The next three weeks are highly significant and prophetic. We would do well to pay attention.
Yesterday at 8:00 a.m. EST, Israel blew the shofar marking the beginning of a significant season for God’s people—which includes us.
It provides us with an opportunity to align with God’s heart and timetable as we head into the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah which began on Sept. 18th at sundown).
Okay, stay with me if that just caused you to pause.
“Mom you know you’re not Jewish, right?” one of my kids commented more than once over the last few years as I have spent time studying the Jewish calendar and feasts. What I’ve learned is that it speaks of present-day importance to all of us—not just Jews.
But on that note, we need to remember, that although not born Jews, when we accepted Christ we were “grafted into the vine.”
But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree (Romans 11:17 NLT).
As non-Jews most of us are completely unaware of the feasts, festivals, first fruits and holy days of God’s prophetic calendar or their significance to us. Note, I didn’t say Jewish calendar. I said God’s calendar, because it is what He established. So why wouldn’t we pay attention to it?
And the month of September is FULL of significant events.
Sundown on Sept. 18 Rosh Hashanah begins. It marks the Jewish New Year–the beginning of 5781. The year 5780 was the launch of a decade (80) which means “Pey” translated “mouth.” Isn’t it ironic how masks became a primary focus and the muzzling of the mouth and Christian voice grew increasingly common? But we are entering the new year! It is time to open our mouths and remove the muzzle. It is time we speak up and speak out on behalf of the Lord. This day is marked by the blast of the Shofar which represents the voice of God and awakening!
It is time America awakens!
Rosh Hashanah is also the beginning of what is known as the Ten Days of Repentance (September 19-28). It is to be a time of reflection as we start the year. It is our opportunity to reflect upon our lives and repent of anything that needs to be removed—any idol, sin, or area which we need to submit to the Lord. The ten days culminate on September 27 at sundown with a 25-hour mandated fast—the only mandated fast on God’s calendar. This day is called Yom Kippur (which means “to return”)–an appointed time of awakening and revelation.
I submitted a request to the White House to call for a National Day of Fasting to coincide with this date for September 27-28 as a day of atonement. It is a time our nation returns to the Lord!
The fast on Yom Kippur is when we are to come to God in repentance to avert judgement. What if we actually aligned as a nation with God’s call, in His timetable, for repentance and fasting to see an awakening and revelation in our lives and in our land?
We have never needed an awakening as we do now. Will you join us in this important day of repentance and fasting for our nation?
I believe America is awakening as prayer teams and prayer calls are being launched all across our nation and the world.
I will be taking a prayer team to Washington, DC from Sept. 25-Oct 1 to coincide with these events. We will be joining Jonathan Cahn for “The Return” on the National Mall and Franklin Graham in a prayer walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument as we repent and pray over America on Sept. 26.
We will be praying daily in LaFayette Square—which strategically overlooks the White House—praying for righteousness and holiness to displace the demonic destruction that has been unleashed against our nation. It has been called 50 days of Blessing.
In August I wrote an alert about a plan to take Washington, DC by siege. The Occupy Wall Street protestors decided to launch a siege against the White House from Sept. 17 through the election announcing they would “occupy” Lafayette Square. Only they couldn’t.
Because as God would have it, a mighty intercessor felt prompted months ago to apply for a permit for that square for the same dates to intercede for the election. So, it is INTERCESSORS AND WATCHMEN ON THE WALL who are occupying that strategic position as the disrupters have now cancelled their event! The prayers of the saints prevailed!
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There has never been a more strategic time to align with God’s calendar and to align as the Church (the Ekklesia) in prayer to see God’s hand touch our land.
This is not just about the election. This is about America’s destiny and God’s call upon her which has been threatened by the demonic forces of darkness.
That is the battle we wage. America must not fall, but re-emerge in revival. This is the timetable we are in. These days will be remembered in history. Our children will talk of them and I believe it will be in sharing how God delivered us!
May we join together and lock arms in intercession and action to align with God’s plan and purposes in this prophetic season both individually and as a nation.
It’s time for an awakening!
(Published first by Intercessors for America – ifapray.org)