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Do This in Remembrance of Me…

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon (Rosh Chodesh),
in the time appointed (mo’ed, my appointment with You),

on our solemn feast day (Rosh Hashannah).
For this was a statute for Israel (All the Children of GOD),
and a law of the GOD of Jacob.” Psalm 81:3-4

Do you remember when Jesus said to the world..

“…because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29

I know Jesus said this to Thomas, but we also know He was speaking to the world… Us!

I want to dedicate this message today to the people in the 50 countries that have viewed this blog. Because of time constraints, while I love to provide multiple scriptural proofs for what I am teaching and saying, there are several scriptural proofs that I have not included.

In many ways, “You have not seen, and yet have believed!” That puts you in a completely different category. Amen!

However, I want to show you a few things that GOD said, that some of you already took by faith. ‘Cause I just cannot resist showing you how awesome You are!

The Prophets, Solomon, Haggai and David Prepared Us For Elul…

Lamentations 3:40

“Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!”

Haggai 1:5

“Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.”

Psalm 119:59

59  “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies..”

The Apostles Prepared Us For Elul…

The Many Infallible Proofs of the Purpose in Elul from the Apostles…Matthew, Paul, James and John. (The Apostles taught us to search our own hearts)

Matthew 7:3-5

  • And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
  • Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
  • Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Galatians 6:3-4

  • For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
  • But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

1 Corinthians 11:28

28 “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.”

2 Corinthians 13:5

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

James 5:16

16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

1 John 1:8-9

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

A while ago, I told you a little story that I always tend to share with my classes during the Supernatural Seasons of GOD. Do you Remember it?

It was the story about a person who meets their soul mate and knows it. But their soul mate is from another country.

I told you about the effort the person will spend to get to know them. How we stay up all night on the phone talking… How we go to places we would have never gone before, because they are interesting to them… or special to them… I reminded you of how we put in the effort to learn every little thing, how important it is to know their favorite color, their favorite foods, their birthday, their favorite holidays, etc., etc., etc.

Do you remember that special love affair, in learning everything about them?

If you have ever shared in this experience, then we each have attended some special event, even if we never heard of it before, or would have never attended before… We do this because of our love for our own special someone… Someone of Value

Shed A Little More Light…

GOD, the Lover of our Soul, is Our Someone of Value today, and everyday. But especially on His Holy Days, that He devoted to us, and set aside for us, to bless us.

SO With the Doors Open and the Fire Lit, We Proclaim His Holy Days!

Because I Am…

It’s our way of saying, I heard, and I obeyed because I Love You! Even though I’m not Jewish, that’s not the point. Your Word is “An All-Inclusive Testament” that covers me, because I am the Seed of Abraham.

So, we have prepared all month, cleaning out our mental, emotional and spiritual closets… desiring to have everything in our hearts and souls all fresh and clean.

We’ve prepared every chamber of our heart for Him to inhabit. There is no place in our hearts that He can’t go.

You know that room that we close off to company, so that they can’t go in?

Well, during Elul, we made sure that GOD had an all access pass into our heart and soul.

Now, we can’t wait for GOD to inhabit our praises, right?

We Have Been Expecting You!

The House is immaculate and we are just plain giddy awaiting His arrival on Rosh Hashanna, just a few hours away!

Below is a link to the Candle lighting Times for anywhere you are in the world today!. Set your alarm on your phone…Light a cancel to Welcome in the Presence of GOD in faith, for Your Divine ‘moed’…

It’s time for Your Divine Appointment with GOD. You are declaring with the rest of the believing world, in unity, (with one heart, one mind, and one body) that GOD is Our One GOD!

We have been expecting you.

I think we all understand that we have atonement through the death and resurrection of Christ, I believe that the beauty in this is that we never forget the time He prepared in advance for us..

Special time just for You and Him…his and we acknowledge His gifts of His Life, Sacrifice, Atonement and Resurrection by living out GOD’s Commandment to Forever, throughout our generations acknowledge His Feast.

So we keep our Divine Appointment for His New Year, and shed a Little More Light

We’ve prepared every chamber of our heart for Him to inhabit. There is no place in our hearts that He can’t go.

What If I Did Not Spend The Time in Elul As I should Have?

God is Good! and Nothing is Impossible with GOD!

One Day, I will write a post about all the second chances I can think of that GOD has given His People. As His Child, just go boldly before the Throne and ask for another 29 days to search out your own heart. I have absolutely no doubt that the time is yours if you ask for it.

God is Good and His Mercy Endureth Forever!

Besides, can you even imagine GOD saying…Don’t spend more time with Me?


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ELUL, Something of Value

You Are Worth the Fight…

Especially the fight that is waged internally… the internal struggles and spiritual battles that each one of us has to fight for our destiny. 💜

Everything that I want to show you about the WORD of GOD is extremely difficult to teach in the times of trouble… because the stress and pain that comes against us during difficult times, makes it even harder than normal for us to hear the WORD of GOD.

The pain is too loud in our ears and the strong teachings in the Word of GOD may sound like a rebuke, or even worse, they can sound like baseless and empty platitudes to a person facing a crisis.

So I pray constantly, that I am reaching you in a time of peace, so that your hearing is not emotionally compromised.

So, if by chance, I shake you with the WORD, please know that everything in me is writing to you with love.


We study in times of peace to ensure that we have enough WORD in us to withstand [and fight] “in the evil day” (Eph 6:13).

We have to be able to withstand attack and stand against our impulse to run, (mostly from ourselves).

In the Book of Revelation 2:18-29, the Church of Thyratira is mentioned as one of the 7 Churches that Jesus specifically spoke to. The Churches represent “a type” of believer.

To obtain a deeper understanding of the scripture and the message we have to look a little deeper to understand that Jesus was not just talking about a place. When the audience of the 1st century heard mention of Thyratira they connected a few facts, just like we would today if I just called out a location today, for instance, “New York”.

