The 27th Week of the Year

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Every season must be understood in light of the broader season it is part of. Every day is part of a week; every week is part of a month; every month is part of a year and every year is part of a century. The 23rd year of the 20th century is not the same with the 23rd year of the 21st century.

On May 28, we began the journey through the 4th seven weeks of the year. This fourth seven weeks of the year will end July 15. We are entering the 6th week in that journey and it is the beginning of the seventh month and the second half of the year.

In the Hebrew Calendar, we are in the fourth month – Tammuz.

BIBLICAL PATTERNS FOR THE 27TH WEEK

The Bible patterns for understanding the 27th week are

  1. The 27th week is a 6th chapters of the Bible week in the fourth seven weeks of the year.

The sixth day of creation narrative (Genesis 1: 24-31).

The 6th Book of the Bible.

The 6th chapters of the Bible.

The 27th book of the Bible (Daniel)

The 27th chapters of the Bible,

The five chapters in the 6th division of the fourth book of the Bible (Numbers 26-30).

The Bible passages mentioning the 27th day or year.

The 27th week of the year is a sixth day of creation week. On the sixth day of creation, God made man in His image to TAKE CHARGE. He both unveiled Himself in man; and veiled Himself in man. Why did God make man on the sixth day, in His image and to rule (have dominion? It is because of the rebellion of the sixth season. In the sixth season, the kingdoms of men seek to become (or make itself) something greater or higher than it is – intending to cover up the kingdom and purpose of God. So, the sixth season is a time to rule in the midst of your enemies. It is a time to enforce the rule and dominion of God in the world of men. It is a season of battling to establish the will and dominion of God in a world where men do not want to give God His place.

The 27th week is a Book of Joshua week in the fourth seven weeks of the year. Joshua is the sixth book of the Bible.

The 27th is the sixth in the fourth-seven (22-28). God wants this week to be a week of exploits and conquests for the Kingdom.

This is a season to crush human arrogance and sinful pride. God also gave food to man on the sixth day. It means food is an important issue in the 27th week. The creatures of the sixth season are intelligent and have strong sensory perception. Spiritual sight is necessity in this season. This means we should smart and discerning in the 27th week. The 27th season is for uncovering the covered – through revelations and sanctified rebellion.

  1. This 27th week is a book of Daniel week in the year. 

Daniel is the 27th book of the Bible. In the 27th book of the Bible, Babylon sought to exalt herself above God by covering up and swallowing up the image of God in the land. God’s people had to stand up for God; and by their stand, gave God opportunity to reveal Himself as the Governor among the nations and as the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. In the book of Daniel, the king of Babylon gave Babylonian names to four Hebrew young men; and taught them Babylonian arts and science; but Babylon could not change their Jewish blood or mindset. This is a week of revelations and discernment. This involves ability to perceive, understand, and interpret (uncover), by divine enablement, what is hidden. Daniel was an ‘unraveler’ of mysteries. No secret could be hidden from him. He was careful with the food of Babylon. The 27th season is about ability or inability to discern and uncover what is covered. The 27th season is also a season of overthrows. Conspiracies and lies told against them, to cover up the truth could not stand. Slavery could not bury who they were. It is also about standing out and refusing to be covered. The wicked and proud are overthrown in the 27th season.

The 27th President of the United States, William Taft, stood against the appointment of blacks to federal offices. That was a clear departure from his predecessor and from the fundamental humanitarian mission of the Republican Party. He sought re-election but did not win. His predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt, who had hand-picked him as successor, split the Republican Party to run against Taft. May the forces that had helped you not fight against you in this 27th season; as God fought Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon in the 27th book of the Bible; and fought liberal imperialist PM, Lord Rosebery (Archibald Primrose) in the 27th seven years of the United Kingdom; and fought the 27th Prime Minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini, the founder of Fascism; and fought America in President J. F Kennedy in the 27th seven years of the United States.

This is also a 27th chapters of the Bible week. In Genesis 27, Jacob covered himself with Esau’s clothes, on the advice of his mother, to deceive his blind father, Isaac, and steal Esau’s blessing – after serving him the food he wanted. However, he could not cover his voice. Isaac could not uncover what Rebekah and Jacob had covered; he came very close but still couldn’t. Blessed is the one that satisfies the hungry in the 27th season.

You can read the 27th chapters of the Bible to see the pattern in the narratives.

