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Miracle on 34th Street

On Sunday night, the original version of Miracle on 34th Street played on TMC network. I can imagine that there were many people who wondered what in the world was going on. People who tuned to TMC that night may have expected to encounter a romantic comedy or some other Valentine Eve movie flirting with the themes of true love. Of all the love stories they might have imagined seeing, I can’t imagine that many would have thought they would see a Christmas story on February 13th.

What was TMC thinking?

I don’t know what they were thinking, but I can tell you that those members of New Dawn congregation who saw it on Sunday night knew that God was speaking through it.

Two weeks ago I announced to the congregation that we were planning to move our congregation to a new location in Coral Springs. We have been in our current location for fifteen years, and although it is hidden from the community, it has been a good home for us. But now the Lord has made it abundantly clear that it is time to move out into a more visible location. So, two weeks ago, I announced that we were planning to move to Sample Road in Coral Springs, to a very visible new location. We had reached agreement on a lease with the owner of the building. So, after a Sunday service, I outlined our plans to the congregation.

That Sunday evening I had our leadership team at my home to receive ministry from a prophetic friend of mine. During that meeting, my prophetic friend received a text message from another friend who lives in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. That text message said, “Tell Randy that the Lord said there is a miracle on 34th Street.” Neither my prophetic friend, nor the mutual friend in Charlotte, knew anything about our plans to relocate our congregation. Because I know how the Lord speaks, and because of the morning’s announcement about the move, I immediately assumed that Sample Road must also be called 34th Street. I’ve never heard it called 34th Street. There are no signs that say it is 34th Street. But I knew it must be 34th Street. So I quickly checked the Maps app on my iPhone, and found that Sample Road is indeed 34th Street on the GPS application. I checked several other GPS applications, including Google Earth, and got the same result. Sample Road is 34th Street.

You can imagine how encouraged I was by this prophetic word. I felt the Lord’s endorsement of our move. I don’t know all the implications of this endorsement, but I do know that something about this move will release miracles on 34th Street.

When the lease was delayed over the course of the next two weeks, I was able to hold on to the prophetic word and stay in rest. I knew that the Lord had spoken. I knew we would see the miracle on 34th Street. Finally, on February 11th, last Friday, we received the signed lease. When I held up the lease this past Sunday morning in our meeting, everyone cheered. They understood the miracle on 34th Street had begun.

Then, on Sunday night TMC played the original version of Miracle on 34th Street.

I don’t know why TMC chose to play Miracle on 34th Street. But I believe I know what it meant.

Shaking Things Up?

Things certainly are shaking.

Please pray for Egypt. There are so many bad directions for this to go, I don’t even want to list them. While some western sources are portraying the events as about freedom and democracy, the outcome could have dire consequences for Israel and the world.

A recent Pew public opinion poll found that 30% of Egyptians like Hizballah and 49% are favorable toward Hamas. These terror groups both want Israel destroyed. That same poll found that 82% of Egyptians are in favor of stoning those who commit adultery; 77 percent approve whippings and cutting off of hands for robbery; and a whopping 84% favor the death penalty for any Muslim who changes his religion.

When one realizes that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind much of this current unrest, one recognizes that the freedom that many of the protestors are chanting about is the freedom to impose radical Islam on the Egyptian population.

As I wrote above, things certainly are shaking.

It’s Almost a Quarter of Ten

I was in a study meeting this past Tuesday evening, when the Lord decided to reveal some things to us about what he is doing. One of the people in attendance began to share a dream that she had recently had. The dream was about needing to be someplace at 10:00 AM, but she was not yet ready and it was quarter to ten. The dream was about preparation, growth in Christian character, and the opposition to these things that God’s people experience as they step into his plan for them.

As we discussed the dream and its applications, Dawn got my attention and reminded me that a couple of weeks ago the Lord had told us to watch what happens at quarter to ten. Now I was really intrigued because of the connection between the two things. As we chewed over what “a quarter of/to ten” might mean, someone wondered if it might be speaking about October. Then another person added that October starts a new quarter of the year (a quarter beginning with ten).

