ROSH HASHANAH 2021

Rosh Ha-sha-nah is the first of the 3 fall Jewish feasts  (Lev 23:24)   It’s a 2 day celebration which began at sunset Monday, September 6

Rosh Hashanah means literally “head of the year” in Hebrew. It marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination, and repentance ending with Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement.

The year begins at sundown because the ancient Jewish calendar is based on phases of the moon

Also called the FEAST OF TRUMPETS  because it starts with the blowing of a shofar to announce the begining of the Jewish New Year.

To symbolize a prosperous new year, It is a time of feasting and rejoicing..lots of traditional holiday food and sweets!

MORE TO COME…..

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THE WISE WOMAN

Something almost indescribable happened recently in a women’s conference at our church
(The Father’s House, Sutherlin).
Pastor Kami invited us all to “Grit, Grace, and Gratitude”. It was amazing to watch and
be part of what God did. He moved powerfully through and upon all the worship leaders, speakers, and each one of us.

We learned how God often used women to shift or change times and seasons. (Deborah & Esther to name two). We caught the vision of being pioneers, like women of the old west, who bravely rode in covered wagons into new, dangerous territory. They birthed new life and new things: children, schools, churches, songs and more.

In Zachariah, 1:8-11 we find the Angel of the Lord standing among themyrtle trees. These are hardy evergreen trees, with fragrant blossoms, that flourish in waste lands.
Once we learned that Esther, whose given name of “Hadassah” meant Myrtle, we all became Myrtle. We quickly caught the vision. God transplanted Esther, from a lowly habitat to the palace. She was chosen to be Queen Esther and saved the Jewish nation from extinction,

Suddenly, it came together. Each one of us, like Esther. has been chosen by God and transplanted to a place where His destiny for us can be fulfilled.
“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
God had His way. The worship, the words, the sounds all became stronger and stronger, louder and louder, angels joined the chorus and then it happened!

The presence and power of God came in like a bolt of lightning.
Over 150 ladies went into labor. Myrtles began birthing new life into their homes, finances, relationships, jobs, marriages……the spirit of revival was loosed.

The wise woman reads this and immediately knows her name is Myrtle.
Her heart is moved to trust God and yield her will to His for such a time as this!

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THE WISE WOMAN

Something almost indescribable happened recently
in a women’s conference at our church (The Father’s House, Sutherlin).
Pastor Kami invited us all to “Grit, Grace, and Gratitude”. It was amazing
to watch and be part of what God did. He moved powerfully through
and upon all the worship leaders, speakers, and each one of us.

We learned how God often used women to shift or change
times and seasons. (Deborah & Esther to name two). We caught the
vision of being pioneers, like women of the old west, who bravely rode
in covered wagons into new, dangerous territory. They birthed new life
and new things: children, schools, churches, songs and more.

In Zachariah, 1:8-11 we find the Angel of the Lord standing among the
myrtle trees. These are hardy evergreen trees, with fragrant blossoms,
that flourish in waste lands.
Once we learned that Esther, whose given name of “Hadassah” meant
Myrtle, we all became Myrtle. We quickly caught the vision. God
transplanted Esther, from a lowly habitat to the palace. She was
chosen to be Queen Esther and saved the Jewish nation from extinction,

Suddenly, it came together. Each one of us, like Esther. has been chosen
by God and transplanted to a place where His destiny for us can be fulfilled.
“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
God had His way. The worship, the words, the sounds all became stronger
and stronger, louder and louder, angels joined the chorus and then it
happened!

The presence and power of God came in like a bolt of lightning.
Over 150 ladies went into labor. Myrtles began birthing new life into their homes,
finances, relationships, jobs, marriages……the spirit of revival was loosed.

The wise woman reads this and immediately knows her name is Myrtle. Her
heart is moved to trust God and yield her will to His for such a time as this!

