以賽亞書43:18-19:「耶和華如此說:你們不要記念從前的事,也不要思想古時的事。看哪,我要作一件新事;如今要發現,你們豈不知道麼?我必在曠野開道路,在沙漠開江河。」

2007年9月13-14日是希伯來新年稱為Rosh Hashanah。這對我很重要也很有意義,我也都會為這新年作預備。在猶太曆中,這時刻是如此獨特,像是未來一年的溫度計。

這個希伯來新年是5768年,我讀了最近恰克.皮爾斯在Elijah List 所寫的文章,生命完整循環的一年——一個嶄新的開始將是屬於你的!讓我們擁抱這新的循環。

過去與未來的七年

數字七代表一個完整的循環,而八是一個新的開始。

過去的七年是預言性的季節-是神向我們揭開啟示關於新的屬靈年代以及教會有極大轉變的季節。過去七年有一個先知性呼召要我們超越過去所經歷的而能看到神國度會在地上有極大的顯現。這七年的先知性季節已在震動並挑戰我們的心思與架構。

我們現在在完成這個循環-雖然震動還是持續。還有更大的轉變在等著我們-因此,敏銳並順服聖靈,且讓自己隨時能跟隨聖靈是必須的。現在就是建造與預備抓住我們在上一個季節所看見的每樣事物的時刻。過去的七年我們花時間領受啟示並宣告異象。未來的七年我們要參與建造並擁抱我們已經看到的。

若是我們這時機興起,就可能經歷到更大的動力使基督身體在未來七年進入真實的使徒性托付中,這將會大大超越以往教會歷史。這是真的,我們正要進入一個使徒性季節。且是光要射透黑暗的季節-這是我們興起發光,並將認識神榮耀的知識遍滿全地的時刻。我們已在過去七年瞥見使徒性季節,現在將全然興盛。

對教會而言,愛是未來7年中極關鍵的鑰匙。若沒有愛,我們就算不得什麼,我們所作的若沒有愛,仍與我們無益。(林前13章)愛應是我們最大的目標(林前14:1)想要全然進入這使徒性的季節,教會中就需要在愛中得以完全。每件事物若不是出於愛與真實的信心,就會被震動。愛的爭戰已經被啟動,基督的身體需要經過這個考驗。愛會將列國的心門打開。 讓我們在愛中成長並成熟。

為新年作預備-Rosh Hashanah(猶太新年)

為這次的新年作預備很重要。 你的預備將在未來一年從許多層面影響你。主正預備將新鮮的膏油傾倒在你身上。這裡有八項要點可幫助你為下一個季節作預備。

1.請求聖靈顯明在過去七年中給你的啟示。照著祂所顯明的-若你選擇主的帶領,你將會在未來七年走在主的啟示引導中。清楚定義那些事情,並寫下。求主向你顯明祂曾在過去七年中給予你這些關乎未來七年的啟示。

2.邀請聖靈來光照自己生命中任何未曾完全交給主的部分。求主使你從所有的罪和疾病得潔淨,邀請他摧毀你所有攔阻你去愛的仇敵,求主使你對準祂的愛並使你在愛中完全. 在下一個季節完全順服主是極其重要的。

3.尋求時求主加添恩典。在吹角節之前花些時間禁食禱告,直到你確信已披戴進入更大的恩典中。下一季有爭戰,但你可以現在建立得勝。隱藏在祂的恩典中。恩典!恩典!恩典!恩典是下一個7年的循環中使你得勝的最大關鍵。

4.求主在來年和未來七年的季節中,更快成就對你個人的應許。要站立在這些應許上寫下這些話語並默想。神的話絕不徒然返回,在主發他去成就的事上必然亨通。

5.要讚美祂,就能使主坐在你生命中的至高處。讚美是武器,使未來的七年能得著極大的勝利。

6.大量的用方言禱告,以致神的奧祕從你裡面揭示出來。

7.求主賜給你關乎未來一年更明確的策略,預備好建造或前進到主向你顯示的。未來一年中,你的信心要加上行動。

8.求聖靈在祂的同在中充滿更新你,使你可以進入祂旨意、目的與能力的完全中。

 

派翠西亞.金

Patricia King

 

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PATRICIA KING:

"Preparing for A New Season in Your Life--Insights into Rosh Hashanah 2007--September 13-14"

"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder the things of the past. Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19

September 13-14, 2007 is Rosh Hashanah or the Hebrew New Year. This time of year has always been significant to me and I love to prepare. It seems that this particular time in the Jewish calendar is like a thermometer for the rest of the year.

