Dream 480 – Today is the New Year for Kings and Festivals
Received on Sunday, March 14, 2021
I am so thankful for You! This life is difficult. People are suffering all over the world. It is the ‘Great Turning Away’ from You. My spirit is unsettled. While my sleep is sound, I am struggling to find joy while resting. I have so much to be thankful and joyful for. There is no earthly reason why my spirit is anxious. There has been such an uptick in evil all around us.
While there are still small gestures of kindness, these gestures are few and far between. My husband knows there have been a few very small things that have brought rivers of grief. In my devotional room, I keep a few items that direct me to hold a memory of someone always before me in prayers. This usually consists of an encounter with someone whom You have kept ever before me.
Many of the items are from acquaintances who are now in Heaven. However, others remain here. One item in particular often brings me to tears. I was at a flea market. This was a place where the truly poor go to sell their belongings. It is a place which shutdown six months before COVID-19. My younger son and I would go there because he had a good friend who sold items there.
He would contact my son to let him know and we would make the journey to the market. I saw so much despair in people’s faces. So much of what was there was really in bad shape. Things were chipped, cracked, water damaged or pillaged from abandoned structures. Despite this, I still felt called to go. I had great conversations with so many people there. Their personal stories were heartbreaking.
I felt I may have been the only example of kindness shown to them. The place was small… maybe 30 tiny tables. We didn’t have much to spend. So much was truly junk. I typically had more questions than answers over a variety of objects for sale. It broke my heart as I prayed that You would one day grant me the ability to heal them and set them free.
While some there were ‘dark characters’, almost all were kind, humble and seemingly redeemable. I was even able to share my story with a few. I continued to go until the market finally closed permanently. I enjoyed their kind faces and wonderful stories of hope in the midst of extreme difficulties. There is one day in particular that I will never forget…
The little market was open from 12:00pm noon until 4:00pm on Sunday afternoons. I was always there at later hours. This was because I usually had a dream to write. I would go after handing the dream off for typing and posting. However, on this particular day, I almost did not go. In fact, there was so much holding me back in the natural, it was ridiculous. There was enemy attack after enemy attack.
I then recall saying to You ‘Father, should I even bother today?’ You then replied ‘yes, I have something there for you. It is special to Me.’ With that, I then proceeded to drive there. I arrived at 3:30pm. Some vendors were already packing up as it had been a slow day. I prayed for all of them. I could tell that so many there were downcast because their sales were low.
I had quite a few call out to me to look at various items. One vendor even called out ‘I have something for you for 50 cents.’ I knew if someone was calling to me for 50 cents, they must have had a really bad day. I turned and looked at the item. It was an old compass that was easily worth $75. I didn’t have that much cash on me, but I felt the Lord tell me to give them $20 instead of 50 cents.
Me: “This is worth more than 50 cents. I can’t, in good conscience, give you that. Here, please take this instead.” I handed him a $20 bill.
Man: Looking panicked. “Oh no. I have no change for a $20 bill.”
Me: “No. You are to keep this.”
Man: Looking as if he had just won the lottery. “Bless you! Bless you! May God bless you. Are you sure?”
Me: “God is good. Thank you. I will see you again. Perhaps next week.”
I then turned down a row and saw something on a table. It was a hand carved unfinished large goose decoy. I went straight to it. In my spirit, I knew that this item was what the Lord spoke of in my spirit. When I looked for the salesman, my heart sank. There before me was a boy who looked sickly. He was very thin. He had pale white skin and I could see blue veins at the surface.
He had beautiful kind eyes. He was uncomfortable smiling, but did his best. His clothes were in poor condition. His dad was next to him and seemed very kind as well. They both straightened up and became hopeful when I arrived at their table. I then heard Your Voice speak clearly to me, but where only I could hear it…
Voice of God: “Give them all the money in your wallet. Buy up all they have. They do not want handouts.”
Me: “Hi there. I really love this. How much for it?”
The father nudged the boy. I could tell that the father was instructing the boy on how to present himself. He could barely speak when he finally replied.
Boy: “Would $10 be too much?”
Me: “Hmm. It is a fine piece. Someone took a lot of time with it.”
The boy nodded. He seemed very ill, but I couldn’t tell for sure. I wanted to reach out and hug him to let him know that everything was going to be okay. However, how could I when only God knows the future. I felt a check from the Lord to not hug him. I then looked at some other items on the table. I looked in my wallet and saw that I still had my grocery money of $100. I felt I was to use it all.
Me: “How much if I were to buy everything on this table?”
Boy: Looking at his dad in shock. “Dad?”
Father: “Well, this is a pleasant surprise. We are grocery shopping after this, so it would be nice to not have to pack up all of this. How does $60 sound?”
Voice of God: “Offer what you have and no less.”
Me: “Well, that decoy is really special. It took someone many hours carving it, but never finished it. It seems like life does that to us. This vase over here is special as well. I don’t feel comfortable giving you less than what I have.”
Man: Thinking I meant the opposite. “Well, I can take $40 for this if this is better for you.”
Me: “Here, how does $100 sound?” I handed the father the cash.
Father: Mouth wide open in shock. “That is too much. We can’t possibly…”
Me: “You don’t understand. I love this decoy. It is special. Your items are in great condition. I feel like I am being called upon to give you all of this. There is a reason that God sent me here today.” I smiled at the boy and he had the biggest grin. “I have the perfect spot for these items.”
Father: “You have no idea what this means to us.”
Me: “Perhaps not, but God sure does. It is all His anyway.”
