Welcome to Teshuvah Elul 29
Elul twenty nine
The last day is here
Oh the divine goodness
Harvest is so near
When we began the season
He taught us with rhyme
Teaching us to become fruitful
Abiding in “The Vine”
This Vineyard is on loan
But requires constant tending
But I’ve enjoyed every moment
The Fruit shall be never ending
My tattered work clothes are perfect
The gloves, boots, and shovel
Because He knew what I needed
For the lessons we would uncover
Elul twenty nine
What a remarkable season
We shall go rejoicing
And repentance is the reason
Jesus said repent
For the kingdom of heaven is nigh
Likened it to a Vineyard
And now we know why!
This time established precedence
Working the vineyard continues forever
Yom Teruah the Blowing
When we abide with Him forever
© laurette laster
Wow, what a splendid month of Elul. A few days before the month of Elul began the Lord poured out the first 12-14 poems (I don’t exactly remember the number) that I posted, I was completely amazed. I’ve never had anything like this happen before. For about an hour and half I just sat and typed these words into my phone, day by day and truth by truth, they just flowed.
He began to tell a story as I penned or typed the words. He told a story about working the fields or vineyards, preparing them to plant. He told the story of a younger me, how overwhelmed I was at the beginning seeing the overgrown field representing the damage caused by my old unrepentant heart. I hadn’t known about the things of God and had a field of weeds of scrub brush. He continued to tell about meeting me daily as we visited and did the hard work of repentance and Teshuvah. How I love this season and a never ending newness He brings. He used stones, weeds, and scrub brush to represent the hardness of my very damaged hurting heart. He showed me and taught me about hearts of un-forgiveness, resentments, jealousy, envy, blame, or half heartedness teaching these will not allow a heart in that condition to be fruitful.
As I began to write I saw that the work clothes required were provided by Him, that He was with me every step of the way. The work was a joint venture with Him teaching me why the hard places had to be plowed under, repented of. Each year He teaches me new and deeper truths about Teshuvah.
Tonight at Sundown, my husband Greg and I, were teaching on Yom Teruah, The Bridegroom and the Bride and the catching away.
Yom Teruah, the Hidden Day, The Day of The Great Shout, The Blowing of The Shofar,
No man knows the day or the hour when the Bridegroom will return.
Matthew 24:36 WNT “But as to that day and the exact time no one knows–not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Welcome Tishrei 1, 5780 in the Hebrew calendar. The Days of Awe are here and Elul 5779 is in the books and the year of 5779 has come to an end. 5780 is going to be a year of uncovering foundational truths and taking back what the enemy has stolen. Keep your work clothes handy, it isn’t a time to be lax, we must be about the Father’s vineyard. The precious fruit on the vine is for Him.
Prepare to be in your vineyard and tend it day and night. L’Shana Tova as we abide in the Vine.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette