Cheshvan—The Eighth Hebrew Month of 5781
Oct. 19–Nov. 16, 2020
War with Your Words
1. The month of Manasseh (to forget, to leap up and away). Just like the meaning of Manasseh’s name (“I am now past; I can forget the former suffering” [Gen. 41:51]). We should carry forward with us what was emphasized at Tabernacles. God wants us to experience the following: 1) increase; 2) being filled with the Holy Spirit and flowing out to others; 3) expectation of revival and harvest; 4) a life of joy, peace, and love; 5) understanding that you and your home are a dwelling place for Him. You may have to ask the Lord to help you completely forget and discard some old memories that want to rise up and hold you back. Be sure to be watchful this month, so you can endure any difficulty, like Jesus, “who for the joy that was set before Him endured” (Heb. 12:2).
2. This is the month that Noah’s flood began. (It lasted a year and ten days, but began during this month.) We may see a flood moving in our circumstances. If so, it may be a sign indicating we have some issues that need to be dealt with. Ask the Lord to make those issues clear and then deal with them.
3. A month reserved for receiving anointing because “the anointing will break the yoke” (Isa. 10:27). One of the surest ways of receiving anointing is to rest in the presence of the Lord, which is what the Feast of Tabernacles was all about—living in His presence. This does not mean there will not be times of testing. Jesus was anointed by His Father when the Holy Spirit came on Him at his water baptism. He then had to go into the wilderness where he was tested for forty days. Don’t be surprised at testing. Stay in joy, knowing the Lord is using those circumstances to increase the anointing and work it deeper in you (James 1:12) .
4. Without a new anointing, Satan can gain an upper hand. God doesn’t want us to see this as “the same old problem and I can’t change.” No, you can easily get new anointing to put your heel on the enemy’s plan to use those old strongholds against you. Like Paul did in 1 Corinthians 2:1–5 , be careful to make sure you are walking in the anointing and not living carelessly.
5. A month to deal with hardships, trials, and tribulations. This is why the Lord is emphasizing anointing. We cannot deal with these things by ourselves. We need His help, His power, and His anointing. Thus, let your pain transform you into something usable for God’s plan for your life. We are not exempt from bad times, but we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:1–2) . But if we are of the world, all we can do is conform (like children of Belial). However, we have the power and blood of Jesus flowing through us so we can be transformed.
6. Therefore, whenever you notice something negative in you (e.g., envy, bitterness, complaining, self-seeking) (James 3:13–16) , confess it and reject it, and take it to the Lord. The anointing will rise up and help you. Be diligent to keep giving those negative things to the Lord. You will find yourself being transformed. We don’t want to be like Moses whose stronghold of anger resulted in his not entering the Promised Land. (Moses was born during this month.)
7. A month of connecting of roots. You need to deal with root issues; it’s a time for deliverance.
8. The month of smell. During this month, the soul responds in unusual ways. Smell affects the soul, not just the body. The fragrance of God can permeate the soulish nature and change us and those around us (2 Cor. 2:14–16) . Breathe in the fragrance of the Lord and be transformed.
9. The myrrh or myrtle month. The myrtle tree is very fragrant and can symbolize prophetic promise. Isaiah 55:13 states, “Instead of the briar shall come up the myrtle tree.” Thus, it’s a month to smell the awe of God. Ask the Lord that every “briar” circumstance would instead become a “myrtle.”
10. You will begin to really see colors. This month’s color is violet, which often stands for passion for God. Passion helps us to receive revelation that can move us into a supernatural state. Begin to move in a new level of passion.
11. The month of the constellation Scorpio, the snake of Eden. The enemy wants to release strategies to hinder you. So this may be a time of struggle. But remember that Jesus trampled on the snake. We can and must do the same (Rom. 16:20) .
12. The month of Hebrew letter nun (נ). This letter looks like a boundary. The Lord’s light will reach our furthest boundaries. We will see that our boundaries/destinies are greater than our human thinking may have allowed us, and we can also expect His light to shine and reveal how to solve long-standing problems.
13. The month of the intestines. The month of fine digestion. There is an ability to digest and assimilate even difficult things that the Lord wants us to understand.
14. A month that you have to war with words. This should be the month you continually declare, shout, or yell: “I am satisfied.” This will push out the negative and dissatisfying from your innermost being, where ill-spoken words can reside. (Perhaps you will find stomach problems being healed—they often occur because of receiving and believing wrong words.) Declaring you are satisfied will result in an overflow of the Holy Spirit in your innermost being. This will result in an increase of anointing to help push out that negative.
(This material comes from my 2006 notes taken from a series of lectures [on CD] given by Chuck Pierce [Glory of Zion]. I highly recommend his website for more materials and more in-depth explanations. —Ron Sawka)
 “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12).
 “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:1–5).
 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1–2).
 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there” (James 3:13–16).
 “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Cor. 2:14–16).
 “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly” (Rom. 16:20).