We are now in the 2017 calendar year.
If you look up the Strong’s concordance for the number ‘2017‘ in the Greek it is:
Wherefore he saith Awake thou that steepest ad arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light (Ephesians 5:14).
the literal Greek translation would look like this:
* To Shine Upon
(Christ will pour upon you the divine truth as the sun gives light to men aroused from sleep )
* To Show To / Upon
(To bring to light)
* To Appear, Become Visible
* To Become Clearly Known, To Show One’s Self
In this year of 2017, we, as the bride of Christ, are to be seen as an “Epiphany” or revelation of who God is, and we will begin to see Him in greater and greater revelations of the light and glory of God:
We are called to move from glory to glory, one level of light and understanding to another; and therefore our revelation of who Jesus Christ is, should also be deepened and broadened and ever increasing. We pray for that ever increasing hope of glory, that is on the inside of us, to begin to manifest this year, as new revelation is shone upon us, and we continue to receive more of the Epiphany or revelation of Jesus Himself, in the eyes of our heart. (Ephesians 1:18)
[Middle English epiphany, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin epiphany, from Late Greek, plural, probably alteration of Greek epiphaneia appearance, manifestation, from epiphainein to manifest, from epi- + phainein to show]
1) Capitalised: January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ.
2) An appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being
3) A usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something.
Every Disciple’s Journey By Thomas R. Steagald