Prophetic voice, Sara Whitten of Arrows of Zion shares her thoughts on regeneration for America in a season of things being exposed or ‘laid bare’. Are we entering a season where evil is exposed in the USA? This offers hope looking ahead to 2023.
Following the start of the Jewish New Year 5783, God highlighted the three months of overlap between its beginning and the beginning of 2023 in the Gregorian calendar.
Strong’s Concordance’s reference for 5783 (the Hebrew year beginning now) is the Hebrew word “ur”, meaning “to be exposed or bare”. It’s specifically used regarding an act of preparation. This word shows up only in Habakkuk 3:9 in which he prays, “You (God) uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers.”
God’s Deep Work
Beginning now, God is doing a deep work of “laying bare” and “exposing.” But not as the enemy exposes (for evil purposes and accusation) but for purposes of truth and healing. On an individual level, this looks like deep inner healing or awakening of dormant callings. There will be freedom for those who are willing to sit with the Lord through the pain of the process. Having Him walk them through redeeming their identities.
In my book Uncommon Vessels, I share how God spoke to me about the image of a bow and arrows. With the bow being our identity. The unchanging truth of who we are called to be. And the arrows being the purposes the Lord wants to partner with us in.
As God exposes the “bow” of identity, with it will come a quiver of “arrows of callings”. On a corporate level, this will look like exposing and awakening in the mountains of society. But it’s important to remember during this process to focus more on celebration and promotion of truth than glorifying accusation. Certainly God already has justice worked out.
Looking ahead to 2023
As we transition into 2023, Strong’s correlates 2023 with the Greek “epichoregeo” meaning “I supply, provide lavishly, or furnish”. The stripping down and laying bare is a preparation for this expression of abundance that we are moving into.
On an individual level, this is operating fully in our callings as God lavishly supplies all we need to fulfill the visions He has given us. But this cannot happen without the deep healing coming from the truths God is revealing these next few months both personally and corporately. So this is a call to spend extra time in prayer. Receiving from the Lord both His truths about you and your role in His plans bringing truth to the nations.
Regeneration for America
What the Lord showed me for the USA was an image of DNA. I asked the Lord what word this meant, and He said “regeneration”. I noticed inside the word regeneration is the word “gene”. In the natural, we are all designed with a unique gene pattern, and certain genes can be expressed (or not) based on a number of factors. We are carrying many genes that aren’t always “expressed”. God is calling the United States back to its original identity.
There are core things of God woven into America’s foundations that aren’t being fully expressed. The potential for this nation- and all nations- lies in its people’s ability to set the climate. We do so by aligning with the Lord in the secret place and pursuing our expression of His salvation in the marketplace (whether that’s your family, your job, your ministry, etc). If we do this, we set the spiritual climate for the Lord bringing regeneration to the destiny of our nation.
Regeneration for America is coming
Webster’s Dictionary defines ‘regeneration’ as “spiritual renewal or revival”, “renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (such as a forest) after injury or as a normal process.” And “utilization by special devices of heat or other products that would ordinarily be lost”. Hear the hope in that!
As we cooperate in setting the climate it is bringing revival, healing, restoration of the body, and even renewal to injured systems like government or education. It may be a couple of months of “heat” or “pressure” spiritually. But it is in order to save what’s lost. Don’t look to the process- look to the coming regeneration!
Pray with me
Prayer: Lord, we thank You that You see us and that You desire more wholeness and restoration for us. Thank you, Lord, for creating us so purposefully. Help us to become reacquainted with who we are and where we are in Your process. Give us new arrows…new purposes to partner with You on. Bring regeneration to our nation and the church.
Help me to do my part of bringing the personal regeneration You’re doing within me to the spheres You have placed me in. We pray for salvation, revival, and regeneration for Your glory and in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Further reading: What Is God Saying for America