(week 01/17)

Firstly, we want to thank God on behalf of ALL our readers for His mercy that has brought us into the year 2017!

We pray God grant you all, by His mercies, a happy, healthy, wealthy and fulfilling New Year!

2016 was a year of the WITNESS OF NEW BEGINNINGS of the spiritual battle of the church against the devil and his angels, which intensified as indicated by the blood moon tetrad of April 2014-Sept 2015.

This new beginning was indicated by the recovery of 21 of the Chibok girls on October 14 2016 EXACTLY 2 years and six months (Esther 2:12) after their abduction and is spiritually significant as it is indicative of the fact that the spiritual war in the heavens over Nigeria that INTENSIFIED with their abduction at the onset of the blood tetrad EXACTLY on April 14 2014 is NOW BEING WON by the Zion church in Nigeria.

2017 will be a year in which we will see a fuller manifestation of the Church’s victory in this spiritual battle.

In particular, 2017 is the next jubilee year after 1967 (using the 50 year cycle rather than the 49 year jubilee cycle) when natural Israel captured the temple mount in East Jerusalem.

The scripture says:

1Corinthians 15:46 KJV:  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

So just as natural Israel liberated the temple mount on a Jubilee year (a year of release and liberation); so spiritual Israel the church will occupy spiritual mount Zion and manifest the glory of God fulfilling:

Isaiah 2:2-3 KJV:  And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. (3)  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Psalms 50:2-6 KJV:  Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. (3) Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. (4)  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. (5)  Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. (6)  And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Malachi 3:1-3 KJV:  Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (2)  But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: (3)  And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Furthermore, 2017 is 500 years from the reformation of Martin Luther, this is the substance of the shadow of Solomon’s building of the temple 480 years (approximately 500 years: remember shadows can be a longer or shorter than the actual substance) after Israel came out of Egypt:

1King 6:1 KJV:  And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month that he began to build the house of the LORD.

1King 6:37-38 KJV:  In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif: (38)  And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

So in 2017, we will see the beginning of the building of the temple of the end-time church that will manifest the glory of God.

Individual leaders whose physical bodies have become temples manifesting the glory of God will lay the foundation of local corporate temples, like the Lord Jesus laid the foundation of the temple of the 1st century church:

Ephesians 2:20-22 NKJV:  having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, (21)  in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, (22)  in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

John 2:19-21 NKJV:  Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (20)  Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” (21)  But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

1Corinthians 6:19 KJV:  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

These things will be accomplished by the FULNESS OF GOD’S MERCY causing us to ALWAYS TRIUMPH.

In our article next week, we will see in more details how this will be done.