Nisan – 5775 (2015)

The day we entered into the Hebrew month of Nisan I woke up to a song in my heart and on my lips… “it’s a new season, it’s a new day…. a fresh anointing is flowing my way…. it’s a season of power and prosperity…..it’s a new season coming my way.”

Lately, in prayer, I keep hearing God say “new day, new day!!”  He led me to Joshua 1:2 ““Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all these people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.”  This happened in the Hebrew month of Nisan.  A new day had come for the children of Israel…  the old way of living (in the Wilderness) was over and it was now time to cross over into the Promise Land and receive all that God had promised them.  I believe we have also entered into a new day… a time to cross over and enter our Promise Land.

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This is the month of Passover… a time of liberation, personal change, going from slavery to freedom, and the emerging out of the old.  A month of repentance, redemption, and miracles.  It’s called the season of the ‘miracle of miracles’ and your appointed time for great blessing!  Nissan has within it the word Nes, which in Hebrew is miracle….an open miracle as opposed to the hidden miracles in the book of Esther.  It is the month that the King had favor on Nehemiah and granted him permission to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the wall.

IN CHRIST we have been liberated and have gone from slavery to freedom… from slavery to sonship.  We have emerged out of the old and have become new creatures in Him.  This month walk in the revelation of ALL that your redemption has made available to you.  Believe for miracles flowing through you everywhere you go and to everyone you meet.  Walk in the divine favor that has been granted to you by the King of kings.  

Nisan is a month to watch your speech.. be aware of what your confessions are.    If you speak negatively during this month, it will adversely affect you months down the road.  The seeds of negativity take root and will pull you backward. Your positive confessions should “grab the wind” and change the atmosphere.

He is the High Priest of our confession.  Confession is just saying what God says about every situation.  Begin this month finding out what He says about you and your life and say the same thing!

This is also a month assigned to the right foot.. a time to step out….. to step forth in strength and consider where the Lord is leading you this year.  Move ahead confidently in God.  Numbers 33:3 “They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover, the people of Israel went out triumphantly in the sight of all the Egyptians”.  In the Hebrew the word used is “rum” (pronounced room)… it means exalted.  Psalm 18:4 says God exalts us above our enemies.

IN CHRIST you HAVE ALREADY BEEN exalted above a defeated enemy.  Walk triumphantly in what is yours in Him.  Step out boldly knowing that the Greater One lives on the inside of you and leads you forth victoriously!!

The letter “hei” is assigned to this month.  Hei is my favorite of all the Hebrew letters.  This letter is for behold!….it speaks of revelation and light.  It is also wind or breath.  It is the Spirit of God blowing on us…. it is the divine breath of God’s creative power breathed into Adam.  It is the number 5 which speaks of God’s grace and goodness.  It is the transforming power of Holy Spirit that changed Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah.  This blessing of the letter “hei” is available to us… His grace and goodness, His redemption, revelation and light, and of course the wind of His Spirit transforming us and making us fruitful and productive.  

Ask Holy Spirit to breathe upon you a refreshing…..for new revelation….for a quickened understanding of what is yours IN CHRIST.

It is the month assigned to the tribe of Judah.  Judah represents apostolic leadership… they were the warring tribe who knew how to operate with sound.  They were the tribe that went out first in battle (Judges 20:18)…  they were also the first tribe in the order of procession when Israel moved in the wilderness (Num. 10:14)  Judah also means “to cast a smooth stone against your enemy”….  that is what David, who was of the tribe of Judah, did to Goliath.

Praise is what will keep your enemy down under your feet where he belongs.  

Judah’s symbol is the lion… Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.  Judah comes from the Hebrew word “Yadah”, which means to praise, to give thanks, to glorify or to acknowledge God.  They were a people of praise…. praise was their identity.  This tribe camped to the East of the tabernacle.  The entrance to the tabernacle (where His Presence dwelled) was the East…. likewise, the way into His presence is with praise.

God assigned a portion of land to all the tribes…. Judah was given Jerusalem.  God told them that He would choose one location that would be His holy place, where He would manifest His presence, this place was Jerusalem.    We are a people of praise…. we are His dwelling place.

Nisan is March 21st – April 19th on our calendar.  March 21st not only marks the Spring season for us but it is also the beginning of the Spring months on the Hebrew calendar.  It is a time of coming out of a barren winter and positioning yourself to bring forth new life and flourish…. a time of rebirth and a fresh start.  This month sets the course for your future. Spring is a time to plant…. as you sow this month declare that your harvest is being secured and that every seed will prosper.  

