TAKE BACK YOUR APPOINTED TIMES! By Cherie Sheridan
Recently the Lord had me working in Isaiah chapter 14. He told me to take apart every word with the concordance. What was revealed to me was quite amazing. It really clarified for me some things that really didn't seem to flow and make sense as I read it. Realizing that this is the season where God is pouring out His revelation and understanding of His word. The books are being opened to us that in times past, even during it's writing were not fully understood.
Isa 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to Sheol, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and worms cover thee. Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations! Isa 14:13 And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north; Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. New America Standard version
Let's start with the word“viols” in verse 11. The Hebrew word nebel. It means a skin bag (from collapsing when empty.)
Now in other translations they use the word strings instruments. But if you look up in the concordance there are many words for translation that could be placed here, but none of them represent “stringed instruments” at the most it would have to be like a bag pipe or something where wind fills and collapses the bag. Yet in verse 16, the scripture refers to Lucifer as a man. Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
So following the flow of the scripture we are looking at a man in a“skin bag” who will be covered in maggots and go down to Sheol. So this is Lucifer, a skin bagfilled with wind, covered with maggots. The wind was his pride or pomp. His self-inflated notion of who he is and his authority. I'm sure that he doesn't like this true identity of himself, but since I don't care about what Lucifer thinks, too bad.
Next in verse 12 the scripture addresses his fall from heaven (or a lofty place or position). Now we are told his name Lucifer, son of the morning. This statement tells us that Lucifer had a measure of authority over the day. If we look at Gen chapter 1:5. There was the evening and the morning were the first day. So on the first day the son of the morning was present. We see in Gen 1:14-16 that the day and night was set for signs and season, and for days and years. In verse 16 we see that God gave the Sun rule over the day, and the Moon rule over the night. He gave them authority, that is why men worshiped the Sun and the Moon. They misunderstood their (sun & moon) dominion and made them gods. Now let us go back to Isaiah 14.
Verse 13 tells us that Lucifer said in his heart that he would ascend into heaven (which was not his domain) and I will exalt my throne (or my place of rule or dominion) above the stars (princes or rightfully set ones) of God. He continues to say “I will” this is a pride statement sit on the mount (mountain, or a place of promotion) he falsely promoted himself to the mount of the congregation. Interestingly, again, congregation is not the correct interpretation for this word here. [Mo ed] is the Hebrew word here and it means appointment, fixed time or season. So because of Lucifer's authority as son of the morning He has illegally placed himself in position over the appointments and set times that God has ordained for us. Let's confirm this further. Look with me at Daniel 7:25.
“Dan 7:25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law;”
Here we see him attempting to change the times(seasons) and the laws (decrees) of God for the purposes of wearing out the saints. Answered prayers being delayed, provision being delayed...all for the purposes of getting us not to trust and believe in God!
This is one of the seven mounts of God referred to in the book of Revelations 17:9. This is a mountain that God is having us take back in this season!
Let's Decree...Father God, in the name of Jesus I take back the Mount of Appointment for the Kingdom of God! I decree and declare that the times and seasons ordained of God for my life and my family, for the body of Christ will no longer be delayed, blocked, hindered, sped up or diverted! I decree and declare that I am moving in the timing and seasons of God, and meeting with God at His appointed times in Jesus mighty name! Everything that God has promised to me, comes to me now in His appointed time, every blessing, every breakthrough. Praise the Lord!
Be blessed and watch things unfold to you that were held up...Whoo Hooo!