Month Of SIVAN

SHALOM!

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Traditional Remembrances:

  • Sivan 3-5 – These days are referred to as “the three days of the bounds” which commemorated the three days preparation which preceded the giving of the law on Mount Sinai.

The Megillat Ta’anit gives these as fast days.

 

  • Sivan 23 – Commemorates the time when they delayed in bringing the firstfruits to Jerusalem during the reign of king Jeroboam.

Month of PENTECOST

FirstFruits 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.

 

ENLARGING YOUR BOUNDARIES IN THE MONTH OF PENTECOST!

 

Exodus 19:12-14 Names of God Bible (NOG)

12 Mark off a boundary around the mountain for the people, and tell them not to go up the mountain or even touch it. Those who touch the mountain must be put to death. 13 No one should touch them. They must be stoned or shot with arrows. No matter whether it’s an animal or a person, it must not live. The people may go up the mountain only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast.”

14 After Moses went down the mountain to the people, he had them get ready, and they washed their clothes.

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Rosh Chodesh Sivan is distinguished as the day on which the Jewish people arrived and camped before Mount Sinai.

 

Sivan is the third month on the Jewish calendar counting from Nissan/Nisan as per Exodus 12:1-2 and the ninth month on the Jewish/Hebrew Calendar when counting from Tishri as per Genesis 1.

Remember that we started off in Nisan (a.k.a Abib), The Month of REDEMPTION, when Israel started out for the Promised Land. REDEMPTION STARTS US MOVING FORWARD IN OUR WALK WITH YAHUVEH GOD Almighty!

The second month on the calendar counting from Nissan is Iyyar (also written as Iyar). This is the month of TRANSITION! This was the month of Israel’s journey from Egypt to Sinai. It is The Month of:

  • TESTING
  • HEALING
  • RESTORATION
  • REVELATION OF THE NATURE OF YAHUVEH GOD

 

Then we come into Sivan, the month of PENTECOST. It is the Month during which Israel arrived at Sinai and experienced the great outpouring of YAH’S GLORY, PRESENCE and REVELATION! This happened on the day of PENTECOST. PENTECOST is not just Acts 2 but rather it started at Mount Sinai and has been celebrated by the Children of Israel ever since then.

PENTECOST WAS NOT SOMETHING NEW TO YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S DISCIPLES/APOSTLES because they had been celebrating it for years. 

 

PENTECOST which is known the Orthodox Jewish People as:

  • SHAVUOT in the Hebrew Language

and

  • WEEKS in the English Language

is the 2nd Greatest Feast/Festival within YAH’S yearly Cycle of life!

 

Exodus 23:14-17 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Laws for Three Festivals

14 “Three times a year you must celebrate a pilgrimage festival in my honor.

15 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread: For seven days you must eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib, because that was when you left Egypt. No one may come into my presence without an offering.

16 “Celebrate the Festival of the Harvest with the first produce harvested from whatever you plant in your fields.

“Celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the year when you harvest your crops from the fields.

17 “These are the three times each year that all your men must come into the presence of AdonayYahweh.

 

 

As per Exodus 23:14-17, YAHUVEH ELOHIM commanded HIS People/Children to meet with HIM in a very special way by making a Feast unto HIM! These include:

  • Feast of UNLEAVENED BREAD a.k.a PESACH/PASSOVER)

  • Feast of HARVEST (a.k.a SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST)

  • Feast of In-gathering (a.k.a TABERNACLES/BOOTHS/SHELTERS)

 

These 3 are called the Feasts/Festivals of The LORD YAHUVEH. They are also known as YAHUVEH GOD’S Appointed Times or Appointments!

They are special times designated by YAHUVEH GOD to meet with HIS people in a very special way on a yearly basis (out of love towards our Creator/Maker not in a legalistic manner)!

During these feasts, YAHUVEH ELOHIM desires that we set aside a special time with HIM so HE can do some important things in our lives!

They are designed to bring us into a new level of our walk with YAH Almighty each year! Every new year, you are meant to be closer to YAH than you were a year before that.

