Tishri: The Shabbat of Months and Open Doors
Judgement, Atonement, a marriage feast, and much more marks this month of Tishri, perhaps the most pivotal and intense month of the year. As we enter into this Holy Month of Tishri, we are reminded of its great significance in the natural and the Spirit for the global body of Yeshua, considering the great judgement that is to come (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), marked by the Feast of Trumpets. There is also the preparation for Yom Kippur on Sep. 25th and Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) beginning Sep. 30th. These days hold the greatest prophetic significance, and as we enter into this new season, the crown of this Biblical year, we do so with humble and contrite hearts. We approach it with the joy of Adonai, with eyes to see and ears to hear what is coming and how to prepare, operating from the victory of Yeshua.
The seventh month marks a month of rest and celebration, just as Shabbat does on the seventh day of the week. Even though feasts abound, it is not a month of commotion and hurried preparation, but a time of deep intimacy with the Great I Am. We move into yet another level of oneness with Him and understand that the High Holidays are not just for fun and a big party, but to grow closer in relationship with God, both personally and corporately. The seven Spirits of God are front and center this month, as is the tribe of Ephraim. An open door stands open in the heavens, and it is our choice whether or not we walk through it. What will you choose?
Mozanaim: Justice and Judgement
The heavens proclaim the glory of Adonai, and this month is no different. The main constellation in the night sky this month is Mozanaim, representing the weighing scales of justice and judgement. However, it is important to contemplate what justice truly means and whether judgement is always negative. God, as a just Judge, always judges fairly. But how does this concept apply to us under the New Covenant? Our role is not to assume the position of judge, as only Adonai can do so with absolute fairness. During this month of Justice and judgement, what then is our role?
In a similar circumstance, when the Samaritans refused to provide accommodation for Yeshua and His disciples on their way to Jerusalem, James and John asked Yeshua if they should call fire down from heaven to destroy them. However, Yeshua rebuked them, saying, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” Only through the Son of Man, Yeshua, can we be saved from a negative judgement. This is the justice of God that we must remember as we enter this new season.
Yet, we must be cautious. The Father is making decrees and judgements over nations, cities, towns, and more during this month. As the global Ekklesia, it is our responsibility to enter the throne room of the Most High and listen to His decrees. We must also remember His promises over our nations, cities, towns, businesses, families, and ourselves. We have the power to release these decrees on earth as they have been released in heaven (Matthew 16:19 AMP). Yeshua referred to James and John as the “Sons of Thunder,” and now we are being called to fulfill that role. As we hear the thunderous voice of Abba Father from heaven, we must agree and witness the decrees manifest like lightning from the throne room. This moment simulates the lightning stretching forth from heaven and simultaneously touching the earth as we align ourselves with the Father’s will.
The fallen kingdom of darkness has extensive plans and schemes across the globe, and this month will witness their implementation on a grand scale. Many of these events must unfold to fulfill Scripture, but the enemy is attempting to hasten the process, which only God has the authority to do. Therefore, let us come into agreement with God’s timeline during this Biblical month. Let us bind and loose that which has already been bound and loosed in heaven for such a time as this.
The year 5784 is symbolized as the year of open doors. In Hebrew, the number 4 corresponds to the letter “dalet” (ד), which signifies a doorway or a path. It represents stability, foundation, and the four corners of the earth from where the Gospel is being proclaimed, ultimately returning to Jerusalem. As we step through the door of this new beginning, the number 4 reminds us to establish a firm foundation in our faith and embrace the divine path that lies ahead. It is important to note that although doors are opening for the sons and daughters of God, this is not the end but rather the beginning. The time for celebration will come at the finish line. However, we should recognize that God’s grace and favor are upon us, and we hold the key of David (Isaiah 22:22) in our hands. This calls us, unlike any generation before, to operate in oneness in both the natural and spiritual realms for the glory of God. It is an exciting time, but we must not misconstrue it as a time solely for celebration. Instead, we should focus on preparation and personal transformation as we enter a year of spiritual warfare and unity with the Great I Am.
If we choose to walk through the door of 5784, particularly during the month of Tishri, the 7th month, we should do so with thanksgiving in our hearts and a reverence for Adonai, as it is the beginning of wisdom. The enemy has already determined their path, but this month calls us to select which master we serve and which door we will enter. During the Feast of Trumpets (Judgement), Yom Kippur (Atonement), and Feast of Tabernacles (Marriage), we have the opportunity to make these choices. The time to decide is now. So, what decisions will you make?
Ephraim: Fruitful Inheritance
In the seventh month, we reflect on the tribe of Ephraim, the youngest son of Joseph, who received the inheritance of the firstborn through Jacob’s prophetic blessing (Genesis 48:16-19). The name Ephraim means “fruitful” and speaks directly to the remnant in this present time. Joseph named his son Ephraim because Adonai had made him fruitful in the land of his suffering (Genesis 41:52). As the global economy shakes, it is an invitation for us to embrace the mantle of Joseph in this specific era. This mantle brings kingdom strategies, grace, favor, understanding, and provision for the present moment. While the world may speak of recession, Adonai declares that we can be fruitful, not only in material provision but also in experiencing a great harvest of salvations around the globe, from the ends of the earth back to Jerusalem.
