Posted by: cindybythesea | August 16, 2015

A Time to Prepare

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It’s been hot here in New Mexico. And yesterday, I ventured out midday to the annual county fair to see the prize-winning pickles, pies, arts, crafts and livestock of my fellow New Mexicans; San Juan County specifically. It was easy to see how much time work and preparation had gone into each entry. It’s an end of summer kind of thing that Americans all over the country enjoy with carnival style rides for the kids, cotton candy and one of my all time favorites – roasted corn on the cob.

But, that was yesterday August 15. Today (August 16)  begins a new month (on the Hebrew calendar that is) the month of Elul. It’s a very special month that speaks specifically of “harvest”. In fact, that is what Elul means – harvest. It’s the twelfth month on the Jewish civil calendar and the sixth month on the Jewish religious calendar leading up to the end of the Hebrew year 5775.

There are a lot of things interesting about the month of Elul. And one of the things I find most fascinating is from some information I found at Servant of Messiah Ministries.

In an article titled, August: Repentance Month, they point out the significance of the positioning of this sixth month (Elul) between the 4th and 5th months (Tammuz and Av)–  and the 7th month, the month of Tishri.

The 4th and 5th months are months marked by the sin of the golden calf (idolatry) and the 12 spies who gave a bad report and the 7th month, the month of Tishri, the month of judgment.

That leaves the sixth month, (the month of Elul) in between and there is a reason for that.  For the month of Elul is a very special time for preparation for what is ahead and for getting right with God. And to mark this very important month, the Shofar, the rams horn is sounded to serve as a wake up call to all sleepers to wakeup and be ready for the time for harvest (judgment) is come.

Next month as many of you know there will be a convergence of signs as related to Bible prophecy not previously seen at any other time in history. The biggest of which is the fourth and final blood moon ( a super moon, none the less) which appears over Jerusalem on September 28. And, if you don’t know much about that or would like to know more, I would encourage you to take some time to research. The internet is loaded with information on the subject right now with Christians and Jews all around the world watching closely at the many events converging next month.  Mark Biltz, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and Paul Grevas are three who have done some excellent work in this area and will get you up to speed.

Signs, Signs, Every Where Signs –

Not a biblical sign per se, but, I have been watching with interest the contamination of the Animas River here where I live. On August 5, a variety of heavy metals from the long defunct Gold King Mining operation flooded into the Animas River turning its normally clear waters a brackish shade of yellow/orange. And, while the waters have now cleared up (at least on the surface) there are reports that in addition to the massive contamination of August 5 there are also some 230 old mines in the area which have been leaking heavy metals in to this river and others for years with a reported 40 percent of river headwaters in the West affected by it. Wow!  And no one is monitoring the situation or doing anything about it. Well, given the mining history of the area, its actually no surprise – but, what I do find interesting is this:

The mine: The Gold King Mine

The river: The Animas (Spanish for spirit, soul – our English word animated would be a derivative of it).

The river down stream that it flowed in to likewise contaminating: The San Juan (Spanish for St. John – as in St. John, the apostle and writer of the book of Revelation).

Do you see a picture emerging? Gold, money, wealth, the things of this world polluting and contaminating the spirit to the point of rendering them useless and unfit as far as God’s kingdom is concerned. For the Bible tells us, one cannot serve both God and money. Hmmmm …..

People, the world is in serious trouble – and outside of Jesus there is no way out. The chickens have come home to roost, you might say. The weight of sin on creation, the weight of sin in our lives has reached a crushing level and things cannot and will not continue the way that they have been. Without the intervention of Almighty God, the Bible says that no flesh would survive what is now directly ahead.

Just look around. Massive animal die offs. Fish in the Pacific also dying and grotesquely deformed – think Fukushima. Isis, terror and brutality at an almost unthinkable level. The very real threat of global nuclear war, financial collapse, earthquakes, volcanoes, famines and racial strife. There is no place and no peoples on earth that will not be affected by what is ahead. The clock is ticking and the time to prepare is NOW!

Therefore friends, I encourage you to draw close to him who has the power over your soul. He loves you and has provided the month of Elul as a symbol of the gap between sin and judgment that is bridged only by his grace. If you have never trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior you can do that now. If you’re not sure how to do that send me a message and I will pray with you and help you in this very important decision.

Until then ….

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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Responses

  1. My dear sister: It is so refreshing to hear from you and the truth you speak; speaks loudly. I am blessed to know you are well and strong in the Lord.

    Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

  2. Cindy…glad to see others recognizing the month of Elul and its meaning, and taking the time to apply the spiritual preparation called for a Yeshivah…see a post I currently have which provides a guide through the next 30-days. …..MARANATHA

    AWAKE – REPENT – LOOK UP
    Teshuvah A Spiritual Preparation for the Day of the Lord
    http://watchmansview.com/ELUL_2015.html

    “For the day of the Lord is at hand…The great day of the Lord is near; It is near and hastens quickly” Zephaniah 1:7,14

    The forty-day season called Teshuvah (return or repentance) starts thirty days before the Feast of Trumpets, and is a shadow of God’s prophetic plan.

    At the link above are 30-days of links to select readings, thoughts, prayers and verses to meditate on for each day of the Hebrew month of Elul in preparation for the potential of the Day of the Lord. We are not stating that this September is the Day of the Lord, however, per the signs of the season we are currently in (see “Awesome Signs, Wonders & Insights of 2015” http://watchmansview.com/Signs_%26_Wonders_of_GOD.html and “The 777.7 Coincidence!!?? – The Blood Moons & Shmeta Link” http://watchmansview.com/Commentary_-_The_777.7_Coincidence%21%21.html, it certainly is possible that the Lord could return at anytime!! A HIGH WATCH TIME on the prophetic calendar! The evidence in the Signs and Wonders should draw the believer who is paying attention into a reasonable verdict, and so much so as the year and day approaches. The Teshuvah is a good thing to do every year at this time, just in case that year is the year of our harpazo!

  3. I was just thinking about you recently so I was glad to log into my email and find this recent post. Thank you and blessings to you and your family.

  4. Cahn does not believe in that Yeshua is the Messiah and writes fiction. Why care what he says

    [You are mistaken. Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Jew who does believe in Jesus. His works of fiction illustrate spiritual truth. We are tremendously blessed to have him as a leading voice at this particular time in history. C]


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