Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah… Also known as “head of the year.” Rosh is head. Ha is the. Shana is year.

This festival is considered one of the holiest in Judaism. This year it is considered a “high holy day” because it falls on a Friday/Saturday which is Shabbat. Any time that a festival falls on a Shabbat it becomes even more sacred and valued.

The festival was established in Torah.

Leviticus 23:23-25

23 Adonai said to Moshe, 24 “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. 25 Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai.’”

Blasts on the shofar. This is the one holiday that it is encouraged to blow the shofar. It is the beginning of their new year. They are bringing praise to Adonai.

It is on the first day of the month of Tishrei. Yes, it is considered the “seventh month,” but this is due to a civil cycle and a spiritual cycle. That can be explained in another segment.

The reason this festival is considered “head of the year” is because this is when it is believed that God created the world. It becomes the “birthday of the world.”

The importance of this day continues for 10 more which are called the “Days of Awe.” During these ten days the Jewish people spend time in reflection and asking for forgiveness. They want to make sure that their hearts are clean so that on the Day of Atonement they can be made pure for another year.

For those who believe in Jesus as their Messiah, I believe this day could be the birthday of Jesus. Based on the times and seasons of when the priests served in the Temple, and we know that Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist when Mary came to visit her, pieces can be put together.

If we stop and think about this, it would make sense. Jesus is brought to earth as a baby on the day that the Jews consider to be the “beginning of the world.” He is going to return as King over all the earth” to a blast of the shofar.

These are great days of reflection. Passover is significant, because of what it represents as prophecies fulfilled. But, these are days that have happenings yet to come. Shofars blowing – then days of reflection about our lives – then the day of Atonement when we come before God – and then the ultimate celebration of Sukkot when we Feast together with Him.

How do I celebrate? Our family makes round challah bread with raisins which represent the crown for the coronation. We also eat apples dipped in honey to bring sweetness to the new year.

With all that is happening in the world, I believe that we should really stop and reflect this year on HIS times and seasons. TONIGHT (Friday the 18th) is when Rosh Hashana begins. As Shabbat enters, so does this joyous, and yet reflective festival. I urge you to prepare and be ready to spend time with your Father. Your Creator. The One Who made you in HIS image so you can be like Him.

Reflect on Psalm 81, known to be a Psalm for this day.

For the Leader. On the gittit. By Asaf:

Sing for joy to God our strength!

Shout to the God of Ya‘akov! Start the music! Beat the drum! Play the sweet lyre and the lute!

Sound the shofar at Rosh-Hodesh and at full moon for the pilgrim feast, because this is a law for Isra’el, a ruling of the God of Ya‘akov. He placed it as a testimony in Y’hosef when he went out against the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar voice say, “I lifted the load from his shoulder; his hands were freed from the [laborer’s] basket.

You called out when you were in trouble,and I rescued you;

I answered you from the thundercloud; I tested you at the M’rivah Spring [by saying,] (Selah)

“‘Hear, my people, while I give you warning! Isra’el, if you would only listen to me! There is not to be with you any foreign god; you are not to worship an alien god.

I am Adonai your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth, and I will fill it.’

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Isra’el would have none of me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to live by their own plans.

How I wish my people would listen to me, that Isra’el would live by my ways! I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes. Those who hate Adonai would cringe before him, while [Isra’el’s] time would last forever. They would be fed with the finest wheat, and I would satisfy you with honey from the rocks.”

Shabbat Shalom and Hag Semach!

Rose Horton

Photo by Igal Ness on Unsplash

Time To Dream Again

Looking through some of my writings from last year, the Lord drew me again to this word of encouragement for those who may have forgotten their purpose, or who have possibly lost the passionate dreams that they originally had from the Lord.  I feel that this word is pertinent to many during this season of frustration, feeling silenced and having normal life distracted by this pandemic.  

I know that His plans for His people have not changed, even if they have been disrupted.  I felt this week that He wanted to remind us of the dreams, plans, and passions that He put inside of us – REGARDLESS of what our bank accounts or job situations may look like in this season.

One of the things that He pointed out to me this week is that some need to go back to a time in their walk with God when money was of no real consequence to them. A time when they were full of radical faith and holy spirit dreams and were willing to let go of everything just to get to the ends of the Earth for Jesus. The days when they would sell all they had for the treasure in the field (Matthew 13:44). A day when, though the bank account may have said otherwise, every single bill was paid for and every need was met in an Ephesians 3:20 way.

I heard Him say that fear often masquerades as “worldly wisdom,” but you are not of THIS world! Even with children. ESPECIALLY with children, your God will meet ALLLL of your needs according to HIS glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).  

