“As far as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west will be My goodness to you.” Wow, what a word of spiritual encouragement! The aforementioned is what I heard in the Spirit during the early morning hours of October 15, 2022.
Short Grammar Lesson.
My hazel eyes immediately rested upon the words “will be” which is the future continuous verb tense in a basic short English grammar lesson. This indicates an action that will happen over a specific period of time in the future.
As I continued to pray into this prophetic word, I knew by revelation that it would occur in the very near future.
God’s Manifest Presence.
I was reminded of the passage of scripture where God commanded Moses and the Israelites to leave Mt. Sinai after they had been given the law written on the tablets of stone. (Exodus 19-20)
As we pick up the narrative in Exodus 33, Moses presses God for all of the details as to how he is supposed to accomplish getting His people to the Promised Land. I can only imagine that little did any of them realize this was going to be a 40-year journey to travel approximately 1,350 miles.
“And He [God] said [to Moses], ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” (Exodus 33:14)
After Moses asked God to show him His glory, God responded in Exodus 33:19, “Then He said, ‘I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.’”
The Hebrew word for goodness in this passage of scripture is tub, (pronounced toob), Strong’s H2898 which means:
“I. Goods, good things, goodness
A. good things
B. goods, property
C. fairness, beauty, joy, prosperity, goodness (abstract)
D. goodness (of taste, discernment)
E. goodness (of God) (abstract)”
We are surely blessed with God’s manifest presence as we read Psalm 23:6,
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Exodus 33:14 Tied To The Number 15.
One spiritual nugget regarding this prophetic word is that I received it during the early morning hours of October 15, 2022.
Exodus 33:14, “And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Emphasis mine)
Prophetic symbolisms for the number fifteen are rest, acts of divine grace, and resurrection.
A Kingdom Ripple Effect
When encouraging fellow Christians to help bear one another’s burdens, The Apostle Paul blessed us with his virtuous words in Romans 15:14, “Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.”
When God manifests His goodness in our lives, there’s a kingdom ripple effect that helps us to render goodness to others.
The Greek word for goodness in Romans 15:14 is Strong’s G19 and is translated agathosyne (pronounced ag-ath-o-soo’-nay). It means uprightness of heart and life, goodness, and kindness. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g19/kjv/tr/0-1/
Accompanying scriptures where this same Greek word appears are as follows:
Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Ephesians 5:8-9, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth).”
2 Thessalonians 1:1, “Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power.”
Prophetic Insights For Daily Living.
#1. God will make His manifest presence known to you in the process of revealing My (His) goodness to you.
***** A very important reminder for all of us in this regard: The vital thing to consider regarding any prophetic word is that we must always be mindful of God’s will for our lives and His timing with regard thereto.
A caveat regarding God’s goodness is that it will be His choosing for our specific circumstances. In other words, we dare not be presumptuous to think that His goodness might include a fleet of new vehicles, winning the lottery, and so forth.
His goodness may not be what we think it is such as an increase in material possessions. God’s goodness may pertain to our spiritual lives. It could include both, however, as we dare not limit an omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God.
God will decide what His goodness will be for you.
#2. I want to encourage you to prepare your heart and spirit to receive My (God’s) goodness to you so that you can fully recognize it when it manifests.
For example, if we have preconceived thoughts and ideas of what God’s goodness is going to be, when it’s going to be given, and how it’s going to appear, we just might miss it or act outside of His perfect timing.
Moses pressed God for the details ahead of the journey into the Promised Land, but he was not given them in advance.
#3. Have you ever received the goodness of God in the past? If so, when was it, and how did it manifest?
#4. Are there specific areas of your life where you are needing a rest? (Exodus 33:14 tied to the number 15). If so, make note of these, and continue to seek God for His answers and leading.
Is there something you need to have or want resurrected in your life?
#5. God’s goodness may be tied to a critical need in our lives right now or one that will surface in the very near future. Be mindful of His acts of grace (one of the prophetic symbols for the number fifteen).
Record this in your prophetic journal and watch to see how God answers.
#6. Can you think of Biblical examples of God’s goodness such as giving us His one and only beloved Son, Jesus Christ, so that we could spend eternity with Him? (John 3:16) Or how about blessing barren Hannah with the prophet Samuel who was so instrumental in Israel’s early history? [1 Samuel Chapter 1] One of the major keys to studying Hannah’s life can be found by revisiting my June 8, 2021 blog post. Here’s the link: https://sheilaeismann.com/abiding-is-the-key/
#7. How does this prophetic word speak to you? Scripture admonishes us, “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)
In the morning, would you please join me to watch the rising of the sun and step outside again at sunset? If you consider it for just a moment, there’s quite an expanse between a sunrise and a sunset.
Meditate upon the word of the Lord and allow it to minister to your heart and spirit.
May we grab hold of King David’s exuberant declaration of his faith in Psalm 27:13, “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”
Until the next message,
SFE (Sheila, Fellow Encourager)
Sheila F. Eismann, Prophetic Seer, Blogger, & Author, publishes her blog posts endeavoring to encourage others through God’s word. Her writings include instructions on how to apply prophetic insights for daily living.
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