As we close out the year of 5774 and begin the new Jewish year of 5775, there is much speculation of what this new year might bring. More than ever before Christians are understanding that God operates on a different calendar than most of the world. This was the year of the open door- when the people of God were supposed to see their open door and advance in His Kingdom. Some saw and advanced, some saw and stayed put not sure how to advance, but many slept through it. Sleeping will not be an option this next year.
We are also just finishing a tumultuous year that saw the first of four blood moons, a war in Israel (that averted a disastrous attack that Hamas was planning), the spread of the deadly virus Ebola for which there is no cure, the borders of the USA opened to terrorists, and a whole new meaning of terror perpetrated by radical Islam in a group of murderers and thugs that call themselves ISIS. The major governments of the world seemed locked in an ostrich state of inertia, and fear is in the media (who thrive on it) and in the air.
Most of us have read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, and are reading his new book The Mystery of the Shemitah. Most have either read about the Blood Moons by Mark Blitz and others or heard messages about this phenomenon. Many have also watched the video recently released by Rick Joyner “Urgent Warning: ISIS Coming to America – The ‘Gate of Hell’ that has been opened”. Most people we have spoken with about these events have a tinge of nervousness in their voice. They don’t know what to expect, what to believe, or where to turn. Some firmly believe that life will continue as always and all this stuff is a lot of hype (they also live in the state of ostrich). Most people no longer trust the government to protect us. So what do we do? Where do we turn? Who do we believe?
The Good News is that unprecedented numbers of people are turning to Messiah Yeshua! They are tired of religions without power and without love. They are tired of world leaders without answers. For those who follow Jesus, but seem to lack something in their lives- prayers go unanswered, blessings seem to be lost, and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere to turn, I have good news! All is NOT lost! There is still a little time, but NOT time to waste.
The first thing to do is to cry out to Jesus (Romans 10:13). The next thing is if there is wrong in your life that you feel separates you from God, confess it to Him and repent. Repent simply means to turn the other way. If you will simply take a step toward Him, He will do the rest and show you the way. If you feel trapped in a dry, dead church or religious gathering, leave! Ask Him to show you who to connect with. If you’ve haven’t read it in a long time or never read the Holy Bible, start reading.
The second thing to do is DO NOT FEAR! God holds the entire universe in the palm of His hand. Nothing has EVER taken Him by surprise. He’s numbered the hairs on your head and knows when a swallow falls to the ground (Luke 12:4-9). He loves YOU with an everlasting love. You can trust Him. Memorize Psalm 91- not in your head, but in your heart. Draw close to Him and STAY THERE! He will tell you what to do and when to do it!
I want everyone to know that THIS year, the year of 5775 is the year of the whirlwind, but it is also the year of the breath of God! The people of the living God will do exploits! We will operate in His breath and His power. We will experience things like we’ve never experienced before. While the world waits in fear, we can and will operate in faith!
Recently, the Lord awakened me again at 5:55am (see the whole word for this on my web site under Insights and Happenings). When I released this word at the gathering at CityGate Southaven, Apostle Clay Nash had a revelation that we are to position ourselves for a triple measure of the grace of God at sunset (Sept. 23rd on the last full day of Elul) and at sunrise (on Oct 1st, the 7th day of the 10 days of Awe) for the 5:55. I believe that this word is for WHOSOEVER will. Take time NOW to worship, pray, repent (as needed), and believe. The BEST is yet to come!