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"Declare and Decree My Resurrection Power This Year!" 

By Dr. Candice Smithyman




This is an amazing time in this new month of Tishrei, the first month on the Jewish civil calendar and the seventh month on the religious calendar, which began at sundown on September 25. I can hear the Lord say, "Declare and decree My resurrection power this year!”


Roaring His Resurrection Power


In Hebrew year 5783, God is calling our mouths to open, as the number eighty is "peh" in Hebrew and number three is resurrection power and the Trinity. We are called as the children of the inheritance to minister His overcoming resurrection power – to roar in His Dunamis miracle-working power!


What does 'roaring' in the authority of resurrection power even mean? It means that sin, death and the grave have been overcome and we speak it. We no longer have to toil physically or mentally with fatigue because we have authority as Kingdom citizens. We can simply rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross as we declare His Dunamis miracle-working power! I encourage you to rest with Him, just as the Israelites did as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land, and remember His grace and power during the Feast of Tabernacles!


When I Am Weak, He Is Strong!


In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, when the apostle Paul asked the Lord to remove the thorn in his flesh three times, this was the Lord's response: "And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”


We have stepped full force into the new Hebrew year 5783. It's a special time. God is calling us this year to realize the resurrection power of Jesus Christ at a new level, and to walk in His authority like never before. We understand the greater power and glory of God when we understand more of what the apostle Paul was sharing about: God's Dunamis power made manifest in our weakness. 


Learning to Rest in the Resurrection Power of Jesus


Learning to rest more in God and the finished work of our death, burial and resurrection in Him, and less in our own strength, will open portals for us to step into the true meaning of resurrection power and a fulfillment of the glory of the Lord.


In Philippians 3:9-10, the apostle Paul again stresses knowing the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. The Scripture reads, "and be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.”


A key this Hebrew Year of 5783 is learning to release more and rest more; not to despise vulnerability, but realize it is a time where God Himself will flood your spirit and soul with a new understanding of His resurrection power – when you don't hate your weakness, but instead embrace it as an avenue for God to flow through you. Often our greatest strengths can inhibit the glorious move of God in the earth; but instead when we embrace our weaknesses, we are confessing Christ's victory over them and through them.


The Importance of These Holy Days


As we proceed through this month in celebration of the feasts of the Lord, it is vital to know the holy days and what they mean.


In this Hebrew month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets) was celebrated at sundown on September 25. During this holy day, we rejoiced at the coronation of the King and we also stepped into the Ten Days of Awe, and this will end at sundown on October 4-5 during Yom Kipper, the Day of Atonement.


The Day of Atonement is the highest holy day of the year. On it, we remember that Christ sprinkled His Blood on the mercy seat for us (Hebrews 8, 9, and 10). He is our High Priest and the ultimate Sacrifice. Christ is our Atonement. You are at one with God because of what Jesus did for you.


The Ten Days of Awe is a time for purification, cleanliness and setting yourself up for what God intends to do in and through you for the rest of the year. As these days are coming to a close, I encourage you today to go deeper with God in prayer, fasting and seeking His face. 


Another feast that is coming up soon, after the Day of Atonement, is the Feast of Tabernacles (at sundown on October 9-16). The Feast of Tabernacles is also known as The Feasts of Booths or Sukkot. The Jewish people remember how their ancestors lived in small booths made from twigs and linens as they traveled forty years from Egypt and arrived in the Promised Land.


Even though they lived in transition, and with a certain level of vulnerability, God took care of them. He showed them miracles and fed them each day. The same is available to you. You may be in a vulnerable time of life, but God will take care of you in every way if you will continue to follow Him. It is joyful and restful to remember that He is our Provider!


You Are in God's Appointed Season


When we look at the flow of what God is speaking in these three fall feasts, we can prophetically see that from the Feast of Trumpets celebration through the Ten Days of Awe, we are preparing ourselves to then step into forgiveness and atonement for our sins on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur); then we go into a season of Tabernacles (Feast of Tabernacles) and a celebration of joy! All of these holy days happen in a three-week time frame.


You are in God's appointed season – believe it! God is going to give you a roar during this season. He is going to give you an utterance so you can stand in the authority of His resurrection power. Open your heart to receive it!





By Dr. Candice Smithyman
Founder, Dream Mentors Transformational Life Coaching Institute
Email: info@candicesmithyman.com
Website: candicesmithyman.com 


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08.09 | 23:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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