The first step in walking closer with YAH is found in the Feast of PASSOVER! It is all about REDEMPTION BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB (YAHUSHUA’S BLOOD – The perfect Lamb)!

Through Faith in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, we are redeemed by the BLOOD of the LAMB out of the hand of the enemy!

As we celebrate our REDEMPTION BY THE BLOOD every year at PASSOVER, our FAITH increases!

So, PASSOVER begins YAH’S yearly cycle! Then on the third day after PASSOVER (Remember that the first two days of the Feast Unleavened Bread are High Sabbaths), we celebrate The Feast/Festival of FirstFruits which is YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S Resurrection Day! We are commanded by YAHUVEH ELOHIM to start counting the Omer from this day for seven weeks – count seven sabbaths after which, we are to celebrate another feast! Note that outside of Israel, we start counting the omer on the second day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread because of time differences. However, in Israel, the counting of the Omer starts on the third day.

Note that 7/SEVEN means COMPLETENESS or PERFECTION!

 

At then end of the seven weeks, we have the next appointment – SHAVUOT/PENTECOST!

PENTECOST takes place in the third month. It is also called the Feast of Weeks.

There is a 7 week space between the Feast of PASSOVER (First Appointed Time) and the Feast of WEEKS (Second Appointed Time)

then

a 7 months space between the Feast of PASSOVER (First Appointed Time) and the Feast of TABERNACLES (Third Appointed Time).

 

Interesting, isn’t it? It is all about the Number 7. Interestingly as from the Gregorian year 2016, YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA and SHKINYINYAH GLORY Almighty commanded us to observe all three feasts for seven days.

So we see:

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  • 7  in Nissan

  • 7 in Sivan

    and 

  • 7 in Tishri

 

In Nissan and Tishri, we also have The Great 8th/Eighth Day!

 

PENTECOST CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF YAH’S PROVISION IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE IN THE EARTH REALM!

It marks the beginning of the “ONE-NEW-MAN”, the new humanity empowered to do YAH’S works in the earth!”

 

The after PENTECOST, we wait through the summer period after which comes the NEXT APPOINTED TIME – TABERNACLES.

The Feast of TABERNACLES is the celebration of YAH’S GLORY! TABERNACLES gives a fresh taste of YAH’S Power and Presence with us everytime around!

 

 

PENTECOST, which we are celebrating this month is a Feast which marked the in-gathering of the WHEAT HARVEST! When the wheat was ready to be harvested it marked a new season! The provision from the previous harvest would no longer sustain them, so they needed a new one!

So PENTECOST celebrated that YAHUVEH ELOHIM brought forth BREAD FROM THE EARTH” to provide for their PHYSICAL NEEDS!

Israel left Egypt and set out for the Promised Land. They needed to be catered for. They needed a different kind of food. They needed to understand YAH’S ways  so they could walk with HIM and experience HIS blessing!

 

So on PENTECOST, YAHUVEH GOD called Moshe/Moses up onto Mount Sinai and HE gave HIM the TORAH!

The in Acts 2, the Messianic (Jewish) Community (now known as the church) was born! it was the beginning of a NEW SEASON! It was time to go to all the world with the GOSPEL, however, we needed a NEW PROVISION!

The provision of the last season was not enough!

So, at PENTECOST, YAHUVEH ELOHIM poured out HIS RUACH HA KODESH/HOLY SPIRIT and released HIS miraculous gifts!

PENTECOST is a time to celebrate YAH’S Provision but also to receive YAH’S Provision! When YAH’S People enter a new season, YAH chooses PENTECOST as a time to equip them with New Provision!

CELEBRATING PENTECOST ACTUALLY UNLOCKS AND RELEASES YAH’S PROVISION FOR THE NEW SEASON! So, as we celebrate PENTECOST this month, expect YAH to open a door of PROVISION!

The TORAH describes this with the phrase “Israel camped before the mountain” (Exodus 19:2), where the verb vayichan (“camped”) is stated in a singular form, in contrast to the other verbs in the narrative. This describes how the entire people camped “as one person, with one heart,” expressing true unity.

