This is the time each year that is important for your life, as it sets the course for you prophetically for the upcoming year.
It is the Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah—October 2–4, 2016, and the Day of Atonement, called Yom Kippur—October 11–12, 2016. Even though we are no longer under the Law of Moses, God still operates on the Jewish calendar.
Historically, Jewish people believe that God examines our lives during the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to see if we are ready for spiritual advancement, or promotion, to a new level of maturity.
Whether you are aware of it or not, this is a time when you are able to hear God more clearly and gain direction. The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called the Days of Awe.
Many people have been going through difficult times and we are seeing and feeling a sense of unrest. There has been heavy spiritual warfare, bad weather patterns and attacks of the enemy. In the midst of these difficulties, I want to encourage you to hang on, as something new is coming.
The enemy does not want us to see what it is that is coming. He is throwing everything he has at distracting us by getting us to look at the storm, rather than the solution God is bringing.
My Daily Prophetic Word for October 1, 2016, was, “A new gate in the spirit is opening over you that is going to change the spiritual atmosphere.”
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” Psalm 24:7 KJV
Something major shifted into place on that day, as God began releasing new strategies and assistance from Heaven. In the midst of unrest, God opened up a new Gate of Rest for us to enter into.
To survive and thrive during this time of transition, it is important to get God’s perspective and trust that He is still in charge and has not forgotten you. God is inviting you to enter into His rest, in which you can find peace during this time of transition.
During the Days of Awe, the books of Heaven are opened over us. Daniel 7:10 shows us that there are books, or scrolls, in Heaven that are opened and the Courts of Heaven review them. These books can be about us personally, as in Psalm 139:16, or about greater global issues. They contain blueprints and strategies needed to advance the Kingdom of God in our lives and on Earth.
I have had several encounters in the Courts of Heaven over the past couple of months; something special is happening this year. There is a higher level examination of our lives happening that is going to bring about new promotions and assignments that affect the next 7 years of our lives. I saw the Daniel 7 Court of Heaven taking place over people.
”As I looked, ‘thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.’” Daniel 7:9-10 NIV
The Lord told me that this is a very rare time, as it is a rare event to have the Ancient of Days court session. It is the highest court and level of authority in Heaven. The Father is rendering decisions and judgments for those who have been called to be part of this next move of God. Many have been over-attacked by the enemy, and have felt they failed or have been forgotten.
All that is happening right now, is happening to set the stage for one of the greatest shows on Earth. Things have already started taking place for a new revival that will become more evident in 2017.
There are pockets of God’s glory and fire now being released. There is a lot of repositioning happening, and from now through the end of the year we will get more clarity on this.
“Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1 NIV
There are going to be 2 moves of God. The first is inside the Church and in the lives of Christians—it is designed to awaken and prepare us.
The second is a wave of revival that will be geared to those who have been rejected by Christians or considered unclean or even an abomination. What is coming might seem to be a stretch to many people, as some of our current ways of doing things will not work to reach those who have been rejected.
On September 22, I was awakened at 2:30 AM, and the Holy Spirit said “Get up, because an important counsel meeting has taken place.” I saw, in the spirit, members of the Counsel of Heaven; I heard the late prophet, Bob Jones, speaking to them. During his life, Bob was on Earth to release a great revival that would be over one billion people, people who would be a radical group for God. This never took place, before his death in 2014.
But God has not forgotten Bob’s life and ministry, and it is now time for this revival to start.
In the counsel meeting, the Lord was making plans for this new movement. I saw transitional teams of angels being dispersed. Assignments were being given to people who will be part of this new move. There will not be only one person who will lead it. I saw the hidden ones starting to awaken. These are the ones who, like Joseph in Genesis 41, had been hidden in prison, then came on the scene and changed the course of history through the prophetic and dream interpretation.
The Lord has issued a decree from Ezekiel 36 that will start happening now. I had previously released a prophetic word about this happening, as He was calling the weak sheep defenders, you can read that prophetic word, from this summer, here. This is going to be a wave of reviving those who have been wounded by Christianity.
Many of those who are called to be part of these new movements have been discouraged and in the dark night of the soul, or wilderness. Then I heard from the Lord to prophesy, Ezekiel 37, a call to the valley of the dry bones and to awaken those who will have ears to hear.
I began to prophecy this over people during this encounter:
“Then He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! … I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life”’ …. ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from four winds and breath into these slain, that they may live.’” Ezekiel 37:4-9 NIV
I, the Lord, am breathing new life into you so that you can raise up the army that is coming forward in 2017. For this reason, I am going to move fast and I am going to move furiously in your life. I am going to pour out My fire and glory upon you. I am going to realign you into a place of effectiveness.
I got the revelation in this article only halfway through this 2016 period of the 10 Days of Awe. These are some of the most powerful encounters I have had in my life.
But at the same time, I have been going through some very extreme warfare against me, my family and team—so please be praying for us. It is going to be good, and worth it all. I will be releasing the things I get from the Lord, in addition to this word. Yom Kippur, which starts today, is usually the time I get the most revelation about what is coming.
P.S. You can expect to hear God more clearly during this time, and maybe you already have! If you have received a prophetic word or God has revealed something to you, I encourage you to check out my brand new book, God Spoke, Now What? Activating Your Prophetic Word. I wrote this book to give you practical ways to know what to do with the things God speaking to you.
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.