You have perhaps heard that 5780/2020 is the “Year of the Mouth,” but what does that mean? Are we to simply speak more, or more wisely? Are we meant to speak everything in public, or not? Join us below as we answer these and other questions to help set your year right!
What is the “Year of the Mouth?”
The period from 5770-79 was the decade of the ’70s. The number 70 represented by the Hebrew letter Ayin ( ע ), is symbolic of the all-seeing eye of God—for us it means a time to see things God desired us to see.
Now we are in the decade of the ’80s, represented by the Hebrew letter Pey ( פ ), which is symbolic of the mouth—for us this means that it is a time to speak those things God has shown us.
While the past 10 years have been a time to see what God wanted us to see, this decade will be about saying and speaking as Zion—the prophetic meaning of the Hebrew year 5780 being the entry and perhaps most important year to speak.
When and What to Speak:
So, we know that 5780-89 is a ten year window of time to speak, but what and when are we meant to speak?
There is no one answer to this other than that we need to listen to the Holy Spirit. Yes, it IS time to speak, but we HAVE TO be sure we are speaking Kingdom things. By listening to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we not only know what to speak, but when we are to speak, and to whom.
Still, how can we be wholly positive that it is the Holy Spirit we are hearing and not ourselves or others?
The best way to know if we are hearing the Holy Spirit and not another voice is to examine it by the Word. Does what we are hearing align with who God is and what is written in His Word? If so, then it is likely the Holy Spirit speaking, but if not, then we can know with certainty that it is false.
Yet, there may be times when we hear in part…
For instance, we might realize that God has spoken something to us, but we might not know when to speak it out. Or we could sense that we are to speak something out at a certain time or place but fail to hear what we are meant to speak until God’s perfect timing. In either case, we HAVE to reset our focus on God. In these times we may need to pray to break down walls we have raised between us and Heaven, but other times we need to take time to sit and wait upon the Lord…
God is the only one who knows what each situation requires. Yet, even when we cannot hear His voice clearly, if we humble ourselves, pray, and disallow fear and doubt, He will still guide us.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”—Psalm 37:23
It is a Year and a Decade to Speak, but…
In a time when we are meant to speak, it is interesting to discover that we are not always meant to speak more often or louder… but instead with intention and discernment.
Yes, there may be times in this year and others, where God has us basically stand on a soap box and speak His will. After all, many of the prophets in the Word were given such tasks. However, this is not something God has us do in every season—not even in those where we are meant to speak!
There are times when God gives us a word and we ARE to speak it out. While other times it is only to one or two people, or even holding the word until God allows us to release it. When we know that we know that God has given us a big or exciting word, it can be easy to want to tell everyone… but not everyone is at the same season. Not everyone is meant to be a part of that word; or a part of it at the time we receive it. There is a time and season for everything and everyone, and sometimes even in times of speaking, God will have us be silent about something to protect the word, or to protect others.
Still, this does not mean that God will always have us be silent. Sometimes the quietest season comes before the greatest release. Yet, no matter how or when God wants us to speak, if we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, obedient to His voice… God’s will WILL be done. His Kingdom will manifest in our lives and circumstances—even in those around us—and we will find peace in His perfect will!
5780-89 a time to speak, but we need to be responsibly mindful of what and when we speak. Now, more than ever…
Because, with greater authority—with being able to speak more into the atmosphere—comes a greater responsibility!
With greater manifestation of God’s power through our words, a conscious decision to speak HIS words and not our own is KEY!
So, how do we do this? Turn to God. Focus on the voice of the Holy Spirit. Pray. Seek God while He may be found (Isaiah 55:6). Draw nearer to Him, so that He might draw nearer to us…
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. …”—James 4:8
God wants us to know Him; to seek Him. That is why He said to knock, so that He might open the door; to seek Him, so that we might find Him (see Matthew 7:7-8). He loves us, and His giving us a gift of speaking like Him, particularly in such a time and season, is such a beautiful message of trust.
God, the Maker and Ruler or ALL, trusts US!
Let us trust God in return, for He is far more worthy of trust than any person ever could be. Let us seek Him and listen to Him, and then, in His perfect timing and words, let us speak!
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“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”—John 17:24-26