In the month of Sivan, we celebrate the holiday of SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST, when the TORAH was given by YAHUVEH ELOHIM to the Children of Israel on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of SHAVUOT, we renew our acceptance of YAH’S gift, and YAH’S “re-gives” the TORAH.

 

The holiday of SHAVUOT is a two-day holiday,

beginning at:

sundown of the fifth of Sivan

and lasting until:

nightfall of the seventh of Sivan.

(In Israel it is a one-day holiday, ending at nightfall of the sixth of Sivan.)

 

The word SHAVUOT means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.

The mitzvah to count each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot—known as:

Sefirat HaOmer,

a period of introspection and self-refinement, as we prepare ourselves to receive the TORAH  anew on Shavuot.

Each day of counting represents another step in this spiritual journey.

 

The giving of the TORAH was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times. Our sages have compared it to a Wedding between YAHUVEH GOD and the Jewish people.

SHAVUOT also means “oaths,” for on this day YAH swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to HIM.

The Month of Sivan is more than just the Month of SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST!

 

The Hebrew Letter associated with the Month of Sivan in Zayin.

It is known as the CROWNED VAV!

This letter is made up of  the Hebrew letter, “VAV and a CROWN!

Remember that the letter vav represents man and has a numerical value of the number 6.

The gematria for this letter is 67 which is the same value for binah which means understanding.

The letter Zayin means WEAPON or SWORD but derives from a root word which means NOURISHMENT or SUSTAINANCE! The root zan appears in words like mazon meaning food, but what is the relationship between food and sword?

Note that the Hebrew word for bread is lechem from which we can also derive or relate the Hebrew word for war (milchamah).

The sword is our spiritual nourishment and weapon of spiritual warfare in the spiritual sense.

We need to be well nourished in order to be able to stand strong and fight our battles against the enemy, Satan!

Additionally, in order to be well nourished and at rest, we sometimes need to engage in spiritual warfare!

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Zayin is viewed as a Letter with a CROWN or CROWNED Letter. The Letter pictures CORONATION which implies that this is the month in which Hope becomes a REALITY!

 

Since the Zayin represents both the number 7 and a sword, it is not surprising that it is used to

  • “DIVIDE”

or

  • “CUT UP”

…………………………………….TIME (zeman/z’man) into Units of SEVENS as follows:

 

  • SHABBAT/Sabbath – The 7th Day of the 7-day Week (the week of days)
  • SHAVU’OT/Weeks – The 49th Day after Passover (the week of weeks)
  • Tishri – The 7th Month of the Year (the week of months)
  • Shemitah – The 7th Year of rest for the land (the week of years)
  • Yovel – The 49th Year (the week of week of years)
  • The Millennial Kingdom – The 7th Millennium of Human History (week of 1,000s)

 

The Number 7 is blessed and is regarded as the number of:

  • COMPLETION
  • WHOLENESS
  • BLESSING

and

  • REST

 

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The Letter Zayin is also associated with “Remember.”

The word “Time” begins with Zayin  – “Zeman/Z’man”

The word “Remember” also begins with Zayin – “Zacher”

The word “Remembrance” starts with the letter Zayin – “Zicharon/Zikaron”

This can be summarised into the word “MEMORY!”

MEMORY of the set times of YAH Almighty is the foundation/basis of self-identity and purpose of YAH’S creation.

Deuteronomy 32:7 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Remember a time long ago.
    Think about all the past generations.
        Ask your fathers to remind you,
            and your leaders to tell you.

 

Exodus 20:8 Names of God Bible (NOG)

“Remember the day of worship by observing it as a holy day.

 

An overs-sized “Zayin” letter is seen in the following Holy Scripture:

Malachi 4:4 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Remember What God Has Done and Will Do

“Remember the teachings of my servant Moses, the rules and regulations that I gave to him at Horeb for all Israel.

 

  • statutes/rules = chukim

 

  • judgments/regulations = mishpatim

 

Since Zayin is depicted as a weapon of the RUACH/Spirit or in the RUACH, then it means that remembering YAH’S TORAH and applying it to our lives accordingly is a WEAPON OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE through which we can receive victory over the enemy, Satan!

