This time each year is important because it prophetically sets the course for the upcoming year. It is the time between the Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah (September 21–22, 2017), and the Day of Atonement, called Yom Kippur (September 30, 2017). Even though we are no longer under the Law of Moses, God still operates on the Jewish calendar.
Your book in Heaven reconciled
We are in a time of reaping what was promised to us 2 years ago (and beyond). What has appeared to be a 2-year delay is actually part of God’s plan to strengthen you and align you for this new season.
Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. Malachi 3:16 NIV
God has captured your prayers and tears in a scroll or book of remembrance and these books are now being reconciled in Heaven. God has not forgotten your requests nor the things that He has promised you.
September will be the start of a great reconciliation of things forgotten. This is going to be a rebirthing time for many people. Personal revival and refreshment is coming to those who have persevered through the storm.
“On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not. Malachi 3:17–18 NIV
The change that is coming will cause those who love to be promoted to new levels. Loving is God’s greatest commandment and His love is a gift we can give and receive. Many have abandoned love and have allowed hatred to enter their hearts. God is going to bring a change and release new levels of His love for people.
What to expect this year
God is going to reveal to you over the next few months the things you will need for the new year. 2018 is an important year because it is a time of realignment for the coming revival. God is moving on people who have been wounded or rejected by Christianity or considered outcasts by the current church.
There are over a billion people who are ripe and ready for this new move. God is looking for people to lay it all down, just like the early disciples laid down their nets, businesses and families to follow Jesus. God is going to move on people who are willing to step away from older methods that are no longer effective and step into new strategies coming now from Heaven.
Revival of new, not old
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV
God is releasing something totally new from Heaven. We are about to experience an amazing revival that has been prophesied for decades. The late prophet Bob Jones and others saw a revival coming similar to the Jesus People movement of the 1970s. This movement was offensive to the Church and Christians of that time.
Over one billion people are on the list to be reached by this revival. It will require love and grace to reach those who have been wounded and driven away from God or deeper into darkness. God “is love” and Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2 NIV
Beware of the recent revival of hatred. Demonic forces of violence and division have been released on the Earth in the past year. This is exactly opposite of what God is about to release. Satan often opposes and tries to stop revivals and moves of God before they come. This has been going on around the world, as a sudden surge of anger and revenge has entered the hearts of many people. But God’s plan is to release a revival of love and grace.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28–29 NIV
God is also shaking things so that your foundation will be firmly established and you will be able to handle the new levels and anointing that are coming to you over the next few months. This is not intended to harm you, but to strengthen and prepare you for some amazing things ahead!
Don’t look at the storm, but keep your eyes on what is coming!