This is an amazing time in this new Month of Tishrei, the 1st month on the Jewish civil calendar and 7th month on the religious calendar, which began sundown on September 25. I can hear the Lord say, “Declare and decree my resurrection power this year!”
In Hebrew Year 5783 as God calls our mouths to open as the number “80” is “peh” in Hebrew and number “3” is resurrection power and the Trinity. We are called as the children of the inheritance to minister His overcoming resurrection power! To roar in His dunamis miracle working power!
What does, “roaring in the authority of resurrection power” even mean? It means that sin, death and the grave have been overcome and we speak it. We no longer have to toil physically or mentally with fatigue because we have authority as kingdom citizens. We can simply rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross as we declare His dunamis miracle working power! I encourage you to rest with Him, just as the Israelites did as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land and remember His grace and power during the Feast of Tabernacles!
In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, when the Apostle Paul asked the Lord to remove the thorn in his flesh three times, this was the Lord’s response, “And He said unto me, ‘My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
We have stepped full force into the new Hebrew year 5783. It’s a special time. God is calling us this year to realize the resurrection power of Jesus Christ at a new level and to walk in His authority like never before. We understand greater the power and glory of God when we understand more what the Apostle Paul was sharing about God’s dunamis power made manifest in our weakness. Learning to rest more in God and the finished work of our death, burial and resurrection in Him, and less in our own strength will open portals for us to step into the true meaning of resurrection power and a fulfillment of the glory of the Lord.
In Philippians 3:9-10, the Apostle Paul again stresses knowing the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. The scripture reads, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”
A key this Hebrew Year of 5783 is learning to release more, rest more, not to despise vulnerability but realize it is a time where God Himself will flood your spirit and soul with a new understanding of His resurrection power, when you don’t hate your weakness but instead embrace it as an avenue for God to flow through you. Often our greatest strengths can inhibit the glorious move of God in the earth but when we instead embrace our weakness we are confessing Christ victorious over them and through them.
As we proceed on this month in the celebration of the feasts of the Lord, it is vital to know the holy days and what they mean.
In this Hebrew month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets) was celebrated at sundown on September 25. During this holy day, we rejoiced at the coronation of the King and acknowledged the 5,783 years since Adam and Eve were created. On this day we also stepped into the Ten Days of Awe and this will end on sundown on October 4th-5th during Yom Kipper, the Day of Atonement.
The Day of Atonement is the Highest Holy Day of the year. On it, we remember that Christ sprinkled His blood on the mercy seat for us (Hebrews 8, 9, and 10). He is our High Priest and the ultimate Sacrifice. Christ is our Atonement. You are At-One with God because of what Jesus did for you.
During the Ten Days of Awe, it is a time for purification, cleanliness, and setting yourself up for what God intends to do in and through you for the rest of the year. I encourage you this week to go deeper with God in prayer, fasting, and seeking His face.
Another feast that is coming up soon after Day of Atonement is the Feast of Tabernacles on sundown October 9th – 16th. The Feast of Tabernacles is also known as The Feasts of Booths or Sukkot. The Jewish people remember how their ancestors lived in small booths made from twigs and linens as they traveled 40 years from Egypt and arrived in the Promised Land. Even though they lived in transition, and with a certain level of vulnerability, God took care of them. He showed them miracles and fed them each day. The same is available to you. You may be in a vulnerable time of life, but God will take care of you in every way if you will continue to follow Him. It is joyful and restful to remember He is our provider!
When we look at the flow of what God is speaking in these three fall feasts we can prophetically see that from Feast of Trumpets celebration, through the Ten Days of Awe we prepare ourselves to then step into forgiveness and atonement for our sins on Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, and then into a Season of Tabernacles and celebration of joy! All these holy days in a three weeks time frame. You are in God’s appointed season – believe it! God is going to give you a roar during this season. He is going to give you an utterance so you can stand in the authority of His resurrection power. Open your heart to receive it!
Dr Candice Smithyman
Host, Glory Road TV Show