I smiled as the father nodded his head. I wasn’t sure if he was agreeing with ‘The God Part’ though. The look upon the boy’s face was a priceless gift, a true treasure I will never forget. While I sensed the boy was around 11 years old, his illness instead made him look around 8 years old. My throat cracked as I said goodbye…
Me: “I hope to see you again another day.”
After that, I went out to my car and cried. Well, that same wooden goose is staring at me right now. It has been two or three years since my encounter with the boy and his dad. I went back several times after this, but never saw them again. I just know that, if this boy had died, he would be in Your arms.
While tomorrow is the Ides of March (March 15, 2021), today (March 14, 2021) is Nisan 1 on the Hebrew calendar. Father, You commanded it as the first day of the New Year every year. However, the importance of this day was forgotten somewhere along the way. Bless this day, Father. Let this month of Nisan be a month of miracles, healing and redemption. Nisan means redemption. It is a good month.
As for last month, the month of Adar, this was a month of great grief. We encountered many troubles and attacks. However, You brought us through them all. Last week marked the 46th Anniversary of my stepdad’s suicide by hanging. He was only 28 years old. I recently found a calendar I had kept when I was 12 years old. I retrieved it at my mom’s memorial.
He died on the evening of March 11th and we found him on the morning of March 12th. This was just a few days after his birthday on March 8th. Just before dying, he gave me a bunch of gifts and keepsakes. I realize now that he was doing this as he had already planned his soon death. I remember how brutal the sting of this loss was for our family every year.
Father, You are mysterious. I have had a lot of bad news during the month of Adar. However, even with everything that happened, You still bring us hope. We once again listened to Jonathan Cahn’s Aaronic Blessing last night. It was wonderful and never grows old. Father, please let the Year of Your Favor begin soon, if not today! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!
Jesus: “Erin, come up.”
I heard a knock on the front door. It was a figure with his back turned. He looked familiar. He turned and there was Raphael. He was smiling.
Me: “Hi Raphael! May I invite you in?”
Raphael: “You are welcome to. However, I have somewhere to take you.”
Me: Smiling. “This house can wait. Let’s go.” I followed him into our yard. “So, where are we going?”
Raphael: “To a vast place. Come.”
I held his arm and we were instantly just below a mountain top. We were standing in a cave overlooking a vast landscape of mountains. The sun was in the west.
Raphael: “God has told you that the ending has a pattern like the beginning. As you have been witnessing certain events, what do you see?”
Me: “Well, in the beginning, God created the world and man. The enemy is now destroying men and women and corrupting them. He is even changing their DNA and experimenting on them. The distinction between male and female is being removed. God’s Creation is no longer held as being worthy. The corruption of all good is bad and all bad is good. It is like a tidal wave of lies. Man has fallen fast.
“There is the destruction of man and woman. There is the destruction of the church. All things holy have been defiled and desecrated. Even calling your mom ‘mom’ or your dad ‘dad’ is now barely permissible. The flood of evil is destroying everything. He is trying to destroy all of God’s Creation. There is barely anyone still good in leadership. Everyone else lives in fear of speaking out.”
Raphael: “Look here, Erin. As far as your eyes can see, God has created this all. From the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. God is alive and therefore so is His Word. He is the God of Truth and His Word is incorruptible. It is holy and His truth reigns.
“He carries a scroll with Him and He shows You His promises are written and signed by Him. He has declared it so and it is therefore true. The enemy now spends his time tearing down truth and causing discouragement. When you see things not happen as you believe they should, the enemy attacks you by twisting the Word of God. The enemy then says things like…
- Perhaps you sinned
- Perhaps you are not worthy enough
- Perhaps you would be better off putting your hopes in what you see and conform to the world
- Don’t renew your mind toward things not seen, but focus on what you see, your new reality
- This type of love is now the new normal
“Erin, these are all lies. God has never changed. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is unchanging. This is the Year of His Remnant, those Redeemed of God, those He has raised up for such a time. This New Year is comprised of four beginnings:
- First is the New Year for Kings and Festivals (Nisan 1, today Sunday, March 14, 2021; the last day of this year is Adar II 29, which is April 1, 2022)
- Second is the New Year for Cattle, tithes or gifts (Elul 1, next up Monday, August 9, 2021)
- Third is the New Year for Years, Release of Captives and Jubilee (Tishrei 1, next up Tuesday, September 7, 2021)
- Fourth is the New Year for Trees (Shevat 15, next up Monday, January 17, 2022)
Me: “What does it mean?”
Raphael: “It takes the Glory of God to conceal a matter and the Honor of Kings to search it out. God will soon reveal this to you as this is upon you. Erin, this is the Great Time of the Redeemed. This is the Great Time of the Miracles of God. This will also be a time in which the enemy is scattered and dispersed as the light of God’s Kingdom illuminates their darkness.
“Many will flee in great fear of judgment, but others will instead turn and be saved. God has brought me to you to encourage you this day after much bad news and great discouragement. Erin, cling to the rock of your salvation. Many of the foolish virgins have gone in search of oil and are unprepared. In town, they were further sidetracked by false words which were lustful.
“Now, the Lord has kept your lamp burning. Your heart is ready. Listen for the trumpet. He comes for you and soon He will collect His Bride, His Remnant of His choicest vineyard. There you will harvest with Him and rejoice.”
Me: “I don’t understand everything.”
Raphael: Smiling. “Do not worry. Soon you will. Your Redeemer is near.” He bent his ear toward Heaven. “Erin, do you hear it?”
Me: “Hear what?”
I immediately found myself at the front door of my house. Raphael was gone.
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