PRAYER CALL TONIGHT WITH LORI PERZ! 9pm EST. Learn about the new season and new decade we are entering into. Key to laying tracks to your future! Conference call number: 641-715-3605 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us!
SEPT. 7-8 GLORY TRAIN—THE TRACKS TO YOUR FUTURE!
with Emma Stark, Jon & Jolene Hamill, held at The Gate DC & Whole Word Fellowship (same place). Join us as we launch the next phase of the Glory Train movement in Northern Virginia. Make plans now!
SEPT. 13-14 CROWN & THRONE SCHOOL with Jamie Fitt, 3502 Scotts Lane Bldg 4, Philadelphia PA.
DEAR ISSACHAR WATCHMEN,
THE STORM HAS TURNED. Challenges to America abound, but nothing compared to the full onslaught of a Category 5 hurricane hitting our land. That said, our hearts go out to the courageous people of the Bahamas. Lets pray for and invest in their recovery efforts!
And please continue to keep watch over our nation at this critical time. As I have mentioned since the beginning of the prayer project, my strongest burden remains the prevention of terror strikes around this time. Others such as Lynnie Harlow have confirmed and added to this sense. Please keep all vigilance.
And at the same time, lets lay the tracks for our future! You don’t want to miss this weekend’s prophetic gathering with Emma Stark, Jolene and myself. We are launching the next phase of the Glory Train. Strong teaching will be combined with real-time prophetic words. And a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT is coming from Jolene and me this Sunday…
Laying the tracks to your future… with 2020 vision!
Today we have a real blessing for you with this focus as well! Lori Perz, an Issachar prophet and longtime member of our Gideon Group, has compiled key insights for this season, for 2020, and even the upcoming decade. As I read through the points my spirit resounded. We want you to be enriched. So we are giving you bullet points now and you will also hear from Lori tonight!
LORI PERZ—TRACKS TO YOUR FUTURE—NEW HEBREW SEASON
“Know the importance of the season you’re in and a wise son you will be” (Prov. 10:5).
Elul—Repentance, Intimacy, Harvest
We have just entered into the Hebrew month of Elul, from September 1-29. During this month we go from a NARROW place to a BROAD place. It’s a time of change. The acrostic bears out the romance between the Bridegroom and His Bride.“I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved’s is mine.” It’s a special time for INTIMACY with God!
The Hebrew word Elul actually means “to search.” It is tied to harvest. a time of searching our hearts. Therefore Elul is also a month of TESHUVAH or repentance as we move into the Hebrew new year, the 10 Days of Awe, and Yom Kippur. Teshuvah means to return. It’s a time of returning wholeheartedly to the Lord, of returning to our first love! From Acts 3:19-21: And now you must repent and turn back to God so that your sins will be removed, and so that times of refreshing will stream from the Lord’s presence.
Note that “times of refreshing” can also be translated “cooling breeze,” which occurs only here in the New Testament. This hints of the time when God walked with Adam in the cooling breeze of the day.
40 Days to Ascend Mountain
Elul 1 through Yom Kippur, from September 1-October 9, marks a 40 day window for Teshuvah and drawing close to the Lord. Sept. 1-Oct. 9. Please consider how you can set yourself apart to the Lord afresh in these 40 days! According to Jewish tradition, after the first set of the Ten Commandments were broken, Moses ASCENDED the MOUNTAIN a second time on Rosh Chodesh Elul in order to receive the second set, and returned forty days later on Yom Kippur.
What does this mean for you? Elul is an invitation for each of you to ascend and COME UP HIGHER. To receive from the Lord. Also, just as God wrote on the stone tablets, He is going to WRITE on the TABLET of your heart TODAY.
Elul became a month where the Lord worked with His leaders to repair the original intention of His covenant. We are definitely in this season today!
This is exemplified by Nehemiah, who completed the restoration of the walls of Jerusalem during this time. Nehemiah began his RESTORATION of Jerusalem’s GATES and WALLS on the 4th of AV (August 5). 52 days from this is Elul 25 (September 25). God is speaking about the RESTORATION of our GATES and WALLS, in our families, cities and nations!
Elul, Tribe of Gad—Enlarging God’s Domain
The Hebrew tribe associated with this month is the tribe of Gad. Moses blessed the tribe of Gad, saying, “Blessed is he who enlarges Gad’s domain! Gad lives there like a lion, tearing at arm or head. He chose the best land for himself; the leader’s portion was kept for him. When the heads of the people assembled, he carried out the LORD’s righteous will, and his judgments concerning Israel”.
Joshua gave Gad the best of the new land as they took the Promised Land because they obeyed God and punished Israel’s wicked enemies (Deut. 32:20-21). Gad was one of the tribes who were fiercely committed in the fight to conquer the land as God commanded.