Simply by saying ‘New York’, you would immediately have a sense of context. In the first century, saying “Thyratira” would provide context for the rest of the message.


Thyratira was such a city. A city without walls. Thyratira was considered one of the unimportant cities. It was not connected to any major Greek trade routes. History tells us that it was a commercial center, filled with many trade guilds, but never rose to the level of a sprawling metropolis.

Christians were prohibited from participating in any of the trade guilds (comprised of coppersmiths and dyers), by the early church. The guilds at that time, were known to be comprised of people that belonged to various cults.

Thyratira is filled with commerce, cults corruption and christians. It is a unprotected city, already open to “every wind of doctrine”, with a fledgling church trying to take root at it’s center. (This sounds very similar to the situation some of us can find ourselves in today).

For all intents and purposes, Thyratira has no rule over it’s own spirit, as a city. No borders, no protection, it’s completely vulnerable. This is the atmosphere that the early church is trying to grow up in.

But scripture warned us about this type of spiritual condition and situation in advance.

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down,   and without walls.Prov. 25:28

In ancient days, a city without walls was one open to anyone and everyone, at anytime.

While that MIGHT sound great on the surface, it’s extremely dangerous as well.

Normally, cities were constructed with walls in order to defend against enemy attack, providing borders and boundaries as a means of protection.

Cities without walls were vulnerable to invasion by raiders from any and every province that desired what the city held to offer.

The Church in Thyratira was so easily invaded by Jezebel, because it was like a city without walls. Spiritually, they were open to everything, entertaining everything, surrounded by everything, trying to operate in the things of GOD, but tolerating evil in their midst.

Not just tolerating evil, but succumbing to it.

It is possible, that because of their surrounding culture, they felt they could have one foot in and one foot out. As if, a little double-mindedness was alright.

Thyratira had a lot going for it. They were doing a lot of things right (verse 19).

But, they took their eyes off of GOD and lost their focus. As a result, they were headed into a storm and not out of one.


As a Church, in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation they had no control over building the physical walls of the city.

But they had total and absolute control over building up and maintaining the Spiritual walls we need to strengthen our spirit, so that we can resist Jezebel and her tactics to seduce us mentally, spiritually and physically.

2 Chronicles 14:6-7, not only confirms this point, but we should notice that King Solomon (author of the Book of Chronicles) points out that King Asa takes advantage of their time at rest, in order to rebuild the walls, during a time of peace.

“And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the Lord had given him rest.”

The ultimate objective of torah, in my experience, is to get us to the point that we are able to filter all of our problems, complications and situations, through GOD’s WORD, so that we do not react impulsively, with anger or out of frustration.

In times of peace, like Elul, we take the time to build ourselves up spiritually through setting ourselves before GOD at an intensified level, together as a community of faith.

In this way, our strength is multiplied.

Instead of emotionally reacting we ask ourselves a few questions first, like…

” Where am I, right now, on the pages of Scripture?” or

“Where is this situation on the pages of Scripture?, WHO FOUGHT THIS KIND OF BATTLE” or

” Who, in scripture, got the victory over this ridiculous situation that I am in?”

…and “What do I need to do to fix it, and What do I need to speak to this mountain, in order to move it?”

We speak retroactively saying, “I’m under attack” or “I’m being attacked”, but the question that I am posing to you today is three fold.

  • How are you responding during the attack?
  • Do you have enough scripture in you to see where you are on the pages of scripture?
  • Are you applying the biblical example/response that GOD provided on the pages of scripture to your situation?
  • Are you disciplined enough in the spirit to control your own tongue?
    • to control you own actions?
    • to control your own thoughts?
    • to be still and wait on the LORD to move on your behalf?

The Goal is to Control Ourselves, Not Others

If you take the time to ask yourself any of those questions during the “attack”, you will diffuse the situation ‘within yourself‘ enough, to see the situation for what it truly is…a way to pull you out of the spirit and into the flesh.

Don’t Be Pulled Out Of the Spirit

If we are pulled out of the spirit, then our flesh responds to the situation, instead of our spirit, and we get a flesh bound result.

More importantly, the prophetic anointing is unable to flow freely, when we are in the flesh.

(Our Spirit has more wisdom than our flesh. The difficulty we face, is in over-ruling our flesh, and allowing our Spirit to have a seat and a voice at the table).

If we subdue our flesh, and allow our spirit to respond to the situation, instead of our flesh, then we operate within the anointing, and obtain an anointed result.

Here’s the issue: Do you know when you are in the flesh vs. when you are walking in the anointing? Can you tell the difference?

If not, then you have to practice knowing/learning the difference in the little things, before you can move forward with the bigger issues. Self discipline, is the only way I know that you can learn to distinquish between the two.

REMINDER: Being impulsive, stubborn, easily provoked, easily manipulated, rebellious, willful, arrogant, etc. etc. unteachable… will never allow your spirit to rule over your flesh.

Studying the WORD of GOD is the best way I know, to learn how to master your own spirit.

We need wisdom… GOD in His Word is our best assurance against being manipulated by another, for their own personal agenda. It is through study of the WORD that you build up a resistance to the “wiles of the enemy”.

While there are plenty of enemies to go around, there are times when we can be our own worst enemy. We need to know the difference.

Since the inception of this blog, all paths of study have been leading to encouraging you to obtain a consecrated, dedicated prayer life. Prayer is your strongest weapon. You may have heard that all of your natural born life… “cause it’s true.”

What Feeds Your Flesh?

Prayer doesn’t. Meditating on the Word of GOD doesn’t. Operating in Love doesn’t. Kindness doesn’t. Obedience to GOD doesn’t…

Prayer, and doing what doesn’t feed your flesh, puts you spiritually in control.

