This time each year is important because it prophetically sets the course for the upcoming year. It is the time between the Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah (September 21–22, 2017), and the Day of Atonement, called Yom Kippur (September 30, 2017). Even though we are no longer under the Law of Moses, God still operates on the Jewish calendar. We are in a time of reaping what was promised to us 2 years ago (and beyond). What has appeared to be a 2-year delay is actually part of God's plan to strengthen you and align you for this new season. Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. Malachi 3:16 NIV
Have you been seeing the number 11 often? I am seeing 1:11 and 11:11 on the clock all the time. Eleven is the number of transition. As it is often said, the 11th hour comes right before the start of a new day. But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. Deuteronomy 11:11 NIV God's promise to Israel in Deuteronomy 11:11 was that when they finally made it to the Promised Land, they would transition into a season in which they were under God's continual blessing from the beginning of the year to the end.
Watch for the next 50 days to be full of a lot of changes. Between now and the end of Rosh Hashanah (September 21–22), which is the Jewish New Year, God is aligning you for what is coming in the new year. You will see situations and circumstances suddenly turn around in unusual and unexpected ways. The spiritual atmosphere is changing and what was once difficult will become easier. I heard the Lord say, "What looks like a loss will become your gain. Be sure to wait and watch as new doors and opportunities begin to open for you." Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 NIV
Nearly two years ago at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I experienced one of the most spiritually active times I can remember. It was September 2015 and God showed me an outline for the coming 24 months. He said that starting on that day, and going through September 2017, we were going to see dramatic breakthroughs and turnarounds. In October 2015, I wrote about this encounter in a blog post titled: Prophetic Word: Strategy for the Next 24 Months. This is very significant for us right now, because between now and September we are going to see many of these things fall into place.
I had an encounter with the Lord on Father's Day (June 18, 2017) in which God said that He is now releasing greater revelation and details about your eternal purpose and destiny. This is going to start in the month of July and He is going to show you hidden things that have been holding you back in the past. On Father's Day, God said that He is going to reveal Himself to you as a father does to a son or daughter. I will reveal the eternal purpose of God. For he has decreed over Me, "You are my favored Son. And as your Father I have crowned You as My King Eternal. Today I have given you glory! You only need to ask Me to give You the nations and they shall become Your legacy. Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth." Psalm 2:7–8 TPT
I am very excited about what God is speaking for the next 7 weeks, as well as the next 6 months. If you did not see my Prophetic Word for Pentecost, let me recap it. I had an encounter with the Lord on May 31, 2017, and was shown a new gate opening in the spiritual realm. The name on the gate is "Joy." The Lord spoke to me that over the next 7 weeks (now through July 19th), there is an open heaven for revelation and the release of His power. You can expect to receive repayment for the attacks of the enemy. God is now breaking the clouds of darkness and bringing people out of the wilderness, and God's light is going to shine on you in new ways.
The Jewish festival of Shavuot is more commonly known as Pentecost and takes place 7 weeks (50 days) after Passover. Jesus was resurrected from the dead on Passover and 50 days later the promise and power of the Holy Spirit came upon the early Church at Pentecost (Acts 2). Although the Christian Church celebrates the day of Pentecost this coming Sunday, the actual Jewish holiday is from sundown on May 30 through sundown on June 1. This is a week of revelation and power that is now flowing to you from Heaven. Pentecost signifies the wheat harvest in Israel and the celebration of God giving the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. During Pentecost, we will begin to reap what we have sown (wheat harvest) and God will give us words as He did for the Israelites when giving the Torah.
Many people who I have been meeting and interacting with are very discouraged and battle weary. When people have contacted me, asking what God is saying for them right now, I keep telling them, "Just wait until after May." This is because the Wind of Change has been rearranging things in our lives. Because of all the warfare and difficult times, many people are in need of an impartation of hope. "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5 NKJV Watch for God to give you an impartation of hope as you begin to see prayers answered and prophetic words fulfilled in your life.
April is a time in which the Wind of Change will continue blowing. This is an angel that comes this time of year and brings changes from Heaven to Earth. This year, the Wind of Change is blowing through the end of May. It will bring major realignments and reassignments to people. Check out my prophetic word from March: The Wind of Change & the Glory of God Returning. Get ready to cross over into a new time in which God will bring provision to you in some unusual ways. Even though things might not look clear just yet, over the next 30 to 60 days you will gain greater insight from the Lord.
The Wind of Change is starting to blow through our lives and will continue through May. It is revealing things we will need to change and clean up to get us into the new season coming. Don't be discouraged during this process. Many people will be tempted to not recognize the season we are in—that God is continuing to do a deeper pruning time in our lives. It is important not to miss this opportunity to grow and go. You will need this to position yourself for the coming breakthrough. As God matures you spiritually and we go deeper in the Lord, what was dead in one season might still have small roots or tentacles alive deeper down. So don't be surprised or discouraged if you find yourself having to repeat some deeper cleansing in your life.