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"Leap Forward! New Doors in 2004"
Plus next 29-day Prayer Directives
by Chuck Pierce

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I carefully read the prophetic words that come from Chuck Pierce. He truly does understand times and seasons from the Lord. Go through this word for 2004 carefully and then, based on Chuck Pierces prayer directive below, why not pray through the 29 days of February.

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"Leap Forward! New Doors in 2004"
Plus next 29-day Prayer Directives
by Chuck Pierce
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Chuck Pierce:

I hope each one of you received my 2003 year end article, "The Year of Revelation, Mysteries, Secrets and Surprises." If not, you may go to http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=1816 . I wrote this article at the "Head of the Year."

We are currently in the Hebrew year 5764.

Do not forget this is the third year of seven years of war over God's covenant blessings manifesting in the earth realm. This is a year of secrets being revealed, mysteries being disclosed, and surprises from God entering your path. Expect your enemy to be surprised this year. The entire article has much revelation for us to process throughout the year. We are now well into the year 2004.

As the Lord began to awaken me at 4 AM during the month of December, the Spirit of God guided me to read all the Chapter 4's in the Bible.


THE NUMBER FOUR (4)

The number "4" is important for us to understand prophetically.

Four denotes God's creative works. This number is related to material completeness, or many resources taking a new form. This is a year that we must relate to the land, the world around us, and especially our city or territory. This is a year that God will be doing things so that heaven will begin to manifest in the earth realm.

Four is the number for the great elements (earth, air, fire and water), the regions of the earth (north, south, east, west), the divisions of the day (morning, noon, evening, midnight), the number of seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter), and the four phases of the moon.

Four also marks division. Four is the first number that can be evenly divided by a number other than one or itself. Therefore, this will be a year that we see division in order to bring about a completeness of God's purposes by the end of this seven year season.

Because God is dealing with world structures in 2004, watch for certain religious structures in our present day society to divide. Watch for political parties to become polarized with many accusations. Watch for earth boundaries to be reshaped and reestablished so God's covenant purposes can be accomplished.



UNDERSTANDING LEAP YEAR

When I was ministering at the beginning of the year the Spirit of God spoke to me and said, "I will extend time so you can win your battle." I thought, "What does this mean?" Immediately what came to mind was the passage in Joshua 10 where the Israelites battled with Adoni-Zedek, who had formed a confederacy of four kings to attack the Gibeonites. As they are going into battle, Joshua spoke to the Lord and then commanded the sun and the moon to stand still over Gibeon.

This is a great example of hearing God and then commanding the atmospheric elements to align with God's will. The extended or delayed sunset allowed Israel to have revenge on their enemies. This made me think of 2004 which is a LEAP YEAR.

In a Leap Year, one day is added every fourth year in the month of February. This makes the length of the year agree with the course of the sun. Most years ending in "00" are not leap years, but those divisible by 400 (including 2000) are. The Julian calendar, authorized by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C., assumed that the year had 365 1/4 days, with a 366-day leap year added every fourth year. Therefore, the month of February in a Leap Year has 29 days.

In A.D. 730, an Anglo-Saxon monk, the Venerable Bede, calculated that the Julian year was 11 minutes and 14 seconds too long, an error of about one day every 128 years. But nothing was done about it for 800 years. In 1582, the accumulated error was estimated at 10 days, and Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the day following Oct. 4 would be Oct. 15.

To make future adjustments for the error (about three days every 400 years), it was decided that years ending in "00" would be common years rather than leap years -- except those divisible by 400. So 1600 and 2000 were leap years, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not.

God is saying, "Leap!"

To leap means you will go through a sudden transition. To leap also means that you will become agile by moving oneself suddenly from the ground by using your leg muscles. Leap also means to jump or pass over or cause or force something else to make this move, the act of leaping or springing, the distance covered in a jump or a place that is to be jumped over or jumped from.

The Lord is releasing supernatural grace and favor so we can contend with our enemies and overthrow strategies of hell that would stop us from advancing. Psalm 18:28-29 says, "For you will light my lamp; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall."

Not only can we leap over a wall, but I keep seeing a door.

And the Lord says, "I can release an anointing in you so you receive supernatural strength, leap over every obstacle and position yourself to go through the door of opportunity that I have for you this year. Fear not the enemies on the other side of the door. For you will leap through the door and tread upon the enemy's head."



SEE YOUR DOORS IN 2004

I want to focus on this "DOOR" theme for 2004.

In other words, SEE YOUR DOORS IN 2004. As I mentioned, I started the year off by reading all the Chapter "4s" in the Bible. In Genesis 4, I noticed the first mention of the word "door." I liked this word. God quickened it to me, it rhymed with "four," and I knew it was a word for the year. Also, Revelation 4 began with this word "door."

