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We have crossed over into a Hebrew New Year of 5783.
There is the civil calendar that we live in, and then there is the Hebrew calendar that we celebrate—but God’s calendar is the Hebrew calendar. Although many prophetic people will do a forecasting of things that are to come in the new year, looking at the Hebrew symbols and letters and things of that nature, I don’t tend to be one who interprets the lettering and the numbers, per se.
Instead, out of my prophetic calling, I tend to lean into what the Holy Spirit is highlighting to me in scripture, God encounters and particularly the dreams the Lord gives to me during this season.
In my newest book, “Revival Breakthrough,” in Chapter 10, the theme verse that comes from Jeremiah 33:3. It says, “Call to me and I will answer you. And I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know.” Now the James Goll amplified version would insert a word and say, “Call to me and I [God] will answer you. And I will show you great and mighty things, which you do not YET know” (because you’re going to know).
Three Words for the Hebrew Year 5783
And there’s a word I have for you right now.
In this new year, it is a time of being drawn into greater intimacy. Of course, in some ways this is true of every day and every year; but this is a marked time of God calling us to Himself. I have a word for you. In fact, let me share three distinct words with you for this New Year of 5783.
No. 1: God Wants to Speak to You!
He really, really, really does. One of the words I am carrying right now is concerning the jealousy of God. God wants to meet with you.
I am using this verse—call upon me and I will show you great and mighty things, which you do not yet know—but you’re going to, if you will carve out the time, if you will press in.
And some would say, Oh, but James, that’s just a religious spirit. But I’m just going to flat out say, no, it’s not. It’s the Bible. It’s God’s way.
How much are you reaching up to God? God is already reaching down to you and then you are invited to take hold of the God who is already reaching down to you. But it does take this partnership, does it not? Yes, it does.
You cannot live on yesterday’s bread. “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Jesus quotes this on the Sermon on the Mount and He quotes it from the book of Deuteronomy. And man doesn’t live on yesterday’s bread. Man doesn’t live on yesterday’s manna, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
No. 2: It is a Year of Surprises
There are some surprises in this New Year of 5783—God surprises. Supernatural surprises are coming your way in ways and in package that you cannot dictate or control.
Number one, I want you to know this. God wants to speak to you. You might say, “well, that’s pretty generic.” But is actually pretty awesome.
And He is waiting on you to come to Him because He wants to meet with you. He really does.
Number two, God’s has some surprises in store just for you. He really does!
No. 3: It’s A Year of Fruitfulness
I had three God dreams in one night on the first day of the new year, Rosh Hashana.
In dream interpretation, the first question you ask is where are you in the dream? Are you the central figure? Are you in the dream and observing? Are you not in the dream and you’re simply watching?
Well, I was a central figure in this dream, and the only one in it.
In the dream, my left arm (which represents A.R.M., or Apostolic Restoration Ministries, much like is the arm of the Lord too short for Isaiah, and things of that nature) grew a banana. A banana grew out of my left arm, and in the dream, I thought, “that’s kind of crazy.”
Then a voice said to me, “James, the older you get, the more like Bob Jones you are becoming.”(Bob Jones was one of my mentors in the prophetic and a profound seer. I describe him as a parabolic prophet.)
Then in the dream my voice seemed to shift, and I sounded somewhat like Paul Cain (another prophetic mentor) and I was doing humor (even though in the natural I don’t do humor like this).
Then off the cuff, I said, “Yeah, that would be really appealing.”
Dr. James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries. He is an international bestselling author, a certified Life Language Coach, an adviser to leaders and ministries and a recording artist. James has traveled around the world ministering in more than 50 nations sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding curriculum kits and is the author of more than 50 books, including; The Seer, The Prophet, The Discerner, The Lost Art of Intercession and Praying with God’s Heart. James is also the founder of GOLL Ideation LLC, where creativity, consulting and leadership training come together.