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.