News and Updates
October 1, 2022
David Copeland · October 1, 2022
Newsletter · Volume: 22 Issue: 10
On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom died at the age of 96. I watched with great intrigue all the tradition and the rituals surrounding the Queen’s death and her ten days of mourning and several things have stood out to me for this season we are in.
1.We have definitely entered a season of a special new beginning. Any time an important influential leader of a nation dies (whether they are good or evil) it always signals a new beginning for that nation. As influential as Queen Elizabeth was, who was basically considered to be the “world’s grandmother” her death has sent ripple effects throughout the world.
2.The changing of the guard is continuing.
This doesn’t mean those who are departing off the scene are evil, it just means their assignment has been completed.
3.Those who have been hidden in the wilderness for a long time, are now being brought to the forefront to lead into this new season.
I think about Prince Charles, who is now King Charles. He waited seventy years…seventy years to become king! Can you imagine having to wait that long to step into the calling you know you have had since you were born?
I am convinced that many people who have given up hope of God ever using them in His Kingdom service, are now being called out to the front lines of service for the King of Kings.
4.All this comes prior to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year, also known as the Feast of Trumpets.
Now I MUST post this disclaimer: I am NOT a “Torah head” and neither do I believe we must keep the Feasts in order to be saved. Acts 15 and the Jerusalem Council made it clear we are free from the requirements of the law and can find faith in Jesus, by faith in His finished work on the cross. But I love to look at these events and when you open your heart to the Lord, He will show you what has been fulfilled by Jesus and what WILL be fulfilled as we continue through the last days of time.
The main theme of Rosh Hashanah is crowning God as King of the earth, the judgement that is coming, and the sounding of the shofar. Our King is coming and when He does, every eye will see Him, and He will rule the earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The sounding of the shofar reveals the need for us to stop looking for signs and listen for the sound of the shofar that will awaken us from the rebellion, distractions, carelessness, callousness, and the obstinance that so many walk in thinking, it must be their way or the highway.
We always need to be reminded that there is a judgement for every person on this earth after they die: for the believer, it’s the Judgement Seat of Christ. For the unbeliever, it’s the Great White Throne Judgment.
God is NOT our genie in a bottle, and He did not come to grant us three wishes. He came to seek and to save that which was lost!
5.For the past several weeks, I keep hearing the phrase “cross pollination”.
I am not a farmer and I know very little about growing crops and plants. But in researching cross pollination I found this definition:
“Cross-pollination is the process of applying pollen from one flower to the pistils of another flower. Pollination occurs in nature with the help of insects and wind. This process can also be done by hand to produce offspring with desired traits, such as color or pest resistance.” It also is done to create new & stronger species of plants. (http://sciencedirect.com)
Cross pollination occurs in the Body of Christ as we fellowship together, worship together, study the Word together with believers in different streams that we ordinarily wouldn’t fellowship with, knowing we need something in their stream we don’t have in ours; and they need something from our stream that they don’t have in theirs. I’m not talking about a compromised ecumenicalism where we must compromise the cross, the blood of Jesus, the coming resurrection or the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
This cross pollination can occur through home group settings, special worship nights as churches gather together from different areas to worship Jesus and allow His Presence to fill people.
My word for you this month is, DON’T QUIT NOW!!! His coming is closer than it’s ever been and if we depart off this scene, there is a judgement that is awaiting us that no one will escape.
May God awaken ALL of us to the sound of His trumpet.