Prophetic Word for 2022 The Hebrew Year 5782
Those of you who know me know that I have been studying, researching, and focusing on words and how they impact our lives for many years. The Book of James talks exclusively about this. We can speak words of life from the Bible into everything we face, or we can choose to speak words of death which bring doom, curses, and negativity to any situation. We must come to the point in our lives where we understand the impact words can have on us, our families, our coworkers, our church, and our Nation.
This truth is powerful stuff! Think
of how terrible Esau felt when his brother Isaac stole his blessing! Let’s look at this passage of Scripture together.
Genesis 27:26-29, "Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come closer and kiss me my son,” So he came closer kissed him. When he smelled the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, “Behold the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that Adonai has blessed. May God give you- from the dew of the sky and from the fatness of the land- an abundance of grain and new wine. My peoples serve you and may nations bow down to you. Be master over your brothers. May your mother’s sons bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and may those who bless you be blessed."
The blessing was intended for Esau, but Isaac’s younger son tricked him. Later as Esau came back from the field and went to his father for the blessing, he was told his brother had stolen it. After this, Esau kept begging his father to bless him anyway, and this is what Isaac said to him:
Genesis 27:37-40, "Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Behold, I’ve made him master over you and all your brothers I have given to him as servants. I’ve provided him with grain and new wine. What then can I do for you my son? Esau said to his father, do you just have on blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father! And Esau lifted his voice and wept. Then, Isaac, his father said to him, “Behold, away from the land’s fatness shall your dwelling be, and away from the sky above. By your sword shall you live, and your brother shall you serve. But when you tear yourself loose, you will tear his yoke off your neck."
In Biblical times and to the Israelites, it meant EVERYTHING to be blessed. It was not only the fact that a Father spoke it, but the actual words being spoken were the very essence of a son’s future passed down from generation to generation. It was a prelude to the things to come. This valued tradition of the spoken blessing was huge then and should be just as significant today!
There is so much here that I could get carried away with, but I want to stay on point because I believe God has something very specific to say to us during this Hebrew year 5782, which corresponds to 2022.
It’s about our words, our mouth, and what we speak from our heart.
This is the year of the word… God wants our focus to come back to Him—not on world events and especially not on COVID.
What are we talking about these days?
Too much emphasis is made on what’s happening in the natural realm and too little on the spiritual. We must bring our thoughts, words, and deeds in full circle back to Him. He wants His words to be paramount in our lives this year and every year!
Proverbs 15:4, Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 16:24, Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 18:4, A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a babbling brook.
Now let’s get back to 5782 and 2022.
God’s pictographs paint a thousand words in relation to 57(82) and 20(22).
In Hebrew: the number 82 is represented by the letters Pey and Bet.
The number two (2) or BET, pictorially signifies a house. PEY represents the number 80, which signifies the mouth. Hence 80 + 2 = mouth and house. We speak with our mouths; the house of the Lord moves from within to the outside.
The number 22 is represented by the letters Kaf and Bet.
The Hebrew meanings of the letters Pey and Bet are: Mouth, Word of God; House revealed, His heavenly place, Space drawn, Boundaries revealed, and Son of God.
I believe that this year starts with the Word of God, the voice of God.
God loves us so much that he gave his one and only Son, and whosoever believes in Him will have life everlasting. The Word of God must abound above everything, all the time. If His Word is alive in us, it is a testimony for the world to see, and we can change things around us by the spoken word. There should be no divide in our words and our actions. Who we truly are must be reflected in our words and deeds.
Isaiah 43:10, "You are my witnesses declares the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me."
There are so many passages in Scripture that describe the power of words. Here are two of my favorites.
First is 2 Kings 4 when we see Elisha passing through the Shunem area, and in this case, a prominent woman recognizes that he is a man of God and wants to bless him with hospitality (food and shelter). We should all take note of this act on her part; she had compassion and wanted to bless the man of God. Imagine how Elisha was blessed to be fed and housed!
We then hear Elisha speaking to his servant, Gehazi, saying that he wants to bless the woman indeed, not out of gratitude (although that’s nice). Instead, I believe the Lord was working in Elisha to say something of value to the woman, to speak a word of life to her!
They discover she is childless, and her husband is old, so Elisha tells her that this season next year, she will bear a son! Her immediate response is to warn him not to lie to her.
Wow, let’s take note of this. When a person of God speaks a value word to us, do we have the faith to believe it, or do we doubt it because we don’t want to get our hopes up?
Next, we observe the child is grown and gets sick in the field. He DIES in his mother’s arms. She gets up, lays him on the man of God’s bed, and shuts the door. In other words, this is not over yet! This story is so amazing, but this next part is magnificent!
She asks her husband to prepare a donkey for a trip to see Elisha. She BELIEVED that her son would be raised from the dead. She had proof of this miracle in her son’s life in the previous words spoken over her by Elisha. She never once said to her husband that her son was dead. She said to her husband: IT WILL BE WELL!
Let’s stop and pause. Sometimes it isn’t only about the words we speak, but also about the words we DON’T say; like, words of death!
Father, give us the ability to remember this story and speak life into every situation we encounter, no matter how dark it may seem! Please give us the ability to shut out the negative words or words of death!
Let’s read the story.
