Kislev, the Nineth Month of the Hebrew Year
A Month to Take Hold—Dreams, Prophetic Strategies, and Resting in Him
1. The month of the tribe of Benjamin. He was the only one of the twelve born in the land of Israel, so watch Israel. Things will happen that change its course.
2. A month to develop your warfare strategies, and a month to have prophetic revelation for war. Remember that this is the year that God wants us to actualize the promises. Now is the time of fulfillment. Trust the Lord to give you a new level of prophetic ability. Benjamin was the most gifted with the bow (which can represent prophetic strategy). Genesis 49:27 states, “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.” Declare that this is the time of fulfillment (devouring the prey).
3. A month to enter into a new level of trust and rest. Believe the prophecies God has given. (“Believe His prophets and you will prosper” [2 Chron. 20:20].) Be sure to rest in what He promised and expect Him to fulfill those things. Without this rest, you will not be able to enter in. (see Hebrews 4).
4. The month of the Hebrew letter samekh [ס], which looks like a circle. It signifies trust, confidence, support, and coming full circle. We are in a season of developing trust and confidence. If those attributes remain undeveloped, you will find yourself going around the “same old cycle” again and again, and will not break into the new. Meditate on Hebrews 10:35. Ask the Lord to help you grow in confidence. Again, the key is to rest in Him and what He has spoken.
5. A month to review your support system. Whom do you support? Who supports you? Who are your friends? Recognize that each one is from the Lord and treat them with honor and thankfulness.
6. The month of the rainbow. You must “war” to have peace. This Biblical concept is very important to recognize. Peace will not just happen; we have to choose to stand in faith, joy, and thanksgiving. Again, we must develop trust and confidence. Also, remember the bow of Benjamin. Meditate on the promises given you through prophecy.
7. The month of a sense of peace and tranquility. You have just come through a flood; God doesn’t want you to have to go through it again. Warfare is not just battling the chaos around you. Rather, you must be on the offensive, attacking the conflict and having peace in the midst of it.
8. The month of dreams. The Lord has been “piling up” things throughout the year; now He releases that revelation during the night. I have found it very helpful to reorder my day. Once I started thinking of the 24-hour cycle as beginning in the evening, I started sleeping better and many dreams began to come. Let the Lord reset your day.
9. You may have to let God heal you of some trauma so you can sleep better. Some dreams are just God replaying a memory of something. If needed, ask the Lord to heal you of that trauma and He will. We know from Psalm 127:2 that “He gives His beloved sleep.”
10. The month of the belly/womb/abdomen/river of God. There is a correlation between tranquility and fullness and the ability to understand your next “measure.” The latter rain started in September (the Feast of Tabernacles); by now it should be a “running river.” Ponder the relationship between tranquility and fullness. Think about the river of God in Ezekiel 47. Revelation is progressive: ankle-deep, knee-deep, then swimmably deep. God wants to carry us along in that river.
11. The month to shoot straight and move quickly. When it’s time to decide, make the decision and move. Don’t ramble around. Cut your losses and move on through.
12. The month of Sagittarius (the archer). It’s a time to fight against empires and cultures. Watch Israel, America, and any covenant nation.
13. The eight-day-long Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (December 3–10) usually begins during Kislev and then ends in Tevet. Hanukkah is about the rededication of the rebuilding of the temple and signifies that God’s light will not go out. We declare that God’s light—in us and through us—is getting brighter and brighter.