Blessing, Promise And The Appointed Time

11:11, 13:13 and 22:22 Double numbers have been appearing in front of my eyes for weeks now! There is a promise and God has initiated it and it cannot return void.

11:11 -  I believe that we are in the 11th hour. Not the end of the world. But we are in the moment like when Moses stood at the waters edge and waited for God to part it.  I believe we are in TRANSITION. I believe that we are moving from one season into the NEW.  A SHIFT has taken place. I believe it is happening now.

 Isaiah 11:11

“It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
To recover the remnant of His people who are left”

13:13 -  I believe has to do with the PROMISE SEED, DREAMS and HOPES. Look at the promise to Abraham… God promised him that he was to have a child, a PROMISED SEED and from that child’s linage would come kings and rulers of “many nations” as well as the Messiah...“the Seed to come.” (Geneses 16-17) Abraham and his wife Sarah were childless and very old at the time God gave them the Promise. Through their many years of waiting and having disappointment of being childless, they tried to help God out- they stepped out of the appointed time by having a child through Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant. Through this Ishmael was born. Time passed and God came again to Abraham and made the same Promise of Blessing. God reminded Abraham that the promised son would be born from his own wife. Nine months later, Isaac was born.  The appointed time!

Here is a key: The relationship between Abraham and God, how and when God gave Abraham the Promise, Abraham’s and Sarah’s struggle, the time involved in receiving the manifestation of the Promise. These are all wrapped-up in the number “13”

In Genesis 16: 15-17 Hagar bore Ishmael, Abraham was 86 years old. Then “when Abraham was 99 years old the Lord appeared to him” and reminded him of the Promise again---that He will give Abraham a son by his wife. I will bless her, and she will produce nations; kings of peoples will come from her. (Genesis 17:1-22) At 86 years old, Abraham tried to bring about Gods Promise. At 99 years old, God’s Promise came. 13 years between the Promise given and the Promise manifested. 99-86 =13 equals PROMISE. The promise is two-fold. It involves man and God. It has seasons, times and circumstances in which God and man participate. God determined it, said it, and it would happen regardless of the circumstances. The number 13 is the difference of what man can do and what God can do. Do not take this in your own hands. Wait on the Lord. Wait. He is in the waiting. He appoints the time. Wait for the PROMISE. There is new life and blessing in this appointed time.

 

22:22 - I believe it is time to go through the doors. OPEN them. When I was in Bristol on Sunday I saw these banners that said Bristol Opening Doors – It is an event that happens only once a year and a chance to look behind closed doors and discover the city’s hidden treasures… I believe that God is giving us keys to closed doors and we can now in this APPOINTED time open them and discover and unveil the cities hidden treasures. Seeing the unseen manifest in the seen!

Isaiah 22:22

“The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.”

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