Be Spiritually in Control of the Situation…

While the world desires to be Physically in Control of every situation, the People of GOD are being trained up by the WORD of GOD, to be SPIRITUALLY in Control.

Application of the WORD of GOD will put us in a position to have SPIRITUAL Control, which is far more powerful than physical control.

Physical control has its earth bound limitations. The only limitations that stand to interfere with your Spiritual Control, is your own level of faith, and resisting the temptations that come against your own flesh.


Unlimited Faith equals Unlimited Spiritual Control.

Many of us believe that we are operating with unlimited faith. That’s a GOOD THING.

What we need now, is for our unlimited faith to elevate us into a state of unlimited spiritual control.


But, what if I do have faith, and things are not working in my favor? That’s a GOOD Question.

“I have a consecrated, dedicated, full strength prayer life, and I am not seeing anything change for the better, are you saying I’m the problem?”

“It’s never GOD’s fault, it’s always me?

Here are the tough answers that are hard to hear…

Sometimes, no is no. But, I do not get a lot of “No’s”, and that is what I want to impart to you in these teachings, about the Word of GOD.

The past 42 posts have been primarily about prayer. They have also been about character correction and character formation, the staples of a consecrated lifestyle.

These entire posts for the Month of Elul, have been about encouraging you to conduct the search of your own heart, to judge yourself, that you not be judged… How did you do?

Did you clean out your closets? Are you still having arguments in your head with someone, about something, that you just can’t let go? Are there people that you just have not forgiven? Forgiveness is just too good for them?

I have had to negotiate a few peace treaties in my own mind. So many issues have built up over this year alone, that I am sure we each had to wrestle with, spirit, mind, soul and body.

Suffice it to say, there have been some hard places.

What I can share with you is that, unforgiveness will keep every one of those hard places bound to you, for another year, minimum.

It all depends on you, whether or not you will forgive and repent.

GOD instructed the Priesthood, not to touch any dead thing… so it would be wise not to carry the dead thing around with you for another year, right?

If you just read that statement

…I wrote above and the thought crossed your mind, “I am not a part of the Priesthood”, then that is a serious part of the problem right there.

Everyone, who loves GOD, says that they want to follow GOD, or desires to follow GOD, becomes a part of the Priesthood.

GOD is not raising you up to be a lifelong disciple. He is raising you up so that you can be sent, out!

Your purpose is not to sit in the pew for 120 years.

You are being raised up to take your Holy positions as Prophet, Priest and King.

The Priestly anointing is the glue that binds the Prophetic and Kingship together. If we are going to covet something good, covet the power of a priestly anointing.

The priestly anointing doesn’t appear to be as highly pursued as the others. It requires a great deal of self discipline, dying to self, obedience, dedication, faithfulness, sacrifice, patience, listening, kindness, submittedness, yieldedness, etc. etc.

The priestly anointing is a lot of work and absolutely no glamour. But it is your priestly anointing that carries the potential to elevate you beyond measure.

It is the priestly anointing that will help you rise to the full measure and stature of Christ Jesus.

Esau refused the garments of priesthood. He lusted after Kingship, but not to do GOD’s Work, he just wanted to rule the world. He had no prophetic anointing of his own, he depended upon the power of his father’s prophetic prayers in order to thrive..

David accepted the garments of the priesthood, because he excelled in humility. He never lusted after kingship, becasue he was humble. He accepted kingship in order to do the will of GOD. David did not need to depend on the prophetic prayers of others in order to survive. He had his own relationship with GOD in prayer. Evidenced by his prayers rooted and grounded in humility.

David is anointed, Prophet, Priest and King.

Jesus is anointed Prophet, Priest and King.

We are His fruit. His perfect will, is for you to do, “greater works than these…”

Are You Willing to Do The Greater Works?

Do you really want the greater works? Do you want to speak into the earth in His Name, as a king? Do you want to flow in the gifts of the prophetic as He desired that you do?

Will You Accept the Priestly Anointing?

I would see you reign in the prophetic, wield authority in the heavenly’s as king, and possess power and authority in the priestly anointing.

People will disappoint you, that’s a given. Actually, it can’t even be helped, because we are all fragile and vulnerable.

But people, can also surprise and delight you! That’s a given, which also can’t be helped.

You never really know which will happen first or what sequence of events will occur.

But they are both to our benefit because they both have the ability to make us stronger.

I hope you spent Elul in prayer. I hope that the anointing over this season transforms your life, because you humbled yourself to pray, and seek GOD’s Face. I pray that you fought for your place and position in the anointing!

The fight this month has been about you and only you. GOD is fighting for you!

Your soul matters, it is something of value. Your soul is the most precious possession that you share with GOD.

Notice, that I specifically stated that, ” it is the most precious possession that you share with GOD”, not that you own it. Because it does not belong to you.

That particular soul, that you are carrying around, The Lover of Your Soul, GOD, wants it to return to Him, as his personal possession.

Your soul contains evidence of your existence, evidence of who you are, and who you became in Honor of GOD’s Name. Your soul is evidence of GOD, evidence of Love, evidence of Truth, evidence of the Spirit of GOD, evidence of the Messiah, evidence of who you are to HIM.

Everyone wants proof that GOD exist…

You Are The Evidence GOD Sent into the world. You bear witness to His Word, by the Word of your testimony.

You Are Something of Value.

This post was revised after publication to clearly address my reference to the Book of Revelation, and my reference to a city without walls, Thyratira.

If you read this post earlier today, please accept my apologies for reposting…I just had to make certain to the best of my ability to be as clear and accurate as possible for you.

GOD Bless You,

May you leave this Month of Elul, refreshed, energized and ready to embrace your calling as Prophet, Priest and King! this New Year, Rosh Hashanna 5780.


