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The Year of the Deep Cry | Prophetic Word for 2022

The children of Israel were in bondage and afflicted by Egypt for 400 years. Now we jump to the time of their deliverance.

“Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.” (Exodus 2:23-24)

There are a few key words to pay attention to here. The first is “cry” and the second is “groaning.” These are words that come from a very deep place in a person. I remember when my daughter Sarah was a baby and my wife left for a few hours to do some laundry. Sarah cried and creed. As time went on it seemed the crying got loader and more intense. She didn’t stop until her mother came home. Sarah wasn’t yet able to express herself with words but she was able to cry out from her inner self. To groan means to sigh deeply, most of the time it is in grief.

God responded to the cries and groanings of the people of Israel. He could not turn His ear to their cry any more than a parent can’t ignore the cries of their children. You see, God is a God of deepness. He interacts with us not on a surface level but from the deep place of His and our hearts.

Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls…” (Psalm 42:7a)

The deep in God calls to the deep in us. Likewise, the deep in us calls (eve cries!) to the deep in God. In fact, much of Psalm 42, where we got the above passage, is filled with the cries and groanings of David. Perhaps this is why David was know as “a man after God’s heart.” He went straight to the heart of God with his joys and sorrows.

God’s ear is inclined to us when we cry out to Him. And by cry I don’t mean volume. I am talking about coming to Him out of a deep place in our hearts. I love the way Psalm 42 begins: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” (vv.1-2a) David likened himself to the parched deer. He realized life was in him alone in the same way the deer received life from the stream.

Here is the prophetic word: God is releasing, in 2022, a deep cry within us toward God. For some it will be a cry to be set free like the Israelites. For others it will be a cry for more of the living God. God will respond to that cry released. It will reach His throne. And as He intervened with Israel He will intervene with you.

I will leave you with a passage from Romans that ties in nicely.

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [g]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:22-27)

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