 

This is implies that the letter Zayin also represents TRIUMPH over the enemy, Satan!

 

If the letter Zayin is made up of the letter Vav with a Crown, then we can draw from this that man who is fallen is crowned with YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH who is equipped with the SWORD OF THE RUACH/SPIRIT, that is to say, THE CROWNED MAN!

Zayin represents YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, The only true Melech/Melek/King of the Jews!

Hebrews 4:12 Names of God Bible (NOG)

12 YAHUVEH GOD’S word is living and active. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts as deep as the place where soul and spirit meet, the place where joints and marrow meet. YAHUVEH GOD’S word judges a person’s thoughts and intentions.

The two edges of the sword are the OLD COVENANT/TESTAMENT and the NEW COVENANT/TESTAMENT!

 

 

This is a month to PROSPER! Zayin words when translated to English are as follows:

  • Gold
  • Abundance
  • Fullness
  • Food
  • Sustenance

 

 

Zayin also pictures a SCEPTRE:

This is a month of Divine Favour, a month to come before the MELEK/MELECH HA MELAKIM/MELACHIM (a.k.a KING OF KINGS)!

Sivan is also a month of COVENANT!

YAHUVEH ELOHIM entered into Covenant with Israel in the month of Sivan so claim COVENANT PROMISES this month.
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Sivan in a month of GIVING!

PENTECOST celebrates YAH’S Provision and is marked by giving! As we thank ABBA YAHUVEH ELOHIM through giving, HIS Provision for the next season is secured! As you give, you open more  doors of blessing.

 

 

Sivan is the month of receiving NEW BOUNDARIES!

At Sinai, YAHUVEH GOD began to set boundaries for HIS People. Boundaries help to define your identity. If you have no boundaries in life, then it means that you have no identity! YAH Almighty set boundaries for HIS People, Israel, HE was defining HIS identity!

Sivan is a month to press into new boundaries which ABBA YAHUVEH GOD is setting for you.

May YAHUVEH Almighty bring you into a fresh manifestation of your identity as HE re-defines your boundaries this month.

Ask YAH to expand your boundaries.

 

Sivan is the month of Zebulon, one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

We therefore need to understand Zebulon. Let us look at the Holy Prophecies spoken by Jacob/Israel to his children before his passing as follows:

Genesis 49:1-2; 13 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Jacob [Israel] Blesses His 12 Sons

49 Jacob called for his sons and said, “Come here, and let me tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.

“Gather around and listen, sons of Jacob.
    Listen to your father Israel.

 

13 Zebulun will live by the coast.
He will have ships by the coast.
    His border will go as far as Sidon.

 

Sidon was a major centre for Sea Trade.

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Prophet Moses said the following about Zebulon:

Deuteronomy 33:1-5;18-19 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes

33 Moses, the man of Elohim, blessed the Israelites with this blessing before he died. He said,

Yahweh came from Sinai.
    For his people he rose from Seir like the sun.
        He appeared like sunshine from Mount Paran.
He came with tens of thousands of holy ones.
    On his right was a raging fire for them.[a]
You certainly love your people.
    All your holy ones are in your hands.
        They bow at your feet
            to receive your instructions.[b]
Moses gave us these teachings.
    They belong to the assembly of Jacob.
Yahweh was king of Jeshurun[c]
    when the leaders of the people assembled
        together with all the tribes of Israel.

18 About the tribe of Zebulun he said,

“People of Zebulun, enjoy yourselves when you go to war,
    and you people of Issachar, enjoy yourselves when you stay at home.
19 They will invite nations to their mountain,
    and there they will offer the proper sacrifices.
They will be nourished by the abundance from the seas
    and the treasures hidden in the sand.”

 

Moses prophesied that Moses would rejoice in going out to the sea to trade. He would call the people together to offer righteous sacrifices. he would feast on the abundance of the sea and hidden treasures of the sand. The tribe of Zebulon was noted for ability in business. That makes Sivan the BUSINESS-MAN MONTH!