ELUL, Preparation for Elevation

 “Speak Life Into Your Situation”

Scriptures are replete with principles that support the power of the tongue. This Scripture refers to Your Royal Anointing—this consist of the favor God that is poured over you because you belong to Him.

This reminds me of the story when Samuel went to David and poured anointing oil over his head to signify he would be the next king of Israel. Samuel didn’t bring him a crown, but anointed him with oil—a symbol of the Holy Spirit and God’s blessings and approval.

It was many years later before David actually wore that crown. Nevertheless, from the moment he was anointed, he was already a king in God’s eyes.

Good things began to happen to him almost immediately because he started looking at his world through eyes of blessing rather than eyes of failure.

Even as he overcame the lion and the bear, he knew he could overcome giants. And just as he took authority and overcame everything that threatened his ascent to the throne, you must take authority and overcome everything that threatens your ascent into the realm of success and prosperity.

A King does not beg and cry for anything. He does not have to.

A King declares something, and that thing is established. A king has the legal power to decree, which is an old English word for “legislate.” He institutes, he confirms, he settles, he summons, he authorizes—that’s what a King does.

Assimilation into our Western Mindset…

When GOD called the Children of Israel to be, Priest and Kings of a Holy Nation, it is important that we as westerners understand, that GOD was not speaking to a mean’s only club.

In the West, our minds tend to go there, because that is the lens with which we have become accustomed in viewing the world, by our cultural customs and mindset. Resist the temptation to listen to that cultural side of our voice.

GOD is not shallow like man, and when He spoke of the Children of Israel He speaks of male and female. We have to shift our thinking in this regard, so that we can hear what GOD is saying and agree with Him, and not our traditional mode of thinking.

Peter tells us we belong to “a Royal Priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9).

The word royal speaks of our kingly attributes as Believers. Remember, Jesus is King of kings—He is the capital “K” King, and we are the lowercase “k” kings.

You must manifest your royal anointing to decree blessings over your marriage, family, business, ministry, and every other realm of your life.

The whole universe is waiting for us to give it instruction.

As the Bible says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). The whole universe waits in anticipation for the sons and daughters of God to manifest themselves and bring it back into alignment with God’s original intent for them.

Every word you speak is pregnant with regal, creative power.

The first to illustrate this was God Himself. According to Hebrews 11:3 (ESV): “the universe was created by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

In the book of Genesis, chapter one, at the beginning of each day of the creation story, we see: “And God said, ‘Let there be…'” God spoke out what He had seen in His mind as He had envisioned in His creation of the universe, and when He spoke, the earth, all the planets, the sun, moon, and stars, as well as every plant, animal, and humanity itself appeared just as He had seen us all in His mind’s eye.

God spoke, and from “nothingness” came everything that exists in the physical universe.

James, the brother of Jesus, told a parable of how this is to work in our lives:

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.—James 3:2-5 ESV

When a ship sets sail to cross the sea, the pilot plots out the course. Then he determines the times he will need to adjust the direction of the ship to follow the course he has set. He checks his calculations from time to time to ensure he is always headed in the right direction, and then he keeps the steering as steady as possible heading towards his predetermined destination.

Certainly along the way, he may have to adjust the helm to go around storms, navigate currents, or avoid obstacles in the water, but he always steers with his focus more on where he is going than what he is going through.

If he constantly changes the steering from one minute to the next fixated on his present circumstances, the ship is more likely to go in circles than it is to arrive at the desired port of call.

For the pilot, the course is created first in his thoughts, communicated through the rudder, and then realized as the rest of the plane lines up with his intent.

For us, our lives only arrive at our desired goals if we line up our thoughts, words, habits, and actions in a similar way.

FOCUS ON WHERE YOU ARE GOING… Not On What You Are Going Through…

You must take the time to carefully consider your course. Where are you heading? What will it look like when you get there? Let your imagination take over. Spend time ‘seeing‘ yourself bringing your vision to life.

Rehearse your vision out loud. Read about it. Study it out. Write about it in your journal. Draw it. Paint it. Let your mind run free with the possibilities of what you could attain.

Don’t Let Your Vision Die. Take Action toward building the vision everyday.

What will it take to get there? Are there skills you will need to acquire? Are there people who live in that place that you can learn from? How did they get there? What paths did they take? Are there habits that you should form that will keep you on course?

Now talk about it. Line up your mouth—the rudder of your life—with where you are going. Then keep it steady and on course.

What happens to a ship if you head it in one direction at one moment, and then turn it in the opposite direction in the next—and keep doing that over and over?

Pretty simple—it goes nowhere. This is what happens when people start speaking about the good things they are expecting to happen one minute, and then spend the next half hour talking about all the negative things happening to them that are keeping them from getting there. They are turning their lives in circles.

They line up their spoken words with where they want to go for a little while, then when they meet a storm along the way, all they do is talk about the bad weather and lose track of where they were headed in the first place. They forget that they have the power to turn their lives around the storm or press on through it to the sunshine on the other side.

They forget that the “Son” has never stopped shining on their lives, no matter how dark the clouds in the sky are.

Even in the midst of what looks like catastrophe, keep speaking the blessing, keep the ship of your life on a steady course, and before you know it, the storm clouds will clear and you will have broken through your difficulty and left it far behind you.

Tell Your Troubles Where to Go…

Your every decree is pregnant with the power and potential to revolutionize your life. Psalm 2:7-8 indicates that God utilizes this prerogative, and grants the same to His earthly Ambassadors:

I will declare the decree:”The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You…'”

David used his right to decree and declare to turn the tides of Israel’s unfavorable fate and to defeat their enemy Goliath. In the Book of 1 Samuel 17:46-51, David addresses his enemy with conviction and authority:

“This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him…David ran and stood over the Philistine, took the Phillistine’s sword…out of it’s sheath…and cut off his head with it.

