Article by Joni Ames
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Prophet Bob Jones taught us to always research the meaning of each new Jewish New Year. Through doing so, it can help us to see what is ahead for us in each year.
He also taught that we all get our shepherds rod - our ‘word for the new year’ – every year during this season and encouraged us to pay attention to the dreams, activities, and impressions that occur.
For the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah is a time of inspection, repentance, & promotion.
It culminates with the Day of Atonement, which occurred this year on September 15th, Sundown to Sunup on the 16th.
We are told we need to repent of any sin so that we can be promoted by the Lord and receive our instructions for the new year.
As Christians, we also know and believe that these instructions are important and appropriate and apply every day.
This Jewish new year we’ve now entered is 5782, and the battle lines have been drawn.
80 is the word pey. It’s symbol is an open mouth of declaration. An open mouth of prayer as well. Remember we will be in this arena for the entire 80s. It’s important to note that we will have to pray pray pray to make it through.
The Jewish meaning of the number two is Beth or Veth; meaning house, duality, division. Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who do it. (Psalms 127:1-2 )
Our words have power. We need to be cautious with what the words of our mouth builds. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)
The number two is also a symbol of witness and agreement. Where two or more are joined, He’s in our midst. (Matthew 18:20)
The context of each situation will determine the meaning and outcome. Witness and agreement can occur regarding good or evil.
Therefore, boundaries will be drawn as well as argued over as the year progresses.
2022 will be a time of radical divisions as well as radical unity.
It’s not going to be a time of either/or. It’s going to be a season of both. And it will produce what both bring.
Division produces anarchy, disorder, disorderly conduct, confusion, strife, and the like.
The Bible tells us that where there is unity the commanded blessing of God flows. But this is talking about being unified in God.
Sadly, people can be unified in creating division. When that happens, the opposite of blessing is created.
Remember, we are still in the 80s portion of the Jewish years, which is signified by an open mouth. So both sides will be very loud. It’s up to us which one we listen to. As well as which one we follow and are.
The old lessons we have learned still apply. Be a loud complainer and miss your promised land. (Numbers 11 & Numbers 14:27-3)
Be a loud worshiper and it will confuse the enemy and you will win your battles. They will turn on themselves. (2 Chronicles 20:22)
God is the same yesterday today and forever, but He also does new things.
You may build a new house, but you still have to follow the old rules regarding the foundation in order for it to be a sturdy and lasting structure.
Likewise, being rooted and grounded in The Word of God and being unified in it in the Body of Christ and as a Nation will be of great importance throughout this time period.
God’s Word warns us that a house divided cannot stand. (Mark 3:25)
Matthew 12:25 says:
“Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
There’s fake news on every hand. It’s pretty loud. It can cause fear to abound.
Fear creates division. Fear is not from God. Fear is believing the enemy’s lies instead of God.
God gives us self control over fear and the power to overcome and trust in His love.
But it is our choice as to which voice we believe. The voice of fear or the voice of God.
God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)
The enemy has been relentless. But the good news is, God is more relentless. Being on God’s side is definitely the better deal.
Whose report will we believe? (Isaiah 53:1)
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” (Joel 3:14)
Let God be true and every man a liar. (Romans 3:4).
“(1) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
(2) But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
(3) He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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