As I listened to the discussion, the Lord dropped something into my spirit. I realized that if Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) ushered in the fourth quarter of this year, that we probably had the right interpretation of what God was saying to us. I remembered that Rosh Hashanah fell in early September of this past year, but I also know that it moves around our calendar. So I checked my handy iPhone calendar, which I had previously loaded with Jewish holidays, and found that Rosh Hashanah ended at sundown on September 30, and that October 1 started at sundown of that same day (according to biblical/Jewish reckoning, the next day always starts at sundown). So the Jewish new year is ushered in at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter (a quarter of ten).

Since I had been given this insight into Rosh Hashanah’s date through revelation, and since it was confirmed by the calendar, I knew that we had hit on the correct interpretation of what God was communicating through using this clock metaphor.

Anyone who is experienced in working with God’s parables/metaphors, whether they occur in the Bible, dreams, or other communications, can appreciate how God led us forward in this search for understanding. According to Proverbs 25:2, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” God has built truth into his metaphors and similes because it releases his glory into our relationship as we determine that the search for understanding is worth our effort.

In this particular instance, I believe the Lord is telling us to watch what happens beginning with the Jewish New Year this year. It is something for which we must prepare by continued Christian growth, no matter what the opposition to that growth is. It will be something important for the people of God.

Watch what happens at a quarter of ten.

Shaking Things Up!

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more shaken, this little tidbit. Dawn heard the Lord tell her that he was about to shake things up, but that it would not come near her tent.

Well, that is exciting.

When I hear about God shaking something up, I wonder just what type of shaking we are discussing. Some shake ups are political, some are economic, some are literal shakings in the earth (earthquakes). Sometimes the “shaking up” is just the Lord filling his people so full of His Spirit that we literally fizz over with his presence.

However, in this case, I’m not thinking that positively. That last little promise that it would not come near her tent implies that it is not something you would want to happen near your tent.

So, let’s let Dawn represent the Body of Christ that is pursuing the Lord. “Why?” you ask. Because Isaiah 60 reminds us that kings will come to the brightness of the dawn of the Body of Christ. That’s why. Dawn often represents those upon whom God’s glory is appearing, in other words, His Body. If she does represent the Body of Christ, then the message is a message of peace. No matter what shakings happen in 2011, His peace can rest on us. That works for me.

If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge—
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
(Psalm 91:9-10 NIV)

“See, Darkness Covers the Earth . . .”

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night? If you missed it, you can see another one in 2014. However, you are not going to see another one that coincides with the winter solstice until 2094. I don’t know how long it will be before you see one occur on Winter Solstice and is located directly over Florida, but I suspect most of us will see that one through the sea of glass unless Jesus has already come.

Was this eclipse significant on the prophetic calendar? Probably. You see, the Lord is the one who put the lights in the sky as signs (see Genesis 1:14). A lunar eclipse on the shortest day of the year is a “double darkness” sign in the sky. The shortest day of the year produces the least daylight. The lunar eclipse diminishes the light available in the darkness. It was a double darkness event.

But at 3:53 AM last night, after an hour of full eclipse, the light began to shine again. And after the Winter Solstice, each day gets a little lighter.

The Lord has been speaking to us about what he wants to accomplish during this Christmas/New Year’s season and beyond. He wants to release his light to the Church. The moon often prophetically represents the Church. In the same way that the moon reflects the light of the sun, so the Church reflects the light of the Son. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth gets between the moon and the sun. In the same way the Church can lose its ability to reflect the Son when the things of this earth block our view of him. But according to Isaiah 60, when thick darkness covers the earth (double darkness), the light of the Lord will be released on his people. Last night, on the darkest day of the year, the face of the moon did not reflect any light for a season. But then the light began to shine—and from this point on the days will get longer.

I believe that is the season we are entering.

“. . . but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”