I’m interrupting this series on the Trinity because we are approaching a point in the year where we should take a moment and recognize God’s hand in our lives.
I’ve taught about the significance of Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur in the past. These holy feasts are markers for the Kingdom of God. They are markers in our lives.
Take an account of your life over the years. Begin to notate what the Lord has close out or remove from in the month of September.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. Through my years of experience and taking notice of God’s hand in my life, consistently, year after year, the Lord removes assignments, jobs, relationships, ministry from my life in September.
It’s a literal closing down of one season. I’ve looked through my past and so many significant relationships came to an end in September. Many jobs, assignments and conditions also wind down and close out prior to Rosh Hashanah. Not always are we in favor or happy about what is closed or removed but I find over time, we will gain understanding of God’s purposes in the closures.
And this is why. He’s preparing us for new assignments, blessings and work that begins with Yom Kippur. The Jewish tradition has long been that God takes an account of every person’s life in that 10 days between the two feasts. He’s looking to see what we have completed that has been writing in our book (Psalm 139:16). And if we are off course, He will likely close out things that need to go.
BECAUSE the new is on the horizon.
October releases the new assignments for the next year. It’s a time of encounter and glory. Remember that it was October 12, 2012 that my life changed forever when I encountered the love of God in a tangible way. Every year something amazing happens in October. I expect this year to be the same….
I expect it for me….. AND FOR YEAR. So ask. So seek… So knock…
Let me ask you, what is God removing from your life this year? Then be prepared for the “NEW” because it’s ahead. Then in November prepare for the spiritual warfare because the devil will apply all his efforts to destroy what God has released.
I stand with you. The year ahead is all up to us. Do you want peace in our world? Do you want justice to reign in our governments? Do you want love and honor to lead our children? We are the carriers of truth and hope.
The year ahead is all up to us. Live in hope and don’t ever, never give into fear or defeat.
Being a believer in Jesus Christ is the BEST and HIGHEST life on this planet. We are so richly blessed to be chosen. Walk like the son and daughter you are and bring heaven to earth.
This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work—whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you— because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. – Leviticus 16:29