40 Days of Teshuvah – Day 8 (8/23/15)

Posted: August 23, 2015 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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In 2010 and 2012 I wrote a daily devotional in this blog site for each of the 40 days, and today at church I felt prompted to finish this season with daily devotionals relating to preparing for the upcoming prophetic September events.

So much is unfolding right before our eyes! The end of the Shemitah year, new Hebraic Year 5776 (many are calling the ‘year of the Messiah’), Yom Kippur – could it be the Jubilee year?; Pope Francis speaking to the Congress and United Nations;  the last Blood Moon of the Tetrad September 28.  Are you ready? I think this devotional might help prepare you daily for what is upcoming.

Every day for 40 days of Teshuvah the shofar is blown and Psalm 27 is read aloud. The shofar awakens those who are asleep and the reading of Psalms 27 prepares the heart. Ephesians 5:14, “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

First of all, what is Teshuvah? Teshuvah is a 40 day season of time for introspection, judging yourself. It begins  on the Hebraic month of Elul 1 and ends Yom Kippur. (8/16/15 – 9/23/15) The last 10 days are known as The Days of Awe.

The Hebrew root for Teshuvah is shuv, number  H7725 in the Strong’s Concordance and it means to return, to turn back, to restore, to cause to return. Spiritually speaking it is turning back to God. He never changes and if you feel distant from Him it is because you have distanced yourself by your own desires and choices in life. It is now an open portal to return to the Lord.

Jeremiah 24:7, ‘Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return (shuv) to Me with their whole heart.

Comments
  1. Ruby Young says:

    Thanks for so much good information Mary, I want to be in God’s will and able to help others return or turn to God.

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