I really enjoy the ministry and revelation of Pastor Ben Lim. At such a young age, he is well beyond his years in the wisdom he carries.
I know you will be highly encouraged in Ben's latest article about what God is mantling the Body with in this new season.
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The Biblical Meaning of the Number "Nine"
The number nine in the Bible stands for three things which I believe the Lord is declaring over the new year 5779:
The Year of Fullness
This will be a year of fullness. All of your lack will turn into fulfillment. All of your emptiness will be flowing with milk and honey. This fullness will turn into glory overflowing. It is the will of God for you to be overflowing therefore, this is the year of your fullness!
There are nine gifts of the Spirit that are listed in the Word of God:
"Jesus put an end to the works of the devil and judged the principalities once and for all on Mount Golgotha."
"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills." (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NKJV)
I believe the Lord is mantling the Church with a greater measure of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It's time for harvest! Therefore, it is time for these gifts to manifest, and the Lord is about to mantle His Church with a greater dimension of the operation of these nine gifts because of it. The Lord is maturing His Body in a whole new dimension of power, signs and wonders. The miracles are about to increase like never before.
This will be a year of manifest giftings. The Lord is about to expand you in the anointing of the Holy Spirit and expound upon you the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is a year of entering and experiencing the fullness of Christ's Godhead here on the earth.
"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness..." (Colossians 2:9-10 NIV)
This is a year of Christ's fullness in YOUR beloved Body. This is a year where the Lord is bringing you up into fullness as well as the Body of Christ at large – we will be brought up into the fullness of the Godhead.
The Year of Fruitfulness
This will be a year of major fruitfulness as well. The Lord has been maturing the Body of Christ in her character, manifesting through cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. As a result, the Church shall display more and more the nature of Jesus. We will be more and more like the image and likeness of the Father.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)
No longer will the Bride be imbalanced, but we will be solid within our foundation, to fully uphold the weight of God's glory and blessings.
We will be bear good fruit and the fruit that we bear will last through the tests of time. "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you" - Yeshua (John 15:16). (Photo via Unsplash)
Jesus chose you and appointed you to bear much fruit. I decree and I declare that 5779 is a year of great fruitfulness in your life. Every single seed that you have sown is about to return to you and bear great fruit. You will taste and see of the goodness of the Lord!
Expect great fruitfulness in your gardens, in your vineyards, in your lands, and in your ministries. 5779 is a year of great fruitfulness in Jesus' name. Those who abide in the Vine will bear much fruit.
The Year of Finality
The number nine also stands for finality and for judgment. "Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour." (Matthew 27:45 ESV)
Jesus died at the ninth hour of the day. This was not an accidental time-frame but it was a prophetic statement of what the ninth hour represented. It represented a time of finality and of judgment. Jesus put an end to the works of the devil and judged the principalities once and for all on Mount Golgotha.
"The Lord is maturing His Body in a whole new dimension of power, signs, and wonders. The miracles are about to increase like never before."
I believe that 5779 is a year of God putting an end to all of the falsity in the Body of Christ. The Church has been going through major shifting and shaking in these turbulent times. Many have even said that it's unlike any other time in history. The Lord is putting an end to all of this nonsense and His scepter of justice and righteousness is being extended forth to smash the idols and the principalities within the earth.
The Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, is the finality of all sins and evil and it is the beginnings of holiness, purification, and face to face encounters with God. It is also celebrated and observed on the ninth day of the month of Tishrei, the seventh month on the Hebraic calendar.
I believe the Lord is saying through this that He is putting an end to the warfare we've been walking through lately. He's putting an end to the drama. All of the naysayers and evil that was sent to be encamped against you is falling in Jesus' name.
5779 is a year of divine birthings where it's time to birth new things on the earth! The anointing of intercession is the anointing to birth. Those who intercede are those who will birth. I believe this year, we will see the Lord giving the Church the power to birth the supernatural in greater ways than ever before.
There is a heavenly "biological time-clock" and this clock has been ticking! It usually takes nine months for a baby to be born and I perceive the Lord is about to birth the "new breed" on the earth in Jesus' name. In 5779 it's time for you to give birth to what you have already conceived.
The Triplet Anointing for 5779
The Lord is not only going to double your gifts and anointings, but He is about to triple them. I declare, the Lord is releasing a triplet anointing over you. There will be three times more than what you have had and experienced and dreamed of. Are you ready for the triplet anointing?
For about two months now, the Lord has been speaking to me personally and to our ministry team that the next year, 2019, is going to be three times more than what we've experienced this year. It will be three times the blessings, the favor, the acceleration, the connections, the promotions, the power, and the glory. It's going to be three times what we've been experiencing in this past year of 5778. However, we are also in desperate need for three times more wisdom, discernment, love, forgiveness, humility, purity, and insight. (Photo via Unsplash)
I believe the Lord is getting us ready in these last three months of 2018 to fully be prepared and ready for the triplet anointing that is upon us in 2019.
5779 will be filled with three times more than 5778! Mark my words Church: The Lord is about to mantle you with His fullness, fruitfulness, and finality. Nine is the triple of three. The Lord will do it! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
Ben Lim is a dynamic Millennial leader, who currently serves as the senior pastor of His Way Life, in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is the director of Open Heaven Cry, a missions and revival network, and is a highly sought out international speaker. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and is the author of the book Men of Valor. He loves to live life in the fullness as a son of the Most High.
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