Ron Sawka Ministries
September 22, 2021; Tishrei 16, 5782
“And it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, ‘For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,’ the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God” (2 Chron. 5:13–14).
It’s Our Duty to Make Our Praise Heard
Join Pete for “30 Minutes of Worship—10 P.M. Praise”
I want to continue to emphasize praise and worship during this seventh Hebrew month, Tishrei. Just today I read how “it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord” (2 Chron. 5:13, emphasis added). While we do want praise to always be a heart attitude, sometimes we need to specifically choose to make our voices heard in praise and worship. When we do, we can expect the following:
We find the Lord Himself is singing over us.
We begin to experience His love and faithfulness.
His glory comes. Just like the priests couldn’t remain standing and had to stop “ministering” (5:14), we will find ourselves curtailing our own efforts and activities in exchange for being filled with His glory.
So during this weeklong Feast of Tabernacles, which is all about fellowshipping and “hanging out” with the Lord, be sure to spend some time daily in praise and worship. You can continue to connect with Pete Sawka for thirty minutes of praise daily (Sun.–Thur., 10 p.m.).
Three Feasts During the Month of Tishrei
Tishrei 1 (Sept. 7) was the Feast of Trumpets (blowing trumpets/shofar all day long), a wake-up call to us and to the world of the “goodness of God.”
Tishrei 10 (Sept. 16) was the Day of Atonement, followed by the “Five Days of Awe.”
Tishrei 15–21 (Sept. 20–27) is the Feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering. This is the time to make a booth (or mark off a section in your house) as a reminder the Lord wants to dwell/live with you. I feel as we do the prophetic act of “spending time with the Lord” in that “booth,” it will activate more and more daily fellowship/walking with Him.
A River Flowing Out of Me? Here’s How
It was on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus uttered these incredible words: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37–38).
The Feast of Tabernacles is inextricably linked with rainfall and water. In fact, Zechariah 14:17 states that those nations in the Millennial Kingdom that do not come to worship the Lord during the Feast of Tabernacles will receive no rain. The Jewish people were accustomed to a ceremony where water would be poured out from vats onto the temple stairs. Jesus’s bold statement must have astounded them.
Jesus was speaking about the Holy Spirit, who after Jesus’s ascension to heaven would be released to fill them to overflowing. We have known this and taught this for a long time. Whenever someone asks to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, there does come a remarkable flow in their lives.
However, because the Feast of Tabernacles is about the Lord dwelling with us—wanting to live our lives with us in daily and continuous connection—I have come to see a very simple, but powerful truth. Just stop and simply talk to Him briefly. As often as I need to, or as often as I am reminded to, I just tell Him what I am doing or discuss my situation and ask for His help. That help and blessing is instantaneous.
Note that Jesus’s promise is to us “when we thirst.” In other words, whenever I stop and turn to Him, He is there. He refreshes me and helps me. It seems every part of my life then begins to be impacted by Him. This isn’t a religious thing; nor is it some kind of rule. It’s the lifestyle He desires for us. The more we walk/share our lives with Him, the more the Holy Spirit will flow in us and out of us.
So, let this Feast of Tabernacles be like a prophetic act. Make it a point to “hang out” with the Lord. And then trust that you will grow and grow in including Him in every part of your life. There definitely will be a flow of the Holy Spirit in you like living water.
Thanks for praying,
Ron and Teddy
A New Beginning
Tishrei (Sept. 7–Oct. 6, 2021)
The Seventh Month and Beginning of the New Hebrew Year 5782
We have come through a month of victory as well as preparation. Preparation for what? A new beginning, because the Hebrew year 5782 started on Tishrei 1 (Sept. 7). It’s also preparation for harvest and preparation to walk with the Lord in a deeper way, which is the whole point of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sept. 20–27).
Tishrei 1 was the Feast of Trumpets. It reminds us to wake up to the goodness of God. Let this be a time of the whole world waking up to God’s goodness. Here is link for the month of Tishrei:
Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.
Apostolic for Russia—Fri., Sept. 24, 7:00–8:00 p.m., English/Russian
Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP)—Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m. Please note that from Sept. 9–28, we will NOT be broadcasting on Ron’s Facebook page. The meetings will be viewable on YouTube during this duration.
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