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Friday, August 8, 2008

... a day of NEW BEGINNINGS...

eight eight o eight. 08-08-08. a symbolic day. a day of NEW BEGINNINGS. 

scripturally, the number eight has important meaning. here's a little background, which i actually find very interesting. (check out biblewheel.com for more info)

The historic Christian Church has traditionally associated the Number 8 with the entrance into the Covenant of God. This understanding comes from God Himself who commanded Circumcision - the Sign of the Covenant - to be performed on the Eighth Day. God used the same language when He gave the Rainbow (Genesis 9.13).
Circumcision on the Eighth Day is a supernatural typological prophecy of the renewal that comes through entrance into God's Covenant, which manifests as Baptism in the New Testament, and ultimately as a symbol of the everlasting life given though the resurrection of Christ.
The transcendence associated with the Number Eight - recognized by both Jews and Christians - ultimately manifests in the everlasting New Beginning found in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Eighth Day is the first day of the new week, precisely as the Octave is the Eighth Note that begins the musical cycle anew on a higher level.

so here's my thought: it's a great day to begin anew. 
i'm asking the Lord for a fresh move. for something new and BIG to begin today. i'm hungry and ready for more.
declare today a day of new beginnings!

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22,23

3 comments:

brad said...

There was a baby born yesterday on 8/8/08 at 8:08 weighing 8lbs. 8oz.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ixkc6QR0Wv8POoKlugAv7g_9CY2wD92EDUPG2

Mari said...

Yes, more!

ziondreamer said...

Wow, I just had an idea that you and steve could do something with the number 8 in your church name.
Something to do with covenant.

do you have a name yet? I may have missed that memo.

love ya