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YOM KIPPUR

The joyful celebration of Rosh Hashsnah is followed on September 15 with Yom Kipper, the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. This is a day of self examination, fasting, prayers, and repentance with an awareness of a future judgment. Joel 2:1 “Blow the trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm…” We need to understand this was and is a wakeup call…a time to examine our lives, make things right with God and others, and be ready to stand before God.

Read Leviticus 16. The people repented, and their sins were confessed over a goat who carried their sins into the wilderness.  An offering was made to the Lord and the people and temple were cleansed.

HOORAY! The Good News is we no longer need a scapegoat or animal sacrifices. As we reconcile with God and one another, we not only receive forgiveness through Jesus Blood, but also restoration!

Read in Joel 2 all our wonderfulthings God has promised to do for us!

23 Double Portion – anointing

24   Financial Abundance – resources     

25   Restoration – what been stolen

26   Miracles – as we praise Him

27   God’s Presence

28   Blessing upon family

32 Deliverance

Prepare for this holy day! Repent, forgive others, pray over an offering and be ready to receive God’s forgiveness and restoration!

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BETTER THAN


It happened again. It was obvious from the soulful sound that one of the goats got her
head stuck in the wire fence. This was notthe first time.
Even though this repeatedly happens, the goat continues to poke her head through the
fence. She is convinced what she sees on the other side of the fence is far better
than where she is.
A perfect picture of how what we see can direct our actions. That poor goat was
enticed in the same way as Eve way back in the garden of Eden.
No matter God singled out one tree that was off limits. When Eve looked at that tree, she
saw how beautiful it was. Its fruit looked delicious, and, the promise it would make
her wise, all made it totally irresistible.
Our present day world has been shaped by fear, discontent, and dissatisfaction. People
are hungry, looking for something better…reaching out, like the goat, through the fence.
Advertising promotes products with enticing promises. Real butter has been outvoted by
“better than butter”. We are surrounded by substitutes.
We sing…”Nothing is better than God”. But, again, like butter, there are many substitutes.
Things that appear to be better than God. Here’s the challenge. What do we substitute
for God…for spending time seeking to know Him and experience His presence?
Is it quicker to play the lottery than wait for God to show us His plan to prosper us?
Are drugs and alcohol better solutions than working things out God’s way?
God has foreordained great works for each one of us, but we can choose to walk in our
own way, like the goat, trying to reach what ooks better.
BTW, that goat couldn’t free herself.
Someone needed wire clippers to set her free.

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A DOUBLE YEAR

POSTED JAN 7, 2020 The vision began with a prayer for 20/20 eyesight. Not just for our physical eyes, but for our spiritual eyes to be opened; for supernatural vision to see the things of the spirit. The Lord immediately showed me 2020 was a double year! I heard the King of Glory say “Open up the Gates, I am coming in.” God is bringing a new season of His Glory that will manifest, be visible, in our personal lives as well as in the nations!I saw the gates, as in Isaiah 45, when the Lord spoke to Cyrus to open before Him the double doors, so that the gates would not be shut.

Get ready! God’s Glory will begin to expose evil, subdue nations, bring down and break through all governmental opposition; and cause hidden resources to become accessible. WOW! 2020 is the beginning of such a spectacular season, no one will doubt this is a God thing! The double doors to the Holy of Holies are wide open…the veil has been torn! As God’s Glory continues to go forth, the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Isa 11:9 Double doors speak of entering into a season of double increase; of unlimited multiplication; of expansion. Prepare to let go of everything that would hinder you from going through these gates! “Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.” 2 Chron 20:20

God is looking for those who will catch the vision, declare His Glory and reach out with faith to receive double portions. The number twenty means redemption and also symbolizes cycles of completeness. This means now is a time of being rewarded for faithfully persevering through times of testing. Suddenly, the Lord pointed to an area where many things had been thrown and were piled up on top of each other. I wondered what they were, but before I could ask, He said this was the “redemption pile”. Someone should get excited about this being a season to redeem and to recover all that has been stolen or discarded Abandoned hopes and dreams can be resurrected, redeemed, and restored. Ask the Lord to open your eyes to see the unlimited abundance awaiting you beyond the gates! Pass through the double doors and look to receive double portions of your inheritance, of prosperity, of provision, of favor, of honor, of the anointing.

