Kislev: Blessings for the Hebrew Month

Blessings for the Hebrew Month of Kislev

Kislev—The Ninth Hebrew Month of 5783 November 25–December 24, 2022


Advance by Keeping Your Alignment

Don’t forget what you have learned


1. The month of the tribe of Benjamin. He was the only one of the twelve born in the land of Israel. Let’s be sure to keep our eyes on Israel. Keep praying for it. Remember the Lord said to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you” (Gen. 12:3). Expect blessing because we do bless Israel.


2. A month to develop your warfare strategies, and a month to have prophetic revelation for war. Benjamin was the most gifted with the bow (which represents the prophetic). 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.” Ask the Lord for strategies. Be sure to receive prophetic ministry, and meditate on prophecies you have already received. Know the Lord wants you to be victorious and to move fully into your inheritance. One prophetic key will be exuberant, joyful warfare praise. Learn more about it and do it (see Isaiah 30:31–32 [1]).


3. A month to enter into a new level of trust and rest. “Believe the prophets and you will prosper” (2 Chron. 20:20). Be sure to rest in what the Lord has promised. Meditate on what He has already spoken to you (see 1 Timothy 4:14–15) [2]. Have great confidence that the Lord is in the process of rearranging and positioning you into your inheritance—which He saw for you from before you were born (see Jeremiah 1:5) [3]. We are predestined to be like Jesus (see Romans 8:29) [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. Meditate on Hebrews 10:35, which states, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.” Rest in the truth of what you experienced during the Feast of Tabernacles—that Jesus wants to be part of your regular daily life. He wants to relate to us as “friends.” Also rest in the truth that old negative cycles and patterns have been—and are being—broken so they won’t keep coming back.


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. Expect your “circle” and number of connections to grow.


6. The month of the rainbow. You must “war” to have peace. This Biblical concept is important to recognize. Peace will not just happen; we have to fight for it. Whenever something negative arises, immediately go to the Lord and talk to Him. You will know that He is taking care of it. Don’t accept the words of the “accuser of the brethren” (Rev. 12:10) against anyone. Trust the Lord to take care of “problem people” and don’t worry about them.


7. The month of a sense of peace and tranquility. Last month marked the beginning of Noah’s flood and was a reminder to us to understand that a flood is a sign that we have something in our lives we have to deal with. God doesn’t want you to have to go through a flood again. But definitely thank the Lord for any “stumble.” Know that the Lord is holding you by your hand and this is an opportunity to deal with a blind spot (see Psalm 37:24) [5].


8. The month of dreams. The Lord has been “piling up” things throughout the year. Now He releases that revelation during the night. The more we walk in faith and confidence, the more likely revelation, including dreams, will come.


9. You may have to let God heal you of some trauma so you can sleep better as well as receive dreams (which are sometimes blocked by trauma). 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. The Lord wants us to have His peace, as well as to have an overflowing, abundant life. The more we are walking with Him throughout the day, the more we will experience His peace and overflow. Ask and believe for any physical healing you may need in this area of your body. Finally, 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. A month to shoot straight and move quickly. This means when it’s time to decide on something, make the decision and move. Don’t be afraid to 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. I feel the Lord is drawing our attention again to the prophetic and we will see it play a more significant role in our lives.


13. The eight-day-long Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (Dec. 18–26) begins during Kislev and ends during Tevet. Hanukkah is about the miracle of lamp oil not running out. The Maccabees had taken back the temple, cleansed it, and rededicated it to the Lord. They didn’t have enough consecrated oil, but decided to light the lamps anyway. God miraculously intervened, and the oil lasted and lasted. What an incredible picture for all of us. When we give our lives fully to Him (which is His original intended purpose for us), He will make sure we never run out of the oil of the Holy Spirit. Our lamps will always shine brightly.


(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)


References


[1] “For through the voice of the Lord Assyria will be beaten down, as He strikes with the rod. And in every place where the staff of punishment passes, which the Lord lays on him, it will be with tambourines and harps; and in battles of brandishing He will fight with it” (Isa. 30:31–32).


[2] “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” (1 Tim. 4:14–15).


[3] “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jer. 1:5).


[4] “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Rom. 8:29).


[5] “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand” (Ps. 37:24).




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