The Key of Alignment: Self-Worth. The New Man, Part 2 - David Mitts



Last few weeks we have been looking at Divine Alignment with respect to the issue of how we perceive our self-worth.  The reason that this is so important is that human beings are created with a self-worth hunger, a vacuum in our souls that needs to be filled.

Listen to Self-Worth. The New Man, Part 2

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2 NASB)

We see a connection between soul prosperity and financial prosperity and health.  The word translated as “prosper” means literally to be “well on your way”.  The picture I see in this is a sojourner who has found his or her path and is secure into it.  This is a result of knowing God intimately and knowing His confidence and pleasure in you.

I remember when we prayed about coming to Seattle.  The Lord spoke, “whatever you decide I’ll be with you”.  This is a statement of trust and empowerment.  This is all I needed to know is that I was trusted to make the right decision.  This is a level of authority in the spirit.

Yeshua received a value statement, or if you will, a prosperity in His soul from the Father when He was baptized by John.

And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17 NIV)

As the Son of Man, He was tempted at all places that we are.
"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin."  Heb 4:15 (NKJV)

So, all the weaknesses we have, He had. So He needed to be affirmed, to have His worth affirmed by the Father.  It is by design.  We also have that same need.
The second point that we made is that we are designed to also need affirmation from one another.

Genesis 2:18
"And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.""  Gen 2:18 (NKJV)

The helper in this case is woman.  But the essential point I want to make is that we were designed for receiving value from others as well.  We need to hear our worth from God but we also need to hear it from others.

Then last week we looked the baptism itself and the death that it represents to the old man.  This gives us the reality that our worth ultimately is developed by allowing the death of the identity that we were prior to the cross and our new birth.  This place is called transformation.  It is the transformation that is brought about by the renewing of the mind.

In this place, we can appropriate the promises of God and in that place enter into His rest.  The place of His rest, is the Shabbat reality and the reality of the seventh month.

Turn with me to Hebrews 4:1-4:
"Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "SO I SWORE IN MY WRATH, 'THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,' " although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS";"  Heb 4:1-4 (NKJV)

The promises of God activate His rest.  The method is to activate them by hearing them and receiving them into our hearts.  The works are finished from the foundation of the world. What does that mean?

Well let’s skip down to Hebrews 4:9-12
"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  Heb 4:9-12 (NKJV)

NOW, the key to getting this is to think about what the “works” are.  We know the works are represented by the 6 days before Shabbat.  Shabbat is the 7th day reality, the reality of rest.  It is the reality of Yeshua. He is the Lord of the Shabbat!

"For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.""  Mat 12:8 (NKJV)

This means that the Sabbath reality is entered into through Him.  He is the activation key.  So the writer of Hebrews continues by speaking of the Word of God that is sharper than any two-edged sword, a divider of spirit and soul, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Can you see it?  He is the Word.  Through His death, the spirit and soul are divided.  What belongs to the spirit is in the spirit and what is of the soul is in the soul.  Soul prosperity or fullness of soul identity comes from the Word speaking in our heart.
He is the Word and so His voice is the key to the discerning of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  This is the entry point to the 7th day reality of rest,

Activation
Since we are entering the 7th month we have a unique opportunity to activate this reality here today in a special way.

The 7th month begins the declaration of Kingdom advancement in our lives.  Jericho was the picture of this.  At Jericho we have the picture of Yom Teruah, the first day of the 7th month.  What happens?  The Shofar and the Shout!
For what purpose?  The declaration of the Kingdom!  It shatters the walls of the enemy!

Look with me at 1 Thess 4:16-18:
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 NIV)

Today, is the Shabbat before Yom Teruah.  We are entering into the 7th month, the month that is a picture and an activation opportunity to enter into a state of being called the rest of the Lord.

This is a time of a new kind of harvest.  Mostly we operate in the harvest of sowing and reaping.  We sow into a reaping.  But in the 7th month reality, the day of rest, there is a different type of reality present.  Turn with me to Amos 9:11-13

"On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the Gentiles who are called by My name," Says the Lord who does this thing. "Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it. (Amos 9:11-13 NKJV)

This is the time we are in. David’s tabernacle is being restored.  The gentiles are being called by His name and therefore the plowman is overtaking the reaper and the treader of grapes, the sower.  This is a picture of a massive explosion of increase.

Today, we are going to activate this reality.  What we are going to do is activate the tabernacle of David which is worship.  Then we will blow the shofar over each of you and declare the prophetic promises of God over you.  This will be recorded for you to revisit day and night as you enter into the heart space of your destiny!

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