Nissan: Blessings for the Hebrew Month

Blessings for the Hebrew Month of Nissan


Nissan—The First Hebrew Month of 5782 April 2–May 1, 2022


Crossing Over—The Surest and Easiest Way Is with Praise!


Nissan is the first month of the Hebrew year and is the beginning of the redemption cycle, preparing us for the seventh month when the Hebrew year changes. Nissan contains Passover (April 15), the Feast of Unleavened Bread (April 16–22), and the Feast of Firstfruits (April 17–18).


Nissan can also be thought of as a time of crossing over. The Israelites crossed the Red Sea during Nissan. Forty years later, Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River—also during Nissan. In particular this year, 2022, is a time of crossing over and is a crossing over with the Lord into a time of great harvest. We could say that since Passover 2020, God has begun a time of “reset” for His people. Many prophets worldwide were more-or-less unanimous in their view that a major shift and time of preparation had begun. Many also felt that around Passover 2022 would be the time of crossing over into the great end time harvest. That time is now.


So what are the keys for crossing over? Nissan is connected to the tribe of Judah. Judah means “praise.” Also Judah goes first. In order to cross over, we will have to do it with praise. For the past week or so, the Lord has been strongly speaking to us about praise in general, and more specifically about singing a new song to Him.


We have been doing that, and I am amazed at the blessing and presence of the Lord. As we enter this new month, let your mouth be filled with praise. Make it a point to sing new songs. Just start singing and expecting the Holy Spirit to lead your words. Great blessing will be released.


Blessings for Nissan (sometimes referred to as Aviv)


1. This is the first of the months and the beginning of the redemption cycle (Exod. 12:1–2 [1]). It’s also the first month when we can—and should—announce and keep declaring there is a new beginning in Japan and that the time of harvest is here!


2. It is also the month of the tribe of Judah. Judah goes first—first into warfare (see Judges 1:2 [2]; 20:18 [3]), and also first when moving to a new place. Judah was the first tribe in the order of procession when Israel moved in the wilderness (Num. 10:14 [4]). Judah also means “praise.” Praise is what will enable us to actually “cross over” into the new God has for us.


3. The month in which spring often starts; the beginning of the month of direct light. Declare your light is getting brighter. (See Isaiah 60; Luke 2:32 [5]; Isaiah 49:6 [6]; and Acts 26:18 [7].) Declare His light is shining even in the places that have been dark until now.


4. Month of Passover (starts on the 14th of Nissan, April 15–16). Passover is designed to help us enter into a richer experience of our great salvation in Jesus. We do this by examining the first Passover. Note the following things:

  • Deliverance. Israel was set free from Egypt. We need to remember and thank the Lord for where we came from. Peter was delivered from prison during Passover week (Acts 12). Expect a new level of deliverance.

  • A time of crossing over (first the Red Sea in Exodus 14, and then the Jordan River in Joshua 4–5). I believe this year we’ll cross over into a harvest like something the church has never quite seen before.

  • Reproach is being rolled away (Josh. 5:9 [8]). Any old sense of failure that is still a part of our identities that is allowed to remain will hinder us. Jesus wants to roll that off of us. And remember, praise is the key. As you praise Him, old reproaches will roll off and away.

  • New provision (Exod. 12:35–36 [9]; Josh. 5:10–12 [10]). Each Passover is a time when the Lord wants to bless us with new provision. Look for it. Expect it!

5. The month of redemption. (A price has been paid for you to be set free from each one of your “prisons.”) Read Ruth, and see how Boaz bought back the property that had been lost for Ruth and Naomi, and how this brought Ruth into her destiny. Declare all is being unlocked and that you are moving into your destiny. Jesus has bought back your destiny.


6. The month of the beginning of miracles. See Nehemiah 2:1 [11] and Esther 3:7 [12]. In both cases, the miraculous chain of events was set into motion during Nissan.


7. The month that sets the course for your future. The Lord wants the whole year to be one of victory, advance, and increase. Set the course by being strong in praise.


8. The annual renewal of God’s hei plan. Every year, the spirit of God needs to blow on you during this month. Ask the Holy Spirit to blow upon you for refreshing, for new revelation, and for a quickened understanding of what God is doing in this new season.


9. Linked to the constellation Aries (the ram or the lamb). Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29 [13]). God provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice instead of Isaac. He is Jehovah Jireh and God will provide (Gen. 22:14 [14]). Expect unusual sources of provision.


10. The month kings go to war; the new year for kings. God wants to “expand” you. Declare that plans and new beginnings shall begin to take place. Many of us have gone through a three-day fast during the past few months. Now you will see the results of it.


11. The month of speech. If you speak negatively during this month, it will adversely affect you three to four months later. The seeds of negativity take root and will pull you backward. Conversely, your positive confessions should “grab the wind” and change the atmosphere. (See 1 Peter 3:9 [15]; 1 Samuel 1:17 [16]; 2:20–21 [17].)


12. The “controller month.” Put your best foot forward. You need to assess both where you are at and where you are going.


13. The month where you need to “learn to fish.” If you can’t pay your taxes, pull a coin out of a fish’s mouth. Let the Lord give you new and unusual means of supply. (See Matt. 17:27 [18].)


14. You must step forward. Don’t wait and hold back. Move ahead confidently in God. Numbers 33:3 (AMP) says, “The Israelites went out [of Egypt] with a high hand and triumphantly.”


(Note: The source 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] “Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, ‘This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you’” (Exod. 12:1–2).


[2] “And the Lord said, ‘Judah shall go up. Indeed I have delivered the land into his hand’” (Judg. 1:2).


[3] “Then the children of Israel arose and went up to the house of God to inquire of God. They said, ‘Which of us shall go up first to battle against the children of Benjamin?’ The Lord said, ‘Judah first!’” (Judg. 20:18).


[4] “The standard of the camp of the children of Judah set out first according to their armies” (Num. 10:14).


[5] “A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel” (Luke 2:32).


[6] “I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth” (Isa. 49:6).


[7] “To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light” (Acts 26:18).


[8] “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you’” (Josh. 5:9).


[9] Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians” (Exod. 12:35–36).


[10] “Now the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho. And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year” (Josh. 5:10–12).


[11] “And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, that I took the wine and gave it to the king” (Neh. 2:1).


[12] “In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur (that is, the lot)” (Esther 3:7).


[13] “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29).


[14] “And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, ‘In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided’” (Gen. 22:14).


[15] “Not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Pet. 3:9).


[16] “Then Eli answered and said, ‘Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him’” (1 Sam. 1:17).


[17] “And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, ‘The Lord give you descendants from this woman for the loan that was given to the Lord.’ Then they would go to their own home. And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the Lord” (1 Sam. 2:20–21).


[18] “Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you” (Matt. 17:27).


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