The High Holy Days of our Heavenly Father’s Biblical Calendar are before us! Exciting!
Abba Father gave me a beautiful song to sing and play for you called BLOW THE SHOFAR (Daniel's Prayer) for this very Holy Season!
I am the mother of six of the Father’s Heritage! I am very blessed! I have experienced the wonders of motherhood over and over the past 25 years and continue in constant amazement as I consider their growth and learning right before my very eyes! I think about my 6th born, a very strong 22 lb son full of bouncy excitement and blond curls looping the crown of his head. He just recently turned one years old and learned how to use his little legs and feet to sprint across the living room in a split millisecond after trying to escape the overbearing sound that suddenly engulfed the room when he discovered the power button of the big screen TV! (That was a mouthful! LOL!) My youngest son, Timothy Cleopas, my constant companion chooses to accompany me to every room of the house. Whether I am cleaning, studying, teaching etc.. whatever it is I am actively doing he finds where I have gone and chooses to interest himself with something close by. Once I leave that area and go to another area, so does he and he resumes to fill his curiosity by playing with something else or getting into something else in the new place - as long as I am close by. Sometimes he purposefully sits his little tush directly at my feet on my toes while he plays; he feels secure at my feet with me towering over him while I am washing dishes or taking care of something else..that way he can sense as soon as I move. Other times when I prepare to move he gets up straight way and grabs my legs. My little 22 lb toddler son actually grabs my legs wrapping his arms full around me at the knees through my skirt with all his might (sometimes while I am in mid-walk!) and stands directly in front of me without letting go keeping me from moving further until I pick him up! I am amazed at his strength and persistence!
This makes me think how we are often like toddlers about our Heavenly Father-Avinu Shabashamayim! We don’t have full understanding and so much is new about us; but, we know that He knows how to take care of us and everything around us, so we feel most secure when we know we are close by Him. We are aware of His movements because we sit at His feet in His Word close to Him so we can sense when He who is our Strong Tower is about to move. Then there are times when we reach out to Him with all we have and we desire Him to carry us.
(Grandmothers love to share wisdom and I am about to be a grandmother for the first time!)
It was the morning hours of September 12, 1999. 5:30am to be exact. I had just dreamed I saw tornadoes coming and woke up suddenly to a very deep, dark, and heavy presence. I was so scared I could not move.
I could only mutter, “Is this You, God, or is this the devil?”
After a few moments I went back to sleep. Two hours later I woke up at 7:30 am and prepared to go to church. We hadn’t lived long in the area so I didn’t know the congregation well. Right before the Pastor was going to preach a man who I didn’t know stood up in the choir loft and began an utterance. The Pastor was literally just getting ready to speak and turned around and looked irritated by the sudden commotion, though ordinarily he was a very wonderful man.
The utterance by the man in the choir loft was,
“Do not be afraid. I called you by name. It was my presence you felt. I showed you the storm coming. My presence will be your defense. Do not be afraid.”
I was in awe!
Now there was some weather disturbance actually in the forecast, but I knew this was a direct answer to the question I asked the Father a few hours earlier!
So, I went home and felt I needed to weigh the matter biblically. I knew Abba’s presence could be warm and fuzzy, but could it be scary?
Sure enough- the children of Israel were sore afraid of His presence at Mount Sinai. –and Messiah’s disciples were sore afraid at His transfiguration. –and Abraham also knew YHWH’s terrible dark presence when He appeared to him.
Second question, does the Bible refer to a tornado as a storm? Sure does- in fact in several places the WORD says YHWH comes on the whirlwind! Wow!
He said He woke me up and called me by name! I don’t remember Him actually uttering my name- Leslie Ann- but, Him speaking to me in the dream and visiting me with His presence was what He considered ‘calling me by name’! So, ONE'S PRESENCE is actually their name. In fact, YHWH’s name is the expression of His presence –He was, He is and He will be! HalleluYAH!
