February 22, 2020
The Meaning of Todays Date – 2/22/2020 by Roy Roden
I waited on the Lord this morning to discern what the significance of today’s date, 2/22/2020 may mean. What I heard caused me to laugh. God has a sense of humor. Here is the essence of what I heard.
STARTING WITH TODAYS DATE FEB.22
The number 22 stands for a 22-caliber rifle. I then heard the word “pest.” A 22 is a small caliber rifle used to hunt varmints for pest control, critters that rob your garden of its fruit that cause damage to home and property.
Metaphorically speaking, while these pests may not be large, they rob God’s people of the abundant life that is ours in Christ. For example, the varmints that infiltrate our thought life, our heart, emotions, spirit and soul, finances, marriage, church life and relationships.
The Song of Solomon 2:15 states, “Catch the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” What foxes do is they borrow holes under the vines in a vineyard. These tunnels created by the “little foxes” carry away the life-giving water from their intended source – the roots of the vine.
Metaphorically speaking, Christ is the vine and we are the branches. These “little foxes” although unseen, can drain away the life-giving ministry of the Spirit that nourishes the people of God as well as to impact the fruit of a ministry. Little foxes such as jealousy, gossip and slander, fear and unbelief, rob the people of the nourishing presence of God and the life-giving atmosphere of Christ and His Kingdom.
I THEN HEARD THE WORD SCOPE – 2020 VISION
A scope is a sighting device placed on top of a rifle. Like a pair of binoculars, looking through a scope enhances the target for accurate aiming. In essence, a scope enables you to have 2020 PLUS vision that brings the target into greater focus -especially targets that are at a great distance. This is the year to see with greater enhancement, the pest that are at a distance, and eliminate them.
The scope consists of two bars or lines, one is vertical and the other is horizontal. Where the two lines intercept in the middle are called “CROSS -hairs. Symbolically, this cross-hair represents the Cross at Calvary.
WHAT THE LORD DESIRS IS FOR HIS PEOPLE TO PUT THE CROSS-HAIRS ON THESE PESTY VARMINTS AND PULL THE TRIGGER TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
THE NUMBER 2 – FEBRUARY, STANDS FOR UNITY OR DIVISION
What are we in agreement with? Are we allowing the varmints to run rampant in our midst that creates discord, strife and division? Or are we in unity with the ways of the Holy Spirit. As it is written, “How can two walk together unless they are in agreement (Amos 3:3).
Psalms 133 tells us “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! The result is that God pours out a blessing of His presence upon His people, even life forever more (verse 3).
Ephesians 4:3 tells us to “Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
True unity takes place when the UNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT reigns in our midst. People can attend the same Church, do the same thing, embrace the same doctrine and still not have unity.
The unity of the Spirit occurs when the Spirit of the Lord and His people are one. It is manifested by the abiding presence of the Lord working in our midst by a people that rise and shine with the light of His glory, a people that have become a tabernacle for the Spirit of the living God (Ephesians 2:22).
This is the year the Lord is handing out 22 rifles with powerful scopes for enhanced 2020 vision that will enable you to place the cross-hairs on the varmints to eliminate the works of the devil that lies within your field of vision.
It is high time to come into unity with the Holy Spirit and with one another that manifest Christ and His Kingdom, “On earth as it is in heaven.”
In His amazing grace,