SONG OF AWAKENING
Key Verse: “Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for people!” (v.5)
Key Theme: A song of definitive breakthrough.
Key Descriptive of God: AWESOME
The last two days have been particularly special. Reading your comments alone tells what God is doing. The River of God with Plenty of Water is clearly coming in TO us and THROUGH us. So many experiencing tears and presence of our great God. Something heavenly is clearly breaking through. This 67-day journey began as an initiative from God and He is going to leave us in a high place. We started 7/14 to go with 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Luke 7:14. I now see we could add Mt. 7:14 to that. It is about the narrow gateway to life. The narrow gateway is focus on Him. We have been on it for 66 days so far and it has been the path of life.
PSALM 66, ROSH HASHANAH, YOM KIPPUR
This chapter is clearly a post-breakthrough chapter and again seems perfectly placed for us at this time. It has 20 verses as if highlighted for 2020. 66 is a number of completion and this is the last full day before Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets)— the Head of the Year. The Bible has 66 chapters. The most prophetic book in the Bible, Isaiah, has 66 chapters, 39 which are more about warnings and 27 which are good news. The connection of 39 books of the Old Testament to 27 of the New Testament is unmissable, though no human orchestrated it.
In my friend Brian Simmons’ Passion Translation he has titled this chapter A SONG OF AWAKENING and that is appropriate for our journey as well. Tomorrow’s final Psalm 67 is titled A DOXOLOGY in my NKJV. We have been on an intentional and fruitful path and the thousands of you who have joined us on this journey have now become outlets for the River of God flowing through you. It has been a delight to do this with you. I know many are asking that I continue this Psalms journey but we are coming to a finished cycle. After Rosh Hashanah there comes the 10 Days of Awe that precedes Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). That 10 day period could not have been better set up by this 67-day journey of His face shining upon us. The 10 day period is designed to be one of humility and introspection. We ultimately come under Shepherd’s gaze as He places His rod of inspection over us and He chooses for us our next pasturing strategy for the year. It is seen as a time when promotions are determined by our Shepherd and I can say with full confidence no one will be disappointed who has been on this journey with us (and yes even if you missed a day or two).
COME AND SEE WHAT OUR GOD HAS DONE
“Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for people!” This, our key verse sums up this chapter. In our world, in our nation, and in us, He has already done so much more than we imagine. There is evil that has been judged and good that has resurrected that is not yet known by most. Sometimes when both of those matters are in process and even accomplished most are unaware. Jesus died and resurrected and very few knew that it had even happened— especially the resurrection. Yet a major judgment of evil had been finished and a transcendental resurrection that would lead to a present-day reality of 2.4 billion followers had taken place. Even now in 2020 something much bigger than imagined has already taken place. Behind the curtain of obvious, we will be shocked at what our God accomplished during this Summer of His Love. We will get progressive viewings as the curtain will be pulled back and we will be invited to “Come and see what our God has done”. Awesome miracles have taken place and are being orchestrated. He is doing this not just for “His people” but “for people” in general. A worldwide kindness from God is in operation. To Him, all are His sons and daughters, and He is ramping up His targeting of them all.
YOUR ENEMIES SHALL SUBMIT
“Say to God, How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You” (v.3). This has happened, is happening, and shall yet happen. 2020 is a marker in history and it will not be known as the year of COVID, quarantines, and economic crash but a year God forced some longtime principalities on earth to submit. Go ahead, say it to God— You are Awesome!
ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU
“All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You” (v.4). As the progressive “Come and See” curtains become opened for all to see what God has done, we are going to see worship explode around the planet in dimensions never seen before. Impromptu crowds and multitudes will burst with praise for the awesome things He has done. We are entering into a very desirable version of Hab. 1:5 “Look among the nations and watch— Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe though it were told you.” Multi-generational evil is being astounded at how it is being taken out and then a coming good astonishment at what He is doing for us. The praise is already starting but just wait until we actually see what He has done.
LET NO REBEL RISE IN DEFIANCE
“For by His great power He rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance” (v.7). I can assure you that this has never been more true than right now. He is allowing the rebellion of anarchism, socialism, nazism, communism to rear its’ ugly head not because it is going to now rule, but because it HAS been ruling and is now being unmasked and beheaded. “He watches EVERY MOVEMENT of the nations”. God has only been dethroned from power in our own minds — but not in reality. Any prayer that we do to make up for the apparent slackness of God is not really a prayer of faith. Faith is a byproduct of seeing a BIG, PRESENT, and INVOLVED God. Prayer meetings devoid of that will just be corporate fear-processing engagements. Prayers of fear don’t really move things. It’s okay though. He knows it has been a tough season for us.
YOU HAVE TESTED US
“For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined” (v.10). Speaking of the “tough season”, here it says it all. 2020 we experienced a full-frontal assault from the enemy, but as always, God uses the enemies “fire” to accomplish His own purposes. We are being refined as silver. Silver can not self-refine. Silver can not think better thoughts to refine itself. Silver can not upgrade itself through intention. Only fire refines silver. The fire (and fires) that seem like they are destroying us or our nation are only refining the silver. The fire destroys the dross but only upgrades the silver. This is happening personally, nationally and ultimately it will be globally. America is just the lead domino and then the catalyst. He is coming after the nations. They are all loved equally.
YOU PUT A LEADER OVER US
“Then You put a leader over us. We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great abundance” NLT (v.12). This sentence also says it all. He put a leader over us. HE is God. The leader is Trump. We have been through fire and even in the last two days through floods. But He is bringing us into a place of GREAT ABUNDANCE. What was prophetically spoken before 2020, shall yet be.
Now for those following in your Bibles verses, 11 and 12 are translated so poorly it can be confusing. Some version of “You captured us in your net” is how verse 11 starts in many translations but the Hebrew word used here for “net” is MATSUWD which throughout the Bible was translated as “fortress” or “hold” more than anything as well as “castle” and “mountain peak”. Somebody didn’t understand which translatable word to use. For our purposes, verse 11 essentially means “You have cornered us into a tight spot and allowed us to feel the oppressive control of what has been ruling”. Then read verse 12 in the NLT and it matches up with our present reality perfectly. In the NKJV “great abundance” is translated RICH FULFILLMENT. Either one is in our forecast. The rest of the Psalm is just a PS that is either obvious or too complex to explain in an already extended devotional.
Be encouraged. I see already that great angels with trumpets have begun to fill the heavens. Tomorrow they begin to blow announcing a New Year. Surprises are in store for us all. We shift into the Authentic.
His face shines upon us.
Written by: Johnny Enlow
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