FIRST FRUITS CELEBRATION
Numbers 28:11-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Rosh Chodesh: New Moon
11 “On the first of the month you are to present to Adonai a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven flawless male lambs a year old, 12 with three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, 13 and with each lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, an offering by fire to Adonai.
Psalm 104:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 He appointed the moon for seasons;
The sun knows its going down.
Kislev (Hebrew: כִּסְלֵו, Standard Kislev Tiberian Kislēw; also Chislev) is the third month of the civil year and the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar.
Welcome to the NEW HEBREW MONTH called KISLEV!
Themes of the Month:
A MONTH OF DARKNESS/LIGHT
A MONTH OF DREAMS & VISIONS
A MONTH OF HOPE
A “SAMECH/SAMEK” MONTH – TO COME FULL CIRCLE/ GET A SECOND CHANCE
PRAYER for us during this Hebrew Month of Kislev:
ABBA YAHUVEH/YAHWEH the Almighty Maker of Heaven and earth and everything in it,
- As this is the month of darkness (because it bears the shortest day of the year, etc), Let your LIGHT shine brighter into our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name as per Isaiah 60; John 1 & John 8.
- As this is the month of dreams and visions, Let our dreams and visions be filled with your PRESENCE, LIGHT, GLORY and FIRE of the RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a HOLY SPIRIT) in YAHUSHUA’S name.
- As this is a month in which the theme of second chances regarding Covenant-keeping is seen, we ask that you have mercy upon us and help us to come full circle during this Hebrew month of Kislev in YAHUSHUA’S name!
- Finally, we ask ABBA YAHUVEH Almighty, that you give us a Miracle during this season of celebrating the MIRACLE OF OIL in YAHUSHUA’S name!
- As this is the month of the Hebrew Letter “Samech” which is represented by a circle, Let every evil cycle in my life and in the lives of my wife or husband and children be consumed and destroyed totally by RUACH HA KODESH FIRE in the mighty name of YAHUSHUA (a.k.a JESUS /YESHUA)!!! Let such evil cycles not be repeated in my life and the lives of my wife or husband and children in YAHUSHUA’S name! Rather, let a new cycle of life begin in our lives, YOUR Cycle for our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name, AMEN!!!
Repetition and continuation of problems is not my portion nor is it my wife’s or husband’s portion nor is it.my children’s portion in YAHUSHUA’S name, AMEN!!!
Let such forms of affliction not rise a second time in our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name, AMEN!!!
Let that GOOD (that is to say, those blessings which add no sorrow) that is meant for me and my family as designed by YAH (a.k.a ELOHIM) as per Jeremiah 29:11, etc begin to locate me and be restored to me in full measure by the mighty power in the holy and anointed name of YAHUSHUA (as per Joel 2)!!!
AMEN and AMEN!
This “Month of Kislev” is associated with the Hebrew Letter “Samech”
Note that the Hebrew Letters were represented by pictures. The Hebrew Letters don’t just represent sounds. They represent IDEAS!
You can tell the MEANING OF THE LETTER by the shape of the picture.
The Letter “Samech/Samekh” is originally
- A PICTURE,
- A RING,
- A REPEATING CYCLE
Words including the “Samech/Samekh include:
- To Turn
- To Go Around
- To Surround
- To Enclose
- To Come Full Circle
It is actually possible to PROPHESY from that.
It is therefore understood that if KISLEV is the month of SAMECH/SAMEKH, then it is the MONTH TO COME FULL CIRCLE! This is a month in which YAHUVEH GOD wants to give you a SECOND CHANCE to confront and deal with things that defeated you in the last season! It is a SEASON OF DEALING WITH MISSED OPPORTUNITIES!!!
Note that the Israelites missed their opportunity at Kadesh-Banea but YAHUVEH GOD gave them another opportunity when Yahushua (a.k.a Joshua) the son of Nun was leading them to cross the Yarden (a.k.a Jordan River).
DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY THIS MONTH!!!
Note that MISSED OPPORTUNITIES CAN COME BACK ROUND AGAIN but you also need to know that OLD ENEMIES CAN ALSO COME BACK ROUND AGAIN. This is a MONTH TO BE ON GUARD!
The Samech/Samekh Month is also THE MONTH TO BREAK OUT OF OLD CYCLES!!! Many people are trapped in Old Cycles. YAHUVEH GOD wants HIS people to break free from / break out of OLD CYCLES!
Due to the fact that KISLEV is a month of DARKNESS, the Children of Israel (a.k.a Jews) tend to consider this month to be one of DREAMS and VISIONS! As the nights are getting longer and days shorter, there is considered to be more time to sleep therefore more time to DREAM and see VISIONS.
KISLEV is a MONTH TO BE AWARE OF YOUR DREAMS!!!
