It was a beautiful sunny day here in Texas, the birds were singing, there was a slight breeze in the air and after a solid week of being cloudy and rainy, I was ready to get outside and play and by play I mean digging in the dirt and pulling weeds and planning the next project. I love being outside, there is always work to do we live on 3 acres..almost. There’s lots of trees that get toppled over and debris gets blown in during the winter months so there’s lots to do on any given day especially the first spring clean up, which I love but my family not so much . 🙂
When my hands are busy my spirit is quiet. It’s easier for me to hear God so I like working with my hands. On this day tho, I had to take lots of breaks since I had been sick for that solid rainy gloomy week.
Anyway, I would pick up my phone to check messages, texts, emails etc.. Every single time I did the numbers on the time would add up to 10..Now I know this is gonna be weird for some..but hang in there with me :). This lasted throughout the day to when I went to bed and I looked at the clock to see what time it was…don’t know why I always do that but I do.. and it was 11:08(10). So I thought this is weird and I asked The Lord to help me to remember to look up what the number 10 meant. And He did!
Next morning during my QT (quiet time) I looked up 10 in the book.. Numbers that Preach By Troy Brewer.. He is the Pastor of Open Door Church in Burleson Texas.
WOW! It means Perfect Order. In his book there are biblical examples of why it means this.
- The 10 plagues.. Pharaoh thought he was god over Israelites.
- The 10 commandments.. The Jews decided they would be God over their own lives.
- Noah was 10th generation from Adam.. remember the flood?
- and may more..
An excerpt… This number has to do with timelines and how God carries out a plan in perfect order. It’s the number where God reveals His plans and sets things in order according to that plan….It has to do with God setting things up for His purpose.
Ten is all about the Kingdom. Perfect order is simply defined as Christ the head. When Jesus is our homeboy and co-pilot we are way out of order. It’s only when He is our King, and apex of who we are, that perfect order is established.
Genesis 10:10 is the first time we see “kingdom” in the bible. His book is full of this kind of example..I recommend it!
Perfect order comes through judgement or humility.
James 4:10 ESV 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 1Peter ESV 5:6-7 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
2nd Chronicles 7:14 ESV 14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. I know so many are praying this over our nation.
God is a God of order.
Judges 6:26 King James Version (KJV) 26 And build an altar unto the Lord thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
Psalm 37:23 King James Version (KJV) 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
There is so much more scripture pertaining to God being an orderly God and Him wanting perfect order. I wish I could say this only lasted 1 day but it didn’t. So far I’m 30 days into this. God is not letting this go with me. So, for me, when God is highlighting something over and over, I need to pay attention and get quiet and listen to what He is saying. After sitting with this for 30 days, to put it simply.. God is putting things in perfect order.. His order, not what we believe it should be or what it should look like but his way..the perfect way!
While reading Romans chapter 1 1:7…. Greeting 1 Paul, a servant[a] of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David[b] according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, 6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, (bold highlight is mine)
My spirit was all aflutter. I believe The Lord is saying..for us (America) .. we are set apart… Remember the pledge of allegiance?
Read Romans Chapter 1:18-32
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Evil evil evil.. sounds so much like America that I physically felt it in my gut. We have been too far long in acceptance of the evil that has risen its ugly defiled head. It has wormed it’s way in all areas of goverment which trickles down to our very own lives. What God calls sin we tolerate. That is no longer acceptable. God wants what is his. He is puttings things in order.
It always begins with his people, his bride, the church. Believe me when I say wake up church God is moving..let’s move with him. Not only there but in our very pesonal life too. So, if your life or job or anything else is beginning to look different and I’m sure it has with all this C-19 junk happening. I’m here to tell you it’s truly ok. God is moving on your behalf setting things in order. Everything is different, things are changing, and that is a very good thing!
We see this happening all over the world..things out of order. We definately see it here in America. Things need to be stirred up so the ugly will show up so it can be delt with..it did and it is! Agendas have been revealed in goverment. People pushing their agenda…man’s agenda and when men put men before God things have to fall..they have to. God will have his way. He is God and there is no one above him and what our goverment has put above him he is revealing and it is being delt with. The question is who will remain after all of this over? This is a very real time oportunity to get on board with God. Let God do what He does..He perfects!
Living My Beautifully Messy Life
Holy God, I thank you that you love us so much that you don’t let us continue in our wicked ways with out giving us a way out. You desire true life for us and with us. So I ask that you align anything in my life that needs to be re aligned. I trust you PaPa to show me and to help me in this trying time. I know you hold me in your arms as you are removing things not of you. I know I can gaze into your eyes and they are filled with pure love. I know there is no condemnation coming from you because I am forgiven but I do ask for your forgivness of my sin and to help me turn and repent and walk in freedom in the new life that you have for me, a life full of life!! Thank you for hearing me and for loving me enough…which is completely. In Jesus Christ name..Amen
AMEN AMEN and AMEN!!