September is a very exciting month that contains two very important Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, which is celebrated this year at sundown on September 16th through sundown the 18th. Yom Kippur (or the Day of Atonement), considered to be the most holy holiday of the year, occurs at sundown September 25 through sundown September 26. The traditional Jewish belief is that God examines our lives at this time and determines if we are ready for spiritual promotion and advancement. Though we are no longer under the Jewish law, God still operates on this prophetic timetable.
Many prophetic people receive a significant amount of visitations and revelation around this time of year. I had never really noticed anything out of the ordinary in my life until a few years ago. That’s when I went back through my journal and noticed that I indeed had been receiving revelation right around this time of year. It might not come on the exact day of the holiday, but this is a really great time of gaining deeper insight into your destiny.
Time of Completion
Over the past few months I have been encouraging people with a prophetic word that we are in a strategic time to complete things that God has called us to do. From now through September 25th (which happens to fall on the Day of Atonement), we can finish things that we know God has called us to do. Please don’t get legalistic about this, it’s not like you fail if you don’t do something or time expires. This is just a time where it will be easy to complete things.
If you don’t have anything to complete, I would encourage you to spend the next couple of weeks reflecting on what God has done in your life and consider what He is calling you to do. You are about to get on track with your destiny like never before.
What God Is Doing Now Started In January 2012
God is now fulfilling things He spoke and started in your life in January of 2012. I looked in my journal and I had a major encounter last January with a “safe passage” angel standing in my room. I don’t know many angel “names,” but I see their function. God is making a way where there seems like there is no way. Go back in your journal and see what God was saying or doing last January.
God Is Speaking Through Our Children
This is a significant time in which God is speaking through children, specifically in the area of dreams. It is so similar to the young Joseph in Genesis 37 who received two dreams about his great calling in God. Joseph could have been seen as a spoiled brat, know-it-all when he told everyone about how they would bow down to him. His brothers got jealous and his father Jacob (Israel) rebuked him. Their actions sent Joseph into nearly twenty years of difficulty and rejection. This was not God’s will for Joseph. Recognizing the dreams and callings of children will help them fulfill the highest calling on their lives. Let’s listen to them without being jealous or rejecting them.
A major plan of darkness right now is to give children nightmares, which in turn causes them to grow up fearing the supernatural. Many people had terrible nightmares while young. When the enemy attacks in the area of dreams, it shows that this is a potential area God wants to bless and develop with young people.
New Heavenly Connections and Resources
October 2012 through January of 2013 will be a time of new connections. God is lining up people and resources right now for new, outside-the-box Kingdom projects. There are amazing amounts of resources available to us as God is freeing up not only finances but people, land, wisdom, and revelation you will need.
I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3 NIV
Word For Those Who Have Suffered
I received this prophetic word specifically for people who have felt that God is calling them to something more, but have experienced a great deal of hardships and setbacks:
“The attack of the enemy has really been greater than you deserve. As a result of this God is going to give you a greater amount of favor and advancement – it is because you did not deserve all the pain you had to walk through to get it!”
God is healing “hope deferred” and disappointment in people who have nearly given up hope.
Why Do Things Seem To Start Then Stop?
Many people have experienced the start of something new only to see it fizzle out. God does this to prepare us for the future. He gives us a taste of what is coming and then it pulls back. He wants us to prepare for the future but not be discouraged for today. How we respond when this happens is what really matters.
Attack of the Enemy Right Now: Disempower
I had a dream that I was part of a team brought in by “upper management” to turn a company around. I knew this was symbolic of the Church and ministry. In the dream, I observed every area of the company, and the problem was not commitment or abilities of the workers. It was a lack of challenge. People were bored and not motivated to perform at their optimal abilities. They lacked big vision to see the greater picture of the Kingdom.
Later in the dream, I saw workers in the Kingdom eating too much for lunch and then falling asleep at their desks. This is a modern day parable for many churches. People are well-fed spiritually, but don’t do a lot or they aren’t given the opportunity to actively apply what they get.
We need a turn-around plan as workers in the Kingdom that will get us challenged to step out and try new things, exercising our God-given spiritual gifts and talents.
This really is a time to be encouraged! God is bringing about radical changes in our lives. It will be exciting to see how it all unfolds throughout next year.
Doug Addison is a prominent international conference speaker, author, and has been a featured guest on television and radio for a number of years. His events are fun and high-energy as he uses media and stand-up comedy as a means of communicating deep insights. He is an experienced prophetic dream interpreter and a professional stand-up comedian.