I don’t really know much about the Hebrew calendar. So when a brother sent me an email entitled “Hebrew Yr 5770”, I didn’t know what to expect when I clicked to read its contents …
The year is good. Hebrew year 5770 is likely a milestone in the end of this age and the transition in the next.
One scholar has studied the Torah and the frequency of year mentions throughout the Torah code. Of the 20 years he studied out, 5770 or the year 2010 was mentioned far more often than any other year. When most other years are mentioned hundreds and thousands of time, 5770 turns up randomly in 222,503 instances! The scholar remarks about this, “The year 5770 (AD 2010) is potentially present in such large numbers that it is almost impossible to estimate its probability of significance statistically. If the alphabet and numbering system were actually designed with coding in mind, then 5770 is a significant year just by its sheer numbers.”
Another Hebrew scholar writes about the spiritual significance of 5770. “The number of the Hebrew year 5770 is pregnant with great meaning. We are living the times that the Earth is coming into a new comprehension of holiness in the physical realm. There is some talk about the re-emerging glory of Solomon’s Temple which boldly displayed the Glory of God and His renown in the world. One thing’s for sure…. we’re in for something monumental in the coming days.” (Melissa Flores, Sep 3, 2009)
“I believe that this Rosh Hashanah (Sep 18-20) marked a significant shift in seasons and we have now entered the era of the establishment of the kingdom where Jesus will reveal Himself not only as Saviour and Bridegroom but as rightful King and Honoured Head of His church. And if there is one word burning in my heart right now it is this: fear God! ” (David Damien, Sep 2009)
I still don’t understand the significance fully, but certain statements by the scholars are extremely consistent with what God has impressed in my heart and what He has been saying through His servants and prophets.
For quite a while now, I have felt that the year 2010 will be a very critical year, pivotal. Something big is going to take place that will trigger a series of end-time events. This will happen both in the spiritual as well as in the natural. I haven’t the slightest clue what these may be – just that we need to be positioned to respond appropriately when it happens. Yes, 2010 will be a significant year.
At “The Promise of the 7th Day” Seminar on 31 Oct, Dr Bruce Allen spoke about how the earthly and spiritual realms will become even more seamless. Bill Johnson, David Herzog and many others have been talking about heaven invading earth, a glory invasion, “in earth as it is in heaven”. Interesting that Flores should comment that there will be “a new comprehension of holiness in the physical realm.” I am believing that the miraculous will be a way of life, that the supernatural will be a common occurence for the people of God! Hallelujah!
And about the “re-emerging glory of Solomon’s Temple” … that made my heart skip a beat when I read it. Since Nov 2007, the Lord led me to preach the message, “Building. Shaking. Filling.”* from Haggai 2:4-9. Without doubt, this is the time to build our spiritual lives and maturity. The shaking we have experienced is nothing compared to what will be coming. Whatever can be shaken will be shaken that only what cannot be shaken, the Kingdom of God, will remain. Those who have built on a firm foundation of kingdom principles and dynamics will not only withstand the shaking, but also expect to be filled with the glory of God. This is the glory of the latter temple that will far exceed the former … “the re-emerging glory”. In the words of Flores, “One thing’s for sure … we’re in for something monumental in the coming days.” How awesome is this? GLORY!!!
I am excited as I consider the “significant shift in seasons”. Looking at the signs of the times and the state (of mess) the world is in, this presents such hope and promise for those who would walk close to God and be found in His perfect will. I remember saying to a few members of our church when we celebrated our 1st Anniversary on 1 Nov – that I sense we have crossed from one place to another, from one season into another … we have moved into a new phase of what God has in store of our church. And yet, not just our church, but for the entire Body of Christ.
Personally, this resonates strongly in every fibre of my being, having just been ordained and freshly appointed to a new role. I, too, have moved into a new phase of my call. I must now prepare and position myself for the next move of God through me as His vessel!
That said, it’s not about us or what we can do. It has been and it will always be about Jesus! What great expectation I have in my heart to know that this is the season where Jesus will “reveal Himself” to His people. That has been a desire of my heart, “Visit me, Lord Jesus! I want to see You!” I can’t wait for the day I see Jesus face-to-face … and I don’t mean in heaven, but right in my very own bedroom!
Certainly, now is not the time to be distracted or deceived by the things of the world nor the enticing doctrine of misunderstood grace. I hear the words, “Gird up your loins.” More specifically, in 1 Peter 1 :13-21, Peter says, “Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober … as obedient children … be holy in all your conduct …” Paul says the same thing albeit in different words … “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind …” Romans 12:1,2
Yes, now is the time to press in and not let go until we are found in the loving arms of the Bridegroom. I fully concur with David Damien that it’s time to regain a correct perspective of the fear of the Lord. Fear God! For too long, we have taken things too lightly. The King of kings and the Lord of lords is coming soon.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to the flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Gal 6:7,8