Monday, September 2, 2013

Forward and Not Backward

I was praying and asking the Lord about the new year (Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is September 4-5th), and this is what He spoke to me for us. There may be more, but this is what I got so far.

My people must set their faces as flint to look forward and not backward if they are to reach the rewards I have for them in this time. There is no more time for looking at what lies behind you, My precious children.

Some of you are walking through times of great sadness, so you wish for the happiness  of the past, when what lies before you is an even greater reward if you do not miss it.

Focus. Focus is the key to victory this year, My children. If you will only focus, I will take you further in this new year than you ever dreamed of going. I desire to reward you for your faithfulness and your giving, for I have recorded every instance, every sacrifice you have made and are making, and I have a reward for you for each instance! The answers to many prayers lie just ahead for those who have obeyed My voice.

NOTE: I saw in my spirit that many had sacrificed for Him by moving, by giving up jobs or relationships, by obeying - He has noted everything you have done! You feel overlooked but He says you are not.

Do not disregard the smaller things, My people, for I take account of every one and what sometimes seems small to you is a very big thing in My eyes and you are rewarded according to what I see.

March forward with determination to reach your destinies in Me, for I shall astound you with My mighty power to transform your life into one of joy and wonder.

Focus on Me, on My work; On My Word, My gospel. Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I shall direct your paths to where I want you to be. Be willing, be obedient, be listening.

I love you, My children! And soon we shall be together for all eternity and all the sorrows of your earthly life will be behind you forever.

Stay focused.

Isaiah 50:7:  For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

Genesis 19:!7:  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Romans 8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Mark 10:28-30:  Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

Song 2:15: Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. 


Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.



I found this explanation of the four Jewish New Years on about.com:

The Four Jewish New Years

  • 1st of Nisan: The first new year is the 1st of the Hebrew month of Nisan, usually in the early spring (April). Nisan is considered the first month of the Hebrew calendar though years are counted from the 1st of Tishrei, the seventh month. The 1st of Nisan was considered the new year for counting the years of the reigns of kings in ancient Israel. It is also the new year for ordering the Jewish holidays. The month of Nisan is closely tied with the festival of Passover, while Rosh Hashanah is seen as the anniversary of the creation of the world, the 1st of Nisan is seen in a way as the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish people when they escaped from Egypt during the Passover story.
  • 1st of Elul: The second "new year" is on the 1st of Elul, the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar which usually falls in the late summer (August). According to the Mishnah this was the new year for animal tithes. It was used to determine the start date for the animal tithe to the priestly class in ancient Israel, similar to how we use April 15th in the US as tax day. Generally this new year is no longer observed, although the month of Elul does mark the beginning of preparations for Rosh Hashanah.
  • 1st of Tishrei, aka Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year we are most familiar with. It falls on the 1st of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which usually corresponds to sometime in the month of September. It marks the day when the Jewish calendar year advances and is seen traditionally as the date when the world was created. In ancient times it was also used for calculating certain tithes, such as those for vegetables, and for calculating the start of Sabbatical and Jubilee years when land was left fallow. For more on Rosh Hashanah, click on this link.
  • 15th of Shvat, aka Tu B'Shvat: Tu B'Shvat is considered the new year for trees, usually falling between January and February. According to the Torah fruits cannot be consumed from trees less than three years old, Tu B'Shvat was used as the starting date for determining the age of the trees. Unlike the 1st of Nisan and the 1st of Elul, Tu B'Shvat is still widely observed as a minor Jewish holiday. For more on Tu B'Shvat, click on this link.

Origins of the Four New Years

The main textual origin for the four new years comes from the Mishnah in Rosh Hashanah 1:1. There are references to several of these new years days in the Torah as well. The new year on the 1st of Nisan is mentioned in both Exodus 12:2 and Deuteronomy 16:1. Rosh Hashanah on the 1st of Tishrei is described in Numbers 29:1-2 and Leviticus 23:24-25.

16 comments:

Demita Usher said...

Thank you for this word. This is very encouraging I thank Yah for your obedience.

