It's Time Calendar Volume 4
I stand amazed at how the time has flown and that the project I embarked on with just a seed more than 3 years ago is now entering a new season.
So many people have been blessed with our calendar from Africa to Singapore, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Namibia and more! All of us with hearts filled to step into Abba Father's rhythm, the timing of His heart beat and His seasons for our lives and the plans He has for each moment of his creation! Can you picture the image from the Heavens as we all stepped into this dance with our Father in heaven and the sound of glory as we all honoured Abba's choreography.
Elizabeth Robertson Campbell stepped in to work with me on at the start of this adventure and it certainly has been filled with incredible learning, abundance and growth. Liz and I were so blessed to work together on this project for the last threee years and Abba Father was so gracious as He taught us more and more about the depths and glory of His moedim and walking with intention in His cycles of redemption and sanctification.
With the start of volume 1, Liz and I agreed to start with the first Biblical month – the month of Nisan. This was the month the Israelites were told to mark as the first month as they left Egypt.
Exodus 12:2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year."
The paintings Liz creatively undertook to complete were intentionally unfinished to start. This was part of the vision I had seen – it was going to be a journey of growth and discovery and as we stepped out the seasons in obedience we would be grow in faith, knowledge, understanding and most importantly reverence of our King, Adonai Elohim. Each year the paintings became bolder and more complete just like our steps of faith into these ancient times and seasons of Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot, Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles. With each cycle of obedience and intention our steps and our faith became bolder and our dance to His music, His plan and His heart more synchronised as we sought out that which He had hidden for us to find!
Proverbs 25:2 "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings."
In these last three years, I have embarked on the most profound studies, one of them being of The Creation Gospel (www.thecreationgospel.com) and I knew then that what I knew was a mere drop in the ocean. I saw a picture unfolding from the road we had undertaken with the calendar and could see that the first three years of the calendar can be likened to the first three days of Creation.
The number three is linked to resurrection and new life. On the third day HaShem created fruit trees and seed-bearing plants. This seed, as we know, needs to die and be buried to bring forth life. Isn't that just like the start of this spiritual journey for us when we first discovered that our times and seasons needed to shift to Father's times and seasons, choosing to keep His ways above our own. This step requires us to die to self in many ways, walking away from man-made traditions and many worldly practices that have become so ingrained in our Christian calendar. Keeping Shabbat and the High Holy days has taken intention and practice for many of us as we were not born into households where this was our norm and I am certain many experienced a great deal of resistance, especially from close family and friends who did not share the same understanding.
John 12:24 "I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives."
Now we are entering into a new season – a season where, I believe many are beginning to grasp the fullness of the authority of our Messiah, Yeshua. He is the fourth and central branch of the menorah, which represents the fourth day of Creation when the sun, moon and stars were placed in the sky to govern the times and seasons. The fourth branch of the menorah links to the first and the seventh day. The 7th day, the Sabbath and the Feast of Tabernacles/ Sukkot and the 1st day, Passover/Pesach which was when light was called into being by HaShem, this very light our Yeshua, HaMeshiach!
It is for this reason that I have been led to start our 4th volume with the 7th month – the 1st month in Civil calendar and the month when we begin a new season with Rosh Hoshannah, the head of the year. This month of Tishrei is the month when Yeshua will return riding on the white horse through the clouds to meet His Bride. It will be our new start and returning to HaShem, His ways and most importantly to His Sabbath day.
Revelation 19:11-16 Next I saw heaven opened, and there before me was a white horse. Sitting on it was the one called Faithful and True, and it is in righteousness that he passes judgment and goes to battle. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on his head were many royal crowns. And he had a name written which no one knew but himself. He was wearing a robe that had been soaked in blood, and the name by which he is called is, “THE WORD OF GOD.” The armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. And out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down nations — “He will rule them with a staff of iron.”It is he who treads the winepress from which flows the wine of the furious rage of Adonai, God of heaven’s armies. And on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
THIS IS A NEW SEASON.
For many of us it may seem uncertain but for the King of Kings it is a season of life, for as the righteous step forward in faith and righteousness, so will they bud, bloom and grow for the purposes of His glory and His Kingdom as prophesied!
I pray that Abba Father will reveal His heart to all if you as we step into the first month of Nisan this evening. I pray that as we pray for his covering over the time of Pesach/Passover to come that each of us would sense the father's heart for our lives and respond with, "Yes, Abba Father, I am here, I am ready." I pray that as you continue to walk in His calendar for your life that the earthly days would submit to his Heavenly timing and that you will experience the abundance and the glory that awaits us when we choose His ways over our own.
Baruch HaShem and Happy Rosh Chodesh!
For the next 6 months I have a digital download that you can purchase and print for yourselves until the printed calendar is ready for purchase in August. This calendar will have a completely new look and feel and I hope that you will join me on this beautiful adventure! It’s Time!