A door is an opening for entering and leaving. It is the essential part of the house. A door represents a pivotal place or season. A door swings on hinges, distinguishing this portion of a structure from the entire building. We find in John 10 that the Lord says, "I AM the DOOR."

The Lord showed me these doors for the year by phases.

First Phase: He said this was a time to SHUT some doors. In Gen. 4, the Lord tells Cain that unless he worships Him acceptably, sin will be at his door. We need to be sure we shut the door to sin and certain seasons this year.

Second Phase: He said that this would be a time He would begin to form new doors before our eyes. Watch for your opportunities to enter into new dimensions, investments, and creative abilities.

Third Phase: This is a time to go through the doors. He gave me the verse from 1 Cor. 16: 9 where He told Paul that "there is an effective door of ministry." He said that this door was wide open and had many adversaries behind it. However, we are not to look at the adversaries but we are to look at the favorable opportunity for our work to expand.

Fourth Phase: Revelation 4:1 says, "After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here and I will show you things which must take place after this.'" I felt the Lord impress me that this year our future can be established. A door standing open in heaven means prophetic revelation. Once prophetic revelation is released you have vision. With vision a people prosper and succeed and establish God's covenant plan in the generations ahead. Based upon our faith, I believe He will accelerate time for you through these phases.

This first quarter let's focus on SHUTTING DOORS. At times, this is one of the most difficult processes of life. Sometimes, I think it takes more faith to shut a door than it does to go through a new door. Many people try to go forth into the new without shutting or bringing closure to certain issues in their life. Shutting doors is linked with ending a season or relationship, leaving one assignment without really knowing what's ahead, or the death process of transition. Many times we keep looking at what we lost in the last season and we are blinded to what God is trying to give us now or how He's trying to illuminate our path leading to our future. And I believe this is what really prevents us from moving into our new place. Ask God to give you grace to release, let go and shut some doors.

Make a list of the doors you need to shut, doors that are in transition, doors that you know the Lord wants to remain open in your life, and then the new doors that you see forming. It was customary in the Word of God to fasten the "WORD" in a small case to the door of a house.

We find this principle in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21. Let Him show you the Word that is standing at your door. He is ready to illumine our path and lead us in a new way. Psalm 119:105 says His Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. SHUT THOSE DOORS HE IS SAYING TO SHUT AND RECEIVE NEW STRENGTH TO ADVANCE!


GET READY TO RUN WITH THE HORSES

Jeremiah 12:5 in the Amplified says, "If you have raced with men of foot and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you take to flight in a land of peace where you feel secure, then what will you do [when you tread the TANGLED MAZE OF JUNGLE, HAUNTED BY LIONS] in the swelling of the Jordan?"

This is a key scripture for us to understand this year. Jeremiah was upset because there was much confusion in Jerusalem. Josiah had brought many reforms but had ended up losing his life prematurely. Jeremiah was really questioning the Lord over why certain things were happening.

You might have begun the year by questioning the Lord over why certain situations have seemed so difficult. The Lord told Jeremiah that what he had been going through was preparation for the future. If you have had difficulty coping with certain situations this past year to the extent that you have been distracted from pressing in to all that the Lord was telling you to press into, you will never be able to move into this next dimension of conflict. You are on the verge of "crossing over" into your inheritance. Don't let the roaring lions around you cause you to turn back. The enemy has a roar that would try to prevent you from moving into the portion that God has allotted for you, but you have a ROAR greater than the enemy's! Let the Lord fill you with new joy and produce new strength within you.



DON'T GIVE UP YOUR VINEYARD! IF YOU LEAP THEN EXPECT TO REAP

In conjunction with the above, this is the time for us to get things into material order so that we can reap a harvest and enter into a new dimension of our inheritance. With that, the Lord quickened the following verse to me from 1 Kings 21. In this chapter, Ahab wanted to add Naboth's vineyard to his own palace grounds.

Naboth refused by saying, "The Lord forbids me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers." This caused Ahab to be depressed. Jezebel then rose up and contrived a legal process producing Naboth's and his family's death. This vile act was the final judgment blow upon Ahab's kingdom. Do not allow the enemy's plan to successfully take your inheritance this year.


WATCH FOR LEGAL ENTANGLEMENTS

Know that if the enemy comes in … the Lord will raise up a standard on your behalf. Develop a watch and prayer strategy around that which is under your stewardship. On a national level, the enemy would love to take this vineyard. Let's stand watch and do our part by voting for righteousness to continue to arise, which is a prophetic act representing our prayer life for this land. Leap up on the wall that has been resisting you! Throw that Jezebel, controlling spirit off the wall, and secure your inheritance!

