A Tremendous Period of Blessing Coming Newsletter: Week Ending 8-27-11

 A Tremendous Period of Blessing Coming
40 Days Don’t Miss it
The Period of Trail Probation and Chastisement
The number universally recognized as a significant number in scripture. It frequently occurs in scripture associated with a period of probation, trial, and chastisement. Unlike the judgment associated with the number 9 which is associated with the punishment of enemy’s forty deals with the family, sons and covenant people of God. The numbers 5 and 8 are products of the number 40. They are products numbers associated with grace (5) and renewal and revival (8). The number forty relates to a period of probation, it may also relate to enlarged dominion or renewed or extended rule. The harmony of cycle unity in the latter case typically operates in the action of the Divine Grace of God (God enabling ability). The signification of grace and harmony between: God and his people through trial. There are 7 such periods noted in the Bible to survey for our consideration:
1. Exodus 24:18- Forty days Moses was in mount to receive the law.
2. Deuteronomy 9:18-25- Forty days in the mount after the sin of the Golden Calf.
3. Numbers 13:26, 14:34- Forty days of Spies
4. 1 Kings 19:8- Forty days of Elijah in Horeb
5. Jonah 3:4- Forty days of Jonah and Nineveh
6. Matthew 4:2- Forty days Jesus was tempted by the devil
7. Forty days Jesus was seen of his disciples speaking of the Kingdom of God
I highlight these 7 scriptures points with specific focus on Jesus as the ultimate example of a trial and grace. I encourage you to research the 7 with the particular focus on # 6 and #7 – Which deals directly with Jesus. On August 21- The Lord impressed upon me in a service preached by one of our staff Elders that God was extending a season of opportunity which would include enlarged dominion and renew extend rule. The Divine ability to capitalize on this season of opportunity was also being extended and that worship and prayer would be significant factors in accessing the resources of this season both spiritual and natural. (I believe this to be a word of knowledge for body Christ)

In addition and subsequent to the receiving and accessing the opportunity of this season; there would be a season of trial a period of prohibition and chastisement. (See Matthew 4:2 Jesus). We must understand that Satan's agenda is to steal, kill, and destroy that’s his language, intent, and behavior. His agent’s conversation will have frequent references to death, loss, destruction, falling and often accusations to assassinate character many times in the disguise of an angel of light. The intent is to illicit fear and intimidation with deception and wickedness which is the twisting of the components of truth with the settleties of lies.

Since as the Bible says we are not ignorant of Satan’s devices we should be prepared for visitations of deception, accusation, fear, threats, destruction and the language of propaganda in a attempt to keep us out of our due season opportunity.
Just as Jesus had to endure the visitation of the enemy so must the saints of God during his or her season of testing. We may encounter people in the marketplace, on our job, in school, or even in church. The spirit of error, confusion, and deception are devices particularly used to interrupt your focus. Fear and destructive language maybe be use secondarily and that is usually followed by an open attack. Be of good cheer, no weapon formed against you shall prosper and tongues that rise up against you in judgment you shall condemn. Hallelujah God be praised, Jesus be lifted and glorified as we overcome by the blood of the lamb and word of our testimony!!!!!

Our applications during this period should include the following: Worship; private, corporate expression of our love, reverence, appreciation, honor, and praise for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Prayer-Designate time to hear the strategies from God. Share with God your heartfelt position concerns and objectives and ask for his help. Remember to pray for others and maintain a repented heart. Deeds; Express your worship and faith by doing good deeds for others. Keep your focus; bless and curse not. Steer clear of rumor mongers and trust not every spirit, but tried the spirit to see if it be of God. If it becomes necessary to rebuke spirits or cancel assignments of the enemy, do so matter of factly in a practical manor without malice. Place no confidence in the flesh. Be Holy Spirit lead and Holy Spirit fed.

Remember the Devil is the accuser of the brethren so when you can ascertain his presence or agent spirits dismiss them. During this period (40 Days August, 21st- September 30th) Stay focused, worship, pray, fast, and be about your father’s business. I want to encourage you to not be weary in well doing. You’re on the threshold of blessing and God is on our side, we WIN!!!!

May the blessing of the Lord make you rich and add no sorrow,
Apostle Bobby G. Johnson