2015: Open window to more than we’ve ever seen

1 Corinthians-2-9

The Verse of the Day for February 2, 2015 is taken from 1 Corinthians 2:9 (New Living Translation):

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

To complete the context of the passage, we must also at the preceding verses which further clarify the promise that God is unfolding.

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

As the New Year continues to unfold, we are mindful that according to Jewish tradition, a particular character or letter of the Hebrew alphabet is designated to represent each year. For 2015, the year of 5775 in the Jewish calendar, “Hey,” the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is said to represent “a window.” The picture often shows a man with hands lifted with the idea of revealing or beholding sometime great.  In light of this I have adapted following line as my personal theme which serves as the introduction to this poetic description composed earlier this year:

In 2015 we will know

“An open window to more than we have ever seen in 2015”

 

In 2015, we will know God’s sure mercy and pure grace,

As we abide in His presence, ever seeking His face,

We come to know God’s peace to an even higher degree

When God displays his favor and His everlasting glory,

We will come to know fullness of joy in the most holy place.

 

We will know abundance, not lack, not even the slightest trace.

We will savor sweetest of victories as we finish our race

And soar into eternity beyond time and mind and space,

Where we will behold what all creation has yearned to see.

In 2015 we will know.

 

God opens windows of heaven, pouring blessings to replace

Pain with praise, beauty for ashes, as joy floods each empty space.

As we finish, we did not fall behind but have kept the pace.

We will look back and acknowledge God’s divine Sovereignty,

Displayed as a tapestry woven into eternity.

The comfort and full assurance of the Father’s warm embrace

In 2015 we will know.

The phrase “windows of heaven” represent a source from which God pours forth abundance and overflow. Genesis 7 gives the account of Noah and the ark when the heavens opened, and it rained for forty days and nights. In Malachi 3:10 we find another reference to the “windows of heaven” which God promises to open and pour out blessings beyond measure.

On the Day of Pentecost, Peter referred to Joel, who prophesied that in the last days, the period of time in which we currently live, that God promised that He would pour out of His spirit on all flesh. When God opens the windows of heaven and pours out blessings, such an outpouring will be far greater than the first time God poured out in Genesis.

2015 represents the year of the window, from which we anticipate will flow the boundless blessings of Lord for His people.

Bill and Gloria Gaither reinforce the message that the windows of heaven are open.

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