And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

NOTE: David did the hard work ‘physically‘ that we have to do Spiritually!

May the sword (words) of your enemies be pulled down by your confessions of faith, causing them to lose their heads–lose their focus, their thought, their strategy, their plans, or any possibility or capacity to out maneuver you.

Since the spirit realm is the causal realm, Goliath was dead long before he was struck by the stone and beheaded by the sword.

Remember, according to Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Choose to use your tongue to bring life and not death, to bless and not to curse—even when it comes to your “enemies.”

Learn the art of Blessing, for in blessing a thing or a person, that thing or person must bless you.

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse” (Romans 12:14).

When you bless, blessings will be drawn to you, or as Deuteronomy 28:2 says, “blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.”

Conversely, in cursing a thing or a person, you draw curses upon yourself.

Again, as James said: “A double-minded man (is) unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).

What did he mean? A double-minded person is a person with conflicting thoughts—someone who holds two different opinions at the same time. That person is the pilot who steers his ship towards one port for a while, then reverses to steer it towards another in the opposite direction.

“He…is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6).

At one point your life is headed towards blessings, because that is what you have spoken, and the next it is headed towards cursing, because that is now what your mouth is proclaiming.

James again describes this pilot’s plight later in his letter:

“With it (the tongue) we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.”—James 3:9-10

I am convinced that Believers tend to live beneath the standard God has ordained for His children because of lack of knowledge first, and then lack of application second, i.e., those who do believe don’t apply what they said they believe.

We do not know that our daily declarations and decrees have the power to alter our destiny and change the quality of our lives.

Proverbs 13:3 states that “He who guards his mouth (watches what he says) preserves his life.” Or again as James said, “If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect (mature) man, able also to bridle the whole body” (James 3:2).

If guarding your words causes you to keep your life and grow in maturity, imagine what happens when you do not guard your words?

Note to Self:

  • Speak Life Into Every Aspect of Your Situation or Circumstances.
  • Conduct yourself as if the next Word you speak is positively going to manifest…Now what are you prepared to say?
  • Focus on where you are going, not on what you are going through!
  • Always dictate the terms to the storm…the storm does not dictate the terms to you!
    • It does not matter how many people around you are calling the storm into existence, You decree and declare the storm is OVER! Defunct, Dead and Powerless
    • Nobody has to agree with you, GOD ALREADY agreed in His Word.
  • Man learned to navigate the plane above the storm by watching eagles. Eagles know by instinct to elevate above the storm systems… be like the eagle, elevate in prayer, praise and worship…get some height above the storm.
  • Know the spirit you are dealing with…if you don’t know, ask GOD to show you.
    • Don’t be so easily provoked…find out what spirit you are dealing withbe slow to speak…
    • No jumping to conclusions and reacting…pray for wisdom, knowledge and understanding in every situation.
    • Remember: The spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet. 1 Cor. 14:32
      • You are in control

All of your spiritual preparation for Elul, is taking you somewhere in the Biblical New Year. Are you ready to elevate?

Sun Zsu said, “Know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.  Know yourself and know not the enemy, and for every victory you will suffer a defeat. Know neither the enemy nor yourself, and you will be defeated in every battle.” 

I grew up with this wisdom saying, but I learned something else, so I amended it…

“Know the spirit your dealing with and know your own spirit, and you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.  Know your spirit and know not the enemy’s spirit, and for every victory, you will most certainly be defeated.  Know neither your own spirit nor the enemy’s spirit, and in every battle you will be constantly defeated…you will never stand a chance! “

Beloved, I pray that in every situation you encounter, you know your own spirit, and know the spirit you are dealing with…and in one thousand battles, you will never be defeated!


Posts Included in This Series on Prayer for Elul:

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Anything that we hope to learn and accomplish through the Word of GOD must be born out of a spirit of prayer.

Prayer is the root of all our spiritual training. Study without prayer is futile. GOD ask that we meditate on His Word day and night, because without a dedicated personal prayer life, we can do very little for GOD and Man.

May GOD always send you a confirming word so that you will know that these words are true.

GOD Bless You Always,

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Keep This Next Appointment with GOD, Part 1

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near…” Isaiah 55:6

When and Where Can The LORD Be Found?

GOD can be found in the Month of Elul!

I’ve spent the last month on the blog teaching about prayer so that we can begin using it for the month of Elul.

Congratulations! Today begins the Month of Elul, the last Month of the Year on the Hebrew Calendar…

Many of my students who have been with me longer are very familiar with my constant reminder…,”The Calendar of GOD was Designed with Dates of Destiny in Mind for You!”

This is what I was taught by a Master Torah Scholar, and the more I remembered it, practiced it, and proclaimed it, the more I found out just how true this statement actually is!

So the question remains….When and Where Can The LORD Be Found?

The LORD is found in His moedim.

Bear in mind that this message will take some time to walk through. As we delve into a another section of the Book of Genesis once more, we will see once more that we have read over the actual meaning of the verse for a very long time.

In order to finally understand the Seasons of GOD, we have to proceed step by step beginning with a clarification of terms.

Language is Everything!

moed in Hebrew means Divine Appointment!

moed (H4150) an appointed time, place, or meeting. The first appearance of the word ‘moed’ in scripture is found in Genesis 1:14. (moedim is the plural form of moed).

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

The lights in the Heavens serve many purposes. One, to divide day from night. Second, to provide signs and thirdly, to help us to distinguish between seasons.

The concordance refers to moed as ‘an appointment’, a fixed time associated with the festivals (feasts) of the LORD. A meeting place, appointed beforehand. It doesn’t use the word ‘divine’ appointment.

That’s completely alright. The ‘appointment’ is scheduled by GOD from the beginning of time. The moed, is designated as a meeting place for GOD and His people. This alone qualifies as the divine element.

