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The Number 66

posted Aug 8, 2015, 8:42 AM by Antonio Lundy
The number 66 has been showing up in my life almost on a daily basis. And I have been constantly trying to figure out why.  Could it be that the LORD wants me to do an in-depth study on the book of Isaiah, which just happens to contain 66 chapters? With that in mind, I have begun to read this book.  Go with me and read over just the first chapter and listen to the vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
  1. Reared children, brought them up and they have rebelled against me
  2. Sinful nation, loaded with guilt
  3. Children given to corruption
  4. Spurned the Holy one of Israel and turned their backs on him
  5. A desolate country with cities burned with fire
  6. Fields stripped by foreigners
  7. Enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals
  8. Incense detestable to him
  9. Soul hating the the New Moon festivals and their appointed feasts...weary of bearing them
From just the first 14 verses, it is evident that the Lord was not happy with them, but he does not give up on them.  This is a rhema word for somebody today.  Instead of giving up on them, he reaches out to them to "come now, let us reason together".  He goes on to say, "If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land." Not the worst...but the best.... In the 66 book of the Bible, God is reaching out still, but now to the seven churches.  For example, to the church of Ephesus he says, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7).  To every church he states "He who has an ear, let him hear". To every church, he says they must be overcomers.  Are you an overcomer? If not why not? Remember the words of Christ letting us know that in this life we will have tribulation, but we can be of good cheer because He has overcome the world.  So today, whether you are 66 or 6 + 6 or 6x6, then why make a change today and be a overcomer, washed in the blood of the lamb.