2 Kings 4: 8-37, "One day when Elisha passed through Shunem, where there was a prominent woman who persuaded him to eat some food. And so it was, whenever he passed through, he would stop for a meal. 9 Then she said to her husband, “Behold now, I realize that this man who often passes through is a holy man of God. 10 Please, let’s make a little walled room on the roof, and let’s put there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lampstand for him. Then whenever he comes to us, he can stay there.” 11 One day he came there and retired to the upper chamber and lay down there. 12 Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite woman.” When he had called her, she stood before him. 13 He said to him, “Tell her: Behold, you have gone to all this trouble for us. What can be done for you? Can something be communicated to the king or to the commander of the army for you?” She answered, “I am living among my own people.” 14 So he asked, “Then what should be done for her?” Then Gehazi answered, “In fact, she has no son, and her husband is old. 15 “Call her,” he said. And when he had called her, she stood in the doorway. 16 Then he said, “At this season next year, you will be embracing a son.” But she said, “No, my lord, do not lie to your handmaid, man of God.” 17 Nevertheless, the woman conceived and bore a son during that season the following year, just as Elisha had told her. 18 Now when the child was grown, one day he went out to his father among the reapers. 19 Then he said to his father, “My head, my head!” So, he said to his servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 So he picked him up and brought him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon, and then died. 21 She then went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door on him and went out. 22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys that I may run to the man of God and come back.” 23 But he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither New Moon nor but she said, “It will be well.” 24 Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Move on! Don’t slow down riding unless I tell you.” 25 So she set out and came near the man of God at Mount Carmel. Upon seeing her from a distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, “Look! There’s the Shunammite. 26 Please, run now to meet her and ask her: ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the boy?’" She answered, "It is well." 27 But when she arrived at the mountain, up to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. Then Gehazi stepped forward to push her away, but the man of God said, "Leave her alone, for her soul is bitter within her, yet Adonai has hidden it from me and has not told me." 28 "Did I ask my lord for a son?" she said. "Didn't I say, 'Don't deceive me'?" 29 Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, don't greet him. Or if anyone greets you, don't answer him; and lay my staff on the face of the child." 30 But the mother of the child said, "As Adonai lives and as you live, I won't leave you." So, he arose and followed her. 31 Gehazi passed on ahead of them and laid the staff on the face of the child, but there was no sound or response. So, he returned to meet him and told him, saying, "The boy has not awakened." 32 When Elisha entered the house, there was the child, dead and laying on his bed. 33 So he entered and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to Adonai. 34 Then he got up and lay on the child and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself upon him. So, the flesh of the child became warm. 35 Then he stepped down and walked in the house to and fro, and then he got up on the bed and stretched himself on him. The child sneezed seven times, then the child opened his eyes. 36 He then called Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." So, he called her. When she came into him, he said, "Pick up your son." 37 She came, fell at his feet and bowed down to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out."
Thank you, Lord, for your resurrection power which is alive in us as sons and daughters of the Most-High God.
And here is the other story I love!
We find the smallest and least significant of Jesse's sons, whom God chooses to be the future King of Israel, ready to go out and fight the giant.
Watch David's response to Saul. He acts with the utmost confidence in God's ability to slay the Philistine giant. He remembers the preparation God has allowed him to experience, which built his strength and character. He stated that God had delivered him before, and He will deliver him again. He had the winning mindset!
David believed God's Word. When the Philistine came at him, David said he was coming to him in the name of Adonai T'zva'ot (The Lord of Heaven's Army). These words alone were enough to receive the victory.
He SPOKE the victory before it happened, and it was fulfilled because it was God's will! He went into the battle with the mindset that he would win! There was no doubt or wavering. Victory is in the WORD of GOD.
Let's read the story.
1 Samuel 17:33-54, 33 Then Saul said to David, "You can't go fight this Philistine—for you're just a youth, and he's been a warrior since his youth." 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it, struck it down, and rescued the lamb out of its mouth. If it rose up against me, I grabbed him by its fur, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear, so this uncircumcised Philistine will become like one of them—since he has defied the ranks of the living God." 37 Then David said, "Adonai, who has delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." "Go!" said Saul to David, "and may Adonai be with you." 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine drew nearer and approached David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 Now when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was just a ruddy boy with a handsome appearance. 43 Then the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, so I may give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field." 45 Then David said to the Philistine, "You are coming to me with a sword, a spear and a javelin, but I am coming to you in the Name of Adonai-Tzva'ot, God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This very day Adonai will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and take your head off you, and I will give the carcasses of the Philistines' camp today to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth. Then all the earth will know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and so all this assembly will know that Adonai delivers not with sword and spear—for the battle belongs to Adonai—and He will give you into our hands." 48 Then when the Philistine rose and began to advance, drawing near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 David put his hand in his bag, took from it a stone and slung it, striking the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, struck the Philistine down and killed him. Since there was no sword in David's hand, 51 David ran, stood over the Philistine, picked up his sword, drew it from its sheath, slew him and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 52 Then the men of Israel and Judah rose up, shouted and pursued the Philistines all the way to the valley up to the gates of Ekron. The slain Philistines fell down along the way to Shaaraim, even up to Gath and Ekron. 53 When Bnei-Yisrael returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. 54 David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his own tent.
2022 is and will be the year of the mouth and the Word.
It shall be our words of life corresponding to God's Word. Amen!
Have a blessed 2022, and remember God is a man of His Word!
Love you all!
Take a listen to this song called "Man of Your Word" by Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven. I believe it will bless you. Happy New Year!