The Tribe of Zebulon was to be a Tribe of Wealth hence making the month of Sivan the month of Wealth!

YAHUVEH ELOHIM wants you to learn some Prosperity Principles this month! HE also wants you to do some business with HIM!

 

ZEBULON was known for FAITHFULNESS!

Zebulun was a tribe faithful to the LORD YAHUVEH!

In the time of the Judges, Zebulon joined both with Deborah and Gideon to fight against the enemy and drive the enemy back (Judges 3-10)

50,000 from Zebulon came to help David at Hebron and served him “with an undivided heart.” (1 Chronicles 12:23-40).

Zebulon also brought provisions for the feast celebrating David’s coronation at Hebron.

So Zebulon was a great tribe with much Promise and Potential prophetically!

 

…But there is a mystery connected to Zebulon!

The mystery is that when Israel entered the Land of Promise, they were assigned a RICH TERRITORY, bordered by Asher, Naphtali, Issachar and Manasseh.

 

It was a great territory but it leaves us with a problem.

Zebulon’s Holy Prophetic destiny involved the sea.

Genesis 49:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 “Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea;
He shall become a haven for ships,
And his border shall adjoin Sidon.

 

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In fact the Zebulun symbol is that of a ship.

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Deuteronomy 33:18 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

18 For Zebulun he said,
‘Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
    and Issachar, in your tents.

Zebulun’s Holy Prophetic Destiny is tied to the sea, that is to say that it was to engage in trade, and become wealthy through commerce on the sea.

That’s why Zebulon’s symbol is that of a ship.

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ISRAEL’S PRAYER GARDEN – Zebulon ship

 

The strange thing is that according to most maps, Zebulon is nowhere near the sea! Zebulon was totally landlocked! Zebulun was right in the middle thereby having no access to either sea. This brings about a bother. When YAHUVEH GOD was distributing portions of land in the Promised Land, HE gave Zebulun a portion which was landlocked by Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali and Asher.

 

Joshua 19:10-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Land of Zebulun

10 The third lot came out for the children of Zebulun according to their families, and the border of their inheritance was as far as Sarid. 11 Their border went toward the west and to Maralah, went to Dabbasheth, and extended along the brook that is east of Jokneam. 12 Then from Sarid it went eastward toward the sunrise along the border of Chisloth Tabor, and went out toward Daberath, bypassing Japhia. 13 And from there it passed along on the east of Gath Hepher, toward Eth Kazin, and extended to Rimmon, which borders on Neah. 14 Then the border went around it on the north side of Hannathon, and [a]it ended in the Valley of Jiphthah El. 15 Included were Kattath, Nahallal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages. 16 This was the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

 

Following the completion of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelite tribes in the Book of Yahushua/Joshua the son of Nun, Yahushua allocated the land among the twelve tribes. The territory Zebulun was allocated was at the southern end of the Galilee, with its

  • eastern border being the Sea of Galilee,
  • the western border being the Mediterranean Sea,
  • the south being bordered by the Tribe of Issachar,

and

  • the north by Asher on the western side and Naphtali on the eastern.

 

YAHUVEH GOD gave Zebulun of Holy Prophetic destiny by the sea with no access to the sea, daunting, huh?

Well, YAH had a plan just like HE promises in Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

11 For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares Adonai, “plans for shalom and not calamity—to give you a future and a hope.

 

Some of you have worn Zebulun’s shoes or are wearing them just now, that it to say that YAHUVEH GOD has made Holy Prophetic declarations upon your life however, you just don’t see beyond now, for example, YAHUVEH GOD has given you a specific calling but you just don’t see how to get the resources, etc to be able to start and/or fulfil that calling in a way that pleases YAH Almighty! You need to remember the following:

Philippians 1:6 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

I am sure of this very thing—that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the Day of Messiah YAHUSHUA.

Compare versions:

Philippians 1:6 Names of God Bible (NOG)

I’m convinced that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it through to completion on the day of Christ YAHUSHUA.

 

And

Isaiah 43:16-19 King James Version (KJV)

16 Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

There was a trading route which went through the land of Zebulon from one end to the other. The other tribes needed that route despite being close to the sea.

