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Prophetic Word: Yom Kippur—Rebooting Your Spiritual Life

Doug Addison

Today is Yom Kippur—it is considered one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. We are no longer under the Jewish law of Moses but, prophetically, the Lord speaks during this time of year.

New times and seasons

There is a lot happening right now and we are in a major times-and-seasons change.

He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21 NIV

We are in a major shifting in the times and seasons. We are entering into a new era and preparing for a major move of God.

You are not ahead, not behind, but right on time. What seemed like delays and setbacks were necessary to prepare you for the season you are now entering.

Refreshment personal and corporate

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV

Watch for plans, strategies and ideas to unfold.

The Lord is going to use it all

Even in a time of disaster he will watch over them, and they will always have more than enough no matter what happens. Psalm 37:19 TPT

Even though it appears that we have been in a time of trouble (and in some cases it has been disastrous), the Lord is moving right now to bring everything into alignment for a blessing. He’s going to bless you double for your trouble.

We are in a time of restoration, the Lord is repaying the years the locust has eaten. Many of you, have come out of a “Job season.” This has been a time of preparation to move in the greater things of the Lord.

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy. Isaiah 61:7 ESV

The Lord is going to give you a new vision. We need to keep our eyes on the Lord and on things above … and not what is in front of us right now.

The foundation of everything

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37–40 NIV

Love God, love your neighbor, love yourself.

Love is the foundation for everything. Jesus said many times, this is the greatest commandment—love. And it can bring clarity for hearing the Lord.

When you align with these three loves and cleanse anything you have in common with the world, Heaven will open over you.

The first love: loving God.

Go through and see if you have anything in your heart against the Lord. Maybe you’ve been wounded or hurt by a leader or the church or God Himself.

The second love: loving others.

Go through and see if there’s forgiveness that is needed. Forgiving someone does not mean you agree with them and it’s sometimes a process, but unforgiveness can keep you in a prison of pain and not allow you to move forward.

The third love: loving yourself.

We need to get healed of the unloving spirits: self-hatred, low self-esteem, hopelessness, depression, fear, to name a few … especially the spirit of suicide and death.

How to reboot your ability to hear God

I feel like we need to learn to get closer to the Lord and, in some cases, we need to reboot our ability to hear the Lord.

First, humble yourself and ask the Lord to show you if there’s anything that you need to change in your life. Don’t beat yourself up.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIV


Lord, we repent, renounce and break—all the way back to Adam—anything, including generational and soul ties. Anything known or unknown, we ask that the blood of Jesus would cover it.

Let go of the past

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13–14 NIV

It is time to let go of the past seasons and press on to what God is calling us to in the future.

The Lord is rebooting your ability to see hear and understand

Jesus talks about the ability to hear His voice—that we need to have eyes that see, ears that hear and a heart that understands.

But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16 NIV

He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Matthew 13:11,13 NIV

We usually get deeper understanding into your situation or those around you during this time of year.

The powers of darkness are trying to block you from seeing, hearing and understanding.

This is a 3-cord attack against our eyes, ears and the ability to understand.

There are things coming against us that are causing spiritual dullness … those are the calluses (some translations call it dullness).

We need to remove theses blocks over ourselves and others as the Lord is releasing deep revelation and mysteries right now; but if you are not aware of it you might miss it because it is subtle.

He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you …” Matthew 13:11 NIV

This is a season to receive the secrets of the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. You will need to pray and ask the Lord to remove the calluses on your eyes and the condition of being hard of hearing.

As you do this, it will prepare and align you with your ability to hear the Lord and walk under an open heaven.

I saw the Lord removing calluses and devices that have stopped us from seeing and hearing the Lord clearly.

Call on the Lord’s Spirit of Truth

The Bible, the word of God, is extremely powerful and needs to be your road map right now.

Here are three power verses I use all the time when I need to hear the Lord:

John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:10, Daniel 2:22 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

May God richly bless you during this season to hear His voice and reboot your spiritual life!


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