The moed, is not merely a literal connotation. The moed contains spiritual components, ordained in the supernatural seasons of GOD.

We have the ability (the choice or opportunity) to operate in chronos moments of time, continuing to miss out on every divine appointment on the calendar, or we can operate under kairos moments of time, and keep our divine appointments with GOD.

Always Ask Yourself, Does This Mean What I Think It Means?

The ancient Greeks had 2 different words they used to express time, kairos and chronos. Kairos referred to critical or opportune moments in time, while chronos referred to sequential or chronological moments of time.

As many of you have come to realize In studying with me, I am constantly pointing out that that our understanding of scripture is framed from a ‘western’ perspective, by virtue of our present day culture and times.

Case in point: When we read Gen 1:14 and hear the word ‘seasons’, (in which we find the first appearance of ‘moed’ in scripture) in general, we automatically think and process this in terms of ‘winter, spring, summer and fall’.

A superficial reading of the verse results in ‘seasons’ being a reasonable assumption.

When we discuss ‘time’ we do much the same thing. Our concept of time is based exclusively from a ‘western’ perspective. Again, understandably anyone can easily read this and make an automatic assumption that we completely know and understand exactly, what is being stated in the verse.

As you can see, we would be wrong to make that assumption.

We are studying a sacred text, not a secular text or literary composition. For these reasons, we must be constantly vigilant. The scripture may be talking apples, while we are thinking oranges.

Always keep in mind, that we are reading an Ancient Hebrew/Greek manuscript with a 21st century English understanding of the definition of the words used in scripture. We must always ask ourselves, “Does this word mean, what I think it means?”

Our Knowledge of The LORD’s meaning of ‘moed‘ is available to us By Many Infallible Proofs:

There are 4 other Hebrew words that are translated into the English language as “seasons” and they all are distinctive in usage and meaning.

zem-awn (2166), yowm (3117), maw-lakh (4414), eth [ayth] (6256)

We are using one English word (seasons), to express 5 different levels of meaning from 5 different Hebrew words.

That being the case, we have to ask another question. “What are the differences between them?” Our investigation will lead us to discover patterns revealed in how the words are used in context to the verses in which they appear.

moed (seasons) appears 223 times in scripture. The pattern reveals that each appearance of ‘moed’ corresponds to an appointed time or meeting place with GOD.

Whether He is speaking of a set time for revelation, or an appointed time set aside to meet with His People, or a time to sow, or a time to reap, GOD selects the specific word from the Hebrew to ensure that there is no confusion.

The only confusion that arises, is when we don’t look up the meaning and make the assumption that we understand what is being said, based on our literal interpretation or understanding.

The Concept of Time in Hebrew

If we ever hope to understand the Seasons of GOD, the Feast Days, The Sabbath, The High Holy Days, etc and why they are so important to GOD… We must also endeavor to understand ‘time’ from a Hebrew/Greek Perspective.

On the surface, this may sound like a lot of work, a lot of concepts to juggle. But I assure you it is worth it!

This entire discussion is going to lead us toward obtaining a greater appreciation of the LORD’s Feast Days and Sabbaths which we must have in order to experience the beauty and blessings of the moedim.

Time from a Hebrew perspective is quite different than how time is represented from a Greek perspective or Western perspective.

We will be training our ears to hear the distinctions as we continue to study the month of Elul.

Remember, All of Scripture is Profitable

I realize that many people reading this come from backgrounds that have taught us that we are no longer obligated to observe the Biblical Feast enumerated in the “Old Testament”.

I especially hope, if that applies to you, that you will hear me out. You can pick up and leave off exactly as you came before reading this teaching, so all you lose is perhaps an hour of your time and some time in thought.

However, if you carefully weigh the evidence presented in this discourse, you just might walk away with some new information that will open up an entirely new realm of spiritual possibilities.

Building Relationship

Oftentimes, when in a classroom setting, I introduce this teaching by asking the question, “Have you ever met someone from another place, another state, another country and was so intrigued by them, that you wanted to know more about them?”

When presented with such an opportunity to get to know another person, especially someone you are attracted to, you ask so many questions. “Where did you go to school?, Where did you grow up?, How many siblings do you have?, How old are they?, What are your favorite foods?, favorite places, best experiences?, likes and dislikes? etc, etc.

The list goes on and on. Some of us have stayed up all night, talking on the phone or in person, just getting to know each other. It’s a lot of fun!

Eventually, you find yourself going places and doing things that you may have never considered before. Things that are out of the ordinary for you. Perhaps something simple as spending the day at a museum, or going to an opera, or a play or a sporting event. Simply, doing something so out of the ordinary for you, and having a great time, learning a great deal.

You do all of this because you want to get to know the person. So, you take a look inside their world. Later, perhaps, you fall in love with them.

Soon, you are changing your calendar around to be with them. You do things that are not so important to you, but are very important to them.

For instance, you probably would have been just fine, not attending the family barbecue or family reunion, but theirs was important to them, so you accompanied them there.

You may not have even attended your own family reunion when invited. But, this is not about you, so you go, because it’s important to them.

What is important for the other person, becomes important for your relationship.

This is exactly what it is like building a relationship with the LORD.

We can’t say we love Him (GOD), and be completely disinterested in His heritage, His culture, His times, etc.

If He say’s its important to Him, it should be important to us!

To give your lover an excuse like, “I was told that is not required or necessary” is a destiny destroyer in the natural, just as it is a destiny destroyer in the spirit.

If GOD is the Lover of our soul, then I suggest that we put aside our ‘learned’ traditions and beliefs, especially where they differ with what He taught about observing His High Holy Days as an “Everlasting Memorial throughout Your Generations, Forever”.

Also, consider this…If you can turn your calendar around and make a few changes to please an earthly lover... How Much More will you do, could you do, or should you do, for the Lover of Your Soul?