The Gadites fought valiantly for their inheritance and land but did not stop there. They crossed the Jordan with the other tribes and helped them to take the inheritance He provided. This shows a maturity and a selflessness which qualified them to receive God’s best. We need to exemplify the same qualities if we want to be chosen and empowered to build God’s kingdom in this hour!
Elul—“the King is in the Field”
A phrase for ELUL is “The King is in the field”. This was a time when the king of Israel would set up a tent in a field and come out of the palace to visit with his people. Our King Jesus lives IN us and is always WITH us, but this is a special time of closeness with our King.
Of course, the reason the king met with his people in the field was because his people were in the field! They were harvesting, and preparing the ground for the future.
So maybe it is not a coincidence that the WORLD PLOWING CONTEST was held around this time in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota! It’s been 30 YEARS since this contest was in America. More than 30,000 people from all over the world came to HARVEST the FIELDS!
The Hebrew word Elul actually comes from a root word meaning “harvest!” And maybe it’s not a coincidence that Chuck Pierce released a word at the beginning of 2019 that it was a “Year to Plow.” Can’t make this stuff up…
The KING IS IN THE FIELDS of Minnesota and our nation in a new way in this month of Elul. Minnesota has long been called “the threshing floor and altar of the nation.” He sovereignly appointed Minnesota, the Threshing Floor and Altar of the Nation, to bring the NATIONS here for HARVEST! And our state carries an OX ANOINTING! The apostolic, plowing, warring, governmental anointing to BREAK OPEN THE WAY for harvest as forerunners!
September 17—Netanyahu Elections, Constitution Day!
September 17 is CONSTITUTION DAY in the United States. Amazingly, September 17 also marks the date of Israel’s elections. There were elections in the spring but Prime Minister Netanyahu was not able to form a coalition; this is “Round 2.” We must cover this time in prayer!
The U.S. Constitution is our FOUNDATIONAL document. Israel is having elections that will form a new FOUNDATION for their government. We are two COVENANT nations, and God is speaking about the FOUNDATIONS of these two COVENANT NATIONS being established and converging.
September 29—New Hebrew Year 5780!
We are shifting from 5779 to 5780 on the evening of September 29. This is the Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah. We’re moving from “9 to 10.”
Here are a few brief insights. Much more to come! But according to prophet Barbie Breathitt, the number “10” is linked to the following precepts. First, law and order, including Divine order. Secondly, full manifestation or fullness of time. Third, the number symbolizes completion. Fourth, the number “10” is linked with pastoral ministry.
‘70s to ‘80s—From Seeing to Saying!
This Feast of Trumpets also marks a new Hebraic decade. From 70’s to 80’s! This time marks not only a shift to a new decade, but a NEW ERA.
The current Hebraic decade of 70 is Ayin, which means “to SEE.” We have been in a key decade for SEEING. It also means “come out of captivity and be restored.” This is what God has been doing for the past 10 years! And the foundation that has been laid in our lives and in the midst of the body of Christ has been incredible. Now God is building upon this foundation.
The Hebraic decade of 80’s is connected to Hebrew Letter PEY which means: MOUTH, SPEAK, WORD, BREATH, EXPRESSION. It is tied to our mouth. This shift into a new decade is about a shift from seeing, understanding and insight into actually expressing it and speaking it out loud. We will see, and we will say!
The eye is a gate to SEE the reality/heavenly perspective and the MOUTH is the gate to bring it into reality.We are made in God’s image so our words have CREATIVE POWER; they create our world!
We are moving from SEEING to SAYING. A major shift into DECLARING and DECREEING prophetically. Kingly, governmental intercession and worship. It’s time to OPEN up our MOUTHS and CREATE!
Psalm 126 provides a good template for what the Lord desires to do in this coming decade:
“When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth [PEY] was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad!”
AYIN was the decade where we came OUT of CAPTIVITY and now we ASCEND MT. ZION! We DREAM again and our MOUTHS (Pey) are filled with LAUGHTER and our tongues with SINGING! Watch how what God does in your life will bring such gladness, you will be in shock and awe!
A Moses Decade—A Freedom Movement!
A final point—we’ll close out with this. It’s important to note that 80 is the age that Moses attained when when he led the Israelites out of Egypt. We are entering a Moses decade… for a freedom movement!
The number 80 is also the same value found in the word “yesod”, meaning “foundation” and “gevurah” meaning “strength.” God is saying that this is a decade to STRENGTHEN your FOUNDATIONS.
“With him (Moses) I speak MOUTH TO MOUTH, even openly, and not in dark sayings, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant, against Moses?” (Numbers 12:8).
NO KING BUT JESUS…