Jacob prophesied that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations (Genesis 46:19), and Moses prophesied that Ephraim’s reach would extend to the ends of the earth (Deuteronomy 33:17). These prophecies have now been fulfilled. Adonai knows what He has prepared for each one of us, even if we are not yet aware. Just as the wise men brought precious gifts to prepare Yeshua’s family for their journey to Egypt, Adonai is also sending gifts fit for royalty directly from the King of kings to each one of us. Believe it and receive it in the mighty name of Yeshua!
Roaring Power of the Global Shofar Blast
During September 16th-17th, we join together around the world, including here in Jerusalem, to blow the shofar. If you don’t have a shofar or trumpet, use the voice and sound that God has blessed you with and let out the roar of the Lion of Judah that resides within you! Imagine the view from heaven as hundreds of millions of men and women of God sound the trumpet in agreement and unity, proclaiming God’s plan for this year. Like flames of fire and flares in the night sky ascending to heaven, our united sound declares to the King of glory: “Send us, we will go.” Together, we affirm that the end times mission is a “go.” This collective sound resonates on the same day as Yeshua’s likely return and the gathering of the elect from the four corners of the earth (Matthew 24:30-32). As an open heaven takes shape, Adonai is revealing His blueprint not only for this year but for the years to come.
In Joel 2, the prophet Joel blew the trumpet to assemble the people, sanctify them, grant forgiveness, and pour out abundant blessings from the Most High instead of judgement. Gideon went into battle against impossible odds, blowing the shofars, and witnessed the supernatural defeat of the enemy. At the blast of the shofars, the walls of Jericho came tumbling down. Finally, as we sound the shofar on Yom Teruah, we celebrate and rejoice in the supernatural victory that God’s blood has made a reality in our lives. We anticipate the glorious return and coronation of Yeshua the King, for He alone deserves all glory, honor, and praise.
The 7 Spirits of God
Do not underestimate the timing of Adonai. He is always punctual, and His feasts are fixed as markers of the times and seasons we live in. Tishri, the seventh month, has been historically significant in the Word of God. It was during this month that King Solomon transferred the Ark of the Covenant from the Tabernacle of David to the First Temple (1 Kings 8). We can observe a similar, though opposite, transition happening within the Body of Messiah today. Instead of being invited into a fixed building like the First Temple, the Father is calling the remnant to reach out to the people, rather than waiting for the people to come to the church. We are being urged to embody the moving Body in the Tabernacle of David once again, actively advancing the Kingdom, one saved soul at a time. This month also holds significance as Ezra stood in front of the Water Gate, reading the Law to the people who had long turned away from it during the exile in Babylon. He reminded them not to weep but rather to celebrate and rejoice, as Adonai had called them to do so (Ezra 8). Amid the countless feast days celebrated during Tishri, there is one particularly important day – the last day of Sukkot. It was on this day that Yeshua stood in the midst of the Temple complex, addressing everyone during the year’s grandest celebration. He spoke of the rivers of living water that would flow continuously from those who believed in Him, referring to the Holy Spirit that was to be given once He ascended to the throne (John 7:39).
This is the month of the promise of the Comforter, the Counselor, the Revealer – the very Spirit of YHWH dwelling within us. However, if we do not intimately know the seven-fold Spirit of God, we miss out on truly understanding God within us and us within Him. Without comprehending each of the seven spirits, we will not be fully equipped for the season we have entered.
“And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord.
And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make decisions by what His ears hear” (Isaiah 11:1-3).
There are 7, but the one mentioned first is noticed after the naming of the 7: “And He will DELIGHT in the Fear of the Lord.” As we know and experience the reverential awe of God, by entering before His throne through the blood of Yeshua, the closer we get to His feet, the more He reveals what is still unholy within us that needs to be taken care of before we can come closer to holiness. Knowing the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of unlocking access to the other 6 and knowing the Holy Spirit in this month of Tishri like never before in our lives. Let’s drink the spiritual “drano” to unclog anything that is hindering the flow, repent, move forward, and observe the gardens around you grow as the river flows with the Mind of YHWH Himself. In this month of the Holy Spirit, we celebrate the miraculous promises of Adonai from the past, present, and future, and turn the everlasting water on full blast, immersing ourselves and those around us.
For many of us, this Tishri presents a wall before us—a wall of worry, doubt, and frustration—a seemingly immovable obstacle that makes it difficult to see beyond. However, God is calling us to perceive this impenetrable wall not as a solid barrier, but as a wall of water, a waterfall that we must walk through to embrace this new season. It serves as a Mikveh, offering cleansing, healing, and a launching pad into the destiny planned by the Most High. When we immerse ourselves in these cold, refreshing waters, our eyes are opened to the reality of the future that God has in store for us. The enemy tries to blind us with lies of doubt, confusion, and fear, but Tishri should not be feared as a wall; rather, it is a wall of living water that we must walk through to discover the good plans that God has for our lives. It is a time for our faith to be stretched, for us to come closer to one another and to Adonai Himself like never before. Although deceptions may surround the world, the Truth continues to set us free, enabling us to grow into flourishing trees that bear the nine fruits of the Spirit for all to witness. This Tishri promises justice and judgment, open doors, the rise of Ephraim, resounding trumpet blasts across the globe, and an intimate relationship with the seven-fold Spirit of God. Let us eagerly anticipate these blessings. May you grow mightily in the presence of the Most High and enter the water gate of Tishri refreshed and prepared for battle. May Adonai bless and Chag Sameach 📯