Zebulon got a MAJOR EAST-WEST HIGH WAY TRADE ROUTE as it went through the Land of Zebulun from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. It was called THE WAY OF THE SEA! Though Zebulon has no Sea Port, it did HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STARTING MOVING TOWARDS ITS DESTINY IN TRADE!

 

As Zebulon was faithful to key into its Holy Prophetic destiny, YAHUVEH GOD made a way where there seemed to be no way! YAHUVEH GOD amended/shifted its boundaries!

As Zebulon traded with those along the Sea of Galilee, members of Zebulon settled in Naphtali. As a result, the two tribes began to be intermingled (Zebulun and Naphtali).

Eventually, the area close to the Sea coast of Galilee became known as the Land/Territory of Zebulon and Naphtali.

 

Zebulun finally had access to the Sea.

When YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH was calling HIS disciples, Peter, James and John, HE was in the Land of Zebulun. Many of HIS disciples were from Zebulun as that was where HE spent most of HIS time. Also note that they were Businessmen before going into Ministry with YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH. Most of HIS disciples were from the Tribe of Zebulun. Most of YAHUSHUA’S Ministry was in the Land of Zebulun.

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Matthew 4:13-25 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Yeshua Withdraws to Seek ABBA YAHUVEH GOD

13 Leaving Natzeret, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the nations—
16 the people sitting in darkness have seen a great light,
and those sitting in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”[a]

17 From then on, Yeshua began to proclaim, “Turn away from your sins, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Raising Up Fishers of Men

18 Now as Yeshua was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter and Andrew his brother. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, Jacob the son of Zebedee and John his brother. They were in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

23 Yeshua was going throughout all the Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about Him spread throughout all Syria. And they brought to Him all the sick—those tormented by various diseases and afflictions, those plagued by demons, the epileptics, the paralyzed—and He healed them. 25 And large crowds followed Him from the Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

 

As Zebulun continued to faithfully walk in its calling, the same thing began to happen on the West. YAHUVEH GOD expanded Zebulun’s borders again.

By the first century, Josephus said the territory of Zebulun reached all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee!

Because Zebulun faithfully pursued YAHUVEH GOD’S Promise, it gained Sea Ports on 2 different Seas.

Zebulun’s territory now also includes the Port of Haifa, one of the greatest Sea Ports in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Various historical maps have Zebulun’s portion of land drawn up in various ways, that is to say that some are landlocked while others show Zebulun having access to the sea progressively.

It is my understanding that as time went on, YAHUVEH in fulfilment of HIS Promise to Zebulun extended their borders thereby giving Zebulun access to the sea for trading purposes. 

Sometimes, we look at YAH’S WORD over your life and it looks impossible! You don’t have what you need to get there! Your boundaries are too narrow!

Some people even receive a Holy Prophetic WORD and immediately begin to list all the reasons as to why it can not or can never happen! They see the boundaries surrounding them and respond in unbelief, for example,

  • I could never do that
  • I do not have the money to do that
  • I do not have the right training to do that
  • I am too fearful to do that.

 

They see themselves so constricted by boundaries that they can’t accept YAHUVEH GOD’S destiny for their life!

This is very wrong. Always try to remember Abraham. He trusted YAHUVEH GOD wholly. As soon as YAHUVEH GOD instructed Abraham to do something like get up and relocate, sacrifice his son Isaac, etc, he did it immediately!

 

YAH Almighty can enlarge your boundaries! If you will pursue your call and are faithful, YAH will increase your territory! This is what happened on SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST!

 

YAH desired that the Children of Israel (a.k.a Jews) took HIS Message to the world hence being The LIGHT TO THE NATIONS as YAHUSHUA’S Ambassadors! Unfortunately, the Jews did not catch the visions while YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH was still with them on the earth. PENTECOST opened the door to harvest, abundant harvest! YAH expanded their boundaries! YAHUSHUA’S Apostles received Power and Authority from on HIGH after which they launched out from YAHrushalayim/Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria and the rest of the world/earth (Acts 1:8)!