This New Year in the Hebrew calendar is the Year 5768. In a recent article I read on the ElijahList by Chuck Pierce, he states that this year is, "The Year of the Full Circle of Life--A New Beginning is Yours." Let's embrace this new cycle. (Click here to view Chuck Pierce's recent article.)

The Last 7 and the Next 7 Years

The number 7 symbolizes the completion of a cycle and the number 8 is the number of new beginnings. The last 7 years was a prophetic season--a season where the Lord revealed insights, perceptions and revelations concerning a new spiritual era and great transition for the Church. The last 7 years included a prophetic call to look beyond where we have walked and look to the greatness of the manifestation of the Kingdom of God in the earth. This 7-year prophetic season has shaken and challenged mindsets and structures. It was meant to.

We have now completed that cycle--although shakings will continue. Great change awaits us and therefore--flexibility and acute submission to the Holy Spirit will be required. It is now time to build and to lay ahold of everything we saw in the last season. The last 7 years were spent receiving revelation and proclaiming the vision. The next 7 years will involve building and embracing what has been seen.

It is possible, if we arise to the occasion, to experience more mobilization of the Body of Christ into a true apostolic mandate in the next 7 years than ever before in Church history. It is truly an apostolic season we are entering into. It is truly "a light invading the darkness" season--a time for us to arise and shine and fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. We've had glimpses of the apostolic season in the last 7 years, but now it will come into full bloom.

Love will be the greatest key for the Church in the next 7 years. Without love we are nothing and what we accomplish profits nothing without it (1 Corinthians 13). Love is to be our greatest aim (1 Corinthians 14:1). In order to come into the full measure of this apostolic season, love needs to be perfected in the Church. Everything that is not of love and not of true faith will be shaken. The LOVE WAR has been declared and the Body will be tested on this. Love will open doors to the heart of nations. Let's grow and mature in love.

Preparing for the New Year--Rosh Hashanah

It is important to prepare for Rosh Hashanah this year. Your preparation will, in many ways, determine how you will be influenced over the next year. The Lord is waiting to pour fresh oil out upon you. Here are 8 points to help you prepare for this new season:

1. Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight what He revealed to you in the last 7 years. What He revealed--you will now walk in the next 7 years if you choose. Define these things clearly. Write them down and ask the Lord to manifest in your life over the "next" 7 years all that He revealed to you in the "last" 7 years.

2. Invite the Holy Spirit to convict you of any area of your life, where you have not been submitted to Him. Ask Him to cleanse you from waywardness and from all sin. Invite Him to destroy within you any enemy of love. Ask Him to align you to God's love and to perfect you in love. Complete submission to the Lord in this next season is vital.

3. Invite the Lord to increase His grace (His divine influence) upon your life as you seek Him. Take time to fast and to pray before Rosh Hashanah. Pray until you are confident that you are clothed in greater grace. There is warfare over the next season, but you can establish the victory now. Hide in His grace. Grace, Grace, Grace. Grace is a great key for victory in this next 7-year cycle.

4. Ask the Lord to quicken personal promises to you from the Word for this coming year and this next 7-year season. Stand on those promises. Write them down. Meditate on them. The Word does not return void but accomplishes everything it is sent to do.

5. Praise Him as you establish Him in the highest place in your life. Praise will be a weapon for great victories in the next 7 years.

6. Pray much in tongues so that His mysteries can be birthed in your midst.

7. Invite the Lord to give you a clear strategy for the next year. Get ready to build or to move into what He is showing you. Your faith will need action in the next year.

8. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh with His Presence that you might go forth in the fullness of His will, purpose and power.

Patricia King