As I wrote about earlier this week, I keep hearing James 1:17 and seeing the 1:17 as the date 1/17 (January 2017).
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
In 2016 His people learned how to stay in His light and truth in the midst of the “shifting shadows” of circumstances and adversity. I believe that the gift of victories will suddenly come upon God’s faithful ones in 2017. The sovereignty of God will manifest in the context of trust and rest in His goodness.
The Birthing During Hanukkah
The eight days of Hanukkah (December 24th through January 1st) is your time to birth the purposes and the “miracle of life” over your life and over the body of Christ throughout the nations. This is being discerned by many throughout the world! Use these eight days of “miraculous” light and oil to worship, pray and allow your body, soul and spirit to enter into the rest that comes from absolute trust.
He is the Father of Lights who kept the lamps burning in the temple even when there is not enough oil. Our Father is about to light the temples (His people) with the oil of grace that miraculously gives light to a darkened world. It will also light the way to victories that had not previously been obtained. Though there is no oil (provision) in sight, God will miraculously give what you do not have!
The Gift of Green Pastures
I also see the establishment of land, dwellings and houses of prayer (and ministries) that will shift the spiritual atmosphere over families and regions. This will include homes for families and homes for ministries. Land will be given and dwelling places established. These will provide “green pastures” for individual families and for the family of God. Rest, refuge and restoration will be upon these dwellings and upon the land.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his nameʼs sake.”
Psalm 23:2-3 NIV
The Worker is Worthy of Wages
For two years the Lord has been showing me the numbers 10:10. The first year I had no idea why God highlighted these number for me but then one day the Spirit said to me, “Kathi, you will find your 10:10 in the Book of Matthew.”
I turned to Matthew 10:10 and was so surprised at what I read (I’ll begin in verse 9),
“Do not take gold, or silver, or [even] copper money in your money belt, or a provision bag for your journey, or even two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker deserves his support.”
MATTHEW 10:9-10 AMP
Some versions say “wages” rather than support and some say food. When God called my husband and I to once again live by faith and follow Him in all that He asks us to do, He also promised us that as we “labor for Him” that He would give us our daily bread and the wages that we are due. I had never looked up where that verse was in the Word so was amazed when the Spirit led me there. This was our 10:10!
I feel that many in God’s family have been laboring for His Kingdom and sacrificing for the glory of His Son. The wages, support and food (spiritual and physical food) that they are worthy of will manifest in abundance!
If you have gone forward without “a bag of provision” for your journey then you can know that God will provide and support you with the wages, shelter and food that you will need. Remember, every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights!
God is resetting your life to His 10:10 promise and provision. I believe that a way is being made for wages to increase and the supply of support to come in. This is a time to obey, go and believe. Don’t concern yourself with the “how” but obey His leading knowing that your 10:10 will supply you with all that you need for the journey ahead.
God is inviting His people throughout the nations into what I will call a “birth canal” in the spirit throughout Hanukkah. Once again, this a time to birth and set in place all that God desires as we move into 2017. This is your reset time. This is also the time that God’s people will align with the government of God globally which will shift and reset nations.
Lastly, for those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere, today is the first day of winter. This means that today the sun if tilted the furthest away from us than any other day of the year. Tomorrow will begin or reset light increasing! I believe that light will increase in the lives of God’s people and especially in the nations in the Northern hemisphere. Lean into the Son and the light of His love and truth. Though darkness increases in the world it will be increasing for those who walk in the Son.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. The one thing I ask of the LORD — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.”
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