The Father’s Invitation — Time to Ascend, Translate, Transfigure!
Last month, August 16, commenced ELUL, which is the last month of the Jewish Calendar and ending the year 5783.
Traditionally, Elul is meant to be used as a time for introspection and reflection.
The point of Elul is to set the tone for the High Holiday period, so it’s all about taking personal stock of the past year and thinking about the year ahead.
Elul is understood as a time to discover, restore, and recommit to a relationship with God.
“The King is in the field” is also a Rabbinic teaching at this time where it is said that God, as The King comes and manifests Himself to commune with humanity.
Now that we have entered the year 5784 — which has been declared the year of OPEN DOORS — I find it amazing how God is so wonderfully perfect in all His ways and unfathomable in wisdom that He has been calling us to a time of repentance that would literally usher us into our divinely open doors.
These “Doors” — I believe — are ACCESS TO HIM through HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus said, “I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).
You see, REVELATION OF WHO THE FATHER is comes from THE KNOWLEDGE of THE SON, and that KNOWING will come from TIME SPENT WITH HIM.
So we must understand that these DOORS are FATHER and SON and The HOLY SPIRIT is bidding us now to COME!
I believe that the veils have been lifted, and now God is inviting us to come into HIS HOLY PLACE.
Brethren, I believe that this is the time for us to transition from the outer courts and into the HOLY OF HOLIES but no flesh (sin, carnality) can enter there.
The Holy of Holies is the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle, where God’s Presence appeared, where there would be tangible evidence of His Glory.
In Leviticus 16:2, God told Moses He would appear in the cloud over the mercy and no one but the High Priest could enter hence the need for the veil.
God is doing an inviting and wants to bring us His children into a realm of divine encounters and translations, it is up to us to be open and positioned when He does so in His Sovereignty. It’s time to be transfigured in His Presence.
People of God, I submit to you that THIS IS THE SEASON when God doesn’t only want us to know only His hand as the children of Israel — but to KNOW HIS HEART, HIS MIND, HIS NATURE, HIS WILL like Moses, and for many of us who desire to see the glory of God as Moses and speak with Abba face to face this is the time!
The opportunity is being presented to us to KNOW God is His fullness and this is the opportunity being presented to us to COME.
I believe The Holy Spirit spoke these words to me and say: “This is My Invitation to My Children to come into My Presence that may find rest for their souls.
Come, that I may show them that I AM no distant Father, but their sins have separated them from Me.
Come, let Me lavish them with My Goodness and Grace them with My favor and love. Oh that My Children would come to KNOW Me — not from what they have been taught that I AM — but the Truth of Who I AM that is revealed through My Son.
The awesome mystery of their creation and existence, the polarities, the existential truth.
I long for them to know My Fullness and all that is within Me for them.”
“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
God with us and we with God!
♦ As many of us have desired directions for our lives, I believe that God wants to give us the Revelation and Instructions we need for the next level of our lives, ministry, assignments, destinies.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delighteth in His way,” Psalm 37:23
♦ He wants to heal us, emotionally, spiritually, physically, heal minds even many have experienced so much trauma, hurt, disappointments and hope differed.
♦ He wants to bring reconciliation even in families, estranged godly relationships, destiny helpers that eluded us.
♦ He wants to restore us.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25
EVERYTHING that was destroyed, wasted, spoiled even because of our own transgressions He wants to restore..
Isaiah 54:8 says in a little anger I turned My Face from you for a moment — but with everlasting kindness I will have Mercy.
1 Peter 5:10 says after you have suffered a little while, the God of Grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ will HIMSELF restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
♦ He wants to prosper us, IT IS HIS WILL.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”” Psalm 35:27
♦ God wants to cover us even in this time of shaking and distress on the earth.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” Psalm 91ff
♦ God wants to give us innovative and creative ideas so we may live abundantly, show us how to be good stewards of great wealth. In time of famine we shall be fed.
Let us be grateful and accept The Father’s invitation to COME.
“and the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.” Leviticus 16:2
~ Syreeta Thomas