The excerpt below is from an email sent to me. I found it interesting enough to share it with you. Another interesting tidbit was that our sermon today was about spiritual growth and Harvest.
For 2009 the theme and scripture is:
2009: Year of Birthing, Harvest, and Fruitfulness
“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” (Psalm 65:11)
I was amazed that the Lord was saying the same thing through two different Christian groups in my life. After this last year there is no room for doubt in my life when the Lord speaks anymore.
Something else in her email that was interesting:
2009 is also 5969 on Israel’s calendar. Nine is the number for birthing, harvest, and fruitfulness. Birthing, because in nine months, a baby is born. Harvest because the ninth month (September) is a harvest month. Fruitfulness because there are nine fruits and nine gifts of the spirit.
She goes on to remind us that we are not promised that all of this will necessarily be “good” and pleasant. But we can know that the Lord’s hand is in it and it will be the Birth of new things, the Harvest of what we’ve been sowing and it will all be Fruitful in His Kingdom.