Wednesday Word April 3, 2019
Since last Fall I have been asking the Lord for clarity for the year 2019. For over two years, Pam and I have been sensing a transition in our lives. Not just the normal transition of aging, but a definite growing up spiritually into a new season in our personal walk and in the ministry. He has spoken clearly to me that our passage of Scripture for 2019 in Revelation 3:7-13 and the Church of Philadelphia. In that passage He clearly tells the church, “I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it!”
One of the fascinating things I have found in my personal study is the number 19 in Hebrew is the number of faith and hearing. It gives the picture of first God speaking to man; then man responding with faith toward God. Roman 10:17 states, “And faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the Word of God.”
There are two Greek words that describe “word”; first is the “logos”, or the written word of God. Then there is the “rhema”, which is a spoken word from God; a revelation of a passage that God is highlighting for your life. When Holy Spirit emphasizes a certain phrase or a certain passage of Scripture, if always bring with it life, faith and encouragement.
I believe God is giving us a season of an open door…and no man can shut it! This new season will not just bring new blessings, it will bring new challenges as well. But this new season will also open the door for us to receive answers to prayers and solutions to problems we have been seeking God for a long time over. A new open door into a new season will require a new mindset as well.
You cannot solve the problems that were created in the last season with same mindset you held in that last season. Allow God to transform your thinking to what the Word says. Not your feelings or your emotions. Certainly not the way the world wants you to think. And definitely not with the mindset religion tells us we must think. Allow the Living Word to change and transform our mind so that “…we can prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2