I am so excited about this word!!!
Now, even though it says Daughters of Zelophehad this is for the men as well. The women of God for so long have read about the “sons of God” and have been told this means you too! Well, now the post is to the Daughters of Zelophehad and we are telling the men this means you too!
In this prophetic word we’ll look at the Daughters and the number 5.
So,who is Zelophehad?
Numbers 26:33 New International Version (NIV)
(Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons; he had only daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah.)
Zelophehad’s great grand father was Mannaseh, the son of Joseph, and we learned from the last prophetic word that Mannaseh means “to forget”. Which means that when the restoration comes you will forget all the pain of the past.
Zelophehad means first born but it also means shadow of darkness or shadow of fear. He had 5 daughters. 5 is the number of grace.
27 The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They came forward 2 and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, 3 “Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah’s followers, who banded together against the Lord, but he died for his own sin and left no sons. 4 Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s relatives.”
5 So Moses brought their case before the Lord, 6 and the Lord said to him, 7 “What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s relatives and give their father’s inheritance to them.
8 “Say to the Israelites, ‘If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. 9 If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers. 10 If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. 11 If his father had no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan, that he may possess it. This is to have the force of law for the Israelites, as the Lord commanded Moses.’”
I have to first say that all of us in some area of our lives is a Daughter of Zelophehad.
- You have felt overlooked, perhaps under a shadow of fear at some time or another
- There are structures/laws/rules/your past/ generational stuff in place that says there are certain things that you will never be able to have/possess.
- BUT GOD, is going to give you the grace (number 5, seeing 555, 5:55 lately?) to cross over into what you are to possess
- Absolutely nothing is going to stop what God has in store for you.
- Notice that after Moses went and consulted God on whether or not he should give them the land, God agrees!! That structure/law that has been in place for decades was instantly removed!
- They became the PIONEER of a new era where ALL those who came after them who never would’ve been able to inherit now could! That means your children, your grandchildren, those in your business, your ministry, those you are leading will be a part of what you are pioneering.
- They were agents of change.
There was one thing they did for all of this to happen. And what was that? They asked for it!
Open Your Mouth.
Open Your Mouth.
If they never went to Moses and said “Look, we need you to give the inheritance to us” then they would get nothing. They knew there was a law in place but they got the courage up, moved from under the shadow of fear and went, open their mouths and asked for it.
That is all you have to do!
What is the worse that can happen? They say no! Right? Well, you’re already in that place, so you have nothing to lose. But wouldn’t it be a shame if you never asked so then you never get to hear the YES? You never get to see the change because you never asked! You never get to be the PIONEER that brought change for your family because you didn’t ask! That would be sad.
Now, if these daughters has asked years earlier I’m sure the answer would’ve been NO. But somewhere along the line things changed and now the timing was right!! It was a timing issue! Do you know what happened the very next verse after God agrees and they are granted an inheritance? God takes Moses up on the mountain and shows him the land. They were ready to cross over!!!
12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites.
Crossing over into the land. Being Pioneers in the new land. Things changed because their wilderness season had ended! Praise God!
Now they could walk into the fullness of their purpose and name. Here are the meanings of their names Mahlah means “forgiven”, Noa means “movement”, Milcah means “queen”, Tirzah means “pleasing”, Hoglah means “circling/dancing”. It’s not where we start but where we end. That we can walk out the name that He called us by from the beginning.
So how do I know the season has changed? Well, apart from the fact that the Lord has highlighted the scriptures to me as a NOW word, I couldn’t ignore the correlation to the season we are now entering and the scriptures.
Now here we are, we just crossed over into a new decade on the Hebraic Calendar 5780 – The decade of the MOUTH!!! And we are now moving into 2020 on the Gregorian calendar in to the decade of SIGHT where you see clearly (20/20 vision).
They open their MOUTH, then Moses SEES the land.
After you open your mouth you are going to get to see a life you could never imagine. Because where you are going you have never seen it before. It wasn’t accessible to you until now.
It’s now people! This is the Kairos Time of God for this. You get to pioneer something that has never seen done before!! Now if that doesn’t make you holler, I don’t know what will!
It is not a coincidence that the scriptures line up with the year and decade we have already entered into – mouth and sight.
Stop being afraid of asking for what you want. Open your mouth.
