“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?” 1Kings 3:9
The first sense that a baby develops in just 3 weeks after conception, is the sense of touch.
In fact, it is the pressure placed in the hands from touching the inside of the womb, that creates the tiny ridges that now appear on our fingers and toes.
Your fingerprints were formed from pressing against the inside of your mother’s womb.
You Really Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!
Our fingers captured a permanent memory of our life which began in the womb…
…and we carry the very connection to our mothers in our hands!
HOW PRECIOUS IS THAT!
I find that very beautiful. Our beginnings inside our mother’s womb, is recorded upon our bodies, from our fingers to our toes!
By the 17th week of pregnancy, our fingerprints become permanent.
Remember: Every jot and tittle of the Word is important in Hebrew. So, we can not overlook that our fingerprints becoming permanent in the 17th week, is significant of the importance that the numbers seven and ten hold in all of scripture.
On Yom Kippur, (the tenth day of the seventh month), I will tell you more about the supernatural significance of the numbers seven and ten in the Bible.
For now, just consider that your fingerprints are stamped with the numerical symbols of atonement; the seventh month and the tenth day. You have Hands to War and Fingers to Fight with (Psalm 18:34, 144:1), marked with the sign and symbol of atonement from the time you were in the womb.
Repentance places us back into right standing before GOD and we can return and stand before Him spiritually, with power in our hands to fight the battles of the LORD!
We don’t just have the ability to operate in the power of GOD because we know the verse of scripture.
We can operate in His Power, because we are sons and daughters of the Most High, consecrated and separated to Him, because we voluntarily set ourselves under the authority of His Word and seek to obey it. Not legalistically, but spiritually with love and heartfelt devotion.
That means we repent, because we do not want to grieve the Spirit of GOD.
(When the scripture speaks of repentance out of fear of the LORD, that is not meant in the scary sense. Even at the time, the translators translated the scripture that way, they had at their disposal a better way to communicate ‘fear’. They simply could have said, ‘reverence, or awe. They just did not choose to for political reasons, I am sure).
Nevertheless, we still know the truth.
So, it is not just head knowledge of the Word that allows you to move in the power of GOD. As my Pastor says, “It’s not because you can speak in tongues and say shonda!“
What activates your spiritual authority in the WORD, is repentance, love, humility, obedience, consecration, dedication, faithfulness, compassion…
That sounds like a lot, I know. But, if we have the humility and wisdom to repent before GOD and operate in Love, the rest will follow.
I suspect, our first sense to develop in the womb is the sense of touch, because of the connection and significance of how we have to learn how to use our hands in the Kingdom. We have to learn how to “handle” the things of GOD.
This is a huge topic and an entire lesson in protocol.
But it you look back at the previous lessons I have posted, all of them contain lessons and instruction on how we should handle the things of GOD.
“Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm”.
“If a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcass of an unclean beast” Lev. 5:2,3
- Don’t go around touching every unclean thing in the world, and then take those same hands and think you can use them in the tabernacle of GOD, or lay them upon GOD’s people! -The people are Holy unto Him!
- The Hebrew Scriptures, (Old Testament) contains practical and literal examples of what Jesus and the disciples were teaching in the New Testament.
- What GOD says in the New Testament is enumerated in detail in the Hebrew Scriptures. The “New” Testament does an excellent job of summing up what was taught in the Hebrew Scriptures. We can refer to the “Old” Testament to ensure our understanding and reinforce our context.
“And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” Matt 8:3
“And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.” Matt 8:15
“Then touched he their eyes, saying, according to your faith, be it unto you.” Matt 9:29
- The unclean cannot lay hands on the unclean and make them clean. Jesus, was showing us that only the clean could lay hands on the unclean and they would be healed.
The Shift from The Physical to The Spiritual
As we mature and develop, touching the things of GOD involves are hands and our mouths.
Babies do not begin touching, feeling, and trying to put everything in their hands into their mouths, after they arrive here. They begin doing this in the womb.
Even though we have grown physically, we are like babes, in that we continue to put everything that we handle with our hands, into our mouths…
These habits that we have learned in the physical, can plagued us in the spirit and stunt our spiritual growth if we are not paying attention. For this reason, we have to pay attention.
How do we handle the things of GOD?
What do we touch of GOD’s and then put in our mouths? i.e., “putting in our mouths” refers to, what we say about the Work of GOD or the people of GOD.
When a baby puts something in their mouths, it can be cute (safe) or dangerous. I venture to say, that when we do it, it can still be either safe, or dangerous.
Is there anything that belongs to GOD, that we are touching with our mouths?
Loshon Hara, speaking evil, gossiping, back biting are three of the easiest sins to fall into. Usually, it can begin as simple as talking too much.
There are those who work in the ministry and just will not resist the temptation to gossip. They nurture an impulse to repeat everything they hear. Particulary, what is said in confidence.
The torah teaches us that loshon hara damages, (defiles) 3 people.
- The one who shared the gossip or spoke the evil
- The one who listened to the gossip or spoke the evil
- The one who was spoken evil of, or gossiped about.
We can not lay hands on others and speak evil at the same time, and expect miraculous results in the spirit realm. That is double-mindedness and there is no anointing on the double-minded.
We make our own hands and our own prayers powerless, through evil speaking. Not the enemy. We do it to ourselves.
The power in our hands began in the womb. We arrived with clean hands and a pure heart. I am a huge believer in saying that, “If all else fails, get a child to pray and lay hands on you.” Because there is no guile in them.
David was anointed to handle the things of GOD because he was quick to repent when he was in error. He knew what things he could handle for GOD and what he could not (building the tabernacle). He was mindful of his position and walked in his anointing.
David resisted the temptation to snip the garments of his adversaries (Saul in particular). He would not risk, grieving the spirit of GOD and losing his anointing. He was a man, who died to self in the areas of ambition.
He remained humble, teachable and submitted to GOD. David showed us that GOD ccan do miracles with a teachable spirit!
Never Forget: We restore the cleanness of our hands and the purity of our hearts, through the Power of Repentance. Do Not allow the Season of Elul to pass you by.
Note to Self: “Suffer the little children to come unto Him.”
Posts Included in This Series on Prayer for Elul:
- Elul, Pray like David Prayed
- Elul, Because of You
- Elul, What if Your Spiritual Identity is Prayer?
- Elul, Justice Shall You Pursue…
- Elul, The Time to Return to GOD…
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GOD Bless You Always,
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