Our Heavenly Father’s Holy Days are nigh- even starting this Sunday with Yom Teruah. You may be wondering why I shared about the dream and all. Well, at the time I had the dream September 12, 1999 I didn’t have understanding about the Father’s Holy Days nor His calendar. But, I did read His WORD and love Him so much and wanted to grow closer to Him. Within a short time of that dream I had several other dreams wherein He began revealing my heritage, the significance of His Holy Days to me- beginning with Teshuva (Repentance) and Shabbat (the 7th day Sabbath). Well I recently was reading an old article that referenced the exact date of that dream.
Guess what day it was that Abba visited me with His presence?
What day it was that He gave me a dream showing future events?
What day He called me by name???
I just found out that it was Yom Teruah, Day Of Trumpets!! Not only that but it was a special Yom Teruah- it was a solar eclipse one! And not only that but 7 heavenly bodies were arranged in a Menorah pattern!!
I just now these 16 years later while asking Abba what to share with you all about these wonderful days coming up this month made the connection! He is awesome! Wow!
I believe this was revealed to me now and not then because of the significance of the events in the heavens occuring again on His Holy Days THIS year and that He wants us to take note.
His Holy Days are called HOLY CONVOCATIONs- that is the equivalence of DRESS REHEARSALS SET APART TO HIS PURPOSES!
We are to take note of and participate in His Holy Convocations so that we as the good man of the house will be prepared knowing that it is on His Days that He does things.
This year on Yom Teruah there is a solar eclipse. This could signify tribulation, as well as, perhaps one of the Trumpets of Revelation. The events in Revelation mirror the ten plagues of Egypt. The last plague was over the first borns. As of late, people have been having dreams about interceding over the unborn, as well as, newborns and also children in general. We know that with the silent holocaust in our land of the children comes judgement and one of the terms of Yom Teruah is YOM HADIN- Day of Judgement/Justice.
Yom Teruah has been called Rosh Hashana in the world, but Biblically it is Yom Teruah, Day of Trumpets. It has several layers of significance to be revealed. Ten days later is YHWH’s holiest day of the year- Yom Hakippurim or Kippur- Day Of Atonement which siginifies redemption. Five days later is Sukkoth- Feast of Booths or Tabernacles. This year on Sukkoth a lunar eclipse is set to happen. Not only is it a lunar eclipse, but it is the fourth in a tetrad! This further symbolizes tribulation or judgement.
And that is not all!
We have been in a Shmita year wherein we are to allow the land to lay at rest. After 7 cycles of Shmita there is a 50th year called Jubilee and we are just set to enter it also!
ALL this is happening this month!!
Whether it begins with Yom Kippur or whether the announcement of it by way of an angelic trumpet shout now heralds it to begin later in the Spring- one way or the other our Heavenly Father is moving and while sitting at His feet I am sensing His activity and I pray you are too!
Before I close, I want you to know what the dream that Abba gave me on Yom Teruah in 1999 was about?!?
Well, I was studying in a shack at a university and was told to look outside at the tornadoes coming. I did and sought shelter. People were sunbathing around a pool oblivious to the winds picking up. But in the distance I saw people making preparations. I went through a building that ran south to north where two young boys followed. I took them to an adjoining room that was at a perpendicular meeting point with another building that went east to west. Once we reached the blue tiled shower room (take note- blue, shower, tile-all characteristics of the Holy Spirit) the first storm hit and I felt a third building, a financial building, that joined behind the shower room shake and crumble. Then the second storm hit and I cried the name JESUS twice and knelt to my knees with a boy under each arm and the entire shower room was lifted up into the sky and set back down onto the balcony of the first building. The people who had been sun bathing were now staring up at us with gaping mouths. It was at that point that I awoke to Abba’s heavy dark deep presence that scared me motionless.
I want you to understand a few of the things from this dream and experience.
1)We all know what happened two years later on September 11, 2001- the 911 attack and the financial buildings fell.
2)I was in the shower room that represents His Holy Spirit- with the two young boys who represent His heritage- being lifted up- carried away at the onset of the second of the two storms- then set back down on the balcony of the first building.
