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September 21st Thursday

Greetings to you in the name of the One who is able to do more than we can imagine, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Happy Rosh HaShanah! – Jewish New Year for year 5778 and, of course. the Feast of Trumpets and the beginning of the ten ‘Days of Awe’ … something to think about! What a beautiful morning in the Kingdom for the first day of Fall! Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to touch your life – body, mind and spirit – in a powerful and mysterious way that will draw you close to Him.

Perhaps the idea of the Jewish New Year – 5778 doesn’t get you excited but it sure has affected many people who are paying attention to the prophetic messages often related to the Jewish year. This year is called – ayin chet, and it carries the image of a capstone over a doorway…or as many are suggesting an open door to new beginnings, a doorway to life, light, grace, and the supernatural. I have been doing a fair amount of research reading and am comfortable to believe that as a believer entering into a new ‘season’ – 5778, on the first day of fall – might be something to pay attention to. 

The idea of entering through a ‘doorway’ of life, light, grace, and supernatural really sounds exciting and inviting. However it carries with it the act and action of discipleship and commitment, of drawing close to God. Of course, I think we would be wise to think that a doorway is both an entrance and an exit – we get to go in and God gets to come out.

There is one more thought to ponder…in Scripture, particularly in Psalms, we are told to enter through the doorways with thanksgiving and praise and music and with the high praises of heaven. This leaves me with a hesitation, for just a night or two ago at a usher in 5778 gathering, the guest speaker, used a haunting song as part of her presentation – a song that I believe the believers in the world are singing. The song begins this way: Oh God-our heavenly Father – Oh God, and my Father who is also in heaven – May the light of this flickering candle – Illuminate the night, the way – Your Spirit illuminates my soul … Papa, can you hear me? – Papa can you see me? – Papa can you find me in the night? – Papa are you near me? – Papa can you hear me? – Papa can you help not be frightened? — and then it ends with these words: Papa how I love you – Papa how I need you – Papa how I miss you – Kissing me goodnight… 

Some may remember that song from the movie ‘Yentyl’ and it being sung by Barbara Streisand, to both her fathers. I believe that the new season that is beginning at this time is an opportunity to search our hearts and repent and draw close to the Father through the sacrifice of the lamb – Jesus, and to experience the supernatural regeneration of Holy Spirit. 5778 – ayin chet – the doorway of life.

Something to think about!