  1. The 27th week is a Numbers 27-31 week. 

The sixth five chapters of the fourth book of the Bible is applicable to the sixth week of the fourth seven weeks of the year. Numbers is the fourth book of the Bible. This section of the book of Numbers is about covering and uncovering. In the 26th chapter, the census uncovered the children who were not part of the census 40 years earlier. The others, with the exception of Joshua and Caleb, had been swallowed up. The 27th chapter is the inheritance law concerning the five daughters of Zelophehad. Their father had died and had no son. Tradition was going to cover up that house; but his daughters spoke up and a new inheritance law was made in their favor. Do not despise women in the 27th season. God made sure woman was brought in on the sixth day of creation. The 27th week is a sixth-season week. In this chapter, also, Joshua was uncovered as Moses’s successor. The 28th and 29 chapters are about offerings – daily offerings, Sabbath offerings, monthly offerings, Passover offerings, Feast of Weeks offerings, Feast of Trumpets offerings, Day of Atonement offerings, and Feast of Tabernacles offerings. The offerings were a covering for the people before God. In the 30th chapter, Moses gave laws concerning vows; how a father may overrule the vows of his daughter; and a husband the vows of his wife. Joshua was inaugu

  1. THE 27TH WEEK HAS A PATTERN IN THE BIBLE PASSAGES MENTIONING ‘THE TWENTY-SEVENTH’

The five passages where ‘the twenty-secenth’ is used indicate that this season is for the huniliation of the proud and the exaltation of the humble.

Noah and his family came out of the Ark on a 27th day (Genesis 8:14-16)

Zimri destroyed the house Baasha and also killed himself in the 27th year if Asa, king of Judah (1 Kings 16:10-13,15-20)

Sixteen year old Azariah (Uzziah) became king of Judah in the 27th year of the the reign of Jeroboam king of Israel. He died a leper because of pride and arrogance ( 2 Kings 15:1-5).

2 Kings 25:27-30: Now it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, that Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. [28] He spoke kindly to him, and gave him a more prominent seat than those of the kings who were with him in Babylon. [29] So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, and he ate bread regularly before the king all the days of his life. [30] And as for his provisions, there was a regular ration given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.

Ezekiel 29:17-20: And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, [18] “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to labor strenuously against Tyre; every head was made bald, and every shoulder rubbed raw; yet neither he nor his army received wages from Tyre, for the labor which they expended on it. [19] Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he shall take away her wealth, carry off her spoil, and remove her pillage; and that will be the wages for his army. [20] I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor, because they worked for Me,’ says the Lord GOD..

BIBLE READING SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 27TH WEEK:

Going through the 27th week of the year (July 2 -8 in a clear year) is like taking a prophetic journey through the 27th book of the Bible (Daniel) and 27th chapters of the Bible. So, the Book of Daniel and the 27th chapters of the Bible are great guiding lights for the week. This is a season to be guided through the Spirit and the Word of the Lord.

You may want to read the suggested passages as follows:

July 2: Daniel 1 – 2
July 3: Daniel 3 – 4
July 4: Daniel 5 – 6
July 5: Daniel 7 – 8
July 6: Daniel 9 – 10
July 7: Daniel 11
July 8: Daniel 12

THOUGHTS AND PRAYER POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  1. 1. THE 27TH WEEK IS A SEASON WHEN THE TRUTH IS VEILED TO DECEIVE THE BLIND AND UNDISCERNING.

In Genesis 27, Jacob disguised himself and deceived Isaac to bless him. Isaac was deceived because he was blind.

In First Samuel 27, David was a undercover refugee and offered to serve Achish the king of Gath. The king was deceived. He gave Ziklag to David and his men. He believed David was killing Israelites whereas David was killing Philistines.

  1. 2. THE 27TH WEEK IS FOR DISMANTLING VEILS, BARRIERS, AND COVERINGS HIDING PLACES, PEOPLE, AND THINGS

The veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom in Matthew 27. In the 27th book of the Bible, God unveiled Daniel and his friends in Babylon. God also gave revelations that unveiled the future in the 27th book of the Bible. In Acts 27, Paul was unveiled amid prisoners sailing to Rome. In Genesis 27, Isaac saw, and spoke into the future of Jacob and Esau. God unveils the future in 27th seasons. The 27th season is a season of visions. The word ‘vision’ is used in 97 verses in the entire Bible (NKJV). The book of Daniel alone, it is used in 29 verses. No other book of the Bible uses the word ‘vision’ more than the 27th book.

  1. 3. THE 27TH WEEK IS FOR PROBLEM SOLVERS

The 27th week is for problem-solvers but it is a season of tough questions. It is a season of tough demands. Daniel was a problem-solver. He told secrets, that no one else in Babylon. He interpreted dreams that others could not. He read strange handwriting that others could not. He knew what others did not know. That was how he rose to great power.

  1. 4. THE 27TH: THE HUMILIATION OF THE PROUD AND THE EXALTATION OF THE HUMBLE

Pride and arrogance are great temptations in the 27th season. God promoted Nebuchadnezzar in Jeremiah 27 and humiliated him in the 27th book of the Bible because of pride. God humiliated Belshazzar in Daniel 5 for the same reason. Great Babylon fell to the Medes in the 27th book of the Bible. God spoke about the fall of Tyre in Ezekiel 27. In Isaiah 27, God spoke about punishing Leviathan, the fleeing and twisted serpent; and about restoring Jerusalem. Fascist Benito Mussolini was the 27th Prime Minister of Italy. He was an ally Adolf Hitler. It is important to pray that our hearts are protected from pride in this week. The 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft distanced himself from the policies of his predecessor, the 26th President(Theodore Roosevelt) who hand-picked Taft to be his successor. He was racist. When it was time to run for re-election in 1912, Roosevelt ran against him. The two lost to Woodrow Wilson (the 28th President). Pray that people God had helped in the past do not become His enemies in the 27th week. It was within the 27th seven years of the United States that America banned State-sponsored prayer and Bible reading in public schools. God fights the proud and helps the humble in the 27th season. 2 Chronicles 27:6 says, “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God”.

