Tishrei: Blessings for the Hebrew Month

Tishrei—The Seventh Month of the Hebrew Year 5783

Sept. 26–Oct. 25, 2022


A New Beginning


The first day of the seventh Hebrew month, Tishrei, is not referred to as Rosh Chodesh—head of the month, but is known as Rosh Hashanah—head of the year. It is the beginning of the new Hebrew Year 5783. Note the three feasts/special days this month: Blowing of Trumpets (or shofars)—a daylong event on Tishrei 1 (Sept. 26) heralding the new year; the Day of Atonement on Tishrei 10 (Oct. 5); and the Feast of Tabernacles from Tishrei 15–21 (Oct. 10–16).


Let’s also remember this Hebrew decade of the “80s” is tied to the Hebrew letter pey, which carries the meaning of “mouth” and “speaking.” God is speaking loud and clear this decade. We know 5781 was about the voice of God the Father, and 5782 was about the voice/message of Jesus and His salvation being heard loud and clear. I wait for those with deeper understanding to more fully explain the prophetic significance of 5783. But we do know 5783 is about the following things:

  • Agreement—Be in full agreement with the Lord and walk with Him that way each day.

  • Something has been completed and now we are entering into a new beginning.

  • The Lord will not be silent. We will see mercy and we will see retribution.

1. Tishrei is the month of Ephraim, the second son of Joseph. Be fruitful and multiply. See Genesis 49:22, which reads, “Joseph is a fruitful bough … his branches run over the wall.” Also see Genesis 49:26, which states, “The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors.” Be sure to have a mindset of receiving blessings and speaking about them.


2. The seventh month. The “dearest” of months—because all sevens are dear to God, creating the most “satiated” or “full” month. We are now at a new beginning. Think, “fullness of God.” God wants us to expect blessing and fullness from Him. The more we daily walk and talk with Him, the more we will experience His blessing and fullness overflowing in us.


3. The month where divine providence creates a “beginning.” This is the beginning of the Hebrew year 5783. We must be in full agreement with the Lord and what He is doing. Not only is it the beginning of a new year, but it’s also the beginning of harvest in this era of great harvest.


4. The beginning of six months of “reflected light.” This changes our environment, the way we process time, the way we work, the way crops grow, and the way we harvest. Think of yourself as one who reflects the glory of the Lord all around you. See Isaiah 60:1–9, John 8:12 [1], and John 9:5 [2]. Think of God reflecting His glory on you.


5. Month of the Hebrew letter lamed [ל], which signifies the aspiration to return to your absolute source. We start the new year right by dedicating ourselves to Him—by declaring He is our source in all things. Thank God for the shaking during Covid to remove distractions and wrong things in our lives.


6. The month of return. We need to declare that things that have been scattered will come back. (The devil wants to scatter and dissipate; the Lord wants to gather and strengthen.) I feel many of us will see much restoration—whether personal, in families, in work/ministry, or in vision.


7. Month of Libra (the scales). The deeds of man are weighed, and judgment is released. Note that the Day of Atonement, the tenth day of Tishrei (Oct. 5), is considered a day of judgment. Declare, “Lord, You are in charge of the whole world and You release Your judgments at the right time.”


8. Month of “touch.” Think of the woman who pressed through and touched Jesus’s garments (see Luke 8:40–48). This is the time to touch and be touched by the Lord in a deeper way.


9. Month of the gallbladder. This is a time of spiritual awakening. Be sure to remove that which would keep you from returning or entering into the fullness God has for you.


10. Purge yourself of bitterness. At the head of the year—this month—you must purge yourself of bitterness. In the first month, Nissan, we had to watch out for bitterness. Now in the seventh month, go a step further and make sure you are purged of all bitterness—against people, against yourself, and against the Lord (see Hebrews 12:15 [3]).


11. A month of well-balanced control. Some things are coming to completion; others are just beginning.


12. This month is also linked with Joseph, which refers to a double portion. See Genesis 49:22–26. Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who became two of the twelve tribes of Israel. Rejoice because God has a double portion for you!


(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] “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life’” (John 8:12).


[2] “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).


[3] “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through it many become defiled” (Heb. 12:15, NET).


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