KISLEV is an important time to UNDERSTAND BETTER YOUR DREAMS!!!
One third of our lives is spent sleeping. We therefore find ourselves dream a lot. To learn more about DREAMS and VISIONS, click here.
The Hebrew Kislev is known as the MONTH OF DARKNESS and in the midst of the DARKNESS, YAHUVEH GOD’S LIGHT comes to us by shining in the darkness. That LIGHT is the ONLY TRUE LIGHT and it has a name. The name as per John 1 is YAHUSHUA (which simply means YAH’S SALVATION).
John 1:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.
John 1:6-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
John’s Witness: The True Light
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[a]
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[b] and His own[c] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
On the BIBLICAL CALENDAR which is also YAHUVEH GOD’S CALENDAR, this month of KISLEV is the 9th month when counting from the month of Nisan/Abib as per Exodus 12:1. The month of Kislev is the 2nd month when counting from the month of Tishrei/Tishri as per Genesis 1.
A MONTH OF Darkness and THE TRUE LIGHT:
This month of Kislev is known as one of the darkest month of the year because it is in this month that the days are progressively becoming shorter whereas the nights are becoming longer. The winter solstice is known to generally take place during the last week of this month.
Definition of Winter Solstice: The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
Winter solstice 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 16:28 on Thursday 21 December (All times are in United Kingdom Time).
The beginning of the HANUKKAH Festival tends to be observed/celebrated towards the end of the Month of KISLEV and finishes at the beginning of the Month of Tevet.
YAH’S Feast of HANUKKAH 2017 will begin in the evening of Tuesday 12 December and ends in the evening of Wednesday 20 December 2017
Interestingly, the longest night of the year as well as the NEW MOON OF THE MONTH OF TEVET would be contained within the FEAST OF HANUKKAH. This does not changed even during leap years. It is no wonder that during the FEAST OF HANUKKAH (in English: FEAST OF LIGHTS & DEDICATION) is the time to KINDLE THE LIGHTS OF FAITH!!!
KISLEV, A MONTH OF DREAMS AND VISIONS…
The month of Kislev is also known as the MONTH OF DREAMS. The reason for this is that all the TORAH PORTIONS read during this month include A NARRATION OF ONE DREAM OR THE OTHER. Altogether the dreams read are about 9. The TORAH PORTIONS read during this month and contain dream narrations are as follows:
- TOLDOT / FAMILY HISTORY / GENERATIONS / DESCENDANTS (Jacob’s Dream)
- VAYETZEI / HE WENT OUT
- VAYESHEV / HE SETTLED
- MIKETZ / FROM THE END
It is clear in the TORAH that there is one particular character who is associated with dreams and visions whose name is JOSEPH, the son of Jacob/Israel. In fact his brothers nick-name him, “THE DREAMER, MASTER OF DREAMS“. Joseph was also nick-named by Pharoah, “DECIPHERER OF SECRETS”
Genesis 41:45 New King James Version (NKJV)
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
Zaphnath–Paaneah (Hebrew: צָפְנַת פַּעְנֵחַ) is the name stated by the Bible (Genesis, 41:45) as given by Pharaoh to Joseph. Some say that the meaning of this name is “Saviour” When translated to the Hebrew language, this name actually means “DECIPHERER OF SECRETS“.
Genesis 41:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
With the help of the RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a HOLY SPIRIT), Joseph was able to SUPERNATURALLY able to breakthrough the SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL REALMS. As a result of decoding Pharoah’s dreams was seen from then on as a kind or type of MESSIAH. Prophetically, Joseph was a foreshadow of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH in that, he was a “DISGUISED EGYPTIAN” who was rejected and sold by his brothers but he later became their SAVIOUR thereby preserving the nation and people of Israel.
We are therefore reminded during this month that YAHUSHUA is our SAVIOUR / MESSIAH!
To learn more about DREAMS and VISIONS, click here.
KISLEV, A MONTH OF HOPE:
The word “KISLEV” comes from the root word “KISLA” which means “HOPE, TRUST, POSITIVENESS”. The word Kislev is linked to the Acadian word ‘kislimu,’ which means ‘thickened’ due to the rain of the month. The Hebrew root of the word K-S-L is also used in the Hebrew words ‘kesel’ or ‘kisla,’ which means ‘hope’ and ‘positive,’ or ‘Ksil,’ the Hebrew word for the constellation Orion, which shines the brightest this month in Israel.
Psalm 78:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 That they may set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
Job 31:24 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 “If I have made gold my hope,
Or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’;
Intriguingly, the root word also means FOOLISHNESS which suggests the WISDOM OF YAHUVEH GOD, that is to say that HIS dream of saving humanity through YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH often appears as foolishness to mankind.
