We have just entered into the hebrew month of Cheshvan! It is the 8th month of the Hebraic calendar, and both the number 8/ Cheshvan mean “new beginnings!” That is especially important this month because not only are we are beginning a new month.. but it’s also the first month of Cheshvan (new beginnings) in the new Era of 5780! So be on the lookout for certain things to come to an end, so that new things can begin.
At the “Head of the Year” celebration Chuck Pierce said “Anytime an Era is shifting, It’s the passing of a mantle!” What mantle does the Lord have for you this season? The month of Cheshvan is linked with the tribe of Manasseh which means: to forget or to leap away, and the concept of turning something bitter into something sweet. Psalm 30:11 says the Lord has turned our mourning into dancing and He replaced our sackcloth for garments of joy.
Decree that you WILL taste and see that the Lord is good, and that His goodness will cause you to forget the pain of your past! That you will put down the garments of the last season, and begin wearing the mantle that He has created for you! That you will dance with joy because bitter may be where you came from, but it’s NOT who He's called you to become!
Knowing the time we are in will help us as we navigate through the month of new beginnings. Noah and the Flood started on the 17th of Cheshvan, and ended in the same month a year later! The Ark, was for Noah’s protection during the flood - yet he still had to stay on the Ark for a season even after the rain stopped.
We too, are protected by the Lord when we submit to Him, but if we do not correctly discern our “times & season” of new beginnings.. we may try to rush out of the Ark without waiting for the waters to go down, the ground to be dry, or the trees to grow again! Ask the Lord to anoint you with the Issachar anointing, that you would not only know the times and seasons, but you will also know what to do in them. That like the tribe of Issachar who was called the Torah tribe, you too would have a fresh passion and hunger for the Word!
The letter for this month is “Nun” meaning fish/ Messiah or fish. “Messiah” translates to “the Anointed One” telling us that this month is not just about new beginnings, but new anointing as well! We see this in the olive branch that the dove brings back to the Ark.. “Olives” are what they used to make the anointing oil! The Lord may have promised to never flood the earth again.. but allow Him flood your spirit!
Decree a fresh anointing is beginning to flow in your life. That He would Flood the eyes of your heart with the light of His Truth. And that the oil of revelation, identity and intimacy will saturate you as you sit at the feet of the Messiah.
Cheshvan is the only month with NO holidays. The Jewish Rabbi’s believe that since every other month has either a fast or a feast, and this month doesn’t.. then it is because the empty “room” in this month is meant for the Messiah to come and fill! Have you made room in your “month” for the Messiah? Do you have room” in your day, time in your schedule, moments set aside in anticipation for the Lord to come visit and fill it??
One of the “Pey” words for this decade is visit/ visitation. The Rabbi’s also believe that the soul is sensitive and responds this month in an unusual way. So in this month of new revelation AND decade of face-to-face encounters, expect the Lord to visit you with greater glory and a greater frequency!
Allow your sense of smell to come alive this month! As you set time apart for the visitations of the Lord, allow the fragrance of God to permeate your soulslish nature. Many people with a Greek mindset think that God is only dealing with spiritual issues, and they do not make the connection of body, soul and spirit. Every decision we make in the spiritual realm (good or bad) has an effect and will manifest at some point in the natural.
That’s why this is a good month for connecting your roots, and dealing deal with root issues. It is KEY this month to stand in your authority! Luke 10:19 tells us “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
It’s also a good time for digesting what you’ve heard. Words are attached and affect our ability to digest. Think about it we even have sayings like they “swallowed their words” and words not spoken correctly go into the inward parts of your stomach (Prov 18:8) Many times stomach problems are the result of receiving wrong words.
Decree that you are satisfied, and push out anything in you that is dissatisfied. Declare that you will be filled to the full with His Words of Truth and that THEY will come alive IN you!