Give thanks to the Lord for 2020 being such a glorious double year overflowing with the glory of His Presence!Gen 43:12; Deut 21:17; 1 Sam 1:5; 2 Kings 2:9; Isa 61:7; Ezek 41:23; 1 Tim 5:17

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TRUE LIGHT

The festival of lights, Hanukkah, ended last night, Friday Dec 18.

Such a timely reminder of how God can release miraculous provision in the midst of the most dire circumstances. Behold 2020.

How mind bogglingt the entire world has been in “time out” since March. Current news brought to mind 2 specificarticles I had posted back in January re God’s heart for the new year of 2020.

The following is from a post Jan 7 “A Double Year”, “God’s Glory will begin to expose evil, subdue nations, bring down and break throuh all governmental opposition, and cause hidden resources to becomeaccessible.” A following post from Jan 23 “A Line” referred to Acts 5. “God is going to judge and remove unrighteousness. He is searchng nations, governments, chiurches, ministries, everywhere and everyone right down to each one of us. Truth will expose all corruption and dishonestly. That which has been hiddenwill be brought to the light. The justice of God will bring restoration.”

This same God of Hanukkah continues to bring His light into the darkness of 2020. Jesus is the Light of the World. His words release hope, healing, peace and more. Take heart, dear friends; if we pursue righteousness, do what is right in God’s sight, we will step into a new season. We will not only redeem and recover allthat has been stolen or discarded, but in increased measure. As we walk in His Light we walk out of fthe darkness of addictions, depression, poverty, self condemnation etc.

Tis the season to be merry and rejoice. God has not forgotten HIs promises to us.”He who follows rigtheousnes and mercy finds life, righteousneess and honor.”Prov 21:21

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THE REVOLVING DOOR SYNDROME

Jan 19, 2018
This is too good not to share!
I saw a revolving door, going around and around. People stepped into it,
went around, then stepped out. The door kept revolving around and around.
Again, people stepped into it, went around, then stepped out.

But wait …. I noticed something quite strange. These were not different people.
Instead, the very same people kept stepping in and out, over and over again.
How ridiculous- like what is wrong with these people!

Revelation. The revolving door represents a double mindedness. James 1:6-8
It’s the “I can…..I can’t; I will…..I won’t…..Yes….No.” thought process.
It is a mixture of uncertainty, dread, and fear. No matter all the wonderful
prophetic words re 2018 – many people are vacillating / wavering
in their decisions. This is all about major stuff: family, marriage, job, relationships,
finances…To see our circumstances in the setting of current events promotes
additional anxiety and fear.

This isn’t new to God. He’s got us covered! In 2 Thess 3:2 He acknowledges the
presence of evil and the rampant hostility….but the next verse declares the
reassurance of safety, “But the Lord is faithful, Who will establish you
and guard you from the evil one.”

Read that again! It is God Himself Who establishes….sets us firmly…in the
foundation of His Word! He gives us the grace to stand firm and strengthens us
to believe His promises without wavering or doubt! We can trust in Him and be
completely dependent upon Him because God is faithful! He won’t abandon His
promises or purposes. Not only is He strengthening us to be immovable, He is
our Defender against evil, not just outwardly, but also gives us inner protection
through His Holy Spirit!

What a deal…understanding this brings freedom! You will leave behind all the
doubts anxiety and fears and no longer be caught in the revolving door syndrome!
You will go forward with a new confidence, boldness and be filled with joy and
unshakable peace! Yah…. God is with you!

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PARROT TALK

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I saw several brightly colored parrots, lined up in a row, all talking at the same time. Their words sounded empty or flat, and seemed to be variations of the same thing.

As I watched and listened to them, it reminded me of a game we used to play when I was growing up.
We would all line up or sit in a circle. One person would start by thinking of a word or short phrase and pass it on by whispering it to the person next to them. That person would then whisper what he/she thought they heard to the next person. The word continued to be passed from person to person. When it reached the last person, he/she would speak it out loud. Typically, we would all laugh at how much the original word had been changed!

