Tribe of Manassah
We have just entered into the new Hebrew month of Cheshvan!
It is the 8th month of the Hebraic calendar, and both the number 8 & Cheshvan mean new beginnings! Knowing the “time” we are in will help us as we navigate through this month of new beginnings.
Cheshvan is a month to:
• See new Beginnings
• Access new Revelation
• Tread on that, which has been trying to tread on you
• Warning of Judgment & Promise of Gods Grace
• Uncovering Root Issues
• Digesting God's Word
• Encountering His fragrance
• Receive a New Anointing
• The month of the Messiah
This is a good month to study the life of Noah. We find that the account of Noah and the Ark, both started, and ended in this month! The name Noah means “rest” and we see that when Noah believed God and entered into the ark (rest) - God gave him a new beginning.
Hebrews 11:7 tells us that Noah was a man of faith. “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household...”
The word “Ark” is the word “tabhah” which is made up of 3 Hebrew letters (Tav, Bet, Hei) which translates: “a House sealed by the Spirit of God” We too in the New Testament are a temple, a house, sealed by the Spirit of God! (Eph 1:13) and in that sealed house we are able to find safety from the storms around us!
The second half of that verse says: “...moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became an heir to righteousness which is according to faith.”
• Is my life, my lifestyle, my choices condemning the worlds ways?
• Am I moved with godly fear to choose obedience and preparation.. or fear of man to give into compromise?
We read in Genesis 7 that Flood started on the 17th of Cheshvan, and ended a year later in the same month! The Ark was Noah’s protection during the flood, yet he still had to stay on the Ark for a season even AFTER the rain stopped!
We too, are protected by the Lord when we submit to Him, but if we do not correctly discern our “times & season” of new beginnings we may try to rush out of the Ark without waiting for the waters to go down, the ground to be dry, or the trees to grow again!
Ask the Lord to anoint you with the Issachar anointing, that you would not only know the times and seasons, but you will also know what to do in them.
• It is interesting to note that the timing of the flood began on the 17th day of Cheshvan..
Declare that the rain of God’s Spirit will begin to fall on the minds and hearts of the people in our nation, and that the righteous judgment of the Lord would begin to flood and wipe out every work of wickedness!
The month of Cheshvan is linked with the tribe of Manassah which means: to forget the pain of the past. It is the concept of turning something bitter into something sweet. Psalm 30:11 says the Lord has turned our mourning into dancing and He replaced our sackcloth for garments of gladness.
Decree that you WILL taste and see that the Lord is good, and that His goodness will cause you to forget the pain of your past!
That you will put down the garments of the last season, and begin wearing the mantle that He has created for you!
Bitter may be where you came from - but it’s NOT who He called you to become!
This month is also linked with our digestion! Words can affect our ability to digest. Think about it we even have sayings like they “swallowed their words”, or that's a “juicy story”.
Proverbs 18:8 /26:22 warns us that words not spoken correctly go into the inward parts of your stomach. Many times stomach problems are the result of receiving wrong words.
We need to meditate, chew, and digest the Word of the Lord day and night. They say “you are what you eat” and that is true spiritually as well! If you have received any wrong words, ask the Lord to forgive you and to fill you with a hunger for His Truth instead!
Decree that you are satisfied with The Truth. Declare that you will be filled to the full with His Words of Truth and that THEY will come alive IN you and transform you into His image!
The letter for this month is “Nun” meaning fish or Messiah. The word “Messiah” translates to “the Anointed One” telling us that this month is not just about new beginnings, but new anointing as well!
We see this in the olive branch that the dove brings back to the Ark.. “Olives” are what they used to make the anointing oil! The Lord may have promised to never flood the earth again.. but allow Him flood your spirit!
Decree a fresh anointing is beginning to flow in your life. That He would Flood the eyes of your heart with the light of His Truth - that the oil of revelation, identity and intimacy will saturate you as you sit at the feet of the Messiah.
Did you know that Cheshvan is the only month with NO holidays? The Jewish Rabbi’s believe that since every other month has either a fast or a feast, but this month doesn’t.. then the empty “room” in this month is meant for the Messiah to come and fill!
Have you made room in your “month” for the Messiah? Do you have room” in your day, time in your schedule, moments set aside in anticipation for the Lord to come visit and fill it?? One of the “Pey” words for this decade is visit/ visitation.
Make room in your schedule this month. And EXPECT the Lord to visit you with greater glory and a greater frequency!
Allow your sense of smell to come alive this month! The first this Noah did when he left the Ark was to build an alter to the Lord And offer a sacrifice . It says in Gen 8:20 “And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma…” 2 Cor 2:5 tells us that we are to be the fragrance of Christ.
Eph 5:1-2 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
Our sacrifices have a scent, an aroma to the Lord...
As you sacrifice your daily time, your free time, your down time - to spend time with God, allow the fragrance of God to permeate your soulish nature.
Many people with a Greek mindset think that God is only dealing with spiritual issues, and they do not make the connection of body, soul and spirit.
Every decision we make in the spiritual realm (good or bad) has an effect and will manifest at some point in the natural. That’s why this is a good month for connecting your roots, and dealing with root issues.
It is KEY this month to stand in your authority!
Luke 10:19 tells us “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Declare that you will begin to tread on that which has tried to tread on you! And that no weapon formed against you shall prosper!
(derived from Chuck Pierce's book 'A Time to Advance' and King of Kings)