Blessings for the Hebrew Month of Cheshvan
Cheshvan—The Eighth Hebrew Month of 5783
Oct. 26–Nov. 24, 2022
We have just come through the seventh month, Tishrei, and the Feast of Tabernacles. We have crossed into great harvest like we have never seen before. The whole point of the Feast of Tabernacles is to allow the Lord to dwell with us and to be a part of our daily lives. Thus the title for this eighth month is to keep growing in dwelling in the presence.
Keep Growing—The Lord Wants to Dwell with Us in Our Homes and Daily Lives
1. The month of Manasseh (to forget, to leap up and away). We should carry forward with what was emphasized at Tabernacles. Let’s remember that the waters of salvation—the outflowing of the Holy Spirit—come the more we allow the Lord to “dwell” with us. Let’s continually remember Revelation 3:20, which states, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” The more we practice this, the more we will discover living water flowing out of our innermost being (John 7:37–39) Let’s also note how much God has blessed us. Like Joseph, we can forget the old. It’s time to leap forward into all God has for us.
2. This is the month that Noah’s flood began. (It lasted a year and ten days, but began during this month.) Don’t be alarmed if you see a flood moving in your circumstances. Just take it as a sign that we may have some issues that need to be dealt with. Ask the Lord to make those issues clear and then deal with them.
3. A month reserved for receiving anointing because “the anointing will break the yoke” (Isa. 10:27). One of the surest ways of receiving anointing is to come to Jesus and drink. Talk to Him often throughout the day. The more we share our lives with Him, the more His anointing will flow in us. Anointing also increases the more we use it. It also grows as we rejoice in the difficulties that arise. So don’t be surprised at testing. Stay in joy, knowing the Lord is using those circumstances to increase the anointing and work it deeper in you (James 1:12) .
4. Without a new anointing, Satan can gain an upper hand. I emphasize again that God wants us to grow in the anointing, and we do this most easily and assuredly when we talk to the Lord as our friend throughout the day.
5. A month to deal with hardships, trials, and tribulations. This is why the Lord is emphasizing anointing. We cannot deal with these things by ourselves. We need His help, His power, and His anointing. He definitely will help us. You can let pain transform you into something usable for God’s plan for your life. We are not exempt from bad times, but we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:1–2) . But if we are of the world, all we can do is conform (like children of Belial). However, we have the power and blood of Jesus flowing through us so we can be transformed.
6. Therefore, whenever you notice something negative in you (e.g., envy, bitterness, complaining, self-seeking) (James 3:13–16) , confess it and reject it, and take it to the Lord. We sometimes think these are small things, but remember, it’s “the little foxes that spoil the vines” (Song of Sol. 2:15). The anointing will rise up and help you. Be diligent to keep giving those negative things to the Lord. You will find yourself being transformed. We don’t want to be like Moses whose stronghold of anger resulted in his not entering the Promised Land. (Moses was born during this month.)
7. The month of smell. During this month, the soul responds in unusual ways. Smell affects the soul, not just the body. The fragrance of God can permeate the soulish nature and change us and those around us (2 Cor. 2:14–16) . Breathe in the fragrance of the Lord and be transformed.
8. The myrrh or myrtle month. The myrtle tree is very fragrant and can symbolize prophetic promise. Isaiah 55:13 states, “Instead of the briar shall come up the myrtle tree.” Thus, it’s a month to smell the awe of God. Ask the Lord that every “briar” circumstance would instead become a “myrtle.”
9. You will begin to really see colors. This month’s color is violet, which often stands for passion for God. Passion helps us to receive revelation that can move us into a supernatural state. Begin to move in a new level of passion.
10. The month of the constellation Scorpio, the snake of Eden. The enemy wants to release strategies to hinder you. But remember that Jesus trampled on the snake (rejoice and shout hallelujah). We must do the same (Rom. 16:20) .
11. The month of the Hebrew letter nun (נ). This letter looks like a boundary. I love this concept—the Lord wants to illuminate new and further things for us. His light will reach our furthest boundaries. We will see that our boundaries/destinies are greater than our human thinking may have allowed us, and we can also expect His light to shine and reveal how to solve long-standing problems.
