The Golden Calves Are Falling Down
In this month of July, God is tearing down everything that has been idolized or lifted above the name of Jesus. All faulty man-made systems such as platforms, alliances and relationships are going to come crumbling down. Globalism, socialism, racism, Trumpism and abortion are falling! Rejoice! This means God is going to do something greater, something new!
Three Weeks of Mourning
We are in the month of Tammuz, which consists of a time of increased exposure and shaking called the three weeks of mourning. This is the most destructive season in all of Israel's history. During this time the Babylonians invaded Israel, completely destroying the temple of God built by Solomon. Hundreds of years later in this same season, after Jesus' death and resurrection, A.D. 90, the Jews witnessed the desecration of Herod's temple. History doesn't need to repeat itself because we can learn from our mistakes and become better as a whole. So when history does reoccur, it is because there are different realms that have opened, creating different seasons of familiarity where these same things from the past may take place again.
The Root of the Three Weeks of Mourning
In Exodus 32, Moses comes down Mount Sinai, and he sees all of Israel prostituting themselves to the golden calf. He was so infuriated he took the two tablets bearing the Ten Commandments and broke them! Afterward, Moses burned the golden calf, ground it up and scattered it in the water, making the Israelites drink it. Eventually, you will drink what you worship. You will partake of physically what you have given yourselves to spiritually. This was the sin that opened up the realm of the three weeks of mourning and brought about Israel's hardships time and time again!
A Call to Repentance
The three weeks of mourning are also known as the three weeks of repentance! The Jews take this time to fast and make things right with God and people, asking for forgiveness. They make amends for unpaid debts or vows that were never honored before the doors are shut, and we enter into the head of the Hebrew year and the great reset of Rosh Hashanah!
Three Prophetic Words for July
1. Purification. During the three weeks of repentance, there is purification in our hearts, in our intentions, in our motives and in our relationships. As we are seeking the face of God to do what is right, that purification is happening inside of us! Purify our hearts, oh God!
2. Perfection. Many of us have been experiencing increased warfare in this season. God is going to perfect your attacks and trials, even your ideas, projects and friendships, by bringing them to completion through the tipping point of perfection.
3. Provision. He is releasing His bountiful supply unto you—new hope, new grace, substance and new vision! As you pray, repent and seek His face in lowliness, He is releasing power and provision over you to break through into the new year in Jesus' name!
What happens when there is repentance? Revival! What happens when there is mourning? Dancing! What about when we see lamentation? There is going to be joy! How about sorrow? There will be breakouts of holy laughter! So rejoice all of God's people! He is birthing and raising up something brand new! The broken places shall rejoice again! These may be the three weeks of repentance, but that means these are three weeks of revival! Revival is now!
Dr. Ben Lim is the senior pastor of Open Heavens World, which currently oversees three church plants in Southern California. He is a dynamic Millennial preacher who has traveled to nearly 50 countries in just the past 10 years. He spent his earlier years in the mission fields of Asia and Southeast Asia, preaching the gospel to unreached people groups. He is the CEO of Ben Lim Global and Ben Lim Ministries. His ministry is accompanied with notable signs, wonders and miracles. He holds a doctorate of theology from Next Dimension University.
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