His plans for you are to PROSPER you, not to harm you.  He has a HOPE and a future for you (Jeremiah 29:11).

DON’T SETTLE FOR THE WORLD, or its ways, when you were created to take the enemy’s camp.

“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal” – John 6:27.

This is a season for sons and daughters of God to DREAM BIGGER, and not disregard the seedlings of dreams that were taking root at the beginning of 2020.  I feel such a challenge to begin to once again water those small dreams and nurture them, without forgetting or “shelving” them because of lack of finance or fear of the unknown future.  

If you are delighting in Him fully, then chances are the desires and dreams in your heart have been planted there by Him anyway (Psalm 37:4).

Today, I call you up into remembrance of what the Lord has done and has promised!! He will never lie or change His mind (Numbers 23:19).  He will always provide, always give you sufficient grace, and always guide your steps.

Don’t let what you see in the natural hold you back – it’s time to DREAM again!

— Mandy Woodhouse

An Unbeatable Hand

Sunday night I had a moment when interceding and praying for many things that I kept saying over and over …
The Enemy Keeps Over Playing His Hand! I am mad and fed up with this Lord.”

Then instantly I heard the Lord speak to my heart; “I have The Royal Flush Michelle.”

I laughed and said “Ok Lord – I Trust You… but can we please flush all this foolery going on right now.”

As God usually does – He instructed me to get up and start writing down His download…..

I wrote down 👇🏻

The enemy does not have the winning hand.

It just seems like he is winning and overplaying his hand right now.

Oh’ he is good at deceiving – he has a staunch poker face.

But he is only bluffing…

The Lord’s “Royal Flush” is fixing to declare Game Over!


As I researched the next day to see what is a Royal Flush exactly … this is what I found 👇🏻

A Royal Flush is 5 cards in perfect alignment. — A,K,Q,J,10

A royal flush is an unbeatable hand.

In true God Wink fashion yesterday I happened to glance at the clock or my phone at 12:34, 1:23, 2:34, and 4:56.

So, I knew that this was God confirming His “Royal Flush Alignment” Download.

The simple takeaway folks ….

That’s how we win this battle of good vs evil people.

We align with God; His Word and His Ways.

We keep calling out that punk the enemy because he is only bluffing.
No matter what news he throws at you… he is only bluffing … he doesn’t have, nor will he ever have the winning hand.

God Wins!
And God always has the Royal Flush!

Pray this prayer with me peeps:👇🏻

Lord, we align with Your Truth.
We align our hearts to You
and Your Perfect Love.
We come out of agreement with unbelief, hate, offenses, lies and fear.
Lord, flush out the evil agendas in our land. Flip the tables.
Every riot shall now become a great revival.
Destroy all sick plots and schemes.
Every dark assignment must bow down now at Your feet.
Remove the hate.
Reduce Your people to love.
Shake and shift the atmosphere.
Reclaim and realign peoples hearts back to You. Supernaturally stop and block whatever is set to cause harm and disrupt Perfect Peace.
Force the enemy to show his cards so Your people will not buy his lies anymore.
We declare a Royal Flush has been laid down by You.
The winning hand is Always Yours.
We come into perfect alignment with You Lord.
We align all our choices to Your Word and Your Ways.
Forgive us.
Heal our land.
Heal our bodies and our minds.
Heal our hearts and our homes.
Heal our communities and our country.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen!

— XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

Now,
Align All You Kings & Queens to Jesus -🙌🏻

A,K,Q,J,10
10= Creation, Authority of God, His Government on the earth, responsibility, obedience, power, strength, law, security, completeness

Wilderness Daughters Now Arise!

We visited many valleys

Were tossed around in 

many storms

Secluded to the wilderness

We had to embrace our training 

ground

Kicking and screaming we 

begged to forego this season

Wounded hearts 

Crushed egos

Unstable emotions

Father would not let us go

He knew what He was doing

The crushing and the pruning was 

what we needed then

We weren’t trained in glamorous 

places

The wilderness dust became 

our home

Excruciating pain and loneliness 

Stripped from our pride and egos

Lost more then we could bare

The old man had to die

Wilderness seasons don’t 

scare us anymore 

We embrace it with both hands

Forced into His bride under the 

hot wilderness sun

Our scars now brightly shine

As powerful testimonies of 

many battles won

Our hearts run free at last

We boldly take our place

In obscurity a new breed was trained 

In hiddeness we came back to life

Amongst dry places we began to thrive 

Wilderness daughters now arise!

— Ebigale Wilson