Blow the Trumpet in Zion sound the alarm on my holy mountain. Blow the Trumpet in Zion, Zion, Sound the Alarm.
A Special Season to prepare (turn) Shuv, clean out old crops out of our Hearts in order to hear what The Spirit is saying. Are your fields plowed under? Have you gotten rid of all the dead works? Have you willingly laid down what is not pleasing to God? This work is necessary so that you can become a fruit bearer. Or one who bears fruit.
This is the time of the year for the fruit harvest. When we do the work of repentance, season after season, we become mature. If we allow the word of God to work in our lives, it will cut out what is not of God. The word of God is alive and able to divide between thought and intent. Without allowing the word to come alive in our hearts we will be unable to produce the fruit of righteousness in our lives. If The Lord is the Lord of The Harvest, and we know He is, He will examine the fruit that He will allow to go to His consumer. Oh, man can feed and sale counterfeit fruit but it will not have the blessing of The Lord with it.
Have you produced fruit this past season? Have you gathered in the fruit of the field to present to the Master at the market? It is said during the Ten Days of Awe; The Lord opens the books and reviews our year. Before going into a new year it is not unusual for businesses to do a yearend review. This review of the work or performance of the company is to show and measure profit and loss. Why would we think it strange that God may want a yearend review and account of the fruit we are bringing to market? This is a picture of showing The Lord we have grown and cultivated the seed He has given us. Everything The Lord gives is for reproduction and transference. If we have done well The Lord will increase our yield and grant us more land or ground.
Can you picture a market owner? A man who owns a market looking over the fruit before he purchases it? The owner of the market is going to purchase wholesale so he can sell it retail. So the market owner would certainly examine the fruit before purchasing it. He would want to check the fruit, to see if it is a high quality, mature fruit. The market owner will only purchase fruit that is free from pest and disease. The market owner is only interested in fruit that is nourishing and healthy and appealing for his customers. The market owner only wants to sell fruit that will catch the eye of the consumer and get them to tell others who then will want to partake of the fruit.
Today at Sundown begins the feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah. It is the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah Eve. Adjust your dials; you do not want to miss His Voice this season. Shuv-Turn, turn up the volume and turn on to the word of God, and tune your heart in.
When God calls us, it is required that we do something. When performing a hearing test on a person they are given a verbal command during a hearing test, and then they must follow/obey the command given, in order to show they heard the command. Obedience is more a measure of the heart than of following the command. There are those that do obey because of law and there are those who obey because they love the One giving the call. I obey because I love Him. I have a sincere desire to show The Lord my love and devotion for what He has done for me, by being a doer of His word.
God is longing to confirm His covenant with us. We must make the necessary adjustments and tune our ears to heaven. Every good and perfect gift comes down from heaven from the Father of Light.
For God is light, and in Him is no darkness.
For the eyes Of The Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, looking to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect (TURNED) toward Him.
Teshuvah a special time to Shuv, to turn our hearts toward The Lord and to hear the calling of our Lord.
To Shuv is to turn. Repentance is more than a change of mind. It is a change so deep within us that we literally turn our lives toward God and begin to walk in the direction God desires. It is an intimate encounter with The Living, Loving God. An encounter that makes us say; what would you have me do, Lord?
We talked yesterday about knowing and acknowledging that God is sovereign and that He is the choreographer of His design. He is the Author, Designer, and Financer of His Stage. With this being said I pray this season of Teshuvah that is leading into The Ten Days of Awe, you can visualize dancing with the The Lord. By being in step with our Lord and allowing Him to lead this walk becomes a beautiful dance. This dance is a beautiful waltz and covenant dance that will last into eternity.
To truly repent to the core of your being, is a life altering, heart rending change. Are you ready?
Have you had a real encounter with Jehovah?
Let us pray.
Dear Heavenly Father. As the season of Rosh Hashanah is upon us I want a new year of walking closer with You. I want to be in step with You. I accept Your invitation to the dance floor, the dance of a new life hidden in Christ. Jesus I am yours. My desire is to grow up and mature and become a fruit bearer for the kingdom of God. I want others to see the fruit I have by abiding in The Vine, and then desire a relationship with You.
Teshuvah is my favorite time of the year.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette