Morning by Morning, September 2 - Exciting Days of September in the Heavens and on the Earth
Good morning, Lord Jesus. O Lord, my God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- I worship You in every dimension of Your Being and welcome You into every dimension of my being, as I begin my day in the communion of prayer with You. ...
"The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world" (Psalm 19:1-4).
Much is happening in the month of September. We'll see the fourth of the four blood moons, where the heavens and earth witness a total lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear red on four Jewish feast days within a two-year period. We'll see the climax of the year of the Shemitah on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, marking the end of a seven-year cycle and which has also marked major economic shaking and upheaval in recent history. We'll see incredible geo-political events, such as the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church speaking to a joint session of Congress for the first time in our history and then speaking to the United Nations on topics of the world-wide climate and world-wide unity, among others. And depending upon the calculation, we may see the beginning of the Year of Jubilee on the Day of Atonement, with the freedom and blessing of rest and restoration that comes every fifty years in the biblical cycles of Sabbath rest and the favor of God (Leviticus 25:8-11, fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, Isaiah 61:1-3 and Luke 4:18-19).
These are exciting days to be alive! And we are honored to be chosen to be alive on the earth in these epic days of Your glory and Your plans in the heavens and on the earth. As You said long ago, "Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it" (Matthew 13:16-17).
As the heavens and the earth declare Your glory, so will we, by the grace of God, seeking to live as lights shining in the darkness (Philippians 2:14-15). No matter what comes, we'll be secure in the One who is our Rock, our Fortress, our Deliverer, our Refuge, our Shield, our Salvation, our Stronghold (Psalm 18:2). Though the heavens may tremble and the earth may shake, we will be firm and safe in Your grip of grace (Hebrews 12:26-29). "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJV). "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe!" (Hebrews 12:28)
Through it all, we can know our God is on His throne! (Psalm 47:8). And we can trust in the One who rules over all: "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, O you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, obedient to His spoken word. Bless the Lord, all His hosts, His ministers that do His will. Bless the Lord, all His works, in all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!" (Psalm 103:19-22) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will know you are safe and secure in the grip of God's grace through these exciting days, where we are chosen and blessed to be alive for the glory of God, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Please come join us Wednesday Night for the
Worship and Healing Service
at Oak Hills Church, Crownridge Campus in San Antonio this Wednesday night at 7pm. I'm excited to be sharing a message of hope and healing, joined by our prayer ministry teams from Rapha God Ministries and Oak Hill Church to pray for everyone.