I was praying over the world and especially the UK (where I live) today so when I opened my bible on Isaiah 23 today I was amazed. This verse particularly stood out to me “Pass ye over to Tarshish; wail, ye inhabitants of the coast.”. Perhaps this is because as I am from near the coast. However, it resonates with me and spoke to me. I felt it is a reminder to all of us to cry out to God with all of our heart and soul in order for Him to move here.
I had read before that Tarshish is actually a reference to the British isles so I thought I would do a little research into this. I found this taken from ‘the Oxford bible church website’ The young lions of Tarshish are a reference to the colonies that emerged from Britain and Europe – including the USA. Out of the Merchants of Tarshish came the colonial Empires. The most successful of these was Great Britain. The symbol of Great Britain is a lion. That symbol exists to this day and no other empire had more young lions than Great Britain. I also found many references to Tarshish being a maritime nation so this is a particular hint that it could be the British Isles.
I was amazed because I had just previously asked for a word about the UK and out of the entire bible and all of the chapters and verses God pointed me to this chapter. I felt very encouraged. I know God is about to move here. I wanted to share this with you to encourage you.
Finally, it brings me to this verse, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”. 2 Chronicles 7:14.
There is great hope for us all!
God bless you 🙂
I would like to take the time to discuss some Hebrew numbers and years and what they mean for us.
Next year is Hebrew year 5778 (Chet) Chet being the letter of life and wisdom. It also means ‘time in community’. It is considered the doorway of light from Heaven and it also represents new beginnings. I believe that we have a hint of how things could turn out next year and beyond by looking at the Hebrew calendar, looking at history and most importantly by asking God himself. Of course God never does the exact same thing twice but history does go in cycles and it does repeat itself in many ways. When we look at history we can take some useful hints and lessons. 500 years ago the Reformation took place. This was the Hebrew year 5278 (1717). Researching Hebrew Gematria is essential because Hebrew is God’s language. God speaks through numbers (as well as in other ways) as Jesus often spoke through riddles. However, he said ‘he who has ears to hear let him hear’ (Matthew 11:5).
In that year we see the start of something new. When Martin Luther pinned his theses to the door he was only a vessel for something bigger to come. Chet is the symbol of new beginnings and a doorway of light from Heaven. We can see how this light penetrated and led people back into a realisation that Christianity is all about having a personal relationship with God and that you cannot buy your way into Heaven. It seems rather obvious but back then it was considered very innovative and heretical for many to have these ideals. Where religion was completely controlled by the church the Reformation allowed people to have autonomy and work out their own beliefs. It says in the bible ‘work out your salvation with fear and trembling’ (Philippians 2:12). This permitted people to come into relationship to God the Father through Christ Jesus.
By looking at this year I want to show you a glimpse of what may come in the year 5778. This means the Hebrew year starting in September 2017-September 2018. I believe we are about to see something new. I cannot say exactly what as God never does the exact same thing twice however I believe the veil between earth and heaven will become ever thinner and many will see and hear the supernatural. Their senses will become more sensitive to the spiritual realms (I am talking about both the darkness and the light). I believe there will be opposition but God will give great wisdom to those that follow Him. It will also be a year that many will come into life with Him, those who have been living in great darkness.
Whatever happens in the following year we need to put our armour on because with a greater level of glory comes a greater level of warfare. We need to revive our senses and feed our spiritual bodies. We must have wisdom also about what we are feeding into our souls as we will not be useful warriors if we are filled with darkness. Let’s get ready for a great year. Why not even celebrate the Jewish new year with a party celebrating what God is doing and welcoming Him into the Earth. (September 20th-September 22 2017).
Let’s be ready to step into that doorway of light.