Acts 1:8 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

But you will receive power when the Ruach ha-Kodesh has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and through all Judah, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

You too can have your BORDERS EXTENDED! 

How?

Well, the answer is FAITHFULNESS, that is to say that you need to start from somewhere with YAH’S guidance in relation to what YAH called you to do and be faithful in what you do!

Matthew 25:21 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful with a little, so I’ll put you in charge of much. Enter into your master’s joy!’

 

Be faithful in your calling to YAH Almighty!

 

ZEBULON WAS KNOWN FOR ITS FAITHFULNESS!

 

Due to the fact that ZEBULON was a FAITHFUL TRIBE, YAH could enlarge their borders!

This is the month to press into YAH’S Call on your life and receive by faith the new boundaries which YAH is setting for you.

 

It is a time to let YAH establish your identity in a new way as HE redefines your boundaries this month!

 

This is the month in which to pray the PRAYER OF JABEZ: 

ENLARGE MY TERRITORY!

 

YAHUVEH granted HIS request.

 

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

 

Prayer of Jabez

Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” 10 Jabez called out to the God of Israel, saying, “If only You would greatly bless me, and enlarge my territory. Let Your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I might not suffer pain.” Adonai granted what he asked.

Video: THE PRAYER OF JABEZ By Paul Baloche

 

So, in this month of Sivan, CELEBRATE SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST! Watch the door of PROVISIONS in your life begin to open!

 

Ask YAH to bring you into fullness of your destiny by enlarging your boundaries/coasts!

 

Image result for map showing zebulun land spreading from sea to sea

 

 

 Video: Great Are YOU, LORD (YAHUVEH & YAHUSHUA)

Special Days in Sivan

1 Sivan Encampment at Sinai

On the 1st of Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), six weeks after their exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel arrived at Mount…

6 Sivan Giving of the Torah

On the 6th Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), seven weeks after the Exodus, G-d revealed Himself on Mount Sinai. The entire people of…

6 Sivan Passing of King David

David, a descendent of Judah the son of Jacob as well as of Ruth, a Moabite convert to Judaism, was anointed King of Israel by Samuel in 878 BCE….

6 SivanPassing of R. Israel Baal Shem Tov

In 1734, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (“BeSHT”, 1698-1760), who up until that time had lived as a hidden tzaddik, began to publicly disseminate his…

18 Sivan Spanish Expulsion Decree Rescinded

The Spanish cabinet approved a bill which granted religious freedom to Spain’s Jews as well as other religious minorities. Since 1492 it had been…

HISTORICAL EVENTS which have occurred in the Month of Sivan over time since Creation: Jewish History In Sivan

 

Summary

  • 1 Sivan (1096) – Worms Jews massacred by crusaders during morning prayers, after taking refuge in a local castle. (see “Iyar in Jewish History” for Iyar 8.)
  • 6 Sivan (circa 1313 BC) – The Torah was given to Moses at Mt. Sinai and thus observed as the holiday of Shavuot.
  • 6 Sivan (circa 1040 BC) – Birth of David.
  • 6 Sivan (1760) – Death of Baal Shem Tov
  • 7 Sivan (1834) – Safed Plunder breaks out
  • 13 Sivan (1648) – Chmielnicki Massacres
  • 20 Sivan (1171) – The first blood libel in France – tens of Jewish men and women were burned alive in the French town of Bloison the accusation that Jews used the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzah for Passover.[citation needed]
  • 23 Sivan (474 BCE) – Mordechai and Esther sent letters so that the Jews shall prepare themselves for the annihilation plan orchestrated by Haman to be committed against them on the 13th of the following Adar.
  • 27 Sivan (1790) – Purim of Florence – the Jews of Florence were saved from a mob.

