Guess what’s here: Rosh Hashanah! It began yesterday, Sept 6th, at sundown. That means today, Sept 7th, starts the first whole day of this brand-new Hebrew year, 5782! Happy New Year!
What do these numbers 5, 7, 8, and 2 stand for? They stand for grace, perfection, new beginnings, and double portion. Double glory is coming this year! Yes, this is the year in which you’re going to see double glory come into the earth.
Habakkuk 2:14 says, “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” That word “knowledge” is broken down to the Hebrew word yada. Yada actually means “detection, recognition and observation.” You can see, recognize or observe things through a variety of senses.
When the earth is filled, it’s going to be filled with fullness and knowledge of the glory of the Lord. The knowledge, as in perceiving with our senses the glory, is also known as the kabowd. Kabowd is the weighty and powerful presence of God. This powerful presence is a result of Him being our Kinsman Redeemer.
Did you know that you are a glory carrier? Christ in you is the hope of glory. God is setting you up. In 2 Kings chapter 2, we find that Elisha received the double portion of the Spirit of the Lord. He received it when he could see what was happening to Elijah in the sprit realms – when he saw the chariot taking Elijah to heaven. Spiritual discernment is when you are tapping into the realms of the supernatural and have the ability to understand it.
God is preparing the people of God to walk in His glory. Never more than today have we needed it! We need the purification and glory to come and break every demonic stronghold in our lives.
We have also just stepped into the Days of Awe, a time of fasting, prayer, repentance and cleansing. This period goes from Rosh Hashanah to Sept 15th, Yom Kippur. Did you know Yom Kippur is the Highest Holy Day of the year? It’s the Day of Atonement during which we remember that Jesus went up and sprinkled His blood on the heavenly mercy seat inside the Tabernacle. This sacrificial act of love made you holy and righteous before Him.
I hope you will take time to celebrate the Jewish feasts over the next 3 weeks. The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) is happening right now. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) will happen before the end of this month. During this time there is great rejoicing, fasting, prayer and giving. It’s also a time of celebration as we come into a deeper knowledge that God is taking care of us in all things.
I encourage you to take time today to remember what Jesus Christ has done for you!! Share this message with a friend and celebrate together!
Every year my husband and I practice the Feasts of the Lord, His appointed times and season, and we always respond to God’s mandate in Deuteronomy 16:16 (KJV) which reads:
“Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.”
When we bless the Lord in faithfulness by following His commands, He gives to us so much more than we can ever imagine. He doubles our sowing into blessings for the kingdom! If you want to bless the Lord this month and help us support the outreaches of Candice Smithyman Ministries and Dream Mentors International we would be so blessed!