We say with our mouths is this you God or the devil or what? Too many of us are worried and fearful despite the fact we are the most blessed people on the earth. That is SIN. So, before I continue lets wake-up! Let’s embrace the new banner and enter into the year, the decade, of Awakening.
The Lord says we need to wake up to who we are!
Repeat this out loud from Isaiah 61
1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
This scripture is a two-fold blessing. First, we can read it that Jesus is the ME. He is the one who fulfilled this scripture that we may become the planting of the Lord and a people who rebuild old ruins and raise up former desolations and repair ruined cities and the desolations of many generations. Second, because Jesus is in us and we are filled with His Spirit, we can read this scripture pointing to ourselves. Read Isaiah 61 again pointing to YOU. Now we are the ones He uses not only for the last part of this
scripture but for the first part as well.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon you because he has Anointed you to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent you to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. He has chosen you to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; You are the one He has chosen to comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. You are called to help other people put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
5770/2010 is a time of AWAKENING but what does that mean? The Holy Spirit is diligently working on us to get us to understand our position in His government and the importance of our role in His Kingdom. You can expect this year and throughout the decade:
1 Arousal from sleep – You are in the process of waking up
2. Renewed attention to what is important to God; a revival or renewal of interest in things He is interested in
3. Sudden awareness – sudden recognition or realization of things He wants you to do or stop doing
Development, new beginnings, fresh starts, stirrings, arousing of new ideas and revelation, initiations, launchings, opening of new doors, understanding what could not be understood before, revelation of the Ancient Ways.
The Holy Spirit is a great instigator and He is about to ignite your life. If you will expect it and let Him position you for blessing He will catapult you into His plan for your life.
Our Scripture in Isaiah says that Jesus did wonderful things that we may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified Trees are positioned in a garden. Unlike a flower that you can dig up and move around, trees grow deep roots and are made to stand tall and strong in one place for many years. Often we have a positional identity crisis. We don’t stand tall and strong. We accept defeat. I have done it. But, we aren’t supposed to live a defeated life.
This year the other Banner over us reads TAKE YOUR POSITION or Positioning for short.
What looks like change in your life will be purposeful re-positioning.
The first part of that is: We must understand or awaken to our position in God.
Because Jesus Christ is our Savior…
We are not under the enemy’s feet. He is under ours because the earth is the Lord’s footstool (Isaiah 66:1) and Jesus is the head and we are His body, we are seated with
Him in heavenly places according to Ephesians… And The God of Peace will soon crush Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20) The problem is we look way too much at
The Lord is Awakening us to our position in HIM and the fact that our natural circumstances do not dictate our worth to Him nor do they negate the plans that He has for us. If natural circumstances were how we are to look at things, then:
Paul’s life was wasted because he was jailed and beaten and shipwrecked and his message caused cities to riot. Mary’s life was wasted because her son died. Stephen’s life was wasted because instead of winning over the religious leaders, his message angered them and he was stoned to death… The work of the church in Jerusalem was wasted because they were persecuted and scattered… Every martyr standing at the foot of the throne of God, male and female’s life, was wasted when they were killed for their message…
But, None of those awful circumstances negated the ministry of these saints. The truth is just the opposite. Every one of them still inspire us today. The suffering of the saints and the blood of the martyrs only strengthened the Kingdom of God…as even more souls were saved because of them… In fact, these saints were perfectly positioned by God to do works that glorified Him.
The Third Banner is Breakthrough. But it flies with Positioning.
If we want Breakthrough in our lives and ministry, we must understand our position in HIM and we must allow Him to plant us where He desires to glorify Him. Breakthrough depends upon us being in the position God has ordained for us. That is not just “right place, right time” by chance. It is as 70 means: fully or completely accepting who we are in Messiah Jesus and what the Lord has made us to be in His Kingdom and accepting our destiny in that role. YOU must know and accept your role in the body of Christ. Your breakthrough depends on it.
1 Corinthians 12:12-25
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?18But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19And if they were all one member,where would the body be?20But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather,
those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Verse 18 says we have a position chosen by God. He has set us in the body as He pleases. No matter your position in Messiah, it is a place of honor. Even the parts that lack in the body it says: God has given greater honor. This is the year to step into the Pleasure of God by accepting the role He has ordained for you. There is favor and provision, equipping and grace, patience and perseverance, Joy and honor, contentment and fulfillment when we know our place in the body and operate as God designed us to.
Some of us know who we are and what we are suppose to be and do. Some of us don’t. Some are confused but Know this: Confusion is being demolished! Those who don’t know who they are or what they are suppose to be doing and are willing to humbly listen to the Holy Spirit will find out starting this year. Those who already know their role will become more solid in their position, as long as they don’t try to be something they are not. When the body accepts their role and begins to move in it, there will be the greatest breakthrough ever in the history of the earth next to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
Lastly, a Banner of JOY is flying over us…
JOY will be the by-product of all of this. When we awaken, take our position spiritually in Messiah, and breakthrough comes…there will be no need for prozac or meds for depression. Joy and rejoicing is going on in heaven right now because we are awakening to the truth. It is pouring out on us! Heaven rejoices because, as we awaken, souls will be saved!
2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.
WHEN THE Lord brought back the captives [who returned] to Zion, we were like those who dream [it seemed so unreal]. Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done done great things for us, And we are glad. Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes. Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.
Let the Holy Spirit grab you and take you beyond yourself and into the Joy of His harvest. It is a time of AWAKENING to the fact that we hold ourselves back far more than the enemy ever could. Instead of rejoicing in the Lord and sharing that joy, we are worrying about ourselves and circumstances. We are meditating on the wrong things! Break free of the cocoon of self protection that only causes heaviness and depression – Rejoice in the Lord for He has given you an amazing life! It is filled with divine favor and blessing. We miss so much of it because we are dwelling on and laboring so hard on things that we should release to His care.
He loves you, He is saying AWAKEN over you, He is moving you into POSITION,
HE has ordained your BREAKTHROUGH. HE is waving the banner of JOY over YOU.
He wants you rejoicing with Him as you work in the fields of the Great harvest.
We are not waiting on the time of the Great Harvest – it has begun!
Listen this is just the beginning of the message He has for us this year.
It’s time for Revival in the United States of America.
God has not forgotten the USA – He has not forgotten us!
Rejoice! And again I say Rejoice!
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