A Year to Break Captivity and Come into a New Identity!
05.02.2018, Chuck D. Pierce
Dear Focused Ones,
We are living in one of the most incredible and historic junctures in the history of mankind. I say that with complete confidence and, I believe, accuracy. The Lord has determined the place and the time that we live (Acts 17: 24-28). In Him, we live and move and have our being. Faith works in time and place. You are in a certain time and a certain place so you can grope, grab hold of Him, and gain purpose in your life. He knew you before the foundation of the earth. He sees your destiny through the Blood of His Son. He doesn’t see you through your faults, shortcomings or mistakes. He sees you as you were meant to be. How you respond to Him, by faith, is how you become, and then overcome in a changing world.
We are living in the Hebraic year 5778 (5000 + 700 + 70 + 8). You can find a better understanding of the season we are living in by looking at the Hebraic understanding of the number 70. Seventy means that your bloodline has completed a generational life cycle. This number is also linked with breaking out of captivity. This means you have endured being who you are, but now you will finish that season strong and enter into how you will represent Him and who you will become. The captivity in your bloodline that has held you from expressing the fullness of who He made you to be, is broken.
In this year of eight (8), 5778 or 2018, we must remember and contextualize everything within the understanding that we are entering a “New Beginning”. All eights (8’s) are linked with some “new” beginning. I love Isaiah 43:18-19 which says: “Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by! I am doing something NEW! It’s springing up — can’t you see it? I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland.” (CJB)
This is the year of the GATE. In this season we are in, angels are very active to make sure we go through the gate. A gate is a place of authority and identity. A gate is a place of business transaction and wealth transference. A gate is a place of divine counsel. This is also the year of the DOOR! He came to us to become THE DOOR for us! At this time of year, I look at all the doors we (and I say we) went through. The year 2018 (5778) is summarized by five words: DOORS, GATES, ANGELS, WEALTH and WAR! This will be a year of Firsts, New Beginnings, and Kingdom Demonstration. No matter how established you are, there will be new beginnings in your life, ministry, and spheres of authority. We, the Body of Christ, must manifest who we are and Who we represent! God has a “First Order” that will be required of His people this year. The Spirit of God is drawing out a first order that you have never seen for yourself or the mission that you are called to complete.
A new thing can be happening, but in the midst of a beginning we can fail to perceive the change. Eights (8’s) are linked with the power of the first. FIRST is linked with prototype, something that has not been before, or something that has never emerged into the BEST quality of presentation. The real war ahead is over your new identity. The word NEW is an interesting word. There is a MOMENT of ENDING preceding a New Beginning. Therefore, several questions arise:
What do we mean by IDENTITY and WHO WILL YOU BE IN THE DAYS AHEAD?
Will you recognize the moment of change that begins your new season?
How are you reacting when an END comes and a NEW BEGINNING starts?
Are you willing to go beyond and into a new dimension called FUTURE?
Your true identity begins when your spirit man comes alive and you are adopted into God’s family. At that point, you receive the very life and nature of God Himself. His DNA by His Spirit invades your core being. You now are what He predetermined you to be. However, your spirit must invade your soul so you are transformed to reflect what you were meant to be. I am praying for an unlocking of the full destiny of who you are. I am praying that you reflect the best God intended you to be this year.
Chuck D. Pierce