The season of Repentance is here ~ It’s Teshuvah time! The 6th Month of Yah’s biblical calendar has begun ~ so stir your little self up!
What an exciting month! This 6th biblical month, the month of Elul, is the season of “Teshuvah or Teshuva” meaning to “return to Elohim/God”. Both spelling’s are pronounced as teh-shoo-‘va.
After this 6th month we arrive at the first day of the 7th biblical month or the month of Tishre, which is the month of the Fall Feasts. The first Fall Feast is the Feast of Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets. From then we have 10 days until Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and AFTER THAT as “they say” the window of heaven closes at this special time. So prior to Yom Kippur “cry out to Yah” from the depths of your hearts!
Traditionally, this is a month to make amends with anyone that may have “aught” against you. So please, if anyone reading this has been hurt in any way from Paul or Barbara Allen’s life, actions or words ~ from our hearts ~ we are sorry and ask for your forgiveness!
Photo: Good Fruit ~ Street Market in Ecuador 2014
Psa 51:1 Show me favour, O Elohim, According to Your kindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, Blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51:2 Wash me completely from my guilt, And cleanse me from my sin.
It is also the annual time of the year to truly search our hearts and ask the Ruach haKodesh ~ Holy Spirit to help us in this endeavor. This Feast/Festival season has everything to do with “working out our salvation” as the Sheep of His Flock!
As in the spring before the Spring Feasts we clean house, physically & spiritually, this time before the Fall Feasts is also a time to “clean your spiritual house”. This is a time to trust Abba at a greater level than you did last year. So by the time of the final Fall Feast of Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles you are truly ready to celebrate as is befitting of this Festival!
This is a time to let it go! Let go of “that” issue that you have put off much too long at addressing and get it out of your life! Our amazingly, holy, compassionate, heavenly Father knows this is a life process of cleansing, healing, overcoming and deliverance. He has us rehearsing these “Festival Seasons” every year & every year we have the opportunity to “clean up our act” a little better than we did the previous year! Stir yourself up in your most kadosh/holy faith and address “that” whatever it may be, and don’t go another year without dealing with it!
Photo: A Sheep waiting for his Master, in the back of a truck, Volcan, Panama 2015
I truly believe, & I speak from experience in my life that when we stretch our faith this month & really trust Yahuwah/Yahweh/Yahuweh/Yehovah/YHWH, or whichever preference you have in pronouncing His Name, that it sets in motion what will transpire in our lives the following year. For Paul & Barbara it will be our 19th year celebrating the Feasts & we have seen so many miraculous changes happen after we have humbled ourselves & really set our hearts to address issues in our lives that were not pleasing to Elohim/God. It is not easy by no stretch of the imagination, however, it is so very much worth it!
Wherever you are in the world, I encourage you to cry out to Yah our Heavenly Father and ask him for help. I believe He is having you read this right now because “It Is Time” for your victory in Messiah this year. Whatever it is that you need to overcome He is your help in time of need. As it is written, “You can do all things through Messiah who gives you strength”. It is possible for you to overcome this! And hey, what if the “windows of heaven” really are opened during this time ….. Who wants to miss out on that!