2015: A Time of Rest (Schmita) to Receive Greater Revelation


“Then Adonai answered Iyov out of the storm:
“Who is this, darkening my plans
with his ignorant words?
Stand up like a man, and brace yourself;
I will ask questions; and you, give the answers!
“Where were you when I founded the earth?
Tell me, if you know so much.
Do you know who determined its dimensions
or who stretched the measuring line across it?
On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
  Job 38 :1-7 (CJB)

I am bringing you this from the book of Job because I had a dream the other night that God was giving much revelation to many people in this hour.  But the Church as a whole was so busy “Talking” and thinking that they “Knew” all of the answers, that they were not “Hearing” the powerful revelation and keys to the universe that God was trying to get them to listen to.

God has some powerful things that He is trying to speak in this hour but some are not recognizing it because we “have done it this way forever,” but The Lord has been trying to get some people’s attention in this hour, so that He can get them to “Be still and know that He is God.”   After all, John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos when he received the Revelation….. David was running from Saul, Daniel was in a land of his captivity.

Some of my greatest revelations have come during times that I was snowed in and could not go anywhere, or when I was just not able to keep up with the things going on in my life because of one thing or another.  I pray that we will be obedient in this hour and hear Him.  He is speaking, are you listening?

Oh and yes, He is speaking through those that you would of never listened to before….

“God speaks once, even twice,
and still the hearer misses the point.
“In a dream, in a vision at night,
when slumber falls upon people,
as they sleep in their beds,
he opens people’s ears
and seals the matter with a warning,
to turn a person away from his action
and protect a man from pride,
so that he will keep himself away from the pit
and from perishing by the sword”
  Job 33:15-18 (CJB).

Time to stop fighting the fact that He is bringing some to a stand still, so that you can hear new revelation in this hour!  Some of it will heal diseases and change Nations.   It is time to cease your endless chatter for the sake of “doing something” and hear Him.  This is what Schmita (שביעית‎, literally “seventh”) is all about.  God wants to change the world through you but you must Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church!

Your circumstances right now may just be putting you in a place to hear God and bring a deeper revelation of Him to the world.  It is also a time of debt cancellation.  One of the reasons for this is God is trying to get His people to trust Him when He says, “Stop and press into me and as you obey.  I will bring the finances that it takes to meet your needs.”

God told the children of Israel, do not store the Manna on the seventh day in the wilderness but cease activity and when they did it would go bad anyway.  He was testing them to see if they would depend on Him only!  This is a time when He is preparing us to go into the land filled with milk and honey where we will live in houses we did not build and eat fruit that we did not grow.  It is the time when the wealth of the wicked will come to the just!  Oh He is just trying to get us to stop and hear right now!   Glory to God!

“So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; For he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors [peculiarly His own. Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest………”   Hebrews 4:9-11 (AMP) .


~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Arise Shine!

Jo Ellen Stevens imageJo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.

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