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Elul: A Time To Draw Near To God

This is a An Appointed Time and Your New Beginning 

You may or may not know that on God’s divine calendar we are well into the Hebrew month of Elul; the Lord’s special season of “teshuvah” and return. The key symbol for this season is the shofar or the trumpet. The sounding of the shofar is a powerful 40-day period to alert us to be prepared for the appointed times of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot—the Feast of Tabernacles.

The 30 days of Elul is sometimes called the month of mercy and illustrates God doesn’t want to catch us unaware that He is doing something very special. So for weeks, He has His priests blow the trumpet in Zion and sound the alarm from His holy mountain. (Joel 2)

Leviticus 23 describes these not as Jewish feasts which they certainly are but notice God calls them “My feasts” – the feasts of the Lord are the appointed times. These Biblical holidays and feasts aren’t just for Jews, they are for us as believers who are “grafted into” the rich heritage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They are ordained by God Himself as windows of opportunity for blessing and breakthrough.

A Divine Wake Up Call

It’s God’s divine wake-up call for every believer. He’s calling you and me to return to Him. In Hebrew, it’s called “teshuvah.” One of the great rabbis from the Middle Ages, Maimonides, once wrote:

“There is a hidden message we are supposed to infer by listening to the shofar. It suggests to say: ‘Sleeping ones! Awaken from your sleep! Slumbering ones! Awaken from your slumber! Examine your deeds. Remember your Creator and do teshuvah.’

It is during this special time, that we offer a free 40-day devotional for you to journey with us as Pastor Larry teaches on the meaning behind the shofar and what this appointed time means for you.

The sound of the shofar is a breakthrough for you today, and we are confident that it will encourage you and bring new revelation to your spiritual life. Although the devotion was set to begin on August 28th to continue through Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, you can begin at any time.

Sign up today, blow your own shofar, and ignite the purposes of God in your life!

Elul is A Time When You Can Draw Near To God

The spirit of God is exhorting us to have an up-to-date record of charitable works and acts of kindness. That’s because God doesn’t want us to miss out on His outpouring of spiritual and financial breakthroughs and blessings.

One of the key scriptures for this time of year is: “Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.”- Isaiah 55:6

Ancient biblical wisdom teaches that this is the time when “the King is in the field!” Your field is symbolic of your place of business, your career, where you earn your livelihood, and your investments.

It’s no coincidence the Hebrew word for offering is “korban” which means “to draw near.” Your First Fruits offering is a huge key. It’s how God prearranged for you to draw near to His presence, His power, and His promises. Praise God!

As you draw near to the Lord in prayer with praise and thanksgiving and by being a blessing to others, God promises to draw near to you with blessing, favor, and prosperity. Your First Fruits offering plays a key role in manifesting this promise.

He Who Has Ears To Hear

Those who lay hold of this First Fruits revelation are heading toward a much higher level of blessing, favor, and prosperity. It’s all directly related to scriptures like these:

“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

Our God is a gracious Father, amen! His goal is to fill us with overflowing joy and prosperity. One key is to develop a prosperous soul. Another is to favor His righteous causes.

You Still Have Time to Do Some Good Works.

There’s still time to make some changes in your life. God has given you a chance to get some good works done before He opens the book, and then closes it. Plant seeds of kindness, forgiveness, and joy. Feed a child, take care of an elderly Holocaust survivor, and bring an at-risk Ethiopian Jews home to Jerusalem. We love to share the Jewish expression, “If you save a life, it is as if you saved the whole world.”

James spoke about this season in James 4:6; “…But He gives more grace.” Therefore, He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up”.

God Wants to Abundantly Bless You in Every Area of Your Life

Soon God will determine your blessing for all of next year. He doesn’t want you to miss a single blessing. He’s happy when all your bills are paid, your body is healed, and your family is serving Him. Your gifts of charity, or tzedakah, tithe, and First Fruits offering, open the windows of Heaven over your life for an entire, next year. They bring a 30, 60, and 100-fold blessings. Your good deed causes God to rebuke the enemy, Satan, the devourer, who steals, kills, and destroys. Your heart to help others says, “It’s not just about me,” brings God’s blessings into your life. Hear the shofar, wake-up, do good deeds and expect a year of God’s best for your life.

Making A Difference Together

There’s no better righteous cause than when it comes to being a blessing to Israel and the Jewish people.

Notice it’s not an instruction to blow the shofar, but rather to hear the voice of the shofar. What is God saying? He’s asking all of us to be spiritually sensitive . . . to let the sound of the shofar inspire us and motivate us to be sure our priorities line up with His. Use your faith and with a spirit of expectation step out and sow your First Fruits seed. This is how you produce a harvest.

With your help, we’ve already sown well over a million dollars this year into our prophetic Project Aliyah outreach.

In addition, we are also providing hundreds of elderly Jews and Holocaust survivors with Rosh Hashanah holiday food boxes. There’s no doubt that God is going to honor you for this.

As you prepare your First Fruits offering, we want to come into agreement according to the Word of God. We are standing in faith with you for every First Fruits promise to manifest in your life—quickly and abundantly.

For any size Sukkot First Fruits offering to support Project Aliyah and help Jews return to Israel, we will gift you an LHM custom, Ancient Past 16 months 2022-2023 calendar. It includes additional information on Shabbat, Biblical Feasts and Holidays, and more. Also, be sure to check out the three exclusive LHM shofars in this month’s thank you gifts.

Let the sound of God’s shofar touch your heart once again . . . and together, we will continue to fulfill this great, end-time prophetic calling.

Get Ready!
Larry Huch Ministries

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