1 Corinthians 3:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; [a]
John 3:18-20 Names of God Bible (NOG)
18 Those who believe in him won’t be condemned. But those who don’t believe are already condemned because they don’t believe in God’s only Son.
19 This is why people are condemned: The light came into the world. Yet, people loved the dark rather than the light because their actions were evil. 20 People who do what is wrong hate the light and don’t come to the light. They don’t want their actions to be exposed.
If YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH was born during THE FEAST OF SUKKOT (a.k.a TABERNACLES / BOOTHS in English), then it means that YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH was conceived during the FEAST OF HANUKKAH (a.k.a LIGHTS & DEDICATION) perhaps near the winter solstice itself. THE TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD was scheduled to commence its shining in the darkness night/time of this world!
John 1:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[a]
John 2:7-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
Note that the DIVINE LIGHT shines bright but does NOT destroy or consume! Also, LIGHT is as darkness with YAH (a.k.a GOD) but can not mix plus LIGHT overcomes darkness!
Psalm 139:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
John 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.
When YAH says that darkness can be overcome by YAH’S LIGHT, it means that one day, darkness will be totally rid of. We are require to have more LIGHT OF YAH in us and also be THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD with the help and support of YAHUSHUA THE TRUE LIGHT and RUACH HA KODESH as per Matthew 5. This is the way to eventually get rid of (Satan’s) darkness totally.
Matthew 5:13-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
It is our prayer at YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE MINISTRY that this month of KISLEV will be unto you a time of increase of the LIGHT OF YAH in your life in the might name of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH!
John 8:12 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
The Light of the World
12 Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows Me will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 Names of God Bible (NOG)
Jesus Speaks with the Pharisees about His Father
12 Yeshua spoke to the Pharisees again. He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have a life filled with light and will never live in the dark.”
The more of YAHUSHUA we have in us through DAILY HOLY COMMUNION and the more of RUACH HA KODESH we have in us through CONSTANT IN-FILLING, the LIGHT OF YAH we have in us! The GLORY OF YAHWEH in the following scripture refers to RUACH HA KODESH as revealed in Amightywind Ministry Prophecies 89 & 90.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Names of God Bible (NOG)
The Lord Will Be Jerusalem’s Glory
60 Arise! Shine! Your light has come,
and the glory of Yahweh has dawned.
2 Darkness now covers the earth,
and thick darkness covers the nations.
But Yahweh dawns,
and his glory appears over you.
In relation to LIGHT and Darkness, we are also reminded around this time of year that LIGHT and Darkness do not have anything in common. This is seen in the story of HANUKKAH, where the Israelites had to fight against the Darkness of the Greek-Syrians who had invaded their blessed land of the TRUE LIGHT OF YAH and forced them to give up their HOLY WAYS for the Greek-Syrian Paganistic way of living. In the end, LIGHT overcame darkness!!! Praise YAH! The following scripture summaries YAH’S stand on this matter:
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 King James Version (KJV)
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!
PRAYERS For Us During This Hebrew Month of “Kislev”:
ABBA YAHUVEH/YAHWEH the Almighty Maker of Heaven and earth and everything in it,
As this is the month of darkness (because it bears the shortest day of the year, etc), Let your LIGHT shine brighter into our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name as per Isaiah 60; John 1 & John 8.
As this is the month of dreams and visions, Let our dreams and visions be filled with your PRESENCE, LIGHT, GLORY and FIRE of the RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a HOLY SPIRIT) in YAHUSHUA’S name.
As this is a month in which the theme of second chances is seen we ask that you have mercy upon us and help us to come full circle during this Hebrew month of Kislev in YAHUSHUA’S name!
Finally, we ask ABBA YAHUVEH Almighty, that you give us a Miracle during this season of celebrating the MIRACLE OF OIL in YAHUSHUA’S name!
As this is the month of the Hebrew Letter “Samech” which is represented by a circle, Let every evil cycle in my life and in the lives of my wife or husband and children be consumed and destroyed totally by the FIRE of the RUACH HA KODESH in the mighty name of YAHUSHUA (a.k.a JESUS /YESHUA)!!! Let such evil cycles not be repeated in my life and the lives of my wife or husband and children in YAHUSHUA’S name!
Repetition and continuation of problems is not my portion nor my wife’s or husband’s portion nor my children’s portion in YAHUSHUA’S name!!!
Let such forms of affliction not rise a second time in our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name!!!
Let that GOOD (that is to say those blessings which add no sorrow) that is meant for me and my family as designed by YAH (a.k.a GOD) as per Jeremiah 29:11, etc begin to locate me and be restored to me in full measure by the mighty power in the holy and anointed name of YAHUSHUA as per Joel 2!!!