As we close out the final month of this Jubilee Year (9/23/15 – 10/2/16), I find myself writing with a heart full of gratitude. The Lord our God is faithful and true. He is good. And His mercy endures forever.

Beloved, the justice and mercy of God do not always arrive in packages that are clearly labeled and understood. In fact, it is my experience that the opposite is often true. There are times when we do not see a package at all, and if we happen to recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives there is rarely a label identifying His perfect plan and purpose. Yes, we may have an “unction” in a certain direction or an “idea” of what He is doing in a given season, but this mysterious Creator God loves to leave us guessing. It may seem cruel, but it is ultimately His divine wisdom and way of inviting us into deeper intimacy with Him. The less we know, the more we seek Him for answers … if our hearts are truly set on knowing Him and fulfilling His will.

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Never early … Never late … always right on time. This is our God. Yet, He chooses to help us work the muscle of faith by waiting until the eleventh hour to answer prayer and reveal Himself at times. In this “eleventh hour” of the Jubilee Year, I believe with my whole heart that we will see God move in supernatural ways. I believe He is about to show up and show out in our lives. I believe He is going to make this a September to remember! Truly … expect your world to be rocked with Jubilee goodness this month, Beloved. Only believe!!!

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9

This Scripture has been on my mind the past few days. I believe it is a word for September. If your eyes, ears, or mind can conceive it, Beloved, you have not yet experienced the fullness of God’s promises for your life. This verse reminds us that God is BIGGER and so much BETTER than anything we could conjure up ourselves. There is so much MORE IN STORE for you, and for me, and for all who LOVE THE LORD!!!!

I see some promises being fulfilled this month that have seemed to take a lifetime to come to fruition. I hear the Lord saying, “I waited until Jubilee so you will know my Word is true.” His WORD, the Bible … His WORD made flesh, Jesus Christ … and His WORD spoken directly to you, the promises over your life … you will know ALL are TRUE in this time and season. Prepare your heart for a blessing, Beloved. Stay in faith. Rebuke fear. Walk in perfect love. And TRUST His perfect leadership.

GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE, BELOVED!!!! He is SINGLE-MINDED towards you. He does not stray or falter. He is NEAR. His desire is FOR you, and His promises are YES and AMEN. He is a GOOD GOOD God, a HAPPY Father, and His dreams for your life are beyond anything your finite mind could conceive. Expect the unexpected in September, treasured one. Expect to be blessed!

FINAL COUNTDOWN

I am hearing, “It’s the Final Countdown” in my spirit right now. There is a swirl of excitement and anticipation around me as I write.

We are in the Final Countdown of the Jubilee Year, Beloved. Set your heart with expectation for God to make Himself known in beautiful ways. Every 50 years, the Lord decides to bless His people with restoration, reconciliation, and freedom in a special way. This is that. Enjoy the remaining days and hours in this once-in-a-lifetime season.

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The month of September ushers in football season (War Eagle!) and brings with it the beginning of Fall … a new season of life, fun, laughter, community, and refreshing is upon us! Finally! I don’t know about you, but the refining fire of summer has been a little hotter than I bargained for. I’m ready for some crisp air and a cool breeze. Thank You, Lord, for seasons.

Some dates to pay attention to this month:

9/11 … NFL kickoff … pay attention on this day … the Lord is stirring something up … there is an urgency about His plans … there is an excitement about His strategy … He is building a WINNING TEAM, Beloved … He CANNOT lose … He has VICTORY on His mind … IT’S GAME TIME, BABY!!!! Get ready, get ready, get ready. Suit up and show up! God will do the rest.

9/22 … The first day of Fall … expect to feel a literal swirl of refreshing around you on this day. Look forward to it. Get excited about. The season is SHIFTING, Beloved! I hear the Lord saying, “You have done well.” Close out the remaining dog days of summer with a positive attitude and a heart full of expectation. This new season will bring with it some GOOD NEWS. The remainder of the year (the Jubilee Year and the Gregorian calendar year) will be ENJOYABLE and FUN. Open the windows of your home! Open the windows of your soul! Let the wind of God surround, inspire, and comfort you.

Finally, I hear the Lord saying, “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!” (in His best boxing/wrestling ring announcer voice.) This month will have that energy around it. This boxing/wrestling will release VICTORY into the new season and give you a new name to shine forth as you move forward with the King.

Blessings and Peace to you this month and always!!!

Old School Tunes for the month:

Consider the Cost by Steve Camp

He’s All You Need by Steve Camp