During the month of November I taught a series of lessons from Acts Chapter 1. In the third verse it says that Jesus showed Himself to the Apostles for a period of forty days talking to them of things concerning the kingdom. As I taught on the significance of the forty days and the prophetic meaning of forty days I was led by Rauch Kodesh (Holy Spirit) to exhort the students in the session to seek God for forty days. To set aside a set time over 40 days to connect with God. I encouraged the class to seek God for the plan that He desired them to follow during the forty days.
A few weeks later I was on a Conference Call with Voices of Christ led by Apostle Theresa Johnson. We were prophesying on this call what we were hearing from God regarding the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. Again I was led by Rauch Kodesh to exhort those on the call to seek God during a 40 day season. This time I was led to talk about Moses who was called to the mountain by God for forty days. While Moses stood in and experienced the Shekinah Glory of God, God was writing His testimony on the tablets for Moses to transport to the children of Israel. I prophesied to the callers, many of whom are Scribes, that God said if you will seek me for forty days I will rewrite your testimony. The testimony that Moses brought down from the mountain was the Law of God, the revelation of His precepts and principles. But the testimony that God will give to you will be His word written on your hearts. It will be the connection in you that brings heaven to earth. It will be the knowledge of God’s will being done in you as it is being done in heaven. It will be the sign of God written as a mark of His grace demonstrated in your life. After I completed sharing another dear sister and leader in Voices of Christ shared how God called her to seek Him for forty days. She began her forty days on November 22, four days before I taught on the forty days, this sister lives in Louisiana and I live in Virginia, but we both heard God say this in the same time period! WOW! Apostle Johnson told us that God was demonstrating a prophetic stream through our testimonies. Another sister shared how God led her to shut down her business for forty days, she had obeyed God and would not resume business until the end of January. I knew that God was doing something in our midst and I give Him praise for how He brings things together.
Today I was led to reissue this call to the congregation I serve as Pastor. It was a significant message as it was the message that closed the year. Today I called whoever would to join me in this 40 day seeking of God. I told them that this season would be a season of hiding with God. I reminded them of the message I preached two weeks before on Elizabeth who after discovering that she was pregnant she hid for five months (Luke 1:24).
I told the congregation that I would be available to them to walk with them, to intercede for them and to encourage them in this season. We will meet once a week, and more if we need to, via telephone to walk through this season of 40 days as we hide in God and await Him to appear to us in supernatural ways. I am excited as members have been contacting me to give assent to this call.
This is my first day of forty days and God has already started to meet me. Last night I went to bed and I couldn’t sleep because Rauch Kodesh spoke to me all night about this forty days. As I laid in bed I heard Rauch Kodesh speaking and laid there and listened until He stopped speaking at six o clock this morning. The last time I had an all night encounter with Rauch Kodesh I was in great warfare fighting for my mind, but this time I was resting in the presence of the Comforter hearing Him fill my heart and mind with His word and His will regarding these forty days.
I want to challenge you to hear God and set aside forty days to seek Him. This Call isn’t for everyone but it is for some. I believe that this Call to 40 days is going to be the most significant thing that you have ever done in your life. And I believe that God is going to change you for the rest of your life. I am here to help you walk through this season. If you need to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.