Dear Church Family,
A Season of Great Transition is upon us.
We are now well into the new Jewish year of 5774, and for many the year 5773 has been a year of the beginning of transition from one cycle or old season with God into the new. The old season, though challenging for many, was good as it has prepared us for where we are going and what we are coming into. Chuck Pierce called the year 5773 the year of “the Camel”. Camels are uniquely designed to be able to carry an individual with his or her belongings through the wilderness with great ease. This past year we have been in the beginning of a season of transition that is preparing the corporate body of Christ for what I believe to be a season of great provision, visitation and personal, corporate and national revival.
We see a picture of this coming season in Genesis 31 with Jacob as he had worked for his unrighteous father in law Laban in the far country, 7 years for Rachel and 7 years for Leah, a total of 14 years. Laban was untrustworthy in his dealings with Jacob and had changed his wages 10 times. For many, you have come through a season of great testing and difficulty as you seem to have been in the far country, but the Lord is calling you up and out of that place into the new.
The Lord speaks to Jacob and says; “Return to the land of your fathers and to your people, and I will be with you” (Genesis 31:3) And again the Angel of the Lord said to Jacob in a dream, “I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar and where you vowed a vow to Me. NOW ARISE, get out from this land and return to your native land." (Genesis 31:13)
Do you see how the Lord told Jacob to “Now arise”? It’s time to NOW ARISE!
Jacob's first Encounter with the Open Door