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I always look forward to Doug Addison's word for the month. Doug has a unique pulse from the LORD on what HE has in store for the Body of Christ each month.
This month is called, "Doorway to Advancement." And what is good news is that we're coming into a few special days in September when it's especially easy to hear from the Lord:
Doug wrote: "Historically, Jewish people believe that God examines our lives during the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (September 13-23 this year) to see if we are ready for spiritual advancement or promotion to a new level of maturity. Whether you are aware of it or not, this is a time when you are able to hear God more clearly and gain direction."
I don't know about you, but during this time, I try to be very attuned to what God might be saying to me, either in a dream or as I listen to His Voice!
I encourage all of you to do the same!
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"September 13-23: A Special Time to Hear God More Clearly and Gain Direction"
This month is an exciting time for us all. The Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah, falls on September 13-15 this year. Yom Kippur (or Day of Atonement) is September 22-23 and is considered one of the most holy Jewish holidays. Even though we are no longer under the Law of Moses, God still operates on the Jewish calendar.
Historically, Jewish people believe that God examines our lives during the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to see if we are ready for spiritual advancement or promotion to a new level of maturity. Whether you are aware of it or not, this is a time when you are able to hear God more clearly and gain direction.
Gifts Being Redistributed
This year God is taking gifts and callings that people have not been using or those of people who have fallen or died and is redistributing them to those who will use them to advance the Kingdom. This does not mean that you will get someone's mantle, but instead various gifts are being given out. It is happening swiftly. (Photo via Wikimedia)
Earlier this year I had an encounter in which an angel handed me a tarnished key that belonged to a leader. He told me that it was the Key to Life and Death. It is similar to the Key of David mentioned in Revelation 3:7, "...What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open."
I used it for myself to get out of the prison of sickness I was in for several years and I am now healed. I have noticed that I have new prophetic authority when I minister. I often get "prophetic keys" of life that are for helping people. This is an example of what God is saying about the gifts being redistributed. Watch for something to be given to you.
Understanding Will Be Stretched
Get ready to be stretched as God is doing things that are outside of our comfort zone. We are being challenged right now to move into new levels of understanding. A new wave of revelation is being released that will help us progress into more effectiveness. It will require you to let go of some current doctrines and beliefs that are no longer relevant for today.
Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes."
This stretching will enlarge things in your life more than you ever dreamed possible!
What is in Your Basement?
God is calling some people to relinquish things that are no longer being used so that others can benefit from them. This is a time like never before that we need to pass along Kingdom resources.
A few months ago, I had a dream that there were people who are called to start new things but did not have the resources to do so. In the dream there were individuals, churches and businesses that had stockpiles of things they were not using. I asked them to share but they were hoarding it out of fear that things might go bad later and they might need it.
God is calling people to freely give to others the things that you are no longer using. This might be in the form of money, equipment, investments, businesses, people or buildings. Getting a Kingdom perspective will give you a greater payoff. So don't hold back or hoard things right now (Romans 11:36).
Prophetic Music Activates
I had a dream last month that a prophet who was involved in a previous movement of God had an anointed musical instrument. He brought out a very stylish black fiddle and began to play. As he did this it released new prophetic insight and the ability to see in the spiritual realm at a deeper level. (Photo by Jennifer Page "Key to a New Sound" via elijahshopper.com)
In the dream he handed me a black fiddle as well. But the bow looked like a car windshield wiper. I was able to skillfully play the song I Saw the Light as he joined in. God spoke to me that there is a new anointing on music being released that will open people's eyes and increase their ability to gain deeper insight.
The Door to Your Promotions
The doorway to your promotion and advancement is through a time of deeper pruning. There are beliefs, doctrines and ways of operating that are no longer working or beneficial in this new season. God is pruning people right now. This means that He is pointing out and removing things that are not needed.
What will remain are only things that are of God's Kingdom for this particular time and season. Although this might include sin, it is primarily beliefs and doctrines. (Photo via Pixabay)
John 15:1-4 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me."
The result of this time of deeper cleansing will result in a closer relationship with God and you will have greater authority. John 15:7, "If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."
God's desire for us is to have joy, love and unity. He is healing those who have been operating in the opposite of these qualities. John 15:11-12, "I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."
Friends and Family
God is calling us to go beyond a "servant mode" in which we only do what we are told. He is calling us to be friends and family. The Kingdom of God is like a family-owned business in which we all have ownership. (Photo via Wikipedia)
John 15:13-15 "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are My friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you."
As we move closer to God's purposes we will gain a deeper understanding of the "Master's business."
God's Command to Us
Love is the key to all that we do. This is an overlooked commandment but God is calling us back to the simplicity of loving like Jesus did. This means to love people that are different than us. This is part of the stretching that is coming.
John 15:16-17 "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you. This is My command: Love each other."
You are being called and chosen to bear the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23) to help others. Love is what will get us through this new season at hand. If you have been operating on fumes then it is time to refuel with love and joy.
It is going to be an amazing New Year!!
Doug Addison is a prophetic dream interpreter, speaker, writer, Life Coach, and stand-up comedian. Doug travels the world bringing a message of love, hope, and having fun! His unique style helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God's supernatural love and power. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.
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