Biblically it is the “New year of Kings”… a time of counting the years of the reigns of kings in ancient Israel.  It is also the month when kings go to war (2 Sam 10:1)… This is a time to reign as kings and to use your authority…. to war for your covenant promises with praise.  Zech 10:1 tells us to ask the Lord for rain in the springtime…. this month is a time to ask for the rain of His presence.

Nisan is a time God has scheduled on His calendar for a powerful outpouring of salvation and deliverance for our families, breakthroughs in our business and finances and the miracle of a new beginning in every area of your life!  So press in with faith and lay hold of every blood bought promise of God, paid for in full by Jesus Christ our Passover Lamb.

It’s a time to expect miracles not only in your life but signs, wonders and miracles working through you.

~ Robin

Adar – 5776 (2016)

Genesis 24:1 says that Abraham was blessed “in all things”.. that means he was blessed in EVERY AREA  of his life.  Galatians 3:13-14 says that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law and blessed us with the same blessing he promised to Abraham….  God wants you to walk in the Blessing… for it to be as full and complete (in all things) in your life as it was in Abraham’s.  We walk in this blessing by having a Hebrew mindset.  When you learn to think like God, you begin to prosper and walk in the blessing.  Studying the Hebrew months is one way we can begin to have a Hebrew mindset and think like God.  In April 2014, I began thinking about what the months of the year on our calendar mean to me.

In April 2014, I began thinking about what the months of the year on our calendar mean to me.  No coincidence since April is a month associated with the tribe of Issachar, who was the tribe anointed to understand times and seasons as well as what to do in those times.  To me, the months on our regular calendar reflect my life… birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, losses, and of course since we farm, our harvest seasons… some of these things are good and worth celebrating…. and some are sad remembrances.  This

This Gregorian calendar connects you to the earth realm. It is great for tracking our life events but to know God’s schedule of events it’s good to understand His calendar…. the Hebrew calendar.  His calendar is full of hope and causes us to reach for those higher things.. it causes us to be God focused… to be Kingdom minded.  Although some months on the Jewish calendar are designated as sad months, not full of hope at all!  But as you study them further, you begin to see God’s original plan for them and prophetically begin calling forth His redemptive plans for each month.  Adar is one of those REALLY good months… in fact so good, that the Jews designated it as the only double month on Leap Years (or pregnant years as it’s called in Hebrew)… those specific years (which is this year) we get Adar I and Adar II.

Adar I starts today Feb 10th and goes through March 10th.  And then we begin Adar II  on March 11th – April 8th.  The name Adar means “exalted“, “praised“, “power“, and “strength”  According to the rabbis, when Adar enters, joy and happiness enter with it.  It is the final month of winter and also the final month of the year (on the Hebrew feast calendar)… an end to a season.  It is a month of celebration as we celebrate Purim (March 23rd this year).  It’s a month of divine reversals, of curses overturned.  This is a time for evil decrees set against you to be broken.

This month walk in the revelation that IN CHRIST there has been a divine reversal… all curses have been overturned and evil decrees that were once set against you have ALREADY been broken.  

Naphtali is the tribe associated with this month.  The prophecies spoken over Naphtali are in Gen 49:21 “Naphtali is a free running doe, he speaks delightful words” and Deut 33:23 “Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing;”.

This month choose to walk in the joy that is yours in Christ…. in celebration … experiencing His divine turnarounds in our lives.  Walk in the freedom that Christ purchased for you, speaking “delightful words”… His words.. thereby enjoying the fullness of His abundant favor and full blessing.

We’re not trying to get these things but realizing that they are already ours IN CHRIST.

~ Robin

Shevat – 5776 (2016)

blessed-2   Yesterday we entered into the Hebrew month of Shevat, which is Jan 11th – Feb 9th on our calendar.

This is a key month to shout “the blessings are mine in Christ.”

Asher is the tribe associated with the month of Shevat.  Asher means blessed or prosperous and comes from the root word “ashar”, meaning to go on, to advance or to make progress.  Asher was blessed with the potential for every earthly blessing – abundant resources, the most fertile land in Canaan, many children, peace with the other tribes, the favor of God and security from enemies.  He is known as the prosperous one. His blessing from Moses indicated both prosperity and pleasure.   