  1. 5. THE 27TH WEEK IS A SEASON WHEN PEOPLE WITH CONVICTIONS STAND FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE

This is a week to remember those who stand for what they believe. This is a season to take bold, fearless and courageous, stand for your just conviction. This is a season of intimidation from hell; that is thevreason the 27th book of the Bible says, “…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Daniel 11:32b). Daniel and his friends chose to die instead of casting their faith away. Psalm 27:1 says, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” This is a week to demonstrate great confidence in God. Jesus was crucified for what He believed in Matthew 27. Paul was among prisoners for his faith in Acts 27.

The 13 colonies constituting the United States declared independence on July 4, 1776.

John Hus died for his faith on July 6, 1415. The Catholic Church  condemned him as a heretic and had him burned at the stake. 

Sir Thomas Moore was beheaded on July 6, 1535 for refusing to renounce his catholic faith – repudiating the pope and accepting the annulment of King Henry VIII’s marriage. He left behind the following words: “The king’s good servant; but God’s first’.

French Huguenots lost all freedom on July 7, 1585 after King Henri III and Duke de Guise signed the treaty of Nemours.

Nazis executed 5000 Jews at Kovno, Lithuania

Joan of Arc was acquitted on July 7, 1437 though she had been burned at the stake May 30, 1431.

Opposition leader, Nigerian Moshood Abiola, died in prison from heart attack on July 7, 1998. 

  1. 6. THE 27TH SEASON IS A TIME OF GREAT PRESERVATION

God preserves lives in the 27th season. God saved Daniel and his friends from death by revealing the king’s secret to them in Daniel 2. God saved Shedrach, Meshack, and Abednego, from the fiery furnace in Daniel 3. God saved Daniel from lions in Daniel 6. God saved Paul and the other prisoners from shipwreck in Acts 27. God told him, “there shall be no loss of any life”; and he announced it to them. In Matthew 27, Jesus died that we may live; and when He died, Matthew 27:52-53 says, “and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many”.
In the season of the 27th President of the United States, the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, survived assassination attempt while delivering his campaign speech for the 1912 presidential election. The traitor was arrested and Theodore Roosevelt continued his speech as if he had not been shot. The 27th season and the spirit of death are not friends. It does not cooperate with death. Benito Mussolini, the fascist 27th Prime Minister of Italy did not know that. Unfortunately, John F. Kennedy did not enjoy this privilege of the 27th season. He was assassinated within the 27th seven years of the United States; on November 22, 1963. This week, may the God that delivered His people from fire and lions, in the book of Daniel, keep you.

  1. 7. THE 27TH WEEK IS A SEASON TO SUBJECT PHYSICAL APPETITES TO HIGHER PURPOSES .

Food was the foundation of Jacob’s problem with Esau in Genesis 27. In the 27th book of the Bible, Daniel and his friends did not fall for the king’s menu. In Acts 27, Paul and the other prisoners did not have time or appetite for food because of what they were going through. They had “long abstinence from food”. This is a season to discipline the appetite for food and drinks. Daniel gave himself to prayer and fasting in the 27th book of the Bible and secrets were revealed to him. This is a season of communion with Heaven and with “the God Who reveals secrets”. This week, do not let food and other material things get a better part of you.

PRAYER POINTS FOR THE 27TH WEEK

1. Pray against the spirit of Babylon that seeks to take the place of God in the lives of people in the 27th season.

2. Pray for those who are going through persecution in different nations. Pray for believers in lands where they cannot freely express their faith. Pray that the Lord will vindicate His own that trust in Him in this week of promotion through pressure.

3. Pray that believers working under cover for the cause of God and His Kingdom, in ‘dangerous places’, will escape detection and be protected this week.

4. Pray that the Lord will help you to detect evil workers who disguise themselves as good and innocent people. You will not be deceived like Isaac in Genesis 27; and like Achish in First Samuel 27.

5. Pray that God will humiliate proud and arrogant leaders in the nations this week as He did to Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar in the 27th book of the Bible; and as it happened to the Captain of the ship in Acts 27.

6. Pray for the unveiling people, secrets and mysteries this week. This is the week of the God Who reveals secret things – Daniel chapter 2 indicates.

7. Pray that satanic veils over God’s people that seek to make them what they are not will be lifted.

8. Pray that veils of spiritual blindness and insensitivity be lifted in this week of dreams, visions, understanding times and seasons and interpreting mysteries.

9. Pray for courage to take a fearless radical stand for Jesus Christ – wherever and whenever it is necessary this week. Psalm 27:1-3.

Happy 27th week.

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