3)Being given this dream on Yom Teruah is very significant because on Yom Teruah there is a long loud blast called the Last Trump that is blown. The Bible speaks about the Last Trump and what happens to believers. As Messiah descends believers are lifted up to meet Him in the air after the Tribulation of that day at the sound of the Last Trump.
Matthew 24:29-31 Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And THEN shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that WE which are alive and REMAIN UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive AND REMAIN shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, TO MEET the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved
4)In the dream, the two buildings represented the church and the synagogue joined by His Spirit. He wants us to be one new man in Abraham. We are all Abraham’s seed. We all need to embrace His Holy Days set forth from the beginning and embrace them the way Messiah did- through a heart of love to Abba and to one another! Messiah is the only way to the Father.
5)Believers are coming into the knowledge of keeping the Father’s Hoy Days and ways and realizing the importance of the hebraic context. Know that Messiah has a holy Hebrew name, but that He responds to you with whatever dialect you have learned to speak. Abba Father reminded me what I cried in the dream He gave me. Being one who speaks English I cried the name JESUS and He heard me and protected me and His heritage in His presence. He doesn’t just understand His Hebrew name. He knows each of our hearts and know when we cry unto Him in Spirit and in Truth He understands us!
A baby responds to love. They don’t understand vocabulary. My little toddler is so smart and is just learning about vocabulary, knowing it has significance, but not able to yet utter it understandably. Yet in spite of this He knows when I call him and I know when he calls me either through a wahh..or by grabbing my legs..or by the way he looks at me and babbles.
6)Shortly after that dream we knew Judgement on our soil. A storm came. Other storms came on different levels.. May we be prepared and sense Abba’s moving.
Remember, it is to the glory of YHWH to conceal a matter and to the honor of kings -that's us- to search it out… So as we prepare for the exciting days ahead may we continue to delve deep into His WORD and be sensitive to His ways.
Who are you? Who am I? Who we are is defined by our place in Messiah! All our gifts, skills, heritage, earthly resources do not define us, but rather are to bring glory to the Father!
So in these seasons think:
Teshuva-Return our hearts!
Teruah- Repent (Awaken at the Trumpet Sound)!
Hakippurim-Redemption (Atonement in Messiah)!
Sukkot-Rejoicing (Reception in the Booths)!
All these together equal
= Renewed Relationship! And Rest!!
This is not a time to fret, but rather may our hearts rest safely and surely in His embrace under the pavilion of His presence! As we wait upon him let us repent and know redemption and then rejoice with the renewal and rest He gives us! That is what these days are about! HalleluYHWH!
With Great Love I send this newsletter to you!
Know His Shalom!
Blessed be His name and be it for His Glory alone!
PS. you might be asking…how do I return? I will give you the same answer He gave me:
= Tav (Covenant) / SHUV (Return) / Hey (Behold)
= Behold, Return to the Covenant !
SET UP GUIDEPOSTS
TO GET BACK ON THE HIGHWAY!
His Feast Days, Holy Convocations are the guideposts!
Don’t be an unruly calf who is unaccustomed to the yoke any longer! Know that there is a yoke to bear and that we find rest for our souls when we are:
1.yoked with Messiah !
2.walk on YHWH’s Ancient paths !
Begin by guarding the Sabbath day that Abba defines so strongly from Genesis-Revelation as a sign marked upon His children for a 1000 generations! The eunuchs who weren’t even allowed in the temple are given names better than sons and daughters because they honor Abba’s Holy Days!!
Revelation speaks of the future Sabbath rest and never refers to any other day except the 7th day as His weekly Sabbath day.
SHABBAT = SHUV (Return) / Tav (Covenant)
= Return to Covenant !
Beginning with Shabbat we Return to Abba’s Covenant laid out from the beginning! HalleluYHWH! SHABBAT according to the Scripture is the SIGN that we are His people. The weekly Sabbath has always been and continues to be the 7th day of the week.
And Guess what!?! YHWH's Holy Days are also called Sabbath Days! May we have YHWH's mark upon us! May we be HOLY- SET APART unto HIS WAYS! Leslie Ann SongsOfLeslieAnn.com