Please reference exodus 12:1-6 What we are currently celebrating is not the Jewish new year. Rabbinic tradition says that but the Most High told the children of Israel the beginning of the year for them was in the Spring 14 days before passover. Yom Teruah and Rosh Hashana (Head of the Year) are not the same thing. It is the Feast of trumpets (Yom Teruah) that we will celebrate this week . I have asked Rabbi's about this and they say it is the "civil new year" but there is no reference to a new year in connection to the feast of trumpets in the bible it is a rabbinc tradition that made it such. The only reference to a new year for israel is clearly spoken in Exodus 12:2. Yom Teruah, the Day of A Trumpet-Call it is the call to gather. Just because something is widely accepted as truth does not make it truth! Just so you know. It is indeed a new season but not the new year, that will be 14 days before passover in the spring.

This Jewish website came to the same conclusion though I do not support the compromise as not to offend:

http://bethelnyc.org/yom-teruah2012

highlandergranny said...

Thank you for this Word from our Lord! It spoke loudly to my Spirit and gave me strength in the battle that I am in in my spiritual walk.
God Bless, Glenda

Glynda Linkous said...

I apologize if I got the timing of the Jewish New Year wrong, however, since I asked God for a word for us for the new year, the word is good for then, if not now :-)

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Thanks for these Words Glynda. I've been feeling something similar. I was confronted with the devil himself presenting a possible opportunity to make money. In the end I just relied on God to get me through, started praying the name YHWH Yireh, God provides and it is so so so true. Better to stop focusing on mammon and the accumulation of goods and instead to focus on the Most High. Cause when we do that I realize that my life has more peace to it than when I try to solve my own problems.

Deirdre said...

Amen. And do not sacrifice to the LORD what doens't cost you. Meaning, if there is something dear in your life that you would hold on to, this is what you must let go of. It is easy to give up what we don't want or what can be replaced, but those things that are dear, that remind us of the past or sweet times, must go. AMEN and AMEN!
Deirdre

Deirdre said...

Amen. And do not sacrifice to the LORD what doens't cost you. Meaning, if there is something dear in your life that you would hold on to, this is what you must let go of. It is easy to give up what we don't want or what can be replaced, but those things that are dear, that remind us of the past or sweet times, must go. AMEN and AMEN!
Deirdre

Demita Usher said...

@Glynda, the word is TIMELY. I am addressing that it is a Holy Day and it is a new season just not the New Year as Rabbinic Tradition dictates. I apologize if I caused misunderstanding. I know you hear from Yah and I thank you!

Kiera B said...

Wow this spoke to me! Of course other messages from the Lord you have posted have as well, but this just hit the nail on the head. I am coming out of a trial, and had felt that sadness exactly, and looked to the past. I now look unto and in the Lord to my future in Him! Also, let go of a relationship. Thank the Lord He brings us into Him! Praise God! May He continue to bless you!

CallingAll HandsOnDeck said...

Just wanted to take a minute & say I'm still here. I think of you often & hope all is well in Texas. I'm listening to the Mason blog talk right now. Thanks for all you do.

CallingAll HandsOnDeck said...

Wanted to stop by and say hello. I'm still here. I'm listening to the Mason blog talk program tonight but it keeps on playing the commercials. I try to mute but it just keeps on going. Hopefully, it will stop. Don't know if anyone else has been having these problems. I'm going to stick with it. My father was a Mason & I feel this program is important. Thanks for all you do!

Jessica Dade said...

Amen!

Jessica Dade said...

Amen! This has been so true in my life!

Jamie Rohrbaugh said...

Great word!

Jamie Rohrbaugh said...

Great word!

Ruth said...

In actuality according to the barley being ripe the passover was a month later in May which means that this year the feast of Yom Terua starts on Oct 6th..The word was Awesome and bore strong witness to my spirit.. Thank you for your faithfulness to the body of Messiah. May YHWH bless you dear Glynda,,, exceedingly and abundantly above anything you could think or ask, according to the power that worketh within you.. Amen..

Flamethrower said...

Strong word for me as well even though it is well past Yom Teruah...still very poignant! Yah told me 4 Passovers ago to stop holding onto the past as my husband and I lost close to everything in the crash of 2008. He clearly said "I am a future minded God" and it was so liberating. It pulled me right out of my self pity and put my feet back on solid ground. Your word made the tears flow and confirms for me it was from my Melekh HaKodesh, our future minded YHWH!