"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth." John 17:17 God gave me this verse (John 17:17) at the close of the 17th day of November. Biblically, the 17ths fall at significant GAME CHANGING points for the people of the Lord. Noah's ark came to rest on the 17th day of the seventh month (Gen 8:4) after the Lord had washed away everything and made it new. Esther, after fasting 3 days, sets up a banquet for the 17th of Nisan for God to use her to expose the plans on the enemy Haman and bring a new joy, freedom, and protection for God's people. The 17th of Nisan is also even interpreted as some to be the resurrection date of Jesus. God put on my heart that THIS 17th starts a time when God is wanting to SANCTIFY (dedicate for a purpose, legitimize, or free/purify) us through TRUTH. Things Becoming Real and Visible Strong's concordance #1717 is assigned to the Greek word "emphanes", meaning MANIFESTED, VISIBLE, or COMPREHENDED. There is some bit of TRUTH or revelation that God wants to reveal to your heart- either about something in the past or something you're currently walking through- that will completely transform your thinking. That truth will free you, purify you, reveal to you the legitimacy of God's actions, and rededicate you to the purpose God is assigning you in this time. He is even making Himself visible even to those who aren't looking anymore. He is showing the true meaning of His reckless love that pursues and chases down. That Greek word for manifesting- emphanes- is used three times. In all instances it meant to become SEEN or to REVEAL. It was not a revelation that was earned or sought out, but it was one that SEEKS YOU. It was freely given- a hope beyond hope. A gift. "but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen." Acts 10:40 "And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."" Romans 10:20 ""I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'" Isaiah 65:1 For some it will be a moment like NOAH. His moment of Truth was landing on that mountain and having that proof that God kept His word and kept him safe despite the flood. For others it will be a moment like ESTHER. For these, there will be a moment of understanding and comprehension of an area you've been wounded, held back, or attacked. The key will be revealed to disempower the attack AND to have your spiritual eyes opened to see God's protection and provision in the midst of that situation. For still others, it will be a moment like the RESURRECTION. All of a sudden words spoken in the past will come together and make sense. Finally what didn't make sense will be manifesting as true and visible. Protection Revealed In all of these, God will be highlighting His protection (past, present, and future) of you and of His promises. "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your SHIELD, your very great reward." Genesis 15:1 “But you, Lord, are a SHIELD around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3 NIV running from absalom The same day I spotted (barely) a shield bug outside my house. These are named for their shield shape. I instantly felt a protection God was highlighting. The bug blended in and was a dark brown rather than the bright green I'd seen in the past. I got the impression that the ways the Lord has shielded people have been so subtle they have blended in and gone unnoticed. Now God is going to make visible and tangible and MANIFEST His protection of you and His promises. Personal and Corporate Healing and Encouragement Coming That same night I had a dream. In that dream an angel was speaking to a crowd of God's people a group exhortation- encouraging and building up the group. Then she would go through the crowd and say specific words of encouragement and revelation to individuals in the crowd. Next in the dream, God told me He would provide what was needed into my hand. Right then a dove flew near me. I reached out and- to my surprise- grabbed it! I was examining it and realized it was SPOTLESS. When I woke, I had a sense of joy and excitement, feeling like words of truth and life were coming both corporately and individually to people. I also remembered this verse: "I went to sleep, but my heart stayed awake. [I dreamed that I heard] the voice of my beloved as he knocked [at the door of my mother's cottage]. Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my spotless one [he said], for I am wet with the [heavy] night dew; my hair is covered with it." Song of Solomon 5:2 Just as in the DREAM, God is going to be revealing His truth about current and past situations both corporately and individually. Hearing His voice speaking these things will be Him KNOCKING. He is calling us to open our hearts again to Him. To trust in the manifestation. As you hear and see, situations in which you asked "where were you God?" Or "why is this happening?" are going to become clear. Get ready for a game changer moment!
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