It’s four o’clock in the early morning of first day of year 2014, I received this inspired thoughts: “A little sacrifice will bring a great deliverance”.
As I pondered over this enlightened thoughts, I was prompted with this Scriptures concerning the Passover: “The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. Take care of them until the FOURTEENTH day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.” (Ex.12:5-7) & “The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the FOURTEENTH day of the first month.”
The children of Israelite were enslaved and mistreated in Egypt for almost four hundred years (Ge.15:13; Ex.1). Exodus 2:23-25 said, “The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.”
So the Lord instructed them to present a SMALL SACRIFICE on the FOURTEENTH day of the first month, for that day will be a day of GREAT DELIVERANCE. The SMALL SACRIFICE to be presented to the Lord is simply a one-year-old male sheep or goat without any defects to be sacrificed at twilight. Their act of obedience of presenting this SMALL SACRIFICE on their part will bring a GREAT DELIVERANCE and open the WAY OF BREAKTHROUGH to set them free from all past bondage, pains and miseries, and to bring them into their new season of freedom, fruitfulness and abundance in God.
We know from Biblical Typology that that year-old male lamb represents the Great Sacrifice, Christ the Lamb of God. He is the True Lamb of God, which take away the sins of the world (John 1:29). And so the work of the Cross is completely complete and perfectly perfect. In application specifically for the Year 2014, we will expound on the prophetic number of 14, which is a double 7. 7 is the representative number for completion and perfection. And so 14 is taken to mean double completion or double perfection, or something that is completely complete and perfectly perfect. This points us to the work of the Cross, which is completely complete and perfectly perfect. The cross is the stopping place of all curses, sins, iniquities, bondage, poverty and lack, and the launching pad for the birthing and bringing new life, forgiveness, healing, freedom, deliverance, abundance, joy, love, peace and all the goodness of God.
2014 will be a YEAR OF BREAKTHROUGH for those who know how to APPROPRIATE the PROVISIONS OF THE CROSS BY FAITH. In particular, we are to learn the example of Israelites, which experienced their breakthrough and deliverance by presenting to the Lord their little sacrifice, which is affordable by everyone or every family, which is a one-year-old male sheep or goat without any defects to be sacrificed at twilight. I believe that is what it means by the Lord’s promise concerning 2014, that “A little sacrifice will bring a great deliverance”.
How could we apply this to receive our breakthrough and deliverance in 2014? First we identify the area of breakthrough or aspect of our life that is in need of the Lord’s healing, deliverance, restoration and provision. Had you been asking the Lord for a breakthrough in your marriage, family, finance, career and ministry in the past? Then the Lord is now telling you even from the onset of the year that He had heard your cry of agony and intercession, and has great concern over your case, your interest and your affair. So to receive your breakthrough and deliverance, you are to start presenting a little sacrifice in 2014. That little sacrifice is putting on extra efforts in doing what you know is right and in obedience to His will. If you had been praying for breakthrough, then KEEP ON offering your prayers and petitions to God in 2014, and you shall see this promise came true this year, “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” (Mt.7:7-8 AMP).
KEEP ON doing what you know is right and pleasing in the Lord’s eyes and you will see great breakthrough coming your way. Be sure to keep that little sacrifice of yours intact until the breakthrough come, and drive away those negative thoughts of doubt, confusion and unbelief that seek to take away your precious sacrifice: “And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.” (Ge.15:11). The enemy knew that if he could stop you to keep on presenting your sacrifice, then he could rob you of the blessings of God. So like the birds of prey he seek to take away that sacrifice of yours, so that you could lift your eyes off your sacrifice and off the Lord. In the past, many start by believing God but end up in doubting and disbelieving God. Why? Because they allow the enemy to came down to prey upon them and to take away their sacrifice. They used to pray but pray no more. They used to believe God but now start to drift away and doubt Him. They used to serve God but now regard it burdensome to do so. Ecclesiastes 7:8 tells us, “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” So, in 2014, if you keep your little sacrifice intact, you will be able to see the completion and fulfillment of what you had begun in the past, and you are going to finish your goal and see your dream fulfill. You will, by faith and patience, inherit what has been promised: “In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.” (Heb.6:12 AMP).
On this very beginning of 2014, let start to claim the Lord’s promises: “This is the Year of Breakthrough, and a little sacrifice (on your part) will bring great deliverance (for you).” May the Lord’s intervention to bring your breakthrough and deliverance over your life and situation and affair begin at twilight or from this very first day of 2014!!!