If the moedim is important enough to GOD to schedule time throughout all eternity to spend with you, it should be important enough to us to be available, right?

How Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways…

The most loving relationships are adorned, not by what you have to do (are obligated to do), but by what you want to do, to show your love and appreciation for the other person.

Being legalistic in our earthly relationships, never works. How on Earth or Heaven, can we expect that legalism to work in our spiritual relationships.

If your spouse loves to dance and you love them, I recommend dancing.

That being said, All Relationships are Spiritual. When our personal relationships are damaging, that is what they damage most (our spirit).

When our personal relationships are fruitful, what is elevated the most is our spirit!

Working On Our Spiritual Relationship with GOD…

If we had just one beautiful way we have to draw closer to GOD, It would be wise to celebrate His Presence through His ordained Feast Days and Sabbaths!

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Eccl 7:12

Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. Eccl 7:19

Wisdom is to Love, acknowledge and experience His moedim! At the very least, I encourage you to become as interested in His interest, as you would be with any other person here on earth.

The sabbaths were made for man… He ordained them for you, out of love.

He has been consistently clear, all throughout scripture of the significance, importance, protection and love provided in His moedim.

Love what GOD loves.


Operating under CHRONOS MOMENTS of Time

This is how we operate day in and day out. Light in the Day, Darkness in the Night; Night from day, day after day, night after night. Chronos is tantamount to operating under the sun.

Think of chronos as day by day cycles of time. Our typical standard clock and calendar. These are the mundane mechanations of time.

Our days and years become mundane when they are devoid of the pursuits of Heaven. Without GOD in our days, the profane (secular) consumes our time.

In this manner, chronos can be considered the monotonous use of our time. Especially when we spend our time in unprofitable ways…going through the motions, no plan, no goals, disengaged or disconnected spiritually or emotionally.

Spiritually disengaging or “going through the motions” is equivalent to binding yourself in a chronos mindset.

Chronos moments are linear. Although cycles are an inherent characteristic in calendars, living day to day without GOD, causes mankind to operate on a lower level, with a futile mindset.

Time is an infinite line and an unending march in time. Operating in chronos time, is like watching time go by, with no spiritual goals, no spiritual progress.

GOD has effectively been locked out or blocked out of our lives, by our own choices and devices.

Ecclesiastes 1:

  • 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
  • 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
  • 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
  • 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
  • 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
  • 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
  • 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

In our Chronos mindset, we treat time as a spendable, recurring, yet limited resource, to squander or value at our discretion. In many ways, time becomes a tangible entity or dimension, that we treat as a living thing that we have access to at will.

Operating under KAIROS MOMENTS of Time…

The LORD GOD of Heaven is the GOD who was and is and will be, everything that we need in our lives.

If we believe that this is true, then we have to operate knowing, that our speech, our actions, behaviors, prayers, everything we do, affects what was, is and will be.

Shifting out of chronos and into kairos requires that our mindset elevate to a level that recognizes and accepts, that everything is connected.

Prayer is a Product of Kairos Moments of Time…

Your actions, Your Words, Your Life, everything about you matters and so does everyone else!

Our words, our actions, our prayers affect past, present and future events. For many of us, that is an incredible statement and claim to make. Yet, GOD said it anyway…

“That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.” (Ecclesiastes 3:15)


Eccl 3:15 is not your traditional healing verse of scripture. I know.

Consider Eccl 3:15 from the perspective of time and space. On the literal surface, my claim that our prayers affect the past, seems impossible. But before dismissing this outright, ask yourself if you believe in the healing power of prayer?

If so, then prayer must reach into a past that has already manifested sickness and/or disease. In the present, the candidate is unhealthy because of what has already transpired, correct?

In order to address, an already been done kind-of-situation, you need an already been done kind-of prayer!

This level of prayer can not be achieved if we are “slaves to a chronological timeline”, praying from a position held “under the sun”.

We need our prayers to be prayed under the Heavens (kairos side of the street), from a position in the moedim.

Those that are hearing me clearly, will come to know a spiritual place when they see trouble heading toward them from a far off, will not panic or cry aloud, or dive into desparate prayer.

They will simply look and see where they are on the calendar of GOD and find their peace.

You see, when you know where you are on the calendar of GOD, you start to say things like, “OK, this is the best season for this kind of attack! Praise GOD!”

When the enemy draws lots to schedule the best date to plot your demise, be encouraged! Your Divine Reversal in at Hand!

There is a WHOLE NEW LEVEL of Confidence, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding Coming Your Way, once you purpose in your heart to place yourself squarely on the Calendar of Heaven!


  • 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
  • 3:1 To every thing there is a season (zeman), and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
  • 8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
  • 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.  
  • 8:3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 
  • 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
  • 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

The critical or opportune moments of time expresssed in Greek as ‘kairos’ is the best word choice in the Greek that correlates to an understanding of zeman in Hebrew, which is an appointed time, the set time, a time of divine alignment.

A ‘zeman/kairos moment’ is understood as the most suitable time for an action to take place, i.e. the right time or right timing.

It is important for us as Christians to be aware of the set times of GOD ( zemanim) as well as our ordained appointments, i.e. appointed times (moedim).

When GOD speaks of signs and seasons in Genesis 1:14, He is talking about something completely different than what ‘normally or naturally’ pops into our mind.

The natural mind thinks of, ” winter, spring, summer and fall”, when we hear the word ‘seasons‘. No argument with that at all, the natural mind is trained to hear and process the word ‘seasons’ in this way.

So it follows that, ‘literally’, that is exactly what we hear when someone says, ‘seasons’.

However, scripture is not trying to teach us things we already have knowledge of in the natural. The purpose of scripture is to teach us ‘spiritual’ concepts.

