Psalm 20: 7
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, But we will remember the name of the Lord our God."
As the dark clouds gathered on the horizon of the nations and the impact of gloom and darkness covers the border of numerous nations, there was light in the dwellings of the devout saints! A distinct contrast of happenings between the righteous and wicked abodes. (Isaiah 32: 18-19). For there was great rejoicings of hope and marvellous volumes of praises centers upon God in the godly household (Ps.64: 10; 71: 8)
The pleasant fields, fruitful vines and happy homes in joyous city will see a drastic downturn and downhill effects: the bustling city will be deserted. The economic landscape will no longer be rosy but faces slowdown and stagnation! (Isaiah 32: 12-14) On the other hand, the Abba Father’s Master Plan will come to fruition: the mighty Wind of Awakening resulting in wondrous revivals will sweep the earth so growth and transformational Fruitfulness and Harvests will come forth! (v.15) The Kingdom Of God will see the increase of Fruitfulness, Righteousness and Peace especially a supernatural deep sense of assurance in their inner hearts towards their God.(v.17)
This new priestly year of 2019, when the seeking saints embraced the choice of Psalm 65: 1-4, their pathways shall have the realm of the Miraculous invading their environment! (Ps.65: 5) The River of the Holy Spirit will waters the earth and the Beloved shall experiences supernatural goodness! (Ps.65: 9, 11).
As the priestly saints set their hearts to be with God in this new season of 5779 (Ps.84:5, 10) there will be a renewal and revival of personal prayer life! (Ps.84: 8-9) The heavenly rains of the Spirit shall be poured over their stagnancy, Valley of Baca and God shall wiped away their tears and comforted their hearts! (v.6) They shall have great spiritual Harvests of Strength, Divine Glory encounters! (v.7) A new Measure of fresh oil and Anointing shall be given to them and the portion of Grace and Glory will satisfy their longing souls! (v.9, 11) The Faith of the Beloved shall be mightily strengthen! (Ps.84: 12; Ephesians 3: 16)
In this season, troubles will plagued the nations, ‘at the noise of the tumult the people shall flee....and the nations shall be scattered.’ (Isaiah 33: 3). A plundering of wealth will takes place and it will be as if the caterpillars and locusts eating up the world’s Harvests! (Isaiah 33: 4). For a chilly economic shakeup will emerged upon the scene, even the most prosperous nations will not be spared from this ill-effect of Poor harvest ahead: ‘The earth mourns and languishes, Lebanon is shamed and shriveled ; Sharon is like a wilderness, and Bashan and Carmel shakes off their fruits.’ (Isaiah 33: 9; Ps.75: 10)
What is the hidden cause of this economic plunderings? Firstly, due to the treacherous dealings of men (Isaiah 33:1) but more so as this season defines the workings of the Kingdom: the shining year of Divine Justice! ‘Now I will rise,’ says the Lord; ‘Now I will be exalted, Now I will lift Myself up.’ (Isaiah 33: 10; Psalm 76: 9) The Body of Christ will soon recognise the mighty Arm of the Lord at work: ‘Hear, you who are afar off, What I have done; And you who are near, acknowledge My might.’ (v.13; Ps.98: 1-2; Jeremiah 32: 17-19). God shall arise mightily at this hour: ‘For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us.’ (Isaiah 33: 22; Ps.82: 8)
Those whose hearts are leaned upon the ways and staff of Egypt (the world) shall be left dry without divine help! (Isaiah 30: 1-5; 31: 1-3) But those whose hearts rely upon the Lord shall finds fresh grace and mercy in the difficult days ahead! (Isaiah 30: 18)
In the land of Goshen, there is Glory and light upon the Upright in heart! (Ps.112: 4) The priestly seekers will have a daily uncompromising ‘incense’ appointment with their God (Ps.141: 2): ‘O Lord, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble.’ (Isa.33: 2) They will bear fruits of their devotion to God: ‘The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.’ (Isaiah 33: 5-6)
In this year Of Priesthood, an invitation from Heaven is being issued out to be in the
Chamber of Intimacy! (Song of Solomon 1: 2-4,16) A divine call to spend 73 days without interruption to be with their King of Glory! It was the season of sweet intimacy of Psalm 73: 23-28. The priestly saints shall behold the beauty of their Ascension Lord! (Isaiah 33:17; Psalm 27: 4) Their hearts shall meditate upon the Lord and His Word, away from the terror and negative news! (Isaiah 33: 18; Ps.19: 7-14) They shall pray fervently as well as in the stammering language of tongues! (Isaiah 33: 19; 28: 11; 1 Cor. 14: 2, 14-15, 21) Then the blessings of the Lord shall be found: He will dwell on high; His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will be given him, His water will be sure.’ (Isaiah 33: 16). The visitation of the majestic Lord and mighty Rivers of His glorious Presence will refreshes and invigorates His people. (Isaiah 33: 21).
Thus, the soul in Zion whose heart is anchored upon his God shall finds safety and refuge! (Psalm 62: 1, 5-8) Those who abides in Zion shall find shelter and divine covering in the shadow of His Wings!(Ps.61: 4) The wings of the mighty Angelic host shall protected them from all evils! (Psalm 91: 10-11) Those whose walk reflects Psalm 91: 14 shall find the satisfaction of His salvation! (Psalm 91: 16) Who are the residents of Zion? When all our springs are in Him (Trusting in Him as our source) and not Egypt! (Psalm 87: 2, 5, 7).
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Dr. Jedidiah Tham