I’ll give you a little personal testimony. Several years ago, I was pitching a new client. I had no idea how much money to quote them. I really needed the money at the time and I was afraid (fear) that if I asked for too much they would say no. So, I was waffling back and forth in my mind with a lower number just to at least get the contract and have something instead of nothing. They agreed to have me come in and meet with them. So as I am driving to their offices I said to the Lord “how much should I ask for?” He says to me “ask for what you want” Phew, now that is one loaded statement. That’s like a blank check signed by God. I had a top end of the scale in my mind which was 5 times the amount of the bottom end. So I said to the Lord, should I ask for $$$$$? Which was the top end. He says to me again…ask for what you want.
When He said it the 2nd time, I had a flashback to years prior when I worked for a company as a manager and there was a VP at that company who did absolutely nothing. He went on cigarette breaks at least 7 times in one hour, smoked for 10 minutes outside. Let’s just say he was the original smoking man from the X-Files. He always had the cigarette in his hand, talked on his phone to friends throughout the day, stopped into everyone’s office chatting. He really didn’t work. And I remember one day thinking to myself “this guy gets paid a lot, I’m sure, to do nothing!” They were willing to pay him to do nothing and here I am working hard and making so much less that he was making. I didn’t envy him and I wasn’t mad at him, I just thought if this guy gets paid to have cigarette breaks, then surely if I asked them for a raise they would give it to me since I’m actually working and adding value to the company. But you know, back then I wasn’t confident enough to ask for it and I so never asked.
Why would God give me a flashback to the smoking man? I knew right then God was saying here is your chance to move into what you want!
How do you go from 5 figure salary to 6 figure salary? You ask.
How do you go from 6 figures to 7 figures? You ask.
Be bold and courageous and ask.
Sometimes things don’t just fall into your lap, you have to ask for it. You can’t be jealous of people who ask for what they want and get it when you aren’t willing to ask for yourself!
I asked the Lord for grace and favor as I went into the meeting, made the pitch, they asked me what I wanted to do the job and I told them the high number. Meanwhile my heart was beating 60 million beats per minute and….They agreed to it. When they agreed internally I am yelling to myself (ACT NORMAL… SHOW NO FACIAL EXPRESSION…. ACT LIKE THIS IS NO BIG DEAL… OH MY GOODNESS…. THEY AGREED!!!… ACT NORMAL!!!) LOL seriously I was freaking out inside. I couldn’t believe it. But guess what? God agreed!
You see, at some point the time is right, your season actually does change and when it does you can ask for what you want. The key is to go before the Lord in prayer, and ask Him. We can do NOTHING apart from God. He is the one that turns the hearts of the people towards you.
It wasn’t Moses’ decision to give the land to the daughters, it was God’s! Once He agrees, they can’t say no! They are compelled to give you what you want. Sometimes they don’t even know why they are giving you what they are giving you.
I had a friend of mine call and ask for prayer on the same thing. He wasn’t sure what to bid for a job. I told him to ask the Lord what he should bid. The Lord gave him the exact number, he asked for that same number and he got it!
When Jesus says YES, nobody can say NO!
Now once you say you can do the job make sure you do it. Do not make promises to people on things you can’t deliver. There is no faking it till you make it. If you ask for the money and get it, you need to deliver.
This testimony is about business but this has to do with anything you want in life right now. Your season has changed. We are already in 5780 and in less than 3 weeks we’ll be in 2020 and you’re going to see. This is a word for the decade and not just this month. Pray, ask the Lord first, then open your mouth and ask for it. If the Lord says no, then it’s no.
BUT, There are things you are not thinking of where the answer is YES. Perhaps you are too scared to ask for that. Or this is so far out of your reach that it’s not even entering your mind as an option. Your fear or insecurities can make certain things out of the realm of possibility for you.
So, here is the prayer…
Holy Spirit, is there some area in my life where You are giving me a YES and I’m not even thinking about it? Please bring it to my mind. I don’t want to miss out on anything you have for me in this new season because of my past NOs or fear of rejection. I bind up fear, bind up rejection, bind insecurity and loose clarity, power, love and a sound mind. As you did with Joshua when he entered the land, make me bold and courageous. Show me what is available to me now so that I can move into it, in Jesus name, Amen.
It is that simple people. Get past the fear and doubt and go for it!
I’d like to see you have the “saved and sanctified” version of success that Steve Jobs, creator of Apple, had. Why not you daughters of Zelophehad ? Why not you?
This isn’t about banging down doors or breaking into things that are not available to you or not for you. This is finding out what is available to you already and accessing it. Amen?
I pray this blessed you. I want you to share your testimonies on this after you prayed, ask God, open your mouth and asked for it.