This is a good year. The number 29 signifies "departure." A door is a place for leaving as well as entering. There are some things we need to leave behind. Make a list of the doors you need to shut. Then see certain doors in your life that are still forming and indicate a transition. List the doors you know the Lord wants to remain open in your life, and then the new doors that you see forming.

He may accelerate time for you. These phases may occur over and over in your situations like the monthly phases of the moon, or the Lord might just take you through the quarters of the year as He develops His plan for your life. Pivot and go through the door. Develop new strength to run the race ahead. Seek Him like never before, and all things will be added to you. Leap forward this month and you will find yourself moving in the perfect will of God!

Blessings, joy and strength all year long!

by Chuck Pierce
www.Globalharvest.org
www.glory-of-zion.org



29 DAY PRAYER FOCUS TO LEAP THROUGH THE DOOR

Day 1: Read Psalm 29. In these 29 days, hear His voice so your wilderness breaks.

Day 2: Read Proverbs 29, especially vs. 18. Ask God for a window of prophetic revelation to open.

Day 3: Read Jeremiah 29, especially vss. 11-14. The Lord has a plan for your prosperity and success.

Day 4: Read Genesis 4. Worship the Lord in a new way, and shut every door to jealousy and sin.

Day 5: Read Genesis 13. Relationships are changing. Ask God to have you depart from strife and contention so you can inherit the promise God has for you.

Day 6: Read Deuteronomy 4, especially vs. 9. Ask the Lord to quicken a word of obedience in your heart.

Day 7: Read Joshua 1. Ask the Lord to fix your mind (meditate) upon the promise He has for you ahead. Develop a success mentality.

Day 8: Read Joshua 2. Know that the Lord has ‘help' prepared on your road ahead.

Day 9: Read Joshua 3. Sanctify thyself. That means get rid of anything that could hinder you from crossing over into your promise.

Day 10: Read Joshua 4. Worship and pray for your generational connections. Establish a place of worship.

Day 11: Read Joshua 5. Circumcise your heart and roll away any reproach from the past.

Day 12: Read Ezra 4. Do not allow the enemy's resistance to keep you from moving toward restoration.

Day 13: Read Nehemiah 4. Find your place in the gap and on the wall. Listen carefully for the Lord's trumpet. Review your weapons of war and keep building.

Day 14: Read Esther 4. Fast today! (Let God choose your fast.) Ask the Lord to have you commit to find your place corporately and help the Body fight against their enemy. Find your place in a corporate prayer meeting, whether it be at work or in church. Be willing to boldly enter in to the King's Throne Room.

Day 15: Read Jeremiah 11. Ask the Lord to reveal any covenant breaking plan the enemy has devised against your life.

Day 16: Read Jeremiah 12. Ask the Lord to give you strength to "contend with the horses" and withstand the roar of the lion, your adversary. Let the roar of God arise in you and be determined to cross over your Jordan.

Day 17: Read Matthew 4. Close the door to Satan's temptations.

Day 18: Read Luke 4. Declare that you are coming out of your wilderness, anointed for God's future plan.

Day 19: Read Matthew 7, especially vss. 7-12. Ask, knock, seek, and receive.

Day 20: Read Acts 1. Receive Kingdom power to begin a new season. Get to know the Holy Spirit in a new way.

Day 21: Read Acts 2. Ask the Lord to remove everything in your life that would hinder the Holy Spirit from filling you new and fresh.

Day 22: Read Acts 3. Rise up, walk forward, leap forth, change your mind, and enter into times of refreshing.

Day 23: Read Habakkuk 1. Habakkuk means "embrace." To embrace means to let go and grab hold of something with all your passion. Ask the Lord about certain things that have hindered you in the past, and then receive a watchman anointing so you can peer into what God has for you in the future.

Day 24: Read Habakkuk 2. Review your vision and write it plainly.

Day 25: Read Habakkuk 3. Ask God for a revived heart. Sing the wonderful hymn of faith from verses 17-19. Look down at your feet and see that God is giving you hind's feet to leap on high places.

Day 26: Read Ruth 1. Be willing to be like Ruth, leave your past, and make covenant new and fresh to follow after the Lord's purpose. Review your relationships. Make sure you are devoted to those that you plan on walking with in the future.

Day 27: Read Ruth 2. Be willing to glean and serve so you can reap in the future. Look for your redemptive relationships.

Day 28: Read Ruth 3. Be willing to shift so you can secure your inheritance. Leave your garment of grief from the past behind and ask God to take you down to your threshing floor. Submit yourself new and fresh to the Lord.

Day 29: Read Ruth 4. Let God's redemptive plan begin to work in a new way. "And may He be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher …" In other words, may He retrieve, reverse and return seven-fold that which you have lost.


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