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September 16th Wednesday

Greetings to you – chosen, high-favored, and anointed – in the wonderful, beautiful, and powerful name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Another quiet morning in the Kingdom and another opportunity to thank God for making this day for us and for blessing us with life. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to release hope for the days ahead and grace to handle today and for family & friends to share the journey with.

This coming Friday at sundown the celebration of a new year on the Jewish calendar – Rosh Hashanah – begins. It will be Year 5781 and the sound of the shofar will be heard often as people are called to the beginning of the Days of Awe and Yom Kippur. Each year carries special significance and many teachers are helping people to understand the message of 5781.  There are many thoughts and ideas being expressed … and I look for the areas of agreement. What seems to be consistent is that the coming year is focused on God’s covenant for his people…and the response of the people.

The year 5781 brings four pictures that are being interpreted as God’s message…”5″ – an eye…be alert, watchful, see what is happening – what God is doing, pay attention ; “7” – a plow, equipment that is close at hand…suggestive of commitment and steadfastness – putting your hand to he plow and not turning back and/or the spiritual armor ; “8” – a fence or wall, that which separates…be careful about your alliances and the people who influence you ; “1” – the ox that carries the burdens, that wears the yoke…be prepared to carry the burdens of others, intercessory prayer. Overall the message of 5781 is pay attention to what God is saying because you will be amazed at the direction life will take you. 

I am waiting to see what else will be forthcoming form the teachers. This is important to us, as according to Scripture when we accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, we were adopted into the family of Abraham. As members of that family, we now are children of the covenant.

Something to think about … have a blessed day!