Detailed

150 days after the rains stopped falling in the Great Flood, the raging waters which covered the face… Read More »
On the 1st of Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), six weeks after their exodus from… Read More »
Korach, who led a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron, met his end when… Read More »
At the end of a week in which a group Jews took refuge in a local castle in Worms, Germany, the… Read More »

2 Sivan

Sivan 2 is marked on the Jewish calendar as Yom HaMeyuchas (“Day of Distinction”); it was on this day… Read More »
Until the Six-Day War (see “Today in Jewish History” for Iyar 26), the Syrian army was deployed in… Read More »

 

3 Sivan

On Sivan 3, G-d instructed Moses to “set boundaries for the people around, saying, ‘Beware of… Read More »
In his advance towards the destruction of Jerusalem, Rome Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus… Read More »

 

 

4 Sivan

On Sivan 4 of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE)–two days before the revelation at Mount… Read More »

 

A mob, accompanied by the bishop of Clermont-Ferrand, France, razed the local synagogue to the… Read More »

 

Pope Sixtus IV instructed his local bishops that all Jews who had fled the Spanish Inquisition (see… Read More »

 

The Cossack rebellion against Polish rule in Ukraine, under the leadership of Bogdan Chmielnitzki… Read More »

 

 

5 Sivan

The incident involving the mandrakes (dudaim) which Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob, found in the… Read More »

 

On this day, Moses made a covenant with the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai at which the… Read More »

 

On this day Rabbis Chayim and Yehoshua Reitzes were tortured and burned in Lvov, Poland after they… Read More »
On the 6th Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), seven weeks after the Exodus, G-d… Read More »

 

David, a descendent of Judah the son of Jacob as well as of Ruth, a Moabite convert to Judaism, was… Read More »

 

During the first crusade (see “Today in Jewish History” for Iyar 8), the Jews of Cologne, Germany… Read More »

 

In 1734, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (“BeSHT”, 1698-1760), who up until that time had lived as… Read More »
Avraham ben Avraham, the famed “Ger Tzedek” (Righteous Convert) of Vilna, was born as Valentin… Read More »
Rabbi Yaakov ben Meir Tam, known as the “Rabbenu Tam,” was one of Rashi’s illustrious grandsons…. Read More »
Rabbi Yaakov Chaim Sofer, better known as the Kaf Hachaim (the name of the monumental halachic work… Read More »
Klonimus Wolf Wissotzky, the son of poor parents, established The Wissotzky Tea company in 1849 and… Read More »
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory’s, parents, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak… Read More »

 

Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Weiss, known as the Minchat Yitzchak (the name of the responsa he authored)… Read More »

13 Sivan

“Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain…for six days. On the seventh… Read More »
Following the War of Independence (see Jewish History for the 6th of Iyar), citizens in many Arab… Read More »
In 1509, Emperor Maximilian of Germany ordered that all Jewish books in the cities of Cologne and… Read More »
Judah, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, was born in Charan on the 15th of Sivan, of the year 2196… Read More »

 

Shortly after midnight of the 15th of Sivan of 1927, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef… Read More »
Seven months after the beginning of the Great Flood, and 17 days after the waters covering the earth… Read More »

 

The Hasmonean fighters recaptured Migdal Tzur from the Greek enemy and proclaimed this day a holiday… Read More »
The Spanish cabinet approved a bill which granted religious freedom to Spain’s Jews as well as other… Read More »
The 20th of Sivan is the anniversary of the first blood libel in France. On this date in 1171, tens… Read More »
Miriam, the elder sister of Moses and Aaron, was afflicted with tzaraat (leprosy) after speaking… Read More »

 

 

23 Sivan

Even after Haman was hanged on the 17th of Nissan of 357 BCE, his evil decree “to destroy, kill and… Read More »

 

After King Solomon’s passing in 797 BCE, ten of the twelve tribes of Israel, led by Jeroboam ben… Read More »
Among the millions of Jews cruelly killed by the Romans were the “Ten Martyrs”–all great sages and… Read More »

 

Egyptian representatives appeared in the court of Alexander the Great, demanding that the Jews pay… Read More »
Rabbi Chananya ben Tradyon, one of the “Ten Martyrs” (see entry for Sivan 25) was killed on this… Read More »
After escaping Nazi-occupied Paris, and many perilous months in Vichy France, the Lubavitcher… Read More »
Moses dispatched 12 spies to tour the Holy Land in preparation for its conquest by the people of… Read More »