Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new, 2 Korintus 5:17
The Lord is guiding us through Chet or the number 8. The number 8 means a New Beginning. The Lord’s message as we enter a new beginning is for us to be a new creation. The old has passed and the new has come. Therefore, we can no longer have the same characteristics, which are of the flesh, Galatians 5:19-21.
Isaiah 43:18-19 says that the Lord is making a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert! This is something impossible, but the Lord will provide. These days, God will make impossible things become possible. There is nothing impossible for the Lord!
The number 8 also talks about a dimension that is far beyond the physical. We are entering the Holy Spirit’s supernatural dimension. We are entering a new dimension. “We are entering the third Pentecost!” What our eyes have not seen, what our ears have not heard and what has not entered our hearts, those are the things God will prepare for those who love Him.
As we talk about new beginning and entering a new dimension, the Lord also reminds us about Job. We know that Job is someone who was loved by God because he was godly, honest, had a fear of the Lord and stayed away from evil. One time, the devil tested Job and he experienced loss; his children died because of disasters and illnesses. But after this process, Job had a new beginning. He was restored. Not only that, he was blessed twice as more!
Many Christians feel content in their comfort zone when actually, process is good for us. Know that the Lord is preparing us to enter a new beginning, as represented with the number 8. We will experience a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus. Whatever we do, whatever problems we face, we have to respond correctly according to the Lord’s will. Everything has to go together with what was said earlier, we have to seek things that are above.
Let us prepare ourselves. We are entering an era of the last and greatest harvest of souls before Jesus comes for the second time. We have to be ready! God bless.
Source : Pst. Niko Njotorahardjo, article from GBI Gatot Subroto, Jakarta