“’For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.”—Isaiah 55:8
Chag Sameach (happy holidays)!
As we have just entered the new year of 5775 we are praying and believing that this will be a year of great favor and grace—a time when you enjoy God’s anointing to walk in His ways.
We are preparing with you for a release and an increase in every area of our lives—both spiritually and physically! I believe that it is very significant that this year of grace is also a Shmita year according to the Hebrew calendar.
The Shmita year occurs once every seven years, because when God created the universe, He worked for six days, and rested on the seventh. Similarly, we enjoy Shabbat—a day of rest—on the seventh day of the week. A Shmita year is simply the sabbatical year.
“And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.” —Leviticus 25.8-10
Sukkot 5775 falls during our Sabbath year!
Sukkot, which is commonly referred to as the Feast of Tabernacles, is a seven night festival that commemorates the Israelites journey in the desert. It is one of the three pilgrim feasts when all Jewish men were required to journey to Jerusalem and bring an offering to the Lord. During this week long celebration families commemorate this time by building and dwelling in temporary shelters as their ancestors would have done in the wilderness. These shelters, or booths, remind us of God’s protection and provision.
We believe that godly instruction and understanding protects a family’s blessings, because blessings must be maintained and stewarded just like any other gift from God.
Giving is an investment into our future; sowing a seed into soil that is operating according to God’s calendar and instruction will provide the maximum 100-fold blessing!
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the Lord, as in the days of old, as in former years.”—Malachi 3:4
Curt Landry Ministries believes in bringing special offerings to God’s appointed feasts: Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. These offerings have granted great favor to our ministry and our partners.
Each feast offering comes with a promise from God. The promise for the Feast of Tabernacles is the gift of rain, which is symbolic of provision.
“And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain.”—Zechariah 14:16-17
Observing the Feast of Tabernacles and sowing a seed at this special time of year will release the rain and open the heavens above your life according to Zechariah 14.
I am praying for you and believing prophetically that as you bring your offering during this year of grace—this Shmita year—that the Lord would open His good treasures that are in Heaven and give you rain in this season.
The world is in a great drought, and this is simply an avenue for us to release a blessing by obedience to His Word. The Feasts of the Lord are opportunities—great opportunities.
Do you have a need for rain in a certain area of your life? Do you need the heavens to open with your children, your spouse, your parents, your ministry, or your job? Let’s agree together that as you sow your Sukkot seed that the Lord will rain down in abundance and show Himself as provider, just as He did for Moses and the Israelites.