12. The month of the intestines. The month of fine digestion. There is an ability to digest and assimilate even difficult things that the Lord wants us to understand.
13. A month that you have to war with words. This should be the month you continually declare, shout, or yell: “I am satisfied.” This will push out the negative and dissatisfying from your innermost being, where ill-spoken words can reside. (Perhaps you will find stomach problems being healed—they often occur because of receiving and believing wrong words.) Declaring you are satisfied will result in an overflow of the Holy Spirit in your innermost being. This will result in an increase of anointing to help push out that negative.
Seven Days of Training Ourselves to Enjoy God—The Feast of Tabernacles
Seven Blessings/Results of Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles
We’re in the middle of the week-long Feast of Tabernacles. Even though this feast occurs in the first month of the new Hebrew year, it’s kind of a culmination. We’ve already gone through the celebration of Jesus’s salvation and deliverance for us (Passover), as well as the celebration of the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Pentecost). Now we are in the Feast of Tabernacles. What does the Lord have for us to learn as we celebrate it? Here are several points:
1. Seven Days of Training Ourselves to Enjoy God—“And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. … You shall dwell in booths seven days” (Lev. 23:40–41). For the Israelites, it was a reminder that God was with them and wanted to dwell with them. While we already know His presence is always with us, this seven-day period of the Feast of Tabernacles is kind of an activation. We too can make some kind of booth in a part of our house and be sure to spend some time in there daily. As I go there and drink coffee, or pray, or talk with Richard, it helps me remember the Lord is there with me in my house. It helps my thoughts focus on the correct things. God wants to be part of my (and my family’s) daily life, and He wants it to be very enjoyable. This is why some call it seven days of training ourselves to enjoy God.
2. Ingathering—“And the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field” (Exod. 23:16). God wants us to have the mindset of prosperity and blessing. He wants us to have expectation that as we work and do what He gives us to do, that the result will be success, blessing, and increase. He wants to “ingather” our finances. He wants us to see an “ingathering” in our ministries. We should also note that specifically this year we have passed into a time of great ingathering—or harvest—of souls worldwide.
3. Enlarging—“I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders” (Exod. 34:24). We should expect that He will increase us and enlarge us. The more we are aware of His continual and practical presence, the more our thinking will begin to enlarge. Furthermore, He will enlarge us with new connections and new opportunities.
4. Blesses Our Family—“That your generations my know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out” (Lev. 23:43). The Israelites’ children needed to know of the prior experiences and how the Lord was with the Israelites in difficult times. It’s the same for our children. But doing the activation of the booth is more than just an object lesson—the more I myself enjoy the Lord, the more His blessing flows to my family.
5. Reconnects Us to Our Source—The Feast of Tabernacles was a remembrance of how the Lord was with them every day during the forty years in the wilderness. It would also remind them how God was still with them daily—that He was their source whether or not they were in the desert. Likewise, God doesn’t want us to think of Him only when we are in trouble, but He wants us to know that He is our source of and for everything.
6. Blesses the Work of Our Hands—“Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the Lord … because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands so that you surely rejoice” (Deut. 16:15). What an incredible promise. God wants to bless and increase you in every way. The result will be rejoicing. Not a rejoicing in faith that the blessing will one day come, but a rejoicing because of receiving the increase.
7. Release of Flow of Holy Spirit in Our Life—Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts let him come to Me and drink. … Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7:37–38). The Feast of Tabernacles is about drinking of Him. We do this simply by acknowledging Him in our daily lives. Do you want more flow of the Holy Spirit? Do you want more of His power flowing through you? It’s simple—live your days with the Lord in your thoughts and mindset.
8. Shine Brighter and Brighter—Not only is the Feast of Tabernacles about the Lord releasing the necessary water (of the Holy Spirit), but it’s also about light. Jesus is the light of the world, but He also said, “You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). The more we train ourselves to live our daily lives with Him, the more we will find His light shining in us. In other words, we will get the revelation we need. Also, His influence through us will greatly increase.
Thanks for praying.
Apostle Kristi Highwalker
Fire Fire Apostolic Intl. Ministry
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