Several times recently I have had the name “Coniah” resonate in my spirit. This morning I asked the Lord to tell me what He wanted to say.
I knew already that Coniah was a shortened version of the name Jehoichin, son of Jehoikim, one of the kings in the old testament. I also knew the prophet Jeremiah was tied in somehow too, but that is really all I knew. Mostly I remembered the Bible TV show version of the king Jehoichin whose sons were murdered in front of him and his eyes gouged out by Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonian king. Actually, I thought of king Coniah in a pretty negative light.
So, as I studied the name “Coniah” this morning, I was really surprised that the very first thing I saw was “Yah is creating”!
It was then I heard God say, “I am building, fashioning and molding!”
God is the master builder. He is creating right now, creating something new, creating something good out of the bad, creating the new wine for the new wineskins (Mk. 2:22). We all know it, we all feel it. We are yet to know what “it” looks like! But we know it’s coming, and quickly. It’s very exciting to know that Yah is creating!
He is building on an existing foundation.
Here’s even more good news – God always builds on an existing foundation! If your foundation is solid, He can build on it. “12 But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will be clearly shown [for what it is]; for the day [of judgment] will disclose it, because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality and character and worth of each person’s work. 14 If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward (1Cor. 3:12-14 Amp.).”
God has already checked your foundation in 2015. You may not even have realized it, but it has been weighed and measured, tested, poked, prodded, bent, stretched and pulled! You may even feel like the “crash-test dummy”! He did all of this because He needed you to know what your foundation was made of. You needed to go through the “day of judgement” (tests of 2015) because you needed and still need to know “what you’re made of” – that you are, in fact, THE RIGHT STUFF! Now, just trust and believe that God is going to build on what He has already started!
He is ready to build on what He has already established in your life! In 2016 you will receive more Gold (Revelation), more Silver (Wisdom), and more Precious Stones – Spiritual Gifts, Treasures, Anointing, Inheritances and all the things that are of God! All the good stuff is coming! Believe it!
God also said He is FASHIONING.
Although the word “fashioning” is similar to “molding”, it has a subtle difference. True, it means to give a particular shape or form to something, or to make something. But it also means to accommodate, adjust and adapt to fit! In other words, it means to “tweak” or fine-tune.
If your foundation is just slightly out of whack, out of alignment, out of kilter – God will be FASHIONING it. He will be adjusting and adapting your situation to make sure that your foundation is ready to build upon this year. It’s just a minor tweak, a slight change in your attitude or the words that are coming out of your mouth. Maybe it’s a minor paradigm shift or changing a mindset. Whatever it is, He will surely be fashioning your foundation in 2016. He will have His completed temple, and He is ready to build (1Cor. 3:16)! Trust Him, rest in Him, relax in His faithful arms and be ready for a quick work!
He is also MOLDING!
However, the Lord said He is BUILDING, FASHIONING and MOLDING. That means that if your existing foundation isn’t strong enough, the correct size, shape or height right now for Him to build upon, He will MOLD it into what it needs to be. To mold means that He will work it into the required shape or form so that He can continue building! Molds usually require a rigid or solid structure into which the material to be shaped must be placed. So, if you are not quite ready for God to build on your existing foundation, He is already working on the mold into which to place you! You may already be in it, since this is such a time of acceleration.
He will finish building what He has begun! He counted the cost before He started, and then He paid it! I guarantee He will finish the good work that He has begun in you! (Lk. 14:28, Phil. 1:6) Trust Him to do it in 2016!
Welcome to the New Thing in the New Year! What you have counted as treasure in seasons past is what He will make more of available to you, and continue to pour out and lavish on you in 2016.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant!