Chesvan, the Eighth Month of the Hebrew Year
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]). You may have to ask the Lord to help you completely forget and discard some old memories that tend to keep you at the same plateau. Also, remember 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 in this month.) We may see a flood moving in our circumstances. If so, it may be a sign indicating we have some issue that needs to be dealt with. Ask the Lord to make it clear and then deal with it.
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 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. Also, 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, get new anointing to get your heel on the enemy’s plan to use those old strongholds against you. We need to cry out for the anointing. Walk-in humility as Paul did. See 1 Corinthians 2:1–5. Through forgiveness, you can obtain victory over all the schemes of the devil.
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, 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, and self-seeking), confess it and reject it, and take it to the Lord. The anointing will rise up and help you (James 3:13–16). Be diligent to keep giving them to the Lord. You will find yourself being transformed. We don’t want to be like Moses whose anger stronghold 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 instead becomes 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 receive revelation that can move us into a supernatural state. Begin to move into 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/destiny is greater than our human thinking may have allowed us, and we can also expect His light to shine and reveal how to solve longstanding 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 which is negative.