I heard the Lord say, “You are a window in time!” I don’t normally ask God to back up His statements, but this one was so unusual that I asked Him to give me a scripture. I immediately heard in my spirit a portion of one of the most commonly quoted scriptures of all time:
“…if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing…,” (Malachai 3:10 AMPC).
My first thought was, “Yes, Lord…but those are windows IN HEAVEN.” Wondering if the word HEAVEN in Hebrew was the same as the word TIME in Hebrew, I started to research it to see. What I found was amazing!
We are God’s Windows! HEAVEN and TIME are not the same words in Hebrew. In fact, they’re not even related! But they ARE great bait – bait that God used to get me on the hook. It was not those two words that the Lord wanted you and me to see! It was the word WINDOWS! We are God’s WINDOWS!
Moving to Arubbah! Strong’s 699 is arubbah, meaning lattice, window or sluice; chimney and also floodgates. Further, Strong’s says it also used as a word for lurking; a dove-cot (because of the pigeon-holes), chimney (with its apertures for smoke); or a sluice with openings for water.
I had never heard of a “dove-cot”, and I was only vaguely familiar with a “sluice” so I had to look them up. But chimneys – those I know! Many years ago I was a brick mason helper, helping to construct fireplaces. Fireplace construction requires a “shelf”. This creates suction or draft to direct the smoke up and out of the chimney. The chimney, which is the glass around an oil lamp wick, does the same thing. A fireplace shelf actually CONTROLS the smoke by guiding and directing, in fact PULLING, the smoke from the fire up the chimney, while the chimney itself allows the smoke to flow through it.
A sluice is used for gold-mining! While researching this word, I viewed images of half-pipes flowing with water, gravel and gold ore, travelling down the side of a mountain. The SLUICE actually guides and directs the ore and gravel while the gate controls the water, which is what drives the whole process.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines a sluice like this:
- The stream of water issuing through a flood-gate; or the gate itself.
- An opening; a source of supply; that through which anything flows.
AH! Pardon the pun, but now we have hit a vein! A window, a sluice, a chimney and even a lattice allows things to pass through it! He is our source, and we are His source – His portals, His conduits, His WINDOWS – into the earth realm!
I believe what God is saying to US, His people in the earth right now, is WE ARE HIS WINDOWS in TIME – right now, this moment in history, at THIS TIME! He longs, in fact He LURKS (yet another definition of arubbah), hanging out and waiting for us to open up our floodgates so that He can pass through!
He LONGS to pass through us! He LONGS to pass His goodness and mercy through us! He LONGS to pass His abundance through us! He longs to flow through us! What we bind is bound! What we loose is loosed! If we bind up forgiveness, it is bound up – forever! It cannot get past us because we are the lock and key, the water-gate! If we loose it, forgiveness flows like a river. We are the sluice that guides and directs it, moving it to and fro across the earth!
“I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven,” (Matthew 16:19 AMPC).
In fact, just like a floodgate, we control His abundance, too! Luke 6:38 says that whatever amount you sow, that you will reap! If you sow liberally you will also reap liberally.
“Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you,” (Luke 6:38 AMPC).
So, if you crank open up the floodgate and sow more, you will reap more, so you can sow more, so you can reap more again! If you bind it up, it’s BOUND! You must LOOSE the flow of abundance into the earth realm! This requires you to exercise your faith in the word of God, making it living and active in your life (see Hebrews 4:12)!
Lay all your property at the feet of JESUS! What you give into the hand of God goes into the work of God. Ask Him to show you good soil and sow, sow, sow! Loose Kingdom finances into your life and into the earth realm in this way! Crank open the floodgates of abundance and prosperity, then pour it back into the Kingdom!
No Pigeon-Holing! Another definition of arubbah is “dove-cot”, a term with which I was completely unfamiliar. It is a place for dove or pigeons to “hole-up”, house or breed. That sounds like a chicken coop to me! In my experience, once a chicken “coops up” for the night, it goes catatonic. A chicken will literally go into a trance and won’t move again until the next morning.
Although this IS one of the nuances of arubbah, unlike a window and lattice-work, there is no free-flowing movement with this definition. This is a tactic of the devil. Don’t do this! Don’t hole-up and go into a coma! Don’t go into the corner to lick your wounds and not come out again! Don’t go home to eat worms! Don’t do this! God wants to use you to do His Kingdom building in the earth realm.
YOU ARE HIS WINDOW IN THIS TIME into the earth realm. He is bringing heaven to earth through YOU! Open up the Floodgates of Heaven! Allow God to use you as His Window! Allow God to give stuff TO you to pass THROUGH you back into the Kingdom! Allow His salvation, goodness and mercy to operate through you, bringing life into dead situations and light into the darkness.
Enjoy the arubbah life!