It is no coincidence that when GOD first speaks of ‘seasons‘ in the scripture (Gen 1:14) He is not speaking of creating ‘winter, spring, summer or fall’. He is speaking of creating, ordaining, appointed times on His Spiritual Calendar to meet with His People, Us!

The lights in the Heavens separating day from night, are also there to separate signs and seasons from days and night, and days and years.

Days and Night, and Days and Years are Chronos Moments. Signs and Seasons are Kairos.

Our Thoughts Are Not His Thoughts

The word in Hebrew that is interpreted as seasons’ in Genesis 1:14 is MOED, which actually indicates an APPOINTED TIME. This is above and beyond the seasons of ‘winter, spring, summer and fall’.

In the cycles of days and years, night and day, days and years, we will naturally experience seasons like winter, spring, summer and fall. That’s a given.

Scripture was never talking about these types of seasons in Genes 1:14. If GOD wanted to discuss seasons, i.e., winter spring, summer and fall, He actually has a word for that.


A quick look at the etymology of the word ‘seasons‘ can be found via etymology.com

  • c. 1300, “a period of the year,” with reference to weather or work, also “proper time, suitable occasion,” from Old French seison, also saison “season, date; right moment, appropriate time” (Modern French saison) “a sowing, planting,” from Latin sationem (nominative satio) “a sowing, planting,” noun of action from past participle stem of serere “to sow” (from PIE root *sē- “to sow”). (click on the link highlighted above under ‘seasons’ to find more information).

At the time the word ‘seasons’ was first in use in the early 1300’s it was used to indicate a ‘set time’, a proper or opportune time or suitable occasion. The association with ‘a date’ or ‘right moment’ leads me to believe that at some point in our early history we understood and connected the word ‘seasons’ to its original first use in scripture, a Date of Destiny with GOD. Some connection to GOD was retained in the earliest forms of our language. Later, as you can see its use must have become more heavily associated with agriculture.

In June this year, I wrote a piece entitled, ‘Adam was not in Agriculture’ to dispel the myth that Adam was created by GOD to tend a literal garden.

Well, just as Adam was created to tend to the Spiritual Garden of GOD, the moedim (seasons), were given as guideposts to keep us oriented toward the most opportune moments ordained by GOD that remind us where and when to connect to His Presence.

Our best source of information that ensures us that GOD was speaking of spiritual seasons and not literal seasons is attested by the fact that there are many other words in the Hebrew language that communicate the concept of ‘seasons’.

In Part 1, I showed you 4 other words that are translated in scripture (at various times) as ‘seasons’. Without the benefit of a concordance, anyone can make the mistake of “reading them” with the same understanding.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: Hebrew is a Meticulous Language. Levels of Meaning Exist in Scripture.

Open your concordance to ‘seasons’ and you will see for yourself. Access an online Concordance of the Bible and you will see multiple Hebrew Words transalted as ‘seasons’.

Let’s read the verse again, inserting words that clarify what a MOED is, so that we can actually get to the heart of the matter.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for my witnesses (my pledge or oaths to my people), and for my appointed times, and for days, and years:

Signs in the heavens stand as testimony, bearing witness to GOD’s Word. Seasons are reminders of His Appointed Times with His People.

This Posts is Connected to The Series on Prayer:

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NEW Disclosure Added: I am of the belief that any and all teachings on scripture, especially those on prayer should receive prayer before passing them along to others. For this reason, I encourage everyone who reviews these teachings to saturate each one in prayer before sharing, distributing or reproducing them in any fashion.

Anything that we hope to learn and accomplish through the Word of GOD must be born out of a spirit of prayer. Prayer is the root of all our spiritual training. Study without prayer is futile. Without prayer, we learn nothing and we accomplish nothing.

Take this teaching into prayer. Saturate it with prayer and ask GOD for understanding.

If anything that I have taught you in this message is true and of GOD, and something that He wants you to benefit from immediately….May He always send you an undeniable confirming word, speedily in these days.

GOD Bless You,

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Tish B’Av…The Darkest Friday of the Year…

Tonight, August 2, 2019 is the beginning of the Month of Av; The saddest month on the Hebrew calendar.

Av begins this year with the darkest Friday in a month. Tonight is also the Sabbath, occuring on the darkest Friday, which announces the Head of the Month
Av, the 1st of Av.
This is not coincidence.

Av will also end with the darkest Friday of the month, August 30th, 2019, aka the 29th of Av.

How is this Tish B’Av connected to the darkest Friday?

Refetence: Moon Phases Calendar | SpaceWeatherLive.com


How fitting the month of Av begins on the sabbath. The month begins in darkness and ends in darkness, to remind us of how careful and mindful we need to be about the times and seasons of the Kingdom.

The Month of Av is a time of mourning. A time we mourn the loss of our Home with GOD. (The loss of the Temple in the natural, a loss of our deepest possible relationship with GOD in the spiritual).

The most severe catastrophies for Israel have occurred historically, in the Month of Av.
For we were called to be a light in the midst of darkness and this is the most important time of the year that we must focus on being just that.

Tonight Your starting this Sabbath with light.
May the people of GOD step up tonight and accept the light of GOD.

Stay in the Light all month, Speak Light, bask in His Light. Become that Light.

If you stopped and considered the seasons in which your most difficult moments have occurred, when have they happened?

Have you ever detected a pattern?

Do these seasons just come and go in your life unnoticed, unrecognized, with no preparation?

If you have detected a pattern in your life in which difficulty occurs, do you saturate those seasons in prayer and fasting before they come around again?

Scatter your spiritual enemies with prayer. Set your prayers in battle array.

Make the enemy do battle with your prayers before they ever think to enter your territory.

For more information on the Month of Av:

The Month of Av – Jewish Holidays https://www.ou.org/holidays/months/the_month_of_av/

My Jewish Learning- Tish B’Av History

Tish B’Av