UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEBREW MONTHS
THE MONTH OF ELUL
AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 20 2017
In God's calendar, every month has prophetic significance. Elul is the last month of the Hebrew year. This can be kind of confusing if you don't know there are two different cycles in the Biblical calendar. Without going into all the details, within the Hebrew calendar there is a Cycle of Blessing and a Cycle of Redemption. One new year cycle begins with the month of Tishrei and another new year cycle begins with the month of Nissan. Very cool that we get two opportunities to begin a new year!
Much can be said about Elul, but this sums it up well - Elul is the month of God's favor.
And do we ever need favor, personally and as a nation.
Our world is in a season of political hostilities, global threats, nuclear weapons, racism, terrorism...it seems like some have just lost their minds. But, running parallel with that is a new movement in the earth filled with the power of God's Glory. It can be recognized by different names. The common denominator is triumph, harvest, prosperity and wealth, success, righteousness, justice, healing, deliverance, salvation, joy and peace. The Kingdom of God is coming to the earth!
We are the ecclesia called to create a tipping point, a window foraccess
into a 3rd heaven dimension that we haven't fully manifested yet...but we are close! Well, I know we're closer than we were yesterday...
The ecclesia is mentioned in Matthew 16. "And upon this rock I will build My ecclesia and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. And I will give to My ecclesia the keys of the kingdom and whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Back in those times whenever it was needed, they would call for citizens to come and be seated in a governing ecclesia. The ecclesia would determine the laws for a region. They could call an army together if necessary. They chose the judges. They ruled at the gates to determine what went in and what came out. They decided what was right for a region.
Let me say this - 5777 is the year of Ayin/Zayin - the year of the crowned vav. Crown means to bring to a triumphant conclusion. There's some things that need to be brought to a triumphant conclusion, this year. The new year, 5778, begins September 21. Wow, we have less than 30 days to see some amazing things done. Let's do this thing.
- I declare exploits beyond reason.
- I declare the gates of hell will not prevail.
- I declare prophetic destiny is unlocked.
- I declare this is my finest hour.
- I declare divine access into a new place.
- I declare the fullness of God's blessing.
DeeAnn and I close out this incredible year of 5777 with this:
- You are complete, lacking nothing and everything is in proper order.
- You are confident, full of energy, creative and determined.
- You are taking back your personal power.
- You are prosperous: body, soul and spirit.
- You are in position to receive your inheritance.
May you exit this Hebrew year in a few days with strength, strategy and a devotion to God that runs deeper than ever before. Thank you for sowing into our lives with prayer, encouragement, finances, testimonies and friendship. All that means more to us than we can express in words.
Ruling At The Gates,
Sandy Newman and DeeAnn Ward