Asher is the blessing beyond the norm – to be given more than what is necessary for survival. 

  • 2 Cor 9:8 “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others (New Living Translation).”
  • 1 Timothy 6:17b “….. place your confidence in God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
  • Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”

We are meant to not only be prosperous but to enjoy that prosperity, both spiritual and earthly riches.  Allow God to do the exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ask, think, hope or imagine in your life this month.  

Shevat is spelled shin-beit-tet in Hebrew.  Shin is a picture of a crown.  Beit is a house, household or family.  Tet is the letter for goodness.  Shevat is God crowning our households, crowning our families with goodness. Psalm 65:11 “You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance.  Another translation says even the hard places overflow with abundance.  

This month get a revelation of all that God wants to do in your life… the prosperity He wants to pour out on you… not just enough but overflow.  Prosperity and pleasure!   Begin to walk in His goodness, in His richness.  Let’s move forward and continue on in the prosperity He has blessed us with.  

This month let us remember to enjoy His bounty in our lives… to be happy…. full of joy, proclaiming “The blessings are mine in Christ Jesus.”  

This is a GOOD month.

~ Robin

Tevet – 5774 (2014)

This year I’ve been learning to trust how God speaks to me, to my heart.  I’m an optimist, or as my mom calls me…..a Polly Anna Sunshine.  I tend to always look at everything through a heart of hope.  I love believing God and I love to look for His goodness and redemption in all things.  When I’m studying the Hebrew months I look for goodness and hope… something that encourages me and calls me higher in Him.

Each Hebrew month was given by God with a unique purpose of revelation and is designed to release a blessing into our lives.  I pray my study of this month and this season gives you fresh hope of the goodness of God and all that He has for you.

Tuesday night we entered into not only a new month on the Hebrew calendar, Tevet… but also a new season, Winter.  Winter is the season to plan for increase in the next season.  Tevet is the 10th month on the Hebrew calendar… 10 is a number of divine order … 10 is also 5 + 5… five being the number of grace or in this case grace upon grace.

This month walk in the double portion of grace available… walk in the fullness, in the grace that Jesus made available for us.  He paid it all so that you could have it all!  It’s a free gift (Eph 2:8).

The first two letters in the word Tevet is “tov” which is the Hebrew word for good and it is followed by the letter tet which is also a letter connected to the word good…. so the whole word Tevet from beginning to end is a word full of God’s goodness.

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While I love this season of Christmas, I realize not everyone enjoys it.  It can be a time of bitter disappointments, sadness over loved ones gone, rejections of family members, depression, etc.  It can also be a financially stressful time for many.

But in this month of Tevet, let’s declare it as a month of God’s goodness from beginning to end.. allowing Him to lavish us with His goodness, His grace, and His favor.  

Tevet is also connected to the Hebrew letter “ayin”.  Ayin means the eye.

This month purposely choose to see things through the eyes of your Father.  Seeing circumstances through the eyes of faith and hope… and seeing others through the eyes of love and grace.  Through the eyes of redemption and mercy.

Each month is also associated with a tribe of Israel.  The tribes were divided into four groups of three.  This Winter season included the three tribes:  Dan (the leader of this group), Naphtali and Asher.  They formed the “rear” guard of the camp and were the ones to watch out for the enemy attacking the camp from behind.‭ ‬These three formed the rear guard, not because of military skill but because they brought the glory of God.  They were the most creative of the tribes… Dan were skilled craftsmen in all kinds or artistic work, Naphtali brought forth beautiful words, and Asher caused the land to flourish.

This Winter season let’s walk in the revelation that His glory is our rear guard  (Is 58:8)

Dan is the tribe connected to Tevet.  Dan in the Hebrew means to judge.  Dan’s ensign was the eagle!  Dan is one who can see the prey afar off‭ ‬-‭  the ‬one who soars on high in the Spirit and get the heavenly perspective on things.‭ ‬His judgment takes in the full scope of the scene and from his viewpoint,‭ ‬he is able to objectively give good direction and assessments of situations.‭ ‬As a result,‭ ‬he was called to judge Israel.‭

Let’s judge correctly this month… soaring on wings of eagles and judging things through God’s eyes of love and mercy…. eyes focused on His goodness given to ALL!

May this season be full of the goodness of God, His glory (Ex 33:18-19)…… Merry Christmas (Celebration of Christ) from our family to yours!

~ Robin