Then the Lord gave me understanding that this was a picture of many Christians. They were repeating what they thought they heard someone else say which that person had heard from someone else. The point being, after the initial word, there was no personal revelation; no firsthand, individual impartation of hearing the voice of the Lord. Worse it yet, as it was repeated from one person to another, it changed and became distorted!

God has magnified His Word, and set it above all His name. (Ps 132:8). His Word is the revelation of Who He is. Therefore to attribute false words to Him or distort what He has spoken, is definitely not OK.

God has zero tolerance for “parrot talk”. Read Jeremiah chapter 23
(The Message Bible). Here’s a few verses:

30-31 “I’ve had it with the ‘prophets’ who get all their sermons secondhand from each other. Yes, I’ve had it with them. They make up stuff and then pretend it’s a real sermon. ”

35-36 “Instead of claiming to know what God says, ask questions of one another, such as ‘How do we understand God in this?’ But don’t go around pretending to know it all, saying
‘God told me this . . . God told me that. . . .’ I don’t want to hear it anymore. Only the person I authorize speaks for me. Otherwise, my Message gets twisted, the Message of the living God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”

We are living in a time the prophetic is really on the front line. It is one of the power keys of bringing in the harvest. Therefore, I believe this is a heads up from God not to be gullible and easily deceived by false words. Consider carefully what you hear (Mark 4:24) and what you speak! (Proverbs 13:3-5)  Speak the Truth!

Sept 29, 2017

 

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THE BONE YARD

dry bonesWalking with God isn’t easy. Adam walked with God in the garden, until Adam thought he could get a better deal by being his own god.
It didn’t turn out well, and changed the path we must walk on today.

Amazingly, God still wants us to walk with Him. His requirements
haven’t changed. He continues to look for a pure heart; one completely sold out to Him in everything. We sing songs about God being our Everything; our All in All.

One look at our calendar, check book, or credit card
statement quickly reveals what holds our time and money. Rarely is it God.

Typically, in a crisis or the midst of some storm we suddenly realize how
much or little genuine relationship we have with the Lord. The worse scenario
would be to call out “Lord, Lord” and He replies: “Who are you? I don’t
recognize your voice.”

When His will truly is our will, we see things about ourselves and others we
had never noticed. This is when our heart is broken for the things we know
have touched God’s heart. A new level or depth of compassion awakens our
heart to do something about what we see that is wrong. Unfortunately, the
injustice, unfairness, unforgiveness etc mount up against weak structures of
peoples faith and beliefs which, eventually, fall to the ground, victims of doubt
and unbelief.

This is when I saw a “bone junk yard”.  Right out of Ezekiel (37:4) there came
the command “Oh dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord.” Wow! I knew I was
to prophesy life to these bones, but wondered whose bones they were. This
wasn’t the army rising up as in Ezekiel.

Then the Lord revealed this was a bone yard of dried up finances, forgotten
prayers, broken relationships, failed jobs, abandoned hopes and discarded
dreams. Death seemingly had won the victory.
Yet, these bones had been commanded to hear the Word of the Lord.

Several scriptures immediately came to mind. “A  merry heart does good like
medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 15:13  ”The spirit of a man
will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?” Proverbs 18:14

Yah…this is about a broken spirit! “Broken” here, in Hebrew, means to be
wrecked; shattered”. This is a spirit that is so overwhelmed with sorrow, it has
become weak and fragile. At this point, all pride and self-righteousness are gone,
and God’s mercy and compassion begin flow into the dry places.

Hear the Word of the Lord, my dear friends. If your bones have become dry,
know the power of God’s word to bring life. There is resurrection power in
every Word that God speaks. The rhema Word, the perfect Word, for every
circumstances releases an explosion of energy and life! The voice of His Word
releases inner strength, joy, and the ability to hope again!

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to
the bones.´ Proverbs 16:24

(July 22, 2017)

 

 

 

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